What's new in Service Release 5.0.12 (03-Ago-2010)

New Features:

Enhanced Features:

  • Eternity Ring Creator (Prong-Set): a new parameter was added that allows you to specify the distance between prongs of two adjacent stones;
  • Prong Setting Creator: settings with prongs are now constructed with gem already inside;
  • Koala Interface: implemented changes in time-to-open on rollover that contribute to the usability of the toolbar interface;
  • Insert Pavé & Micro-Prong Block:
    • GUI improvements in order to present inserting options in a more usable way;
    • Added the possibility to insert blocks on polysurfaces.

Bug Fixes:

  • 1D Scale Perpendicular to Surface: option from surface was not working correctly. This is fixed.
  • Array Pavé on Revolved Surface: performing array pavé on certain trimmed surfaces was provoking script errors. This is fixed.
  • Ring Creator by Sections: drop down menus with A, B and S section images were occupying the whole height of the screen in Windows Vista operating systems. This is fixed.
  • Pattern for Laser Engraving: drop down menu with pattern images was occupying the whole height of the screen in Windows Vista operating systems. This is fixed.
  • Brilliant Cut to Block/Drill/Gem-Block: when adding drills on a polar array of brilliant cuts, drill of the lowest cut was being placed upside down. This is fixed.
  • Advanced Boolean Operation:
    • Initial check-up for block objects on scene was counting even the blocks on hidden layer(s). This is fixed.
  • Insert Rhinojewel Gems: Corrected the tab order for gem size fields (Dimension tab).
  • User Library:
    • The position of the last folder where user saved something was not retained for future saves. This is fixed.
    • Command line error was appearing when trying to use the Export button. This is fixed.
  • Array Pavé on Surface: performing array pavé on certain trimmed surfaces was provoking script errors. This is fixed.
  • Insert Pavé & Micro-Prong Block: changing block size and/or color without pressing Enter (to conclude with the previous size/color) while working without surface was provoking command line errors. This is fixed.
  • SWAROVSKI GEMS™ Gem To Block Gem: change in either direction was not beeing preformed correctly. This is fixed.
  • SWAROVSKI GEMS™ PavĂ© Block Manager: blocks on scene did not display as selected when selected in the Manager window. This is fixed.
  • SWAROVSKI GEMS™ Library: visualization problems with Quality button pressed. This is fixed.
  • Incremental Array along Curve: small GUI modifications.
  • Interactive Polar Array: small GUI improvements; corrected the order of parameter axis for Modify size option.
  • Stone Weights: Excel Report was not presenting the number of stones by weight ranges correctly. This is fixed.
  • Full Project Report: Excel Report was not presenting the number of stones by weight ranges correctly. This is fixed.

 

What's new in Service Release 5.0.11 (1-Abr-2010)

Enhanced Features:

  • Incremental Array along Curve on Surface: "Apply to new curve/surface" button added;
  • Insert Gem/Drill: small GUI improvements;
  • Brilliant Cut to Block/Drill/Gem-Block: small GUI/localization improvements;
  • Ring Creator by Sections: section images are numbered for easier selection;
  • Advanced Boolean Operation:
    • Initial check-up for block objects on scene added: user is informed by alert message about number of block objects found on scene and reminded to perform the Explode operation prior to starting the boolean operation.
    • Added the buttons "Show selected" and "Update selection" that allow easier object selection especially in boolean operation for big pavés.
  • Interactive Polar Array: small GUI improvements; added the parameter axis for Modify size option.

Bug Fixes:

  • Automatic Micro-Prong Placement: VBScript error fixed.
  • Eternity Ring Creator (Prong-Set): stone seat construction was leaving small holes on the bottom (inside part of the ring) after the boolean with prongs. This is fixed.
  • Insert Pavé & Micro-Prong Block:
    • When selecting objects with first button in Blocks to Objects even the hidden objects were converted. This is fixed.
    • When using "Select drill on scene" option (Manager tab > Link objects) tool was incorrectly using the 0,0,0 point instead of drill center. This is fixed by allowing the user to select the center of the drill object.
  • Advanced Boolean Operation:
    • Added positive feedback sentence in the Process Status window when boolean operation concludes without errors.
    • RGB color of objects selected for Boolean Union was slightly different from the one on the interface image. This is fixed.
    • If multiple copies of union/difference objects that are not closed polysurfaces are selected for the boolean operation, each one of them would trigger a separate alert message. This is fixed.
  • Incremental Array along Curve on Surface: tool was giving an incorrect error message regarding trimmed surfaces. This is fixed.
  • Koala Interface: XML toolbars with accented characters in the file name were provoking error while installing on Korean version of Windows. This is fixed.
  • Array Pavé on Surface: it is possible to apply pavé on trimmed surfaces because the tool now performs a shrink surface operation prior to inserting pavé.
  • SWAROVSKI GEMS™ Library: it was not possible to insert stones on Windows Vista with UAC enabled. This is fixed.

