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nanoCAD Plus is a CAD platform using a DWG as its primary format of drawing files. Using nanoCAD Plus, you can work efficiently and do your everyday job with ease. nanoCAD Pro is more advanced version of nanoCAD Plus.
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Incremental (Partial) Saving
In addition to incremental (partial) autosaving implemented earlier, the incremental saving is added. This greatly accelerates saving of a large documents.
You can manage incremental saving modes in the Save Documents section of the Options dialog.
The new version has a number of improvements in undo-redo functionality.
The names of the last operations (steps) are displayed in the Undo and Redo commands in the Edit menu (the classic interface).
The flyout arrows are attached to the Undo/Redo buttons on the Quick Access toolbar to undo/redo several actions at once.
Please take a note that you cannot drop-down action history list in the command mode (when a command is running). In command mode these buttons perform internal undo/redo operations, if exists.
Performance is improved for comparing old and new selection sets. The speed is significantly increased for operation of selecting among other objects in existing selection set.
The mechanism of graphical representation of text objects is optimized. As a result, image regeneration speed is increased and the amount of used memory is reduced.
Loading and regeneration a file with a large number of blocks was significally accelerated.
Complex Objects Insertion
The process of inserting complex objects into the model space was optimized, cursor freezing was fixed.
Frozen Layers Optimization
Increased performance of loading and working in a document with frozen layers.
Ultra-remote Objects Optimization
The problem of displaying distortion of a drawing elements at super large distances has gone into the past. You no longer need to regenerate the drawing when approaching objects that are far from the current location.
New commands for working with OLE-objects are implemented.
A new way of automation is added - by using scripts. A Command Script is a text file with a .scr extension that contains a set of instructions to run in the nanoCAD command line. Each line of the file contains a command call (with parameters) or a link to another script.
The following script processing commands are implemented:
The custom files signing (.dwg, pdf, zip, ...) with a digital signature is available.
Two types of signing were implemented:
Commands for internal signature creating:
Commands for external signature creating:
New Spline Creation Method
The second method of spline creation was implemented – by specifying control points.
To edit splines in the fit point mode, a new type of grips is implemented to change the tangent vectors direction.
During spline creating an auxiliary rubber-bend line is displayed on the screen from one fit point (or control point) to another. You can also snap to this temporary dotted line.
Snap to the First Point of a Spline
Now you can snap to spline start point.
The “Simplify Spline” Command
The SIMPLIFYSPLINE command optimizes the spline by changing its approximation accuracy and the maximum number of its points.
The “Export Layout” Command
The EXPORTLAYOUT command allows you to export all the visible objects of the current layout to the model space of the new drawing.
The “Change Space” Command
The CHSPAСE command moves the selected objects from the model space (in a layout viewport) to the paper space, as well as from the paper space to into the layout viewport.
The “Oblique Dimension” Command
The Oblique Dimension (DIMOBLIQUE) command changes the oblique angle of one or more previously created dimension objects.
The “Angle Ordinate Dimension” Command
The Angle Ordinate Dimension (DIMAORD) command creates an angular ordinate dimensions.
Internal Raster Plotter
The internal raster plotter is available for exporting data in raster files of supported formats:
Internal DWF and DWFx Plotters
The internal DWF and DWFx plotters are available.
Isometric Views Printing
Improved printing of isometric views when specifying the plot area with a rectangular frame.
Verification of third-party print settings
Verification of print settings made in third-party programs is performed. When these settings are detected, the Print command displays a message.
Improved Print Preview
It is now possible to specify the number of copies to print in the Print Preview dialog. The option is not available when you print to a file.
In the preview window:
The “Previous State of Layers” command (LayerP) allows you to consistently return to the previous state of a layers.
SHIFT and CTRL Using
The logic of selecting a group of layers with the SHIFT and CTRL keys in the Layers dialog was changed. Now the selection logic corresponds to standard logic implemented in Windows:
List of Layers Displaying Speed
The display speed of the list of layers in the Layers dialog is significantly increased. Especially if there are hundreds of layers in the drawing.
The “Standards Settings” Command
The STANDARDSSETTINGS command is added to open the Standards Settings dialog.
At now on, the button for checking CAD standards is displayed in the status bar only if the standards file has been connected to the document.
A hyperlink is added in the balloons of the standards check button to open an appropriate dialog box.
The snap behavior in the three-dimensional space was changed.
If a visual style with shaded faces is set and the OSNAP3DTOP variable is turned ON, then you can snap only to points of 3D-object behind the cursor.
If the wireframe visual style is set, or the OSNAP3DTOP variable is disabled (= OFF), snap will be performed to points of all objects in a drawing:
The ADDSELECTED command can now create multileaders and dwg-tables.
New PELLIPSE variable determines the type of ellipse being created:
Now you can edit the region contour with its grips.
2 modes of editing are available:
Modes are switched with a round grip.
The RDPROXY command get the possibility to delete proxy objects that do not have a graphical representation.
Delays in Displaying the Command Completion List
Amount of time that elapses before command line completion list is shown can be specified in the Options dialog: Command line > Use Autocomplete Additional Options > Completion list delay.
The Value of Objects Fading on Locked Layers
The value of fading for objects on locked layers is defined by the LAYLOCKFADECTL variable.
This value can also be changed in the Options dialog (Select > Shading objects > Locked layers item).
In a new version of the program, it became possible to make visible “hidden” objects – the objects with the “invisible” attribute. By selecting the appropriate option in the context menu of the Drawing Manager, you can make visible a single “invisible” object or a group of “invisible” objects:
Partial CFG-file Unloading
In the Customize User Interface dialog, you can unload the current partial configuration file.
In the Customize User Interface dialog, the ability to import only keyboard shortcuts from .cuix and .cfg files has been added.
Utilities in nanoCAD Menu
The command for displaying the properties of a drawing, as well as the utilities for auditing, checking and working with a document, is added to the application menu and the context menu of the document tab.
Multiline Attributes Editing Panel
The ATTIPE system variable is used to change the Text Format panel that appears to create/edit multiline attributes.
A special import wizard dialog is displayed when importing point clouds from text formats. It allows you to correctly interpret the point clouds data.
Export to DWF, DWFx, STL and 3D PDF file formats is available.
The Export Point Cloud command (NPC_EXPORT) can export point clouds in a PLY (Polygon File Format) format. This one was developed to store 3D scanner data. The format allows you to store many properties of the object (color, transparency, normals, texture coordinates, etc.).
The possibilities of editing materials have been extended:
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