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It's fixed in Update 2 which will be available for download soon (BabaCAD 2017 v2.2).

General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: Uninstall BabaCAD V. 1.3.4
« on: October 09, 2017, 10:45:14 pm »
Already fixed :) Click on the link to see screenshot (forum members will see attached screenshot image at the bottom!)

This will be available in BabaCAD 2017 Update 2 (Release date: End of October 2017).

General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: Uninstall BabaCAD V. 1.3.4
« on: October 09, 2017, 09:42:33 am »
There is a bug when reading nested blocks from dxf (blocks inside blocks). It will be fixed in BabaCAD 2017 Update 2 (expect to be available to the end of this month). I've checked your dxf. It's very confusing, cause every element (about 300 splines) is made as a block and nested inside other blocks (group of other splines). It can be simply drawn as one spline.

Thanks for your interest in BabaCAD. There are some lisp functions not implemented yet (will be in next releases), so thats why some lisps do not work. List of currently implemented lisp functions can be seen at Lisp section (, just look for lisp syntax.

You can easy add toolbar icons for lisp commands. Example and details about this can be found at BabaCAD installation folder, under "Program Files/BabaCAD/BabaCAD 2017/Support" folder. There is bcad.mnu file, open it with notepad and add line with your .lsp name after one which already exists for example lisp command. Put your lisp script into "..BabaCAD 2017/Support/Lisp" folder and it will be loaded on BabaCAD startup. Edit bitmap file /support/lispexamples32.bmp and add/draw your lisp command icon. Read comment in top of bcad.mnu file about how to create your toolbar menu sections and icons.

General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: Uninstall BabaCAD V. 1.3.4
« on: October 06, 2017, 12:01:49 pm »
It could be that you installed another version of BabaCAD after one already installed, and then it overwritten old version. Then, after you uninstall that last installed version, older one left in program files x86. Just delete that foldera nd it will be ok. BabaCAD does not install nothing but files visible in BabaCAD folder. That's why reviewed babaCAD as portable CAD app. You can just copy installed BabaCAD to USB stick, and then you can run it from stick on any window computer.

If you have windows 10, did you try BabaCAD 2017, it's 64-bit and far away better than old 1.3.4 (32-bit) version.

General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: os updates
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:31:40 pm »
I was busy working on BabaCAD 2017 for Windows, but now I hope I will find some time to make update for Mac version too.

General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: Find tool
« on: September 15, 2017, 05:13:18 am »
There is no 'find' tool yet, but I will put it on my ToDo list. Thank you for the notice.

General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: Translation
« on: September 08, 2017, 11:57:16 am »
Thank you. I will contact you when I finish French translation, so you can just check if I did everything right.

General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: Translation
« on: September 08, 2017, 11:44:58 am »
I have been thinking of doing German, French and few more translations, but I can't say when it will be. I have to check if I can use google translate, cause I don't have anyone to translate command names.

Thanks for the comments.

Regarding JOIN command, I think you misunderstood how it works. You cannot join polyline with other lines/polylines by connecting them in non-ending points or even worse in no vertex points. I think that JOIN command works in same way in other professional CAD software like AutoCAD. So, you have to have polylines and lines connected in sequential order, so they all visually forms one poyline object. One of the objects must be polyline and it must not be first in the order (it can be im the middle for example), and first selected object must be polyline.

Grid is also visible in case of white background (I saw that on your screenshot for terminology question, .png image) but I must admit that intensity of grid lines are lower compared with case of black background. I will increase visibility of grid lines for black background or maybe I will put system variable where user can change contrast value.

General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: Terminology for Documentation
« on: July 24, 2017, 07:51:17 pm »
Yes, it's all good. Mirza is my first name. About the terminology: "Command Line" refers to the command line window, which is located on the bottom. But when DYN (Dynamic input) is enabled on the status bar, then all user's inputs are directed to the "Dynamic input box" which is marked as 3 on the image that you provided. I prefer to call 1 and 2 just as "Length/Angle" edit boxes. Of course, if user clicks somewhere inside the Command Window and starts typing, then "Dynamic input" will not be active, and everything typed will be displayed in the command window.

I forgot to say that I fixed problem about attaching images to forum posts!

Thanks. I didn't have large screenshots of those images, so it's ok, I just put link to the home site. Users are welcome to send screenshots of some nice dxf projects that they designed with BabaCAD. To be honest, I'm not good in drafting, so I hope users will help me to collect and prepare some decent gallery of CAD drawings.

Hi Paul,

Thanks for giving a detailed explanation of such behavior, which I've already found, and it will be fixed for Update 1 of BabaCAD 2017. Current version of JOIN command works only for straight (linear) segments of lines and polylines. Arcs and bulged polylines will work for JOIN command in the next app update.

One important notice for you: I saw on your video that you are trying to join segments that are not close one to another. That's why you don't get joined polyline. Everything else that you are doing are correct. First you have to select polyline and then other segmenst to join, but those segments must be close (with some minimum tolerance of maybe 0.1 units).

Kind regards,

General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: Feature Requests
« on: July 22, 2017, 01:58:12 pm »
Yes, feature requests from members are welcome. Update 1 for BabaCAD 2017 will be released soon (I'll try to finish everything planned this month) and very possible with CIRCLE command with more constructing options (three tangents...).

You don't need rulers or snap on grid as it's obsolete feature in professional CAD software. BabaCAD 2017 has advanced "Dynamic input" feature, so it's very easy to draw anything with measure. Just start to draw lines/polylines and enter length, distances and angles using dynamic input which is turned on by default. There are also object tracking (tracking lines for horizontal/vertical, orthogonal and extensions on lines that you draw). BabaCAD has object snap on nearest, orthogonal, intersections, extensions for advanced precision drafting.

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