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