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A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (18.10.00.0291, 2013-05-01) has the following changes/improvements/fixes (see below for download link):
 
 
New Features/Functions:

  • AI MAXTools will now check for an updated version at startup! (may be turned off, if desired)
  • AI MAX Share: New option "One Level" when copying an assembly
  • AI MAXTools currently loaded version is now displayed in the titlebar (may be turned off, if desired)
  • AI ModelName Clash: Now supports scanning for, displaying, and correcting objects with no Model Name assigned.
  • AI ModelName Clash: Now scans for workplanes and workplane sets as well
  • AI ModelName Clash: Now has buttons (in preview panel) to highlight clashing object(s) in the structure browser. 
  • AI ModelName Clash: Selecting an object in the preview panel will automatically highlight it in the structure browser. Selecting the "All Shared" button will highlight all objects shared with the selected object.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI Unshare and Group could delete other shared objects if a single object was selected to unshare.  Fixed.
  • AI Unshare and Group could display an error in some cases if the user clicked OK immediately after clicking "Next" (which would successfully complete the command).  Fixed.
  • AI MultiRename could display an error in some cases if the user clicked OK immediately after clicking "Next" (which would successfully complete the command).  Fixed.
Changed Functionality: 
  • AI ModelName Clash: Much more clear display of object count, number of conflicts, etc.
     
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 (18.10.00.0285, 2013-04-18) has the following changes/improvements/fixes (see below for download link):
 
 
New Features/Functions:

  • Many behind-the-scenes improvements
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Export: Creating zip files didn't always complete properly when the AI MAXTools code was loaded from a UNC path. Fixed.
  • AI MultiRename: Some objects would show as read-only even when they could actually be modified. Fixed.
  • AI Info: Read-only check for modifying densities and Object Names or Model names could sometimes return an inaccurate result. Fixed.
Changed Functionality: 
  • AI MultiRename: Successful completion now shows status in a "Toaster" window (v17+).
     
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!
93
A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (18.10.00.0281, 2013-03-02) has the following changes/improvements/fixes (see below for download link):
 
 
New Features/Functions:

  • AI Bill of Material Generator: Columns for Volume, Density and Mass now each have 3 options available in "Choose Columns" (under Display Format):   
             - Vol, Den, Mass: displays values using the current Modeling units
             - Vol-in, Den-lb-in, Mass-lb: displays values using inches and pounds
             - Vol-mm, Den-kg-mm, Mass-kg: displays values using mm and kg
          Use any or all of the above columns for great flexibility!
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added "Flip Direction" button to flip the specified direction by 180 degrees without requiring the user to re-specify the direction.  This is particularly useful when aligning on a circular face (cylinder, cone, torus), and specifying the U or V direction causes the WP to flip to the opposite side of the cylinder.  Now it's a quick and easy fix!
  • AI MAX Workplane: Creating a workplane on a circular face should now always leave the WP in a "right side up" orientation where the v-axis of the workplane is always pointing either toward the top of the viewport or horizontally.
  • AI Info: Reduced processing time for Volume and Mass calculations by 50%!
  • AI Info and AI Bill of Materials Generator: Volume/Mass calculations are now retained during the active Modeling session to eliminate the need to recalculate if the same object is selected again.  Speed difference is particularly noticeable when working with complex parts. 
           - NOTE 1: Selecting Undo/Redo will clear ALL retained volume and mass data.
          -
    NOTE 2: Modifying an object will clear that object's retained volume and mass data.
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Workplane: Specifying an offset when aligning on a circular face after the U- or V-direction was specified didn't always work as expected. Fixed.
  • AI Info: Mass field was being displayed using the number of decimal places specified in the Volume setting. Fixed.
  • AI Bill of Materials Generator: Volume and Mass were not always shown for assemblies. Fixed.
Changed Functionality: 
  • AI MAX Workplane: Improved the clarity of some of the status messages.
     
