"Every time I start up BricsCAD I am hit with the dialog box to switch my security to high to disable macro's. Then the next dialog box comes up to enable/disable macro's. Is there any way of getting rid of these dialogs without setting my security to high: which I don't want to do?" is a common support complaint from users.
You get rid of the first dialog by selecting any of the security options in Tools -> Security... menu item. From hen on, the dialog won't appear.
The second dialog depends on your selected option in the previous step. "Medium" displays the dialog, "Low" does not.
Any program that has VBA built in, could be tried as a backdoor by virus programmers. BricsCAD has no special built-in protection system against virus-attacks: it is a CAD application, not a virus scanner... Hence it warns (just like Excel and other software) that if you enable macro's, there is this vulnerability.
So what can one do not to get annoyed by these warnings, nor by viruses?
1. Install a good virus scanner on your system.
2. Switch the BricsCAD security to "low".
3. The vast majority of drawings that one receives from third parties are simple DWG files, without the corresponding VBI files. The only time you need to worry about malicious programs is when you receive a drawing that is accompanied by a VBI file: the VBI file contains VBA code, DWG files don't. If you don't trust the party you received the drawing from, you can discard or rename the VBI file so you can use the DWG file without fear for any infection whatsoever.
(Acknowledgements: Some inputs taken from www.bricsys.com knowledge-base articles)
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