Compatibility with Mac OS X Leopard


I'm having problems with PowerCADD v7 and Mac OS? X Leopard (10.5.x).


PowerCADD v7.04 or older and Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.x)


Here is a recent listing of issues that Engineered Software has addressed with respect to PowerCADD v7 and Mac OS X Leopard

Many users have stated that after updating to Leopard 10.5 PowerCADD 7 is substituting fonts unnecessarily. Engineered Software has listened to those comments and updated PowerCADD to address several reported Leopard 15 issues.

Font names will be used to locate the correct fonts in drawings instead of font numbers. OS 10.5 Leopard changed the font numbers on many common fonts and PowerCADD was substituting fonts unnecessarily.

Several dialogs were not displaying their graphic elements under OS 10.5 Leopard and are now displaying correctly in their respective dialogs.

The Export dialog for Bit image exports was not updating at all. The Advanced dialog for Export was virtually a blank dialog. Both of these issues have been corrected.

We have added a user-selectable font replacement dialog for missing fonts when a file is read.

We have added a Find and Replace Font item to the Text menu.

We have fixed a crash condition when reading some PowerDraw 6 files containing symbols.

We have fixed a number of memory leaks when PowerCADD was idle and the active application.

Please report any other issues that you might find with System 10.5.x and PowerCADD to Engineered Software at

Work Around

The fix is to update PowerCADD to version 7.0.5. Visit this link at Engineered Software XTNL URL for update details. You can also choose Help menu > Update... from within PowerCADD v7. For details on how to update you can also visit this page on our website or review all the articles on our site related to updating PowerCADD from this page and it's related links.

We hope that helps

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7.0.6 Update

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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