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18494 Jesus Maria Rd. Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 (209) 754-4891 CIS 71321,167 _______ ____|__ | (R) --| | |------------------- | ____|__ | Association of | | |_| Shareware |__| o | Professionals -----| | |--------------------- |___|___| MEMBER "The author of Home Plan is a member of the Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the shareware principle works for you. If you are unable to resolve a shareware-related problem with an ASP member by contacting the member directly, ASP may be able to help. The ASP Ombudsman can help you resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP member, but does not provide technical support for members' products. Please write to the ASP Ombudsman at 545 Grover Road, Muskegon, MI 49442 or send a CompuServe message via CompuServe Mail to ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536." DEFINITION OF SHAREWARE Shareware distribution gives users a chance to try software before buying it. If you try a Shareware program and continue using it, you are expected to register. Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial software. Because the overhead is low, prices are low also. Shareware has the ultimate money-back guarantee -- if you don't use the product, you don't pay for it. ************************************************** Home Plan was written on an IBM compatible in Turbo Pascal 6.0 to draw and print floor plan type drawings on 9 & 24 PIN dot matrix or HP Laser compatible printers. This program requires a VGA monitor. ************************************************** FEATURES INCLUDE: Quick and Easy to learn & use Automatic dimensioning On screen 'odometer' to show horizontal & vertical measurements Insertion of pre-drawn furniture & appliances into your drawing Undo of the last action Square Ft. Calculation Optional showing of framing (studs, joists etc.) Rectangles & circles, Arcs, parallel lines etc. Clone previous action Deletion of user defined screen portions Selectable line styles User defined drawing size Save & load plans to & from disk Adjustable width walls, Automatic Door insertion Print at Screen size, or 1/8" per ft. Viewing & Deleting Elements from Plans Metric or Ft/Inch drawing modes *************************************************** Page 1 INDEX INSTALLATION ...................... Pg. 3 SOME HINTS ........................ Pg. 3 PLAN SIZE ADJUSTMENT............... Pg. 5 UNDO............................... Pg. 5 CURSOR MOVEMENT.................... Pg. 5 CURSOR SPEED....................... Pg. 5 CURSOR CROSS HAIRS................. Pg. 5 DRAW an ARC........................ Pg. 6 LINE DRAWING....................... Pg. 6 LINE ERASING....................... Pg. 6 LINE TYPE.......................... Pg. 6 DRAW RECTANGLE..................... Pg. 7 DRAW RECTANGLE with DOUBLE WALL.... Pg. 7 DRAW RECTANGLE with FRAMING........ Pg. 7 DRAW CIRCLE........................ Pg. 7 DRAW CIRCLE with DOUBLE WALL....... Pg. 7 DRAW WALLS......................... Pg. 8 INSERT TEXT........................ Pg. 8 CLONE the PREVIOUS COMMAND......... Pg. 8 INSERT FIGURES..................... Pg. 8 INSERT a DOOR...................... Pg. 9 DELETE SCREEN PORTION.............. Pg. 9 AUTOMATIC DIMENSIONING............. Pg. 9 SQUARE FOOTAGE CALCULATION......... Pg. 10 METRIC MODE Vs USA MODE............ Pg. 10 TOGGLE AUTO-DIMENSIONS............. Pg. 11 ABANDON the CURRENT PLAN........... Pg. 11 SAVE a PLAN to DISK................ Pg. 11 LOAD a PLAN from Disk.............. Pg. 11 DELETE a FILE from DISK............ Pg. 11 PRINT the CURRENT PLAN............. Pg. 12 PRINT to SCALE .................... Pg. 12 VIEWING & PURGING the Plan......... Pg. 12 REMOVING ON-SCREEN PROMPTS......... Pg. 13 RETURN to OPENING MENU............. Pg. 13 LICENSE AGREEMENT.................. Pg. 13 REGISTRATION INFORMATION........... Pg. 14 INFO on HOME PLAN PRO.............. Pg. 15 LIST of COMMAND KEYS............... Pg. 16 Page 2 HOME PLAN INSTALLATION: HARD DISK: To install Home Plan to your Hard disk, you should make a HomePlan directory and copy the program files to it. Suggested Commands: MD C:\HOME (This makes a new directory on Drive C ) COPY A:HOMEPLN.