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D01: Padds: Drawing And Detailing System

Ver. 3.0.15 2017/10/11
  • Drawing units now specified in DXF files to avoid problems on computers that default to imperial units.
Ver. 3.0.14 2017/10/10
  • Exception problem with version 3.0.13 fixed.
Ver. 3.0.13 2017/10/05
  • Option added to automatically delete incompatible raster images.
Ver. 3.0.12 2017/09/29
  • Multiple bars: Custom layers now allowed e.g. T1+T3.
Ver. 3.0.11 2017/09/12
  • Problem with bar shape code 65 during block moves, fixed.
  • Scaling factor for PDF bending schedules added.
Ver. 3.0.10 2017/09/05
  • Mirroring of rebars fixed.
Ver. 3.0.09 2017/08/31
  • Demo mode problem after double-clicking on file name, fixed.
Ver. 3.0.08 2017/08/18
  • Detailing code setting now synchronized with preferences settings in Calcpad.
Ver. 3.0.07 2017/03/02
  • Any high yield and mild steel bar designations now accepted.
Ver. 3.0.06 2017/02/07
  • Special shapecodes enabled for BS8666.
Ver. 3.0.05 2016/11/29
  • Rebar Zones: Rebar layer setting on dialog occasionally ignored.
Ver. 3.0.04 2016/11/23
  • Enable activation of Padds while in session.
Ver. 3.0.03 2016/02/03
  • Duplicate grid problem in scripter fixed.
Ver. 3.0.02 2016/01/18
  • Problem with generating input files, fixed.
Ver. 3.0.01 2015/12/09
  • Correction of licensing error introduced by maintenance release.
Ver. 3.0.00 2015/12/01
  • Major release.
  • Implemented new user interface library.
Ver. 2.6.22 2015/05/26
  • Occasional problem with paper size of PDF files fixed.
Ver. 2.6.21 2015/03/13
  • Maintenance release.
Ver. 2.6.20 2015/01/21
  • Size of exported DPF files reduced.
Ver. 2.6.19 2015/01/15
  • Reading of dwg files added to scripter.
Ver. 2.6.18 2014/11/25
  • Problem with placing text introduced in last version, fixed.
Ver. 2.6.17 2014/11/24
  • Shape code 207 problem fixed.
Ver. 2.6.16 2014/11/24
  • Special shape code 207 (seismic stirrup) added.
Ver. 2.6.15 2014/10/13
  • Sending of bug reports enabled.
Ver. 2.6.14 2014/09/18
  • Slab detailing link from Frame Analysis fixed for inclined slabs like staircases.
Ver. 2.6.13 2014/05/26
  • Maximum number of vertexes per polyline increased from 5000 to 20000.
Ver. 2.6.12 2014/05/06
  • Polyface meshes in AutoCAD® drawings now converted to polylines.
Ver. 2.6.11 2014/04/22
  • Adressed issue with running Padds on Windows XP.
Ver. 2.6.10 2014/04/01
  • Problem with writing DXFs when drawing contains solid hatches, fixed.
Ver. 2.6.09 2014/02/07
  • Prokon Drawing Engine used for importing DWG and DXF drawings upgraded to version 10; adds support for AutoCAD® 2013 and 2014 DWG format.
Ver. 2.6.08 2013/10/16
  • Problems with setting the Scheduling Code, using the Rebar / Parameter function, fixed.
Ver. 2.6.07 2013/09/12
  • BS 8666: Drawing of shape code 75 fixed.
Ver. 2.6.06 2013/09/11
  • Text underline option added to Dimension Parameters.
Ver. 2.6.05 2013/08/19
  • Corrected Transpose Scale function; entities not in block scope were not transposed.
Ver. 2.6.04 2013/07/22
  • Illegal characters stripped from layer names before writing DWG and DXF files.
Ver. 2.6.03 2013/05/22
  • Exception error when using shape code 192, fixed.
Ver. 2.6.02 2013/03/08
  • Occasional exception when using Rebar/Dot function, fixed.
Ver. 2.6.01 2012/12/05
  • Changes made by scripts to the bending schedule were not saved to the drawing database.
Ver. 2.6.00 2012/12/05
  • Maintenance release.
Ver. 2.5.40 2012/11/14
  • Occasional exception while printing bending schedules, fixed.
Ver. 2.5.39 2012/11/02
  • Rebar dialog: Icon for Shape Code 42 displayed the D dimension incorrectly.
Ver. 2.5.38 2012/09/13
  • Problems with stripping rich text formatting characters, fixed.
Ver. 2.5.37 2012/08/14
  • Bar lengths for special shape codes 203 to 206 revised.
Ver. 2.5.36 2012/08/08
  • Special shape codes for bridge detailing added (163,201-207).
Ver. 2.5.35 2012/06/13
  • Problem with generating general column sections with circular holes fixed.
Ver. 2.5.34 2012/05/22
  • Text in generated bending schedules were occasionally underlined.
Ver. 2.5.33 2012/05/18
  • Prokon Dwg Engine upgraded to version 9.
Ver. 2.5.32 2012/04/23
  • Illegal characters now stripped from layer table before exporting to DWG.
  • Colour property now also transferred during "Set hatch parameters" function.
Ver. 2.5.31 2012/02/13
  • Function added for adding hooks to bar ends (RW).
Ver. 2.5.30 2012/02/10
  • SANS 282: Problem with drawing of bars with shape code 43 fixed.
Ver. 2.5.29 2012/02/03
  • Drawing of shape codes 41,42 and 43 refined.
Ver. 2.5.28 2011/12/09
  • Support added for SANS 282 - 2011.
Ver. 2.5.27 2011/11/25
  • Custom shape code 162 added.
Ver. 2.5.26 2011/10/11
  • Problem with snapping to construction intersection when extremely zoomed in, fixed.
Ver. 2.5.25 2011/09/28
  • Occasional problem with clipping of polylines, fixed.
