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admin May 02, 2014, 01:04:07 PM (#45)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (18.50.00.0370, 2014-05-02) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
 
New Features/Functions:

  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Added notification when Saving Drawlists files is complete.
  • AI MAX Export: Temporary Object Renaming now allows more flexibility when specifying what will be used for the temporary object names, including adding revision information and specifying the order in which the components will be used. A preview area indicating how objects will be renamed during export is also added to the main dialog. If the option to rename objects is turned Off, the area will display "Object Renaming Off."
Bug Fixes:
  • When changing AI Set VP Up Dir function to be available in all applications, Menu/Ribbon was not updated. Fixed.
  • AI QSave: Would throw an error if one of the selected objects previously saved was deleted and AI QSave was called again. Fixed.
  • AI QSave: Did not always process objects correctly when called from the structure browser, or when clicking "All Top-Level Objects" and back again. Fixed.
  • AI QSave: If a new basename was not selected, it could be possible to generate an output file consisting of only a date or file extension. Now the function will notify the user if no new basenname has been specified.
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Saving drawlists files: overwriting existing file was actually just replacing the initial content -- if the file existed and happened to be larger than the new content, the extra content would remain. Fixed.
Changed Functionality: 
  • AI MAX Export: Temporary Object Renaming would only rename the selected objects i.e. if exporting only a top-level assembly, the child objects would not be renamed.  Now ALL objects below the specified objects are renamed.
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Added some code to help verify that all objects in a drawlist are real objects and still exist.
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Changed title of context menu from "Remove Current Drawlist" to "Delete Current Drawlist."
  • AI QSave: If a single source object is selected and "Save all in One File" option is on, the default filename is now generated based on the object's basename.
  • AI QSave: Added command-specific context entries for Part, Assy, etc.
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Note that in addition to new functionality and behavior, new versions may also introduce occasional bugs -- please notify us if you experience anything unexpected!

admin May 14, 2014, 11:48:30 AM (#46)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (18.50.00.0371, 2014-05-10) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
 
New Features/Functions:

  • None. 
Bug Fixes:
  • Right-clicking on a pseudo-folder in the structure browser in Modeling v15 or v16 would generate an error because the function to identify pseudo-folders was not added by PTC/CoCreate until version 17.  However, we generated a workaround anyway.  So it's fixed.  :)
Changed Functionality: 
  • Some behind-the-scenes processing improvements.
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 Note that in addition to new behavior, new versions may also introduce occasional bugs -- please notify us if you experience anything unexpected!
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admin May 19, 2014, 11:24:56 AM (#47)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (18.50.00.0375, 2014-05-19) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI Reference Table: Added tables for Countersinks, both English and Metric.
  • AI Reference Table: Double-clicking on a value in the Countersink tables will auto-populate the Machining Module dialogs when any Machining Countersink dialog is active.
  • AI Reference Table: Single-clicking on a value in the countersink table will populate the fields at the bottom of the table.  Clicking the "Upd" button at the bottom of the table will populate the Machining Countersink dialogs, if active.  Note: All fields at the bottom of the table may be overridden to change countersink diameter, hole size, or angle, if desired.
Bug Fixes:
  • In some cases an error could be thrown when importing PCB data if AI MAXTools was NOT activated.  Strange bug. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Spell: A forward slash "/" on the drawing could throw an error when checking spelling. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Spell: An error could occur if the user deleted all items in their personal word list. Fixed.
Changed Functionality: 
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: When loading drawlists, Load Mode (i.e. "Load at end, replace all, etc) setting is now persistent between sessions.
  • AI MAX Spell: When the user clicks "Replace All," a dialog would pop up showing how many replacements were made for that word.  Now an alert box pops up (v17+).
  • Added checks to ensure drawings conform to Annotation structure. If not, the user is warned and the dialog terminates.
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Note that in addition to new behavior, new versions may also introduce occasional bugs -- please notify us if you experience anything unexpected!

