Exporting in DGN and STL
If you work in AEC or MFG, these two new features, DGN Export and STL Out are good helpers. With the V8 DGN format supported, data exchange can be carried out between ZWCAD 2020 SP2 and design solutions that load DGN files, for example, MicroStation® seamlessly. Hence, construction projects of highways, bridges, ships, etc. can proceed smoothly.
As its name suggests, STL Out enables you to export 3D solids and seamless meshes in the STL format. These binary or non-binary STL files are helpful for rapid prototyping, 3D printing and CAM processing.
From Layout to Model Space
Now that the EXPORTLAYOUT command is available, all the visible objects in a Layout can be exported to the model space of a new drawing. Thus, modifications such as copying, exploding and scaling become feasible. Even better, you can export multiple layouts at once.
There are 2 ways to perform this function.
Better Displaying for Better Experience
The to-be-calculated areas used to be marked with dotted lines, which might be challenging for you to recognize them or tell whether they would be added or subtracted.
Now, areas that you are calculating will be shaded, green for adding and brown for subtracting. Those shaded areas can not only prevent you from leaving objects behind or repeatedly selecting them, but also clarify the kind of the ongoing calculation.
What’s more, when the cursor hovers over objects that appear frequently or cover large areas, such as hatches and Xrefs, they flash from time to time. It’s annoying, right? To provide you with a better viewing experience, a new option called Selection Preview Filter is added. With this filter, you can control whether to highlight specific kinds of objects when the cursor moves over them.
What’s also added are PDF plotters with 4 types of DPI pixel resolutions. You can take advantage of them to plot PDF files in different qualities.
Moreover, when creating a new OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) object, you can set its font, point size and text height. Also, texts in OLE tables can be scaled to meet a certain standard.
These thoughtful enhancements are bound to bring you a more enjoyable experience. Begin your 30-day free trial of ZWCAD 2020 SP2 and you will find out!
DIGITIALSIGN Attach digital signatures to the current drawings.
SIGVALIDATE Validate whether digital signature is attached to the current drawing file, and display information about the digital signature certificate.
PDFIMPORT Import the geometric objects, hatch objects, raster images and TrueType text contained in a PDF to the current drawing. PDFIMPORTIMAGEPATH Specify the path for saving and extracting referenced image file(s) in the imported PDF.
PUBLISH To execute PUBLISH command in command line.
COMPILE Compile the Lisp files into encrypted application programs and save them to specified path.
Οι παρακάτω παράμετροι επίσης προστέθηκαν:
SIGWARN Control whether the dialog box of Digital Signature Contents is displayed when you open a drawing file with an attached digital signature certificate. PDFIMPORTMODE Control how to process the data objects in an imported PDF file.
PDFIMPORTFILTER Control which types of data objects in the PDF file to be imported and converted to CAD objects.
PDFIMPORTLAYERS Control which layers the data objects in the imported PDF file will be placed in.
USERHELPMODE Control whether to launch Help files which are customized by users.
MSLTSCALE Scale the linetypes displayed in Model viewport by the annotation scale.
ZwWCloneProxyPolicy Control whether COPYCLIP can be performed on proxy objects or entities when they are contained in the drawing.