ARES Commander Release Notes (http://www.graebert.com/history/arescommander)
ARES Commander - Update Notes
A new version of ARES© Commander is available. Before installing the new version, please uninstall your previous version using the Uninstall feature of your operating system.
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Build No. 2018.2.1.3136 (SP2) Hotfix - Mac Only - Release 05/10/2018
- Application start-up crash issue under the new macOS Mojave (10.14).(DESKTOP-59424)
- Display problems with Fix-UI-Mode under the new macOS Mojave.(DESKTOP-59512)
Build No. 2018.2.1.3134 (SP2) Hotfix - Release 05/09/2018
- The update handling of dimension texts has been improved, if the system variable DIMLFAC has been changed via dimension style settings.(DESKTOP-58676)
- The prompts were not displayed during DPAN(pressed middle mouse button).(DESKTOP-58465)
Build No. 2018.2.1.3108 (SP2) - Release 10/07/2018
- The visual quality of referenced images during Zoom-in the drawing improved.(DESKTOP-57121)
- The draw order of entities in EDITCOMPONENT command improved.(DESKTOP-52623)
- The functionality of SKETCHINC system variable improved.(DESKTOP-53053)
- New toolbar 'CCS II' added to change the current user coordinate system easily.(DESKTOP-47)
- ESnap of circle on 3D solids during Zoon-in the drawing improved.(DESKTOP-43898)
- Editing of simplenote entities in custom coordinate systems improved.(DESKTOP-1504)
- PDF printing of Print stamps improved, when printing with transparency option.(DESKTOP-13374)
- IMPORTPDF command: Recognition of circle entities improved.(DESKTOP-56159)
- The functionality of NUMBERTEXT and MAKELINESTYLE commands improved.(DESKTOP-42752, DESKTOP-55448)
- The behavior of 'fast enter' on right mouse click improved.(DESKTOP-57497)
- The copy and paste of LEADER dimension on other CAD-applications improved.(DESKTOP-43762)
- The editing of TABLE entity improved.(DESKTOP-43785)
- MacOS X: FILLET command: The functionality to fillet a circle and a line improved.(DESKTOP-47972)
Build No. 2018.1.1.2107 (SP1) - Release 27/03/2018
- VIEWSLIDE command handling of file names including parenthesis in the path improved.(BT#71040,71163)
- Alignment of CCS with entities in 3D environment improved.(BT#70135)
- FILLET command functionality for polylines with width improved.(BT#62643)
- Printing of OLE objects on built-in PDF printer improved.(BT#65373)
- ALIGN command functionality to arrange an entity by 3 points improved.(BT#69505)
- Functionality added to recognize the Tangent ESnap in the POLYLINE command.(BT#68485)
- ROLLVIEWFREE, ROLLVIEWCONTINUOUS, ROLLVIEWVERTICAL and ROLLVIEWHORIZONTAL commands implemented to rotates the view in 3D space.(BT#63345)
- System variable ORBITAUTOTARGET implemented to set the target point for 3D Orbit.(BT#68756)
- System variable TEXTEVAL implemented to evaluate Lisp functions for NOTE and -SIMPLENOTE commands.(BT#66072)
- System variable DIMLAYER implemented to specify the layer for new dimension.(BT#70181)
- TRIM/EXTEND command functionality developed to select an individual entity in a block or external reference.(BT#52255)
- Sub-option behavior of FREEZELAYER and HIDELAYER commands for External References improved.(BT#66069)
- STYLEMANAGER command added, which opens the Print Styles folder for adding/deleting STB or CTB files.(BT#65256)
Build No. 2018.0.1.1089 - Release 18/12/2017
- Read support for the DWG 2018 file format.
- Helix. Creates 2D spirals and 3D helixes.
- Block commands. Contains more tools for Blocks and BlockAttributes.
- RedefineBasePoint. Sets new base points for Blocks.
- BlockAttributeManager. Manages properties and settings of BlockAttributes in Block definitions.
- MultiLeader commands. Uses advanced leader creation and editing.
- MultiLeader. Creates MultiLeaders based on MultiLeaderStyles.
- EditMultiLeader. Adds and removes leader lines for MultiLeaders.
- MultiLeaderStyle. Creates and manages MultiLeaderStyles.
- ExportTable. Exports tables in a comma separated format (CSV) to import them in spreadsheet or database software.
- UIStyle. Switches between the dark and light color theme for user interface elements.
- Moving entities incrementally. Moves selected entities according to a specified increment when you use the Shift + Arrow keys.
- Copy entities to the active layer. Copies selected entities to the active layer instead of the source layer while using the Copy command.
- Paste content from clipboard to the active layer. Copies content from the clipboard to the active layer instead to the source layer while using the Paste command.
- Formulas in table cells. Lets you use formulas in cells with arithmetic operators and the Sum, Average, and Count functions.
- Dynamic Custom Coordinate System. Temporarily aligns the XY plane of the Custom Coordinate System (CSS) with a face on a 3D solid object when you create 2D or 3D entities. You can switch the Dynamic CCS feature on and off by pressing F6.
- Extended 3D solid editing using EntityGrips and the Properties palette. Provides more EntityGrips to modify 3D solid objects. The Properties palette provides more parameters to manipulate 3D solid objects.
New System Variables:
- CMLEADERSTYLE. Sets the current MultiLeaderStyle for new MultiLeader entities.
- MLEADERSCALE. Sets a general scale factor applied on MultiLeader entities.
- UCSDETECT. Controls whether the custom coordinate system aligns dynamically to 3D solid objects.
- The User Default Files Settings(located under Appdata/Roaming) can be reset via a Windows Start Menu Entry.(BT#69914)
- The POLYLINE command terminates sometimes during PAN and ZOOM on complex drawings(BT#70223)
- LISP: Filter list method for implied selection is supported now - (ssget "_I" FltLst).(BT#67917)
- LISP: Error handling improved for LOADAPPLICATION and LISP load functions - Missing parenthesis doesn't lead to an error.(BT#65740)
- LISP: Window Polygon option of the ssget-function for entity selection improved - (ssget "_WP"...).(BT#69817)
- Run script using Copy and Paste from MS Excel.(BT#57311).
