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New in CAD.direct 2019 8.0

 

Working with Files

 

  • Open, save, and work with .dwg files of version 2014.
  • Work with image files in both CAD.direct 2019 Professional and Standard versions. Additionally, more raster image formats are supported in CAD.direct 2019 Standard.
  • Create custom rendering materials and mapping projection planes in both CAD.direct 2019 Professional and Standard versions.
  • Import Collada (.dae files).
  • Improved support for DGN overlays, Civil3D, ADT, and mechanical object enablers.
  • Attach MrSID MG4 compressed raster images. Performance Enhancements

 

CAD.direct 2019 is available in 64-bit in addition to 32-bit.

 

  • Increased cursor speed.
  • Improved PDF export performance and reduced resulting file size.
  • Improved performance for multiple sessions on multi-core machines.
  • Improved Print Preview zoom performance.

 

Viewing drawings

 

  • The grid can be drawn as lines or dots, can display beyond the drawing extents, and can be adaptive, which includes automatic resizing and subdivision based on the zoom level.
  • The Dynamic Viewpoint command was enhanced to include multiple ways of selecting a point from which to view three-dimensional entities.
  • The 3D Orbit command allows you to orbit a drawing, that is, rotate the view. Commands includes Constrained Orbit, Free Orbit, Continuous Orbit, Constrained X Orbit, Constrained Y Orbit, and Constrained Z Orbit.

 

Layers

 

  • Manage layers with layer states.
  • Search for layers by name.
  • Filter layers.
  • Layer properties include Transparency and Viewport Freeze. New Layer Tools menu and toolbar.

 

Rendering

 

  • Rendering interface redesigned and enhanced.
  • Complete rendering features are now available in CAD.direct 2019 Professional and Standard versions.

 

APIs

 

  • CAD.direct 2019 8.0 uses Teigha version 3.9.1 from the Open Design Alliance.
  • CAD.direct 2019 8.0 uses VBA 7.1.
  • Script command execution uses the DDE API.
  • New LISP method (protect) to create protected LISP files.
  • New LISP method (acad_truecolordlg) supports true color selection. The old method (acad_colordlg) will continue to call up only the index color dialog.
  • New SDS method sds_truecolordialog() supports true color selection. The old method sds_colordialog() will continue to call up only the index color dialog.
  • New LISP method to convert RGB color string to an index integer (rgbtoindex). This method has an SDS equivalent: sds_rgbtoindex().
  • New LISP method to convert RGB color string to an index integer (sds_indextorbg). This method has an SDS equivalent: sds_indextorgb().
  • sds_rgbstrtocolorref changed from a string to a long.

 

More New Features

 

CUI menu files supported.

 

  • Many user interface enhancement features, including more efficient menu and toolbar organization, slimming of toolbars to create more drawing space, and more.
  • Many improvements to paperspace, such as UCS icon changes, ease in which modelspace viewports are created, and more.
  • All color assignments for screen items, such as background color, icon color, etc., can now be made by choosing Tools > Options > Display tab, then clicking Color Scheme.
  • New Quick Select command.
  • All color assignments for screen items, such as background color, icon color, etc., can now be made by choosing Tools > Options > Display tab, then clicking Color Scheme.
  • New Quick Select command.
  • Image Attach command supports embedded world file data in MrSID image files. New PRINTOPTIONS command for easy accessibility to Print Options.
  • New XOPEN command to allow quick editing of attached xref files.
  • New Draw Order options to quickly push back or bring forward annotation and hatches.
  • Enhanced CUSTOMIZE command eases menu and toolbar customization.

 

System Variables

 

Added or updated: 3DORBITMODE, CUSTOMICONSPATH, EXPLAYERFIL-TERWIDTH, FACETRES, GRIDCOLORMAJOR, GRIDCOLORMINOR, GRIDDISPLAY, GRIDMAJOR, GRIDMODE, GRIDPOINTSMAX, GRID-STYLE, LAYERINVERTFILTER, LAYOUTCREATEVIEWPORT (which replaced and deprecated PSPACEMVIEW), LISPPATH, ORBITCOLOR, PRINTTILESIZE, PSICONCOLOR, QSELECTLISTVALUES, TEXLIBPATH, TRI MALLMAXNESTEDBLOCKLEVEL, UITHEME.

 

All color-related system variables were changed to support RGB and index color values: APERTURECOLOR, AUDIOICONCOLOR, AUTOTRACKCOLOR, BKGCOLOR, BLIPCOLOR, COLORX, COLORY, COLORZ, DZOOME-COLOR, DZOOMSCOLOR, DZOOMVCOLOR, HIGHLIGHTCOLOR, HYPERLINKICONCOLOR, MODELTOOLTIPCOLOR, MODELTOOLTIPB-KGCOLOR,OLEBKGCOLOR, PICKBOXCOLOR, PSPACEBCOLOR, PSPACEMCOLOR, PSPACEPCOLOR, SELCROSSINGAREACOLOR, SEL-CROSSINGFRAMECOLOR, SELWINDOWAREACOLOR, SELWINDOWFR-AMECOLOR, SNAPCOLOR, VIEWPORTLOCKBORDERCOLOR.

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