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Jul 12, 2022

Released new ArmCAD 7 - Build 7069. See Download section of this site for download.

Since this Build, it is possible to create bent mesh specification reports with displayed bending shape and bend marking, a major improvement was made to the cutting plan algorithm, an improvement/fix of the algorithm for displaying the 3D bar in the specification report, and several other new features, improvements, and fixes.

Here is the complete list of changes in this Build:

  • New functionality - Bent meshes - creation of bent mesh specifications report enabled (with drawing of bending shape and with marking of bending in the cutting plan).
  • New functionality - In the dialog for manual creation of a variable position (which opens from the dialog Base positions) – added option for defining parameters Fna and Fnb (arc arrows), which enables defining arc function for a segment lenght change.
  • New functionality - The ability to insert an empty line in seven reports has been added. A blank line is inserted between chapters of different forms.
  • An improvement was made to the general algorithm for creating a cutting plan. Now, even in this procedure, rectangular dents inside the pieces themselves can be used, which can lead to greater utilization and less waste.
  • Improving the algorithm to determine a good transformation for displaying a 3D bar in a specification.
  • Correction of a bug when extracting crosssections, due to which the cross-section could not be extracted from some beam crosssections, or the cross-section extraction caused the program to crash.
  • A change related to increasing the stability of the program when drawing a drawing that has external references - this is a situation when several drawings are opened at the same time.
  • Fixed a bug due to which the bar end grip did not work if there was a pointer with a + sign at the end of the bar.
  • Correction of an error when turning off certain reports of the recapitulation of the network by formwork, when "New page for each formwork" was turned off.
  • Fixed drawing of scaled mesh specificator in section. Values in labels were displayed scaled.

May 04, 2022

Released new ArmCAD 6 - Build 6336. See Download section of this site for download.

Since this Build, ArmCAD 6 is compatible with AutoCAD 2023.

In addition, this Build contains several minor fixes.[more]

Here is the complete list of changes in this Build:

  • The A21 variant of ArmCAD 6 now supports AutoCAD 2023
  • fixed a problem that could have caused the program to crash during the work in the meshes cutting plan report.
  •     correction of a problem that could have caused the program to crash when importing meshes from the Tower
  •     in some cases the drawing was not automatically refreshed after the trim and extend
  •     correction of problem when extracting the cross-section of the series in the plan view where the width was less than the lenght of the symbol on the series, which caused the rotation of the symbols.
  •     in the formwork dialog,  column for ordinal numbers is extended

 

 


Feb 28, 2022

ARMCAD 7 - the new generation of our reinforcement drawing program has just been released

We would like to inform you that the new generation of our reinforcement drawing program has just been released.

ARMCAD 7 was created as a result of our many years of work on the development of the ARMCAD 6 program and represents its comprehensive improvement and enables a faster, easier and more accurate process of drawing reinforcement details.


A document with more detailed information on the new features of ArmCAD 7 can be downloaded here:

 

 

 

A functional DEMO version of ARMCAD 7 can be downloaded from the download page.

 


Dec 22, 2021

Released new ArmCAD 6 - Build 6336.

Since this Build, ArmCAD 6 is compatible with BricsCAD v22.

 

In addition, this Build contains several minor fixes, the most important of which are: fixing the cause of program crashes when deleting entities in BricsCAD, fixing incorrect drag-mode of series in a section view, displaying correct units in the meshes cutting plan when exporting to RTF.[more]

 

Here is the complete list of changes in this Build:

  • correction of problems with not displaying the bar diameter when a item change is made over a specially formatted position
  • corrected issue when exporting the cutting plan report to RTF, the dimensions of the meshes were displayed in meters and not in units specified by the user (in case the option "Print formwork on a new page" was enabled)
  • in Autocads localized to another language (eg Russian) there was a problem with internal selection commands (for example in commands „Label”, or „Section pursue”) that could not be used. The problem was in Autocad and we made a workaround.
  • correction of an issue when making a bar with a geometry that already exists (drawn in the opposite direction). If it was choosen to use the existing position, the position of the new bar was changed.
  • correction of copy-paste series in longitudinal and cross section. During the drag, the series was shown in the wrong place. (Occurrence only observed in 2021 and 2022 versions of AutoCAD only)
  • fixed an error that caused a program to crash when deleting a large number of entities at once. Crash occurred only in BricsCAD versions.
  • correction of an error that occurs when copy-paste (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V) parts of a drawing from one drawing to another. The problem occurred only in the versions for AutoCAD 2010-2016.

 


Apr 15, 2021

Released new ArmCAD 6 - Build 6330. See Download section of this site for download.

Since this Build, program ArmCAD 6 is compatible with AutoCAD 2022.


The most important new feature of this Build is imprevement in algorithm for optimizing meshes cutting plan. Except thise, this Build contains a couple of  bug fixes.

 


Nov 16, 2020

Released new ArmCAD 6 - Build 6326.

This Build contains several minor fixes and the most important are: significantly accelerated opening of the dialog for arbitrary and standard bars, correction of the bar sorting procedure in the bars position database by length criterion, correction of the sorting procedure of assigning meshes cutting indexes..

 

Since this Build, ArmCAD 6 is able to run under BricsCAD v21.

Here is the complete list of changes in this Build:

* Significantly accelerated opening of the dialog for arbitrary and standard bars. The slowdown was caused by filling the list with vacant position numbers (up to 10 thousand). Now the list is only partially filled, at the end the option "More ..." is set to load other free numbers by positions

* correction of the bar sorting procedure in the bar position database according to the length criterion. Cases that the drawing was drawn in the scale 1ACU = 1mm could lead to a situation which lead to incorestly sorted bars positions.

* correction of the procedure of generating the meshes cutting index. The order in which the cutting index is generated now depends on the ordinal numbers of the meshes positions.

* the cross-sectional label (type "Arbitrary") was not affected by the coefficient of additional elevation scaling

* correction of an error that could have affected the misalignment of the specifier labels (if it was designed to be shown in two lines)

* Improved control of the correctness of data in the drawing database and improved removal of incorrect connections between ArmCAD‘s entities.


Apr 08, 2020

ArmCAD 6 compatible with AutoCAD 2021 has been released.

New branch is marked as "A21" and is available in 64-bit release only.


Jan 28, 2020

ArmCAD 6 compatible with BricsCAD v20 has been released.

New branch is marked as "B20" and is available in 64-bit release only.


Jun 12, 2019

Released new ArmCAD 6 - Build 6321.

This build contains several fixes and improvements related with cutting plans (bars and meshes) and with program installation.


May 16, 2019

ArmCAD 6 compatible with AutoCAD 2020 has been released.

Existing branch "A19" now supports both AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD 2020.