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This Holiday Season is a
particularly special time in our nation, and it is especially
important to reflect upon the things we have to be thankful for. Each
of us at F I T, Inc. are especially grateful for our family, friends, and
you, our clients. We want to express our sincerest thanks to all of
you for your continued support and patronage, and look forward to continue
serving you in the years to come.
you and yours enjoy the best of the Holiday Season!
With warmest wishes,
The team at F I T,
In appreciation of your continued
patronage, we would like to offer a special savings coupon. Valid
December 1 - 31, 2001, receive 50%
off one item* when you mention code "DEC50".
NEW! - Scan2CAD v6.1 will
soon be available. Place your order in December and receive 20% off!
4 x faster vectorization speed
compared to v6
New, simpler method of color vectorization
New Unify Text Height command
makes OCR text strings the same height
New Command Line lets you run
Scan2CAD from inside other apps
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Applicable towards CADVANCE, CADVANCE LiTe, SpaceManagement,
AssetManagement, AE Tools, Connect IT, Virtual Tablet, or any of the
Viewers. Discount is not applicable toward previous purchases.
We have received many questions inquiring about the compatibility of the new
AutoCAD 2002 and CADVANCE 2000. Below is a statement from the HELP
file for AutoCAD Release 2002:
The drawing file format for the 2000,
2000i, and 2002 versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT software is AutoCAD 2000
DWG. Because the file format is the same for these releases, drawing
files can be exchanged between them with no special considerations.
Therefore, we do not foresee any problems
with compatibility between AutoCAD 2002 and CADVANCE 2000. As stated before, we understand your need and the importance of having a DWG
translator that is "alive". In order for us to keep improving
upon the CADVANCE translator, we ask for your participation in sending us
your drawings that you may have problems with along with a detailed
description of what the problem is. Not only will you be helping us to
develop a better translator, but you may also receive your drawing back
already translated and ready to work with.
for AE Tools Users - Bonus Textures
For AE Tools 96, 98, 99 and 2000
users, contributed by Kevin TenBrook - Philo & Wilke Architects.
Download and read the readme file for installation instructions.
My line styles are all printing SOLID.
- A: If
ALL line styles (not just DASH and DOT) are printing SOLID, you may
need to change your setting in CAD.LNS, the linestyle file used by
CADVANCE. You may also want to change the scale of your drawing
For example, in CAD.LNS you may have
the PHANTOM linestyle set as follows:
PHANTOM|F(-- - - --)4,.01
Through trial and error, keep adding
more spaces between the parentheses () until the problem is resolved.
To change the drawing scale, go into
Options / Unit and change the "Drawing Scale".
Experiment with different scales to resolve the problem.
To change the printed scale, go to File
/ Print. In the Printer Configuration dialog box, you will see
the "Scale" section in the upper right. Change the
"By Value" until the problem is resolved.
- Q: When
entering the Authorization Code for CADVANCE (or an Add-on
application) I get the error message "Unauthorized Host
Name". I have provided the Host Name exactly as it appears
in the Authorization Code dialog box.
- A: There are a few
possible reasons for this:
- You installed from a remote machine
which has a different Host Name than the PC on which CADVANCE has
been installed. Thus, you must provide FIT with the Host
Name of the source PC. NOTE: CADVANCE 2000 and CADVANCE LiTe
2000 are not meant to be mapped. We recommend against a
remote installation of CADVANCE.
- You are using Windows 2000 and your
Full Computer Name (as shown in Windows2000) shows a period.
Please provide FIT with the characters up to, but not including,
- Since the time of the installation
you have changed your Host Name without restarting your
computer. Please restart your computer.
- If using Windows NT 4.0 to install
CADVANCE and your Host Name (or ComputerName) has a dash (-) in
it, Windows NT may recognize it as an underscore (_). (This
may also apply to Windows 2000 Professional.) Please rename
your computer or contact FIT for a new authorization code.
- Q: Why is my
drawing file taking up so much disk space? It is unreasonably
- A: Please try one or more
of the following methods to resolve this problem.
- Use File / Pack to pack the drawing.
- Get rid of any embedded or linked
OLE2 objects, which can be found by an Object properties
selection. Type "o,o" on the keyboard for Object
selection. In the lower left of the dialog box, click on the
box for "Object Type" and then select all object types
EXCEPT for "Assoc Object". Then cut and paste to a
new drawing window. This is a way to determine OLE2
objects. If the OLE2 objects are bitmap images, try File /
Open / *.BMP to bring them into the drawing, or open the bitmap
image file and copy and "Paste Special" into CADVANCE as
- Determine whether any area texturing
is taking up too much disk space, and re-texture the area.
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