- PRINT: Wrong output result issue is fixed, when printing "all geometry" in sheets using PDF built-in printer.(BT#69166)
- PRINT: CTB print style files of page layouts are loaded automatically, if it is placed in the same folder with drawing.(BT#68996)
- UI: New "+" button to add sheets similar to drawing tabs introduced.(BT#66758)
- Improved handling for polylines in the properties panel. You can move through its vertices by clicking the triangle button.(BT#55585)
- The Scale sub-option Reference of the SWEEP command improved.(BT#38496)
- An issue with the Restore option of the -DIMSTYLE command fixed.(BT#69562)
- The HATCH command displays a preview of the hatch in the drawing.(BT#68058)
- MacOS X: The scaling of inserted images via the ATTACHIMAGE command is AutoCAD compatible now.(BT#64068)
Build No. 2017.3.1.4121 Hotfix(SP3) - Release 13/11/2017
- Stability improvements for AutoCAD created drawings and the use of 3D ACIS commands in ARES.(BT#69872)
- Display and Print results of a specific polyline are wrong.(BT#69912)
- NETLOAD command message output for loading improved. It reacts on the CMDECHO system variable now.(BT#69967)
- PAN and Dynamic ZOOM glitch in mouse behavior fixed, when the option Fast Right-Click is enabled.(BT#70096)
- Improved security for working and saving directly to local synchronized Google drive folder.(BT#70082)
- MacOS X: PRINT command stabilization for printers with define only one paper size in their printer settings.(BT#69853)
- MacOS X: Improved display of the annotative symbols in the combo-box of the OPTIONS dialog.(BT#69881)
- MacOS X: Problem with the image selection in the PATTERNHATCH dialog fixed.(BT#69924)
Build No. 2017.3.1.4085 (SP3) - Release 09/10/2017
- Read support for the DWG 2018 file format.
- Printing improvements for Dash dotted linestyle on PDF printers.
- Performance of ZOOM and PAN commands for Batting linestyle improved.
- Functionality added to change Entity Snap during command run.
- Functionality of Lisp functions (grread) and (equal) improved.
- Sorting behavior of newly created layers in Layer manager dialog improved.
- The editing of simplenote entities in custom coordinate systems improved.
- Functionality of DIMSE1 and ISAVEBAK system variables improved.
- TRIM command functionality improved to trim dimensions.
- Functionality of SWEEP command for spline entity improved.
- VIEWSLIDE command handling of file names without extension improved.
- LISP/ActiveX: Added VLA-object parameter to support the Vlax-Ldata-Put/Vlax-Ldata-Get functions.
- LISP/ActiveX: (vl-mkdir) function implemented.
- MacOS X: Layers, Properties and Styles toolbars added in default application UI.
- MacOS X: Switching option of UI style mode (Fixed/Mac) added in Window pull-down menu.
Build No. 2017.2.1.3158(Mac and Linux 2017.2.1.3149)(SP2) - Release 11/08/2017
- Print preview and output performance of specific drawings on PDF printer improved.
- Print to PDF supports brightness, contrast and fade level settings of drawings files.
- Printing improvements for Hatch entities and OLE data on PDF and System printers.
- HPLAYER system variable functionality improved and control added in hatch dialog box for creation of new hatches and fills.
- Functionality added to change the hatch patterns draw order by the HPDRAWORDER system variable and placement options in hatch dialog box.
- XDWGFADECTL system variable: External references fading value controls are added in options dialog.
- SCALE command: Functionality added to store last used scale factor value.
- Functionality added to use surveyor units in QInput box.
- Startup switch added to open custom template files by "/T" option.
- Functionality added to modify the scale of a polygonal viewport.
- LISP: Functionality for the SELECT command with option Auto improved.
- LISP/ActiveX: Added VLA-object parameter support to the vlax-curve functions.
- Freeze or thaw layer icons are added in Layer Combo Box for an active viewport.
- Attach drawing command: Loading of referenced drawings in custom plane improved.
- Performance improvements for the PAN command.
Build No. 2017.1.1.2664 (Linux 2017.1.1.2661) Hotfix(SP1) - Release 01/06/2017
- Solves the issue with an OpenGL-Performance problem after a cumulative Windows 10 x64 update (KB 4013429) occurring with the Intel HD 2000 graphics adapter. Mouse movement became very slow.
- ARES 2017 crashes when NEW command is issued on a PC which has DWG TrueView 2018 or AutoCAD 2018.
- "\n" is not recognized as newline in command function of LISP.
- Some grips of dynamic block were not displayed.
Build No. 2017.1.1.2619 (Linux 2017.1.1.2622) (SP1) - Release 15/03/2016
- Graebert Customer Portal provides a new Organization panel with user and permission administration.
- Graebert Customer Portal provides direct activation for Flex licenses.
- Printing of drawings with referenced TIFF images on HP DesignJet printer improved.
- GESTURE command: Mouse Gestures icon in Ribbon UI added.
- FILLET command: Capability to fillet edges of 3D solids improved.
- PDF printing entities on locked layers with transparency improved.
- PDF printing quality of high resolution TIFF images and OLE objects improved.
- The behavior of OFFSET command for polylines improved.
- Snapping for centerline creation improved.
- Better visual quality of pasted OLE data from Microsoft Excel sheets.
- Ability to select multiple layouts at a time added.
- LOADSCRIPT command: Performance of loading large script files improved.
- CLIPREFERENCE command: Invert option implemented to hide Inside/Outside boundary entities after clipping the externally referenced drawings.
- Behavior of TEXTFRAME and TEXTMASK commands for solid background improved.
- Offline activation issue in the customer portal fixed.
- MacOS X: Printing improvements of hatch entities on PDF printer.
- MacOS X: Display of Chinese texts with SHX bigfont improved.
- MacOS X/Linux: Support of the Dark UI style.
Build No. 2017.0.1.1235 Hotfix 2(SP0) - Release 04/01/2017
- Additional display improvements under the new dark UI.
- The entity snap didn't work always correctly, when the application window was not maximized.
- Solves the display issue with a grey and flickering graphic area after Windows security update.
Build No. 2017.0.1.1234 Hotfix 1(SP0) - Release 20/12/2016
- Solves the display issue with a grey and flickering graphic area after Windows security update.
Build No. 2017.0.1.1232 (SP0) - Release 05/12/2016
Release 2017 provides the following new commands and features:
- New License Administration. An Online Customer Portal lets you login with your licensing account to manage your license and use it on different devices.
- Centerline. Creates Centerlines between pairs of Lines, Arcs, and PolyLine segments. You can set the extension for Centerlines to exceed the entities which define the contour. The specific LineStyle for Centerlines is assigned automatically.
- Pattern commands:
- Pattern command, Path option. Creates copies of specified entities along a path. The path can be a Line, PolyLine, Arc, Circle, Ellipse, or Spline. Alignment options control the resulting pattern appearance.
- PathPattern. Creates copies of specified entities along a path (command window variant of the Pattern command, Path option).
- CircularPattern. Creates copies of specified entities in a circular pattern (command window variant of the Pattern command, Circular option).
- LinearPattern. Creates copies of specified entities in a linear matrix (command window variant of the Pattern command, Linear option).
- SplitDimension. Splits dimension and extension lines of Dimension entities where they intersect other entities. You can also join split dimension and extension lines.
- EditXBlockAttribute. Modifies the BlockAttribute values and properties of inserted Blocks. Property changes include Layer, TextStyle, and other settings.
- SetByLayer. Changes property overrides of specified entities to ByLayer.
- ChangeSpace. Transfers entities from Model workspace to Sheet workspace and vice versa.
- Auto-Completion of commands:
- AutoCompleteOptions. Sets options to apply auto-completion of command names and command variable names as you type them. It also displays a suggestion list with command and variable names which contains the sub-string that you enter.
- -AutoCompleteOptions. Command window variant of the AutoCompleteOptions command.
- Two User Interface modes. A new "dark" workspace for high resolution graphic devices provides the same look and feel of all ARES products across operating systems. This ARES Trinity mode uses scalable buttons. Optionally, you can still use the traditional "light" UI mode.
- Multifunctional EntityGrips. Multifunctional EntityGrips display contextual shortcut menus that let you quickly edit the geometry of entities in place.
- PolyLine editing improvements. The following options are new to the EditPolyLine command:
- Taper. Tapers the width of the PolyLine from the start point to the end point.
- Reverse. Reverses the direction of the PolyLine.
- Add vertex to midpoint. Inserts an additional vertex at the midpoint of the next segment.
- Convert to arc / Convert to line. Converts the next PolyLine segment to an arc if it is a linear segment or to a line if it is a curved segment.
- Trimming of Hatches and Gradients. Lets you trim Hatches and Gradients with the Trim and PowerTrim commands. Divided Hatches and Gradients maintain associativity and remain as one entity.
- Auto-Collapsing of palettes. Collapses palettes automatically whenever you move the pointer away from the palette. Palettes expand when you move the pointer to the title bar of a collapsed palette. (Windows version only)
- Print dialog box improvements. Redesigned the Print dialog box to improve usability. The print preview updates dynamically when you change print settings and shows an optimized preview image before you print.
- Dialog Box Layout improvements. Redesigned and rearranged dialog boxes for clarity.
New XtraTools commands:
- CopyMultiple. Creates multiple copies of the selected entities.
- EditTextCase. Modifies the case style of selected SimpleNote, BlockAttribute, Note or Dimension.
- EditTextJustification. Modifies the justification point of selected text, paragraph or attribute entities.
- EditTextOrientation. Rotates selected text, paragraph or attribute entities keeping their current position.
- ExchangeDimensionStyle. Exports the dimension styles from the current drawing to an external ASCII file.
- ExportSettings. Exports the current settings to an external file.
- ExportVariables. Exports the system variable values to a script file (.scr file).
- FitText. Resizes the width of a text entity to fit between two selected points.
- GetNestedProperties. Displays the properties of an entity of a Block or a Reference.
- ImportDimensionStyle. Imports dimension styles and their settings from an ASCII file (with .dim extension).
- MakeShape. Defines a Shape based on specified entities.
- MergeSheets. Merges several Sheets into a single Sheet.
- NumberText. Inserts sequential numbering to selected text entities.
- OffsetX. Creates new entities by applying an offset to the selected entities.
- RedefineBlockAttributeValues. Globally modifies the values of the BlockAttributes of all instances of the selected Blocks.
- ScaleBlock. Scales Blocks relative to their insertion point.
- TextFrame. Creates a frame around specified text entities.
- TextMask. Places a blank area behind specified text entities.
- TextUnMask. Removes the masks assigned to selected text entities.
- VariableToScript. Appends selected variables to an existing script file (.scr file).
New System Variables:
- INPUTSEARCHDELAY. Sets the delay time for auto-completion of command names and system variable names as you type them.
- SETBYLAYERMODE. Controls which entity properties are preselected for the SetByLayer command.
- PRINT command: Fixed issues for entities on hidden and frozen layers.
- Printing performance of high resolution tiff images improved on PDF-printers.
- PRINT command: Improvements for drawings including transparent tiff images on application built-in printers.
- The handling of custom paper sizes improved for built-in PDF printer.
- The locking behavior of polygon viewport improved during ZOOM In/Out.
- Functionality added to see the recent used commands list of UNDO and REDO commands.
- Better ESnap functionality for all Linestyles types in viewport.
- ATTACHPDF command loading and display of PDF files name other than Englisch improved.
- IMPORTPDF command: The import properties options: By PDF layer ,By entity color, Maintain Lineweight and Maintain Linestyle added.
- CONVERTPOLYLINE command: Pulldown menu, toolbar and ribbon added.
- Functionality implemented to use "@" prefix for the input of relative angles values.
- PASTE command supports to paste Windows® print screen data into drawing.
- ZOOM command functionality added to accept fraction values.
- STRETCH command: Improved functionality for stretching spline and ellipse arc objects by using the window selection option.