* C:\HOME COPY A:*.PLN C:\HOME (The above two commands will copy the files from drive A to your new directory ) C: and then CD\HOME will move to the new directory. HOMEPLN will run the program. Substitute drive letters as needed FLOPPY: Home Plan will run from your floppy, if you have enough room on it for the printer driver to make a temporary file. Some Vendors (to their credit) pack many different programs on their disks. If you see a message "Disk Full" when trying to print, you will have to either remove some other files, or copy the Home Plan files to another disk. I recommend the hard disk, if you have one. ************************************************** This was written because I couldn't find a way to do these things without using a huge program and two hours of manual reading . ************************************************** THIS MANUAL is meant to be a reference manual not a constant companion. Use the Manual if a command gives you trouble. I ADVISE you to load the program & start to draw a plan. Select the first option from the main menu, press F1 to see a list of commands; 'Esc' to make the list go away. Just start drawing & using the commands listed while following the prompts where applicable. FREQUENT use of F1, Undo & Del will fix any mistakes. Load one of the sample .PLN files which came with this program and modify it. Insert some furniture or appliances into it. See below for some hints then: JUST type "HOMEPLN". F1 for help. ( there is a Demonstration Screen option on the Main Menu. This walks you through the line drawing process only.) ***************************************************** SOME HINTS: F1 = Help: To see how a Plan may be formed, TRY THE f10 VIEW/PURGE feature with one of the sample plans loaded. Press to go to the first drawing element. Then, press <+> to see the plan re-created one element at a time. (End, PgUp, & PgDn will speed up the process. The Option Menu allows you to configure the program. Don't be afraid to experiment. Anything changed can be changed back easily. Page 3 COLORS: If you have trouble reading the screen on your monitor, try changing the colors. Select the Option Menu from the Opening Menu. Then, select Color Menu from the Option Menu. The Color Menu will let you see the changes as you make them, so try for the best combination. GET USED to using the '+' & '-' keys to adjust cursor speed. Zipping around your plan sometimes requires speed and sometimes, precision. A 'speedometer' in the lower right corner will tell you how far the cursor will go with each press of the NumberPad keys. Watch this change when the + or - keys are pressed. Using SHIFT with the NumberPad Keys will slow the cursor to the minimum speed for precision placement. The four Arrow keys on 101 keyboards also will move at the minimum speed. Move quickly using the NumberPad Keys, adjusted at a brisk pace, and hold down the SHIFT key at the end, to place the cursor precisely. The AUTO-Dimension may appear somewhat less than intuitive. Just try it a few times. (there is always Undo.) AUTO-DIMENSION will not work on distances less than two ft.(default scale) because of inadequate room. You can draw the lines, & use Insert Text ('Ins') to enter the appropriate numbers. SOME operations will cause lines to be partially erased and other distortions which will be rectified when the plan is redrawn. The plan is frequently redrawn in the normal course of events. If you want to force a redrawing, press F1 to bring the command list down, then 'Esc' to make it go away & redraw the plan. When you start serious plan drawing, draw a basic structural outline & save it under 'Basic' or some such. Now, you can load 'Basic' and do all sorts of things with it, saving new versions under new names. Many versions can be saved under many names all starting with 'Basic' until you settle on one approach. The PRE-DRAWN furniture & appliances are sized for average sizes of the items depicted. We can't guarantee that your stuff is the same size. At scales more than two or at most three times the default, the pre- drawn stuff is just too small to use. (it's still available if you want to insert a dot in your drawing.) ******************************************************* IF you use this SHAREWARE program, please use the "Print Registration Information" option at the Opening Menu. The registration fee is ($20.00 + 4.00 s&h) .... Credit Cards accepted. (THE ADDRESS IS ALSO ON THE OPENING SCREEN ******************************************************* Page 4 COMMANDS: ( For a Command List & a brief description, press F1 ) EDIT Commands: PLAN SIZE ADJUSTMENT: You may adjust the Plan Size when starting a new Plan. The on-screen prompts will tell you to press '-' or '+' to adjust the size of your new drawing. The maximum horizontal & vertical screen dimensions will be shown as you select the optimum scale. Once a plan has been started, or retrieved from disk, the Size can not be changed. 