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This is a new area (under construction) for users to communicate with each other, and is also another way to directly communicate to F I T, Inc.  Please feel free to exchange ideas, hints and tips, and submit any Wish List items to us for consideration.  (Please remember to indicate "Why" the specific feature is important  and "How" it is to be used.) 

The posts appear in chronological order with the most recent posts showing at the top.  Thank you for your patience while we work on our site!

Thursday, May 25, 2000 FIT, Inc

Dear Tom,

Welcome, and thank you for using CADVANCE!

If you are referring to paper drawings, there is a product called Scan2CAD that will take a scanned image and convert the raster image to vector format which you could then bring into CADVANCE for editing.  Go to the Scan2CAD page to download a demo and give it a try!  Or contact me with any other questions or for more information.


Thursday, May 25, 2000 FIT, Inc

To all CADVANCE Forum Users,

We are finishing the new forum which will be more interactive and easier to use.  It should be up and running shortly.  Thank you again for your patience while we work on this area for you.


Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 11:38:23
Tom McElin
Version Number: lite 99

I'm just learning about this product and am looking for more
information. Any recommended books or sites?  I'm also wondering if there is
a way to convert existing drawings which would need to be scanned into
cadvance lite 99. /thanks

Monday, May 8, 2000 at 10:55 AM FIT, Inc

Yes, the new version of CADVANCE or CADVANCE LiTe will be able to open drawing files created in v6.5, and there shouldn't be any problems with your symbols.  I've received your direct email earlier and will be sending you your evaluation CD shortly.  Please let me know if I may be of further assistance.


Thursday, May 4, 2000 at 10:57:36
VersionNumber: 6.5b

If I upgrade to Cadvance Lite or full version will I be able to translate my drawing files and my symbols

Monday, April 3, 2000 9:27 AM FIT, Inc

Dear Steve,

Thank you for your interest in CADVANCE 6.5!  Please be sure to visit www.cadvance.com/news.htm for mini-tutorials for v6.5 users.

To receive your serial number to install CADVANCE, please complete and submit the form on the download page to us.  We will issue you your serial number once we receive your information.

Thank you again for using CADVANCE,


Sunday, April 02, 2000 4:23 PM
Steve Joseph
Version 6.5

I guess this is the form I need to fill out to get the activation code for the free download    
 I plan on using this in my hobby and think it will make my projects go easier with the cadvance.  I have never used a cad program before so I am looking forward to using it for
design in my woodworking.

Friday, March 31,2000 8:45 AM FIT, Inc

Dear Richard,

Thank you very much for your suggestions on Associative Dimensioning.  We'll study your requests after CV2000 is released as part of the minor upgrade for CV2000.

Thank you,
FIT, Inc

Thursday, March 30, 2000 4:47 PM Support

Dear Jeff,

Please send us your Toolbar.txt and your macro, and we will examine them and
try them on our machines.  Thank you.


Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 2:37 PM Support

Dear Richard,

Please send us a drawing and your operation sequence so that we may investigate further.  E-mail it to: support@fitinc.com 

Thank you,
Support at FIT, Inc.

Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 16:51:08
Richard Krebs
Version: 99.5

Dear Sirs, Earlier today 3/30/00 I e-mailed you some conserns
about associative dimensioning. I just noticed something else tha i can not
do. Many times when I get done with a set of plans, my customers/contractors
like to have the plans scale down to fit on 8.5"x 11"paper. When I do this
with assoc dim it really screws up the dimensioning. Thank you, Richard

Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 12:16:14
Jeff Hayden
Version: V99.5

I am hoping support (or anyone else)can help me with the following
problem.  Please refer to the thread below.  Thank you for any answers you
can provide.

Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 03:39:57
Richard Krebs
Version: 99.5

Dear Sirs, We had a user group mtg in St.Paul, Mn last
night(3/29/00). At the mtg I asked about associative dimensioning and
desided to use it. But when I started using it I remembered why I don't use
it. Commercial dimensioning is from surface of wall to surface of wall,
which assoc dim works fine, but residential dimensioning is from outside of
exterior of house walls to center line of interior house walls, which assoc
dim does not do, I would like to use this Cadvance opt, but need you to
allow me to doo the following. Can you let me know if it is possible. 1. I
would like to be able to adjust/move dimension lines after the line has been
layed out, without having to redimension my plans.      2. I would like to
be able to move the text, not edit the text, just be able to move text.
3. I would like to place a dimension point somewhere other than a vertex.
such as centerline of walls. To accomplish this I offset the dimension point
from a line.                      Thank you, Richard Krebs

Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 10:43:05
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Thursday, March 23, 2000 at 15:24:46
Wesley Green

I posted on the other forum.  Any Ideas w/ this?

