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August 11, 2017 - Important Release for Closure and Legal Description Tools! SmartDraft 17.0.19

New enhancements.
Fixed an issue with the Create Reports command. The angles would report incorrectly. Issue introduced in 17.0.17.
Fixed an issue with the Label Alignment (Profile Geometry Data) command. It would return the error "bad argument type 2D/3D point: (nil nil).
Fixed an issue with the Edit option of the Label Profile (Station and Elevation) command. It would return an error "bad argument type: fixump: nil" Introduced in 17.0.3.

August 8, 2017 - New Version Released! SmartDraft 17.0.17

New commands, features, or enhancements.
Added an option to place points at vertices with the Points at Station and Offset when the Multiple option is selected.
Added an Along option to the Point Labels Rotation command. The Along option calculates the angle at the point location along the selected object. The along option also has a Rotation Angle to rotate the points an addition angle.
Added code to better handle angles near due east and properly display them in reports, inquiry tools, etc...
Fixed an issue with the Reposition Labels and Arc Text command. The command would error out. Introduced in 17.0.13.
Fixed an issue with Create Reports when selecting the View button on Closure or Legal. The command would error out. Introduced in 17.0.3.
Fixed an issue Points set with the Point Elevation command. Would report an error no function UpdPtsElv. Introduced in 17.0.3.
Fixed an issue with the Polyline Tools, if PConnect was not authorized, they would expire after trial period. Introduced in 17.0.3.
Fixed an issue with the Spot Elevation command. It would error out if text was selected.

July 20, 2017 - Important Release for PConnect Users! SmartDraft 17.0.14

New commands, features, or enhancements.
Fixed an issue with PConnect, points being excluded without them being in the exclude list. PConnect was not working correctly. Introduced in 17.0.3.
Fixed an issue with the View All and View Save All. Command would hang in AutoCAD 2017 and 2018.

July 17, 2017 - New Version Released! SmartDraft 17.0.13

New commands, features, or enhancements.
Improved SmartDraft to better support drawings using metric units.
Changed label Bearing Type to Angle Type.
Added the angle type Azimuth < 180, and Gradian to the Drawing Setup, Customization Template Manager, Labeling, Labeling Table, Distance, Measure Angle, List, Tangency Report, Inverse Points, Legal Description from Polyline, and Create Reports: Area Report, Closure Report, and Inverse Report commands.
Added bearing, azimuth, or gradian angle entry based on the Angle Type to the Traverse and Change Angle commands.
Added bearing, azimuth, or gradian angle output based on the Angle Type to the List Object command.
Added "Keep Create Reports Dialog Open" option to the Create Reports command.
Added Readability Bias option to SmartDraft. Modify the value using the Drawing Setup and New Drawing Settings commands.
Added "Round to nearest 10 seconds" for the Labeling, Labeling Style Manager, and Labeling Table commands. If the Angular precision is set to 0d00'00" only.
Added all angle types to the Radial Bearing Label command.
Added None option to Offset Type for the Alignment Station and Offset Labels, and Alignment Station Intersection Label commands.
Added option dialog and new options arrow type, background masking, prefix, suffix, and scale factor to the Dimension, Dimension Outside, Dimension with Prompt, Dimension Truncate, Dimension without Leader, and Profile Dimension commands.
Added Rotate option to the Dimension without Leader commands, so the label can be perpendicular to the selected points.
Added option to use numbers or letters in SmartDraft Parcel commands: Define Parcels, Label / Manage Parcels, Create Reports, Parcel Inquiry, and Area Table.
Added Elevation Pt2, Description Pt2 (Full), and Description Pt2 (Raw) to the Point Label command.
Added 3 Above, 2 Above, 2 Below, and 1 Below to the Point Label command.
Added Text Style option to the Label Contours command.
Added support for 3D polylines to the Label / Manage Parcels, Create Reports, Parcel Inquiry, Legal Description from Polyline, and Area Table commands.
Added the Convert 2D to 3D Polyline commands.
Added sidewalk, and gutter offsets to the Knuckle command.
Added None to the offset prefix/suffix options of the Elevation Label and Elevation Label (Lot Line) commands.
Added output options to the Calculate Elevation and Calculate Slope command.
Added support for Parcel Inquiry to the double-click edit and Edit Label command.
Added support for Azimuth and Gradian angle labels to the Change Bearing Direction command.
Added Edit and Planview options to the Enter or Select Stations option of the Create Sample Lines or Polylines along an alignment command.
Added Elevation Adjustment option to the Create HEC-RAS Floodplain Lines command to adjust the water surface elevation.
Updated North Arrow and Barscale commands to better work when unit type is Meters.
Changed Enable Default Network User Options of the Program Options command. Now if the Enable Default Network User Options is checked, every time a drawing is opened by the user, the values will be set.

May 17, 2017 - SmartDraft 17.0.4

New commands, features, or enhancements.
Added support for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018, AutoCAD Map 3D 2018, and AutoCAD 2018
Added Create Profle View and alias PVG to create a SmartDraft Profile View (Profile Grid).
Added Create Profile View Station / Elevation Label and PVGL to label a Profile View with Station or Elevation labels.
Added Xref Lock Layer Toggle and alias XLT which toggle if the Xref Attach, Xref Overlay, Xref Overlay - Modify Reference Name, Xref Overlay Multiple, and Xref Overlay2 commands lock the layer after attaching or overlaying the Xref.
Added placement, and Note options to the Coordinate Label.
Added sidewalk, and gutter offsets to the Cul-de-sac command.
Added Vertical Curve Length Precision option to the Label Profile (Station and Elevation) and Edit Profile Vertical Curve Information Label Options commands.
Added support for Section View Labels to the Change Bearing Direction command.
Many issue were fixed. See history for full list.