 

What's new in Service Release 5.0.10 (11-Dec-2009)

Enhanced Features:

  • Advanced Boolean Operations: a newly implemented strategy allows introducing a series of very slight variations in position of the objects that fail to unite or subtract - this reduces significantly the number of Boolean_Failed objects.
  • Insert Pavé & Micro-Prong Block: Manager tab now offers more variety of drill objects; added new options "Import drill to scene" and "Use custom drill from scene"; added 2 new buttons that allow easy opening and browsing of User drill files folder.
  • Brilliant Cut to Block/Drill/Gem-Block: small GUI improvements; added "Deselect objects" button; added possibility to change brilliant cuts in the project to gem/blocks with render material already applied; added positive values for Reduction drop down menu.
  • Koala Interface: added two new options to Koala Interface menu: "Open Rhinojewel toolbar folder" and "Open User toolbars folder".
  • STL and RP Positioning Tools: added 2 new options to rotate multiple objects by 90 and 180 degrees.
  • Array Pavé on Revolved Surface: tool can now apply pavé on trimmed surfaces.
  • Divide Curve by Points Interactive: tool can now be used on multiple curves without restarting.

Bug Fixes:

  • Sliced View: tool was generating error when hidden objects were present on scene. This is fixed.
  • Stone Weights: errors in Excel report. This is fixed.
  • 1D Scale Perpendicular to Surface: when used with interactive option tool was inverting the main surface. This is fixed.
  • Advanced Boolean Operations: if user had set "Single Color for all objects" in Rhino Options > Appearance > Advanced Settings, tool was failing to restore this option after temporarily changing it during its own operation.
  • Insert Rhinojewel Gems: error in opening heart cuts (button image did not correspond to the 3dm file that was inserted). This is fixed.

Service Release 5.0.9 (02-Oct-2009)

New Features:

  • Array Pavé on Revolved Surface

Enhanced Features:

  • Array Pavé on Surface: small interface adjustments as tool is split to handle just non-revolved surfaces.
  • Incremental Array along Curve (User Object): tool is split to handle just the arrays with custom objects.
  • Incremental Array along Curve on Surface (User Object): tool is split to handle just the arrays with custom objects.
  • Automatic Micro-Prong Placement: adjustment of default micro-prong dimension values.

Bug Fixes:

  • SWAROVSKI GEMS™ - Array Pavé on Surface: fixed a script error.
  • Incremental Array along Curve: error in placing the last object with option Distribute along Curve activated. This is fixed.
  • Incremental Array along Curve on Surface: error in placing the last object with option Distribute along Curve activated. This is fixed.
  • Array Pavé on Surface: error in construction of brilliant cut pavés with 3.5mm dimension. This is fixed.
  • Interactive Array along Curve: error was appearing if the original object of the constructed array is deleted and Select elements for array button is pressed again. This is fixed.
  • Prong Setting Creator: gem dimension parameter (A) was fixed at 6mm. This is fixed.
  • Koala Interface: Rhinojewel was causing an error while typing letters with accents on non-English keyboards. This is fixed. Main menu of Rhinojewel is updated with the latest changes and new tools.

Service Release 5.0.7 (28-July-2009)

Enhanced Features:

  • Brilliant Cut to Block/Drill/Gem-Block: major interface redesign. Apply button can now be used as Reapply (no need to Undo).
  • Array Pavé on Surface: options that facilitates the construction of pavés on revolved surfaces; small interface improvements.
  • Interactive Array along Curve: added buttons for New Curve and New Object/Curve application. Now it is possible to edit the curve's control points and the array will adapt to a new curve by just slightly changing any of its parameters.
  • Interactive Array along Curve on Surface: added buttons for New Surface and New Object/Surface application. Now it is possible to edit the curve's control points and the array will adapt to a new curve by just slightly changing any of its parameters.
  • Incremental Array along Curve: small interface improvements; adjustments of default values of Incremental & Progressive Rotation options.

