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List system Variable
Viewed 1087 times since Sun, Apr 3, 2016
To check the status of certain system variables, you can use the SETVAR command. After issuing the command, type? to begin the list, then apply an optional filter. For example entering DIM* will show all the dimension variables. Read More
Startup system Variable
Viewed 1087 times since Sun, Apr 3, 2016
This system variable toggles on/off the Startup dialog box to help users to setup drawing templates settings. Using this dialog box is safer. It will make them aware to select a template before actually start to draw. You can set this startup dialog... Read More
What is OFFSETGAPTYPE variable?
Viewed 1078 times since Sun, Apr 3, 2016
This system variable can have a drastic effect on the appearance of offsets. It‟s stored in the registry so it affects all drawings. The initial value is 0.  1 Fills the gaps with a filleted arc segment (the radius of the arc segment... Read More
Options to simplify drawing appearances
Viewed 1077 times since Sun, Apr 3, 2016
Personally, I found that speeding up the whole system and optimizing GstarCAD are the better ways to make it work lighter and faster. However, you are probably curious if there are options to simplify drawing appearance. FILLMODE FILLMODE is very... Read More
What is PELLIPSE variable?
Viewed 1023 times since Sun, Apr 3, 2016
If you want the ellipse command to create polylines instead of the true mathematical ellipses, set the PELLIPSE variable to 1. Read More
What is TREEDEPTH variable?
Viewed 989 times since Sun, Apr 3, 2016
Users with HUGE drawings may want to consider changing the value of the TREEDEPTH variable. It controls the GstarCAD Tree Spatial Index, which specifies the number of times the tree-structured spatial index may divide into branches. Setting the value... Read More
What happened to my PLOT/FILE dialog box?
Viewed 950 times since Sun, Apr 3, 2016
You may occasionally find yourself in a situation where the NEW, OPEN, and SAVE commands do not provide a dialog. Simply enter FILEDIA at the command prompt and enter a value of 1. If you attempt to PLOT and fail to get a dialog, simply enter `... Read More
What is SKPOLY variable?
Viewed 940 times since Sun, Apr 3, 2016
By default, the SKETCH command creates a collection of line objects. To create polylines instead, set the SKPOLY variable to 1. Read More
Using file dialog at prompts
Viewed 935 times since Sun, Apr 3, 2016
Sometimes settings (such as FILEDIA) can cause certain routines to ask for a file name at the command prompt. In these cases you can enter the tilde ~ character followed by enter to bring up the file selection dialog. Read More
Ignoring object snap elevations
Viewed 913 times since Sun, Apr 3, 2016
A frequent problem in objects snaps is the inheritance of the Z value when snapping to a point. GstarCAD addresses this problem with OSNAPZ system variable. If set to 0, osnap uses the z-value of the snapped point. If set to 1, it uses the x+y of the... Read More