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AI MAXTools AI SpellMAX Module NOW AVAILABLE! (now supporting v15-v19!)

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admin June 20, 2016, 04:59:46 PM (#75)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (19.50.00.0539, 2016-06-20) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • No new features
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Share: When using the "Reference Parts" method, the option to directly select a new owner was not always visible. It could still be shown by expanding the "Owner" section, but now it's always expanded when the Reference Parts method is selected.
Changed Functionality:
  • Adding one of the AI MAXTools functions to one of the standard ribbon tabs (v18+) would throw an error due to an inconsistency in Modeling related to the way the ribbon is implemented. This version works around that inconsistency.
  • Load time is further reduced if the AI MAXTools code is reloaded.
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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 June 22, 2016, 10:27:04 PM (#76)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (19.50.00.0540, 2016-06-22) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MultiRename: Added option "No number on first item" for the Basename.x method. This option numbers all of the objects using the specified format, but then removes the separator and number from the first item in the list, with the subsequent numbers as .02, .03, etc, depending on settings. This is especially useful for environments and processing applications that expect the first in a group of shared objects not to have a numerical suffix.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Share: Automatic numbering did not always start at the correct number when the "Rename P1->P1.01" optinon was OFF. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • No changes.
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admin July 22, 2016, 05:11:05 PM (#77)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (19.50.00.0541, 2016-07-22) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAXTools ribbon tabs (v18+) are now colored dark blue - easy to find!
  • AI BOM Generator: Added material column
Bug Fixes:
  • N/A
Changed Functionality:
  • AI BOM Generator: Improved rendering of PDF output.
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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 September 21, 2016, 10:20:10 PM (#78)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (19.50.00.0543, 2016-09-21) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • N/A
Bug Fixes:
  • N/A
Changed Functionality:
  • AI MAX Share: Sections for "New Owner" and "Rotate and Offset" now remember whether they were expanded or not rather than always starting in their collapsed state.
  • Several behind-the-scenes improvements.
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admin November 30, 2016, 10:57:26 PM (#79)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (19.80.00.0556, 2016-11-30) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX Share: Now supports multiple destination element selection when using the "Circular Elements" method (using a select list).
  • NEW Functionality: AI MAX Share: Circular Elements method: When the source element is selected, elements having the same radius in the same face and/or plane (in the same part) or matching cones or cylinders (if a cone or cylinder is selected) are automatically highlighted and assigned to the "Selected Elems" field, and can be selected (and used as destination elements as a group) using the new "Use Selected" button. When one or more Destination Elements are selected, the "Selected Elems" field is updated to show elements matching the Destination Elements. Clicking on the "Selected Elems" field allows the user to add or subtract elements from the list using standard select list functionality, and such elements need not have the same radius as the initial Source or Destination Element(s).  In addition, the option "Add'l Elems" allows the user to select additional elements (parts, faces, and/or workplanes) that will be scanned to find matching elements. Really powerful functionality! To see it in action, click here: https://youtu.be/Z0o8yd7e7Ew
  • AI MAX Share: "Two Points in Direction" method now includes a "Count" field to easily duplicate parts and features to evenly-spaced locations along a specified direction. Simply put in a number greater than 1, and you'll get a preview showing the proposed destination points, spaced evenly at the specified distance.
  • AI BisectAngle: Added ability to create a construction line from the center of the angle through the specified bisect point. Note that a current workplane is required for this functionality to work.
  • AI MAX Share: "Circular Elements" method: Added ability to select multiple destination elements at once using a select list. Works great with the new "AI Select Circular Elements" function.
  • NEW Function: AI Select Circular Elements: The user selects one or more circular elements (3D edge, circle, cylinder, and/or cone), and the function automatically selects all matching elements. The user can select how to filter the results, including controlling which faces and/or parts to use, and finding elements that match within certain tolerances, min/max values, and much more! Clicking OK will send the currently selected elements to the current command (or, if no command is active, it will select all of those elements, such as for a radius change, adding a blend, etc).
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: A recent change prevented the "Objects with Drawlists Attached" graphical browser from showing the actual drawlist names. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Share: Circular Elements positioning wouldn't work if the source object was owned by the root assembly. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Share: "Position First" option wouldn't always work when using circular elements. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Share: "Reverse" functionality wouldn't always work when using circular elements. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • AI Info: "Geo Resolution" field moved to the block containing the density, etc., for consistency.
  • AI MAX Share: now more reliably selects the destination part when duplicating a feature.
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  • « Last Edit: December 07, 2016, 01:27:04 AM by admin »

admin January 02, 2017, 05:17:11 PM (#80)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (20.00.00.0559, 2017-01-02) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • Version 20 of PTC Creo Elements/Direct is now supported!
  • AI Reference Table now has additional items in the Drill Table, including metric drill sizes and wire sizes. This table also has the ability to filter the various drill sizes by the type (Fraction, Letter, Wire Gauge, or Metric). Very useful!
Bug Fixes:
  • In some situations, the Custom Process Browser would be missing an item when the AI MAXTools code was loaded. Very strange error. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Added additional test when creating drawlists to validate drawlist objects.
To download the latest version, please Click Here.


