Updating your software will apply the
11/15/05- Revision 8.0.61
-- Fix 8.0.57 did not allow for project names that contained a dash
preceded by a space, mistakenly treating this as a problem. Fixed.
10/27/05- Revision 8.0.60
-- If the Windows taskbar was moved to a position other than the bottom
of the screen, PartyCAD would fail at startup. Fixed
10/24/05- Revision 8.0.59
-- In Furnish, if you hold the Ctrl key as you click Options/Break All
Groups, all groups are broken and all tents are removed from your
design. This option allows PartyCAD to remove corrupt tent data from an
arrangement. The reasons why such corruption might occur are under
10/3/05- Revision 8.0.58
-- A file named PROJECT.INF is present in each folder containing a
PartyCAD project. If this file is missing, the program does not recognize
the folder as containing a project, and so it is not listed by the
Project Manager. This logic has been altered to do a more extensive
analysis if PROJECT.INF is missing, and to rebuild it if possible from
other information that is present if the folder does indeed seem to
contain a PartyCAD project.
9/27/05- Revision 8.0.57
-- If a blank character was added to the end of a name when saving in
Furnish or Layout Page, PartyCAD would become confused and unable to
load that file and other related ones. The program now checks for and
removes any spaces at the end of the names you specify. Furthermore,
when needed, PartyCAD fixes this problem in file names that may already
exist in a project.
9/26/05- Revision 8.0.56
-- If a needed file somehow became corrupt PartyCAD would fail with an
"Input past end of file" error at startup. Fixed
8/23/05- Revision 8.0.55
-- Fixed a bug in the Party Wizard that caused the program to crash if
there was not a page or a tent in a project being added to the Wizard's
8/22/05- Revision 8.0.54
-- In the Tent Wizard, added additional center wires to ends of frame
tents in wire top models
8/10/05- Revision 8.0.53
-- In the Tent Wizard, if the Wire Top checkbox was checked and the tent
was passed back to the Furnish module, Furnish would treat the new tent
as a group rather than as a tent. This caused problems if you attempted
to further modify the tent. Fixed.
-- In Furnish, deleted tents could sometimes be passed to the Tent
Wizard for modification. If you Canceled out of the Tent Wizard in such
circumstances, PartyCAD would become confused and reinstate the deleted
tent in a corrupted state. Fixed
8/5/05- Revision 8.0.52
-- In Layout Page, pages with more
than 100 items caused the testing for Automatic art regeneration to
7/14/05- Revision 8.0.51
-- In rare cases dimensioning would
fail in Layout Page. Fixed.
6/17/05- Revision 8.0.50
-- If a very large DXF file was
imported and saved as a plan, Furnish would not load the result and
reported the plan file as missing. Fixed. Such plans now load.
6/14/05- Revision 8.0.49
-- On systems using Large Fonts,
part of the Email Menu / Server menu was obscured. Fixed
6/14/05- Revision 8.0.48
-- In Project Manager, a corrupt
Project.Inf file could cause the program to fail while building a list
of available projects. Fixed
6/10/05- Revision 8.0.47
-- In Furnish, Wedge Fills of
certain pieces were failing to create the expected pieces on exiting
5/17/05- Revision 8.0.46
-- Placeholder file could trip up
Party Wizard art regeneration under some circumstances. Fixed
5/10/05- Revision 8.0.45
-- Designs that contained GLOBE
lights could cause Picture Show to crash. Fixed.
-- Coloring a view in the View
module caused automatic updating to behave erratically. Fixed
-- Uncoloring a colored view had no
effect on the final page. Fixed. The former colored view is shown as
inaccessible. You must delete this and load the uncolored view back onto
the page manually.
-- Empty .LAY files caused PartyCAD
to crash. Fixed.
5/9/05- Revision 8.0.44
-- Bullet proofed PartyCAD and
Project Manager startup code to cope with damaged information files.
5/5/05- Revision 8.0.43
-- If PartyCAD version 8 was
running as PartyCAD 3 or earlier, deleting certain pieces in Furnish
could cause the program to crash. Fixed
5/2/05- Revision 8.0.42
-- On French language systems, the
Party Wizard worked the first time but failed after that. Fixed.
4/27/05- Revision 8.0.41
-- If an arrangement containing a
group with over 2000 pieces was saved, trying to load the saved
arrangement at a later time caused the program to fail. Fixed.
4/27/05- Revision 8.0.40
-- At the completion of making a
drawn landscape, control was not returned to Furnish and a missing file
warning was given. Fixed.
4/27/05- Revision 8.0.39
-- A temporary file
(TEMP062698.VEW) created during landscape and piece generation caused an
irritating warning message to appear whenever a page was checked to see
if it was time to automatic regenerate art. Fixed.
4/22/05- Revision 8.0.38
-- If a project did not contain a
tent, adding it to the Party Wizard caused an invalid suggested folder
name to be displayed. Using this suggested name often caused PartyCAD to
-- If all pages in a project did
not contain arrangements, the project could not be added to the Party
Wizard. Now the requirement is that at least one page in a project must
contain an arrangement if it is to be added to the Party Wizard.
4/20/05- Revision 8.0.37
-- In Layout Page, if you right
clicked on a drawing (view) containing more than 32,000 lines, PartyCAD
4/12/05- Revision 8.0.36
-- In Furnish, attempting to save a
very large arrangement as a single piece caused PartyCAD to fail.
Although the program still ends, I now does so with a note to Group the
pieces and try again. Any number of pieces can be saved as a Grouped
4/7/05- Revision 8.0.35
-- In VR, selecting a 3D figure and
then using the quick select arrows to change to a north or south view
caused PartyCAD to error out. Fixed.
