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Ans. : Most of the LISP commands are supported in ActCAD. However there are few limitations on VISUAL LISP Some of the Visual LISP commands are not supported by ActCAD. Check the code thoroughly and compare with ActCAD Help Developer Reference.
Ans. : ActCAD Professional is having 3D Modelling Tools, Productivity tools etc.. which are not there in ActCAD Standard Version.
Ans. : Please use QSELECT Command. Your drawing should contain some entities so that this command will work.
Ans. : Below are the steps to achieve this result in ActCAD 2016 Software. 1.Select any entity inside ActCAD. 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.
Ans. : 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.
Ans. : 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.
Ans. : Open ActCAD. Help menu -> About ActCAD The mask is written the exact number of installed version
Ans. : 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
Ans. : wheel of the Mouse rotation -> Zoom IN and Zoom 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 Zoom Out the window CTRL + SHIFT + Right Mouse button pressed -> Pan in the Active Window SHIFT + mouse-> Pan in the Active Window
Ans. : Double Click on the block that you want to insert into a drawing & specify the insertion point
Ans. : The reason could be that the drawing from which entities are being copied was closed. -- Make sure the file from which the entities were copied 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 Base Point." -- Open or move into the drawing of destination without closing the drawing of origin, Edit menu and choose Paste "or" Paste to Original Coordinate". NOTE: The right way to copy is always use the command "Copy" from the Edit menu
Ans. : -- Click on the button "LWT" in the status bar of ActCAD 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: "Lineweights." -- Select the "display lineweights". -- Exit the form confirming the button "Ok"
Ans. : 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 ActCAD -- From the File menu choose "Recover" - Select the damaged files and confirm -- After the all 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
Ans. : 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 ActCAD goes wrong. In all these cases, the file may be corrupted, so recovery is needed: -- Start ActCAD -- From the File menu choose "Recover" -- Select the damaged files and confirm -- After all 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.
Ans. : This problem arises when external references (Xref) 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.
Ans. : - Check if the font path is specified correctly in ActCAD options. From Tools->Options choose Path/Files tab and insert the correct path for your fonts. You can add more different paths separated - ActCAD makes an automatic substitution of fonts not available, check file icad.fmp (it is stored into ActCAD main directory), if a font substitution is present for one you have on the disk, delete this row. Font substitution syntax is OriginalFont;OptionalFont
Ans. : 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 ActCAD , 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 Files\AutoCAD R14\Fonts. 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 2000\Fonts;C:\AutoCAD LT 2000\Support) or copy this font to the folder Fonts of AutoCAD 2000. This guarantees a perfect display of any project using the simplex.shx font. Some of the desired fonts you can find on internet also, you can download & install the font in your machine for the better display of fonts in ActCAD Software.
Ans. : The manual printable PDF (using ActCAD.pdf) is saved in the Help folder, that is located in the main program. Es. "C:\Program Files or Progam Files(x86)\ActCAD\ActCAD 2016..\Help\Using ActCAD.pdf
Ans. : No, there are no limitations in ActCAD Software. However, there are few differences between Standard and Professional Versions. However, the best way is to evaluate ActCAD and check the features and capabilities yourself. ActCAD is a kind of try and buy software. There is no special learning involved for existing CAD users.
Ans. : 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, ActCAD has added a great many "improvements and additional functions" which make ActCAD the best version distributed of IntelliCAD currently available on the international market.
Ans. : Between any two computers, you can transfer licenses yourself with out any approvals.
Ans. : Create new drawing -> create entirely new drawing -> Next -> Next -> now you will be able to select the units either in feet or meter. Please check.
Ans. : ActCAD support over 80 types of images to be embedded inside your drawing (dwg) file. This feature is best-in-class compared to any other CAD software. Further, it will search for embedded images efficiently and notify the user for any missing image links.
Ans. : Please copy attached file to your Program Files -> ActCAD Directory. Close and open your ActCAD. Contact us if you need any further help.
Ans. : Right click on any of your DWG file -> Open with -> choose default program as "ActCAD". The icon of all your existing DWG files also will change.
Ans. : Goto ActCAD -> Tools -> Options -> Display Tab -> Goto "Menus" group and disable, "Display Prompt Boxes". You will no more get these pop ups.
Ans. : All toolbars are expected to stay at their previous position. Follow these steps: (i) In windows run, type "%appdata%" and enter (ii) Select and delete "ActCAD" folder. (iii) Restart your ActCAD application.
Ans. : While inserting any block, you have an option to specify scale, mirror etc. By default no software will understand the required scale automatically in your drawing. Give us more information if you are comparing with any other CAD software.
Ans. : If you get this error, it means directory for log files is missing. Type command "SYSLOGPATH" in ActCAD command bar and it will show you the path of log file directory. Create a folder at that location with same name if it is not there.
Ans. : If you get this error, it means directory for log files was missing. Type command "SYSLOGPATH" in ActCAD and it will show you the path of log file directory. Create the folder at that location with same name if it is not there.