May 1, 2017 - SmartDraft 16.2.6

New commands, features, or enhancements.
Added support for BricsCAD v17.
16.2.6 fixed an issue with the Pipe Labeling commands in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 and 2016.
16.2.4 fixed an issue with the installer. The Survey Working Folder / Inverse Points option installed older files which did not work.
Added specify station point for station, and slope to elevation prompt to manual entry for the Label Profile (Station and Elevation), and Create Profile Line commands.
Added code to check if Block Editor is active, so SmartDraft commands will function correctly or return message "... command not allowed in block editor".
Added Optional Layer Prefix and Suffix option to the PConnect command.
Added support for labels with leader to the Change Label Precision command.
Added boundary layer option to the Area by Point command.
Added processing length and delta components of a SmartDraft annotation Labeling when using the Text Mathematics command.

October 24, 2016 - SmartDraft 16.1.6

New commands, features, or enhancements.
Added command to define a polyline, feature line, survey figure, or parcel line as a horizontal alignment.
Added command to report the elevations of points and surfaces.
Added command Points Offset Staking.
Added command Xref Overlay - Modify Reference Name.
Added command to place masking on user specified layer.
Added command to move masked object above masking object.
Added command Elevation Label Station Output Option Off - Polyline Type Only.
Added Station option for Polyline / Feature Line input option of the Elevation Label command.
Added the Multiple and Vertices option to the Elevation Label command when using Polyline 1 or Alignment 1.
Added support for all polyline types to the Elevation Label command.
Added rotation angle support to Point Labels Drag Location Export.
Added support for Land Desktop to Point Labels Drag Location Export.
Added rotation angle support to Point Labels Drag Location Import.
Added a Join option to the Points Connect with Polyline command.
Added support for Civil 3D and SmartDraft Point Objects via an Xref to the Points Connect with Polyline command.
Added support for Civil 3D Survey Database to the Points Export command.
Added elevation as target for the Daylight to Surface, and Daylight to Surface - Segment, and Daylight to Surface - Point commands.
Added layer buttons to select the Major or Minor contour layers from a dialog for the Change Polyline Layer at Elevation command.
Added "press Enter to select text:" to the "Enter text:" prompt of the Arc Text and Polyline Text commands.
Added option to select an alignment to the "Select text or alignment:" prompt of the Polyline Text commands.
Added the Filter and Select All option to the Delete Point Groups commands.
Added Non-dynamic option to the Create Profile Line and Edit Profile Line Options commands.
Added Manual Entry option to the Create Profile Line command.
Added support for SmartDraft Alignments, changed selection method, and enhanced the Elevation Label, Alignment Station and Offset Labels, Alignment Station Intersection Label, Label Alignment Stationing, Laterals along Alignment, and Points at Station and Offset commands.
Added prefix / suffix option to the Planview Label Manual command.
Added the Duplicate coordinate option to the Points at Station and Offset command.

June 12, 2016 - SmartDraft 16.0.2

New commands, features, or enhancements.
Added support for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017, AutoCAD Map 3D 2017, AutoCAD 2017, and BricsCAD v16.
SmartDraft Profile Labels Added dynamic profile labels, profile lines, and 3 line profiles. Civil 3D only.
Added the Profile Labels - Cleanup command.
Added the Add a River / Reach to a HEC-RAS Project command to add a river / reach to an existing HEC-RAS Project.
Added support for HEC-RAS 5.0.0 to the HEC-RAS Tools.
Added support for mulitple river / reaches to the HEC-RAS Tools
Added option to drawing bank lines in the Create HEC-RAS Planview Sections Lines, Levees, and Labels command.
Added dynamic label option to the Label Contours command and alias AC. AutoCAD 2012 or higher.
Added drag along path for dynamic Label Contours. AutoCAD 2012 or higher.
Added option to process the full length of a polyline to the Alignment Station and Offset Label
Added option to the Freeze VP Layer and Freeze VP Block Layer commands to support some Civil 3D Object.
Added placement of dynamic label to the profile Label Profile (Alignment Horizontal Geometry Data) command.
Added support for Pipe Network Pipes to the profile Profile Angle, Draw, Inquire, Label, or Pipe command.
Added support for Civil 3D Parcels to the Parcel Inquiry command.
Added Combine consecutive courses with common bearings or radius / direction in Create Reports.
Added Require Begin Line Code option to the PConnect command and Control Character, Comment Character, and Begin Line suffix code options to the PConnect Suffix Codes options.

Demonstration Videos

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Crossing Pipe Label (Profile View)
Elevation Labels
Point Block Extract
Text Tools
View Tools
Inquiry Tools
Construction Notes Video provides a quick walkthrough of the Construction Notes Tools (length: 17 minutes)
Cross Sections from Points Video gives an overview on creating cross sections from points collected in the field (length: 6 minutes).
HEC-RAS Tool: Create Sample Lines or Polylines along an alignment
HEC-RAS Tool: Create HEC-RAS Data
HEC-RAS Tool: Create HEC-RAS Floodplain Lines
HEC-RAS Tool: Create HEC-RAS Cross Sections
Inverse Points command
Associate Survey Working Folder command
Parcel Tools
PConnect command


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