CADintosh history

Changes 8.6.2 (Build 500)

  • Updated features:
    • DWG import updated
  • Bug fixes:
    • you find the complete list here

Changes 8.6.1 (Build 496)

  • New features:
    • Universal Binary for Intel and Apple Silicon Macs
    • Edit: utilities: Invert all colors
    • Edit: utilities: Invert only gray colors
  • Updated features:
    • added support for import of SPLINE objects within DXF/DWG symbols
    • x-line: options: option for changing type of existing x-line
    • DWG import updated
    • internal optimizations
    • updated manuals
  • Bug fixes:
    • you find the complete list here

Changes 8.6 (Build 482)

  • New features:
    • export and import of new format pattern (used for custom pattern)
    • custom pattern support
    • text with area of hatching tool
    • change unit and scale after import dialog
    • copy/paste elements menu item (use the clipboard tool first)
    • delete elements outside selection rectangle
  • Updated features:
    • pen width will be displayed as inch in edit attributes dialogs in imperial mode (instead of mm)
    • preference added to disable pen width check upon import
    • DXF export: option for export without $DWGCODEPAGE
    • DXF export and import: support for groupcode 39 (thickness)
    • opened libraries are sorted alphabetically
  • Bug fixes:
    • you find the complete list here

Changes 8.5 (Build 444)

  • New features:
      • DWG export
      • dialog for setting the default unit and scale upon creating a new drawing
  • Updated features:
      • localizations
      • added more drawing data fields (changes document file format)
      • added identifiers to drawing data dialog
      • enhanced contrast of thumbnail icon
      • added font and text height to available set options
      • WYSIWYG font menu with option to disable in the prefs
  • Bug fixes:
    • you find the complete list here

Changes 8.4.4 (Build 425)

  • New features:
    • updated preferences dialog
    • added preference to disable width check upon opening
    • function for deletion of all elements outside selection
  • Updated features:
    • improved dimension DXF export with special characters
    • improved pattern and material fill (display matches printing, optional factor and improved settings dialog)
  • Bug fixes:
    • you find the complete list here

Changes 8.4.3 (Build 401)

  • New features: 
    • layers can be set visible but not editable
    • auto use set feature
    • delete element menu item
  • Updated features:
    • improved display of custom scale within popup
  • Bug fixes:
    • you find the complete list here

Changes 8.4.2 (Build 381)

  • New features: 
    • Mojave dark mode support
  • Bug fixes:
    • you find the complete list here

Changes 8.4.1 (Build 379)

  • New features: 
    • added Letter and Legal Landscape page frames
    • added scroll/zoom preferences
  • Updated features:
    • updated Sparkle update framework
    • optimized display speed of very large drawings
    • transform rotate - new option -1 to rotate without rotation of text angle
    • added more imperial scales
  • Bug fixes:
    • you find the complete list here

Changes 8.4 (Build 363)

  • New features:
    • edit menu: find and replace line width
    • edit menu: find and replace group
    • edit menu: find and replace layer
  • Updated features:
    • options menu: item drawing: added more predefined page sizes
    • dxf export: optimized layer checking for double names
    • dxf export: added verification as option
    • grid options support fraction settings
  • Bug fixes:
    • you find the complete list here

    Changes 8.3.1 (Build 347)

    • Updated features:
      • dxf import improved
    • Bug fixes:
      • you find the complete list here

      Changes 8.3 (Build 338)

      • New features:
        • added dwg import
        • added csv coordinate import
      • Updated features:
        • improved dxf import
        • added 1/8 = 1 and 1/16 = 1 to scale menu
        • improved German localization
        • optimized drawing
        • added shortcut for toggle zoom command
        • click in info area will now set the commandline
      • Bug fixes:
        • you find the complete list here

        Changes 8.2.5 (Build 312)

        • New features:
            • added text styles italic, bold and underline
        • Updated features:
            • added layer number display to used layer popup
            • added automatic activation of the command line (if required)
        • Bug fixes:
          • you find the complete list here

          Changes 8.2.4 (Build 304)

          • New features:
            • direct access to views at the right window panel
            • Zoom last in the Edit menu
          • Updated features:
            • improved help menu
          • Bug fixes:
            • you find the complete list here

            Changes 8.2.3 (Build 298)

