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CHEAP TRICKS WARE MACROS (DCAL/TOOLBOX)

Updated February 5, 2014

DCAL Macros are the most powerful of DataCAD 3rd Party add-ons. Typically, these files come as *.DCX files and are installed by copying them into your C:\DATACAD\DCX directory. They will then appear in your Toolbox menu within DataCAD. All Macros listed are compatible with DataCAD v. 5.x and greater, yes, they almost all are even to be compatible with DataCAD 8 for Windows!



3D MODELING MACROS

R171 (Internet Deliverable)
Elevation by John Lindsay, Pearl City Software. This macro automatically take your model and automatically generates hidden views of each of the four elevations and place each on a separate layer for your viewing. Enjoy your cup of coffee while it does all the work. $5.00

P170 (Internet Deliverable)
EditMesh by D. S. Bidwell. This macro is a simple means of identifying and editing X,Y, and Z coordinate values of 3D mesh surfaces in either orthogonal or 3D views via a pick Menu. Great value at $10.00

P188 (Internet Deliverable)
3D Bayroof Macro by John Lindsay, Pearl City Software. This elegant macro will create a roof over your bay windows with user definable settings for overhang, pitch, plate height, soffit and rafter condition. Quick time saver tool for the residential architect. $10.00

B19 (Internet Deliverable)
3D PLANE EDITOR by Bill D'Amico. This invaluable macro will allow you to edit 3D planes and slabs in place, performing such functions as adding and moving vertices(e.g. wrapping a roof around a chimney), and putting in voids (e.g. skylights) without modifying the plane/slab orientation or incline. Very useful for roof constructions. (For DataCAD 5 and up.) $15.00

B36 (Internet Deliverable)
CURVED SLAB MACRO by Bruce Kaplan, ARCHsoft. This amazing macro allwos you to dynamically draw curved 3D slabs with either arc or circle format, and even puts snap point on the center of the curve. By using division control, you can even use this macro to draw polygonal slabs. $15.00

B98 (Internet Deliverable)
3D Siding Macro by John,Lindsay,Pearl City Software. To create true 3D siding on your 3D models, this essential tool will quickly apply siding to any 3D polygon face, including gable ends. End caps can be added and the siding has cutouts for windows and doors. $15.00

B99 (Internet Deliverable)
3D Railing Macro by John Lindsay, Pearl City Software. This wonderful macro will create a true 3D railing with user definable posts and railing parameters. Help file included. Now newly updated to also create curved railings! $15.00 (Previous purchasers of B99 may upgrade to this version for only $5.00; Order B99u)

B100 (Internet Deliverable)
3D Quick Walls by Eric Zetterberg. This macro builds true 3D walls that automatically slope up to your roof pitch. Simply pick the polygon or slab above and a 3d slab is created and trimmed to its proper slope. Then use QuickWind0w to easily create either windows or doors in your wall slab. (Note: these features are also available in M20, RoofBuilder Tools $15.00


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M20

(Internet Deliverable)

Roof Builder Tools, v3.5 
by People Software

Modeling is easy with Roof Builder Tools. Boost your productivity and model your roofs, walls and windows with RB Tools. Build your entire model in plan view and see how litle time it takes to become an expert at 3D Modeling. Itís as easy ast 1, 2, 3 & 4:

1) 3D Roofs are created by snapping over your 2D roof plan;
2) Fast 3D Walls automatically trim to your roofs;
3) Doors, windows and voids are added into the 3D walls to create the 3D Model; plus
4) Auto-Elevations are extracted for your working drawings!

 Itís simple to learn and requires no previous modeling experience!

v.3.5 Bug Fix update corrects Z-height problem w/ Build Wall function & eroneous "demo" title label..

(Free Internet upgrades for any previous purchasers of RBTools from Cheap Tricks Ware. Sorry but does not apply to purchasers Roof Builder or Roof Builder 2 or those who bought directly from People Software.)

Broaden your Horizons; get out of 2D into the great world of 3D! $35.00


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M21

(Internet Deliverable)


3DSite 
by People Software

Now you can easily add a 3D site underneath your existing 3D building model to add that finishing touch to your rendering. Quickly visualize and study how your grading will work.

3DSite automatically creates 3D polygons by converting 2D polylines. These 3D polygons can either be rendered with QuickShade or outputted to a DXF file and processed with any 3rd party modeling or rendering program.

<=From This to This=>

Get Grounded with 3DSite. $35.00


M24

Normals Macro

by Bill D'Amico, UniQue Software.(Internet Deliverable)

This "underground" macro is finally seeing the light of day, as Bill has relented to finally offering this essential rendering tool for commercial sale on the CTW list. For those not into heavy duty modeling, you might ask, "What is the Normals Macro and what does it do?"

Neophytes to the modeling and rendering game may expend tremendous energy on a 3D model, only to find that their finished rendering has "black holes" in it where it seems certain planes are missing. This problem has to do with the orientation of "normals".

The Normals macro, allows you to view and manipulate the front/back face of these 3D planes (normals) directly within DataCAD. Normals can be oriented towards or away from a 3D marker placed within the model. The way it works is that after your model is created, place 3D markers within the model to orient the normals uniformly toward. In the case of a square room, this would typically be in the absolute center of the room. For the room to render properly, all normals should face towards this point. With this macro, now they will. Click Here if you would like to see the full manual.

When you need it ó you need it! $35.00


S40 (Internet Deliverable)
STUD Macro by Cadkey, Inc. from DCAL Samples. Recompiled for DataCAD 5 and above, this macro will allow you to draw continuous runs of stud walls at any standard spacing and in 3D. Compatible with all versions of DataCAD. FREE w/any 5 disk order or $5 Cheap Tricks Ware dollars/or $5 fee.

S70 (Internet Deliverable)
3D Line Convert by UniQue Software. Macro to convert 3D lines to 3D for easy editing. Excellent for dealing with AutoCAD DXF imports. Free w/5 disk order or $5 CTW Dollars/or $5 fee.

S101 (Internet Deliverable)
3D to 2D SubLine Macro from DATACAD LLC & JB CAD Services. SubLine substitutes all 3D lines selected into 2D lines using the 3D lines x and y coordinates. This macro is useful if you receive an AutoCAD drawing file which contains 3D lines. Changing the lines to 2D lines allows you to use DataCAD's trimming functions. Free with 5- disk order or $5CTW or $5 distribution fee.


