New Features in CP-HOOD release 7.0

CP HOOD release 7.0 is now available.


Version 7 supports variants of a design.  A variant can be treated as a complete design for checking or document production but most of the data is taken from the master design. Variant specific elements can be whole objects, units such as sketches or ODS items such as operations and constants.


A sandbox is way of trying out changes to the design. Objects or units can be moved into a sandbox where they can be changed without affecting the originals. Changes to the originals are disallowed but they can still be used to produce documents. If the changes tried in the sandbox are acceptable, they can be moved back into the main design.


The help system has been modified to use HTML which can be viewed using a standard web browser. This will make it easier to navigate through the help pages.