- OBLIQUEDIMENSION command: Improved dimensioning capability on aligned/linear dimensions.
Build No. 2016.3.1.4034 (SP3) - Release 31/08/2016
New XtraTools commands:
- Breakline. Draws a line with a breakline symbol.
- ConvertSimpleNotes. Transforms one or multiple text entities to a text paragraph.
- CurvedText. Places a text on an arc entity.
- GetBlockInfo. Counts the block insertions in drawing and displays the result.
- ImportBlockAttributes. Imports BlockAttribute values previously exported to an ASCII file.
- LispExplorer. Displays information about commands, variables and Lisp functions defined in the application.
- MakeLineStyle. Creates a new LineStyle from the specified entities in drawing.
- PatternHatch. Creates hatches using Block entities, images, References or masks.
- RedefineBlockAttribute. Redefines the shape of a Block keeping its original BlockAttribute values.
- ReplaceBlock. Replaces Block insertions by other Blocks (dialog box variant).
- -ReplaceBlock. Replaces Block insertions by other Blocks (command window variant).
- ReplaceBlockByReference. Replaces Block insertions by instances of an external Reference (dialog box variant).
- -ReplaceBlockByReference. Replaces Block insertions by instances of an external Reference (command window variant).
- PRINT command: Fixed issue on HP printers related to "Specify window"-option.
- Functionality added to calculate additive areas for multiple hatch objects.
- Annotation editing: The orientation of Notes and SimpleNotes maintained in rotated Custom Coordinate Systems.
- EXPORTWMF command line version: Entity selection option added.
- Improved for PDF printers: Printing performance of drawings which contain filled areas (gradients).
- Added ability to modify the radius of circles with EntityGrips on the Z-plane.
- Improved visibility functionality of layers which contain the AutoCAD Architecture objects.
- The functionality of EXPLODE and LAYOUT commands are improved within LISP functions.
- PERIMETER system variable: Behavior improved to store last perimeter value within LISP functions.
- SLICE command: Improved capabilities to slice cylindrical solid objects.
- XREF handing: When external referenced drawings are missing in layout sheets, alert messages are displayed.
- EXPORT Command: Stability improvements in layout sheets.
- MacOS X: Stability improvements for modify XRef path and IMPORTDGN command.
Build No. 2016.2.1.3078 (SP2) - Release 08/06/2016
- CONVERTPOLYLINE: Converts old-style, heavyweight polylines to optimized, lightweight polylines.
- COPYLINK: Copies the current view to the clipboard and pastes it into another document as a linked OLE object.
- System Variable PREVIEWFILTER: Excludes specified entity types from selection set previews.
- Functionality implemented to open a dialog box with a specific tab by using Tab Index values.
- RADIUSDIMENSION/DIAMETERDIMENSION commands: Improved dimensioning capability with Custom Coordinate Systems.
- Lisp function (vports) improved to obtain viewports details.
- XtraTools LISP help file provided.
- LINEARDIMENSION command: Improved performance in complex drawings.
- SHADEVIEW command: Display quality of shaded surfaces enhanced.
- INSERTBLOCK command: Improved scale factor support for block insertions.
- FILLET command: Improved capability to fillet 3D solids.
- Improved QuickInput functionality inside LISP functions.
- CLIPIMAGE command: Rectangular clipping of referenced images improved.
- FIND command: Improved behavior to replace consecutive text.
- Stability improvements to overwrite an existing block definition.
Build No. 2016.1.1.2059 (SP1) - Release 30/03/2016
- Printing of drawings with referenced tiff images improved.
- THUMBSIZE (File thumbnail size) and SD I(Single document interface mode) system variables control added in Options dialog.
- Help topics for references path options and aliases for XtraTools commands added.
- Functionality of FREEZELAYER command refined for blocks.
- Performance of ROLLVIEW command in ARENDER window improved.
- Dynamic block handling of non-annotative Multi-View blocks improved.
- Improved ability to Copy&Paste data from Microsoft® Word document and Microsoft® Excel sheet.
- System variable OBJECTISOLATIONMODE implemented to control the visibility of hidden and isolate objects between drawing sessions.
- BATCHPRINT feature introduced to change the order of sheets using Drag&Drop in its dialog.
- QInput: Better functionality, while working with editing commands.
- Support of named views in model space viewports in sheet mode.
- GETMASSPROP command: Improved functionality for regions.
- ATTSYNC command: Enhanced features for annotative block handling.
- Mac OS X:IMPORTDGN command stability improvements for batch process option.
Build No. 2016.0.1.1103 Hotfix (SP0) - Release 10/02/2016
- Windows display issue with some NVIDIA Graphics adapter drivers. Drawn entities have been not displayed in model- and paperspace.
Build No. 2016.0.1.1069 (SP0) - Release 08/12/2015
- DrawingTabs. Shows drawing tabs at the top of the drawing window area.
- HideDrawingTabs. Hides drawing tabs at the top of the drawing window area.
- LayerState. Saves, restores, and manages configurations of layer properties and states.
- HideEntities. Hides specified entities.
- IsolateEntities. Isolates specified entities by hiding all other entities.
- UnisolateEntities. Shows entities that were hidden with the IsolateEntities or HideEntities commands.
- SelectMatching. Selects drawing entities of the same type and with shared properties for subsequent commands.
- New commands for Annotation Scaling:
- -AnnEntityScale. Adds and removes annotation scales for specified annotative entities (command window variant).
- AnnEntityScaleAdd. Updates annotative entities to support the drawing's active annotation scale.
- AnnEntityScaleRemove. Updates annotative entities to remove the drawing's active annotation scale from the entities' annotation scales.
- AnnReset. Resets all scale representations of specified annotative entities to their original positions.
- AnnUpdate. Updates existing annotative entities to match updated TextStyle or DimensionStyle settings.
- Quick Input. Provides a command entry interface near the pointer (with tooltips, input boxes, and construction lines).
- Properties palette. Supports collapsing and expanding of property groups.