It's been awhile.
I want to have the following macro. Purpose is to idiot proof (wesley proof)
my extend line. I want Snap turned "off" then run the

'$INCLUDE 'cdi_incl.cbh'
sub main
dim int1 as integer
dim int2 as integer
i_ret = cdisetsnapmode (CDI_NOSNAP)
i_ret = CdiMenuEntry (IDM_ALTER_EXTEND,int1,int2)
Call CdiPutMsg( "Select object(s) for editing...")
end sub

Problem is... With a menu entry for "Alter/Extend Segment" I extend my line.
Then hit button 2 and the command will let me pick
another line to extend to OR button 2 again and I'm out of the command.

Above macro requires (3) three clicks to end the extend segment. 1st button
2 waits for me to pick another line to extend to. 2nd
button 2 does the same thing (or nothing at all) 3rd button 2 and I'm out of
the command.

Make any sense. Try running the above and count how many clicks it takes to
end the "extend segment command"


Friday, March 17, 2000 at 12:18:07
Julie F.
Version Number: v99

have any users of Cadvance been able to obtain a complete
material list (down to the nails) from one of their floor plans using the
database link?  If so, e mail me @ :  logs@gcnet.net
Wednesday, March 15, 2000 1:23 PM Todd Hamo

Dear Chadd

CADVANCE cannot print to a printer with a pathname longer than 32
characters.  I can't tell for sure the length of yours.  I'll research this

Todd Hamo
F I T, Inc.
Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at 09:44:57
Chadd N.         www.expocad.com
Version Number: 6.5

Has anyone seen any problems printing directly to printers using a
jet direct card or port in the 16bit versions of Cadvance?  Like if you have
a printer printing to port "\\HP_Network_printers\"???  I have an install where you print to the printer and it doesn't give any errors, but
nothing is ever sent to the queue or the printer.  Any help would be great.


Tuesday, March 14, 2000 9:25 AM Shari

Hi Wesley,

Regarding your post "when using AutoSnap and your Font 0 set to BoldSim" - We are now aware of the problem and will have a resolution available for it in v2000.

Thank you for your patience

Monday, March 13, 2000 12:15PM Frank Pollacia AIA

 I will be taking a display booth at Multi-Housing World
(Take a look at www.mhw.com) in Vegas on the 15th of March. The display work I did for Legacy 99 will be shown in my booth. On the art work is the logo of Cadvance, since Cadvance participated on the Legacy project.
Also The road side art work should be up this week. This is on Oak Lawn
Ave in Dallas. On the art work the Cadvance Logo will be displayed.
Thanks for your help on the Legacy project.

 Frank Pollacia

(note:  see "News-Legacy 1999 Project" for details)

Thursday, March 09, 2000 8:19 AM
Wesley Green

When using AutoSnap feature and your Font 0 is set to BoldSim the
text does not show up.  We have always had font 0 set to BoldSim.  I'm interested in using the autosnap feature but cannot convert all of our drawings to change the font 0.  Can you help please?


Tuesday, March 07, 2000 10:55 AM
Paul Plak

TO Keith : yes you can make "blueprints", if you mean big size
printed output. Some graphic & blueprint shops offer plot service. Ask them
what plotter they have, if they can give you a driver disk for windows, or
if you can download the driver from the internet, you can give them a disk
that you can create with your drawing on it.

To do that, install your driver in windows, within cadvance, select it as
printer, specify your scale and sheet size. Specify plot to file. Copy the
file to a floppy or Cd-R. That should do it.

Friday, March 3, 2000 at 1:45 PM Shari

Feature list for v2000 is now available...Click here!

Friday, March 3, 2000 at 10:30 AM Shari

Hi Keith,

We'll be emailing you a detailed answer to your question.  Thanks for using CADVANCE!


Friday, March 3, 2000 at 07:24:00
VersionNumber: 6.5

I want to plan an addition to my home using CADVANCE.  I then want to convert the design to a blueprint so I can get a building permit.

Basic Question:
 1.  Can I use CADVANCE to design an addition and eventually create blue
 2.  If so, is there some instructional material/tutorial that describes the process from start to finish?
Friday, March 3, 2000 at 9:00 AM Shari

The v2000 feature list is in the process of being finalized today and should be posted here later today or Monday.

Friday, March 3, 2000 at 09:35:42
Henry Halamaj

Is there any news as to what the 3D enhancements are going to be
in V2000?
Archived: February 2000

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