            • New features:
              • touch bar support
            • Updated features:
              • improved hatching display speed
              • updated Danish, French and German localization
            • Bug fixes
              • you find the complete list here

              Changes 8.2.2 (Build 293)

              • New features:
                • added optional user registration
              • Updated features:
                • symbol management supports multiple selections
                • added support for import of very old (earlier 1994) CADintosh drawings saved on old 68K Motorola Macs
              • Bug fixes
                • you find the complete list here

                Changes 8.2.1 (Build 284)

                • New features: 
                  • added circle with three lines for all four possible options
                  • added option to hide zero point
                • Updated features:  
                  • verify removed duplicate elements
                  • verify similar removes duplicate elements that differs up to 1e-12
                  • storage of printer settings into documents
                  • improved localizations
                • Bug fixes: 
                  • you find the complete list here

                Changes 8.2 (Build 274)

                • New features: 
                  • cut-tool support for arcs
                • Updated features:  
                  • reference to disable creation of empty document upon launch
                  • improved localization
                • Bug fixes: 
                  • you find the complete list here

                Changes 8.1.5 (Build 268)

                • New features: 
                  • Paste Image menu item
                • Updated features:  
                  • added tab key support to switch between the catch modes
                  • improved cut tool
                  • , on number keyboard will automatically replaced with a .
                  • space key can insert a ,
                  • improved TIFF calibration
                  • Sparkle framework updated und download changed to https
                • Bug fixes:
                  • you find the complete list here

                Changes 8.1.4 (Build 255)

                • New features: 
                  • cut tool
                • Updated features: 
                  • layer popup displays define layer names and colors (if layer color is active)
                  • resizing of images will now be proportional at the edges
                • Bug fixes: 
                  • you find the complete list here

                Changes 8.1.2 (Build 248)

                • New features: 
                  • popup with list of used layer for quick layer selection
                • Updated features: 
                  • improved processing of corrupted elements
                  • backspace/delete key support during hatching to remove last element from contour selection
                  • calibrate tool supports inch in addition to mm
                  • double click in symbol list edits symbol
                • Bug fixes: 
                  • you find the complete list here

                Changes 8.1.1 (Build 237)

                • New features: 
                  • added template support
                  • added print header & footer
                • Updated features: 
                  • added dxf export option to define arc size
                  • improved verification of arcs
                  • added option to select display of auto catch mode
                  • removed spline base point limit of 50
                  • active layer filter shows an check mark
                  • active set shows an check mark
                  • added pen width to edit dimension element
                • Bug fixes: 
                  • you find the complete list here

                Changes 8.1 (Build 218)

                • New features: 
                  • open/save of sets added
                  • export of the visible drawing (active layer set) as DXF added
                  • added large crosshair cursor option
                  • added separate button for endless line mode
                  • added function to delete layer filters
                  • added option to modify symbol preview size to the prefs
                • Updated features: 
                  • improved pen options
                  • added ^53 = last file save date
                  • added ^54 = last file save time
                  • text can now contain ^xx commands and text
                  • opened symbol library will be stored during application usage
                  • improved width/pen display in the window (only available options will be displayed)
                  • added predefine scale 1/4"=1'
                  • color field will be hidden in user interface if pen mode is active
                  • added quick change of active layer in the quick layer dialog with a command + mouse click
                  • scaling of groups simplified
                • Bug fixes: 
                  • you find the complete list here

                Changes 8.0.2 (Build 194)

                • New features:
                  • export menu improved (separate items for the formats)
                • Updated features:
                  • improved localizations
                • Bug fixes:
                  • you find the complete list here

                Changes 8.0.1 (Build 186)

                • New features:
                  • added context menu for quick change of function
                  • added tools menu
                  • added "Enter Fullscreen" menu item
                  • added preference for localized date display
                  • added panning with shift click and move
                  • added scroll left/right with command and scrollwheel
                  • added catch mode shortcuts to options menu
                  • added automatic replacement of space with a comma after entering numbers into the command line
                  • added function to double or halve grid size
                • Updated features:
                  • many dialog resizements for the French translation
                  • Japanese translation much improved
                • Bug fixes:
                  • fixed a bug in the ^50 and ^51 text operator
                  • fixed possible crash after deletion of a symbol in the symbol management
                  • fixed a bug in the edit dimension attribute dialog
                  • fixed a bug in the edit textbox dialog
                  • fixed a bug during drawing an arc with two or three points
                  • fixed a bug in save as PDF

