ASM 800 Revision HistoryThis 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.
Version 6.85 07/19/2000Major Release
First release after 5 years. Upgrade to latest installation with support for Flexlm, USB key, and latest versions of AutoCAD and Windows.
In the "Configuration" dialog, a user can select whether or not to use this file. When selected, the contents of this file will overwrite the lines preceding the $FILES section in the input EGS file. There is also a check box labeled "EQU Labels to Numbers" When set, The layer names in the process file are filtered to layer numbers to the EGS input..Added "No XREF" check box for polyline arrowheads.
This "Configuration" dialog control works only when Polyline Arrowheads is "On". If set, it will not XREF l_arrow nor d_arrow.
Version 6.15 05/30/2000
BUG FIX TO CONFIGURATION SETTING OUTPUT OF EGS_RULE
Version 6.14 10/04/1999
Units were not displayed correctly in the menu
Problen displaying units in ADS Mode has now been fixed.
Increased maximum layer number to 2048
Number of layers increased to 2048 to support Graffy's EGS layers. Requested by Stan at HP.
Version 6.13 10/1/1999
Control ADS/EGS syntax reading
The EGS_RULE configuration control in EGS.CFG is now outputted to control the syntax checking. When ADSMode is set in the "File|Preferences|ADS Mode" menuitem, the reading simulates what ADS will do, otherwise what a native EGS viewer does. For example, in ADS all closed poly lines are assumed to be filled where otherwise they are filled only if the poly line has a flag indicating so.
Version 4.81 4/23/1998
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.
An error occurred in reading the BLOCK/ASSEMBLY DEFINITIONS. The program was unable to locate an item listed in the TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Version 4.79 10/07/1996
EGS2DXF program dropped very small arc (arc length smaller than arc res) incorrectly. Fixed in this version.
Version 4.78 08/15/1996
Increase layer supported
Version 4.77 03/11/1996
EGS2DXF change DXF ATTRIB outputEGS2DXF will output "Verify" flag for DXF ATTRIB entity instead of output "Constant" flag.
Version 4.76 03/04/1996
EGS2ACAD output ATTRIB and ATTDEF enchancementEGS2ACAD 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.
Version 4.75 03/01/1996
EGS2ACAD output ATTRIB and ATTDEFWhen EGS2ACAD encounters ASSOC text in EGS, it will output ATTDEF in the DXF BLOCK, or ATTRIB after the DXF INSERT entities.
MM/DD/YY REFERENCE DETAILS -------- ---------- ------- 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 used 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...