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CYCAS 3.9  
February 2008/ ww Release of CYCAS 3.9 for Linux and for Windows.

Linux X68_64 support
(... for downloading CYCAS public beta for 64bit, please follow the topic >Forum and >CYCAS 3.90 public beta test.)

Export 3DS: Initial support for 3D studio exports (in CYCAS pro only)

PDF compression: documents are shrinked to about 20% of the original size

Initial integration of Boolean set operations on 3D objects and walls using GTS (The GNU Triangulated Surface Library gts.sourceforge.net)

  • Union, Difference, and Intersection functions in 3D menu
  • GTS file import and export functions
  • Limitations:
    GTS fails if 2 elements only touch each other
    GTS may fail on very complex geometry
    Walls are converted to 3D objects.. there is no way back

Hidden Line rendering
  • new Hidden Line renderer (HLR pro), more robust and error free
  • new options (in CYCAS pro only)
  • smoothing of rounded objects with adjustable angle
  • support for silhouette highlightning
  • support for dashed hidden edges

Postscipt enhancements: better Postscipt envelope code for print, export ps and eps (fixes all related print problems)

SVG enhancements: now uses px units (should fix inkscape scaling problems)

DXF enhancements: updated HEADER and TABLES sections for better dimension support

Bugfixes:

  • Locale environment no longer overwrites numeric settings (could cause crashes under some environments)
  • Paste function now works reliable in 3D view
  • Fix for orientation problems on 3D Sphere and 3D Tube elements
  • Fix for random rotation problems for 3D Tube elements
  • Fix for movement of dimension figures
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CYCAS 3.2  
July 20, 2005 / fr CYCAS 3.2 index 2 for Windows fixes a bug that may occur when using POV-Ray 3.6 and CYCAS on Windows XP with SP2.
CYCAS 3.2  
July 06, 2005 / fr Release of CYCAS 3.2 for Linux and for Windows.

CYCAS user who already upgraded their license to CYCAS 3.0 may now update to CYCAS 3.2 for free.

Changes 3.0 -> 3.2 in detail:

  • sorting functions for the layer technique
  • add-on to interfaces:
  • - enhancements of the POV-Ray support:
    • new camera type "orthographic" for rendering elevations or sections
    • enhanced Radiosity
    • enhanced AntiAlias
    • textures usable as .jpg or .tga
    • enhanced interface between POV-Ray and Windows
  • - enhanced import of DXF
  • - enhanced export of DXF
  • - add-on to the support of DXF12 with elements of DXF 2000 such as mtext, ellipse, lwpolyline
  • accelerated graphics display under Windows
  • adjustable frame size of the 3D Profile element
  • Bug fixes
Information on CYCAS 3.0 update  
September 18, 2004 /fr All customers will receive information on the CYCAS 3.00 update conditions within the next days. Customers who purchased a license in 2004 will get this upgrade for free.
CYCAS 3.0  
September 16, 2004 / aw Release of CYCAS 3.0 Linux and of CYCAS 3.0 Windows

CYCAS 3.0 is based on a completely new core module, which greatly improves many functions in CYCAS.

Changes 2.40 -> 3.0 in detail:

  • Multiple Undo/Redo, up to 32 steps
  • Extension to 1000 Layers
  • New Layers dialog box with new tools for organizing layers
  • Revision of GUI layout and re-design of dialog boxes
  • Improved handling of symbol groups
  • Snap-to preview
  • Direct PDF export
  • 3DS import
  • Consistent support of measuring units
  • Improved US-Imperial support
  • New 3D elements: Cone and Cut-cone
  • Counter drawing of polygons on splines
  • Multi-line text objects with separate text editor
  • Extended export functions:
  • - new POV-Ray option for alpha rendering
  • - new POV-Ray option for material scripts
  • - new DXF12 import option for 3D lines / 2D lines
  • Support of POV-Ray 3.6
  • Improved print and plot functions:
  • - consistent print and plot settings dialog
  • - automatic printer detection under Linux
  • - pre-defined paper sizes
  • - improved Postscript Level 2 support
  • Bug fixes
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CYCAS 2.40  
April 23, 2003/ ww Release 2 of CYCAS 2.40, fixing GTK-compatibility problems
CYCAS 2.40  
April 14, 2003/ fr Release of CYCAS 2.40 Linux and of CYCAS 2.40 Windows

