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Novapoint 18.30.fp3

Release date: 2012-12-05


18.30.fp3 is equal to 18.20.fp3, but runs on Autocad platform 2013 only.

NB: Your Windows 7 must be updated to SP1 or newer to run all applications in Novapoint.

Links: Base | Road | Area Planning | Landscape | Terrain Design | Railway | Noise | Bridge Design | Tunnel | Water & Sewer | District Heating | Road Signs | Road Marking | Land Acquisition Planner | Virtual Map


Updates in Novapoint Base

Version 18.20FP3 64 bit

Create edge from SOLID

  • Strange behavior when used with ACAD2013 is fixed.

Terrain Information - Section from 3D Drawing

  • A cross section through a 3D surface in a tunnel project did not work, now fixed.

Updates in Novapoint Road

Version 18.30fp3 64 bit

Bug Fixes

All versions:

  • Crash when drawing cross-sectins from terrain model with interval 1m

New Function: Draw 3D Object along an alignment…

  • Road - 3D Presentation - Draw 3D Object along an alignment…


Detailed description here: Draw 3D Object along an alignment…
A new function has been added to Novapoint Road and Rail to draw 3D blocks along an alignment.
An alignment can be any line, a polyline, a road or rail surface or an alignment from Alignment design or from files (TIT and NYLP).
The function is started from the Rail or Road menu: Draw 3D Object along an alignment…

New Function: Alignment Design - Import and export Reference points…

New functionality is added to Novapoint Alignment Design for Reference points.
Possibility to save refpoints to KOF- and XML-file. And to open from KOF- and XML-file.

Updates in Novapoint Railway

Version 18.30FP3 64 bit

Bug Fixes

All versions:

  • Option breaking alignment when inserting swtiches no longer loses cant and speed
  • Reference points setting min/max distance for vertical

New Function: Draw 3D Object along an alignment…

  • Railway - 3D Presentation - Draw 3D Object along an alignment…


Detailed description here: Draw 3D Object along an alignment…

New Function: Alignment Design - Import and export Reference points…

New functionality is added to Novapoint Alignment Design for Reference points.
Possibility to save refpoints to KOF- and XML-file. And to open from KOF- and XML-file.

Updates for Novapoint Tunnel

Version 18.30FP3 64 bit
  • For certain situations the system crashed when drawing cross-section drawings. This is now corrected.
  • 3D-drawing - Surface option: Now the surfaces are drawn without grips point. This makes the drawing less heavy.
  • 3D-drawing: Sometimes the system crashed when the user changed the layer name. This is now corrected.
  • 3D-drawing. The system crashed for some models. This is now corrected.
  • 3D-drawing: When there were large geometry shifts for the inner profile, but at the same time the perimeter was defined as an offset of the inner profile, then the perimeter didn't always follow the inner profile geometry. This is now corrected.
  • Now it is support for straight walls both on the left and right side of the tunnel - also for independently rotated tunnel walls.
  • For some situations when the user shifted from individual rotated walls to the same rotation for the whole tunnel profile, some data for independently rotated walls were not deleted. This caused wrong tunnel geometry. This is now corrected.
  • Negative alpha-angles for the inner profile caused wrong tunnel geometry. This is now corrected.
  • It was previously not possible to define the tunnel model for negative chainage values. This is now corrected.
  • When the tunnel definition ended at exactly the same chainage value as the road surface, then the system didn't always find the road surface edges. This is now corrected.
  • The elevation arrow for the railroad models is now shown in the tunnel design dialog.
  • Geology- and rock support registration: For some situations the longitudinal lines marking the abutments and the tunnel center line were not shown. This is now corrected.
  • Geology- and rock support registration: The symbols for foliation and discontinuous rock was not shown when the road couldn't be calculated. This is now corrected.
  • Geology- and rock support registration: For interval registration (Q-value, water and frost etc)the systems showed sometimes an untrue error message stating that the interval was outside the perimeter. We are not able to create this situation when testing in our office. We have extended the error message with debug information and will inform the users how to give us feedback on this error in a separate e-mail.

Updates in Novapoint Water and Sewer

Version 18.30FP3 64 bit

3D Presentation

  • Changed: Last update we introduced continuous 3D-pipes. The existing method give some variance in “the solids” location compared to the reference line. Thus we go back to old method from earlier version and present pipes as single solid segments.

Updates in Novapoint Road Sign

All version

  • Bugfix: Wipeout - was not correctly stored in dwg (#1644)

Danish version

  • Bugfix: A26 - geometry was overlapping (#1705)

Finnish version

  • Bugfix: TSEXPLODE - option for color added (#1660)
  • Bugfix: 612 - updated for TH=150 (#826)
  • Bugfix: 631 - updated size and alignment of content (#921, #1640)
  • Bugfix: 632 - updated for TH=150 (#826)

Norwegian version

  • Bugfix: 530.01 - SS size was missing (#1661)
  • Bugfix: 530.11 - the size of the sign was not correct (#1662)
  • Bugfix: 701 - limited to maximum 2 rows on each panel (#1673)
  • Bugfix: 711 - limited to maximum 2 rows on each panel (#1674)
  • Bugfix: 713 - limited to maximum 2 rows on each panel (#1675)
  • Bugfix: 731 - added support for yellow background in colorfield (#1664)

