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ProgeCAD


My ProgeCAD program has suddenly started to run slow, what is the issue?
The most common cause for this behavior is Windows updates altering your graphic device drivers. Turn off the hardware acceleration setting in ProgeCAD to test if this is the cause of the problem. The easiest way to do this is in the ProgeCAD 2018 Professional Center located in your Windows App/Programs folder.

  1. Click Settings
  2. Click Hardware Acceleration
  3. Click Disable
  4. Start ProgeCAD again

How can I change background color in ProgeCAD?
In order to change your background color in ProgeCAD do as follows,

  1. Click on the Tools-menu
  2. Click Options
  3. Click on the tab Display
  4. Click on the alternative next to Theme and change between Dark/Light
  5. Click the button Color Scheme
  6. Klick the black square under the heading Color
  7. Select White
  8. Click on the button Apply & Close
  9. Click OK

The menus have disappeared in ProgeCAD, how do I restore them?
In order to solve this issue please start the ProgeCAD 2018 Professional Center located among your Apps/Programs and do as follows.

  1. Click Settings
  2. Click Repair
  3. Start ProgeCAD again

When opening CAD drawings made in other programs ProgeCAD crashes, what is wrong?
This problem is mostly related to errors in with the file you are trying to open. In order to fix it the easiest solution is to let ProgeCAD automatically handle all errors it detects upon opening the file. In order to activate this setting, proceed as follows.

  1. Click on the Tools menu
  2. Click on Options
  3. Click on Open Drawings With Recover

How can I switch between Ribbon Menus and Classic Drop-Down Menus?
Toggling between the different Menu Modes in ProgeCAD 2018 is simple.

  1. Click on the gearwheel in the bottom of the screen almost in the right bottom corner. Its tooltip is “Switch between workspaces”.
  2. Select CAD Classic or Ribbon Menu


iCADMac


My mouse has started to lag when working in iCADMac, what is the cause for this?
When some other background programs are running on you Mac this behavior might occur. In order to resolve it you can switch to Mac-style mode by doing as follows.

  1. Click on the Window menu
  2. Select Switch to UI mode
  3. Answer Yes in the command bar
  4. Restart iCADMac

Please, note that when you run in Mac-style toolbar mode the toolbars are located inside the Tool Matrix palette. However, it is easy to move them to wherever you prefer them located on the screen area.


How can I change the background color in iCADMac?
In order to change the background color of the graphic area do as follows.

  1. From the format Menu
  2. Select Drafting Options
  3. Choose System Options in the left panel
  4. Expand the Display menu
  5. Expand Element Colors
  6. Choose Model Background
  7. Apply Changes

How can I switch to Mac style toolbar mode in iCADMac?
iCADMac supports to different user interfaces for maximal efficiency and familiarity for experienced AutoCAD users. You can either work in Fixed-style toolbar mode (similar to classic AutoCAD style) or in Mac-style toolbar mode. In order to toggle between modes do as follows.

  1. Click on the Window menu
  2. Select Switch to UI mode
  3. Answer Yes in the command bar
  4. Restart iCADMac

In Mac style toolbar mode you will find the toolbar placed within the Tool Matrix palette.


My iCADMac trial version doesn´t allow me to print DWG-files?
In order to enable the full functionalities in your iCADMac version you need to complete the registration process of your trial version. This is free of charge and gives you full access for 30-days. In order to register just click the “Activate” button upon startup of the program and follow the wizard presented to you.


My iCADMac trial version doesn´t allow copy and paste operations or export?
In order to unlock all features in you iCADMac version you need to complete the registration for the free fully functional 30-day trial. In order to register just click the “Activate” button upon startup of the program and follow the wizard presented to you.


How can I restore the default configuration for menus and interfaces in iCADMac?
For your convenience all iCADMac related configurations are stored in the iCADMac-folder inside your Library/Preferences folder. By moving this folder to Trash iCADMac will reset all menus, interfaces and toolbars to the default configuration. Please, note that all your customization on toolbars and menus will be lost. Therefor we kindly advice you to first backup these files in a safe location.


How do I completely remove iCADMac from my computer?
As for most Mac Applications you simply move the iCADMac-folder to trash and delete the preference folder located in Library/Preferences to fully remove the program from your computer.


Hans Engstrom
/CAD Enthusiast since 1987


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