CAD X11® Demo Software Guide
for Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000
The CAD X11® demo software is designed to give a first-hand
look at and feel for how the software operates, the ease of use and flexibility
of the software, and the types of drawings and 3-D geometry that can be
created. It is intended for viewing purposes only, and is not for production
If you have any difficulty either installing or running this demonstration
copy of CAD X11®, please contact GrayTech Software's Technical
Support Department by email.
INSTALLATION OF CAD X11®
The CAD X11® demo software is easily installed using
the Windows setup utility. The installation process creates a separate
directory (C:\Program Files\GrayTech\CAD X11\ by default) for the
CAD X11® files.
First download the self-expanding installation program CADX11Demo.exe.
Next, double click on this program from Windows Explorer. This will invoke
the setup program which will prompt you for the information required to
load the software.
To activate the software, select the CAD X11 icon from the GrayTech
Demo Version program group. See the README file for basic definitions
of the mouse buttons, keyboard function keys and the on-line calculator.
On-line HELP can be chosen once the software is activated. Sample drawings
are provided. Drawings assembl and fixture can
be shaded by selecting shading from the Tools menu.
We have not converted the help to .chm format for Vista or Windows 7.
If you are running one of these operating systems, you will need to download
the Winhlp32.exe program to enable CAD X11 help to work.
For Vista: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyId=6ebcfad9-d3f5-4365-8070-334cd175d4bb&hash=RdrdezVwOzEsfdJWipFodmx2NoCbRIL97HHa2HDxoRmvaCo3bDncG3Y8ItD5pA%2fWym0rnXAnn1cIGVa9cnCHmQ%3d%3d
For Windows 7: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyId=258aa5ec-e3d9-4228-8844-008e02b32a2c&hash=RuVULfeQEqI15PCgN2u95nvD0TAu%2bGZtl7dC38qMifu%2bDdgXle6GdiyQgI3buY9FMDBK3agoH0qNdFfWiuAbXg%3d%3d
New users: The most common confusion when learning the software is when
you quickly encounter one of two possible messages: "Object not found
in crosshair range" or "There are no entities displayed ...".
When you see the message at the lower left, "Select ...", then
some data must already exist on the drawing for that function. Try the
first two options under Point, Line or Arc to get some data defined and
then proceed again with other functions. Once you understand that a majority
of functions are designed to reference the current drawing as it is being
created, then you will become more efficient in creating and editing your
Saving and all output capabilities are deactivated in the demo software.