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PowerCADD Demo

Topic

The latest version of the PowerCADD Demo, which includes PowerCADD and PowerDWG, is available for Mac OS? X.

Basic System Requirements for PowerCADD 7 Demo:

  • a PowerPC / Power Macintosh G3, G4 or G5 computer
  • at least 256MB (megabytes) of physical RAM? installed is required for Mac OS X. We recommended 1 GB? (gigabyte) of RAM for optional performance. MORE than 1GB of RAM may be required if you are running multiple applications in Mac OS X
  • a CD-ROM drive
  • a hard disk drive
  • Mac OS 10.3 Panther or newer (Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger recommended)
  • 160MB (megabytes) of free hard drive space for the PowerCADD application, documentation, related example files and related third party external add-on's
  • optional: an output device and related software drivers of your choice which is Mac OS X compatible to print your drawings
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A Few Interface Basics

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Sometimes we just can't get around to writing a whole article addressing a particular topic. However, we often toss together quick demonstration movies to help folks out. This article has some demonstration movies and slide shows for various bits related some of the basics of the PowerCADD Interface... they're not perfect but until we get around to dotting the i's and crossing the t's, these will have to suffice Cool

Requirements

Minimum: PowerCADD v6, Mac OS? 9 or OS X (movies illustrate PowerCADD 6 interface in Mac OS X)
Recommended: PowerCADD v7 and Mac OS X
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Sketching Basics

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Sometimes we just can't get around to writing a whole article addressing a particular topic. However, we often toss together quick demonstration movies to help folks out. This article has some demonstration movies and slide shows for various bits related to sketching... they're not perfect but until we get around to dotting the i's and crossing the t's, these will have to suffice Cool

Requirements

Minimum: PowerCADD v6, Mac OS? 9 or OS X
Recommended: PowerCADD v7 and Mac OS X

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DWG or DXF Files dimmed in Open Dialog

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I tried to open an AutoCAD DWG? file using the PowerDWG translator. However the file is dimmed (grayed out) when I choose File? menu > Open in PowerCADD. If I double click on the file I receive an error dialog box stating the file cannot be opened the PowerDWG translator. What's going on? I've used the PowerDWG translator before and didn't have any problems. How do I get the file open?

Requirements

Minimum: PowerCADD v6 and PowerDWG v6 and Mac OS? X or OS 9
Recommedned: PowerCADD v7 (includes PowerDWG v7) and Mac OS X Tiger or newer

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DWG or DXF files received via email won't open

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I’m having problems translating AutoCAD DWG? files I received via Email. PowerCADD gives me an warning dialog “ an error occurred while loading the file, Increase memory size” (or similar errors) but I’m still unable to translate the file even after increasing the memory (in older versions of PowerCADD in Mac OS? 9). What do I do?

Requirements

Minimum: Any version of PowerCADD and the PowerDWG Translator External
Recommended: PowerCADD v7 and Mac OS X Tiger or newer

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