Ver. 2.5.24 2011/08/04
  • B dimension for special shape code 192 fixed.
Ver. 2.5.23 2011/07/29
  • Limit on maximum arc radius removed.
Ver. 2.5.22 2011/07/25
  • Cursor token was not reset after performing a timed backup.
Ver. 2.5.21 2011/07/21
  • Exception report when trying to print, fixed.
Ver. 2.5.20 2011/07/20
  • ProkonDwgEngine upgraded to version 8.
Ver. 2.5.19 2011/06/09
  • "AddFont" function added to scripter.
Ver. 2.5.18 2011/05/30
  • "Save configuration" function on "Assign" menu, fixed.
Ver. 2.5.17 2011/04/06
  • Generation of input files for General Column Design for columns with containing openings, fixed.
Ver. 2.5.16 2011/03/31
  • Default layer of multiple bars, fixed.
Ver. 2.5.15 2011/03/22
  • Corrected default layer for "Multiple Bars" command.
Ver. 2.5.14 2011/02/17
  • ProkonDwgEngine now used to create DWG files (File / Write function).
Ver. 2.5.13 2011/01/19
  • SANS 282: Corrected drawing of shapecode 53 in double line mode.
Ver. 2.5.12 2010/11/25
  • Rebar dialog enhanced to allow editing of bar cover.
  • Length of standard hooks now drawn more accurately.
  • Code 65 bar now drawn on indicated side.
Ver. 2.5.11 2010/10/19
  • Date format on bending schedule now set according to system settings.
Ver. 2.5.10 2010/10/18
  • Occasional file access error fixed.
Ver. 2.5.09 2010/10/06
  • ProkonDwgEngine upgraded to ver 7 (for import of DWG files).
Ver. 2.5.08 2010/09/28
  • Position of "Ortho" button in status bar, fixed.
Ver. 2.5.07 2010/09/15
  • Rebar / Circular Grid function fixed to support arcs.
Ver. 2.5.06 2010/09/02
  • Generation of bending schedule from concrete modules - default template file now automatically loaded if none is set.
Ver. 2.5.05 2010/09/01
  • Printing A3 size bending schedule sketches now supported.
Ver. 2.5.04 2010/08/30
  • Support added for AutoCAD® 2011 drawings.
Ver. 2.5.03 2010/08/25
  • Hatch / Area command fixed.
  • Editing text will no longer change the global text parameters.
Ver. 2.5.02 2010/07/22
  • Problem with automatic incrementing of schedule numbers fixed.
Ver. 2.5.01 2010/07/12
  • Erase dimension command added (EN).
Ver. 2.5.00 2010/07/05
  • New Release.
Ver. 2.4.60 2010/04/16
  • Line spacing factor defined at dimension parameters, now used for reinforcing captions.
Ver. 2.4.59 2010/03/31
  • "Combine BS quantities" produced incorrect totals in case of multipage schedules.
Ver. 2.4.58 2010/02/17
  • Occasional problems with new "Rebar / Multiple bars" function, fixed.
Ver. 2.4.57 2010/01/28
  • Occasional doubling of bars in schedules generated from Continuous beam module, fixed.
Ver. 2.4.56 2009/12/02
  • Text justify setting was occasionally disturbed by the Text / Caption function.
Ver. 2.4.55 2009/11/30
  • ProkonDwgEngine updated to support ACAD 2010 format.
  • Rebar dialog refined.
Ver. 2.4.54 2009/11/20
  • Multi-line rich text now imported correctly from DWG and DXF files.
  • Rebar dialog refined.
Ver. 2.4.53 2009/11/13
  • New problems in Fillet and Chamfer functions fixed.
  • New shapecode dialog boxes introduced for rebar functions.
  • Hatching of curve with huge radius fixed.
Ver. 2.4.52 2009/10/15
  • Fillet command (E/F) now refined to insert the fillet between the indicated line segments.
Ver. 2.4.51 2009/09/21
  • "Verify Schedule" function exposed to scripter.
Ver. 2.4.50 2009/09/16
  • Problem with importing steel profiles, fixed.
Ver. 2.4.49 2009/09/02
  • Occasional exception when displaying help, fixed.
Ver. 2.4.48 2009/07/24
  • Maximum no of inserts in DWG and DXF files increased to 100000.
Ver. 2.4.47 2009/07/16
  • Function added to file menu to insert other Padds drawings into the current drawing.
Ver. 2.4.46 2009/06/24
  • Problems with stepped rebars fixed.
Ver. 2.4.45 2009/04/23
  • Exception reports can now be emailed again.
Ver. 2.4.44 2009/04/17
  • Bending schedule can now be shown in a separate window. (See Window / Float).
Ver. 2.4.43 2009/04/14
  • Problems with "Demo mode" fixed.
Ver. 2.4.42 2009/04/09
  • Maximum number of coordinates per hatch entity increased from 1000 to 2000.
Ver. 2.4.41 2009/03/30
  • Rebar entities can now be drawn as a dot by changing the X-sign to 2.
Ver. 2.4.40 2009/03/25
  • Problem with visibility of application icon on taskbar, fixed.
Ver. 2.4.39 2009/03/25
  • Exception when clicking "RK" button, fixed.
  • Hook lengths of shape code 37 and 38 bars drawn with Y-sign=0, now preserved after streching the bar.
Ver. 2.4.38 2009/03/03
  • Line widths mow omitted from DXF drawings to avoid double line display in ACAD.
Ver. 2.4.37 2009/02/11
  • Problem with generating complex mesh files fixed.
Ver. 2.4.36 2008/02/09
  • Rebar diameters can now be set. See new Rebar Parameters (RP) function.
Ver. 2.4.35 2008/01/07
  • Problems with installation of ProkonDwgEngine on Vista computers fixed.
