Evolve 2017

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The following features and capabilities have been added or modified for solidThinking Evolve® versions 2017, 2017.1, 2017.2, and 2017.3:

 

 

Evolve 2017.3

 

 

Resolved Issues

Fixed an issue causing long calculation times and freezing when using the Intersect Curve tool.

 

 

 

Evolve 2017.2.1

 

 

Resolved Issues

Fixed an issue where the Sweep tool was failing and causing a crash when objects were being edited.
Fixed an issue causing a crash when creating a bridge using the Edit PolyNURBS tool.
Fixed an issue causing a crash when importing DXF and DWG files.
Fixed an issue causing a crash when using Interactive Rendering.
Fixed an issue where rendering was taking a long time to start and crashing when stopped.
Fixed an issue where transparent glass was turning black.
Fixed an issue where CUDA 8 was not working on NVIDIA Pascal video cards.
Fixed an issue causing incorrect interactive rendering thread priority on NVIDIA cards.

 

 

 

Evolve 2017.2

 

 

New Features and Enhancements

 

Rendering: Added support for graphics cards using CUDA 8.
NURBS to Poly: Added an Advanced Tessellation option to enable/disable edge smoothing.

 

Resolved Issues

Fixed an issue causing long delays when disabling grid in 3D view.
Fixed an issue with exporting files to DXF and DWG where "exact" circles were not being converted properly.
Fixed an issue where using Save Selected was not working properly with DXF and DWG.
Fixed an issue to automatically disable the Coating option when a material type is changed to Emitter.
Fixed an issue causing a crash when editing a PolySphere using the Replicate tool.
Fixed an issue where the 3D mouse was not working on Mac.
Fixed an issue causing missing information when importing DXF and DWG files.
Fixed an issue causing Save Selected command to not work properly for SVG and PDF files.
Fixed an issue when rendering an animation where textures were being lost after the first frame.
Fixed an issue causing crashes and errors when opening and saving IGES and X_T files with Mac in Japanese.
Fixed an issue on Mac where saving a new material was creating two images.
Fixed an issue causing different results when opening the same DXF or DWG file.
Fixed an issue preventing DXF and DWG files from being imported.
Fixed an issue causing a crash when using the Undo command.
Fixed an issue where the Create Bridge tool was generating replicated faces.
Fixed an issue causing incorrect results using the Radial Symmetry tool on PolyNURBS.

 

 

Evolve 2017.1

 

 

New Features and Enhancements

 

UI Font: Added option in Preferences to change the font size in the user interface.

 

Resolved Issues

Fixed an issue with all multi-output tools (Trim, Face Extract, etc…) where translating the final object was not updating the source objects in history.
Fixed issue with the Z depth image size not matching the rendered image size when using GPU and Full (Progressive) rendering engines.
Fixed an issue preventing different images from being used for the Global Environment and the Illumination.
Fixed an issue with the Edit PolyNURBS tool not working after the Symmetry tool was applied.
Fixed an issue with the Trim tool where the normal calculation of curves was incorrect.
Fixed an issue with the Trim tool causing a crash.
Fixed an issue with .dwg files causing a crash when changing the model Units.
Fixed an issue with artifacts being created when using the Radial Symmetry tool on a PolyNURBS object.
Fixed an issue with the Extend Curve tool causing a crash.
Fixed an issue with Surface Offset where applying the Invert Direction was causing a crash.
Fixed an issue with Trim tool failing.
Fixed an issue with Background Image not being able to be edited interactively in Top view.
Fixed an issue causing a crash when opening models with self-intersecting surfaces.

 

 

 

 

Evolve 2017

 

 

New Features and Enhancements

 

Symmetry: New Planar Symmetry and Radial Symmetry tools have been added to replace the Mirror and Polar Copy tools.
Loft and Sweep feedback: The Loft and Sweep tools now provide additional feedback in cases of failure.
Length Parameter: A length parameter has been added to the Line and Rounded Polyline tools.
Curve Offset: When using the Curve Offset tool, you can now select surface edges directly.
Depth of Field: All images which are rendered inside Evolve include a Depth Channel (tiff). This Z-depth channel can now be saved in the Image Browser and used in post-processing tools such as Adobe Photoshop to simulate the natural blurring of foreground and background scene elements when viewed through a camera lens.
File Import/Export: The user interface for importing and exporting IGES and STEP files has been unified and now includes the option to select either the Parasolid or the CoreTechnologie library. This eliminates the need for two IGES and STEP options when opening or saving files.
SVG Format: Evolve now supports import and export to SVG format.
PDF 2D Format: Evolve now supports export to PDF 2D format.
DWG and DXF Update: Support for the AutoCAD Drawing (.dwg) and AutoCAD Drawing Exchange (.dxf) formats has been upgraded.
Quick Help Link: You can now access help for the current tool by clicking the ? icon on the Control Panel.
Background Image: Added an option to hide the background image.
KeyShot Live Link: Updated the KeyShot plug-in to support Live Linking with KeyShot version 6.

 

 

Resolved Issues

Fixed an issue with the orientation of the Trim tool when using the custom direction parameter.
Fixed an issue with the Extrude tool when extruding surfaces in a non-planar case.
Fixed an issue with the division point when using the Divide Curve tool.
Fixed an issue with the Curve Offset tool generating incorrect caps.
Fixed an issue with offset point movement not working correctly in the Curve Offset tool when the Closed parameter is enabled.
Fixed an issue with Curve Offset and Surface Offset giving different results from the same source curve.
Fixed an issue with the Surface Offset tool causing a crash.
Fixed an issue with the Make Manifold tool not showing a broken status when the resulting object was not a solid body, and added a feedback message in the World Browser.
Fixed an issue with the Autosave saving files to the incorrect folder with an incorrect file extension.
Fixed an issue with an internal routine in font selection that could cause a crash.
Fixed an issue with the Shelling tool showing handles in an incorrect position.
Fixed an issue with the spacebar not working correctly to accept selections (Japanese keyboard only).
Fixed an issue with the Draft Analysis tool displaying incorrect color.
Fixed an issue with the Draft Analysis tool failing in certain cases.
Fixed an issue with selection of overlapping surfaces on Mac.