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A service pack for ArtCAM 2015 is now available!

Release Notes For ArtCAM 2015 SP1

ArtCAM 2015 Service Pack 1 is now available for download. This is 732MB in size for boxed users (with a dongle) and 720MB for download-only/Pre-registered (dongle free) users. It will overwrite an existing installation of ArtCAM 2015. Once you are familiar with the improvements and fixes highlighted below, you can download your service pack by selecting the Help > Check For ArtCAM x Updates > Software Updates menu option in your ArtCAM 2015 software, or by clicking the green Download Service Pack button below (Note: You must either be logged into the Delcam Customer Download Centre or have your login details ready to be taken to the download location).

Fixes & improvements:

Interface

  • Updated language packs.
  • Implemented Open on double-click check box to Options panel's Relief Modelling settings for toggling double-click method of selecting Shape Editor.
  • Implemented Maintain Smooth Curves and Display Virtual Mid-points options to Tool Settings: Shape Editor panel.
  • Removed redundant Wrap text around a curve button from Assistant panel.
  • Ensured 3D Graphics Options panel's Relief Height Analysis settings are displayed correctly after resetting.

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File Handling

  • Enhanced Delcam Exchange interaction, including accelerated start-up and loading progress message.
  • Improved support for circles in DGK format.
  • Enhanced EPS and AI file support.
  • Ensured vector layers aren't renamed when exporting to DXF format.
  • Prevented crash when multiple pointers to same vector are inadvertently created.
  • Ensured listed vectors are cleared on undo to prevent crash when accessing invalid pointer.
  • Prevented memory leak when using vector drawing tools.
  • Ensured complete toolpath simulation is acquired and preserved when printing to paper.
  • Prevented crash when selecting Apply and Cancel buttons in quick succession.
  • Ensured V-Bit Carving toolpath simulations are acquired when saving 3D View as 3D PDF file.
  • Prevented script error following inability to identify font name due to case-sensitivity.
  • Implemented support for Adobe Illustrator files (*.ai) originating from Rhino 5.
  • Improved startup time.
  • Ensured header is written correctly when exporting DXF files.
  • Ensured arcs greater than 90 degrees are preserved when exporting vectors to DGK.
  • Prevented crash when pasting vectors from clipboard to Project tree's root Assembly item.

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Modelling

  • Enabled use of Trim Vectors tool when vector layer's snapping toggled off.
  • Ensured default contour tolerance is utilised when clipping vectors.
  • Ensured intersecting vectors are offset on both sides as expected.
  • Ensured vectors remain selected after ungrouping them.
  • Prevented crash when pasting vectors along an offset curve.
  • Prevented crash when editing with virtual midpoints converted to nodes.
  • Ensured highly-polygonised offset vectors aren't created when using Offset Vectors tool in imperial models.
  • Prevented crash when copying and pasting vectors where vectors have an associated Profiling - Along toolpath preview.
  • Prevented crash when changing Tool Settings: Text Tool panel's Kerning option prior to creating text.
  • Prevented crash when using command keys with Tool Settings: Text Tool panel displayed prior to creating text.
  • Prevented crash when selecting Tool Settings: Text Tool panel's Select Curve button without curve vector selected.
  • Ensured arcs greater than 90 degrees are preserved when exporting vectors to DGK.
  • Ensured duplicate vectors can be deselected from selection originating from dragging right to left.
  • Added Braille font (Braille.afn) to Create Vector Text tool's Font list.
  • Accelerated repositioning of vector's Start Node.
  • Accelerated Undo process for repositioning vectors.
  • Ensured alignment is preserved when copying and pasting vector text.