Ver. 2.4.34 2008/12/10
  • Maximium length of bending schedule no increased from 20 to 30 characters.
Ver. 2.4.33 2008/12/03
  • Shape code 134 added (for detailing of column heads).
Ver. 2.4.32 2008/11/18
  • "Out of windows resources" problem fixed.
Ver. 2.4.31 2008/11/12
  • Occasional problem with creating PDF files fixed.
Ver. 2.4.30 2008/11/03
  • Prompting and drawinng of shape code 65 bars refined.
Ver. 2.4.29 2008/10/24
  • Problem with color of angular dimensions fixed.
Ver. 2.4.28 2008/10/16
  • Plotting of reinforcement contours (see Frame, Design links):.
  • Maximum number of loadcases increased from 50 to 200.
Ver. 2.4.27 2008/10/14
  • Problem with extending a rebar while the magnetic cursor is off, fixed.
  • Occasional problem with "Rebar / Indicate beam" fixed.
Ver. 2.4.26 2008/10/02
  • Automatic installation of ProkonDwgEngine on Vista computers, enabled.
  • Problems with Rebar / Area zone, fixed.
Ver. 2.4.25 2008/09/23
  • Full circle shape code 65 bars are now drawn correctly.
Ver. 2.4.24 2008/09/06
  • Generation of Prosec inputfiles now supports multiple positive outlines.
Ver. 2.4.23 2008/09/05
  • "Circle 3 elements function" can now be used with a polyline.
Ver. 2.4.22 2008/09/04
  • If more than 1 drawing was open, the user will now be prompted correctly whether he wants to save changes.
Ver. 2.4.21 2008/08/27
  • Snapping when "Magnetic Cursor" off, fixed.
Ver. 2.4.20 2008/08/16
  • Weld symbols: Spacing of text improved.
Ver. 2.4.19 2008/08/12
  • Option added to renumber all bar marks.
Ver. 2.4.18 2008/08/06
  • Stair case macros occasionally had discrepancies in number of bars shown in plan and section.
Ver. 2.4.17 2008/08/04
  • "Set Text Parameters" function (TS) now accepts preset points.
Ver. 2.4.16 2008/07/23
  • Maximum number of line segments in polyline increased from 2000 to 5000.
Ver. 2.4.15 2008/07/19
  • Exporting of DWG files added to scripter.
Ver. 2.4.14 2008/07/15
  • Generation of mesh input file now includes columns also.
  • Expanded bar groups can now be printed.
Ver. 2.4.13 2008/06/05
  • Prokon's new Venim mesh generator now implemented.
Ver. 2.4.12 2008/06/04
  • Position of drawing on Gif files adjusted.
Ver. 2.4.11 2008/05/28
  • Automatic installation of ProkonDwgEngine on Vista computers, enabled.
Ver. 2.4.10 2008/05/15
  • Hatch entities now automatically moved to the background.
Ver. 2.4.09 2008/05/14
  • DXF and DWG rich text support refined.
Ver. 2.4.08 2008/05/06
  • Occasional problem with generating Frame input files, fixed.
Ver. 2.4.07 2008/04/21
  • Problem with "Text on bar" (R/O) function, fixed.
Ver. 2.4.06 2008/04/18
  • Line colours fixed for imported DWF files.
  • Mesh generation fixed (Macro menu).
Ver. 2.4.05 2008/04/17
  • Number of contours for slab reinforcing can now be set from Frame.
Ver. 2.4.04 2008/04/14
  • Library problems fixed.
Ver. 2.4.03 2008/04/11
  • ProkonDWGengine upgraded to version 3. AutoCAD® region entities are now supported.
  • Problems with multi-layered Padds libraries fixed.
Ver. 2.4.02 2008/04/10
  • DXF and DWG files containning rich text now supported.
Ver. 2.4.01 2008/03/25
  • Rebar / Area zone function fixed.
Ver. 2.4.00 2008/03/25
  • Maintenance release.
Ver. 2.3.45 2008/03/10
  • Problem with disappearing hatch entities fixed.
Ver. 2.3.44 2008/03/06
  • Problem with converting BMP to GIF images fixed.
Ver. 2.3.43 2008/03/03
  • Locking problem with shape code 192 fixed.
  • Problem with underlined text when reading DXF or DWG files, fixed.
Ver. 2.3.42 2008/01/28
  • Problem with saving minimixed windows, fixed.
Ver. 2.3.41 2008/01/16
  • Line widths now included in exported DWG and DXF files.
  • Resolution of exported PDF files improved.
Ver. 2.3.40 2008/01/10
  • Occasional problems with writing DWG files, fixed.
Ver. 2.3.39 2007/12/23
  • Size and position of text entities in exported DWG files fixed.
Ver. 2.3.38 2007/12/13
  • Problem with generating Frame input files, fixed.
Ver. 2.3.37 2007/12/06
  • Rich text formatting characters now stripped from multiline text.
Ver. 2.3.36 2007/11/30
  • Problem with batch printing of bending schedules solved.
Ver. 2.3.35 2007/11/16
  • Optimized graphics library built in to speed up redraws.
Ver. 2.3.34 2007/10/08
  • Stretching a shape code 55 bar now preserves the A, B, D and E dimensions.
Ver. 2.3.33 2007/09/27
  • Support added for Acad multi-line text entities when importing DWG and DXF files.
Ver. 2.3.32 2007/09/21
  • New Prokon Dwg Engine added for importing of Dwg files (See File Read function).
Ver. 2.3.31 2007/09/11
  • Bargroups were occasionally not shrinked with cover.
Ver. 2.3.30 2007/09/06
  • EF (Each Face) suffix now supported in the "Rebar Multiple bars" function.
Ver. 2.3.29 2007/08/31
  • Occasional problem with staircase detailing module fixed.
Ver. 2.3.28 2007/08/28
  • Occasional integer overflow problem when clicking on bending schedule, fixed.
