Mentor Software, Inc

7931 South Broadway, PMB 138

Littleton, CO  80122

303-277-9967

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Per an acquisition agreement between Mentor Software, Inc. and Autodesk, Inc., in September 20007, Mentor Software may no longer issue new licenses to use its software.  The agreement, however, does provide for continued support of existing Mentor Software, Inc. licensees by Mentor Software, Inc.  Please refer to the following formation about your product.

CS-MAP  & TralaineDLL  --  The source code for CS-MAP & TralaineDLL is now open source.  You can find the complete source code at http://svn.osgeo.org/metacrs/csmap.  You can modify the code to suit your own needs and/or log defects and/or enhancement requests at http://trac.osgeo.org/csmap.   Should you need assistance in constructing a DLL module from the source code, contact Mentor Software at askNorm<at>MentorSotwareInc <dot> com.

Tralaine 7.01  --  A unprotected version of Tralaine, release 7.01, is available for all Mentor Software licensees at Mentor Software’s FTP site: ftp://ftp.mentorsoftwareinc.com/pub/Updates/Tralaine.  You will need a user name and password to access the site.  The user name is msiclient.  Mentor Software will provide the password to all licensees of the product upon request without fee.  Contact us at 1-888-ASK-NORM or askNorm <at> MentorSotwareInc <dot> com.  This unprotected version has been tested on XP, Vista, and Windows 7 and can be installed and activated without any authorization codes.

 Tralaine 7.01 will convert AutoCAD .dwg files up through AutoCAD 2009.  There is no support for AutoCAD 2010 or later, nor is there ever likely to be such support.

CartomatixRx, RefConRx, Multric, Hawkeye -- Multric and Hawkeye were combined into a single product named RefConRx in 2002.  RefConRx was renamed to CartomatixRx in 2006.  Thus, all functionality of these products now resides in a product named CartomatixRx.  An unprotected version of CartomatixRx, Release 4.02, is available for all Mentor Software licensees at Mentor Software’s FTP site:  ftp://ftp.mentorsoftwareinc.com/pub/Updates.  You will need a user name and password to access the site.  The user name is msiclient.  Mentor Software will provide the password to all licensees of the product upon request without fee.  Contact Mentor Software at 1-888-ASK-NORM or askNorm<at>MentorSotwareInc<dot>com.

Four distinct versions of the unprotected product are available depending upon the release of AutoCAD you are using.  For CartomatixRx to work with your AutoCAD, you must have the correct version.   The version located in the AutoCAD2006 folder will work with AutoCAD 2004, 2005, and 2006.  The version in the AutoCAD2009 will work with AutoCAD 2007, 2008, and 2009.  In the AutoCAD 2010 folder, you will find 32 bit and 64 bit versions which will work with AutoCAD 2010, 2011, and 2012.  It remains to be seen if an AutoCAD 2013 version of CartomatixRX will be available. 

Mentor Software licensees are encouraged to download and make permanent copies of these distributions.  The distributions are not full fledged installation modules.  Be sure to read the README.TXT file provided with each distribution.  Should a defect be reported, it is possible that any or all of these modules will be updated with a correction.  Make a note to check the site occasionally to check for a new release.

Mentor Software is grateful for the support its clients have provided over the years.  Should any Mentor Software client experience ay difficulty in obtaining or using any of the above described distribution modules, please contact us.  Pursuant to the above referenced acquisition agreement, Norm is now an employee of Autodesk and has a full plate of responsibilities.  So, PLEASE, if you do not receive a response to your request within 72 hours, by all means BUG ME AGAIN!!!

Mentor Software, Inc.

7931 South Broadway, PMB 138

Littleton, CO  80122

     Business Office:  303-277-9967       norm[dot]olsen[at]mentorsoftwareinc[dot]com

Technical Support:  888-ASK-NORM     askNorm[at]mentorsoftwareinc[dot]com