Spatial Manager™

Spatial Manager™

Win32 and 64, English

Opencartis, S.L.
Spatial Manager™ for Autodesk® AutoCAD® is a powerful AutoCAD plug-in designed for AutoCAD users who need to import, export and manage spatial data in a simple, fast and inexpensive way.

General Usage Instructions

Link to technical Wiki page: http://wiki.spatialmanager.com/index.php/Spatial_Manager%E2%84%A2_for_AutoCAD

AutoCAD commands

This is the list of AutoCAD commands included in Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD

  • Main commands
    • SPM: Show Palette. Opens and/or displays the application Palette
    • SPMCLOSE: Close. Closes the application Palette
    • SPMIMPORT: Import. Directly Imports features from geospatial files or tables without using the application Palette
    • SPMEXPORT: Export. Exports AutoCAD objects into geospatial files or tables ("Professional" edition only)
    • SPMSETCRS: Coordinate system. Sets the Coordinate Reference System (CRS) for the drawing
    • SPMCREATEKML: Export to Google Earth. Exports the current status of the drawing to Google Earth (one click) ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
  • Background Map commands ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
    • SPMBGMAPSHOW: Show. Shows the selected image Map in the background of the drawing
    • SPMBGMAPHIDE: Hide. Hides the background Map if it is displayed
    • SPMBGMAPREFRESH: Refresh. Regenerates the image of the background Map, which may be needed under certain graphic situations
    • SPMBGMAPIMAGE: Capture. Creates an AutoCAD raster image corresponding to the display view of the current background Map (Snapshot)
    • SPMBGMAPIMAGEPURGE: Purge. Delete 'orphan' image tiles and perform some other cleaning operations 
  • Selection commands ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
    • SPMSELECTBYQUERY: By Query. Selects objects by a simple or compound query over their data
    • SPMSELECTBYTABLE: By Table. Selects all the objects attached to a specific data table
    • SPMZOOMTOSELECTION: Zoom to Selection. Zoom to the selected objects
  • Data Table commands ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
    • SPMDATATABLEDEFINE: Define Table. Defines, modifies or deletes a data table or its fields
    • SPMDATATABLEATTACH: Attach. Attaches one or more objects to a data table
    • SPMDATATABLEDETACH: Detach. Detaches one or more objects from their corresponding attached data table
  • Support commands
    • SPMOPTIONS: Options. Set of parameters to configure the application (includes also the functionality of SPMUPDATE and SPMABOUT)
    • SPMHELP: Help. Shows the application help (Wiki format)
    • SPMUPDATE: Updates. Checks if there is a new application release to be downloaded from Internet
    • SPMABOUT: Information. Shows basic information about the application and the installed release
  • _OPTIONS (AutoCAD native command): Options. New "Spatial Manager" tab including the set of parameters to configure the application (same functionality as above)

 

General

  • Import/export spatial data into/from AutoCAD drawings
  • Transformation of coordinates when importing or exporting
  • Background image Maps from Bing, OpenStreeMap, Mapbox, Ordnance Survey, etc.
  • XDATA / Extended Entity Data (EED)
    • Viewer palette
    • Edit values directly in the palette
    • Hyperlink
    • Managing data structure
    • Define, modify and delete tables and fields
    • Attaching objects to a table
    • Detaching objects from their tables
    • Selecting the objects attached to a table


Import processes

  • Objects imported into a new or open drawing
  • Basic target layer or new target layers using a field value
  • Use blocks for points and centroids
  • Block insertion parameters from field values
  • Polygon fills and transparencies
  • Polygon centroids
  • Labeling objects while importing
  • Import polygons using "MPolygon" objects, even on basic AutoCAD


Export processes 

  • Objects exported to geospatial files or servers
  • Select the objects to be exported
  • Option to treat the closed polylines as polygons
  • Option to export the Handle and the Layers of the objects
  • Option to export the Attributes of the Block References
  • Option to export Text objects and their basic properties (Rotation and Height)
  • Automatic complex geometric operations
  • Filtering of incompatible objects

Data sources

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

SPMEXPORT

Exports objects into geospatial files or tables

SPMIMPORT

Imports features from geospatial files or tables

SPMBGMAPIMAGE

Creates an AutoCAD raster image corresponding to the display view of the current background Map (Snapshot)

