Stringer Topo V19.021 Release Notes

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Stringer Topo V19.021 uses a Civil Survey Solutions V19 license.  Following installation you will be placed on a 30 day evaluation and require a V19 license key for permenant/extended usage.  All subscription customers automatically receive V19 license keys which can be obtained from the Civil Survey Solutions Subscription Portal.

Stringer Topo

  • Improvements
    • Enhanced the Compare Lines command to enable addition of extra information at the time of use, of particular interest to Victroian and Tasmanian surveyors.  
    • The Auto Label command will now maintain dynamics to a line that the text is attached to.  This dynamics does not apply to multi segmented polylines (labels are static outputs for the case of labelling polylines)
    • Ribbon interface improved across all platforms.
      • Updated all icons to be consistent across platforms
      • Refreshed many icons on the riboon, especially for the join codes commands, increment string commands, split code commands and search/replace commands

Spedific changes per ribbon panel/platform are shown below:

Note: Highlighted items have updated icons.  Circled commands are new.

  • New Commands
    • Make Label Static.  If the Auto Label command has been used on lines (not polylines), this will break the association between the text and the line/polyline it was attached to.
    • Offset and Hatch. Offsets a distance from a selected polyline and adds a hatch and offset polyline
      Note: You can use a negative value to offset the other side of the polyline.  The offset side is set by the polyilne direction (so a polyine drawn in a clockwise direction will have a positive offset to the left, or outside of, the original polyline, as shown below)
  • Insert Block with Attributes.Streamlines block creation for any block in the drawing dictionary that contains attributes.  Additionally, if you have attributes named EASTING, NORTHING, ELEVATION then you can pick a point in the drawing and apply the x,y,z pickup position to these attributes

Note: Highlighted items have updated icons.  Circled commands are new.

  • New Commands
    • Make Label Static.  If the Auto Label command has been used on lines (not polylines), this will break the association between the text and the line/polyline it was attached to.
    • Offset and Hatch. Offsets a distance from a selected polyline and adds a hatch and offset polyline
      Note: You can use a negative value to offset the other side of the polyline.  The offset side is set by the polyilne direction (so a polyine drawn in a clockwise direction will have a positive offset to the left, or outside of, the original polyline, as shown below)
  • Insert Block with Attributes.Streamlines block creation for any block in the drawing dictionary that contains attributes.  Additionally, if you have attributes named EASTING, NORTHING, ELEVATION then you can pick a point in the drawing and apply the x,y,z pickup position to these attributes



  • Known Issues
    • For new installs, the license activation form may not display the product name or the version (it may default to V19.00).  This will resolve upon license activation.
    • Civil 3D
      • For large point data sets, speed of import and updating is still to be improved.  The entire process is being redeveloped to significantly improve import and edit speed for large point data sets.
    • BricsCAD
      • By default the BricsCAD Ribbon interface is not displayed.  You can type RIBBON at the commandline to turn it on, or use the open ribbon command in the Stringer menu
      • If you have points already creaed in the drawing and you use the Point Style Creator to edit the label style for a particular point style, all points in the drawing using that style will have their layer set to the current drawing layer (ignoring the layer as set in Stringer Settings).  If this occurs, run the Stringer Settings command and click on Save and Exit.  This will reinsert the points on the expected layers.
      • If you are upgrading from Stringer Topo V18, you may see a message during startup in the command line about load failing for SA_Stringer.lsp.  This message will have no effect on the operation of Stringer Topo V19, however you can remove the message by following the instructions at this link: https://stringersurvey.com.au/stringer-topo-v19-02-for-bricscad-message-about-unable-to-load-sa_stringer-lsp/

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