Announcing 2020 Office v2021

    • April 30, 2021 at 4:54 pm #327415
      Cindy Maple
      2020 Moderator

      2020 Office v2021 is the annual release of 2020 Office software and contains updates to 2020 Cap, 2020 Cap Complete, 2020 Giza, 2020 Worksheet and 2020 Visual Impression.

      In this release, 2020 Cap provides support for AutoCAD 2022 and 2020 Cap Complete receives updates to the CAD engine. 2020 Visual Impression users will be excited to see that v2021 allows users to move furniture and all Office applications are updated to support these new capabilities.

      2020 Office v2021 is only available by download from 2020 My Account and

      2020 Cap 

      2020 Cap now fully supports AutoCAD 2022, the most up-to-date and advanced version of AutoCAD available.  AutoCAD 2022 brings updates the AutoCAD Web and Mobile apps.

      2020 Cap Complete

      2020 Cap Complete receives new features in the CAD system. Some of the new additions in the Cap Complete CAD Engine include support for:

      • NUDGE – Nudge is a simple way to move objects by holding down the CTRL key and selecting the arrow keys on your keyboard. The object will move by pixels in the direction of the keyboard arrow you choose.
      • CLIP – clip-related commands like XClip have been integrated into one command. With the CLIP command, you can easily clip blocks, Xrefs, images, underlays, and viewports.
      • XREF – Xref management is much simpler. In one panel, you can preview and highlight files, check file information, and change the file path.
      • VPLAYER – Viewport layers can now emphasis specific layer properties (layer color, line type, line weight, etc.) for each viewport. VpLayers can be quickly selected with filters and reset.

      For more information on these specific commands, please see the help file in Cap Complete.

      2020 Visual Impression

      2020 Visual Impression now allows users to move furniture and make height adjustments directly in their scene without having to return to their drawing application to do so. Users often find that a worksurface comes in too low or decide that they want to rotate a chair for a slightly more “lived in” look to their visualization. These types of minor adjustment can now be made in Visual Impression.

      Moving an Item

      To move or rotate an item, first toggle on furniture movement by pressing the furniture movement button. The furniture movement button is located where the collision detection was in previous versions.

      Once furniture movement is toggled “On”, the user can select the item that they want to move by selecting the item and then holding down the left mouse button and moving the item to a different location or rotating it by the arrows that appear.

      Collision Detection

      Collision detection is automatically toggled “On” when you toggle the furniture movement button “On”. This is designed to prevent the user from moving the furniture outside of the room and to keep the furniture within the specified scene boundary. Users can still access the collision detection button by pressing the up arrow over the furniture movement button on the dashboard.

      2020 Visual Impression recognizes which items belong on the floor and will not allow the user to move them up and down.

      Height Adjustments

      Items that can be placed at different heights can be moved by selecting the item and holding down the left mouse key and moving the item up and down using the up/down arrow.

      Moving Standards and Panel Configs

      Standards and Panel Configurations can also be moved as one entity. When furniture movement is toggled “Off”, the user can apply finished and specifications to individual items within a standard or panel configuration. When furniture movement is toggled “On”, the whole standard or panel configuration may be moved or rotated in the same manner as an individual item.

      Applying Furniture Movement Changes

      It is easy to save the furniture movements back to the source document. Save furniture movements back to the source document by selecting “Apply” from the Visual Impression sparkler menu and selecting “Apply” again in the dialog asking you to confirm your selection.

       Saving Furniture Movement Changes to a Visual Worksheet

      Furniture movement changes may also be saved in a Visual Worksheet to protect the integrity of your source document. This is especially important if a user makes many furniture movements, and those movements could affect the drawing. To save furniture movements to a visual worksheet for use later, select “Save Copy” from the Visual Impression sparkler menu, choose the folder and the filename for this new file, and select Save. Remember to discard changes when you exit Visual Impression as you do not want to apply the changes and you have already created a separate visual worksheet.

       Using Update Against Visual Worksheet to Apply Furniture Movements

      The “Update Against Visual Worksheet” command is updated to apply furniture movements back to your 2020 Cap, 2020 Cap Complete, or 2020 Giza drawing when the movements have been saved to a visual worksheet. There is now a separate checkbox allowing the user to specify whether they just want to bring finishes and room element changes into the drawing or if they want to include any furniture movements as well.

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