What is planned for next version v4.2 ?
Because of worldwide trouble initiated by AutoDesk®'s decision to SELL "ExpressTools" beginning with AutoCAD® Release 2000i, this also gave the idea for the main important new feature of "LayerManager":
In best AutoCAD® tradition, both "Layer-States" and "Layer-Sets" are not compatible, but by means of a freeware AutoCAD® tool, supplied by AutoDesk®, they may be converted from "Layer-States" to "Layer-Sets". "Layer-Sets" from AutoCAD® 2000i can not be used with AutoCAD® R14/2000, anyway. AutoCAD® 2000i now uses an internal API (programmining interface) for "Layer-Sets", so it seems, that "Layer-Sets" will now stay for the future ...
This is the main new feature of version v4.2:
In the near future (version v4.3 ?), LayerManager will supply a "Plug-In Interface": available program extentions may be "plugged-in" into LayerManager. Users may decide, which Plug-In-Modules should be active, and unneeded program code is not loaded. Additionally, new special features, only requested by a smaller part of users, can be realized by Plug-Ins, without extending the base program. All future Plug-In-Modules will be available free of charge from these websites.
Ideas, suggestions, remarks and wishes for the next versions are welcome in our wishlist ...