GeoTools e-Newsletter # 328:

  
 

July 8, 2012
Bangalore, India

*** GeoTools/CADPower V 13.04c update:

New option added:

** CP_CALCAREA : (CADPower -> Polyline Tools -> Inquiry & Statistics -> Compute summed areas of closed polylines): The 'mm' [millimeters] unit has been added to the list of supported units for annotation.

** GT_SPL2PL : (GeoTools -> Conversion Tools -> Convert splines to polylines):
** CP_SPL2PL: (CADPower -> Conversion -> Line/Polyline/Arc/Spline -> Convert splines to polylines):

The GT_SPL2PL/CP_SPL2PL command now allows splines and ellipses to be converted to polylines by specifying the number of equal segments into which the spline/ellipse is to be divided. This new method is called 'Divide' and complements the existing 'Interpolate' method which generates sampling points at regular intervals along the spline/ellipse.

Bug Fix: In the same command, a bug has been fixed which caused the spline ends to be incorrectly swapped when connecting the polyline.

Bug Fix: Some more bugs in handling of special case annotations have been fixed in the GT_BRGROUND command (GeoTools->Civil Tools-> Round off bearings):

** Changes to popup dialog under floating licenses:

When you use GeoTools/CADPower under a network floating license, the license status messages keep popping up upon startup. This was causing interference for some users who were using AutoCAD for script processing, automated processing etc. Nevertheless, the status messages are important and therefore, it was designed as a popup so that the user can see and read it. Now, we have an option to convert the popup status messages to command line messages through a setting in the license file.

If you are using floating licenses and find the popups irritating, just let me know. I can help you fix them.

** GT_EASYOD: (GeoTools -> AutoCAD Map Tools -> Object Data -> Multiple-Choice Object Data Editor): A new sub-command has been added. It is called GT_EASYOD_RESTORE. This command will enable the EASYOD INI file to be specified directly on the command line, read it and update the current settings in memory. You can do all this without having to go through the GT_EASYOD_SETUP dialog box. This makes it suitable for unattended or menu macro based use. This command has also been enhanced. The order of object fields in the block is not important any more for the INI file. If you change the definition order of object fields, the command will still work.

** CP_EASYATT: (CADPower -> Blocks -> Attribute-related -> Multiple-Choice Attribute Editor): A new sub-command has been added. It is called CP_EASYATT_RESTORE. This command will enable the EASYATT INI file to be specified directly on the command line, read it and update the current settings in memory. You can do all this without having to go through the GT_EASYATT_SETUP dialog box. This makes it suitable for unattended or menu macro based use. This command has also been enhanced. The order of attributes in the block is not important any more for the INI file. If you change the definition order of attributes, the command will still work.

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