Finds any outlier outside of the valid area.

BricsCAD Lite; BricsCAD Pro; BricsCAD Mechanical; BricsCAD BIM


Finds entities positioned at extreme coordinates which are hard to find. These entities are typically hard to detect and can make it difficult to manipulate the view, because it depends on the total extents of the drawing.


The command opens the Find Outliers command panel.

  1. Settings
  2. Show valid area
  3. Inspect Outliers
  4. Results
  5. Back to Settings
  6. Finish
Note: The options within the FINDOUTLIERS command line are identical to the options in the Find Outliers command context panel.


Valid area dimensions
Sets the valid area of the drawing. The entities outside this area are considered to be at extreme coordinates and are listed in the Results section of the Find Outliers command panel.
Note: In the Command line, the change Dimension option allows you to set the valid area dimensions.

The default value for the X, Y and Z dimensions is 100000.

  • Click the Sync all dimensions
    button to sync or unsync all dimension.
    • When the link button is On and you modify one dimension, the other two dimensions change to the same value.
    • If the dimensions have different values and you turn On the link button, the Y and Z values change to the same value as X.
  • The valid area is graphically displayed in the model space by a transparent green box.
  • The unit used depends on the template you are working in. For example, if you are working in the Default-mm template, the unit for the valid area is mm.
  • In the Command line, the Keep all dimension identical option defines if all dimensions will be modified at once.
  • Click the magnifying glass icon
    to zoom to extents.
Base point
Sets the base point of the valid area. You can pick a point in the drawing or enter the coordinates.

By default, it is set to the origin of the drawing (0,0,0).

Show valid area

Enables/Disables the display of the valid area.

Inspect Outliers

Displays the Results section.


Displays the outliers found in the drawing. You can select the outlier by clicking it. The entity is then selected in the drawing. After selecting an outlier, you can press the magnifying glass icon
to zoom in, the move icon
to Move to valid region origin or in any other place, or the trashcan icon
to delete it. Also, you can undo the move or delete actions by pressing the undo icon

The same options are available in the context menu opened by right clicking the selected outliers.

Note: After moving an outlier to the valid region, the list of outliers will be updated accordingly.

Outliers that lie close to each other are clustered as a group. When selecting a group of outliers, all the elements in the group are selected at once to zoom in on them, move, or delete them. If there is only one group present, the entities are listed individually, and not clustered in a group.

Note: You cannot modify the selected entity while the command is running.
When selecting outliers, a widget appears in the drawing area. The widget gives you control to zoom in (
) to the entity attached to it or zoom out (
) when clicking it again.
  • Click the widget of a cluster to zoom to the extents of the cluster. The zoom widget of the cluster disappears and individual widgets get displayed for the individual outliers in the cluster.
  • If you select more than 1 cluster in the command panel list (for example: 2 clusters, or 1 cluster and 4 individual outliers) and use the action menu to zoom to them, widgets are only displayed for the entire clusters, not on the level of the individual outliers in the cluster.
  • If you select one cluster in the command panel list and use the action menu to zoom to them, all individual outliers of the cluster have a widget.
  • Selected visible outliers that do not belong to a cluster have a widget.

Back to Settings

Goes back to the Settings section.


Closes the Find Outliers command panel and keeps the selected outliers.