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CAD X11® Enhancements in year 2004

  1. The DXF translator has been improved to read in ellipses from DXF files (release 4.0.162) - February 12, 2004
  2. An error with performing 2-D or 3-D analysis (menu 17.2 and 17.3) with islands using the Common Interface has been corrected
  3. 2-D Section analysis for the Windows Interface of CAD X11 (Verify->Geometric Analysis->2-D Section) has been implemented and the on-line help has been updated (release 4.0.165) - February 23, 2004
  4. The ESC button in the Windows Interface now issues the REJECT ([) or Cancel command (release 4.0.165) - February 23, 2004
  5. The DXF translator will no longer occasionally crash when inputting DXF files that contain circles defined in 3D space in blocks (release 4.0.166) - March 4, 2004
  6. Text codes starting with '\C' in DXF files are now omitted in the text string displayed on the drawing (release 4.0.166) - March 4, 2004
  7. When using Detail Magnification in the Windows Interface, the magnification factor is now handled correctly (release 4.0.166) - March 4, 2004
  8. In the Windows Interface, the percent complete status display that runs from left to right at the bottom of the screen in the status bar will no longer run into the cursor x,y printout section at the lower right when you use the cut toolbar button or the Edit->Cut menu (release 4.0.166) - March 4, 2004
  9. The bottom four options under File->Export now bring up the correct dialog (if any) if a file name is entered without the file extension which clearly defines the format type desired (release 4.0.166) - March 4, 2004
  10. A fatal error when deleting all points has been corrected (release 4.0.167) - March 15, 2004
  11. An infrequent error in which the entity "unselect" mode was left on leading the system to report that there were no valid entities to select, when in fact there were, has been corrected.  Also, the select options All Displayed, All of a Color and Individual Levels now can be used with the entity unselect mode (release 4.0.169) - April 7, 2004
  12. The on-line help for the Windows Interface has been updated.  Help for the first five items in the Edit menu has been completed (release 4.0.170) - April 12, 2004
  13. The Windows Interface function "Paste" now positions the Clipboard data properly (release 4.0.170) - April 12, 2004
  14. 3DFACE entities are now supported when reading DXF files (release 4.0.171) - April 21, 2004
  15. 3D POLYLINE entities are now supported when reading DXF files (release 4.0.171) - April 21, 2004
  16. A problem when processing nested blocks in DXF files has been corrected (release 4.0.171) - April 21, 2004
  17. The Tools menu in the Windows Interface now shows all the possible main menu bar selections and displays a check mark next to the one currently displayed and active (release 4.0.172) - April 27, 2004
  18. The on-line help has been updated for items 6-10 of the Edit menu (release 4.0.172) - April 27, 2004
  19. The Select option in the Edit menu has been revised to use popup menus to make changes to the data after entities have been selected.  Six modification options are currently active in the main popup window (release 4.0.172) - April 27, 2004
  20. The Select And Edit selection of the Edit menu is now included as an option on the construction toolbar, an arrow select button to the right of the Paste button (release 4.0.172) - April 27, 2004
  21. The on-line help has been updated to include a Glossary (release 4.0.173) - May 4, 2004
  22. The on-line help Administrator's Guide topic has been updated as well as the html reference link for the Administrator's Guide (release 4.0.173) - May 4, 2004
  23. The viewer in the Enterprise Version of CAD X11 has been changed to display the long file name version of the drawing file being displayed. Also, the viewer now works better as an embedded application to display files accessed via a browser - June 14, 2004
  24. A problem that causes pop-up dialog boxes to move up the screen a small amount at a time due to a taskbar anchored to the top of the screen has been corrected (release 4.0.174) - June 22, 2004
  25. A correction has been implemented so only one autosave file dialog prompt appears when the computer has been sitting for double the autosave delta time interval and it's a new drawing (release 4.0.175) - June 28, 2004
  26. The save icon is now active for an existing drawing as soon as you change the zoom scale (release 4.0.175) - June 28, 2004
  27. The on-line help for the Windows Interface has been updated.  Help for the Modify Translate, Copy/Translate and Zero Z Coordinates has been implemented (release 4.0.175) - June 28, 2004
  28. The Curve->Polygon->Triangle menu again matches the on-line help (release 4.0.175) - June 28, 2004
  29. An error on drawing retrieval caused by circle center coordinates not being defined at the time of the last save has been corrected (release 4.0.177) - June 28, 2004
  30. An error when locating a fastener onto an existing point using the Design Element Library has been corrected (release 4.0.178) - August 20, 2004
  31. The on-line help for the Windows Interface has been updated.  Help for the Group Option in the Modify menu has been completed (release 4.0.179) - September 3, 2004
  32. The on-line help for the Windows Interface has been updated.  Help for the Mirror, Rotate and Copy/Rotate options in the Modify menu have been completed (release 4.0.180) - September 15, 2004
  33. A entity selection dialog box is now the proper size for when you are offered the option of single/chain, or the full offering of region selection, unselect, etc. (release 4.0.182) - September 27, 2004
  34. The GrayTech Web site can be accessed directly by going to the Help menu on the right end of the main CAD X11 Windows menus, or by selecting the system menu, the top left icon of the CAD X11 window (release 4.0.183) - October 4, 2004
  35. More than one copy of the drawing viewer can again be started on the same computer. The drawing viewer is only delivered with the enterprise version of CAD X11 (release 4.0.183) - October 4, 2004
  36. The file extension last used for File Import/Export is now saved and will be the default file type the next time that function is used (release 4.0.184) - October 11, 2004
  37. For the drafting label function, selecting the leader stem to extend from the end of the text with either the Free or Professional version, or the Enterprise version in Windows Interface mode now works (release 4.0.184) - October 11, 2004
