What's New in Toolbox 2023 (OEM)

What's New in Toolbox 2023 (OEM)

Work smarter, faster with Toolbox 2023 (OEM).  With an OEM Subscription, you’ll gain access to the latest toolsets and innovative features of Toolbox 2023.




Improvements

Floating Drawing Windows

  1. Right clicking the title bar and selecting Move to File Tab will now quickly return the Floating Drawing Window to the main application.
  2. A new feature is available in the title bar to pin the Floating Drawing Window to remain in front of the main application's window. 
  3. An anchored command line window now stays with the active floating drawing window. 

3D Graphics

  1. New graphics system is now fully integrated into Toolbox. It leverages the power of modern GPU and multicore CPUs to offer a smoother navigation experience for larger drawings. It is on by default and can be turned on or off by the FASTSHADEDMODE variable.
  2. When active the modern graphics system works in viewports using shaded or shaded with edges visual styles.
In order to get the smoothest and highest quality experience, it is recommended to be running a graphics card from the AutoCAD Certified Graphics Hardware. An older graphics card may not be able to leverage the power of modern GPUs and multi-core CPUs.

New Commands

  1. ARCTEXT: Places text along an arc.
  2. COUNTAREA: Defines the area to count the instances of an object or block.
  3. COUNTAREACLOASE: Cancels the count selection area.
  4. CUTBASE: Copies selected objects to the Clipboard, along with a specified base point, and removes them from the drawing.
  5. SELECTCOUNT: Finds all objects within the current count that match the properties of the selected objects, and then adds them to the selection set. 

New System Variables

  1. ANNOSCALEZOOM: Controls whether the mouse wheel zoom in paper space viewports is controlled by specific zoom scales or is independent. 
  2. DISPSILHBLOCKS: Controls the display of 3D silhouettes in blocks in the 2D Wireframe visual style. 
  3. FASTSHADEMODE: Specifies whether the new cross platform 3D graphics system is turned on or off. (Replaces 3DTECHPREVIEW system variable)
  4. JIGZOOMMAX: Controls the maximum percentage of the view dimensions that the block extents must fit when being inserted.
  5. JIGZOOMMIN: Controls the minimum percentage of the view dimensions that the block extents must fit when being inserted.
  6. PASTESPECMODE: Controls the cell formatting of Microsoft Excel data when using PASTESPEC command with the AutoCAD Entities option.

Updated Commands
Description 
How Changed
COUNT
Count and highlights the instances of the selected object in the drawing.
Options added to specify a count area.
GRAPHICSCONFIG
Controls hardware acceleration, effects available through your system's graphic card, and software performance settings. 
Option added for Fast Shaded mode which controls whether the new cross platform 3D graphics system is turned on or off.
MLEADER
Creates a multileader object. 
The MLEADER command now has an option to select an existing mtext object to use for the new multileader object. 

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