What's new in Release 2
This page lists all new features and changes of the version 2.0 compared to the previous version.
Pipe modifier creates a pipe along a path defined in a sketch. With a free choice of predefined or user-defined profiles and the automatic generation of bending radii, this allows the modelling not only of pipes, but also of wires, cables and ropes.
Based on the result, a pipe drawing can be created and exported, which contains the complete dimensions of the bending points and radii.
Datum Plane is a new auxiliary object that can be used to create planes as a reference for modelling, which are available in tools as a visible and also selectable reference. Datum planes can contain images and can be used as a tool to save and restore working planes.
Split Segments New tool for splitting segments into two sub-segments. The split point can be determined interactively.
Split Points: New tool to split points used by more than one segment into separate points for each segment. So, the opposite of 'merge points'.
Weld: New tool for welding several points into one point, points within segments, and segments among each other, e.g. via intersection points.
Convert Segments: New tool for converting segment types into other segment types. This can be an upgrade (e.g. from line to bezier) or a reduction (from bezier to line).
Smooth Corner constraint for keeping corners smooth, as far as the involved segment types allow it.
Vector drawings can now be opened directly via the file menu or via drag'n'drop. A new sketch is created in the working plane and the drawing is imported there.
If a point is deleted that is used by two segments, then an attempt is made to create a replacement segment that is as close as possible to the original course. Until now, the two segments were simply deleted.
When creating segments, the keyboard input can be used, for example, to specify the exact length of a line.
Points at unconnected ends of a segment are drawn with a square marker. This allows for faster location of disconnected segments.
Rubberband Selection: This tool has got a new mode setting that determines whether touched entities or only completely enclosed entities are selected.
Horiz. Mouse Wheel: The use of the horizontal mouse wheel is supported and rotates the model around the vertical axis.
Touch: Viewport navigation via touch devices is supported.
Grid Step: The selected grid step is shown in the lower-right corner of the viewport and can be changed interactively with the mouse wheel.
PDF / 3D-PDF: The new PDF exporter offers not only the export of vector drawings but also the export of bodies or the entire model in a 3D PDF. This makes it easy to transmit a vivid and interactive representation as accompanying information for production data.
U3D: The mesh-based export in Universal 3D (U3D), a file format that is rarely used on its own, but is used as the basis for a 3D PDF. These files can be embedded using the appropriate tools when creating your own pdf.
The menu for import and export has been extended to allow faster and direct access to the desired function.
A long number of bug fixes have been made and overall stability has been increased.
Macad|3D is now based on the latest framework .Net 6, therefore the operating system requirements increase to:
Windows 8.1 64-bit and newer is supported.
This is a maintenance release containing several bug fixes.