Archive for April, 2007

KitCADi3 UpGrade – 21st April 2007

Friday, April 20th, 2007

The KitCADi3 web pages will be Upgraded to KitCADi3 KGC on the 21st April 2007.

Some functions may be affected during the upgrade, and export options may not work correctly for a week after upgrading.  Alot of work has been done to take advantage of newier softwares (things like firefox having SVG and Canvas support have helped).

While never perfect – the UpGraded version will then be updated to support some of the existing functions (as found in current version before  – like image use)

Exporting options of KP2, VML, and SVG have all been pre-updated to the point where support Javascript files for each KitCAD Object Item are no longer required (These files were required with non-KGC versions of KitCADi3).. Rotated Object Item image gif/jpeg files are not required with the upgraded version but a scalable photo or image can be used in the foei window (remove the rotation number from the image file name).

The KitCAD 2.27 and i3 search functions have already been updated to support the UpGrade.

Two of the four currently supported browser clients will not work correcly with the UpGraded version (affecting Opera and Netscape users) – however correcting the bugs affecting Opera and Netscape browser clients may take a while. As soon as a bug can be located an attempt will be made to fix it.

It is expected the bulk of the Upgrade will take an hour (or perhaps two hours). 

KGC = KGraphicControl.js

KGC supports Secure Socket Layer

Friday, April 20th, 2007

KitCAD KGC now includes support for SSL (Secure Socket Layer)

It is not recomended that administrators employ SSL as client browser catch settings may affect bandwidth management, etc..

The SSL support does not alter the way KGC functions on non-SSL sites, and no changes are required.

Administrators using SSL should modify the javascript statments like location.protocol.indexOf(“http:”) to also scan for https when required (to prevent security issues with loading data from files with KPD file extensions, etc)

KitCADi3 will not include support for SSL on all browser clients simply because it is being run in the public domain (where users can access input and output files).


The next version of KitCAD i3 KGC will include file open

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

The next version of KitCAD i3 titled KitCAD i3 KGC will include a function to open KP2 files from a users desktop or online.

The updated Save function will now only support KitCAD i3 KGC output of KP2 file types.

Updated Exports of VML 1.0 and SVG 1.0 will no longer require JavaScript files as KitCAD i3 KGC includes support for automatic code generation. WPF/E support will be added after release.  Exports of Quotes, PDF, VRML and X3DV will still require JavaScript files (adds to ease of making complex output)

A delete button is now included on the Object Editor to remove unwanted Objects from the plan.

Other functions and options will be added after the KitCAD i3 KGC release date.