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Tim Olson  
#1 Posted : Saturday, April 22, 2023 4:00:16 PM(UTC)
Tim Olson

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ViaCAD, SharkCAD, and TurboCAD Mac 14 are now released. Videos list of features below.

New Feature Videos

1. Unfold

2. Clash Detection

3. Compare Parts

4. Bill of Material Fraction Support

5. Gripper Non Uniform Scaling

6. Area Dimensions

7. Introduction to PhotoRendering with V4

8. First Render

9. KeyShot 11 Support

10. Rendering Post Processor Introduction (Denoiser)

11. Animation with PBR Rendering


12. Paraboloid Primitive

13. 2D PDF Export

14. Gear Updates

15. STEP Unit Setting Export

16. Batch PhotoRendering

17. Modify surface by 3 points (Right click)

** Please keep download links and videos private to this beta group at this time***

V14 New and Improved

Mechanical Design Palette
——Unfold, Explode Assembly, Clash Detection, Compare, Thread, Gear
————Sheet Unfold
————Explode Assembly & Integrated BOM
————Clash Detection
————Compare Parts
————Gear (moved from PowerPack)
————Thread : Inner/Outer (moved from PowerPack)

—PBR Photo Rendering
——Fresnel metal library
——Glass library
——Custom Matte, Glossy, Metal, & Glass Shaders
——Drag and Drop Textures, HDR, & Backgrounds
—PBR Photo Editor
——General Settings (CPU, GPU, Curves, Annotations, Quality)
——HDR images maps, gain, gamma, rotation,
——Sun and Sky Editor
——Material Editor
————Matte, Glossy, Metal, Glass, Mirror, Shader Editor
——Texture Editor
————Roughness, Normal, Base, Bump, Alpha, Specular image support
————U-Scale, V-Scale, Rotation, Gain Parameters
——Post Processers
————Denoiser, Color Aberration, Gamma Correction, Vigennete, Alpha, Tone Mapping
—Laser Light Tool
—Render Camera Object

3D Modeling
—Ellipsoid Primitive
—ACIS modeling kernel updated to R2022
—Model to Sheet updated to use CGM kernel for hidden line
--Gear now has check box for making solid with editable parameters

2D Drafting & Annotation
—Area Dimensions
—Model To Sheet Updated to use CATIA CGM
—Model to Sheet now supports copy/paste polygons into views.
—Adding a dimension now adds to the sheet view it is associated with instead of last created view.
—-Added a fraction option to BOM
—-Added export to native EXCEL for BOM

—Step Export Unit Options
—Interop kernel used for STEP, CATIA, NX, PRO, SolidWorks updated to R2022
—Import 2D PDF
—SketchUp 2022
—SketchUp Now supports layers
—SketchUp merges triangles into Quads
—AutoCAD Support via ODA 23.5 (2022)
—DWG now supports import of image files (reference files)
—DWG correction for rotated text
—Batch : Added Export PhotoRendered Image (render folder of models)
—Batch : Added 2D PDF
—Macro: New file format for exporting lines, arcs, text, splines
--KeyShot : Live Linking now supports KeyShot 11

—Gripper Non-Uniform Scale
—Lights now have names in concept explorer, edit and quicker
—Show/Hide Lights via Smart Popup
—New Tools option in menu bar (items moved out of Window menu bar)
--Animation paths now accept a PointEntity for path to support 360 views from eye point.

Fixed Issues/Corrections
--Updates to support macOS Ventura
—Surface objects were not following the preferences edge color setting
—Linear duplicate correction (JIRA 376)
—ViaCAD v12(Win+Mac): Option key does not make copy of the selected entity when use the Distance field of the Prompt window (JIRA 375)
—Corrected crash for unique mesh boolean subtract
—Corrected unique crash importing Turbocad Mac, viacad , shark cad native files
—CD-329 Fixed issue of ViaCAD crashing reading in a specfic FACT file.
—Correction for Draw view bounding box update
—Correction for quick bar changing of length and line created along x axis
—Correction to support extrude mesh face with copy option
—Corrected issue where surfaces modified via gripper were not undoing.
—Corrected issue where autosave would select the entire file
—Corrected issue with Dimensions being selected in the viewports that should not be in those viewports. (ST)
—The eye point is automatically moved outside the model extents to prevent clipping. This occurs only in ortho views.
—Corrected issue with construction lines were incorrectly created when cursor was over a dialog and the command key was pressed.
—Corrected printing of draw views where a part was moved in the draw view.
—Corrected flattening of draw views where a part was moved in the draw view.
—Corrected issue where the precise hidden line was not creating an accurate 2D Curve in view for some ARCS &Circles.
—Corrected issue importing .txt files where endless undo errors were displayed.
--Gear module was not recognizing units
--Check boxes for open tool windows was not functioning
--Import OBJ now automatically merges shared vertices and then compresses unused vertices
--Corrections to PDF 2D export and title/author settings

Edited by user Saturday, April 22, 2023 4:01:04 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Tim Olson
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