Ans. : This problem is due to VC++ programs missing in your OS. Make sure that you have the vc redistributable files installed in your computer. However, we have included all the requirements in our software package. Unless there is a peculiar installation from your end, you will not encounter this problem.
Ans. : Following languages are supported in ActCAD: Chinese Czeck English French German Italian Korean Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish.
Ans. : To change your language, ActCAD -> Tools -> Options -> Display -> Select Language -> Click OK)
Ans. : Simply double click on a block to edit. Then make changes to your block, now type the command "REFCLOSE" and press enter. Then it will ask you"Enter option [Save/Discard reference changes]
Ans. : Follow the below steps to convert into pdf format. Type command PLOT--> Press Enter--> Select PDF printer--> Select "What to print" as Window--> Now select the entities and click on OK button to save in PDF format.
Ans. : To open drawing files directly in ActCAD, ActCAD--> Tools--> Options--> General tab--> Set Files Association--> Select All--> Click on Save.
Ans. : To install ActCAD Classic version, Dot Net Framework 3.5 is required and it is not inbuilt in ActCAD Classic version. So first we have to install Dot Net Framework 3.5 manually, then you can able to install ActCAD Classic version.
Ans. : To deactivate your License Key in ActCAD, ActCAD--> Add-ons menu--> Click on License Transfer and follow the instructions given there.
Ans. : Go to--> Tools menu--> Drawing Settings--> Display tab--> Grips. Here you can increase the size of grips and you can change the color of it.
Ans. : Set the scale values for for both "Annotative scale and Plot scale" in model space and in print dialog box. By using "CANNOSCALE" command set the scaling for model space and now give print command, here untick the option "Fit To File" and select scaling option then one drop down list will open in that select the option for scaling what you have given in the model space. Now check the print preview.
Ans. : Double click on text--> Select entire text--> Mouse right click--> Go to Change Case. Here you can change to upper-case/lower-case.
Ans. : (i) Type "QTEXT" in command prompt. (ii) Set the value to "OFF" (iii) REGENALL (iv) Save your drawing.
Ans. : Go to--> Dimensions menu--> Click on Dimensions Styles Manager--> Modify--> Text. Here select view direction from "Left to Right".
Ans. : Go to--> Format menu--> Click on Text Styles Manager. Here disable "Print Text Backwords" option and click on Apply and then OK button.
Ans. : To lock the Toolbar in ActCAD at one position, ActCAD-->Right click on tool bar->Lock location->select "Floating toolbar and Docked toolbar".
Ans. : ActCAD--> Help menu--> About ActCAD. Here you can find the version of an ActCAD software, highlighted with blue color.
Ans. : ActCAD Professional is having 3D Modelling (Solids editing), Productivity tools. which is not there in ActCAD Standard Version.
Ans. : To highlighting the entities when we place the cursor on entities, ActCAD-->Command Bar-->Type command-->SELECTIONPREVIEW-->Set value as "1"-->Press Enter.
Ans. : Type the variable FILLMODE and set the value to ON. (or) Express menu->Visualization->FILLMODE->ON
Ans. : Type command as "MAKEBAK" in the command bar and set the value to ON by giving value as "1". After this, .bak file will be created at the same location of the original .dwg file. This .bak file can be renamed to .dwg.
Ans. : ActCAD--> Type command as->"AREA"->Select option "Entity"-> press enter and select the entity. Now you can see the area and perimeter measurements in the command bar.
Ans. : By using "NOTIFYMANAGER" command we can disable the "Events Log" in ActCAD software so follow the below steps to disable/enable the notifications. Steps to disable: Give Command--> NOTIFYMANAGER--> Press Enter--> Enter the Value "0"--> Press Enter. Steps to enable: Give Command--> NOTIFYMANAGER--> Press Enter--> Enter the Value "1"--> Press Enter.
Ans. : 1. To enable "Auto-Save" option, Type command--> OPTIONS--> Go to "General" tab--> Here we have to enable the option "Enable auto save every". 2. By default, the files will automatically save in the below path. "AppData\Local\Temp".
Ans. : ActCAD--> Tools menu-> Options -> Display -> Drawing window -> Click on color scheme -> Select Background. Choose which color you want and click on OK.
Ans. : To convert the entities into a .dxf format from drawing file, ActCAD--> Type command as "DXFOUT"-->Enter-->Choose the location to save the file-->Type "Entities"--> Enter-->Select the entities-->Enter.
Ans. : Command "VIEWRES", then increase the value. The range is 1 to 20000. The default value is 1000, if you set a high value, the zoom performance will reduce.
Ans. : By using "NETLOADCLASSIC" command we can load .NET applications in ActCAD software. Otherwise, go to Tools menu and click on "Load Classic .NET Application" then you will get one dialog box to load your .NET applications.
Ans. : ActCAD--> Type command as "PLOTSTAMP"--> Enter. Then you will get a dialog box to give "Header & Footer" text and click on the Advanced button to set settings to it.