NEW FRACTION ENTRY in VTube-STEP and VTube-LASER A customer was given only Imperial fractional units for XYZ data from his customer. He was manually converting the data for entry into VTube - so we added the ability to allow for AutoCAD-like fraction entry in Part Setup, the XYZ grid, or the LRA grid. It's very easy. You type the whole number, then a dash "-", then the fraction. VTube will automatically convert it to decimal for you. So, for example, enter "12-7/8" and it will be converted to 12.875 for you.
NEW SUPPORT for the FARO USB DRIVER for the 8-Axis System (VTube-LASER) VTube-LASER now uses the new FARO driver properly when measuring with the ball probe.
CONRAC Bender Corrections (VTube-LASER) CONRAC benders are ancient benders from an old era of bending. But they're still out there. They require special data correction values for the LENGTHS and ROTATIONS because those two systems on the bender are absolute. By "absolute", I mean that any change upstream impacts the values downstream. So, we had to create a corrections report for that style of bender.
CUT PLANE FIX (VTube-LASER) While working on a customer application, we discovered that cleared Cut Plane lists would reappear magically in future VTube projects (that's not good). So we fixed the clear so that it really works.
RONIKolli7 Bender Simulator ASCII XYZ File Import A customer is using the RONIKolli7 bending simulator with his Herber bender. We added this import capability to allow him to import data directly from the simulator.
Read about the new features and fix in this knowledgebase page. For customers with active Software Maintenance Plans, download the new version from our support site
A customer requested that we allow for more than two comments in the Part Setup menu.
One requirement was that the extra comments be included in all Batch Output files (in the Reports menu). Batch output allows you to select a VTube project file folder, then compile an Excel file that contains information about all the parts that it finds.
I added the NOTE LIST feature that is part of the Part Setup menu with these features:
UNLIMITED NOTE COUNT: Note List allows the user to manage a list of unlimited number of notes in a VTube project.
MULTILINE: Each note can have multiple lines of text.
MANAGE THE LIST ORDER: The user can control the order of the notes.
DELETE OLD NOTES: The user can delete old notes from the list that no longer apply.
BATCH FILE: All the notes in the list are included in the batch output.
REPORTS: All the notes can be printed in reports.
Read about the new feature in this knowledgebase page. For customers with active Software Maintenance Plans, download the new version from our support site.