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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


Increased Speed directly onto the screen, minimizing searches< New
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 to manipulate
 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


Faster, Smaller as ASCII files; the new default binary files
 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.
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 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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