Smart Drawing Utilities

Smart Drawing Utilities

Win32 and 64, English

Benovi Engineering, Ltd.
The application contains additional commands for modifying and creating certain graphic objects, in particular - polylines.

General Usage Instructions

Simply run the desired command and follow its prompts.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

CADMinSimplifyPolyline

Simplifies polyline by removing vertices using Douglas-Peucker Reduction. The distance dimension ε is user-defined. Supported are polyline entities.

CADMinContinuesSmartJoin

Tries to join all lines connected to base one. Something like joining back exploded polyline. Supported are line entities.

CADMinConvexHull

Creates convex hull using Grahams Scan. Supported are polylines (2D,3D), lines, circles, points, block references and dtext entities.

CADMinContinuesSelect

Select all lines connected to base one. Something like connecting back exploded polyline. A tolerance is provided. Supported are line entities.

CADMinClearRegion

Clears polylinear region from entities. Supported entities are point, circle, block reference, dtext, line and polylines. Linear entities are trimmed or removed, the other entities are removed if inside region.

CADMinPlineSplit

Creates vertices on polyline at specific interval. It is very suitable for the positioning of point objects along a linear axis. The vertices at specific interval replaces the original polyline vertices. Supported are polyline entities.

CADMinDist

Measures and displays the 2D and 3D distance, X-, Y- and Z- difference and the Geodetic Direction between two points.

CADMinPline3DTo2D

Converts 3D polylines to 2D polylines.

CADMinPline3DTo2DAll

Converts all 3D polylines in drawing to 2D polylines.

CADMinPlineMark

Creates markers (points or circles) at polyline's vertices. Supported are polyline entities.

CADMinPolylabel

Find a visual center of a polygon. The algorithm is described here: https://blog.mapbox.com/a-new-algorithm-for-finding-a-visual-center-of-a-polygon-7c77e6492fbc

CADMinSmartBreak

Break an object with mouse click; repeat operation as many times as needed

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.

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

If you have ideas for great similar features, please let us know, and we will try to provide it in this package.

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Benovi Engineering, Ltd.
Company URL: benov.org
Support Contact: benov@benov.org

Author/Company Information

Benovi Engineering, Ltd.

Support Information

For bug report or feature request, please send e-mail to benov@benov.org.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.0.0

Added Smart Break and Polylabel Functions. App renamed from Drawing Tools to Smart Drawing Utilities

1.1.0

Added support for arcs in split command; Fixed compatibility for 2018 and 2019 versions

1.1

1.0: Initial release 1.1: Added support for arcs in split command; Fixed compatibility for 2018 and 2019 versions

1.0.0

Initial release
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