Ver. 2.3.27 2007/08/10
  • Function added for combining bending schedule quantities. (See Macro menu).
  • Truncated text problem when loading old block files, fixed.
Ver. 2.3.26 2007/08/08
  • Function added for detaling complex areas (Rebar / Area Zone).
Ver. 2.3.25 2007/07/09
  • Last entity in blocks imported from old library files was dropped.
Ver. 2.3.24 2007/06/15
  • Multi-line text entities containing more that 100 lines were truncated when exported to DXF.
  • Fillet and chamfer functions caused exceptions on huge drawings.
Ver. 2.3.23 2007/06/14
  • Packing of layer table occasionally resulted in the loss of some entities.
Ver. 2.3.22 2007/06/13
  • Paper size of PDF output files adjusted.
Ver. 2.3.21 2007/06/07
  • Position of drawing on PDF file corrected.
Ver. 2.3.20 2007/05/29
  • Setting the number of undo steps to 1 caused occasional runtime errors.
Ver. 2.3.19 2007/05/22
  • Automatic logging of all actions disabled to improve performance.
Ver. 2.3.18 2007/05/16
  • Entity info function: Checks added for illegal pen or layer values.
Ver. 2.3.17 2007/05/14
  • Several windows menu function (WA, WT,WH, WM and WP) exposed to scripter.
Ver. 2.3.16 2007/05/14
  • Problem with loading old block files containing rasters, fixed.
Ver. 2.3.15 2007/05/10
  • Problem with importing old library files fixed.
Ver. 2.3.14 2007/05/09
  • Occasional problem with combining bending schedules fixed.
Ver. 2.3.13 2007/04/26
  • Problem with generating Prosec files, fixed.
Ver. 2.3.12 2007/04/25
  • Pen widths now saved with pen settings.
  • Bending Schedule page setup now loaded automatically.
Ver. 2.3.11 2007/04/19
  • Block mirror occasionally malfunctioned for rebar shape codes 45 and 62.
Ver. 2.3.10 2007/04/17
  • Old block and library files can now be used.
Ver. 2.3.09 2007/04/12
  • Entity Info dialogs refined to show or clear new colour property.
Ver. 2.3.08 2007/04/12
  • Print colour of solid hatches fixed.
Ver. 2.3.07 2007/04/12
  • Problem with temporary rubberband lines fixed.
Ver. 2.3.06 2007/04/12
  • Problems with importing DXF files fixed.
  • Occasional problem with setting hatch parameters fixed.
Ver. 2.3.05 2007/04/11
  • Colour property added to all entities.
Ver. 2.3.04 2007/03/04
  • Entities are now plotted in the same order in which they were entered on the drawing.
Ver. 2.3.03 2007/03/30
  • Attempting to combine bending schedules with no drawing open, caused an exception.
Ver. 2.3.02 2007/03/29
  • Occasional runtime error when focusing minimized windows, fixed.
Ver. 2.3.01 2007/03/20
  • Problem with bending schedule numbers fixed.
  • Occasional problem with illegal layer number fixed.
Ver. 2.3.00 2007/03/12
  • Prokon Ver 2.3.00.
Ver. 2.2.40 2007/03/06
  • Recompiled to reflect changes in user logon procedure.
Ver. 2.2.39 2007/02/20
  • Option added to draw every bar in a bar group (See X button in status bar at bottom of window).
Ver. 2.2.38 2007/02/09
  • "Print to PDF" function exposed to scripter.
Ver. 2.2.37 2007/01/26
  • Import DWG routine replaced.
Ver. 2.2.36 2007/01/16
  • Preview added for Hatch/area (HA) and Macro/generate mesh (MN) functions.
Ver. 2.2.35 2007/01/10
  • Special shape codes (code 187 to 198) refined.
  • Meshing option added to Macro menu (MN).
Ver. 2.2.34 2006/12/11
  • Refinement to import of DWG files.
Ver. 2.2.33 2006/12/05
  • Mirroring of shape code 83 stools: hook length now preserved.
Ver. 2.2.32 2006/11/28
  • Refinement to users log.
Ver. 2.2.31 2006/11/17
  • Button added on "Edit Hatch pattern" dialog for importing op AutoCAD® hatch pattern files.
  • Reading of DXF hatch patterns improved.
Ver. 2.2.30 2006/11/14
  • Debugging mode enabled for scripts.
Ver. 2.2.29 2006/10/05
  • Additional shape codes added.
Ver. 2.2.28 2006/09/20
  • Minor improvement to importing of DWG and DXF files.
Ver. 2.2.27 2006/09/10
  • Dimension/arroW(DW) function added.
Ver. 2.2.26 2006/09/05
  • Updating of USERS.LOG file improved.
Ver. 2.2.25 2006/08/16
  • Setting of Detailing code now synchronized with General Preferences.
Ver. 2.2.24 2006/08/11
  • Memory management improved.
  • Problem with bending schedule grid jumping to first line, fixed.
Ver. 2.2.23 2006/08/02
  • Generation of Prosec and Gencol sections consisting of circular profiles with multiple holes now supported.
Ver. 2.2.22 2006/08/01
  • Occasional problems when working with more than 100 layers, fixed.
Ver. 2.2.21 2006/07/24
  • Function added for clipping hatches (HL).
Ver. 2.2.20 2006/07/13
  • Printing of bending schedules: Text width factor may now be adjusted on setup page.
Ver. 2.2.19 2006/06/19
  • BS 8666 : Calculation of bar length for shape code 63 refined.
Ver. 2.2.18 2006/06/13
  • 'Edit Tags' button added to "Title Block and Print" dialog.
Ver. 2.2.17 2006/06/07
  • Staircase macro: Problem with mirroring staircase, fixed.
Ver. 2.2.16 2006/06/03
  • Minimum hook and bend allowances updated to SANS 282.