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!
94
A new version of the AI MAXTools suite is available! The latest build (18.10.00.0276, 2013-02-15) has the following changes/improvements/fixes (see below for download link):
 
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MultiRename: Added ability to rename Workplane Sets and Containers when renaming objects
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MultiRename: When using Prefix/Postfix option, correct separator was not always being used.  Fixed.
Changed Functionality: 
  • None
     
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 (18.10.00.0275, 2013-02-13) has the following changes/improvements/fixes (see below for download link):
 
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Added option to adjust size of AI MAX ViewHQ Browser
  • AI MAX Export: When working under v18+, the Granite Export options are now included in the "Export Types" options panel
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Export: Exporting to Granite formats would not work correctly in some situations.  Fixed.
Changed Functionality: 
  • AI MAX ViewHQ: Reworked the options dialog for clarity regarding how to Save and Load Drawlists, and to attach and recall preferred and favorite views
  • AI Info: Increased width of field for displaying Revision information to accommodate larger revision texts.
     
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 (18.10.00.0273, 2013-01-30) has the following changes/improvements/fixes (see below for download link):
 
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added "Offset" field to position workplane parallel to itself after other positioning is complete. Works with clipping planes, too!  NOTE: when typing the offset distance in the dialog field, you can add units and the dialog will automatically convert it for you! For example, if you are working in mm, but type "1 in" in the Offset dialog field, it will automatically be converted to 25.4!
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added ability to create clipping planes regardless of the face type selected
  • AI MAX Share: Added ability to share wire parts
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Share: Recent bug: Specifying the new basename after turning off "Smart Basename" didn't always work correctly.  Fixed.
Changed Functionality: 
  • None
     
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 (18.10.00.0269, 2013-01-23) has the following changes/improvements/fixes (see below for download link):
 
 
New Features/Functions:
  • None.
     
Bug Fixes:
 
  • Structure Browser integration for AI QSave Package and AI MAX Export would throw an error if certain objects (such as Configurations) were selected. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
 
  • None
     
     
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 (18.10.00.0268, 2013-01-22) has the following changes/improvements/fixes (see below for download link):

New Features/Functions:
  • AI QSave Package: Added option "Add date to file name." This option gives the user the option to add the date to the file name or not.
  • AI QSave Package: Added option "Use Filename Base Only." This option will use only the basename without any date or revision information.
  • AI QSave Package: Added options for structure browser integration.  The first option "Use Filename Base only" works just like the above option of the same name, but only when AI QSave Package is called from the structure browser.  The second option "Add pop-up to Browser" will add the "AI QSave" button to the structure browser.  Turning this option OFF will remove the "AI QSave" button from the browser the next time Modeling is started.
  • AI MAX Export: Added option for structure browser integration in the "Other Options" section.  "Add pop-up to Browser" will add the "AI MAX Export" button to the structure browser.  Turning this option OFF will remove the "AI MAX Export" button from the browser the next time Modeling is started.
  • AI Reference Table: Added table for "British Standard Metric" screws. Slightly different from the other metric table. This table includes sizes for Close-Fit, Medium-Fit, and Free-Fit.
  • AI MAX Workplane: When using "Point on WP, the workplane was positioned so that the point was always in +U space (i.e. in the direction of the positive horizontal axis of the WP).  Now the WP is positioned to be pointing toward the user (which makes clipping planes much more intuitive to use).  To flip the WP, just use the "Rotate 180" button for the corresponding axis.
  • AI Info: Dialog should now be adjusted for different default text sizes (such as when running on a high-resolution screen with the font size set to something larger than 100%).
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Workplane: When aligning a WP with a circular face axis, in some cases the W-axis would not align properly. Error was introduced in v256. Fixed.
  • Changed title of command to align WP with Viewport to match the menu definition in AI MAXTools toolbar menu file).
  • Loading under v18.1A (or B, etc) wouldn't work correctly. Fixed.
  • AI Reference Table: Typo in the Clearance/CBore table for No. 12. Fixed.
  • Setting up for automatic loading using ai-autoload.lsp in a fresh installation didn't always load the AI MAXTools code correctly after making startup modifications.  Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • AI QSave Package: Changed default values for saving basename only and automatically showing the file list. If user has already set these values, nothing will change.
  • AI Reference Table: Removed all "Table" references in pull-down table selection menu i.e. "Tap Drill Table (Metric)" became "Tap Drill (Metric)" etc.
  • AI QSave Package, AI MAX Export and AI Volume: Some special informational fields, including Directory Selection, name formatting, volume and mass should now fit the dialog width much better.  This area did not always size correctly, depending on the graphics card and other system environment settings.

