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  • Hello Roy, good to see you are still sharing your expertise here (and sad to see the lack of response), thanks a lot for the code, as so often. However, I think that this example points to the current limits of modeling in BricsCAD/dwg: While ble…
  • I think you could argue whether STEP support should be available in 'standard' editions (probably 'standard' would mean platinum), but it should definitely be included in the mechanical one. Offering MCAD without support for STEP is just like offer…
  • The code you posted runs fine on V20 (Linux), so probably there has been an incompatibility in earlier versions. If you want to follow the path that I suggested (using simple "setvar" statements), you would have to change the type of the BKGCOLOR-V…
  • I stumbled over the same problem some days ago: The type of the "BKGCOLOR"-Variable has changed from int to string in V20. I am not sure if this is intended (I guess it is, to allow for rgb values), but I adapted the code that I use to toggle betwe…
  • I can confirm that the area calculation is correct in V17 and wrong in V18 and V19. The problem seems to be triggered by self-intersections and near self-intersections, where vertices are placed on top of each other. If you move all these vertices…
  • As so often, thanks a lot for the insight, Roy! FYI: On 19.2.15 Linux, KGA_Sys_InsertInstanceHandle throws ; error : Automation Error DISP_E_UNKNOWNNAME; [Unknown] identifier name not recognised in [OBJECTNAME] property. But CollectCompProps ind…
  • A mask can be set for multi-line (mtext) attributes, using the mtext editor. The mask should automatically adjust to the bounding box of the text, and this works fine in my V19 on linux. However, using the mtext editor to remove such a mask does not…
  • On my box, /var/tmp/bricsys is a symbolic link to /var/bricsys, but this has been set up when installing V16, so might well look different on a computer that has no previous version of BricsCAD installed (see listing below). The sticky bit restrict…
  • @pedroloureiro MESH objects are currently not supported by section or view generating commands. This concerns not only TINS (site objects), but also parts of ifc-imported geometry (since V19, if you use the respective setting), and many assets do…
  • Had this one once a long time ago. Reason then was that the /var/tmp/bricsys folder was not writable.
  • The pdf-module (PDFiumModule.tx) is included in V19.2.10, but its size has dropped from 5 Mb in V19.2.04 (beta) to roughly 500Kb, which looks suspicious. Replacing the file with the older version makes the pdf window come up, but BricsCAD then crash…
  • Anybody getting pdf to work in 19.2.10 (x64)? The pdf command just returns "Error loading module for PDF underlay support." on my ubuntu 16.04 box.
  • Invoke BMUNMECH in "lower enclosure minimal.dwg" and save it under another name, then BMINSERT that file into "new drawing.dwg" - you will get an xref. BricsCAD does not leave the decision whether to insert a file as a component (anonymous block) o…
  • @Roy Klein Gebbinck Yes, I think so, but I am not sure: When I create a new file right now in V19beta (from template or from scratch), the sun is stuck with RGB:180,168,132, and shadows are stuck at soft (area). The file that the screenshot was t…
  • I think the OP was referring to viewport rendering (visualstyles) rather than to the render command. Sadly, and for reasons hard to understand, sharp (traced) shadows where removed in V16 and have not been restored until now (see attached screensho…
  • On further request: Now supporting (app)loading the script from a folder not in SRCHPATH.
  • Yes, this is by design, but I still question if it is wise...
  • Hello Tom, since you likely used dmextrude without giving the z-axis as a direction, the extrusion of your roof covering has been done in normal direction to the face you selected, so the perimeter faces of the new solid are not parallel to the z-A…
  • @CJT1963 Sorry for not replying more timely, I am not constantly following the forum lately. referring to ArchiCAD as a fossil is certainly biased and may even be seen as unjust: ArchiCAD is a very mature and capable product, and mostly very intui…
  • On request: Attached is a slightly enhanced version, that should run on V19 (at least it does on V19.04 beta on linux). Since I use the script mainly to attach IDs to parts, it now comes with a simplistic auto-increment-option, e.g. try "ID000" as…
  • Hello Michael, I am not sure I understand... so just some general hints on the use of scripts: Usually, you will need to place scripts that come with a dcl-file (dialog box description) in a folder that is in BricsCAD's search path, so the scripts…
  • Hello Michael, maybe look rather at the newly attached version, it has additional functionality: Instead of selecting a block insertion or choosing a block from a list, you can now also choose a File, and then get the choice to insert it as a bloc…
  • Thanks for listening. I will do as you suggested as soon as time permits...
  • Hello Michael, I think the idea to get a pop-up when deleting a block in the explorer - just like when deleting a layer - is a good one that would not break anything, and I hope it will get implemented. In the meantime, you might try to overcome y…
  • Hello Michael, similar functionality is available for components (BMREPLACE or 'replace all inserts' in the context-menu of the mechanical browser), but not for regular blocks, so your suggestion is a valid feature request. Another solution would …
  • @Michael Mayer Yes, these useless, identical block definitions are a nuisance. Merging them via Lisp would be possible, but I probably won't have the time to look into this any time soon (besides, there a better coders around here). If these defini…
  • @ Ian Johnson You are right, BMBOM has been moved from Platinum to BricsCAD Mechanical. There has been some rant about this (https://forum.bricsys.com/discussion/comment/38778/#Comment_38778), but I have not heard a comment from Bricsys' side so f…
  • Invoke BMUNMECH, then BMMECH and answer yes to the prompt that asks you if you want to turn blocks into components. If the naming of the components is not to your liking, you can rename them in the mechanical browser (in the attached file, I rename…
  • I am not sure I understood the question, but: The first segment of an ordinate is by definition horizontal for vertical ordinates, and vertical for horizontal ones (how else could you tell which axis is measured). The last segment of the leader ca…
  • Hello Tom, you are absolutely right: Linetypes have always been considered 'annotational' (even before the so called feature appeared) - one of the many shortcomings of the way units are handled in dwg. This means that using linetypes to depict re…
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