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November 28, 2017 - New Version Released! SmartDraft 17.1.1

New enhancements.
Added support for BricsCAD v18
Added notes options to the Radial Bearing Label command. Also change the block used so the Change Label Leader Offset could be used on the label.
Added notes and Change Label Offset to the Radial Bearing Label Edit dialog.
Added notes options, and dynamic block to the ALTA Label command.
Added Change Label Offset to the Elevation Label Edit dialog.
Added Change Label Offset to the Point Label Edit dialog.
Added Change Label Offset to the Edit Coordinates Label Options dialog.
Added Change Label Offset to the Edit Planview Structure Label dialog.
Added Change Label Offset to the Edit Planview Crossing Pipes Label dialog.
Added Change Label Offset to the Planview Label Manual - Edit dialog.
Added Change Label Offset to the Edit Alignment Station Intersection Label dialog.
Added Change Label Offset to the Edit Alignment Station and Offset Label dialog.
Added option to use description for alignment name to the Alignment Station Intersection Label command.
Added option to use description for alignment name to the Edit Alignment Station Intersection Label dialog.
Added option to include the variables "<direction>", "<non-tangent>", and "<curve-type>" in the Curve Segment Options for Length: for the Legal Description Options Style Manager command.
Added Reassociate option to the Label Profile (At Station) command.
Changed the block used by the Coordinate Label command so the Change Label Leader Offset could be used on the label.
Changed code so SmartDraft reactors do not run during the AUDIT command.
Changed the Curve Data option "Radial (in only) No Tangent Curves" to "Radial (In, non-tangent curves only)" in the Legal Description from Polyline command.
Fixed an issue with the Clipboard option in the Create Reports and Legal Description from Polyline commands. In some cases it would save up previous report information. Now it clears the previous, before saving the new report information into the clipboard.
Fixed an issue when updating Elevation Labels, if option set to Note and a suffix value, the suffix value would duplicate. Issue introduced in 17.0.31
Fixed an issue with the PConnect command. If the user selected a point group to process, the command with processes all points for offset, and middle point codes vs using only the group.
Fixed an issue with the Label Contours command. If the AutoCAD variable OSNAPZ was set to 1, it would label all contours as elevation 0.

October 26, 2017 - SmartDraft 17.0.31

New enhancements.
Added support for polygonal (clipped) viewports to the Viewport Make, Viewport Zoom and Viewport Divide commands.
Added the command Viewport Frame.
Added slope option and option dialog to the Offset 3D Polyline command.
Added Section Line option to the Section View: Draw a Polyline command.
Added support for manually changed a note or when it is changed using the Copy String (Match Text) to change the note values for the Coordinate Label, Elevation Label, Alignment Station Intersection Label, Alignment Station and Offset Labels, Planview Structure Label, Planview Label Manual, and Planview Crossing Pipes Label.
Added layer Default / Current option to the Monument commands.
Added size (Full / Half) to the Break Symbol commands.
Fixed an issue with the Section View: Points command. It wouldn't place the planview point.
Fixed an issue with the Elevation Label Options. Now the leader on / off setting holds it value.
Fixed an issue when AutoCAD Civil 3D is disable due to 2018 drawing opened in 2017 and SmartDraft would stop working.

September 14, 2017 - Installer Fix SmartDraft 17.0.27

New enhancements.
Fixed broken installer which would display the message "Your SmartDraft subscription period has expired ..." when the SmartDraft menu was loaded.
Fixed an issue with the Alignment Station and Offset Labels command. If the type set to Node, it would change to No Node when edited.

September 12, 2017 - SmartDraft 17.0.26

New enhancements.
Added Text Style option to the Text Sequential command.
Added support for MLeader options to the Change Label Direction command.
Added "All Civil 3D Sites" option to the Create Reports and Area Table commands.
Added support for Solid objects to the Area command.
Added support for Rectangle Symbol to the Labeling, Labeling Table, Labeling Style Manager, Labeling Table Style Manager, Labeling Tags Tool, Arc Leader, Straight Leader, Symbol Types, Construction Notes, and Construction Notes Manager commands.
Fixed an issue with the Profile labeling commands when the Profile View was set to Right to Left. Introduced in 17.0.3.
Fixed an issue with the rotation angle when selecting MLeader options with a block with attributes in the Text Horizontal and Text Vertical commands.
Fixed an issue with the Create HEC-RAS Data and Add Sections to a HEC-RAS Project commands. If a Sample Line group was selected as the Section Lines options, the command would incorrectly create section going back onto themselves.
Fixed an issue with the Display who has a Survey Database Open command. Would return the error: "Error: bad argument type: stringp nil". Introduced in 17.0.3.
Fixed an issue with SmartDraft and AutoCAD 2009. SmartDraft would not run correctly. Introduced in 17.0.3.
Fixed an issue when grip editing Civil 3D Corridors. Multiple "; error: ADS request rejected" errors would appear at the command prompt.

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 - 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 - 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 17.0.3

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.

Demonstration Videos

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SmartDraft Profile Labels Dynamic profile labels, profile lines, and 3 line profiles. Civil 3D only.
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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