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Array
Viewed 1387 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
New array options are available to create copies of objects arranged in rectangular and polar pattern. The new array is as a whole (dynamic block). It can be dynamically adjusted the number of ranks, spacing and other related parameters through... Read More
Define Layout Viewport from Model Space
Viewed 625 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: M2LVPORT    M2LVPORT command creates a viewport on layout space by selecting objects in the model space. And then calculate the viewport size according to the set scale and locate the viewport in the layout space. You can... Read More
Display Plot Styles
Viewed 553 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
The Page Setup manager for layout supports the Display Plot Styles option. You can assign different plot style tables to each layout in your drawing. Using plot styles gives you great flexibility because you can set them to override other object... Read More
Register
Viewed 553 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: REGISTER GstarCAD 2018 has an overall optimization on the original product register process and interface, which comprehensively enhances users’ experience of the product register process.   Read More
Synchronize Attributes
Viewed 546 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: ATTSYNC The ATTSYNC command applies attribute changes in block definitions to all block references of the same name. You can use this command to update instances of blocks containing attributes that were redefined using the BLOCK... Read More
Change to ByLayer
Viewed 509 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: SETBYLAYER  Changes the property overrides of the selected objects to ByLayer. You can specify which properties are changed to ByLayer, including color, linetype, lineweight, and materials.   Read More
Plot Transparency
Viewed 507 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
Plot Transparency option in plot dialog box, specifies whether object transparency is plotted. This option should only be used when plotting drawings with transparent objects.For performance reasons, plotting transparency is disabled by default. This... Read More
Frame Selection
Viewed 495 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  System Variable name: FRAMESELECTION FRAMESELECTOIN variable controls whether the hidden block and the external reference cropping border are selected. Read More
Auto Layer
Viewed 489 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: AUTOLAYER AUTOLAYER command allows you to customize and predefine the associated layer of a command to streamline drafting workflow. You can create as many layers as you want. Each layer created must be a predefined command,... Read More
Area Table
Viewed 481 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: AREATABLE AREATABLE command automatically dimension and count the area of anenclosed object and export the result to a table in the current drawing area.  The enclosed area or object can be marked with a number or area symbol... Read More
Free Scale
Viewed 479 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: FREESCALE FREESCALE command scales an object without restrictions under three modes; Non-Uniform, Rectangle and Free.  The Non-uniform scale allows to scale X and Y coordinate axis separately. The RectScale allows to scale an... Read More
DWG Convert
Viewed 470 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: DWGCONVERT Converts one or a bunch of selected drawing files to an older or current dwg version available. The newly generated file can overwrite the original file, and it can also be compressed into a self-extracting EXE file or... Read More
Windows Printer
Viewed 458 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
Now “Default Windows System Printer” is supported into plot dialog box, so the drawings opened or copied to any machine will automatically use the current machine's default system plot driver.   Read More
Ribbon Command
Viewed 453 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: RIBBON/RIBBONCLOSE Now you can use the RIBBONCLOSE and RIBBON command to hide and display the ribbon respectively.   Read More
Snap Geometric Center
Viewed 441 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
A new snap option (Geometric Center) has been added to improve the snap center of any kind of polygonal object. Read More
Status Bar
Viewed 439 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
Now in the status bar, when right click the polar track, the object snap and object track button will display a menu with related setting options. Read More
Command Line
Viewed 438 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
Now when you enter a command at the command line, a list of related commands and variables are displayed. There is no need to enter the whole name of a command or system variable. Read More
Clip
Viewed 436 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: CLIP The new CLIP command crops a block, external reference, image, viewport, and underlay (PDF or DGN) to a specified boundary. The new CLIP command can be used to replace XCLIP, IMAGECLIP, VPCLIP, PDFCLIP and DGNCLIP command... Read More
Security
Viewed 408 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: SECURITY Sets the system security monitoring level, and display or delete the current trusted publisher certificate.   Read More
Command Preview
Viewed 408 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
The command preview provides you a quick feedback of the active command. It shows you exactly how the objects will look when the “TRIM”, “EXTEND” and “HATCH” command is executed. As you make changes within the command, you can instantly... Read More
Add selected
Viewed 398 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: ADDSELECTED This new command creates a new object of the same type and properties as selected object but with different geometric values.   Read More
Hatch to Back
Viewed 389 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: HATCHTOBACK In order to avoid the filling pattern blocks text, label or other graphics on the drawing, you can set the display order of all the fill patterns after all other objects. Selects all hatches in the drawing, including... Read More
Multiple
Viewed 386 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: MULTIPLE This command executes a command repetitively, avoiding press enter or space bar key. Because this command only repeats command names, all parameters must be specified each time. Read More
Reverse
Viewed 379 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: REVERSE REVERSE command reverses the direction of selected lines, polylines, splines and helixes. This is very useful for wide polylines that contain text or have different startwidth and endwidth.Vertices of selected objects... Read More
Layer Settings
Viewed 376 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
The layer properties manager dialog box has been enhanced by adding the Layer Settings option. It controls when notification occurs for new layers, layer behavior when some layer is isolated, whether layer filters are applied to the Layers toolbar,... Read More
Section Plane
Viewed 365 times since Sun, Sep 17, 2017
  Command name: SECTIONPLANE With the SECTIONPLANE command, you can create a section object that acts as a cutting plane through solids, surfaces, or regions. If you turn on live sectioning, moving the section object throughout the 3D model in... Read More