SmartDraft PConnect Trial

SmartDraft PConnect Trial

Win32 and 64, English

SmartDraft, Inc.
SmartDraft PConnect provides superior field-to-finish survey linework tools

General Usage Instructions

PConnect processes point data collected by field personnel. Connection like description keys and point codes to create 2d or 3d linework to represent existing field conditions.

To view PConnect video demonstrations videos please visit: www.smartdraft.com/pconnect.htm

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

SM_SCSTY

Create, Edit, Import, and Manage PConnect's Description Key Styles

SM_SCTEM

Create, edit, and manage PConnect Templates

SM_CONNECT

Create polylines with straight and curved segments to represent geometric shapes by connecting specific point descriptions.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

We have placed sample PConnect drawings with points and point files in the "\Contents\Sample Files\PConnect" folder in the bundle installation folder.

NOTE: If you previously installed the paid version of this software, then you must uninstall it for this version to work properly and vice versa.

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: SmartDraft, Inc.
Company URL: www.smartdraft.com
Support Contact: support@smartdraft.com

Author/Company Information

SmartDraft, Inc.

Support Information

Email support@smartdraft.com for support. Please include product type information.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

18.0.0

Version 18.0.0 released - 3/6/2018 * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2019 and AutoCAD® 2019. * Added Feature Line as an output option to the Convert Survey Figure to Polyline / Feature Line command.

17.0.3

Version 17.0.3 released - 5/15/2017 * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2018 and AutoCAD® 2018.

16.0.0

Version 16.0.0 released - 4/26/2016 * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2017, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D 2017, and AutoCAD® 2017.

15.0.0

Version 15.0.0 released - 4/5/2015

* Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D 2016, and AutoCAD® 2016.

12.1.0

SmartDraft, Inc. repurchased the SmartDraft product line.
Added code to better process the Description Key file so both description keys without numbers CL and description keys with numbers CL#* can existing in the same description key style.
Added command Erase Polylines and alias EPL.
Added command Erase 3D Polylines and alias E3PL.
Updated cuix and cui menus.

12.0.0

Version 12.0.0 released - 3/27/2014

* Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D 2015, and AutoCAD® 2015.

* Added command Convert Survey Figure to 2D Polyline.

* Added Elevation options to Convert 3D to 2D Polyline.

* Added support for Feature Lines with the Polyline Reverse Direction command.

* Added Description Key Set selection to Import option of PConnect Description Key Style Manager command.

* Added command Erase Polylines and alias EPL.

* Added command Erase 3D Polylines and alias E3PL.

* Added support for Feature Lines with the Join command.

* Fixed an issue with PConnect, if the suffix code, Turn Right Angle (.TN#), was used without a previous point to establish the starting angle, the command with error out. Now it will continue processing, and at the end display an error message with the point number.

Version 11.0.0 released - 3/26/2013

* Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2014, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D 2014, and AutoCAD® 2014.

Version 10.0.38 released - 3/19/2013

* Now the menus from all SmartDraft Apps merge into a single SmartDraft tab

Version 10.0.35 released - 2/28/2013

* Fixed an issue with the Edit Label command (ED). If a Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D Point was selected in the drawing and it had a null elevation value, the command would error.

* Fixed an issue with MText, when MText was moved or edited, the background mask was turned on.

* Fixed an error with a subroutine used by commands which selected a Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D 2012 alignment, and a point selection and the point  was at exactly at the beginning of the alignment.

* Fixed an issue with the Labeling command. When the options was set to Object, and a Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D alignment was selected, the command would return "Error: null interface pointer: ..."

Version 10.0.32 released - 2/15/2013

* Modified the calculation in  PConnect when using the best fit curve (BC) suffix code. When using the BC suffix code followed by a single point without a suffix code and the third point had a either a end curve (PT), terminate (T), or closed straight (CS), the command would calculated as a reverse curve if the angle deflection between the three points was less than 5 degrees. This 5 degree deflection, seems to return a larger amounts of false positives, so the angle was reduced to 3.7 degrees.

* Added an Export option to the PConnect Description Key Style Manager command. Used to create a comma delimited file for helping in the process of creating a surveyor's field card.

* Fixed issue of slow SmartDraft command responds, specially the Drawing Setup and Horizontal Scale, when the SmartDraft Text Styles were set to the same style name as a Text Style in a Civil 3D style and there were a large number of the Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D objects in the drawing using the style.

* Added an Import Warning to the PConnect Description Key Style Manager, Import Description Keys option.

* Added an Export option to the PConnect Description Key Style Manager command to save the Description Key Style as a comma delimited file to help in the process of creating a surveyor's field card.

* Added Area and Perimeter Prefix, and the Radial In and Radial Out location options to Legal Description Options Style Manager command. These values are used by the Legal Description from Polyline and Legal Description Report commands.

* Added variable option to the Delta string value in  Legal Description Options Style Manager command. If the text is included in the Delta string value the direction (Northerly, Southerly, Easterly, or  Westerly) will replace it.

* Fixed an issue with the Legal Description Options Style Manager command. The position of the curve data was not be honored. These values are used by the Legal Description from Polyline and Legal Description Report commands.

* Fixed an issue with PConnect. It would change the AutoCAD UNITS Angle Type, know it will be the same after the tool is used.

* Fixed issue with PConnect on laptops when removed from the network. Some operators experienced Error: bad argument type: VLA-object collection: #<%catch-all-apply-error%>.

Version 10.0.3 released - 2/24/2012

* Released to Autodesk Exchange

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