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If the last command is not waiting for the previous command in LISP where some user input was expected from user like text, user one of the below two methods:

(i) By inserting a "pause" option in text command statement. You can use many pause functions one after the other with a single space. But you may not be sure how many times user enters the input.

 
(ii) By writing a while loop to wait for previous command to completely finish using below statement:

      (while (= 1 (getvar "cmdactive")) (command pause))

Unless this statement is there, commands go concurrently from LISP to CAD session.

Most of the LISP comamnds are supported in ProgeCAD. However there are few limitations on VISUAL LISP Some of the Visuallisp commands are not supported by ProgeCAD. Check the code thoroughly and compare with ProgeCAD Help Developer Reference.

Use REFEDIT command. Then click on YES for local editing. Don't forget to save the changes on small refedit toolbar that pops out at top left corner in your progeCAD session.

If you drawing is having any internal issues it will ask you for regenrate. Use _audit command and "Y" to fix any internal errors. Always it is good practice to regenrate, but it will happen only in inconsistent drawings. However, it is optional to you whether to renerate or not.

Please use QSELECT Command. Your drawing should contain some entities so that this command will work.

Below are the steps to achieve this result in ProgeCAD 2014 Software.

  1. Select any entity inside progeCAD.
  2. In that condition, go to Tools->Drawing Settings -> Coordinate Input Tab
  3. Then you will notice two options at the bottom on Entity Selection Pickbox, increase the size at the pickbox dropdown list.
  4. Similarly you can increase the Entity Snap Aperture, by increasing the Aperture size.

Thank you for choosing ProgeCAD software, a read CAD alternative at very affordable cost.

There is a system variable in ProgeCAD called "DYNMODE". The default value for this is 3, which enables the user to see a dynamically popped window showing the list of filtered commnds on screen. If you wish to stop this display in ProgeCAD, type DYNMODE in command prompt and set the value to "2" instead of "3".

At any point of time, DYNMODE value can be changed back to 3 or vice versa.

In Tools->Options->Display ........Display Performance, there is a check box for Hardware Acceleration. 

The graphics card acceleration in machines which did not have dedicated graphics cards have to be turned off. Other wise, it may slowdown the performance of progeCAD.

Restart the ProgeCAD after this setting.

To solve the reported issue, the CF-0x07 warning message being displayed, we suggest you to register progeCAD another time. To do it, open the Windows Start > All Programs > progeCAD > progeCAD Center, and click the Register progeCAD option.

Two of my friends were complaining to me that progeCAD is very slow and heavy on their computers. They have mixed configurations, from Dual Core to Core-i3. Dual core suffered the most. But I kept on telling them that my staff & I had no problems like this at all. And my Home computer is Dual Core and that too handles progeCAD quite well.

Yesterday I accidentally found out from the drawings sent by my structural engineer - Mr.Narendrakumar who has 15

copies of progeCAD - that his office was now using True Type fonts.  (Earlier they were using only SHX fonts - Roman-S. We, in our office use Roman-S only - we have never used true-type). It was only a small 250 KB file but zooming & panning on the dual core computer was slow and it became heavy on the system. I suspected on the true-type fonts and changed them to Roman-S. Immediately everything was normal and fast.

So if anybody complains to you regarding slow operations in progeCAD, probably it is because of the true-type fonts and you can advise them to change to any SHX fonts and the increase in speed in tremendous - especially with slow computers

Please check the following points:

1.  What is the anti-virus software that you have installed?

2.  There is a chance that a particular software is acting on the progeCAD start-up process stopping it.

3. While installing the progeCAD software,  whether the anti-virus/anti-spam software deactivated or not?

4. Do you have any other particular software active when you start progeCAD?

5. Are you able to start the progeCAD software with your anti-virus/anti-spam softwares deactivated

the Area value is not present in the current progeCAD version.

It will be reported by the progeCAD 2012 Professional version.

Right now to have the area value you have to draw a polyline along the hatch border

Yes, we encourage you to become our Dealer or Reseller. However, we appoint only one Dealer in a particular State/Region. If there is no existing Dealer, you will get a chance to become our Dealer. Otherwise, we will redirect you to your local Dealer so that you can become their reseller

We recommend you to buy the software from your nearest Dealer to get better support. There won''t be any price difference between dealers and direct Distributor or online purchase.

We normally process your order on next working day from the order placement date. However, it might take up to 3 days to supply you the license code(s) and Authorization Certificate

Yes, you can purchase progeCAD India software online using your Credit/Debit cards. We rely on ccAvenue to process our online payments. They are secured and your information will be kept highly confidential. However, we are not responsible for any loss or stolen data. Other options are you can do NEFT/RTGS transfer to our account

NO, these prices are valid only for Indian Territory. It will be illegal to export these licenses outside India. Even if you place online order outside India, it will not be honored.

