GMSWorks 4.4 released with following Enhancements


General Enhancments:

  • Added Qt File Selection Dialog. On Windows this displays the system File Selection Dialog. On Solaris it displays a dialog similar to the standard Windows File Dialog. Additionally, an environment variable (GMSQFILEDIALOG) has been added. Setting this variable to N, n, F, or f will restore the previous behavior (using the X/Motif File Selection  Dialog).
  • Solaris SIGUSR1 signal processing (kill -USR1).
  • Show current FEM element thickness value during modification of a single element.
  • Increased non-cubic (non URC/NURC) splines from 50 to 200 control points.
  • Automatic STITCH after IGES solids input with option of UNDO.
  • Using latest Ricoh Designbase version 13 (see Solids below).
  • Replacement of the gmsfont1 file with gmsfont4.dat
    • In GMS 4.4, gmsfont4.dat replaces the previous gmsfont1 file which stored character data for alternate character sets. The gmsfont1 supported only 96 characthers, while gmsfont4.dat supports the entire Latin-1 character set. However at this only a few characters in the Simplex Roman character set have been added. These are degree, plus/minus, diameter, and the umlauts used in German.
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AGILE Enhancments:

  • $BODY_VALIDATION_LIST topology error edge/face.
  • $draftdupview1box for duplicating view 1 drafting entities into another view of definition.
  • engrave.agx
  • Added $GET_DIMENSION_TEXTEXTENTS to return geometric information about the various dimension text blocks.
  • Added $MODIFYTEXT_POSITION, which modifies the text position of an existing drafting entity
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Solids Enhancements:

  • Creations of solid body directly from solid IGES data.
  • When gluing gaps between surfaces, the topology of the solid IGES is used instead of retrying tolerances of the gaps.
  • A triangluar surface with a degenerated edge may now be offset.
  • Avoidance of unintentional change of surface shape when gluing.
  • Improved midpoint calculation for better intersections.
  • Improved tesselation on faces with holes.
  • Improved performance on gluing of surface shells.
  • Improved processing speed (up to 6.7 times) for surface smoothing.
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General Fixes:

  • Plus/Minus sign does not appear in Dimension text on UNIX.
  • '$' inserted in front of '/' in $QUESTION text.
  • Nested groups were not completely deleted when the subgroup contained composite curves.
  • Fileselect accepting upper case suffix on Solaris.
  • Fileselect accepting .sa? on Linux.
  • IGES in of aux entities menu buffer overrun.
  • "Hidden Dialogs" problem, GMS File Selector, History Dialog, Truetype Fonts Dialog, and Lighting Dialog.
  • Drafting scales other than 1.0 has incorrect gemoetry for radius and diameter dimensions (type 33 forms 17,18,20,21,22).
  • Drafting zero supression of both leading and trailing zeros on upper/lower tolerances does not output one zero when value is zero (just outputs the sign with no digit).
  • Write Image File fails with Solaris 10.
  • Creating image file larger than window size not working properly on Solaris.
  • Problems with displaying circular arrowheads in Drafting.
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Solids Fixes:

  • When an edge-sequence is composed of two or more edges and those edges are slightly folded, the rounding operation for the edge-sequence may be hung up during the processing.
  • BODY CHECK topology error face/edge display.
  • When a face contains a degenerated P-loop composed of only two straight lines, tessellating the face into polygons results in a crash.
  • When an edge-sequence around a sharply-pointed loop is specified to the pldraft command, the operation may results in a crash.
  • When cutting an end of a fillet/chamfered face generates a triangular face, the resultant face may be distorted.
  • When a generated free-form fillet/chamfered surface neighbors a strip of face, the surface shape may skew.
  • When faceting a face that contains a degenerated loop composed of only two straight lines then the operations resulted in an error or crash.
  • During edge drafting the surface generation now succeeds when a sharp drafted surface mode is specified.
  • Rounding operations now succeed when an edge sequence is composed of two or more edges that are slightly folded.
  • A non-distored resultant face now is given when cutting an end of a fillet/chamfered face generates a triangular face.
  • A non-skewed resultant surface shape now is given when a generated free-form fillet/chamfered surface neighbors a strip of a face
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