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Quicksurf & progeCAD?

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I've lost my copy of Autocad 2011 due to the maximum # of licenses being reached at my firm. We'll have to purchase another seat for $3800+ for me to continue using Autocad+Quicksurf and I have to make that case to management, being the only non-drafter user in the entire company. I have noticed progeCAD as a strong contender to Autocad as a "clone" program and wondered if there is any chance that Quicksurf will work with it. If so, it sure would expand the likely user pool. Rockware's programmer would know this question the best, I'm sure.

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Hi jlboone,

Unfortunately, QuickSurf only runs as an AutoCAD Runtime Extension (ARX) file under the full version of AutoCAD. Even AutoCAD LT does not support ARX files.

The progeCAD web site indicates that it does not support ARX.

Thanks,

Tom B

RockWare Inc

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How about a Bricscad version? Their site lists Fast LISP engine with +450 VLAX functions, Highly compatible ADS/SDS API, COM API and BRX/ARX support.

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Hi MrDPG,

I tried to load the QuickSurf ARX into Bricscad 12, but the load fails.

* (arxload) : can not LOAD file <QuickSurf.arx>

I added a Support Files Search Path set to C:\Program Files\QuickSurf 2012\ with the OPTIONS command, and I was able to load the QuickSurfLoad.lsp and qs6.cui files, but it may be that the ARX is not compatible with this version of Bricscad. Commands like QSVER and QSCONVERT fail with an error.

Unable to recognize command "QSVER". Please try again.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Tom B

RockWare Inc.

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Hi Tom,

From reading up on Bricscad BRX it appears that "binary compatibility" (direct loading of ARX) is not available, but the same source code could be compiled as a BRX for use in Bricscad.

Thanks for taking a look.

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