Land F/X version 7.30 is available for installation from the Check for Updates feature in the software.
This release includes many items created for and with feedback from the Irrigation Association and Autodesk University trade shows. So in addition to many various irrigation items, there is also our initial Revit Connection. This next week we will be working on a video for the Revit Connection, and a Webinar will be scheduled for February, so stay tuned on that front.
We also received a meticulously updated wishlist from Disney Imagineering, ahead of their production work on the new Disneyland Shanghai. So there are many items relating to Details and Reference Notes that came from their needs, specifically for their intricate hardscape plans.
We also got to some wishlist items from other users, who aren't so lucky as to design theme parks. A user suggested a way to use the Spot Elevation tool to assist with designing driveways up a winding hill, and that has been incorporated. And there were a handful of changes for one of our users in China, to better deal with Chinese characters.
Keep the ideas coming, and get ready for our February Webinar series, which is going to profile many of these new features.
The complete update list is as follows:
RefNote Schedule, saves associated Work Area, does not prompt to select work area when regenerating.
Highlight Plant, allows selecting RefNote callouts.
Highlight Plant, displays quantity of RefNote Volume objects.
Detail Callout, if only one detail in drawing, and detail frame is mostly obscured from view, system will assume detail as intentioned, and not prompt for project number.
Mainline Size, runs Verify Mainline first, allows continue if there are any errors.
Revit Connection, initial operating capability.
Size Lateral Pipes, using Spot Elevations, calculations for Drip and Schematic Areas, using first vertex point of boundary for comparison.
Place Spot Elevation, option to place every X distance along polyline.
Place Detail, fires -dwgunits commands to remove scaling for all AutoCAD Desktop products.
Concept Plant Schedule, has dialog box to control display options.
Common Schedule processor, Table output, will not attempt to set a column to zero width.
Update, FoxPro database users locked out.
Error Handler, checking for most recent version, uses common handler on secure server.
HotFix: RefNotes, Import button functionality restored.
Common Place Block and Place Hatch functions, download on demand feature, uses common handler on secure server for file checking.
Update, checking of latest menu, uses common handler on secure server.
Irrigation, View Data button, uses common handler on secure server.
HotFix: Add Details to Project, Copy to Project Folder option correctly defaults to setting from Preferences.
Project Files, dealing with template divider line standardized.
Project Files, supports registry setting to bypass welcome screen.
Preferences, Plant Sizes, saving of user field titles compatible with unlimited length text field.
Common block selection dialog, Back button added.
HotFix: Project Files, Archive, Export Project, Delete option will correctly remove project; projects without data are deleted without error; Export performance improved dramatically.
Common block size calculator, processing of arcs and ellipses improved.
RefNotes, editing key number, attribute placement in blocks is updated as necessary.
Plant Label, Verify Plant Labels, use common helper function for attribute processing.
Plant Label, support for tags in local common name.
RefNote Schedule, output to Table with column widths and User Fields, user field title wraps at column width.
RefNotes, editing a RefNote to an existing number, allows Merging the notes.
SketchUp Connection, allows selecting custom component for generic Site Amenities.
RefNote Schedule, output to Table with column widths and User Fields, user field title wrap at column width.
Preferences, RefNotes, User Fields, editing title and not width with Imperial units will not cause width to be multiplied by 25.4.
RefNotes, Edit RefNote, Remove Detail button added.
RefNotes, Grid View dialog box created.
Project Files, Archive Project, Export, uses XML helper library for Chinese character support.
Preferences, RefNotes, User Field Set Column Widths, column widths adjusted correctly for margin and metric conversion.
Place Plant, block auto-width calculation, logic improved for Ellipse entities.
Place Detail, defines Detail Text font before placing detail.
HotFix: Common web page viewing dialog, improved exit control to avoid access violation error.
HotFix: Placing irrigation equipment with attributes will not generate error.
Detail Bubble Callout, Schedule creation, Mtext height calculation compatible with Bricscad.
Mainline Size, when resizing a mainline to a different minimum size, labels to pipe segments leading to quick couplers are updated with revised size.
Set Viewport Scale, Rescale Objects, logic for determining symbol rotation improved.
Preferences, RefNotes, editing User Fields, error handling for existing field not having width setting.
Common Place Block function, additional error handling for corrupted entity database.
Plant block width calculations, ignore all objects on Shadow layers.
Lighting Manager, supports using blocks with an attribute.
Detail Manager, updating of placed details, corrects details mistakenly marked as un-placed.
Pipe Data, changing Lateral pipe class will append labeling minimum size information to end of pipe schedule text.
Edit Plant, symbol size adjustment compatible with metric plans in millimeters.
Place Groundcover, bounding linetype converted to ByLayer rather than Continuous.
Common text style creation, compatible with Vista/7 machines with non-standard font file naming.
Plant Photo Callout, compatible with Bricscad.
SketchUp Connection, 2D Plan View Import, plant symbol size more accurately matches size in CAD; random symbol size variance removed.
Save Block, compatible with Bricscad.
Valve Schedule, Watering Schedule, output to Spreadsheet, Precip Rate left as numeric.
All schedules, creation of title attribute, additional error handling for text creation failure.
Size Lateral Pipe, additional error handling for connected entities with missing data.
RefNote Schedule, does not require hatch record for solid fill areas.
Irrigation Schedule, does not look up hatch record for schematic areas with solid fill.
Runtime Schedule, additional error handling for minor dialog box events.
HotFix: Verify Mainline, logic of determining if valves are not called out when no pipe sleeves are in drawing improved.
RefNote Schedule, Length items associated with an xref layer will not be included if Include Xrefs is unchecked.