The CP_AUTOPOLYLABEL command is an automatic polygon detect, shape detect and area labeling command rolled into one. It runs entirely on the command line and asks the user several questions like polygon edge layer(s), closed polygon and label layers, text height, polygon name and so on. The command applies the BOUNDARY command around the picked point to identify the enclosing polygon. The user is given a choice whether to create the actual closed polygon or just report its area and shape in the MTEXT object created. The resulting polygon geometry is also described as a shape (rectangle, square, circle or polygon with n sides).
While annotating areas, it is also possible to optionally acquire the area annotation and conversion parameters as set by the CP_CALCAREA command and use the same in this annotation as well.
The command-line user interface to input detailed parameters
A rectangle automatically detected around the picked point, and annotated with dimensions
Enhanced command: CP_CONNECTBLOCKS (Menu: CADPower -> Blocks -> Block Related -> Connect blocks based on attribute values):
The CP_CONNECTBLOCKS command connects blocks based on attribute values. The command has been reworked completely and is as good as new now.
You can specify one of more block names, an attribute tag and a connect criteria. All blocks whose attributes match the specified criteria will be joined by a single polyline.
The 'Connect criteria' is specified in two ways:
Geographically Sorted: Checking this option sorts matching attributes purely based on a geographi sort order. The following geographic sort orders are supported:
Increasing X values
Increasing Y values
Decreasing X values
Decreasing Y values
By incrementing Point IDs: Checking this option sorts matching attributes purely based on the increasing order of their attribute values, and not geographically.
The values can be entered as follows: 1-50,60,90-End
The above syntax would connect points from 1 to 50, then 60, followed by 90 to the end (maximum) point number in the drawing.
Two special values permitted in the syntax are 'Start' and 'End' which would use the minimum and maximum point number respectively in the drawing.
Bug fixes: The loading of the partial CUI menu in BricsCAD has been improved and some errors which were observed while running the German version has been fixed.
BricsCAD BIM is a relative new-comer in the BIM software arena and has taken a delivery approach that is unique, bold and different.
Come October 2016 and Bricsys launches the all-new-enhanced BIM under the BricsCAD Platinum platform. BricsCAD BIM is expected to become an additional, optional add-on, on the lines of Sheet Metal software.
BricsCAD BIM is going to be available to active subscription users of BricsCAD Platinum on the date of release, and at no additional cost.
If you are out of your subscription, or on a lower flavor of BricsCAD, like Pro or Classic and want to move on to the BIM platform, now is the best chance to make the transition! Talk to us today and we can tell your our great offers for you, existing users as well as new ones!
Here are a few things about BricsCAD BIM that makes it unique from all other BIM software:
It is the only .dwg based BIM, with an AutoCAD compatible interface.
It is the only BIM that is built on a 3d Direct modeling engine, allowing access to tons of internal properties and engineering analyses.
It is the only BIM that has native sketching tools that generate a 3D model with ease, and a complete 2d detailing and good-for-construction drawing generation.
It is perhaps the most light-weight of all BIM software with possibility to run on "normal" CAD systems, not high-end hardware.
The end-to-end process using BricsCAD BIM highlighted through a series of pictorial illustrations: