Version 0.16.0 of Archimedes was released this weekend, and there's a lot of
new stuff (from 0.14) to be reported.
The first thing you'll notice is a bunch of new icons on the toolbar. Most
of the commands they represent were already there, but now they are visibly
Also, if you're italian, you'll see that Archimedes now has an italian
translation. Thanks to Davide Presenti for doing the translation =)
So here's the list of new features:
* Remebering open drawings. If you close Archimedes with some drawings open,
when you run it again you'll see the program remebers - and reopens - those
drawings you were working on.
* Auto save of undergoing work. If the program crashes, when you run it
again your work won't be totally lost, because from time to time the drawing
is saved to a temporary file. The folder temp files are saved to and the
time it takes to do an auto-save may be edited under "Edit->Workspace
* Text edition. Texts may be edited by double clicking the text or with the
* Mirror. Elements may now be mirrored with the 'mirror' command. No icon
for this one yet.
* Extend. It works a bit like trim, except that instead of cutting elements
at the intersection with the references, it extends elements to the
references. It's possible to alternate between trim and extend by holding
down the shift key.
* SVG export. (This was an easy one, actually. SVG is pretty neat =)
* New circle snap points: at angles 0, 90, 180 and 270.
Changes and corrections:
* It's possible to create texts with spaces (at "creation time").
* You see the current command (if any) all the time on the interpreter.
* Copying between drawings (now called "to the clipboard") carries layer
information, so layers are copied too. If a layer with the same name on the
destination drawing already exists, it is used. With this, layer names have
* The perpendicular snap icon now actually is a perpendicular symbol. =)
* Whenever a selection is performed, you're informed how many elements are
* Rectangles and arcs ignore if the orto is on.
* "Multi" commands properly end with both enter and esc. These include
polyline, line, copy, trim and others.
* A fillet bug that erased closed polylines when one tried to fillet them
has been corrected.
* Perpendicular grip is working on all commands. The exception: polyline (or
area) with the lines defined by themselves.
It's pretty much that. (Read the SourceForge release notes if you'd like to
know the little things that I spared you of).
Till next time, that's all.