Application Tips

1. What are the limitations of the VPHybridCAD/VPmap Series demo version?
2. Why are some entities of a loaded vector file (DXF, DWG, DGN, CGM) missing or displayed incorrectly in VPHybridCAD?
3. How can I avoid printing the raster image frame in AutoCAD?
4. Why isn't a grid displayed after setting up rubber sheeting options?

1. What are the limitations of the VPHybridCAD/VPmap Series demo version?

The VP evaluation CD/DVD actually contains all full VP product versions. This CD/DVD also allows for installing any of the VP products in demo mode for free evaluations. All demo versions are fully functional, but they are limited to the image size you can load, edit and convert. The loadable size is about 1,800 X 1,200 pixels. A tutorial and full manual, in PDF format, is also included on the CD/DVD. Adobe Acrobat Reader software is needed to view and print the documentation files. Full licensed program versions will not operate without an appropriate hardlock attached.

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2. Why are some entities of a loaded vector file (DXF, DWG, DGN, CGM) missing or displayed incorrectly in VP?

VP products can handle almost all vector entities contained in a vector file. Vector files that have been created by VP can be re-loaded without any loss of information. Nevertheless, in rare cases it may happen that complex vector structures or blocks cannot be displayed properly. In these cases, please send us data samples so we can verify and optimize the VP software import capabilities.

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3. How can I avoid printing the raster image frame within AutoCAD?

By default AutoCAD displays and prints raster images with an outer frame.
You can hide this frame with the AutoCAD command _IMAGEFRAME OFF.
However, please note that you cannot select raster images in AutoCAD when the frame is not shown.

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4. Why isn't a grid displayed after setting up rubber sheeting options, although "Show Grid" is checked?

When a grid is not displayed the coordinate settings may not match the raster image.
Please check that the scaling in the coordinate setting dialog is correct and that decimal points are at the correct position. Sometimes, decimal points (e.g. ".") and the grouping symbol for digits (e.g. ",") can be mixed up.

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