Ver. 2.2.15 2006/06/02
  • Maximum number of undo steps now limited to 50.
  • Memory management improved.
Ver. 2.2.14 2006/05/23
  • Occasional logon problem on network installations fixed.
Ver. 2.2.13 2006/05/08
  • SANS 282 - Drawing of shape code 65 bars fixed.
  • Rebar cutting length increment can now be set on the Scheduling Code dialog.
Ver. 2.2.12 2006/04/07
  • SABS 82 code updated to SANS 282.
  • Total rebar length now rounded to 25mm in stead of 50mm.
Ver. 2.2.11 2006/04/01
  • Problem with drawing multiple parallel construction lines fixed.
  • Position of bending schedule sketch can now defined on the page setup.
Ver. 2.2.10 2006/03/24
  • Problem with moving a block from one drawing to another, fixed.
Ver. 2.2.09 2006/03/20
  • Zooming with mouse wheel fixed when multiple drawings open.
  • Problem with reading of DXF polylines with more than 2000 line segments, fixed.
Ver. 2.2.08 2006/03/10
  • Occasional text size problem when printing bending schedule to PDF files, fixed.
Ver. 2.2.07 2006/02/24
  • Support for BS 8666 - 2005 completed.
Ver. 2.2.06 2006/02/23
  • Bending schedule printouts: "No of members" value was ignored if specified in an empty line.
Ver. 2.2.05 2006/02/15
  • Support added for BS 8666 - 2005.
Ver. 2.2.04 2006/02/09
  • Line style can now also be used for defining Block Scope.
Ver. 2.2.03 2006/02/08
  • Generation of input files for general columns with circular openings, fixed.
  • Vectorize ellipse function expanded to accommodate circles also.
  • Rebar / eXtend (RX) function fixed.
  • Problem with adjacent polygons and "Hatch / polygon Hatch (HH)" function, fixed.
Ver. 2.2.02 2006/01/25
  • "GetLayerName" function added to scripter.
Ver. 2.2.01 2006/01/10
  • Preview of parallel construction lines fixed. (LP and LO functions.
Ver. 2.2.00 2005/12/15
  • Maintenance release.
Ver. 2.1.69 2005/12/08
  • Generation of GenCol (C13) input files added. (See Macro / Generate input file.
Ver. 2.1.68 2005/11/25
  • Tab characters in DXF and CEX files now supported.
Ver. 2.1.67 2005/11/23
  • Rebars shown in section now exported to DXF as a dot.
Ver. 2.1.66 2005/11/21
  • Occasional font disparity in bending schedule fixed.
Ver. 2.1.65 2005/11/16
  • Occasional problem with updating the Padds log file, fixed.
Ver. 2.1.64 2005/11/04
  • Colour of ghosting lines now identical to final colour.
  • Dimension font no longer reset when opening additional drawings.
  • Block Cut now supports Block Scope setting.
  • Improvements to user verification system.
Ver. 2.1.63 2005/10/17
  • Occasional problem with closing Padds while minimized, fixed.
  • Text colors sometimes incorrect on print preview.
Ver. 2.1.62 2005/10/14
  • Printing to PDF files: .pdf extension now added automatically.
  • Option added (See set line parameters) for showing line end points.
Ver. 2.1.61 2005/10/12
  • Recent problem with Block Copy between drawings fixed.
Ver. 2.1.60 2005/10/10
  • Spell checking: Testing for the availability of Word XP refined.
Ver. 2.1.59 2005/10/07
  • Pressing Esc when not in a command will now first clear set points and then marked blocks.
Ver. 2.1.58 2005/10/04
  • Script compiler error messages enabled.
  • Unnecessary duplication of "No of " on bending schedule prints, fixed.
Ver. 2.1.57 2005/09/01
  • Write access on \prokon\bin folder no longer required.
Ver. 2.1.56 2005/08/22
  • Generation of rebar dots fixed.
Ver. 2.1.55 2005/08/19
  • Drawings can now be exported to AutoCAD® 2004 format.
Ver. 2.1.54 2005/08/15
  • Problem with chaining scripts that contain grids, fixed.
Ver. 2.1.53 2005/08/12
  • Tool bar button added for "Print to Pdf file" (FF) function.
Ver. 2.1.52 2005/08/01
  • Support for Acad splines added.
  • Support added for extrusion direction when importing Acad ellipses.
Ver. 2.1.51 2005/07/28
  • Problem with vetorizing some hatch patterns fixed.
  • New version of DWG converter installed (VDpro5.ocx.
Ver. 2.1.50 2005/07/27
  • Spell checking of uppercase words enabled.
Ver. 2.1.49 2005/07/21
  • ML (Macro - Library) button fixed.
  • BC (Block Cut) now inverts the selection if indicated from right to left.
  • Various memory leaks fixed.
  • "TpDialog " function added to scripter.
  • "HeadingMsg" function added to scripter.
  • "Nrows" function added to scripter.
  • "FontName" function added to scripter.
Ver. 2.1.48 2005/07/11
  • Support added for importing of Indian rolled sections.
Ver. 2.1.47 2005/06/23
  • Problem with snapping to arcs on some layers fixed.
Ver. 2.1.46 2005/06/14
  • "BarMass" function added to scripter.
Ver. 2.1.45 2005/06/10
  • Macro commands adjusted for BS8666.
Ver. 2.1.44 2005/06/08
  • Problem with Padds loosing keyboard focus, fixed.
  • Problem with moving zoomed text fixed.
  • Default angle of pasted bitmaps now initialized.
  • "Pause" command added to scripter.
Ver. 2.1.43 2005/06/05
  • "Vectorize ellipse" function added.
  • Clipping of elliptical arcs fixed.
  • Snapping to elliptical arcs refined.
Ver. 2.1.42 2005/06/02
  • Hatch / Text island fixed for text entities on different layers with different scales.
  • Ghosting added for rebar dots and rings.