SPMUPDATE

Checks if there is a new application release to be downloaded from Internet

SPMOPTIONS

Set of parameters to configure the application

SPMSETCRS

Set the Coordinate Reference System for the current drawing

SPMSELECTBYTABLE

Select all the objects attached to a specific data table

SPM

Opens and/or displays the application panel

SPMZOOMTOSELECTION

Zoom to the selected objects

SPMCREATEKML

Exports the current status of the drawing to Google Earth (one click)

SPMDATATABLEDETACH

Detach one or more objects from their corresponding attached data table

SPMSELECTBYQUERY

Selects objects by a simple or compound query over their data

SPMBGMAPREFRESH

Regenerates the image of the background Map, which may be needed under certain graphic situations

SPMHELP

Shows the application help (Wiki format)

SPMBGMAPSHOW

Shows the selected image Map in the background of the drawing

SPMBGMAPHIDE

Hides the background Map if it is displayed

SPMABOUT

Shows basic information about the application and the installed release

SPMBGMAPIMAGEPURGE

Utility to delete 'orphan' image tiles and perform some other cleaning operations

SPMDATATABLEATTACH

Attach one or more objects to a data table

SPMDATATABLEDEFINE

Define, modify or delete a data table or its fields

Installation/Uninstallation

Install:

Run "SpatialManagerforAutoCAD-x.x.x.xxxx.exe" install program downloaded from Autodesk App Store.

Uninstall: from Windows Control panel.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Opencartis, S.L.

Author/Company Information

Opencartis, S.L.

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description

4.2.0.7251

April 21, 2018 - Release 4.2.0 News - Added the LiDAR files (LAS, LAZ) data provider [F2643] - Added the georeferenced raster images (TIF, JPG, PNG, JPEG, TIFF) data provider [F2756] *** References via (World File) (TFW, JGW, etc.) or GeoTIFF - 'Spatial Manager' API *** New LISP functions to managing the Coordinate System (CRS) assigned to the drawing [F2660] **** (spm_csgetdrawingcrscode) : Returns the current drawing CRS Code **** (spm_csgetdrawingcrsname) : Returns the current drawing CRS Name **** (spm_cssetdrawingcrs CRS#) : Assigns to the drawing the CRS whose Code isCRS# Improvements - The application is now compatible with AutoCAD 2019 and other Autodesk 2019 products [T4772] - New option to bring the Background Map to front [F2760] *** Very useful with maps that include transparent areas - New options when Capturing a Background Map image [F2735] *** Choice of the image format *** Generation of the geo-reference file (World File) - The Background Maps selection window can now be resized [F2678] - The properties of the polygon fill Hatches can now be selected from Fields values when importing [F2762] - The percentage of the imported or exported objects is now shown in the task run information window (if the total of objects to be processed is known) [F2763] *** In addition, the thousands separator is shown in the numbers of the imported, exported and total objects - The application "remembers" now the last path selected when Importing (through SPMIMPORT) or Exporting [F2729] - Several import options that were unnecessary when importing point elements have been disabled [F2778] - Improved (or disabled) the default option to import the Z coordinate depending on the source to be imported [F2726] - 'Import-all' tool enhancements *** The function has been adapted to make it compatible with the new data providers for LiDAR files and raster images *** Set a working path where to store any auxiliary file required by the process (such as transformed images) *** Now you can select from several options the CRS of those data sources to import that do not have it defined [F2773] *** New option to distribute the objects in Layers according to the source Table name [F2775] **** The distribution already existed according to the source file name but this new option is of interest for files that can contain several tables (SDF, SQLITE, etc.) - The current Layer is no longer changed after the Import processes [F2783] - New option to export the Hatches data (if any) in the data table [F2761] *** Name, Angle, Scale (Spacing for User patterns) and Double (User patterns) - When publishing to Google Earth, the user can now set the size reduction of images so that they are not hidden or cropped in GE [D2066] - The number of objects selected for which Properties are shown in the application palette is now limited by the system variable PROPOBJLIMIT [F2766] - The application data source tree is enhanced by hiding certain "ghost" files, whose extension is confused with that defined for a particular data provider (for example, "Thumbs. db" files in some versions of Windows) [F2771] - New options have been included in several application windows to access detailed information about a selected coordinate system or transformation [F1316] - The EPSG tables (CRSs and other objects) have been updated to version 9.2 [T4705] - Have been added some Western Australian projections that are not included in the EPSG standard [F2755] *** Their codes in the application begin with 90000001 - Have been added some Russian projections that are not included in the EPSG standard [F2758] *** Their codes in the application begin with 91000001 - The default selection of the current coordinate transformation area has been improved [F2759] See the Application Changelog: http://wiki.spatialmanager.com/index.php/Spatial_Manager%E2%84%A2_for_AutoCAD_Changelog