admin July 10, 2014, 02:19:45 AM (#48)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (18.50.00.0391, 2014-07-08) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX Share: When using Circular Elements method, the user may now specify a rotation angle in addition to being able to specify a reference/target direction pair, or rotating 90, 180, or 270. In addition, when a ref/targ pair is specified, the ref/targ dialog now displays the angle between the two specified directions when projected onto the WP defined by the axis direction.
  • AI MAX Share: When using Reference Parts method, if either "Shared In Assy" or "All Shared" is selected, the additional shared reference objects are all highlighted immediately, and a new field showing the number of shared references is updated.
  • AI MAX Export: New variables *ai-export-rev-text* and *ai-export-ver-text* (set to "rev-" and "ver-" respectively) to control the formatting of how revisions are handled.  This allows user-level control of that substring in the filename and object names.
  • AI Find Part: Updated to include option to remove the found objects from the drawlist.  Also improved clarity on the interface. NOTE: The removal option doesn't yet work in all cases. Coming soon!
  • AI MAX Workplane: Now allows placing and aligning workplanes on spherical (and hemispherical, etc) faces!  All other functions work as well (clipping, offset, etc).
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added ability to immediately create a clipping plane on a workplane.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Now works with preselected workplane, even if another workplane is active -- the preselected workplane takes precedence.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Face projections and adding construction crosses now work even if no face is selected.  An easy way to add geometry to existing workplanes!
  • Now loads admin and startup-related variables from a new file called ai-maxtools-load-custom.lsp.  This new file will only be written at installation if it doesn't already exist, so these load options will remain during updates.  This file is loaded before the AI MAXTools code is loaded, so variables may be initialized here.
  • Big News! When loading AI MAXTools, the load function now copies the AI MAXTools dll files to the asp-inno subdirectory under the Modeling temp directory, and then loads the AI MAXTools files from that location.  This allows updates to be done to the main installation directory without having the dlls locked.  In other words, you can update AI MAXTools files without needing to exit Modeling, and the new files will be installed the next time Modeling is started.  This is especially useful when multiple users are running the code from a central location, since now the code can be updated without requiring all users to exit Modeling.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Share: "Use Previous Part/Posn" didn't always work when using the Two Points method. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export2D: In some strange circumstances, the upper right of a drawing was being set incorrectly. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Workplane: if the user changed the default axis to U or W, it was not being remembered.  Fixed.
  • Help system didn't always work correctly on networked drives, but only  when Annotation was active.  Strange bug, indeed!  Fixed.
Changed Functionality: 
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Interface scale will now go even larger (nicer for high pixel density and/or small fonts)
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Drawlist is "cleaned" before saving to help prevent attempting to save invalid drawlists
  • AI MAX Share: When using Reference Parts method, if "Shared in Assy" is selected, the default value for the assembly is now the owning assembly of the Primary Reference object
  • Available command for AI MAX Workplane on Axis somehow got deleted. Restored.
  • Added code to bypass proxy server caching when doing update check.
  • Message informing users that a new version is available, but that the admin has configured the system not to allow updates is now configurable through the variable *ai-update-available-no-download-message*.  If this message has the string AILATESTVERSION in it, it will be replaced by the version number of the latest official version (from the website update check file).
  • Added variable *ai-always-copy-files* (default nil) to determine whether copying files to temp dir will always copy files or only newer files. Setting this variable allows for the possibility of downgrading, etc.  A good place to set this variable is in ai-maxtools-load-custom.lsp
  • Extra quotation marks are now suppressed in AI MAXTools console output.
  • AI MAX Export: Destination Directory field in the Preview window was not quite tall enough on some graphics configurations.  Modified.
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admin September 26, 2014, 01:02:11 AM (#49)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (18.50.00.0405, 2014-09-25) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • New Function: AI Multi-Cut Faces: Provides the ability to cut multiple faces from multiple parts in a single operation.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added ability to select edges when projecting real or construction geometry!
  • AI Find Part: Added ability to skip objects for adding to/removing from the drawlists.
  • AI Find Part: Added an option to highlight found object in viewport as well as in the structure browser.
