Spatial Manager™ for BricsCAD Changelog

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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
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

January 21, 2015 - Release 1.0.4

  • 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 EPSG tables (CRSs and other objects) have been updated to version 8.6
  • 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 text "Panel" has been replaced by the text "Palette" throughout the application, its interface, the Web and the Wiki of the Product
  • 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
  • Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements

October 27, 2014 - Release 1.0.3

  • The OpenStreetMap data provider can now also import PBF files
  • New BricsCAD ribbon for the application which includes 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)
  • When pressing F1 over the ribbon, the application Help page is shown
  • 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
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

September 3, 2014 - Release 1.0.2

  • 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 setup program now includes an application icon in the ribbon "Add-ins" of BricsCAD
  • 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%
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

June 6, 2014 - Release 1.0.1

  • 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
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

June 1, 2014 - Release 1.0.0

  • 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 8.4
  • 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
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

April 9, 2014 - Release 0.9.9 (beta)

  • Compatibility with BricsCAD 2015
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

March 27, 2014 - Release 0.9.8 (beta)

  • A welcome screen is now displayed instead of automatically opening the application palette
  • The texts relative to the beta version have been improved
  • EEDs data conversion has been improved when their maximum length is exceeded
  • The period of beta testing is extended to May 31, 2014
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements
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