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 (18.10.00.0259, 2012-10-27) has the following changes/improvements/fixes (see below for download link):

New Features/Functions:
  • New! AI MAX Workplane: Added ability to create a clipping plane when the WP is aligned with the cylinder axis (including the ability to set whether this behavior is the default). Great for visualization!  Simply click a button to turn the clipping plane on or off!
Bug Fixes:
  • AI MAX Workplane: Aligning WP with axes in specific cases did not always yield expected results.  Fixed.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Selecting a point through which the WP should pass didn't update the feedback properly (including the clipping plane). Fixed.
  • AI MAX Export: When starting the dialog under V18+, the dialog could sometimes throw an error based on some of the Modeling environment settings. Fixed.
  • AI ReplacePart: When the initial reference part was in a shared assembly, extra "new" objects could be created under certain conditions.  Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
  • None
To download the latest version, please Click Here.

Note that new versions may introduce new behavior (and 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 (18.10.00.0247, 2012-10-05) has the following changes/improvements/fixes (see below for download link):
 
 
New Features/Functions:
  • AI MAX Workplane: New Alignment Option: "Point on WP" -- selecting this option allows the user to specify a point through which the workplane will pass.  This option is only available when using the "Align with Face Axis" method.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added functionality to allow the user to set default values, including: create new workplane ("Create New" preselected), and options for behavior when a face is selected: project real, project construction, and for placing a construction cross at 0,0. Also added option to determine the default axis that will be used for alignment when placing a WP on a circular face (cylinder, cone, toroid).
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added capability to place a construction cross at 0,0 on the current workplane -- just click the "Construction Cross" button a second time to place the cross at 0,0. As before, additional positions may be specified as well.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added ability to use W axis when aligning/placing a workplane on a cylindrical face or axis.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added ability to specify which WP axis will be used when aligning on a cylindrical face or axis (U, V, or W).  A default value for this option may be specified (as listed above).
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added option to slide the workplane or simply slide the origin (leaving the workplane in the same location) when using the "New Origin" functionality.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added ability to erase any construction or real geometry added as part of the current AI MAX Workplane call, even if other operations have been performed (such as being able to delete the construction geometry even after the real geometry has been projected).
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added ability to align with faces of face parts.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Available commands (for toolbars/menus) added to directly create/align a workplane on a face or on an axis using "New on Face" and "New on Axis" functionality.  These functions can easily be accomplished using the normal AI MAX Workplane UI, but these new commands provide even faster direct access to the functionality.
  • AI MultiRename: Find and Replace now has options for "All" "First" and "Last" to specify which occurrence(s) of the Find string will be Replaced.
  • AI MultiRename: When using Find and Replace, the preview table now shows *why* an object is not being renamed (such as read-only, no change, etc).  NOTE: If the object is being skipped because of user selection (double clicking on its line in the preview table), it will still show up even when "Hide if No Change" is turned ON.
Bug Fixes:
 
  • AI MAX Workplane: Selecting the construction cross button multiple times would create duplicate sets of vertical and horizontal construction lines through the origin. Fixed as part of above enhancement for generating construction crosses.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Miscellaneous fixes for alignment issues on circular faces or when aligning with the face axis.
  • Some of the available commands had typos so the commands were not available for customization. Fixed.
Changed Functionality:
 
  • AI MAX Workplane is new name for what was previously called AI Align Workplane
  • AI MAX Workplane: Reworked internal alignment functionality for simplicity and consistency.  Cleaner and quicker.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Misc UI changes, including making the "Rotate" button section collapsible.
  • Menus changed to reflect "AI MAX WP" instead of "Align WP"
  • Added code to create dummy dialog shell needed to fix graphics issues when using some graphics cards.
  • AI MAX Workplane: Added image to dialog to indicate when the WP is  aligned with a cylindrical axis (toroid, etc).
  • AI Set Viewport UP Direction can now be used while another command is active
To download the latest version, please Click Here.
 
Note that new versions may introduce new behavior (and occasional bugs) -- please notify us if you experience anything unexpected! 
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