TEXT, FONT & TAGGING MACROS


R82 (Internet Deliverable)
AddText V2.5 by John Fornaro, Design / Program Associates. Macro which will insert text above or below existing text, matching existing text parameters and line spacing. Includes trapdoor to DataCAD Text, Erase & Move menus. Now newly improved flow of operation. See M-4 for Bundle offer. $5.00

R117 (Internet Deliverable)
ChangeCase V1.0 by John Fornaro, Design / Program Associates. This DataCAD macro changes the case of text (UPPER vs. lower) by EGAF (Entity, Group, Area, Fence.) Choose ALL CAPS, lower case, or Initial Caps. $5.00

R122 (Internet Deliverable)
Underline Macro V1.0 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Associates. Handy macro will automatically underline your text in a point and shoot fashion. PermaColor feature draws underline in a user selected color. You can specify offset beneath text and a trapdoor to the text menu is provided. $5.00

P85 (Internet Deliverable)
StringInc V1.2 by John Fornaro, Design / Program Associates. This numeric text string incrementing macro works with text and numeric suffixes. Delete Door #37 and automatically bump Doors #38-67 down one notch. Copy Room 401, 402, 403, etc to the fifth floor, and fence the group to create Room 501, 502, 503, etc. Very useful for schedules and anyplace where greater control over sequential integers is desired. $10.00

P124 (Internet Deliverable)
Revision Symbol Macro 1.0 by Design/Program Associates This macro draws standard revision triangle symbol of user specified size, color, and text numeral and places them in your drawing in a point and shoot fashion. Automatic numeral incrementing up to #99. $10.00

P152 (Internet Deliverable)
Change Text Macro V1.0 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Assocs. Case sensitive text changing macro, which can also be used as a rudimentary spell checker. Macro searches for a given text string and replaces it with another one. It has a selective Undo feature to fix spelling mistakes. $10.00

P171 (Internet Deliverable)
ArcText V1.0 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Assocs. This handy macro draws text along an arc at user specified interletter spacing and offset from the arc. $10.00

P173 (Internet Deliverable)
Tags Macro v1.1 by Patrick B. McConnell. Drawing labels produced in point & shoot fashion with scale inputted automatcially. User settings for colors, fonts, layers. Settings "memorized" to ensure correct Tag specifications. $10.00

P174 (Internet Deliverable)
Text Fix by Don Bidwell, Cobi Consultants. This time-saving text editor macro complements the Change/Text function. It will amend case (3 options), size (2 options), and change line feed for easy editing of text for plotting, office standards, and error correction. $10.00

P185 (Internet Deliverable)
Font Viewer by Patrick B. McConnell. This macro generates a sample of a user selected DataCAD font, which allows viewing and printing a sample of the entire character set, including all extended characters. Wnat to see what characters are available within your fonts? Need to find the code for those fractions or superscript numbers.This macro is the tool for you. $10.00

B32 (Internet Deliverable)
LETTERING CASE UTILITY & ALL CAPS FONTS by Bill D'Amico. DataCAD macro which will turn the text in your drawing file from all lower case to all UPPERCASE CAPS, or vice versa, or even to Title Cap Format. You won't have to retype the whole thing anymore, if you forgot to turn caps on or off. And for those of you who like to use all capital letters in your drawing text and hate to check to see if caps lock is on or off. Five ALL CAPS fonts of the standard DataCAD Block, Orig, Orig2, Roman & Roman2 lettering fonts. $15.00

B57
Set-Text by Sets, Ltd. This plot sensitive macro allows you to name and pre-define up to 14 Text definitions (per file with multiple files supported) of font, size, color, weight, angle, slant, active layer, factor, etc. Also automatically returns you to original layer, color, and other parameter settings once text is finished and you exit macro. Now ensuring uniform office standards for text work is a snap! $15.00

B82 (Internet Deliverable)
SPELLER MACRO by Ted Blockley. A real Spell Checker for DataCAD with a 50,000 word Architectural Dictionary. Allows addition of custom dictionaries or words. You can use this macro on screen directly inside DataCAD drawing file. See also bundle offer with M18. $15.00

B83 (Internet Deliverable)
TEXT MAN MACRO by Ted Blockley. Text manipulation macro helps DataCAD with text, giving you search/replace, reformat, justification, upper/lower case, bold, italic, underline, break/ join text string commands. One click provides boxes around text. See also bundle offer with M18. Updated 10/1/97 for improved cleanup and display. $15.00

B113 (Internet Deliverable)
Room Sizer Macro 3.1 by John Lindsay, Pearl City Software. This macro allows you to quickly automatically dimension and label any room. Options for font, size, angle, room ID, room dimensions and area are all included. A simple text file holds program parameters and any changes or additions to your room list. This macro works on all versions of DataCAD including DC+. Even multisided rooms are handled with the polyline feature (polylines give area only). Metric dimensions are handled with the normal setting of your SCALETYP. $15.00. Read More About It.

S102 (Internet Deliverable)
SubText Macro from DATACAD LLC & JB CAD Services. SubText is a text editing macro giving the user further enhancements to the DataCAD text editing functions. The macro makes character and/or word substituting within a line of multiple lines of text using DataCAD's entity/group/area/fence command. SubText also allows the user to substitute text with text strings which are longer than the DataCad change text content maximum. Free with 5- disk order or $5CTW or $5 distribution fee.


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M18

(Internet Deliverable)

SCRIVE
by Ted Blockley

This incredible suite of macros does it all when it comes to working with text in DataCAD: Spell Check, Search & Replace, Break/Join Strings, Reformat Paragraphs, Bold/Italic/Underline/Strikeout, Align Text, Full Justification!

Great for Plans, Elevations, Sections, Details, Sheet Specs, Schedules, Code Compliance Notes, Indexes, Lists, General Notes, Keynotes, Disclaimers, Copyright Notices, etc.

50,000 word Dictionary for Spell Check has thousands of Architectural terms.

Easy to use, never leave DataCAD. Save time, improve quality. Import, reformat and re-use notes on the fly.

Bundles B59(ALIGN), B82(SPELLER) & B83(TEXTMAN) $45 Value for one great Cheapware price.

Power DRIVE your Text with SCRIVE! $35.00


M22

(Internet Deliverable)

Font Master V 1.55

by Patrick McConnell 

Create your own fonts for DataCAD from within DataCAD. This macro can create enitre font sets or just one character. Create, edit and compile right in DataCAD. Includes an ASCII code checker and key number reference to determine extended key codes. Also includes Font Viewer Macro (P185) to generate a sample of your creations. As praised in Cheap Tricks, Nov 97 article by Rick Morse, DATACAD LLC and used to generate the new International Fonts for DataCAD (CTW S75 - S78.)

Express Yourself Fully w/ Font Master $35.00


TEMPLATE & SYMBOL MACROS


R89 (Internet Deliverable)
Unsymbol V1.0 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Assoc. Macro for DataCAD 3.x versions to allow exploding of symbols into their constituent entities after placement in drawing for subsequent editing. Similar to SYMEXP macro for DataCAD 4 and up. See M-5 for bundle offer. $5.00

P86 (Internet Deliverable)
ToSymbol V1.4 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Assocs. Macro which takes symbol instances out of a drawing file and creates symbol templates on the fly for easy customization. Can recover symbols erased but not purged. Customizable template grid layout. See M-5 for Bundle offer. $10.00

B43 (Internet Deliverable)
TEMPLATE MANAGER V1.7 by John Fornaro/Design Program Associates. This macro will allow you to read a template file, create a MAP of color changes, (red to yellow, white to lt. gray, etc.) and automatically change the colors and resave the symbols associated with that template. Has on-line help. Now newly improved to map linetypes, lineweights, and line spacing AND will map colors to new linetypes. Also will now edit symbol attributes in easy fashion. For DataCAD 5 & up. $15.00

B101 (Internet Deliverable)
SYMDOC (v. 10) by John Lindsay, Pearl City Software. This macro will methodically go through the symbol directory of your choice and create pictorial catalog pages of your templates to send to your printer. It even includes an "orphaned" feature to find those floating symbols that aren't specified in any template and catalog those too. Now updated for DataCAD 8.06 & up use ó(no more purges.) New for version 10: A settings menu allows you to add white space around the symbol document for better fit to page and for manual binding, plus printed symbol path font size can now be set. $15.00 (Free Internet upgrades for any previous purchasers.)