'Esc' cancels & invokes the Default size UNDO 'Alt U' Mistakes are easy to fix! Pressing 'Alt U' will cancel the most recent command and redraw your plan without it. Successive presses of 'Alt U' will continue to delete the previous commands in reverse of the order they were made. Caution: Undo cannot be Undone! COMMANDS DELETED by Undo must be redone manually as those commands are no longer in memory. CURSOR MOVEMENT: The cursor is moved by the Numberpad Keys. (if the NumLock is off, the program will turn it on while you are drawing) Or The Four Arrow keys will move the cursor one pixel at a time. The Numberpad keys can move the cursor in 8 directions. in addition, Alt-5 or <*> will center the cursor. CURSOR SPEED: '+' ... '-' The cursor speed is adjusted with the '+' or '-' keys while in the Drawing Mode. Use of SHIFT with the NumberPad keys slows the cursor to the minimum speed for precision placement. The distance that the cursor moves each time is shown at the lower right corner of the screen. Using the Default Scale, the minimum cursor movement is one inch. The next press of '+' increases it to 6 inches. Subsequent presses of '+' increases movement by 1/2 foot with each press. (The Metric Drawing Mode uses 25mm increments) Pressing '-' reverses the process. Selecting a larger scale will cause the cursor movement to increase proportionately. (actually, the cursor moves the same, but the odometers show larger measurements) CURSOR CROSS HAIRS: On Start-Up, the Cursor is accompanied by full-Screen Cross Hairs. These Cross Hairs may prove very useful. If not, press F5 to Toggle them on and off. Page 5 DRAW an ARC 'Alt ) or ( ' Hold down the Alt key & Press one of the Parentheses Keys to draw an Arc. Follow the prompts to place the cursor at the center of a circle that the Arc will come from. Next, place the cursor on one end of the proposed Arc. The arc will come from the circle you see. Follow the prompt to Select the other end of the arc. As soon as you move the cursor, dotted lines will be drawn to show the arc's radii. The cursor will continue to move the second Radius. The closer you get to the Arc's rim, the more precise the movement will be (holding down Shift will slow the cursor) When the Arc is complete, press Enter. When you select the second end of your Arc, it isn't necessary to put the Cursor exactly on the rim. Just run it past the rim & press Enter. Home Plan doesn't know which of the possible two circle segments you want. If the Arc shown isn't the one you want, just press TAB to toggle between the two arcs & press ENTER when the correct one is showing. You now are given a chance to move the Arc with the Cursor Keys, and to rotate either Radius with the F5 thru F8 keys. (Shift will slow F5 thru F8 Also) Just try it. It's easy. When everything is to your satisfaction, press Enter to complete the process. 'Esc' cancels; 'Alt U' will Undo mistakes. LINE DRAWING: 'L' Press 'L' to start the drawing process. No line is drawn yet, but two 'odometers' will appear at the lower left corner of your screen. These 'odometers' will show the cursor movement (one vertical; one horizontal) in feet & inches. ( Millimeters in Metric Mode ) The Absolute line length is shown to the right of the Odometers. Press 'L' again, to draw a line between the two points. Press 'Esc' to cancel the process without drawing the line. (this is a handy way to move to a measured point without drawing a line) 'Esc' cancels; 'Alt U' will Undo any unwanted lines. This version supports the use of the 'Enter' key interchangeably with the 'L' key. 'Esc' cancels; 'Alt U' will Undo mistakes. LINE ERASING: 'E' The Line Erase command works exactly like the Line Draw command, but you must use the 'E' key to terminate the command. LINE TYPE: 'space' Three types of line are available for most operations. At the bottom center of your screen, is a sample of the current line type. Pressing the Space Bar will toggle between these line types. Page 6 DRAW RECTANGLES: 'Alt R'...'R' 'Alt R' brings an on-screen prompt to place the cursor at one corner of the proposed rectangle & then to press 'Enter'. When you move the cursor, a rectangle is shown in a dotted line. When you have the desired rectangle, press 'R' to permanently draw the rectangle. ( 'Enter' works also ) Rectangles of the appropriate width make nice walls. (see Show Framing below) DRAW RECTANGLES with DOUBLE WALLS: 'Alt R'...'=' Terminate the Rectangle Command ('Alt R') with an ' = ' sign instead of an 'R" to create a rectangle with a double wall. The "Wall Thickness Menu" appears. Use the Up/Dn Keys to adjust the Thickness. Press ENTER to accept the Thickness. This can be useful for drawing the exterior perimeter. 'Esc' cancels; 'Alt U' will Undo mistakes. DRAW RECTANGLES with FRAMING: 'Alt R'... 'F' Terminate the Rectangle Command ('Alt R') with an 'F' instead of an 'R' to create a Rectangle with two inch framing members spaced on 16" centers. In the case of narrow rectangles, such as walls, the end view of the wall studs will be shown. In the case of broader rectangles, perhaps floors or roofs, the joists or rafters will be shown across the shortest dimension of the rectangle. This version has no provision to vary the spacing. 