Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD Changelog

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**[ Import a Shapefile. Edit & export as Shapefile]
**[ Import a Shapefile. Edit & export as Shapefile]
*New SPMIMPORT command to directly open the import wizard without having the Palette open
*New SPMIMPORT command to directly open the import wizard without having the Palette open
*The import wizard allows you to ignore the Z coordinate for all imported entities
*The import wizard allows you to ignore the Z coordinate for all imported entities [ (Related video)]
*There are two new column in the UDSs wizard, indicating if the data provider is valid for reading (Import) and/or writing (Export)
*There are two new column in the UDSs wizard, indicating if the data provider is valid for reading (Import) and/or writing (Export)
*The ribbon, menu and toolbar of the application have been expanded and reorganized and now include the new commands
*The ribbon, menu and toolbar of the application have been expanded and reorganized and now include the new commands

Revision as of 12:57, 12 May 2015

May 8, 2015 - Release 2.2.0

  • New
    • Import Tasks. The Tasks allow to repeat any import process so many times as desired without needing to enter its parameters again (Related video)
    • Management and execution of Tasks in the application palette
      • Note: Tasks are available on the "Professional" edition only
    • New SPMSETCRS function to assign a coordinate reference system to the drawing
    • Automatic assignation of the drawing coordinate system when a new table is imported
    • Automatic assignation of the exported objects coordinate system based on the drawing coordinate system
  • Improvements
    • When importing a table defined in "WGS84 (SRID 4326)" the transformation to "WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator (SRID 3857)" is selected by default to get a projected map
    • The default name for the layer in which a table is imported is now the name of the table
    • The fields whose value starts with "http" are automatically converted into links in the "Properties" area of the application palette
    • New language added to the application: Portuguese (Brazil)
    • The configuration windows for the licenses have been sorted and optimized
  • Fixes
    • Fixed a bug that causes correctly some SRIDs no were recognized
    • Now you can load seamlessly SQLite tables from "My Computer"
    • Fixed a bug that allows the introduction of wrong serial numbers (valid for other Spatial Manager apps)
  • Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements

March 13, 2015 - Release 1.0.5

  • New SPMEXPORT command! (new "Professional" edition only) Export from BricsCAD to Google Earth (KML or KMZ), Shapefiles (SHP), Points (many formats), MapInfo, PostGIS, SQL Server, SQLite and many more. Related videos:
  • New SPMIMPORT command to directly open the import wizard without having the Palette open
  • The import wizard allows you to ignore the Z coordinate for all imported entities (Related video)
  • There are two new column in the UDSs wizard, indicating if the data provider is valid for reading (Import) and/or writing (Export)
  • The ribbon, menu and toolbar of the application have been expanded and reorganized and now include the new commands
  • Now, the Zoom extents at the end of an importing process is performed only when the drawing was empty
  • The type of alphanumeric Fields are now stored, enabling to respect the data types when exporting the entities
  • Optionally you can convert the coordinates of ASCII Points in data of the imported entities (Related video)
  • Now the possibilities to create, rename or delete Schemas and Tables depends on the application edition
  • In the coordinate transformation process the user is warned if any additional file is needed and how to get it
  • Now the application try to define automatically the source Coordinate System
  • The target Coordinate System is automatically selected if the objects to be exported have the same SRID
  • Added a button in the import wizard to go directly to run the process, skipping any remaining intermediate step in the wizard
  • Fixed a bug that left the import wizard locked when the data sources were slow to load (Related video)
  • Now when the application warns the user that the coordinates are not transformed between identical source and target CRS, there is no additional confirmation
  • The ability to rename UDSs, Schemas and Tables inside the import wizard itself has been removed, because it was confusing and not very practical
  • Fixed a bug which happens to early versions users when updating licenses in the new versions
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when entering an invalid license code
  • Now, all the texts are shown when many warnings occur during the execution of a process
  • Now, the coordinate systems are correctly shown in the section Properties of the Palette all the time
  • Fixed some problems that happened when navigating on the data source tree using the arrow keys
  • Warnings are no longer shown when some Field includes the "/" character
  • Fixed a bug that prevented uninstall the application if there not was any BricsCAD installed
  • Now the values of the imported entities elevations are correct
  • Fixed a bug that moved the imported entities to incorrect Layers
  • Has been added support for nested relative links in KML/KMZ files
  • The wizards welcome windows are now disabled by default
  • There are now new simplified buy pages for the application and the extended support in the web
  • Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements

