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GTWorks Demo Software Guide
for Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, ME, 98 and 95

INTRODUCTION

The GTWorks 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 use.

If you have any difficulty either installing or running this demonstration copy of GTWorks, please contact GrayTech Software's Technical Support Department at (630) 682-4030 or Fax: (630) 682-0047 and an analyst will assist you.

SYSTEM HARDWARE

The GTWorks demo runs on a VGA or better monitor, but a monitor with at least 1024 x 768 resolution is recommended for production use of this software. GrayTech recommends a medium to high performance graphics card. The demo software requires approximately 20 megabytes of free disk space.

SYSTEM SOFTWARE

GTWorks has been built as a Windows NT application and will operate under Windows NT 4.0, 98 or 95. One of these systems must be activated.

INSTALLATION OF GTWorks

The GTWorks demo software is easily installed using the Windows setup utility. The installation process creates a separate directory (c:\gtworks by default) for the GTWorks files.

First download the self-expanding installation program GTWorksDemo.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.

WINDOWS DIALOG BOX FOR FILE OPENING AND SAVING

The default mechanism for file handling is based on the Unix implementation of the underlying CAD engine. To activate the Windows style of opening and saving files on your disk, you must edit the GTWorks icon shortcut. In Windows 95 or 98, open Start/Settings/Taskbar/Start Menu Programs/Advanced/Programs/GTWorks and using the right mouse button pick the GTWorks icon and then select properties from the pop-up box. Then select the Shortcut tab and add " –w" to the end of the target line. In Windows NT 4.0, open Start/Settings/Taskbar/Start Menu Programs/Advanced/All Users/Start Menu/Programs/GTWorks and using the right mouse button pick the GTWorks icon and then select properties from the pop-up box. Then select the Shortcut tab and add " –w" to the end of the target line.

MOUSE BUTTON DEFINITION

The default mouse button setup defines the middle button of a three button mouse to be the pick and menu select button. If you are a new user or have a two button mouse, GrayTech suggests that you change the mouse definition to that the first button is the pick and menu select button. Using notepad, edit the file c:\gtworks\data\interface.mf file. On the row numbered 28, change the number 1 to a 2.

INTERACTIVE USE

To activate the software, select the GTWorks icon from the GTWorks program group. See the README file for basic definitions of the mouse buttons, keyboard function keys and the on-line calculator. Sample data files are provided. Download the file gtwparts.exe for additional sample parts. Saving and all output capabilities are deactivated in the demo software. On-line HELP can be chosen from the Help icon.

 
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