4.1.0.6818

November 24, 2017 - Release 4.1.0 Improvements A configuration option has been included in order to improve the quality of the background maps images [F2734] Authentication options are improved when defining background maps by user and password [F2723] The CUI files are unified for homogenizing all 'Spatial Manager' for CAD applications [F2736] The search terms are extended for intelligent column selection when importing user ASCII files [F2461] Fixes Very large numerical values now cause no problems when displaying the data of the objects in the application palette [D2025] Solved an issue when reading null geometries in the PostGIS data provider [D2036] Fixed an error that caused certain application buttons failing to enable/disable properly [D2037] The management of Coordinate Systems has been enhanced in order to correctly read the variants of CRSs defined using feet [D2026] See the Application Changelog: http://wiki.spatialmanager.com/index.php/Spatial_Manager%E2%84%A2_for_AutoCAD_Changelog

4.1.0.6811

November 22, 2017 - Release 4.1.0 Improvements A configuration option has been included in order to improve the quality of the background maps images [F2734] Authentication options are improved when defining background maps by user and password [F2723] The CUI files are unified for homogenizing all 'Spatial Manager' for CAD applications [F2736] The search terms are extended for intelligent column selection when importing user ASCII files [F2461] Fixes Very large numerical values now cause no problems when displaying the data of the objects in the application palette [D2025] Solved an issue when reading null geometries in the PostGIS data provider [D2036] Fixed an error that caused certain application buttons failing to enable/disable properly [D2037] The management of Coordinate Systems has been enhanced in order to correctly read the variants of CRSs defined using feet [D2026] See the Application Changelog: http://wiki.spatialmanager.com/index.php/Spatial_Manager%E2%84%A2_for_AutoCAD_Changelog

4.0.0.6674

October 2, 2017 - Release 4.0.0 New 'Spatial Manager' API LISP function to transform the coordinates of a Point [F2662] (spm_cstransformpoint '(x y z) SourceCRS# TargetCRS# [Tranformation#]) Command-line 'Spatial Manager' commands (Related video) '-SPMIMPORT [Task name]' [F2509] Supported wildcards in the "Task name" in order to process multiple Tasks simultaneously (batch processing) Improvements Dynamic 'Background maps' functionality (Related video) Enhancements in the map selection window [F2654] The window has been enlarged to allow viewing of more maps and more map group tabs New button included to access the maps configuration from this window, avoiding the need to leave it in order to do this through the application options New option to "Zoom to the map" when a map is selected [F2658 & F2706] Transparent maps supported [F2655] More preset Maps included. New group (tabs) layout [F2696] User maps configuration Supported "dimension" maps (date, time, etc.) [F2658] Supported "axis-inverted" maps [F2658] Added the option to define authentication parameters (user, password, etc.) [F2668] Now the created maps have a unique Identifier [F2697] This allows you to define different maps sharing the same name into different groups New "Save as a copy" button to quickly configure multiple maps without leaving the parameter window [F2684] Support for WMS and WMTS services (in addition to existing XYZ/TMS services) [F2590] Selecting multiple layers of a server [F2679] View of the full server layers tree Default map name taken from the selected layer(s) [F2568] Supported maps defined using any coordinate system (CRS) [F2568] The "Automatic" option automatically configures the map CRS just like the current drawing CRS, and will reload it whenever there are changes of the drawing CRS [F2699] If this CRS is not available on the server, the application tries to optimize the most suitable CRS available Supported map images defined using any graphic format (PNG, JPG, BMP, etc.) [F2567] The "Automatic" option automatically sets the most suitable image format [F2699] Supported any resolution image tiles (256x256, 512x512, etc.) [F2567] Two methods to download the images from a server: "Single image (recommended)" or "Image tiles grid" (WMS only) [F2657] ASCII data provider (CSV, TXT, ASC, etc.) enhanced functionality [F2461] (Related video) New "Custom" format that allows you to define the columns for the X/Y/Z coordinates and consider the other columns as data Column headers "Smart" assignation of coordinate columns according to the names of headers (X,LON,LONGITUDE - Y/LAT/LATITUDE - Z/H , case insensitive) [F2692] Now if invalid or illegible lines are found in the file, the upload or import process continues New option to create a unique key field (numerical consecutive) when exporting (AdSPMKey) [F2561] This field will be defined as primary key, if the target data provider uses keys (SQL Server Spatial, PostGIS, SQLite, etc.) Now, when a drawing is published in Google Earth (SPMCREATEKML), texts are exported as named points (text content), in order to display the tags automatically [F2652] New language added to the application: French/Français [F2678] Now when defining or editing a data Table, the field length (and the number of decimal places, if applicable) are shown in brackets next to the field name [F2673] Now, the field length (and the number of decimal places, if applicable) are shown in brackets next to the field name Default values for length (and number of decimal places, if applicable) are set when creating new fields in a data Table [F2674 / F2672] Now, if read from a data Table, a field which has zero length is assigned to the length a default value dependent of the field type [F2671] Z coordinate value is now displayed in the Properties palette [F2676] See the Application Changelog: http://wiki.spatialmanager.com/index.php/Spatial_Manager%E2%84%A2_for_AutoCAD_Changelog

