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Software for the creation of Temporary Road Traffic Control Diagrams & Route Diversion Schemes
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What do you get with each copy of CONE?

The CONE UK versions are delivered on CD-ROM and come complete with full colour printed copies of the CONE User Guide and the Signs and Symbols manual.
There are four manuals in total, the other two being the Standard Layouts manual and the Chapter 7 Sign Design Guide.
All the manuals are provided in PDF format

How is CONE licenced?

CONE is licenced on a Per-Pc basis and is softkey locked. There is no compulsory ongoing maintenance charge

Can I install CONE on more than one computer?

If you want to have two working copies of CONE on separate computers, you must purchase a second copy, we will discount multiple copies of CONE purchased by the same company.

Does CONE come with pre-loaded signs and cones?

The heart of the cone system is huge range of libraries based upon Chapter 8 but greatly expanded to cover all possibilities

Signs: All the signs you will ever need for TM works and diversion schemes

Symbols: Cones, barriers, vehicles, too many to list here

Layouts: These are mainly arrays of signs approaching a works or closure Priority, 2 way, Give and take, Stop & Go, Portable Traffic Lights and of course a huge range for dual carriageways

TSAM's: Standard layouts (exemplar drawings) covering everything from footways to dual 4 lane motorways and everything inbetween.

Can we add/edit our own signs into the program?

Yes, CONE has a comprehensive Chapter 7 Sign Design Tool and a simple quick tool for creating single, double and chevron plates for advance notifications and other Regulation 53 requirements

Do we need to buy any updates for it or does it last a good few years?

We tend to bring out a new version of CONE every 2 years, which either corresponds to a major change to Chapter 8 or a major update of CONE productivity tools, CONE 10 was released this year, Updates are not compulsary many of our infrequent users are quite happy with older versions of CONE and do not upgrade every time.

I have an older copy of CONE how do I upgrade to the latest version?

Please contact CADaptor Solutions, tel 01484 489796 or email info@conesoftware.com to arrange upgrades
Ideally we will need to know your existing customer user number, which is printed on the installation CD-ROM label or you can enter CONEINFO at your CAD command prompt.

What's the difference between the CONE for AutoCAD and the                       CONE STANDALONE versions

The two CONE 10 versions are identical in functionality

The AutoCAD version works with AutoCAD 2007 to AutoCAD 2014 (which you need to purchase separately)

The STANDALONE version comes complete with a copy of BricsCAD Classic

Can you import "Google" maps and aerial photography into CONE?

YES. Raster images (bmp, jpegs, tiffs etc) often saved from internet aerial photos or scanned from maps can be loaded into the parent CAD program and quickly scaled using the new CONE10 mapping features.

Can you import Ordnance Survey maps into CONE?

YES. CAD vector files are usually supplied in DWG or DXF format and you can obtain them very quickly from various outlets - See the resources area for more details.

Can you import maps and aerial photography into CONE?

YES. There are 2 common types of maps: raster and vector. Raster types are images (bmp, jpegs, tiffs etc) often these are scanned from maps. Vector types are usually supplied in DXF format and you can obtain them very quickly from various outlets - See the resources area for more details.

Do you supply maps/where can I get OS Maps?

NO. But please call us and we will give you as much assistance as we can.
See the resources area for more details

Do you supply an evaluation version of CONE?

Sorry No

Is there any training required?

CONE is a simple package to use however in general most users require some training on the parent CAD package
We can provide training if required
Please see here for further details

Do I need to buy a CAD system?

Not if you purchase our STANDALONE version which is 100% AutoCAD compatible.

How many years has CONE been on sale?

Over 20 years and counting

How much is a copy of CONE?

£1100 for the AutoCAD version and £1460 for the STANDALONE version
see price list here

How do I order Cone?

Vist the store for more details
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How compatible is BRICSCAD with AutoCAD?

BricsCAD will read and write AutoCAD format DWG files, version 15 of BricsCAD uses the latest AutoCAD 2013 file format as standard.
All CAD drawing commands, templates and features such as object snap modes are similar if not identical between the two programs, and so any CAD skills learned are transferable.

Can I evaluate CONE online?

Sorry No, however, there are plenty of examples in the Tutorials section

Can I download a trial of CONE?

Sorry No, however, you can download a 30-day trial version of BricsCAD v15  from www.bricsys.com

What are the PC Hardware requirments for CONE?

CONE will run on a quite basic specification PC.

To get reasonable performance from the CAD program, we recommend:
minimum Intel I5 processor or equivelant,
minimum 2GB RAM, preferably 4GB,

Cone10 Standalone requires 1GB of hard disk space,
the AutoCAD version will require 725MB in addition to you AutoCAD installation.

You can use wither a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system

Does CONE work with AutoCAD Lite (LT)?

Sorry, No

After version Cone 9.0 we no longer support the AutoCAD LT environment, please consider the Standalone version as an upgrade alternative.

How is CONE delivered, how long does it take?

We will ship via DHL next working day delivery.

Provided you can clear payment before lunchtime, we will ship the software that day & you should receive it the following working day.

Will CONE work with Windows8 64 Bit Operating System?

YES.

CONE10 works on both 32 & 64 bit operating Windows systems.

Will CONE work on a Macintosh computer?

Yes, however, you must run a Windows emulator program.

CONE is designed to run under the Windows Operating system, and not the native Macintosh Operating System.

 

 

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"Traffic Management Solution Ltd of Ipswich needed a solution to providing quality TM drawings and after considerable research selected CONE (Stand Alone) as the product that met all our needs."

"The training provided is outstanding and having been on many training courses over the years - I have to say that this is way and above the best. If you buy Cone - then buy the training because pay back and into profit is in weeks!"

Peter Ryland
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Traffic Management Solutions Ltd
Ipswich

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