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Novapoint 18.30.FP4e

Release date: 2013-04-05


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Updates in Novapoint Base

Versjon 18.30FP4e 64 bit

Novapoint 18.30 supports from this version also AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD Map 3D 2014 and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014.

Updates i Novapoint Road

Version 18.30FP4e 64 bit
  • Road model – Data - Objects in cross sections

Now supports AC 2013 .dwg files.


  • Road – 3D Presentation - 3D Object Along Line (also applies to Railway and W&S)

Two new functions:

  • Draw 3D polyline – when this option is chosen, a 3D polyline will be drawn between the objects.
  • Follow vertical curvature - the block will follow the slope of the chosen line, as illustrated below.




Example: Lighting mast and central reservation placed in the middle of a road.
Improvements:

  • Supports heights from the wireframe model. Inserts masts with the correct heights along a railway model.
  • Supports AutoCAD 2013 blocks.




  • Alignment design:

Viewing offset terrain is now fixed. Did not work in previous version.


Draw length instead of parameter for transtion curves


  • Drawing long and cross sections

Editing of configuration files is now available for users in certain configuration. This is analog to what has previously been available for editing configurations for drawing horizontal alignments.

Updates i Novapoint Railway

Version 18.30FP4e 64 bit
  • Railway model – Data - Objects in cross sections

Now supports AC 2013 .dwg files.


  • Railway – 3D Presentation - 3D Object Along Line (also applies to Road and W&S)

Two new functions:

  • Draw 3D polyline – when this option is chosen, a 3D polyline will be drawn between the objects.
  • Follow vertical curvature - the block will follow the slope of the chosen line, as illustrated below.




Example: Lighting mast and central reservation placed in the middle of a road.
Improvements:

  • Supports heights from the wireframe model. Inserts masts with the correct heights along a railway model.
  • Supports AutoCAD 2013 blocks.




  • Alignment design:

Viewing offset terrain is now fixed. Did not work in previous version.


Draw length instead of parameter on transition curves


  • Drawing long and cross sections

Editing of configuration files is now available for users in certain configuration. This is analog to what has previously been available for editing configurations for drawing horizontal alignments.

  • Calculation of platform edge

Fixed an error in the calculation that could in some instances give incorrect start and end profiles.

Updates for Novapoint Tunnel

Version 18.30.FP4e 64 bit
  • The niche geometry was for some data sets drawn with wrong geometry in 3D. This is now corrected.
  • The tunnel volume was for some data sets calculated wrongly. This is now corrected.
  • For some data sets the 3D-geometry had some fall outs against origo when drawing the model twice. This is now corrected.
  • For some data sets only including the inner profile, the 3D-drawing was incomplete. This is now corrected.
  • The 3D-drawing didn't always start and stop in exactly the chainage number ordered by the user. This is now corrected.
  • The rails in the railroad models are now drawn on separate layers in 3D.
  • The 3D drawing crashed for some data sets. This is now corrected.
  • Niches and cross tunnels are now shown on the unfolded geometry - both in the Geology and Rock Support dialog and in the AutoCAD drawings.
  • For 3D-drawing, volume calculation and export of survey data, the system was very slow when working on long tunnels - even though the user just asked for a small part of the total tunnel. This is now corrected.
  • Niches and cross tunnels are now drawn in 3D even when the user choose to draw with 3DFaces. The niches and cross tunnels are however not cut against the main tunnel geometry when drawn with 3DFaces.
  • Niches and cross tunnels are now included in the plan drawings on separate layers.
  • For some data sets, the exported LandXML file was not possible to interpolate the tunnel geometry in the receiving systems. This is now corrected.
  • In the tunnel design dialog showing a tunnel cross-section with niches and cross tunnels, some extra lines were drawn. These lines are now removed.
  • The Tunnel Design dialog: For some data sets the tunnel cross-section figure disappeared when the pavement was defined to follow the tunnel rotation. This is now corrected.
  • The INI-file for Tunnel included in the installation package to use with Virtual Map is is now edited so that it includes niches and cross tunnels and the new default layer names used for 3D drawings.
  • Cross-section drawing: When the user tries to draw a user defined cross-section outside the tunnel, the system crashed. Now the system show an informative warning dialog instead.
  • Cross-section drawing: For long tunnels when opening of the dialog for specifying which cross-sections to draw, the system just hanged with no information. Now an information dialog is shown telling the user to wait when the system populates the suggested cross-section list.
  • Cross-section drawing with scanner data: When the user switches back and forth between different surfaces to show the area between the surfaces, the colored area from the previous order was for some situation shown together with the new area. This is now corrected.
  • Cross-section drawing: An option is now included to allow the user just to draw in modelspace without including the “Layout” drawings.
  • Some minor changes and bug fices have been done in the user interface for niche types and cross tunnel section definition.
  • Niches and cross tunnels are not included in the volume calculation. A text informing the user about this is included in the volume calculation dialog.
  • The order of the sections in the Tunnel Geometry XML file is now changes so that niches and cross tunnels are placed before scanner data.

