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GeoTools for BricsCAD

Hello Everyone,Let me introduce myself in this forum. My name is Rakesh Rao and I am the owner of Four Dimension Technologies in Bangalore, India. [www.4d-technologies.com]We have an AutoCAD add-on product called GeoTools which has been around for over 8 succesful years in the AutoCAD market.GeoTools is a general purpose productivity tool and we are now porting this for the BricsCAD platform (available in English, Spanish, German interfaces) and are hoping to release this sometime next month.In this post, I am pasting the complete list of tools available in GeoTools and I would appreciate feedback from BricsCAD users about what features you think are most important for you and what you would like to see implemented on priority in our GeoTools product.I also welcome interested people who are willing to joining our beta testing program. I have a BricsCAD-GeoTools version already up and running but with plenty of bugs here and there which need to be fixed in the next one month.Thanks in advance and I look forward to some real good feedback.Here is the GeoTools command list post (extracted from AutoCAD brochure):G E O T O O L S 9.05 C O M M A N D S S N A P S H O T------------------------------------------------------------------GeoTools is a productivity tool for AutoCAD. It works on AutoCAD versions 2009-2004 and all vertical applications built on these AutoCAD versions.GeoTools helps you finish your AutoCAD tasks faster, smarter and more efficiently, minimizing operator errors, automating repetitive and commonly asked AutoCAD production tasks.The program was conceived and written with geographic data users in mind. Typical industries which would benefit from GeoTools are GIS / Mapping, Planning, Utilities and Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Surveying and engineering industries. With over 225 tools covering various function categories like Polylines, Text, Blocks, Attributes, Conversion, Autodesk Map, Civil etc, the program has enough tools that is of benefit and use for just about any AutoCAD user.Download fully functional 30-day evaluation version at http://www.4d-technologies.com/geotoolsGeoTools offers: - multiple user interfaces - is fully dialog box driven - is 100 % icon and pull-down menu driven - and is command line compatible for un-attended script file (SCR) operations.In addition, each command has several options and sub-options to fine-tune the way each command works. This makes eachcommand very flexible in its capability to handle processing parameters.Flexible purchase options: You now no longer need to purchase the entire toolkit. Our 'MyGeoTools' feature allows you to order only the required tools that you need. Check out this URL for more info:http://www.4d-technologies.com/geotools/my_geotools.htmGeoTools also ships now with a GDF Viewer in AutoCAD which can bring up GDF files and display the geometry and also be able to query point, line, areas, attributes, relationships, complex and conversion features etc. The program is still in beta and under development but it demonstrates our growing competence and interest in handling GDF files.What is GDF?GDF means Geographic Data Files. It is a standard data exchange format and a data model used for modeling navigation data. It is used to describe road networks & road-related data and is an international standard ISO/TC204 / CEN/TC 278.* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *GeoTools Commands Snap-Shot:Tool # 1 [Polyline] Join 3D polylinesTool # 2 [Polyline] Automated join [2d polylines]Tool # 3 [Polyline] Flexible ways to convert 2D to 3D and 3D to 2D polylinesTool # 4 [Polyline] Specify a new start point for closed polylinesTool # 5 [Polyline] Single pick add vertex, delete vertexTool # 6 [Polyline] Convert zero length to pointsTool # 7 [Polyline] Identify & Reverse directionTool # 8 [Polyline] Distance and angle based weedingTool # 9 [Polyline] Set zero elevations to nearest non zero valueTool # 10 [Polyline] Populate zero value elevations by linear interpolationTool # 11 [Polyline] Label vertices, Label segments, angles. Fully user customizedTool # 12 [Polyline] Compute summed lengthsTool # 13 [Polyline] Control polyline linetypeTool # 14 [Polyline] Multiple PeditTool # 15 [Polyline] Identify zero elevation vertexTool # 16 [Polyline] Explode wide polylines, retain width geometryTool # 17 [Polyline] Place Points/Blocks along verticesTool # 18 [Polyline] Powerful property based filteringTool # 19 [Polyline] Offset, Move, Extract, Mirror, Rotate, Stretch part of polylineTool # 20 [Polyline] Find direction of verticesTool # 21 [Polyline] Convert arc segments to linear in many waysTool # 22 [Polyline] Convert from spline, Convert to splineTool # 23 [Polyline] Compute detailed statistics Tool # 24 [Polyline] Easy 3d polylineTool # 25 [Polyline] Express PeditTool # 26 [Polyline] Highlight elevation differencesTool # 27 [Polyline] Add/Remove closing verticesTool # 28 [Polyline] Fillet between two polylinesTool # 29 [Polyline] Fillet multiple polylinesTool # 30 [Polyline] Offset and delete originalTool # 31 [Polyline] Offset closed polylines INwards / OUTwardsTool # 32 [Polyline] Break crossing objects at end of polylineTool # 33 [Polyline] Multiple Variable distance measureTool # 34 [Polyline] Multiple Variable polyline segment offsetTool # 35 [Polyline] Convert lines, arcs, circles to polylinesTool # 36 [Polyline] Offset 3d polylinesTool # 37 [Polyline] Weed (remove) collinear vertices from polylineTool # 38 [Polyline] Draw 2d/3d polylines with auto-edge panningTool # 39 [Polyline] Join nearest ends of lines and/or polylinesTool # 40 [Polyline] Create polygonal centroid points / labelsTool # 41 [Polyline] Create closed polylines from a mass of networked polylinesTool # 42 [Polyline] Convert polylines to 3dfacesTool # 43 [Polyline] Compute summed polyline areas from selected layersTool # 44 [Polyline] Merge adjacent closed polylinesTool # 45 [Polyline] Draw 3d polylines with auto-incrementing/decrementing elevationsTool # 46 [Polyline] Multiple polyline / line/ arcs vertex editorTool # 47 [Polyline] Create mathematical offsets between two contour polylinesTool # 48 [Polyline] Analyze and fix Z elevation trendsTool # 49 [Polyline] Drape a 3d polyline over a set of intersecting lines/polylinesTool # 50 [Polyline] Mark junction points on a network of linesTool # 51 [Polyline] Mark intersection points along lines,polylines,arcs..Tool # 52 [Polyline] Detect free ends (dangles) of lines,polylines and arcsTool # 53 [Conversion] Scale Z valuesTool # 54 [Conversion] Change Properties ByLayer to ByEntityTool # 55 [Conversion] Convert Blocks/Shapes to PointsTool # 56 [Conversion] Convert Points to Blocks/ShapesTool # 57 [Conversion] Assign inherited PropertiesTool # 58 [Conversion] Assign contour elevation semi-automaticallyTool # 59 [Conversion] Assign contour elevations from text objectsTool # 60 [Conversion] Change to current layerTool # 61 [Conversion] 3DFaces to polylinesTool # 62 [Conversion] 3DFaces to polyface meshTool # 63 [Conversion] Polyface meshes to polylinesTool # 64 [Conversion] Convert Object Table Data to XdataTool # 65 [Conversion] Transfer Object Table Data to Block AttributesTool # 66 [Conversion] Convert lines, arcs, circles to polylinesTool # 67 [Conversion] Convert polylines to 3dfacesTool # 68 [Conversion] Flatten - Convert to elevation = 0.0Tool # 69 [Text] Add Prefix/Suffix to TextTool # 70 [Text] List Drawing FontsTool # 71 [Text] Enclose Text in BoxTool # 72 [Text] Align TextTool # 73 [Text] Change to upper, lower, mixed caseTool # 74 [Text] Globally modify TEXT/MTEXT propertiesTool # 75 [Text] Draw quick auto incrementing text (running numbers)Tool # 76 [Text] Draw Multiple TextTool # 77 [Text] Trim charactersTool # 78 [Text] Filter by propertyTool # 79 [Text] Round Off Numeric textTool # 80 [Text] Slide (move) text relative to its rotation angleTool # 81 [Text] Write Text to FileTool # 82 [Text] Add/Remove underliningTool # 83 [Text] Consolidate into MTextTool # 84 [Text] Search, Replace and Zoom to Text & AttributesTool # 85 [Text] Search Blocks for text stringsTool # 86 [Text] Transfer text strings as object dataTool # 87 [Text] Transfer text strings as block attributesTool # 88 [Text] Split long text strings into smaller delimited stringsTool # 89 [Text] Create text along a curveTool # 90 [Text] Un-clutter text labels by repositioning them away from each otherTool # 91 [Text] Create text aligned to a curveTool # 92 [Text] Create Date/Drawing StampTool # 93 [Selection] Polylines based on derived propertiesTool # 94 [Selection] 3DFaces based on derived propertiesTool # 95 [Selection] Powerful boundary based object selectorTool # 96 [Selection] Powerful Object Selection SetTool # 97 [Selection] Find objects in selected Z rangeTool # 98 [Selection] Select Current LayerTool # 99 [Selection] Select Current StyleTool # 100 [Inquiry] Display angle between two linesTool # 101 [Inquiry] Display info. about polyline bulge (arc segments)Tool # 102 [Inquiry] Compute Center of GravityTool # 103 [Inquiry] Display Drawing StatisticsTool # 104 [Inquiry] Compute running distance/perimeterTool # 105 [Inquiry] Compute summed areas of closed polylinesTool # 106 [Inquiry] Object Selection BrowserTool # 107 [Inquiry] Quick elevation InfoTool # 108 [Inquiry] Display horizontal & Vertical distancesTool # 109 [Inquiry] Find out direction of polyline verticesTool # 110 [Inquiry] Compute detailed polyline statisticsTool # 111 [Inquiry] Identify objects with vertex elevation differencesTool # 112 [Inquiry] Compute summed polyline areas from selected layersTool # 113 [Draw] HelixTool # 114 [Draw] TubeTool # 115 [Draw] Truncated ConeTool # 116 [Draw] ParabolaTool # 117 [Draw] InvoluteTool # 118 [Draw] Perpendicular linesTool # 119 [Draw] Create tapered linesTool # 120 [Draw] Box with diagonalsTool # 121 [Draw] Running Numbers TextTool # 122 [Draw] Multiple Text InsertionsTool # 123 [Draw] Projected (construction) linesTool # 124 [Draw] Easy 3dpointTool # 125 [Draw] Easy 3dpolylineTool # 126 [Draw] Easy 3dfaceTool # 127 [Draw] Draw tangents to curvesTool # 128 [Draw] Draw 2d/3d polylines with Auto Edge panTool # 129 [Draw] Easy Extrude commandTool # 130 [Draw] Create polygonal centroid points / labelsTool # 131 [Draw] Draw 3d polylines with auto-incrementing/decrementing elevationsTool # 132 [Draw] Create Text along a curveTool # 133 [Draw] Draws a rectangular box at the current screen extentsTool # 134 [Draw] Draws bounding box around selected object(s)Tool # 135 [Build] Make right-of-way from center-linesTool # 136 [Build] Make road center- lines from rights-of-wayTool # 137 [Build] Mulitple polyline offsets relative / absoluteTool # 138 [Build] Offset and delete originalTool # 139 [Build] Offset, Move, Extract, Mirror, Rotate, Stretch part of polylineTool # 140 [Build] Move/Copy and then rotateTool # 141 [Build] Offset single segment from polylineTool # 142 [Build] Offset closed polylines INwards / OUTwardsTool # 143 [Build] Multiple Variable distance MeasureTool # 144 [Build] Multiple Variable distance polyline segment offsetTool # 145 [Build] Multiple drawing InsertsTool # 146 [Build] Create closed polylines from a mass of networked polylinesTool # 147 [Build] Create mathematical offsets between two contour polylinesTool # 148 [Build] Build common edges along adjacent, closed polygons)Tool # 149 [Drawing Cleanup] Weed (remove) polyline vertices based on distance and angleTool # 150 [Drawing Cleanup] Weed (remove) collinear vertices from polylinesTool # 151 [Drawing Cleanup] Analyze and fix Z elevation trends in 3d polylinesTool # 152 [Drawing Cleanup] Remove overlapping line segments from a selection of line objectsTool # 153 [Drawing Cleanup] Delete