Changelog

LAND4 for use with ARCHICAD® 24

 

# Changelog

## [24.04.01] – 2023-10-13

### Added

  • LandXML import/export.
  • Drape function (Archicad objects, Column objects, polylines/splines and Spot Levels).
  • Interpolation of Spot Levels on existing Ridge Line.
  • Split Ridge Line tool.
  • Trim Ridge Line Tool.

    ## [24.03.41] – 2023-04-27

    ### Improved

    • License check progress bar removed.

     

    ### Fixed

    • SOSI Import elevation bug.
    • Fill Default Settings bug.
    • Bug related to Ridge Line Selection Settings menu.
    • Bug related to Spot Levels Category Dependent Settings in MVO.

    ## [24.03.39] – 2023-03-30

    ### Fixed

    • Bug causing SOSI Import X-Y axis rotation error.
    • Bug related to SOSI Import Unit error (ENHET line – SOSI file).

    ## [24.03.38] – 2023-03-23

    ### Added

    • LandXML import button added to File Group Palette.

     

    ### Fixed

    • Bug resulting in crash when creating MESH from LANDSurface (relevant only to the German ARCHICAD 26 GER Build 4034).
    • Place Spot Level text with separate input bug.
    • Bug related to Category popup not showing the selected element’s category.
    • Bug related to Category delete button enabled for the wrong user.

    ## [24.03.36] – 2023-02-23

    ### Added

    • Detail distance parameter.

     

    ### Improved

    • Point reduction at Mesh conversion.

     

    ### Fixed

    • Bug prompting license notification every hour.
    • License server crash on Windows.
    • Bug related to Area ID in Volumetric Stamp.
    • Grouped Ridge Lines bug.
    • Adding a Spot Level to a Contour Line bug.

    ## [24.03.33] – 2022-12-21

    ### Added

    • SOSI Import (along with linked metadata).
    • Level Line Text Setting: Now possible to control the number of nodes along Level Lines placed over a LANDSurface.
    • Rule: LANDSurface can only be moved to another story if all objects linked to that LANDSurface are selected and added.

    ### Improved

    • Overall processing speed.
    • LANDSurface to Mesh conversion tool.
    • MESH to LandSurface tool function.
    • MVO settings.
    • Create Ridge Line function simplified and improved.
    • LANDSurface Update Palette function.

     

    ### Fixed

    • Bug in MESH to LANDSurface tool.
    • Composite Update bug (from Archicad 26 and forward).
    • MVO Category bug.
    • Bug in UNDO function.
    • LANDSurface Settings Classification bug.
    • Category bug and CRASH solved (when two categories are named the same).
    • Bug when placing Fall Line to another story.

    ## [24.03.17] – 2022-05-12

    ### Added

    • LAND4 Composites.
    • “Keep focus in height input”-button, Contour Lines.
    • Warning when trying to delete Category containing LAND4 elements.
    • New category: ”Uncategorized”.
    • New functionality: Hide LANDSurface edge in 2D.
    • Height Reference Level menu, MVO.

    ### Improved

    • Contour Line Tool.
    • Create LANDSurface function using the Magic Wand improved for different geometries.
    • Surface modelling below project level 0 improved.
    • Elevation Palette: Now possible to break dependencies when editing interdependent Spot Levels.

     

    ### Fixed

    • Bug in Category Settings layers structure fixed.
    • Bug causing problems with copy/paste of Ridge Lines and Contour Lines between projects fixed.
    • Copy to Category function crash fixed.
    • Error messages when deleting a Ridge Line or Contour Line fixed.
    • Create MESH function bug fixed.

    ## [24.02.66] – 2021-12-20

    ### Added

    • New LAND4 menu, under the LANDSurface Settings/Classification and Properties – introducing two new properties: Horizontal Projected Area and Analytic Surface. Both can be added to the Schedules calculation.
    • Horizontal Projected Area and Analytic Surface parameters (see above) will update also for older projects.

    ### Improved

    • Installation process – old files are now deleted automatically from the installation folder, and a message will let the user know if ARCHICAD is open during the installation process.
    • The LAYER in the LAND4 Object Settings is now linked to the LAYER set in the Categories Settings.
    • Spot Level copy/pasted from another project, is now placed in the Category selected in the pick box.

