What's new in CADAM Drafting Version 5-6 Release 2015

The following changes have been made to the CADAM Drafting product since the Version 5-6 Release 2014 base release.


System Changes

Support for V5 versions of CADEX and Hybrid Raster (Windows only - added in SP4)

V5 versions of CADEX and Hybrid Raster are now available in the CATIA V5 Product Catalog. License changes have been made in SP4 to allow the V5 versions of these products to be run with CADAM Drafting V5-6R2015.

Windows 10 Support (Windows only - added in SP3)

CADAM Drafting now supports Windows 10.

Windows XP Support Dropped (Windows only)

CADAM Drafting no longer supports Windows XP as of the Version 5-6 R2015 release.

Access to Windows Fonts (Windows only)

Any Windows font available on the user's PC can now be selected when creating text bearing elements. The active font can be selected under FK Note -> Parms -> Font. The font of an existing text bearing element can be changed under FK Note -> Chng -> Font. The right mouse button click contextual menus have also been changed to allow the current font to be selected.

Unicode Keyin Line (Windows only)

The keyin line now supports Unicode when keying text. This allows any character to be keyed in regardless of the current local. The Windows utility Character Map can now be used to select characters to be entered on the keyin line.

Support for Latin Extended Additional Characters (Windows only)

Strokes have been added for Unicode Latin Extended Additional characters located in the range 1E00 through 1EF9 .

Convert Font String to Note (Windows only)

A CADAM font string, created in FK Symbol, can be converted back to a regular note. Simply right-click on a font string and select Convert from the contextual menu.

Right Mouse Button Click for Text Bearing Elements (Windows only - added in SP2)

Other text bearing elements (balloons, arrows, deltas, textlines) can now be edited with a right mouse button click. Click on the text to edit the text or change other parameters.



FK Detail Change

Erase Unused Details (Windows only)

A new function for erasing all unused details in a model has been added. This function is located under the /THUMBNAILS/ menu. When using this function, all details with a ditto count of zero will be erased.


FK Note Change

Key Inter-Character Spacing (Windows only)

The option now exists to key inter-character spacing when specifying horizontal spacing. Inter-character spacing is defined as horizontal spacing minue character width. To access this method of specifying spacing, select Parms -> Horiz Sp and press YN twice.


FK Raster Change

CADAM Drafting TIFF Converter (Windows only)

A new utility for converting multi-color JPEG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, or PNG images to bitonal (monochrome) CCITT G4 TIFF images is now available for purchase in The CADAM Store. (http://www.cadam.com/TheCadamStore/index.php) The images created by this utility can then be imported into CADAM Drafting using the Hybrid Raster product.


FK Symbol Change

ISO/JIS Section Line (Windows only)

Section lines that adhere to the ISO and JIS standards can now be created. The type of section line created is defined in CADPROF, on the Symbol Defaults page.



Default Font (Windows only)

The default font used when creating text bearing elements can be defined in CADPROF under Text Defaults. When a Windows font is selected, the default text size can be specified in 'points'.


EFT Changes

AutoCAD 2013 Support (Windows only)

AutoCAD 2013 format for DXF/DWG input and output is now supported.

Multi-leader Support (Windows only)

Multi-leaders can now be imported into CADAM Drafting. They are imported as individual arrows and linear splines.


IUE Changes

U1FNNQ, U1FNNS (Windows only)

U1FNNS has been added to allow the IUE program to set the font of the session or of a specific text bearing element by specifying a Windows font name. U1FNNQ can be used to inquire the current session font name or that of a specific text bearing element. Any Windows font available on your computer may be used with these new functions.