What's New in ProgeCAD 2018?

  • New Render engine based on Artisan
    New integration with Artisan Renderer (free included). The Render allows you to create a photorealistic image of your model quickly using a wide range of pre-set materials and lighting setups combined with the ability to create custom lights and realistic materials.
  • ESRI-SHAPE Import
    New commands to import SHAPE (ESRI) files with geometry and its attributes into DWG drawings.
  • Superhatch Command
    Create hatch patterns from images, blocks, external references (xrefs) and wipeouts
  • In-place Editor for Text and Multiline Text
    The new multiline text editor allows you to edit multiline text in place. However, not all multiline text features are implemented in the new editor.
  • PDF Print with Layers
    Create high quality PDF files from drawings (with layers!). progeCAD Professional prints PDF files with the same Layer structure of a drawing. The layers can be set on/off in the PDF document using Adobe Reader.
  • Improved PDF Export
    Export to 2D .pdf files now includes new compression modes, image clipping and gradient hatches
  • Improved PointCloud import (.pcg, .isd, .xyz, .ply, .las, .laz)
  • New Array dialog
  • XREF and Locked layers Fading
    Controls the dimming for Xref entities and entities on locked layers
  • Fade control with RefEdit command
    Now progeCAD supports the XFADECTL system variable, controls the amount of fading within a reference being edited in place.
  • New interface for RefEdit command
  • 3D Connection SpaceMouse support
    progeCAD now supports the 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse. The 3D Mouse allows to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate models while selecting with your traditional mouse. This unique two-handed workflow makes design work more comfortable and efficient.
  • Click on Options in Command line
    String options on the command line can be selected with the mouse.
  • VPMAX and VPMIN commands
    The commands allow to maximize and minimize Viewports.
    VPMAX expands the current viewport for editing and VPMIN restores the current layout viewport. The advantage of using these two commands is that you can pan and zoom while you are in Model Space, and when you go back to Paper Space the position and the scale of the objects in the Layout viewport remain unchanged.
  • Support for variable DIMLAYER
    Default layer for all dimensions. Specifies the default layer for new dimensions, overrides the current layer the CLAYER system variable.
  • Support for variables HPLAYER and HPTRANSPARENCY
    In the hatch dialog, the user can set the Default layer (overriding the current layer ‘CLAYER’) and set the level of transparency for new hatches. Changing these values does not affect existing hatch objects
  • 3D solids Sub Entity selection
    Selection of Faces and Edges on 3D objects with the CTRL button and click.
  • TEXTFRONT Command
    The command brings all texts to the front.
  • Improved compatibility with Microstation files Directly open your DGN files
  • Import & Open new Microstation file formats (.dgnlib,.rdl,.cel)
  • Object Snap on Underlay files (PDF, DWF and DGN)
  • Improved Underlay objects:
    For .pdf, dwg, and .dgn underlays, new support includes monochrome, fade, background color adjust, show, and show clipped properties
  • Lock the location for Floating or Docked Toolbars
  • Contextual Ribbons for Text, Multiline Text, Image entities and the Refedit command
  • Pin Lock for Ribbon panel
  • Workspaces options management
  • Commands ISOLATEOBJECTS and UNISOLATEOBJECTS – HIDEOBJECTS
    ISOLATEOBJECTS temporarily hides the display of all entities except those you select. The entities are displayed in the current view. All other entities are temporarily hidden. HIDEOBJECTS temporarily hides selected objects in the current view. All other objects are visible. UNISOLATEOBJECTS displays entities previously hidden with ISOLATEOBJECTS or HIDEOBJECTS
  • Possible to associate a Default Template to the QNEW command
  • New CACHEFILES will externally cache layout data to enhance layout switching performance and memory usage
  • CHANGEBLOCK
    The new command for editing single block instances
  • CENTERMARK command (Express)
  • New XDWGFADECTL
    Controls the dimming for all DWG Xref entities.
  • Add Slope linetypes for topographic drawings (Express)
  • Improve LOFT command
  • Rename Command
    The new Rename command with an advanced interface
  • Improved ETRANSMIT command
  • DIMBREAK command
    Breaks or restores dimension and extension lines where they cross other entities

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