     

    ### Fixed

    • Bug causing crash when copy/pasting a Ridge Line created using the Create SL on a Slope function.
    • Bug causing problems with creation of Ridge Lines on other stories than Ground Floor.
    • Bug creating Spot Level duplicates when Ridge Line/Contour Line was copy/pasted.
    • Bug causing problems with deletion of Spot Level linked to a Ridge Line.
    • Pipette/Syringe layer bug. Using these tools will now follow the LAYER of the objects involved in the process.
    • Mac Version, only: Bug causing crash when Ridge Line connected to a LANDSurface was edited

     

    ## [24.02.61] – 2021-11-08

    ### Improved

    • Copy to Category function.
    • Ridge Slope Function.

     

    ### Fixed

    • Bug causing problems with Spot Level TEXT when using Teamwork.

    ## [24.02.60] – 2021-10-12

    ### Improved

    • Automatic update of Spot Level texts.

     

    ### Fixed

    • Text update issue with Grouped Spot Levels.

    ## [24.02.59] – 2021-10-04

    ### Added

    • Warning message when manually trying to modify Ridge Slope.

     

    ### Improved

    • Ridge Slope Function: Projection of straight segment parent Ridge Line.
    • Automatic update of Spot Level texts from older versions of LAND4.

     

    ### Fixed

    • Fill Tool bug causing problems with area text for Fills representing LANDSurfaces.
    • Dependent Spot Levels text bug showing 0.00 in height when dependent. Caused by Ground Floor elevation set to another level than 0.
    • Copy to Category function bug causing elements copied from one Category to another to interfere with the old Category when used to create a surface.

     

    ## [24.02.55] – 2021-09-03

    ### Added

    • Auto-scan of Spot Levels when opening and migrating a project.
    • Warning message when trying to delete or modify an interpolated Spot Level without breaking depencencies.

     

    ### Improved

    • Import/Export function: Data structure more flexible.
    • Ridge Line function when working with Ridges and Splines in an open/closed circuit. 
    • Category Import/Delete function – warning message added.
    • Cpy to Category function.

     

    ### Fixed

    • Thickness parameter bug in LANDSurface Default settings.
    • Spot Level text bug.

     

    ## [24.02.50] – 2021-07-19

     

    ### Improved

    • Level Line appearance in 2D.

     

    ### Fixed

    • Elevation Palette bug.
    • Bug causing ARCHICAD to crash when converting certain MESH geometries to LANDSurface.

    ## [24.02.49] – 2021-07-08

     

    ### Added

    • Imperial Units.
    • Point Slope can be created to LANDSurface. New interpolation: Spot Level meets existing LANDSurface based on parent Spot Level and given a Fall.
    • Spot Level text can be placed freely.
    • Fall can be shown as Ratio as well as Percent and Permille.
    • Ridgelines
      • Ridgelines can now be curved and created from both Polylines and Splines.
      • New Spot Levels can be added to Ridgelines.
      • Ridge Slope can be created.
      • Contour Lines can be drawn and used for input to LANDSurface.
      • Spot Levels can be created on Polyline or Spline slope.
    • LANDSurface
      • LANDSurface can now have curved edges and organically shaped holes.
      • LANDSurface can have a thickness or body.
      • Easy selection of points in LANDSurface based on Category and points which will influence on the surface.
      • Shape of LANDSurface can be edited in the same way as Fills.
      • Spot Levels can be removed from LANDSurface.
      • Link for LANDSurface can be changed for easy update.
    • Mesh Tool
      • Spot Levels can be extracted from existing Mesh.
      • Existing Mesh can be converted to LANDSurface.
    • Volumetrics
      • LANDSurfaces can be subtracted to create a resulting LANDSurface.
      • Stamp shows: Area, Gross volume, Cut and Fill volumes, and Add to or Remove from site volume.
      • Update button for Resulting LANDSurface. To be used if a parent LANDSurface is changed.
    • Categories
      • Category can be created and a default layer set for LAND4 object belonging to Category.
      • Categories can be imported/exported.LAND4 Objects can be copied or moved to another Category with one or two clicks.