What's new in CADAM Drafting Version 5-6 Release 2016


The following changes have been made to the CADAM Drafting product since the Version 5-6 Release 2015 base release.

 

System Changes

Windows 10 Support

CADAM Drafting now supports Windows 10.

Windows XP Support Dropped

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

Right Mouse Button Click for Text Bearing Elements

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.

Select and Drag (added in SP2)

Elements can now be selected and manipulated at any time by using the Select option in the right mouse button context menu. Simply place the cursor over the element to be manipulated, right click on it to bring up the context menu and then click Select. Grip points will appear on the element. Selecting and dragging these grip points will modify the element. Selecting another element or indicating will drop the element in its new orientation. Selecting an element that is part of a temporary group will allow the entire group to be manipulated. See the Advanced Mouse Button section of the Getting Started with CCD V5 guide for more information on this function.

Select, Copy and Drag (added in SP2)

Elements can now be selected and copied and the copy manipulated at any time by using the Select Copy option in the right mouse button context menu. Simply place the cursor over the element to be copied, right click on it to bring up the context menu and then click Select Copy . A copy of the element will appear offset from the original and grip points will appear on the element. Selecting and dragging these grip points will modify the copied element. Selecting another element or indicating will drop the element in its new orientation. Selecting an element in a temporary group will cause the group to be copied and a grip point placed on the copy. See the Advanced Mouse Button section of the Getting Started with CCD V5 guide for more information on this function.

Export to PDF (added in SP3)

CADAM Drafting drawings can now be exported directly to PDF. The function is available under File -> Export... Color mapping can be controlled during the export process by placing a file named color_map_pdf in the Plot folder. Each entry in this file consists of four numbers. The first is the CADAM color index (0-120) and the next three are the red, green and blue values to map that index to. These components are expressed as a value between 0 and 100.

DSLS Adapter ID Displayed (added in SP3)

Beginning in SP3, the DSLS adapter ID is displayed under About this machine... and in the license error panel, if a license is not found. This is the ID that should be provided to the key center when contacting them to obtain a license for CADAM Drafting.