'Esc' cancels; 'Alt U' will Undo mistakes. DRAW CIRCLE: 'Alt C' 'Alt C' brings an on-screen prompt to place the cursor at the center of the proposed circle & then to press 'Enter'. A small circle will be shown with a prompt to move the rim with the cursor. Actually, this command draws an Ellipse. Moving the cursor vertically and horizontally will vary the ellipse radii. To draw a circle rather than an oval, keep the two radii equal. The NumberPad diagonal keys work fine for that purpose. Also, the 'odometers' will show both dimensions as you change them. DRAW CIRCLE with DOUBLE WALL: 'Alt C'...'=' Terminate the Circle Command with an ' = ' sign to create a double walled circle. The "Wall Thickness Menu appears. Use the Up/Dn Arrows to adjust, Press ENTER to draw the circle. 'Esc' cancels; 'Alt U' will Undo mistakes. Page 7 DRAW WALLS: 'Alt W' This version draws Walls of level or plumb parallel lines. The Parallel Line Process is started by pressing Alt W. The "Wall Thickness Menu" appears. Use the Up/Dn Keys to adjust the Thickness. Press ENTER to accept the Thickness. A prompt will appear telling you to move the cursor with the NumberPad keys. (Only the Vertical & Horizontal keys will work) Press Enter to draw the lines. Then, move the cursor in a Right Angle to the first line. Press Enter again to draw the second Line. The Intersection will clean up for a nice corner. This function is nice for drawing walls of varying thickness around irregular shapes. Press Esc to quit the process. (It is possible to draw parallel lines at angles other than level & plumb, but the corners will not clean up and the thickness may vary.) INSERT TEXT: 'Ins' Text may be inserted into the plan by pressing the 'Ins' key, Typing the desired text & pressing 'Enter'. The text will start at the cursor position and the BackSpace key is functional to make corrections before pressing 'Enter'. Text entries are limited to 70 characters each entry. 'Esc' cancels; 'Alt U' will Undo unwanted entries. CLONE the PREVIOUS COMMAND: ' = ' This POWERFUL command is new to ver 2.5 Press the '=' Key to Clone. The Cursor will jump to the beginning of the previous operation. A Prompt asks you to move the Cursor to a new place & press ENTER to draw a clone of the previous operation. 'Esc' cancels; 'Undo' will Undo any mistakes. INSERT FIGURES: 'Alt F' 'Alt F' will bring up a menu of Pre-Drawn figures of furniture & appliances to insert into your plan. Select the figure with the NumberPad keys & press enter. The selected Figure will appear on your plan at the last cursor position. You may move the figure using the NumberPad keys & the 'Tab' key will rotate the figure in 90 deg increments. Press 'Enter when you have the figure where you want it. 'Esc' cancels. 'Alt U' will Undo mistakes. Page 8 INSERT a DOOR in a Wall: '/' Press the '/' Slash Key to Open the Door. The Prompt will ask you to move the cursor to where you want the Door HINGE to be. Press Enter. The next prompt asks you to move the cursor to other edge of the Doorway. Press Enter. Finally, the prompt will ask you to press the ARROW key that points to the direction you want the Door to OPEN. The Door will open. Home Plan will show the dimension of the door if there's room. The numbers may appear small, but should be readable on printout. ESC Cancels. 'ALT U' will undo mistakes. DELETE SCREEN PORTION 'Del' Move the cursor to one corner of the screen area that you want to delete. Then press the '"Del" Key. A small dotted rectangle will appear with a prompt to size the rectangle to cover the area that you want to delete & to press enter. The drawing within the area you defined, will disappear. 'Esc' cancels; 'Alt U' will Undo mistakes. AUTOMATIC DIMENSIONING: 'Alt D' Press 'Alt D'. The on-screen prompts will direct you to place the cursor where you want the dimension to start & press 'Enter'. To find the place where you want the dimension to start, place the cursor on one edge of the thing that you want to measure. Then, move the cursor to a clear area while keeping it in line with the starting point. Press 'Enter' and you will be prompted to move the cursor to the other end of the thing to be measured. The 'odometers' will show the distance moved, & preview the dimension that will be printed. It isn't necessary to keep the cursor level or plumb. In fact, it is easier to actually place the cursor on the line you want to measure to. The Dimension line will appear level or plumb depending on whether the cursor was moved MOSTLY horizontally or MOSTLY vertically. So moving the cursor a short distance at a right angle to the desired direction of measurement won't make any difference. 