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ET GeoWizards 11.3 - released 01 March 2016

New

Improved

Bugs fixed

 

ET GeoWizards 11.2 - released 14 December 2014

New

Bugs fixed

ET GeoWizards 11.1 - released 27 July 2014

New functions

Function

Available in Implementation
GUI ToolBox
Polygons to Maximum Inscribed circle
Find Closest Point
Connect to Closest Point
Non structured points to polylines
Polyline Characteristics
Flip PolylineZ

Improved

Bugs fixed

ET GeoWizards 11.0 - released 31 August 2013

 Compatible with ArcGIS 10.2

New functions

Function

Available in Implementation
GUI ToolBox
Points To Regular Polygons
Create Tiles
Point Grids In Polygons
Square Grids In Polygons
Uniform Points In Polygons
Polygons To Equal Area Circles

Improved

  • ToolBox implementation added for
    • Closest Feature Distance
    • Create New Feature Class
    • Move Shapes
    • Rotate Shapes
    • Scale Shapes
    • Redefine Fields
    • Global Snap Polygons
    • Copy Fields
    • Delete Multiple Fields
  • Attribute Update Rules introduced in the ToolBox implementation of
    • Clean Pseudo Nodes
    • Split Polylines
    • Split Polylines with Feature class
    • Explode Multi-part features
  • Global Snap Points performs 3D snapping if the reference feature class has Z values.
  • Global Snap Polylines performs 3D snapping if the reference feature class has Z values.
  • Split Polylines with Layer can handle Z/M feature classes.
  • Several functions eliminated. The functionality included in other existing functions
    • PolylineZ(M) To Point - included in Polyline To Point.
    • PolygonZ(M) To Point - included in Polygon To Point.
    • PointZ(M) To Point - included in ShapeZ(M) To Shape.
    • Point To Polygon Z(M) - included in Point To Polygon.
    • Point To Polyline Z(M) - included in Point To Polyline.
    • Point Distance - included in Near Feature & Point Angle and Position.
    • Measure Points - Included in Point Angle and Position.
  • Point To Multipoint function allows creating Multipoint Z(M).
  • Multipoint To Point function accepts Multipoint Z(M) feature classes.
  • Disperse Points function - option for regular dispersion added.
  • Thin (Generalize) Points function allows an attribute link from the original to the generalized points to be created.
  • Random Points In Polygons allows minimum distance between points to be specified.
  • Get Adjacent Polygons function allows the polygons that touch in a single point to be added to the list of neighbors.

Bugs fixed

  • Export To Google does not export Date fields
  • Import From Google - fails to import some features in specific cases
  • Problems with inputting decimal points in the interface of some functions for specific Windows language settings.
  • he Allocate function reports Minimum instead of Maximum distance for each selected facility.
  • Several functions fail on non-English versions of ArcGIS.
  • Points to Pie segments function uses incorrect central angle and cannot handle full circles.
  • The "Points along polylines" item in the user interface triggers the Buffer Polylines function.
  • The Eliminate function fails on PolygonZ feature classes.
  • Global Snap Points fails if the reference feature class has Z.
  • Polygon Adjacency function fails on PolygonZ feature classes.
  • All functions fail if there is a stand alone table with the name of the output specified in geodatabase.
  • Polyline To Multipoint & Multipoint To Polyline functions fail if the input is PolylineZ or PolylineM.

ET GeoWizards 10.2 - released 12 June 2012

Compatible with ArcGIS 10.1

New functions

Function

Available in Implementation
GUI ToolBox
Buffer Polylines
Near Feature
Polylines To Multipoints
Multipoints To Polylines

Improved

  • Random Points in Polygons function allows minimum distance from the boundary of the polygons to be specified.
  • Random Points on Polylines function allows minimum distance from the ends of the polylines to be specified.
  • Points Angle and Position function reports the side of the polyline where each point is located.
  • Improved use of Inline Variables in all tools of the ToolBox implementation.

Bugs fixed

  • Problem in Export To Google functions with  "tessellate" option
  • Some functions fail in the ToolBox implementation
    • Concave Hull
    • Cluster Polygons
    • Thiessen Polygons
    • Allocation
  • Eliminate function will not work on Geodatabase feature classes.
  • Thin Points does not add value field (GUI implementation only).
  • The global snap functions produce incorrect results in specific cases.
  • Problems in Erase and Advanced Merge functions when the output is in Geodatabase.
  • Clip, Erase, Batch Clip and Batch Erase functions cannot handle Multi-Point feature classes.
  • Batch Clip cannot store data in FGDB.
  • Lines from Points, Direction & Distance function (GUI Only) - does not accept string field for directions.
  • Points To Pie Segments (GUI Only) - does not accept string field for directions.
  • Clean Gaps if there are no gaps in the input dataset reports an error and if used in a model stops the process.
  • Eliminate if there are no slivers in the input dataset reports an error and if used in a model stops the process.
  • Allocate function fails if the source datasets are in Geodatabase.

