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Windows Productivity Features:


Drafting and Editing

·         Single lines and linesets, rectangles, arcs, circles, and bitmaps

  • Polygons, ellipses, splines, unlimited length     contour curves, and points
  • Object alignment
  • 4 types of nodes (the size is consistent regardless of changing drawing scales)

·         TrueType mini-word processor and vector text with adjustable parameters

  • 256 colors
  • 255 layers with user-defined selection and visibility
  • 32767 kinds accessible through CDI
  • Industry-standard layering
  • View/Define Layer: Name, Active, Visible, Selectable, Color, Line Style, Line Weight, Locked, Data and 3D Extrusion in the layer configuration
  • Window selection – Inclusive and Exclusive
  • Rectangular and circular arrays
  • Stretch objects (including rooms)
  • Copy, rotate, delete, and scale
  • Mirror, trim, extend, and break
  • Hatching and Associative hatching
  • Line weight on screen
  • 16 line styles
  • Auto Snap to Grid, Vertex, Intersection, Midpoint, Center, Pie Angle, Node, Line, Arc, Circle, Object, Text, Endpoint, Tangent, Perpendicular
  • Customizable Auto Snap.  Object type(s) for auto snap is selectable.
  • Dynamic Pan and Zoom
  • Drawing preview
  • Symbol preview
  • Unlimited Undo and Redo
  • Multiple object selection modes
  • Property selection filter
  • Edit Find
  • Area Fill
  • Spell check
  • Key input command
  • Right mouse button to shortcut menu
  • Movable, dockable and user configurable menu bar and tool bar
  • Unlimited number of menu bars and tool bars
  • Toolbar and Status bar Tooltips
  • Reference file with bit map data.   Image data must be an embedded bit map.
  • Ortho Move – Move, Copy and Move Vertex functions operate in accordance to the specified “line angle”.  


  • Query Object - Show the type of OLE2 Auxiliary object.
  • Euro symbol (€) added to all fonts
  • Isometric Line - Draws line segments with fixed angles that create an Isometric Layout.  The angles are 30,90,150,210,270, & 330
  • New search - searches objects by many filters.  It finds objects within groups or symbols by layer, kind and object types.
  • Edit Symbol/Group - edits objects within symbol or group.  It allows you to edit objects within a symbol or group, and reflects the changes to other instances of the same symbol in the drawing.
  • Key map - jumps to a specified drawing.  
  • Virtual Tablet - acts like a digitizer tablet.  Originally sold as a stand-alone tool, it is now included with CADVANCE 2002.  
  • DWG/DXF 2D and 3D imports are improved to allow import of both at the same time.
  • All "Utility / Query" queries (except Query/Object) have been given dialogs that offer text that can be copied to the clipboard.  These text items are numeric type values.
  • Dimension setup has been divided into several sections for easier understanding and operation, and allows easier settings according to your needs.
  • Text attributes has been enhanced to manage multiple entries with one dialog box rather than many dialog boxes popping up per entry.  
  • Multiple object selection by “window with a right mouse button”.  A pop-up menu will be displayed for editing.
  • Multi-line CAD Text editing. 
  • DWG symbol to CADVANCE symbol translator
  • Set default properties - when an object is selected, the drawing properties are set to the object.
  • Utility/Query/Size shows a diameter for circle and arc.
  • Draw/Fillet and Draw/Chamfer inherit properties of the first object selected.
  • New CADVANCE Texture Symbols


