The following bug remains in the last
build of PartyCAD 9. If you wish to use PartyCAD's List and Report
module to price arrangements containing parts lists, please request a
demo of PartyCAD 10 by clicking here
4/23/07 - Revision 10.1.16
- In the List and Report module, if you set up Parts Lists for complex
pieces, say pipe and drape booths for instance, the part counts
generated by the module were correct, but the extension of the price
information relating to the parts was mishandled, giving obviously
incorrect results. Fixed in PartyCAD 10
How to Update Your PartyCAD to Version 9.0.40
If PartyCAD 9 is installed on your
computer, you can update to the latest version here. If you have
PartyCAD 8 or earlier, this procedure will not work (see above.)
1. Stop PartyCAD.
You cannot update with PartyCAD running.
2. To start the download, click:
My Version of PartyCAD9
or Run when the download
When the download completes, the updater will run. When this completes
you can run PartyCAD.
Updating your software will apply the
12/4/06 - Revision
-- Added code to recover gracefully when loading a damaged
10/26/06 - Revision
-- If the Goto Layout Page button in Furnish was clicked and
the current Layout Page page was automatic, a "Cannot display modal
form" error occurred. Fixed.
10/26/06 - Revision
-- Fixed an unusual problem with the collection of the names
of files related to a page in Layout Page that caused a subscript out of
9/18/06 - Revision
-- The Reset button added to the Preview menu of the Tent
Wizard in Revision 9.0.33 resets the Parts Association section to
default values, but the new settings were not being remembered the next
time the wizard ran. Fixed.
-- A line was missing from Clearspan mids when displayed by the View
-- Many lines were not being rendered in tent tops in the View module.
The performance of the View module in this regard has been much
-- Open tent windows were missing top and bottom lines when displayed in
the View module. Fixed.
9/15/06 - Revision
-- PartyCAD automatically removes blanks from the ends of
file names you enter. Assume the small b represents a blank in what
follows. If you typed a file name of CATb, PartyCAD would
automatically change this to CAT. However, if a file named CAT
already existed, the program would fail with a File Already Exists
error. This bug has been fixed as follows. If a file already exists, the
last letter of the name is now duplicated as required to avoid the
problem. In the example, CATb would be renamed CATT
9/14/06 - Revision
-- If PartyCAD was set to use metric units of measure,
creating a background picture resulted in an incorrectly scaled plan.
-- If a machine's default date format called for periods in displaying
A.M. and P.M. (as opposed to AM and PM) a type mismatch error could
9/2/06 - Revision
-- Clicking Edit/Split Project in the Project Manager with a
project containing a very large number of arrangements (350+) caused the
program to fail with an invalid index error. Fixed
8/19/06 - Revision
-- Under certain rare conditions, the View module would get
an invalid index during hidden line removal. Fixed.
-- Added a Reset button to the Parts Association section of the Preview
menu in the Tent Wizard to make it easy to return to the default part
5/27/06 - Revision
-- If you added a label in Furnish, then went to the Tent
Wizard or some other module and returned to add a second label, PartyCAD
would fail with a Bad File Name or Number error when you clicked OK to
add the new label. Fixed
5/2/06 - Revision
-- A problem with the handling of favorites lists caused the
program to crash. Fixed
4/30/06 - Revision
-- New Feature: A Clear Top checkbox has been added to the Assembly Menu
in the Tent Wizard for most styles of tents. Checking this box causes a
wire-frame version of the top to appear instead of a solid top. This is
useful when a multi-tent design includes both clear and solid top tents.
-- Adding notched drip edges to a tent caused an outline of the tent to
appear on the ground in the View and VR modules. Fixed.
-- Chairs in 8CONF4 pieces were not counted in the running total of
chairs displayed at the top of the Furnish screen. Fixed. (They were
included in the Price and List module.)
-- If PartyCAD was set to use metric units of measure, sidewalls were
incorrectly generated by the Tent Wizard. Fixed.
4/13/06 - Revision
-- When you right-click on a plan in Layout Page, the program
goes to the Furnish module to allow changes, displaying a red Return
button that is used to save such changes and return to Layout Page. If
instead of clicking Return, you exit the module by clicking the X box at
the upper right, changes are abandoned instead of being saved prior to
the return to Layout Page. This is correct behavior on the part of the
program, but a caution has now been added to insure that work is not
lost accidentally by clicking the X box.
4/6/06 - Revision
-- In Tent Wizard, attempting to make a 60x220 tent caused an
error. Fixed. Tents twice that size can now be created.
-- In the Tent Wizard, the length
of Mid 3 was misreported in the Assembly menu when a tent was loaded
from the library. Fixed
3/21/06 - Revision 9.0.23
-- In Furnish, if a grid was
displayed and you used the Fill command, the grid moved. Fixed
-- In Layout Page, for unknown reasons label information was saved
incorrectly when a page was saved and thereafter the page could not be
3/2/06 - Revision 9.0.22
-- Fixed an unusual situation
where PartyCAD was mistakenly coming up in 640x480 mode for unknown
2/28/06 - Revision 9.0.21
-- Improved reporting of problems
due to screen resolution having been set to 24 bit color.
2/25/06 - Revision 9.0.20
-- Improved spacing between lines
in multiline Arial text blocks being saved to PDF files in Layout Page.
