CADSoftTools Releases ABViewer 15

TULA, Russia, June 3, 2022 – The CADSoftTools team is glad to present ABViewer 15. This version of the CAD software is better, faster, and more reliable. And it is packed with great new features and tools.

What’s new in ABViewer 15

  • Improved software performance:
    • work with large files improved;
    • navigation speeded up;
    • speed of PDF to DWG/DXF conversion increased;
    • opening of 3D files and interaction with their structure speeded up.
  • Replacement of the Open Cascade Technology by our own 3D kernel:
    • opening of 3D files speeded up;
    • reading of SAT, SLDPRT, X_T, X_B file formats improved;
    • support of FSAT, SAB, SMT, IPT, IFC file formats added;
    • export to SAT and SAB formats added;
    • export of STEP, DWG, DXF file formats improved.
  • Improved PDF to DWG/DXF conversion:
    • conversion speeded up;
    • saving of the PDF file layers added;
    • text and images import settings added.
  • Improved DWG/DXF to G-code conversion:
    • capability to convert layers only from the visible layers;
    • generation of G-code compatible with the dispensing CNC machine (Skyglass);
    • generation of G-code compatible with the Grbl controller.
  • New feature—Layout Detector.
  • New editing tools and capabilities:
    • the Auto Dimension tool added;
    • the Cloud tool added;
    • capability to automatically save files added;
    • the setting enabling to select OLE objects and images by their contour added;
    • the setting enabling to select entities on the locked layers added.
  • Improved DWG and DXF import:
    • support of the MTexts and Texts entities improved;
    • support of the Hatch entity improved;
    • display of SHX fonts improved;
    • ACIS objects support improved;
    • support of the Dimension and Multileader entities improved;
    • reading of VPort and drawing overall dimensions improved.
  • Improved DWG and DXF export:
    • saving of ACIS objects added;
    • saving of VPort improved.
    • Improved display of vector formats (DWF, HPGL, CGM, SVG).
    • Improved SVG export:
    • text and hatch export improved.
  • Improved interaction with the 3D model structure:
    • interaction with the structure speeded up;
    • the Extended structure setting added;
    • modes for selection of 3D model elements added.
  • Improved PDF export and printing:
    • print styles for setting lineweight and color by color added.
  • Automatic check for the software updates.
  • Bug fixes.

Download the latest version of ABViewer and try it out right now. It is free for 45 days.



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About CADSoftTools

Founded in 2000 CADSoftTools – Soft Gold Ltd. develops software products for industrial and construction drawings. The company offers a wide range of products from ready applications to libraries for developers. CADSoftTools cooperates with a large number of companies worldwide including Samsung, Hitachi Power Europe and others.

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