                Changes 8.0 (Build 171)

                • New features:
                  •  new simplified user interface 
                  • support of retina displays 
                  • full unicode support 
                  • support of new technologies and future safe 
                  • full rewrite in Cocoa

                Changes 7.5.3 (Build 104)

                • Bug fixes:
                  •  various issues with hatching fixed

                Changes 7.5.2 

                • New features: 
                  • signed for Gatekeeper
                • Bug fixes:
                  • various bug fixes

                Changes 7.5.1 

                • New features:
                  • rewritten from Pascal to C to prepare a Cocoa version
                  • updated application icon due Mac App Store requirements
                • Updated features:
                  • support for space key as separator in input line added
                • Bug fixes:
                  • fixed a bug upon import of old text boxes
                  • math bugs fixed
                  • fixed arc export in HPGL2
                  • fixed display bug for very large arcs
                  • fixed crash upon import of old drawing with subwindows
                  • fixed bug in apply parameter to other dimensions
                  • removed update check on Lion  because the Carbon URL manager is no longer working on Lion
                  • bug in conversion of some Japanese fonts of older drawing to unicode fixed
                  • preview creation bug fixed
                  • pattern printing issue fixed
                  • possible crash during verify of symbols fixed
                  • bug with size of textbox with unicode text fixed
                  • color issue fixed
                  • print area issue fixed
                  • bug during display of grayscale fills in layer color mode fixed
                  • many other bug fixes and little enhancements

                Changes 7.0.2

                •  numerous bug fixes and minor improvements

                Changes 7.0.1

                • Bugs introduced by the switch to Quartz drawing fixed

                Changes 7

                • New features:
                  • 'zoom all' menu command - with and without infinite lines- added
                  • new file format cadx (see next item for the reason)
                  • unicode support added for text, text box and dimensions (also in symbol libraries)
                  • display and printing changed from quickdraw to quartz
                  • pdf export added (this replaces pict export)
                  • TIFF calibrate option added
                  • new saved files now utilize .cadx as extension to give a visual feedback for the changed file format (this format is supported starting with CADintosh 7)
                • Updated features:
                  • localization updated
                  • display ofprint area improved
                  • zoom with scrollwheel improved
                  • recent items can now displayed with or without path
                  • localized pdfs and sample files moved to the localized folders in the resource folder
                • Bug fixes:
                  • possible crash during the importing of files with old background images fixed
                  • display issue in individual mode fixed
                  • bug related to non metric calculations fixed
                  • bug in definition of custom line filters fixed
                  • possible crash during preview creation fixed
                  • possible font selection bug fixed
                  • bug with the creation of a parallel line in automatic mode fixed
                  • bug in the creation of an arc with two lines and one arc fixed
                  • display issues during the usage of older fonts fixed
                  • many other bug fixes and small enhancements

                Changes 6.1.1

                •  New features
                  • Print all added (UB)
                • Updated features
                  • English and German manuals updated
                  • text options dialog simplified
                  • option to take the other arc after trim added (UB)
                • Bug fixes
                  • bug in "Open recent" submenu fixed (UB)
                  • bug in "Statistic" dialog fixed (UB)
                  • bug in reading some settings from files stored with the X version fixed (UB)
                  • drag & drop issue in Snow Leopard fixed (UB)
                  • many other bug fixes and small enhancemets (UB) 

                Changes 6.1 

                • New features
                  • Quartz support much improved
                  • text options simplified
                  • manual updated
                • Enhancements
                  • numerous minor enhancements 
                • Bug fixes
                  • numerous bug fixes in the UB version

                Changes 6.0.1

                • Bug fixes
                  • bug during the printing of lines/arcs with other line type then solid fixed
                  • crash when opening second file with double symbol names fixed
                  • redraw bug when scrolling in layer dialog fixed
                  • numerous other small bug fixes

                Changes 6.0

                •  New features
                  • drawing with Quartz (as option) added (UB only)
                  • CNO import added
                  • bug reporting with SmartCrashReporter added (UB only)
                  • support for Leopard added
                  • sample files and sheets added to the application package (UB/X only)
                • Bug fixes
                  • many other small bug fixes and enhancements