  • Close All function added to the file menu.
Ver. 2.1.41 2005/05/11
  • Ortho mode problems when working with huge coordinates, fixed.
Ver. 2.1.40 2005/05/06
  • Generation of Prosec input file improved.
  • Minimum dimensions for SC11 (BS8666) fixed.
  • Spell checker added.
Ver. 2.1.39 2005/04/29
  • Text Find (TF) function fixed.
Ver. 2.1.38 2005/04/27
  • Block Change (B0) Problem with changing line styles fixed.
Ver. 2.1.37 2005/04/22
  • Problem with occasional underlined text in generated bending schedules, fixed.
Ver. 2.1.36 2005/04/18
  • Support added for folder names containing a comma ( ,
Ver. 2.1.35 2005/04/17
  • Check added for illegal layer numbers when doing a block change.
  • Problems with deleting blocks from libraries, fixed.
Ver. 2.1.34 2005/04/14
  • Paper size adjusted for printing to PDF files.
Ver. 2.1.33 2005/04/08
  • Maximum bending schedule length increased from 250 to 2000 lines.
Ver. 2.1.32 2005/04/06
  • Occasional "Grid index out of range" error fixed.
Ver. 2.1.31 2005/04/04
  • Problem with disappearing Print button on Print Preview dialog, fixed,
Ver. 2.1.30 2005/04/02
  • "Print to PDF file " function (FF) added.
  • Problems with huge hatch entities when importing DXF files, fixed.
  • Drawing of steel profiles in plan or elevation (MS):.
  • Holding down the control key will mirror the current orientation.
Ver. 2.1.29 2005/04/01
  • Sorting of bar marks now limited to the selected portion of the schedule.
Ver. 2.1.28 2005/03/25
  • Weld symbols function added to the macro menu (MW.
Ver. 2.1.27 2005/03/17
  • Problem with importing DWG files fixed.
Ver. 2.1.26 2005/03/14
  • Button added for sorting bars in bending schedule.
  • Option added for saving line parameters with drawing (see "Set Line Parameters" dialog.
  • Problem with occasional blank line added to multi-line text, fixed.
Ver. 2.1.25 2005/03/10
  • Scripter: P2_, P3_ and P4_ modified to accept parameters in brackets.
Ver. 2.1.24 2005/03/09
  • Pen compatibility improved when reading DWG or DXF files.
Ver. 2.1.23 2005/03/03
  • [Transpose scale] corrected for meter units.
  • [Point on line] function enhanced to include arcs.
Ver. 2.1.22 2005/03/02
  • Access violation when opening new drawings fixed.
Ver. 2.1.21 2005/02/23
  • Access violation in DrawPoint routine fixed.
Ver. 2.1.20 2005/02/21
  • Warning added before saving all open drawings.
  • Maximum number of buttons per toolbar increased from 40 to 100.
Ver. 2.1.19 2005/02/18
  • BS 8666: Minimum dimensions for bars generated by Base fixed.
Ver. 2.1.18 2005/02/17
  • Option added for alignment of bending schedule title block text.
Ver. 2.1.17 2005/02/16
  • Total length for shape code 87 bars corrected (SABS0082.
Ver. 2.1.16 2005/02/10
  • DWG export improved.
Ver. 2.1.15 2005/02/09
  • "Arc 2 elem + radius" (C7) command fixed.
Ver. 2.1.14 2005/02/02
  • Length of stepped rebars now more accurate.
Ver. 2.1.13 2005/01/31
  • Printing of multi page schedules fixed.
Ver. 2.1.12 2004/12/20
  • Snapping to hatch points enabled.
  • Detailed error reporting added.
Ver. 2.1.11 2004/12/08
  • Dots and rings: Cursor now snaps to centre point only.
Ver. 2.1.10 2004/11/17
  • Length calculation of shape code 77 (BS8666) refined to allow for B>A/5.
Ver. 2.1.09 2004/11/11
  • Block Box (BB) command now repeats if repeat mode selected.
  • Replace option added to Text Find (TF.
  • Macro / Library : Error message now displayed if user tries to add a block without defining block handles.
Ver. 2.1.08 2004/11/11
  • Maintenance release.
Ver. 2.1.07 2004/10/28
  • Problems when writing layers with non zero origins to DXF/DWG, fixed.
Ver. 2.1.06 2004/10/19
  • Detailed text edit (TD) now preserves the bold, italic and underline settings.
  • Occasional problems with snapping to shape code 65, fixed.
  • Support added for complex DWG hatch polygons.
  • BS 8666: Default hook length fixed for SC 51.
  • Access violation that occured on some notebooks with XP Home, fixed.
Ver. 2.1.05 2004/10/14
  • Minor improvements to playing of macro files.
Ver. 2.1.04 2004/10/12
  • "Esc" will now clear all set points if not in a command .
Ver. 2.1.03 2004/10/06
  • Problems associated with multiple origins, fixed.
  • "Latest revisions" item added on Help menu.
Ver. 2.1.01 2004/09/14
  • Block loading problem fixed.
Ver. 2.0.37 2004/08/26
  • Maintenance release.
Ver. 2.0.36 2004/08/13
  • Maintenance release.
Ver. 2.0.35 2004/07/30
  • Maintenance release.
Ver. 2.0.34 2004/07/20
  • 'Rotate bar X sign' (RK) command added to Rebar menu.
  • Snapping to rebar/line intersections enabled.
  • Library support added (ML).
Ver. 2.0.33 2004/06/22
  • Batch printing of schedules now executed as a single multi-page document to facilitate faxing of schedules.
  • "Save Default Fonts" settings now automatically inherited by new drawings.
  • Automatic incrementing of bar marks now maintained correctly for each drawing in the case of multiple open drawings.
  • Xsign property added to rebar entity. Can only be set via Entity Info or script.
