VariCAD 2019 1.0 Released for Windows, Linux
LIBEREC, Czech Republic, Nov 29, 2018 – VariCAD announces the release of a new version of its flagship product, VariCAD 2019-1.0. The new version contains the following features and enhancements:
- Substantial changes of part or sub-assembly editing in an assembly environment.
- New method of holes or cylinders measurement.
- Additional methods of 2D axes creation.
- Viewer displays solid names and attributes.
- Viewer can open parts from displayed assemblies.
- Improvements in a 3D kernel and STEP input.
Editing of Parts or Sub-assemblies in Assembly Environment
To edit part or sub-assembly in an assembly environment, right-click the object and select such method of editing. Then, part or sub-assembly is automatically open and the rest of assembly is displayed together with it in predefined color. You can perform any changes of part or sub-assembly objects. Moreover, you can modify the rest of the assembly. It does not interfere with the real assembly objects. After finishing the changes, you can return back into an assembly. The part or sub-assembly is automatically changed there, too. Optionally, you can leave the editing environment and discard all changes.
If the part or sub-assembly is already open together with the assembly, the editing method is exactly the same.
If you want to edit a part or sub-assembly from the lower level of insertion, you cannot right-click it and select directly. Instead of this, select the object from the assembly tree scheme. Switch the mode to “Part editing or attributes definition”.
New Method of Measurement
For cylindrical surfaces like holes, or shafts, you can measure length together with a diameter or radius. To measure the length, select two opposite points on edge of the hole (or shaft). You can detect an edge of the chamber if you need to measure length including the chamfer. Similarly, you can measure the length of the entire shaft or, for instance, the only end of it.
Additional Method of 2D Axes Creation
For 2D axes upgradable after changes of the 3D model, you have a new option. Until now, such axes can be created as axes of a circle or arc, and axes of a rotation surface (projected into 2D as two parallel lines). Now, an axis can be created also by two updatable points similarly as the horizontal or vertical dimension. Axis created by two points is useful as one common axis of the row of holes, for instance.
If the axis may not be connected to 3D and changed after 3D editing, axis created by two points and the axis of rotation surface is the same.
Improvements in the 3D module
A few improvements were made in the 3D kernel and STEP input capability.
A viewer can display names and attributes of solids. If VariCAD native format is open and if the file is an assembly, parts or sub-assemblies can be open from the assembly.
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