2/18/06 - Revision 9.0.19
-- Added an option to Make Plan
that allows you to save a model of a room with a floor but no ceiling.
This is useful if you are using the Party Wizard to create an inside
venue. The process for doing this is described on the
-- Fixed a bug that caused the Party Wizard stall asking for SMG.PLN if
an option other than the first one was last selected when saving in Make
2/17/06 - Revision 9.0.18
--When working on computers that
use metric units of measure, the name suggested for Party Wizard
projects was often invalid. For instance- 12.33x5.2333 -- Joe The
periods in such a name caused a drive access error when PartyCAD
attempted to add the project to the Party Wizard. This behaviour has
been modified, and PartyCAD now checks for invalid names.
2/12/06 - Revision 9.0.17
PartyCAD seminars and over
50 demonstrations at the ARA Convention in Orlando turned up a long list
of things needing attention. A complete list follows, but the big
-- watermarks are now exported when you save a page as a PDF file
-- importing art for use as a background in VR has been greatly
simplified (see: In Furnish below)
Here is a list of everything that changed in Version 9.0.17.
In Project Select
--If the Global Data project was selected and made an Automatic project,
PartyCAD choked trying to update the data in the project. It is now not
possible to make Global Data an automatic project.
--Setting up art that is to appear in the background of the VR module
has been greatly improved. Now if you go to the Party Gallery's Virtual
Reality section and load a BACKPIC, the program prompts you to select a
digital picture anywhere on your computer. When you do this, the picture
is automatically copied to the current project folder, the BACKPIC is
initialized to point to it, and the next time you go to the VR module,
the picture will appear.
--If a grouped piece was saved AS1, and then an entire arrangement was
saved AS1, no icon was generated for the second piece. Fixed.
--When changing the color of spotlights, it was necessary to change the
body color of the piece rather than the lens color. This behavior has
been changed, and now changing the lens color in Furnish changes the
light's color in VR.
--In Fill, if the piece being duplicated was a 4x4 dance floor, the
overall size of the dance floor was not being reported at the bottom
left of the menu. Fixed.
In the Tent Wizard
--If the Metric Option was selected, sidewalls were built incorrectly -
--If the pole spacing on ends is set to a value greater than the length
of the end and drapes are added to the tent, half of the drape where the
ends meet the mids will not be added to the model. This is sometimes
just what you want to happen. In those cases where a full drape is
wanted, set the pole spacing to exactly match the length of the ends.
--When liners were added to clearspan tents, the end of the liner was
placed so close to the tent top that it showed through. The ends of the
liner are now positioned far enough into the tent so this no longer
--The default length of drapes is now matched to the sidepole height
when drapes are initially added to a tent model. This saves a step in
most cases where the sidepole heights are not 8'
--Some tents caused a divide by zero error if you switched to metric
units of measure in the Tent Wizard. Fixed.
--Vertical lines of sidewalls and dripedges were not showing in the View
module for tents created with the new Tent Wizard. Fixed.
--In VR, a very large plan could cause the program to fail. Fixed -- now
the program complains but then loads as much of the data as it can
In Layout Page
--Watermarks are now included on PDFs created by Layout Page
--Under Options you can now specify that all output from Layout Page is
to be watermarked.
In Picture Show
--holey rug problem fixed in the VR module in version 9.0.15 was also
fixed in Picture Show.
-- In Furnish it was possible to save groups containing more
than 3500 pieces, but the resulting arrangement file could not then be
-- On projects created by the Party Wizard, the project
elapsed time was carried over from the base project rather than being
-- In VR, when using tents with floors, at times holes and seams
appeared in floors so that the grass underneath showed through. Fixed
-- The Party Gallery Recent Pieces list was not working correctly. Fixed
-- On some machines with limited graphics capabilities, BACKPICs did not
show up in the VR module. Fixed
-- The 3D version of computer related pieces now load in preference to
the flat versions that show door swings.
-- Adjusted line centering in locations menu when large fonts
-- When clicked, the first two help videos, A Few Words
from Hank and Using the Help Videos caused an invalid index
-- In Furnish, a note on using background pictures was added
under File/Background Picture. This warns of the difference between
temporary and permanent background pictures.
-- Add job data hooks for SBC Enfinity.
-- Some textures caused a cropping error during texture
selection within Furnish. Fixed
- Revision 9.0.10
-- Applying a texture to a vertical billboard in Furnish caused an
-- Layer information was lost when a tent was changed using the Tent
- Revision 9.09
-- Cropped DXF files imported as plans were not correctly created,
resulting in mysterious data shifting when moving from Furnish to View
or VR when such plans were used as the basis for a design. Fixed.
-- New Feature when importing DXF
plans for use with PartyCAD:
Cutting Individual Lines
- sometimes you may want to remove individual lines from the drawing of
the DXF file. To do this, hold the CTRL key down as you
left-click the desired lines with your mouse. Selected line will be
drawn in red. If you select an incorrect line, click it again to
deselect it. Once you have selected all the lines you want to remove,
release the CTRL key, click Cut and the lines will be removed.
12/28/05 - Revision 9.0.8
-- Structures were not loading into Furnish. Fixed
-- Recent list was not working correctly in Party Gallery. Fixed
12/24/05 - Revision 9.0.7
-- New disk sent. Revision base changed to 9.0.7