This is going to go down well, a MAC ArchiCAD user telling an AutoCAD user how to use their CAD system.Are you kidding?
Ben wrote:The actual command is viewres which controls how many segments are used for the display of circles and ellipses. I usually set it up to 20000 units. In any case the plot from AutoCAD should be fine since it is a display setting from when AutoCAD used to run on 386's machines.
It's an AutoCAD thing. Whilst in AutoCAD you will need to do a regen command.
That should fix it.
ejrolon wrote:Thanks for your input. Very interesting.
just out of curiosity, what was or is the command for, was it due to the lack of processing power?
Yes it was I remember my first compaq, 50mhz 486, 200mb hd, 8mb ram and 2mb video card and I was the envy of my schoolmates.
One more question, couldn't it be taken away now?
I think so but there are still so many legacy things in AutoCAD in their software and the way the users work that I still wonder how people can be productive using it. Up until ACAD 2004 there was a bug that if you used the fillet (used like the intersect command in AC) command it will always was set to create a 1/2" circle at the intersection, so you were drawing along and things that should measure 10' were actually 9'-11.5" and all snap points were gone to hell. The other one they have not fixed even with the 2005 Version is that when you start a drawing even though you specify Imperial Units ACAD does not recognizes them and it starts in decimal mode. And the list goes on.
Cool that you made the jump from AutoCAD to ArchiCAD MAC.
How was the transition?
I started using Classics and Quadra's a long time ago switched to PC because of AutoCAD and 3d Studio but kept using a friends mac for PhotoShop, PageMaker and ElectricImage. I bought my AC license because I started to work on my own and since I teach I was looking to improve the curriculum for the School and wanted to explore other software (Didn't help that AutoDesks reps are $#^*&# not the local reseller but the company big shots).
So I was happy with my ThinkPad A31p until I bought an iPod (Nov03) and was sucked back into OS X because of Panther. Now my wife has the ThinkPad and as she sees me happy with my PB she is actually pushing for me too buy a dual G5 with all assorted goodies as long as I either giver her either the PB or a new iMac and her own AC licence.
My only trouble with the PB was the lack of a right click button on the mouse but since I knew about it I just bought a MX900.
Funny how they don't know that them selfs You can even change the on screen resolution in AutoCAD, but unfortunately I can't rember the command for it.This time it was me. I opened the file in Autocad on a PC to test, and found these hexagons, and didn't know what to do. But I have never really USED Autocad.
This is going to go down well, a MAC ArchiCAD user telling an AutoCAD user how to use their CAD system.
Ben wrote:Regenauto is also off, as your 64K EGA graphics card can't handle it ...
The problem usually occurs upon opening a DWG from ArchiCAD the first time.
They freak when they see circles looking like hexagons, mainly because they don't know how to rectify the problem.
Thomas wrote:Actually, you can still upgrade older versions (<2002) and receive a reduction of about 30% on the full license price!And of course if you don't upgrade your version to the latest one within the time specified by Autodesk then you loose your right to upgrade and have to pay full price for the latest release.Reason enough to switch!