Architrion 5.8

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by coventry5, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. coventry5 macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2012
    I have old drawings on an old power mac 8500 which I wanted to retrieve.
    All went well until I got messages about missing job baggages !
    Does anyone know how to replace job baggages in ARCHITRION?
    Does anyone know what a job baggage is?
    I have re installed original software but get the same message-weird!
    I no longer have the manual so I am stuck.
  2. ThaneDP macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    Late, but I hope this might help you.

    Job Baggage was a settings file used by Architrion.

    Architrion starts by comparing a softkey in Job Baggage (your unique registration) against a ADB hardware dongle (Rainbow or others) or it won't start the ArchiDraw 2d or ArchiDesign 3D components. I must use an ADB to USB dongle for my dongle. Dongles are evil.

    Even if you had the job baggage, you would still need the corresponding dongle.

    If you just want to get at the 2d CAD data, open the translator, it doesn't require job baggage or dongle to open your Architrion file and save it out as DXF for import into another cad package.

    Dongles are evil.
  3. bilge17 macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2012
    Architrion recovery

    Coventry5, I know what you are dealing with. I have worked in Archi 5.8 for 10 years before moving to Revit. I am very familiar with job baggage and opening the files.
    I still have two dongles/keys on old G4's. If there is something you would like recovered, we could work out a dropbox or FTP and I'll convert them to AutoCAD for a fee. Wish i had more details on where to get a key and dongle, but they are almost impossible to get. I paid $5000 for my two dongles.
  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Typical, DRM screwing over a legit, legal user.

    Find a crack/serial/etc for it. You bought it, you deserve to be allowed to use it.
  5. bilge17 macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2012
    I tried getting a crack, dongle emulator, even contacting Rainbow to get a replacement dongle and key code. Even if i knew my Key CNI code, they would not give me a dongle for anything. I had to buy mine directly from France ($2500/ea) where they are still archiving the Archi 5.8 and now developing BOA.
  6. albertobzz macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2013
    BOA is the best solution for a continuity with the old Architrion 5.8 for its capability of acquisition and translation of old files. However, it isn't an Architrion 5.8 upgrade or development and BOA-Research society hasn't commercial competence for Architrion 5.8 (I know it isn't owner of this software code), so it hasn't any kind of obligation in the regards of Architrion 5.8 clients.
  7. Infobauds macrumors newbie


    Apr 12, 2016
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    You can see my website and contact me because I can help you to find a dongle with 5.8 and 6.4.3 codes.

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