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2019- List of New Features or Fixes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ynnek, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    This. Would be great to select faces that are sparked/polished/etc in one part without massive workarounds.
  2. oldfox

    oldfox Alibre Super User

    That's the one. I'm sold. :D
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  3. MilesH

    MilesH Alibre Super User

    Yes, that would be very convenient for me. No more Cut and Paste from the Drawing window!
    We'd need to be able to scale the image from its centre (As in Drawing Workspace). Also, it would be incredibly useful to be able to adjust the X and Y axis scaling separately.
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  4. fpirz

    fpirz Member

    Sign me up for the 2019 Beta. I've got a project that I need to import .stl files for. Should give it a good workout.
    certainly better than the process I've got to go thru to do it now. (you don't want to know...)

    Frank Pirz
    Media Conversions LLC
  5. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User

    Frank - I don't think anyone has suggested that STL import will be included in v2019.0
  6. Rob2beans

    Rob2beans Member

    this is great, I have a p4000 card installed and can not wait to take advantage of it! There was a bug with the trim feature under the surfacing tab, will that be fixed?
  7. jfnewman

    jfnewman Member

    Glad the little guy made it to the cookout, I'm looking forward to tasting.
  8. domcm

    domcm Senior Member


    Any chance the graphics improvements will speed up reprojecting views on drawings with many sheets? Right now, that is the biggest Alibre performance bottelneck for me.
  9. Max

    Max Administrator Staff Member

    STL import is not in 2019.0
  10. Max

    Max Administrator Staff Member

    Would you be able to open a drawing and then File > Package > Create Package and send it to me? That way I can benchmark it. Also, if your drawings have something that is particularly taxing on performance, we can use it for performance testing / debugging.

    Max@alibre.com or if it's really big: https://www.dropbox.com/request/PjHmOBSg203xu0LN0Ks6
  11. Max

    Max Administrator Staff Member

    Based on your model, the following results were obtained:

    File Open:
    Old: 65 seconds
    New: 54 seconds

    Reproject everything:
    Old: 230 seconds (3 min 50 seconds)
    New: 228 seconds (3 min 48 seconds)

    It does not appear that this drawing would be significantly affected by the new graphics pipeline. The primary culprit appears to be that there are 120 Views in this drawing. The biggest way we can approach improving this scenario is to perhaps multithread view creation. That is on our minds, but is not for this release. I will pass this drawing to our Dev team.

  12. domcm

    domcm Senior Member


    Thanks for the quick response. Yes, multithreading drawing view creation would be a significant improvement for those of us who create production drawings. My only other option is to re-structure my drawings and create multiple drawings per assembly to reduce the number of views per drawing which is not an ideal solution for me.
  13. Max

    Max Administrator Staff Member

    No worries. BTW, for access-heavy applications where you may read/write a lot, it's not a bad idea to invest in a NVMe M.2 SSD drive. If you don't know, all SSDs are not equal, NVMe being a newer standard and requiring a NVMe slot on your motherboard. But they are...ludicrously fast.

    I use this one personally. It's not a silver bullet, but it really helps a lot.
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  14. anson

    anson New Member

    Why not?
  15. Max

    Max Administrator Staff Member

    That is functionality was single purpose to bring in mesh files and convert them to solids and used proprietary 3D Systems technology. Replacing it requires us to license some new stuff from other vendors who take a broader approach to engineering workflows.

    As a result when we implement "mesh handling v2" we have to put a lot of thought into the extended workflows we want to enable and how to support them to take it from "toy" to real engineering flow. It's a big feature set and probably needs a release largely unto itself. Not something that can be slipped in.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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  16. GIOV

    GIOV Senior Member

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