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IntelliCAD 6.2 Released By IntelliCAD Technology Consortium

 IntelliCAD 6.2 was released on 4/27/2006.

New Features:

Assign true colors and color book colors

You’ve always been able to add color to your drawings using index colors, but now you use two new color features:

Work with raster images using ADeko Raster

IntelliCAD Professional version includes new raster imaging software to help you work with images in your drawings. Working with raster images is similar to previous IntelliCAD versions, with easy-to-use features located on the Image menu in IntelliCAD.

Export to PDF and 3D DWF format

You can export drawings to two new formats:

Use entity snaps

When using the extension option with Intersection Snap and Apparent Intersection Snap, IntelliCAD draws dashed extension lines to help guide you as you use the extension snap option.

If you are working in the command bar, you can modify the active command by typing m2p or mtp to enable a one-time snap to the midpoint of two points that you specify.

Edit text in the command line

The command bar and Prompt History window include enhanced text editing, including cutting, copying, and pasting text; copying the last command line or the entire command history; and repeating a previously executed command.

Create wipeout entities

Wipeouts are unique entities that can help you hide areas of your drawing. They display with the current background color, so the details behind the wipeout do not display or print. However, if your version of IntelliCAD does not include raster image capability (that is, does not include an Image menu), wipeout entities display, but the details behind the wipeouts also display.

Create audio notes from existing *.wav files

In addition to recording audio notes in IntelliCAD and attaching them to entities, you can now create audio notes from existing *.wav files. Audio notes created from an existing *.wav file are saved in the drawing file and the separate *.wav file remains unchanged.

View thumbnails of drawings

When you open or save a drawing, drawing files can be displayed in a number of ways, including by filename with or without the additional details. Now you can also view thumbnail images of drawing files.

You can also view thumbnail images when you browse drawing files on your computer using programs that came with your operating system, such as Windows® File Explorer or My Computer.

Use new and enhanced system variables

New system variables include: AUDIOICONCOLOR, NOMUTT, OSNAPCOORD, OSNAPHATCH, OSNAPZ, and RTSKIPCOUNT.

Enhanced system variables include: CECOLOR and SNAPCOLOR.

Important Bug Fixes:

Display

Open and save files

COM API calls (IntelliCAD Professional versions)

IntelliCAD now uses the 6.4 VBA SDK version.

Print parameters can be set correctly through the COM API.

The objects, methods, and properties in the following table have been updated or added to the COM application program interface.

Objects

Methods Properties

3DSolid

ArrayPolar
ArrayRectangular
Boolean
CheckInterference
Copy
Delete
Erase
Explode
GetBoundingBox
GetExtensionDictionary
GetXData
Highlight
IntersectWith
Mirror
Mirror3D
Move
Rotate
Rotate3D
ScaleEntity
SectionSolid
SliceSolid
SetXData
TransformBy
Update

Application
Centroid
Color
Document
EntityName
EntityType
Handle
HasExtensionDictionary
Layer
Linetype
LinetypeScale
Lineweight
MomentOfInertia
Parent
PlotStyleName
PrincipalDirections
PrincipalMoments
ProductOfInertia
RadiiOfGyration
Thickness
Visible
Volume

Application

 

Activedocument

Dictionary

AddObject
AddXRecord
Delete
GetExtensionDictionary
GetName
GetObject
GetXData
Remove
Rename
Replace
SetXData

Application
Count
Document
Handle
HasExtensionDictionary
Item
Name
Parent

Dictionaries Collection

Add

Application
Count
Item
Parent

Dimension

TextPrecision
AltRoundDistance
DecimalSeparator


Entity Objects (all)

GetExtensionDictionary

HasExtensionDictionary
Lineweight
PlotStyleName

Group

AppendItems
Delete
GetExtensionDictionary
GetXData
Highlight
RemoveItems
SetXData
Update

Application
Color
Count
Document
EntityName
EntityType
Handle
HasExtensionDictionary
Item
Layer
Linetype
LinetypeScale
Lineweight
Name
Parent
PlotStyleName
Visible

Groups Collection

Add

Application
Count
Item
Parent

Layer

 

PlotStyleName
ViewportDefault

PlotProperties

GetCustomScale
SetCustomScale

OptimizeLevel
OriginX
OriginY
Pens
PenWidth
Rotate
StandardScale
UseStandardScale
Units
Version

Region

ArrayPolar
ArrayRectangular
Boolean
Copy
Delete
Erase
Explode
GetBoundingBox
GetExtensionDictionary
GetXData
Highlight
IntersectWith
Mirror
Mirror3D
Move
Rotate
Rotate3D
ScaleEntity
SetXData
TransformBy
Update

Application
Area
Centroid
Color
Document
EntityName
EntityType
Handle
HasExtensionDictionary
Layer
Linetype
LinetypeScale
Lineweight
MomentOfInertia
Normal
Parent
Perimeter
PlotStyleName
PrincipalDirections
PrincipalMoments
ProductOfInertia
RadiiOfGyration
Thickness
Visible

Shape

ArrayPolar
ArrayRectangular
Copy
Delete
Erase
GetBoundingBox
GetExtensionDictionary
GetXData
Highlight
IntersectWith
Mirror
Mirror3D
Move
Rotate
Rotate3D
ScaleEntity
SetXData
TransformBy
Update
ScaleFactor

Application
Color
Document
EntityName
EntityType
Handle
HasExtensionDictionary
Height
InsertionPoint
Layer
Linetype
LinetypeScale
Lineweight
Name
Normal
Parent
ObliqueAngle
PlotStyleName
Rotation
Thickness
Visible

SolidCreator

AddBox
AddCone
AddCylinder
AddEllipticalCone
AddEllipticalCylinder
AddExtrudedSolid
AddExtrudedSolidAlongPath
AddRegion
AddRevolvedSolid
AddSphere
AddTorus
AddWedge

Application
Parent

Window

Scroll

Caption
WindowHandle32
WindowState

XRecord

Delete
GetExtensionDictionary
GetXData
GetXRecordData
SetXData
SetXRecordData

Application
Document
Handle
HasExtensionDictionary
Name
Parent
TranslateIDs

Dialog Control Language (DCL)

Hatches

Text

Zoom

Print features

ACIS and 3D solids

IntelliCAD uses the new ACIS R15 SP3 libraries.

Rendering

IntelliCAD uses the latest DaVinci Rendering 5.6.4 libraries.

Offset

Support for Trim and Extend commands

Mview

Installer

The IntelliCAD installer has been completely re-written with InstallShield 10.5.

More fixes

 Technical Notes:

 

Importing 3D DWF files not supported

While you can export a drawing to 3D DWF format, you cannot import 3D DWF files. If you attempt to import a 3D DWF file, the drawing in IntelliCAD will be blank. Importing 3D DWF files is unsupported at this time.

2D DWF files may produce errors

If you open or audit a 2D DWF file, you may receive error messages or the file may become unusable. The ability to work with 2D DWF files is still under development.

Wipeout entities print as filled polygons

Wipeout entities print as polygons filled with the same color as the current background color. In some cases this may cause unexpected print results, for example, if printing on colored paper.