Application Specific

·         Feet, inches, metric and other units

·         Cartesian and polar coordinate input

·         Parallel lines for walls

·         Automatic intersection clean-up

·         Automatic symbol insertion into walls or lines

·         Architectural building grids

·         Parallel offsets for lines and arcs

·         ANSI/ISO dimensioning

·         Associative dimensioning

·         Chamfers, fillets, tangents and perpendiculars

·         Distances, sizes, areas and volumes

  • Symbol scaling and rotation


Presentation and 3D

  • VGS (Visual Guidance System) interface.
  • Extrusion from 2D to3D.
  • 3D symbols can be nested, rotated, scaled.
  • Adjustable 3D grid.
  • 3D hidden line removal.
  • Isometric and orthographic views.
  • Walk-through and fly-around.
  • 3D cursor snapping and selection.
  • 3D rendering using 255 CADVANCE colors
  • Perspective, axonometric and oblique views.
  • Output in .BMP and .DIP format
  • In addition to the standard CADVANCE 3D, an industry standard OpenGL module is included

Windows Features

  • Windows compliant user interface.
  • Full two-way support for Clipboard, DDE, and OLE.
  • Place spreadsheets, graphics, audio clips, and other documents into drawings and instantly update them with a click of a mouse, with Microsoft Windows Object Linking Embedding (OLE).
  • Create dynamic two-way DDE "hot links" with Microsoft Excel.
  • Work in several views of a single drawing or several different drawings at once.
  • Programmable Windows toolbar.
  • Create compound documents.
  • Client and server for OLE.
  • Rich Text Format (RTF) support.
  • Integrate raster and scanned images such as clip art, logos, blueprints and photographs.
  • MouseWheel Zoom and Middle Button Pan, View Fit


  • Drawing auto-save.
  • HPGL PLT file input.
  • Mosaic plotting.
  • Line weight plotting.
  • Export to .DWF
  • Reads and writes .DWG and .DXF files. (to R15)
  • Integrated E-mail support has been incorporated for use with mail systems that support the MAPI standard (such as Windows for Workgroups).
  • Input, rotate, scale raster images (Support for over 20 raster images;RLC, TIFF, PCX, BMP,etc.).
  • Plot logging – facilitates management of plotting
  • CAD text plotting with line weight
  • Input from mouse or digitizer.
  • Supports any Windows compatible printer/plotter.


  • Program in BASIC, C, C++, and Delphi using CDI (CADVANCE Development Interface) libraries
  • Macro editor, debugger, compiler
  • SDK and all users' manuals are in electronic format
  • Dynamically load Menus and Toolbars
  • Customizable toolbar.
  • User defined macro keys, line styles, line and area textures, symbols.
  • 32-bit CBL Macro language supports DDE OLE2 and ODBC
  • CDI Query functions and Unique ID

Reference File Management

  • Reference File Window
  • Automatic Reference File translation to DWG/DXF format
  • DWG/DXF as well as VWF files supported as Reference Files
  • Snap-to objects on reference files.
  • Snap-to intersection of lines on two different reference files.
  • Support of Reference Files containing bitmap images
  • Unlimited number of Reference Files
  • Reference Layer File
  • View-only reference files
  • Supports 255 layers.
  • Reference file placement and rotation.
  • Reference file Load/Save Setup information


Drawing Management

Every drawing file includes:

  • Filename, date/time originally created, date/time of last update, original 
    creator name, elapsed time spent on drawing, project/account name, 
    name of person who updated it last, editing time spent on current session.


Information Management

  • Direct two-way link with dBase compatible databases.
  • Attach attributes to all drawing objects.
  • Variable instance information access.
  • Symbol text attributes
  • Drawing management information access.
  • Support ODBC-compliant databases, including SQL selection.
  • Compatible with Oracle
  • Macro access to attributes


  • Automatic file locking.
  • Record locking.
  • File contention prevention.
  • Reference files.
  • Built-insecurity functions, including drawing passwords.
  • Default and user-definable configuration files.
  • (Optional) Site License Manager - helps manage your workgroup CAD operations

System Requirements

·         Intel Pentium-compatible PC

·         64MB memory minimum; 128MB recommended

·         Minimum 100MB free hard disk space

·         Graphics board and monitor supported by Microsoft Windows-SVGA or better recommended

·         Mouse or digitizer supported by Microsoft Windows

·         Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP, NT 4.0

  • (Optional) Printer or plotter supported by Microsoft Windows



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