New Tools and Options

A lot of code has been rewritten to make processing faster and more reliable. PlantManager has been thoroughly tested and tuned for use with the latest version of BricsCAD – V19 and the recently released AutoCAD 2020.

Thanks to user feedback, requests for new features have been built in including the following:

  • A new layer dropdown control in the Options tab to specify an existing drawing layer – or create a new layer.
  • You can now specify a linear plant arrangement (for narrow spaces) by labeling an open polyline
  • There’s a new schedule option to show the cumulative area occupied by plants in a column. And you can now specify schedule elements with upper case.
  • Hatches now update PM labels when their associative polyline boundaries are stretched
  • A new update routine makes easier, incremental updates possible with only a restart necessary to effect the update.
  • A new control has been added to the block dialog to adjust the position of the label attribute.
  • There’s a great new tool in the palette to zoom to and highlight PlantManager objects in the drawing.

And many other fixes and optimisations along the way!