ASM 800 Revision History

This document summarizes enhancements and fixes to ASM 800 EGS2ACAD/DXF2EGS bidirectional translation program. Please consult this page on a regular basis to determine what changes have been made to our programs.

DXF to EGS 4.84 05/07/98

EGS to DXF Converter Ver. 4.81 (4/23/1998)

Added Y2K Compliant License Manager (Lserv 4)

Fixed DXF2EGS problem with unexpected 999

Phase Atlantic reported that a DXF file generated by PADS could not be translated to EGS Archive. We determined that this was due to an unexpected 999 (prefix for comment.). The DXF parser has been updated to support this.
The error message that the old program generated was:

An error occurred in reading the BLOCK/ASSEMBLY DEFINITIONS.

The program was unable to locate an item listed

v4.79 (10/07/96)


EGS2ACAD program dropped very small arc (arc length smaller than arc res) incorrectly. Fixed in this version.

v4.78 (08/15/96)

Increase layer supported

EGS2ACAD increases supported EGS layer number from 1024 to 2048. DXF2EGS increases supported DXF layer number from 256 to 1024.

v4.77 (03/11/96)

EGS2ACAD change DXF ATTRIB output

EGS2ACAD will output "Verify" flag for DXF ATTRIB entity instead of output "Constant" flag.

v4.76 (03/04/96)

EGS2ACAD output ATTRIB and ATTDEF enchancement

EGS2ACAD will output ATTRIB entity after a DXF INSERT; this will happen when EGS ADD Instance command is found. EGS2ACAD will output ATTDEF in other cases.

v4.75 (03/01/96)


When EGS2ACAD encounters ASSOC text in EGS, it will output ATTDEF in the DXF BLOCK, or ATTRIB after the DXF INSERT entities.
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  02/20/96  v4.74       Add LINESTYLE keyword to EGS.CFG; the keyword maps
                        EGS linetype (1-8) to a custom string in DXF output
                        e.g.    1   CONTINUOUS   ;  maps type 1 to CONTINUOUS
  01/11/96  v4.73       Native language support in EGS2DXF for target language
                        added. Make use of the EGS.CFG keyword LANG.
  01/09/96  v4.72       Add "\\" char map flag; it would generate \U+0XXX
                        unicode output (R13 output only)
                        Filtered text was corrupting the original text
                        in DB
  01/05/96  v4.71       Update to 1996
                        Use 6 sign. digit in hatch lines
                        Allow 6 sign. digit in hatch space value
  12/18/95  v4.70       Jumps from v4.60
                        Update max egs layer from 256 to 1024
                        When given Hatch width == 0, reguardless the 
                        hatching style, egs.cfg SHATCHWIDTH parameter is
  11/21/95  v4.60       Jumps from v4.56
                        Add CHARMAP in cfg file; add the character mapping
                        operation in TEXT/NOTE handling
  10/25/95  v4.56       When ROOTPATH is not defined, the leading '/' of a
                        XREF filename was dropped
  09/27/95  v4.55       When ROOTPATH is '*', only the simple XREF filenames
                        are generated to DXF output
  09/26/95  v4.54       Add PDMODE and PDSIZE keyword in EGS.CFG
  09/26/95  v4.53       d_arrow and l_arrow will not be XREF'ed when -al
                        option is specified
  09/25/95  v4.52       Skip all Zero padding at end-of-file;
                        %%xxx input filter did not compute string length
                        correctly, this cause input crash
                        :AD will generate ATTDEF 
  09/22/95  v4.51       Add xrefChild flag; when ON, child instance is
                        created in case of XREF ON, when OFF, child
                        instance will be blocked
  09/22/95  v4.50       Add reference tree codes to avoid ACAD XRef bug
  09/19/95  v4.50       Jump from EGSGDS 4.47 and EGSDXF 4.01
                        Merge the 2 versions to one
                        Add XREF DXF output support
                        Add 3 EGS config keyword for DXF module
                        1) XREF, 2) SEARCHPATH, 3) ROOTPATH
  04/11/95  v4.47/4.01  Update timestamp to 1995
  11/10/94  v4.46/4.00  EGS2ACAD jumps 3.33 to 4.00
                        Change product number from 800 to 801 & 803
  11/10/94  v4.46/3.33  ACAD INSERT/TEXT scale & angle use full sig. digit
                        PDMODE & PDSIZE output in DXF output
                        Graffy :HS, :HA and :HW flags are recognized, but
                        not acted on
  07/08/94  v4.46/3.32  1st listing...

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