Free Bricscad for AutoCAD Users ebook

Bricscad for AutoCAD Users ebook is the latest e-book from upFront.eZine Publishing. It describes the similarities and differences between the two CAD programs, and would be of interest to CAD users interested in transitioning to Bricscad.

The ebook is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, and covers these topics:

* Advantages to Bricscad
* What's missing from Bricscad
* Comparison of user interfaces
* Detailed comparison of drawing file compatibility
* Customizing and programming Bricscad
* AutoCAD-Bricscad dictionary
* Four appendices of reference material

Chapters

1. Bricscad for AutoCAD Users

The Entire Bricscad Product Line, Risky Business, Bricsys Business, Bricscad Platinum, Vondle Project Management, The Advantages of Bricscad , Near-identical User Interface, Added Commands and System Variables, Multiple Operation System Support, No-charge Developer Network, APIs, Examples of Add-ons, Lower Purchase and Maintenance Pricing, It Makes More than Cents, Bricscad is Not IntelliCAD, What's Missing from Bricscad, System Requirements, Operating Systems, Linux and Mac OS X Support, Recommended Hardware, Netbook Support, AutoCAD-Bricscad Dictionary

2. Comparing User Interfaces

Bricscad User Interface, User Interface Elements, DesignCenter vs Drawing Explorer, Options vs Settings, Settings Toolbar, Changing Settings, Accessing and Changing Values, Real Time Search, User Interface Variations, Prompt Menu vs Dynamic Input, Controlling the Prompt Menu, : vs Command:, More Command Options, Properties Palette vs Properties Bar, Properties Bar, Status Bar, Mouse Buttons, Selection Sets

3. Drawing File Compatibility

DWG Compatibility, How Entities Are Tested, Problem Entities, DWG Object Support, 2D Entities Supported, Basic Properties for Entities, Text Entities Supported, Text Styles, MText Styles, Table Styles, Tolerance Editing, Dimension Entities Supported, Dimension Styles, Leader Styles, Complex 2D Entities Supported, Multiline Styles, 3D Entities Supported

4. Customizing and Programming Bricscad

Cui vs Customize, Importing AutoCAD Menus, Menus , About Copying Files , Creating New Menu Items, Macro Metacharacters, Menu Design Conventions, Diesel, Context Menus, Toolbars , Keyboard Shortcuts , Tablet Buttons and Menus, Aliases and Shell Commands, Shell Commands, Other Customizations, Fonts , Font Mapping, Linetypes and Hatch Patterns, Plot Styles, Plotter Manager, Options vs Settings, File Paths, User Profiles, Roaming Profiles, Accessing Hidden Folders, Supported Files, Programming Considerations, Porting AutoLISP to LISP, Porting DCL to Bricscad, Porting Diesel to Bricscad, Porting VBA to Bricscad, Porting ADS to SDS, Porting ARX to BRX, Porting ARX to DRX, Porting COM to Bricscad, Units, Loading Applications into Bricscad, Third-party Developer Support, Bricscad Object Model

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