Author Topic: Return to BasicCAD  (Read 612 times)

j-wetzel

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Return to BasicCAD
« on: February 22, 2016, 12:19:01 PM »
  After writing and using BasicCad macros with DesignCAD (2D) successfully many, many years ago, (and during that lapse of time I have somehow managed to get at least 20-odd years older), I find myself in the untenable position of needing to write a moderately complicated macro for a drawing I need to make.  Alas, I've forgotten everything I knew about BasicCAD.
  I found in my library a copy of BasicCAD Reference Manual, Version 6, copyright 1989-1992, which probably is old enough to be valuable as a collectors item.
  The macro I need is a 2D plotting program.  I probably can manage the Basic program to do the somewhat lengthy mathematical calculations necessary, but I am fearful of the interface with DesignCAD.  I recall {'s and/or }'s scattered randomly about, and some strange "sys= " and "sys$= ", and I haven't a clue about what they mean or how to find out.  Looking at some of the macros scattered about the Forum hasn't helped.  I might be able to get a start from the 1992 Manual; but surely that Manual has been updated in the last 24 years!
  Any advice?
  I'd be grateful for any suggestions
--Jack

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Re: Return to BasicCAD
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 12:53:01 PM »
Almost all of the information in that old Version 6 BasicCAD manual is outdated, except maybe for a few statements.

See these two topics:

http://forum.designcadcommunity.com/index.php?topic=1537.msg45801#msg45801

and

http://forum.designcadcommunity.com/index.php?topic=6248.msg44645#msg44645
2016 marks my 24th year in DesignCAD-Land!

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Re: Return to BasicCAD
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2016, 01:26:12 PM »
Thanks, DT.  You continue to be the greatest!
--Jack