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    IntelliCAD 7.1a Releases By IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

    Important Fixes:

    The following list details some of the new 250+ fixes that were implemented since the initial 7.1 release.

    Open and save files

    Performance enhancements

    Printing

    Dimensions

    Groups

    Text

    Properties

    IntelliCAD Explorer

    APIs

    More fixes

    Major Enhancements in 7.1a:

    Keyboard shortcuts

    Press Ctrl + 1 to open and close the Properties pane.

    Copying entities while rotating

    To copy selected entities while rotating, choose the Copy option while using the Rotate command.

    Options

    On the Display tab, in Prompt Boxes Transparency (%), enter the percentage of transparency to apply to prompt boxes when they display.

    Working with groups in IntelliCAD Explorer

    In IntelliCAD Explorer, you can manage groups that exist in the open drawing, create new groups, manage the entities contained in a group, and change the settings of groups.

    To display groups in IntelliCAD Explorer

    Do one of the following:

    To create a new group using IntelliCAD Explorer

    1. In Explorer, do one of the following:
      • Choose Edit > New > Group.
      • Click the New Item tool.

      A new group is added as Anonymous.

    2. Type the name for the new group by typing over the highlighted default text, and then press Enter.
    3. Click the [+] tool to select the entities to be included in the group; click the [-] tool to select the entities to remove from the group.
      You can also click the Number of Entities column and choose Add Entities or Remove Entities.
    4. Press Enter when done selecting entities.
    5. To complete the command, close the window.

    To modify a group using IntelliCAD Explorer

    1. In Explorer, select Groups.
    2. To rename a group, do one of the following:
      • Select the group, choose Edit > Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.
      • Click the group name you want to change, type a new name, and then press Enter.
      • Right-click the group name you want to change, and from the shortcut menu, select Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.
    3. To add entities to a group, select the group and click the [+] tool, select the entities in the drawing to be included in the group, then press Enter when done selecting entities.
    4. To remove entities from a group, select the group and click the [-] tool, select the entities in the drawing to remove from the group, then press Enter when done selecting entities.
    5. To make a group selectable or unselectable in the drawing, click Selectable for it.
    6. To reorder the entities in a group, select the group and click the Reorder tool, make you selections, then click OK. Click [?] for more details about the options in the Reorder Grouped Entities dialog box.
    7. To select a group in the drawing and have that group highlighted in the list of groups, click the Highlight tool, select the desired group, then press Enter. The appropriate group will be highlighted in the list.
    8. To complete the command, close the window.

    Using VSTA

    Running VSTA custom applications from IntelliCAD is similar to working with VBA custom applications. Use the following commands on the Tools > Visual Studio Tools for Applications menu for working with VSTA:

    You can also type -vstarun in the command bar to run a VSTA method after a VSTA program is loaded.

    New System Variables

    FILETYPEASSOC

    Controls whether IntelliCAD checks at IntelliCAD start-up whether .dwg files are associated with IntelliCAD.

    The value can be one of the following:

    0 = Does not verify the file association of .dwg files at IntelliCAD start-up.

    1 = Verifies the file association and displays the File Association Warning dialog box if .dwg files are not associated with IntelliCAD.

    2 = Verifies the file association and automatically associates .dwg files with IntelliCAD if .dwg files are not associated with IntelliCAD.

    Type:     Integer

    Saved:     In the registry

    Range:     0-2

    Default:     1

    REGENONZOOM

    Controls whether REGEN is used while zooming.

    When large drawings with large coordinates are displayed in OpenGL, complex entities like text and polylines display with a reduced number of vectors which can cause a rough appearance. When REGENONZOOM is on (set to 1), IntelliCAD performs a cleanup after ZOOM to improve the display quality of these entities, however, this can also cause some performance degradation. Turning REGENONZOOM off (set to 0) will improve ZOOM performance but reduce display quality for large drawings with large coordinates.

    Type:     Integer

    Saved:     In the registry

    Range:     0 (REGEN is not used during ZOOM), 1 (REGEN is used during ZOOM)

    Default:     1