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General discussion about BabaCAD / Links Broken on Website Index Page
« Last post by ubiquity on July 24, 2017, 04:17:41 pm »
Hi,

On the home page of the website there are 4 images of things prepared in BabaCAD. The two on the left are fine but the two on the right have links that loop back to the home page and the images are therefore not displayed.

Cheers,

Paul
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General discussion about BabaCAD / Terminology for Documentation
« Last post by ubiquity on July 24, 2017, 04:13:36 pm »
Hi Mirza,
I hope I am not being too familiar by using your first name.
On the linked image (see separate link paragraph) I should like to know what your terminology is for the three items indicated.
In v 2.0.0 Errata  http://www.babacad.com/forum/index.php?topic=75.0 CommandLine, I think, refers to item 3 as a "Dynamic Input Box". This would seem a convenient description and terminology for it, but it may not be your preferred terminology. My interest here is in perhaps providing some small assistance with documentation as my time allows.

Attempting to post this with an attachment gave me an error regarding the image attachment so I have removed it. Accordingly, here is a link to the image in a Google drive folder I am sharing for the purpose
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5zt_afTNFMpZDd2aWg1VmRLYWs?usp=sharing

Also, I am not sure if you prefer to have several issues raised in one post or if each post should address a single topic. Accordingly, for the time being I shall raise separate posts for 2 other issues I have come across.

Regards.
Paul
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General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: v 2.0.0 Errata
« Last post by ubiquity on July 24, 2017, 04:11:36 am »
Re: Q7
While I am more used to using mouse to do many things now I can see how it might be useful to be able to do almost everything from the command line too.
That said, BabaCAD is a wonderful, evolving program and it is great to have such a responsive developer.
LISP is somewhere on my future learning path so I cannot contribute there at the moment but looking at many posts in this forum it seems most of us are interested in the continued development and success of BabaCAD.
Cheers
Paul
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General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: Feature Requests
« Last post by babadmin 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...).
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General discussion about BabaCAD / Feature Requests
« Last post by ubiquity on July 22, 2017, 01:08:52 pm »
Are you open to members making requests for features they may have seen/used in other CAD software that might be both useful and perhaps easily implemented?

For example, in DraftSight there are several ways to construct a circle. Three of them can be emulated using circle, arc and ellipse techniques but, so far as I can tell, the remaining two (tangent,tangent,radius) and (tangent,tangent,tangent) cannot be constructed without geometric computation by the person doing the drafting. The (tangent, tangent, tangent) method is very useful to quickly construct inscribed circles precisely within other objects.
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General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: searching for crosshairs and rulers
« Last post by babadmin on July 01, 2017, 02:39:18 pm »
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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General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: OS X QUESTION
« Last post by babadmin on July 01, 2017, 02:27:36 pm »
Try to update graphics drivers and probably the best option is to update to latest OS X. Here is video that will prove that BabaCAD for Mac (same as BabaCAD for Windows) regularly open DXF files.

https://youtu.be/OGte41umz5c

Also, check review of BabaCAD for Mac on softpedia.com:

http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Graphics/BabaCAD.shtml

and screenshots of opening DXF files (made by softpedia's editors):

http://i1-mac.softpedia-static.com/screenshots/babacad_1.jpg
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General discussion about BabaCAD / searching for crosshairs and rulers
« Last post by johnny-b on July 01, 2017, 01:53:27 pm »
Hi all, i am new in BabaCad, just downloaded and installed and trying to draw something.

I am using Windows 10 X64.
i am trying to draw a bathroom layout in 2D with measuring in it.
Does anyone know if it is possible to use crosshairs and rulers ?
and can i use a grid with snap on functions ?

thanks for the info in advance !
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General discussion about BabaCAD / OS X QUESTION
« Last post by bradb on June 30, 2017, 05:01:19 pm »
Just downloaded the OS X build (ver 1.0  1215.2) from the Apple Store after reading the reviews and after playing around with it for a few minutes saved a simple drawing.  Went to open it again and got an error message saying that 'BabaCAD cannot open files in the 'DXF/DWG document' format.   

I thought this was extremely strange since that is the format it saved the file in (?!) and that is what the software is described as it does.  I went and grabbed one of my other files from another program I have that is a DXF and sure enough it will not open any DXF file - from the open menu any DXF file is greyed out and even in the history view all DXF files will not open that have been saved.

Can someone clue me in as to what is going on here or what I need to do to remedy this?  I have already tried rebooting to see if it is something as simple as that but the software is still not working with either DXF or DWG files.

Am running it on a Mac Pro (2013) with OS X 10.11

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General discussion about BabaCAD / Re: Copy, Array and Mirror Commands.
« Last post by babadmin on June 06, 2017, 07:57:44 pm »
I just checked (entget(car(entsel))) and I found that you're right. It's bug and it has to be (10 x1 y1 z1)(11 x2 y2 z2). Also there is bug with filling z-coordinate (now it's always 0.0). Will fix this in Update 1 (it's not a new version, just update and it will be available soon).
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