TechDraw January Upgrade

Info about new implemented features, classes, modules or APIs. Might get technical!
wandererfan
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TechDraw January Upgrade

Postby wandererfan » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:16 am

The latest version of TechDraw should be available in the next day or two. It incorporates some major changes both internally and externally. Some highlights:

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Geometric Hatching - this will interest those that produce traditional mechanical drawings. It uses OCC to produce the pattern and the patterns are (semi) compatible with AutoCad PAT files.
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Geometric Hatch sample
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High Resolution - the resolution of drawings has been increased, in some cases as much as 10x. This will impact users of DrawViewImage, providing much higher quality results.
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DeepSOIC's new milling attachment
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It will also affect users of DrawViewDraft and DrawViewArch. The higher resolution will mean that scales and perhaps positions will need to be modified. Existing drawings may need views repositioned.

Arrowhead styles - it is now possible to specify an arrowhead style for Dimensions.
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As always, there will be bugs, so please report any you find.

Thanks,
wf
efyx
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Re: TechDraw January Upgrade

Postby efyx » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:57 am

Cool, cannot wait to test. Thanks!
triplus
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Re: TechDraw January Upgrade

Postby triplus » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:55 pm

Nice additions.
Jee-Bee
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Re: TechDraw January Upgrade

Postby Jee-Bee » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:14 pm

wandererfan wrote:High Resolution - the resolution of drawings has been increased, in some cases as much as 10x.

What does hi resolution does? is this screen resolution or print resolution? Since print resolution is typically 300+/600+
wandererfan
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Re: TechDraw January Upgrade

Postby wandererfan » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:35 pm

Jee-Bee wrote:What does hi resolution does? is this screen resolution or print resolution? Since print resolution is typically 300+/600+

Neither, actually. It's the internal resolution of the QGraphicsScene ("scene units").