- Multiline BlockAttributes are supported by the MakeBlockAttribute, EditBlockAttribute, and EditAnnotation commands. The Multiline BlockAttribute Formatting pop-up toolbar helps you edit and format multiline BlockAttributes.
- Head-up Display toolbar. Appears when you select entities and lets you zoom to the specified entities, change the entities Layer, LineStyle, and LineWidth, dimension entities, or create a Block from the entities.
- Dimension location snap. Places dimension lines at specified distances from measured linear entities and between successive dimension lines. Places leader lines at specified angles for radius and diameter dimensions.
New System Variables:
- ATTIPE. Determines the type of pop-up toolbar to display when editing multiline BlockAttributes in place.
- ATTMULTI. Controls whether you can create multiline BlockAttributes with the commands to define BlockAttribute.
- FILETABPREVIEW. Determines the preview type when you hover over a drawing tab.
- FILETABSTATE. Controls the display of drawing tabs at the top of the drawing windows area.
- SELECTSIMILARMODE. Determines which properties must match for an entity of the same type to be selected with the SelectMatching command.
- New system variables for Annotation Scaling:
- ANNOALLVISIBLE. Shows or hides annotative entities that do not support the current annotation scale.
- ANNOAUTOSCALE. Controls if setting a new annotation scale are added automatically to annotative entities.
- ANNOTATIVEDWG. Determines whether the current drawing will act as annotative Block when inserted into another drawing.
- CANNOSCALE. Specifies the name of the current annotation scale for the active workspace (Model, or Viewports on layout Sheets).
- CANNOSCALEVALUE. Specifies the value of the current annotation scale for the active workspace (Model, or Viewports on layout Sheets).
- DIMANNO. Returns whether the current DimensionStyle is an annotative style.
- HPANNOTATIVE. Controls whether new Hatches or filled areas are annotative entities.
- MSLTSCALE. Determines whether LineStyles on the Model tab or in Viewports of layout Sheets are scaled by annotation scale settings.
- SAVEFIDELITY. Controls visual fidelity for annotative entities in legacy drawing files (DWG R2007 and earlier formats).
- SELECTIONANNODISPLAY. Specifies whether annotative entities, if selected, show all representations of the annotation scales assigned to them, or only the original scale.
- New system variables for Quick Input methods:
- DYNDIGRIP. Determines which input boxes are displayed as you move an EntityGrip.
- DYNDIVIS. Controls the Quick Input dimension input method when you stretch an entity using an EntityGrip.
- DYNMODE. Controls the use of Quick Input pointer input and dimension input methods.
- DYNPICOORDS. Controls whether the Quick Input pointer input method uses relative or absolute coordinates.
- DYNPIFORMAT. Controls whether the Quick Input pointer input method uses polar or Cartesian coordinates.
- DYNPIVIS. Controls the Quick Input pointer input method.
- DYNPROMPT. Turns on or off the use of prompt tooltips and command input boxes display for Quick Input.
- DYNTOOLTIPS. Determines which kind of tooltips are affected by appearance settings.
- TOOLTIPMERGE. Determines whether to merge EntitySnap (ESnap) tooltips and Quick Input tooltips into a single tooltip.
- Printing issue related to previous used settings option resolved.
- Display of small scaled hatched entities maintained during zoom command.
- Functionality of CCS command with 3 points option improved.
- PROPERTYPAINTER command functionality improved for matching properties of attribute definition to note.
- Print Preview: Quality enhanced and stability improvements of shaded drawings.
- FREEZELAYER command functionality developed to freeze layer of Xrefs.
- System variable OLEFRAME implemented and ESnap for OLE-objects improved.
- PRINT command feature added to specify the offset relative to Printable Area or Paper Edge.
- EXPORT command: Aspect ratio issue solved for exported BMP-files.
- INSERTOBJECT command improved handling of inserted Microsoft® Excel sheet cell numbers.
- Tooltips implemented for 'Deferred' and 'Extended' snaps.
- Printing performance and memory consumption for Windows 32-bit operating systems improved.
- PASTESELECTED command supports paste link option for linking to Microsoft® Excel data.
- Mac OS X: NOTE and SIMPLENOTE command supports to type Polish characters via US-keyboards.
- Linux: Stability improvements for the insertion of drawings from design resources panel.
New Features and Improvements
Build No. 2015.3.1.3063(Windows) and 2015.3.1.3056(Mac/Linux) (SP2) - Release 17/09/2015
- AREA command functionality developed to visualize selected area.
- ARCLENGTHDIMENSION stability improved for CLIPBOARDCOPY and PASTE.
- Printing Performance for some special drawings recovered.
- Printing and Preview display of GIS-tiff image improved.
- Ability to edit pasted ARES objects in Microsoft Word when application is not running.
- Data loss issue when CLIPBOARDCOPY from layouts and PASTE to Microsoft Word resolved..
- Display issue of background mask for MTEXT/BLOCKTEXT objects that were created in AutoCAD fixed.
- Offline activation improved: User data are stored in text file if no email client is installed.
- Dual dimension preview in dialog box and insertion of secondary units improved.
- Loading of LISP and DCL improved.
- Handling of paragraph text with right indent improved in NOTE command.
- Mac OS X: Stability for ATTACHDRAWING command improved.
- Mac OS X and Linux: Geometric and Dimensional Constraint Commands enabled.
Build No. 2015.1.1.1124 Hotfix (SP1) - Release 30/06/2015
- Centroids of regions are calculated incorrectly.(API-Issue)
- Round contours of some user-defined SHX-fonts are displayed in different zoom states incorrectly.
- ATTXEDIT command can't edited in the middle of an attribute text.
- Windows OS: Print issue for some RICOH and Canon printer drivers fixed with additional lines on solid hatch objects.
- Windows OS: Display of the correct Graebert End-User License Agreement("EULA").
- Mac OS X: EXPORTPDF - PDF file size reduced for drawings with a lot of text entities.
- Linux: Cursor time delay issue fixed under Ubuntu distributions.
Build No. 2015.1.1.1115 (SP1) - Release 02/06/2015
- Performance improvements for zooming and panning.
