Frequently Asked Questions


Download

Received an email confirming my order but no download link
Q: How do I download this software? I paid via credit card and received an email confirming my order but no download link.
A: Processing may take up to 24-48 hours, especially for upgrade orders, where we have to find and check manually you previous order.
When I try to unpack the software I get an error message
Q: When I try to unpack the software by double clicking on the MHENFULL.exe file I get an error message that says "cannot find pftw1.pkg".
A: If you have downloaded the software then this is due to data transfer errors over the internet.
You may want to try on another computer with a better connection or using an Internet file download management system like GoZilla www.gozilla.com .
If this happens with a CD based software then the CD is corrupted and you need a replacement on another CD or download.
Nowhere on your website is there a place to download the programs
Q: I received my order confirmation via email, and it informed me that I have 7 days to download my purchased programs.
The problem is that nowhere on your website is there a place to download the programs.
Please help!
A: The download link comes with your order confirmation, it is not available directly on the website.
To download your purchased product please click on the BLUE link (See: can be downloaded from HERE) in your Order Processed email and choose save to file.
After the succesfull download doubleclick on the downloaded file or use the START/RUN command to open it. This will start the installation.
After succesfull installation start the product using the START command of Windows.
When you start the software you will have a temporary license for a number of runs. A small dialog box will appear showing the remaining runs. Press Authorize and the Authorization dialog will appear. You can authorize your program by simply entering your Order number on the 'Instant' page of this dialog.
Detailed download, installation and authorization instructions
Q: Can't find where to download the product. It says to push the Authorize button which I don't see anywhere and I also don't see an Instant page. Could you be more specific with your instructions.
A: To download your product please click on the blue link (See: can be downloaded from here) in your Order Processed email and choose save to file. After the succesfull download doubleclick on the downloaded file or use the START/RUN command to open it. This will start the installation. After succesfull installation start the product using the START command of Windows. When you start the software you will have a temporary license for a number of runs. A small dialog box will appear showing the remaining runs. Press Authorize and the Authorization dialog will appear. You can authorize your program by simply entering your Order number on the 'Instant' page of this dialog.
I have ordered the product. Where is the link to download ?
Q: Where is the link to download Tina student? I have already ordered the product.
A: I have checked your order and unfortunately it did not go through, possibly due to a timeout problem on the internet while waiting for credit card processing. Please try again. If your order goes through with a successful credit card charge a confirmation window should appear with the download link which is also sent by email.
I receive a message not enough space on C: even though 20GB available
Q: When I try to unpack the software (both MyHouse and Libraries) I receive a message saying not enough space on C: even though there is over 20GB available.
A: The reason of the problem could be that your file is corrupted due to transfer errors on the Internet. I suggest to download it again possibly with a fast and reliable connection.
We have a lot of download sales every day so we are sure that the download material on the server is correct
Feedback from customer: Downloading again seems to have solved that problem.
Corrupt Cabinet File
Q: Downloaded MHENFULL.EXE and when I triy to install it gives me Error " Corrupt Cabinet File"
Please advise what the problem is and how to fix.
A: This is due to data transfer errors over the internet.
You may want to try on another computer with a better connection or using an Internet file download management system like GoZilla http://www.gozilla.com .
While downloading, our connection failed . How do we get it back?
Q: While downloading, our connection failed and we lost the download.
How do we get it back?
A: The download link is valid for 7 days, so you can just try again. Should the download link expire let us know and we can re-validate it any time.
I cannot open the download
Q: I just completed downloading the software that I purchased... my Download accelerator program closes automatically and I cannot open the download.
A: Your downloaded file might be corrupted due to transmission errors on the internet. I suggest to download again until you succeed. The best is to download with a DSL or Cable line.
Customer feedback:
I have my new program installed installed and operating, thank you for your advice.
However, my download accelerator seems to not allow the myHouse self-install to operate... it worked fine although slowly, using the download on your site.
Upgrade to higher versions
Q: I am plannninng to order TINA PRO Classic as the first step,and would like to know, if I can upgrade to TINA PRO Industrial later.
A: No problem, you can upgrade any time to higher versions by just paying the price difference.
How do I get the download link?
Q: Crash during download. Read your FAQ answer that said Ihave 7 days to download from download link. How do I getto download link?
A: After the order our system has also sent you an email containing the link using the email address you gave in your order: bob@boatbutlers.com
Is this address correct ?
Now I have sent the link to the same address again.
If you did not get that email and also an email reply to your message above, then something must we wrong either with your email address or your email system.
Please give me a feedback for our records.
Machine, motherboard, hard disk failure. New download & authorization
Q: My motherboard failed and it had to be sent back. Before it died, it complained that it couldn't find any harddrives. I tried to recover, but to no avail.
My order number is that already given.
I'm assuming you can provide me with another download authorization.
A: Yes, we have sent you a download link to the latest version. You can download TINA for 7 days from now, and authorize it any time with your order number, enter it without spaces.
Icons on the component bar are messed up and unreadable
Q: The icons on the component bar are messed up and unreadable.There are random blocks of grey, black, red, and yellow where the icons should be.The blocks of random colors changes each time the program is loaded.
A: This is a graphics driver problem. Try several the color resolutions 16M, 256 or similar. Downloading the latest video card driver from the manufacturer may also help.
download info
Q: I have acquired your product but I do not find from where to make the download I would want to have information thanks
A: Download links expire 2007/03/30 The download link comes with your order confirmation, it is not available directly on the website. To download your purchased product please click on the BLUE link (See: can be downloaded from HERE) in your Order Processed email and choose save to file. After the succesfull download doubleclick on the downloaded file or use the START/RUN command to open it. This will start the installation. After succesfull installation start the product using the START command of Windows. When you start the software you will have a temporary license for a number of runs. A small dialog box will appear showing the remaining runs. Press Authorize and the Authorization dialog will appear. You can authorize your program by simply entering your Order number on the 'Instant' page of this dialog.
dowload info
Q: I want buy the My House version 7 , but my question is, I have the email Yahoo, and I Know that Yahoo only accept 10MB.in the send. Is sure that I receive the 25MB, for Yahoo.Thank for your Help.I want to buy this software, but I want to be sure that I can.Thank again.
Miguel Gutierrez
A: We will send you a download link, so you can download it. It is coming from our server.
When can I expect to receive software download information?
Q: When can I expect to receive software download information?
A: You should receive the download information within a few minutes after a successful purchase of the software.
If it does not happen there must be two main reasons:
1)You might have mistyped your email address. This is probably the ca
My hard drive crashed...
Q: My hard drive crashed therefore I had to replace with a newhard drive. My question is since I forgot to backup my program from my old drive before it crashed, what is my options for replacement since I bought in 5 month ago in April 2003?
Please let me know if I can get the student version 6.0 withoutbeing charged again because my computer crashed and I can notretreive it.
Thank you for kindly and understanding.
Barret
A: No problem. We have emailed you the link to the latest version. You can use your original order number for authorization.

Installation

555 astabil multivibrator does not work
Q: I cannot simulate a 555 timer circuit. Whenever I try, I invariably get the error message, "Operating point not found." The circuit I'm using is an astable multivibrator, Vcc +12v. I've tried loading different parameters, but with no success.Any suggestions?
A: 555 in astabil multivibrator mode has no DC oparating point. Set "zero initial value" in the Analysis/Transient Analysis dialog, set the correct "End display" time and press OK. Note that you should always run this circuit in Transient mode.
Home Design 3D won't install on XP
Q: I cannot install Home design 3D using XP
A: Home design 3D is not our product. You probanly have an old version. Shops sometimes sell old unusable software forgotten on the shelves. We have a similar product called myHouse which you can immediately purchase and download for $24.95 only at http://www.designsoftware.com myHouse product works nicely with all Windows versions including XP, and you will get the latest version.
Detailed download, installation and authorization instructions
Q: Can't find where to download the product. It says to push the Authorize button which I don't see anywhere and I also don't see an Instant page. Could you be more specific with your instructions.
A: To download your product please click on the blue link (See: can be downloaded from here) in your Order Processed email and choose save to file. After the succesfull download doubleclick on the downloaded file or use the START/RUN command to open it. This will start the installation. After succesfull installation start the product using the START command of Windows. When you start the software you will have a temporary license for a number of runs. A small dialog box will appear showing the remaining runs. Press Authorize and the Authorization dialog will appear. You can authorize your program by simply entering your Order number on the 'Instant' page of this dialog.
I receive a message not enough space on C: even though 20GB available
Q: When I try to unpack the software (both MyHouse and Libraries) I receive a message saying not enough space on C: even though there is over 20GB available.
A: The reason of the problem could be that your file is corrupted due to transfer errors on the Internet. I suggest to download it again possibly with a fast and reliable connection.
We have a lot of download sales every day so we are sure that the download material on the server is correct
Feedback from customer: Downloading again seems to have solved that problem.
64bit dongle driver for Vista
Q: I need a vista 64bit driver for the dongle. The driver on the cd-rom does not support vista 64Bit.
A: Yes, it's correct the dongle driver which comes with the installation package supports a 32bit OS only. The 64bit driver is attached.
F: sparkey_vista_driver_64.zip,
download info
Q: I have acquired your product but I do not find from where to make the download I would want to have information thanks
A: Download links expire 2007/03/30 The download link comes with your order confirmation, it is not available directly on the website. To download your purchased product please click on the BLUE link (See: can be downloaded from HERE) in your Order Processed email and choose save to file. After the succesfull download doubleclick on the downloaded file or use the START/RUN command to open it. This will start the installation. After succesfull installation start the product using the START command of Windows. When you start the software you will have a temporary license for a number of runs. A small dialog box will appear showing the remaining runs. Press Authorize and the Authorization dialog will appear. You can authorize your program by simply entering your Order number on the 'Instant' page of this dialog.
Installation begins then stops in TINA v7
Q: TINA v7 installation begins to run then stops, leaving two processes (setup.exe and tina.exe) running. The software is not installed and if you repeat the process, you just get more of the processes left on the machine.
After ending all of the incomplete processes and a re-boot, sometimes the software will install. I have to go in and kill the rundll32 processes on my machine to get the install to work.
A: This is due to a bug in the Installer used in TINA 7 only, already fixed in TINA v8 and v9.
1) In most cases after restarting the computer the Installation (Setup) will go through without any problems. You can also try the same under the Safe mode boot of Windows.
2) Another solution: If the problem occurs, open the task manager terminate the two related processes (setup.exe and tina.exe) and any rundll32 processes running. After this retry the installation.
3) Popup blockers may also cause similar problems. Disabling them temporarily may also help.

Authorization

"Authorization failure! (STRME)"
Q: When I try to run the program I get the message "Authorization failure! (STRME)", then the program quits.
A: Start the program with the Authorization & Trial command in the Start menu or under All Aps in Windows 8.
After the authorization is done you can start the program normally.
Detailed download, installation and authorization instructions
Q: Can't find where to download the product. It says to push the Authorize button which I don't see anywhere and I also don't see an Instant page. Could you be more specific with your instructions.
A: To download your product please click on the blue link (See: can be downloaded from here) in your Order Processed email and choose save to file. After the succesfull download doubleclick on the downloaded file or use the START/RUN command to open it. This will start the installation. After succesfull installation start the product using the START command of Windows. When you start the software you will have a temporary license for a number of runs. A small dialog box will appear showing the remaining runs. Press Authorize and the Authorization dialog will appear. You can authorize your program by simply entering your Order number on the 'Instant' page of this dialog.
Machine, motherboard, hard disk failure. New download & authorization
Q: My motherboard failed and it had to be sent back. Before it died, it complained that it couldn't find any harddrives. I tried to recover, but to no avail.
My order number is that already given.
I'm assuming you can provide me with another download authorization.
