PROCAD FAQs

Here are a few answers to the most commonly asked questions about PROCAD’s software applications.

Question: I cannot create specs or standards. PROCAD’s applications comes with default specs and standards but I do not see any as well.

Answer: Make sure that the datafile path has read permissions for users that need to read access and write permissions for users that generate the specs/standards. The datafile path is defaulted to C:/ProgramData/PROCAD/[software name] and the specific location can be found in the Setup Maintenance application.


Question: We added more licenses to our server but when we run the license manager, then number of licenses stayed the same. It doesn’t seem to read the new license.

Answer: FlexNet’s lmtools is the program used to distribute the licenses. It keeps a cached copy of the license file. When you place the new license in, the program still reads the old one. You need to run the lmtools and perform the following steps: stop the server, start the server and reread the license file.


Question: If I have multiple Isometrics licenses on the server and open Isometrics twice, does that use up 2 licenses?

Answer: No. Opening up any application multiple times will use the same license. It will not check out a license for each instance of the same application. This is the same for all other PROCAD applications.


2D DESIGNER 2010 Migration Guide Tip

2D DESIGNER 2008 Migration Guide Tip

2D DESIGNER Critical Dimensional Data Error Tip

2D DESIGNER 2008 Customizing Blocks Tip

2D DESIGNER User Is Receiving License Error Indicating Old NGN File Found

2D DESIGNER 2010 Can’t Find Spec or Standards

3DSMART 2011 Trouble accessing 3DSMART database

Keep PROCAD Working on Your Laptop

Applying a New License File

3DSMART 2011 Adding Components To Your Spec

How to convert your trial license to a permanent license

Opening Multiple Isometrics Application

Videos

Video 1
This video tutorial will show you how to use the Drawing Manager to properly manage your existing drawings that have been created in other PROCAD applications

Video 2
This video tutorial will show you how to replace and existing BOM with a modified BOM without generating new component balloons

Video 3
This video tutorial will show you how to use the Standards Manager to scale components in your drawing

Video 4
This video tutorial will show you how to load existing drawings in the correct standard so that the scale for the drawing is correct

Video 5
This video tutorial will show you how to use the License Manager to request a license. You will also see the difference between standalone and network licenses.

Video 6
This video tutorial will explain the difference between a standalone and network installation. You will also see the difference between the 2 types of installations and how to perform those installations.