- Improved menus appearance when application window is resized.
- Japanese mode In-place editor stability improved to modify the text height via properties toolbar.
- Improved performance of the CLIPBOARDCOPY command for gradients.
- Enhanced the visibility of selected sheet tabs.
- Improved quality of exported tiff images.
- ATTACHDRAWING command performs better for AEC objects files.
- Display problem of cursor with crosshair solved.
- SPLIT command behavior improved for 2D polylines.
- Display problem of diameter dimension symbols fixed.
- POWERTRIM command improved functionality to trim edges of polylines.
- Better visual quality of pasted OLE data when zoomed in.
- Stability improvements for editing of pasted OLE objects in Microsoft Word.
- Mac OS X: Problems with fixed or docked UI mode style resolved.
Build No. 2015.0.1.80 Hotfix (SP0) - Release 20/01/2015
- Print to PDF: Resolves a problem with some PDF printer drivers and centered output.
Build No. 2015.0.1.59 (2015 SP0) - Release 03/12/2014
- Constraint Commands to control drawing entities parametrically:
- Geometric Constraint Commands. Defines Geometric Constraints for one or two entities.
- Dimensional Constraint Commands. Defines Dimensional Constraints for entities or between constraint points on entities.
- DiscardDuplicates. Removes duplicate or overlapping entities from the drawing.
- QuickModify. Copies, moves, rotates, and scales entities in one operation.
- PowerTrim. Trims multiple, adjacent entities by dragging the pointer across each entity. Extends or trims two entities where they intersect at a virtual corner.
- ExplodeBlockX. Explodes Blocks and converts BlockAttribute values to SimpleNotes.
- EditTableCell. Inserts, deletes, merges, or resizes cells, rows, and columns in Tables.
- StackOptions. Sets the alignment and size for stacked text in annotations.
- CustomPaperSize. Manages custom paper sizes for built-in printers (PDF, PNG, JPG, SVG, or DWF).
- Migration. Migrates profiles, preferences, file location settings, and UI customizations from a previous version of the software.
- Dimension palette. Appears when you insert or select a Dimension so you can change the properties and formatting of Dimension text.
- Paragraph Options dialog box. Sets paragraph alignment, line spacing, indents, and tab stops for Notes.
- Note Formatting ruler. Sets paragraph indents and tab stops for Notes.
- Stack Properties dialog box. Controls the text, alignment position, relative scale, and type of stacked text to represent fractions and tolerances.
- AutoStack Defaults dialog box. Sets defaults to automatically stack text that represents fractions and tolerances in annotations.
- Editing Table Text in place and Editing Table Cells in place.
- Dynamic Block Grips. Modifies Dynamic Block references using grips. You can insert Dynamic Blocks and use them in drawings (although you cannot create them with the software).
- Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon Customization. Creates and modifies quick access toolbars, ribbon tabs and panels.
- Palettes. Help buttons provided on all palettes.
New System Variables:
- BTMARKDISPLAY. Toggles the display of value set increment markers in Dynamic Blocks.
- CETRANSPARENCY. Specifies the current level of transparency for new entities or the special names ByLayer or ByBlock.
- GRIPDYNCOLOR. Controls the fill color of user-defined grips of Dynamic Blocks.
- HPTRANSPARENCY. Specifies the current level of transparency for new hatches or gradient fills.
- TABLEINDICATOR. Toggles the display of the display of row numbers and column letters when editing Table cells in-place.
- TABLETOOLBAR. Controls the display of the Edit Table pop-up toolbar to assist editing Table cells in-place.
- TRANSPARENCYDISPLAY. Determines whether transparencies assigned to entities display.
- TSPACEFAC. Sets the line spacing distance specified as a text height factor for Notes.
- TSPACETYPE. Sets the type of line spacing used within Notes.
- Print preview issue of line weight to print scale solved.
- Drawing display of block objects improved.
- Support cyclic selection of overlapped objects.
- Improved PDF file size with built-in PDF driver.
- Ability to insert angles using surveyor units.
- DIMENSIONSTYLE command features enhanced for Lisp functions.
- EXPORTDXF command functionality developed for entity selection.
- ATTACHIMAGE command enhanced handling of TIF extension files.
- DELETE command: Performance increased for extremely large drawings.
- NOTE command features improved to maintain same OLE object properties in in-place text editor.
- TRIM and EXTEND commands functionality improved if the drawing contains entities at large coordinates.
- Better dimensioning capability of CONTINUEDIMENSION or BASELINEDIMENSION with varying viewport scale.
- Stability improvements for MENULOAD and EDITNOTE commands.
- Mac OS X: PDF file creation with customized paper size issue fixed.
Build No. 2014.6.35 (SP3) - Update 01/09/2014
- LineWeights display of objects pasted to Excel improved.
- Increased export quality for WMF and EMF files.
- Printing of shaded solids and printing process time for HP drivers improved.
- MAKEFLATSNAPSHOT command supports export to DXF files.
- IMPORTSAT command: Improved support of files from other CAD systems.
- CUSTOMIZE and IMPORTPDF commands support file names with blanks.
- Installation rollback issue fixed for Windows 8.
- Improved FIND command functionality.
- EntitySnap in custom coordinate systems refined.
- GFCLRUM system variable operation improved for gradient color selection.
- Custom scaling display issue of entities in viewport fixed.
- Mac OS X: Lisp functions improved.
- Mac OS X: PrintStyle issues resolved.
Build No. 2014.4.51 (SP2) - Update 26/05/2014
- ExportPDF features improved (printing with print styles).
- Better support for script files from other CAD systems.
- Transparency improvements for hatches and property painter.
- Improvements of PDF print results for drawings containing blocks.
- TEXTSTYLE command: Features for SHX-fonts having big text height and big fonts containing encoded codepage improved.
- Functionality of SWEEP and SHELL commands improved.
- System variable IMAGEFRAME and PICKAUTO operation improved.
- Reading of MNU files containing icon menu in toolbars improved.
- Japanese text display improved for built-in PDF.
- Warning message "InitOnceExecuteOnce symbol missing in KERNEL32.dll" removed under Windows XP.