'Esc' cancels; 'Alt U' will Undo mistakes. Page 9 SQUARE FOOTAGE CALCULATION '[ or ]' Press one of the SQUARE BRACKETS to start the process. You will be prompted to place the Cursor at one corner of an area to be calculated. Then, press ENTER. Next, drag the dotted line with the NumberPad keys to cover the desired area, & press ENTER again. The area will be covered by a grid & the square footage will appear at the lower left corner of the screen. Do this as many times as you want, a running total is kept at the lower left corner of the screen. Press Esc to quit & make the grid go away. The running total will stay in the lower left corner until you start another operation. Use Insert Text if you want to get the total on the plan before it disappears. METRIC MODE Vs USA MODE: 'Item 2.' (Option Menu) This version supports the drawing of plans in either the Metric System (mm), or the USA System. (Ft/Inches) Item 2. on the Option Menu toggles between the two modes. Most people will probably draw in one mode or the other without changing this option. If you do use both modes, you should know that each mode uses a different scale. In the Metric Mode, the cursor moves in multiples of 25 mm. In the USA mode, the cursor moves in multiples of 1 inch (25.4 mm). If you draw and save a plan in one mode, and load it in the other, any Auto Dimensions in the plan will differ from what they were originally. This is the difference between 25mm and 25.4mm (1 Inch), or 01.6%. 1.6% might not seem like a huge difference, but it could make a big difference to your contractor when your plan changes by six inches or so. You will be warned if you try to load a plan into the wrong mode. If you don't care, you may go ahead and load it. (If you save it in the new mode, it will load without the warning from then on). Understand, that the drawing itself does not change, only the Auto-Dimensions change. Since the new Auto-Dimensions will be in a different format, one might not notice the difference...... UNLESS one used the F9 function. (see below) Page 10 TOGGLE AUTO-DIMENSIONS 'F9' The Auto-Dimensions on a plan will switch between the USA system (Ft/Inch) and the Metric system (mm) when the F9 key is pressed. The Drawing Scale does not change, the Odometers & Cursor Speed do not change. Nothing changes except the numbers created by the Auto-Dimension process. They will change back with the next press of F9. This is an opportunity to compare Metric and USA equivalence. FILE COMMANDS: ABANDON the CURRENT PLAN 'Alt A' Pressing 'Alt A' will prompt you to save the current plan and then allow you to select a Scale for a new plan. 'Esc' cancels. SAVE a PLAN to DISK 'Alt S' Pressing 'Alt S' will show you a list of .PLN files in the current directory, and ask you for a name for the file you want to save. If the name you type already exists, you will be asked if you want to overwrite it. If not, type in another name. It is not necessary to type the file name extension. If you type a period (.) or press 'Enter' it will be assumed the file name is complete. You will be returned to the current plan. ( This version provides cursor selectable file names ) LOAD a PLAN from Disk 'Alt L' If this command is invoked while a plan is current, you will be prompted to save it before loading another. Just follow the prompts. Pressing 'Alt L' will show you a list of .PLN files in the current directory, and ask you for the name of the file to load. If the name that you type doesn't exist, you will be so informed. Type in a name that does exist. It is not necessary to type the file name extension. If you type a period (.) or press 'Enter' it will be assumed the file name is complete. ( This version provides cursor selectable file names ) DELETE a FILE from DISK 'Ctrl D' Unused & unwanted .PLN files tend to pile up, wasting disk space and filling up the File List window. Pressing 'Ctrl D' will show you a list of .PLN files and ask for the name of the file to Delete from disk. If the name you type doesn't exist, you will be so notified. Re-type the name. You will be asked to verify the file to Delete. Answer Y or N. Caution: This program cannot bring back files deleted from disk! We recommend that you first load the file and make sure that you don't want it before deleting it. ( This version provides cursor selectable file names ) Page 11 PRINT the CURRENT PLAN 'Alt P' Press 'Alt P' to print the current plan. PRINT to SCALE: Item 1. "FULL SIZE" is the default. Item 2. "1/8" per ft." (at the default size; Actual distance per ft varies inversely with the drawing size) Use Item 2. when you want to be able to pull dimensions off the plan with a rule. This scale is also handy for enlarging 100% to get a 1/4" per ft. scale (you will need a copier for that) "Full Size" fills the paper & looks like what you drew. APPROX 1/5" per ft. (Wide Carriage printers will print at 1/4" per