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Intellicad 8.1 released by intellicad technology consortium


IntelliCAD 8.1 Released By IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

New Features:

Working with files

  • Open, save, and work with .dwg files of version 2015.

  • Open .dgn files by converting them to .dwg files.
  • Attach point cloud files.
  • IntelliConvert command added.
  • Export .dgn files.

Performance enhancements

  • Multi-core support for opening and regenerating files, which provides 1.5 to 3 times performance improvement on multi-core computers.
  • ACIS In is now available in IntelliCAD Standard versions.

User interface

  • New ribbon interface that can be used with or without the menus.
  • New icons throughout IntelliCAD.
  • Updated status bar, including ability to single-click (instead of double-click ) status bar items.
  • Autocomplete commands when typing at the command line.
  • Updated Properties pane.
  • Support for workspaces.
  • Color schemes are now available.

Printing

  • New Publish command.
  • New ability to print to DWF/DWFx files.
  • New ability to print to PNG and JPG files.
  • Advanced options added for print stamps.

Viewing drawings

  • New support for annotation scaling.

Working with entities

  • New Helix command.
  • New Revision Cloud command.
  • New XPLODE command.
  • Tab through commands when hovering over a grip.
  • New Z-axis orthomode support.
  • New Match Properties Options dialog box.
  • New Text to Multiline Text command.
  • New dialog box for the BLOCK command.
  • New 3D entity commands: Loft, Sweep, Polysolid.
  • New Set to ByLayer command.

APIs

  • IntelliCAD 8.1 uses Teigha version 4.0.1 from the Open Design Alliance.
  • New .NET API.
  • New IcUi API for creating IntelliCAD based MFC dialogs or special dialog controls.

System variables

  • Added or updated: ANNNOALLVISIBLE, ANNNOSCALELIMIT, AUTOCOMPLETEFILTER, AUTOCOMPLETEMODE, AUTOCOMPLETEOPTIONS, AUTOCOMPLETEDELAY, AUTOCOMPLETETRANSP, AUTOCOMPMINTEXTLEN, CANNOSCALE, CANNOSCALEVALUE, CURRENTAFFINITYMASK, DIMANNO, HPANNOTATIVE, LOCALEROOTPREFIX, LOFTANG1, LOFTANG2, LOFTMAG1, LOFTMAG2, LOFTNORMALS, LOFTPARAM, MSLTSCALE, MTMODE, MULTICORE, PICKFIRSTFLAGS, PRINTTRANSPARENCY, PSLTSCALE, PSOLHEIGHT, PSOLWIDTH, SELECTIONANNODISPLAY, SETBYLAYERMODE, STATBARSTYLE, and SURFACEMODELINGMODE.

Important Bug Fixes:

The following list details some of the 1300+ fixes that were implemented since the 8.0a release on 7/31/2014.

Display

  • In the View Manager, fixed restoring a view after using Edit Boundaries.
  • Several issues fixed for working with a grid.

Hatches

  • Fixed hatch result for dynamic blocks
  • Shape of hatch fixed when exploding and copying
  • Fixed crash when selecting complex hatch areas in some cases.

Text and multiline text

  • Fixed errors with Korean fonts.
  • Fixed issues with MTEXT that was missing underlined text in some cases.
  • Fixed editing MTEXT with European keyboard layout.
  • Fix for %% codes.

Printing

  • Print configuration is fixed when extracting from a .pc3 file.
  • Fixed various issues with printing certain entities, including hatch transparency, oblique text, and hidden paperspace entities.
  • Fixed issue for irregular viewports that cause large increase in print size.

APIs

  • LISP:
    • Now *.slb files are accessible through LISP paths.
    • Fixed issue with (menucmd).
    • Highlighting fixed for selection sets supplied to commands via LISP.
  • SDS:
    • Fixed issue with sds_cleanplane.
    • sds_zoomit fixed for docked dialogs.

More fixes

  • Fixed issue with LAYFRZ for blocks.
  • Fixed dimension associativity after copying.
  • Extend and Trim commands now properly work with blocks using the ALL option.
  • Fixed specified angle usage for VIEWCTL.
  • Incorrect attribution data after exploding a block is fixed.
  • Several fixes for working with customized .mnu files.
  • Several fixes for filleting when working with splines, polylines, and two circles.
  • Fixed perpendicular snapping when working with requested angles.
  • Fixed the use of snapping when using Zoom > Window.
  • Fixed issue with changing 3D polyline vertices using grips.
  • Fixed using From Entity Snap in layouts.

Technical Notes:

  • IntelliCAD is now supported for Microsoft Windows 10 operating systems.
  • IntelliCAD source code is built with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 and .NET version 4.5.
  • VSTA support has been disabled.