We replace the single combo box view and most of the modal setup windows with a inspector editor.
Is was time to create a 2012 version of the free edition and now it is available for download.
What are the difference between the 2011 version:
– remove the kranXpert watermark from the views and printer output.
– add planner save/save as and planner load buttons.
These are small changes, but I think that makes the tool more useful.
Do you know .?
– when a 2.5D view is active and you press the spacebar key and hold it that the function ‘Move view’ is selected and by click the left mouse button and move the mouse you change the view?
– in the 3D view when you press the center mouse button or the mouse wheel that you can change the position of the camera view?
– when you draw a item and you want exit the drawing function that you can press the right mouse button?
– when the drawing selection arrow is selected and you double click on a drawing item that this open’s a property window?
Currently you draw a items in kranXpert with first mouse click then move to the end position and click again. We seen on every presentation that users try to draw with mouse button down then mouse move and mouse button up to finish. What do you think is better?
Please answer this question at http://www.kranxpert.de/poll
A new kranXpert version is available.
Here are the main changes:
In the ‘Object overview’ (main menu ‘Options’) you can create cranes or lorry’s and edit objects or create export files of your new objects. We remove the fleet overview and replace it with the favorite list that you can manage in the Object overview.
For your hint:
– Objects with book symbol are not editable.
The HTML files are installed in the kranXpert.exe executable folder as a subfolder extras then the language folder de=Germany, en=English, es=Español. You can add new menus to the menu.htm and that shows in all pages as an iframe tag.
The kranXpert demo version is now based on the 188.8.131.52 version and we build a new free edition 2011 and replace the rotation view with the 3D view.
What is the next development.
The next steps are rewriting the drawing system that have filled drawing objects in the front, left and top view. Then adding more 3D drawing elements that are rotatable in all directions and not only in the top view like in the current version.
Then we want add 3D clipart support, first for the wavefront .obj file format later for other formats and our own format with length and color properties.
Also we want change the view of the boom and the crane that’s more realistic and not only for the boom a rounded line that was ok for the 2.5 D view but looks boring in the 3D view.
In a next version we want to change the kranXpert print out and give more detailed crane information to symbolize that information we draw some crane pictograms.
This pictograms you can download and use it without any restrictions for you’re use or publications.
The symbols are in the emf vector format and in the jpg and png picture format.
In the next version you can change the view style of kranXpert select from Silver or SkyBlue skin.
For netbook users with a small screen height we add hide the main menu toolbar and the status bar. We also changed the info panel and move it from the top menu to the right sidebar to get more height for displaying the views.
The new info panel show in the row with the calculator symbol the calculated load information and in the second row with the leaflet/book symbol the load information from the manufacturer load charts.
We insert in the crane overview the button ‘Install/Upgrade’ where you can check for updates or import new cranes (need internet access).
When you click on the button ‘Install/Upgrade’ then the current crane list is downloading from the kranXpert homepage and compared with the already imported cranes in the database.
There exists three states:
- not installed cranes are gray
- installed cranes are black with OK symbol
- crane that an update exists are red and with a refreshsymbol
To install or upgrade a crane double click on the crane or use the buttons ‘Update crane’/’Install crane’.
We speed up also the crane import function, now it takes some seconds to import a crane file.