What’s New in Cortona3D RapidAuthor 7.2

Release date: 01 July 2014.


There are two different versions of the software: RapidAuthor and RapidAuthor S.

RapidAuthor S is integrated with Teamcenter and imports JT data; RapidAuthor imports the data originated in various CAD formats (e.g. CATIA, SolidWorks, Autodesk).

Updates in RapidAuthor S only

Improved data update

  • The update of DPL-tables and other data imported from Teamcenter has been significantly improved.

Updates in RapidAuthor only

Improved CAD import

  • Support for NX 9.0, SolidWorks 2014, Parasolid 26, Solid Edge ST6, STEP 242.
  • Some bugs have been fixed.

Updates in RapidAuthor S and RapidAuthor

Improved 2D Image support

  • More options for callout appearance and improved callout placement algorithm.
  • Support for external illustrations in SVG format.

Improved document editor

  • Improved support for 64-bit system in XMetaL XMAX.
  • The element list in DITA-based specifications now displays the element names, not descriptions.
  • Elements are now inserted with obligatory child elements.

Improved support for DPL tables

  • A new command allows for increasing and decreasing the indent for selected DPL-rows.

Cortona2D Editor Pro Improvements

  • Ability to create a gallery of custom objects and export/import them.

Other improvements

  • Documentation published with standard specification components can now be viewed in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
  • Support for reference tables in the RapidManual specification components.

Updates in RapidDeveloper

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements.