The command line option is useful for old-timers like me or if you want to look under the hood for undocumented commands. You can type the first few letters of any command category and BricsCAD will list all commands beginning with those letters.
For example, typing LI on the command line pops up a menu of commands starting with LI.
While this feature (first introduced in BricsCAD V13) is nice, I find it more useful when trying to learn and use the newer, somewhat-unfamiliar extended CAD functions in BricsCAD.
For example, all XSOLIDS based commands start with XC, and all XHARDWARE commands start with XH. Type XC or XH and BricsCAD will give you a complete list of commands in this section. This is useful tip that you can use to peek into the BricsCAD command table and glance through command names.
Here is the complete list of commands from the BricsCAD extended command-set:
XC - X-Solids
XH - X-Hardware
GC - Geometric constraints
DM - Direct modeling
BM - Assembly modeling
I discovered some useful commands this way which were not documented, and unavailable in the main menus. The command line interface also can be helpful if you want to write scripts or Lisp code to automate the commands.
Guest Post by Rakesh Rao