Bug Fixes:

  • Brilliant Cut to Block/Drill/Gem-Block: Selecting an opened polysurface by color provoked the error message to pop up. This is fixed. User buttons for adding custom drills did not save the objects. This is fixed.
  • Array Pavé on Surface: pavé construction with Custom Object failed to respect isocurve orientation in certain surfaces. This is fixed. Values in parameter field was not updating correctly when using the slider. This is fixed.
  • Interactive Array along Curve: option Move along closed curve was failing when used in conjunction with Distance from curve ends options. This is fixed. Magnitude of Movement option did not allow to make a complete circle along curve. This is fixed. Pressing Select elements button deletes the previous action. This is fixed.
  • Interactive Array along Curve on Surface:option Move along closed curve was failing when used in conjunction with Distance from curve ends options. This is fixed. Magnitude of Movement option did not allow to make a complete circle along curve. This is fixed. Pressing Select elements button deletes the previous action. This is fixed.
  • Koala Interface: putting a new button in newly created toolbar provoked an error in Simple Editor. This is fixed. While program interface is Italian language Rhinojewel > Argomenti in linea in the main menu opened User Manual in English. This is fixed. Certain links in Command Help were broken. This is fixed.

Service Release 5.0.6 (08-July-2009)

Enhanced Features:

  • Array Pavé on Surface: interface improvements; added buttons for New Surface and New Object/Surface application

Bug Fixes:

  • Koala Interface: missing icons added into Array Tools Rhinojewel toolbar. This is fixed. Small localization errors are fixed.
  • Array Pavé on Surface: pavé construction was not respecting isocurve orientation in all cases. This is fixed.
  • Interactive Array along Curve on Surface: Rhinojewel container window was making a weird "jumps" on loading this tool. This is fixed.
  • Interactive Polar Array: script error was occurring if ESC button is pressed in the middle of tool execution. This is fixed. Deleted objects were reappearing if any parameter is changed with sliders after pressing UNDO button. This is fixed.
  • Incremental Array along Curve on Surface: default values corrections and more options added for Distance from Curve Ends parameter.
  • Incremental Array along Curve: small bug fixes, default values corrections and more options added for Scale and Nº of objects and Distance from Curve Ends parameters.


Service Release 5.0.5 (19-June-2009)

New Features:

  • Interactive Array along Curve
  • Interactive Array along Curve on Surface
  • Interactive Polar Array

Enhanced Features:

  • Array Pavé on Surface: complete reprogramming of the algorithm which allows much faster and better stone or block placement;

Bug Fixes:

  • Project Time Tracker : Error was appearing if Excel was not found/installed. This is fixed and alert message included.
  • Stone Weights: small bug fixes;



Service Release 5.0.4 (11-June-2009)

New Features:

  • Divide Curve by Points Interactive

Enhanced Features:

  • Array Along Curve: important interface and functionalities redesign; added interactive handlers to number of objects and distance between them as well as distance from curve ends; added the possibility for 1D, 2D, 3D and progressive scale of array objects as well as 2 direction rotation with variable degree;
  • Array Along Curve on Surface: important interface and functionalities redesign; added interactive handlers to number of objects and distance between them as well as distance from curve ends; added the possibility for 1D, 2D, 3D and progressive scale of array objects as well as 2 direction rotation with variable degree;

Bug Fixes:

  • Brilliant Cut Diameter: Newly inserted stones couldn't display label. This is fixed.
  • Brilliant Cut to Block/Drill/Gem-Block: small bug fixes;
  • Koala Interface: important improvement in Italian localization.

