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Posted by Kevin Matthews on February 07, 1997 at 09:58:21:

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* PowerCADD to DesignWorkshop *

To convert PowerCADD 2D drawings seamlessly into DesignWorkshop 1.5, start in PowerCADD by simplifying the drawing for export. Then use the PowerCADD File menu Save As... command, selecting the "DesignWorkshop" file format in the pop-up menu of the save file dialog box. This produces a special customized PICT file with a DesignWorkshop-style icon. (If DesignWorkshop does not appear in the pop-up menu, then the DesignWorkshop XTNL translator module is probably not properly installed in the PowerCADD XTNLs folder.)

To read the custom PICT drawing into DesignWorkshop, first open a model in DesignWorkshop, then use the File menu Import > Object PICT... command. The rest is automatic, and the drawing should appear with its upper left corner aligned to the 0/0/0 point in the DesignWorkshop model space.

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