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by john gaunt
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paying to upgrade IntelliCAD from 6.1 to 6.2?
Replies: 8
Views: 7410

Aside from issues of pricing, I have version 6.4.23.1 which suggests incremental revisions. Whether these should be paid for or not, is there information available about any such revs - do they happen?
by john gaunt
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BAK File
Replies: 8
Views: 8524

The BAK file has saved my bacon a number of times, most recently when a file became corrupted the .dwg saved as a file with 0 bytes. I delete them regularly too, then you have a third chance to retrieve from the recycle bin. When the job is finished you don't need them any more, but turn off the abi...
by john gaunt
Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New name
Replies: 3
Views: 3916

Can't imagine what they get out of it... unless it's a juvenile act like pressing all the lift buttons.
by john gaunt
Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pathing
Replies: 2
Views: 2537

Not sure if it's the best way, but I put them all in a general directory (C:\dwgs) which also contains all drawings (projects are all in subdirectories of this one). Then in Windows I set Icad to start in that directory (or folder).
by john gaunt
Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: setup of dimension styles
Replies: 6
Views: 3965

Purging gets you with that, I have script files for re-creating my layers but if I purge a dimstyle it's harder to get it back. That's one reason I leave all the dim defaults & just change the scale for a new style.
by john gaunt
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: setup of dimension styles
Replies: 6
Views: 3965

That's how it works, you probably wouldn't want a "new drawing from scratch" to contain all your old dimstyles. Check that "open a new drawing" is set to use your Icad.dwg as a template. You can open both dwgs and copy and paste a dimstyle across using the Explorer.
by john gaunt
Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Layout tab
Replies: 5
Views: 3093

While you wouldn't want to pay more than necessary, the cost of either is unbelievably reasonable compared with practically any other piece of software, hardware, or drafting consumable and its value as a work tool. Without comment on relative merits of brands, I have wasted more in time than money ...
by john gaunt
Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lost ability to pan with new Logitech mouse
Replies: 2
Views: 2373

Sounds complicated, but with a normal 3 button mouse ctrl+shft+rght-clk should pan. If it does that then the problem must be something in the mouse setup.
by john gaunt
Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Entity Snap and coordinates shown
Replies: 8
Views: 4450

I see, though I'm not sure how each behaviour affects, or is affected by other things. For instance, what would you expect "lastpoint" to return, how does snap affect the answer and which offers less surprises for new users or lisp routines? Just to say there might be a reason and it's perhaps a bit...
by john gaunt
Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Entity Snap and coordinates shown
Replies: 8
Views: 4450

That still won't indicate the snap point, just the pick point even though snap is used. It has never been a problem for me, but now I see what Sky means. With coords running if you rest the mouse immediately after picking a point the coords remain stationary at the last picked point. Can't imagine h...
by john gaunt
Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Toolbars
Replies: 6
Views: 4150

I never noticed because I run them down the right side, 3 or 4 wide with one row across the top. That makes the screen roughly the best aspect ratio for me. Might not suit everyone but the toolbar fairy doesn't move them around overnight.
by john gaunt
Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spell check
Replies: 6
Views: 4570

In the meantime, there is a shareware program called Wordweb which I find really useful. Just highlight a word (in Entprop in the case of Icad) and click on WW, wherever you are working in the computer. Not as extensive as a really good dictionary but it has thesaurus and language choices, and faste...
by john gaunt
Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: New User
Topic: Lock the paperspace viewport?
Replies: 6
Views: 11688

Seems to me it will only change if you deliberately work in model space inside a viewport, if you don't want to do that why not just not do it?
by john gaunt
Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: New User
Topic: Lock the paperspace viewport?
Replies: 6
Views: 11688

There's model space with tilemode on and with tilemode off. "On" is the state when Icad starts, "off" is when you work inside a paperspace viewport - that's only good for minimal editing and zooming and panning to the desired view. The view in modelspace (tilemode on) should not effect any papperspa...
by john gaunt
Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Adding to the Shift-Right Click menu
Replies: 5
Views: 4170

Yeah, "DDE" was a great addition (simple though it seems) to Acad and Icad. I think Icad had it first but Generic had it before either. Works for a lot of commands and for drawing lines - pick start point, run the mouse in the right direction then type the distance. It has suffered buggy behaviour i...