ET GeoWizards 10.1 - released 12 November 2011

New functions

Function

Available in Implementation
GUI ToolBox
Concave Hull
Cluster Polygons
Allocate facilities to demand points

ToolBox implementation added for:

  • Multipoint To Point
  • Fix Geometry

Improved

  • New (significantly faster and able to handle larger datasets) algorithms.
    • Build PolygonZ TIN
    • Build Thiessen Polygons
    • Create Centerlines
    • Aggregate Polygons
    • Build Polygons
    • Eliminate
    • Smooth Polygons
    • Generalize Polygons
    • Partition Polygons with Polylines
  • An option to use label points for attaching attributes added to Build Polygons function
  • Several functions improved to handle long text values in the ID field
    • Point To Polyline
    • Point To Polygon
    • Point To PolylineZM
    • Point To PolygonZM
  • Disperse Points function can handle PointZ feature classes
  • Improved performance of:
    • Polygon To Point function
    • Polyline To Point function

Bugs fixed

  • Points to PolylineZ and Points to PolygonZ functions fail if the output is a shapefile
  • Create new Feature Class - precision cannot be set to more than 2 digits
  • Date field cannot be handled in some functions
    • Copy Fields from a dataset
    • Order Fields
    • Redefine Fields
  • Locate Points fails in some specific cases
  • Incorrect labels Polygon To Point wizard
  • Interpolate Contours - negative base value cannot be entered in the wizard.
  • Spider Diagram Attribute Link - cannot use text attribute as link
  • Densify Polylines - 0 not accepted for deviation angle
  • Interpolate Contours fails on non English Windows if the contour interval is not integer
  • ESRI TIN to PolygonZ TIN fails on non English Windows
  • Clean Pseudo Nodes function creates topology errors if field with Null values is used for statistics with "Sum" option
  • Clean Pseudo Nodes function fails if no loops are available in the input data
  • Polygon To Polyline Advanced cannot assign left polygons in specific cases
  • A problem with Export to Google Earth function - markers for polygons and polylines
  • Point Global Snap (ToolBox implementation only) truncates the names of the fields if long field names are present in the source.
  • Perpendiculars To Polylines - if the closest point is a node - no line is created.
  • Toolbox implementation of Polylines To Pints does not have Add Angle Attribute option
  • Merge Layers function misses some attributes of the merged layers (GDB output only)
  • Incorrect units used if the dataset and the data frame have different projections. Functions affected:
    • Generalize Polylines
    • Densify Polylines
    • Closest Feature Distance
    • Scale Features
    • Split Polyline Distance
    • Convex Hull
  • Export Nodes function cannot handle NULL values in the Link field
  • Several functions have problems on Non-English ArcGIS versions:
    • Erase
    • Advanced Merge
    • Symmetric Difference

ET GeoWizards 10.0 - released 3 July 2010

Entirely redeveloped in DOT NET.

Fully compatible with ArcGIS 10.

Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 (32 and 64 Bit).

New toolbar which allows easier loading in ArcMap.

New main dialog with built-in help.

Scripting and ToolBox implementation added for:

  • Define Polygon Adjacency

Improved

  • Performance of the Create Centerlines function
  • All geoprocessing tools allow the use of inline variables.
  • The Export to Google Earth and Import KML functions are entirely redesigned to cover the latest KML specifications.
  • Polylines To Points and Polygon To Points functions accept Z geometries and convert them to Z points

Bugs fixed

  • Points to lines Direction Distance - cannot be used on Z or M feature classes.
  • Incorrect values for the Average Slope calculated by the PolylineZ Characteristics function
  • Build Polygons function fails with PolylineZ input datasets.
  • Thin Points function uses larger than the user assigned tolerance.
  • Build Thiessen Polygons fails when the attach attributes option is used on Polyline or Polygon feature classes.
  • Points To Pie Segments function fails in some specific values in the input point attribute table.
  • Problem with the Interpolate Contours function on non-English language Windows.
  • Eliminate function fails on feature classes from File GDB if the Attribute Query option is used.
  • Generate fails if the input text file has X,Y and Z values and the user wants plain Polygons.
  • Points To Rectangles fails if the source is PointZ or PointM feature class.
  • Features to Convex Polygons crashes ArcMap if applied to multi-points that have single point.
  • Some functions drop ID field if present in the input dataset.
  • Get Adjacent Polygons function fails if Object ID or FID field is used as a link field.
  • Split Polyline with "Length" option fails if the length specified is larger than the total length of an input polyline.
  • Global Snap functions fail in some cases when the output is in Personal or File Geodatabase.
  • Flip Polylines function fails on PolylineZMs.
  • Split By Location and Split By Attributes cannot output in a File Geodatabase.

 

ET GeoWizards 9.9 - released 31 May 2009

New functions

Function

Available in Implementation
GUI Scripting ToolBox**
Points To Pie Segments
Spider Diagram Attribute Link
Fill Polygon Holes

Scripting and ToolBox implementation added for:

  • Drop ZM
  • Explode Multi-part features
  • Generalize stand alone polygons
  • Points To Rectangles

Improved

  • Improved performance of most of the functions. Depending on the function and the number of features the performance is increased up to 150%
  • New option added to the Polygon To Point function.
  • Ungenerate and Generate function support multi-part geometries and polygons with holes.
  • The ET GeoWizards temp folder is set by default to the users Windows temp folder.
  • New option added to Split Polylines function.
  • New option added to the ToolBox implementation of the Generalize Polygons function.
  • User defined Fuzzy tolerance added to the Clip and Erase functions.
  • Spatial Join - Min Max option added for Aggregate option