Ft) PRINT the CURRENT PLAN: If your printer is off line, out of paper, turned off, or some other mysterious malady occurs, you will be so notified. Fix the problem & press 'Enter' as per the prompt, or press 'Esc' to cancel. This version supports 24 pin & 9 pin dot matrix & compatibles as well as HP Laser Jet compatibles. After selecting the print scale, you will be shown the current selected printer configuration and asked to confirm it. Press 'N' to change the printer options. You should only have to do this once. Laser Jet compatibles can choose between 75 dpi and 150 dpi. All printers are not alike! If yours doesn't print to the proper scale, All is Not Lost! Item 3: "Adjust the scale to your printer" allows you to print to scale. NOTE: In most cases, this will NOT be necessary. Unless your printouts are not to scale, or squares are not square, you do NOT need this option. If you decide to adjust the print scales, then select this option & follow the prompts carefully. VIEWING & PURGING the Plan: 'Ctrl F10' There may be reasons for you to delete elements from a plan. HomePlan supports a large number of elements in each plan, However, it is theoretically possible to exceed that limit in a complex plan, by many repeated overdrawings & erasures. Removal of duplications will reduce the size of a plan. Or, you may want to delete an element after it is too late to use Undo. Therefore: In the drawing screen & with a plan loaded, Press < Ctrl F10 > to show the plan and list the number of plan elements in the lower left corner of the screen. ( where the "odometers" are normally shown ) Press < Home > to show the first plan element. Press < End > to again show the complete plan. Press < + > and < - > to step through the plan element by element. Page 12 Press and to step through the plan ten elements at a time. Press < Del > to delete the last element displayed. Press to terminate the process. ******************************************************* CAUTION: SAVE the Plan before deleting plan elements! ******************************************************* PURGING HINTS: It is easy to ruin a plan by deleting the wrong elements by mistake, so Save the plan first. It is easier to determine the element that will be deleted, if you are stepping forward through the plan, rather that backwards. If you wish to delete an element which was later erased during drawing, find the erasing element first. Delete it. Then go back and delete the drawn element. It is hard to find an erasure when you have already deleted the element which was erased! REMOVING ON-SCREEN PROMPTS: 'Ctrl BkSpc' Usually, the On Screen prompts for drawing operations do not interfere unduly with the operation. Sometimes, however, a prompt will obscure the exact part of the plan that you want to alter. Press Esc to go back to the drawing board, Then press Ctrl-BackSpace to hide the On-Screen prompts until Ctrl-BackSpace is pressed once again. Ctrl-BackSpace only operates from the drawing board, and toggles the prompts on & off. NOTE: The On Screen prompts are useful. Even if you are an experienced user, it is sometimes difficult to remember what you are doing without the prompts I recommend leaving the prompts on unless absolutely necessary, and then turning them back on as soon as the operation is done. RETURN to OPENING MENU: 'Ctrl Home' From the Drawing Screen, Hold down the Ctrl key and press 'Home' to go to the Opening Menu. You will be prompted to either save or abandon the current screen. LICENSE AGREEMENT: Shareware distribution gives users a chance to try software before buying it. If you try a Shareware program and continue using it, you are expected to register. Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial software. The main difference is in the method of distribution. This author specifically grants the right to copy and distribute the software to all and sundry. Page 13 DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT Users of HOME PLAN must accept this disclaimer of warranty: "HOME PLAN is supplied as is. The author disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability and of fitness for any purpose. The author assumes no liability for damages, direct or consequential, which may result from the use of HOME PLAN." HOME PLAN is a "shareware program" and is provided at no charge to the user for evaluation. Feel free to share it with your friends, but please do not give it away altered or as part of another system. The essence of "user-supported" software is to provide personal computer users with quality software without high prices, and yet to provide incentive for programmers to continue to develop new products. IF you find that you are using HOME PLAN and continue to use it after a reasonable trial period, you must make a registration