A: Yes, we have sent you a download link to the latest version. You can download TINA for 7 days from now, and authorize it any time with your order number, enter it without spaces.
download info
Q: I have acquired your product but I do not find from where to make the download I would want to have information thanks
A: Download links expire 2007/03/30 The download link comes with your order confirmation, it is not available directly on the website. To download your purchased product please click on the BLUE link (See: can be downloaded from HERE) in your Order Processed email and choose save to file. After the succesfull download doubleclick on the downloaded file or use the START/RUN command to open it. This will start the installation. After succesfull installation start the product using the START command of Windows. When you start the software you will have a temporary license for a number of runs. A small dialog box will appear showing the remaining runs. Press Authorize and the Authorization dialog will appear. You can authorize your program by simply entering your Order number on the 'Instant' page of this dialog.
myHouse v9
Q: Acquiring the software upgrade MyHouse v9 as order number 0810211020504091, follow the instructions to download, but the product has not been installed, how should I proceed to install and receive the authorization of use.thank you
A: Download and save the myhouse install EXE file. Run this downloaded file, and install it. Run the myHouse, the authorization is just the same as earlier was only use your new order number.
myhouse v9 ---Windows 7 or VISTA
Q: I has bought new computer with Windows 7, if the Myhour 9.0 (download version) on the new computer liked to install, the program generally functions how I do this.
A: myHouse v9 runs with WINDOWS 7. You have to be in Administrator mode when Install or Authorize the program.
Another problem that even though you are a user configured as an “Administrator”, Vista treats you as a standard user and is supposed to prompt you to go up to administrator when required.
1. Please start a file manager (like Windows Explorer) and look for the program executable file (myhouse.exe etc.) It is normally in C:/Program Files/DesignSoft/[program name]. 2. Right-click on the exe file and select "Run as administrator..." 3. Then authorize the program with your ordernumber, or manually.
After this, you may start the program normally, through the Start menu.
My hard drive crashed...
Q: My hard drive crashed therefore I had to replace with a newhard drive. My question is since I forgot to backup my program from my old drive before it crashed, what is my options for replacement since I bought in 5 month ago in April 2003?
Please let me know if I can get the student version 6.0 withoutbeing charged again because my computer crashed and I can notretreive it.
Thank you for kindly and understanding.
Barret
A: No problem. We have emailed you the link to the latest version. You can use your original order number for authorization.

Usage

TINA 10 new features
Q: Can you give me a brief summary of the new features in TINA 10 vs. previous major versions?
A: Click the link below to see the list:
http://www.tina.com/English/tina/whats_new
TINA 10 latest version number, list of New additions, Changes and Fixes
Q: What is the version number, list of New additions, Changes and Fixes in the latest version of TINA?
A: Latest version: 10.0.40
NEW: Global parameters are enabled in Classic, Educational editions
NEW: new TINA edition: BasicPlus; it is the same as the Basic edition but allows to simulate bigger circuits (max node number is 800)
NEW: added reference voltage in the Fourier spectrum dialog
NEW: MicroBasic lst file handling support added, hex/lst debugger
FIX: setting the phase parameter of sinusodial/cosinusodial signal
FIX: mixed mode diagram preview (digital outputs were displayed multiple times)
FIX: 'Placement side' radiogroup items in Component property editor (PCB designer)
FIX: file load preview failed for circuits containing controlled sources
FIX: library and project file import fix to enable import of these files from another V10 installation
FIX: pdb library fix library (4060)
FIX: fix of xy plot mode in the curve postprocessor (diagram window)
FIX: DIG interactive simulation mode provided false result after a mixed mode TR interactive simulation
FIX: Tina V7 format export
FIX: network installation
FIX: Verilog-A AC mode
FIX: MCU breakpoint
FIX: fix of Fourier series transient calculation time, earlier versions may have provided false THD value
10.0.30
NEW: new curve color selection dialog (curve properties)
NEW: new editor is added to the Signal editor in PWL signal editing mode, which allows to handle large input files very fast
CHG: modified display format (decimal format instead of engineering format) of component
FIX: Gerber file creation (PCB designer)
FIX: fix of help path for Tina component help, component help may not have displayed
FIX: fix of component toolbar editing (Tools.Component Bar editor)
FIX: drawing of curve markers
FIX: component toolbar was empty after a component search (Tools.Find Component...)
FIX: hint is disabled in the schematic editor window while drawing wires tolerance when displayed on the schematic
FIX: 3D PCB viewer connection to Tina
FIX: loading of spice macros with non-existing home library
FIX: Instrument (T&M menu) dialog window resizing
FIX: Tina help main file may not have displayed
FIX: Equation editor default size
FIX: several fixes in the Verilog interpreter
What happened to the VHDL button and the VHDL simulation in TINA 10?
Q: In TINA 10, I do NOT see anywhere the so called "VHDL BUTTON" for analysis, where is that located?I also cannot find the Digital VHDL Simulation and the Mixed VHDL Simulation commands on the Analysis menu.
A: The VHDL mode, the VHDL button as well as the Digital and Mixed VHDL simulation commands have been removed in Tina 10, because in Tina 10 digital simulation is equivalent to HDL simulation including both VHDL and Verilog components. Depending on the actual digital components of the circuit VHDL and/or Verilog simulation is applied. For a purely digital circuit including VHDL, Verilog or other built-in digital components select the Digital (DIG button) in the interactive mode or Digital Timing Analysis from the Analysis menu.
Similarly the Transient Analysis now includes mixed HDL analysis for all the analog, digital and HDL components, including VHDL, Verilog, Verilog A & AMS.
For mixed circuits select Transient (TR buttons) to animate the operation or generate diagrams by selecting Transient... from the Analysis menu.
Limitations on the student version
Q: Are there any other limitations on the student version otherthan the number of external nodes (e.g. number of components)?
A: There are no other limitations on the circuit size. However Network Analysis (special RF AC analysis for determining S, H, Z, H etc. parameters)is not allowed, only one parameter is allowed for parameter stepping and optimization and the Parameter extractor is not included. See the comparison table under Version Comparison at http://www.tina.com
How do I export TINA schematics to PCB Layout Editors ?
Q: How do I export TINA schematics to PCB Layout Editors ?I get a 'No Module Name" error when I execute the File/Export/PCB command.
A: To create a valid netlist for any PCB design program you must have correct node lists for all the circuit components. In the node list, each terminal of each component must be tied to the module's pin. Before you begin preparing your circuit file with respect to the netlist, select the PCB library (EDS) corresponding to the layout editor you will use in File | PCB library. The PCB library contains the modules available in the selected system for the components. Next, check each component by clicking on the component then selecting Module Name field and pressing the “…" button. The PCB information dialog box will appear. Choose a module representing the package you wish to use on the printed circuit board. If the Component list is empty, you should check Show all components to locate a component, or add a component to the list. For more information press the Help button on the PCB information dialog box.
There are several examples in the PCB folder of TINA for the supported packages (ORCAD, PROTEL, TANGO, EDS, etc.)
Edison 3D screen does not show components, just a pink background
Q: Edison 3D screen doesnt show the components, just a pink background.
A: The maximum resolution Edison 4 can handle is 1400x1050.
If your resolution is not beyond that, and the program does not work with a somewhat lower resolution either (we suggest to try 1024x678 first) then you may have a video driver problem.
Try to refresh your video card driver by downloading the latest driver from manufacturer's website or other driver source on the web.
If this was a driver problem please kindly let us know the video card type and the result for helping other customers.
I have ordered the product. Where is the link to download ?
Q: Where is the link to download Tina student? I have already ordered the product.
A: I have checked your order and unfortunately it did not go through, possibly due to a timeout problem on the internet while waiting for credit card processing. Please try again. If your order goes through with a successful credit card charge a confirmation window should appear with the download link which is also sent by email.
I can't make a simple rectifer circuit rectify...
Q: I can't make a simple rectifier circuit rectify...Any tips? The subject seems not to be covered in the Manual.
A: Regarding rectifier circuits it is important to know that they should be analyzed with Transient Analysis mode and NOT with DC or AC Analyses since DC Analysis leaves out the AC voltage component so there is nothing to rectify while AC Analysis uses working point linearization and so in this mode no rectification will occur. So you should run Analysis/Transient here.
Depending on your version load "Bridge rectifier1.TSC" or "Graetz.TSC" from the Examples folder (also attached) of TINA and follow the instructions on the screen.
If you search for Rectifier in the Q&A part of the Technical Support form you can find further information on the subject.
F: GRAETZ.TSC,
ADC Spice models
Q: I need the Simulation of the AD Converter ADC 0803 from PhillipsI can't find a Spice library on the web. Can you help me to insert this IC into Tina?
A: We are not aware of Spice models for ADCs. We have generic models for ADCs in TINA and suggest to use those.
"ACCESS DENIED". message with project files from a CD.
Q: I do a burn to a CD of myHouse project files then take the CD from the CD burner and put it in my g drive (cd drive) my house finds the files and when click to open a project file the program says "access denied". I know the files are there, but cannot open them.
And by the way I love your program. I do interiors and about 1/2 million a year in sales and all of my cad drawings are done with your program.
A: The files copied from CD are Read Only and this causing the problem. Change their Properties by unchecking the read-only checkbox.
Can we get some examples of the designs you made ?
Metric vs. Imperial dimensions (feet & inches)
Q: Is it possible to use metric dimensions as opposed to imperial?
A: Yes you can use both metric and imperial units. You can change any time through the Otions menu and then selecting Change Unit.
Edison 4 3D working place is fully coloured in pink
Q: A few days ago, I bought the software. After installation and execution of the software the working place is fully coloured in pink. The electronical elements taken from the repository cannot be seen since they are fully covered by this pink colour. The pull-down option 'Optionen' -> 'Farbe des Brettes' ('options' -> 'colour of working-place') has no effect on the colour of the workingplace, itonly changes the colour of the repository from which the electronical elementscan be taken.
A: The maximum resolution Edison 4 can handle is 1400x1050.
If your resolution is not beyond that, and the program does not work with somewhat lower resolution either (we suggest to try 1024x678 first) then you may have a video driver problem.
Try to refresh your video card driver by downloading the latest driver from manufacturer's website or other driver source on the web.
If this was a driver problem please kindly let us know the video card type and the result for helping other customers.
Difference between TINA and TINA DesignSuite
Q: What is the difference between:TINA Classic Upgrade to 7.0 andTINA Classic Edition Upgrade to 7.0 Design Suite?
A: For all versions the Design Suite editions include integrated PCB design too. Otherwise you can make circut simulation only, with netlist export possibility for PCB design programs other than TINA PCB.
Upgrade to higher versions
Q: I am plannninng to order TINA PRO Classic as the first step,and would like to know, if I can upgrade to TINA PRO Industrial later.
A: No problem, you can upgrade any time to higher versions by just paying the price difference.
How to use automatic dimension lines
Q: Function Draw - Dimension Lines - Automatic does not work.
I like your software very much and would like to purchase it.
However I need this automatic dimensioning function working.
A: Using the "Dimension Lines - Automatic" command you have to select the a wall which you want to dimension and show the position of the dimension line to be drawn.
First click on the wall then draw a line (by clicking the first point and then holding down the left mouse button) parallel with the wall and the dimension line will appear. The drawn line should be at least as long as the area to be dimensioned.
Can you import Home Design 3D files
Q: Can you import Home Design 3D files (*.pb1, *.p;0, *.pl1, *.pl2) into your myHouse program?I don't want to recreate my old plans, but will buy your program, if it will correctly import my old files.
A: Sorry, myHouse can not import 3D Home Design files. It is very easy to draw the buildings and we hope you can do it. The download version of myHouse can export into DXF, VRML, JPEG, BMP.
How do I get to the Schematic Editor of EDISON ?
Q: How do I get to the Schematic Editor?
I read the support page listed below, but the answer was no help at all.
Title: How do I activate the schematic Editor in Edison
A: Step-by-step description follows.
Click Start and move your cursor over Programs and then over Edison on the list of available programs. Now you can start Edison in the two panel 3D/2D mode by clicking the bulb shaped icon OR open the Edison program folder window by clicking the folder icon below the bulb.
Once the program folder window is displayed find the Schematic Analyzer icon (containing a transistor, gate and an instrument). Double-click this icon to start the Schematic Analyzer which includes the Schematic Editor.
Note that the Schematic Analyzer is a simplified version of our powerful TINA program which is described at http://www.tina.com
TINA program version or edition comparison
Q: I was curious about the difference between the Design Suite and the standard package, I could not find a comparison chart like the one showing the differences between Industrial, Ed,Classic, Student and Basic.
I am just looking to use something for home, to refress skills I have lost since college and have some fun. But I hate running into situations where I can not do something I wantbecause a function has been disabled due to the version I have,since I am not too sure what I will be doing all the time.
A: You can find a comparison chart at http://www.tina.com under Version Comparison
I you do not want too much limitations and but do not wish to buy the most expensive version, I suggest to buy the Classic version with has most features of the software, except S-parameter analysis and Optimization and some other very advanced features. The Basic and Student version have size limitations you can run into. You can upgrade to a higher versions (e.g. to Industrial) any time by paying the price difference.
Rotating symbols
Q: Need to know how to rotate symbols. Specifically, all symbols coming from the symbol libraries are oriented in one direction. Need to rotate these symbols 90degrees left or right or reverse their orientation 180degrees in order to permit proper placement on the room designs.
A: To rotate a symbol, before actually placing it, simply hit the "plus" or "minus" (+, -) keys on your numeric keyboard
To rotate a symbol that is already in your design, selectthe symbol you want to rotate the hit the + or - keys.
By default the symbols are rotated by 45 degrees. Press F3 to switch that to 5 degrees and press again to switch back to 45 degrees.
Activation count has been exceeded
Q: Starting the Software I get the message "activation count has been exceeded". However that cannot be true, since we got the licence on February 2006.
A: You can authorize the software again. Please note however that you have a single user license only, for one computer, so the number of workstations is limited. If you need to use the program on more than on one computer you need to purchase a multi-user license.
I want a wall being "cut" by the stair, how can I make it?
Q: Q1 : How to make a wall that is under a stair; i want the wallbeing "cut" by the stair (just as a wall is being cut under a roof).Q2 : How to make a sloping wall. p.e. : a wall 5 m length thatis 1 m high on the left, and 5 m high on the right.Thanx in advance!
A: Q1:In the Stair designer you can select the Create Stairs / Steps and supporting / Supporting: Slab (A) and use the Slab thickness =0, In this case the program will built a wall under the stairs. Q2: We are sorry but the wall in the 2D floorplan can be straight only in this moment, but with the MODELER you can create a "WALL" with doors or windows, (as a prism) I suggest select the window or door from our library, if you want to build it into the wall, and draw around the wall with a polygon, create from this polygon a prism. If you want you can cut the location of the window or the door from this prism and move the window into this cutting, you will see it as a wall with window, insert it into your library, .... and etc....
"wall" insert into your own library and pick up from 2D floorplan. etc.
Terrain designer
Q: Does your software allow for uneven, sloping ground, sandy hill as on a beach front?
Regards Roland Preitnacher
A: myHouse includes a terrain designer and you can create sloping ground, sandy hill too.
Access Violation error when selecting any 3D views
Q: When I try to go to 3D, I am receiving the following error message: "Access Violation at address 004BF469 in module 'myh3d.exe'.I received the same message when I downloaded the demo version.
A: This may occur due to some graphics driver problem. Refreshing your graphic card driver and makeing sure that it supports OpenGL may help. Alternatively select 3D Parameters from the 3D menu and set the OpenGL radio button to Software. This will switch off hardware graphics acceleration which may have casused the problem.
Customer feedback:
I ended up refreshing the graphics card and that seemed to solve the problem.
"real" cabinets from the library
Q: There are no "real" cabinets to pull in. Do I have to buy the libraries? I need entertainment systems, etc. and need them correctly dimensioned.
A: You can order the Add on library package, and you will find some cabinets in this libraries. Visit our home page: www.designsoftware.com and order it from our web-site.
SPICE MODEL FOR A GAS TUBE
Q: DO YOU HAVE A SPICE MODEL FOR A GAS TUBE?
A: Unfortunately we do not have that in TINA. You may find one on the internet though and add to your TINA.
It is not clear what you exactly need but I suggest to check: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=/iel5/28/32940/01542313.pdf
How do you fix dimensions e.g. a wall of 13.80 metres length.
Q: I am trying to input a house design from an architect's drawings to edit and visualise the plan.How do you fix dimensions e.g. a wall of 13.80 metres length. Using the mouse is very difficult to define exact dimensions.Is there a tutorial?
A: You can type the values after pressing the X or Y letter. Besides clicking and moving the mouse to insert a building element, such as a wall, you can manually enter specific coordinate values for that element. For example, let’s say you have clicked the mouse to anchor one endpoint of a wall. Now, hit the “X” or “Y” key on your keyboard. The dialog box appears . Type a value for one or both coordinates and hit “ Enter.” The dialog box disappears and the wall is drawn to the dimensions you chose. Hit “Enter” again to anchor that second endpoint. Moving the mouse before you hit “Enter” the second time will change the coordinates of the second endpoint.
North symbol, SCALE
Q: We have been testing your software with the possibility of purchasing licenses. Whiel creating our crime scene sketch, we coudl not locate a north symbol or a legend/scale that we put on all ofour sketches. Can yout ell me if these symbols are available
A: In the USER library you can find some NORTH symbols, select one of them. With the 3D MODELER you can cretae any other own symbols too.. When you want to print (Scale factor) or move the scene into the drawing sheet (FILE / NEW /....) you can define the SCALE too.
I want the distance to be exactly ....
Q: Hi, I can't seem to get walls to align precisely. For example,if take the measurement between two walls I get somethinglike 4'0 1/4"" I want the distance to be exactly 4'0 feetbut I can't move the wall with any greater granularity.
How do I decrease the "grid" spacing?
I don't have snap on.
A: Use the X or Y letter, and type the exact value into the dialog box. You can change the grid spacing: Options / Change GRID...
Overwritten devices.ddb file
Q: I have accidentally overwritten the devices.ddb file. I looked on the Tina disk (CD) to see if I could find one but could not. Is it possible that you could either give me a download address or return an email with an attached copy? I need to restore this file.
A: Files are compressed on the CD this is why you cannot see the file you need. I suggest to install the program in a different folder and you will the devices.ddb file in the main folder of TINA. I could also email it to you, but I am afraid of a version mixture.
dimensioning
Q: I am having EXTREME difficulty using the dimension line function.Is there a program bug?Please help!
A: To insert dimension lines, select Dimension Lines from the Draw menu. As you can see from the pop-up menu that appears, you have two types of dimension lines to choose from: automatic and manual. click on the Dimension line icon and then on one of the icons that appear to the left. Selecting walls for dimensioning: Within the dimension line function, you select walls and building elements by simply clicking on them. (You do not need to select them with the Pointer icon first. ) With the first and second Automatic dimensioning icons after the walls selection you have to draw a dim.line out of this area.
With the 3. one icon you draw a dim.line through the building, that is all.
Automatic dimension lines offer certain advantages. If you change the length of a wall or move a door, for example, automatic dimension lines adjust to reflect the modification. Because manual dimension lines are based on points you have selected, manual lines are not automatically updated to reflect changes to building elements.
to create an arched doorway
Q: I want to create an arched doorway (not a door) using the modeller.There is an arched window opening in the window library,I would like to create something similar for a doorway(stretching the window arch vertically does not work becausethe shape becomes distorted).If I create a shape in modeller it is opaque, I'm also confusedabout the extra step when adding to a door or window librarywhich asks me to draw the shape again.I've tried starting with the window arch and modifying it,but I can't work out how it is constructed.Some hints would be appreciated - thanks.
A: You can create an arched doorway using the Modele: 1. you can draw the outside contour drawing a POLYLINE, 2. Insert it into your own door or window library 3. draw the same polygon as the shape for window or door and that is all. You can use it from 2D floorplan, selecting it from the library....
large gap between the walls and the roof, draw a patio
Q: Hi - I have been driven to write to you re my newly purchased software.
I am having huge difficulty adding a roof. Having used the older software "Home Design 3D"I thought this would be a piece of cake. I am not finding it so, I'm afraid. For instance, with Home Design 3D, you could simply place a roof rectangle over the floor plan, then drag to fit together with the other roof components.
There's also a large gap between the walls and the roof, i.e. the roof is floating in mid-air, even though I have set the vertical value to match the wall height
Also, how do you change the colours of walls,inside and out furniture etcand add bricked patio areas and a driveway etc?
A: You can insert ready roof from the roof-library or you can draw the countur polygon of the roof and the Automatic roof designer will create the roof-- You can take away the gap between the walls and the roof, change higher the height of the wall and the roof will cut it. To change the colour of the wall use the Wall Settings Dialog box / Visualisation and select the A or B side of the wall.... You can drawn patio, driveway as a polygon slab, using any texture from the library... or use the DECK library too,
How can I use the myHouse
Q: Do you have a tutorial for this software so I can see if it is what I am looking for?
A: You can draw a floorplan, and the software will create the house in 3D. Try to draw walls, insert windows or doors into them, call 3D, and you will see... etc.... Otherwise in the electronic manual you can read a Quick start chapter... in DEMO version see the instruction in Help.
Upgrade from v7 Basic
Q: Can I upgrade it to Tina Classic Design Suite?In your price list it shows only upgrades from version 6. May I also use my version 7 Basic Design Suite to upgrade to v7 Classic Design suite?
A: You can use the upgrade line from v6 Basic to V7 Classic for the purpose, since v6 and v7 Basic had nearly the same price. Note that the upgrade is not immediate so you may need to wait up to 24 hours while the link arrives. Please add the ref. number of this message Record ID: 06102484B6 to the Note field of your order.
I opened the file this morning, the image was very small
Q: I have been working in a file and saved the file when I quit work yesterday. When I opened the file this morning, the image was very small. When I go to print the one page plan, the printer shows the plan to be over 100 pages large.
A: Try to find your building in the big plan, Zoom into it, Select this area, Copy it into the clipboard (Ctrl C) Select All (Ctrl A) ----Delete----you will delete the whole plan with the wrong part Copy the good part of the building from clipboard Ctrl V to the 2D floorplan area, and Enter ---do not move the mouse before Enter. If you can not do this complicated steps, send me your wrong file and I will do it.
járolap, csempe
Q: Tisztelt Cím!
3 kérdésem van a szoftverrel kapcsolatban.1) Hogyan kell a szoftverben járólapozni/parkettázni2) Ahhoz, hogy új járólap mintát vagyek fel, mit kell tennem? és hogyan tudom megjeleníteni?3) Hogyan lehet a falkurkolatot megbontani? Pl a wc-ben a fal félig csempés, felette pedig festett.
Sajnos ezekre való utalást sem a súgóban, sem a kézikönyvben nem találtam.
Várom mielőbbi válaszukat.
Tisztelettel: Novák József
A: 1-2.)Új mintázatot BMP fájlokban tud a texturák, felületi mintázatok közé befűzni. Beállítások / Textura beállítások útvonalon. 3.) Ha az ablakot körülveszi a csempe, akkor egyszerű a dolog, mellékelek egy fájlt, nézze meg. Ha csak félig veszi körül a csampe, akkor ha ez alapján nem tudja kiügyeskedni, akkor a 3D MODELERrel meg kell rajzolni a "csempe felületet" a kivágásokkal, és mint szimbólumot a fal elé helyezni.
Use x,y letter and type the length of the elements
Q: My house is only about 27' x 30'. With a drawing space of 32000 x 32000' the house is a tiny square somewhere in this huge field. A tiny movement of the mouse can create a line over 100' long before I can react, and then it's almost impossible to find the house again.How can I reduce the drawing space to a more reasonable area in relation to the size of the house?
Also, when I enter the slab dimensions manually in the dialogue box the slab does not appear when I hit enter. It still has to be drawn. How can I enter a slab of say 20' x 30' by typing in the dimensions, and how can I specify the placement of that slab in the drawing space?
Thank you!
A: Use x,y letter and you can type the length of the walls, when you want to define the second point of the walls.
Use Zoom to Extent Ctrl E (see View/ zooms) and use AIR view too with its little airplane icon
slab of say 20' x 30': Enter first point of the slab, move the mouse, press X and define the size of the slab in the coordinates dialog box.
to create a VRML version of my house and VRML viewer
Q: Can't find VRML support - One reason I purchased your programwas the VRML demonstrations I saw on youe site. However I have been unable to create a VRML version of my house. The FAQs fro My House say that I should be able to do a SAve Asas part of the 3D view but all I can find is a SAve AS bitmap. Where is the support listed on your site for VRML? Do I have a different version that the one used on your demo site? Everything else works as advertised unfortunately it's the VRMLoption that I need to show the design to a group. Can you help me?Larry Molloy
A: You can save the painted building with the little floppy icon. In this SAVE dialog box you can select the file type (Save as type:) VRML files (WRL) or Compressed VRML file (WRZ) Select one of them and save your building or plan into VRML file. Note: A VRML viewer plugin is required to view this file. Click http://www.parallelgraphics.com/products/cortona/ to download a plugin software.
