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  • There's no 'fixing' the current release short of recompiling and reissuing the product. Any attempt to locate and supply the library, even if BricsCAD were to start, does not mean it's stable. Sit back and wait for a proper fix. Don't start inst…
  • @Michael Mayer I wrote software professionally for 40 years, the last 15 exclusively on Linux. Knowing your way around a command line is a benefit on any operating system. Do a 'man tar' to get all the options for the tar command. Entering the le…
  • It would appear that the tar ball you have isn't an installation environment, but the actual execution environment from an install. The best place to put the executable environment would probably be: /opt/bricsys/bricscad/v19/ I'd nuke whatever i…
  • Normally you cd to the destination directory and while sitting in that directory issue: tar -xzvf /where/ever/the/tar/ball/is.tgz Then typically look for an install script something.sh and run it.
  • Tijs: Can you put a selection in the Linux menu system as well so folks don't have to do it manually?
  • V19 is apparently released. I just downloaded it. However, it doesn't put an icon in the menu and the shell script fails: bill@bill ~$ /opt/bricsys/bricscad/v19/bricscad.sh /opt/bricsys/bricscad/v19/bricscad: error while loading shared libraries:…
  • I'd also like to know when the Linux version will be available. I keep checking the site for the Linux demo and it's still maxed out at 18. Sending a request to sales for a release date was completely ignored.
  • I had the same problem and started an incident with support. Here's their answer: During the life-cycle of BricsCAD [Linux] V18 our developers have decided to abandon direct printing to other physical and virtual printers and instead to always use …
  • @Michael Mayer Yes, certain things can be accomplished multi threaded, but the vast majority of all processing is going on single threaded. It's simply the nature of the CAD beast as there's little opportunity to multithread. You're not having iss…
  • If folks think it has something to do with processing ability, that is either at the CPU or GPU level. The amount of RAM available to the app and the O/S also plays a part as 'thrashing' ruins performance. Why not start listing your CPU hardware an…
  • @Michael Mayer Look up Bohmian Mechanics aka Pilot Wave Theory.
  • @Jason Bourhill @Knut Hohenberg @Hans De Backer Thank you all for taking your time to work on my drawing. I'll check the documentation for all the mentioned commands to see what they do. I'll also investigate Blender at some future date as I've…
  • @Tom Foster I'm an EE, so I respect antenna radiation. My wife and I have smart phones because you can't get a wired line on the island. I almost never put the phone to my ear, opting for speaker phone operation instead. My Internet connection is f…
  • @Tom Foster Without electronic sniffing gear it's impossible to know what's going on at any moment. Wireless is inherently unreliable and is why they build in switching functionality so it can hop around till it finds an opening to transmit a signa…
  • Could this be wireless interference between wireless products? Take inventory of all the wireless devices and turn them off one by one to see if the suspected mouse comes back to normal operation. Don't forget WiFi routers, and even computers using…
  • @Knut Hohenberg I tried to post a sample dxf but the forum web interface wouldn't accept it. When I export from CYCAS as dxf and open the file or import the file into BricsCAD everything exported is on layer 0. What a mess. I exported a simple la…
  • @Michael Mayer As an Electrical Engineer and a software developer, I am extremely comfortable at the command line. Don't get me wrong, I prefer a GUI environment because it's faster than typing and GUI apps are easier to use in most cases. For Br…
  • @Jason Bourhill I tried your suggestion, but on V18 in Platinum mode, I don't have a 'Blockify' command.
  • @Joe Dunfee I'm a retired professional software developer and software development manager. During many decades of working on mainframe and PC software, I wrote my fair share of documentation. I'm also a software book author (1100 pages). When I vi…
  • @Michael Mayer That 'cool, clean and simple user interface' also means that BricsCAD looks like the controls of the space shuttle to me. Coupled with the fact that all the documentation assumes AutoCAD level knowledge leaves a non CAD pro like me h…
  • @Joe Dunfee CYCAS purports to export the following file types: DXF, EPS, SVG, LWO, POV, 3DS, GTS . Trouble is, several of those do absolutely nothing. I believe the developer put some of those in as a stub or placeholder and never got around to put…
  • @Jason Bourhill Thank you for the additional command to try. I've attached a jpg of the drawing I want to bring over to BricsCAD, one of many. It's minus the exterior walls, interior walls and roof for a bakery / restaurant / bar. As you can see,…
  • Thank you @Michael Mayer. I've been concentrating on 3D Modeling. I didn't really know what a mesh was. I though wire frame WAS a mesh. Now I see that a mesh is just a bunch of points isolated from the original idea that developed those points. I'…
  • @Michael Mayer There you go again with 'Gourmets' and 'Gourmant'; forcing me to show my ignorance by Googling both. I hadn't thought about using SHAPE as a free viewer. I design my projects at a desk in air conditioned space. I cut steel and weld…
  • @Michael Mayer I would never do a 'tessellated Mesh freeform' because ... because .., because I don't speak Greek. Way way way over my head. I had to look up 'tessellated' as that word has never invaded my consciousness before. Now I'm going to…
  • @Richard Webb Old CAD = CYCAS3 out of Germany. I bought a license >10 years ago just before they stopped supporting the product. It's been a good little package and I've gotten my money's worth out of it, but it is definitely time to move on. I…
  • @Michael Mayer If you have full BricsCAD, what would you need SHAPE for? I thought SHAPE was a marketing teaser to get people hooked to sell BricsCAD. Do you get anything from SHAPE that you can't get from BricsCAD?
  • @Jason Bourhill Thank you for the information. I exported one uncomplicated layer from the old CAD app and opened it in BricsCAD. BricsCAD recognized the triangles as 3D Faces as you figured. DMSTITCH wouldn't do anything, so I tried your suggesti…
  • @Michael Mayer During the trial I've filed several incidents with tech support, mostly involving crashes.
  • @Richard Webb My reason for wanting to stay all Linux is largely convenience. I prefer to have only one box to house my personal stuff and have all of it available simultaneously. A dual boot arrangement or separate drives in one box that uses the…
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