GeoTools-CADPower e-Newsletter # 385:

  
 


February 29, 2016
Bengaluru, India

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We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our visitors and urge you to check out our site again and complete any failed transcation last time.

*** CADPower V 16.18 Update:

** New command added: CP_TILEEDIT: (CADPower BOM / BOQ Tools Edit Tiles / XY panels):

The CP_TILEEDIT command is an interative editor for X & Y scale factors of panel blocks. If you have a row of XY panel blocks and want to edit the X or Y scale factor of all blocks together, you can use this command. This tool is useful to trim the blocks at the boundaries of the area where you are placing the panels.

Using CP_TILEEDIT, you first edit one block and specify the desired X and Y scale factors. You can also set the anchor point around which the scaling must happen. Based on this, you select all the other blocks in the row (or column) and the command automatically applies the same editing operation on all the blocks.

** New command added: CP_SCLEDIT (CADPower -> Block Tools -> Block-related -> Interactive XY Scale Editor: The CP_SCLEDIT command is an interactive X & Y scale editing tool for blocks.

It offers tools for increasing or decreasing the X & Y scale factors of a selected block and visually see the effects of that change on the screen. It funtions entirely on the command line and optionally, you can also update an attribute with the X and Y scale factors. This tool can be used with any block but the inspiration to create it arose from the need to interactively size the tile (or panel) block that may need to be carefully scaled in order to fit neatly in a given space.

Suppose, you have placed a standard block as a 600 x 300 panel but want to scale it interactively so that it fits in the given space, this tool is a saviour. You can scale up or down X & Y factors independently in user-controlled amount until get the correct fit.

** New command added: CP_FLEXITILE CADPower -> BOM/BOQ Tools -> Place flexi-tiles: The CP_FLEXITILE command runs entirely on the command line and offers a means to fill a closed polygonal area with panels. The panels are created using a unit block of size 1 x 1 which is scaled up in the desired dimension to fit the space.

*** GeoTools V 16.18 Update

** New command added: GT_TRIANGULATE (GeoTools -> Civil Tools -> Create TIN (Delauney triangulation) & Voronoi polygons):

The GT_TRIANGULATE command now has an additional option to create Voronoi polygons also. Additionally, the entire TIN engine has been optimized and now operates much faster than before while processing large data-sets.

In mathematics, a Voronoi diagram is a partitioning of a plane into regions based on distance to points in a specific subset of the plane. It is also called a Voronoi tessellation, a Voronoi decomposition, a Voronoi partition, or a Dirichlet tessellation. Voronoi diagrams have practical and theoretical applications to a large number of fields, mainly in science and technology.

** New command added: GT_VORONOI (GeoTools -> Civil Tools -> Draw Voronoi polygons):

The GT_VORONOI command is a shortcut command that allows points to be selected and Voronoi polygons to be drawn around the points quickly. This command operates entirely on the command line.

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