Bug Fixes:
  • Commands to start AI MAX Workplane and AI MultiCut Faces weren't resetting the menu buttons (pre-v18). Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export: Initial value for Object renaming wasn't always set correctly. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export: Destination directory wasn't always being saved correctly between sessions.  Fixed.
  • AI Mass Table header didn't show units. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export: When exporting assemblies to Granite format, the .g.zip file was not being added to the "all formats" zip file. Fixed.
Changed Functionality: 
  • AI MAX Share: Circular Elements method: Changed the rotation options (Rot90, Second Ref Dir, Angle, etc) to radio buttons, and added a new option "No Rotation" to make the radio button set complete.  NOTE: to turn off any rotation, you can also click on the active rotation button (like a checkbox) to turn it off.
  • AI MAX Share: Circular Elements method: Clicking the radio button for "Angle" wouldn't automatically activate the field to specify the angle. Now it does (but only if they angle hasn't been specified).
  • AI MAX Workplane: modified the way the Rotation buttons work -- now the offset is applied in a more consistent manner.
  • AI Find Part: Added code to auto-select everything in the table of found objects.  This has the effect of automatically highlighting all found objects in the structure browser and/or viewport if those options are turned ON.  Prior to this change, it appeared that the found objects could not be highlighted (which they weren't, but only because they weren't selected in the table).
  • Changed initial prompt line to "Checking AI MAXTools Files" rather than "Updating" which caused confusion.
  • AI MAX Export: Destination directory field in preview table is now wider.

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admin October 07, 2014, 12:17:24 AM (#50)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (18.50.00.0411, 2014-10-06) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX Workplane: When placing construction crosses, the user may nowtype in a 2D point and the cross will be located at that point! (3D Points were already allowed). Note: a 2D command must be active for the 2D points to work.
  • Added calls to load files ai-maxtools-preload-options.lsp before loading the other dlls, and ai-maxtools-postload-options.lsp after the other tools are loaded.
Bug Fixes:
  • Under certain circumstances, saving directories in the options files (ai-export-options.lsp, etc) could cause corruption to the options files.  This only happened if Windows shortened the directory using the 8-character per directory method that it sometimes uses (i.e. "C:/DOCUME~1/ADMINI~1/LOCAL~1/Temp" or something like that).  Fixed.
  • Some elements of selected dialogs weren't showing up in v15.  Fixed.
Changed Functionality: 
  • Options files are now loaded using a new method that checks the files for corruption before loading them.  This allows a corrupt options file to be skipped, rather than preventing the rest of the tools from loading.
  • Misc performance improvements
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admin January 27, 2015, 04:07:07 PM (#51)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (18.50.00.0443, 2015-01-26) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI Move 2 Pts in Direction: now allows for easier selection of "Next" functionality with an option to "Reset Pt/Dir after Next" which will clear those values, allowing the user to just click to re-specify all those value rather than clicking the variable each time to re-specify. Really speeds things up!
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Now keeps track of objects based on some internal identifiers, meaning that objects are tracked regardless of their name or location in the structure browser.  Much better likelihood of successfully reloading drawlists between sessions.
  • AI New Part: Now has an option to randomize new part color by clicking a button, as well as an option to set have the color randomized each time.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Now, if the workplane is placed on a conical or toroidal face, is then projected (construction and/or real geometry), and then the "On Axis" button is selected, the selected face will be re-projected so that it is as though the projection had been done after the axis alignment.  NOTE: Any other faces that had been projected before the axis alignment will NOT be re-projected and must be checked by the user (the geometry for those faces can still be deleted using the integrated delete buttons for each type, as usual).
  • AI MAX Export: Added code and an option not to expand inseparable assemblies. Default value is t (don't expand).
  • Added variable *ai-show-startup-message* to control whether the "Loaded AI MAXTools..." message will be displayed in the output box.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI New Part: Setting material default wasn't saved correctly. Fixed.