Bugs fixed

  • Scripting and ToolBox implementation of Snap Polylines function do not accept Nodes Option.
  • Clean Contour Gaps - skips closed polylines, incorrect attribute value
  • Point On Polyline - "Both" option - incorrect results
  • Some functions fail if the input dataset has Z or M values. Functions affected:
    • Build TIN
    • Build Thiessen Polygons
    • Create Centerlines
    • Aggregate Polygons
  • Interpolate Contours function does not save the contour elevations in the attribute table.
  • Some functions fail to execute from outside of ArcMap - ToolBox implementation only.
  • Split Polygons with Polylines fails in some specific cases if the output is File Geodatabase
  • A bug affecting several polygon functions on Chinese and Japanese versions on Windows.
  • Clean Polygon Function - in cases where more than 1 overlap between two polygons, only 1 point identifying the overlaps is created
  • Split Polylines function with the number of segments option does not work if the number of segments is 2
  • A bug in the Point To Multipoint function.
  • A problem in Create Centerlines function with some very specific input data on ArcGIS 9.3
  • Thin (Generalize) Points function fails on PointZ feature classes.
  • Several functions fail if a language different from English is used. Functions affected
    • Points Global Snap
    • Polylines Global Snap
    • Polygons Global Snap
  • Polyline Z Characteristics function returns incorrect average slopes.

** Only the version for ArcGIS 9.0 and above
*** Only the version for ArcGIS 9.2

 

ET GeoWizards 9.8 - released 30 June 2008

New functions

Function

Available in Implementation
GUI Scripting ToolBox**
Clean gaps in contours
Create lines from points, length and direction
Create station lines
Polygon To Polylines Advanced
Points On Polylines
  • Scripting and ToolBox implementation added for the Split Polylines Basic

Improved

  • Improved algorithms of several functions
    • Build TIN
    • Build Thiessen
    • Create Centerlines
    • Aggregate Polygons
  • Connect points function can be used on PointZ datasets to derive 3D connecting polylines
  • Spider Diagram function - If both input dataset have Z values the connection polylines will have Z values and some 3D characteristics will be calculated
  • The Symmetric Difference functions can be used on Z and M feature classes
  • Eliminate function - a new option for joining the slivers to the adjacent polygons added.
  • Improved performance and memory management of the Split Polyline functions
  • Date type fields supported in the Copy Fields from a layer function
  • Eliminate function - "Identify" option added to the Scripting and ToolBox implementation.
  • Polyline Get Z Characteristics function - users can specify NODATA value
  • Export to Google Earth functions allow specifying of precision for coordinate data to be exported.
  • Improved memory management of the Build Polygons function
  • Improved handling of dual monitors.
  • Improved error handling.
  • Improved stability of several functions.
    • Point, Polyline and Polygon Global snap
    • Point Distance
    • Reverse Geocode
    • Spider Diagram
    • Build Thiessen
    • Transfer Polygon Attributes

Bugs fixed

  • The Clean Polygons function failed to export the points indicating the overlaps.

  • A bug in the Dissolve Polygons function if the polygons have Z values and there are holes in the polygons

  • Create Station Points function reports the angle of the polyline at the point incorrectly
  • The Erase function does not transfer the attributes (ArcGIS 9.2 only)
  • The Clean Polygons function - deletes temp input if primary algorithm fails
  • the Point Grid Extents and Vector Grid Extents tools (toolbox implementation only) could not be used in models.
  • Shape To ShapeZ function does not work on point datasets.
  • A bug in the Build Polygons function
  • Incorrect short descriptions of the Connect Points and Points To Rectangles functions - GUI only
  • A bug in the Locate Polygon Features along route.
  • A problem in the Split Polylines function.

 

 ET GeoWizards 9.7 - released 18 November 2007

New functions

Function

Available in Implementation
GUI Scripting ToolBox**
Map To Google Earth    
Feature Class to Google Earth  
Import from Google Earth
Polygon Characteristics
Perpendiculars from points to polylines
ESRI TIN To PolygonZ
Shape To ShapeZ
Point To Multipoint
Disperse Points
Random Points On Polylines
Random Points In Polygons
  • New method (number of vertices) included in the Split Polyline function
  • Create Centerlines and Aggregate Polygons functions added to the version for ArcGIS 8.x.
  • Scripting and toolbox implementation of the Ungenerate function added.
  • Two new options added to the Features To Bounding Rectangles function.

Improved

  • Improved performance and ability to handle large datasets. Functions affected:
    • Build TIN
    • Build Thiessen
    • Aggregate Polygons
    • Create Centerlines
  • The Clean Dangles function allows user defined Fuzzy/Cluster tolerance to be assigned - better user control over the function.
  • Improved error reporting
  • **Several Functions improved to handle datasets with Z or M values. In the previous versions the input Z(M) values were dropped . Functions affected:
    • Clean Polygons
    • Clean Polylines
    • Erase
    • Batch Erase
    • Clean Dangling Nodes
    • Clip
    • Batch Clip
    • Advanced Merge
    • Symmetric Difference
    • Merge Layers
    • Split By Location

Bugs fixed

  • Point Intersection function produces incorrect results if a polygon dataset that have polygons with holes is used.

  • A licensing problem in the Scripting and ToolBox implementations in ArcGIS 9.0.

