GeoTools e-Newsletter # 198:


G E O T O O L S N E W S L E T T E R # 198

May 12, 2008
Bangalore, India

GeoTools V 9.0 is now shipping:

The ninth numbered upgrade of GeoTools since 1999, GeoTools V9 is now now shipping and available for download from our web-site.

GeoTools V9 upgrade is FREE for all GeoTools V8 users who have made the purchase on or after February 20, 2008. This also applies to all GeoTools upgrades from V7 made after this date.

GeoTools V9 comes 13 months after the last numbered GeoTools version (V8) was released in April 2007.

GeoTools now begins its ninth year in the AutoCAD market. We continue to get wish-lists and user-feedback, requests from our existing users and there will be a special emphasis on meeting those requirements in the coming weeks and months. We are pleased to say that we have successfully implemented about 70 % or more of all wish-lists and new commands / enhancements and bug fix requests that were brought to our notice during the past year. And almost all of the requests have been completed in record time. We apologize if some of your requests have not yet been fulfilled or completed partially. It will be our goal to complete all of them as early as we can.

One of the main goals of GeoTools V9 has been to ensure compatibility with AutoCAD 2009. GeoTools V9 has been tested with AutoCAD 2009 and works absolutely fine. It also runs on all vertical applications built on AutoCAD 2009. If you experience any problems with your setup, we will be glad to assist. The current release-version of GeoTools work best in the 'AutoCAD Classic' workspace of AutoCAD 2009. The GeoTools commands are not (yet) available in the tabbed ribbon interface of other workspaces of AutoCAD 2009. In workspaces other than 'AutoCAD classic', the GeoTools menu can be accessed by clicking on the AutoCAD icon at top left corner of the AutoCAD screen.

All GeoTools V8 users who have purchased PRIOR to February 20, 2008 will need to purchase an upgrade to GeoTools V9. The upgrade prices are as follows:

GeoTools V9.xx Upgrade for V8.xx Single license - US$ 79.95
GeoTools V9.xx Upgrade for V8.xx 4-license - US$ 245.0
GeoTools V9.xx Upgrade for V8.xx site-license - US$ 519.00

Exisitng GeoTools V8 users can place an order for upgrades at this URL:

There is no change in the retail price of GeoTools V9 licenses.

The Spanish and German language versions of GeoTools ALSO have been simultaneously updated with this current release with all translations of program messages, dialog boxes and other parts of the user-interface completely done.

English Users, Pick up this latest update from:

German Users, Pick up GeoTools 9.0 update from:

Spanish Users, Pick up GeoTools 9.0 update from:


Important note: While all of GeoTools commands are tested quite extensively before they are released, it is humanly impossible to test-run it under every different data type or operating environment. In the event that you notice any GeoTools command not functioning as expected, please bring it to our notice as soon as possible. We will attend to it and fix the problem as soon as possible.


Thank you for your continued support. As always, we welcome feedback at all times.

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