RapidAuthor 14.1
Release notes

1 September 2022
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What's new in RapidAuthor 14.1
What's new in RapidAuthor 14.1
What's new in RapidAuthor for Teamcenter 14.1
What's new in RapidAuthor for Teamcenter 14.1
Key changes in version 14.1
  • Support for Teamcenter 14.0 and 14.1
  • Import additional information (support equipment, spares) from Teamcenter Service Planner
  • Generation of S1000D data modules based on the data imported from Teamcenter Service Planner
  • Import non-tiled textures from JT data
  • New commands Cut/Copy/Paste for selected objects
  • 2D Editor: Support for thick and thin line illustration techniques to add 3D effects to 2D illustrations
  • 2D Editor: A new Join Lines tool allows users to quickly join selected line objects into a single Polybezier
RapidAuthor and RapidAuthor for Teamcenter Improvements
Authoring
  • New commands Cut/Copy/Paste for selected objects are available in the Toolbar, Edit menu, Item tree menu, and Item list menu
  • New objects Arrow and Animated Arrow were added to the object gallery. These objects allow the author to draw the user's attention to particular areas of the 3D scene.
  • Improved support for high-resolution screens
  • S1000D: support for totalQuantity and removalOrInstallationQuantity elements in IPD data modules
  • DITA: new metadata Language allows for controlling the language of the generated document
  • The user interface, help topics of RapidAuthor for Teamcenter, and out-of-the-box specification components have been localized into Italian. Out-of-the-box specification components allow for creating publications in Italian in addition to previously supported languages.
Publishing
  • Publishing to X3D is available in several procedure specification components: Generic Procedure, DITA Task, and Rapid Work Instructions
  • New publishing option for hiding axes in the publication
  • New publishing option for specifying the proportions between illustration and text windows in RapidCatalog publications
  • The publishing option ‘Illustration/Text Windows Size’ now allows for hiding a 3D window in RapidManual publication
  • New shortcuts in the publication for controlling different rendering modes (Ambient occlusion, antialiasing, X-Ray selection mode)
Editing of 2D CGM images
  • Support for thick and thin line illustration technique
  • Join Lines tool allows for joining multiple line primitives into a single one
  • Improved Snap to Object – easier drawing of tangent and perpendicular lines
  • Preview of styles in drop-down lists
Data Import 
  • New CAD formats supported: JT 10.6, NX 2007, Solidworks 2022, Solid Edge 2022, Catia V5_6R2022, Revit 2022, Navisworks 2012-2022*
  • Import additional information (support equipment, spares) from Teamcenter Service Planner**
  • Option to update objects even if their metadata hasn’t changed
  • Import attributes of the objects, which are not part of the product tree**
  • JT import: line sets, import non-tiled textures from JT**
  • Correct import of overridden colors from JT**
  • Support for DPL numbering starting from ‘1’
  • New Excel templates for importing BOM for S1000D 4.2 IPD and S1000D 5.0 IPD specifications

*This functionality requires RapidAuthor or RapidDataConverter for Teamcenter

**This functionality requires RapidAuthor for Teamcenter or Rapid JT Component

RapidAuthor Connector for Teamcenter Improvements
  • Support for Teamcenter 14.0 and 14.1
  • New RapidAuthor Administrator application for configuring integration between RapidAuthor and Teamcenter
  • Generation of S1000D data modules based on the data imported from Teamcenter Service Planner
New features in RapidDeveloper and RapidDeveloper for Teamcenter
RapidConfiguration
  • Advanced configuration of data import from Teamcenter Service Planner
  • New option to update objects even if their metadata hasn’t changed
  • New option to import line sets from JT
  • New option to start DPL numbering from ‘1’
  • Support for attributes of the objects, which are not part of the product tree
Improvements in RapidDataConverter for Teamcenter
  • New CAD formats supported: JT 10.6, NX 2007, Solidworks 2022, Solid Edge 2022, Catia V5_6R2022, Revit 2022, Navisworks 2012-2022

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