Thanks for your questions. Let me reply.
>The interface is a little different, but similar enough that I’m managing to find my way around.
Yes, TDM 3 is a new tool written from scratch. If you start exploring TDM, please feel free to watch any of our instructional flash movies available at:
Please see the [Getting started] movies and others.
Of course, ask any questions. Our team is fully at your disposal.
>There is something weird with screen painting. It seems to flash a lot. I am using the tool in a virtual machine, but I have been using CS2 the same way and it doesn’t have the same ‘problem’.
Unfortunately, I’m not sure what exactly you mean. Nevertheless, when I’m changing e.g. size of a form or dialog, there is a kind of flash as the items in the form (content of the form) are being resized. Or when you select particular item in object properties dialog, the dialog refreshes according to it (e.g. when you select particular data type, some boxes hide, some show etc.)
Possibly, it might happen as you run it on a virtual machine… It’s hard to say.
Anyway, if you can, please try to describe the problem in detail. Thanks.
>It seems slow. Much much slower than CS2 (in the same environment). Is this my imagination or has the additional functionality caused the slowdown?
Yes, TDM is slower than CS2 as it has many functionalities that are missing in CS2 (alter scripts, model update, modeless dialogs and many more). TDM files are in XML format (CS2 files were in binary format). TDM uses packages for every supported database. - If you like to speed up TDM, install support of only those databases that you will work with.
Please see some tips in our Library, e.g. at:
>I’m seeing font-related (?) issues when displaying certain dialogs (see attached image). It doesn’t seem to matter what font I choose (in this case it is Arial, 8), some stuff gets hidden.
Similar problems occurred in old TDM versions. What TDM version do you use? Also, what is your screen resolution? Do you work on Vista?
Please try to change size of the dialog. Does anything change?
Thanks for the details.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Vladka + TDM Team (old CS2 tem)