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Toolbar : Other Functions   ( BricsCAD only)
      Menu : CADPower   More Options Application Loader with Startupsuite 
Command line :
CP_APPLOAD

The CP_APPLOAD command extends the functionality of the APPLOAD command provided by BricsCAD.  The main addition is that of a startup-suite, where you can add/remove applications that will be  automatically loaded at startup.



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      Menu : CADPower
More Options Load CADPower command macros (shortcuts) 
Command line :
CP_DEFMACROS
The
CP_DEFMACROS command is used to enable the command macros (shortcuts).

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      Menu : CADPower Settings 
Command line :
CP_GENSET 
The
CP_GENSET command allows the setting and editing of default CADPower operational parameters. The parameters set here are used by CADPower unless explicitly set by the command in their own dialog boxes. The distance values shown here are in DWG units. angular values are in degrees and precision units are integers. 



Fuzzy search tolerance around points of interest: This is a value to indicate a very small search distance around a point. When working with units like meters and feet, a value like 0.0001 may be appropriate but when working with geographic units (Lat-Long). A very small vale would be something like 0.00000001. Set this parameter accordingly to produce correct result from Geoools.
Default Value: 0.00

Maximum Selection set length to store: Specify the maximum number of objects to store in a selection set produced by CADPower. Higher the value, larger the memory and  disk space required. During the processing of extremely large selection sets. It is recommended to set this value low so that the overhead of "remembering" the selection set is avoided. Please be ware that setting a lower value may mean that selection sets larger than this value cannot be accessed with the "previous" command in AutoCAD / BricsCAD.
Default Value: 1000

Force reload of CUI at startup: If you force a reload of CUI at startup, you will be guaranteed to be looking at the latest CUI at all times. However, this causes a flicker and a slighly longer load time. In AutoCAD, this may also cause all the toolbars to open each time you start AutoCAD. If you want to prevent any of these, you can now control the startup behavior.

Display command line options:
Checking this option will cause CADPower command to operate on the command-line (no dialog box)
Default Value: Disabled

Do not show user-interface: Checking this option causes CADPower to load without any menus and toolbars. The commands are available for use on the command line.

Perform Show/Hide toolbars in all workspaces: Checking this option causes the toolbars to Show / Hide in all workspaces.

Enable voice mode for important messages / errors : Checking this option activates Windows speech tools to speak out the important prompts, messages or error notifications. This tool may be useful for those experiencing difficulties in readimg prompts on the command line or for those using the latest version of AutoCAD which makes it very difficult to read command-line prompts anyway.

Enable CADPower defined shortcut macros on start : Checking this option enables or disables shortcut macros for CADPower commands

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      Menu : CADPower More Options Help 
Command line :
CP_HELP  
The
CP_HELP command displays CADPower help.

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      Menu : CADPower More Options Load CADPower
Command line :
CP_LOAD
If CADPower has not been automatically loaded during startup, use this command to load CADPower in your current drawing.

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      Menu : CADPower More Options Unload- CADPower
Command line :
CP_UNLOAD
The CP_UNLOAD command unloads CADPower from memory.

Menu : CADPower More Options Reset command defaults in registry
Command line :
CP_REGRESET - Reset CADPower command defaults in registry

The CP_REGRESET command is used to reset or clear the registry entry (default value) that is made for each CADPower command


Tech Info: All CADPower operating defaults are stored in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Four Dimension Technologies\CADPower

 

 

 

 

 

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      Menu : CADPower More Options WorkSpace
Command line : CP_WORKSPACE

The CP_WORKSPACE command is used to set the default workspace when CADPower initializes.

Many users prefer to use the 'AutoCAD Classic' or 'Map Classic' workspace in which the pull-down menu bar is visible and the UI is primarily pull-down menus, toolbars and command pallettes. The other workspaces make use of the ribbon zed interface and do not offer pull-down menus by default.

The CP_WORKSPACE command works in AutoCAD 2008 and above and allows you to set your user environment upon starting CADPower.

 

 

 


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      Menu : CADPower More Options CheckUpdates
Command line : CP_CHECKUPDATES

The CP_CHECKUPDATES command checks our web-site for newer versions of CADPower that may be available.