Changes 2.20 / 2.10 -> 2.40

  • Support of TrueType fonts
  • SVG Export
  • Visual feedback of points snapped-to
  • Editing of background layers
  • Load/Save of layers setup
  • New 3D element: Sphere
  • Enhanced EPS Export
  • Support of DXF12 color fillings
  • Enhanced integration of Gnome/KDE (Linux)
  • Bugfixes
CYCAS GALLERY  
September 18, 2002 / fr Some new projects presented in the CYCAS GALLERY.
First CYCAS release on Windows Release of CYCAS 2.10 for Windows XP/2000/NT4.0
December 27, 2001 / fr CYCAS 2.10 is now available for Windows XP/2000/NT4.0.
CYCAS 2.20 Release of CYCAS 2.20 for Linux x86
December 27, 2001 / fr Changes 2.08 -> 2.20:
Autobackup with setup of time interval + Setup of dim-accuracy + Tangent construction + Enhanced POV-Ray export + Support of POV-Ray textures + Undo for polygon input + Extending of walls to bevel planes + Supporting program-start arguments + Support of mouse wheel + New structured view menu + Guidelines only deletable on the active layer + Enhanced DXF export of polygons + Enhanced element information + Imperial figure input + Bugfixes
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CYCAS GALLERY  
December 27, 2001 / ww We present some new projects in the CYCAS GALLERY.
CYCAS 2.08 released for glibc2.2/2.1  
March 12, 2001 / fr This release is for new Linux systems based on glibc2.2/2.1 such as RedHat Linux 7 or SuSE 7.1.
Newsflash, November 2000  
November 21, 2000 / ww New sample projects are presented in the CYCAS GALLERY. These sample projects are available for download in form of complex CYCAS 2D and 3D drawing data.
SURVEY - Your opinion is appreciated. With this survey we want to give you the opportunity to tell us your opinion, rating and requests concerning CYCAS.
CYCAS 2.08 Release of CYCAS 2.08 for Linux x86.
September 01, 2000 / fr CYCAS is now available on CDROM with printed user manual.
Changes 2.0 -> 2.08:
new patterns: color fillings + color plotting for HPGL2, enhanced HPGL2 + color printing, enhanced printing + enhanced export of EPS + enhanced polygon input + POV Ray export: new item ambient light + speed up for rendering with POV-Ray + many bugfixes
CYCAS 2.0 Release of CYCAS 2.0 for Linux x86.
March 24, 2000 / ww Changes 1.93 -> 2.0:
public version free for private use + new dimensions: radius, diameter, angle and height measuring + new object: camera for choosing perspective views + new dialog box: lights for illuminating a scene + improved POV-Ray export + enhanced polygon input + enhanced selection menu concerning spline and text elements + enhanced font system + enhanced file format + input with absolute coordinates + new keyboard shortcuts + tooltips + new buttons in file selection + new example drawings + bugfixes
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CYCAS 1.93  
September 25, 1999 / ww Release of CYCAS 1.93 for NetBSD/i386.
LINUX BERG  
Version: Stable 1.93a
Revision Date: September 1, 1999
License: Commercial
Description: CYCAS is a piece of architectural software for drafting and design in 2 + 3 dimensions. In addition to typical CAD functions, CYCAS offers special elements and techniques for architectural design. Therefore, you can easily design and draft your ideas.
CYCAS 1.93 Release of CYCAS 1.93 for Linux/x86.
August 26, 1999 / ww CYCAS 1.93 is available in two versions:
- for professional use, as well as for students
- and for private, non-commercial use
These versions are currently available via email.
First CYCAS Release on Linux  
June 30, 1999 / fr CYCAS Preview Version 1.93 for Linux available.
CYCAS 1.78  
August 27, 1998 / fr Release of CYCAS 1.78 on Aminet.
CYCAS 1.75 First Public Release
August 20, 1997 / fr First public release of CYCAS 1.75 on Aminet.
Academic Software Award "Deutsch-Österreichische Hochschul-Software-Preis"
July 1993 / fr In 1993 Cycas 1.0 received the academic software award called "Deutsch-Österreichische Hochschul-Software-Preis" in the domain architecture. This competition was coordinated by the "Akademische Software Kooperation (ASK)", University Karlsruhe.
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