VERSION 7.4 RELEASE NOTES

If you are on an older version and under maintenance coverage then you qualify to upgrade for free to version 7.4. (Consult your RMS Integrator for correct versioning). If you are out of maintenance coverage, please contact our Sales Group.

A summary of the updates, and comparisons to our previous products follows:

Functional Improvements:

In addition to the technical enhancements in V7, we've made a number of functional improvements in ScenePD and Easy Street Draw since the release of Versions 4, 5 and 6.

  • New Street Drawing Tools

    New tools have been added for free-hand drawing of curved road segments. Tools have also been added for drawing roundabouts and closed street segments. The following diagram was created using these new tools:

    Intersection with a Roundabout and Curved Streets Drawn Using ScenePD Web V7.
  • Overpasses

    Overlapping street areas can now be shown as your choice of an intersection or overpass.

  • Structure Drawing

    Drawing of off-angle structures has been improved with additional visual aids. When walls are added to a structure, they automatically adjust to the structure’s orientation. We have added drawing aides that help users easily set the positions of walls, windows, and doors precisely. Structure drawing has also been moved to a separate layer to make it easy to create diagrams that contain streets, structures, and symbols (in versions 4, 5 and 6 structures and streets were on one layer).

  • Structure Dimension Output

    The way structure dimensions are printed and exported can now be controlled separately for each structure in a diagram or casebook. In the past this was an application-wide option. The following image shows three structures with different dimension output settings.

  • Views

    Multiple rectangular regions that can now be defined within each diagram. These regions (views) behave like virtual diagrams. They can be selected, printed, exported as an image, or set as the final diagram result. Views are also incorporated into casebooks along with diagrams. They are displayed, printed, and exported along with other casebook content. The images below show a complex diagram and a view of a small area of the same diagram:

    A Complex Street Diagram with View Area.
    A View of the Diagram Shown in Image 7.
  • Mapping

    The mapping feature has been redesigned. Bing, Google, ESRI base maps, and internal ESRI servers are supported. All map images are automatically updated when diagrams are resized, panned, or zoomed. Map images remain underneath all other diagram layers and they can be selectively dimmed.

  • Diagram Printing

    A diagram can be printed on multiple pages, with a specific page size and orientation. Measurement data can optionally be included with diagram printouts.

  • X-Y Measurements

    A new measurement type, X-Y Measurements, has been added. X-Y Measurements are points defined by a horizontal (X) and vertical (Y) offset from a reference point. X-Y Measurements can be entered manually or imported from a CSV file.

  • Image Scaling

    Images imported into diagrams can be easily scaled to match the measurements in the diagram.

  • Image Cropping

    Images imported into diagrams can be cropped to eliminate unneeded content.

  • Licensing

    Our licensing processes have been changed to support subscriptions as well as traditional perpetual licenses.

*Please note, as of December 31, 2019, Version 4 of all products have reached their End of Life. Version 5 of all products will End of Life on July 31, 2020.