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ACE Translator 3000 - Revision History

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"So far I really like the new interface of ACE 3000 V7.3, the ribbon style toolbar is good, fewer mouse picks now. Layer panel is good. Very nice." - Brad Mozley, TT Electronics plc

TT Electronics plc


ACE 3000 Version 7.8.9 Released

13 August, 2019

BITMAP Export - Separate X and Y Scaling.
TIFF Export - Separate X and Y Scaling.
Customize Dialog - Assign Hot Keys and shortcuts.
ACE 3000 (for FujiFilm Dimatix Printers) has been freely added to Numerical Cloud.  Anyone who wishes to use ACE 3000 (for FujiFilm Dimatix Printers) can now easily signup for Numerical Cloud and get started immediately.
Hot Keys are now fully functional in the ACE Viewer/Editor.
Gerber Import - Ability to handle Aperture Definition (%AD%) in the body of the Gerber file (typically in the header).
BITMAP Export - Image distortion that only occurred for certain resolutions has been fixed.
Import ACE Workspace - Has been restored to Import Format pulldown.
5 other minor bug fixes.


ACE 3000 Version 7.8.6 Released

30 August, 2018

GDS-II Import - Includes new options to Flash Round and Rectangular boundaries.
GDS-II Import - Includes options to determine Path endcaps.
GDS-II Import - Assign a default font and height for Text.
Includes a new Linux 64-bit release.
5 other minor bug fixes.


ACE 3000 Version 7.8.4 Released

01 August, 2018

3D STEP Export - Show PCB Simulation Options.  When checked additional options for PCB simulation are available including:  Show Holes in Metal Layers, Create Separate Hole Assembly, Plating Thickness, and more.
3D STEP and STL Export - Join Adjacent Traces.  Will automatically connect any traces that connect.  Produces smaller STEP/STL files that are easier to load and process in 3D simulation software.
5 other minor bug fixes.


ACE 3000 Version 7.8.0 Released

15 July, 2018

Build Profile - Select an object to automatically generate a border layer.  Located in the Graphics editor, menu:  Tools / Build Profile
STEP Import - FACE Rendering Quality allows you to create extremely high resolution artworks from STEP data.  FACE Rendering Quality setting located in menu:  Setup / Preferences..., tab "Misc".  Default is High Resolution.
Drill Export - Improved detection of slots and drilled holes.
About 10 other minor bug fixes.


ACE 3000 Version 7.7.11 Released

11 May, 2018

Plotter Export - Ability to output compatible files for legacy plotters from GSI, HP, and more.
3D Export - Easily create detailed layered stack ups for complex 3D export requirements. Each layer includes options for Z-Base and Thickness.
Gerber Import has been improved.
About 10 other minor bug fixes.


ACE 3000 Version 7.7.2 Released

14 March, 2017

Gerber Import parsing has been improved.
Gerber Export has been improved.
3D STEP Export has been improved.
DXF and DWG Export has been improved. 
About 15 other minor bug fixes.


ACE 3000 Version 7.7.0 Released

19 July, 2016

DXF Export Option - Outline Only. All outer contours will be calculated and exported to DXF.
New Native Aperture Shape "Hash".  Used as a fiducial marking for various panels.
Hide Cell(s).  Allow you remove selected cells from the conversion.
Calculate Copper Area - Generate Report file.
Gerber Import - Improved optimization of complex polygons.
Gerber Import - Improved handling of Polygons from Gerbers generated by DipTrace.
Gerber Import - Automatic Layer type detection from Gerbers generated by KiCad.
Gerber Import - Provide user option for 360 degree arcs found in polygons.
Gerber Import - Aperture Rules dialog interface has been improved.
Detect Arcs has been improved during export of formats: Gerber, NC Drill/Rout, ODB++, and DXF/DWG.
ODB++ Import - Better optimization of complex surfaces (i.e Polygons). 
ODB++ Export - Files generated are 100% compatible with the latest Mentor ODB++ Viewer 9.6. 
Polygon De-embedding has been improved.
Aperture Table Dialog has been improved.
ODB++ Import - Resolved conflict when a custom symbol uses a standard symbol name.
About 15 other minor bug fixes.


ACE 3000 Version 7.6.5 Released

16 November, 2015

Support Gerber X2 format.
Detect Design Profile (i.e. Border) Check
Export High Resolution Bitmap/Tiff automatically trims all images.
3D Boolean Option to Keep Pads whole (required for simulation purposes).
Support for 3D VDA format.
Drill Export sorts holes for an optimized path.
ODB++ Export choose compression method.
STEP Import and Export.
IGES Import and Export.
ACIS Import and Export.
STL Import and Export.
Better Memory handling and pointer management.
Ask a Question (located top-right corner)
Blind Buried Dialog
Undo/Redo within the Editor.
Build Composite Wizard
DXF Export included reference designators for exported components.
About 15 other minor bug fixes.

ACE 3000 Version 7.6.0 Released

24 August, 2015

STEP Import/Export (requires ACE for Solidworks-3D)
IGES Import/Export (requires ACE for Solidworks-3D)
ACIS Import/Export (requires ACE for Solidworks-3D)
SolidWorks (SLDPRT) Import/Export (requires ACE for Solidworks-3D)
3D Export option to export each layer as a separate file.
Embedded Crop Wizard.  Interactively select crop area for export.
Merge Layers has been improved using composite and size options. Plus open/save settings.
Crop Wizard has the ability to crop display area, or crop by selected objects.
Gerber file detection.
Gerber File type Detection has been improved.
NC Drill/Rout file detection.
About 15 other minor bug fixes.

ACE 3000 Version 7.5.6 Released

26 July, 2015

Interactive Watch Tutorial - Helps users more quickly find answers and sample conversions.
Gerber Import - Handles complex polygons more efficiently.
ODB++ Import - All new shapes are supported and handles complex polygons more efficiently.
Convert to Polygons has been improved.
Add Wide Path (in Viewer) has been improved.
Add Pad (in Viewer) has been improved.
Create Composite Dialog has been improved and includes Size option.
Detection of circular boundaries.
Join Wizard has been improved.
Gerber File type Detection has been improved.
Add Drill Hit is easier to use.  Simply enter desired diameter of drill hole (no need to search for available tools only).
Bug preventing STL export has been fixed.
PDF Import - Extra line in Text has been eliminated.
Add Multi-Line with 0-Height has been fixed.
About 15 other minor bug fixes.
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