Irregular shaped PCB boards
Q: Does the TINA PCB program support irregular shaped boards?
A: Yes you can make any polygon shaped PCBs.
démo en français de Myhouse
Q: Avez vous une version démo en français de MyhouseCordialement
A: http://www.dsmm.net/demoprogs/myhouse/myhfrdemo.exe Or Visit our homepage: www.designsoftware.com, DEMOS, myHouse. Merci
in 3D I get a READ BEYOND FILE message, recreate own library
Q: When I want to go 3D I get a READ BEYOND FILE with Access violation at address 004BF469 in module 'myh3d.exe' Read at address 00000008. Then if I want to go out I get Access violation at address 0069C6BD in module MyHouse .XE Read of address 56263BD3. If I was to reinstall MyHouse I will lose myown created symbole library 2D. How do I save this library and how do I overcome my 3D problem.
A: If you have got the READ BEYOND FILE message in 3D you have to do the following: Delete the 3D.CFG, CTRL3D.dat files in the program directory of myHouse. They got damaged somehow.... If you want to use your old library and have installed the program into a new directoty, you have to copy the following files into the new LIB directory of myHouse: If you create new symbols: your new own *.BT2, *.BT3 files with the MODELER.LIB and the SYMBLIBS.DAT files. Did you create new windows and doors too? If you did you have to copy the WINLIBS.dat and Doorlibs.dat and *.BTN too. With new RAIL you have to copy the RAILlibs.dat and *.BTN where the * are the names of files, named by you.
Synchronizing the oscilloscope, PCB design in TINA
Q: Two issues here:1) I can never get the oscilloscope to synchronise - the displayed waveform always moves
ii) Having used your schematic editor and been very pleased with it, I am now looking for somepcb design software. I see the design suite includes this, but can I purchase just the pcb softwareto add to my schematic editor? I am only a small company and dont really need much of the functionality ofwhats included in the larger packages, but do need to create large pcb's with more than 100 pads.
A: 1) By default the oscilloscope is in free (Auto)running mode. To synchronize it, often enough to switch from Auto to Nornal mode, under the Trigger field.
You may also need to click the Source button and select a trigger source, especially for circuits without generator (e.g. an oscillator circuit). I hope this helps, if not pls. email a sample circuit and we will send instructions how to synchronize it.
2) Regarding PCB design, our v7 of TINA includes PCB design and you can upgrade to the same version which just allows your 100 pads for a reasonable price, at http://www.tina.com under ORDER and Upgrade.
LAYER
Q: When I try to add layers to a drawing - I follow the instructions as outlined in "Help" and it does not work. I have tried secveral times and cannot get it to work. Please provide me with detailed instructions to do this. Thank you. Denis Menard.
A: In this moment you can use only the Always visible layer, you can put on this layer every elements and you can switch off the elements in the right side of the dialog box by closing the little eye of the named (wall, windows, etc.) object. You can draw walls and if you do not want to see the walls, closed the Elements /wall with the little eye.
Authorization problem through firewall / proxy server
Q: When I try to authorize the software I put my order number in and get a message box that says:
Please ensure you are connected to the internet.
I assume this is because I'm behind a firewall / proxy server.
Could you e-mail a site code I can put in the "other" auth area?
A: Yes this is a well known problem with some firewalls. You should send your site code (see under the Other tab of the Authorization dialog) and we will reply with the Site key to be copied into the Site key field of the same dialog,
DXF import
Q: I have a ACAD DXF file that was saved as 1 to 1 and I am trying to import it. However, when I try to add dimensions the scale is always wrong. I would not think I would need to add a scale factor when importing.
Any suggestions?
Thanks, Jeff
A: You have to define the scale factor. If you select 1:1, the width of this fireplace will be 2'8" (around 82 cm) and if you use 1:2, the width will be 5'4" (164 cm)..... It is necessary to define the scale factor!!
3D Internal or External View, my screen goes completely black
Q: When I try to slect 3D Internal or External View, my screen goes completelyblack. In addition, the ray-tracing feature locks up as well. Any suggestions?
A: You probably have an OpenGL graphic card/driver problem. To resolve this: Select 3D Parameters from the 3D menu and then set OpenGL / Software in the upcoming 3D Parameters dialog box. If this helps I suggest to download the latest driver from your graphic card manufacturer.
exact wall length, automatic dimensioning
Q: Sirs The product that I have bought them MyHouse + Library, doesn't work correctly.You cannot activate the automatic option for dimensionar the measures; as neither it changes the carried out measurewhen making the wall, shorter or longer.I have followed all the instructions and it doesn't work.The bookstore neither finds it, although it executes the installation inside the same directory that is installedMyHouse. I request them they give me a solution, because one cannot work this way. Thank you
A: Using the "Dimension Lines - Automatic" command you have to select the a wall which you want to dimension and show the position of the dimension line to be drawn. First click on the wall then draw a line (by clicking the first point and then holding down the left mouse button) parallel with the wall and the dimension line will appear. The drawn line should be at least as long as the area to be dimensioned. Use x,y letter and you can type the exact length of the walls, when you want to define the second point of the walls.
export my design file to JPEG or BMP
Q: I would like to export my design file to JPEG or BMP, but my version doesn't give me the option, only .DXF file.ThanksJan
A: You can export from 3D to BMP, JPG, WRL, WRZ file and from 2D to DXF, EMF. (if you want from 2D to export to another file formatum you can use the PrintScreen function.)
Q: How do I delete an autocad .dxf plan that I have import an is not the right one I wishto work from.
A: You can use the UNDO to delete the last step (if it was the last one) or Select the area with a rectangle using the select icon and delete.
the porch railing to draw
Q: I am using the demo to verify it can do all that we need. I am having trouble getting the porch railing to draw. Is that something you can do in the demo version?
A: You can draw the proch railing too. Click on the rail icon, select one of the rail library and draw a line. The selected rail will multiply on the line in 3D. You can create a new rail with 3D MODELER and insert it into the rail library.
memory problem
Q: Myhouse is a great programme, I'm having lots of fun with it.However, I have two problems with it:My main problem:Sometimes, after 3d Movie Maker completes it's task, the program goes back to the drawing mode without converting to an .avi movie. Especially with a 2000+ frame movie, whichtook a lot of rendering time, this is quite a nuisance.Is there a cure or a work-around for this problem?Is there some way to run the conversion outside of the MyHouse programme?A secondary problem:When ray-tracing, photos will cut through walls and slabs, showing underlying colors. Is there something that can be done about this?Thanks in advance for helping out.
A: I think this size is too large and this is the cause of the error. It is not enaugh memory in that moment, maybe if you closed everything it can help?! How many MB of RAM is in your computer? 2. You can define the photo symbol can or can not "ROTATE BY 3D" Use this parameter in the photo symbol dialog box and the photo will rotate or not with the 3D.
3D probléma
Q: The prog was working well.Now when I d like to see the 3d view of my objects (can be as simple as one wall only)the error message "Read beyond end of file" appear. I can click on the OK button.After the myHouse 3d stops at 8 persent and not goes on.
I can log out from myHouse 3d with error messages only, as I click to the button exit in the percent bar. the MEGSE button is not working at all.If I log out from myHouse 3d gives an error, Access violation at address 004CDD0D in module myh3d.exe Read address 00000008.
Triing workarounds: 1 restart the comp.2 after the restart crate a new file with a simple object only and try..3 unistall, and install the Myhouse.
order number : 0405261210807520My permit number :ADC8-5006-5F5F-7E98-A3FEsite code:AEEE-541F-E88C-EB5E-DB34-EC98-1A8A
A: Azt hiszem jobb, ha magyarul válaszolok...a termék magyar fejlesztés... "Read beyond end of file" hiba üzenet olyankor jöhet, ha a következő fájlok közül valamelyik megsérült: 3D.CFG mod3d.cfg ctrl3d.dat Kérem törölje le ezeket a fájlokat, rajzoljon egy falat, hívja meg a 3D-t, és nézze meg, hogy jól jelenik-e meg a 3d. Ha -esetleg OpenGL grafikus kártya probléma van a gépén, akkor a myHouse alaprajzi szerkesztőben a 3D / 3D Parameterek / OpenGL / Software átállításával átkapcsolhatja az OpenGL grafikus kártya software üzemmódban, és így is fut a myHouse. Üdvözlettel,
Difference between TINA Industrial and TINA Classic version
Q: Can you explain the difference between TINA Industrial version, and TINAv Classic version
A: TINA Classic has the same features as the Industrial version but Hierarchical and Team Design, Version Control, RF models given by S-parameters, Network Analysis, Parameter Extractor, Stress Analysis, Steady State Solver and the VHDL debugger are not included.
Both Classic and Industrial (TINA Classic Design Suite and TINA Industrial Design Suite) have "Suite" versions which include PCB design, however TINA Classic is limited to 1000 pads.
See http://www.tina.com under Version Comparison for more details.
Export the 2D floorplan to JPG, BMP file
Q: I have a requirement to create a JPEG file from 2D floorplan.Currently I have to scan in the printed floor plan to createa JPEG file.I create floor plans for Realtors / Builders and thencreate JPEG files which they can add to brochures, web pages and email to clients. Currently I can not export the2D floor plan to a JPEG file.
I welcome your help with this issue.Don
A: From the 2D you can export the floorplan into the DXF file. If you want to export it into the BMP file you can use the PrintScreen button. Zoom to extent or Zoom Window and press the PrintScreen button. Call Paint program (or any other program) and use Ctrl V (Paste from clipboard) and save the picture into BMP, JPG etc. file.
F: 5710_Oakcrest_Dr_Buckingham_1st_Flr_JPEGm.JPG,
How do I draw in inches only - no fractions?
Q: How do I draw in inches only - no fractions?
A: Press F3 function key to switch from inch to 1/16". With F4 you can select a new origo, and zero the values of X,Y.
Object manipulation (positions, sizes)
Q: Dear friends in designsoftware,
I am testing your product "myHouse" and it looks very nice. I have following question :
Object manipulation (positions, sizes) - like in CorelDraw
I am regular user of CorelDraw therefore I really miss something useful. When I want to create new object - like a window - I would like to define its position and sizes in numeric fields (x,y,width,height). Is itpossible ? Otherwise how can I exactly define object relative position to another object and to page margin ?
Thank youMichal
A: You can resize the symbols, windows, doors: Use the graphic dalog box/ X,Y,Z-size and the vertical shift, type the new values and press Enter. You can define relativ position too. Move somewhere, press F4 function key, (x,y will be 0 and position the origo into this point) and type X or Y letter and type the moving value from this point. You can rotate the symbols with +/-.
You can create new symbols, windows, doors by using the 3D MODELER, In this modul you can insert the created new objects into the libraries too.
controlled sources with IF statement
Q: I have a question about the controlled source (CCCS,CCVS...)Are there any ways to enter an expression (If statement..mathematical expression, etc) onto the controlled source component?
I know that we can use expressions inside a subcircuit.e.g. E_Tja 100 40 VALUE = {V(80,40)*250*V(90,40)}WHat is the syntax for this kind of expression?I dont find any information in the documentations provided on th web.May you please find them out for me?
A: The schematic controlled sources in TINA are linear. You can use IF statements only in subcircuits only. We will have a GUI for that later on.
Regarding the value statement we support the standard PSpice syntax.
tell me what i should do to buy the software
Q: I went to your web page trying to fill the purchase order an nothing happened.please tell me what i should do to buy the software,
A: VISIT www.designsoftware.com Select: myHouse Select one of myhouse (Special bunder offer....) Select your Country----CONTINUE---- Select one of myhouse (Special bunder offer....) TYPE the QTY (quantity) type your datas: name, etc. Select the Method of payment:*----- CONTINUE if you select the credit card you have to give your credit card datas to the bank, and if it is correct and the bank can use it, we can send a donwload link.
the plan appears very small in the left hand upper corner of the screen
Q: When I try to go to 3D, my screen goes blank. Also the fileappears very small in the left hand upper corner of the screen.I have read your FAQ's and noted similar problems with other users. With regard to the 3D problem, I chose open GL softwarebut this has not solved the problem. My screen is not black in this case but bright and blank!!Thanking you in advance,Mr. J.Hillel
A: If you see this very small tiny image in one corner of the screen try to zoom the correct part of the plan with zoom to window. Select this area, copy it into the clipboard (Ctrl+C). Select all (Ctlrl+A) and delete all (Delete) Paste from the clipboard the correct part of your plan: (Ctrl+V) Press Enter and do not move it with the mouse, and I hope you will lose the wrong part of the plan: Ctrl+E
I get an output that is greater than the supply voltage. Why?