3.3.2.6218

March 24, 2017 - Release 3.3.2 News *New command SPMBGMAPIMAGEPURGE that allows you to delete "orphan" image tiles and perform some other Background Maps cleaning operations [F2584] Improvements *The application is now compatible with AutoCAD 2018 and other Autodesk 2018 products [T4656] *Added a new option to fill closed Polylines as if they were Polygons when publishing in Google Earth (SPMCREATEKML) [F2649] *Now the CRS code is displayed in addition to the name in the CRSs selection dropdown [F2612] *Field Selection lists are now sorted alphabetically at any time [F2516] *Integration with the 'Nearmap' Background Maps [F2625] *Added partial support for 'AutoCAD Architecture' objects [F2648] *The info about the purchase and/or extension of support and updates when a new version is published now appears more clear and concise [F2613] *The buttons in graphics windows of the application have been enhanced to not be affected by the Windows text size scale [F2618] *New fields for the type and subtypes of the elements can be optionally added when importing from OpenStreetMap [F2431] *Now the maximum timeout set on a SQL Server data source is used not only for connection opening but also for any SQL operation [F2627] *The AutoCAD version has been included in the application Error Report [F2647] Fixes *SPMEXPORT no longer runs if there are no objects in the drawing [D1944] *The CRS of an object is now correctly recognized when executing any type of task, even though the CRS has changed in elements of the Data Sources area [D1976] *Fixed some problems that occurred when attaching objects to a Data Table [D1981] *Fixed an "Unhandled Exception" error that occurred sometimes when loading the Ribbon [D1990] *Now exporting to KML/KMZ (Google Earth) files is correctly performed even if there are fields including a null character [D1986] *Fixed an issue that occurred when importing from OpenStreetMap choosing options that did not select any element [D1982] *In some cases the last Point was not exported to a Shapefile. Fixed an issue related to the length of the Point type records [D1987] *Fixed an error "Out of index" when reading Shapefiles [D1989] *Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements See the Application Changelog: http://wiki.spatialmanager.com/index.php/Spatial_Manager%E2%84%A2_for_AutoCAD_Changelog

3.3.1.6081

Jan 12, 2017 - Release 3.3.1 Improvements * New option to Import into the current drawing all the files included in a folder by one click ("Import all") [F1067] ** Shapefiles, GML, OpenStreetMap, etc. ** Can be executed from the contextual menu of the folders in the application palette ** Option to create a Layer for each file imported ** First version in BETA state includes minimum parameters, some absences and possible defects *** This functionality will be enhanced in future versions of the application * Now you can export the Length and Area of the objects [F2616] ** The Export Options window in SPMEXPORT has been rearranged and expanded to group the options relative to geometric data * Selection by Query improvements (SPMSELECTBYQUERY) [F2614] ** Now the command keeps the list of query conditions used the last time it was executed ** If there are no results during a query, the command window is shown again and keeps the list of query conditions ** Added a button to remove all query conditions from the list (clean) * The execution speed of certain commands such as SPMSELECTBYQUERY, SPMEXPORT, SPMSELECTBYTABLE, SPMCREATEKML and others, has been improved by up to 600% [F2608] * A modification is made to maintain the Z-coordinate when applying a projection to any point [F2449] * The Importing function has been improved to take into account the value of the variable ANGDIR (angles positive direction) in the Blocks references and in the texts when Labeling [F2620] Fixes * Fixed a bug that prevented the data from being successfully updated when overwriting an SDF file [D1975] * Now the Zoom to Selection (SPMZOOMTOSELECTION) defines at all times a correct view with the Extension of the Selection [D1979] * Fixed an issue that occurred when importing files whose name included a special character (",","%","$", etc.) [D1978] * Now, the queries over empty or zero-value Fields return results [D1980] Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements See the Application Changelog: http://wiki.spatialmanager.com/index.php/Spatial_Manager%E2%84%A2_for_AutoCAD_Changelog

