Beta Testing



If you are interested in WildTools 10.6:

BACK UP your current copy of WildTools.

I know there are problems in this version, so save often.

In PowerCADD, select WildTools Updates from the Help menu.

This will take you to a web page for WildTools 10.6.

Click on Download WildTools Development Version link.

Tool setups are turned off so that I can compile and run this.

There are many things that have been available for use but have expired. In WildTools 10.6, all of the expired tools and capabilities are back. This includes Importing Shapefiles, PixelTools, and many other things. These are all covered in the WildTools documentation.

Serious, Fatal Problems

We still have a crash if you Option-click on the Needle tool.

You will get a crash if you attempt to reshape a polygon by option-clicking on the object with the Polygon tool. This works fine with the Pen tool but not with the polygon tool and its cousins. Now fixed.

Other Problems

In previous beta versions, I had a problem with dimension text. It's now working right and you can clear up any display problems by changing the lengths of dimension lines by dragging the handles, Move Points, Trim, Nibble or other tools that operate on dimension lines.

We have a problem with getting the offset distance right for the Offset Line tool and other situations where you type a length in a dialog. I thought I had it right, but it appears I have more work to do. Now fixed.

The Area tool does not place anything because I have some link problems so the drawing is turned off for now. It's also not placing text with mechanical section line styes for the same reason.

The Wall Trim tool is goofy, and I have it placing different colored lines as a debugging technique. The PowerCADD Wall Trim tool works fine.

You may enjoy seeing the new photos of my family and for Bill & Susan Stanley, Mike Cleveland and David Waizenegger in the Picture Frame tool dialog sample view, and also now in the WildTools documentation.

Erik Mar has been reporting that the Normal and Outline buttons in Nuts & Bolts are hooked up backwards, and for the smaller sizes it certainly looks like that, but set the screw or bolt size to the largest available, and I believe you will find it works fine.

The Door tool will operate in metric or imperial sizes. When you select the tool, there is a single button on the button dock, but when your mouse is over the button, it turns into a metric or imperial choice. Easy to understand once you see it.

Please report any problems in the WildTools Developments thread in the PowerCADD forum at I prefer open testing, and it's very annoying to have someone send me a note that I have to forward to others.


Alfred P. Scott
5407 Patterson Ave, Suite 202B
VA 23226
(804) 353-1713
cell (804) 690-4591


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