Category : Printer + Display Graphics
Archive   : PCCAD1.ZIP
Filename : READ.ME1

 
Output of file : READ.ME1 contained in archive : PCCAD1.ZIP

PC-Draft-CAD release 3.0 is distributed as
three self-extracting LHARC files. The list
below shows the file names in each EXE file.

If you find missing files please contact:

Natural Software
19 South Fifth Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
(708) 377-7320
Compuserve ID: 70047,744

To install PC-Draft-CAD:

- if you received this shareware version on diskette, there should be
three EXE files: PCDCAD1.EXE PCDCAD2 and PCDCAD3.EXE:

To install on your hard disk (C:)

1 - Place this disk in drive A:
2 - Enter: [C:] to make it your current drive.
3 - Enter: [A:INSTALL].

To install on a two floppy system, you must have
THREE formatted (empty) disks

1 - Place this disk in drive A:
2 - Place a blank disk in drive B:
3 - Enter: [B:] to make B: your current drive.
4 - Enter: [A:PCDCAD1].
5 - After all files have been extracted from PCDCAD1,
6 - Place a new blank disk in drive B:
7 - repeast steps 4, 5 and 6 for PCDCAD2 and PCDCAD3.

- if you received this from a BBS you obviously have already extracted
the files (or you wouldn't be reading this!). To select the correct
display driver and to set up your sub-directories, run: BBSINST.BAT.

Contents of the three self-extracting EXE files:

--------PCDCAD1-----------------------
! 732 4-13-90 19:37 - LHARC banner
read.me1 - you're reading it
bbsinst.bat 4434 4-13-90 20:18 - run this if you got this from a BBS
order.frm 2154 4-14-90 19:25 - fill this in to register
products.lst 6718 4-14-90 19:33 - info on more Natural Software

draft3.exe 138147 4-28-90 20:18 - the main PC-Draft-CAD program
draft3.cfg 295 4-14-90 19:44 - configuration file
draft3.hlp 33708 4-05-90 11:01 - help file

cgadrv.com 2984 3-05-90 12:50 - driver for CGA (delete if not used)
vgadrv.com 3011 3-10-90 11:56 - driver for VGA/EGA (del if not used)
svgadrv.com 2930 3-06-90 9:30 - driver for Super VGA (del if not used)
hgcdrv.exe 48091 5-02-90 17:48 - driver for Hercules (del if not used)

vgastart.bat 30 3-04-90 11:44 - starts PC-Draft-CAD on VGA/EGA
cgastart.bat 30 3-04-90 11:44 - starts PC-Draft-CAD on CGA
hgcstart.bat 11 4-12-90 11:23 - starts PC-Draft-CAD on Hercules
vidtest.com 123 4-12-90 10:46 - tests vidio - used by install.bat
251,904 bytes in 15 file(s)


--------PCDCAD2-----------------------
! 604 4-13-90 19:45 - LHARC banner
read.me2 388 4-13-90 21:02 - info on distribution files
dot--drv.exe 50303 4-12-90 11:44 - driver for dot-matrix printers
hpgl-drv.exe 43937 4-12-90 11:44 - driver for HPGL plotters
hplj-drv.exe 45209 4-12-90 11:44 - driver for LaserJet/DeskJet printers
wpg--drv.exe 42619 4-12-90 11:44 - "print" drawing in WordPerfect format

epson060.cfg 416 3-19-89 22:10 - configuration files for Epson
epson072.cfg 350 5-18-89 21:10 compatible printers: each for a
epson090.cfg 379 3-19-89 8:31 different horiz. resolution.
epson120.cfg 395 5-18-89 21:10 (copy one of these to: PRINTER.CFG)
epson240.cfg 390 5-18-89 21:14 for use by DOT--DRV.EXE

ibmdm060.cfg 434 3-19-89 22:36 - configuration files for IBM dot matrix
ibmdm120.cfg 421 5-18-89 21:14 compatible printers.
ibmdm240.cfg 416 5-18-89 21:14

printer.cfg 390 5-18-89 21:14 - The config file used by DOT--DRV.EXE
208,896 bytes in 15 file(s)


--------PCDCAD3-----------------------
! 668 4-13-90 19:51 - LHARC banner
read.me3 390 4-13-90 21:03 - info on distribution files
draft3.doc 152074 4-13-90 12:45 - Manual. enter: COPY DRAFT3.DOC PRN

dline.dwg 891 3-19-90 21:46 - Sample drawing: Double line command
fndation.dwg 9633 3-17-90 10:16 - Sample drawing: Patterns
house.dwg 6426 3-17-90 10:15 - Sample drawing: Layers

pattern1.lib 4976 10-28-89 23:51 - Object Library: Patterns
archplan.lib 1361 1-09-89 16:17 - Object Library: Architectural

duplex.fon 4314 3-02-90 11:36 - Font: double line
sans.fon 5394 3-17-90 11:20 - Font: sans serif
script.fon 6420 3-19-90 9:10 - Font: fancy script
simplex.fon 2662 2-25-90 9:14 - Font: single line
triplex.fon 8384 2-25-90 9:55 - Font: triple line
arcs.mac 199 3-04-90 13:01 - Sample macro file
223,232 bytes in 14 file(s)


------- Files not included (for registered users only) -------

DXF2PCD.EXE - Converts Autocad DXF files to Draft3 drawings
WPGCONV.EXE - Converts WordPerfect Graphic files into Draft3 Drawings
GEM--DRV.EXE - to dump as GEM Draw file
PRTDATA.EXE - Prints Drawing database reports on printer.
WINDOWS.LIB - Library of window elevations
DOORS.LIB - Library of door elevations
PATTERNS.DWG - Source for Pattern1.lib for user modification

Latest Updates:

Hercules display type:

If you have a Hercules display, the install process will detect it and
create the proper start.bat file for your use. The Hercules driver is
different than the other display drivers in that it executes DRAFT3.EXE
directly and is not a TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident) program. So, running:
HGCDRV directly works just as good as running START.

Menu Choices:

If you have a mouse, moving the cursor to the top menu bar changes the mouse
cursor to a pointing hand for menu selections. If you do not have a mouse,
the cursor disappears when you move into the menu bar, but you can still make
menu choices in this way.

However, it does not make sense to choose drawing commands in this manner,
because the begining cursor position which selects the starting point of
a drawing element such as a line will be in the wrong place (at the top of
the screen). For drawing commands use the mouse left button or the F2
function key instead (after positioning the cursor at the proper starting
location).



  3 Responses to “Category : Printer + Display Graphics
Archive   : PCCAD1.ZIP
Filename : READ.ME1

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