PartyCAD 12 works fine on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP.
Versions earlier than PartyCAD 12, like PartyCAD 9, 10 or 11 for instance, will not
work well on Windows 10.
PartyCAD 12 will not run on Windows RT machines like the original Microsoft Surface,
but will run on the Surface Pro or any machine that can run desktop apps. The key
thing to look for when buying a system for use with PartyCAD 12 is that it does not
have the RT version of the Windows operating system. (More about RT here.)
Below are tips and tricks based upon my experiences using PartyCAD 12 on Windows
- Clicking the Print icon in PartyCAD's Page Editor creates a PDF of your page and
sends it to your default PDF program for printing. The default PDF program on new
Windows 10 machines is not very capable, so I advise downloading and installing something
like the free Foxit Reader to view, print, email and save the PDF files created by
PartyCAD. Make sure you set Foxit as the default program for viewing PDF files during
the installation process or PartyCAD will use whatever is your default.
- Note: Adobe Reader used to be my choice for PDF viewing and would still work, but
the latest version seems confusing to me. You can get it here if you like.
- I bought a brand new Surface 3 Pro machine with Windows 10 pre installed to test
PartyCAD 12 on the new operation system. This machine is touch/stylus-enabled, so
after I satisfied myself that PartyCAD worked fine with an attached keyboard and
mouse, I tried creating a project using only the stylus for input. It felt a little
awkward, but I did succeed. Some of the selection menus were a little small.