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What's new in CMS IntelliCAD 12.1v

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What's new:

 

CMS IntelliCAD 12.0 is a major release that includes performance improvements and new features. Create reports and report templates, extracting data to tables and .xls files. Create super hatches using images, textures, blocks, external references, and wipeouts. Dynamically display and customize the Quick Properties pane to modify often-used properties. Draw splines using control vertices and knot parameterization. Use the new Geometric Center snap. Create and edit legacy image tile menus. For tables, export them to .csv files, create and update them from extracted drawing data, remove cell formatting overrides, and specify cell border properties.

For users who use the Explorer, manage more visual style properties, manage more layout settings, and specify whether to freeze layers automatically in layouts that you create. For all Explorer elements, change the column order, visibility of columns, and restore the default display of columns.

Additional new commands include Project Geometry, Show CV and Hide CV, Layer Isolate VP Freeze, Global Edit Attributes, Rename Block, Change Block, Set Z All, Quick Trim, and Copy Multiple.

More enhancements include importing page setups from other drawings, choosing PDF presets when publishing or exporting to .pdf files, importing and exporting Facet Modeler Binary (.fmb) files, setting display settings for section planes, controlling whether entities on layers can be cut by section planes, and previewing modifications when using the Offset, Trim, and Extend commands and when editing hatches.

For CMS IntelliCAD versions that support working with BIM files: customize AEC styles, attach roof and ceiling plane symbols to walls and reference them while interactively creating roof and ceiling planes, assign levels to AEC entities, import .ifc files with more options, and include .rvt and .ifc underlays when exporting to .ifc files.

For technical users, CMS IntelliCAD 12.0 incorporates an updated .NET API and uses ODA SDKs version 2023.12. IntelliCAD IcAPI is a pre-release version for members and is highly compatible with AutoCAD® Object ARX, allowing ITC members to build applications with a single code base that runs on both platforms.

CMS IntelliCAD 12.0 licenses are available as Perpetual or Lease  Standalone seats, USB dongle seats, Network floating seats or Renewable Subscriptions.

In detail

 

Performance

• When using the OpenGL graphics device, performance is faster by:

• 1.4x for switching layouts.

• 1.4x for regenerating models and layouts.

• 2.3x for zooming to extents in model space.

• 13.4x for zooming to extents in layouts.

• 1.6x for zooming in and out of models and layouts.

• 1.3x for window selection and crossing selection.

• Faster polyline vectorization.

• Quick Select command is faster by 2x in large drawings.

Working with Files

• Create startup suites, which allow you to specify the custom applications that start automatically when IntelliCAD starts.

• Export three-dimensional models to an .obj (Wavefront Technologies) file.

• Use the PDF Out command to export directly to a .pdf file. Previously you could export to .pdf files, but the new PDF Out command makes it easier to choose PDF as the output format.

• Import map files by connecting to PostgreSQL, MySQL, and WFS servers.

• Import polygons as closed polylines when using the Map Import command.

Working with BIM files:

• Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2022 files.

• In the BIM Properties pane, create and assign visibility states.

• Attach .ifc (only PE PLUS), .rvt, and .rfa files using the Attach command.

• Select, attach, and manage .ifc and .rvt underlays using the Explorer.

• Use the Audit command to check for errors in .ifc files that are attached as underlays.

• Performance enhancements: (ssget) with an xData filter is more than 10x faster, sds_dictadd is 6x faster, regenerating and saving files with scalable linetypes is more than 10x faster, erasing entities is 4x faster, snapping is more than 10x faster, and redrawing, zooming, and panning are overall faster.

• DGNGLOBALORIGIN system variable.

Viewing and Vectorizing Drawings

• Use section planes to visualize cross-sections of two- and three-dimensional enti­ties and point clouds. The OpenGL ES graphics device is required.

• View models as though you are walking or flying through them.

• Use the view cube to check the current viewing direction and switch between pre­set views and custom viewing directions. The view cube displays in the upper right corner of the current viewport, or a different corner that you specify in view cube settings.

• Use the view and visual style controls in the upper left corner of the current view­port to quickly apply a different view and visual style to the model.