  • ***Inability of some of the functions to handle correctly datasets containing true Arcs. Functions affected:

    • Build Polygons

    • Clean Polygons

  • ***Some of the tools of the ToolBox implementation produce an Windows error if used within a script run from the command prompt. The results are derived, but the tool breaks up the script. Tools affected:

    • Clean Polygons
    • Clean Polylines
    • Clean Dangling Nodes
    • Clip
    •   Erase
    • Advanced Merge
    • Symmetric Difference
    • Thin Points
    • Aggregate
    • Interpolate Contours
    • Create Centerlines
  • Point Angle And Position function fails in some cases when the source paint dataset is a PGDB feature class
  • ***Several functions fail if the output is File Geodatabase:
    • Points To Polylines
    • Points To PolylinesZM
    • Points To PointsZM
    • Points To Polygons
    • Points To PolygonsZM
    • Batch Drop Z(M)
    • Batch Clip
    • Batch Erase

** Only the version for ArcGIS 9.0 and above
*** Only the version for ArcGIS 9.2

ET GeoWizards 9.6.1 - released 31 May 2007

New functions

Function

Available in Implementation
GUI Scripting ToolBox**
Connect Points

Improved

  • Improved positioning of the ET GeoWizards dialog.
  • Smooth Polyline functions improved to handle different types datasets differently.
  • Improved error reporting
  • ** Some functions improved to handle larger datasets. Functions affected:
    • Clean Gaps
    • Advanced Merge
    • Erase
    • Batch Erase
  • ** Improved reliability of some functions
    • Create Centerlines
    • Aggregate Polygons
    • Calculate Surface Area
    • Triangulate Polygons
    • Build TIN function
  • ** Backup algorithms implemented for several of the complex functions
    • Clean Polygons
    • Clean Polylines
    • Advanced Merge
    • Clip
    • Erase
    • Clean Gaps
  • All wizards that require distance input display the units in which the distance should be entered.
  • All batch functions have improved output dataset name generation.
  • Improved field names verification
  • Clean Pseudo Nodes function (GUI implementation) can update the attributes of the dissolved polylines using the attributes of the longest feature participating in the merge.
  • Smooth Polygons function improved to preserve holes in the smoothed polygons.

Bugs fixed

  • Several of the functions failing if used on ArcGIS 9.0

  • Some of the polygons are missing in the output of the Generalize Polygons function

  • A bug in the interface of the Transfer Polygon Attributes function

  • ***Several of the tools of the ToolBox implementation do not work in ArcGIS 9.2 when the input is a feature layer. Tools affected:

    • Calculate Area
    • Calculate Length
    • Calculate
    • Rename Field
    • Add Attribute Index
    • Add Spatial Index
    • Polyline Coordinates
    • Polygon Coordinates
    • Point Coordinates
  • Point Angle And Position function fails in some cases when the source paint dataset is a PGDB feature class
  • ***The tools in the ToolBox implementation cannot create outputs in File GDB
  • Some of the functions fail on German version of ArcGIS. Functions affected:
    • Point Global Snap
    • Polyline Global Snap
    • Polygon Global Snap
    • Point Distance
    • Point Angle and Position
    • Locate Points
    • Measure Points
    • Spider Diagram
  • A bug in the Advanced Merge polygons function. If priority of 2 is used incorrect results are produced
  • ***A bug causing failure if the precision of the input dataset is different from the precision of the output geodatabase. Functions affected:
    • Order Fields
    • Redefine Fields
    • Rename Field (ToolBox implementation only)
    • Split by Attributes
  • **Some tools in the toolbox implementation fail if executed from a script or command line. Tools affected:
    • Calculate Area
    • Calculate Length
    • Split By Attributes
    • Split By Location
    • Build TIN
    • Rename Field
    • Attribute Index
  • The Point To Rectangle function cannot use angle field for rotation of the rectangles
  • The Split Polyline with Layer function fails if the input dataset is of PolylineZ type
  • Incorrectly transferred attributes. Functions affected:
    • Advanced Merge
    • Erase
    • Batch Erase

** Only the version for ArcGIS 9.0 and above
*** Only the version for ArcGIS 9.2

 ET GeoWizards 9.6 - released 26 November 2006

New

  • General
    • Compatible with ArcGIS 9.2***
    • All functions can save outputs in Shapefiles, Personal and File Geodatabases***
    • The ToolBox (geoprocessing) tools can be used not only in ArcMap, but in ArcCatalog and scripts outside of the ArcMap environment**
    • The ToolBox (geoprocessing) tools can overwrite existing datasets**
  • New Functions

Function

Available in Implementation
GUI Scripting ToolBox**
Symmetrical Difference
Thin (Generalize) Points**
Features To Envelopes
Features To Convex Polygons
Features To Minimum Bounding Circles
Features To Bounding Rectangles
Generalize Polygons
Smooth Polygons
Smooth Polylines2    
Aggregate Polygons
Partition Polygons with Polylines
Create Centerlines from Polygons
Points To Rectangles    

Improved

  • Several function completely redesigned to increase performance and to enable them to work with true arcs. Affected functions:**
    • Clean Polylines
    • Clean Polygons
    • Clip
    • Batch Clip
    • Erase
    • Batch Erase
    • Advanced Merge
    • Split By Location
    • Transfer Attributes
    • Build Polygons
    • Remove Exact Duplicates
  • Smooth functions improved:
    • Added densify option to better control the smoothing process
    • Added generalize option to better control the number of vertices in the output
    • Handle better circular arcs
  • Split Polyline By Layer function can handle Z/M feature classes.
  • Clean Pseudo Nodes function and Dissolve polygons improved to:
    • Handle NULL values in the dissolve fields
    • Use Date type field as a dissolve filed