Please contact us directly with your specific needs so that we can suggest appropriate version of progeCAD to suit your requirements which is legally valid

Open progeCAD ®.

Help menu -> About progeCAD

The mask is written the exact number of installed version

Save the last image rendered:

From the View menu choose "Rendering" and then "Render Options."

-- In Tab Rendering press the button "Save Last Render." (or Visual. Last Render to see the screen image of render made)

-- Specify path and name, by extension, for file and confirm.

Save the render directly to file:

From the View menu choose "Rendering" and then "Render Options."

-- In Tab "Renderizza to file" to define the desired size and press the button "Render"

-- Specify path and name, by extension, for file and confirm

-- Access the mask "Print", choosing from the File menu command "Print"

-- Select from printers: "progeCAD PDF Wizard"

-- Through the button "Properties" configure, if necessary, the parameters of the print as a common printer.

-- Setting the parameters of scale, position paper print area pens.

-- Ask if necessary preview and launch printing.

-- At the time of printing will be asked a name for the PDF file to be generated, and its path

Like all the print, depends solely by means of printing installed.

-- Open the design to be printed

-- Start the Print command

-- Select the tab Operative (plotter, printer or output file) in the mask Print

-- After selecting the means of printing you want, click the Properties button

You''ll see the driver interface printing device that allows the creation of custom size (if provided by the manufacturer).

For additional information about creating customized formats the device used, consult the manufacturer''s manual.

Attention:If progeCAD ® did not save customized formats, you must move from the Control Panel > Printers Windows

-- Ensure that the option "print lineweights" in the mask "Print" in "Advanced", is selected.

If the thickness of lines is set from a file of the print. Ctb

-- Make sure also that in the file. Ctb are configured right thickness in relation to colours.

If the thickness of lines is set from a file of the print. Stb

-- Make sure your file. Stb are configured right thickness in relation to the styles

The printing in progeCAD ® is based directly on the configurations of printer driver device chosen.

The configurations of customization (file. Pc3 AutoCAD ®) are not currently managed.

Make sure anytime you have installed the latest drivers for your operating system.

For additional information on drivers of device used, consult the manual or the manufacturer''s website

Stored Into the system registry :

- ''Save changes to Layout'' check box value

- ''Use Setting from'' check box value

- Header and Footer

Stored into the drawing:

- Print Area

- Fit print area to size of page

- Scale

- Print origin

- Use Line Weight

- Printer

- Paper Landscape/Portrait

- Units

- Upside down set

Stored into CTB files :

- Pens color related to colors table

- Lineweight related to colors table

- Linetype

- Update your printer drivers from the website of printer's supplier

- System drivers shipped with operating systems, could be not full compatible with your printer, so some options supported by your printer, could be unavailable. If available, download and install an updated driver for printer supplier website.

- Landscape plot works

- Update your printer drivers from the website of printer's supplier

- If available, download and install an updated driver for printer supplier website.

- If progeCAD doesn't accept some settings available from your system driver, please try to set them directly from the control panel

- Update your printer drivers from the website of printer's supplier

- Verify from drivers configuration, printer job is managed by the computer not by the printer.Some  printers doesn't have enough memory for print drawing from progeCAD

- Especially on Win 9x and Win ME systems, RAM management is weak and some complex drawing cannot be printed.

  If you have error message or system hangs, please add RAM to your computer

For versions until 2007

WARNING: Do not open the file Dwg, in which you want to insert the PDF as DXF by double-clicking the file. For proper loading function VBA, which manages the command PDFtoDXF, start progeCAD and open the file Dwg with open command.

The problem was resolved by the 2008 version

If the font used in the drawing is not present on your PC, install it to see the drawing properly.

If you can not, when you open the drawing with progeCAD, a selection mask for fonts substitutes appears.

Choose the character compatible with the one to replace.

NOTE

To ensure sound management of Bigfonts installed you must change the file Bigfont.ini

Start -> All Programs -> progeCAD 2XXX pro ENG -> Utility ->User Support Folder

this file specifies the language to which the installed font belongs.

