What's new in CADAM Drafting Version 5-6 Release 2012

The following changes have been made to the CADAM Drafting product since the Version 5 Release 21 base release.


System Changes

New Product - CADAM Drafting View (Windows only)

CADAM Drafting View was released on May 19, 2011. This is a 'view only' version of CADAM Drafting designed for those users who only need to view and print CADAM Drafting drawings. See http://www.cadam.com/ccd_products_view.htm for more information.

Open and Export DXF and DWG (Windows only)

DXF and DWG files can now be quickly opened under File -> Open. Drawings can be quickly saved in these formats using File -> Export.

Keyin line autocomplete (Windows only)

The keyin line now supports autocomplete, allowing the user to quickly recall strings that have been previously keyed in.

Keyin line autocomplete made optional (Windows only)

The autocomplete feature is now optional. This option can be set under Options -> Device Settings.

Support for dual monitors (Windows only)

Support has been added to CADAM Drafting to correctly run in a dual monitor environment.

File opens in Window ALL (Windows only)

Drawings will be opened with a Window ALL if there are no window sets defined. If window sets are defined, the previous function of opening in window set /1/ will be maintained.

F6 for Indicate (Windows only)(Added in Service Pack 1)

An indicate can now be triggered by pressing F6.

Export SVG (Windows only)(Added in Service Pack 1)

CADAM Drawings can now be exported in SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format. SVG can be viewed in most browsers and edited in many graphics and illustration products. This new function can be accessed using File -> Export.


FK Note Changes

/TEXT FIND/ is Now Case Insensitive

/TEXT FIND/ is now case-insensitive by default with a optional YN to make it case-sensitive.

/TABLE/ parameter panel is now a Windows panel

The panel used to enter parameters for the FK Note /TABLE/ function has been converted to a Windows dialog panel.


FK Detail Change

/LIST/ panel is now a Windows panel

The /LIST/ panel in FK Detail has been converted to a Windows dialog panel.


EFT Change

AutoCAD 2010 output support

CADAM Drafting drawings can now be exported in the AutoCAD 2010 DXF/DWG format.


CADEX Changes

CADEX Specific Data Tips and Pre-select Highlighting

When in the CADEX function key, the Data Tips function now shows specific information about the CADEX component that is under the cursor. Similarly, pre-select highlight will highlight CADEX components instead of single elements when in the CADEX function key.

Tracing a Bus to a Sheet Extension Component (Added in Service Pack 1)

CADEX has been modified to allow tracing a bus to a sheet extension component.