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July 3, 2019
Thanks to multi-core processing technology, the performance of the newly released ZWCAD 2020 from ZWSOFT will not let users down, the company reports. Compared with the 2019 version, the company says the most commonly-used commands and operations are 150% faster on average; opening drawings are 32.4% faster; and loading drawings are 73.5% faster.
Now with Data Extraction, users can extract various properties and data of an object, and insert them to the current drawing as a table, or export them to an external file in .csv / .xls format. If you need some data in your project for measuring or purchasing, you can acquire them from the drawing conveniently.
In ZWCAD 2019, you could insert PDF underlays into .dwg drawings. Now with PDF Underlay Manager in ZWCAD 2020, not only can you check the basic information of each referenced PDF files clearly, but you can also directly open one in PDF reader, easily find where they are located, detach them to make the drawing lighter, etc.
If you’ve stored too many annotation scales in a drawing, the performance will be degraded. Now, when opening such kind of drawings, a prompt will pop out to let you reset the Annotation Scale List to its default state by deleting the unneeded ones, ensuring your smooth and efficient design work.
If you are lisp-writers or developers working on ZWCAD Lisp, try this! Developed based on Visual Studio Code from Microsoft™, Lisp Debugger helps check and debug your codes one by one or step by step, to ensure the accuracy of your lisp programs.
What’s more, several useful interfaces have been added to ZRXSDK, like ZTIL library for creating and editing raster images, zcreEntityToFaces for correctly extracting the face data from entities, and Amodeler library for 3D modeling.
If objects are overlapped with each other, it will be hard to correctly select the one you want. Now it is no longer a trouble – by inputting SELECTIONCYCLING and clicking those overlapped objects, a dialog box called Selection Set will appear, in which they will be listed for you to choose the one you really want.
Do you still draw a number of auxiliary lines before locating an end point? With the easy-to-use TK Tracking, you can directly get to the point you want with the help of some “virtual” lines, which don’t need to be deleted afterwards. Thus, your drawing efficiency can be greatly improved.
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