SYNOPSIS:

"Name of the font with"; " language reference number"

CODES OF REFERENCE LANGUAGES:

JAPANESE_CODEPAGE_INDEX = 1,

TRADITIONAL_CHINESE_CODEPAGE_INDEX = 2,

KOREAN_CODEPAGE_INDEX = 3,

SIMPLIFIED_CHINESE_CODEPAGE_INDEX = 5

Example

for a font that is called chinas_fzhjt.shx in simplified Chinese, you will add a row

chinas_fzhjt.shx; 5

wheel of the Mouse

rotation -> Zoom IN and Zoon Out

pressed -> Pan in the active window

double-click -> Zoom Extension in the Active

CTRL + Left mouse button pressed -> 3D orbit in the window Enable

CTRL + SHIFT + Left Mouse button pressed -> Zoom IN and Zoon Out the window

CTRL + SHIFT + Right Mouse button pressed -> Pan in the Active

SHIFT + mouse-> Pan in the Active

The variable "LTSCALE" of the drawing has been set to a different value.

Check the value of variable "LTSCALE" in the drawing of origin, typing in the command bar: "LTSCALE" then press ENTER

Moving in the drawing of destination and repeat the operation of the preceding paragraph.

If the value of variable in the drawing of destination is different, change typing in the command bar the new value

The reason could be that the drawing from which are copied entities was closed.

-- Make sure the file from which they were copied entities is still open.

-- If it proves closed: open the file of the drawing of origin, select entities to be copied from the Edit menu and choose "Copy" or "Copy with point basis."

-- Open or move in the drawing of destination without closing the drawing of origin, Edit menu and choose Paste "or" Paste in Coordinates original ".

NOTE

The right way to copy is always use the command "Copy" from the Edit menu

The font used in the drawing is not present on the PC on which progeCAD ® is installed. Font installation is required.

or

Make sure that a font search path is present among those displayed in the menu Tools -> Options -> Paths/File -> Fonts. If it is not, add the character ";" after the queued existing routes and then the font path.

or

Verify that the font replacement is not active. Open with a text editor (e.g.: "Notepad" Windows) the file "icad.fmp" that is situated at Start menu of Windows -> All Programs -> progeCAD 2XXX Pro ENG -> Utility -> User Support Folder.

Example:

The font not properly displayed is "romans". After verifying the installation of the font on your system and therefore the presence of the full path among those displayed in the fonts location (Tools -> Options -> Paths/File -> Fonts), open the file "icad.fmp" and remove the row with the following content: "romans; ic-romans. shx. " This will avoid the replacement of fonts

-- Click on the button "LWT" in the status bar of progeCAD ® to enable or disable the display of line width.

OR:

-- From the Tools menu, choose " Drawing Settings" .

-- Under the "Display", under the label "Change settings:" choose from: "lineweight."
-- Select the "display lineweights".
-- Exit the form confirming the button "Ok"

 

Where:

The drawing is open, but some of its details are not present

In this case, the file may be corrupted, so recovery is needed:

-- Start progeCAD ®

-- From the File menu choose "Recover"

- Select the damaged files and confirm

-- After the procedure so that the operations take effect on the drawing it is necessary to save it.

It is recommended that you use the "Save as" command assigning another name to the recovered file to avoid losing in this way any definitive information that was not recovered

Where:

01. An error message is displayed and the drawing is not opened.

02. An error message is not displayed but the drawing won''t open.

03. It began the loading of the drawing but after the operation is completed or before it progeCAD ® goes wrong.

In all these cases, the file may be corrupted, so recovery is needed:

-- Start progeCAD ®

-- From the File menu choose "Recover"

-- Select the damaged files and confirm

-- After the procedure so that the operations take effect on the drawing it is necessary to save it.

It is recommended that you use the "Save as" command assigning another name to the recovered file to avoid losing in this way any definitive information that was not recovered.

This problem arises when external references (Xrif) are used and its re-occurrence can be erratic.

It could happen even after opening and saving the drawing several times.

It relates to all OLE objects that can be inserted (images, Excel Spreadsheets, Word Documents, etc.)

If you have this problem, you just need to delete the file with .vbi extension and the same name as your drawing found in the same directory as the .dwg file.

- Check if the font path is specified correctly in progeCAD options. From Tools->Options choose Path/Files tab and insert the correct path for your fonts. You can add more different paths separated

- progeCAD makes an automatic substitution of fonts not available, check file icad.fmp (it is stored into progeCAD main directory), if a font substitution is present for one you have on the disk, delete this row. Font substitution syntax is OriginalFont;OptionalFont

This is a problem that generally depends on the settings of the FlyOver snap (advanced snaps).

Fly over snaps are a special mode of object Snaps which allow a user of progeCAD to display immediately the relevant points of objects (endpoint, centre, midpoint, intersection, etc.).

For complex drawings (several drawn entities) or if a PC is not very fast, the use of this mode can overload the computer.