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  • « Last Edit: January 02, 2017, 05:37:34 PM by admin »

admin February 13, 2017, 04:00:30 PM (#81)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (20.00.00.0563, 2017-02-11) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX Share: Circular Elements auto-selection enhancement: Conical face selection (including on "Additional Elements" can now be filtered using "Same Face" and "Same Plane" options
  • AI MAX Share: Circular Elements auto-selection enhancement: Circular edge selection when using "Additional Elements" now works when a part is selected as an additional element -- all matching circular edges on that part will be selected (and optionally filtered) -- no need to select each face.
  • AI Select Circular Elements: Selecting Additional Parts is now available for all types of selected source element(s). The automatic selection of elements will now search additional selected parts.
  • AI MAX Export2D: Now any additional Annotation font files that are located in the AI MAXTools installation directory will be loaded before AI MAX Export2D function is executed. If the variable ai::*ai-anno-font-dir* is set, that directory will be searched instead of the AI MAXTools directory.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI Info: Volume fields were not always updating correctly. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export: attempting to activate modules from the Export Types option menu would still turn on the checkbox even if the activation failed. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export2D: Typing in a new directory wouldn't always change the current directory. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • AI MAX Share: Circular Elements method: Turning off both Same Face and Same Plane options will now automatically select ALL matching elements with the same axis direction (rather than no matching elements)
  • AI Select Circular Elements: Turning off both Same Face and Same Plane options will now automatically select ALL matching elements with the same axis direction (rather than no matching elements)
  • AI Select Circular Elements: Same Face and Same Plane options are now available for all selected element types
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admin April 17, 2017, 11:19:28 PM (#82)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (20.00.00.0567, 2017-04-17) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX Share: Circular Elements Auto Selection: Elements are now sorted (as before) by their distance from the source element, but are now grouped by face, and those groups are sorted by their closest element to the source element. A surprisingly nice feature.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Export: When running under Modeling version 15 or earlier, in some cases all parts would be in the export list, even if the "Parts" export option was turned OFF. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Share: Circular Elements Method: Automatic element selection was not initiated when selecting "Use previous part/pos." Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export: "Addl Text" and "Date" fields were not always getting set correctly. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export2D: Memory used could increase dramatically in some cases when processing a very large (>5000) number of files. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • AI MAX Export2D: HUGE performance improvement when processing a large number of 2D files.
  • AI MAX Export: In preview/status table, object currently being processed now shows "In Process" when exporting to help clarify current status.
  • AI MAX Share: Circular Elements Method: Automatic element selection is now sorted when source element (or destination element) is on a workplane.
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admin April 25, 2017, 09:48:10 AM (#83)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (20.00.00.0571, 2017-04-25) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Added ability to create a new Drawlist based on a configuration. This allows you to get access to the drawlist and camera view from a configuration without having to activate it (activating a configuration affects your undo history and cancels any existing commands). This also allows you to effectively do a "Draw Only" on a configuration (activating a configuration's drawlist doesn't clear the current drawlist of any of the displayed objects that are not under the configuration's owner). The name of the configuration is used as the name of the newly-created Drawlist, and the Preferred View (position 0) is assigned from the configuration's stored camera view.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Export 2D: Output directory was not always being set correctly in some cases. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • No changes.
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admin April 26, 2017, 01:09:20 AM (#84)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (20.00.00.0574, 2017-04-25) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • No changes.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Creating a Drawlist from a configuration would fail if the configuration didn't have any drawlist or camera information (such as for an "Explode" configuration). Now if the configuration has camera or drawlist (or both) information, it will be used. If there is no camera or drawlist information, the user is notified.
Changed Functionality:
  • No changes.
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admin May 12, 2017, 10:21:04 AM (#85)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (20.00.00.0577, 2017-05-11) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI Select Circular Elements: New option: Filtering and tolerances can now be based on diameter or radius. Previously, all values were based on radius. This new user-selectable option allows the user to specify (and view) the values for the diameter, if desired.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI Select Circular Elements:Automatically finding matching cones didn't always work if "Same Plane" option was selected. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • AI MAX Workplane: When positioning an existing workplane on a face, if the workplane is already parallel to the face, it is now simply translated to be on the face rather than doing a full repositioning of the workplane. In other words, the axis directions of the workplane do not change when aligning on a face.
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admin June 29, 2017, 05:43:31 PM (#86)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (20.00.00.0581, 2017-06-29) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX Export2D: Searchable PDF option is now faster -- generates text in your 2D PDF files that can be searched both within the drawing and from the command line (using any utility that will look at the contents of the PDF files.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Export2D: would crash Annotation when processing drawings with certain characteristics. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • N/A
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admin July 10, 2017, 07:50:47 PM (#87)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (20.00.00.0582, 2017-07-10) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MultiRename: Added "Trim" option to remove letters from the beginning and/or end of names. The user may specify either a number of characters or a separator string, and the required number of characters will be removed from the specified end(s) of the name.
  •    When in trimming mode, if trimming the characters may lead to a name conflict, the user will be notified, and "Duplicate?" will be listed in the rename preview in the "Invalid" column.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Export2D: When exporting the current drawing, if the drawing had a corresponding 3D model loaded, the association with the model could be broken in certain situations. Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export2D: In some cases, the files containing the current plot transformations were not being deleted after plot generation. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • N/A
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admin September 08, 2017, 06:14:25 PM (#88)

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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (20.00.00.0586, 2017-09-08) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • No Changes
Bug Fixes:
  • AI Info: Selecting an empty part would cause issues displaying the part resolution (since resolution doesn't exist until the part has geometry). Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • Miscellaneous performance improvements, especially for AI MAX Export.
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