S41 (Internet Deliverable)
Symbol Template Macro by Cadkey Inc. from DCAL Samples. This macro will examine all of the symbols in a drawing and create a new template file from those symbols for easy future use. Particularly useful when reading in DXF files. For DataCAD 5 and above. Provided FREE w/5 disk order or $5 Cheap Tricks Ware dollars/or $5 fee.


STRUCTURAL MACROS

R151 (Internet Deliverable)
Deflection Macro V1.0 by John Fornaro, D/P Associates. Handy macro which calculates the span to deflection ratio (i.e. L/360 etc.) in fewer keystrokes than most scientific calculators. Includes source code! $5.00

P151 (Internet Deliverable)
Beamage Macro V1.0 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Assocs. Useful macro draws beam lines (w/PermaColor feature) for use in structural drawings, especially steel buildings. Also adds user specified Beam Size, Beam Number and Beam Elevation. Select one of seven styles to display beam nomenclature in plan. $10.00

P157 (Internet Deliverable)
Beam Master V1.0 by Patrick McConnell. Fully customizable macro draws and labels 2D Beam lines with center tick(s) automatically centered. Inserts round or rectangular columns and/or footings as desired with each item (column, beam, text, etc.) drawn on its own layer with it own color as specified. $10.00
P189 (Internet Deliverable)
Structural Arrow
by Eric Zetterberg.
This macro dynamically creates framing direction arrows and roof span direction notations for your framing plans. Simply define the span by inserting 2 points on you plan and the macro inserts arrow, centerpoint and distance indicators automatically for wood truss or conventional framing. $10.00

B85 (Internet Deliverable)
STEEL BEAM SIZER by John Fornaro, D/P Associates. Very useful macro which aids designer in sizing simple span steel beams with uniform load, top flange laterally supported conditions. Macro compares max/ min allowable moments, calculates reactions and deflections and even allows "what-if" scenarios with different spans, loads, etc. 175 WF steel shapes. $15.00

S90 (Internet Deliverable)
DuctPRO Macro from DATACAD LLC & JB CAD Services. DuctPRO is an easy-to-use drafting package for inserting HVAC ductwork on your drawings. By simply selecting a width and depth (for rectangular ductwork), or a diameter (for round ductwork), and then locating the points on the duct run, the user can create a full 2D or 3D ductwork drawing. Choices for duct type (rectangular or round), sizes, Z elevation, elbows and branches are all available from the menu. In addition, the user can set DuctPRO to draw ductwork to the left, center or right of given points as well as flat-on-bottom, flat-on-top, or centered on the Z elevation. The ductwork elbows, reductions, branches, vanes, and text are all drawn as you select points. Free with 5- disk order or $5CTW or $5 distribution fee.
Figures: Ductpro left; Steelpro right

S91 (Internet Deliverable)
SteelPRO from DATACAD LLC & JB CAD Services. SteelPRO accesses virtually all shapes currently listed in the AISC Manual of Steel Construction. All wide flanges, tees, channels, angles, tubes and pipes are available. All steel sections can be input into your drawing in either top, side or section view. Use SteelPRO to draw all of your steel shapes and know for certain that your details are drawn accurately. Free with 5- disk order or $5CTW or $5 distribution fee.

S100 (Internet Deliverable)
Light Fixture Calculator from DATACAD LLC & JB CAD Services. LgtCalc calculates the number of light fixtures required for a selected space by setting the lumens, number of lamps, foot candles, etc. Results can be stored in an ascii text file. Free with 5- disk order or $5CTW or $5 distribution fee.


DRAWING & PRODUCTION MACROS

R58 (Internet Deliverable)
Regen & Redraw Macros by Bruce Kaplan. Useful macros for evaluating whether you should use the display list function or not, as well as testing different video boards and computer setups. Standard Victorian House drawing is provided as measuring standard. Macros will automatically perform 10 regenerations or refreshes and measure total elapsed time. $5.00

R83 (Internet Deliverable)
ClipBox V1.6 by John Fornaro, Design / Program Associates. Inside/Outside erasing shield macro for placing notes in the middle of hatch patterns, cutting window holes in siding, etc. Now improved with draw box feature to include clipbox in drawing as border for note, or to create drop shadow type boxes. PermaColor feature maintains box color. See M-4 for bundle. $5.00

R84 (Internet Deliverable)
MergeLyr V1.3 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Assoc. Macro for users of DataCAD 3.x versions to allow loading a layer from saved layer file in current drawing without erasing the target layer or settings. See M-5 for Bundle offer. $5.00

R85 (Internet Deliverable)
ReadFile V1.3 by John Fornaro, Design / Program Associates. This DataCAD macro reads ASCII text files before importing into DCAD. Page up and down thru file to preview files before using File I/O to import. Now improved to include on-line help. See M-5 for bundle offer. $5.00

R86 (Internet Deliverable)
ShowPens V1.3 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Assoc. Macro which will display all current plotter pen settings on a single menu and allow fast changing of pen assignments. Includes trapdoor to DataCAD plotter menu. Now updated to allow pen setting up to 99 for use w/DesignJet. See M-5 for Bundle offer. $5.00

R87 (Internet Deliverable)
Select Refresh (SlctRfsh) V1.1 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Assoc. Macro which redraws or undraws selected portion of the drawing by your selection. Will help correct pixel blossom of Nth Engine and other display list processors. See M-4 for Bundle offer. $5.00

R88 (Internet Deliverable)
StretchPoint V1.3 by John Fornaro, Design / Program Associates. This DataCAD macro which will selectively stretch lines with a common end point. Previews the results of each stretch one at a time, with a confirmation before performing stretch. Newly improved flow of control in macro. See M-4 for bundle offer. $5.00

R115 (Internet Deliverable)
EditPath Macro V1.4 by John Fornaro, Design / Program Associates. This handy macro will allow you to view and change the DataCAD PATH settings from one convenient menu within DataCAD. $5.00

R116 (Internet Deliverable)
Directory Tree Macro by John Fornaro, Design / Program Associates. This macro will display your hard disk directory tree from within DataCAD. $5.00

R128 (Internet Deliverable)
Pitch Macro v1.0 by Patrick McConnell. This macro will enable you to set your snap grid to pre-set pitch angles such at 1/8":12, 3:12, or 5:12 etc. $5.00

R134 (Internet Deliverable)
Control-Joint Macro V1.0 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Assocs. Handy macro (w/PermaColor feature) which draws a control joint line and identifying text for use in plan depictions of concrete slabs in structural drawings. $5.00

