GeoTools e-Newsletter # 236:


September 18, 2009
Bangalore, India

GeoTools 10.08 released:

New command added:

1. GT_TAGDEL : (Blocks Tools - Delete block attribute tags from block definition): The GT_TAGDEL command is an block definition management tool used to delete attribute tags from a block definition and update all inserted blocks with the new block definition.

Bug fixes & Enhancements:

1. GT_REPBLK : (Blocks Tools -> Replace Block) : The operation of the 'Select Manual' method has been changed slighlty. Instead of offering an option to choose the layer name(s) first, the program now offers a 'Select objects' prompt first. If no objects are selected, the option to filter by layer name(s) is offered next. This change has been effected to make the process of selection more intuitive.

2. GT_MVMEASURE : (Build Tools -> Multiple-Variable measure) : The GT_MVMEASURE command now has its own scale factor option. You can now specify a block scale factor for each block that it inserts. It will no longer take the X and Y scale factors from the global defaults.

3. GT_3DOFFSET : ( Build Tools -> Offset 3d polylines) : The GT_3DOFFSET command has been significantly enhanced. You can now offset a 3d polyline on both sides (at once) as well as specify the layer into which the offsetted polyline must go. The ability to perform a 'Both Sides' offset significantly cuts down drafting time for civil/survey/map users who use this tool to create roadways, corridors and 3d ramps etc. In layer settings, it is now possible to create offset polylines either in the Current, Source or specific layers.

4. GT_ANNOTATEENDS: (Annotation Tools -> Annotate ends of line/polylines with symbols): A bug has been fixed in this command which was causing the command to crash when used on closed polylines.

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