LAST UPDATE: 2024 SP0 (220.127.116.115)
You can download the last update from here.
Build No. 18.104.22.1685 (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"