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Design Master April 2012 Newsletter

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AutoCAD 2013 and 2004 Support

On March 27, 2012, Autodesk released AutoCAD 2013. All versions of our software support this new version of AutoCAD. You need to download the update we released that same day. You also need a new license file that is compatible with the new version of AutoCAD. Contact us at and we will send an updated license.

We also have reinstated support for AutoCAD 2004, AutoCAD 2005, and AutoCAD 2006. We dropped support for these versions last summer, even though we knew there were a handful of customers still using them. Since then, we decided that was a bad decision. If you are using these versions, you can download and install the latest versions of our software and use them.

Finally, we are dropping official support for Bricscad. We had Bricscad 11 running well and were hopeful it would provide an upgrade path for AutoCAD 2004/5/6 users. Unfortunately, Bricscad 12 does not work with our software. We hope to solve these problems, but it is proving to be a difficult technical challenge. Until these problems are solved, we are no longer supporting Bricscad.

Design Master Electrical User Manual

A new, up-to-date user manual for Design Master Electrical is now available. It is a complete reference for all of the commands currently in the program.

Our last user manual dates back to 2006. We are excited to finally have something current for our electrical users.

View the user manual online.

Download the user manual to your computer. When you install this file, the DM Electrical->Help->Help command will open the manual locally on your computer.

If you have any feedback on the user manual, let us know. Our goal is for it to be a helpful resource when you have questions about Design Master Electrical.

We are currently working on updating the HVAC and Plumbing user manuals. We will announce their availability when they are complete.

Design Master User Conference 2012 (Orlando, FL)

We are holding a Design Master User Conference again this year–this time in Orlando, FL! This is your chance to learn more about how to use our software, meet the Design Master staff, and network with other Design Master users from around the country. Attendees will earn nine hours of continuing education that can be used in all states, including Florida and New York.

HVAC classes are on September 18 and 19, 2012.

Electrical classes are on September 20 and 21, 2012.

Visit the conference page to learn more or to register.

Customer Story: Design Master HVAC Helps Sherlock, Smith & Adams Deliver Design Excellence

Our customer story for April is Sherlock, Smith, and Adams, an Architecture-Engineering company based in Montgomery, AL