NEW DESIGNCAD 2D VERSION 6.0 COMPLETELY REWRITTEN
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 16 ~PRNewswire~ -- American Small Business Computers Inc. (ASBC) ships new DesignCAD 2D version 6.0 the first day of Fall COMDEX '92, Nov. 16. The complete, easy-to-use system, with unlimited free technical support and a customer base of hundreds of thousands worldwide, combine to create a system that is hard to beat. PC Magazine awarded their Editors' Choice to DesignCAD version 5.0 (12~17~91) declaring DesignCAD's features rival those of high-priced, high-end systems. Version 6.0 is better with 54 new commands, 79 new options, and a host of other changes, including more colors, layers, curve types, dimensioning features, improved grouping and programming functions, and more. New System New DesignCAD version 6.0 boasts an improved Features: (CUA-like) user interface, making command Improved selection easier than ever before. An Interface improved on-line manual allows users to On-line Manual retrieve information about any command
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Commands through the reference manual. Version 6.0 is three to five times faster than the previous version. Dozens of new commands, like Bezier curves, add to DesignCAD's flexibility and ease-of-use (see attached sheet for detailed listing). The new DOS Shell Command allows users to temporarily exit DesignCAD, perform DOS functions and return, saving valuable time. Dimensioning: DesignCAD's extensive dimensioning Enhancements capabilities are improved even further. New Progressive ways to dimension diameter, arc, chamfer, and Calculations radius, as well as determining horizontal and Dimension vertical dimensions are included. Progressive Previewing measurement commands can be used to Dimension automatically dimension parts of an area as Options well as the entire object. One new, powerful feature allows dynamically previewing dimensions before committing them to a drawing. Balloon and Pullout commands allow users to highlight individual items within a drawing automatically placing a leader, arrows and circled or uncircled text. A host of 36 new dimension options control precision, format, location, orientation, type, color, layer, scale, gap size, offset, balloon size, prefixes, suffixes, and other dimension parameters. Group Features: New Grouping features treat user-selected Edit Groups objects as a single object, allowing users to Explode Groups edit, move, or copy the entire Group at once.
Multiple Groups can be exploded ex·plode
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Saved Groups individual parts of a Group. Multiple Group capability allows users to define more than one Group within the same drawing and switch between these Groups. Groups can be saved with the drawing, eliminating the need to redefine Groups when a drawing is retrieved. Miscellaneous: Drawings can be saved as binary files as well
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Drawing Files load almost twice as fast and use 50 percent Text Commands less disk space. New text options allow Hatch Fill objects to be mirrored, reversing enclosed Command text or not. Improved hatch commands allow Programming users to "hatch" any enclosed area just like Language the paint command, regardless of the number or Enhancements type of lines defining the area. Version 6.0 Other includes additional ways to set points and Commands create arcs, circles, tangent lines, fillets, chamfers, and parallel lines. 256 colors and layers expand aesthetics and flexibility. The new Trim Double command cleans up intersections: even at non-90x angles. The flexible BasicCAD programming language is enhanced, running faster and with new executable statements, expanding users' capabilities. DesignCAD 6.0: DesignCAD 2D version 6.0 is compatible with System hundreds of printers, plotters, digitizers and Requirements mice. Despite all the new advances, Low Cost requirements are an MS-DOS system with 1 Meg Availability expanded RAM and hard disk. Version 6.0 Updates retails for only $349, available through dealers worldwide and American Small Business Computers Inc., One American Way, Pryor, OK, 74361. Updates for current users are only $59. Free brochures and demo disks: 918-825-4844, fax 918-825-6359. -0- 11~16~92 CONTACT: Keith Campbell, V.P. Marketing for DesignCAD, 918-825-4844; Editors only: 918-825-4985; COMDEX Booth no. 767, Main Hall, LVCC CO: DESIGNCAD INC. IN: CPR SU: PDT ST: NV
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