Bugs fixed

  • Inability of some functions to handle NULL values. Functions affected:
    • Point To PolylineZ(M)
    • Point To PolygonZ(M)
    • Point To PointZ(M)
  • In some specific cases Polyline To Polygon function produces polygons with incorrect ring orientation.
  • The Point Grid Extents and Point Grid Origin tools (ToolBox implementation) round the assigned cell size and fail if cell size less than 1 is used.**
  • The Vector Grid Extents and Vector Grid Origin tools (ToolBox implementation) round the assigned cell size and fail if cell size less than 1 is used.**
  • The Remove Exact Duplicates tool (Toolbox implementation) does not work on polygon and point datasets.**
  • Error in Renode Polylines (ToolBox implementation) - tool cannot be executed.**
  • Error in the Split Polylines tool (ToolBox implementation) - the tool fails.**
  • Some functions fail in specific cases, if the output is PGDB feature class. Affected functions:
    • Dissolve Polylines
    • Dissolve Polygons

ET GeoWizards 9.5.1 - released 9 July 2006

New

Improved

Bugs fixed

ET GeoWizards 9.5 - released 7 May  2006

New

The user now can set a temp folder that will be used for storing the intermediate datasets created during the ET GeoWizards functions and for the LOG file.

  • New GUI functions
    • Features to 3D - Creates a 3D dataset from the features of existing 2D dataset (point, polyline or polygon) by deriving the values from a surface (Raster or TIN) layer. No 3D Analyst needed!
    • Remove exact duplicates
  • New scripting functions
    • Point Grid Extents
    • Vector Grid Origin
    • Vector Grid Extents
    • Remove exact duplicates
    • Analyze TIN
    • Interpolate Contours
  • New toolbox tools
    • Point Grid Origin
    • Point Grid Extents
    • Vector Grid Origin
    • Vector Grid Extents
    • Remove exact duplicates
    • Analyze TIN
    • Interpolate Contours

Improved

  • The Point Intersection function can be used directly on datasets with Z/M values.
  • Point To PolylineZ(M) and Point To PolygonZ(M)functions can create geometries that have Z and M values
  • The functions that create polylines and polygons from points create attribute link to the source points. Functions affected:
    • Point To Polyline
    • Point To PolylineZ(M)
    • Point To Polygon
    • Point To PolygonZ(M)
  • Improved algorithm for deriving label points of polygons.
  • The wizards can now be used even if the GCS of the spatial reference the feature layers is different from the GCS of the spatial reference of data frame. The user will be notified, but will be able to use the functions.
  • Several functions can be used on Multipoint datasets. Affected functions:
    • Delete Multiple fields
    • Copy Fields from Layer
    • Redefine Fields
    • Order Fields
    • Move Shapes
    • Rotate Shapes
    • Scale Shapes
    • Sort Shapes
  • Improved Generate Contours from TIN function

Bugs fixed

  • A bug causing failure of the Polygon Advanced Merge function if high "Priority" is used.
  • A bug in the Interpolate Z for Points function causing not transferring the attributes during the process.
  • A bug in the interface not allowing the wizards to be used if only raster datasets are loaded in the map.
  • A bug causing failure of several functions if the source has Z/M values and the output is a GDB feature class. Functions affected
  • A bug causing failure of several of the functions if the output is a PGDB feature class. Functions affected:
    • Split Polyline
    • Split Polyline with Layer
    • Point Grid
    • Vector Grid
    • Build TIN
    • Build Thiessen
    • Point To PontZ(M)
    • Point To PolylineZ(M)
    • Point To PolygonZ(M)
  • A bug causing incorrect attribute transfer with Polygon To Point function.
  • A bug causing failure if the source datasets are SDE feature classes. Functions affected
    •  Batch Clip
    • Batch Erase
    • Batch DropZM

ET GeoWizards 9.4.1 - released 16 October  2005

Bugs Fixed

  • A bug in the User Interface causing inability to run the functions from the GUI. The bug affected only French and German versions of Windows.
  • A bug causing some functions to fail if used on PGDB feature classes. Functions affected:
    • Polyline Global Snap
    • Polygon Global Snap
  • A bug causing failure of the Eliminate function if used on a PGDB feature class

ET GeoWizards 9.4 - released 01 October  2005

Introduces support for Personal Geodatabase. All functions can store the outputs as personal geodatabase feature classes

New Functions:

  •  GUI
    • Get Adjacent Polygons
  • ToolBox
    • Advanced Merge 
    • Point Intersection
    • Batch Clip
    • Batch Erase
    • Renode
    • Snap Points
    • Snap Polylines
    • Merge Multiple
    • Sort Shapes
    • Order Fields
    • Station Points
    • Batch DropZM
  • Scripting
    • Advanced Merge
    • Point Intersection
    • Batch Clip
    • Rename Fields
    • Batch Erase
    • Renode
    • Clean Polygon2
    • Snap Points
    • Clean Polyline2
    • Snap Polylines
    • Merge Multi
    • Sort Shapes
    • Order Fields
    • Station Points

Improved

  • Clean Polygon (ToolBox implementation) - allows identification of the overlaps in the original dataset
  • Clean Polyline (ToolBox implementation) - allows identification of the duplicates in the original dataset

