PowerCADD and Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks

Will PowerCADD Run in Mac OS? X 10.9 Mavericks?

  • PowerCADD version 9 (9.1.3 or newer required)
  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks (10.9.2 or newer recommended)




Background

Any version of PowerCADD version 1 through version 8 will not work with Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9). The only version of PowerCADD approved to run in Mac OS X 10.9 is PowerCADD version 9.1.3 or newer.

If you are experiencing problems with your version PowerCADD not working at all, or being overly problematic (various symptoms might exist) then check your version of PowerCADD and Mac OS X as there is quite possibly a mismatch that is causing the problem.

To find out what version of PowerCADD you are using:

  1. With PowerCADD running, choose PowerCADD menu → PowerCADD Profile
  2. A dialog will open listing the version and build numbers

To find out what version of Mac OS X you are using:

  1. Choose Apple menu → About This Mac. A dialog opens and the version number is listed there.

What To Do

If you are an existing PowerCADD user (any version) there are few different options depending on which version of PowerCADD you currently have. Here's a general breakdown:

Paid Upgrades
Current registered PowerCADD users can upgrade from an earlier version of PowerCADD (e.g. PowerCADD 8 to PowerCADD 9) and should review the information on this page of our website. Please note these are paid upgrades (not free updates). For pricing contact your International Distributor or if you're in the U.S. contact Engineered Software.

Free Updates
To make sure you receive emails and all relevant information on keeping your copy of PowerCADD v9 up to date please make sure you've registered your product. In the United States, contact Engineered Software directly (click here for link XTNL URL). In other countries please contact your regional distributor (click here for link XTNL URL). If you have not received an update notice from Engineered Software (or your regional international distributor) contact them directly from the links previously provided.

In general, it's highly recommended you update your version of PowerCADD 9.x to 9.1.3 before upgrading your current version of Mac OS X to 10.9 Mavericks. If you have already upgraded your copy of Mac OS X to Mavericks before updating your copy of PowerCADD 9 contact technical support at Engineered Software (in the U.S.), or technical support for your international distributor at the links noted earlier. We also have a related article at this link you may find useful.

New PowerCADD Users
If you are buying a new version of PowerCADD (from Engineered Software in the U.S. or an International Distributor), you will receive the latest version with that purchase. However, we encourage all new purchasers to confirm with the respective seller that PowerCADD version 9.1.3 (or newer) it what will be provided on the master install CD. If the version is older than that (i.e. PowerCADD v9.1.0 verses v9.1.3) then please confirm the update process you'll have to follow or have the seller provide the most current version for your new purchase.

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PowerCADD 9.1.3 Drawing Window Goes Blank After Printing

Issue: After printing the drawing windows looks blank (all white)

Affects:

  • PowerCADD 9.1.3 and Mac OS? X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Priority: Low
  • This issue has been reported to Engineered Software and has been reported as corrected but update has been released


Description

After choosing File? menu → Print..., the drawing window goes all white / appears blank as opposed to showing the original drawing window contents prior to printing. See screen shots here for before and after examples:

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Before choosing File menu → Print...

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After choosing File menu → Print...

Work Around

The fix is easy: Press the 0 key (that's the zero number key) to force a screen redraw. The original drawing content is rendered correctly to screen. This is essentially a cosmetic issue.

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Problem updating PowerCADD 9.1.2 under Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9

I updated to Mac OS? X Mavericks 10.9 before I updated my copy of PowerCADD to 9.1.3. Now what?

Requirements

  • PowerCADD version 9.1.2
  • Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 (10.9.2 or newer recommended)



Background

Okay, so you missed our related article about updating your copy of PowerCADD 9.1.2 before you upgraded to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. You've read the instructions in the update email you received from Engineered Software Technical Support about how to update your version of PowerCADD - problem is you tried going to Help menu → Updates... but the ES Updater.app won't work and you can't enter in the detailed information provided in the official update email. It's okay, all is not lost.

Please note, update instructions are provided by Engineered Software (or your regional International Distributor) that include very specific steps along with passwords and log in identification information. Our note here does NOT include that information, rather it's just a summary on how to get the updater application to work. You should reference the PowerCADD update email that you received for the specific log in information and any specific instructions not covered here.

What To Do:

You can get direct access to the ES Updater.app which is what makes the update process happen. Now, this method can appear to be a bit daunting as it requires you to dig into some of the inner workings of PowerCADD. Rest assured if you follow these steps precisely there's nothing to worry about.

Caution: As is typical before running any software application update or upgrade - always make a backup - of your current copy of PowerCADD before performing any update.

To Run the ES Updater.app from Inside the PowerCADD Application Package, do this:

  1. Quit PowerCADD 9.1.2 if it's already running
  2. Open the PowerCADD Application folder. It should be located at: Applications Folder → PowerCADD
  3. Locate the item named PowerCADD.app
  4. Right+Click (or press Control key + click) on the item named PowerCADD.app
  5. Choose Show Package Contents from the Contextual Menu
  6. Click to navigate to the following folder Contents → Mac OS
  7. In there you'll see an application titled ES Updater.app - Double click that application
  8. Follow the update instructions you received via email to correctly log in and update your copy of PowerCADD 9.1.2

Good News Shortcut for Canadian users: If you're a registered PowerCADD user in Canada just contact Evoy and Associates (www.evoy.com) and they have a terrific email that gives you a one click solution with no need to fiddle around with the steps noted above!

Summary:

So, in short even if you jumped the gun and upgraded to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks before updating PowerCADD from 9.1.2 to 9.1.3, all isn't lost Smile Just follow the steps and you'll be up and running faster than it took us to write this article!

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