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KitCAD i3 TEST JScript function editor

Monday, December 27th, 2010

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JScript Editor Interface

The image above is from testing of the next KitCAD i3 KGC TEST release due for January 2011.

The JavaScript function editing interface allows users to change code related to KitCAD i3 KGC output generation data. The editor does not include full support for all KitCAD i3 KGC output formats but includes support for the standards of Anima8e, Quote/PDF, Vrml, and Sketchup-Ruby.

The code highlighter textarea control on the JavaScript Editor Interface is powered by EditArea.

See the Novermber release notice for Script Editor Menu Interface for more information about the missing JavaScript editor.

KitCADi3ie5.exe toolbar

Friday, November 5th, 2010

The next few upgrades to KitCAD i3 KGC (localhost test version) will trial/enable toolbar support, along with multi-language translations, and KitCAD 2.27v5 Cutup.exe support.

Support for %PROGRAMFILES(X86)% path, and fixes for other smaller bugs will be included along with the toolbar upgrades.

KitCAD i3 KGC and Decimal Fractions

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Past versions of KitCAD software packages have always supported simple Integer numbers (1,2,…,9,0) that are processed with Cutup.exe into Floated numbers (if required 16.5mm, 1.5mm, etc).

KitCAD i3 KGC now includes a basic option to view Decimal Fractions (and provide simple corrections). The Fraction Display unit functions can be enabled from the Options page.
Setting the Display of units to Fraction will convert sizes into Inch”Numerator/Denomator.
Setting the Display of units to Fraction2 will convert sizes into Feet’Inch”Numerator/Denomator.
The default Setting is Decimal will NOT convert sizes provided by a *.kp2 file format.

Script converting of non-Decimal Fractions may take up to 1 minute, longer, or even cause Javascript runtime errors when converting Integer numbers into Fraction or Fraction2. As a work-around:- Use the correct Decimal Fraction sizes – Do not use 500mm, Instead ALWAYS use the size of 500.38mm or 19″7/10 to remove over 50% of converter functions processing time.

No Library System has been developed for Decimal Fractions at this time (As a result the quotation reporting will only show Millimetres). A library system will be developed and deployed at a later date.

Using the Option of Fraction or Fraction2 will also cause the KitCAD i3 KGC exe TEST Setup version to fail – A message relating to JavaScript errors will be displayed during *.kp2 file loads because no Decimal Fraction library has been deployed – there are no 15″, 30″, or 35″ deep cabinets in the library system (The default demo Library System is Integer based for 300mm, and 600mm deep cabinets).

See the Decimal Fraction Scale Maths functions for JavaScript example for more information.

No notice of update to KitCAD i3 will be shown (release date of latest update will be 17th April 2010). Downloaded KitCAD i3 versions after the 22nd of April will include the updated files for Decimal Fraction support.