Q: Please, take a look at the attached file of an Op Amp circuit. This circuit is straight out of a book for a negative feedback inverting amplifier. The equation for gain at the output is: V out = -Vin (R2/R1) The circuit analysis result proved-out the above ideal equation with apparently some losses (i.e. 99.95V instead of 100V). Is this due to loss?
What I don't understand is where does this voltage come from. The supply voltage is only +/- 15V. How can I get an output that is greater than the supply voltage?
A: In AC mode TINA (and all similar programs) work in linearized mode. Among others, this is needed for calculation of Bode diagrams. This may result higher voltages than the supply voltages because linear circuit do not go into saturation.
If you make a Transient analysis from the Transient menu (set the End display time to 20m)you can see the real waveforms.
You get 99.5V instead of 100V because the Opamp in your circuit is not ideal while the formula you used assumes that.
If you replace the Opamp with an Ideal Opamp (first under the Semiconducors tab) you will get 100V. However this circuit will be then fully linear.
F: NFB_Inv_Op_Amp.TSC,
Insert new texture BMP file
Q: I would like to know if is possible to insert news kind of materials into the program my house.
Thanks a lot. Good bye
A: Use Options/ Texture settings insert the new texture BMP file.
chimney
Q: How can I make a cheminey ?
A: We have an CHimney library, but if you want you can create a new one with MODELER. Do it and insert it into your own CHIMNEY1 library and you can pick up it from myHouse afterward.
to make a roof with only one side
Q: I want to make a roof with only one side but it's not possible with the roof conceptor and it doesn't exist in the roof library ?
A: You can create! Select the Automatic roof designer. Draw roof contour line. Inside the roof designer select the GABLE wall into 3 side of the roof. That is all, the roof will be a one side roof.
Oblique/angled walls
Q: I tested the Demo version, and I do not manage to makeoblique walls. It seems to me that it makes onlyvertical walls, horizontal and circular.
A: Initially the program is in Ortho mode, this is why you can draw vertical or horizontal walls only. You can change that by selecting Options from the menu and clicking on the Ortho item.
Change UNIT
Q: I'm using units of meters however every now again the units get reset to inches (probably after a new wall is inserted).At this point half the dimensions on the screen change to inches.I can then no longer save the file as I get a repeated access violation.Help….
A: You can change UNIT with Optioons / Change UNIT / Select the unit and SAVE as DEFAULT. If you created and saved a file with another UNIT, when you open it, this plan will overwrite the UNIT from the file!
print to A3
Q: I currently have the demo version and would like to buythe full version, but only if it will print to A3 paper.
Can you please confirm I will be able to print to A3 paper.
Thanks Rob
A: You can print to A3 paper, we use the Windows drivers of the printers.
it always puts the project in the upper left corner of the sheet.
Q: Here is our problem,
When using the zoom to extents (ctrl-E) option and we try to printthe whole page to fit to paper it always puts the project in theupper left corner of the sheet.
It only happens when using the option Zoom to extents.
Please help with this problem as soon as possible.
Thank you
A: 2.) If you see this tiny image try to zoom the correct part of the plan with zoom to window. Select this area, copy it into the clipboard (Ctrl C). Select all (Ctlrl A) and delete all (Delete) Paste from the clipboard the correct part of your plan: (Ctrl V) and I hope you will lose the wrong part of the plan.
a large gap between levels
Q: I need to use 8' walls. When I try to set 8' walls, the 3D image shows a large gap between levels. The second floor is floating above the first floor. I have gone and tried to change the wall height under "view," "level," but it goes right back to 10' height. It will stay at 8'. I have successfully changed the default value for the walls to 8', but the result is floating levels on the 3D external view.
A: You have to change the height of the level too, if the height of the wall is 8" See: View / Level / Height...
F: original.myh,
fireplace
Q: How do I add a fireplace in my design? I have not been able to find one anywhere in the libraries.
Thanks,Gary
A: See FURNITURE library (last symbols) You can also create your own fireplace wih the 3D MODELER too, and insert it into your own library.
use metric dimensions
Q: I have purchased an english version of the software but Iwould like to use metric insteed of imperial dimensions.How can I change it?
A: Use Options / Change UNIT dialogbox!
Curved stairs
Q: Using stair designer, I try to design curve stairs. Although the help shows how to do it (in the english version),the french version only propose straight stairs. How can I do ?
Thank you for answering me as soon as possible.
JP POIZEAU
A: Sorry in myHouse you can create only straight stairs. You can design with 3D MOdeler a curve stair but here I send you some curved stairs. You can insert them into own library with 3D MODELER and pick up from myHuse as a symbol.
F: escalier_en__rond.zip,
X,Y letter
Q: How I could a wall with defined dimension?example:I would draw a wall long 4,5 mt.
Thanks
A: After definig the first point of the wall Use X or Y letter to define the length of the wall. You can use this X,Y features anywhere...
add on lib. and 3D MODELER
Q: How can I define a new source of light? I know I can put a lamp to the scene, but is there any other way?
Are there any additional libraries to download (e.g.furniture, textures, ...)?
A: You can create new lamps with 3D MODELER and insert them into your own library. Yes, we have Add on librareies, you can order it from our website: www.designsoftware.com
how to use the roof designer
Q: HOW TO USE ROOF DESIGNERIN DETAIL?
A: So it is hard to write this! Can you read the manual? and if you have any question I will try to answer it. In the first step try to create a roof with the Automatic roof designe: Select this icon, Draw the roof contour polygon, and the modul will create a roof. Inside this Automatic roof designer modul you can change the angle of the roof, and can define gable wall and elevated roof selecting the roof sides.... Try and you will see it is easy.
Nyomtatás fájlba
Q: Hogyan tudom az elkészített alaprajzot metszetet egyéb vonalas ábrát plottolásra mailen elküldeni vagy társtervezőnek adatszoolgáltatásként elküldeni.A DXF fájl nem nyitható meg csak az ARCAD alatt.
A: A DXF-t kellene olvassa más program is, nemcsak az ARCAD. Az lehet, hogy nem pontosan azt kapja,így ha csak nyomtatás miatt akarja küldeni, jobb ha nem ezt az utat válsztja. Ilyenkor célszerűbb felinstallálni az ügyfél nyomtatójának driver-ét (meghajtóját) A driverek internetről letölthető, a nyomtató gyártójának honlapjáról, vagy ha nyomtatás szolgáltatók honlapjáról. Nyomtatáskor a nyomtatás fájlba opcióval kell nyomtatni, kiválasztva ezt a nyomtatót, majd a keletkező fájlt elküldeni az ügyfélnek.
texture: Width and Height
Q: When I try to show a patterned texture on a wall the patternis a different size on the outside than it is on the inside.How can I correct that?Thanks,John
A: You can change the texture Width and Height in the Surface and Material Properties dialog box. Can you check it? I think it is not same on the outside than it is on the inside.
3D rotation angle
Q: 3D external view, unable to rotate house in steps other than 90 degrees. This did work when the program was firstinstalled but then stopped after a few days usage. Uninstalling and then reinstalling does not cure the problem
A: Change the rotation angle inside the 3D, I think it is 0.... See 3D parameters dialog box: dfiz, dfix
rotate the stairs with + or -
Q: I can not change the direction of the stairs. They go left to right and I am trying to align them to go from top to bottom. I do not have the option to click rotate right or rotate left.
A: rotate the stairs with + or - or with the rotate left, right icons too. In side the stair designer you can define the angle of the stairs too.
automatic dimension lines
Q: cannot get automatic measurements to work. manual measurements work fine but automatic doesnt. i can pinpoint my start point and draw a line but when i click to finish the measurement, another start point appears.no line is left behind with the dimention on it
A: Selecting building elements for dimensioning: Within the dimension line function, you select walls and building elements by simply clicking on them. You do not need to select them with the Pointer icon first. Once you have selected a type of dimension line, select the wall(s) and draw a dimension line outside the wall(s). So long as you are entering the same type of line, you only need to click on the icon - or choose the line type from the menu - once. Automatic dimension lines offer certain advantages. If you change the length of a wall or move a door, for example, automatic dimension lines adjust to reflect the modification. Because manual dimension lines are based on points you have selected, manual lines are not automatically updated to reflect changes to building elements.
rubber line colour
Q: I used to be able to see the lines and walls as I drew them. I now cannot see them until I get to the end point of the line or wall which causes problems?Can you help?
A: Did you change the selection colour to white? The program draws the rubber lines with this selection colour.
select
Q: I CAN'T SELECT SEGMENTS WITH THE SELECTION TOOL FROM ABOVE IN THE LEFT .I OBTAIN ONLY A SQUARE OR A RECTANGLE IN THE EXTREMITY OF THE SEGMENT .I COUNT ON YOU FOR TO DO DILIGENCE...
THANK YOU
A: Select This command performs the same task as the Pointer icon. As soon as you click on a building element after selecting this command, it changes color to indicate that it is selected. You can then perform various editing tasks related to that element, such as moving it or changing its dimensions. Note: You can select a group of elements by drawing a selection box around them (by clicking one corner and holding down the left mouse button while moving to the diagonal corner) or pressing down the Shift key when you click the elements to be selected. If you select a group of elements double-clicking on it you can change the parameters of the group (walls, columns, etc.) in the appearing Group Settings dialog box.
Upgrade
Q: I hope this is the right place to post this kind of question. I apolagise if this is not the case.In case I buy "TINA Design Suite Basic Edition", is it possible to upgrade to "TINA Design Suite Classic Edition" or "TINA Classic Edition", without buying a complete new license?
A: Yes it is possible by paying the price difference.
new textures
Q: Sometimes when I try to add another texture it doesn' process import correctly and when I associate any surface with this texture 3D rendering causes corruption of your software (Windows message: Access violation at address...).
And sometimes it does not allow to import new textureand announces a problem immediately.
What are limitations for setting/importing new textures?What is correct procedure for it?
A: You can add new textures with Options / Texture settings dialog. Select the typename from the directory (Brick, Flooring, etc.) and select the BMP file with browse and add the new texture into the list. (The program will insert the new texture after the selected texture.) That is all what you can do. After it you will see the added texture in the type list.
How can I add the ADD Library
Q: I've installed ok the myHouse, but I am not able to add the ADD LIBRARY. Even when I past the file(add libr.) in the myHouse folder, I see the window "successfully added" but nothing happens.
A: Can you check the list of the symbol libraries name inside the myHouse? Can you find there some new names, beginning with LX- ... ? If you can find there, you added the Add on Lib files into the myHouse succesfully and you can use them. The system copied the files into the LIB directory and you can pick up the symbols from the LX-... named libraries inside the myHouse.
Print is disabled, authorization is not allowed
Q: How can I print TINA schematic view. The print option from File menu tab is greyed out but the Print preview option works?Also, how does one set the schematic page options I can only find page options from the file menu tab?
A: It seems you have not authorized your program yet. In this case Save and Print are disabled.
You can authorize the program by entering you order number 0705081042684120 into the Order number field of the Help/Authorization dialog. Alternatively you can email your Site code under the Other tab of the Auhorization dialog. We will then reply with the Site code, which you should enter into the Sire code field under the Other tab and press OK.
Change UNIT
Q: I want to buy, but do have a question. can I change from inches to centimeters? How?Kind regards, patrick
A: Yes, you can change the unit, see: Options / Change UNIT
Cut in slab
Q: How do I cut a hole in the slab above when inserting astair?
A: with myHouse you can not cut a hole in the slab, you can do only with ARCAD. You have to go around and create 2 slabs. ARCAD info ARCAD is an extended version of myHouse for architects. The features and the handling is very similar in the two programs but ARCAD has much more. The most important extrast in ARCAD: * a lot more possibilties for drawing and construction of floorplans (rotating coordinate system and even the whole house, constructing parallel and perpendicular lines, walls..., openings in slabs, etc.) * drawing cross-sections of buildings * graphic editor for assembling several drawings on one page, etc. * much bigger and more libraries The price for ARCAD is EUR 549 but we can you a credit against the price of your existing myHouse program. Please let me know if you need more information. English ARCAD DEMO: www.dsmm.net/demoprogs/ARCAD/ARCADENDEMO.EXE
dowload info
Q: I want buy the My House version 7 , but my question is, I have the email Yahoo, and I Know that Yahoo only accept 10MB.in the send. Is sure that I receive the 25MB, for Yahoo.Thank for your Help.I want to buy this software, but I want to be sure that I can.Thank again.
