Contents of the README.TXT file
CAD VANTAGE v1.00 - The 1st affordable
CAD program for Windows 3.1. Drawing ele-
ments include: lines, arcs, circles, points
and text. Edit options: select, cut, copy,
paste, rotate, scale and undo. Line type,
width and color can be set. Full text font
control. Element snaps, on-line help, zoom,
pan, scaled plots and much more.
Gamma Software $25.00
CAD Vantage 1.00
This file contains installation instructions and other important
Shareware distributors who wish to distribute this program should
read the file VENDOR.TXT for information on our distribution
policy. This file also contains information that may help you in
evaluating and writing descriptions for this software in your
catalog, on your BBS or however you distribute shareware.
The file SHAREWAR.TXT describes what shareware is, for those who
may be new to shareware. It also describes our registration
policy, how to go about registering, what you get with registra-
tion and the ASP Ombudsman statement. The Association of Shareware
Professionals (ASP) sets standards for shareware authors (like
Gamma Software) to ensure that shareware works for you (the end
INSTALLING / RUNNING THE PROGRAM
Since this program is distributed through shareware we cannot
completely control the format in which you receive your copy. The
first step in installing this software is to get it into a
directory on your hard disk. All the files must be in the same
directory. The steps necessary to do this will vary depending on
the format in which you received your copy.
This may involve uncompressing the files if you received them
in a compressed format. For example if there is a file with a
.ZIP, .ARC or .LZH extension (these are the most common, there are
others). The vendor should provide you with the necessary
instructions and tools to accomplish this.
If the files are not compressed then you can simply copy them to a
directory on your hard disk. You can accomplish this using the
Windows File Manager. See your Windows manual for information on
how to make a directory and copy the files.
Once the files are in a directory on your hard disk you can run
the program by selecting "Run" from the "File" menu on the
Program Mananger menu bar. Then type the following in the
"Command Line" box.
Replace the path "C:\CADV\" with the path in which you installed
CAD Vantage. Then select the "OK" button. The program will then
The first screen has a brief message describing shareware and has
options for registering and bringing up a list of what you get
with registration. You are initially placed in the "Enter X to
continue." field. To continue on to the rest of the program
simply type the letter that follows "Enter" (note - it must be
At this point you should probably go through the "Getting Started"
section of the manual to get a brief overview of the program.
PRINTING THE MANUAL
To print the manual click on the MS-DOS icon in the Main Program
Manager group. At the DOS prompt change to the drive and
directory that contains the CAD Vantage software and type:
This will send the manual to the printer. Make sure the printer
is on and on-line before executing this command. The manual
takes around 50 pages to print.