GeoTools-CADPower e-Newsletter # 373:

  
 


June 14, 2015
Bengaluru, India

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**** Headlines Today:

*** GeoTools V 16.02, What's New?

** GeoTools V16.02 significantly improves support for AutoCAD 2007, 2008, 2009. The startup errors encountered in these versions have been fixed.

A number of commands have been tested on these platforms for compatibility.

** Improvement: GT_SCALE_Z: (GeoTools -> Conversion -> Scale Z values): This command now accepts 3dface objects also for Z scaling.

** Improvement: GT_TRIANGULATE: (GeoTools -> Civil Tools -> Create TIN (Delauney triangulation)): Performance improvement: The GT_TRIANGULATE command can be slow when working with large datasets. There is now an effective workaround to handle large datasets. If the number of points selected is more than 1000, this tool will now give you the option to process the TIN in parts. Simply specify the number of square areas into which you want to split the entire area and the TIN will be processed part by part but the net end result is pretty much the same.

With this new feature, you can now process hundreds of thousands of points in just a few minutes.

** Improvement: GT_PL_STAT: (GeoTools -> Polyline Tools -> Inquiry Statistics -> Compute detailed polyline statistics): The name of the default output file has been changed from PL_STAT.txt to <drawing_name>_PL_STAT.csv to relate the output with the drawing and import into Excel easily.

*** CADPower V 16.02, What's New?

** CADPower V16.02 significantly improves support for AutoCAD 2007, 2008, 2009. The startup errors encountered in these versions have been fixed.

A number of commands have been tested on these platforms for compatibility.

** New command added: CP_VPEXTRACT: (CADPower -> Viewports -> Extract clipping boundary):

The CP_VPEXTRACT command is used to extract the clipping boundary of a viewport as a closed polyline or circle.

The extracted entity can be edited and used as an updated boundary for the next command, CP_VPBNDRYUPDATE.

** New command added: CP_VPBNDRYUPDATE: (CADPower -> Viewports -> Update clipping boundary):

The CP_VPBNDRYUPDATE command is used to update the clipping boundary of a viewport and replace it with a new one.

** Improvement: CP_PL_STAT: (CADPower -> Polyline Tools -> Inquiry Statistics -> Compute detailed polyline statistics): The name of the default output file has been changed from PL_STAT.txt to <drawing_name>_PL_STAT.csv to relate the output with the drawing and import into Excel easily.

** New command added: CP_CSVEXPORT (CADPower -> Export -> Export CSV file):

The CP_CSVEXPORT command is a quick tool to export columns of text data into CSV file. The command asks you to pick selections of text entities column by column and export the same into a CSV file.

** New command added: CP_BLKMAN (CADPower -> Blocks -> Block Names Editor):

The CP_BLKMAN command functions in a very similar manner to the CP_LAYERMAN command (CADPower -> Layer -> Layer Names Editor) and allows multiple blocks to be renamed in flexible ways using wildcards and patterns.

** New command added: CP_DWGAUDIT (CADPower -> Miscellaneous -> CAD Procedures -> Perform drawing audit and cleanup):

The CP_DWGAUDIT command is a utility to clean up a drawing of unwanted symbol table information, temporary blocks and also offers a method to flatten the Z values of entities within blocks.

Background: Copy-Paste of entities in .dwg CAD can result in a large number of temporary blocks. In AutoCAD, these blocks have names starting with A$ while in BricsCAD the names of these blocks look like E83KJHYTFY and similar hex names.

** Improvement: CP_SCALE_Z: CADPower -> Conversion -> Scale Z values: This command now accepts 3dface objects also for Z scaling.

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CADPower for AutoCAD:

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GeoTools for BricsCAD:

** English: http://www.coordsys.com/geotools/download/geotools_bricscad_en.exe
** German: http://www.coordsys.com/geotools/download/geotools_bricscad_de.exe
** Spanish: http://www.coordsys.com/geotools/download/geotools_bricscad_es.exe

CADPower for BricsCAD:

** English: http://www.coordsys.com/cadpower/download/cadpower_bricscad_en.exe
** German: http://www.coordsys.com/cadpower/download/cadpower_bricscad_de.exe
** Spanish: http://www.coordsys.com/cadpower/download/cadpower_bricscad_es.exe

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