Windows 98 and MSCAD 2005

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Windows 98 and MSCAD 2005

Post by cbunker » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:31 am

I've installed a copy of MSCAD 2005 onto a fully-patched Win98SE PC, and entered the registration codes. When we attempt to open an existing 2005 drawing, we always get an error message stating that the drawing is corrupted, and that MSCAD can attempt a recover on it if we choose to.

I know that the drawings are OK - I open them on other PCs (running XP Pro) with no problems. This happens whether the drawings are on a network drive or are local.

Any ideas?

Chris Bunker, BMath, O.L.S., C.L.S.
T. A. Bunker Surveying Ltd.
150 John St. N., P.O. Box 1180
Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1V4

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Post by Glen Cameron » Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:32 am

When you first open the program, exit from the MicroSurvey Project manager and type in the command BASEFILE Set it to be the "." (type in the dot or period) and press enter. Then exit the program and start it up again and open a drawing as normal.

This is a limitation contained in Windows 98 and the way it operates compared to the newer versions of Windows.

You may also see the program crash each time you exit the program. Again a limitation of Windows 98 is causing this. The drawing is saved first so the crash is not a problem.

I would suggest you consider moving to Windows XP home or Pro, in the long run.

Glen W. Cameron, C.E.T.
City of North Bay, Ontario

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