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.

 

System Changes

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...

New From...

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.

Reset Layout

The window and toolbar layout can be reset to the initial factory setting by selecting View -> Toolbars -> Reset Layout.

GRID Button

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

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.