Twenty-eighth release of PythonCAD now available
Posted on: 02/03/2006 12:41 PM

The twenty-eighth development release of PythonCAD, a CAD package for open-source software users, is available.

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).

The twenty-eighth release of PythonCAD offers improved abilities to edit entities in a drawing. Previous releases had inconsistent behavior for entity modification as some operations first required selecting then entities to change and then selecting the operation to perform, where other changes were accomplished by first selecting the action and then selecting entities. The latest release allows for entity modifications to be performed in either mode, thus making the code more consistent as well as easier to use. For people familiar with AutoCAD, PythonCAD now has 'NOUN-gt;VERB' and 'VERB-gt;NOUN' entity modification behavior. Numerous internal changes to the code utilizing more current functionality are also included in this release, in particular a rewrite of the entity moving code. Also, the ability to adjust the attributes of the text objects in a Dimension have been improved as well as simplified. And as usual, a wide number of bug fixes and other code enhancements are present in the release.


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