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: (Click to expand)
- Animation Editor
- BIM BCF
- BIM Compositions
- BIM Profiles
- BIM Project Browser
- BIM Query
- Bills Of Materials
- Bricsys 24/7
- Command line
- Content Browser
- GPM Demo Properties
- Layers Panel
- Mechanical Browser
- Parameters and Constraints
- Render Materials
- Sheet Sets
- Tool Palettes
Power User Tips
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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