                Changes 5.5.3

                • New features
                  • toolbar can now be displayed in one row/column as option
                  • option click on layer menu disables the layer
                  • remove text style utility function added
                • Bug fixes
                  • file selection bug under Leopard beta fixed
                  • bak file with more than 31 fixed
                  • crash upon export of dxf files with illegal layer numbers fixed
                  • bug in info window fixed
                  • toggle all selectable bug fixed (UB)
                  • many display issues in the Intel version fixed

                Changes 5.5.2

                • New features
                  • toolbar can be displayed in one row/column as option
                  • option click on layer menu disables the layer
                  • remove text style utility function added
                • Bug fixes
                  • bak file with more than 31 fixed
                  • crash upon export of dxf files with illegal layer numbers fixed
                  • bug in info window fixed
                  • many display issues in the Intel version fixed

                Changes 5.5.1

                • Program icon redesigned  
                • Numerous bug fixes in the Universal Binary version

                Changes 5.5

                • Improvements
                  • Universal Binary version
                  • clear command to "Open Recent" submenu added
                  • delete layer function added to the layer menu
                  • localized support e-mail address item added to help menu (Italian, French, German)
                • Bug fixes
                  • crash while joining two splines fixed
                  • not functioning font change in input line fixed
                  • bug in selection of inch scale in Area:Options fixed
                  • crash after opening Mess-Daten fixed
                  • error in DXF export with very long texts fixed
                  • error in DXF import of hatches fixed
                  • error during selection in subwindow fixed
                  • error in Symbol Alignment with automatic mode fixed
                  • yes/no in input line localized
                  • scroll wheel zoom bug in sub window fixed

                Changes 5.3.2

                • Improvements
                  • layer popup checks the current layer and marks the invisible layers
                  • remove double lines functions added
                  • fonts for lists can be changed in the prefs
                  • verify function improved
                  • direct Mighty Mouse support added
                  • Italian localization added
                • Bug fixes
                  • possible crash upon clicking in set window with no drawing fixed
                  • possible -48 error after cancelation of open command fixed
                  • possible crash with autocatch mode on Mac OS X fixed
                  • file name bug (charset, long names) in recent items menu fixed (Mac OS X)
                  • dxf import ignores now undocumented hatch command
                  • hatchings insides symbols will be now rotated if the symbol has an angle
                  • edit window bug with dimensions fixed
                  • possible bug in horizontal/vertical slider fixed
                  • verify of lines improved
                  • possible crash after selecting quit menu with open dialogs fixed
                  • filename bug after saving a selection of the drawing fixed (Mac OS X)
                  • possible crash during import of dxf files with incorrect hatchings fixed
                  • better refresh after deletion and move operations
                  • translation bugs fixed
                  • truncated text after explode of a symbol (in the bottom line)
                  • Refresh bug in set window after changing to symbol window
                  • zoom all bug with text boxes fixed
                  • undo crash with text boxes fixed
                  • possible crash upon click in color picker without open drawing fixed
                  • hpgl import is more stable and imports now files with labels and missing dt command

                Changes 5.3.1

                • French introduction document added
                • Japanese translation updated
                • bug in English introduction fixed
                • automatic catch mode bug in French version fixed

                Changes 5.3

                • New features:
                  • edit window added
                  • option for display of dimmed tiffs added
                  • Spanish translation added
                  • live panning added (option)
                  • live zoom added (option)
                • Updated features:
                  • sets support automatic mode
                  • redraw speed improved
                  • printing speed of PICTs improved
                  • tool tip with layer names to Quick Layer added
                  • button sizes of tool windows for Mac OS X improved
                  • many other little updates
                • Bug fixes:
                  • possible bug with auto-mode and x-lines fixed
                  • many internal changes and bug fixes

                Changes 5.2

                • introduction pdf completly rewritten
                • import of coordinate files added
                • drawing of a parallel line simplified (one click saved)
                • help tags for icons added
                • redraw speed and live update on X improved
                • auto catch mode improved
                • dxf import improved
                • many other small changes and bug fixes

                Changes 5.1

                • multilanguage support added for Mac OS X version
                • function to convert a list of lines/circles to an x-line added
                • help menu added
                • DXF export improved
                • other changes and bugfixes

