Less Time on Waiting, More on the Pleasing UI
Speed, a feature vital to ZWCAD, is at its hitherto best thanks to the upgraded graphic engine. On average, file reading consumes 30% less time in this version than the last one. Also, it only takes half of the time to switch, freeze, lock, and unlock layers. Nevertheless, there is no compromise on stability and display effects. Even at 4K resolutions, objects are adaptive and displayed in better quality.
Xrefs, Easily Managed and Clipped
External references can come in various formats, which makes it tricky to handle them when there was one manager for each type of file. In ZWCAD 2021, Xref management becomes much simpler. In one panel, you can preview and highlight files, check file information, modify file path, etc.
Likewise, clip-related commands like XClip have been integrated into one. With the CLIP command, you can clip blocks, Xrefs, images, underlays, and viewports. Plus, it’s feasible to scale clip boundary with grips and invert XClip by clicking the arrow.
Transparency, Adjustable for Distinguishing Objects
Sometimes, it is inevitable that design elements are overlapping. To have a clearer view of them, you can now specify the transparency of objects, hatches, references, etc. individually or collectively if they are in the same layer.
Different Layer Properties for Different Viewports
You might need to highlight some objects for plotting without affecting the design in the model space. Now that viewport layers are available, you can accentuate specific layer properties (layer color, line type, line weight, etc.) for each viewport. Furthermore, VpLayers can be quickly selected with filters and reset.
Quicker Calculations with Table and Field Formulas
Now, the value of table cells can be summed, averaged, multiplied, etc. with formulas and mathematical expressions. Similarly, formulas are available in the Field dialogue box. You can update the fields which are calculated with formulas using the REGEN command. With formulas, calculating is as easy as ABC.
Mouse Actions, Customizable for Personal Design Habits
When SHORTCUTMENU the system variable is 0, both double-click actions and mouse buttons are customizable. In the CUI dialogue box, you can replace the result of mouse actions with your desired command.
Of course, ZWCAD 2021 offers many more new features and improvements than the ones mentioned. For example, Visual Studio® has been upgraded to version 2017 and the .NET interface to 4.6.1 for easier porting of applications.
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