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Help with the functions of the CAR-SPECIAL-Cloud

Keyword search
Search filter
Vehicle illustrations
Vehicle information
Vehicle distinguishing features
Vehicle dimensions – entered in millimetres
Photo comparison
Design vehicles online with CAR-SIGNER
Bookmark vehicles
Create lightbox
Arrange lightboxes
Delete vehicles from a lightbox

Help with the files of the vehicles

Download – how do I download a vehicle?
File format - in which file formats do I receive my Car-Outlines?
Precision - do I have to verify the measurements on the vehicle?
Scale - which scale are the Car-Outlines on?
Measurements - do the Car-Outlines come with specifications?
Programs - which ones are suitable for working with?

 

 

Keyword search

search vehicles

You can search using anything that is in the database: manufacturer, model, body shape, dimensions etc.

Tip: The quickest way to find a “Ford Transit Custom” is to enter the model name directly.

 

 

Search filter

search filter

Here you should select what you know about the vehicle you are looking for. The number of hits will become smaller with each step.

 

 

Vehicle preview

search motifs

You can decide yourself which view(s) you want to see:
e.g. all, or just front and left side. In addition, you can freely choose the display size on your monitor using the slider.

 

 

Vehicle information

search motifs

Here you will find all the important information about the respective vehicles such as the year of manufacture, body shape, glazing, dimensions etc.

 

 

Vehicle distinguishing features – older/newer models, facelifts

Problem: Within a chosen year of manufacture, different models are displayed because a new model or facelift came out.
Solution: In the front view, look out for typical distinguishing features such as headlights and radiator grille in order to find the right model.
You will find other helpful distinguishing features in the texts alongside the vehicle illustrations:
Year of manufacture (up to or from the chosen year of manufacture), model series designation and if applicable the supplement “facelift”.
Tip, for subscribers only: You can often also identify new models from an increase in the length of the vehicle

 

 

Identify vehicle distinguishing features more easily

Where: “Search result” tab
How: Click on the “Show differences” button (top right next to the small black vehicle symbols).
The differences between the vehicles which are found are now marked in blue in the text.
Tip: Click on these texts marked in blue in order to use them as a search filter.

 

Vehicle dimensions – entered in millimetres

Where: Search result, search filter in the left-hand column: Body > length, height or wheelbase
How: Click in the dropdown box at the bottom on “Enter length in mm” (or height or wheelbase …)

Specified dimensions may differ slightly for many reasons, e.g. on account of lowering of the chassis or different add-on components (trailer coupling, running boards, …). In the case of commercial vehicles, the height may differ depending on the maximum vehicle load capacity because suspensions of different strength are fitted.
The examples listed are generally irrelevant to the vehicle design because the body is always the same.

 

 

Photo comparison

Where: “Photo comparison” tab (right-hand side)
How: Search in the usual way by vehicle manufacturer and model. Then click on the “Photo comparison” tab, and drag your photos using the mouse to the appropriate fields (front, left, …). Now click on your uploaded photos in order to easily compare the matching views of photos and drawings. If necessary, drag the left edge of the photo comparison column to the left with your mouse in order to enlarge your photos. Tip: Make sure that wherever possible vehicles are photographed without a wide-angle lens or perspective distortion.

 

 

Design vehicles online with CAR-SIGNER

Where: Vehicle search result, link “Open in CAR-SIGNER”, next to the file number
How: Click on the link to create a vehicle layout online.
Note: This function is only available for subscribers

 

 

Bookmark vehicles

Where: Tab “my lightboxes”
How: Drag an vehicle to a lightbox.
The lightbox has to be open (click on Triangle).

 

Create lightbox

Where: Tab “my lightboxes”
How: Click on “create new lightbox“

 

 

Arrange lightboxes

Where: Tab “my lightboxes”
How: Click on a lightbox and pull it up or down.

 

 

Delete images from a lightbox

Where: Tab “my lightboxes”
How: click on an vehicle and drag it out of the lightbox.

 

 

Upload your own logo

click at "Upload your logo" on the green button "Upload logo" and choose the logo file on your computer.
The uploaded logo will appear at the top on the right hand side. It will appear as well in sended links and downloaded PDF files.
Formats: JPEG, TIFF, PNG or GIF (We recommend PNG with transparency)

 

 

Download – how do I download a vehicle?

The prerequisite for this is that you are a subscriber to CAR-SPECIAL or CAR-SPECIAL-Online.
After login here in the CAR-SPECIAL-Cloud your company name should appear at the top, above the search field (not in green letters "Test version").