Ver. 2.0.32 2004/06/08
  • Single Line and double polyline functions (LL1, LL2) added to scripter.
  • Text Angle command (TA) now accept rebars also.
  • SetPrompt function added to scripter.
  • Text box (TB) and Text island (HT) now supports multiline text.
  • Occasional delay when loading or quitting Padds (caused by reading Padds.ini), eliminated.
  • Lines on top of each other: First line drawn will now be selected if Control key is held down.
  • Verify command added to Rebar Menu (RV) - Compiles a list of bars on drawing but no in schedule and vice versa.
  • Find command added to Rebar Menu (RQ).
Ver. 2.0.31 2004/05/27
  • DXF import now supports ellipses and polyface meshes.
  • Problems with "Block rotate" (B7) fixed,
  • Clipping problem with "Print to EMF file" (FE) fixed.
  • "Save Default Fonts" button added to Text Parameters dialog.
  • Block move: Block now remains marked if Esc pressed.
  • Run-time error that sometimes occurred when doing Rebar Dot (RD) fixed.
  • Cascading of windows improved.
  • Access violations related to multiple minimized windows, fixed.
  • Window Print (WP) position corrected for scale factors <> 1.
  • Import of DWG and DXF: Support added for Hatch entities. (Shown as solid hatches).
  • Generation of Prosec files: Holes can now be added to sections.
  • Single Line function (LA1) added to scripter.
Ver. 2.0.30 2004/05/20
  • Padds now tested on drawing consisting of more than 1 million entities.
  • "Redraw", "file save" and "file pack" speed improved for huge drawings.
  • SetBsCell and GetBsCell functions added to scripter.
  • Print preview : Center option fixed and "Print construction lines" option added.
  • Tab characters now supported (using the multi-line text function).
Ver. 2.0.29 2004/05/13
  • Hatch/Text island (HT) function enhanced to clip partial overlaps between hatch and text.
  • Maximum number of coordinates in hatch polygon increased from 500 to 2000.
  • Vectorizing of splines optimized to limit the number of lines generated.
  • Blok box / block cut did not handle layers with non zero origins correctly.
Ver. 2.0.28 2004/05/06
  • Delays caused by timed backups substantially reduced.
  • Block copy (B3), move (B4) and rotate (B7) commands enhanced to integrate block define and move.
  • 2 functions added (S4,S5) for turning layers on and off.
  • Function (SY) added for setting the origin of the current layer.
  • Staircase detailing: Problem with short landings fixed.
  • Function (LW) added for showing construction lines in "off" layers.
  • SP and LG will now automatically de-select construction mode.
  • Problem with occasional snapping to "off" layers, fixed.
Ver. 2.0.27 2004/04/30
  • Block box (BB) will add all touched entities if indicated from right to left.
  • Marked blocks can now be deleted quickly by pressing the "Delete" key.
  • All block add functions can now remove entities from the block by holding down the shift key.
  • The drawing can now be backed up before each command by specifying a backup interval of -1.
  • Timed backups won't be performed on drawings with less than 10 entities added to prevent accidental replacement of wanted backups.
  • Tab stops for multi line text enabled.
  • Button to remove empty layers added on "Edit layer table" dialog.
Ver. 2.0.26 2004/04/26
  • Perpendicular line function enhanced.
  • Perpendicular construction line function (LE) added.
  • Popupmenu upgraded to always repeat previous command with double right click.
  • Script window now defaults to previous location and size.
  • Clear3D, Show3D, Line3D and Save3D commands added to scripter.
  • DWG export now supports Acad ver 14, 2000 and 2004.
Ver. 2.0.25 2004/04/21
  • Snaptext function added to scripter.
  • Occasional problem with printing multi-page schedule fixed.
  • Construction lines automatically stretched if paper size has been changed.
  • Zoom Extents now includes text.
  • Missing pixel at arc/line intersections inserted.
  • When changing the layer scale the user may now adjust the text heights also.
  • DWG import upgraded to AutoCAD® 2004 format. (Download http://prokon.com/win/vdpro.zip and uzip to c:\prokon\bin).
  • "Fit drawing on paper" (SF) function added.
  • XL2L and YL2L functions added to scripter.
Ver. 2.0.24 2004/04/12
  • 2 Functions added to scripter : SetGridHint, SetHintPause.
  • Problem with snapping to shape code 65 bars fixed.
  • Importing of DXF's improved to accommodate undefined drawing extents.
  • Edit Trim command occasionally unstable when clicking on a second drawing.
  • CursorX, CursorY and Style functions added to scripter.
  • Line / parallel functions (LP and LO), refined.
  • Zooming while doing a block move sometimes did not redraw the block .
  • Scripter now verify that each command is enabled before attempting to execute it.
  • Scripter caption now displays the filename of current script.
  • Solid hatch pattern added (dy=0).
Ver. 2.0.23 2004/03/24
  • Problems with layer numbers > 255 fixed.
  • FG_(print to Gif file) and FE_(print to Emf file) commands added to script.
  • Occasional run-time error during C5, fixed.
  • T1 command fixed to skip empty lines in multi-line text.
Ver. 2.0.22 2004/03/17
  • Bending schedule number in wrong field when importing DOS Padds bending schedule.
  • PrintBS command added to scripter.
  • Scripter command B1 now accepts a file name,
  • Problem with generating print preview on some computers, fixed.
Ver. 2.0.21 2004/03/09
  • "DimensionBI" command added to scripter (Bold, Italic settings for dimension text).
  • PushTP, PopTP, PushDP, PopDP, PushLP and PopLP functions added to scripter.
  • Function to compare real numbers (Equal) added to scripter.
  • Dimension text now supports "Bold" setting.
  • Illegal characters removed from file name before creating .SDI files.
  • Custom positioning of bending schedule numbers enabled.
Ver. 2.0.20 2004/02/23
  • "Generate Frame input file"(MG) now has an option to specify the plane in which the frame should be generated.