Miguel Gutierrez
A: We will send you a download link, so you can download it. It is coming from our server.
2D des appartements dans mes pages web
Q: Bonjour,Je suis en train de creer un site web pour la location d'appartements.Je voudrais mettre des plans en 2D des appartements dans mes pages webPouvez vous me dire comment faire avec myHouse.Avec mes remerciements
A: Dessinez le 2D plan d'étage, et l'exporter en EMF (Fichier/Exporter) ou vous pouvez aussi creer une copie d'écran (screenshot) par appuyer le bouton PrintScreen, collez l'image á PaintBrush et enfin enregistrez le fichier comme JPG. Vous pouvez aussi creer une 3d représentation (peinte) et Configurez les paramétres pour fiz=90 Vue=Front et et enfin enregistrez le fichier comme JPG.
V4 of myHouse does not work under VISTA.
Q: I can't run myHouse under windows Vista OS.
A: You need to upgrade to v7 which supports Vista. You can upgrade on-line at http://www.designsoftware.com under ORDER and Upgrade.
myHouse v9
Q: Acquiring the software upgrade MyHouse v9 as order number 0810211020504091, follow the instructions to download, but the product has not been installed, how should I proceed to install and receive the authorization of use.thank you
A: Download and save the myhouse install EXE file. Run this downloaded file, and install it. Run the myHouse, the authorization is just the same as earlier was only use your new order number.
electrical library
Q: Are standard electrical symbols available for use on floor plans?
A: We have some electrical symbol in the BMP library. Select the symbol icon, and on the left side of the screen you will find the icon of the BMP library. See attach. too.
F: eleclib.jpg,
upgrade v9 myHouse
Q: Hello I has shopped Myhouse7. Unfortunately, by new installation of the Window XP the program is away how I can download him again. is the version 9 better? if I must shop a new or richly the Upload.
A: NEW features in myHouse v9 New powerful 3D module Increased animation quality Expanded symbol libraries containing garden furnitures, pergolas, sunshades and more New photo libraries with trees, bushes, flowers and more Painting surfaces in 3D with any textures New 3D lighting features 3D Level manager Export to Google Earth New Terrain Designer New intuitive user interface Vista compatible
FAQ test
Q: ez az 1. kerdes
A: 1. válasz
License on desktop and laptop
Q: I recently purchased Tina Ver 9.0 and installed it on my PC. Now I have a laptop and want to install Tina on it. How do I do this?
A: You licensing system allows to have them both, you can use the same download file and Order number.
myHouse v9
Q: Does the newer addition of MyHouse allow me to e-mail or save a 2D picture as a jpg file?
A: With the myHouse v9 you can export and save the 2D floorplan into JPG, BMP, EMF and DXF too. Use File / Export function. Visit our website Order form: www.designsoftware.com
rendelési infó
Q: mit tudtok miert fiessek hol vegyem meg mit tud stb
A: Megtervezheti házát, bebútorozhatja, kialakíthatja a kertjét, és mindezekről háromdimenziós látványképeket, filmeket készíthet. Honlapunkról rendelheti meg a letölthető vagy CDs változatot, válassza ki a magyar nyelvet, majd a myHouse-ra kattintva kiválaszthatja melyik verziót kéri, és interneten keresztül megrendelheti: http://www.designsoftware.com/
TINA Windows 7 authorization
Q: I could install TINA V9.3 without any problem. But when I lunched TINA even withadministrator mode, I got pop which said "Please log in to Windows as administrator!" then I could not start session with authorization failure.
A: On W7 installation and authorisation must be done in administrator mode. if you want to authorise click on the Authorise&Trial icon instead of the regular Tina icon (it is in the Tina icon group on the start menu) then press Ok and authorise the software. If it is done you may start Tina normally
F: screencapture.pptx,
Use of the same dongle on work and home computers and laptop(s)
Q: I use Tina 9 with a USB Dongle on my tower computer at work. Can I also install on a laptop, and just plug in my dongle on the computer I am using? I would like to work at home, and if I could simply take the dongle home and plug into my laptop I could get more work done.
A: Yes, this can be done. Install the software on both (or any further) computers and plug-in the dongle into that computer on which you are working with Tina
authorization ---- VISTA Win7
Q: I open program and i get an error: "Authorization failure! (strme)"
A: You have to be in Administrator mode when Install or Authorize the program.
Another problem that even though you are a user configured as an “Administrator”, Vista treats you as a standard user and is supposed to prompt you to go up to administrator when required.

  1. Please start a file manager (like Windows Explorer) and look for the program executable file (tina.exe or myhouse.exe etc.) It is normally in C:/Program Files/DesignSoft/[program name].
  2. Right-click on the exe file and select "Run as administrator..."
  3. Then authorize the program with your ordernumber, or manually.

After this, you may start the program normally, through the Start menu.
Project file compatibility TINA 9 and TINA 10
Q: I have TINA 9.3 on my PC. and I want to upgrade to TINA 10.0.
I would like to have 9.3 installed and 10.0 installed so I can still run simulations on old 9.3 circuits in 9.3and run new circuits created in 10.0 only in 10.0 ?
Can I still run TINA 9.3 separately after I install TINA 10.0 in a different root directory ?
In other words are TINA 9 and 10 compatible?
Or, do I have to un-install TINA 9.3 before installing Tina 10.0 ?
A: TINA 10 is upward compatible to TINA 9. This means that Tina 10 can load those circuits which you created with Tina 9. However Tina 9 can't load those files which you create with Tina 10. What you can do is to save the files created with Tina 10 in version 7 format (in the Save As dialog select version 7 format) and load it with version 9. It solves this issue in most cases. You can keep v9.3 and continue using it.
Transient plot problem for TINA v7 or older versions under Vista and Windows 7
Q: When viewing transient plotfiles on the TR result window, one can click on the variable and change things such as Label, Lower Limit, Upper Limit, etc.
When I try this I get the following popup dialog:
Cannot create file "DiagOpt.tmp" Access is denied
Any idea what the problem is?
Perhaps this is where Tina (Tina-TI in my case) stores these parameters?
A: This looks like a Vista or Windows 7 problem with an older verion of TINA like TINA v7 or older. You should run these versions as Administrator to resolve this problem. Enabling User Account Control (UAC) may also help.
For similar reasons diagrams might not appear under Vista under Vista or Windows 7 and the same solutions apply.
Convergence problem -> Transient Convergence Solutions.PRM
Q: I can't get rid off the convergence problem in the circuit attached.Any help would be appreciated.
A: Using the "hand' icon in the Analysis Parameters window (see under Analysis/Set Analysis Parameters) Open the Transient Convergence Solutions.PRM parameter set and press OK. With this analysis parameters the the analysis will converge for your circuit. Note that the changed analysis parameters compared to default settings are displayed in red which may help you to make your own settings if needed.
F: analysis_parameters.jpg, UcDModulatorSingleSupplyHFTrafo007AE_0A.TSC,
Update problem (Access Violation)
Q: Cannot install new update. Program fails with message:Access Violation at address 004F7EDF in module 'update.exe'.Read of address FFFFFFFF
A: This was a bug in the update engine of Tina, it has been fixed in the meantime. I've attached the fixed version, please overwrite it with the same file in the Tina folder.
Transient convergence problem >Transient Convergence Solutions.PRM
Q: Whenever I try to run this simulation of the H-Bridge usingMOSFET'a and Diodes on the primary side, I get convergence problems, I can not understand. Convergence problem after ~15% of the simulation time within seconds.
A: I have increased the TR max. iteration number parameter from 20 to 50 and the TR maximum value relative error parameter from 1m to 100m using the Analysis -> Set Analysis Parameters dialog and now the circuit works properly. Please find attached the changed circuit.
Another solution which works: Click the "hand" symbol at the bottom-right corner of the above dialog, and select Open on the pop-up menu. Open the Transient Convergence Solutions.PRM file and close the dialog with OK. With these settings the transient analysis will also work fine, and may do so in case of similar problems.
F: UcDModulatorSingleSupplyHFTrafo007_mod.TSC, UcDModulatorSingleSupplyHFTrafo007.TSC,
Rectifier Circuit problem
Q: I have a simple circuit with an AC Voltage source, a transformer and a bridge rectifier. At what should be the DC output, I am able to measure a very low AC voltage and 0 DC Volts when I should be measuring over 600 VDC. Please advise what I am doing wrong or how I should be measuring the Voltage.
A: You should run Analysis/Transient with 20ms or longer analysis time. Probably you used AC analysis which is linear.
F: CAP_REFORMER.TSC,
Upgrade order, no link to download the product
Q: Below are my details about my purchase but there is no link to download the product.
A: It takes a bit longer to process upgrade orders since we have to check entitlement. Normally we send the link within a few hours but if may take 48 hours on weekends.
Installshield Wizard options after "Check for updates"
Q: When I select "Check for Updates" in the Help menu, after downloading the update an Installshield Wizard appears with several options, and I am not sure which ones to use.
What options should I select?
A: In the Installshield Wizard select "Maintain or Update..." and then "Repair"
If you have several TINA Installations on your computer select the one you want to update, after selecting "Maintain or Update..." You can extend the "Install location field" in the dialog using the bevel at the top and the horizontal scrollbar if it appears.
authorization upload
Q: Bought a new computer and would like to transfer the license to that computer
A: You can export and import your authorization key through the Internet, use this feature! Before you change the Windows System or your hardware send your authorization info into the Internet (SEE: Authorization / Transfer using Internet / Upload license to the Internet), and later, after Windows installation you can ask a new SITE KEY using the INTERNET and your Order number (Authorization / Transfer using Internet / Download license from the Internet). I hope it is a very easy and comfortable system!
myhouse v9 ---Windows 7 or VISTA
Q: I has bought new computer with Windows 7, if the Myhour 9.0 (download version) on the new computer liked to install, the program generally functions how I do this.
A: myHouse v9 runs with WINDOWS 7. You have to be in Administrator mode when Install or Authorize the program.
Another problem that even though you are a user configured as an “Administrator”, Vista treats you as a standard user and is supposed to prompt you to go up to administrator when required.
1. Please start a file manager (like Windows Explorer) and look for the program executable file (myhouse.exe etc.) It is normally in C:/Program Files/DesignSoft/[program name]. 2. Right-click on the exe file and select "Run as administrator..." 3. Then authorize the program with your ordernumber, or manually.
After this, you may start the program normally, through the Start menu.
Window 7 64-bit
Q: a few years agoI bought "My House" for Window 32 BitNow I bought a personal computer with Window 7 64-bitAfter installing the program, opens a window that tells me that the program is not compatible with 64-bitWhat should I do?
A: I suggest to upgrade to the myHouse v11, t's running fine on 64bit OS as well. Some info about the authorization: http://www.designsoft.biz/orders/tsview.php?id=080302AC4A
Hard disk crash, lost software
Q: I have upgraded to a new PC as a result of a hard disk drive crash. Can you help me?
A: Thank you for contacting us and also for sending your Order number. No problem! Based on that information I've sent you a new download link. Use your order number to re-authorise the software
Windows 7
Q: will myHouse version 11 run on my new Windows 7 64-bit operating system
A: Yes myHOuse v11 runs on Windows 7 / Vista
authorization
Q: I was installed myHouse program succesfully. When I start program by double klicking desktop icon, at first it start open but soon will show an erron message "Autohorization failure! (STRME)?
What is the problem?
A: You have to authorize the program. See more info: http://www.designsoft.biz/orders/tsview.php?id=080302AC4A
You have to be in Administrator mode when Install or Authorize the program.
Another problem that even though you are a user configured as an “Administrator”, Vista treats you as a standard user and is supposed to prompt you to go up to administrator when required.
Please start a file manager (like Windows Explorer) and look for the program executable file (tina.exe or myhouse.exe etc.) It is normally in C:/Program Files/DesignSoft/[program name].
Right-click on the exe file and select "Run as administrator..."
Then authorize the program with your ordernumber, or manually.