User Interface

• Drag an entity from a drawing and drop it on a tool palette to add the correspond­ing entity-creation command to the tool palette.

• Specify the font used for text in the command bar.

• Use the new Visualize ribbon tab (for program versions that have a ribbon).

Selecting and Modifying Entities

• Use the 3D Positioner command to move and rotate entities interactively in three-dimensional space.

• Use the Reverse command to reverse the direction of lines, polylines, splines and helixes by swapping the first and last vertices of selected segments.

• Use the Break at Point command to break an entity into two without removing a portion of the entity.

• On the status bar, click Isolate/Unisolate Entities to temporarily hide selected enti­ties or isolate selected entities so that all remaining entities are temporarily hidden. When you’re ready to view all entities again, use the Unisolate Entities command.

• Display selected entities with a glowing highlight effect. The OpenGL ES graph­ics device is required.

• Choose Hatch Selection and Group Selection in the user interface to toggle whether associated hatch entities are selected when selecting corresponding boundary entities, and whether associated group entities are selected when selecting sub-entities of groups.

Fields

• Regenerate field content automatically by using the Update Field command.

• Fields now include sheet set data.

Tables

• Use the Match Cell command to copy the properties of a source table cell and apply them to selected cells.

• Apply a cell style and fill color to a table cell directly from the Table Cell contex­tual ribbon (depending on your program version).

• In the command bar, type -TABLE to insert a table.

Printing and Publishing

• For the Publish command:

• Specify the publish folder location before publishing.

• It's now easier to choose which drawings (if any) and which tabs to load sheets from automatically when the Publish dialog displays.

• Choose whether to add sheets for the drawing's model tab, layout tabs, or both model and layout tabs.

• Select multiple sheets and change the page setup or layer state for all selected sheets.

• Reverse the order of sheets in the sheet list.

• Preview .pdf files before printing.

More Features

• Use the Facet Model Pipe command to draw pipes as Facet Model meshes.

• When adding a geographic location to a drawing, use a dialog box to more easily specify the location.

• Use the Map Service command to turn geographic map services on and off. When off, the program is prevented from accessing the Internet to display the online map, and the Mark Position, Capture Area, and Reload Image commands are unavailable.

• Use the Model command to switch to the Model tab.

• In the Explorer, select multiple blocks and right-click them to save multiple blocks at the same time.

• When editing blocks in place, choose to automatically select all nested entities.

• The Offset command includes the Layer and Erase options.

• When breaking a dimension, specify two break points to break the dimension manually.

• Create a non-associative boundary around an existing hatch by typing HATCH­GENERATEBOUNDARY in the command bar.

• When drawing cones and cylinders as 3D solids, select the height by specifying two points.

New and Changed System Variables

• AUTOUNLOAD, BKGEDITTEXTCOLOR, BKGEDITTEXTTRANSPARENCY, CGEOCS, CMDBARFONT, CMDBARFONTSIZE, CMDBARFONTSTYLE, CMDLINEBKGCOLOR, CMDLINEKEYWORDCOLOR, CMDLINEKEYWORDHLTCOLOR, DATALINKNOTIFY, DYNCURSORMODE, FIELDDISPLAY, FULLPLOTPATH, GEODATAUSE, HPCOLOR, LTGAPSELECTION, NAVVCUBEDISPLAY, NAVVCUBELOCATION, NAVVCUBEOPACITY, NAVVCUBEORIENT, NAVVCUBESIZE, NAVVCUBESETTINGS, OBJECTISOLATIONMODE, PREVENTCLIPPING, SELECTIONEFFECT, SELECTIONEFFECTCOLOR, STEPSIZE, STEPSPERSEC, VPCONTROL, WALKFLYLENS, XNOTIFYTIME.

• SELCROSSINGAREACOLOR renamed to CROSSINGAREACOLOR;
SELCROSSINGFRAMECOLOR renamed to CROSSINGFRAMECOLOR.

• SELWINDOWAREACOLOR renamed to WINDOWAREACOLOR;
SELWINDOWFRAMECOLOR renamed to WINDOWFRAMECOLOR.

• Removed: ENABLEINCREMENTALSAVE.

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