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Vector Creation & Editing

  • Enabled use of Trim Vectors tool when vector layer's snapping toggled off.
  • Ensured default contour tolerance is utilised when clipping vectors.
  • Ensured intersecting vectors are offset on both sides as expected.
  • Ensured vectors remain selected after ungrouping them.
  • Prevented crash when pasting vectors along an offset curve.
  • Prevented crash when editing with virtual midpoints converted to nodes.
  • Ensured highly-polygonised offset vectors aren't created when using Offset Vectors tool in imperial models.
  • Prevented crash when copying and pasting vectors where vectors have an associated Profiling - Along toolpath preview.
  • Prevented crash when changing Tool Settings: Text Tool panel's Kerning option prior to creating text.
  • Prevented crash when using command keys with Tool Settings: Text Tool panel displayed prior to creating text.
  • Prevented crash when selecting Tool Settings: Text Tool panel's Select Curve button without curve vector selected.
  • Ensured arcs greater than 90 degrees are preserved when exporting vectors to DGK.
  • Ensured duplicate vectors can be deselected from selection originating from dragging right to left.
  • Added Braille font (Braille.afn) to Create Vector Text tool's Font list.
  • Accelerated repositioning of vector's Start Node.
  • Accelerated Undo process for repositioning vectors.
  • Ensured alignment is preserved when copying and pasting vector text.

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Relief Creation & Editing

  • Fixed inability to create shape from bitmap colour using Merge Low combine mode in Shape Editor.
  • Implemented Open on double-click check box to Options panel's Relief Modelling settings for toggling double-click method of selecting Shape Editor.
  • Ensured vectors aren't inadvertently deselected when using Two Rail Sweep tool.
  • Prevented crash when double-clicking vector to switch from Two Rail Sweep tool to Shape Editor.
  • Ensured shape is created within colour boundary when calculating with colours in Shape Editor.
  • Ensured results from Shape Editor are equivalent to those from Contour Blend tool with text by utilising higher tolerance.
  • Ensured Options panel's Finer Detail option working as intended with Shape Editor.
  • Prevented surface issues when creating a linear 3D Blend between two vector boundaries.
  • Ensured Contour Blend tool does not produce empty centres or superfluous flat areas.
  • Ensured a cross-section's nodes can be aligned using X and Y keys in Two Rail Sweep tool.

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Assembly

  • Prevented crash when copying gems in Project tree by holding down Ctrl key and dragging.
  • Prevented crash when transforming assembly or replica mesh in Project tree.
  • Prevented crash when pasting vectors from clipboard to Project tree's root Assembly item.
  • Ensured gems are offset and trimmed correctly when using Pave Wizard.

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Toolpaths

  • Ensured spiral ramps with arc posts are processed correctly.
  • Prevented crash when calculating Profiling toolpath along a vector with Left to Right as Cut Sequence.
  • Prevented crash when importing toolpaths from ArtCAM Model file (*.art).
  • Ensured correct number of profiles is acquired when using Profile Ordering tool.
  • Restricted stacking order controls when toolpaths across different toolpath groups selected in Project tree.
  • Prevented crash when repositioning Start Node in Female Inlay toolpath with bridges.
  • Implemented ability to select toolpaths across different toolpath groups in Project tree.
  • Ensured Description is acquired from Tool Database and included in toolpath output files.
  • Implemented automatic recalculation of panel size in Toolpath Panelling tool when adjusting model dimensions.
  • Prevented script error messages in Toolpath Panelling tool when origin in model centre.
  • Accelerated manual Profile Ordering process.
  • Updated default bridge settings in imperial models.
  • Ensured specified bridge settings are retained between ArtCAM sessions.
  • Added Maxicam MAXI-W Arcs (mm) (*.nc) post-processor in Save Toolpaths dialog's list.
  • Added Maxicam NC Pendant Controller Arcs (mm) (*.tap) post-processor in Save Toolpaths dialog's list.
  • Added Maxicam OSAI ATC (mm) (*.tap) post-processor in Save Toolpaths dialog's list.
  • Updated Laguna HHC (IQ,Swift,D,SmartShop) MM (*.mmg) post-processor in Save Toolpaths dialog's list.
  • Added AXYZ_4X_Y2A_LH_MM(*.nc) post-processor to Save Toolpaths dialog's list.

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