3/29/24- Revision 8.0.34
Pages with a very large number of lines would cause the automatic
updating mechanism to fail. Fixed.
3/24/05- Revision 8.0.33
The option in Show Help Videos that
allows you to copy the videos to your hard drive was not copying all of
the videos. Fixed.
A very old and seldom used feature
in Furnish is the ability to press the L key and enter the name of a
piece to load. This now works again.
3/21/05- Revision 8.0.32
Changes made in revision 8.0.29
caused the lists displayed at the right of the Custom Pieces selection
menu to perform in unexpected fashion. These lists are now hidden and it
is no longer possible to select anything but custom furniture when you
click the Load Custom Piece button. Click the Load from Album (two to
the right of Load Custom Piece) to load pieces of furniture other than
3/21/05- Revision 8.0.31
In Make Plan, in rare circumstances
the program would fail every time you attempted to add a window because
the default window type had been somehow changed to an invalid value.
3/18/05- Revision 8.0.30
In Furnish, when doing a Wedge Fill
the preview was correct, but when you clicked OK to add the pieces to
the arrangement, all except the first were rotated 180 degrees from
their correct orientation. Fixed.
3/16/05- Revision 8.0.29
In Furnish, if you clicked the Load
Custom Piece button, sometimes the most recently used Furniture Album
page was displayed instead, and you had to click the Load Custom Piece
list entry to see the Load Custom Piece menu. Now the Load Custom Piece
menu is displayed whenever you click the Load Custom Piece button.
In the Party Wizard second screen,
if the longest line of text in the cornerblock area did not contain a
colon (:) the program would error out, and the next time you attempted
to create a party of the same size PartyCAD would error out when you
clicked Next on the first Party Wizard screen. Both problems have been
In Furnish, with a non-grouped
piece selected, if Group Pieces was clicked, a group was selected and
Cancel was then clicked, the original non-group piece would still be the
current piece, but the Break Group button was displayed in error.
Clicking Break Group at this point would occasionally cause corruption
of grouping data. Fixed.
In VR, if two identical tents were
present in a design, except that their sidewalls differed, sometimes the
sidewalls for the first tent were applied to the second tent (in
addition to the first) and the real sidewalls for the second tent were
2/20/05- Revision 8.0.26
Party pricing was being misreported
at times in the Furnish module, though it was correct in List & Report.
A light gray border was added to
BMPs generated by the Party Wizard (BMPs with ~ in the name) in the
Layout Page module. This was done to remind you that the bitmap is still
on the page though it may be all white due to the addition of sidewalls
to a tent.
2/20/05- Revision 8.0.25
Logos were not being reloaded when
a page in Layout Page was saved and then reloaded. Fixed
2/10/05- Revision 8.0.24
AutoPlay of Picture Shows with 12
slides failed after the last slide was displayed. Fixed
Missing x-800-800.jpg file error in exported Picture Shows. Fixed
(The PartyCAD update link above fixes these bugs within PartyCAD, but
they were also present within the Player programs that ship with
exported Picture Shows. Click here to
Update the Player
Programs, then re-export your Picture Shows if your PartyCAD CD is
earlier than version 8.0.24.)
2/10/05- Revision 8.0.23
Changes made in revision 8.0.18
caused the Fill command in Furnish to stop working. Fixed
2/6/05- Revision 8.0.22
Improved the Party Wizard to make
the folder location you last used in the wizard or in the Project
Manager the default location for the next wizard project you create.
2/4/05- Revision 8.0.21
Changed the way logos work in the
Party Wizard. Now if you change the size or turn off the logo while
using the Party Wizard, these settings are remembered for all future
uses of the wizard, regardless of the design selected. In the past,
these values were saved on a per design basis.
Corrected party generation so that
if you turn the logo off, a logo will not appear in the finished design.
Improved the performance of Layout
Page to remove unneeded copies of files when you return to the Main
2/3/05- Revision 8.0.20
Fixed a duplicate rotation problem
2/1/05- Revision 8.0.19
Improved the reliability of the VR
module when dealing with very large arrangements.
Improved the reliability of the VR
module when skyboxes have been reset.
1/30/05- Revision 8.0.18
Hitting the D key in Furnish is one
way to duplicate the current piece. This causes a duplicate, drawn in
blue, to be placed over top of the current piece. The blue color
duplicate is the tip-off that one piece is laying over another and needs
to be moved. In the past, if you hit the D key multiple times without
moving a duplicate (usually done by accident) PartyCAD would dutifully
create additional duplicates at the same location. These could easily be
missed, and though such forgotten duplicates do not affect the look of
the plan or related 3D drawings, they do result in incorrect piece
counts for the design. This problem has now been addressed and you can
no longer create more duplicates until the first has been moved off of
an original piece.
1/26/05- Revision 8.0.17
If more than 25 lots of the same size are
created using New in Furnish, PartyCAD crashes. Fixed.
1/13/05- Revision 8.0.16
Improved spacing of multi-line text with
Courier New and Arial fonts in PDF files generated by Layout Page
1/9/05 - Revision
Revamped cornerblock part of second Party
Wizard form to make it easier to enter larger lines of text and revised
cornerblock default text.
-- Corrected a bug that
occurred if a watermark was changed after a page was created with
-- Fixed a bug in automatic
scale sizing that sometimes caused the scale to change inappropriately
-- Fixed problems with saving a
page under a new name in Layout Page
-- Fixed problems with
abandoning changes to a page in Layout Page
-- Got rid of extraneous
appearance of form pages in local folders
Corrected Start/Programs/PartyCAD list on
-- Added PartyCAD 8 book to CD
12/28/04 - Revision
-- DXF import was improved to import X-Y data from 3DFACE
entities and to ignore mesh and spline data in VERTEXs.