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Looking For Help? / small cursor in stretch command
« Last post by rccon on August 02, 2017, 09:45:33 AM »
I'm making one of my rare attempts to do something in 3d mode, and finding the stretch command very difficult to use. I have cursor type set as 3d cursor and for most commands I get the 3-color axes which are easy to follow, but when I activate the stretch command, the cursor becomes a very small black x with a hole at it's center which is very hard to see. Is there some setting I need to change?
Looking For Help? / subtract large number of holes
« Last post by bdeck on August 02, 2017, 09:41:48 AM »
Heres a drawing having two solids (according to infobox), a platesolid and a holesolid.
The hole solid was made by grouping the 2d holes, executing make plane, extrude, and solid define
Could not find any simple way to subtract holesolid from platesolid.

Then i made a copy of plate solid -0.5" from original in z direction. Performed solid add on newplatesolid and holesolid.
That "sort of" worked. got about 75% of holes to subtract. The rest disappeared.

Anyone got a simple way to perform this common task without subtracting one hole at a time?

EDIT: BTW, the infobox identifies the entities as solids, but edit/selection filter and help/drawing info both say the drawing has only grids and planes. Dunno why solid add sort of worked.
Looking For Help? / Re: Symbols library?
« Last post by Rob S on July 28, 2017, 07:47:54 PM »
AFAIK, full versions of Designcad contain symbol libraries even in the download versions, so:

Try and search your entire drive C for a folder named "Symbol", which may be located in various locations depending on how you installed the program.

If such a folder is found, then under options, options dialog, file locations tab, point the "Symbol Library" path to this folder.

If not, call back and more ideas will be forthcoming.
Looking For Help? / Re: Symbols library?
« Last post by Bryang114 on July 28, 2017, 11:19:53 AM »
I'm also new to DesignCAD 2D and also looking for symbol libraries.  My Load symbol files is also empty.  I downloaded the program so I do not have a disk to load from.  Can this be downloaded from a website?

General Discussion / Re: Punkte Setzen - Watch your Keyboard Settings
« Last post by drgroen on July 22, 2017, 09:06:45 AM »

May have posted this elsewhere previously,....

Watch your keyboard settings.  I may be a bit foggy on the exact details, but we had a problem with keyboard settings.

One of my co-workers had strange things happening on DCAD.  I believe he was trying to do a Point Relative (apostrophe) and it was not working.

He is Latvian and I jokingly asked him if he was using a Latvian keyboard.

He does communicate with his family back home and it turns out that he was using a setting to enable him to enter the extended characters.  Apparently the apostrophe is used as an escape character to modify the next character, so it gets swallowed up by the PC the first time it is pressed -- no Point Relative.

Changed the keyboard to US English and the problem was fixed.


Looking For Help? / Re: Reloading DesignCAD
« Last post by DrollTroll on July 20, 2017, 03:58:24 AM »
Yes, Bruce is a great guy. Thanks for sticking it out, John, and giving us the chance to help you over the hump.
Looking For Help? / Re: Reloading DesignCAD
« Last post by hepcat on July 20, 2017, 03:50:14 AM »
If it was you DT, 'Thank You'. I was emailed by Mr Bruce Phinney, Direct Sales Supervisor, in the US.  He was most helpful and initiated the route for me.  I was amazed to find that that route was through  a TurboCAD advertisement in 'Facebook'. (From earlier brief looks at Facebook I thought it was just for families exchanging photographs of their latest babies.)  Anyway thanks to all those who helped me through several days of miserable confusion I now have an update on its way.
Looking For Help? / Re: Reloading DesignCAD
« Last post by DrollTroll on July 18, 2017, 11:33:10 AM »
Sorry, we don't have a number in the UK. I will ask someone in sales to contact you by email to help you complete your purchase.

Looking For Help? / Re: Reloading DesignCAD
« Last post by Rob S on July 18, 2017, 09:46:53 AM »
Sorry to hear that, however a bit beyond my scope.  There have been other reports of IMSI Designcad website non functional recently.

Hopefully our resident GURU, aka Mr D. Troll, will chime in here

He has the necessary connections to deal with these things!!!
Looking For Help? / Re: Reloading DesignCAD
« Last post by hepcat on July 18, 2017, 05:13:58 AM »
Sorry to bother you again.  i said last time that I would take up the offer to upgrade my v18 to v25.
I clicked buttons last Friday and again yesterday to try to initiate that and finally got a response this morning. I followed instructions giving my email and a password and was told I now had an account.  I was given a long address to click which took me to a help line, obviously for people with problems about running a CAD
program but no way of making progress on buying the upgrade.  Is there a telephone number (preferably in England) where I might be able to make some progress?
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