Bugs Fixed

  • Several minor bugs fixed

ET GeoWizards 9.3.1 - released 12 June 2005

New Functions

  • Export To Shapefile (GUI, Scripting and ToolBox implementations)
    • overcomes the inability of the standard ArcGIS export functionality to export to shapefiles feature classes that have fields type raster in their attribute tables
    • if the source feature class has subtypes, the function adds to the shapefile a field that will have the subtype values (not only the subtype codes)

Improved

  • Split Polyline with Layer function improved to handle duplicate polylines

Bugs Fixed

  • Clean Pseudo Nodes (ToolBox implementation only) -a bug causing incorrect attribute updates
  • Bug causing a failure when the input layer has a GDB source - fixed. Affected functions
    • Clean Pseudo Nodes
    • Explode Multi-part Features
  • A problem causing failure of some of the functions (Scripting and ToolBox implementation only) - fixed. Functions affected:
    • Split By Location
    • Split By Attributes
    • Point Angle And Position
    • Measure Points
    • Point Grid
    • Point Distance
  • A problem with most of the functions when applied on a layer which attribute table contains a field with "Raster" type (ArcGIS 9.0 and above only) - fixed.
  • Some functions could not handle Null values in the input attribute table - fixed. Affected functions
    • Point Distance
    • Redefine Fields
    • Order Fields

ET GeoWizards 9.3 - released 15 April 2005

New Functions

  • Linear Referencing system
    • Create routes from existing polylines
    • Calibrate Routes with points
    • Locate point features along routes
    • Locate polygon features along routes
    • Dissolve Route Events
    • Concatenate Route Events
    • Intersect Route Events
    • Union Route Events
  • Station Points
  • Get PolylineZ characteristics
  • Flip Polylines
  • Transfer attributes
  • Spider Diagram

New ToolBox functions

  • Get Point Coordinates
  • Get Polygon Coordinates
  • Get Polyline Coordinates
  • Spider Diagram
  • Transfer attributes
  • Split polylines
  • Polygons Clean Gaps
  • Polygons Eliminate

New scripting functions

  • Create routes -length
  • Create routes - single field
  • Create routes - two fields
  • Calibrate routes
  • Split polylines
  • Transfer attributes
  • Spider Diagram
  • Polygons Clean Gaps
  • Polygons Eliminate

Improved

  • Locale Settings used for the decimal symbol of real numbers. Functions affected:
    • All the wizards that require input of a real number (tolerances etc.)
    • Generate (import from text)
    • Ungenerate (export to text)
  • Most of the data cleaning functions can be applied directly on datasets that have Z and/or M values. Note that the resulting shapefiles will not have Z/M values. Functions affected:
    • Build Polygons
    • Clean Polylines
    • Clean Dangles
    • Clean Polygons
    • Clean Gaps
  • Eliminate Function - entirely redesigned. Improved performance
  • Smooth Function - improved to handle better closed polylines

Bugs Fixed

  • Bug in the ToolBox implementation of the Build Thiessen function -fixed
  • Clean Pseudo Nodes function - could not handle correctly closed polylines created as a result of the function - fixed

ET GeoWizards 9.2 - released 06 January 2005

Introduced

Support for ArcToolbox (ArcGIS 9.0 and above only). Forty tools are made available for use within the Model Builder, on Command Line or via Python, Java or VB scripts.

New Functions

  • Measure Points
  • Split By Attributes
  • Split By Location
  • Cogo Inverse

New scripting functions

  • Measure Points
  • Point Angle and Position
  • Split By Attributes
  • Split By Location
  • Point Grid
  • Point Distance
  • Cogo Inverse
  • Select By Attributes and Export
  • Point To PolylineZM
  • Point To PolygonZM
  • PolylineZM To Point
  • PolygonZM To Point
  • Point To PointZM
  • PointZM To Point
  • Rename field
  • Add Attribute Index Shapefiles
  • Add Spatial Index Shapefiles

Improved

  • Several functions improved to handle the failure of the Simplify ArcObjects method:
    • Interpolate Contours
    • Clean Pseudo Nodes
    • Eliminate
    • Polygon From Points
  • Several functions improved to handle features with Z and M values
    • Explode Multi-Part features
    • Dissolve Polygons
    • Clean Pseudo Nodes (Dissolve Polylines)
    • Split Polyline
  • Merge Layers function adds the full path of the source datasets to the attribute layer of the merged dataset

Bugs Fixed

  • Bug causing failure if there is a null geometry in the polyline dataset. The new version of the functions reports the problems in the source dataset with the ID of the feature with Null geometry - fixed. Functions affected:
    • Export Nodes
    • Renode Polylines
  • Bug in the Point Distance function when the two layers have different coordinate system - fixed
  • Bugs in the scripting implementation of some functions - fixed. Functions affected:
    • Clean Polylines
    • EarseIt

ET GeoWizards 9.1.1 - released 31 October  2004

  • Bugs fixed
    • A bug causing several functions to fail when used on large datasets. Affected functions
      • Polygon - Advanced Merge
      • Erase
      • Batch Erase
      • Clean Gaps
      • Clean Points
    • A bug causing a failure when used on dataset containing extremely small polygons. Affected functions
      • Build Polygons
      • Clean Polygons
      • Advanced Merge
    • A bug causing ArcMap to crash after the function completes. Affected functions
      •   Clean Pseudo Nodes (only the version for ArcGIS 9)
    • A bug causing ET GeoWizards to report an error although a function is completed successfully. Affected functions
      • Batch Clip
      • Batch Erase
      • Erase
    • A bug in the Point Distance function when the two layers have different spatial reference
    • A bug causing a failure of many of the functions (only the version for ArcGIS 9) if the source dataset contains NULL values

