I ordered the download but my hard drive
crashed how do I get another copy?
You can return to your order page using the link provided in
your confirmation email (you may need to re-enter your credit
card at the bottom of the page). If you cant return to your
order status page you can order the update anytime you need to
download again. It is the complete program.
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I ordered the Cadrail Download
but I have not received anything but a confirmation email?
You need to download the software by clicking the DOWNLOAD
button on your order status page. We do not email you the
software. You can return to your order page using the link
provided in your confirmation email (you may need to re-enter
your credit card at the bottom of the page). If you cant return
to your order status page you can order the update anytime you
need to download again. It is the complete program.
I Downloaded Cadrail on the internet and
now I want to install it on another computer, how do I do it?
You need to transfer the original file you downloaded to the
other computer and run it to install Cadrail. The
downloaded file name is CR9XX.EXE or similar depending what
version you downloaded (you can search for it on your hard
drive). If you no longer have the file you can download the
latest full update again. See the additional instructions for
I copied the Cadrail folder to another computer
and now I get the message "Cadrail License File could not be
found" when try to run the copy of Cadrail.
You can not just copy the Cadrail Program folder to another computer
and run Cadrail. Cadrail must be installed by running the
original setup program so it can setup Windows properly. You
need to install Cadrail from your CD or the original file you
Where is the PDF version of the manual?
When you install Cadrail on your computer, the setup
program will copy the PDF version of the manual to your computer
and create a link to the PDF file. The link to the PDF file is
created in your Windows START menus along with a link to the
Cadrail application and help file.
To open the PDF version of the Manual:
Click the Windows START button and select All
Programs - Sandia Software - Cadrail 10 - Cadrail Manual PDF
Format from the menus.
A second method to open the PDF manual is start Cadrail and
select the menu item Help - Manual PDF Format.
Where are the Library drawings?
The Library drawings that come with Cadrail are installed
when you start Cadrai the first time and placed in your:
MY DOCUMENTS\CADRAIL 10 DRAWINGS
folder (or the folder you specified). The exact name of the Windows My Documents folder will
vary depending on your operating system and setup. If you have
multiple user names the folder may include your name.
If you purchased the optional DVD, the additional drawings
are located on the disc in the \DRAWINGS folder.
If you need to re-install the library use the Cadrail menu
OPTIONS-PREFERENCES and select the dialogs-SETUP TAB. Click the
button to re-install the personal library. This will copy the
files from the program folder to your personal Cadrail
How do I use the library drawings?
Read the instructions. A library drawing is simply a Cadrail
drawing. You open a library drawing, and copy objects as you
would any Cadrail drawing. There are a number of ways to use the
Libraries. Example 1 of Chapter 3 gives one way.
How do I make a PDF file of my
To make a PDF you can use a software utility such as BULLZIP
that simulates a printer but creates a PDF file instead. In
Cadrail you use the File - Print menu item and select the
Printer Setup tab. Click Change Printer Settings
button. Select the PDF software for the printer.
How do I make a file of my
Cadrail drawing that my Copy Service can use to create large size
You can get the windows printer driver for the device they
use at your copy center, install it on your system just like if
you had the printer (search internet for the driver) and the
print to the device from Cadrail for the paper size just like
regular printing, but, select the print to file option on the
printer setup (Cadrail Print Dawing dialog - Printer Setup Tab -
Change Printer Settings - Look for a Print to File option on
your printers setup dialog. Then email them the file.
You can also crate a PDF file of your drawing (see above) if
your Copy Service can use PDF.
Finally you can write a DXF file from Cadrail menu item File
- Export. DXF is an older format so you are better creating a
PDF if your service or device can use it.
How do I create a JPG, GIF or
BMP other format file of my drawing?
Use the menu item File - Export Bitmap. Select File
at bottom of the dialog. Setup the image in preview and then
select Export button. In the dialog select file type JPG,
BMP, or GIF. GIF or BMP may work best for graphic artwork as JPG
is a lossy format best for photos. These are bitmap fomats you
edit in a paint program like Windows Paint or Adobe Photo Shop.
You can always just capture the screen using Windows
<Alt>+<PrtScr> on the keyboard. This puts a bitmap image of
the current application on the windows clipboard. Then you can
paste that into Windows Paint for editing and saving various
formats. Use this method to capture the 3D View.
Is there a Mac version of Cadrail?
No, sorry. However, Cadrail runs fine in most Windows
emulators for the Mac.