New in 3D Solid Modeling
A possibility to change the construction order in the 3D history tree has been implemented, an element of the end of the 3D construction history has appeared. Now the history elements can be swapped if it does not destroy the model, as well as hide some of the elements (for example, to analyze the model).
In the following cases, the visual style is automatically set to Top SW Iso:
- When entering sketch editing mode (PSADD), if there are no 3D constructions in the docu-ment, and the view is oriented along one of the WCS axes;
- When entering the 3D block editing mode (3DBEDIT).
Also, in the 3D block editing mode (3DBEDIT), the display style is automatically set to Gouraud shaded with edges.
The program behavior has been fixed, when in the 3D block editing mode, after launching any 3D command or switching the 3D modeling, the ribbon each time switched to the 3D Block Editor tab.
The work of angular 3D constraint (3DANGLE) at large angles has been fixed. For this, when applying a 3D angular constraint, the user is given the opportunity to set the rotation axis so that it can be unambiguously determined how to measure angles of more than 180 degrees.
An incorrect behavior of the Presspull (PRESSPULL) command when moving multiple faces has been fixed.
The bug due to which the angular constraint did not save the direction and could suddenly start counting in the other direction has been fixed.
The bug where it was not possible to create a 2D constraint to align a polyline vertex with a point has been fixed.
The bug due to which changes to hide 3D objects using isolation in files with 3D models were not saved has been fixed.
In the 3D Module command Convert to Solid (CONVTOSOLID), the error of converting a mesh to a solid, which occurs when the mesh was located at a large distance from the coordinate origin, has been fixed. In this case, the level of detail during the conversion turned out to be too low.
The 3D Block Editor context tab appears on the ribbon with additional tools for 3D editing, buttons for saving the result and exiting the editing mode. The tab lacks a number of commands that are present in the standard block editor, for example, for working with attributes. However, these commands can still be called from other ribbon tabs, menu, or command line.
If there is no license for the 3D module, editing 3D blocks using standard methods will still be available, but without the ability to use 3D editing commands.
In the drawing explorer, 3D blocks have been moved to a separate section.
The 3DREFEDIT command is used to edit references.
The basic tools (Sheet solid, Bend edge, Bend over segment, and Fold by sketch) create standard parts from sheet metal. Folds can be bent and unbent at any time, and corners are handled by a variety of reliefs and bends.
For specific sheet metal parts, there are the Shell and Ruled shell tools, plus additional tools quickly add commonly used sheet metal elements, such as these ones:
The Unbend tool makes flat drawings of 3D sheet metal parts.
Each release of nanoCAD adds new commands. To make it easier to focus on the design at hand, the primary 3D modeling commands are now grouped by mode in the Modeling Modes section of the 3D Tools ribbon:
When users switch between modeling types, the ribbon automatically changes the commands displayed to those specific to the selected modeling mode. For example, when a user selects Parametric modeling mode, the ribbon changes to show commands for creating 3D geometry based on parametric sketches.
When the user selects Meshes modeling mode, the commands standard for creating 3D surfaces become available.
Commands that apply to all types of modeling such as, for example: Chamfers and Rounds, Boolean operations, commands of construction geometry, manipulation and others are always visible to a user.
The 3D-tangency constraint joins surface tangents that are more complex than what the existing 3D-merge constraint can handle. It creates tangents between, for example, the following objects:
Cylinders to planes or cylinders
Cones to planes
Spheres to cylinders or planes
Circular edges to straight or circular edges