What's new in CADAM Drafting Version 5-6 Release 2018
The following changes have been made to the CADAM Drafting product since the Version 5-6 Release 2017 base release.
PDF Batch Conversion
A new batch program, cadampdfbatch, has been added to the CADAM Drafting installation. This program allows a CADAM drawing to be converted to PDF from the command line or from a script. See the Getting Started V5 guide (Using the File Menu and Tool Bar) for more information on using this program.
PDF Multi-Batch Conversion
A new batch program, cadampdf, has been added to the CADAM Drafting installation. This program allows users to select multiple drawings to be converted to PDF without running CADAM Drafting.
DSLS Adapter ID Displayed
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.
DSLS Expiration Date Displayed
The license expiration date is now displayed under About this machine...
A new menu item, New From..., has been added under File. This menu item allows a new drawing to be started using an existing drawing as a template. The folder that is opened when this function is used can be defined in CADPROF - Drawing Management.
Highlight Nearest Grid Point
An option under Device Settings is available to dynamically highlight the grid point that is closest to the cursor as the cursor is moved around the drawing.
Show Cursor Location
An option under Device Settings is available to show the coordinates of the cursor as the cursor is moved around the drawing.
Reverse Wheel Direction
An option under Device Settings has been added to define how moving the mouse wheel zooms the drawing. The default behavior is that moving the mouse wheel toward the user zooms in. Checking this option reverses this behavior.
ESC for /RETURN/
In most instances, the user can now use the ESC key in place of selecting /RETURN/.
String Search Utility
A new program, StringSearch, has been added to the CADAM Drafting installation. This program allows the user to search through drawings in a folder to find those drawings that contain a specified text string.
Property Window Location Remembered
Most element property windows now remember their location and will come up in the previous location.
The window and toolbar layout can be reset to the initial factory setting by selecting View -> Toolbars -> Reset Layout.
A new button, GRID, has been added to the system command bar. If a grid has been defined, selecting this button allows the grid to be quickly turned on and off.
Mirror Across Multiline
Multilines can now be selected as lines to mirror or reflect across.
DSLSCheck Program (added in SP1)
A program, DSLSCheck.exe, has been added to the bin folder. This diagnosic routine can be used to help diagnose licensing and other CADAM Drafting environment issues.
TIFF Converter (added in SP2)
A new program, ccdtiffconverter.exe, has been added to the bin folder. This routine can be used to convert color raster images to monochrome TIFF images that can then be imported into CADAM Drafting. Run the program and select Help for instructions on using the program.
New IUE Function - U1QDMA (added in SP2)
A new IUE function, U1QDMA, has been added. This function allows you to query the elements associated to an associative dimension.
New IUE Samples (added in SP2)
Two new IUE sample programs - one for Fortran and one for C - have been added under the IUE\TOOLS folder.
New IUE Programs (added in SP2)
Five new IUE programs have been added. They are all batch programs and have been added under the IUE\BIN folder. The programs are dupgeometry.iue for removing duplicate geometry, modelmerge.iue for merging models, overlaymerge.iue for merging overlay families, removeview99.iue for removing view 99 from drawings and unuseddetail.iue for removing unused details from models. These programs are provided as-is. If user modifications are required, the source for these programs has been provided in the IUE\TOOLS\Source folder.
Zoom at cursor (added in SP3)
When zooming with the mouse wheel or keyboard buttons, the user now has the option to zoom about the cursor location rather than the center of the window. This option is set in Options -> Device Settings.