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  • Hi Michael, Same issue here - user got a new computer and installed latest version 16 - essentially an upgrade for them. We tried all the settings as you have to get the 5th location customised but it won't budge, even though the settings dialog say…
  • Hi Steven, I find the up-arrow is useful for repeating recent commands, especially when they are needed in a sequence. It does involve the keyboard of course. If it's really repetetive then program your own buttons?
  • Thanks Jason - just discovered PSLTSCALE. In my case I need it OFF to ensure dashdot lines are printed correctly when scaled down to A3/A4 This has been a minor pain for years!
  • One of the problems with win7 is that it tidies up your desktop and removes "broken" links i.e. those on a remote server. To combat this we routinely put these links into their own desktop folder. Although this is a workaround for long paths, it doe…
  • Yes I think I knew about the open file dialog options, but you cannot set your own favourites there (server locations etc) so it is no good for me. I think it should be customisable. Main gripe was about recent files list though. Glad I'm not cracki…
  • Also OpenOffice & LibreOffice have a "math" application for equations - create and then paste elsewhere.
  • Very good point Steve - my calculator is a constant companion on my desk, much better than a separate window on screen, but the built-in solution would be great.
  • Thanks Dan, I tried ExamDiff and especially like the facility to only view the differences, but I think I will stick with winmerge as it looks nicer on the screen. I have found one setting causing me a problem, now trying to track another one down. …
  • Thanks Jason, In the end we just started again with a default profile, there were too many entries with the wrong links. We are only just starting to migrate to windows 7, and as expected it causes more problems than it solves - lots of stuff breaks…
  • Thanks for the replies so quick. I don't have a "left panel" in my open/save dialog. I don't ever remember having one in Bricscad (since V7). Where did it go? How do I get it back? I checked the settings and "use standard file open dialog" was set…
  • Hi Kenneth,   I use the "offset" command to create a construction line which will be parallel to the original, especially if at oddball angles, then delete when done. That way I don't even have to know what the angle is.
  • Hi Richard, Spec. of any new computer will be more than adequate for 2D and simple 3D cad, my tip is to get the highest resolution screen you can (my laptop is 3 years old but has 1680 x 1050 I think). Size of screen is less important I think.
  • Sorted (by Bricsys support). Answer was AUTOSNAP system variable - markers and tooltips can be selected independently, and of course one was switched off.
  • Thanks Hans. Support request submitted, in the meantime the user has reverted to V9.
  • Good point James. Can I add the request for similar behaviour in the file open dialog, i.e. view defaults to previous settings and last drawing opened is highlighted. At the moment for example, I find myself scrolling down to drawing 210 again, havi…
  • I switched from Acad (LT) to Bricscad a few years ago, now 7 seats. Main reason was the arrogance of Autodesk, not just the cost - forced upgrades before we were ready. I admit that if we had already been a subscriber it would have been more difficu…
  • Another vote for NOT considering a zoom as a change.
  • OK will post typical drawing with some grouped parts. Many thanks.
  • Thanks Hans for your speedy reply. If anyone is going to look at grouping, they could also check the results of stretching a group - it seems to be slightly inconsistent at the moment. Some of the parts are stretched, some are moved as if collected …
  • Thanks guys, searching the help files for co-ordinate systems etc. helped a lot. We don't use any 3D commands but normally draw 2D in model space, but the clue was the crosshairs slightly slanted - we must have rotated the view accidentally. Using t…
  • Early versions of my attempts posted here :-www.nthong.co.uk/wordpress/
  • Not being a lisp programmer, I don't fully understand your code Daniel. I have, however, found a simple lisp routine which nearly does what I want - all bar saving the scripts. I can email anyone a copy (bit long to post), but will continue to test/…
  • Thanks Stephen, but I only require a very simple solution compared to yours - I need to generate a script as follows :- _OpenS:\Drawings\Checking\68124001 check.dwg_qprint_Zoom0.999x_Close_Y_OpenS:\Drawings\Checking\68314001 check.dwg_qprint_Zoom0.…
  • Thanks Anthony, I have not done proper lisp programming before but I'll give it a go (prefer pascal/C/PHP etc).For multiple page documents I use PDFmachine http://www.broadgun-software.com/index.php?SP=enwhich can also stitch pages together. Costs a…
  • Understood Pieter. Didn't spot this at first, and didn't buy the PRO version as I didn't think I needed 3D etc.Going back to a roll-my-own solution methinks.If I write a simple program to create a script, is anyone else interested? (This method does…
  • Thanks Louis, but the VBA files don't exist on my system. I found a lisp file called batchplot, which seems to be fairly basic. Also not working from the movie :- Tools > Security - not implemented (Command not yet supported)Tools > VBA - not …
  • Am I the only one doing batch plotting ? Should I write my own program - can't be too difficult. Collect a list of files to print, wrap a script round the list, run the script. Collecting the list is the bit I will struggle with. Any pointers ?
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