Release Notes

August 2019 Release

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CadActive's August Release

With this release, we’re excited to bring you some crowd-pleasing UI/UX changes to our web-based interface for RsysConfig and SettingSync. In addition, we’ve also added functionality to create DRW models in Creo directly from Excel!

Web Application UI/UX Updates

We have made many changes in this release to make things easier for our users. For example, we included an intuitive back button and clickable page links at the top of the app. The new tooltips help explain why individual buttons are disabled for users; also, there are page loading notifications and general app speed improvements.

Back Button/Page Navigation

“Previously, users had a difficult time navigating through the different page levels in our app. That’s no hard an issue; users can now click the BACK button or on a specific page at the top.”

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(RsysConfig showing BACK button and clickable page links at the top)

Before this change, users had to either press the back button in their browser or click back on the left-hand navigation menu to get back to the top page and work back down. With the BACK button and clickable headers, users have a much more enjoyable time seamlessly navigating through the pages of RsysConfig and SettingSync.

Expanded Permissions Tooltips

Now that we’ve expanded permissions into our app, we’ve continued to integrate new tooltips this release based on these. A User can view the data but can’t make any changes, and we now have more tooltips that explain that to them (shown below). For example, a user can’t make any changes on the Sizes page; when they hover over the “Save Changes” button, the tooltip shows why and how to get their role changed.

(Permissions Tooltip explaining to a User they don’t have access to make changes)

AutoAssemble Model Builder

One of AutoAssemble’s primary functions is to automatically build entire model structures in Creo from an Excel file. It allows you to populate an entire assembly (and sub-assemblies) with the desired model and associated metadata.

In this August release, we’ve expanded functionality so that, in addition to creating the model in Creo, you can now auto-create a blank 2D drawing with a specified drawing name and template. When every 3D assembly/part needs a corresponding 2D drawing for downstream users (manufacturers, customers, etc.), this auto-creation saves your designers minutes of setup time per drawing! As the number of drawings increases, so will the time-savings realized from AutoAssemble.

To give a visual representation below is an example CSV file that we imported into Creo using this tool. You can also see the corresponding Model Tree (with parameters), and DRWs created in the session using AutoAssemble.

(Model Structure in Excel)
(Corresponding Creo structure and DRWs created in session)

Today this functionality gives a correct systems-level creation approach to your assembly structure. You can read a more detailed document on this product here.

Release Notes/Contact Us

To read more specifics, visit our full release notes here.

We’re always looking to improve our applications… so if you have any comments, thoughts, or ideas that you would like to see in the applications, please reach out! We’d love to hear your feedback.

Stay tuned next month for even more exciting changes!