2003 Aug 2003 Issue
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CADVANCE 2002 Service Pack 2 !
CADVANCE 2002 Service Pack 2 Update is now available. To receive
your Service Pack 2 Update, please visit our support page at http://www.cadvance.com/tech.htm
or please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send
you the update. Please note that shipping fees apply for Updates
to be sent on a CD.
CADVANCE V2002 drawings are compatible with CADVANCE
Drawing files saved in CADVANCE 2002 format are downward
compatible to CADVANCE 2000.
SP2 contains all changes, bug fixes and improvements of
SP1, as well as the following
- Cdi macro calls fixes. The following Cdi calls
- File name length is now up to 260 characters
- Options/Path dialog box can read/edit long paths
from CADVANCE.INI file or user input.
- Note for AETools users:
AETools 2002 is not
updated for long path names yet:
AETools 2002 and CADVANCE 2000
share the buffer objects CDI_REFERENCE_DEFN and CDI_REFERENCE_BUF
which are used by AEPlan. The buffer objects have maximum 64
character path length.
- DWG to VWF translator layers bug fix.
DWG was setting line style and weight to zero in the CADVANCE 2002
original release. It now sets blank like V2000.
- Edit Words menu update
Now Edit Words menu is
separated in to two menus, Single and Multiple.
reflects to Edit/Word as Edit/Word Single and Edit/Word Multiple on
the Edit menu as well as mouse right button popup
What's New for CADVANCE V2002
Service Pack 1
- DWG/VWF Translator
- 1. Translate CADVANCE drawing database in layer
order and leave out layers with no data in dwg file. Only the
layers that contain data in CADVANCE are output to dwg file.
- 2. Create all area filled objects before all other
line data in dwg file so that when the dwg file is displayed in
other CAD software the date drawn over the filled area (solid) will
be displayed . To do this, "Areafill under line" in the
Option/Miscellaneous dialog box has to be checked on. Without
checked, CADVANCE will display in forward or backward.
- 3. Multiple layers with the same 'underscore,
underscore, layer number' setting will end up on the same
- 4. The translator setup dialog seems to show up
only once per CADVANCE session. In addition to "File / Open …
[another] dwg file", the translator setup dialog now shows up after
the Reference Setup Dialog (if translation detected) and for
"Utility / Translate …". This is a bug fix.
- 5. When translating DWG files to VWF files using
File/Open, now cadvance creates VWF reference files for the XREFs
found inside the DWG files.
- 6. Fixed tessellation algorithm. We know when to
reverse the point-order when handling polygons drawn in clockwise
order. Prevented crashes when translating large
- Other Functions
- 1. When redrawing the drawing database, draw all
area filled objects before all other line data. To do this,
"Areafill under line" in the Option/Miscellaneous dialog box has to
be checked on. Without checked, CADVANCE will display in forward or
backward depending on the setting in the Option/Miscellaneous dialog
- 2. Fixed problem with clipboard, CADVANCE registry
entries were not right in WinXP. This fix is applied only to Windows
- 3. Fixed Reference Setup column spacing so 3 digit
layers are not split into two lines.
- 4. Fixed Undo/Redo where symbol editing and text
attributes are involved.
There were cases like: "Symbol
attributes are lost when a symbol is edited and then saved with the
same name", and "Symbol text attributes are lost when the user
'explores' the undo/redo memory and the text attributes assigned to
symbol just go away and cannot be even be re-edited to have any text
attributes." Additionally, the undo/redo playback gets very
confusing for the users with symbol editing. There was a need
for a separation of undo/redo memory between symbol editing and
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This edition includes 3
frequently asked questions from CADVANCE users.
- Q: When I replace a symbol with CADVANCE 2000 or
CADVANCE 2002, the new symbol is scaled too small or too
- A: This may be due to the AdjustSymbolScale
value. Turn OFF your Adjust Symbol Scale in the Symbol/Place
dialog before you replace symbols. Or, exit Cadvance and edit
your Cadvance.ini file by turning it off, as follows.
- Q: Can I
automatically load a drawing, such as a plan or titleblock, when I
start CADVANCE or CADVANCE LITE?
- A: Yes. Copy your
drawing file to your root CADVANCE folder, then add the file to your
Example. Your drawing is TTLBLK.VWF. First, make a copy of TTLBLK.VWF to your root CADVANCE folder.
Then, edit your CADVANCE shortcut on your desktop by right-clicking on
the shortcut and then clicking 'Properties'.
If your desktop CADVANCE shortcut "Target"
add a space and then type the VWF file so that it
Then click OK and start CADVANCE from the
If your desktop CADVANCE LITE shortcut
add a space and then type the VWF file so that it
Then click OK and start CADVANCE
- Q: I am creating a
PDF file from CADVANCE, using Adobe Acrobat. Is there any way I
can give it a black background, like my drawing in
- A: Adobe Acrobat Reader
v4 and above can be configured to display a black background.
In Acrobat Reader, go to Edit > Preferences, then click
'Accessibility' and under 'Color Scheme' choose 'Use Custom Scheme'.
Then under 'Custom Scheme' where it says 'Page Background Color' click
the icon for Black. Then, when you create PDF's, they will be
given black backgrounds.
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