Swedish version

  • Improvment: F1-1 - more arrow combinations added (#1665, #1702)
  • Improvment: F1-1 - move text under arrow was not ok (#1731)
  • Improvment: F1-2 - more arrow combinations added (#1659)
  • Improvment: F1-2 - move text under arrow was not ok (#1731)
  • Improvment: F3 - more arrow combinations added (#1695)
  • Improvment: F6 - more arrow combinations added (#1695)
  • Improvment: New sign - C42-3, C42-4, C43-3 & C43-4 added to library (#1701)
  • Improvment: New sign - F18-7 added to library (#1646)
  • Improvment: New sign - F19-6 added to library (#1653)
  • Improvment: New sign - H27 added to library (#1703)
  • Improvment: New sign - T24 added to library (#1704)
  • Improvment: T-signs - user defined width now supported on T1, T2, T6, T18 & T22 (#1690, #1697)
  • Improvment: T12 - 5 more combinations added (#1694)
  • Bugfix: General - support for sami characters added (#1637)
  • Bugfix: A18 - geometry for A18-V & A18-H updated (#1700)
  • Bugfix: F-signs - TH=150 is now default TH for F1-2, F8-2 & F8-3 (#1685)
  • Bugfix: F-signs - orange background added to colorfield (#1696)
  • Bugfix: F-signs - space between “mini” and “blank mini” was to big (#1726)
  • Bugfix: F-signs - it's now possible to move “service” in front of “mini” by using arrow (#1737)
  • Bugfix: F1-1 - content was in some case drawn outside border (#1666)
  • Bugfix: F1-2 - content was in some case drawn outside border (#1699)
  • Bugfix: F1-2 - some mini sign was not correct (#1688)
  • Bugfix: F5 - adjusted distance between number and symbol (#1638)
  • Bugfix: F5 - adjusted possition for text (#1647, #1730)
  • Bugfix: F5 - user defined width not always accurate (#1668)
  • Bugfix: F5 - wrong distance to border when two lines of text on the same row (#1715)
  • Bugfix: F5 - wrong distance to border when service symbols on row two (#1727)
  • Bugfix: F6 - some text input get strange output result (#1667)
  • Bugfix: F6 - now keeping the first plate same length as the other ones (#1713)
  • Bugfix: F9 - text outside plate… (#1648)
  • Bugfix: F12 - all text is now CAPITAL characters (#1740)
  • Bugfix: F13 - delete button was not working ok (#1742)
  • Bugfix: F14-x - all text is now CAPITAL characters (#1741)
  • Bugfix: F15 - all text is now CAPITAL characters (#1741)
  • Bugfix: F35 - right arrow on second plate… (#1671)
  • Bugfix: J2 - A-signs can now be used as mini… (#1743)
  • Bugfix: J2 - it was not possible to change background color after adding anoter plate to the combination (#1746)
  • Bugfix: Vattenskyddsområde - more TH available (#1642)
  • Bugfix: T8-x - wrong symbol color was used on yellow background (#1712)
  • Bugfix: S14 - removed from mini (#1714)
  • Bugfix: T8-11 - information about size was not correct (#1669)


Updates in Novapoint Road Marking

All versions

  • Bugfix: Crosswalk - part of geometry was sometimes disappearing when reopen dwg (#1716)
  • Bugfix: Crosswalk - group data was deleted after running “Draw polygons” (#1717)

Norwegian version

  • Bugfix: Symbols - geometry for VM1036.1 updated to single polyline (#1706)

Swedish version

  • Improvment: Linetype - names updated to follow TRV 2012:179 (#1720)
  • Improvment: Symbol - names updated to follow TRV 2012:179 (#1725)
  • Improvment: Linetype - “M23 förbud mot att stanna/parkera” added (#1724)
  • Bugfix: Linetype - “Cykelfältslinje 1(0.05)+3” added (#1663)
  • Bugfix: Linetype - “1(0.15)+2” added (#1719)
  • Bugfix: Linetype - wrong spelling fixed in “Dubbel spärrlinje H(0.3) + H(0.3)” (#1721)
  • Bugfix: Linetype - name updated for “Farthinder 0.50+0.50+0.50” (#1734)
  • Bugfix: Linetype - “Reversibelt körfält I(0.10)3+3 + I(0.10)3+3” added (#1735)


Updates in Novapoint Virtual Map 6.5.3

Version 6.5.3 (Released December 2012)

New features:

  • Meshes: smoothing
  • New values for solid tessellation; 5cm and 20 degree accuracy
  • W&S: GUI improvements
  • KM stationing presented when a railway model is added
  • LandXML: user defined main group
  • LandXML: Inframodel3 and LandXML 1.2 support
  • LandXML: Added IM_struct and IM_pipe to info text …
  • Warning message for large models when making 32-bit export

Bug fixes:

  • Image export is really slow
  • Difference when .rut file is imported from Novapoint and read from dwg
  • Newer viewer versions run out of memory (32bit)
  • New image export method quality very bad compared to old
  • Some objects disappear when navigating
  • Viewer refreshes model even standing still
  • W&S problem with manholes top elevation …
  • Autosave was broken in 6.5
  • LandXML export did not export all surfaces
  • Splash not any more always on top
  • Go to cursor when pointing out of world now works better
  • Esc key that normally cancel dialog did not work on LandXML plugin
  • LandXML: User needs to click twice to material to open material list

Known issues:

  • Dashboard transparency does not work





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