  • Scrollable dialog added for PreviewScript command.
  • Tickmarks (PT) now supports the current units setting.
  • Multiple text entities can now be placed by pre-setting the points.
  • Hatch Pattern (HP_), HatchPatternFile and TextBIU commands added to scripter.
  • Automatic increments of bar numbers improved.
  • "Snap to line" snap mode improved.
Ver. 2.0.19 2004/02/12
  • Transpose scale now supports different unit settings.
  • Transpose scale now transposes off layers also.
  • 3 functions added to scripter (Nlayer, Abs, Angle).
  • Rotation angle property added to raster images.
Ver. 2.0.18 2004/02/04
  • Viewing and printing of multiple raster images fixed.
  • Scripts now support up to 20 global variables.
  • Buttons with eventhandlers added to grid dialog.
  • Reading of DXF files: Error handling improved.
  • Conflict between SU command and generation of bending schedules fixed.
Ver. 2.0.17 2004/01/22
  • Script debug mode setting now preserved after quitting Padds.
  • All text sizes on stairs macro now conforms to dimension parameters.
  • Staircase detailing : Last configuration now automatically saved.
  • Number of bars in schedule fixed.
  • C6 command now ignores construction lines.
  • Editing of bending schedule: Required dimensions for current shape code are now indicated.
Ver. 2.0.16 2004/01/08
  • "SetGridNote" function added to scripting utility.
  • Dropdown list for setting line styles added to all "Edit entity info" dialogs.
  • Detailing of staircases added.
Ver. 2.0.15 2003/11/26
  • Cursor now resets after Erase Circle command(E2).
  • Current command may now be continued after padds was interrupted by a pop-up window.
  • Font support extended to accommodate Win 95 and Win NT.
Ver. 2.0.14 2003/11/07
  • Function added on Edit menu to remove duplicate entities.
  • TH_, T1_, and T2_ functions added to scripting engine.
  • GetModeO, GetModeC, GetModeH, GetModeB, GetModeS, GetModeM and GetModeR functions added to scripting engine.
  • SetModeO, SetModeC, SetModeH, SetModeB, SetModeS, SetModeM and SetModeR functions added to scripting engine.
  • Installation of required fonts refined.
  • Drawing of steel profiles: Current line style now preserved.
Ver. 2.0.12 2003/10/23
  • CEX support added.
  • Installation of required fonts improved.
Ver. 2.0.11 2003/10/17
  • Batch printing of bending schedules added.
  • Default print file names improved to include the schedule and revision numbers.
  • Minor improvements to creation of SDI files.
  • Saved status of drawing now reflecting changes to BS title block.
Ver. 2.0.10 2003/10/08
  • Printing problems with PCL6 printers fixed.
  • Entity Info hatch: Paper scale problem fixed.
  • Support added for printing multiple bending schedule pages.
  • Snap perpendicular fixed.
Ver. 2.0.09 2003/09/19
  • "Set point on line" (PO) function fixed.
  • "Assign / load configuration" function added to scripts.(AL_).
  • Select working folder function added to scripts.(SelectWF).
  • Dropdown lists added to Script grids.(AddGridDDlist, SetGridDD).
  • Stepped bars: Support added for BS 8666 shape codes 22, 21 and 41.
  • Minor problem with extend rebar (RX) fixed.
Ver. 2.0.08 2003/09/13
  • Script now allows files to be opened simultaneously for reading and writing.
  • Disappearing bending schedule scrollbar, fixed.
  • Udating a rebar incorrectly deleted the member column.
  • Entered cutting length for SC99 bar now added do SDI file.
Ver. 2.0.07 2003/09/11
  • Problem when adding and deleting fonts, fixed.
  • Repeating mode: Text Caption(TN) fixed.
  • "EntityOn" script function added.
  • "Copy to clipboard" function added to new Text Hint command.
  • "BuildFolder" function added to scripts.
  • Preview and thumbnails now available on saved blocks.
  • Speedbutton hints now assignable by right-clicking on speed button.
  • AddButton function allows scripts to add buttons with icons to macro toolbar.
  • Startup script will automatically executes when Padds starts up. (See ME / File).
  • Global variant array added for transferring data between scripts.
Ver. 2.0.06 2003/09/04
  • Problem with importing Padds 1.6 blocks containing text, fixed.
  • Text hint function enhanced to support multi line text.
  • Edit / Move line endpoint(EM) added to repeating commands.
  • Problem with generating bending schedules when in construction mode, fixed.
Ver. 2.0.05 2003/09/03
  • Ghosting problem after timed backups fixed.
  • Drawing not automatically packed before saving.
  • Trim command (ET) added to repeating mode commands.
  • Reading of DXF: LWPOLYLINE support expanded to include bulges (Code 42).
  • FindMore function added to scripts.
  • Batch printing of bending schedules script added to examples (See Macro/Edit script).
  • Text / display Hint (TH) command added.
Ver. 2.0.04 2003/09/01
  • Drawing lines(LL): Ghosting of polylines fixed.
  • Scripting: TT_ command fixed (text position was not cleared).
  • Popupmenus now working properly after interrupting drawing command with another.
Ver. 2.0.03 2003/08/29
  • Background mode enabled for creation of bending schedules.
  • Drawing now automatically re-indexed after setting paper size.
  • Speed of screen redraws improved.
  • "Revision cloud" function added (LV).
  • Repeat mode added - See "R" button on status bar.
Ver. 2.0.02 2003/08/22
  • Problems with copying huge blocks fixed.
  • Loading of Dos .blk fixed.
Ver. 2.0.01 2003/08/05
  • Required fonts now automatically added for duration of Padds session.
  • P1 (Survey orientate 2 points, fixed).
Ver. 2.0.00 2003/08/05
  • First Full Release of PADDS for the Windows platform and new system library implemented. See Service Pack 2.0.00 for details.