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DAYTools End User License Agreement

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DAYTools design software is provided at no cost for commercial or personal use.

This copy of the software is licensed to you, the end user. Please read this agreement carefully.



This End User License Agreement (EULA) grants you a perpetual, non-exclusive license to use the software solely for internal information management and data processing purposes subject to the following terms and conditions:

You may copy, backup, install and use the software on your own computer, network, or storage device. The EULA must accompany all copies of the software at all times. Distribution of the software in whole or in part (copying, renting, leasing, loaning, selling, transferring, uploading, exporting) to any other party without the prior written consent of Dayton Progress Corporation is a violation of this agreement and will result in the automatic termination of this agreement and damages.


The software is provided “AS IS” with all faults and without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied. Dayton Progress Corporation makes no warranties or representations regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information. Dayton Progress Corporation disclaims all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Data and specifications produced by the software are subject to confirmation by Dayton Progress Corporation. Dayton Progress Corporation does not and cannot warrant the performance or results you may obtain by using the software.

In no event shall Dayton Progress Corporation be liable for any incidental, consequential, indirect, punitive or special damages, lost profits or savings, or lost data that may result from the use of the software even if a Dayton Progress Corporation representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or special damages, or the exclusion of implied warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty may last, so the above limitations may not apply to you.


Copyright © 2006 Dayton Progress Corporation

® JEKTOLE, TRUE POSITION, TRUE POSITION SHAPE and the TRUE POSITION BACKING PLUG DESIGN are registered trademarks of Dayton Progress Corporation.

™ MULTI-POSITION and all TRILITERAL DESIGNATORS are a trademark of Dayton Progress Corporation.

The software and any copies that you make are owned by Dayton Progress Corporation. The software’s structure, organization and code are the valuable trade secrets of Dayton Progress Corporation. The software is also protected by United States Copyright Law and International Treaty provisions. Any copies that you are permitted to make pursuant to this EULA must contain the same copyright and other proprietary notices that appear on or in the software. You agree not to modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the software.

If any part of this EULA is found void and unenforceable, it will not affect the validity of the balance of the EULA, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. This EULA may only be modified in writing signed by an authorized officer of Dayton Progress Corporation.

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When previewing or generating a CAD model for the first time, you may be asked to register a DLL (dynamic link library). The DLL is a system file that enables function of the DAYTools program.

If this prompt fails to function, you will need to close and restart DAYTools in "Administrative mode".

To start DAYTools in "Administrative mode", right-click on the DAYTools icon (either on desktop or in the Start menu) and choose "Run as administrator" from the pop-up menu.  Then proceed to where you have encountered the "Register DLL" prompt.

You only need to run DAYTools in administrative mode once. You can run DAYTools normally in all future sessions.

Creating Multi-Position and Multi-Location Retainers with DAYTools

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DAYTools software includes a robust retainer design tool located in the lower right corner of the main screen.


DAYTools Multi-Position Retainer


The Multi-Position / Multi-Location retainer designer offers a few different ways to save your creation. Only the 3rd option allows you to re-load and continue to modify your creation.


DAYTools file options


  1. Exporting to CSV will create a comma-delimited text file of the features and dimensions used in your creation. Very few users can benefit from this format so Dayton discourages you from using this option.
  2. Export to CAD DATA offers several formats (DWG, STEP, IGES, DXF, etc). These files can be loaded into your design application.
  3. The most versatile Load and Save option handles "DAT" files. Dayton recommends that you always save your creation in the DAT format. You can export to CAD after you save an editable DAT file.

    The DAT format is what you supply to your Dayton Distributor for pricing.


Screen display issues

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Systems with altered display settings may present errors in DAYTools. Form elements and buttons may not be correctly positioned or may not appear at all. The following may help to resolve display problems.

On the main screen for DAYTools, click on the Swiss Army knife icon in the lower right. Make sure that the box for "Enable Form Resize" is checked.

DAYTools Preferences


 In the Windows Control Panel, ensure that text is displayed at the default 100%.


Windows 7 Control Panel


 Newer versions of Windows may display this control like this:


Windows 10 Control Panel


Windows 8 introduced support for High DPI displays. You can toggle support for High DPI by right-clicking on the DAYTools program icon (on the desktop or in the Start menu). Choose "Properties" and then configure the "Compatibility" tab.


DAYTools Properties


For additional DAYTools support, please contact us.

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