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ClarisCAD 2.0v3

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
clariscad.sit (2.16 MB)
MD5: 056007a8a5c9fb2d0d20c4d12e23d698
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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claris_cad_program_1.image_.sit (300.63 KB)
MD5: df89bfb26da599dfbbe9ca869589c78c
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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claris_cad_program_2.image_.sit (231.78 KB)
MD5: a82b3b5fbe71a76cd2141e0541dc7643
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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claris_cad_help.image_.sit (334.37 KB)
MD5: 3913fd55bc85245537248989bb5f969c
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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cad_2.0_tutorial_files.image_.sit (143.82 KB)
MD5: b9f95b66f3fce92900102d49d7936f2e
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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claris_cad_utilities.image_.sit (294.10 KB)
MD5: 319973aa149cc4ca0793225ba55bd974
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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claris_cad_epsf_filter.sit (59.75 KB)
MD5: 3157fd2274afdb35edaa0e7a1413cc52
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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cgt_program.image_.sit (223.16 KB)
MD5: eb7a92a8b74e21e576074b06705ff6dc
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
cgt_utilities.image_.sit (205.19 KB)
MD5: dcd61463f305bcc7169bd6a043d1102c
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This app works with: Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Claris Corp's CAD Technical drawing application, "ClarisCAD 2.0v3". This archive contains the original installer set of ClarisCAD 2.0v3 (floppy disk image files).

There is also a non-install disk image as an alternative (Top DL):
• clariscad.sit

Below this are five 800k Disk Copy 4.2 files making up the installer set for ClarisCAD 2.0v3:
• Claris_CAD_program 1.image.sit
• Claris_CAD_program 2.image.sit
• Claris_CAD_Help.image.sit
• CAD_2.0_Tutorial_Files.image.sit
• Claris_CAD_Utilities.image.sit

An extra filter that supplied by Claris is included that export EPS files for other DTP applications:
• Claris_CAD_EPSF Filter.sit

Finally, two 800 Disk Copy 4.2 files making up the CGT installer set:
• CGT_Program.image.sit
• CGT_Utilities.image.sit

All the above disk images are 'clean' as in they have not been registered with a name, you can fill in your details etc. A serial number is not required either.

If you don't have a floppy drive on your mac, download the (Top DL) CD image, it contains all the files above and is drag and drop into the relevant folder locations - instructions are in the disk image.
Don't forget to change the memory allocation via get info on the closed program.
I hope this has been of help to someone.

[Edit]: With belated thanks to woody_gmw for having and archiving this lost treasure. MTT.

Architecture: 68k

Tested on Mac OS 7 but probably works in Mac OS 6

ClarisCad 2.0v3 will run in 9.2.2 provided that it runs from and files are saved in a partition no greater than 2Gb and the program memory requirements (via get info on a closed program) are set to more than 4Mb - 4096k. If not the message about needing 1byte will display. It will also run quite happily in classic mode in OSX but double clicking a Claris file will not open it, you must use File / Open.


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by GW - 2014, August 31 - 1:00pm

I purchased Claris Cad when it came out in the early 90's. I still use it for residential drawings, I'm running a Power Mac 8600. OS 8.1. Question: does anyone know of any symbol libraries still available. I remember seeing some way back when and now regret not purchasing.

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by woody_gmw - 2012, February 13 - 11:27pm

the first tutorial upload is no-where to be seen so i've re-uploaded - fingers crossed this time

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by 24bit - 2012, January 28 - 2:19pm

Looking forward to the little time travel!
The VHC cassettes were of rather poor quality, even when the material was new.
Good thought to rescue anything to mpeg4 as long as possible.
VLC plays a variety of video formats on all kind of platforms, so no problem there, I suppose.

For the manual, I would be happy to scan and upload, if its not urgent.
I did a similar thing for old Siemens CT1+ cordless phones, some years ago.
If you cant find the time for scanning yourself, feel free to mail me "loeten dot karl at googlemail dot com"
We can consider about imaging your floppies too, as I still power up my PPC7100 occasionally.

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by woody_gmw - 2012, January 28 - 12:14pm

I'll upload in iTunes MP4 format to start with - any other requests for file format let me know. The original video tape and the quality is quite poor by UK standards - i transferred it at maximum quality straight across to DVD in my Toshiba DVD/Video unit from the original Claris video cassette. When you watch it you could be forgiven for thinking i've recorded a TV screen on a CamCorder. What you see in the Mpeg is exactly what you see when you play the tape, i suppose this was 'state of the art' when the video was made in 1990 but it does look as though it was done on a shoestring budget.
On a different note is anyone up for a huge challenge of taking the manuals (one of which is over an inch thick) to scan and convert it to PDF for prosperity? i've already scanned and uploaded the quick reference card.
I'm in the UK, if the disk images need to be remade and i'm happy to send one set out on trust to you.