Duplicate ObjectsTool # 154 [Drawing Cleanup] Delete Null TEXTTool # 155 [Drawing Cleanup] Purge All Unused SymbolsTool # 156 [Drawing Cleanup] Linework and Node-work Snap (MAGNET)Tool # 157 [Drawing Cleanup] Remove redundant closing vertex in polylineTool # 158 [Drawing Cleanup] Break crossing objects at end of polylinesTool # 159 [Drawing Cleanup] Mark junction points on a network of linesTool # 160 [Drawing Cleanup] Mark intersection points along lines,polylines,arcs..Tool # 161 [Drawing Cleanup] Detect free ends (dangles) of lines,polylines and arcsTool # 162 [Blocks & Attributes] Place Points/Blocks along verticesTool # 163 [Blocks & Attributes] Convert Blocks to PointsTool # 164 [Blocks & Attributes] Convert Points to BlocksTool # 165 [Blocks & Attributes] Globally Modify Block PropertiesTool # 166 [Blocks & Attributes] Extract Block attributes to fileTool # 167 [Blocks & Attributes] Transfer Attributes between blocksTool # 168 [Blocks & Attributes] Explode only nested blocksTool # 169 [Blocks & Attributes] Global Attribute EditorTool # 170 [Blocks & Attributes] Multiple Redefine of Block definition propertiesTool # 171 [Blocks & Attributes] Replace BlockTool # 172 [Blocks & Attributes] Explode Block - Retain attributes as TextTool # 173 [Blocks & Attributes] Express Block InsertTool # 174 [Blocks & Attributes] Search and replace text/attributesTool # 175 [Blocks & Attributes] Edit Block graphics and attributes globally and independentlyTool # 176 [Blocks & Attributes] Insert blocks with auto incrementing attribute countersTool # 177 [Blocks & Attributes] Edit graphics and attributes globally and independentlyTool # 178 [Blocks & Attributes] Search Block definition for text stringTool # 179 [Blocks & Attributes] Define Object table from block attributesTool # 180 [Blocks & Attributes] Change attributes to upper, lower or mixed caseTool # 181 [Blocks & Attributes] Rename block attribute tags, prompts and defaultsTool # 182 [AutoCAD Map] Convert Object Data to XdataTool # 183 [AutoCAD Map] Transfer Object Data between two objectsTool # 184 [AutoCAD Map] Transfer Object Data to Block AttributesTool # 185 [AutoCAD Map] Transfer AutoCAD entity properties to Object DataTool # 186 [AutoCAD Map] Transfer Block Attributes to Object DataTool # 187 [AutoCAD Map] Transfer Object data into entity elevationsTool # 188 [AutoCAD Map] Transfer Database linked data to Object DataTool # 189 [AutoCAD Map] Create Text Labels from Object DataTool # 190 [AutoCAD Map] Merge two object data tablesTool # 191 [AutoCAD Map] Remove duplicate object table recordsTool # 192 [AutoCAD Map] Export Object Data to ASCII filesTool # 193 [AutoCAD Map] Transfer Text Strings to Object DataTool # 194 [AutoCAD Map] List Object DataTool # 195 [AutoCAD Map] Search and replace Object table dataTool # 196 [AutoCAD Map] Select topology objects graphicallyTool # 197 [AutoCAD Map] Copy Object Table definitionTool # 198 [AutoCAD Map] Define Object Table from block attributesTool # 199 [AutoCAD Map] Define Object Table from linked database tableTool # 200 [AutoCAD Map] Global Object Data EditorTool # 201 [AutoCAD Map] Format text labels queried with 'Alter properties'Tool # 202 [AutoCAD Map] Auto- Incrementing object data assignment to objectsTool # 203 [AutoCAD Map] Break object but retain object data in broken partsTool # 204 [AutoCAD Map] Create auto-incrementing object table dataTool # 205 [AutoCAD Map] Explode objects, retain extended entity data & object dataTool # 206 [AutoCAD Map] Check for no Xdata / object dataTool # 207 [AutoCAD Map] Extract object table structure to a text fileTool # 208 [Civil] Annotate surveyed traverse [planimetric] with chainagesTool # 209 [Civil] Draw cross-sectional profile along a 3d polylineTool # 210 [Civil] Draw graded polylinesTool # 211 [Civil] Create and Place Map Sheet Index BlockTool # 212 [Civil] Create Map GridTool # 213 [Xdata] Remove extended entity dataTool # 