  • AI QSave Package: Destination director was not always being saved correctly in some strange circumstances. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Workplane: In some cases, workplane alignment would not be correct. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Workplane: After projecting a face, additional faces would not be projected (though edges would still work).  Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export: Setting for STL Ascii/Binary was not persistent. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export: STL output would fail in some circumstances based on the output path.  Fixed.
Changed Functionality: 
  • AI MAX Workplane: "New Origin" section is now collapsible
  • AI MAX Workplane: "Align Cyl Axis" section is now collapsible
  • AI MAX Workplane: "Align Cyl Axis" section variables now have a radio button indicator rather than a checkbox since they're mutually exclusive.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Fixed typos for some of the supporting variables that made them visible initially, making the interface REALLY tall before a workplane or face was selected. Not really a bug, but certainly not expected.
  • General: The toaster popup showing the latest version now only pops up the first time the tools are loaded.
  • AI New Part: Added a name collision check and more intelligent name default values.
  • AI MAX Export: STL user-defined distance and angle are now persistent
  • AI MAX Export: Package File version is now persistent
  • AI MAX Export: Object renaming setting is again persistent
  • AI MAX Export: If the user typed a directory that had backslashes or extra forward slashes, that value is now cleaned up and automatically converted into a forward-slashed path.
  • AI MAX Export: Since UNC paths are not supported for exporting (yet), a warning is now thrown when a UNC path is specified (and no exporting will even be attempted until the directory issue is resolved).
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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (18.50.00.0447, 2015-02-03) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • New file ai-load-options-defaults.lsp introduced for customization of AI MAXTools settings in the AI MAXTools installation directory.  This file will NOT be overwritten on subsequent installations or updates.  In other words, any customizations and/or settings that are made in this file will be persistent across additional updates.
  • AI Bill of Material Generator: New "Level" column to indicate each object's level.  Note that the top selected object will always be the number of levels below the root assembly. This means that if the root assembly itself is selected, all of its immediate child objects will be assigned Level 1.  Also note that as all levels are currently absolute, if a subassembly 3 levels down is selected as the top assembly for Bill of Material, its immediate children will show a level of 4 (and its full pathname will be shown as the top-level assembly -- this is unchanged from previous behavior).
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Share: Feature duplication would occasionally fail in some particular circumstances, though subsequent duplications in the same operation using the same settings would succeed. Strange bug. Fixed.
Changed Functionality: 
  • See above regarding settings options in ai-load-options-defaults.lsp file.
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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (18.50.00.0463, 2015-04-13) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • New Function: AI Surface Points: Generate a set of points on one or more faces. Specify the origin point and directions for the X, Y and Z axes, and select the points on the surface. The point and the normal vector of the surface at that point are captured, and can be written to a .csv file for use with a coordinate measuring machine. Configurable settings, including label size, arrow size/type, etc.
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Tremendous performance improvement when loading saved drawlists!
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Loading Drawlists: new option to draw (or not to draw) each drawlist as it's loaded from disk. If this option is OFF, loading drawlists is VERY fast!
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Significant performance improvement when switching drawlists, especially when working with a large number of drawlists.
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: New UI section displays the stored drawlists in a pulldown list.  Selecting any of the defined drawlists will jump immediately to that drawlist.  This functionality was previously on the right-click menu for the forward and back buttons; those menus have been removed with this addition.
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: buttons to rename drawlists as well as a collapsible menu offering some additional functions added at the bottom of the AI MAX ViewHQ browser. Very handy!
  • AI MAX Export: Added the ability to selectively skip one or more files in the list of files to be exported. This can be done either by double-clicking the line in the table (which will toggle the selected line(s)), or by selecting the desired line(s) and clicking the "Skip" or "Clear" buttons at the bottom of the file table. Hint: use the ctrl and shift keys to select multiple lines.
  • AI Bill of Material Generator: Added "Line Number" to the list of available columns
  • AI Bill of Material Generator: Added "MAX Depth" option as well as "Full Depth" option. The Max Depth option replaces the "One Level" option previously available, now allowing the user to specify how deep the system should query the BOM.
