Thirty-first release of PythonCAD now available
Posted on: 05/20/2006 10:36 AM

The thirty-first release of PythonCAD is now available:

I'm pleased to announce the thirty-first development release of PythonCAD, a CAD package for open-source software users. As the name implies, PythonCAD is written entirely in Python. The goal of this project is to create a fully scriptable drafting program that will match and eventually exceed features found in commercial CAD software. PythonCAD is released under the GNU Public License (GPL).

PythonCAD requires Python 2.2 or newer. The interface is GTK 2.0 based, and uses the PyGTK module for interfacing to GTK. The design of PythonCAD is built around the idea of separating the interface from the back end as much as possible. By doing this, it is hoped that both GNOME and KDE interfaces can be added to PythonCAD through usage of the appropriate Python module. Addition of other PythonCAD interfaces will depend on the availability of a Python module for that particular interface and developer interest and action.

The latest release features improvements to the entity splitting code and a new split operation, automatic entity splitting. The splitting code has been rewritten which fixed several bugs while making the code simpler and clearer to understand. The new autosplitting code is a feature that, when activated, will make the program split existing entities in a drawing when a newly added point lands on the entity. Various code cleanups are also present in this release, including the ability to set and later change the default style values for the different entities used within PythonCAD. Finally, a number of bug fixes and other code improvements are present in this release.

Thirty-first release of PythonCAD now available

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