3.3.1.6065

Jan 6, 2017 - Release 3.3.1 Improvements * New option to Import into the current drawing all the files included in a folder by one click ("Import all") [F1067] ** Shapefiles, GML, OpenStreetMap, etc. ** Can be executed from the contextual menu of the folders in the application palette ** Option to create a Layer for each file imported ** First version in BETA state includes minimum parameters, some absences and possible defects *** This functionality will be enhanced in future versions of the application * Now you can export the Length and Area of the objects [F2616] ** The Export Options window in SPMEXPORT has been rearranged and expanded to group the options relative to geometric data * Selection by Query improvements (SPMSELECTBYQUERY) [F2614] ** Now the command keeps the list of query conditions used the last time it was executed ** If there are no results during a query, the command window is shown again and keeps the list of query conditions ** Added a button to remove all query conditions from the list (clean) * The execution speed of certain commands such as SPMSELECTBYQUERY, SPMEXPORT, SPMSELECTBYTABLE, SPMCREATEKML and others, has been improved by up to 600% [F2608] * A modification is made to maintain the Z-coordinate when applying a projection to any point [F2449] * The Importing function has been improved to take into account the value of the variable ANGDIR (angles positive direction) in the Blocks references and in the texts when Labeling [F2620] Fixes * Fixed a bug that prevented the data from being successfully updated when overwriting an SDF file [D1975] * Now the Zoom to Selection (SPMZOOMTOSELECTION) defines at all times a correct view with the Extension of the Selection [D1979] * Fixed an issue that occurred when importing files whose name included a special character (",","%","$", etc.) [D1978] * Now, the queries over empty or zero-value Fields return results [D1980] Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements See the Application Changelog: http://wiki.spatialmanager.com/index.php/Spatial_Manager%E2%84%A2_for_AutoCAD_Changelog

3.3.1.6027

Dec 1, 2016 - Release 3.3.1 Improvements * New option to Import into the current drawing all the files included in a folder by one click ("Import all") [F1067] ** Shapefiles, GML, OpenStreetMap, etc. ** Can be executed from the contextual menu of the folders in the application palette ** Option to create a Layer for each file imported ** First version in BETA state includes minimum parameters, some absences and possible defects *** This functionality will be enhanced in future versions of the application * Now you can export the Length and Area of the objects [F2616] ** The Export Options window in SPMEXPORT has been rearranged and expanded to group the options relative to geometric data * Selection by Query improvements (SPMSELECTBYQUERY) [F2614] ** Now the command keeps the list of query conditions used the last time it was executed ** If there are no results during a query, the command window is shown again and keeps the list of query conditions ** Added a button to remove all query conditions from the list (clean) * The execution speed of certain commands such as SPMSELECTBYQUERY, SPMEXPORT, SPMSELECTBYTABLE, SPMCREATEKML and others, has been improved by up to 600% [F2608] * A modification is made to maintain the Z-coordinate when applying a projection to any point [F2449] * The Importing function has been improved to take into account the value of the variable ANGDIR (angles positive direction) in the Blocks references and in the texts when Labeling [F2620] Fixes * Fixed a bug that prevented the data from being successfully updated when overwriting an SDF file [D1975] * Now the Zoom to Selection (SPMZOOMTOSELECTION) defines at all times a correct view with the Extension of the Selection [D1979] * Fixed an issue that occurred when importing files whose name included a special character (",","%","$", etc.) [D1978] * Now, the queries over empty or zero-value Fields return results [D1980] Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements See the Application Changelog: http://wiki.spatialmanager.com/index.php/Spatial_Manager%E2%84%A2_for_AutoCAD_Changelog

3.2.0.5736

May 3, 2016 - Release 3.2.0 Improvements - You can select the name of the Block according to the value of a field, when you use Blocks to import point elements (Points and Centroids) - The Centroids, Points or Blocks, are now sorted in the drawing always in front of the hatches or the Polygons fills - The names of the Blocks, and the names and values of their Attributes, are shown in the application Palette - Three new Exporting options: - Names of the Blocks - Fields with null values - Objects data (EED/XDATA) (they were always exported in previous versions) Fixes - The application Palette has been improved to display and allow editing of the null fields - Now all kinds of Hyperlinks (local or remote) in the application Palette work as expected - The GML data provider has been improved as, in some cases, the objects were not read when imported without associated data - Fixed some problems that occur when inserting rotated Blocks - Fixed an issue concerning the format of the windows for unsupported licenses based on the executed version Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements See the Application Changelog: http://wiki.spatialmanager.com/index.php/Spatial_Manager%E2%84%A2_for_AutoCAD_Changelog