  • AI MAX Export2D: Added ability to export .mi/.ami, .bdl, and .pkg when a drawing is currently loaded. NOTE: the .bdl and .pkg formats will only be available when the drawing's owning object is loaded into Modeling.
  • AI MAX Export2D: Added ability to zip all formats for a given drawing into a common zip file, just as in AI MAX Export. This functionality works both in single-drawing mode and in batch mode.
  • AI MAX Export2D: Added ability to preview existing PDF of zip files form the file table before overwriting them. Simply select the line the file table and click the "Open File" button.
  • AI MAX Export2D: Added option "Open Dest Dir After Writing." This option will open the destination directory after the files have been exported.
  • AI MAX Export2D: Now executes when the user selected the OK button (green check mark) or middle mouse button.
  • New file: ai-matl-table-custom.lsp: make all changes to materials in this file, as it will not be overwritten on updates.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Share: Using Circular Elements method with cones improved: in some cases, the direction of alignment was not being set correctly. Fixed.
  • AI Bill of Material Generator: Didn't always ignore containers when it was supposed to. Fixed.
  • AI Bill of Material Generator: Would throw an error when selecting "Expanded List" when the "Repeat Add'l Info" option was OFF. Fixed.
  • AI Bill of Material Generator: In some cases, the indicators for indent level (i.e. the asterisks) were showing an extra level for child objects. Fixed.
  • AI Bill of Material Generator: Would sometimes attempt to calculate mass even if mass was not one of the selected columns. This could have a significant effect on processing time. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export2D: "Open Dest Dir" option didn't always work correctly if the destination directory didn't exist. Now the function will attempt to create the destination directory before opening it.
Changed Functionality: 
  • AI Bill of Material Generator: Level column is now relative to the top-level objects selected. For example, if multiple objects are selected, each one will be assigned a level of 1, and their immediate child objects will be level 2, etc.  The indent levels in the table will reflect this as well.
  • AI Bill of Material Generator: Update message about which objects may not have mass or volume calculated to include empty parts, wire parts, and corrupt parts.
  • AI ReplacePart: Changed title to "AI Replace Part/Assy" to remind users that the function can do both (including replacing a part with an assembly and replacing an assembly with a part)
  • AI Replace Part/Assembly: Now handles read-only source objects much more cleanly
  • AI Replace Part/Assembly: Now handles multiple source objects much more cleanly
  • AI Replace Part/Assembly: Added a notification when starting that the source object should already be in the desired location relative to the primary reference object
  • AI Replace Part/Assembly: Added a notification when multiple source objects are selected: In this case, the objects' names will be fixed, and the model names will either remain fixed or be cleared (set to no model name)
  • AI Replace Part/Assembly: Added a notification when a source object is read-only, notifying the user that the model name will be re-used. In other words, the replacement objects will have the same model name as the Source object.
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: The name of the current drawlist is no longer shown in the title of the AI MAX ViewHQ browser, as the drawlist name is now displayed in the pulldown list (see above)
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: When creating a new drawlist using the "Remove from Current" button (i.e. the little "-" button next to the action button), the title of the newly created drawlist will be the same as the previously current drawlist, with an asterisk appended to it to indicate that it was dereived from that drawlist.
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: improved interaction when the user switches between applications.
  • AI MAX Export2D: File Table now shows if zip file exists
  • AI MAX Export2D: File Table now does not open by default, but can be opened by clicking "Show/Hide File Table"
  • AI MAX Export2D: Minor UI changes to bring the "Matching" field up to be with the "File Mask" field.
  • AI MAX Export2D: Drawing is now updated before exporting
  • AI MAX Export2D: mi, bdl, and pkg formats are only exported for "top" drawings i.e. if AI MAX Export2D is exporting the sheet files, these formats will not be generated
  • AI MAX Export2D: Columns for pdfsize and exists are now hidden.
  • AI MAX Export2D: If the .ami file extension is defined in the file browser, the .ami extension will be used for saving .mi files. Otherwise, .mi will be used.
