Welcome to the 13.0 Minor QA Testing Guide, please check with your developer to make sure 13.0 Minor update is successfully completed before testing.
CAD in blocks not visible when exported.
In CET 13.0 Minor, developers made a fix as CAD files that are created in blocks, are not visible when exported from CET to a separate dwg.
- Using your desired CAD file, create a block out of it.
- Export the desired CAD file (in block) to dwg format.
- Open the exported CAD file using a CAD viewer (AutoCAD, etc.) and ensure the exported CAD looks spot on, comparing to how it looked like in CET.
CAD graphics not refreshed when clicking on 'Refresh'.
There was an issue when a CAD file was modified using an external CAD editor, refreshing in CET would not refresh its graphics to the updated modified one of the same file path.
- Prepare your desired CAD file in a file path that you can remember (shared network / local folder).
- Import the following CAD into CET using CAD dialog.
- Out of CET, open the same CAD file of the same file path, using AutoCAD and update some of its graphics. It could be merely a slight change of lines or an addition of a CAD entity.
- Back to CET, whip out the CAD dialog, simply click on 'Refresh' icon in the CAD listing.
- When refreshed, the CAD should be showing the modified changes that were done earlier.
- Compare the refreshed CAD in CET against the modified CAD loaded in AutoCAD to ensure its correctness.
Undo/Redo in categorization
Undo and Redo was reported not working correctly after some categories has been assigned to a snapper. With this addressed now, using your manufacturer extension, follow these test instructions:
- Using your manufacturer extension snappers, assign several different categories [cat A, B, C]. If your manufacturer extension snappers already have default categories assigned, it's fine to assign more on top of it for testing purposes.
- Undo 3 times would unassign [cat A, B, C] from the snapper. Similarly, Redo 3 times would bring assignment of [cat A, B, C] back.
- Now, assign [cat D] on top of [cat A, B, C].
- Undo 1 time would unassign [cat D]. Undo another time would unassign [cat A], another 2 times would undo [cat B, C]. Ensure each undo/redo is a '1 Step' action in the process.
- Assuming it was undo to initial state, redoing 4 times would bring assignment of [cat A, B, C] and [cat D] back. Make sure the count of sequence is correct.
- Save and load drawing, make sure assignment of categories stays and does not go missing.
Black/White viewclip companion filter shown in color
There's an issue with the Black/White viewclip companion filter. It loses its black and white and shown in color when a part tagged snapper is filtered in the 2D viewclip. Test instructions below:
- Using your manufacturer extension, part tag several snappers in the drawing space.
- Go to paperview, make a 2D viewclip snippet covering the area of the snappers.
- Apply part tag companion, you should see your snappers lit up in the part tag color.
- Then, apply black and white companion. In the Quick properties of the companion, open the filter for Black & White companion.
- In the filter dialog, hide the part tag, ensure your part tagged snappers are shown in black and white and not the part tag color.
- Save and load, make sure the behavior stays the same.
Print preview of article view
Developers made some fixes in the article view printing behavior for print preview. To make sure you are not affected. Use your manufacturer extension and test following smoke test instructions below:
- Using your manufacturer extension, place some priced snappers in the drawing space.
- Open print dialog, making sure 'Article Views' is ticked.
- Generate a print preview.
- Compare the output against the article view in the bill of material (BOM). Ensure manual checking of item rows and pricing is accurate and precise.
With the ongoing effort to curb performance hiccups, we've added a new feature in the QA Tools* extension. With the newly added 'Startup Time' situated under 'Performance' category, you can now check how long it takes for each extension and packages to start up every time CET is launched.
To use this feature, simply click on 'Startup Time' in the 'QA Tools' extension.
With the Startup Time dialog opened, you may search for your manufacturer extension to check out how long it took to start up. If your manufacturer extension takes too long to start up that creates a doubt, feel free to reach developer support at 'email@example.com' for clarification or feedback.
*Note: To use this feature, you will need to have 'QA Tools' extension license, which is free in the Marketplace. However, strict license approval is required as these features are only meant for QAs and Developers. Thus, for immediate approval of license extension request, send an email to 'firstname.lastname@example.org', otherwise you will be denied request if your myConfigura profile doesn't signify a 'QA or Developer' role.
New Material Pack
Note: This section is featured in CET 13.0 QA Testing Guide. However the new material pack release has been postponed to CET 13.0 Minor.
We're also targeting to release new material packs that are industry specific. This means each industry will get their fair share of new materials to work on. However, we are only rolling out this latest addition specifically just for the 'Commercial Interior' CET edition / industry at the moment. So, manufacturers from the other industries, if you are reading this, please stick around! 😄
Aside from the new thumbnails and material pack, we're making sure the rest still works for you with these smoke test instructions.
With your extension snappers, try:
- Changing to different materials in the quick properties or scheme manager, make sure they look correct as before, watch out in 2D/3D.
- Perform a rendering and ensure the materials still look as accurate.
- Save and Load new/existing drawings to make sure no unintended visual changes happen.
- Create 'Customer Own Materials'(COM) and ensure they still work, refer to photo below.