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CSM3D International Limited

Shoemaster News & Release Notes


for Pattern Engineering QS9.03
Volume 9, issue 3 July 2009

Welcome & News

Dear Customer,

We are delighted to welcome you to release QS9.03, the third


release for 2009.

As a reminder, the release dates for Version 9 are as follows:


QS
Inside this issue:
9.01 January - Released
QS Welcome & News 1
9.02 April - Released
QS
9.03 July - Released Table A: Enhancements for
2009
2
QS
9.04 October Details of new & enhanced
functions for 2009
3
QS
For release 9.03 we have focused on improving and enhanc-
Table B: Release Notes for
ing every day features used by all our customers. We aim to 6
2009
ensure that those functions used frequently run as smoothly as
possible to help reduce development time. In particular, we
Service Contract 7
have made many improvements to the way punches work and
users should now find this function much more user friendly.
Coming Soon 7
Looking forward to QS9.04 we can announce that a completely
new version of Shoemaster Interface will be available. Test
versions are being released in the next few weeks. Special points of interest:
• 15 fixes and 22 user re-
We also invite you to take a look at the newsletters for Cus-
quests in this release
tom/Orthopaedic shoemakers and designers so you are aware of all
the exciting changes we have made for all our other custom- • 106 changes so far in Re-
ers. lease 9
• Enhanced Punch Functions
We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and indeed using
the new release of software. • More improvements to en-
gineering functions e.g.
Thank you as ever for your support and we look forward to Clip Line, Re-Order Pieces,
continuing working with you, Multiple Stringed Markers,
Group Grading etc.

• New Method to import


Nurbs IGES Lasts from other
CAD systems
Steve Hole, Graham Burns & Emma Cuckow,
Shoemaster News & Release QS
Notes for Pattern Engineering
Table A: Enhancements for 9.03

Process Number of Changes


9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 Totals
Files 2 1 1 4

Input & Output Import 2 2 1 5

Export 1 4 5

Patterns 15 14 12 41

Lasts 1 3 1 5
Engineering
Grading 2 3 5
Functions

Punches 2 2 7 11

Tooling 1 1

User Interface 6 7 4 17

Drawing

Usability Speed 7 1 8

Properties 3 3

Startup 1 1

Totals 38 31 37 106

Category of changes 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04

Fixes 16 14 15

User Requests/ New functions 22 17 22

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Shoemaster News & Release
Notes for Pattern Engineering Details of new & enhanced functions for 2009

HERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE NEW AND ENHANCED FUNCTIONS FOR QS9.03


FOR A FULL AND DETAILED LIST OF EVERY CHANGE PLEASE REFER TO TABLE B ON PAGES 5 AND 6

QS
9.03 : Pattern Engineering Functions

Multiple Stringed Markers # 2262 Clip Line # 2476


Lines to be used in a stringed marker are now This function has now been enhanced to allow
highlighted once selected. This makes the users to quickly & easily trim multiple lines to
function much easier to use as users can now another chosen line
see which markers have been trimmed or ex-
tended.

Nurbs IGES import # 621


Users can now more easily share data with the
Piece Perimeter # 2493 ability to import lasts and style lines in NURBS
IGES format from some other CAD systems.
Pattern areas and perimeters are now calcu-
lated and displayed Note: This works for some NURBS formats used in some shoe
for a single size. Pre- CAD systems.

viously this function


was only available for
multiple sizes

Re-order Pieces # 2490


New syntax can now be entered in the Command Feather Edge # 2463
Window to allow the reordering of pieces in the
Piece Browser window. This could be useful if Pieces constructed
you want to arrange, for example, all upper using the gross
pieces first, then linings, & backers etc feather offset always
update automatically
For more details please contact the helpdesk following revisions to
the style.

This completes work


started in QS9.01, call
no # 2350

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Volume 9, issue 3
Details of new and enhanced functions for 2009
QS
9.03 : Punches

Spacing & Replication # 2479 Stringed Marker # 2307


The process to correctly display punches on a Punch spacing and replication is now displayed cor-
folded piece, mirrored or folded style, folded rectly on a stringed marker.
style, and when fold is enabled has now been
automated

QS
9.03 : Group Grading

Line selection tooltip # 2457


Line Selection Tooltip added to make it easier
to select the required line from a list of possi-
ble lines

QS
9.03: Input & Output

Nestor Stabs # 2116: Stabs are now defined in Nestor output files so they are punched during cutting

Nestor Saving Options # 2464: Shells or styles can now be optionally saved with or without auto
nesting options, making it easier for users to share work with suppliers not using auto nesting systems.