 

 

 


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      Menu : CADPower More Options DebugInfo
Command line : CP_DEBUGINFO

The CP_DEBUGINFO command lists some key license info that is essential in the running of CADPower software. It lists the computer appkeys, license file location and appkeys from the license file, validity etc.


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      Menu : CADPower More Options Show system paths
Command line :
CP_SHOWPATHS

The CP_SHOWPATHS command lists many of the system paths in which the CAD support files are saved. The first part of the command lists the system paths as shown below.

Upon selecting the option that you want to browse, it is opened in Windows Explorer. This is a useful support tool to help users reach out to the different folders where support files are located.

The second part of this command lists the drawing folders. Both AutoCAD and BricsCAD specific folder are listed and you can browse to them using Windows Explorer using the key provided.

  
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      Menu : CADPower More Options Search GeoTools / CADPower Command
Command line :
CP_CMDSEARCH

The CP_CMDSEARCH allows a complete search of all GeoTools and CADPower command names and descriptions. You can use this command to search for a string that occurs in either the command name or description. For example, if you want to know about all commands concerning polyline vertices, you may type "vertex" as the search string and search through all the commands in GeoTools and/or CADPower. Whether you are an evaluation user or existing user, this is a useful tool to check which of the tools exist in GeoTools or CADPower as well as the location and names of such tools.


 

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      Menu : CADPower More Options About CADPower
Command line :
CP_ABOUT  
The
CP_ABOUT command displays information about the CADPower software.

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      Menu : CADPower More Options ReadMe and Installation  
Command line :
CP_README
The
CP_README command displays information from the CADPowerReadMe.txt file.

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      Menu : CADPower More Options Display CADPower license information
Command line :
CP_DISPLAYLICENSEINFO  
The
CP_DISPLAYLICENSEINFO command displays the current  CADPower license information.

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      Menu : CADPower More Options Information about purchasing CADPower 
Command line :
CP_ORDER
The
CP_ORDER command displays ordering and purchase information

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     Menu : CADPower More Options Display Application Key
Command line :
CP_APPKEY
The
CP_APPKEY command displays the CADPower application key for the computer.

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     Menu : CADPower More Options List GeoTools/CADPower commands
Command line :
CP_CMDLIST

The
CP_CMDLIST command displays a category-wise lists of all commands in GeoTools and CADPower. It also produces a common list of commands which are present in both GeoTools and CADPower.

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     Menu : CADPower More Options Specific command help
Command line :
CP_CMDHELP
The
CP_CMDHELP command displays online help for the specified CADPower command. And if it does not exists in CADPower it checks if its available in GeoTools

Note: You need to have internet connection for using this command

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     Menu : CADPower More Options Displays help for last command
Command line :
CP_LASTCMDHELP
The
CP_LASTCMDHELP command displays online help for the last used CADPower command. 

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     Menu : CADPower More Options Maintenance/Housekeeping
Command line :
CP_MAINTENANCE

The CP_MAINTENANCE command performs various kinds of maintenance and house-keeping for your CAD environment.

We begin this house-keeping series with a tool to quickly switch off CADPower & GeoTools toolbars. In AutoCAD, a quirky behavior switches on all toolbars from loaded partial menus when you change workspaces. This can be manually switched off each time using
CP/GT_TOOLHIDE commands but a macro can do it faster and without too many keystokes. We offer this as the first in our house-keeping series.

The following house-keeping tasks are currently available, others are under development.

  • Create macro to switch off CADPower toolbars
  • Create macro to switch off GeoTools toolbars
  • Create macro to switch off CADPower & GeoTools toolbars

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     Menu : CADPower More Options Watch Bricsys TV videeos
Command line :
CP_BRICSYSTV

The
CP_BRICSYSTV command is mainly for BricsCAD users. AutoCAD users who want to know more about BricsCAD are also welcome to look at it. You can now access Bricsys TV videos directly from within CADPower using this command. A list of available videos is presented and you can search through them using wild-cards, select and view them on youtube. Locating your favorite tutorial or concept video on BricsCAD is now much easier.

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     Menu : CADPower More Options Watch CADPower videos
Command line :
CP_VIDEOS

The CP_VIDEOS command displays all the current youtube videos available for CADPower commands. You can select the video from the link and it will open youtube and play the video. An internet connection is required for this command to function.

 

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