BricsCAD® panels are special because you can resize, dock or float them and, unlike dialog boxes, they can remain open while you're using other commands. This allows you to create a custom BricsCAD workspace.
The following BricsCAD panels are dockable:
Power User Tips
- You can double-click a panel icon to float the panel temporarily, then double-click the floating panel's drag bar again to put it back where it was.
- Hold Ctrl (Cmd for Mac) as you drag a panel so it does not dock or anchor.
- Hold Shift as you drag a panel to force a it to dock.
Panels in BricsCAD can be moved to anchor in the top, bottom, left or right. They can also float and can even float onto another screen.
- Click the ... or the icon and drag the icon to the other icon strip.
- Move the cursor over to required location then release the left mouse button. If a docking location selector displays, the blue zone indicates the selected docking position.
In BricsCAD, panels can be combined to create stacked panels.
- Click the ... or the icon and drag it over the other panel or strip.
The docking location selector displays. The blue zone indicates the selected docking position.
- Move the cursor over the docking location then release the left mouse button.
The possible stack types are:
- Fixed resizable panel set -- Panels dock next to each other or in a tabbed panel
- Collapsible panel set -- Panels dock at a default location in an icon strip at the left or right side of the screen and narrow the drawing area when expanded.
- Flyout panel set -- Panels docked at a default location in an icon strip at the left or right side of the screen and overlap the drawing area when expanded.
Control Panels through settings
Use the -TOOLPANEL command to show, hide or toggle the display of the various tool panels at the command line.
- Panels | Stack (LDOCK) define the panels stacked a the left side of the screen.
- Panels | Stack (RDOCK) define the panels stacked a the right side of the screen
Saving your workspace
Now you've got your custom BricsCAD workspace looking exactly the way you want, you might want to save it!
- Enter WorkSpace.
- Choose set Current.
- Give it a name.
You will now be able to select it like any other workspace.
Tip: It's a good idea to create the workspace before you make changes!
Revert to default settings
If you've had enough of your custom BricsCAD workspace you can do a "factory reset" and go back to BricsCAD default settings.
- Open the Customize dialog box. Right-click outside the drawing area and select Customize... from the drop-down menu.
- Select the Workspaces tab.
- Click Manage your customizations...
- Click Revert to defaults.
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