GeoTools e-Newsletter # 204:


G E O T O O L S N E W S L E T T E R # 204

July 25, 2008
Bangalore, India

GeoTools V 9.07 Update:

In this update, we have extended the ability to control the output layer to several other commands as well:

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

- GT_XP_WPL (Polyline Toolset 2) - Explode polylines with width
- GT_PLINE2ARC (Polyline Toolset 3) - Convert linear polylines to arcs/arced polylines
- GT_PL2SPL (Polyline Toolset 2 - Convert polylines to SPLINEs
- GT_3DF2PFACE (Conversion Tools) - Convert 3DFaces to polyface mesh
- GT_3DF2PL (Conversion Tools) - Convert 3DFaces to polylines
- GT_SPL2PL (Polyline Toolset 2) - Convert spline to polyline
- GT_BLKSHP2P (Conversion Tools) - Convert Blocks/Shapes/Text/Circle to Points
- GT_CHOP ( Miscellaneous Tools - Object Chopper)
- GT_VEGLINE (Draw Tools - Draw vegetation cover symbols)
- GT_FIXUCS (Polyline Toolset 3 - Fix non-parallel UCS)
- GT_PFACE2PL ( Conversion Tools - Polyface mesh to polylines)
- GT_P2BLKSHP (Conversion Tools - Convert Points/Text/Circles to Blocks/Shapes)

New command added:

GT_SHOWPLARCS (Polyline ToolSet 3 & Draw Tools - Draw 'arc-ends' to 'arc-center' connections in arcs & polyline arcs):

The GT_SHOWPLARCS command draws a line connecting the end points and center-points of arcs. This command works both with the standard AutoCAD ARC entity as well as the arc segments of polylines.

Enhanced command:

GT_XP_RETDAT (AutoCAD Map Tools - Explode objects - retain object data and extended entity data): This command now has the ability to explode unequally scaled blocks also.

GT_XP_ATT (Block Tools - Explode blocks - retain attributes as text): This command now has the ability to explode unequally scaled blocks also.


English Users, Pick up this latest update 9.07 from:

German Users, Pick up GeoTools 9.07 update from:

Spanish Users, Pick up GeoTools 9.07 update from:

German & Spanish Users: Please wait for a day or two for GeoTools 9.06 to be available

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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