214 [Xdata] Explode blocks - retain extended entity and object dataTool # 215 [Xdata] List extended entity data from picked objectTool # 216 [Xdata] Extract extended entity data to ASCII filesTool # 217 [Xdata] Search and replace extended entity dataTool # 218 [Miscellaneous] Control 3dface Face NormalsTool # 219 [Miscellaneous] Draw slope lines between two edgesTool # 220 [Miscellaneous] Object ChopperTool # 221 [Miscellaneous] Automatic DimensioningTool # 222 [Miscellaneous] Export every layer to its own DWGTool # 223 [Miscellaneous] Match Object PropertiesTool # 224 [Miscellaneous] Roughen linesTool # 225 [Miscellaneous] Compute Surface Area of 3DFACEsTool # 226 [Miscellaneous] Align ObjectsTool # 227 [Miscellaneous] Extract from XREFTool # 228 [Miscellaneous] Multiple DWG XREFTool # 229 [Miscellaneous] Multiple DWG InsertTool # 230 [Miscellaneous] Split drawing using WBLOCKTool # 231 [Miscellaneous] Sort ASCII filesTool # 232 [Miscellaneous] Draw vegetation cover symbolsTool # 233 [Miscellaneous] Draw Embankment hatch slopes patternTool # 234 [Miscellaneous] Fix objects with non-parallel UCSTool # 235 [Miscellaneous] Import ARC ASCII DEM filesTool # 236 [Miscellaneous] Export ARC ASCII DEM filesTool # 237 [Miscellaneous] Layer Names EditorTool # 238 [Miscellaneous] Export 3dfaces as SMS 2DM formatTool # 239 [Miscellaneous] Import an SMS 2DM as 3dfacesTool # 240 [Miscellaneous] Compute summed polyline areas from selected layersTool # 241 [Miscellaneous] Explode objects, retain extended entity data and object table dataTool # 242 [Miscellaneous] Insert geo-referenced imagesTool # 243 [Miscellaneous] Batch process multiple drawings with scriptsTool # 244 [Miscellaneous] Contour Spacing Distance ToolsTool # 245 [Miscellaneous] Break (split) objects along a polylineTool # 246 [Miscellaneous] Zoom to extent of selected object(s) (with 5% margin)Tool # 247 [Miscellaneous] Flatten - Convert objects to 0.0 elevationTool # 248 [Miscellaneous] Flip(reverse) elevations (Z) from selected objectsTool # 249 [Miscellaneous] Enter geographical coordinates-Latitude,Longitude,Height]Tool # 250 [Miscellaneous] Scale objects (unequally) in X, Y and Z directionsTool # 251 [Miscellaneous] Create a mean (averaged) point from cluster of pointsTool # 252 [Annotation] Label picked points with XYZ valuesTool # 253 [Annotation] Label Polyline VerticesTool # 254 [Annotation] Label polylines with object / database linked databaseTool # 255 [Annotation] Label Polyline SegmentsTool # 256 [Annotation] Label Contour polylinesTool # 257 [Annotation] Label Polyline AnglesTool # 258 [Annotation] Create polygonal centroid points / labelsTool # 259 [Annotation] Annotate ends of curves with block symbolsTool # 260 [Annotation] Annotate points based on layer namesTool # 261 [Layer] Layer Isolate / Layer RestoreTool # 262 [Layer] Save / Restore Multiple Layer SettingsTool # 263 [Layer]Copy layer contents to another layer----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------GeoTools is only US$ 184.00 per license. Attractive multiple license discounts available.Fully functional 30-day evaluation version available for download from http://www.4d-technologies.com/geotools----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Did you sign-up for the GeoTools newsletter? Be informed and be part of the development.Log on now to http://www.4d-technologies.com/geotools----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Are you a programmer? Have you visited our TechCenter where you can download for FREE hundreds of AutoLisp code and build your own powerful applications and programs.Log on now to http://www.4d-technologies.com/techcenter----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This marketing e-mail is being sent in good faith using publiclyavailable information. We are a high quality organization and wishto avoid SPAM as much as you do. 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