GeoTools e-Newsletter # 203:


G E O T O O L S N E W S L E T T E R # 203

July 21, 2008
Bangalore, India

GeoTools V 9.06 Update:

This is an update with many minor yet significant improvements. And we have added a completely new command to the collection.

Enhanced commands:

GT_AUTOINCROD (AutoCAD Map Tools -> Create auto-incrementing object table data): The GT_AUTOINCROD command has always been used to create auto-incrementing object data. Now, this command can be optionally linked with the GT_TC command (Draw running [auto-incrementing] text numbers). With this, you can now not only assign auto-incrementing object table data but also create associated auto-incrementing text labels using the GT_TC command (which runs in slave mode, called by the GT_AUTOINCROD command).

In order to mirror the complete functionality of the GT_TC command, an additional option has been added to the GT_AUTOINCROD command, which is to create either a numeric or character increment, like in the GT_TC command.

The following commands now have an explicit option within their dialog boxes to set the layer in which the output of the command is produced.

- GT_CREATECENTROID (Polyline Toolset 2 & Build Tools) - Create centroid marks inside closed polygons
- GT_TC (Text Tools & Draw Tools) - Draw Quick Text (running numbers)
- GT_VXLABEL (Annotation Tools & Polyline ToolSet 1) - Label polyline vertices
- GT_SEGLABEL (Annotation Tools & Polyline ToolSet 1) - Label polyline segments
- GT_PL_DATALBl (Annotation Tools) - Label polylines with object/database linked data
- GT_ANGLABEL (Annotation Tools) - Label polyline angles
- GT_ANNOTATEENDS ( Annotation Tools) - Annotate ends of lines/polylines with symbols

Bug fix:

GT_AMAPBREAK (AutoCAD Map Tools - Break object but retain object data in both the broken parts) - A bug has been fixed in this command which prevents certain misleading error messages from popping up while running this command.

New command added:

GT_MINEX2DWG (Miscellaneous Tools - Import (read) a MINEX coal reserves data file into DWG):

The GT_MINEX2DWG command allows to import coal bed reserves data from MINEX, the popular stratified mining program from GemCom software.


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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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