When I open a DWG file, it comes in as a blank drawing. Why?
You cannot directly open a DWG file in DesignCAD. You must first create a new, empty drawing, and then use File/Import to load the DWG file.
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017 at 5:20 AM
Saving a drawing as a DWG file won't open correctly in a DWG viewer or in AutoCAD
You cannot directly Save a DesignCAD drawing to DWG format. You must use File/Export instead.
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017 at 5:23 AM
Slow mouse movement
Probably you have accidentally turned on the Snap Grid. You can turn it back off using one of these methods: Press the 'G' key, or Choose Opt...
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017 at 5:26 AM
Unable to draw lines at any angle other than 90 or 180 Degrees
Most likely you have accidentally pressed the 'H' key which toggles Ortho Mode on. To toggle it back off, use one of these methods: press the &#x...
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017 at 5:52 AM
How to reset default factory settings?
Open a command prompt, and browse to the DesignCAD folder. Go to Files\IMSI\DesignCAD 3D Max 24, then issue the following commands:  Dcad17 /reset Dcad17...
Wed, 27 Jun, 2018 at 8:06 AM
Exporting symbols to DesignCAD
I assume you are referring to the CADSymbols add-on that was part of the bundle. Unfortunately, CADSymbols does not directly interface with DesignCAD. Tha...
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017 at 5:57 AM
Creating a drawing to a particular scale (for example, 1" = 12' for a blueprint)?
You can create the drawing using the actual distances for the full-size object. Use the Scale settings in the Print command to produce a scaled output.
Tue, 21 Nov, 2017 at 9:46 PM
I used File/Import to load a dwg file into DesignCAD but it still comes in blank. Why?
DesignCAD's default viewing mode only shows the model space portion of the drawing. Occasionally AutoCAD draftsmen create the entire drawing in a Paper...
Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 at 5:03 AM
Steps to increase the size of small icons in DesignCAD
To increase the size of icons in DesignCAD follow the steps mentioned below: 1) Open DesignCAD by right clicking on the desktop icon and selecting "...
Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 at 12:55 AM
Using Symbols in DesignCAD
You can extract the file anywhere. Then run DesignCAD go to File menu and select load symbols. Select the path o...
Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 at 12:16 AM