HIDDEN LINES, 3D
- Q: I want to paste the hidden line image in
2D without the
hidden lines reappearing.
- A: Whenever you use Utility/Hidden Line, a copy of the hidden
line view is placed on the Windows Clipboard. So, go immediately to
2D and do Edit/Paste.
You will get the 3D hidden line view with the hidden lines 'hidden'.
- Q: CADVANCE crashes
often when I do a Hidden Line.
- A: Switch to
Axonometric view instead of Perspective view.
- Q: I used Insert/Object or
Insert/Clip Art to insert a file into CADVANCE. The object will not
- A: Files inserted with
Insert/Object or Insert/ClipArt command cannot be rotated in CADVANCE yet
can be done in the original application used to create the object. The
rotated result will be updated in CADVANCE. Or, use File/Open instead,
then choose the image file type.
- Q: When I insert a *.bmp or *.tif
image into CADVANCE, my *.vwf file becomes enormously large.
- A: You may have used Edit / Insert
Object to import your image file. Edit / Insert Object uses OLE
(Object Linking Embedding), and OLE objects take up much more disk
space than a simple Edit/PasteSpecial. Instead of using Insert
Object, do one of the following:
1) Open your image file, select your image, then Edit/Copy. Go
into CADVANCE and use Edit/PasteSpecial.
2) Use File/Open to insert your image file into CADVANCE.
I get "An error has occurred in the move data process -115"
when trying to install CADVANCE or a CADVANCE Add-on program from
The error is likely due to a program running in the background.
You can quit a program running in the background (Windows 95/98) by
holding down [Ctrl] and [Alt] while hitting Delete on your
keyboard. Then click "End Task" to shut down the
program. It is recommended that no Windows programs be running
in the background - including Virus Scanners - when installing
CADVANCE or CADVANCE Add-on programs from CD-ROM.
At the end of installation of CADVANCE, what does this error message
mean, "Do you want to add Ssce.reg to the registry?".
The message is prompting you whether to register CADVANCE's Spell
Checker in the Windows registry so that it will work properly.
What if I accidentally pressed "No"?
Just double-click the file Ssce.reg in your "Lex" subfolder
after you have installed CADVANCE.
- Q: I
am trying to install CADVANCE 2000 (or LiTe 2000 or an add-on program)
from the Install Menu. I am getting the message "Uninstall
Shield is in use, Close Uninstall Shield". Why is this?
- A: CADVANCE
2000 uses the program InstallShield for installation. This is an
InstallShield message, and is probably occurring because you have
clicked twice on the program icon to start the installation.
- Q: After installing CADVANCE, when I try to run CADVANCE.EXE
I get, "Windows cannot find ODBC.DLL file needed to run
- A: In your
CADVANCE root directory, copy the file dbcattr.dll
to attr.dll overwriting the attr.dll which is already there. Then, reboot. A second way to
fix this problem is to reinstall CADVANCE choosing dbase as your database.
Q: I have a problem
installing my CADVANCE V99. I get the message "An error occurred in the Move Data process --103    ".
What do I do?
A: Try restarting
your computer. If this does not solve the problem, you may have either
a bad source or a bad destination, or that you lack enough free memory on your hard drive. Most likely, your hard
drive has one or more errors on it. We suggest you perform the following
(A) Check your free space on your destination drive.
(B) Run ScanDisk to scan your hard drive for errors. Include the
surface of your drive.
(C) Repeat the installation process. If the error message still
occurs, copy all CD-ROM files to a folder on your hard drive, and install from
(D) If none of these work, please contact FIT technical support.
Q: At the end of my
installation of CADVANCE 99.5, I get the message "Users/LexPath/ssce.reg has failed to enter registry." Why
A: You did a custom
install. On your first installation, we recommend against doing a custom install because some crucial components will not install.
If the ssce.reg is not entered into the Registry upon installation, then the
Spell Checker will not work! Therefore we do not recommend a
Q: I still have a few people
who do not have CD Rom drives on their PCs. I've tried to install CADVANCE V99 from the CD-ROM on the server, but it
fails every time. I was wondering if you could send me CADVANCE 99 on disks, or if there is a "make disk" option from the CD, or if you
know why it's failing when I run the install from the CD-ROM on the server.
A: For Server (or PC with
CD), select the CD drive, and go "File/Properties/Sharing". For Client workstation, go to
Network Neighborhood and select CD drive on any PC with a CD. Then right-click
Setup.exe on the CD.
INSTALLATION - CTL3D.DLL
- Q: I am attempting to upgrade to V6.5 and an getting the
message "cannot find CTL3D.DLL" when I attempt to execute CADVANCE.
- A: Copy CTL3D.DLL from the installation diskette to the
INSTALLATION - COLORS & LINESTYLES LOST
- Q: I do not have any linestyles appearing in my Setup window.
Also, in Options/Colors all the colors are grayed out.
- A: Copy CTL3D.DLL from the
CADVANCE root directory to the
- Q: I have recently installed
CADVANCE v8 and now other programs won't launch. Why?
MSVCRT.DLL is a Windows System file, and CADVANCE v8 writes a
version of MSVCRT.DLL to the Windows\System folder. If another
application requires an updated version of MSVCRT.DLL, the application may
not launch. If this happens, it is recommended that you use an updated
INSTALLATION - AE Tools
am trying to install AE Tools. It
gives me the message “Cadvance must be installed
on this machine” but I know I’ve installed the proper version of CADVANCE. Why is this?
The most likely reason is that after installing the proper version
of CADVANCE, you installed a different version of CADVANCE.
You must now re-install the proper version of CADVANCE before you can install
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