Bricscad - GeoTools e-Newsletter # 58:


January 10, 2011 Bangalore, India

GeoTools V 11.13 is a minor update released today.

--Common change in folder names and locations:

1. Some of the GeoTools commands (like GT_ANNOGRID) use supporting DWG files which used to be located in a common folder called 'BLOCKS' under the GeoTools installation folder. Anticipating that commands may need to use their own support files in the future, a new folder called "Support" has now been created under the GeoTools installation folder and all support files specific to each command will be placed in a folder by the name of that command.

For example, the support files used by GT_ANNOGRID will now be placed in <install_folder>/Support/ANNOGRID folder.

2. The GT_VEGLINE (Draw Tools -> Draw vegetation cover symbols) now offers 6 pre-defined PAR files which are useful to draw vegetation symbols for (T)rees, (S)hrubs and (H)edges, with scales of 1:200 and 1:500. The names of the files are HPOLY500.PAR, TPOLY500.PAR, SPOLY500.PAR, HPOLY200.PAR, TPOLY200.PAR and SPOLY200.PAR. You can use these files as a guide to set GT_VEGLINE parameters which are suggested best fits for the type of vegetation and the scales. If you don't like the parameters, feel free to save your own and retrieve later.

3. The GT_PLARCMIRROR command (Polyline Toolset 1 -> Flip (mirror) arc segments of polylines) would crash in Bricscad if it encountered a light-weight polyline. This has been fixed now.

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Thank you for your continued support.
Important note: While all of GeoTools commands are tested quite extensively before they are released, it is humanly impossible to test- run it under every different data type or operating environment. In the event that you notice any GeoTools command not functioning as expected, please bring it to our notice as soon as possible. We will attend to it and fix the problem as soon as possible.

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