R150 (Internet Deliverable)
Door Dots Macro by Ted Blockley. Handy macro which will place snapping points at fixed distances from desired reference points to assist user in accurately placing doors & frames at fixed distances on wall (e.g. 6" from wall corner) corresponding to common door & frame sizes. $5.00

R156 (Internet Deliverable)
Centerline Macro v1.1 by Patrick B. McConnell. This macro will automatically draw a user specified line with its spacing set to equal its length or a fraction of the length. Includes linetype definitions for new CenterLine, Section and Property Lines. Handy for section or beam lines with break centered in the line. $5.00

R157 (Internet Deliverable)
SetSnap Macro v1.1 by Patrick B. McConnell. This macro will globally set the snap on layers in a drawing to a user specified setting. Can also reset the snap angle divisions on all layers. Works on "all layers" or "all on" setting. Great of "fixing" AutoCAD imports. $5.00

R162 (Internet Deliverable)
Delete Empty Layers Macro by Patrick McConnell. Delete all those empty layers you often find in an DWG or DXF import. Tired of importing drawings to find 100ís of empty layers making it difficult to navigate and work with the drawing? This macro will eliminate this problem. $5.00Special update required for DataCAD 10 users. Free for internet delivery if you purchased it directly from Shu Associates previously (provide approx. purchase date.)

R175 (Internet Deliverable)
Layer Off Macro by Patrick McConnell. Turn off layers by selecting entities. All normal selection methods can be used. Select entities by Entity, Group, Area, Fence or Selset and have all layers that the selected entities are on be turned off. Handy macro for the power layer user. $5.00

R176 (Internet Deliverable)
Layer Flip Macro by Patrick McConnell. Flip the layers in a drawing on/off. Turns all layers that are on off & vice versa. Very useful for global operations. $5.00

R214 (Internet Deliverable)
Unlock Macro
by Patrick B. McConnell.
Handy for dealing with AutoCAD DWG imports full of locked layers. Just invoke this Toolbox macro and presto, all the layers will be unlocked. $5.00

P1 (Internet Deliverable)
Edit Key & New Key Macros by David Pendery. DCAL macros which let the user switch from one keyboard macro file to another; and allow editing the DCAD.MCR file to change the function of any of the keys without leaving DataCAD. $10.00

P68 (Internet Deliverable)
Polyline Rectangle by Bill D'Amico. Useful polyline aid that lets you draw a rectangle in polyline format via the two corner method, rather than by the tedious corner by corner method. Elegantly designed to work directly with the Polyline macro for easy use. UPDATED FOR DATACAD 5 and above. $10.00

P79 (Internet Deliverable)
Clouds V2.0 by John Fornaro, Design / Program Associates. This macro allows you to use the mouse to draw revision clouds as three point arcs with only 2 mouse picks (50% faster!) Adjust the Bulge Factor to suit the most discriminating taste! Draws Clouds in PermaColor, ensuring drawing consistency. Now has PermaLayer to automatically draw Clouds on the correct layer automatically, then returning you to your original layer. Trapdoor to Templates menu for revision symbols; also draws clouds as polylines. $10.00

P80 (Internet Deliverable)
CurvLeder V2.8 by John Fornaro, Design / Program Associates. This macro draws curved leaders and adds arrowheads automatically, in a point and shoot fashion which allows curves to look as if drawn on a French curve. PermaColor feature differentiates color of leader and arrowhead for ease of use and consistency. Now improved to allow drawing curved leaders as 3PtArcs. Has on-line help. $10.00

P81 (Internet Deliverable)
GetHatch V1.7 by John Fornaro, Design / Program Associates. Macro which selects only non-associative hatch lines and changes them by Entity, Group, Area, or Fence. Erases, moves to layer, or changes color of hatch lines. Now improved to change linetype also. Has on-line help. $10.00

P82 (Internet Deliverable)
JetPlot V1.3 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Associates. Macro which maps line colors to line weights in a user defined fashion to manipulate line thicknesses for plotting with HP Laser Jet printers or HPLJ II with plotting emulation card. Entities are user-selected, with Reset toggle for reverting back to line weight of one. Uses DCAL feature called "User Attributes" to keep track of line weights. Saves color to line weight mapping to data file for convenient access to different pen, settings. See M-5 for Bundle offer. $10.00

P83 (Internet Deliverable)
LayrStar V1.2 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Assocs. Macro which can selectively turns on or off a collection of layers with a common prefix or suffix, using the star "*" wildcard. Simplifies management of drawings with racks of related layers such as: Plans-1, Notes-1, Dims-1 . . . . Plans-2, Notes-2, Dims-2, etc. Trapdoor to Layers menu. See M-5 for Bundle offer. $10.00

P84 (Internet Deliverable)
PlatTool V2.1 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Assocs. Macro to create and dimension plats in a point and shoot fashion clockwise around the plat. PlatTool will prompt you with the correct dimension and bearing. Rotates plats by user selection to match a given site line, so that plats can be fitted to standard sheets easily. See M-4 for Bundle offer. $10.00

P94 (Internet Deliverable)
Personalize Utility by John Fornaro, Design/Program Associates. For DCAL programmers, Personalize is a DCAL procedure which can help discourage pirating of your DCAL macros. This utility codes licensee's name into fully customizable splash screen. $10.00

P95 (Internet Deliverable)
Tick Style Arrowheads Macro by Ted Blockley. This fully featured macro allows you to produce "architecturally correct" tick style arrowheads with total color and size control. Curved Leaders and Ticks also supported. $10.00

P97 (Internet Deliverable)
Golden Mean Rectangle Macro by Ken Lambert, CADD, Etc. Elegant macro that will automatically draw any given "golden mean rectangle" when you input either the long or short side. Ensure that your designs will have "classic" proportions & beauty. For DataCAD 5 and above. $10.00

P100 (Internet Deliverable)
Paper Size Macro by Bruce Kaplan. This macro allows you to define up to 13 custom paper sizes. This makes it very easy to regularly plot to different size paper or even different plotters. Optionally, the selected paper size can be saved into drawing's own "custom" size for easy default setup. $10.00

P109 (Internet Deliverable)
Partial Layer Save V1.0 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Associates. Macro which allows you to save drawing information to a layer file by Entity, Group, Area, or Fence. Transfer info to other drawings quickly by not having to delete unwanted entities before saving to layer. On-line help. Compatible with DataCAD 5 and above. $10.00

P115 (Internet Deliverable)
FileFind V1.6 by John Fornaro, Design / Program Associates. This DataCAD macro will help you find the file you need to load by searching your hard disk for files which contain a text string to be matched from within DataCAD. Displays file names on function keys, and you can use mouse to display entire path. Also allows viewing of text files on screen. $10.00

P125 (Internet Deliverable)
ViewPens V1.0 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Associates ViewPens will associate the 10 2D GoToViews with different racks of Pen settings, making it a snap to do multiple scale plots! Take a look at how you use your plotter and you will see the benefit of this macro. $10.00

P167 (Internet Deliverable)
Travel Distance Macro by John Fornaro, D/P Associates. Macro which calculates the travel distance down exit corridors, etc. via a point and shoot fashion. Each leg is drawn along with its length displayed and the total distance calculated at the end of the run. $10.00