January 27, 2015 - Release 1.0.4

  • The function to Import spatial data in BricsCAD is now defined using a direct command
  • Assign Entity properties in BricsCAD import process
  • Import parameters depending on geometry types
  • Defining Block Attributes for Point elements
  • Importing alphanumeric data as Extended Data (EED)
  • Simple Extended Data (EED) Viewer
  • Application Commands are shown in application Setup
  • Zoom Extension is performed in the drawing when any import process is finished
  • Available updates are checked when running the application
  • Assigning Attributes and other properties to the Blocks
  • Entity Properties are now shown in the Properties area
  • Entity selection data is now shown in the Properties area
  • The "About..." window is now defined
  • FDO data Provider is added to the list
  • Now a small set of spatial files for sample purposes is included when you install the application
  • Improved speed for read and write in the PostGIS provider
  • The PostGIS provider now allows selection of the database to use in a dropdown
  • The PostGIS provider now supports more data types
  • Development of the SQLite provider
  • Development of the OGR provider
  • Some improvements made in the PostGIS provider
  • New own icon is set for the OSM provider
  • Now the user can set the timeout when connecting using the SQL Server Spatial provider
  • Improved providers table (order, names and extensions)
  • Added a new property to the providers to see if it is necessary to check its parameters
  • Improvement in the performance of the tree in the OSM provider parameter window
  • Now the user can set the WFS store version
  • The FDO provider is normalized in terms of default names or types of icons
  • The OGR provider is normalized in terms of the default names or types of icons
  • Format 'Arc/Info .E00 (ASCII) Coverage' has been added to the OGR provider
  • One area of transformation has been set by default to the Coordinate Transformation
  • Now, when loading a KML/KMZ file, it can add a Field including information about the folder from each feature which is loaded
  • EEDs data conversion has been improved when their maximum length is exceeded
  • First commercial version. Includes a limited Trial version which allows you to select the application Edition to try
  • The EPSG tables (CRSs and other objects) have been updated to version 8.6
  • Improvements to read a PRJ file that cannot be recognized
  • New system of licensing and activation/deactivation of licenses
  • Changes in the application updates system depending on the support period
  • It is now possible to disable the repeated warning of a specific update
  • New function included in the application options to check for updates at any time
  • The import processes for source tables OGR (DXF, DGN, etc.), when coordinate system transformations are applied, has been improved
  • Fixed an error when importing MIF files
  • The licensing system has been improved to keep the license active when the computer name is changed
  • The search of SQL Servers has been improved
  • The import processes when performing transformation of coordinates are now up to ten times faster
  • There are many new conversion systems for coordinate transformations. Among them, various grid-based interpolation (NADCON and NTv2)
  • Now more conversion information is displayed, allowing the user to select its parameters more accurately
  • The application can be executed now by logging in with a user other than the one installed
  • The application windows are displayed correctly even if the overall Windows text size is set at values greater than 100%
  • The OpenStreetMap data provider can now also import PBF files
  • New BricsCAD ribbon, menu and toolbar for the application which include its main commands:
    • Palette (SPM): opens and/or displays the application palette
    • Help (SPMHELP): shows the application help (Wiki format) (New command)
    • Updates (SPMUPDATE): checks if there is a new application release to be downloaded from Internet (New command)
    • Information (SPMABOUT): shows basic information about the application and the installed release
    • Options (SPMOPTIONS): set of parameters to configure the application (New command)
    • Furthermore, the welcome window disappears (it is not necessary now)
  • A new possibility of using non-perpetual licenses has been included
  • Improvements in the appearance and functionality in various application windows and icons
  • Fixes in the access to new releases and in the update window
  • Improvements when importing KML files with invalid name space
  • Can now import SHP files which include date fields
  • The deactivation of the application no longer causes BricsCAD fatal errors randomly
  • The behavior of the application when it is activated after the end of the trial period has been improved
  • The SRID of a PRJ (a Shapefile companion file) is now also composed by reading its parameters
  • You can now also search the catalog of CRSs using the "aliases" of the CRSs
    • Alias: Unofficial Coordinate System name but that is commonly used
  • The application now considers the displacement of the Origin of coordinates in all cases where needed
  • No more problems when reading an invalid date in the header of any SHP or DBF files
  • Now unnamed fields are supported in an ODBC connection
  • The SRID of a data source is displayed even if the source only includes Point Features
  • Improvements in the KML/KMZ data Provider:
    • Data can now be loaded data from HTML in the description
    • Support for OGC KML extensions added
    • A warning is displayed when trying to load a file without Features
    • Support for "Model" Features added
    • Now if there are null Features, the following Features will continue to be processed
    • Multiple nested geometries can now be loaded
    • Now existing folders are never ignored
    • The folders referenced within the links no longer cause problems
    • All badly constructed geometries are repaired
    • Loading a file now never goes to an infinite loop
    • Other small bugs solved:
      • The coordinates separated by tab are now supported
      • Links to KMZ without extension are now controlled
      • Now the column headers HTML "th" are also supported
      • The formats of coordinates X and Y are now validated before reading
      • The KMZ files are supported even if they have a KML extension and vice versa
      • It is also supported that the coordinates separator be ';' instead of ','
      • Analysis of whether any Polygon or Polyline are empty
      • It also examines whether any linked file has no extension
      • The links with empty name and relative URLs are checked
      • The links to websites instead of KML files are also reviewed
      • The KMZ files whose KML has a "byte order" character at the beginning, are supported
      • The links to nonexistent pages are also supported
      • The application now checks that none of the links have a link to itself and causes an infinite loop
      • Rejected requests to load links from the code are now checked
      • Invalid values of Z coordinates are not allowed
      • Also the links to KMZ files without extension are not allowed
  • The installation process now includes a shortcut in the Desktop to the "How to start?" Wiki page
  • The 32-bit and 64-bit setup applications are now consolidated into a single setup program which automatically selects the appropriate platform
  • Now the application cannot be installed on a computer without any BricsCAD installed on it
  • Fixed some incorrect texts in the Welcome window of the User Data Sources (UDS) Wizard
  • The Properties of the imported Entities are now displayed though its length exceeds 255 characters
  • The potential errors resulting from access to a location without the necessary permissions are now controlled
  • The remaining number of Trial days in the initial window now agrees with those in the License Options
  • Fixed an issue when importing with Elevations
  • Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements
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