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Chibi Beru

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Mac version vs Windows version?
« on: November 04, 2016, 04:06:55 pm »
Hi,
Is there any functional difference between the Mac and the Windows versions?
Is there a compare sheet?

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Mac version vs Windows version?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2016, 07:46:06 pm »
Windows and Mac versions almost have no functional differences. There are just a few more functions in Mac version, like Array and Mirror (Modify menu), Ellipse (Draw), better render quality, export to pdf. In Mac version, Lisp is built-in, and in Windows version, Lisp has to be download as Extension Module (AddOn).

Next version of BabaCAD for Windows (release 1.3.6) are comming soon, with:

- Linetypes (- - -, -.-.-, -- -- --, ...) that can be customized (linetypes file in /support/bcad.lin)

- Array and Mirror modify functions that are already in Mac version.

- New entites and drawing commands: ellipse, spline (3D), 3D polyline (3DPOLY).

- New version will be 3D enabled (this is not yet 3D solid modeling version, which is on the way, but more about this later).

- LINE, POINT and 3D POLYLINE objects will have Z coordinate (modifiable in Properties window or moving and snaped to other 3D objects in workspace). Length property calculated for 3D lines and 3D polylines.

- There will be more cool things like "Dynamic Input", grid on/off, smooth render as LW on/off, raster image now saves to dxf when inserted in drawing.

- 3DORBIT command (also SHIFT+scrollwheel+mouse to explore 3D)
- 2D/3D VIEWS: top, front, left,right, isometric.
- Polyline join (PLINEJOIN) for all line based objects (line,polyline,3D polyline).
- New Tools: convert 2D to 3D polyline.

Hope everyone will enjoy a new enhanced BabaCAD 1.3.6
« Last Edit: November 08, 2016, 10:05:11 am by babadmin »

Chibi Beru

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Re: Mac version vs Windows version?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 12:50:03 pm »
Thank you very much for this detailed reply.

I am new to BaBaCAD (and to CAD in general) and I do hope I will enjoy it.

By the way, is there any location where to ask for new functions (wish list)? My first wish would be to get area measurement. Are there some LISP programs that do the job? If so, where can I get them?

Thank you again.

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Re: Mac version vs Windows version?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 09:20:10 am »
Everything related to BabaCAD (wishes also) can be asked here on this forum.

Length and Area are calculated automatically for polyline entities, just select polyline and look at the "Properties" window.


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Re: Mac version vs Windows version?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 02:57:14 pm »
Everything related to https://www.the5x5project.com/hydromax-x40-review-results the Hydromax X40 BabaCAD (wishes also) can be asked here on this forum.

Length and Area are calculated automatically for polyline entities, just select polyline and look at the "Properties" window.

I prefer it on a mac and I have both.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 03:54:47 pm by ColeT »

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Re: Mac version vs Windows version?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2017, 03:08:17 pm »
I prefer it on a mac and I have both.

I also prefer Mac OS, but BabaCAD 2017 (new version April 2th) for Windows is much better than BabaCAD for Mac OS (v1.0). If you have not downloaded yet, go download it, you will see what I talking about.