PowerCADD 6: Most Recent Version

Still Using PowerCADD 6?

As of January 2006, Engineered Software (authors of PowerCADD) shipped PowerCADD version 7 which is Mac OS? X only. If you are continuing to run PowerCADD version 6 in Mac OS X or Mac OS 9, you should double check your version and build numbers to make sure you have the latest, and last, officially released version of PowerCADD 6. We highly recommend downloading and keeping the latest installers in a safe place along with your master install codes which were included with your master CD.

Revision: March 2008:

  • PowerCADD v6 is not compatible with Apple Mac OS X Leopard (10.5). Please review this caddpower.com article for important additional information.
  • Updates for PowerCADD v6 is no longer officially supported and updaters for that application have been pulled from official websites (Engineered Software, the Canadian Distributor, etc.).



Checking your PowerCADD 6, PowerDWG or WildTOOLs version and build number

The last official release and build numbers for PowerCADD version 6 are:

  • version: 6.2.1
  • build: EE17
  • released: May 26, 2005

The last official release for PowerDWG is:

  • version: 6.1.1
  • released: May 25, 2003

The last official release for WildTOOLs is:

  • version: 7.1.3
  • released: May 23, 2005

To check your version and build number of PowerCADD, do this:

  1. Launch PowerCADD v6
  2. Choose PowerCADD menu → PowerCADD Profile...
  3. the following dialog box will appear listing your version and build number:




To check your version of PowerDWG, do this:

  1. Click on your Desktop to make the Finder the active application
  2. Open Applications folder → PowerCADD folder → Plug-Ins folder → Translators folder
  3. Click once on the DWG Translator icon to select it
  4. Choose File? menu → Get Info...
  5. In the General section, Version should read 6.1.1

To check your version of WildTOOLs, do this:

  1. Click on your Desktop to make the Finder the active application
  2. Open Applications folder → PowerCADD folder → Plug-Ins folder →WildTools folder
  3. Click once on the WildThing icon to select it
  4. Choose File menu → Get Info...
  5. In the General section, Version should read 7.1.3







What to do:

If your version numbers do not match:

  • PowerCADD version 6.2.1 and build EE17
  • PowerDWG version 6.1.1
  • WildTOOLs, WildTHING version 7.1.3

Then you should download the appropriate update(Drunk as noted below. Even if you have the most current version installed, we highly recommend you download all the latest updates (including PDF? manual) from the links noted below. Now that PowerCADD v7 has been released, it's not known how long the download links for PowerCADD v6 will remain available so please act quickly to make sure you always have the latest versions available locally on your hard drive or on a backup CD.

March 2008: Updates for PowerCADD v6 is no longer officially supported and updaters for that application have been pulled from official websites (Engineered Software, the Canadian Distributor, etc.)

If you are in the United States:

  • visit the download page at Engineered Software XTNL URL for the most recent version
  • if you use WildTOOLs, don't forget to download the latest version of that too
  • if you use PowerDWG, don't forget to download the latest version of that too
  • while you're there, you might as well grab a PDF version of the PowerCADD 6 manual

If you are in Canada:

  • visit the Software Update page at PowerCADD Canada XTNL URL for the most recent version
  • they have both French and English Versions
  • don't forget to download the latest version of WildTOOLs and PowerDWG if you use those External Add-on's
  • a PDF download of the manual is also available there

If you are someplace other than Canada or the United States contact your local distributor for the latest versions of PowerCADD, PowerDWG and WildTOOLs.

We hope that helps
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PCD6 and OS X Leopard

PowerCADD v6 is not compatible with Apple Mac OS? X Leopard (10.5). Please review this caddpower.com article for important additional information.

If you are still using PowerCADD v6 in Mac OS X Leopard you should upgrade to PowerCADD 7 for Apple PowerPC based hardware or PowerCADD 8 for Apple Intel based hardware. Review this article on our site for how to upgrade.

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