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Welcome to Molecules-3D.                 December 31, 1994
This is Test Drive Version 2.10D of the commercial-release package.

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TEST DRIVE
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This Test Drive Version will allow you to use all features of the
software.  The only limitations of the Test Drive version are: 
* Coach Lewis will accept formulas with 4 characters or less.
* Page Viewer will import molecules with 6 atoms or less.
* 3D Builder has Export Molecule and Edit Cut/Copy commmands disabled.

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DISTRIBUTION LICENSE
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This disk may be freely duplicated and distributed for the purpose of
evaluating Molecules-3D provided that all files on this diskette are 
kept together.  
 
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INSTALLATION
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Standard Installation will perform the following:
* Decompress & Copy: Applications to a folder on your hard drive
* Decompress & Copy: 3D structure files to the program folder
* Decompress & Copy: Configuration files to a folder inside the Preferences folder

To install Molecules-3D:

1.	Insert original Master Diskette into disk drive.

2.	Double-click the "Molecules-3D Installer" application.

3.	Select the location (destination folder) on the hard drive where you would like Molecules-3D to be installed.

4.  You can now run Molecules-3D from your hard drive.


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NEW FEATURES
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This version has the following added functionality:

PAGE VIEWER: 
* Support added for document exchange between Windows and Macintosh systems.
* Document and molecule color settings can be saved into documents.
* View Color dialog now has a "Defaults" button.
* Additional object manipulation commands

COACH LEWIS:
* Introductory dialog explains purpose. 
* Atom symbol placement more tightly controlled.
* Auto-determination of bond placement more flexible.
* Enhanced error checking on unusual cases.
* (LP) Electrons on H's prevented.
* Keyboard accelerators added for all menu/button operations.
* Dynamically monitors student progress and skips unneeded steps.  
  User notified.

CLEANUP:
* Requires all "Errors" found in Syntax Checker to be fixed.
* Generic Parameters for entire Periodic Table provided.
* Treatment of atoms with steric numbers (bond order) 5 & 6
* Support added for aromatic amines (delocalized lone pairs)

3D BUILDER: 
* Preview works in the Open Fragment dialog box.
* Preview allows user to change fragment's attachment point.
* Fragment Handle labels no longer required on user-created fragments.
* Edit Geometry will always display current value, even in a ring.
* Edit Geometry will always display the distance between any two atoms.
* Select either atoms or bonds to define substructure for Edit Geometry.
* Expanded Fragment Library

OTHER:
* Fixes to various minor bugs.
* Improved color management on high-end systems.
* Operational streamlining

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UPGRADE PATHS
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Additional Upgrade Modules for Molecules-3D that are available:
* Advanced 3D Structure & Fragment Libraries - $29
  Contains 100's of 3D structures in 13 different categories
* Advanced 3D Builder - $19
  New Valence Geometry Library & more!
* Advanced 3D Renderer & Page Viewer - $29
* Molecules-3D Pro - Professional Edition - $99
  Includes the above, plus additional functionality.  Of particular note:

MODULE: Page Viewer
* Handle multiple molecules per document
* Handle very large 3D structures (>200 atoms)
* Additional 3D data formats
* Additional object manipulation commands

MODULE: 3D Structure Library
* Greatly expanded.  100's of structures in 13 categories

MODULE: 3D Cleanup - minimizer 
* Customizable minimization term scripting
* Detailed minimization results reporting 

MODULE: 3D Builder 
* New Valence Geometry Library contains unusual geometries
* Expanded Fragment Library

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DOCUMENTATION UPDATE
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KNOWN EXCEPTIONS:
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* 3D Cleanup - Minimizer
    * Treatment of large molecules is uneven
    * Some non-standard S geometries not handled properly

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TROUBLE SHOOTING
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FLICKERING IMAGES
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        When given enough RAM, Molecules-3D will draw its images to an off screen buffer, then copy the entire buffer to the screen at one time.  This reduces flicker when drawing complex images.  Large windows will require a larger buffer to prevent flicker.  If not enough RAM is available, the off screen buffer will not be used, so images will flicker when they are drawn.
        If you have a large monitor and sufficient RAM, you may want to give Molecules-3D and 3D Builder more memory so they can use an off screen buffer with large windows. You can do this by increasing the Preferred size memory requirement in the Get Info. dialogs for the Molecules-3D and 3D Builder applications from the Finder.  When choosing the Preferred size setting, make sure there will be enough available RAM to launch 3D Builder (about 1200K initially) and Cleanup (about 600K.)

PRINTING DELAYS
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        When printing, Molecules-3D sends a large, high-resolution bitmap of the page to the printer in order to preserve high quality molecule images.  Printing a bitmap like this will send much more information to the printer than printing other types of documents.  This may cause Molecules-3D print jobs to take longer than other print jobs like text documents.  Don't be alarmed if a document takes 10 or 20 minutes to print.
        The time a document takes to print depends on several factors, including the type of printer (laser, ink-jet, dot-matrix), the specific model of printer, the type of connection to the computer (direct connection or network connection), the type network, and the load on the network.  For these reasons, it is impossible to predict the amount of time a print job may take, but in the best case a document will usually take several minutes to print.

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COPYRIGHT
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Molecules-3D Test Drive is copyrighted material.

Molecules-3D Test Drive cannot be sold, either by itself or in 
combination with any other product, without express written 
permission of Molecular Arts Corporation.

If you are a user group which is publishing a CD-ROM or floppy
collection, you may include Molecules-3D Test Drive and all of 
its included files without restriction, save that the original 
package is included. Contact Moleuclar Arts for up-to-date 
versions and information.

If you are a hard disk company which distributes PD, shareware, and
freeware on your disk drives, you are welcome to distribute 
Molecules-3D Test Drive.  Contact Molecular Arts for up-to-date 
versions and information.

Commercial publishers and distributors of CD-ROM software 
collections may not distribute Molecules-3D Test Drive on CD-ROM 
without the express written permission of Molecular Arts.

Molecules-3D Test Drive may be posted on an information service 
which charges its users for general connection time and downloading, 
but it may NOT be posted to an information service which will 
charge for the specific right to download Molecules-3D Test Drive, 
without the express written permission of Molecular Arts.

Molecules-3D Test Drive may be given away as a support utility for 
a package which is itself to be given away. People who need to 
distribute Molecules-3D Test Drive as a support utility should 
contact Molecular Arts for up-to-date versions and information.

Molecules-3D Test Drive is Copyright ©1991-1995 by Molecular Arts 
Corporation. All rights reserved. 


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Limited warranty and limitation of remedies
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The program and any support from Molecular Arts Corporation, are provided
"as is" and without warranty, express and implied, including but not
limited to any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose.  In no event will Molecular Arts Corporation be
liable for any damages, including lost profits, lost savings, or other
incidental or consequential damages, even if Molecular Arts Corporation
is advised of the possibility of such damages, or for any claim by you
or any third party.  


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COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS
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We are very interested in hearing your comments and suggestions.
If you have any questions on the above or you have feeback on the 
feature list, please contact us at: 

Molecular Arts Corporation
Hanover Corporate Centre
1532 East Katella Avenue, Suite 1000
Anaheim, California 92805-6627 USA

Development Team
  MAIN: 1-714-634-8100
  or 
  FAX: 1-714-634-1999

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                  Thank you for your support.
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