ET GeoWizards 9.1  - released 16 August 2004

  • New functions
    • Merge Layers Wizard - very similar to the standard function of the GeoProcessing wizard, but preserves the Z/M dimensions of the input layers
    • ET GeoWizards Scripting - new sample script added 
      •  Split Polygon Layer with a Polyline layer - gives a solution to many queries send to us or posted to the ArcGIS forum
  • Improved 
    • Create Shapefile function allows adding fields to the shapefile created
    • Improved field names verification. Functions affected
      • Generate
      • Redefine Fields
    • Significantly improved performance of some functions (ArcGIS 9.x version)
      • Clean Polylines
      • Clean Polygons
      • Advanced Merge
      • Clean Pseudo Nodes
      • Dissolve Polygons
      • Split Polyline with Layer
  • Bugs fixed
    • A bug causing failure of some functions when used on very specific datasets - Fixed. Functions affected
      • Build Polygons
      • Advanced Merge
      • Clean Polygons

ET GeoWizards 9.0 - released 14 June 2004

  • New functions
    • ET GeoWizards Scripting - allows many of the functions (available previously only via the Graphic User Interface of the software)  to be used within user scripts. Read the User Guide for details. Functions available:
      • BuildPolygons
      • BuildThiessen
      • BuildTIN
      • CleanDangles
      • CleanPolygon
      • CleanPolyline
      • ClipIt
      • DensifyPolylines
      • DissolvePolygons
      • DissolvePolylines
      • EraseIt
      • ExportNodes
      • GeneralizePolylines
      • PointToPolygon
      • PointToPolyline
      • PolygonToPoint
      • PolygonToPolyline
      • PolylineToPoint
      • SmoothPolylines
      • Spatial_Join
      • Utility Functions
  • Improved 
    • Several functions have improved performance
    • A couple of minor improvements in the interface
  • Bugs fixed
    • Problems when using some of the functions on GDB layers having long (more than 10 characters) field names - FIXED. Functions affected:
      • Global Snap Points
      • Global Snap Polylines
      • Global Snap Polygons
      • Point Angle and Position
    • A bug causing failure of the functions that create PolygonZ features -FIXED. Affected functions:
      • Generate
      • Point To PolygonZ
    • A bug in Generate function when the source text file describes only two point polylines  - FIXED

ET GeoWizards 8.7 - released 07 March 2004

  • New functions
    • Renode Function - exports the nodes of a polyline dataset as a point shapefile. Updates the polyline attribute table with the IDs of the nodes pertaining to each polyline. Allows an easy link between the polylines and their nodes.
    • The Generate function can import lines from a text file with format: id,xFrom,yFrom,xTo,yTo
    • Copy Fields from a layer function - allows easy transferring of fields between different datasets
  • Improved 
    • the interface for the Batch Clip and Batch Erase functions - more flexible for assigning output file names
    • All the Advanced Merge functions are using Fuzzy tolerance to avoid some inaccuracies during the overlay operations
    • The Build Polygons function allows assigning Fuzzy tolerance when the clean option is selected. 
    • The Create Contours function can use non integer contour intervals
    • The Delete Multiple Fields function can be used directly on GeoDatabase layers (if there are appropriate permissions)
    • Better error handling for all options of the Generate function
    • The conversion functions that create point datasets add X & Y coordinates for each point in the point attribute table.
    • Split Polyline Layer function - the split layer can be of shapeZ(M) type
    • Global Snap Functions - the snap layer can be of shapeZ(M) type
    • Order Fields function can handle DATE type fields
  • Bugs fixed
    • Problems in several functions caused by an internal bug in the ArgGIS geometry engine (IArea::LabelPoint - not handled error) .The problem is fixed by implementing a new generic function that calculates the label points of the polygons which  replaces the use of the standard LabelPoint method of ArcObjects. 
    • Several functions were reporting errors when the source data (Feature Class in Geodatabase) had long field names - FIXED
    • A bug in the Point To Polygon function causing creation of polygon rings with incorrect orientation - FIXED
    • A bug in Clean Gaps function that crashes ArcMap if there are no gaps in the source polygon dataset - FIXED
    • A couple of inaccuracies in the interface - fixed
    • A bug in Build Thiessen Polygons function that caused incorrect results when a large buffer distance is used - FIXED

ET GeoWizards 8.6 - released 27 April 2003

  • New Functions
    • Reverse Geocoding  - Uses a reference polyline (street centerlines) layer to assign addresses to the points from a point layer. Allows transfer of any additional attributes.
    • Point Angle and Position - Identifies the closest polyline from the reference layer to each point and calculates: the angle of the closest polyline segment, the position & stationing of the point along the polyline and the distance to the polyline
    • Closest Feature Distance  - Calculates the distance for each feature of a layer to the closest feature from the same layer (Point, Polyline or Polygon)
    • Order Fields - Exports a feature layer to a new shapefile. The user selects the fields to be exported and the order in which they will appear in the attribute table.
    • Redefine Fields -  Changes field names and definitions.
  • Improved
    • Some functions that are designed to work with plain shapes allowed input of ShapeZ(M) layers  - corrected
    • Improved performance of the Polyline ==> Clean Dangling Nodes function
  • Bugs fixed
    • A bug in the log system - fixed
    • A bug in the interface of the Point Distance Function - fixed
    • The field indicating the status of the polygons after Clean Gaps function - reinstated
    • A bug in the Eliminate Polygons function - fixed
    • A bug affecting many of the functions when the source layer is a stand-alone feature class in a Geodatabase - fixed

