Version 1.4.22 29/08/2019

Bug fix

  • Chart Centers: Previewing Chart Centres with multiple plan view's only showed first
    plan view (bug introduced in 1.4.14) - fixed

 

Version 1.4.21 18/04/2019

Minor

  • Draw Overage Polyline Tool added

 

Version 1.4.20 12/04/2019

Minor

  • Contour Slope Labeling Tool added

 

Version 1.4.19 18/02/2019

Minor

  • Changes to installer install location, by default now to C:\Program Files\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins which should be detected better by AutoCAD Autoloader in recent AutoCAD versions

Bug fix

  • KPos Bargetrack tool - Large files not split into max 500 waypoints - fixed

 

Version 1.4.18 17/01/2019

Minor

  • Changes to installer install location

 

Version 1.4.17 27/06/2018

Minor

  • When multiple routes are present in .rlx files, only the first one in the file is used
  • Variable data - "Chart count" updated so that it is specific to both the chart name and chart series. Previously this always returned the total number of charts defined (even if from different series).

Bug fix

  • Variable data - Bug where fields don't update if parts of the variable data have been manually deleted after adding to chart - fixed

 

Version 1.4.16 05/04/2018

Minor

  • Inchart now installed in Autodesk 'Trusted Path'
  • Kp Calculator tool - New Layback route tool added for calculating barge tracks
  • Assign Route option now disabled by default when creating new projects

 

Version 1.4.15 01/01/2018

Minor

  • KPos DP Bargetrack route tool - Arcs option removed due to limitations of Autotrack which means that some arc's may not be represented correctly if arc segments do not meet at tangent points
  • KPos DP Bargetrack route tool now adds points along arc sections at a user defined interval rather than using wp's with turn radius

 

Version 1.4.14 09/09/2017

Major

  • Generate charts with split panels at AC points implemented

Minor

  • Generate charts with split panels at AC points implemented
  • Faster kp calculation method implemented
  • KPos Bargetrack tool - Now performs datum transform to WGS84 if source geodesy not
    in WGS84

Bug fix

  • Plan view - Plan view geo / grid ticks not drawn when label options set to 'none' on edges of plan view - fixed
  • Last file name used appeared as default file name after opening Inchart - fixed

 

Version 1.4.13 11/08/2017

Bug fix

  • Bug - Plan view Geographic label text decimal places not saved correctly - fixed

 

Version 1.4.11 03/04/2017

Minor

  • Polyline to K-Pos DP Bargetrack tool - Now supports arcs

 

Version 1.4.10 22/02/2017

Minor

  • Matchlines - Draw only adjacent matchline options added
  • Profile panels - Draw Y Axis dash option added to draw dashes above X axis

 

Version 1.4.9 14/11/2016

Minor

  • Dongle support added
  • Event configuration: Text only option added for bar events

 

Version 1.4.8 06/08/2016

Minor

  • Geodesy - Mercator projection now has 'Latitude of true scale' paramater which replaces the existing 'Scale factor at equator' paramater

 

Version 1.4.7 22/06/2016

Bug fix

  • Planview bug where tick size was incorrectly loaded from project file - fixed

 

Version 1.4.6 19/04/2016

Bug fix

  • KP Calculator Offset Line Tool - Bug when using KP range before route start - fixed
  • Polyline to K-Pos DP Bargetrack tool - Formatting bug - fixed

 

Version 1.4.5 05/04/2016

Minor changes

  • Polyline Tool - Polyline to K-Pos DP Bargetrack waypoint file export added

 

Version 1.4.4 27/03/2016

Minor changes

  • Planview geographical lines option added
  • Additional planview geographical text alignment options added
  • Improved planview geographical line / label drawing strategy

Bug fix

  • Planview Admiralty border ticks sometimes not drawn correctly at large scales - fixed

 

Version 1.0.4.3 08/08/2015

Bug fix

  • Split Planview bug where split key not written to internal chart dictionary - fixed
  • Default chart settings, crash when closing - fixed

 

Version 1.0.4.2 19/04/2015

Minor changes

  • Cross Profile - Support added for Autodesk Land Desktop .xml cross profiles

 

