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June 30, 2015 - New Version Released! SmartDraft 15.1.2

New Civil 3D commands, features, or enhancements.
Added command Daylight to Surface and alias DTS.
Added command Daylight to Surface - Segment and alias DTSS.
Added command Daylight to Surface - Point and DTSP.
Added command Solid Cut Surface and alias SCS.
Added command Profile from Polyline - Profile View.
Added support for Feature Lines to the Profile from Points or 3D Polylines along an Alignment command.
Added option to select the alignment from a dialog list for the Alignment Station and Offset Labels command.
Added 4th note line to the Alignment Station and Offset Labels and Edit Alignment Station and Offset Label commands.
Added Re-associate option to the Elevation Label and Slope Label (One Point) commands. This option is used to associate existing Elevation or Slope (1 point) labels to a new source object.
Added code to automatically place a single in / out elevation of the Structure Bottom Label Profile View and Edit Profile View Structure Bottom Label next to the leader.
Added code to increase the speed of processing a large number of SmartDraft dynamic labels when using the Update Labels commands.
Added "Place elevation's decimal point at Point Object's insertion" option to the Point Label and Point Label Edit commands.
Added Leader On / Off option to the Point Label Edit dialog.
Returned the User Node and Text option to the Point to Spot Label command. Removed in version 15.0.1.
Construction Notes commmand changes
Increased the limit from 132 characters to 512 characters in the Add Note - Construction Notes, and Edit Note - Construction Notes dialog.
Added code to read <tab> or <,> command delimited files when import notes in the Construction Notes Manager command.
Added note preview box to the Construction Notes Manager command dialog.
Other enhancements
Added command Load Land Desktop STP text style file and alias STP.
Added the Viewport Lock and Viewport Unlock commands. and alias VL abd VU.
Added Apply Layer Change and Layer List options to the Edit Text Properties command. Can be used to change the layer of attributes of a block.
Added option to the Text Online command to reenter the block selection dialog without exiting. Increased the size of the dialog box.
Added support for custom annotative blocks to the Text Online command.
Added option to convert first select line or arc to a polyline in the Join command.
Added Points option to specify points in the drawing area to the Measure Angle command.
Added Layer Type option to Arc Leader and Straight Leader command's option dialog. Missed in version 15.0.1.
Added Layer Type option to Reference Symbol command's option dialog. Missed in version 15.0.1.

April 27, 2015 - Released! SmartDraft 15.0.1

Added support for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016, AutoCAD Map 3D 2016, and AutoCAD 2016.
New Civil 3D Pipe Network Commands for Civil 3D 2012 or higher.
Added the Draw Single Line Pipe Profile View command and alias PVDP.
Added alias PSB to set Pipe Network Pipe direction to "By Slope".
Added the Insert a Null Structure into a Pipe Network command and alias PNIS.
Added support for Civil 3D pipe network pipes to the Polyline Text command.
New Civil 3D Pressure Pipes for Civil 3D 2013 or higher.
Added support for Civil 3D pressure pipes to the List and Labeling commands.
Added support for Civil 3D pressure pipes to the ID Elevation command.
Added support for Civil 3D pressure pipes to the Measure Angle command.
Added support for Civil 3D pressure pipes to the Elevation Label command.
Added support for Civil 3D pressure pipes to the Text Align Parallel or Tangent and Text Parallel or Tangent commands.
Added support for Civil 3D pressure pipes to the Point Elevation command.
Added support for Civil 3D pressure pipes to the Labeling command.
Added support for Civil 3D pressure pipes to the Polyline Text command.
PConnect changes
Added the 2D and 3D filter options to the Description Key Style file of the PConnect and PConnect Description Key Style Manager commands. This allows the PConnect command to process 2D and 3D linework from a single description keys file and only process codes flagged by the specify type.
Added code to check for and erase zero length polylines begin created by the PConnect command.
Added code to better handle the .BC (best fit) suffix code in processing points using PConnect. There should be less S-curve (large arced reverse-curves) when using the best fix curve suffix code.
Other enhancements
Added MLeader object output option to the Arc Leader, Straight Leader, Profile Arc Leader, Profile Straight Leader, and Reference Symbol commands.
Added MLeader object output option to the Construction Notes command.
Added an Options prompt at the placement of tag / notes to the Construction Notes command.
Added Circle2 symbol to the Symbol Types.
Added support to the Label Contours command to label elevations using the Line option and XREFs.
Added "Adjust" prompt and option to the "Specify point for distance" prompt of the Calculate Elevation command.
Changed the options of the Point to Spot Label command. Added prefix and suffix to label value, truncate option to elevation, and rotation options. Removed User Node and Text, remove original point options, On Same Layer options, and Location options.