IGES # 2425: All pattern sizes can now be exported in IGES format from Shoemaster. Previously this
was only possible on the model size.

FOR A FULL AND DETAILED LIST OF EVERY CHANGE PLEASE REFER TO TABLE B ON PAGES 5 AND 6

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Volume 9, issue 3
Table B: Release notes for QS9.03

USER REQUESTS & NEW FUNCTIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE

Process Call Details


Files 2423 Shells no longer crash when saving immediately after opening

Import 621 Facility to import IGES lasts and style lines in NURBS format

Export 2425 Multiple sizes of pattern pieces can now be exported to IGES

2495 Piece text is now exported as an R14 polylines rather than a spline

2116 Stabs are now visible and can be cut on the Nestor cutting table

2464 Shells or styles can now be saved with or without auto nesting options

Patterns 2262 Lines are now highlighted when using stringed marker commands

2372 Tied lines no longer crash when deleting nodes on the master line

2441 Arcs using “none continuity” are now highlighted in piece collection

2454 Adjusting the line “height” and “width” handles no longer adds extra nodes

2460 Piece collection no longer crashes if the cursor is not properly on the line

2463 Pieces using the feather line are now updated correctly

2476 Clip line command now works with multiple lines

2488 Crash fixed when untying a tied line, with edit nodes switched on

2489 Crash fixed when selecting another size when “tie to line” has been used

2490 New syntax to allow reordering of pieces in the browser window

2491 Tied mirrored across line now updates if the master line is modified

Pattern area and perimeter are now calculated and displayed even if styles
2493
are not graded

Grading 2449 When applying grading intersections, both lines remain on correct layer

2480 Setting length & width of standard now correct even if zoom used

When applying group grading the correct line can be more easily selected
2457
from the list presented in the tooltip

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Shoemaster News & Release
Notes for Pattern Engineering Table B: Release notes for QS9.03

Process Call Details


Lasts Last bottom reference points can now be moved to the upper surface
2400
correctly

Punches 2307 Punch spacing replication is now correct when using stringed markers

The command “continue curved” now works correctly when drawing new
2455
punch lines

2458,
Process to correctly display punches on a folded piece, mirrored or
2459,
folded style, folded style, and when fold is enabled has now been auto-
2479,
2486 mated

2473 Crash fixed when line is set to punch but no punch is loaded

User Interface 2152 Switching to 3D when editing nodes no longer locks the program

2327 Rotation of style lines now works for rotation greater than 90 degrees

2355 Print preview window close button now activated

Properties Properties can now be changed when the property view is set to auto-
2456
matically hide

2474 You can now enter a “.” as the first character in properties e.g. “.5”

Automatic nesting properties (primary, paired) can now be defined and


2499
exported via DXF for Nestor cutting systems

Browser The piece browser now updates immediately when selecting a piece
2437
from the size view

Startup 2492 Redundant syntax for punch shapes removed from startups

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Service Contract

A reminder of changes to previous releases


CSM3D International Limited for 2009

QS
CSM3D International Limited 9.02
12 Leigh Road
Street
1. Further Speed Improvements for Pattern Engineering
Somerset, UK
2. More improvements to engineering functions e.g. Piece
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Collection, Digitising, Tooling, Line Creation etc.
3. Improvements to the Import of 3D Virtual Shoes into Power
Phone: +44 1458 841234
Fax: +44 1458 840646 QS
Email: info@shoemaster.cix.co.uk 9.01
www.shoemaster.co.uk 1. Major speed improvements in pattern engineering
2. Important NEW method for springing pieces
The Leading CAD CAM system
3. Many improvements to engineering functions e.g.
for the shoe industry
Flattening, Piece Unfold, ToolTips, Piece Collection, etc
4. NEW options to import Shoe Styles and Lasts from different
3D scanners
5. New output options for automatic nesting

Service Contract
Customers already subscribed to a service contract are already
benefiting from the changes made to 2009.

If you are not currently subscribed and would like to begin


receiving all of the benefits of quarterly releases of software,
changes to the program, as well as full helpdesk support and
support visits, then please contact the Shoemaster sales team or
your local agent for a discussion.
Coming Soon

In release QS9.04 we look forward to introducing you to a completely new and updated version of the Inter-
face program.

This has been updated to include properties and tree views and now allows manual and automatic nesting
to be used together

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