GeoTools e-Newsletter # 289:


May 24, 2011
Bangalore, India

GeoTools V 12.03 update:

New command added:

GT_VIEWLINKED: (GeoTools -> Export Tools -> View handle-linked objects): Using the GT_VIEWLINKED command, you can view and correlate information between an ASCII/CSV file and its drawing by selecting a record and have the command zoom to the corresponding object in the drawing. The handle of the object is used as a key to make this connection.

Using the GT_IMPEX command, you can export the object handle into an export file. When used in conjunction with GT_IMPEX command, this provides a useful debugging tool to view and check output records.


GT_CH3D2D and GT_CH2D3D (GeoTools->Polyline ToolSet 1->3D-to-2D / 2D- to-3D): These twin commands have been modified to recognize and handle polylines in local coordinate systems (UCS). In other words, if you have polylines which are in UCS, or if the current coordinate system is not the World Coordinate System, the conversion will result in polylines getting converted and remain in their own coordinate system. This gives more predictable and desired results when handling UCS polylines.

Please be aware that these commands do not change the coordinate systems of the polylines. To do that, you must use the GT_FIXUCS command.

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Simultaneous release of GeoTools V12 for Bricscad also. See for more info.

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