Portland, Oregon – Autodsys, Inc. announces AcceliCAD 2008 V3 which adds powerful new features for third-party developers to extend the display capabilities of AcceliCAD.
Custom Entity Display allows a plug-in application for AcceliCAD to override display properties for any entity and control how it is displayed on the screen and printed. Instead of creating custom objects as is necessary in some other CAD packages the application developer can instead use the primitives already built into the program such as LINEs, ARCs, CIRCLEs, and POLYLINEs. That means there is no need to define grip points or editing operations for the entities because those functions are already built into AcceliCAD. Instead the application developer can focus solely on display of the objects. This technology could be used for example to display a line as a three-dimensional wall. The user could then BREAK, TRIM, or EXTEND the wall just as he would a LINE object.
Key enhancements coming in AcceliCAD 2008 V3:
* VBALOAD – loading of multiple .vbi files at the same time
* Editing of proxy objects
* Reference editing of blocks
* Custom Entity Display – used by third party applications to extend the power of AcceliCAD.
This is in addition to the many enhancements included with the original 2008 release.
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