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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.
To download the latest version, please Click Here.


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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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
To download the latest version, please Click Here.


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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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.


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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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.
To download the latest version, please Click Here.


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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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.
To download the latest version, please Click Here.


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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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.
To download the latest version, please Click Here.


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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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.
To download the latest version, please Click Here.


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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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.
To download the latest version, please Click Here.


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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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (19.50.00.0535, 2016-06-15) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • No new features
Bug Fixes:
  • No changes
Changed Functionality:
  • Dramatic reduction in AI MAXTools load time when many objects were already loaded. Now the number of objects loaded has almost no effect on load time.
To download the latest version, please Click Here.


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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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (19.50.00.0534, 2016-06-07) has the following improvements/fixes/changes (see below for download link):
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX Share: Added option for startup status of "Duplicate Feature" functionality. Options are On/Off/Last, where "Last" uses the same status as the last time AI MAX Share was used. This option is found on the "Options" menu of AI MAX Share.
  • AI Intersection: Improved feedback by adding longer lines from the selected points to the intersection point.
  • AI Intersection: Added new feedback elements when lines do not intersect. The new elements show the lines to the closest point of approach, with a line connecting the two closest points.
  • AI Intersection: Added a new button to "Create 3D lines." This option does the following: when the user clicks "OK", a 3D polyline is created from the start point to the intersection point to the end point. If no intersection is found, a 3D polyline is created from the start point to the closest point of approach in the starting direction, then to the closest point of approach in the ending direction, and finally to the ending point. This part allows the user to visualize where the intersection is or would be. If an intersection is found, the Line part is colored cyan, if not, it is colored magenta. Note that this option is only available when AI Intersection is the only command running (meaning it is not being used to provide input to another command).
  • AI MAX Workplane: now works with preselected faces (single faces only)
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added a new option "Default on Axis." This option will automatically turn on the "On Axis" option when a cylindrical, conical, or toroidal face is selected, and the workplane will either be aligned or created on the axis of the selected face.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Share: When using the "Use 2 Reference Directions" option, the second reference and target directions would not always change the orientation of the shared object(s). Fixed.
  • AI Aattach Drawing to Variant didn't work if the new owner didn't have a viewset. Now the user is asked whether to copy the existing viewset from the original owner (just as the original function does).
  • AI MAXTools files wouldn't load properly if the default filing revision was set to something different from the version of Modeling. Strange bug. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • No changes
To download the latest version, please Click Here.


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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