How to install the portable version of the AreaTester app for BricsCAD

Description

The portable version of the AreaTester application for BricsCAD does not require a standard installation procedure. In addition, the deployment of the portable version does not require the user to have administrator rights and can be done in any folder on the hard drive.

To get started, you need to download package of the portable version of the app from the Download Section.

Application files

This package contains 10 application files specially compiled to run in different versions of BricsCAD. For more information about the compliance of the application files with the BricsCAD version, see the Table 1 below:

App file File bitness BricsCAD version
AreaTester17BX64.brx 64 bit BricsCAD V17
AreaTester17BX86.brx 32 bit
AreaTester18BX64.brx 64 bit BricsCAD V18
AreaTester18BX86.brx 32 bit
AreaTester19BX64.brx 64 bit BricsCAD V19
AreaTester19BX86.brx 32 bit
AreaTester20BX64.brx 64 bit BricsCAD V20
AreaTester20BX86.brx 32 bit
AreaTester21BX64.brx 64 bit BricsCAD V21
AreaTester22BX64.brx 64 bit BricsCAD V22
Table 1
Correspondence table for application files of BricsCAD version

Configuration file

The AreaTester.cfg configuration file contains application configuration data. This file should always be placed in the same folder as the application files.

Installing the app

Unzip all the files in this package to any non-write-protected folder on your computer. No other steps are required to install the application files.

Loading the app

  • Start BricsCAD.
  • After BricsCAD starts, type APPLOAD at the command prompt.
  • At the top of the dialog box that appears, click on the icon with a plus sign.

To load the app click on the icon with a "plus" sign
Fig. 1
To load the app click on the icon with a "plus" sign

  • Next, specify the full path to the application file from the unzipped package and click the Open button. The application file selected in this window must match the version of your BricsCAD (see table above).

Select app file and click the "Open" button
Fig. 2
Select app file and click the "Open" button

  • To complete the application loading process, check the boxes Loaded and AutoLoad (Fig. 3):

Check the boxes "Loaded" and "AutoLoad"
Fig. 3
To complete the application loading process, check the boxes "Loaded" and "AutoLoad"

  • If you specified the correct file to load the app, you will see a message on the command line that the application was successfully loaded (Fig. 4):

The AreaTester application was successfully loaded
Fig. 4
The AreaTester application was successfully loaded

  • Close the application load dialog box.

Launching the app

You can now launch the AreaTester application in BricsCAD. To do this, at the command line, enter the AreaTester command or the short ATST alias.



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