Should any problem arise, only one value at the time should be set (for ex. only End, Centre, Intersection, etc.); alternatively this function should be disabled and object Snaps should be used only when necessary by means of the relative toolbar.

To set the Object Snaps, position the cursor over the Esnap writing situated on the right at the bottom of the progeCAD screen and press the mouse''s right button.

From the menu, select ''Settings''

The required snaps should then be selected from the control window.

The FlyOver button can be used for activating the settings of FlyOver Snaps

Anyone who owns a regular AutoCAD licence can use, besides the numerous fonts available with progeCAD, also the fonts supplied with AutoCAD.

To do this, open the Tools menu, under Options in Path/File, in Fonts add the fonts'' installation path. For ex.: C:Program FilesAutoCAD R14Fonts. For the 2000 version of AutoCAD the simplex font can be found Support directory. You can add this path too (For ex.: C:AutoCAD LT 2000Fonts;C:AutoCAD LT 2000Support) or copy this font to the folder Fonts of AutoCAD 2000. This guarantees a perfect display of any project using the simplex.shx font.

If when progeCAD was installed on your PC an AutoCAD installation is already present, the font path will be automatically added to the standard ones.

The fonts used for the drawing''s text depend on the text''s style.

With progeCAD it is possible to specify the font to be used in place of other fonts.

Sometimes it may be necessary to use only some types of font for a drawing, or to convert the fonts used into different fonts.

To this purpose the font mapping tables can be used.

If for example drawings are shared with other AutoCAD users, a font mapping table can be used in order to specify the alternative font progeCAD must use for the text originally created in a different font.

The font mapping table (FMP) is an ASCII file containing a font mapping for each line.

Each line contains the basic name of the font file (without the path) followed by a semicolon (;) and the name of the alternative font file with the relative extension (for example .shx or .ttf).

It is for example possible to type the following string in a font mapping table in order to specify that the romanc.shx font file must be substituted by the IC-romans.shx font file.

 

romanc.shx;IC-romans.shx

 

progeCAD comes with a default font mapping table included in the file ICAD.FMP, which is stored in the progeCAD folder.

This file can be modified with any ASCII text editor. It is also possible to specify a different table file in the Options dialogue box or by means of the FONTMAP system variable.

How to specify a font mapping table

1 From the Tools menu choose Options.

2 In the Paths/File list

3 Insert the mapping file name (.fmp) in the ''Font Identification'' box

progeCAD''s original setting uses icad.fmp; if no substitution of font is needed, delete or rename the ICAD.FMP file.

Also remember that...

Is it possible to use AutoCAD''s fonts (the .SHX files) with progeCAD ?

Yes,progeCAD is compatible with AutoCAD fonts file .shx.

To do this, open the "Options" menu and select the "File Paths" tab; then add the fonts'' installation path under "fonts".

For ex: C:Program FilesAutoCAD R14fonts;c:Program FilesAutoCAD R14support

If when progeCAD was installed on your PC an AutoCAD installation is already present, the font path will be automatically added to the standard ones.

If you have original AutoCAD Fonts and want to avoid font substitution of standard ones (Ex. ROMANS.SHX SIMPLEX.SHX)

You also must open the font mapping file, icad.fmp and either delete or comment out the line that makes a font substitution for your AutoCAD font.

For example, suppose you have simplex.shx located at C:ACADFONT and you click on Tools on the menu bar and then Options to identify C:ACADFONT as an alternate font directory. But when you open a drawing that uses simplex.shx, the program continues to substitute ic-simplex.shx.

The solution is to open icad.fmp with a text editing program and either delete the line simplex;ic-simplex.shx or comment it out so that it reads:

;simplex;ic-simplex.shx

Then the next time you launch the program it will no longer substitute ic-simplex.shx for simplex.shx

To eliminate this problem, it is necessary to reduce the hardware acceleration of the graphic hardware. To do this, in the Screen section of the Windows Control Panel, use the advanced settings relative to the graphic hardware's properties

It is a matter of font. The drawing opened uses an AutoCAD font. Anyone who owns a regular AutoCAD licence can use, besides the numerous fonts available with progeCAD , also the fonts supplied with AutoCAD. Just open the Tools menu. Under Options in Path/File in Fonts, add the fonts'' installation path. For ex.: C:Program FilesAutoCAD R14Fonts. For the 2000 version of AutoCAD the simplex font can be found in Support directory. You can add this path too (For ex.: C:AutoCAD LT 2000Fonts;C:AutoCAD LT 2000Support) or copy this font to the folder Fonts of AutoCAD 2000. This guarantees a perfect display of any project using the simplex.shx font

For progeCAD 2007: (license without key USB)

After reinstalled progeCAD start the registration process

Then indicate that the software has already been registered

Indicate that you do not have the LTC code and proceed following signs appear.

