This document summarizes enhancements and fixes to MECHVU. Please consult this page on a regular basis to determine what changes have been made to our programs.
v3.13 10-12-2007Major Upgrade
Major upgrade to support new ME10 format as well as Flexlm licensing.
v3.01 08-12-99Layer Grouping by Part Name
Added this feature to map part names to DXF layers. The output is flattened.
v2.40 05-06-99Default Fonts
Default fonts are changed. Now, both Unicode and non-Unicode use the same set of default fonts, i.e. standard, y14_5, fixed and block.
v2.39 04-19-99Hatching Limit
Older version would not hatch area if it would create over 1000 hatch lines. This limit has been raised to 10000.
v2.37 03-24-99Invalid DXF Output
Older versions might generate invalid DXF output when the ME10 input has layer names only differ in upper case and lower case. (i.e. GRID and grid.) This has been fixed.
Invalid IGES Output and Viewing Problem
v2.34 06-23-98Network License Y2K Updated
This version supports network license (lserv4) which is Y2K Compatible and which also allows license serving from W95 machine.
Long File Names
v2.32 07-18-97The Error message is truncated to a limit if the content is too long. This will prevent the program from crashing. This only applies to Windows version.
Create Output and ViewCreate DXF, IGES and view mi file options are now exclusive. Only one can be selected. This feature is changed to generate good results for viewing and output of unicode text characters.
Main HelpA Help button has been added on the main dialog box.
Unicode TranslationUnicode translation of text has been added. A character map file can be specified as the map for unicode translation. Controls can be accessed in the text dialog box. Default map file resides in the installation directory of Mechvu and is called unicd2mi.map.
Text SettingsText settings are remembered everytime OK is hit in the text dialog box. Older versions tend to remember only if a translation is done.