GeoTools e-Newsletter # 241:


December 3, 2009
Bangalore, India

GeoTools 10.12 released:

New Commands added:

1. GT_TRAVADJ : (Civil Tools -> Perform traverse error adjustment) : The GT_TRAVADJ command implements the Bowditch's method of traverse adjustment for both
open and closed traverse polylines. The Bowditch's method is based on distributing the linear mis-closure (closing error) across each vertex proportionally
as a ratio bewteen the distance from the start to the total traverse distance.

2. GT_TORIENT : (Text Tools -> TORIENT, Make text, mtext readable): The GT_TORIENT command is written specially for Bricscad users to make a multiple selection
of text, mtext and block attributes upright (readable). It will flip over (rotate by 180 degrees) any text that is rotated between 90 and 180 degrees, thus
making such text readable.


1. GT_SEGLABEL : (Annotation Tools -> Annotate Segment Labels) : A new option has been added to perform Slope annotation. It is called 'Per Mille', which translates
into 'Per 1000'. It is often used in hydraulics to denote the slopes of canal beds and similar structures. Additionally, you can now specify an exxageration factor to
use when you are annotation polylines which are in Elevation View. So, if your 'Elevation View' polyline is already exxagerated 10 times in Z, you should apply
a reversal exxageration factor of 0.1 while doing GT_SEGLABEL to get the correct slope figures.

Bug Fixes:

1. GT_XP_ATT : (Block Tools -> Explode blocks, Retain attributes as Text) : This command was crashing in AutoCAD 2010. This has now been fixed.

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