This message will only display for customers who updated from Stringer Topo V18 versions. The message displays because we added instructions in the file on_doc_load.lsp (located in C:\Program Files\Bricsys\BricsCAD V18 en_US\Support) to load SA_Stringer.lsp.
You can either delete the on_doc_load.lsp file (if there is nothing else in the file) or you can edit the file. You need to open the file in Notepad and remove all instances of the following text:
To make the blocks behave like annotative text, you need to go to the drawing explorer and select the "blocks" tab, then select the blocks you wish to make annotative nd then click in the "Annotative" column
Once this has been done, you can then select the block in the model space and then in the Properties bar under the "Misc" section there is an "Annotative scale"
If you want to use the right click shortcut menu's in BricsCAD, make sure in the options the are set up like the image below. Just type in Shortcut at the top and it will take you to this position
You can then add more than one scale to the list if you want , depending on how many different viewport scales you have and what you want to see in each of them. The block will now show up in the correct viewport with the scale needed for the right annotative scale.
First make sure that the code you are after is in the Description Key Set (DKS), if it is then do the steps below. If it isn't you will need to add a new code to the DKS so it can be used below as well.
If you want to create a new code in the Stringer Settings this is how you would do it below.
-Click on Stringer Settings (make sure you have your CSV file set as current) -Find a code that is going to be about the same as the one you are adding in - click on the new button bottom left
-This will make a copy of that code - double click in the code and change the code to what you require
-Then select what TYPE of line it is going to be (3d Breakline, 2d Join Only or 3d Polyline) -Select the 2d layer you want the string to go on -Select the 3d Layer you want the 3d layer to go on (3d layer is normally only 1 layer as it is only required to create the breaklines in the drawing) -Click OK
Once that has been created, go and click on Join All Codes again and now it will be strung in the drawing and also added as a breakline in the surface. That code will now always be in the Stringer Settings CSV file for the next time you use that code.
There are 3 ways to get a control file for the Leica XML
Use the Leica XML import to import the points into the drawing and then manually shift and rotate to the correct datum. The Import wil save the XML as an RW5 during this process.
Use the Leica XML import to import the points and save that file as an RW5 in the process when prompted.
Then go and open Stringer Connect to read the newly saved RW5 file. Under the Control Options tab at the top you can then add the Control needed to shift and rotate onto the new bearing and co-ordinate datum required.
Use the Leica XML import to import the points and save as an RW5 when prompted. Shift and rotate the data in the drawing manually.
Once you are happy with the changes that you have made to your comtrol in the drawing, you can then reopen the RW5 in Stringer Connect. Under the Control Options tab at the top, use the Get Control From AutoCAD option. This will add the co-ordinates of the points in the drawing that have the same Point Numbers in the RW5.
Save the RW5
Close Stringer Connect and opena new Drawing
Reduce the new RW5 into the drawing.
Have a go at these and see which one best suites you.