GeoTools e-Newsletter # 202:


G E O T O O L S N E W S L E T T E R # 202

July 03, 2008
Bangalore, India

GeoTools V 9.05 update:

*** Bug fix ***

GT_P2BLKSHP (Conversion Tools - Convert Points/Text/Circles to Blocks/Shapes): The GT_P2BLKSHP command could accept only AutoCAD points as input during the conversion process although the command was meant to allow even text and circle objects to be processed. This has now been fixed and the command now accepts points, text and circles.

GT_DISTANGWEED (Polyline Toolset 1 & Drawing Cleanup Tools - Weed(remove) vertices based on angle and distances): The GT_DISTANGWEED command now has a new option implemented by which the polylines can be weeded - based on distances AND deflection distance between two segments. The radio button indicating this option was always present in the dialog box but it was never implemented completely. We have now made this option working and it is now complete. This greatly increases the scope of the GT_DISTANGWEED command. You can now weed polylines based on 5 criteria:

- inter-vetex distances only
- deflection angle only
- deflection distances only
- distances and deflection angle
- distances and deflection distances

*** Enhanced commands ***

GT_INSVX (Polyline Tool Set 1 - Insert vertex):
GT_DELVX (Polyline Tool Set 2 - Delete vertex):

The GT_INSVX and GT_DELVX command have been enhanced. It has been put within an infinite loop. So, it will keep on asking for more vertices to be inserted or deleted from the same polyline without having to re-start the command. We did this because many of our users often end up inserting or deleting more than one vertex at a time into the polyline that they are working with. You can get out of this command now by hitting ESCAPE or by choosing a new command from the menu.

GT_CONTLABEL (Polyline Tool Set 1 & Annotation Tools - Label contour polylines): The GT_CONTLABEL command has been enhanced. You can now specify the layer on which to place the contour labels as well as set the color of the layer.

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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.


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