P172 (Internet Deliverable)
BrkLines V1.1 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Associates. Useful macro will break lines about the intersection of a given line. Much quicker than a partial erase of a zero length segment. GapLines feature will break the lines around a given line by a user specified amount. $10.00

P184 (Internet Deliverable)
Dynamic Enlarge by Patrick B. McConnell. This macro simplifies the enlargement process by eliminating the numerical factors that must be calculated for the standard enlarge command. Now Enlargement factors can be determined in a point and click dynamic method. The macro also includes functions to enlarge entities to match other entities as well as to enlarge by scale. $10.00

P186 (Internet Deliverable)
Color Filter Convertor by John Lindsay, Pearl City Software. Handy time- saver tool for those of you who import ACAD drawings and find all sorts of strange and hidden colors that make your editing life difficult. This macro will convert any of the 256 colors possible in a file to one of DataCADís standard 15 colors (Any "0" color will be converted to white to be visible.) Will pay for itself the first time you need to use it. $10.00

P187 (Internet Deliverable)
Layer Lister by John Lindsay, Pearl City Software. This macro will print a list of all the layers in your drawing file to the printer port of your choice, or it will send the list to text file for editing. A simple but essential tool for drawing documentation. $10.00

P205 (Internet Deliverable)
Pitch Macro 2.0 by Patrick McConnell. Set cursor to preset angles such as 1/8":12 or 5:12. Great for roofs and ramps. No math required! NEW version 2.0 allows full customization of settings by the user. Set any desired pitch and the macro will remember your settings. Save groups of pitches to a text file for loading later. $10.00 (Previous purchasers of R128 from CTW, may upgrade to P205 for $5.00.)

P206 (Internet Deliverable)
Breakdown by Patrick McConnell. Move items to new layers. Select an entity or group of entities and have the macro move or copy these entities to either new layers or existing layers. For example select a group of entities on the following layers 01walls, 01doors, 01windows the macro will prompt you for the layers to place all the 01walls items on, all the 01doors, etc. Useful for creating base plans or multi- story building plans with repetitive plans. Can also make a layer for every entity selected, 10 entities selected 10 new layers created with each item on its own layer. This feature is handy when exporting your model to another program for rendering and you want total control over each entity. $10.00

P232 (Internet Deliverable)
Right Macro
by Ted Blockley
This macro automatically (or with confirmation) rounds 2D lines, and associative dimensions, and can be set to fix minor angular irregularities as well. Run the macro and 1mm, 1/32" and 359 deg. 59Ď 41" type errors simply go away. The (make it) Right macro removes annoying accumulated errors from your drawings.
The macro alters lines and dimensions to make them more accurate and operates on 2-D Lines and Associative Dimensions. It rounds lengths, and angles, and limits Z dimensions. $10.00
 
 

P250 EZ_Stairs by Oran Woody.
An easy, intuitive macro to help you draw straight run 2D stair sections (7 style types) and plans. Input just a few settings and you are ready to go. It fills the gap that DataCAD's DCAD_AEC Stair and 3D Stairs macro leave in accomplishing these common drafting tasks. Now updated (again) to provide 15 more options for stair rails, including IBC compliant styles -- and newly added improved control, hints, and a custom alias and linetype. $10.00


P251 EZ_Storefronts by Oran Woody
Another in this line of easy, intuitive macros, this time to help you draw a typical storefront, allowing you to set number of panels, frame sizes, and door with transom. 17 different style types and 14 variable settings. Now also with plan capability added! $10.00

P252 EZ_Paneling by Oran Woody. EZ_Paneling is a macro that can be used to draw elevations of wood wall paneling quickly and easily. Sixteen styles are available that include: Full height flat panels (which can also be used to create a wainscot); Transom height flat panels with full flat panels below; Triple flat panels; Wainscot height flat panels with full flat panels above and more. $10.00

P253 EZ_Doors by Oran Woody EZ_Doors is a macro that can be used to draw elevations of wood panel doors quickly and easily. Six primary styles with three variations each are available as shown in the illustration below. $10.00

P254 EZ_Detail Boxes by Oran Woody. A macro that can be used to draw 16 different types of detail boxes at any angle or direction and can snap to uniform buffer distance around text. $10.00

P255 EZ_Joist by Oran Woody. This macro will draw elevation views of a realistic (but not engineered) open web steel joists to your specifications in the typical EZ methodology of "pick two points." This macro provides 3 main styles of parallel chord joists: K, LH, and DLH. $10.00

P250 EZ_Stairs by Oran Woody.
An easy, intuitive macro to help you draw straight run 2D stair sections (7 style types) and plans. Input just a few settings and you are ready to go. It fills the gap that DataCAD's DCAD_AEC Stair and 3D Stairs macro leave in accomplishing these common drafting tasks. Now updated (again) to provide 15 more options for stair rails, including IBC compliant styles -- and newly added improved control, hints, and a custom alias and linetype. $10.00


P251 EZ_Storefronts by Oran Woody
Another in this line of easy, intuitive macros, this time to help you draw a typical storefront, allowing you to set number of panels, frame sizes, and door with transom. 17 different style types and 14 variable settings. Now also with plan capability added! $10.00
 


P252 EZ_Paneling by Oran Woody. EZ_Paneling is a macro that can be used to draw elevations of wood wall paneling quickly and easily. Sixteen styles are available that include: Full height flat panels (which can also be used to create a wainscot); Transom height flat panels with full flat panels below; Triple flat panels; Wainscot height flat panels with full flat panels above and more. $10.00


P253 EZ_Doors by Oran Woody EZ_Doors is a macro that can be used to draw elevations of wood panel doors quickly and easily. Six primary styles with three variations each are available as shown in the illustration below. $10.00


P254 EZ_Detail Boxes by Oran Woody. A macro that can be used to draw 16 different types of detail boxes at any angle or direction and can snap to uniform buffer distance around text. $10.00


P255 EZ_Joist by Oran Woody. This macro will draw elevation views of a realistic (but not engineered) open web steel joists to your specifications in the typical EZ methodology of "pick two points." This macro provides 3 main styles of parallel chord joists: K, LH, and DLH. $10.00


P256 EZ_Parking by Oran Woody. This macro will help you layout parking lots by drawing a string of parking spaces along the line you indicate for parallel,perpindicular or angled (60 or 120 degrees) in 8 different styles (5 variations), complete with curbs and wheel stops. $10.00


P257 EZ_Arches by Oran Woody. Thinking of parking islands and curbs led to the creation of this macro that has a lot of general architectural use whenever you are doing fillet trim, arched windows, or, yes, even parking islands -- anytime you want offset arched components. This handy macro is FREE with any other EZ macro (P250-P257) or$10.00

B-EZ by Oran Woody. Any TWO Prime (P) items from the EZ family of macros of your choice (P250-P257) for the price of one B item. A $20 value for only $15.00.

M-EZ by Oran Woody.ALL of the Prime (P250-P257) items from the EZ family of macros. A $70 value(!) for only $35.00.

