AR3S 0.9.2.0 Release Notes

AR3S 0.9.2.0 Release Notes

AR3S was formerly known as ARES.
Introducing AR3S 0.9.2.0 internal, submission and partner release. This release is aimed at providing a preview to strategic partners and certification of AR3S 1.0.

OVERVIEW

Introducing our latest features to AR3S with version 0.9.2.0 include but aren’t limited to expanded file format compatibility and Meetings (Multi-User). Additionally, we’ve expanded upon Interaction, Usability, File Management (Tree) and a slew of other goodies.
NEW  File Import - Users now have the ability to import .jt (8.x), .assetbundle (v 2019.3.x & above) and .HLCAD
NEW  File Import - Users now are able to import files faster and place them in their scene while it is still loading
NEW  File Management - Users are now able to import multiple files and delete all/ individual files
NEW  Main Menu - New layout for enhanced readability and additional menu options
NEW  Multi-User - Users can now be invited/join AR3S sessions
NEW  Interaction Menu - Users will be able to use all new interaction options, tools and modes
  1. Undo/Redo
  2. Visualization
    1. Cube Selection; inside, inside-out & delete
    2. Sphere Selection; inside, inside-out & delete
    3. Plane Selection; positive, negative & delete
  3. Selection
    1. Selection Modes
      1. Invert
      2. Replace
      3. Add
      4. Remove
      5. Intersect
    2. Selection Tool
      1. Point and Commit
      2. Sphere
      3. Cube/Box
    3. Enable Smart Selection
    4. Enable Suggest Parent
  4. Manipulation
    1. Manipulation Modes
      1. Move
      2. Rotate
      3. Scale
      4. Tap to Place (TTP)
      5. Bounding Box
    2. Point of Reference
      1. Center
      2. Pivot
    3. Reference Space
      1. Global
      2. Local
NEW – Tree - Users will now also be able to use the undo/redo feature in the Tree
NEW  Tree - More navigation options have been added to improve user-friendliness
  1. Undo/Redo
  2. Expand All
  3. Collapse All
  4. Jump-to-Root
  5. Activate All
IMPROVED  About Section - Shows additional information
IMPROVED  Main Menu – HoloLens 1 - Can be accessed by tapping with both hands simultaneously & pressing menu
IMPROVED  Main Menu – HoloLens 2 - Can be accessed by rotating the inside of your hand to your face & pressing menu
IMPROVED  Main Menu – Mixed Reality Headsets - Can be accessed by simultaneously clicking with both controllers & pressing menu
IMPROVED  File Import - Assetbundles default scale has been set to 1:1 | CS = XYZ
IMPROVED  File Import - JT default scale has been set to 1:1 | CS = XZY
IMPROVED  File Import - HLCAD default scale has been set to 1:10 | CS = XZY
IMPROVED  File Loading - Users will be able to see the file loading status via a 3 dimensional cube filling and also place the object while loading

FIXES

As part of our mission we continuously aim to improving AR3S. And bugs are no exceptions. Based on feedback from users, partners and internal developers the following bugs have been squashed.
FIXED – HoloLens 1 Loading Stability – Performance spikes occurred occasionally during file loading

KNOWN ISSUES

Below you will find a list of known issues. These issues are defined as bugs, or at times missing features, that is known to the development team and are being actively investigated or developed.
  1. Licensing Portal Integration – Feature has been removed from release due to its incomplete nature. This current version has a hard expiration date of May 31st, 2020.
  2. JT Versions 9.x & 10.x – The importer is experiencing some issues with specific sub-versions of JT 9.x and 10.x, we’ve opted to remove it from 0.9.2.0 to avoid any erroneous display of data. 

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