Version 1.0.4.1 09/03/2015

Minor changes

  • KP Calculator - Offset Route polyline generation added (for creating route corridors etc)
  • NM3 Tool - Polyline to Digitised Line (*.dig) added

 

Version 1.0.4.0 14/08/2014

Minor changes

  • Polyconic projection added

 

Version 1.0.3.9 09/08/2014

Minor changes

  • Support for Fledermaus cross profiles added
  • Polyline tool for copying Polyline points to the windows clipboard added

 

Version 1.0.3.8 16/07/2014

Bug fix

  • Variable text bug where multiple automatic fields from different panels on a single
    text string reset previous replacements in string text - fixed

 

Version 1.0.3.7 15/05/2014

Minor changes

  • Polyline tool for thinning out polylines added

Bug fix

  • Variable text problem which could result in some varable text being reset to their
    original text fixed

Version 1.0.3.6 26/01/2014

Minor changes

  • Charts, Microstation DGN underlays can now be present in base charts
  • Contour text, automatically adjusted so not clipped by chart border
  • Geodesy, Mercator projection "latitude of origin" parameter replaced by "Scale factor at equator" parameter

 

Version 1.0.3.5 03/01/2014

Major changes

  • Plan view grid and geo text labels now automatically adjusted to ensure text is always completeley inside chart border (i.e on charts with acute view angles which need text shifted substantially to avoid corners being clipped by the edge the chart)

Minor changes

  • Variable text, 1:Scale text field added
  • Variable text, All Profiles - Horizontal scale fields added if (useful if horrizontal scale differs to overall chart scale)

 

Version 1.0.3.4 02/09/2013

Minor changes

  • Contour intersection tool added to calculate intersection xyz points of route polylines with 3rd party contour drawings

 

Version 1.0.3.3 24/08/2013

Minor changes

  • Additional options added to contours component. Contour labels may now be placed around the edges of panels and autoratated so that they are always at 0° on paper

Bug fix

  • Bug which could occasionally occur when reading fledermaus .xyz contour files - fixed

 

Version 1.0.3.2 09/06/2013

Minor changes

  • Additional useful fields added in variable text:

          - 'Chart file name'

          - 'KPmin to KPmax' for example 'KP 2.234 to KP 3.673'

          - 'N of Count' for example when referring to chart number '1 of 23'

          *Note that different options with variations of '00' refer to zero paddings

          i.e. 'N of Count 00' might produce '01 of 10'

Bug fix

  • Bug in .nmc contour files if the last contour in file is a closed minor countour - fixed
  • Variable text, multiple fields per text string not working - fixed
  • Variable text, text entities did not recalculate alignment without selecting - fixed

 

Version 1.0.3.1 06/05/2013

Minor changes

  • North up chart centre generation along route option added

Bug fix

  • Bug in Admiralty border minor text in Souther hemisphere - fixed
  • EIVA .nmc contour bug introduced in last version - fixed

 

Version 1.0.3 25/04/2013

Minor changes

  • Improvements to ASCII importer make it more robust when importing unusually formatted ASCII files, in particular for files with uneven fields per row
  • Multiple key plan's may be defined in charts
  • Support added for SonarWiz format Sub-Bottom Profiler reflector format (ASCII .csv)
  • Multiple Sub-Bottom Profiler reflector files may be selected
  • Warnings added when unsorted profile files detected

Bug fix

  • Viewport - PlanView Tool: Bug when multiple viewports exist on a layout - fixed

 

Version 1.0.2.7 02/02/2013

Minor changes

  • Added E/N import to option for longitudinal profiles and additional profile components. Note that a route file must also be set when using this import
  • Additional matchline label direction options added

Bug fix

  • Regenerating plan view grid would remove panel components regardless of whether the chart centre changed or not (bug introduced in version 1.0.2)

 

Version 1.0.2.7 02/02/2013

Minor changes

  • Added E/N import to option for longitudinal profiles and additional profile components. Note that a route file must also be set when using this import
  • Additional matchline label direction options added

Bug fix

  • Regenerating plan view grid would remove panel components regardless of whether the chart centre changed or not (bug introduced in version 1.0.2)

 

