Problem with Spaces and Mac OS X Leopard


PowerCADD v7 doesn't work and often crashes when switching between Spaces XTNL URL in Mac OS? X Leopard.


PowerCADD v7 any version up to and including v7.0.5 and Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.x


PowerCADD v7.x (any version) is not compatible with Mac OS X Leopard's Spaces XTNL URL feature. This is a significant problem and can cause crashes in PowerCADD v7 which will result in losing unsaved changes in your drawings.

Work Around

The only known fix as of the date of this writing is to disable Spaces in Mac OS X Leopard:

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences > Expose & Spaces
  2. Click on the Spaces Tab
  3. Uncheck the check box next to Spaces to turn the feature off
  4. Optional: Also Uncheck the check box next to Show Spaces in Menu bar
  5. Close the System Preferences window

The issue has been reported to Engineered Software and we understand they are investigation what can be done to address the condition. We'll post any additional information or fixes on this subject in this thread.

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Fixed with PCD7.0.6

Engineered Software posted an update to PCD7.0.6 yesterday which adds additional OS? X Leopard support and other fixes. See this article for details.

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