BKG_Viewport

Version 20180722 (freeware).
Works on BricsCAD V14.2 and higher for Windows®.
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Download link: BKG_Viewport.zip (< 30kB)

Toolbar

BKG_Viewport contains commands to manipulate paper space viewports. There are commands to align, rotate and scale the view, commands to change the viewport layer visibility and layer overrides, and commands to lock and unlock the viewport display.

Available commands

BKG_ViewportAlign or BVPA
Aligns the view in a paper space viewport.

BKG_ViewportRotate or BVPR
Rotates the view in a paper space viewport.

BKG_ViewportScale or BVPS
Scales the view in a paper space viewport.
The following formats can be used for the scale:
1:16 or 1/16 or 1=16 or 3/4"=1'-0" or 0.0625

Dialog

BKG_ViewportLayer or BVPL
Changes the viewport layer visibility for a single layer.

BKG_ViewportMatch or BVPM
Copies the viewport layer visibility and layer overrides for all layers.

BKG_ViewportLock or BVPLO
Locks the display of paper space viewports.

BKG_ViewportUnlock or BVPUL
Unlocks the display of paper space viewports.

Installing the program

With the menu file

Unpack all files from the .zip file in a single folder, which does not have to be in the search path, and follow the instructions you can find here.

Without the menu file

Unpack BKG_Viewport.des from the .zip file in a folder in the search path and follow the instructions you can find here.

What is new

Version 20180722:
  • Added: New commands: BKG_ViewportLock and BKG_ViewportUnlock.
  • Improved: The commands that change the view no longer modify viewports with a locked display.
  • Improved: All commands now avoid changing viewports on locked layers.
  • Changed: Multiple internal changes.
Version 20160307:
  • Improved: The alignment of the dialog has been updated to match changes in the BricsCAD DCL implementation.
Version 20150305:
  • Improved: The active paper space viewport is no longer automatically selected. This behavior proved to be too confusing for the BKG_ViewportMatch command.
  • Fixed: In some cases a drawing can contain partial layer override data. This data is no longer linked to a viewport. This is in fact a BricsCAD bug. The program is now able to handle this data. When the program is loaded the drawing is checked and partial override data is automatically removed.
Version 20141027:
  • Changed: Minor internal changes.
Version 20140723:
  • Changed: The icons are now stored in a .resz file.
Version 20131204:
  • Fixed: The stricter Lisp-engine of BricsCAD V14.1.09 and higher prevented the loading of the previous version.
Version 20131102:
  • Added: Large icons for BricsCAD V14.
Version 20130809:
  • Fixed: There was a small problem with the layouts of the dialogs (introduced in the previous version).
Version 20130728:
  • Improved: BKG_ViewportMatch now also handles viewport layer overrides.
Version 20130430:
  • Improved: BKG_ViewportMatch now stores visibility data for reuse.
  • Changed: Multiple internal changes.
Version 20120521:
  • Fixed: A Lisp bug in BricsCAD V12.2.7 required some workarounds.
Version 20120321:
  • Improved: BKG_ViewportScale now accepts spaces in the scale input.
  • Improved: If the 'VP visible' option is selected in the BKG_ViewportLayer dialog, the layer is also switched on and thawed in model space. This is compatible with the new BricsCAD layerstate behavior (since V12.1.19).
  • Changed: Multiple internal changes.
Version 20120105:
  • Added: New commands: BKG_ViewportLayer and BKG_ViewportMatch.
Version 20110702:
  • First public version.