January 26, 2015 - Released! SmartDraft 12.1.27

Changed Copyright notice to SmartDraft, Inc.
Added support for BricsCAD v14, and v15 (separate installation): Suite, Survey, PConnect, and Construction Notes
New Civil 3D Pipe Network Commands for Civil 3D 2012 or higher.
Adjust Pipe Slope / Elevations (Use to change the slope of pipes between selected structures, with options to change slope at each structure, drop at structure, and skip null structures).
Structure Bottom Label Profile View.
Structure RIM Label Profile View.
Crossing Pipe Label Profile View.
Planview Structure Label.
Profile View Labels Reset to Home Position
Create Planview 3D Polyline from Pipe Network
Added support to edit the Name and Description of Pipe Networks Pipes, and Structures to the Edit Label commands.
Added support for Civil 3D Pipes to the List and Labeling commands.
Added support for Civil 3D Pipes to the Elevation Label and Slope Label (One Point) commands.
New Parcel enhancements
New User Defined Parcel Types within the Define Parcels command.
Added support for Civil 3D parcels to the Area Table command.
Survey commands for Civil 3D 2012 of higher.
Point Group States Manager. For Civil 3D 2013 or higher.
Point Block Extract.
Added command List Available Point Numbers in Survey Database.
Added command Display who has a Survey Database open. For Civil 3D 2012 or higher.
Added command Purge Point Groups.
Added commands Export Description Key Set, Export Point Styles, and Import Description Key Set.
Added Select option to the Points Manual, Points by Coordinates, and Points Setback command.
Points Calculate Slope, Points Elevation by Slope, and Points Elevation.
Added commands Modify Elevations of Feature Lines or 3D Polylines: Absolute Hinge and Modify Elevations of Feature Lines or 3D Polylines: Relative Hinge.
Added interval and outline options to the Label Contours command.
Added option to sequence the tag number or letter or prompt for the next tag number or letter in the option of Labeling command.
Other enhancements
Added the Pentagon and Star Symbol to the reference symbol options.
Added select feature option to the ID Elevation command. For Civil 3D only. Supported features: Surface, 3D Polyline, Feature Line, Survey Figure, Parcel Segment, Alignment and Profile, and Pipe Network Pipe and Alignment.
Added command Reference Symbol Attach.
Added "Attach to Label" to the Reference Symbol command so the reference symbol will stay associated to the selected SmartDraft Label.
Added Run : Rise 2 (text only rotated 90 degrees) option to Slope Label (One Point), Slope Label (Two Points), and Slope Label (Manual) commands.
Added Elevation Label and Point output options to the Calculate Slope, Calculate Elevation, and Interpolate Interval commands.
Added command Layer Export

October 1, 2014 - News: Ownership change.

The developer, Rex Allan Cooper, reacquired the popular SmartDraft line of productivity enhancement software for AutoCAD. The acquisition of SmartDraft provides the exciting opportunity to develop features our clients, in the land development industry, requested. Several of which are in the developmental stage.  SmartDraft’s powerful enhancement features and ease of use make SmartDraft a great third party technology solution.


Review and Rating:

SmartDraft PConnect receives a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from About.com. 

 

March 27, 2014 - SmartDraft 12.0.16 Released!

Added support for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015, AutoCAD Map 3D 2015, and AutoCAD 2015
Construction Notes
Cross Sections from Points
Station and Offset Report from Points
Parcel Inquiry
Area Divide
Section View: Draw a Polyline
Label Profile Views and Profile View Label Update
Label Section Views and Section View Label Update
Convert Survey Figure to 2D Polyline
Erase Polylines
Erase 3D Polylines
Added new options and dialog box to Arc Leader, Straight Leader, Profile Arc Leader, and Profile Straight Leader
Added Elevation options to Convert 3D to 2D Polyline
Added support for Feature Lines with the Polyline Reverse Direction command
Added Description Key Set selection to Import option of PConnect Description Key Style Manager command
Added Run : Rise option to Slope Label (One Point), Slope Label (Two Points), and Slope Label (Manual)
Added support for the Civil 3D Profile Object Layer with the Profile from Points Along an Alignment command

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SmartDraft Text Tools create text parallel, arc text, add notes, sequential text (both numbers and letters), text horizontal, vertical, align to object, text swap, copy string, add prefix / suffix, and much more.

SmartDraft Inquiry Tools measure distances, angles, ID points and elevations, count blocks, and list / label closed areas.

SmartDraft View Tools are a set of productivity tools when using view twist, saving and restoring the views, rotating the crosshairs, and creating viewports.

SmartDraft Pipe 2 Polyline generates an AutoCAD® polyline from a Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® pipe network.


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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