DRCAuto - G L D'Arcy
G L D'Darcy Pty Ltd, creators of Smart
Architect, LiSP enablers for AutoCAD LT and other CAD utility
software has ceased trading and on 14th December 2009 went into
A variety of unfortunate events over the past several years including
the untimely death of its founder Gary D'Arcy, the subsequent
ill health of his widow and the loss of key staff, provided the
director/s of the company little option but to take this course
Our heart and best wishes go out to the
late Gary D'Arcy's family who have suffered a great deal of emotional
trauma in recent times.
There are thousands of users all over the world who have invested
in products such as SmartArchitect, SlingShotMAX, SlingShot3D,
LTTKMax, SuperTools, ToolKit, StrucPLUS, ArchiOfficeLT, BestCAD,
Land4, MechQ, NitroCAD, QuickBar and SurvaCAD who will be affected
by this event and whom we expect will have a prayer of hope and
In a bid to assist the family and clients
using these powerful tools CAD International has successfully
negotiated to purchase the IP of the company and assist clients
to benefit from the legacy left behind by Gary and his company.
For new Authorisation Codes contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to understand
that CAD International is not liable for nor responsible for
any agreement or licensing arrangement, actual or implied between
the customer and former company, its agents or representatives.
Moving Your License
Unlicense your RealCAD based software
BEFORE disposing of your machine, reformatting your hard
drive or upgrading your operating system !!!
keys are no longer issued without the unlicense procedure.
Here's what to do...
Install the latest
Run the software and
select Help>About from the menu
Select the Unlicense
button and follow the instructions - saving the licenseinfo.dat
file that it creates to your desktop.
Email the licenseinfo.dat file as an attachment to email@example.com with
your request for a new license Key (Even if the software
reports it has sent this email automatically send it manually
Your request will be processed
and you will receive an email with further instructions on re-licensing
your 'new machine'.
Note there is a fee for reissuing
keys to non-subscribers.
Get into the Right
I has been said that 'you can't teach an
old dog new tricks', but we beg to differ. If you have a big
enough reason to change bad habits into good ones, you will,
and the current pricing makes it a 'no brainer' - from
Our CAD-Level-1, 2 and 3 online courses will teach you things you
didn't know about how to use your RealCAD based software and may well be just the thing
to break an old habit and replace it with a new improved, better,
faster, funner(r) way of doing things!
Whilst on the topic of learning a better
way, have you considered reading
the manual It's chock full of great reading material and
Designer Down Under
If you are an Australian user of 'Designer
Pro v8 or v9 then download our template to install a more
"down under" friendly startup file that contains Australian
wall types and correct Australian Std brick wall hatch pattern
Download and Save this Profilem.plan
file to your .../My
Documents/Home Designer Pro x.0 Data/Templates/ folder of your PC.
Overwrite the file of the same name that's
already in the folder. Next time you start a new metric drawing
the software will use this new file as the template.
Don't Get Caught
It is amazing how few people know the consequences
of running illegal software. If caught the fines can often cripple
a company and bring it to its knees. Autodesk in particular have
been very successful at bringing hefty prosecution to corporates
large and small who have either wittingly or unwittingly installed
'copies' of their software throughout their organisation.
message is, get legal"
If you are running an illegal copy of any
CAD software, now is the right time to avoid getting caught and
it may not be as expensive as you thought - in fact we can legalise
you with current versions of CAD from as little as $495. It pays
to be running legal software. Contact Celine
SketchUp 2 RealCAD
Expand your 3D modelling by leveraging
from thousands of 3D models available in the Google 3D Warehouse.
Install RealCAD's new SketchUp file importer and convert any
SketchUp model into a RealCAD one complete with texture mapping...
Then you can work on the model directly
inside RealCAD or LANDWorksCAD to produce composed drawings,
elevations, sections and 3D views just as if you had modelled
it directly in CAD. (You will of course need the 3D version of
the CAD software to make use of this new tool).
The SketchUp to CAD translator is available
to all subscription users ($165 plus admin $33). Call or email to order.
