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Features of ActCAD 2016


Working with Files
  • Open, edit and save .dwg  and .dxf files right from R2.5 to  version 2016
  • Work with image files in both ActCAD Professional and Standard versions. More raster image formats are supported now
  • Create custom rendering materials and mapping projection planes in both ActCAD 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
  • File opening and closing speeds drastically improved

Performance Enhancements
  • ActCAD is now 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 zoom levels
  • The Dynamic Viewpoint command was enhanced to include multiple ways of selecting a point from which to view 3D 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.

Display
  • Totally improve the display performance with an option to enable or disable Hardware Acceleration
  • Several improvements to prevent leftover screen pixels or empty screen portions during zooming and dragging
  • Display of hatches improved
  • Several enhancements to cursor display in different scenarios
  • Several changes to Zoom Extentsk command
  • Several improvements for display during zoom operations
  • Improvements to 3D solids display
  • Perfect Full Render when using with a UCS different from WCS

Selection and entity editing
  • Improved snapping to 3D solids in blocks
  • Improved node snapping in xref drawings when PDMODE is non-zero
  • Improved grip editing for splines created from polylines
  • Polar tracking guides fixed for new drawings

Hatches
  • Improved speed and accuracy for hatching while using Select Area
  • Improved calculation of hatch lines enclosed by a circular arc
  • Improvements for calculating hatch areas and boundary hatches in different cases
  • Improved hatching of visually closed polylines
  • Improved boundary detection for boundaries off screen

Text and multiline text
  • Improvements for multiline text positioning
  • Several changes to Text Find command

Printing
  • Improvements to TrueType Font selection for printing
  • Many enhancements to Plot module for better user experience

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 ActCAD Professional and Standard versions

APIs
  • ActCAD supports LISP, DCL, .NET, SDS, COM, TX and IRX programming languages for customization and automation
  • ActCAD 2016 uses Teigha version 3.9.1 libraries from ODA
  • 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
  • New SDS method sds_truecolordialog() supports true color selection
  • New LISP method to convert RGB color string to an index integer (rgbtoindex)
  • New LISP method to convert RGB color string to an index integer  (sds_indextorbg)
  • sds_clearcallback()
  • 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
  • Tip of the Day now displays as an event in the corner of the main window when ActCAD starts
  • Improved grip editing for dynamic blocks
  • 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
  • There are 100s of system variables supported in ActCAD similar to other popular CAD software
  • Added or updated: 3DORBITMODE, CUSTOMICONSPATH, EXPLAYERFIL­TERWIDTH, FACETRES, GRIDCOLORMAJOR, GRIDCOLORMINOR, GRIDDISPLAY, GRIDMAJOR, GRIDMODE, GRIDPOINTSMAX, GRID­STYLE, LAYERINVERTFILTER, LAYOUTCREATEVIEWPORT (which replaced and deprecated PSPACEMVIEW), LISPPATH, ORBITCOLOR, PRINTTILESIZE, PSICONCOLOR, QSELECTLISTVALUES, TEXLIBPATH, TRIMALLMAXNESTEDBLOCKLEVEL, UITHEME
  •  All color-related system variables were changed to support RGB and index color values: APERTURECOLOR, AUDIOICONCOLOR, AUTOTRACKCOLOR, BKGCOLOR, BLIPCOLOR, COLORX, COLORY, COLORZ, DZOOME­COLOR, DZOOMSCOLOR, DZOOMVCOLOR, HIGHLIGHTCOLOR, HYPERLINKICONCOLOR, MODELTOOLTIPCOLOR, MODELTOOLTIPB­KGCOLOR,OLEBKGCOLOR, PICKBOXCOLOR, PSPACEBCOLOR, PSPACEMCOLOR, PSPACEPCOLOR, SELCROSSINGAREACOLOR, SEL­CROSSINGFRAMECOLOR, SELWINDOWAREACOLOR, SELWINDOWFR­AMECOLOR, SNAPCOLOR, VIEWPORTLOCKBORDERCOLOR

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