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What's New

A quick look at new features in Eyeshot 12

Environments

We’ve added Model, Drawings and Simulation environments. Environments are variants of the Eyeshot control tailored for their specific scope.

Drawings

Drawings environment embodies the AutoCAD®’s Paper Space. This new control supports ISO and ANSI sheets formats, title blocks, vector and raster views, metric and imperial units, bidirectional exchange with AutoCAD® layouts and read/write from proprietary file format.

Table

The Table entity was added. It mimics the AutoCAD table entity and it can be stored in DWG/DXF without losing its properties.

Teigha SWIG

In Eyeshot version 12 we replaced the deprecated Teigha .NET Classic with Teigha SWIG platform for DWG/DXF interoperability. Another benefit of this platform switch is the WritePDF class that allows the geometry export to 3D PDF file format.

LAS file format

We optimized the speed of LAS file import and added export.

BRep import/export

Brep (former Solid3D) objects are now read/write as native BRep objects from/to DWG/DXF.

Temporary Entities

How many times did you wish you could add some objects to the scene without seeing them in the entities collection? Temporary entities were designed exactly for this reason. They can be used to highlight an item or a workflow in your application. The TempEntities source code sample provides all the implementation details.

Improved Lighting

Your 3D geometry now looks definitely better.

Multi-plane Clipping

Eyeshot 12 clipping with capping feature has been extended to multiple planes.

New WPF Renderer

A new, less intrusive, native renderer for WPF control is available.

Turbo mode

Turbo mode is a new feature to improve Zoom/Pan/Rotate dynamic movements speed. It kicks in when the scene complexity goes beyond a specified threshold and it supports the most complex dataset. Try it please!

BRep drawing speed

The drawing speed of Brep (former Solid3D) entity was optimized.

ObjectManipulator

In this version, we added scaling support to ObjectManipulator and a number of options to change its style. See ObjectManipulator source code sample for all the details.

Thumbnail View

Our proprietary file format now supports thumbnail views.

SubdivideBy

The SubdivideBy() method was added at Brep and Brep.Face level to allow better face coloring or geometry preparation for Finite Element Analysis.

AssemblyTreeView control

This new custom control, allows a number of assembly operations (Form New, Dissolve, Edit Structure, Make Independent, Move with Triad, Hide, Lock) to be done on the assembly structure.

Samples

The new PaperSpace, AssemblyDemo, ComputeDistance and TempEntities source code samples were added. The DraftingDemo, ObjectManipulator and SelectTriangles samples were updated too.

Dataset

The dataset assembly has been replaced by source code. In version 12 all our samples’ custom controls are now available in plain C#.