3.2.0.5589

May 3, 2016 - Release 3.2.0 Improvements - You can select the name of the Block according to the value of a field, when you use Blocks to import point elements (Points and Centroids) - The Centroids, Points or Blocks, are now sorted in the drawing always in front of the hatches or the Polygons fills - The names of the Blocks, and the names and values of their Attributes, are shown in the application Palette - Three new Exporting options: - Names of the Blocks - Fields with null values - Objects data (EED/XDATA) (they were always exported in previous versions) Fixes - The application Palette has been improved to display and allow editing of the null fields - Now all kinds of Hyperlinks (local or remote) in the application Palette work as expected - The GML data provider has been improved as, in some cases, the objects were not read when imported without associated data - Fixed some problems that occur when inserting rotated Blocks - Fixed an issue concerning the format of the windows for unsupported licenses based on the executed version Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements See the Application Changelog: http://wiki.spatialmanager.com/index.php/Spatial_Manager%E2%84%A2_for_AutoCAD_Changelog

3.1.0.5521

March 23, 2016 - Release 3.1.0 Improvements The application is now compatible with AutoCAD 2017 and other Autodesk 2017 products The handling of the Coordinate System catalog has been improved when used to assign a system to a drawing, or modify one already assigned By default, only the "Projected" type Coordinate Systems are shown in the list (unless the currently selected is another type) During a working session the search filter used previously remains unchanged Now, when there are multiple search terms, they are searched for in any field (not all in the same field) The application performance has been significantly improved when only the geometries of the objects are imported (and none of their data are used to set the layers separation, labels, etc.) The option "Import Features data…" is now turned off by default The options "Elevation" and "Thickness" will now be disabled when importing 3D Polylines only The Z-coordinate is now exported in all the cases. If not available, the object Elevation is exported as a Z-coordinate In addition, there is a new option to export the Elevation as data in a new field The application performance when exporting to KML or KMZ files has been significantly improved The workflow when showing a background map without a Coordinate System assigned to the drawing, has been improved: now, in addition to the relevant warning, the Coordinate System catalog is directly accessible The behavior of the background maps when the drawing view is not the plan view, has been improved There can now be groups of background maps on which some maps are locked and others not (free use). Previously to this version the whole group was locked or not depending on the user key The background map "Ordnance Survey OpenData", free of use and valid for the UK area, has been included Now, when you access the Support products page from the application, you will only be redirected to those products for the edition that is running (Basic, Standard or Professional) Fixes A bug has been fixed which prevented the import of objects when filtering to the current view in certain drawings Now you can update to a new version when you first run an earlier version Fixed an issue which occurred when checking for a new version if the application loading time was over 10 sec. Fixed a v.3.0 issue affecting the export performance of SDF files Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements

2.2.0.4746

May 8, 2015 - Release 2.2.0
New
Import Tasks. The Tasks allow to repeat any import process so many times as desired without needing to enter its parameters again
Management and execution of Tasks in the application palette
Note: Tasks are available on the "Professional" edition only
New SPMSETCRS function to assign a coordinate reference system to the drawing
Automatic assignation of the drawing coordinate system when a new table is imported
Automatic assignation of the exported objects coordinate system based on the drawing coordinate system
Integration of the application drawing coordinate system with the AutoCAD coordinate system (valid for Autodesk products v.2013 to v.2016)

Improvements
The application now supports AutoCAD 2016 and other Autodesk 2016 products
Option to select "Polygons" (MPolygons) as the type of object to use when importing polygons Note: available for all compatible Autodesk products (even on basic AutoCAD) except for any v.2010 product
When importing a table defined in "WGS84 (SRID 4326)" the transformation to "WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator (SRID 3857)" is selected by default to get a projected map
The default name for the layer in which a table is imported is now the name of the table
The fields whose value starts with "http" are automatically converted into links in the "Properties" area of the application palette
New language added to the application: Portuguese (Brazil)
The configuration windows for the licenses have been sorted and optimized

Fixes
Fixed a bug that causes some SRIDs no were recognized correctly
Now you can load seamlessly SQLite tables from "My Computer"
Fixed a bug that allows the introduction of wrong serial numbers (valid for other Spatial Manager apps)

Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements

 


March 13, 2015 - Release 1.0.5
New SPMEXPORT command! (new "Professional" edition only) Export from AutoCAD to Google Earth (KML or KMZ), Shapefiles (SHP), Points (many formats), MapInfo, PostGIS, SQL Server, SQLite and many more
New SPMIMPORT command to directly open the import wizard without having the Palette open
The import wizard allows you to ignore the Z coordinate for all imported objects
There are two new column in the UDSs wizard, indicating if the data provider is valid for reading (Import) and/or writing (Export)
The ribbon of the application has been expanded and reorganized and now includes the new commands
Now, the Zoom extents at the end of an importing process is performed only when the drawing was empty
The type of alphanumeric Fields are now stored, enabling to respect the data types when exporting the objects
Optionally you can convert the coordinates of ASCII Points in data of the imported objects
Now the possibilities to create, rename or delete Schemas and Tables depends on the application edition
In the coordinate transformation process the user is warned if any additional file is needed and how to get it
Now the application try to define automatically the source Coordinate System
The target Coordinate System is automatically selected if the objects to be exported have the same SRID
Added a button in the import wizard to go directly to run the process, skipping any remaining intermediate step in the wizard
Fixed a bug that left the import wizard locked when the data sources were slow to load
Now when the application warns the user that the coordinates are not transformed between identical source and target CRS, there is no additional confirmation
The ability to rename UDSs, Schemas and Tables inside the import wizard itself has been removed, because it was confusing and not very practical
Fixed a bug which happens to early versions users when updating licenses in the new versions
Fixed a crash that occurred when entering an invalid license code
Now, all the texts are shown when many warnings occur during the execution of a process
Now, the coordinate systems are correctly shown in the section Properties of the Palette all the time
Fixed some problems that happened when navigating on the data source tree using the arrow keys
Warnings are no longer shown when some Field includes the "/" character
Fixed a bug that prevented uninstall the application if there not was any AutoCAD installed
Fixed a bug that moved the imported objects to incorrect Layers
Has been added support for nested relative links in KML/KMZ files
The wizards welcome windows are now disabled by default
There are now new simplified buy pages for the application and the extended support in the web
Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements

 


January 21, 2015 - Release 1.0.4
The SRID of a PRJ (a Shapefile companion file) is now also composed by reading its parameters
You can now also search the catalog of CRSs using the "aliases" of the CRSs Alias: Unofficial Coordinate System name but that is commonly used

The application now considers the displacement of the Origin of coordinates in all cases where needed
No more problems when reading an invalid date in the header of any SHP or DBF files
Now unnamed fields are supported in an ODBC connection
The SRID of a data source is displayed even if the source only includes Point Features
Improvements in the KML/KMZ data Provider: Data can now be loaded data from HTML in the description
Support for OGC KML extensions added
A warning is displayed when trying to load a file without Features
Support for "Model" Features added
Now if there are null Features, the following Features will continue to be processed
Multiple nested geometries can now be loaded
Now existing folders are never ignored
The folders referenced within the links no longer cause problems
All badly constructed geometries are repaired
Loading a file now never goes to an infinite loop
Other small bugs solved: The coordinates separated by tab are now supported
Links to KMZ without extension are now controlled
Now the column headers HTML "th" are also supported
The formats of coordinates X and Y are now validated before reading
The KMZ files are supported even if they have a KML extension and vice versa
It is also supported that the coordinates separator be ';' instead of ','
Analysis of whether any Polygon or Polyline are empty
It also examines whether any linked file has no extension
The links with empty name and relative URLs are checked
The links to websites instead of KML files are also reviewed
The KMZ files whose KML has a "byte order" character at the beginning, are supported
The links to nonexistent pages are also supported
The application now checks that none of the links have a link to itself and causes an infinite loop
Rejected requests to load links from the code are now checked
Invalid values of Z coordinates are not allowed
Also the links to KMZ files without extension are not allowed


The EPSG tables (CRSs and other objects) have been updated to version 8.6
The installation process now includes a shortcut in the Desktop to the "How to start?" Wiki page
The 32-bit and 64-bit setup applications are now consolidated into a single setup program which automatically selects the appropriate platform
Now the application cannot be installed on a computer without any AutoCAD installed on it
Fixed some incorrect texts in the Welcome window of the User Data Sources (UDS) Wizard
The text "Panel" has been replaced by the text "Palette" throughout the application, its interface, the Web and the Wiki of the Product
The Properties of the imported Objects are now displayed though its length exceeds 255 characters
The potential errors resulting from access to a location without the necessary permissions are now controlled
The remaining number of Trial days in the initial window now agrees with those in the License Options
Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements

 


October 27, 2014 - Release 1.0.3
The OpenStreetMap data provider can now also import PBF files
New AutoCAD ribbon for the application which includes its main commands: Palette (SPM): opens and/or displays the application palette
Help (SPMHELP): shows the application help (Wiki format) (New command)
Updates (SPMUPDATE): checks if there is a new application release to be downloaded from Internet (New command)
Information (SPMABOUT): shows basic information about the application and the installed release
Options (SPMOPTIONS): set of parameters to configure the application (New command)
Furthermore, the welcome window disappears (it is not necessary now)

When pressing F1 over the ribbon, the application Help page is shown
A new possibility of using non-perpetual licenses has been included
Improvements in the appearance and functionality in various application windows and icons
Fixes in the access to new releases and in the update window
Improvements when importing KML files with invalid name space
Can now import SHP files which include date fields
The deactivation of the application no longer causes AutoCAD fatal errors randomly
The behavior of the application when it is activated after the end of the trial period has been improved
Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

 


September 3, 2014 - Release 1.0.2
The import processes when performing transformation of coordinates are now up to ten times faster
There are many new conversion systems for coordinate transformations. Among them, various grid-based interpolation (NADCON and NTv2)
Now more conversion information is displayed, allowing the user to select its parameters more accurately
The setup program now includes an application icon in the ribbon "Add-ins" of AutoCAD
The application can be executed now by logging in with a user other than the one installed
The application windows are displayed correctly even if the overall Windows text size is set at values greater than 100%
Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

 


 June 6, 2014 - Release 1.0.1
The import processes for source tables OGR (DXF, DGN, etc.), when coordinate system transformations are applied, has been improved
Fixed an error when importing MIF files
The licensing system has been improved to keep the license active when the computer name is changed
The search of SQL Servers has been improved
Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

 


 June 1, 2014 - Release 1.0.0
First commercial version. Includes a limited Trial version which allows you to select the application Edition to try
The EPSG tables (CRSs and other objects) have been updated to version 8.4
Improvements to read a PRJ file that cannot be recognized
New system of licensing and activation/deactivation of licenses
Changes in the application updates system depending on the support period
It is now possible to disable the repeated warning of a specific update
New function included in the application options to check for updates at any time
Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

 


April 9, 2014 - Release 0.9.9 (beta)
Compatibility with AutoCAD 2015
Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

 


March 27, 2014 - Release 0.9.8 (beta)
A welcome screen is now displayed instead of automatically opening the application palette
The texts relative to the beta version have been improved
EEDs (or XDATA) data conversion has been improved when their maximum length is exceeded
The period of beta testing is extended to May 31, 2014
Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

 


February 28, 2014 - Release 0.9.7 (beta)
The function to Import spatial data in AutoCAD is now defined using a direct command
Assign Object properties in AutoCAD import process
Import parameters depending on geometry types
Defining Block Attributes for Point elements
Importing alphanumeric data as Extended Data (EED / XDATA)
Simple Extended Data (EED / XDATA) Viewer
Application Commands are shown in application Setup
Zoom Extension is performed in the drawing when any import process is finished
Available updates are checked when running the application
Assigning Attributes and other properties to the Blocks
Object Properties are now shown in the Properties area
Object selection data is now shown in the Properties area
The "About..." window is now defined
FDO data Provider is added to the list
Now a small set of spatial files for sample purposes is included when you install the application
Improved speed for read and write in the PostGIS provider
The PostGIS provider now allows selection of the database to use in a dropdown
The PostGIS provider now supports more data types
Development of the SQLite provider
Development of the OGR provider
Some improvements made in the PostGIS provider
New own icon is set for the OSM provider
Now the user can set the timeout when connecting using the SQL Server Spatial provider
Improved providers table (order, names and extensions)
Added a new property to the providers to see if it is necessary to check its parameters
Improvement in the performance of the tree in the OSM provider parameter window
Now the user can set the WFS store version
The FDO provider is normalized in terms of default names or types of icons
The OGR provider is normalized in terms of the default names or types of icons
Format 'Arc/Info .E00 (ASCII) Coverage' has been added to the OGR provider
One area of transformation has been set by default to the Coordinate Transformation
Now, when loading a KML/KMZ file, it can add a Field including information about the folder from each feature which is loaded
Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

 

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