- New -MAKEFLATSNAPSHOT command (command line version).
- New LicenseToGo-Mechanism for annual and perpetual licenses.
- Mac OS X: Print scale option for preview and last used settings improved.
Build No. 2014.2.37 (SP1) - Update 17/02/2014
- New Mouse Gesture functionality: You can use mouse gestures as a shortcuts to execute commands. The GESTURE command lets you customize up to eight gesture commands.
- Print to PDF: Improved output quality of drawings containing referenced images and hatches.
- -INSERTBLOCK and -LAYER commands features improved.
- Display issues of Bigfont-shx for Note (Mtext) objects improved.
- Editing and support of SmartLeader (Mleader) objects improvements.
- Loading support of script files in non-Latin languages and quoted texts.
- Japanese character menu and LineStyle files loading improved.
- BATCHPRINT command functionality improved for Japanese sheet names.
- LISP and DCL handling improved.
- Rendering issues of vertical note objects with special Unicode character fixed.
- PASTESELECTED and CLIPBOARDCOPY commands improved for import and export data to Excel sheets.
- LOADCUSTOMIZATION and EXTRUDE commands issues resolved.
- PURGE command performance improved when large numbers of empty EntityGroups exist in the drawing.
- Mac OS X: TTFont text display and PDF printing quality improved.
- Linux: Ubuntu 13.10 application crashes resolved.
Build No. 2013.8.20 (2014) - Update 04/11/2013
- New Ribbon based UI: Ribbon based UI (optional) with Application Button, Quick Access Toolbar, and Ribbon Tabs.
- New Transparency support: Layer and Entity Transparency allows to fade entities (for example, applied to hatched and filled areas).
- The new Customer Involvement Program (CIP) gathers and analyzes data on how customers use the product. The recorded data provides information that help design future software releases to meet customer needs. Customers are free to join or opt out of participation.
- New command DESIGNRESOURCES: Displays the Design Resources palette that lets you navigate to drawing resources and drag content such as Blocks, References, images, and named objects (such as Layers, DimensionStyles, and LineStyles) into the current drawing.
- New command BROWSEDESIGNRESOURCES: Browses to a file, folder or network path in the Design Resources palette.
- New command HIDEDESIGNRESOURCES: Hides the Design Resources palette.
- New command DRAWINGSTANDARDS: Associates drawing standards to the current drawing, determines the drawing categories to check, and sets notification and audit options.
- New command VERIFYSTANDARDS: Verifies that the drawing conforms to industry, corporate, and custom standards.
- New command EDITENTITYGROUP: Adds and removes entities to or from EntityGroups, or renames EntityGroups.
- New command QUICKGROUP: Quickly creates EntityGroups.
- New command QUICKUNGROUP: Quickly ungroups EntityGroups.
- New command LAYERPREVIEW: Previews the content of layers one by one for a set of specified layers.
- New command ROLLVIEWCENTER: Sets the center of rotation for constraint orbit view and start constraint orbit view (RollView).
- New Commands for Application Development IMAGEMENU: Displays custom image menus for command sequences to execute.
- Updated Command EDITRICHLINE: Edits intersecting and adjoining RichLines, breaks and welds RichLines, and adds or deletes vertices to or from existing RichLines.
- Updated Command -EDITRICHLINE: Command line version of the EDITRICHLINE command.
- PAN\ZOOM: Display problems in 3D views and with hatch pattern improved.
- Printing and preview improvements with custom paper size and HP series system printers.
- Drawing display of 3D loft entities improved.
- PAGELAYOUT command settings saving and printer configuration import improved.
- INSERT command: Entity draw order and visibility of annotative block references improved.
- LOADCUSTOMIZATION: Functionality for toolbar flyouts in CUI files improved.
- EXTRUDE command issues solved.
- Print to PDF: Improved background color display for referenced TIFF images.
- LISP functions (trace) and (untrace) implemented.
- Mac OS X: Printing with layout paper size improved.
Build No. 2013.6.37 (SP3) - Update 12/08/2013
- Print to PDF: Improved shading quality and smoother visualization of hatch edges.
- Display speed of large GIS drawings and drawings with high density hatches improved.
- PACKANDGO command embeds big fonts located in drawing path.
- Support of Japanese characters in complex LineStyle definitions.
- NOTE command: Special character handling improved.
- Dynamic Zoom with EntityGrips affected improved.
- Panning of raster images improved.
- BATCHPRINT command: Improved file handling.
- Mac OS X: Less memory consuming, if the application is switched to the background.
- Mac OS X: Export PDF and Force Quit improvements.
- Mac OS X: Printing improvements with custom paper size on physical printers.
Build No. 2013.4.59 (SP2) - Update 15/04/2013
- Native .dwg 2013 Read/Write Support (based on migration to ODA 3.8.1).
- Full Support of Taskbar Previews in Windows 7 or Windows 8.
- Processing Print Output in a Batch. The new BATCHPRINT command lets you send a set of drawings and sheets to printers in a batch job.
- PDF file import. The new IMPORTPDF command inserts content from Adobe® PDF files as Blocks into your drawings (all or selected pages from multiple page PDF documents). Windows version only.
- Print Scale List Customization. The new EDITSCALELIST command lets you customize the list of scales for printing, managing print configurations, and scaling viewports on layout sheets.
- Field Background: The new SETFIELDDISPLAY command specifies whether Fields display with a gray background in annotations.
- Exporting PDF Files Improvements. Support of PDF output options such as grayscale output, PDF layer support, TrueType font embedding, and document properties support.
- Slide Library Support. The new MAKESLIDELIBRARY command lets you create slide libraries from multiple slide files.
- Network License Manager (NLM): Support of Roaming Licenses.
- Command -TEXTSTYLE: Support for bigfonts and .shx font substitution files.
- Improvements for Lisp and DCL Handling.
- Print to file: Better display of gradient hatches.
- Faster Performance of Trimming and Extending in Viewports.
- Multiline Text (NOTE command) : Support of Japanese .shx fonts.
- PDF Underlays: Better object snap functionality, display of clipped PDF and print quality.
