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#3 by caddit
Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:23 am

progeSOFT has released two important free updates for all progeCAD 2008 customers. 8.0.9 is an important minor release for progeCAD professional 2008 (IntelliCAD 6.4) software. There are over 40 fixes and enhancements including two new commands introduced which dramatically accelerate copy and paste between DWG files:

In copy/paste process, now there's no need to keep the source drawing open
Now it's possibile to copy in other softwares as vector cad entity
Added CTRL+SHIFT+C shortcut for the copy with a base point
copy quick command added
It's the progeCAD quicker version of copy, useful when working with a lot of entities
You can use it only in drawings opened with progeCAD
Added CTRL+D shortcut for the copy quick command
Added CTRL+SHIFT+D shortcut for the copy quick command with a base point

Other speed enhancements were also introduced to the the code in 8.0.9. However, some graphics cards began to show problems keeping up with the software, so 8.0.10 was released the next day which scaled the graphics back again.

All customers can therefore safely upgrade to 8.0.10. If you wish to try the additional acceleration with your card, you need to add the line:
(setenv "newdrawvect" "1")

to your "icad.lsp" file, found in the top level of your progeCAD installation directory, i.e. "C:\Program Files\progeSOFT\progeCAD 2008 Pro ENG"

If you find this setting causes you problems, you can safely remove it again.
#7 by jk
Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:51 am
Did they mention which graphics cards were involved?
#8 by caddit
Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:53 am
No. Maybe someone can post their experience here, but otherwise...
#23 by progesoft
Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:52 am

We've some reports about Intel Integrated graphics cards.

They have a poor bitblt performance with large bitmap