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Annotative scaling for Text, Hatches, Blocks and Dimensioning

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#1 Christos Symeon

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 06:57 AM

I'm in my first couple days trying NanoCAD Plus.

I was surprised that a CAD "plus" package in 2020, is crippled in layout space, lacking annotative scales (introduced in AutoCAD 2008, during the year 2007). Competitive IntelliCAD based packages, like ProjeCAD, ActCAD, CMS-CAD, etc have it and Draftsight, GStarCAD and BricsCAD do too.

I think NanoCAD is a BricsCAD subsidiary and maybe they are removing features to justify the market niche for the lower price? But hey! this is a 13 year-old industry standard feature.
(There is a read-only variable in NanoCAD named ANNOTATIVEDWG set to 0)

The native NanoCAD symbol scaling only works with dimensions (? if I'm not correct someone please show me how, I hope I'm wrong...) and it works in a "destructive" way: I cannot keep all versions of annotations for all scales, I have to select, change and regenerate the objects to get the different scales (while I loose the previous).

( Please do not defend the symbol scaling with the argument that we can have different layers for different scales.
I know we can and we did .... back in the 20th century CAD and had all the fuss that goes with keeping all the mess of annotations synced)
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Posted 08 June 2020 - 02:04 PM

Annotative scaling is not supported yet.

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 01:22 PM

nanoCAD Plus 20 supports existing annotative scales in drawing files.
Version will be released in a few days.
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#4 Christos Symeon

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 03:54 PM

View PostKreator, on 08 June 2020 - 02:04 PM, said:

Annotative scaling is not supported yet.
Yes, I know. That is why I posted under "Wishlist".
I'll take the opportunity though to point out again that it is a feature that is essential for a competitive CAD program, in my opinion, especially one labeled "Plus", which should be a little more than basic.
My opinion is based on modern day workflow to get drawing layouts from your model, where most all the competition at this level, has incorporated the ability to have annotations to layout scale concurrently.
It is 13 years since this was an industry novelty, now annotative scaling is an industry standard.
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#5 Christos Symeon

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 03:57 PM

View PostHellen_V, on 09 June 2020 - 01:22 PM, said:

nanoCAD Plus 20 supports existing annotative scales in drawing files.
Version will be released in a few days.
I guess the keyword here is "existing". Could you please elaborate?
Do you mean it will display annotative scales created by other CAD software?
Will the user be able to add annotative scales to new information and manipulate layout information?
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Posted 15 June 2020 - 07:44 PM

View PostChristos Symeon, on 11 June 2020 - 03:57 PM, said:

I guess the keyword here is "existing". Could you please elaborate?
Do you mean it will display annotative scales created by other CAD software?
Will the user be able to add annotative scales to new information and manipulate layout information?
User cannot create own annotative scales, but can see exisiting annotative scales created in other cad programs.
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Posted 28 August 2020 - 10:14 AM

View PostHellen_V, on 15 June 2020 - 07:44 PM, said:

User cannot create own annotative scales, but can see exisiting annotative scales created in other cad programs.
Sorry, but I find showing up (for compatibility purposes?) still lacking. We should be able to manipulate.
Please add the feature!
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Posted 12 December 2020 - 10:21 AM

Two questions:
  • Are annotative properties a planned feature for 2021 release?
  • I was looking through the features of Nanocad Construction.
    Is this scaling feature compatible with annotative objects in AutoCAD? Will I be able to communicate with partners using AutoCAD and how will these appear?

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    Scaling of objects

    Construction drawings have a lot of views of a different scale. nanoCAD Construction uses symbol scale property to adjust the scale of particular fragment in just two clicks. It also enables you to avoid generating a set of text and dimension styles. nanoCAD Construction symbol scale also can change platform primitives such as texts, line type scale or dimensions. The scaling plan can be set up for drafting completely in model space or on layouts using viewports.

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