More good news - you do not need to have
SketchUp itself in order to import SketchUp models from the 3D
With the advent
of Windows 7, AutoCAD 2010, 64 bit Operating Systems and Bricscad
v10, we have developed a new installer and updates for the StrucPLUS
Be sure you have the correct StrucPLUS
version to suit your CAD system and your operating system and
New updates are also available for StrucPLUS
plug-ins such as Pre-Cast Panel Detailer.
Warning! StrucPLUS is NOT compatible with AutoCAD
LT running on Windows 7 (This is due to the LiSP enabler we purchase
from DRCAuto not being compatible with Windows 7)
StrucPLUS is NOT compatible with
AutoCAD LT 2010 latest update discs (This is due to the
LiSP enabler again not being compatible with something in the
latest discs from Autodesk)
You can apparently only tell
which version of AutoCAD LT 2010 you have by looking at how many
DVD's were supplied to you. If you have AutoCAD LT 2010 on ONE
DVD then StrucPLUS will work. If you have AutoCAD LT 2010 supplied
on TWO DVD's then StrucPLUS will not work!
are overstocked with Flamingo v2 upgrades and are doing a 'run
Normally this upgrade of Flamingo v1 to
v2 for Rhino3D v4 is $395 but we are selling remaining stock
at $249 plus $33 shipping.
Here's what's new in v2
Don't miss out - Be quick and give yourself
a Christmas present.
Keep an Eye Out
Currently under development and soon
to be released (before Christmas) is Panel-Mate. Panel-Mate will model anything
that can be made from panels or slab-like forms such as kitchen,
bathroom and architectural cabinetry. It will provide complete
cutting lists and manufacturing drawings too. So if you design
or model cabinets of any description this tool will prove to
be invaluable. You can even use Panel Mate to model walls, floors
and roofs of buildings too. Register
Teachings of Zen
- Do not walk behind me, for I
may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow.
Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow.. In fact, just
piss off and leave me alone.
- Sex is like air. It's not that
important unless you aren't getting any.
- No one is listening until you
- Always remember you're unique.
Just like everyone else.
- Never test the depth of the
water with both feet.
- If you think nobody cares whether
you're alive or dead, try missing a couple of mortgage payments.
- Before you criticize someone,
you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize
them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
- If at first you don't succeed,
skydiving is not for you.
- Give a man a fish and he will
eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat
and drink beer all day.
- If you lend someone $20 and
never see that person again, it was probably well worth it.
- If you tell the truth, you don't
have to remember anything.
- Some days you are the bug; some
days you are the wind screen.
- Don't worry; it only seems kinky
the first time.
- Good judgment comes from bad
experience ... and most of that comes from bad judgment.
- A closed mouth gathers no foot.
- There are two excellent theories
for arguing with women - Neither one works.
- Generally speaking, you aren't
learning much when your lips are moving.
- Experience is something you
don't get until just after you need it.
- We are born naked, wet and hungry,
and get slapped on our ass ... then things just keep getting
- Never, under any circumstances,
take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
...Did you know that if you double-click
the middle mouse wheel without dragging the mouse or rolling
the wheel you can perform a 'Zoom- Fit'?
...Did you know that if you hold down the
Alt key and left mouse button drag you invoke the Magic Eraser?
...Did you know that if you Hold down the
Alt + Ctrl Keys and drag over linear entities it will select
/ deselect them?
...Did you know that no piece of paper
can be folded more than 7 times?
...Did you know you can draw parallelograms
(leaning rectangles) by turning off 'square corners' in the Insert
Coffee $3.50, Subscription
Its that time of year again and many of you will
be receiving your invoices from us for annual software subscription for 2010.
We have again held the price down for most
products to around 53c per day! This price hasn't changed for
three years and represents the best value support system in the
CAD International's CEO Nigel Varley puts
the price of the subscription into perspective -
"You can't even buy a cup
of coffee for the price of subscription. It represents fantastic
value and clients love having an expert at their fingertips"
Half price upgrades on most products is
very attractive too, especially now that Windows 7 has arrived
and may need your CAD software to be upgraded to be fully compatible.
