The new release delivers new features and commands and a variety of usability improvements. A new family of ribbon tracer commands enables, among other things, the probing of contours of any free form. Tracking of contours and freeforms is supported by additional commands such as unwind ribbon, ribbon counter and line pull.
Working with multiple local coordinate systems in an image has also been significantly improved. Different coordinate systems can now be saved in the image and restored later. Especially in larger projects, the new project search significantly supports finding commands. Further improvements in the user interface like opening the FrontEnd Designer in learn mode, clearer application settings and tools, as well as many smaller improvements can be found in this version. Below, once again, the major changes in detail:
1. Ribbon Tracer
With the new commands "ribbon tracer" it is possible, among other things, to probe the contours of objects. The new probe geometry is based on a line that is extended to a rounded band. The probe geometry is available in the usual form as a threshold value, contrast and center of gravity probe and as a ribbon counter.
2. Ribbon Unwinding
Analogous to ribbon tracing, the new command "unwind ribbon" can be used to transform a ribbon-like freeform into a rectangular image. As with all other transformation commands, it is up to the user whether the reference to the world coordinate system should be maintained.
3. Coordinate System Management
The new command "manage coordinate system" makes it possible to store and reload different coordinate systems in an image. This allows the local coordinate system of a part to be restored for further processing steps after refining the coordinate system in a subcomponent.
With the command "transform geometry object" it is then also possible to transform geometry objects (such as points or point lists) from one coordinate system to the other.
4. Project Search
With the new project search it is now possible to easily find commands within a Coake project. You can search by description, comment, parameter, result or a linked variable. For example, search tags can be stored in the comment to easily find certain commands in the future. By double-clicking on the desired command, the program automatically jumps to the right place. The teach-in dialog can also be opened directly by right-clicking.
5. Text Structure
The new command "text structure" allows for greater text concatenation or text interpolation in a single command. This simplifies e.g. the construction of file paths.
6. General Usability
Devices can now be assigned to a process directly in the device management. A new "Processes" tab has been added for this purpose. This also shows whether a device is already assigned to a process.
The FrontEnd editor can now be opened in its own window in teach-in mode. This avoids the need to frequently switch from offline to teach-in mode when developing interfaces.
A variety of minor improvements concerning the user interface, such as application settings and tools, improve usability.