payment of $20.00 + 4.00 s&h to CHUCK HERNDON. The $20.00 registration fee will license one copy for use on any one computer at any one time. Anyone distributing HOME PLAN for any kind of remuneration must first contact CHUCK HERNDON at the address below for authorization. This authorization will be automatically granted to shareware distributors, and such distributors may begin offering HOME PLAN immediately. (However CHUCK HERNDON must still be advised so that the distributor can be kept up-to-date with the latest version of HOME PLAN). You are encouraged to pass a copy of HOME PLAN along to your friends for evaluation. Please encourage them to register their copy if they find that they can use it. All registered users will receive a copy of the latest maintenance version of the HOME PLAN system. Use the "Print Registration Information option at the Opening Menu. Then send $20.00 + 4.00 s&h to: CHUCK HERNDON 18494 Jesus Maria Rd. Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 for: 1. New Registered version, 2. Printed manual 3. FREE registered copy of AMORTIZE.EXE, a fast & easy way to calculate mortgage Balances, Payments, Loan duration, Principal and Interest. ( Amortize.Exe also prints amortization schedules ) 4. FREE utility to convert your Home Plan plans to a PCX file. (PCX files can be imported into many word processors, etc. 5. CompuServe will send you a FREE sign up kit & $25.00 usage credit when you call them with your Home Plan authorization. Page 14 Announcing the release of HOME PLAN PRO! The form produced by the "Print Registration Info" on the Main Menu will explain how to get Home Plan's new retail program Home Plan Pro. Home Plan Pro is a new entry in the "simplified CAD" market. Designed to retain the ease of use of its predecessors, Home Plan Pro adds powerful new features for drawing house plans. Home Plan Pro will work from the keyboard, from a Microsoft compatible mouse, or any combination. 32 buttons on the Tool Bar bring commands a mouse click away, or can be accessed from the Keyboard. The 1" per pixel "default" drawing size is increased from 53' x 39' to 96' x 78'. This is accomplished by "sliding" the plan over four screens. The printout sizes are increased by sizing the actual drawing to the paper rather than the entire screen. Home Plan Pro also draws on multiple continuous sheets of narrow or wide carriage paper. Home Plan Pro uses a graphic screen to let you click on the paper of your choice, select portrait or landscape modes, and select any scale just by clicking a mouse. Different text sizes, PCX file conversion, and many other features are available from the Tool Bar. Final release is scheduled for June, 1993. Purchasers may now buy the Pre-Release version. You will receive the Pre-Release version, and a prototype manual for $39.00 (+4.00 s&h) On final release, you will get the entire package free. (APPROX 6/15/93) The Pre-Release sells for $39.00 (+4.00 s&h) Home Plan ver 2.5 Registers for $20.00 (+4.00 s&h) See the Registration and order information by selecting menu Item 5 from the Main Menu. Pg 15 LIST of COMMAND KEYS: NUMBERPAD / ARROW KEYS............Move the Cursor: SHIFT ............................Slows the Cursor. 'L' or ENTER .....................Toggle Line Draw. 'E' ..............................Toggle Erase Line. '*' ............................. Center the Cursor. '=' ..............................Clone the last Command. '[' or ']' .......................Calculate Square Footage. '/' ..............................Insert a Door into a wall. ESC ..............................Cancel Drawing Modes. DEL ..............................Delete Screen Portion. INS ..............................Insert Text. ALT A ............................Abandon Current Plan ALT C ............................Circle Function. ALT D ............................Automatic Dimension. ALT F ............................Insert a Pre-Drawn Figure. ALT L ............................Load a Plan from Disk ALT P ............................Print the Current Plan ALT R + R.........................Rectangle Function. ALT R + = ........................Double Wall Rectangle ALT R + F ........................Rectangle w/ Framing ALT S ............................Save a Plan to Disk ALT U ............................UNDO last action ALT X ............................Exit the Drawiong Screen ALT W ............................Draw double line Walls. CTRL HOME ........................Go to Opening Menu CTRL BKSPC .......................Toggle Drawing Prompts CTRL F10 .........................View/Purge Current Plan SPACE BAR ........................Select Line Type F9 ..............................Toggle Metric/USA Dimensions Thank you for using Home Plan.


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