The BricsCAD COM x86/x64 libraries should be re-registered when starting to use a different version/architecture/localization by running BricsCAD one time as an administrator. This can be achieved in more than one way:
- Right-click on the bricscad.exe shortcut or the corresponding BricsCAD User Profile Manager desktop application (by using e.g. Windows Start button and typing “User”) > choose “Run as administrator” option from the contextual menu
- Start Windows Command Prompt desktop application as an administrator > run a command like: "bricscad.exe /P MyProfile" (for more details on this, please see the BricsCAD Startup Options in the BricsCAD Help files).
- Create and use a customized bricscad.exe shortcut: right click on a new bricscad.exe shortcut > in the Shortcut Properties window, tick the “Run this program as an administrator” check-box > Apply button > OK button.
After the COM registration, BricsCAD can be further launched with regular (not admin) rights until the next BricsCAD version/architecture/localization switch. Then a new COM registration update is required.
The program crashes when running a .NET, BRX, TX, COM, or a VBA + Microsoft Office Excel/Word application.
When multiple BricsCAD versions (V19, V20, ...), architectures (x86/x64) or locales (en_US, de_DE, …) are installed on the same operating system, COM-based tools or applications may crash when failing to re-register the BricsCAD COM libraries upon switching to a different BricsCAD version.