After this, you may start the program normally, through the Start menu.
MANUALS download
Q: Customer Service ManagersI recently obtain the myhome software. This download version did not come with a Manual of learnig. I am interested in obtaining a copy of the tutorial manual.Please send information how this can be done.
Sincerely
A: you can download the manuals from our website: http://myhouse.designsoftware.com/English/myhouse/document
authorization
Q: Get 2 authorization errors when attempting to start MYHouse.
A: You have to be in Administrator mode when Install or Authorize the program.
Another problem that even though you are a user configured as an “Administrator”, Vista treats you as a standard user and is supposed to prompt you to go up to administrator when required.
Please start a file manager (like Windows Explorer) and look for the program executable file (myhouse.exe etc.) It is normally in C:/Program Files/DesignSoft/[program name].
Right-click on the exe file and select "Run as administrator..."
Then authorize the program with your ordernumber, or manually.
After this, you may start the program normally, through the Start menu.
SYNCHRONIZE LIBRARIES MODELER
Q: we have downloaded the 11 version, but we have lost libraries made before, with the 7 version.the program doesn't find files created with modeler and saved in my personal library with 7 version.
A: You can synchronize libraries, see 3D MODELER / FILE / SYNCHRONIZE LIBRARIES. You have to select the old folder name of your libraries.
Export from the 2D or 3D modul of the program
Q: What other file extensions may I use... Presently I use myh, jpeg, dxf, autoCad....how do I install any new file extensions.....
A: You can save your plan into MYH file, and export it into JPG, DXF, EMF, BMP from 2D and JPG, BMP, MOV, ( QuickTime ) DXF (AutoCAD 2D and 3D-DXF) KMZ-(Google Earth), VRML / WRL scenes
myHouse11 is compatible with Windows Vista / 7 / 8
Q: Dear SirsI would like to upgrade my windows 7 to new OS windows 8.Is my House11 compatible with new OS ?With windows 8 have I to ask a new license ?
A: Yes, myHouse11 is compatible with Windows Vista / 7 / 8 too. You can use your old order number and Transfer license using the internet. See more info: http://www.designsoft.biz/orders/tsview.php?id=0601236060
2d-3d-questions
Q: 1. I open window to visualize in 3d, when I close, she hides behind the main window (of the program). I discovered in the hour of closing the program, your window (main) he/she closed, there he/she appeared the windows of the 3d. That is only in the version 9.0 of Myhouse, in the 7.5 that didn't happen (it happened). 2. The margins (borders) of the main window of the version 9.0 they are a little hidden, as if the window goes larger than the monitor. How do I solve that? 3. How do I draw a room accurately? I click in x, I type a value, I click in the " enter ", he/she doesn't give result, I click in y, I type a value, I click in the " enter " and I don't see result. 4. Please guide me. Cannot they order the manual of the version 9.0? Or done the alterations compare with the version 7.5? 5. When it positions the pointer of the mouse on any button (icon) he/she doesn't appear the reading (in writing) the function of the same, in the version 7.5 appears. Is that configuration? The one where? I thank if they solve all this. Hug. Edmilson.
A: 1. You can swith ON/OFF this feature inside the 3D, See: 3D Options / General / 3D Windows always on TOP (Yes/NO). 2. You can maximize / restore down the window with icons (Minimize,Maximize/Restore down / Close) --right top size of the window. 3. click in x, type the x value, step into the y field with Tab, type the y value, press again Tab, (you can check the angle and d size too) and Enter 4. There are an electric manual, named myHouse.pdf, also the program has Help, see . 5. You can switch ON/OFF the mouse tool tip, see: View /Mouse tool tip
EXPORT, PRINT
Q: is their a way to save projects to a file that can be e mailed and openend by someone else who does not have the program for bid perposes
A: If you have a PDF driver, you can print it into PDF file, if you have not you can export the 2D or 3D picture to EMF, JPG, BMP file, and your partner can open them
Free PDF driver: PRIMO PDF, you can download it from homepage: http://www.primopdf.com
myHouse with windows 7
Q: Will my version 11 of myHouse work with windows 7?
A: Yes version 11 of myHouse will work with windows 7.
PRINT fit to page
Q: I just completed a floor plan and when I went to print it the preview showed it over 6 pages. My scale seems to be way out. Is there an adjustment I can make which will scale my drawing down to fit on one page. What do I do in the future to see that my scale is correct.
A: You can define the scale in the Print preview or Print dialog box, Select the Scale factor / Fit to paper option.
To switch ON/OFF the background picture in 3D
Q: A picture of a vehicle always appear in the background when I click the 3D button to view my drawing in 3D. Need problem corrected for upcoming presentation.
A: I think you have used a backgroud picture last time, and you have to switch off. Use the HIDE BACKGROUND icon. (See attach.) If you can not find it in the top line, you can swirch ON/OFF them with the rigth click in this top line and select BACKGROUND from the list.
Select your language
Q: I need myHouse in language Portuguese.
A: You can change the language. Select Options / Language and here you can select Portuguese
user's manual with myHouse
Q: I did not receive any user's manual with myHouse ver. 11 upgrade. I received the program and it is working ok. but I need operating instructions for some of the new features.
Is there a manual available I can download?
Mr.John Taylor
A: You can download the user's manual with myHouse ver. 11 from our website: http://myhouse.designsoftware.com/English/myhouse/document
ARCAD v11 Professional Architectural Design Program
Q: Hi, I have been trying to find the difference between MyHouse and ARCAD. I have been using MyHouse for years now but have been looking at ARCAD and they seem identical. should I change to ARCAD or just upgrade to ver 11.
A: There are many function in ARCAD v11 Professional Architectural Design Program which is important for the architect. For example: Design multi-layered walls, slabs Multiple snap functions Design custom windows and doors Create automatic section Graphic Editors Stair-, roof designer have more function, Roof structure and ROAD Designer More symbols, windows, doors, rails, etc.
You can download the ARCAD DEMO.
You can upgrade from myHouse to ARCAD myHouse Upgrade to ARCAD v11: 349 EUR
F: myh_arcad.png, Waldropt_C6_for_T_and_C.myh,
walls from line function
Q: Create walls from line function will not work. When I select the line and click on the "build walls from lines" icon or use Edit/Wall/Build From Lines or Curves, nothing happens.
A: 1. select the "build walls from lines" icon or use Edit/Wall/Build From Lines or Curves 2. select walls, use Shift if you would like to select more lines 3. press g letter to generate the walls from selected lines.
symbols, or doors or windows doesnot appear
Q: the windows for symbols, or doors or windows doesnt appear when I recall them in my menu.
A: Use the Options / Default values / Reset floating dialog position.
7.5 and 11 together--- distance in full feet
Q: I recently buy an update for myhouse 7.5 to myhouse 11, do I have to install both 7.5 and 11 together or can I just install the v.11 and uninstall the 7.5.secoundly why can't I have distance in full feet not with fraction. for example 2'-0" not 2'-1 3/4"Alex
A: You can run the programs parallel. You have to install the new version into a new folder. The install suggests it, use it. You can switch ON the SNAP / CATCH on GRID points distance in full feet: with mouse you can change the grid 1' and switch ON the Dynamic Guides / MOVE BY GRID with keyboard: You can use the Shift+arrows to step by feet
Add on LIBRARY
Q: I try to install the library and he asks me in which folder to put it. I select height foolders and its never work. Can you indicate to me what to register in the line?
A: You have to select your myHouse's PROGRAM and PROJECT folder. If you installed our suggested folders, these are: PROGRAM FOLDER: C:Program FilesDesignSoftmyHouse v11 USER DATA FOLDER: C:myHouse v11 The AddOnLibrary.exe will insert the new elements and you will see a new names in the symbol list, when you run the myHouse. These names are for example LX-BATHROOM,.... LX_LIVINGROOM.
Data entry: x,y,a,d
Q: When I try to magnify intersection it does not magnify what I have selected. When I try to move a wall I select the wall and choose X or Y & the X or Y coordinates do not appear so I can move the wall
A: See attachement,
You can specify or modify the position (or size) of an element you are editing by pressing X, Y, a,or d and entering the desired values in the fields.
After pressing one of these button the software switches into data entry mode and in the fields dX, dY, a, d you can enter values for a shift of X and/or Y, for an angle of a, or a length of d. Do not move the mouse during data entry, as this overwrites the entered data. The entered values can refer to:
• a corresponding movement of the drawing pen,
• a data needed for an element that is being edited, such as the second point of a wall-section,
• the shifting of one or more selected elements.
The entered values will be applied relative to the reference point shown by the small red crosshairs.
The data in dx, dY and a, d are interrelated, thus entering two values and pressing Tab or Shift+Tab results in the software calculating the other parameters. By pressing Tab you can also enter the field level height where you can overwrite the previously specified value.
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tutorial
Q: I could do with some sort of instruction or video - please advise, (it installed fine).
A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAcKPGLBGcg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWUw1pecdjU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huPK1AopPQk
Terep szerkesztés
Q: Tisztelt Cím,
Eszközök/terepszerkesztő részprogram használati utasítására lenne szükségem. A letöltött anyagok között nem találtam, és számomra az lenne az egyik legfontosabb részprogram a csomagban. Kérem szíveskedjenek a használati utasítását megküldeni részemre. Tisztelettel: Tizedes László
A: Help tartozik a terepszerkesztő modulhoz, amelyet TERRAIN.CHM néven megtalál. A terep külső pontjait, mint egy poligont meg kell rajzolni a 2D alaprajzon, és amikor bezárta a poligont, automatikusan megjelenik a terepszerkesztő, amelyben új pontokat vehet fel, megadhatja a terep magassági pontjait, megrajzolhatja a kivágásokat, majd legeneráltathatja a terepet.
Wall ID switch ON/OFF
Q: how erase the number (-1) next to the wall.Thanks
A: You have to switch off the Wall ID in the Foil dialogbox. See: Options / View / Foil settings / Wall ID
Bill of materials: Using this command you may assign specific building materials and costs to the structures you design. Further summaries and price calculations on the listed materials can be obtained in the Materials inventory program.
Note: The Wall ID takes on the value of -1, if it is switched on (this can be done in Foils/Wall ID) before using Bill of Materials or Export of Materials.
Wall ID switch ON/OFF
Q: Why do the walls all have a -1 on them and how do I remove it. Have tried everything to remove and the entried won't go away!!
A: You have to switch off the Wall ID in the Foil dialogbox. See: Options / View / Foil settings / Wall ID
Bill of materials: Using this command you may assign specific building materials and costs to the structures you design. Further summaries and price calculations on the listed materials can be obtained in the Materials inventory program.
Note: The Wall ID takes on the value of -1, if it is switched on (this can be done in Foils/Wall ID) before using Bill of Materials or Export of Materials.
What is the best computer and OS to buy for TINA v9?
Q: What it the best hardware and OS for TINA ? I have a circuit that is taking too long to simulate. I'm thinking of buying a new machine, but do not know what hardware and OS makes better use of the TINA.
A: First of all, if you have an older version of TINA (v6, 7 or 8), we suggest to upgrade to v9 of TINA or later versions when they become available. Even on the same machine you may get 5-10 times faster execution, depending on your circuit.
TINA v9 and later versions also support dual, quad , hexa and higher multi-core processors. So if you buy such a machine you may be faster 20 or 50 times or even faster, depending on your circuit. On these machines normally Windows 7 is running, which is finally pretty good and we believe it is the best choice in 2010.
Mike/TS
Select the language of myHouse v11
Q: I have made a mistake when I ordered myHouse v11 : I involuntarily choosed English language instead of French.Is it possible to get the French version ?Thank you for your response in advance.
A: You can change the language inside the myHouse program. Select the Options / Language and select your language. Also you can find some tutorial on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/myHouse3D
F: MyHouse.png,
Reset floating dialog position function
Q: I have my House v11, and it was working well. I shut down my computer, and when I started it again, and try to use my house, the pop up window with the symbols, windows, doors, etc. library doesn't come out. How can I fixed it?Waiting for your reply.
A: CAll the Reset floating dialog position function. See: Options / Default / last line and the attachment
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change the Furniture sizes.
Q: I can not change the Furniture sizes.