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by 24bit - 2012, January 17 - 5:12pm

Many thanks for your work, woody! Do you think you could also upload the video? (Grab it frome tape as mpeg, if necessary?) For the floppy stacks of yours, lots of people here will be happy to image them.
This includes me too, but it depends on your location. MCP did lots of stuff all the time.

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, December 13 - 4:27am

@woody_gmw: When it rains, it pours Big smile Thank you for taking the time to do this. I haven't extracted this new lot, will do soon. But I would say that this will complete the set. Thanks again.

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by woody_gmw - 2011, December 12 - 9:49pm

I uploaded the same file with a few names - i became frustrated because it didn't seem to register when the screenshots did (I should have sat back and thought about that one shouldn't I...)
So no, there isn't any difference except the filename.
I'm just about to upload all five ClarisCad 2.0v3 800k disk images in stuffit format (v5.5 - just installed that from a Macworld CD of 'last century' in sheepshaver)
I will also upload Claris Graphics Translator v1.1 (CGT) disk images, i used this program to export Claris drawings as DXF and DWG files.
Just to confirm, i created these disk images several years ago as a backup from my original disk, so i can obviously vouch for their integrity.
The last file is an EPS filter which Claris sent me years ago when i needed to export drawings into desktop publishing documents - Macromedia Freehand mainly, the filter goes in the Claris / Claris Translators folder in the system folder along with other translators such as GIF, PICT, MacDraw II etc
I don't have access to a Mac with a floppy disk drive, so if there are any issues with the images i'm quite happy to send the original disks to make a new set of images (I have a few disk sets in my archives gathering dust)
I hope this completes the set

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, December 5 - 1:04am

@woody_gmw: Thanks very much for putting this up. This almost completes the set. I would prefer to see Disk Copy 4.2 disk images made of the original installer floppies (& compressed in a Stuffit archive) and uploaded here for archiving tho'. This would really make the set complete (and we could then remove the earlier incomplete sets).

I notice that you also uploaded your archive again, using a different file name. Was this because you thought the DL wasn't set? It usually takes up to a week or two before the amazonaws link kicks in and starts working as expected. (old hand) Members here know how to get the file in the meantime instead of waiting so its no big deal. I DL'd the one you put up yesterday so was wondering if there was any difference besides the filename?

Anyway. Thanks again, its a great contribution.

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by woody_gmw - 2011, December 3 - 9:43pm

Hi Guys, I still have complete set of ClarisCad v2.03 disks, manuals and the video. I've uploaded a disk image that i created to install from when our macs came without floppy drives. It's a 'virgin' installation without name and serial number etc. The files are all in their correct places and i've also added the rare and elusive EPS export filter that works with ClarisCad. There is also a bonus of the 'rare and elusive' Claris Graphics Translator v1.1 - again a 'virgin' installation. Hope this helps

If anyone wants floppy disk images from the original disks, please contact me. The same applies for the tutorial video which i've converted to mp4 format - 600mb plus file

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, May 13 - 11:20am

@MikeTomTom once mentioned:

I've since located an archive containing more files from Claris Cad (including on-line help) that someone had archived in .sitx form. I'll convert them to something more usable and place them up here shortly.

I've done that... actually, I did so a few months ago and it seems to have gone AWOL since - I've just re-uploaded now (2nd DL above). Maybe even amazonaws will get a copy this time Wink

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by xy - 2011, February 21 - 2:06pm

Thanks very much, MikeTomTom.

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, February 21 - 2:50am

@xy: Usually Claris library files go inside the application's folder or a folder inside the apps folder. However this "Library" file appears to be just a normal Claris Cad document named "Claris Library" (try double clicking it to launch in Claris Cad and see for yourself) Puzzled
[edit] The included Claris Library is a "Library" file. To use them you need to start a new Claris CAD document and choose Open as a Library File, then navigate to where the Library files are kept and open it that way, then it loads as a library file properly (this lib file consists of two items and is very underwhelming).

This DL appears to consist of the Application only, one Library file, no Help files, no Translators.

Only gets 1 star from me (we need a better copy of this prog).

I've since located an archive containing more files from Claris Cad (including on-line help) that someone had archived in .sitx form. I'll convert them to something more usable and place them up here shortly.

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by xy - 2011, February 17 - 11:07pm

Seems to also work on Mac OS 9.2.2 native.

Anyway, where does the CLARIS Library file go to?

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by 24bit - 2010, December 22 - 6:35pm

Very useful program, those days.
Claris CAD is also working with SheepShaver and MacOS 7.6 to 9.0.

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by MacinTricks - 2013, March 12 - 5:38am

ClarisLink now has the tutorial video available that came with Claris CAD.