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Mtext and Cadet v5.0:
Cadet v5.0 cannot be used to edit Mtext or Mtext dimensions.

Cadets v5.0 Appearance:
Cadet v5.0 is a DOS applications, to change their appearance and apparent window size, just right click in the title bar and choose Properties, go to the Font tab and change the font size.

Cadet v5.0 Installation Notes:
To complete the Cadet installation for AutoCAD R13, R14, 2000 - 2005 and up, you may have to manually edit your ACAD.PGP and ACAD.LSP files to add the required Cadet code - the Cadet User’s Manual has details in the Installation section (pages 5 and 6), but here is a brief rundown.
These files should be in the Support folder in the /Program Files/AutoCAD folder. You should already have an ACAD.PGP, and should create the ACAD.LSP file with Notepad or Wordpad if one doesn't already exist.
Here are samples of the Cadet code to be added (use directory paths that match your own)

ACAD.LSP:
(if (= (load "C:\\CADET\\CADET" "f") "f") (princ " *<CADET load failed>* "))
ACAD.PGP:
CADET5,C:\CADET\CADET,0,*,4

INSTALLATION PATH LIMITATIONS
To avoid having to determine equivalent "shortname" paths, the CADET program should be installed in a folder in which the path does not exceed 8 characters per folder name, and which does not contain any spaces. For example;

C:\ACAD2002\PROGRAMS\CADET  - would be OK

C:\Utilities\CADET - should be avoided (a folder name exceeds 8 characters)

C:\My Files\CADET - should be avoided (a folder name has a space)

For simplicity, we recommend using C:\CADET as your installation folder.

"UNKNOWN COMMAND" Error
If the "Unknown command" error occurs when you type "CADET" at the AutoCAD command line, it indicates that Cadet is not properly installed in the ACAD.LSP file. To correct this, use Notepad to edit ACAD.LSP. The ACAD.LSP file (located in the Support folder of the AutoCAD folder), should have a line that reads:

(if (= (load "C:\\CADET\\CADET" "f") "f") (princ " *<CADET load failed>* "))

If the Cadet interface starts properly in AutoCAD but quits with an "Unknown command" error at the point in which you expect the Cadet editor to appear, it indicates an ACAD.PGP problem. To correct this, use Notepad to edit ACAD.PGP. Assuming Cadet is installed in folder C:\CADET, the ACAD.PGP file (located in the Support folder of the AutoCAD folder), should have a line that reads:

CADET5,C:\CADET\CADET,0,*,4

"ABANDONED EDIT" Error
The "abandoned edit" problem occurs when the Cadet editor is unable to find the transfer files it uses to communicate with the AutoCAD part of Cadet. To correct this, use Notepad to edit CADET.LSP. Assuming Cadet is installed in folder C:\CADET, the CADET.LSP file (in the folder in which you have installed CADET, i.e. C:\CADET ), should have a line that reads:

(SETQ CDT_LSPDIR "C:\\CADET\\")

If the "abandoned edit" problem persists after verifying the path in the CADET.LSP file as shown above, try setting the CADET environment variable:

For Windows 9x/ME, edit your AUTOEXEC.BAT file with Notepad, and add the following line, then reboot:

SET CADET=C:\CADET

For Windows NT, right click the My Computer icon, click Properties, and click on the Environment tab. In the Variable box, type CADET (use uppercase), and in the Value box, type the path C:\CADET. Then click the Set button, click Apply, then Click OK to close the dialog. No reboot is necessary, but you must exit and restart AutoCAD.

For Windows 2000/XP, right click the My Computer icon in the Start menu, click Properties, click the Advanced tab, then click the Environment Variables button. Under User Variables, click the NEW button. In the Variable Name box, type CADET (use uppercase), and in the Variable Value box, type the path C:\CADET. Then click OK three times. to close all the dialogs. No reboot is necessary, but you must exit and restart AutoCAD.

Cadet v5.0 - 5.0a in AutoCAD 2000 and up:
NOTE: Cadet v5.0b does not need these file modifications!
After you install Cadet v5.0a, copy files WTS0.LIB, WTS1.LIB, WTS2.LIB, WTS3.LIB, WTS4.LIB and WTS5.LIB in your Cadet folder using the same names except with file extensions of LSP instead of LIB. The quickest way is to open an MSDOS Command Prompt, change to the CADET folder, and enter:

COPY *.LIB *.LSP

You will then have files named WTS0.LSP, WTS1.LSP, WTS2.LSP, WTS3.LSP, WTS4.LSP and WTS5.LSP in addition to the original LIB files.
Then edit the CADET.LSP file in the Cadet folder with Notepad, and insert the following lines of code just above the last line of code in the file:

(load (strcat CADETL "WTS0.LSP"))
(load (strcat CADETL "WTS1.LSP"))
(load (strcat CADETL "WTS2.LSP"))
(load (strcat CADETL "WTS3.LSP"))
(load (strcat CADETL "WTS4.LSP"))
(load (strcat CADETL "WTS5.LSP"))

Your CADET.LSP file should then look like this:

...
(load (strcat (if (findfile...
(load (strcat CADETL "WTS0.LSP"))
(load (strcat CADETL "WTS1.LSP"))
(load (strcat CADETL "WTS2.LSP"))
(load (strcat CADETL "WTS3.LSP"))
(load (strcat CADETL "WTS4.LSP"))
(load (strcat CADETL "WTS5.LSP"))
(princ " CADET ")

Cadet v5.0 - 5.0a Custom Menus:
NOTE: Cadet v5.0b registered version has menus for R13 and up.
Cadet v5.0a's AutoCAD menus will not work in AutoCAD R13 or higher without modification, but you can invoke any Cadet function by typing CADET at the AutoCAD command line.

Special R13 Note:
Cadet 5.0, 5.0a and 5.0b will work in R13_c4, but not earlier revisions of R13.

CADET v5.0a AXISMODE patch:
NOTE: Cadet v5.0b does not need this patch!
This patch corrects the "AXISMODE error " some users have experienced. Just download WTS0.LIB and copy it into your Cadet folder, overwriting the old WTS0.LIB file. If you have already made the AutoCAD 2000 fix below, you will need to open an MSDOS Command Prompt, change to the CADET folder, and enter:   COPY WTS0.LIB WTS0.LSP
...overwriting you old WTS0.LSP.
Download the WTS0.LIB patch for Cadet v5.0a

 

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