A: Press Enter, when you type the new value of the size
File/ Synchronize Libraries
Q: Am having trouble synchronising my library from V 9 to V 11 (see attached).I am using the V11 upgrade exe fileI did get this to work before from V7.5 To V 9Thanks
Ron
A: I hope you did not create new symbols with MODELER of myHouse v11 before the synchronization. If you did it, first you have to save the m3D files from this MODELER.LIB libraries and you have to insert them again after synchronization! The synchronization will overwrite the MODELER.LIB file, when you call the synchronization function of the MODELER (File/ Synchronize Libraries).
F: libr_sync_2.docx, Screen__Sync_Libr_V11.docx,
dimension line
Q: I follow the orientations of the help, they put don'tget to draw dimension linas. As I should proceed. Respectfully
A: If you use the first 2 icons: Select wall(s) and draw a long parallel line with the walls. This line will be the dimension line. The 3. icons: Draw a line through the building. The 4.- 6. icons: Draw a line with 2 points, and the program will
Upgrade to TINA 8
Q: Is there any upgrade available from TINA PRO or TINA 7?
A: Yes! Now you can upgrade to our great v8 of TINA at favourable prices.

See http://www.tina.com What's New for details.

You can upgrade at http://www.tina.com under ORDER and Upgrade.
3D EyeWitness PRICE
Q: I need to know the full purchasing price for 1 user.
A: 3D EyeWitness v9 Single user : 349 USD Visit our ORDER form: https://www.designsoft.biz/orders/order.php You can order download version too.
add-on libraries to MyHouse v11
Q: Problem: install add-on libraries to MyHouse v11
I can not install the add-on libraries. A window opens with two lines to complete: 1. Program folder (myHouse v11.00) I fill -> c: Program Files DesignSoft myHousev11 2. User data folder: anything written, it returns "invalid user data folder.
Please what should I do to solve the installation correctly.
A: You have to select the 2 existing myHouse folders (program and user folder) , and you have to run it as an Administrator. I have sent a picture too, check it.
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DEMO v11
Q: I would try your software MyHouse 11, but I can not install on my PC.
A: Could you download the DEMO version?
http://demo.designsoft.biz/myhouse/mHDemoML.exe
Save the downloaded file, and run this downloaded file. You have to be in administrator mode under install.
OpenGL/DirectX
Q: I have several other CAD products on this Dell M1730 with lots of memory and disk and the video is a performance video card.
I have installed Myhouse and it allows me to see the 2D layout but when I go to see a view in 3D .. it provides an error message that the Directx version is not 9 or higher.
I tried the current one available from Microsoft and that did not solve the problem, so I found 9.1 .. and loaded it.
Your tool to verify that 9.1 is installed, shows exactly that .. yet I cannot get myhouse to display (even the samples provided) a 3D image .. .help me with what we can do next to solve this issue as now I cannot even see my old Myhouse models??????
A: Please be sure that you have installed DirectX from here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=35 If the 3D does not recognize DirectX, you can always switch to OpenGL, either in the 2D module’s 3D options menu (before starting the 3D), or in the 3D with the dropdown menu next to the “blue brush” button. If neither of these works, please let us know and we’ll try to look for a solution.
texture.dat
Q: Is there any way to have the .bmp files in the add-on library become available as textures in the "Visual" drop-down boxes. I noticed that many of these included .bmp files are not available to me as textures. Also, can I make textures out of my own .bmp files that I create?
A: You can insert your new textures (BMP and JPG files0,) into the texture library, Use Options/ Texture Settings functions. User folder / LIB / texture.dat file: you can find the textures list in this file.
Change UNIT
Q: Simple question, the measures are now in inches and i willhave them in centimeters.can you tell me where i can change the settings.
Hope to here soon, thanks
A: Changing the unit of measurement: Click on the actual measurement on the coordinate line or Options / Change Unit
Choose between four possible units of measurement: - Inch / Millimeter / Centimeter / Meter After specifying the unit of measurement, the motion of the cursor will be displayed accordingly on the coordinate line. In addition data entered into dialog boxes will also be in the specified units.
door wing & inverting doors, windows in 3D
Q: said demo was for 30 days - lasted for 1 dayDoors only open one way
A: The myHouse DEMO runs for 30 days.
The doors can open 2 or 4 ways. You have to use the left side icons--- see attach 1door.jpg, The properties of doors may be further modified by the certain icons seen in the left hand column of icons: When you insert the door into the wall, you have to press the Ctrl with the icon, but when you would like to select and modify the wing it is enough to press the icon.
Inverting doors in 3D The results of this feature can only be seen in the case of asymmetrical windows or doors, on their 3D image. Mirror the door along its own axis: first, click on the icon itself, then on the door. The change can only be seen in 3D mode, you cannot see it on the floor plan.
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TRANSPARENCY --GLASS WALL
Q: Is there any way on your software to make glass walls? Can not find anywhere in help that shows how to accomplish this. Thanks
A: You can change the color of wall (A-side, B-side) See: Wall settings / Visualization / A-side (and B-side too) / Surface and Material Properties / Material- Modify / Transparency---> 90-100 %
SNAP switch ON
Q: Yesterday the program stopped me placing doors and/or windows in walls. This happened just after I had attempted to open an old *.prj file from myhouse v1. The only other thing I had done was check for updates to the program. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Regards. Norm Owens
A: Check the SNAP, it has to be switched ON! See attachment too
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Symbolic analysis is not allowed on this network. What to do ?
Q: I get the error "symbolic analysis is not allowed on thisnetwork" whenever I have a transistor in the circuit. Isthere a specific parameter I need to set? The DC and ACanalysis appears to work fine.
A: In order to execute a symbolic analysis all component models must be linear in the circuit. To select the linear model for the transistor press the ... button in the Type line and then select a model starting with Symb in the Model field on the left.
Note that for circuits with opamps you should use Ideal Operational Amplifiers (the first on the left at the Semiconductors component toolbar.
Importing new components (models) into TINA
Q: Is there a way to import new (other) components (models) from manufacturers or we are limited to the ones that comes with software?
A: Yes you can add Spice components to TINA. It is described in the Quick Start manual. You can find many of them at the manufacturer's (e.g. Motorola, Philips etc.) website. A list of manufacturers with Spice models at their We
TINA version differences, comparison
Q: Could you please tell me what are the differences between the versions of Tina
A: There is a short description under the cirled i of our Order form. You can also find a detailed version comparision at http://www.tina.com/compar.htm Please let me know if you still need more information.
Rectifier/regulator circuit problem, I do not get the expected voltages.
Q: Nodal voltages (DC analyses) of Voltregp2.tsc (your sample (/example/subcirc/Voltregp2.tsc) are not calculated correctly, however while using the oscilloscope, it shows the correct values.
A: Regarding rectifier circuits it is important to know that they should be analyzed with Transient Analysis mode and NOT with DC or AC Analyses since DC Analysis leaves out the AC voltage component so there is noting to rectify while AC Analysis uses working point linearization and so in this mode no rectification will occur. So you should run Analysis/Transient here.
The oscilloscope uses Transient Analysis this is why you get good results.
Rectifier problem
Q: I made a simple bridge rectifier circuit and the readouts I am getting from a voltmeter and the oscilloscope do not make any sense. What am I doing wrong?
A: For rectifier circuits you need the use Transient analysis. DC or AC analysis do not work, since DC does not use any AC voltages while AC is a small signal linear analysis. To start with I suggest to load Graetz.TSC from the Examples folder of
Upgrading from Tina-TI to Tina Pro
Q: I have downloaded and used Tina-Ti and would like to purchase the upgrade to a full single user version.
I had difficulties completing the tranaction.
1) to upgrade from the TI to a full version what do I need to purchase? what is the difference between Tina Pro industrial and Classic?
2) When I tried to purchase Tina Pro Classic I couldnt select any required item in your order list and there seemed to be no way of entering credit card details to complete the purchase.
A: If you want to upgrade from Tina-TI to Tina Classic or Tina Industrial go to www.tina.com/ti-upgrade.htm. On this site you can find more information on the additional features of Tina Pro (www.dsmm.net/English/tina/tina-vs-tina-ti.php) and a detailed comparison chart which gives you information on the difference between Tina Classic and Tina Industrial (www.dsmm.net/English/tina/comparison.php)
If you've decided which version you want to buy go to the on-line order form (www.dsmm.net/PHP/order.php?id=ti), fill in the quantity field, the shipment method, your personal data and select the payment method. As soon as your credit card is verified you'll receive a download link or if you selected shipment you'll receive the package within a week. In case of bank transfer you'll receive bank routing information for the payment.
myHouse tutorial
Q: I can not find instruction how to use the program. Please help me get started or else tell me how I can cancel my purchase.
A: In the MANUAL folder you can read the manuals, see Quick Start. also the program has HELP, press F1. Also see this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyUyWdm2pm0
First try to draw walls: Click the Wall icon, then the fourth icon down on the secondary toolbar. Place the cursor over the upper-left hand corner of the rectangular slab you just created and click once. Drag the cursor to the opposite corner of the rectangle room and click again. To view your plan in 3D from the outside, select External View from the 3D menu. Or, click the 3D-External View icon. You can follow your drawing in 3D too.
F: house4836.myh,
SKP symbols
Q: Patios. Concrete. Fireplace. BBQ. Landscape entry fren door
A: We have a lot of furniture and you can create your own furniture too with 3D MOdeler. and myHouse v12 new features: Import SketchUp models---you can find many free download symbols --created by Google Sketchup SKP file Wall-decor-feature Pillar-decor-feature Texture adjustment: brightness, contrast, saturation and gamma correction in 3D Texture mapping in 3D Print to PDF Sunlight exposure picture and movie maker function in 3D First person camera movie maker etc...
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the symbol, door, etc. libraries will not open
Q: When I try to insert building elements such as doors, windows or symbols etc., the libraries will not open so I can choose what I need.
A: You have to call: Options / default value / Reset floating dialog position
Cm / inch
Q: how can I select american measurements rather than the metric default?
A: You can change it, see Options / Unit / inch or the Bottom line: click on the cm and select the inch from the list.
Enter
Q: When I want to change the dimensions of symbols from the library, I cannot get them to stay to the new measurements I have input in the boxes. As soon as I try to place the symbol in the floorplan, it reverts back to the original dimensions. I cannot change the width, height or vertical shift. It always reverts back, and this is making this software useless.
I used to be able to do these changes in the older version that I bought on a CD, but this latest version doesn't seem to work. I've tried everything I can think of. Is there an option somewhere to switch on so I can change symbol sizes in my floorplan?
petra_sews@yahoo.caPS. Please do NOT sell or rent my info, it is private. I don't want more telemarketers bothering me.
A: You have to press an Enter, after you type the new value.
Foil settings
Q: when i draw a wall it automatically has some sort of fill or hatching i can not turn off by the usual means. how do i delete this?, thanks
A: You can switch off the hatcjing on the wall. View / Foil settings / Supporting stucture hatch
new version 9 of 3D EyeWitness : download it
Q: I just purchased this product. Can I download it and get started or do I need you to mail the software to me
A: You can order the download version too, visit our website: https://www.designsoft.biz/orders/order.php
Select ARCAD page and here you can order the dowload version of 3D EyeWitness.
RETURN to 2D / Zurück zu 2D icon
Q: DesignSoft
Hallo,
Following items I found in my new software v11.1:To change from 3D-view in 2D-view per icon("zurück zu 2D") is not possible;Is there no manual in German language like to version9, I had before?
Thanks
A: Now you can design in 3D and 2D environment in parallel so you can switch on/off with the icon of the "Immer im Vordergrund / 3D windows always on the top". If 3D windows is not on the top you can go back to 2D with this "zurück zu 2D / Return to 2D" icon. You can download the manuals from our website, but we are sorry, the German manuals of v11 is same as v9. We hope we will translate as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.
myHouse language
Q: Is MyHose v11 available in Swedish language ?
A: Sorry myHouse is not available in Swedish language, but this is a graphic program, and I hope you can use the English or German version too. I suggest to order for example German language, and the system will send you a MULTILANGUAGE version. You can select English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese or Hungarian language inside the program. See Options / Languages... If you order the English version you will get the English version only.
Texturák bővítése
Q: Olyan egyszerű kérdésem lenn, hogy a Modellerben hogyan tudok egyedi texturat beilleszteni, bevinni?
A: A myHouse/ARCAD -on belül tud újabb texturákat befűzni, és ugyanazt használja a MODELER is. A parancs a myHouse-ban: Beállítások / Textura beállítások




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