                Changes 5.0.1

                • used layer can now easily selected in the footer of the window
                • crash with zero dimensions fixed
                • dialogs improved for 10.3
                • zero decimal places of dimensions can now be removed
                • bug with tolerance value editing fixed

                Changes 5.0

                • automatic catching mode added (this improves the complete drawing process a lot)
                • many print issues on Mac OS X fixed
                • gui improved for Panther
                • command line optimized
                • bugs in textbox fixed
                • DXF import improved
                • many other bug fixes and improvements

                Changes 4.4

                • hybrid mode added (import of tiffs for drawing over them and eraser)
                • enter text for texts uses now selected text font
                • note after import of DXF 2000 files added
                • incompatibility with tinker tools fixed
                • carbon version uses now session printing
                • copy pict to clipboard works now on Mac OS X
                • HPGL export crash with hatching fixed
                • symbol libraries can now be used with the unregistered version, too (but only limited)
                • DXF import improved
                • printing improved (Mac OS X)
                • option to draw dimensions with extra line added
                • opening a cad file will check the fonts; not available fonts may be replaced
                • bugs in assigning keys to functions fixed
                • many other bug fixes and small enhancements

                Changes 4.3

                • support for Mac OS X 10.2 added
                • STL import (binary) added
                • option to create closed x-lines added
                • printing bugs on Mac OS X fixed
                • bug with setting the function keys fixed
                • bug in the coordinate display in sub windows fixed
                • layer settings can now be printed on Mac OS X
                • crash during explode of more than 10000 x-lines fixed
                • hatching of rounded rectangles work now
                • possible crash during import of symbol libraries fixed
                • other bug fixes

                Changes 4.2

                • printing improved (Carbon)
                • long file name support (Carbon on Mac OS X)
                • DXF import and export improved
                • bug fixes and internal changes

                Changes 4.1.2

                • many bug fixes
                • Mac OS X support improved

                Changes 4.1.1

                • possible bug in preview creation fixed

                Changes 4.1

                • Carbon improved
                • DXF import improved
                • IGES detection improved
                • many bug fixes and internal changes

                Changes 4.0

                • first Carbon version
                • DXF import and export much improved
                • many bug fixes and internal changes

                Changes 3.7.2

                • DXF import improved
                • crash during opening files on a PowerPC with Mac OS 8.1 or earlier fixed
                • other bug fixes

                Changes 3.7.1

                • possible crash after delete fixed
                • possible crash during display of rotated text fixed
                • redraw bug after union function fixed
                • other internal changes

                Changes 3.7

                • support for Mac OS 9 improved
                • basic AppleScript support added
                • DXF import improved
                • IGES import improved
                • printing of hatching improved
                • print all added
                • relatve coordinate improved
                • other changes and bug fixes

                Changes 3.6

                • text box added
                • DXF import and export improved
                • IGES import and export improved
                • PC compatible layer colors added
                • PC and MAC color table selectable
                • fraction support improved
                • appearance support improved
                • many internal changes
                • bug fixes

                Changes 3.5.1

                • section lineing improved
                • filter functions improved
                • bug in dimension editing fixed
                • bug during moving of elements fixed
                • display bugs in the editing line fixed

                Changes 3.5

                • support for Mac OS 8.5 added
                • DXF import and export improved (import of DXF 13, 14 and so on)
                • IGES import and export improved
                • SELIG import added
                • userdefined filter added
                • other improvements
                • internal bugs fixed

                Changes 3.0.3

                • possible crash upon opening of drawings with subwindows fixed

                Changes 3.0.2

                • plot will be done in the background
                • hpgl and serial option are no in different dialogs
                • the codepage can be selected for DXF import
                • dxf export will check and correct illegal symbol names
                • comments can be copied and pasted in the comment dialog
                • splines can be exploded with window
                • layer filter import bug from old versions fixed
                • bug in function key dialog fixed
                • bug during move of colored texts fixed
                • bug during streching of dimensions fixed
                • bug during printing of very large hatching fixed
                • centering bug for input line dialog fixed
                • printing of circles improved

                Changes 3.0.1:

                • new function header & footer added
                • support for Mac OS 8 contex menus added
                • use of Mercutio 1.5 for the menus
                • zoom uses now the option key
                • bug in DXF import (polylines and recursive symbols) fixed
                • bug in HPGL/2 export fixed
                • internal changes