LAST UPDATE: 2024 SP1 (18.104.22.1680)
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Build No. 22.214.171.1240 (SP1) - Release 19/09/2023
Below you can find the main fixes and new improvements on ARES Mechanical 2024 SP1:
Detail views are used to highlight a certain detail in a particular scale from the selected part of a drawing.
Dimensions automatically recognize the scale factor of a detail view and display the correct values.
A new detail view can be created using the command AM_DETAIL.
Detail views can be inserted in model space, in a layout, or in both.
Created views are recognized by AutoCAD Mechanical and vice versa.
Detail view settings can be adjusted by clicking on the "Settings..." button in the Detail View dialog.
Datum identifiers are symbols that identify datum features.
A datum identifier can be attached to an entity.
A new datum identifier can be created using the command AM_DATUMIDENTIFIER.
Created datum identifiers are recognized by AutoCAD Mechanical and vice versa.
Datum identifier settings can be adjusted by clicking on the "Settings..." button in the Datum Identifier dialog.
A section line is used to indicate where the cutting plane cuts the material.
A section line is inserted together with a section view label in the drawing area.
A new section line can be created using the command AM_SECTIONLINE.
Created section lines are recognized by AutoCAD Mechanical and vice versa.
Section line settings can be adjusted by clicking on the "Settings..." button in the Section Line dialog.
Feature Control Frame:
Message on command line is corrected when pick select unsupported symbol leader element.
Frame placement using x,y coordinates is supported.
The "ByLayer" option displays the correct color.
Leader orientation is correct when "Attach" existing one to an arc or circle (leader is not perpendicular on entity).
"Enter to exit" on command prompt sequence when pick point on empty area.
DIMEXO and DIMEXE system variables are honored when create FCF / Add new leader to existing FCF.
FCF works with entities in block.
FCF works with closed polylines.
Correct key actions in command related dialogs.
Can "Detach" FCF leader in a sample drawing.
Changing annotation colors does not change current "By Standard" color selection in FCF Settings.
FCF does respect colors set for "Annotation" under "Settings".
FCF arrow is aligned with a dimension line when ESnap is used for position.
Correct tab key order in command related dialogs.
"Attach" and "Detach" does toggle active / inactive status when one of them is executed (the same command session).
Can "Add leader" if specify only one point.
Tracker recognizes elliptical arc edges as expected.
Inserted symbol does not turn to text when re-editing FCF content.
There is tooltip for fields of FCF symbol in command main dialog.
Create symbol when Ortho mode is on.
PAN cursor does not stick to crosshair cursor if do PAN while create symbol, PAN works expected while ORTHO mode is ON.
The leader does follow the spline normal direction.
The item "By standard" in "primary" and "secondary" arrowhead lists is on top and show icon.
Command canceled when press Esc key the first time.
Exclude from parts list of part reference edit command does work.
Tooltip for the all commands under Arc button are correct.
Feature Control Frame Edit is present on the ribbon.
In the BOM Settings dialog, Category is marked for translation for all the supported languages.
Application stability improvements:On this release many areas was improved to avoid unexpected behaviors that lead on close the application, below a summary:
Application crash during copy to clipboard on particular part reference.
Application crash when mirror symbol.
Application crash when try to add leader with option "surFace" in the Feature control frame.
Application crash when manipulating multiple FCF with polyline in one selection - particular cases.
Build No. 126.96.36.1995 (SP0) - Release 25/05/2023
Below you can find the main fixes and new improvements on ARES Mechanical 2024 SP0:
Feature Control Frame:
A feature control frame is used to describe the conditions and tolerances of a geometric control on a part's feature.
A new feature control frame can be created using the command AM_FCFRAME. You could edit the feature control frame symbol that was created by AutoCAD Mechanical.
The users can edit the feature control frame symbol that was created by AutoCAD Mechanical.
The feature control frame includes four parts: GD&T symbol/control symbol, Tolerance zone type and dimensions, Tolerance zone modifiers - such as features of size, Datum references -if required by the GD&T Symbol
The user can additionally adjust the default settings for feature control frames by clicking on the “Settings…” button in the dialog.
Layers for the existing balloons and parts list update after "Restore defaults" on the Settings dialog.
Arc Radial Lines and Arc Tangent Lines esnaps work separately.
Arc Radial Lines and Arc Tangent Lines esnaps work when it is set as Mechanical Snap Configuration.
ANSI Inch and ANSI Metric standards are activated on the Japanese version.
A part reference is attached to a screw when the screw is overlapped with a hole.
The height of the left buttons decreases in Toolbox - Settings dialog.
An unnecessary Surface Finish Symbol preview appears when Surface Finish Symbol is inserted.
AM_ADDREVISIONSYMBOL command works.
AM_PARTREFERENCEEDIT command works.
The "Help" button opens the help doc on the More Properties dialog from BOM.
The dialog shows the correct standard when the active standard is JIS.
The balloon settings arrowhead's angle matches the specified values.
"Use color on locked layergroups" is applied when the lock layer group.
"Cannot export file to STEP" message is translated into Japanese.
"Cannot export file to IGES" message is translated into Japanese.
"Specify next point" message of the AM_INSERTBALLOON command is translated into Japanese.
Options of AM_BALLOON_REORG command is translated into Japanese.
Application stability improvements:
On this release many areas was improved to avoid unexpected behaviors that lead on close the application, below a summary:
The application crashes when pressing a key while Kanji mode is on
Application crashes when canceling dialog "Part list" dialog after starting it from the BOM dialog
Application crash when clicking "Delete" under "Available component properties" after creating "New"