In this way, automatically receive a mail with the new CODE REGISTRATION.

For earlier versions to progeCAD 2007: (license without key USB)

After reinstalled progeCAD start the registration process.

Follow the indication as if it were the first registration

progeCAD From 2008 onwards:

After reinstalled progeCAD start the registration process.

Follow the wizard of registration to obtain a new authorization code.

For progeCAD 2007: (license without key USB)

After reinstalled progeCAD start the registration process.

Then indicate that the software has already been registered.

Indicate that you do not have the code LTC and proceed following signs appear.

In this way, automatically receive a mail with the new CODE REGISTRATION.

For earlier versions to progeCAD 2007: (license without key USB)

After reinstalled progeCAD start the registration process.

Follow the incazioni as if it were the first registration

For progeCAD 2008 and later versions

Uninstall progeCAD ® from the PC so far used, using the item in the menu:

Start> Programs> progeCAD 200X pro ITA>

Uninstall progeCAD Pro 200X

Choose how uninstall "Automatic"

licenses without USB key

Proceed to the new PC

Follow the wizard of registration to obtain a new authorization code

licenses with USB key

Proceed to the new PC

Start the registration process by completing the first mask, indicating the serial number.

When prompted to insert the USB key

For earlier versions to progeCAD 2008

Uninstall progeCAD ® from the PC so far used, using the item in the menu:

Start> Programs> progeCAD 200X pro ENG> Uninstall progeCAD Pro 200X

Choose how uninstall "Automatic"

licenses without USB key

IMPORTANT: Note the code uninstall (LTC) that appears when uninstalling

Proceed to the new PC

Follow the wizard of registration to obtain a new authorization code

Indicate when requested that the software has already been registered once

Enter the code uninstall (LTC) in the mask.

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Proceed to the new PC

Start the registration process by completing the first mask, indicating the serial number.

When prompted to insert the USB key

NB. This procedure is also valid for all USB versions.

For earlier versions to progeCAD 2008 not USB version:

Uninstall progeCAD ® from the PC so far used, using the item in the menu:

Start> Programs> progeCAD 200X pro ENG>

Uninstall progeCAD Pro 200X

Choose how uninstall "Automatic"

IMPORTANT: When you uninstall, the uninstall code (LTC) will be displayed during removal.

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progeCAD From 2008 upward:

Uninstall progeCAD ® from the PC so far used, through the menu:

Start> Programs> progeCAD 200X pro ENG> Uninstall progeCAD Pro 200X

Choose how uninstall "Automatic".

NB. This procedure is also valid for all USB versions.

For earlier versions to progeCAD 2008 not USB version:

Uninstall progeCAD ® from the PC so far used, using the item in the menu:

Start> Programs> progeCAD 200X pro ENG>

Uninstall progeCAD Pro 200X

Choose how uninstall "Automatic"

IMPORTANT: When you uninstall, the uninstall code (LTC) will be displayed during removal.

If you are using progeCAD 2008 or a later version follow the instruction of the registration wizard (automatically shown when you start the registration procedure).

If you are using an older product, please contact us.

The manual printable PDF (manual.pdf) is saved in the Help folder that is located in the main program.

Es. "C: Program Files progeSOFT progeCAD 2XXX Pro ENG help manual.pdf

Please check the Orders & Sales section on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page

Please check the Technical section on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.<br />Be also sure to visit the contact us page.

The best way to assess progeCAD''s actual features is to try the product.

In this way it will be very easy to understand whether the characteristics declared actually are what they are advertised to be.

IntelliCAD is a product which was developed by a consortium of several companies from around the world. This guarantees the support needed in case of any problems arising from such a vast software project. Every company participating as trading member to the ITC consortium can distribute products based on IntelliCAD technology.

This kind of co-operation guarantees the basic functionality and compatibility.

To the basic characteristics of IntelliCAD, progeCAD has added a great many "improvements and additional functions" which make progeCAD the best version distributed of IntelliCAD currently available on the international market.

If you are using progeCAD 2008 or a later version follow the instruction of the registration wizard (automatically shown when you start the registration procedure).

If you are using an older product, please contact us

Microsoft Windows® XP, Windows® Vista or Windows 7

Intel Pentium® III or more powerful processor (recommended)

1 GB RAM (minimum), 2 GB (recommended for complex drawings)

400 MB of hard disk space