Version 1.0.2.6 31/01/2013

Minor changes

  • Longitudinal Profile Info Tool added (extracts profile information from profile and copies to clipboard)
  • Longitudinal Profile Slope Label Tool added (adds custom block slope markers to long profile polylines)

 

Version 1.0.2.5 12/01/2013

Bug fix

  • Follwing a change in Inchart's licensing System, Inchart would not run correctly on several versions of AutoCAD - fixed

 

Version 1.0.2 05/01/2013

Major changes

  • Suport for split plan views with fixed gap added. Profiles aligned to a split plan view will also be automatically split using the same gap distance
  • SBP reflectors (long profile component) added
  • Admiralty style plan view graduated lat / lon borders added
  • Support added for Geodesic and Rhumb-line routes / kp calculation
  • Support for non-linear KP scale factors in routes

Minor changes

  • Geodesic / Rhumb-line distance tool added
  • Option for adding alternating hatch borders to the outside of profile panels
  • Event marker label direction option added (Event profile and long profile events)
  • Grid <-> Geo file converter function added to the geodesey selection dialog
  • Route from polyline tool can now create Geodesic and Rhumb-line routes and shows more detailed information on individual route segments
  • Default autoCAD units hardcoded to m (this can still be changed using the batch unit tool)
  • Linetype option added for plan view gridlines

Bug fix

  • Bug where profiles with no data points within panel would be ignored - fixed
  • Bug where routes with negative eastings and northings would not be read - fixed
  • Route from polyline tool bug when using polylines with arcs greater than 180 degrees - fixed

 

Version 1.0.1 02/11/2012

Minor changes

  • Support added for split plan views. Chart centres may now be split into sections using a button on the chart centres page and selecting / splitting the chart centres (after sending to AutoCAD). Plan views using the panel key will automatically detect and use the split chart centres
  • Profile panels may now be given horizontal scales other than the overall chart scale. Note that this option is only available when the profile panel is not aligned with a plan view

 

Version 1.0 10/09/2012

Minor changes

  • Updated documentation
  • Piggyback pipelines may be drawn on cross profiles using a KP and orientation listing. Orientations may be given in either clock positions or as angles (clockwise from vertical). There is also an option to interpolate between KP values so that the piggyback pipe can still be drawn if the orientation listing doesn't contain a value for that exact KP

Bug fix

  • Duplicate contour lines could sometimes be drawn - fixed

 

Version 0.9.9.7 08/08/2012

Minor changes

  • Various informative dialogs added to help identify reasons why routes can't be matched with chart centres should identification fail
  • NM3 tools - export EIVA cdf. Now supports multiple chart centres (keys) per chart chart. Note that no prefix or postfix should be aplied to the Navimodel export files to enable Inchart to ccorrectly identify and match them to chart centres (i.e. for images in series mode)

Bug fix

  • The addition of the new route assignment by chart centre functionality in 0.9.9.6 caused various unanticipated side effects / bugs which were not picked up by the QC process. Numerous fixes
  • ASCII reader bug where unusual headers could cause the incorrect number of columns to be detected - fixed
  • Backspace keys didn't work when editing chart centre numbers

 

Version 0.9.9.6 31/07/2012

Major changes

  • Charts can now be given a series name and assigned routes. This is defined on the 'chart centres tab' and allows a single Inchart project to be used for multiples routes, for instance multiple flowlines on an oilfield development.

Minor changes

  • Option for adding a hatch to background of KP flags to give them an opaque background (Note that for a white background select colour 255)
  • Inchart no loger automatically pops up when starting AutoCAD. To start either type 'inchart' or in AutoCAD 2013, press the Inchart button on the Plug-ins tab on the ribbon bar

Bug fix

  • Missing a .dll for reading ASCII data in last versions installer fixed
  • Would not add dwg's created by non AutoDesk aplications to charts - fixed

 

Version 0.9.9.5 12/07/2012

Minor changes

  • 'Route from Polyline' tool added to allow the easy creation of runlines from polylines in AutoCAD

Bug fix

  • Bug which stopped the 'Bind charts' tool working in AutoCAD 2008 - Fixed

 

