Archive for October, 2011

Should I buy the Key or the Full Version?

October 27, 2011

Ez-Architect is easy to buy. Easy to try. There isn’t a lot of difference in purchasing the key or the full version. It all comes out the same way. And it costs the same: $19.99

Here is what’s the same: Ez-Architect requires a key whether you purchase the “full version” or the key alone. In both cases you’ll download the demo and then enter the key.

Here’s the difference:

  • If you buy the key, you’ll need to download the demo as a separate activity from here.
  • If you buy the full version, you’ll get a link to the same demo download with your receipt. You’ll still need to download the demo via the link, install it and then enter the key.

It all adds up to the same thing. Many people like to try out the demo first, as no purchase is required. Once they decide they want to save, export and print, and do other functions that the key unlocks, then they simply purchase the key and input it under the Help menu. No additional installing is needed.

Note also, that if you do purchase the full version and have any trouble with the link, you can always download the current demo version of the program at any time. You just need to make sure you have your key to turn it into the full version.

Note also that we do not provide a CD or any type of physical version of the program. We strongly recommend that you burn your own CD as a backup, and add a file with your key information so that when you get a new computer or hard drive, you’ll have everything you need (the program file and the key) so you can install and fully use Ez-Architect once again .


Easily Share Your Ez-Architect Plans

October 17, 2011

Ez-Architect 5 has several easy ways to share your plans with people who don’t have the Ez-Architect program.

Earlier versions also have sharing capabilities, but not all the formats that are available  in version 5.

Create your plan and save it as a regular Ez-Architect file (*.aad). You must do this if you want the to be able to modify your plan at any time in the future.

First find out what type of files your recipient is able to read. You can have them choose from:

  • bmp
  • jpg/jpeg
  • png
  • tif
  • emf
  • wmf
  • PDF

Most internet users can download Adobe reader to read a PDF file, as this is a common and easy way to share information. There are also free graphics programs that can read pretty much any type of graphics file. So this may also be a useful option, depending on whom you’re working with.

Go to the Export menu under File. A save dialog will open. Save your file in an export format that your recipient can read, and save it where you can find it later on your computer. Use your email program and send the file as an attachment. Once your recipient  receives the email, s/he can open the attachment and peruse your work.

This feature is especially useful if you are a professional and need to easily share your design ideas to your client. If you are doing collaborative work can share, get feedback, modify, share again etc.

Ez-Architect is so easy to use (and inexpensive), that you can also suggest that your clients and collaborators get a copy of their own. Then they can modify your designs and send them back to you and you can continue the exchanges back and forth until you’re ready to finalize a plan.

If you haven’t upgraded to Ez-Architect 5, you can do so by following this link.¬† You will need your Serial Number/Pin Code from a previous version before you can upgrade. If you need help finding your code, click here.


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