  • AI MAX Export2D: Log files for dxf, iges, and dwg are now retained. Previously, only the last log file written was kept. For example, a log file named filename.log when exporting dxf will now be named filename.dxf.log.
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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (18.50.00.0472, 2015-06-16) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • New Function: AI BisectAngle: Allows the user three different selection modes: arc, two edges, or 3 points. Once the selection is made, the destination point is displayed in the viewport, and the user is allowed to change the ratio, the radius, the angle, or any combination. Once the desired destination point is determined, just click "Next" and the coordinates of the destination point are sent to the current command.
  • New Function: AI Intersect: Allows the user to specify two direction vectors (such as edges), and the resulting intersection point is displayed in the viewport. If no intersection is found, the user is notified of the minimum approach distance between the directions. As above, clicking "Next" will send the coordinates of the intersection point to the current command.
  • New Functionality: Searchable PDFs from AI MAX Export2D: AI MAX Export2D will now export searchable PDF files
  • AI MAX Export: Added the ability to select an attribute from each object to be included in the file name
  • AI BOM Generator: Added "Tabloid" to the list of available output paper sizes
  • AI MAX Export2D: When storing a 2D drawing, AND if its 3D body is loaded, the update function is called prior to saving.
  • AI Find and Replace (Annotation): Added field showing number of times the "Find" text occurs.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MultiRename: When using the "Basename.x" option, skipping a part that matched the basename pattern wouldn't correctly update the names, which could result in a "Duplicate Name" error. Fixed.
  • AI ReplacePart: Didn't always work correctly if the source (new) object was already in the same assembly as the part it was replacing. Fixed.
  • AI Set View Up Direction would throw an error in some cases. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Spell: Would throw an error if it encountered a string containing a pipe "|" character. Fixed. (now ignored, as with other punctuation)
Changed Functionality:
  • AI Find and Replace: Better notification if no drawing is loaded
  • AI MAX Export: Changed title of export format from "ProductView" to "Creo View MCAD" (v18+ only)
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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (19.50.00.0489, 2015-08-03) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX Export: Added functionality to automatically activate and deactivate modules as needed for exporting. This allows organizations with, for example, a single CAD adapter to easily share it between users without manually needing to activate it and deactivate it. When starting AI MAX Export, all selected modules will attempt to be activated. If any fail, a single dialog box showing which modules failed will be displayed.
  • AI MAX Export: Added ability to activate data exchange modules from the "Export Types" section. Now a module does not need to be activated before starting AI MAX Export -- it can be turned on directly from the AI MAX Export "Export Types" window.
  • AI MAX Export: Added option to completely ignore inseparable objects, or to export them intact, but not expand them.
  • New Functionality: AI MAX Export: New option: Save and Load profiles -- saves your settings to allow quick switching between different export configurations. Note: AI MAX Export profiles must be named using the form: ai-export-options-<profilename>.lsp (without brackets). For example, ai-export-options-stl.lsp
  • New Included Functionality: AI SpellMAX and AI Find and Replace are now no longer a separate module. Both functions can now be activated with a license for either AI DesignMAX or AI DataMAX -- no separate license is required!
  • AI Intersection: Added option "Clear Directions" -- easier to start again
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Main interface bar was not always staying hidden after switching back from Annotation. Fixed.
  • AI Intersection: Clicking "Next" did the same thing as "OK" and didn't keep the dialog open. Fixed.
  • Menu for v15-17 had wrong available command definition for AI Set VP Up Direction, so this function didn't work from the menu (though it was still OK from the toolbar). Fixed.
  • AI Bisect Angle: If the command was started and the center point was picked (in 3 point mode), and then a different method was selected, the rubberline for selecting the additional points for the previous method was still being shown. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export: object renaming could throw an error if all name options (or all except Modelname) were turned off. Fixed.
  • AI Intersection: if parallel directions were selected, and the user decided to click "Next" or "OK" anyway, an error would be thrown. Now the user is prompted to re-specify the direction.
