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NEW DesignCAD WINDOWS; UNLIMITED VIEWS, HOT TOOL BOX, TOTALLY REWRITTEN FOR WINDOWS INTERFACE

 LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- American Small Business Computers Inc. (ASBC) releases new DesignCAD Windows: the Windows version of the popular and award-winning DesignCAD 2D for DOS. New DesignCAD Windows contains the features of its DOS counterpart with many new features.
 DesignCAD Windows: Windows GUI Advantage
 On-Line Manual
 Unlimited Views
 Hot Tool Boxes
 Load/Link Bit-Mapped Images
 DesignCAD Windows takes advantage of the Windows GUI (Graphical User Interface) more than other CAD programs on the market: Unlike other Windows CAD packages, DesignCAD Windows can open an unlimited number of views, at any size and placement. Scroll Bars, not found in some Windows CAD programs, appear automatically. Users may draw, setting points from view to view. DesignCAD Windows may be opened multiple times so a user could work on both a floor plan and an elevation simultaneously. The On-Line Manual allows users to retrieve information about any command directly onto the screen, practically eliminating recourse to manuals. Dozens of new commands complement DesignCAD's flexibility (see attached), while Windows enhances ease-of-use. The Hot Tool Box allows users to place their most-used commands instantly available with a mouse click, enhancing productivity: Though many non- CAD Windows programs have this feature, it is rare for a Windows CAD program. Load bit-mapped (BMP) image files into CAD drawings-and the files stay linked; this way users could place bit-mapped scenery from any other program directly into their CAD designs.
 More Features: Copy, Cut, Paste
 Dialogue Box
 256 Named Layers
 Shortcut Keystrokes
 Text Arc
 Macros
 Programming Language
 Points Before or After Command
 Performs Copy, Cut, and Paste, with user choice of either real CAD entities or Bit-Mapped (BMP) images. Click twice on any object, and a Dialogue Box pops up, allowing the user to instantly change any feature: color, layer, line width, line type, text, dimension format, etc. DesignCAD Windows contains a full complement of 256 named layers and 256 colors from a user-definable palette of over 16 million. Shortcut keystroke and even single keystroke commands grant quick access--and are instantly customizable by the user. Text manipulation allows text fit about an arc. Superior macros not only repeat a series of keystrokes but allow for user input and more. BasicCAD is a true Basic-like CAD programming language with conditional looping, branching and access to all DesignCAD commands. Power users appreciate that points may be set before issuing commands, to reduce prompting; whereas, detailed prompting helps new users.
 DesignCAD-Expert Series: DesignCAD Windows
 DesignCAD 3D
 DesignSYM
 ScanPro
 DesignCAD Windows is available separately or bundled with DesignCAD - The Expert Series which combines DesignCAD Windows (or DOS at the user's option), DesignCAD 3D, ScanPRO, and DesignSYM into one high-end CAD package. DesignSYM provides users with over 6,700 pre- drawn architectural and industrial symbols. ScanPRO is a raster-to- vector conversion program.
 General: Low Price
 Availability
 Updates
 Free Demos
 DesignCAD Windows sells for only $349 -- same as the DOS version. DesignCAD Expert sells for $995. Both are available through dealers worldwide and from American Small Business Computers Inc., One American Way, Pryor, OK 74361. Phone 918-825-7555 or fax 918-825-6359 to purchase or for free brochures and demo disks.
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 /CONTACT: DesignCAD Keith Campbell, VP Marketing, CSI, 70131,200; MCI 557-9367, phone 918-825-4844, or fax 918-825-6359; or Editors-Only Hotline, 918-825-4985/


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