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#77306 by dhs
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:15 am
During the installation, the upper path still just says Macros

Thanks for the feedback Neil. I have spent quite a while puzzling over this, but think I have now found the cause. Do you have a 'Macros' folder in your download folder (or whatever folder you are running the install program from)?

The current logic in the install program gets the macro path from the dcadwin.ini file and then checks if that folder exists. If it does not exist then it knows that it is a relative path and inserts the Install Directory in front of it. Obviously the assumption that it is not a relative path if the folder exists is not necessarily valid, so I need to rewrite that little bit of my install script (will post and updated copy once I have done that).
#77377 by dhs
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:25 pm
Found some unexpected (and unwanted) behaviour if the macro is configured to define spaces by wall center and you enter spaces by dimension (F8 option after selecting first corner). I have fixed this in version that is available for download from

I have also removed the expiration logic from this beta (previous beta versions will stop working at the end of this year). I still expect to release the v1.0 before the end of the year, but am not as confident as I once was about that :?

#77507 by dhs
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:29 am
Have come across (and fixed) a few bugs while making a video to demonstrate the macro (mostly cosmetic or minor, but a couple not quite so minor), with the result that a new beta version ( is now available. It can be downloaded from for anybody that is interested.

I now expect to release the 1.0 version of the macro in the next week or so...
#77536 by dhs
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:38 pm
I have released v1 of the Spaces macro this morning. It is available on my web site at

Many thanks to those who provided feedback during the beta versions ... I am of course still interested to hear any feedback about the released version (whether suggestions for enhancement or reports of any problems you have with it).

David H.

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