  • AI MAX Export2D: Could throw an error in some cases where Windows reported a directory to Modeling using the 8.3 notation (i.e. "Progra~1"). Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export2D: Now handles .ami files correctly.  Previously, they would be converted to PDF correctly, but would be named "file.ami.pdf" rather than "file.pdf". Now behaves as expected.
Changed Functionality:
  • AI Bisect Angle: now maintains projection direction and ratio when clicking "Next."
  • AI Bisect Angle: Moved "Full Angle" field to always be below the grouping of Arc/Edges/3Pts section options. More visually consistent between methods.
  • AI Intersection: updated interface: Now each selected direction is immediately shown with a bidirectional arrow.  The locations of the arrows only change when an intersection is found. This change allowed us to remove the options to flip the directions and to show the opposite direction arrows.
  • Updated Help file and associated images for the above changes, and added sections for AI Intersection and AI Bisect Angle. Also fixed a couple of typos.
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admin August 11, 2015, 01:51:40 PM (#56)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (19.50.00.0490, 2015-08-11) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • German translation now included (mostly completed). If running a German version of Modeling, the AI MAXTools interface should now appear in German as well.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI Bisect, AI BisectAngle, and AI Intersection and similar commands would not correctly send the resulting point to the Rotate_2D command. Fixed.
  • AI MultiRename: Would throw an error when clicking preview under a specific set of circumstances. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • AI Bill-of-Material generator: Very minor UI changes in Column Selection interface
  • AI MAX Spell: Very minor UI changes in Column Selection interface
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admin August 21, 2015, 07:02:02 PM (#57)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (19.50.00.0491, 2015-08-21) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI Reference Table: now allows creating countersinks using the Machining module even when the material thickness is less than the depth of the computed countersink. The countersink diameter remains the same, but the hole is made wider and the sink depth will be set to 0.1 mm less than the material thickness. In this situation, the user will be notified of the situation (though this notification can be turned off).
Bug Fixes:
  • AI BisectAngle: Radius is now persistent when using "Arc" mode and a different radius has been specified, and "Next" is clicked. Radius was previously being reset to the radius of the arc.
  • When trying to highlight elements in the structure browser, an error would be thrown if the browser is hidden. Now the browser is always made visible before doing the highlighting.
Changed Functionality:
  • AI BisectAngle: now prevents duplicate points from being sent if the user selects "Next" and then "OK" without changing any of the information.
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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (19.50.00.0495, 2015-09-10) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX Export: Now has option to look inside Zip files to determine if the selected format for the selected object already exists in the associated zip file. Please note that this option can add significantly to the scan time!
  • AI MAX Export: Related to the above, there is now a button in the Preview window to skip all files that are listed as "In Zip" -- in other words, set the skip option on all files that exist in the associated zip file.
  • AI MAX Share: Circular elements method further improved to better handle edges at the intersection of a conical hole and a cylinder (such as at the bottom of a countersink), as well as improvements in handling placing objects facing the opposite direction (such as on the opposite face).
Bug Fixes:
  • Typo in ribbon UI code prevented the "AI Set Viewport Up Direction" button from working.
  • AI MAX Share: using circular elements method with conical faces could throw an error in certain rare situations. Fixed.
  • AI ReplacePart: in certain rare situations, the source object (new object) would be not be retained in its relationship to the initial reference. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • AI MAX Export: Confirmation dialog about overwriting files no longer appears if files that would be overwritten will be skipped.
  • Text strings for menus should now be localized into German (mostly complete).
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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (19.50.00.0496, 2015-09-14) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX Export: When looking inside Zip files, if the directory is changed in the AI MAX Export dialog, the results for the zip search in the current directory are cached. This improves performance when changing back to that directory while AI MAX Export is still active. Note: this caching is only maintained while AI MAX Export is active -- if the function is canceled and called again, all zip files will be re-scanned.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Export: If the directory was changed using the AI MAX Export dialog when using the option to look inside zip files and the file preview window was open, the preview would not be updated. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • No changes
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