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by todd@engsw.com
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: PowerCADD Keeps wanting me to Register
Replies: 1
Views: 1319

Re: PowerCADD Keeps wanting me to Register

Bill, We have not received a PowerCADD registration from you recently, and that would indicate that there is a failure at the send stage. An email client not configured on this machine, for example. Here are the actions I would take: First, make sure you are on the current version of PowerCADD. Some...
by todd@engsw.com
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 167
Views: 58075

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

How do you calculate scale in the file? I see layers have a scale factor but in the sample file it's always 1 Will there be a document-level element with scales and other global settings? I see some binary data in some of the objects in the 5groups.plist will there be a follow-on definition for par...
by todd@engsw.com
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 167
Views: 58075

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

For those who are interested in the XML translator... The translator application is not quite ready, but here is a link to the XML preliminary specification for PowerCADD files. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/93v887zywgu8vi3/AACkUFqg-e1sWWOBacz0l6-8a?dl=0 Included in the linked folder is an introductory...
by todd@engsw.com
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 167
Views: 58075

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

Todd, I’m guessing there would be an announcement regarding the translator? Eduardo, I will be posting a preliminary version of a translator this week which creates will read and translate at least some PowerCADD files. I’ll post a link on the forum. I will also publish the new file’s dictionary sp...
by todd@engsw.com
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: PowerCADD Future
Replies: 86
Views: 38588

Re: PowerCADD Future

Has anyone being in communication with Todd? As it stands if he does not let the program go it has no future and no value. I will only have value if time is invested in it to bring the code up to date with current standards. Is Todd willing to make the list of current licence holder available so th...
by todd@engsw.com
Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 167
Views: 58075

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

Derek wrote:
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:49 am
todd@engsw.com wrote:
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:40 am
...and Mojave can be installed on a virtual machine running on the M1
Are you sure about that? My understanding is that is yet to happen.
You are correct Derek. I misspoke; that is yet to happen.

Todd
by todd@engsw.com
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 167
Views: 58075

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

Let's also recognize that it's possible and likely that Parallels Desktop will have a 32-bit world that will run on M1, M2, M3 machines. I believe they've been talking about this possibility. Parallels already does support the M1 and Intel, and Mojave can be installed on a virtual machine running o...
by todd@engsw.com
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 167
Views: 58075

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

Now, to answer your question regarding PowerCADD's file format. First, be aware, PowerCADD files are not trivial! I am not opposed to sharing PowerCADD's file format, but the specification is only fully defined by the code. Engineered Software would be unable to provide technical support regarding ...
by todd@engsw.com
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: PowerCADD Future
Replies: 86
Views: 38588

Re: PowerCADD Future

So here are some specific questions for how I can proceed. What is the most recent Mac OS that will run the current version of PC? What is the most recent version of PC and what is the maximum compatibility of it with which OS? I have been limping along one last iMac that runs Sierra OS. It is a cu...
by todd@engsw.com
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 167
Views: 58075

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

Looking at the Ilexsoft.com web site for High Design, I am impressed that they are already running software that is compatible with Apple's new M chip. Makes me wonder if Todd Stanley exaggerates both the difficulty of translating PowerCadd to current Mac OS compatibility, or the difficulty of hand...