GeoTools e-Newsletter # 227:


G E O T O O L S N E W S L E T T E R # 227

June 15, 2009
Bangalore, India

New commands added:

1. GT_CONNECTBLOCKS : (Block Tools - Connect blocks based on attribute values): The GT_CONNECTBLOCKS command connects blocks based on attribute values. You can specify one of more block names, an attribute tag and a connect criteria. All blocks meeting the specified criteria will be joined by a single polyline. The 'Connect criteria' is specified as an individual or a range of values separated by commas.

Example: 1-50,60,90-End

The above syntax would connect points from 1 to 50, then 60, followed by 90 to the end (maximum) point number in the drawing.

Two special values permitted in the syntax are 'Start' and 'End' which would use the minimum and maximum point number respectively in the drawing.

2. GT_DRAWSEGBLOCKS: (Block Tools - Place block along each segment of the polyline): The GT_DRAWSEGBLOCKS command can be used to place a stretched block along the segments of a line or polyline. The specified block is stretched such that its X scale factor is equal to the length of each segment.
This can be a useful tool to create patterns along lines, polylines (often used after GT_EMBHATCH command to create custom embankment hatch patterns).

See Also: GT_EMBHATCH (Draw Tools)

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 10.0 from:

German Users, Pick up GeoTools 10.0 update from:

Spanish Users, Pick up GeoTools 10.0 update from:

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