Updates in Novapoint Water and Sewer

Version 18.30.FP4e 64 bit

Construction

  • Fixed: In vertical temp drawing when Interpolating «sections», the relative vertical pipe distances from selected start-node was added to selected End-node. The absolute pipe elevation in End-node was ignored. This is now fixed. Updated Interpolation calculation only changes elevation between Start- and End-node.

3D Presentation

  • Extended 3D polyline export with XDATA on manhole reference line with new point “Inside bottom”

Product Library

Substantial update including 810 new products:

  • Georg Fischer (new), PE parts for butt welding

  • AVK, Flangevalves with Festo actuator, socket valves, butterfly valves, miscellaneous flangeparts and more

  • Basal, IG compact manhole, IG manhole base, barrel and coned top, all varieties of flat tops and more

  • Pipelife, Pro 630 series, Pro 1000 series, Pragma manholes (400-630), PP sewerpipes (straight) and more

  • Østraadt Rør, Channeled manhole base type A, G and AG

  • New functionality for setting out products. Possible to change insertion point by pressing “b” for cycling trough available nodes.
  • Miscellaneous updates to existing files

Updates in Novapoint Road Sign

Finnish version

  • Bugfix: Xx - Xx (#??)

Norwegian version

  • Improvment: Undersign - a full review if this sign group ( #1887)

Swedish version

  • Bugfix: F4-2 - more background colors available (#1858)


Updates in Novapoint Virtual Map 6.5.5

Version 6.5.5 (Released April 2013)

New features:

  • Remember viewpoint column width and order
  • Solids tessellation user control for layers
  • Long material names supported
    • Note for users:
      • Don't use older versions to edit configurations that contain longer than 15 letter material names. Older versions will cut material names to 15 letter which may make config unusable or cause wrong materials to appear into model.
      • .vm file format has been updated due to this change. Models made with 6.5.5 will not open with older Viewer versions.

Bug fixes:

  • Bring road model import up-to-date state in VM
  • Virtual layers generated by latest LandXML are not working
  • Save image quality still not same what you see on screen
  • Some models takes disturbingly long time to open
  • Wireframe mode on + enable measure mode → crash
  • Norwegian language missing when using ActiveX
  • Building can not interpolated to mesh
  • Building lost all the textures when assign texture second time
  • Model statistics reports wrong triangle amounts
  • User columns are not visible in new viewpoint dialog
  • Finnish ä, ö are not valid charcters in LandXML file
  • Generating multiple road models creates material duplicates
  • Viewer hangs when trying to move in model
  • Not all blocks are generated
  • Auto hide does not work in Viewer dialog windows
  • Video export is slow
  • Autohide should keep selected viewpoint active
  • More user friendly message for NVAPI registration problem
  • Follow ground doesn't turn camera any more
  • Virtual map modeler ignores VM object/layer properties when used in block
  • Odd modeler behavior with Group Add/Delete
  • NP W&S plugin compatibility with NP18.20
  • Improve “out of memory”-situation for 32-bit / ActiveX
  • ActiveX: Viewer UI is not updated while downloading vm/vmz file

Known issues:

  • Civil 3D interface not working correctly in this release



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