B7 (Internet Deliverable)
DCAL LIBRARY AIDS by John Fornaro, Design Program Associates. For you DCAL programmers, 29 snippets of code that will aid you in a number of common programming routines, such as entity creation, geometric functions, labeling, layering, string, selection set, & debugging functions. $15.00

B20 (Internet Deliverable)

B20 (Internet Deliverable)
STAMP PLOT MM SUITE by Ted Blockley. This classic is now better than ever as a suite of 3 macros: SPLOTMM (2000 in roman numerals.) The macro returns the correct date after 12/31/99 (provided your computer provides the correct date!) Number of" Seeds" doubled to 8. The additional seeds allow completely different sets of formats (say between Prelims and Working Drawings), Text Format Months added (Jan, January) - Can be edited, made bilingual, etc. Works with Long File Names (when Datacad returns them). SPLOTCFM Menu Tags can be Edited to match uses. For example, if you rarely add Time or Scale to your drawings, one or both of those items can be labeled and used for other purposes. SPLOTDAT macro provides dumb text to match SPLOTMM - Good for MSP drawings. $15.00 (Sorry, no upgrade price, since this suite is so much improved!)

B21 (Internet Deliverable)
GLOBAL EDIT MACRO (GEDIT) by Ted Blockley. Macro designed to supplement regular DataCAD Change and Change Text menus to allow reassignment of multiple colors/linetypes, explode entities, text search and replace, and manipulation of layers (e.g. change to all caps) and much more all from one location. Setting preferences can be saved out. Updated 10/1/97 from more control over symbols, text, redraw, preference file, and line types. $15.00

B26 (Internet Deliverable)
DXF-PREP 2.5 by Bruce Kaplan, ARCHSoft. Handy macro which will prepare your DataCAD drawing for correct export to DXF file. CAPS all layer names, checks for invalid layer name characters, converts all entities to color of layer color, converts text fonts to DXF compatible fonts, squashes all 2D entities so that Z ht=Z base and explodes all symbols, including nested symbols. All settings customizable. Now improved once again to detect and fix the "DXF killer" (single point polylines error.) $15.00

B31 (Internet Deliverable)
DRAWING DOCUMENTATION MACRO by Bill D'Amico. A great aid in documenting your drawing layer information for transfer to consultants or even in-house management of drawings. Macro will load up existing layer names with on/off & color noted. Add or edit remark information to explain use of each layer. $15.00

B42 (Internet Deliverable)
SCHEMA V1.1 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Assocs. Macro which draws circles, squares or rectangles given area. Great schematic design aid. Room naming and numbering feature with automatic incrementation. PermaColor feature for rectangle, text box, and text settings saves time. Trapdoors to 99% of DataCAD functions. Works well with wiggle line for nice effects. See M-4 for Bundle offer. $15.00

B47 (Internet Deliverable)
CLX MACRO by Ted Blockley. Macro allows you to change Associative Dimension extension lines to any linetype of your choosing. Be frustrated no longer, make associative dimensions look the way you want them to. For DataCAD 5 & above. $15.00

B51 (Internet Deliverable)
SET PENS Macro 2.2 by ARCHSoft. This macro simplifies your plotting by allowing you to view and edit your pen table on screen! You can save individual pen tables to files and re-load or edit them at a later time, allowing easy set-up of default files. Preview function allows you to see which entities will be drawn with specified pen no. If pen runs dry, Re-Plot function will collect all entities assigned to that pen number for re-plotting. This macro makes it easy to have multiple pen table set ups for using different output devices or sending plot files to services or consultants. $15.00Note: this macro is not suitable for DataCAD 8 for Windows or above.

B55
Multi-Line Macro by Sets, Ltd. This amazing plot sensitive macro allows you to create Multi-line definitions that in one stroke will draw up to twelve lines with unique attributes. Now you can define and draw complex building walls in plan or section. Macro even has a line mitering fixture. Each multi-line definition can be saved for future use. Macro includes an extensive set of sample standard wall, floor and foundation multi-line definitions. Requires renaming of files for use with DataCAD 8 for Windows and above. (See also bundle offer M-11.) $15.00

B56
Mimic by Sets, Ltd. This DataCAD macro gives you extensive control over all line parameters by allowing you to select all entities with certain line characteristics then change them to match another entity's parameters. Quicker and more powerful than EditSets. Plot sensitive and supports metric. (See also M-11 for bundle offer.)$15.00

B58 (Internet Deliverable)
Laser Plot Macro by Bruce Kaplan, ARCHSoft. This DataCAD macro takes care of the irritating problem of needing to configure your HP Laser Jet III or IV series printer at the printer itself. Now you can access many of the printer features of paper size, paper source, number of copies, etc. all within DataCAD. When you select the paper size (letter or legal), DataCAD's layout box is resized. The Auto-Scale feature finds the closest scale to fit your drawing and will even rotate the plot if it provides a better fit. $15.00

B59 (Internet Deliverable)
Align Macro 6.0 by Td Blockley Get your ducks in a row with this DataCAD Macro that justifies anything, in any direction to: points, lines, arcs or circles with selective undo! DataCAD 5 and up version only. $15.00

B64
Command Edit 2.0 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Associates. Former Mega Disk now at bargain basement price. Collection of 9 macros, while many are not most current version, still great value: AddText V2.1, Clouds V1.3, ClipBox V1.2, CurvLedr V2.5, GetHatch V1.4, PlatTool V2.1, Schema V1.1, SlctRfsh V1.1, & StrchPt V1.1. Compatible with DataCAD 4 & above. $15.00

B65
Command Utility 2.0 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Associates. Former Mega Disk now at bargain basement price. Collection of 9 macros, while many are not most current version, still great value: JetPlot V1.3, LayerStar V1.2, MergeLyr V1.3, ReadFile V1.2, ShowPens V1.1, StringInc V1.0, ToSymbol V1.0, and UnSymbol V1.0. Compatible with DataCAD 4 & above. $15.00

B66 (Internet Deliverable)
2LineBreak V1.4 by John Fornaro, Design/Program Associates. 2 LineBreak quickly cleans up drain pipes in front of siding, pickets in front of a brick wall, ceiling grid lines at wall intersections, etc., as well as your typical section breaks. $15.00

B94 (Internet Deliverable)
Line Master by Patrick McConnell. Want to create custom linetypes for datacad? Do you know how to draw in dcad? Then you know all you need to know to use this macro to generate your own custom linetypes. Ever wonder how to create a brick line or wood siding? Want to generate some custom deck railings as a linetype. This is what this macro will enable you to do. No black magic editing of text files or tedious trigonometry or calculus. Just trace out the pattern, give it a name and it is ready to be used. $15.00

B113 (Internet Deliverable)
Room Sizer Macro 3.1 by John Lindsay, Pearl City Software. This macro allows you to quickly automatically dimension and label any room. Options for font, size, angle, room ID, room dimensions and area are all included. A simple text file holds program parameters and any changes or additions to your room list. This macro works on all versions of DataCAD including DC+. Even multisided rooms are handled with the polyline feature (polylines give area only). Metric dimensions are handled with the normal setting of your SCALETYP. $15.00. Read More About It.


B125  (Internet Deliverable)
EZ Elevations Plus
by Oran Woody.

