The LinkCAD network license consists of two components:
When LinkCAD runs, and finds a network license file, it checks for the existence of the shared network folder. It then creates a runtime license in this folder, which will be removed when LinkCAD terminates.
LinkCAD's floating network license allows up to 3 (network lite license) or 30 (full network license) users to run LinkCAD simultaneously.
All computers (clients) need to be on the same network. If a remote client is connected to the licensed network through a virtual private network (VPN) connection, and the shared network folder is reachable, it will be able to run LinkCAD.
If the converted file is too small or too large, and you are either converting from or to DXF, then the DXF units in the DXF Import/Export Options dialog are probably wrong.
DXF files, unlike Gerber or GDS-II, are unitless: a distance of e.g. 10 units may correspond to 10 microns, 10 inches, or even 10 meters. It is therefore very important that you specify the meaning of the DXF units in the DXF Import/Export Options dialogs in LinkCAD.
For instance, select microns if you want a distance of 1 to represent 1 micron in the DXF file.
This does not limit your drawing's resolution to one micron because DXF supports fractional units.
LinkCAD supports the SHX font format, which is also used by AutoCAD. TrueType fonts are not supported, because these are not optimized for CAD applications.
SHX fonts are located as follows:
If not found, it defaults to the font listed under Tools > Options... > Fonts, and as a last resort it uses the built-in TXT font.
LinkCAD also supports a font map file: this file must be named "lcad.fmp" and it must be in LinkCAD's Program Folder. The file has the following format:
If, for instance, the map file contains the entry:
and LinkCAD encounters are request for the font "Arial", it will map it to "Arial.shx" and then look for this SHX font. The mapped font can also be scaled by appending a scaling factor, eg:
Unlike AutoCAD, where you need to hatch areas to created filled surfaces, LinkCAD always fills all closed polygons.
If your areas are enclosed by a series of separate line segments, instead of a single polyline, you first need to connect these lines and close the polyline. LinkCAD can do that for you automatically: when you open such a file, a dialog "Repair Open Polygons" will appear. The first repair option joins such separate lines into a single closed polyline.