What is New

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This page describes the latest features in OCAD that will be added with each OCAD Update.

A rough overview over the last years shows the Timeline on your homepage.
A detailed list with all changes can be found in the Release Notes.

File

  • New Map Wizard: Geodata import from mapant.es added (20.6.0)
  • OCAD Sketch App: OCAD Sketch App Data Exchange - Release (20.6.0)
  • OCAD Sketch App: OCAD Sketch App Data Exchange - Beta release (20.5.17)
  • Symbol Sets: ISOM 2017-2, version 2022: New symbol set for Orienteering maps added (20.5.16)
  • Symbol Sets: ISSprOM 2019-2: New symbol set for Sprint Orienteering maps added (20.5.16)
  • Symbol Sets: ISMTBOM 2022: New symbol sets for Mountain Bike Orienteering maps added (20.5.16)
  • IOF ISMTBOM202x: New symbol set (Final Draft) for Mountain Bike Orienteering Maps added (20.5.14)
  • New Map Wizard: Basisplan Amtliche Vermessung Switzerland added (20.5.12)
  • New Map Wizard: Edit extent by coordinates (20.5.11)
  • Shape Import: Option to import only objects within an extent (20.5.10)
  • New Map Wizard: New open geodata from swisstopo, Switzerland added (20.5.10)
  • New Map Wizard: Option to keep the downloaded geodata (20.5.7)
  • New Map Wizard: Lidar data import for Sweden added (20.5.6)
  • Export Shape: Option to export 'Envelope polygon from text objects' added (20.5.3)
  • New Map Wizard: OS Open Map Local (United Kingdom) supported (20.5.0)
  • New Map Wizard: Option to not import Open Street Map data added (20.5.0)

View

Select

Object

Topology

Symbol

Map

Layout

Sketch

Multiple Representation

Database

Thematic Map

Background Map

  • WMTS: MapAnt.ch is available as default WMTS (20.5.14)
  • Tiff: Support geo-referenced loading of TIFF files with WGS84 georeference tags (20.5.12)
  • Online Map Services: OpenStreetMap added (20.5.9)
  • Online Map Services: Swisstopo services added (20.5.4)
  • Online Map Services: OCAD loads the saved Google Maps background map geo-referenced (20.5.0)

DEM

GPS

  • GPS Real Time Box: Button to change the Show tail status (20.5.15)
  • Laser Rangefinder via COM interface (Bluetooth) also in OCAD 64-bit version supported (20.5.6)
  • GPS Real Time via COM interface (Bluetooth) also in OCAD 64-bit version supported (20.5.6)

Options

  • Laguage: Simplified Chinese added (20.5.2)

Help

  • License Manager: Option for Team licenses to deactivate the license automatically when closing OCAD (20.5.5)

Course Setting

Editions

  • Course Setting Edition: It is now possible to import ocd files (20.5.15)
  • Upload to SPORTident Center: Function added also in Trial version. Limited to 3 courses (20.5.3)

Graphical User Interface

  • Office 2019 styles Black, Gray and White for toolbars and menu added (20.6.1)
  • Drawing Line: Show direction in the status bar (20.5.10)
  • Support high DPI monitor scaling and resolution (e.g. 4K monitors) (20.5.0)

XML Script

  • XML Script: Change Symbol Status: Function added (20.5.12)
  • XML Script: Change Symbol Selected Objects: Function added (20.5.8)
  • XML Script: LoadSymbolTreeFrom: Function added (20.5.8)
  • XML Script: Change Symbol: Function added (20.5.8)
  • XML Script: Object Fill: Function added (20.5.8)
  • XML Script: ChangeVertexTypesTo: Function added (20.5.8)
  • XML Script: Select Objects by Symbol: Function added (20.5.8)
  • XML Script: Parameter 'IgnoreMissingDatasets' in node 'File.Open' added (20.5.4)
  • XML Script: 'ExportObjectsBySymbol' added (20.5.4)
  • XML Script: 'DeleteObjectsBySymbol' extended with the option 'SymbolTreeGroupName' to delete all objects from a symbol tree group (20.5.4)
  • XML Script: Function for importing las/laz files and creating contour lines and vegetation map also available in Orienteering edition (20.5.2)
  • XML Script: Symbol Status Manager added (20.5.2)

Misc

  • Check IOF minimum dimensions: Show percent of minimum dimension if object is too short/small (20.6.2)
  • Command Line: New parameter '/NewInstance' added to always start a new OCAD instance from command line (20.5.15)
  • Fill Bounded Area: Include dotted lines (e.g. vegetation boundary) (20.5.13)
  • Drawing/Editing: Show live preview for point objects (20.5.12)
  • Drawing/Editing: Show legibility halo for point objects (20.5.12)
  • Drawing / Preferences: Freehand mode for tablets with pen. Draw freehand when pen down on screen. (20.5.12)
  • Fill Bounded Area: Fill Bounded Area tool released (20.5.12)
  • OCAD Preferences: Geoviewer Button: url is user-defined in Preferences (20.5.10)
  • Fill Bounded Area: Fill Bounded Area tool added (Beta) (20.5.10)
  • Drawing: Cancel drawing with ESC key (20.5.8)

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