For release June 13th 2021

Engineered Software has called an end to development of PowerCADD.

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After decades of personal and professional use; from being an early adopter, producing professional production work, then as a beta tester, technical writer, trainer and consultant, it has been a great run.

However, with EngSWs announcement I've decided to finally pull the plug on the caddpower.com website.

While we had/have hundreds of articles and tutorials posted since the early 1990's that content grew stale and obsolete as PowerCADD started to fade in the past 3 years. So here's a heart felt thank you all the visitors, clients, and friends who visited caddpower.com and were able to leverage the content to make working with technology a bit easier and more understandable. I'll still be around in retirement doing the odd bit of technical and design consulting, and will continue to use PowerCADD on my legacy hardware for the odd projects. However, as I told many long time friends and clients 3 years ago, it's time for a new plan. I had a blast and a technology run with PowerDraw and PowerCADD for about 3 decades (starting around 1989 and running to todays announcement in 2021) which feels pretty solid! I'm grateful to have known many of the original founders of PowerCADD (Engineered Software) and some of the current crew for a great many years. Here's hoping they find success in other endeavors.

Thanks for Visiting and we've ejoyed our time with you. To see what else we might be up to you can visit us online at:

Our Photography Website or check things out at our general website Cheers; Huc - Brian Huculak

For release June 30th 2021

A brief followup from Engineered Software...

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Snippets from the post include:

...a potential solution with regard for migrating PowerCADD data that may provide relief...I am working on the XML specification now, and should have a working translator based on the PowerCADD 11 file I/O machinery (meaning 64-bit and M1 compatible)...I am aware that this translator has little value until a third party writes a reader for the XML DOM format. It does however provide a way to get PowerCADD data out and into a public format thereby providing a potential way forward with your PowerCADD data. It would be up to third-parties to read this data.