-------------------- Newly Upgraded with Yet More Features! ------------
Note: The core of EZ_Elevations is INCLUDED with DataCAD 7.10 and up as "EZ Tools".
but this macro provides numerous additional new styles and capabilities beyond the standard EZTools macro that comes with DataCAD 7.10 and up -- new menus shown below. ($10 upgrade for past purchasers of M15.) $15.00


 
 



M-4                           COMMAND_EDIT

             A Collection of 11 Enhanced Editing Commands

                     by Design / Program Associates
 
 

Command Edit (Cmd_Edit) is a subset of the D/PA macro Command Performance, Version 3.7. The eleven macros included in Cmd_Edit were chosen because they are all predominantly enhancements to the standard DataCAD editing commands. Command Edit includes AddText V2.5, Change Case V1.0, Clouds V2.0, ClipBox V1.6, CurvLedr V2.8, GetHatch V1.7, PlatTool V2.1, Save/Load Sets V1.0, Schema V1.4, SlctRfsh V1.2 and StrchPt. V1.4.

These macros are available individually in the regular Cheapware listing but at a total cost of $90.00!

Please refer to the Cheapware listings for R82, R83, R87, R88, P79, P80, P81, P84, and B42 for more detailed descriptions of the individual macros. Some of these macros qualify as mini-applications themselves, especially CurvLedr and Schema.

Some of the macros have help features, and the 43 page documentation completely explains the use of the macros. All macros are compatible w/ DataCAD 5 & above.

An unbeatable value! $35.00


M-5
COMMAND UTILITY
A Collection of 11 Enhanced Utility Commands
by Design / Program Associates

Command Utility (Cmd_Util) is a subset of the D/PA macro Command Performance, Version 3.7. The nine macros included in Cmd_Util were chosen because they are all predominantly enhancements to the standard DataCAD utility commands. Command Utility include JetPlot V1.5, LayrStar V1.5, MergeLyr v1.7, Partial Layer Save (PartLSav) V1.0, ReadFile V1.3, Template Manager V1.5, ShowPens V1.3, StringInc V1.2, ToSymbol V1.7 and Unsymbol V1.2 and ViewPens V1.2. These macros are available individually in the regular Cheapware listing but at a cost of $90!

Please refer to the Cheapware listings for R84, R85, R86, R89, P82, P83, P85, and P86 for more detailed descriptions of the individual macros. Some of these macros qualify as mini-applications in themselves, especially JetPlot and ToSymbol.

Some of the macros have help features, and the 31 page documentation completely explains the use of the macros. All macros compatible with DataCAD 5 and above.

A valuable and useful production aid! $35.00


M-8
LAYER MANAGER 2.0
by Design / Program Associates

Create drawings with racks of similar layers from an ASCII text file, complete with all layer settings -- automatically. Excellent for use by offices with multi-story building projects or with different project types requiring quick and easy layer naming standards. Walls-1; Walls-2; . . . Dims-1; Dims-2; . . . Notes-1; Notes-2 . . . etc. up to 999 layers! Saves and Loads ALL 17 layer settings for each set of layers into ASCII files for easy transfer and nearly instantaneous creation of new drawings. Features an easy to use spreadsheet-like user interface.

Includes three new D/PA macros: Copy Layer, Move Layer and Inert Layer, combined w/previous D/PA macros Insert Layer, Merge Layer, Partial Layer Save and LayerStar. Sample drawing and DPA file to get you started quickly plus full documentation.

Fills in all the Layer gaps DataCAD left behind! $35.00


M-9 HATCH MANAGER 2.0
by Design /Program Associates

Finally, hatch patterns with multiple colors and line weights! Hatch Manager makes creating your own patterns a graphic matter rather than a mathematical matter. Draw the hatch pattern in DataCAD and Hatch Manager will create the hatch pattern file for you. Sample drawings are included for a quick start. Complete documentation explains all.

Complete hatch pattern management utilities. Add, delete, rename, or move hatch patterns within the DCAD.PAT file. Save individual hatch patterns as files for easy transfer and hatch pattern cataloguing. Includes 8 free hatch patterns, including Coonley pattern inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Get creative and start hatching! $35.00


M-10
PlatTool Version 3.0 The Site Survey Utility
by Design /Program Associates

Create plats, site plans, surveys, plot plans, metes and bounds -- automatically from an ASCII text file. Turn an 8 hour job into a half-hour one! Also dimensions existing site plans quickly and easily.

Fully customizable, too. Add leg numbers, snap points, select PermaColor options, too. Quickly rotate any plat or drawing to match a given site line. Includes two sample plates and complete documentation to get you started quickly.

Pays for itself in one use! $35.00


M-11 SET-LINE MACROS
4 Great Macros: LineSets, Multi-Line, Mimic and CleanUp
by Sets, Ltd.

These plotsensitive macros combine to enhance all your line editing operations and enable you to draw specialized lines. They will provide you the basis to create your office graphic standards and simplify entering user- defined linetypes, and editing and changing lines. Now completely updated for DataCAD 5 and above.

LineSETs: allow user to predefine and name an unlimited number of LineSETs. A "LineSET" may specify the following attributes and fields: linetype, color, spacing, overshoot, z-height, z-base, active layer, wall settings, hilite setting, preset active layer, preset plotsensitivity, description, LineSET name, spacing plot sensitivity. Lineset definition(s) is saved to a file for easy recall by name at first menu to allow user to draw immediately.

MultiLine: With each single MultiLine stroke, draw up to 12 lines with unique line attributes (color, linetype, spacing, weight, overshoot, z-base, z-height, and plotsensitivity), with unique offsets from the baseline. Macro has a line mitering feature. lso available as stand alone macro, B55.)

Mimic: Select all entities having certain parameters (the MASK) and change their line parameters to match another entity's (the MIMIC). Quicker and more powerful than EditSets. Used for DXF import and office standard maintenance. (Also available as stand alone macro, B56.)

CleanUp: Quicker editing of line entities with such special functions as PerpTrim (stretch a line parallel to itself), ClnRect (define a rectangular area and erase interior or exterior), ClnPoly (define a polygon and erase interior or exterior. Access to Move, Stretch and Erase commands within macro.

The Power Line Drawing and Editing Tool! $35 Requires some renaming of files for use with DataCAD 8 for Windows and above


M12
The Plot Thicken's -- DataCAD Plotting Utility
by ARCHsoft

This comprehensive utility enhances DataCAD's plotter menu by giving you tools you'll use several times a day, eliminating wasted time and mistakes. Tired of setting and re-setting that one custom paper size? Paper Size (PAPERSIZ) allows you to create up to 13 custom paper size settings. We already include the hard to find settings for the HP LaserJet III & IV. "Save Value" makes it easy to set up your default files.

Auto - Select your desired paper size and Auto calculates a best fit (to scale) and then auto-magically places your layout box, and also checks to see if the plot should be rotated for best fit! All you have to do is hit "Plot".

Set Pens - Ever wondered why it is so hard to set DataCAD's pen table or even to figure out what you have? Not a problem anymore. Set Pens displays your pen table in an on-screen table, which you can then edit -- simple! Set Pens gives you the ability to save your pen table to a file so now you can load your default table into your new drawings easily. No tedium and no mistakes!

