June 2001                                               Issue 06:1




Summer Sale!

Have you been thinking about purchasing additional licenses of CADVANCE?  Now is the time to order and take advantage of this special time-limited offer!  With the purchase of every new or additional license of CADVANCE or CADVANCE LiTe, receive a Free license of AE Tools and Virtual Tablet!  

Added Bonus!  While supplies last, receive a Free copy of Lightscape 3.1 with every new or additional CADVANCE license purchased.  Or only $50 with every upgrade ordered.  ($495 regular retail value)  Supplies are limited so order now!

Offer valid only in the US, Canada and Mexico, until July 31, 2001.



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CADVANCE 2000 SP5 is now available by download at


  • Updated files for SP5: 3p_incl.h, Actbar2.ocx, Cad1.dll, Cadmsg.dll, Cv_asoc.dll, Dwgxvwf.dll, Mfcdlg.dll, Mfctools.dll, String.dll, Symtrans.exe and Vwfxdwg.dll.

  • Add the Staged Selection:
    Staged selection gives the user the ability to select one of many objects at a point that meet the selection criteria. This only applies to "POINT" selection when "Select object(s) for editing ..." is displayed in the status line. The user clicks on a point and the "best" object at that point is selected and highlighted. If the user clicks again without moving the cursor or using the shift or control key, the next "best" object at that point will be selected and highlighted. This can be continued until there are no more objects that meet the selection criteria at that point. This is implemented for 2D selection only.

  • Add new entries to CADVANCE.INI file:
    These entries supply the values that will be used when switching from a layer that has these attributes assigned to one that does not. If the value is -1 then the current attribute value will not be changed. If no entries mentioned above in the CADVANCE.INI file then -1 is assumed.

  • Improve flexibility of View Layers Setup and reference setup dialog boxes.

  • Fixed the following problems:
    o Hidden line problem.
    o Remember the order in Snap Hierarchy.
    o Turn off flashing when closing the OSL being flashed.
    o Clipping horizontal and vertical lines when texturing with symbols.
    o Fix 15-character database keys.


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  • Q "My plot file is huge." or "My plot file is getting miscellaneous lines running through it when sent to a printer." or "My plot file is missing parts of the drawing." 
  • A:  First, make sure you are using the proper driver.  If you are printing to an HP Design Jet 300,400,500,600,700 or 1000 series printer and use CADVANCE 2000, we recommend that you use a version 2.3, 2.5, 4.0, 4.2, or 4.22 driver.  Do not use the version 4.4 driver because it is not compatible with CADVANCE 2000.

    If this does not work, we recommend using this Alternate Method to Print to File.  Create a printer with printer port settings set to "File".   Then when you wish to “PRINT TO FILE” you select that printer and do not select the "Print to File" check box.


  • Q:  The first time printing to file creates a larger file than each subsequent print.
  • A:  Try the Alternate Method to Print to File as described above.  If this does not resolve the problem, send the drawing to FIT for testing at   (Please remember to zip your file before sending)


  • Q:  When printing to file I get an error message saying "File name length must not exceed 31 characters".
  • A:  Try the Alternate Method to Print to File as described above.  It does not have a 31 character limit.


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