 

Service Release 5.0.3 (26-May-2009)

New Features:

  • Brilliant Cut to Block/Drill/Gem-Block

Enhanced Features:

  • Array Pavé on Surface: interface redesign; included the option to select direction for pavé construction by U or V; pavé objects are not selected from the construction plane anymore but can be chosen between block, brilliant cut or custom object;
  • Full Project Report: gems of the same size and characteristics are grouped to make the report more clear.
  • Bezel Setting Creator: Bezels are now constructed with gem already inside; more proportional default values for A and B dimensions are introduced; value C is established as height for all gems and D as corner dimension for emerald cut; interface image is improved to include side inclination grade values on both end of scale.
  • Insert Gem/Drill: sizes panel is moved and placed immediately after surface selection - this order is better adjusted to tool's work flow; option to insert only gem without drill is added.
  • Insert Pavé & Micro-Prong Block: checkbox for option "Insert only stone (without drill)" is added in Manager tab;
  • Advanced Boolean Operations: included the "Select by Colors" buttons for easier selection of multiple objects.
  • Metal Weights: on certain objects it is impossible to calculate the Area, and therefore Rhinojewel is unable to calculate their weight in metal: limitation persists but now more clear feedback is provided for the user.

Bug Fixes:

  • Full Project Report: Error was appearing if Excel was not found/installed. This is fixed and alert message included.
  • Bezel Setting Creator: construction of bezels for pear and marquise cuts with 5x10mm dimensions was creating script errors. This is fixed. Values for A and B sizes were inverted during the bezel construction. This is fixed.
  • Koala Interface: missing icons of Rebuild Curves NonUniform and Curve from Cross Section profiles tools were included into Curve Tools 2 toolbar. This is fixed. Popup toolbar (middle mouse button) was available only in Italian. This is fixed.
  • Advanced Boolean Operations: After the Undo operation objects placed in Boolean layers did not return to their original layer/color. This is fixed.
  • Ring Creator by Sections: certain sections from the Section Library were creating construction errors. This is fixed.


Service Release 5.0.2 (1-Feb-2009)

New Features:

  • Extract Contour from Curves
  • Extract Contour from Surfaces
  • SWAROVSKI GEMS™ Library updated to 2008

Enhanced Features:

  • Koala Interface: general reprogramming; Vertical thickness option included that allows the toolbar main to fit to laptop displays with 800 pixels height; Rhinojewel Panel now includes "Rhinojewel Serial Number" button for easy copy/paste;
  • Array Along Curve on Surface with Multiple Objects: interface redesign; included the possibility to choose new curve/surface.
  • Insert Pavé & Bead Block: included command line option to undo the last inserted block; when inserting blocks without surface inputting 0 size by keyboard places the block at the center of the construction plane (0,0,0); added tooltips to size buttons with respective weight in carats;
  • Advanced Boolean Operations: included the check for duplicated objects and objects that do not intersect the main object prior to executing the command; added tooltips to interface buttons.
  • Full Project Report: time value from Project Time Tracker tool included in the report.
  • Sliced View: "Select Objects" button is eliminated and now all objects present in the scene result sliced at Z axis when tool is activated.
  • Ring Creator by Sections: Section Library is extended to include more than 40 new sections.
  • Incremental Array along Curve: included the possibility to choose new curve/surface.
  • Incremental Array along Curve on Surface: included the possibility to choose new curve/surface.
  • Multiple Volume Centroid: points are now placed in the same layer color as their objects.
  • Pattern for Laser Engraving: interface redesign; Pattern Library is extended to include more than 50 new patterns; included check box to group pattern lines; included display of pattern layers for easy selection.
  • Project Time Tracker: interface redesigned to include play/pause manual buttons; Options button included.
  • 3D Textures: added 3D/2D Scale type drop-down selection.

Bug Fixes:

  • Bezel Setting Creator: images in drop-down menu for cut selection displayed size value A but the respective field was deactivated. This is fixed.
  • Project Time Tracker: counter restarted when an object was pasted into the project. This is fixed.
  • Insert Pavé & Bead Block: contents of Block Definitions window did not update if new blocks were inserted unless Manager tab was selected again. This is fixed; error was appearing when updating "Select by Color" display in Blocks to Objects tab. This is fixed.
  • Quadruple Symmetry: it was not possible to apply the command to points. This is fixed.
  • Incremental Array along Curve: when placed on closed curve objects between 90º and 180º degrees were inverted. This is fixed.
  • Array Along Curve on Surface with Multiple Objects: text label "Start at" in Italian and Spanish was too short. This is fixed.
  • User Library: It was not possible to specify name & comment when saving object into Library. This is fixed.
  • Open/Save dialog windows: there was a significant delay in opening as program was searching for inadequate path. Path is changed to My Documents folder and delay is fixed.  
  • Pattern for Laser Engraving: surface did not retain typical yellow selection color. This is fixed.