Select the vehicle you want (manufacturer, model, version) from the numerous search options and filters.
When you click on a vehicle, you can view the relevant model as a large preview with all the details. You also have further options such as a quick measurement tool (measure) or light box function (bookmark).
If the model is also available in 3D, you can also download this template so that you can subsequently present it with your design in our CAR 3D tool. CAR 3D

Specify a folder on your hard drive in which you would like to save the file.

You will receive the Car Lettering in compressed form, as a ZIP-file. In order to use the files, they will have to be unzipped after the download. Please use an unzip programme like WinZip or StuffIt to do that.

Once you have unzipped the files to a folder of your choice, you can open them with your graphic program.

 

 

File format - in which file formats do I receive my Car-Outlines?

You will receive the files in five formats:

 

 

Precision - do I have to verify the measurements on the vehicle?

The vehicles are true to scale and drawn with high precision. However, curves and beadings are displayed deficiently in a two-dimensional file. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to verify the measurements on the original vehicle before you plot the Letterings.
Our company cannot assume liability for measurement differences.

 

 

Scale - which scale are the Car-Outlines on?

The scale used depends on the vehicle type.
PCar: On a scale of 1:30. In order to get a depiction in the actual size, enlarge the Lettering by 3,000%.
Only for cars, the Letterings are also available as a CDR 1:1 file in the archive, in the original size.

Trucks, busses, boats and trains: On a scale of 1:60. In order to get a depiction in the actual size, enlarge the Lettering by 6,000%.

Motorcycles an bicycles: On a scale of 1:15. In order to get a depiction in the actual size, enlarge the Lettering by 1,500%.

Air planes: On a scale of 1:300. In order to get a depiction in the actual size, enlarge the Lettering by 30,000%.

 

 

Measurements - do the Car-Outlines come with specifications?

You will find the most important vehicle specifications on every drawing. Length, width, height, wheel base and scale are stated.
A scale of 1:30 means, that 1 cm on the drawing corresponds to 30 cm in reality. Knowing this, you can easily calculate every desired dimension

 

 

Programs - which ones are suitable for working with?

Generally all vector programs are suitable, but Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw are the programmes most frequently used. Please make sure that you always use the right import filter.

You can download a free test file in order to test the functionality on your system.

 

 

Search systematically:

You can reliably identify most cars by their year of manufacture and body type.

For commercial vehicles, you should also have the following details to hand:
- Length and height of the vehicle
- Number of sliding doors
- Rear design (rear doors or tailgate)
- Glazing version (right/left/partial glazing/unglazed)
- Rear or front-wheel drive (depending on manufacturer)

With each search filter, you can thus further restrict the number of possible vehicles.

Note: We usually offer you the basic version of cars. Equipment packages such as sports and exclusive packages do not have any relevant impact on the basic body and can only be implemented in individual cases.

 

If you do not find what you are looking for, send us an e-mail:

Please bear in mind that, depending on the category, the following information is absolutely essential for determining vehicles:

Cars: manufacturer and model, date of first registration, length, width, height

Commercial vehicles / vans: Same as with cars. In addition, here it is also essential to provide further details about the glazing / metal sheets, number of sliding doors, rear design (rear doors or tailgate), single or double cabin (platform truck), and drive (rear or front-wheel drive).

Buses & trucks: This segment is very complex and here there are many variations, model versions which cannot be clearly determined from the model name. The simplest solution here would be for you to provide us, in addition to the exact model name and the dimensions (length, width and height), with a few pictures showing all views.

We will find the appropriate model for you (if it exists) and send you the direct link to the appropriate template.

We do of course also offer this option for cars and commercial vehicles if no other information is available to you

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Copy the application 'CAR-SPECIAL-Cloud' to your computer.
Suggestion: Copy to program folder, add it to your task bar then.

The uploaded logo appears right at the top, as well in sent links and downloaded PDF.
Formats: JPEG, TIFF, PNG or GIF (PNG with transparencies is suggested)

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Important: Dimensional data may differ depending on the attachments, see also Help.
Always enter the smaller value for from-to specifications.

To use this function, please select the year of construction first.

 mm

Important: Dimensional data may differ depending on the attachments, see also Help.
Always enter the smaller value for from-to specifications.

To use this function, please select the year of construction first.

 mm

Important: Dimensional data may differ depending on the attachments, see also Help.

To use this function, please select the year of construction first.

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