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Changes 8.8.5 (Build 711)

Changes 8.8.4 (Build 688)

Changes 8.8.3 (Build 665)

Changes 8.8.2 (Build 653)

Changes 8.8.1 (Build 638)

Changes 8.8 (Build 627)

Changes 8.7 (Build 600)

Changes 8.6.3 (Build 539)

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