VTS 3 Features List
Date Released: February 15, 2022
NEW - Embedded PDF Reports
PDF Reports: VTube-STEP now uses a new embedded PDF
creator that exports reports to PDF files without using external PDF drivers.
PDF AutoSave: VTube can now also be configured to autosave a parallel PDF report file when VTube project files are saved.
NEW - Improved Import Speed
The import speed for collected objects (especially adjacent bends) was improved significantly. For example, an import that would take 10 minutes now takes 8 seconds.
NEW - Improved Path Manager
Customers asked us to improve the Path Manager by allowing for row colors - se we added it.
- Add color to multiple rows at the same time.
- Insert empty rows for spacing.
- Move up or move down quickly using the Enter key after selection.
Get the New Release Here!
Customers with an active SMA (Software Maintenance Agreement) can download the latest build of VTube-STEP 3 at the support site.
NEW - Multiple-view Tube Drawings in SOLIDWORKS
We've enhanced the SOLIDWORKS BUILDER feature. Customers requested that we allow VTube-STEP to not only build the parametric part - but also a multiple-view orthographic drawing based on that part.
The automatic drawings include one, two, or three views, balloons that point to the intersection points, the XYZ blocks, and the LRA (bender data) blocks.
And it builds the drawings many times faster than could ever be drawn manually.
NEW - Rotate and Move the Entire Assembly
Now VTube-STEP can transform (rotate) and translate (move) the active tube in the assembly - and have all other tubes in the assembly follow the transformation rotation or move.
NEW - LRA Spinner Control
The LRA Spinner control is designed to allow you to quickly and repeatedly change the LRA data of a tube and watch the result in real-time.
This control is useful for visually aligning to a model's coil entry and exit rotations.
NEW - Import Adjacent Bends
VTube-STEP has a new Collect type that allows for selecting two adjacent bends and then calculating the centerline through that straight.
NEW - Import Hexagon DOCS Assemblies
VTube-STEP v3 can now import entire DOCS assemblies.
NEW - Import HEXAGON Isogen Pipe Assemblies
VTube-STEP v3 can now import entire HEXAGON Isogen pipe assemblies.
NEW - Other stuff too
See the list of other items added to VTube-STEP v3.
Now all the floating-point edit boxes let you enter formulas to enter data. Say you want to add 0.375 mm to the X coordinate of 2.5. In that value's box, type 2.5+3/8, and VTube will solve the formula with "2.875"
Added a dedicated UNISON SVNet protocol
Added a dedicated Schwartze-Robitec SVNet protocol
Added a dedicated YLM SVNet protocol.