If you haven't already received your offer
for support contact Celine now by email.
Experience the fun world of 3D modelling
and enrol in CAD-Level-3.
Learn to model full 3D objects and assemblies.
This is a great start for anyone who wants to expand their view
of life and venture into a virtual 3D world!
You will need to have completed CAD Level
1 and 2 or be a competent RealCAD based software user.
Celine in head office to start
For a short time a utility application
that flattens ruled surfaces in RealCAD into a plot-ready cut-ready
flat pattern is available FREE for subscription members
Creates 3D spirals in RealCAD Pro using
this simple spiral creation application. Spring in to this one
- Free for subscription members only.
One of the little known tools in RealCAD
is the ability to select Text and Explode it into an outline
of the original text.
The outline is made of simple lines, arcs
and curves and can be edited easily and filled in with Surface
Planes. It can then also be cut out of any material using RealCAD/
Try it. Select the desired text, then select
the Explode Command.
Windows 7- Yipee!
We have been struggling
with Windows Vista for a very long time. It has cost thousands
of dollars and hundreds of hours trying to sort out issues that
surfaced only when users installed Vista on their machines.
At first glance it would
appear Windows 7 works - Yipee! It looks and feels much the same
as Vista but seems to perform faster and with less down-time
from system crashes. Windows 7 hasn't been out long enough for
us to say that it's fantastic but so far so good.
A word of warning -
if you are upgrading
your machine from Vista or XP to Windows 7 you MUST UNLICENSE
your CAD software before installing the new operating
Also, you will be required
to place your working files into a different folder than before
and your program files in a different folder again.
If you are a CAD International
support subscriber, contact us for advice about upgrading.
Blow by Blow Demo
in action and follow the process of creating your very first
drawing from start to finish.
Watch as the demonstrator runs you through
importing a drawing from Autocad, cleaning it up and adding his
own personal landscape design. Then add hard and soft landscaping
elements, labelling and even insert photographs in the drawing.
Finally you can even check out how to print
your drawing ready to email to a client. Then if you still have
time check out the 3D
continuation of the demo
If you've been using LANDWorksCAD for a
while or are just thinking of purchasing then check
Read the Manual
Did you know that RealCAD and LANDWorksCAD
has a really comprehensive Reference
Manual hidden under the Help menu?
Do yourself a favour and get into it. It's
a great read for those who want to get more from their software
and it answers many of the commonly asked support questions.
Costing and BOM
There is now a new and very useful costing
application that runs with RealCAD based software. This simple
to use tool allows a master sheet of costs, ID codes and descriptions
to be applied to Figures in your drawings and then from this
master list is generated a complete bill of quantities complete
with related costs in CSV format so you can use it directly
or import it into Excel or your favourite quoting software.
Items in your drawing can also be grouped
(categorised) For instance, you may be costing electrical equipment
and need to break it up into rooms or floor levels, or you may
be costing plants and want to group them into regions.
This is a powerful, inexpensive add-on
application available to subscription users . Call for details
on how to purchase.
New! RealCAD Draft
a fully featured professional CAD software under $500? RealCAD
Draft is here.
RealCAD Draft replaces all our former entry
level CAD software products and is also the perfect tool if you
are looking for additional CAD licenses in your office to view,
print and edit drawings produced in other RealCAD software products
such as RealCAD LT, RealCAD Pro or RealCAD Complete.
out the Matrix to what's included
is now available for download. If you have an earlier version
and would like to upgrade please let us know so we can advise
you of the cost.
Still paying big money to keep your AutoCAD
up to date? Seriously consider moving to Bricscad.
You won't find a more familiar more compatible product.
Get Real America
If you're in
America you'll know there's a big media campaign running in the
US at the moment and the catch phrase is "Get Real America"
- Well, we couldn't have said it better ourselves - so when you're
next getting CAD software get RealCAD, the best professional
CAD program for America and the World.