- Exploding Ellipses and Splines: EXPLODEX command features improvement.
- Drawing Display: Improved visualization during ZOOMDYNAMIC and overlapped objects.
- Attach Images: Less time consuming, when selected an unsupported image format.
- Mac OS X: 64-bit version for Mac replaces 32-bit version.
- Mac OS X: Printing issue with customize paper size fixed.
- Linux: Improved Support of export PDF and loading DGN files.
Build No. 2013.2.28 (SP1) - Update 04/03/2013
- DGN Underlays: Improved DGN files display and print quality.
- Improved performance of the TRIM and EXTEND commands in large drawings containing blocks and hatches.
- Faster execution of grip editing and exploding of surfaces.
- Enhanced performance of loading, rebuilding, and saving large files and less memory consumption.
- Uniform PDF print for solids hatches and fills.
- Improved 3D solid objects dimensioning capabilities and snapping in paper space.
- Better entity snap functionality in leaders, and PDF and DGN underlays.
- Improved drawing display distortion during zooming and panning in large drawings.
- Better support of MacOS Mountain Lion features.
- Stability improvements of in-place text editing in large drawings under MacOS.
- Enhanced PDF printing and export for the Mac version.
- Render and shading problems after 3D solid objects editing under Linux fixed.
Build No. 2012.8.60 (2013) - Update 25/09/2012
- 64-bit Version (for Windows only).
- Memory Improvements: the memory allocation for loading large drawings has been improved.
- Windows 8 Support.
- DWG 2013 Support: support for reading DWG 2013 files has been added to this version. Support for writing DWG 2013 files is planned for future releases. The software currently supports writing files in DWG 2012 and earlier DWG formats.
- In-place Text Editor: enter text directly in the drawing and format it inside of the drawing. This replaces the existing annotation dialogs (Note, SimpleNote) used in several commands with an easy-to-use, graphics area WYSIWYG editor.
- Align Viewports: new functionality has been added to the Viewport command. Easily align viewports by selecting the geometry inside a viewport.
- Revision Clouds: create revision clouds in drawings to indicate that certain areas require or contain revisions. Create rectangular, elliptical, and freehand clouds to accentuate drawing areas.
- DGN Underlays: read or display Bentley® DGN files as an underlay in your drawing.
- Explode Text: creates outlines of text as polylines in a drawing. This is useful in CAM outlining.
- Explode Ellipses and Splines: This command converts ellipses and splines into polylines and is useful to prepare and export drawings to other software programs that do not support ellipses or splines.
- Enhanced Printing Preview: printing preview performance has been enhanced for Mac.
- Open GL Printing: allows printing of shaded viewports and objects.
- Printing Models: ability to print models without hidden lines.
- Trimming and Extending Entities: improved performance when trimming and extending entities in large drawings.
- Action Macro Recording: record a series of commands in action macros and replay them to automate repetitive tasks.
- Support of Split LISP Commands.
- VSTA Improvements: record, edit, run, and manage Microsoft® Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) macros with a new, user-friendly VSTA Manager toolbar. A list of your recorded macros will be compiled as you work and can be accessed through the toolbar.
Build No. 2012.2.49 - Update 06/03/2012
- New command PACKANDGO: Creates a package containing the current drawing and its dependent files such as References, referenced images, referenced PDF files, font files, font mapping files, PrintStyle files, and Print Configuration files.
- New command MAKEFLATSNAPSHOT: Creates a flat representation of 3D solid objects, projected to the X-Y plane of the drawing.
- New command PASTESELECTED: Pasting entities from the OS clipboard by specifying a format.
- New command PASTE@SOURCEPOSITION: Pasting entities from the OS clipboard using the coordinates of the source drawing.
- New command AttachPDF: Attaches one or multiple pages of a PDF document to your drawing.
- New command LayersPDF: Controls the layer visibility of a PDF Underlay.
- New command ClipPDF: Clips a PDF Underlay at a specified boundary.
- New command INSERTBLOCKN: Inserts multiple copies of a Block or Reference in a pattern, arranged in rows and columns.
- Improved Entity Snap functionality (ESnap).
- Printing improvements for the handling of custom plotter and printer driver settings.
- Qt 4.7.4 update with bug fixes for Mac OS X Lion.
- Support of Mac OS X Lion features (Full screen apps).
- Mac and Linux crash report improvements.
- Hebrew, Thai, and Arabic text improvements for normal texts and MText objects.
Build No. 2011.8.1055 - Update 8/11/2011
- New ODA DWGDirect library version 3.5 included.
- TTF-Printing creates much smaller files for texts with TTF fonts.
- Improved performance of LISP, panning and object selection.
- Drawing independent DWGCODEPAGE handling for Hebrew text support.
- 3D Mouse Navigation (Connexion).
- Flyout Toolbar Support.
- Uses Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 version for the Kernel and API-programming.
- Printing speed improvements.
- New print dialog with paper orientation and Offset on the main print dialog.
- ACIS improvements and improved 3D capabilities (Editing of Edges, Faces and Bodies of 3D Solids).
- New command FILLETEDGES: Filleting Edges of 3D Solids.
- New command LOFT: Creating 3D Solids by Lofting Between 2D Entities.
Build No. 2011.6.1039 - Update 22/07/2011
- Improved performance for the commands PAN, ZOOM, ORBIT etc..
- Plugin Manager to load and manage plugins in ARES Commander.
- ARES Update notification. A balloon pops up, if a new version for download is available.
- Printing improvements.
- ACIS Update to Release R21 SP3.
- Flip dimension arrows functionality added.
- Smart Dimensioning command.
- Dimensioning of model space entities in layout space.
- Entity snapping of model space entities in layout space.
- Improved APIs (DRX, LISP, VSTA, ActiveX, COM).
- Multilingual setup for 14 languages.
Build No. 2010.10.204 - Update 8/10/2010
- Improved performance for zooming and panning.
- Print command improvements.
Build No. 2010.6.100 - Update 21/06/2010
- DWG® 2010 file format support.
- License activation problem for some hard disk devices solved.