DraftSight 2016

Release 2016 provides the following new commands and features:

New Commands:

  • DrawingTabs: Shows drawing tabs at the top of the drawing window area.
  • HideDrawingTabs: Hides drawing tabs at the top of the drawing window area.
  • LayerState: Saves, restores, and manages configurations of layer properties and states.
  • HideEntities: Hides selected entities.
  • IsolateEntities: Isolates selected entities by hiding all other entities.
  • UnisolateEntities: Shows entities that were hidden with the IsolateEntities or HideEntities commands.
  • SelectMatching: Selects drawing entities of the same type and with shared properties for subsequent commands.
  • New commands for Annotation Scaling:
    • AnnEntityScale: Adds and removes annotation scales for specified annotative entities (dialog box variant).
    • AnnEntityScale: Adds and removes annotation scales for specified annotative entities (command window variant).
    • AnnEntityScaleAdd: Updates annotative entities to support the drawing's active annotation scale.
    • AnnEntityScaleRemove: Updates annotative entities to remove the drawing's active annotation scale from the entities' annotation scales.
    • AnnReset: Resets all scale representations of specified annotative entities to their original positions.
    • AnnUpdate: Updates existing annotative entities to match updated TextStyle or DimensionStyle settings.


New Features:

  • Ribbon Based User Interface provides the following UI elements:
    • Application Button / Application Menu
    • Quick Access Toolbar
    • Ribbon Tabs
  • Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon Customization: Creates and modifies quick access toolbars, ribbon tabs and panels.
  • Properties palette: Supports collapsing and expanding of property groups.
  • Multiline BlockAttributes are supported by the MakeBlockAttribute, EditBlockAttribute, and EditAnnotation commands. The
    Multiline BlockAttribute Formatting pop-up toolbar helps you edit and format multiline BlockAttributes.
     

Operating Systems:

  • DraftSight 2016 now supports Windows 10, 64bit.
  • DraftSight 2016 now supports Mac v10.11 El Capitan.
  • DraftSight 2016 now supports Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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