Replot - Ever had a pen go bad in the middle of a plot -- who hasn't? Now it's not a problem. Select the pen # and Replot will collect all the entities to be plotted with that pen #. Then you just send those to the plotter. Replot can also be used as a plotting previewer!

As an extra bonus, you can our easy to use Laser Plot macro. If you've got an HP LaserJet III or IV, you know its a great printer for DataCAD -- BUT you've got to enter a lot of info at the printer front panel . . wouldn't it be nice if you could control all that stuff from inside DataCAD? Now you can!

Laser Plot allows you to select the paper size (legal, letter, or 11 x 17), and the correct paper source is automatically set. Want multiple copies? No problem, just tell Laser Plot. Then use AutoScale to get a perfect "to-scale" fit and Laser Plot will even rotate the plot if it will fit better.

Handles all your plotting needs. $35.00


M13
Detailer -- the DataCAD Detailing and Notation Macro
by ARCHsoft

A whole way to create details fast and easy is here! Detailer allows you to create your own smart building components (symbols) and edit both the graphics and the text on the fly without the symbol losing its smarts . . . can't do that with straight DataCAD! Use your symbol library to build your details then let Detailer do the rest. Use Detailer's smart explode to edit symbol graphics, then pick the symbol with your mouse and the pre-defined note will appear on screen, and you can edit or accept it. Place the note by dragging the text along with the grid that the Detailer sets up for you based on your text size, and the text leader is auto-magically drawn for you! Comes with a sectioned 2x Lumber template. Detailer will work with your current symbol library. Detailer eliminates the drudgery of drawing and detail notation.

Detailer -- A Great Productivity Enhancer! $35.00


M15 (Internet Deliverable) is NOW UPGRADED & REDUCED in PRICE and part of B123
EZ Elevations for DataCAD
by Oran R. Woody

EZ Elevations for DataCAD draws residential exterior elevations and cabinet elevations more quickly and with less effort than any other program using any other add-on. It is a parametric drawing tool that allows the user to define the common variables typical to elevations such as roof pitch, fascia and trim thickness, roof overhang, finish thickness and floor height above grade. Then the elevation component is automatically drawn using the input information. By taking the functionality of DataCAD and the simplicity of parametric drafting, this macro speeds up the repetitive drawing associated with elevations. EZ Elevations also includes cabinet elevations for the same increased efficiency of parametric design.

EZ Does It! $35.00 * Note: EZ Elevations (as EZ Tools) in included with DataCAD 7.10 & Above.


S42 (Internet Deliverable)
WRITE Macro by Cadkey, Inc. from DCAL Samples. A macro which demonstrates how to scan a database and write out the entire contents of each entity to a text file. Useful for understanding how CAD files work as well as foundation for other macro work. For DataCAD 5 and above. Provided FREE w/5 disk order or $5 Cheap Tricks Ware dollars/or $5 fee.

S53 (Internet Deliverable)
DCAL Documentation
by DataCAD LLC. From the LLC Bulletin Board, not a macro, but here is the full text file documentation of ow to program in DCAL (the macro building program language for DataCAD.) Provided FREE w/5 disk order or $5 Cheap Tricks Ware dollars/or $5 fee.

S61 (Internet Deliverable)
DCAL Primer by Bill D'Amico, UniQue Software. Not a macro itself, but still an Invaluable primer article, written and generously donated by master programmer, Bill D'Amico. A must if you are just starting out and want to learn how to program your own macros using DCAL. Free w/5 disk order or $5 Cheap Tricks Ware dollars/or $5 fee.

S92 (Internet Deliverable)
Annotate Macro from DATACAD LLC & JB CAD Services. Annotate is a collection of macros which help the user to quickly and efficiently place annotation symbols on the drawing. Annotate has a wide variety of used which include: Titles; Section Cuts; Elevation Markers; Area Markers; Room Names and Numbers; Spot Elevations; Cut Lines; Pipe Cut Lines; Column Bubble Indicators; and Note Markers. Free with 5- disk order or $5CTW or $5 distribution fee.

S93 (Internet Deliverable)
Schedule Maker Macro from DATACAD LLC & JB CAD Services. AsciiMAX is a DataCAD macro for processing ascii text files into schedule form on your drawings. AsciiMAX allows the user to eliminate the cumbersome task of typing all of that text on the drawing by taking full advantage of your office secretaries typing skills. While the secretary is creating the ascii text file, the user can continue with the task that is best suited for their skills, producing drawings! When the ascii file is complete simply load it into AsciiMAX and insert it on your drawings in a matter of just a few seconds. All lines, titles, sub-titles, and text are calculated and placed in their proper locationswithin the schedule. Free with 5- disk order or $5CTW or $5 distribution fee.

S94 (Internet Deliverable)
Text Line Macro from DATACAD LLC & JB CAD Services. TxtLine is a very useful macro which virtually eliminates the need for line fonts with text in them. In addition to allowing for changing text size, text-to-text spacing, and selecting any line font for the line portion of TxtLine. Another feature, not allowable with line fonts, is being able to select different colors for your text and lines. TxtLine then gives you more room to have other line fonts in your font file by eliminating line fonts with text. Uses for the TxtLine program range from site plans to HVAC plans to plumbing plans, etc. Let your imagination run wild!Free with 5- disk order or $5CTW or $5 distribution fee.

S95 (Internet Deliverable)
Arc Arrow Macro from DATACAD LLC & JB CAD Services. ArcArrow is a macro which draws arcs with arrow heads at the end. The arrow heads can be either open or closed. If the arrow head is closed it can be either filled or not filled with cross hatching. Another feature of ArcArrow is that you can turn off the arrowhead and daisy-chain as many arcs together as you want, then turn on the arrow head to be drawn at the end of the last arc. This works great for electrical plans! Free with 5- disk order or $5CTW or $5 distribution fee.

S96 (Internet Deliverable)
Break Macro from DATACAD LLC & JB CAD Services. Break is a macro which allows you to break a line at a given point, and leave a space in the line. The distance of the space can be defined with the macro. In addition you can also have an arc drawn at the break location to indicate one line "jumping" over another. Free with 5- disk order or $5CTW or $5 distribution fee.

S97 (Internet Deliverable)
Count Sym Macro from DATACAD LLC & JB CAD Services. CountSym will count symbols on your drawing and place the description, number found, and cost into an ascii text file which can then be printed out on your printer. The ascii text file can also be appended to add new symbol count information if you wish to do so. Free with 5- disk order or $5CTW or $5 distribution fee.

S98 (Internet Deliverable)
Multiple Offset Macro from DATACAD LLC & JB CAD Services. GenOff is a utility macro that was designed for constructing (generating) multiple offset lines. GenOff eliminates the need for offsetting multiple lines and then trimming them, and also allows for multiple repetitions of offset lines. Offset distances can be changed at any line segment during the macro to allow for unequal offset lines. Free with 5- disk order or $5CTW or $5 distribution fee.

S99 (Internet Deliverable)
Global Grid Lock from DATACAD LLC & JB CAD Services. GridLock will lock every layers grid settings to the current active layer grid settings. Free with 5- disk order or $5CTW or $5 distribution fee.


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