You can now purchase an upgrade on-line.
Released in late January 2017. Click here for details.
In April 2014 a major upgrade was released. Details of all the new additions can be found here .
With the introduction of PDF output , the new version has been released as version 1.07.
Since the release of versions 1.03, 1.04 and 1.05, little improvements have been made here and there, usually in response to a user's request, so that neither the version 1.03 manual nor the addendum tell the whole story. This is why version 1.06 has been released. Some features that had been in a trial state have been 'firmed up' and incorporated, while other less successful features have been dropped. The result is a robust piece of software with a new version 1.06 196 page manual that lists all the functions and parameters currently in use, along with a new preference setting and a redesigned Text tool dialogue box. (The 32 bit version is 1.06b)
(Registered UK users will be notified by post for option to upgrade manual.)
Version 1.05 has been released mainly to cover bug fixes, perhaps the most important of which is the scaling of !Draw line styles in symbols.
One of the main reasons why many schools had not used ProCAD+ was because it was not available for PC's. Well now it is. wProCAD+ for Windows has just been released and the upgrade of the RISC OS version is largely to improve the sharing of drawings between the two systems. For instance, ProCAD+ version 1.03 can now import and render bitmaps (.BMP files) without using ChangeFSI and the Windows version, wProCAD+ can even render sprites!
Special features in both versions help resolve the translation of fonts.
All you have to do to send a RISC OS CAD file to a PC is to add a '.cad' extension. There is even a utility provided to do this for you; not only for CAD files but other types as well.
Importing a PC file has always been easy as the DOSMap command takes care of it.
DOSMap CAD C33 will sort out CAD files.
Below is a brief list of features added since the release of Version 1.02:
This simple list does not tell the whole story. It would take up too much room to explain all the features fully, but I will give one example that may give some idea of what lies behind each bullet item:
JPEG support: This means that you can now drop a JPEG file onto a drawing as you could for a sprite and zoom in and pan over it. The rendering uses the routines available in RISC OS 3.5 and above. If it can't be rendered it will appear as a rectangle with the diagonals drawn in. You can select a JPEG on a drawing and save it as a file, as for a sprite. You can now import and export Draw files containing JPEGs and they will be dealt with correctly. The printing of JPEGs depends on the abilities of your printer driver.