Version 0.9.9 04/07/2012

Major changes

  • AutoCAD 2013 now now supported (Inchart is now opened from the plugins tab on the
    ribbon bar inAutoCAD 2013)

Minor changes

  • New Installer. If installed on AutoCAD 2013, then the installer uses the apploader mechanism. For older versions it is installed as before
  • Several minor UI improvements

Bug fix

  • Contour labels sometimes drawn with incorrect values (NM3 format) - fixed
  • Chart dwg selection always sorted alphabetically

 

Version 0.9.8 09/06/2012

Minor changes

  • Geodetics, added new projections (Gauss Kruger, Polar Stereographic, UPS north, UPS south, Oblique Stereographic, Equatorial Stereographic"", Lambert Conic Conformal (1SP), Lambert Conic Conformal (2SP)
  • All dialogs now autosize correctly at different windows DPI settings (i.e windows 7 - make fonts bigger options)

 

Version 0.9.7 12/05/2012

Bug fixes

  • Plan view geo options also de-selected N arrow properties when de-selected bug fixed
  • Geodetics, transverse mercator projection ignored (rare) non zero latitude of origin. bug fixed
  • Plan view geo tick marks and labels sometimes drawn outside when should be inside (and vice versa) bug fixed

 

Version 0.9.6 11/04/2012

Major changes

  • PaperSpace chart option. Charts may be generated as panels in ModelSpace with Viewports in PaperSpace. To do this the Base template chart must be in millimetres in ModelSpace and the first paperspace layout in it will be used to obtain the page setup. The base chart / variable text data will be added to paperspace if selected. Note that the panel positions / sizes defined in Inchart must also be in mm for paperspace chart. Each viewport will have a UCS assigned to it. See the 'Chart' page in the help file for more information

Minor changes

  • Chart scale / chart type (ModelSpace / Paperspace) always read directly from chart (dwg) dictionary rather than the Inchart project) when adding to existing charts (otherwise changing the chart scale in Inchart after chart creation may have undesirable effects)
  • Custom 'This chart' block may be drawn at the centre of plan view positions on a key plan (for example arrow with text)
  • Removed support for direct reading of native EXCEL files removed as occasionaly Inchart couldnt read certain files with embeded data such as images etc. Reading ASCII files is always faster than EXCEL files in any case

Bug fixes

  • Matchlines labels, Bug where matchline labels with left / right alignment were sometimes deleted if partially outside plan view panel (fairly often)
  • Event components / panels, Case sensitivity bug affecting mandatory field name bug fixed
  • Event profile lines between sub-panels now drawn underneath events
  • Undefined event detection was missing out the first undefined event

 

Version 0.9.5 06/02/2012

Minor changes

  • Chart Base template, External dwg and Geo-referenced images now have option to specify whether reference type is absolute or relative, all other components / panels are now automatically set to relative referencing when adding as XRefs.
  • Batch bind charts tool added
  • Batch set chart units tool added (note that dwg unit settings are ignored for operations performed by Inchart)
  • Option added to Matchlines for aligning labels to the left, right or centre of the ends of matchlines
  • Default pipe import option for embedment profile changed to TOP and Diameter. Note that by using TOP and BOP, the pipe may appear slightly jagged if the TOP and BOP columns do not contain enough decimal places to correctly produce the diameter correctly when subtracted
  • CrossProfileData can now plot a vertical grid, with axis values either water depth or values relative to reference point i.e TOP / MSB etc. Note that some of the reference options will only work for VW cross profile files, which have the standard VW flags set.

Bug fixes

  • Event Proile span events spanning multiple charts fixed (broken by changes made in Version 0.9.4)
  • Embedment profile not flipping profiles correctly for profiles going right to left KP direction

 

News

Inchart 1.4.22 Released

Inchart version 1.4.22 was released today.

This is a bug fix release which fixes a recently introduced bug that prevented chart centers from multiple plan view panels in a single chart from being previewed in AutoCAD.

For full details of all changes see the revision history page.

Inchart 1.4.20 Released

Inchart version 1.4.20 was released today.

This release features the addition of a "Contour Slope Labeling Tool" which can be used to calculate slopes from contour lines and draw slope markers.

 

For full details of all changes see the revision history page.