  38. When exporting DXF files, the header and file attribute information has been overhauled to better match the most recent DXF specifications. If you encounter DXF export issues, please email GrayTech with a description of the problem and also an example file if that will assist GrayTech in resolving your problem (release 4.0.184) - October 11, 2004
  39. Solid filled polygons (greater than four sides) are now output correctly in DXF files (release 4.0.184) - October 11, 2004
  40. When exporting DXF formatted files, the specifications for line types (dash and space lengths) now match the settings in the CAD X11 drawing (release 4.0.184) - October 11, 2004
  41. When exporting DXF formatted files, all polygons (point set data) now are placed at the same z elevation as in the CAD X11 drawing (release 4.0.184) - October 11, 2004
  42. When exporting DXF files, the text is now oriented properly in vertical running dimensions (release 4.0.185) - October 18, 2004
  43. The text in feature control frames now displays properly when exporting DXF files (release 4.0.185) - October 18, 2004
  44. Changing the arrow type of existing dimensions no longer changes the text justification mode of linear and diameter dimensions (release 4.0.185) - October 18, 2004
  45. Label arrowhead styles integral, circle and filled circle again display properly (release 4.0.185) - October 18, 2004
  46. Text styles above the first default six text fonts are now output in DXF files as the romant.shx font type, which is proportional spaced lettering. The first six text styles are exported as the monotxt font, which is fixed spaced lettering (release 4.0.185) - October 18, 2004
  47. On-line help for the Free and Professional versions and the Windows Interface of the Enterprise version now support Exporting DXF files (release 4.0.185) - October 18, 2004
  48. On-line help for the Free and Professional versions and the Windows Interface of the Enterprise version now support Importing DXF files and Printing (release 4.0.186) - October 19, 2004
  49. The Print function has been cleaned up to remove a few duplicate prompts and match the updated on-line help (release 4.0.186) - October 19, 2004
  50. The Tool->Modals function has been renamed Tools->Options and moved to the bottom of the Tools menu (release 4.0.187) -November 30, 2004
  51. Small crosshairs are now the default for new installations of CAD X11 (release 4.0.187) -November 30, 2004
  52. The display of the grid is now performed before display of geometry so that the grid lines do not hide the data of the drawing (release 4.0.187) -November 30, 2004
  53. Changing the Grid behavior (Tools->Options->Grid) will now automatically change the grid without requiring a repaint. You can also turn the grid on/off in the options prompt as well as under the Grid toolbar button or the View menu (release 4.0.187) -November 30, 2004
  54. A new grid option has been added, grayscale grid, which uses a gray background and darker gray grid lines (release 4.0.187) -November 30, 2004
  55. A check has been added to the grid spacing specification so that the grid lines and grid spacing and scale spacing are multiples of each other (release 4.0.187) -November 30, 2004
  56. A new message area has been added to the status bar (in the middle) . This area will be used to provide more detail to the subject/mode/action message area at the left end of the status bar. Additional messages have been added for the first four line menu options and when the grid cannot be displayed due to the zoom factor or the number of views displayed (release 4.0.187) -November 30, 2004
  57. The Xhair Pos line option, now named Freehand Or Snap To Grid, will automatically close to the starting line position when you have three or more points already specified and the the ] key or right mouse button is pressed (release 4.0.187) -November 30, 2004
  58. The Cntl O function under the Common Interface no longer crashes when you select OK (release 4.0.187) -November 30, 2004
  59. When you use the Line menu and are prompted to select an entity, the entity that will be selected is now highlighted as you move the crosshairs (small crosshairs only). The target entity must lie within the circle defined by the crosshairs. If it is in range, the entity is highlighted. If you click the mouse button without anything highlighted, then a simple warning message is displayed in the middle of the status bar and you can still try selecting entities (release 4.0.188) - December 1, 2004
  60. The grid now defaults to 'on' for new drawings (release 4.0.189) - December 2, 2004
  61. The default spacing for the grid has been lowered to 0.2 inches for English and 5 mm for Metric (release 4.0.189) - December 2, 2004
  62. An error when starting the Direct3D and OpenGL shading with build 4.0.187 has been corrected (release 4.0.189) - December 2, 2004
  63. The user may now start the Select and Edit function (the arrow icon on the top toolbar) by clicking the right mouse button with the cursor anywhere in the graphics area when the crosshairs are not displayed (release 4.0.189) - December 2, 2004
  64. All the menus for drafting are now also accessible from the main menu bar, under the heading drafting (release 4.0.190) - December 8, 2004
  65. The drafting specific edit options have been added to the bottom of the main menu bar edit menu (release 4.0.191) - December 9, 2004
  66. A side effect of the new grayscale grid where an entity being deleted or blanked is removed from the display in the color "white" and not the grayscale background has been corrected (release 4.0.191) - December 9, 2004
  67. The arc menu has been renamed arc/circle and the first two options of the point and arc/circle menus have been slightly revised (release 4.0.192) -December 13, 2004
  68. Additional messages have been added to the middle of the status bar for the first four arc/circle menu options (release 4.0.192) -December 13, 2004
  69. When you use the point or the arc/circle menu and are prompted to select an entity, the entity that will be selected is now highlighted as you move the crosshairs (small crosshairs only). The target entity must lie within the circle defined by the crosshairs. If it is in range, the entity is highlighted. If you click the mouse button without anything highlighted, then a simple warning message is displayed in the middle of the status bar and you can still try selecting entities (release 4.0.192) -December 13, 2004
  70. When you use the line->join function, a letter E will be displayed at the end of the line or curve that the system will choose from the current position of the crosshairs. This helps clarify the expected function results before you click the mouse button (release 4.0.192) -December 13, 2004

     

 
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