ET GeoWizards 8.5  - released 10 February 2003

  • New
    • Snap Point Layer - snaps the points to the features from another layer (Point, polyline Polygon)
    • Snap Polyline Layer - snaps the polylines to the features from another layer (Point, polyline Polygon). Options available:
    • Snap Polygon Layer - snaps the polygons vertices to the features from another layer(Point, polyline Polygon)
    • Triangulate Polygons. Converts a Polygon Dataset to equivalent data set consisting from triangles only.
    • Calculate Surface Area. Calculates the true surface area of 3D polygons
    • Interpolate Point Elevation. Converts a point dataset to 3D Points - the elevation interpolated from a TIN (3D Polygon) dataset
    • The Analyze TIN Wizard calculates the surface (3D) area of the triangles.
  • Improved
    • Some of the procedures in the previous versions were triggering the Norton Anti Virus warning. Apparently NAV considers some of the VBScript methods dangerous. Although these functions were absolutely harmless, they were redesigned and NAV should not complain anymore.
    • Improved speed of the Point Distance function
    • Improved performance of the Split Polyline With Layer function.
    • All the functions have improved handling of unprojected datasets in a projected Data frame
    • Build Polygon - improved performance and memory management
    • Clean Gaps - cleans the overlaps as well
    • All the Advanced Merge functions ensure topological correctness of the resulting dataset
    • Generate function - several improvements.
    • Improved Thiessen Polygons and TIN functions
    • Vector Grid function - improved to work better with projected data in unprojected data frame
    • Point Grid function - improved to work better with projected data in unprojected data frame
    • Ungenerate function - an option added to export to a TAB delimited text file
    • Improved handling of incorrect user inputs
  • Bugs fixed
    • Clean Gaps - a bug that creates minor topological inconsistencies - fixed
    • Bug in Split Polyline function - in some cases creates NULL polylines  - fixed

ET GeoWizards 8.4  - released 03 November 2002

  • All the functions work with Group Layers
  • Bugs fixed in
    • Split Polyline Wizard
    • Generalize  Wizard
  • Improved
    • Analyze TIN function. The Slope and Aspect are calculated in the same way 3D Analyst calculates them
    • Significantly improved Point Grid function
  • New
    • Vector Grid Wizard

ET GeoWizards 8.3a - released 24 September 2002

  • Bugs fixed in
    • Advanced Merge Wizard
    • Eliminate Wizard
    • Generate Wizard
  • Improved
    • Generate Wizard
      • Allows a preview of the text file to be imported
      • Handles Space delimited files
      • Recognizes the delimiter (Space or Comma) used
    • Ungenerate Wizard
      • Exports to Space or Comma delimited text files

ET GeoWizards 8.3 - released 02 September 2002

  • New
    • Convert Closed Polylines To Polygons Wizard
    • Split Polyline Wizards
      • in all vertices
      • at equal intervals
      • at user defined length intervals
    • Generate Wizard
    • Ungenerate Wizard
    • A Log system introduced
    • All the functions can overwrite existing shapefiles
    • User defined link field in the Export Nodes Wizard
  • Improved
    • All the convert functions transfer all the attributes to the result data set
    • Significantly improved performance of:
      • Clean Polygon function
      • Clean Polyline function
      • Build Polygon function
    • The Clip and Erase functions have an option for processing dense polyline data sets.
    • Improved handling of Address Range attributes in the Split Polyline Wizard
    • All the functions have improved error handling and memory cleaning
  • Bugs fixed
    • A bug in the Build Polygon function
    • A bug in the Dissolve Polygons function
    • A bug in transferring attributes - inability to handle long field names
    • A bug in Split Polylines With a Layer - when the split layer is polygon

ET GeoWizards 8.2 - released 04 June 2002

  • New
    • Dissolve Polygons Wizard
    • Clean Pseudo Nodes Wizard
    • Explode Wizard
    • Point Intersection Wizard
    • Split Polyline with a Layer Wizard
  • Improved
    • Build Polygon Wizard
  • Bugs Fixed
    • Export Nodes Wizard - could not handle empty features

ET GeoWizards 8.1.1 - released 04 March 2002

  • Bugs in the user interface - fixed
    • Shape Z(M) To Shape function
    • Point Z(M) To Point function
    • Clean Polyline function
    • Point Distance function
  • Problems when working with GeoDatabase layers - fixed
  • Major performance improvement when working with GeoDatabase layers
  • The Polyline To Point function allows exporting angle attribute for the Middle Point option
  • Point Distance function exports all the attributes to the distance shapefile
  • All the functions preserve the link to the original data sets
  • Clean Dangling Nodes Function - close rings procedure added
  • Convert functions handle directly point event themes
  • Bug in the registration procedure for Advanced Merge function - fixed

ET GeoWizards 8.1 - released 19 January 2002

See ET GeoWizards User Guide for more information

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