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Version 12.01
May 16, 2019
Minor Revision
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News:
  • Create markup option from measurement report dialog is now available in all editions.
Solved issues:
IssueDescription
1186Printing or converting from command line could on some systems give an error message saying the software "Attempted an unsupported operation".
1183A DWF file with filled areas that should have been outlined.
1182A DWF file was displayed with a white margin at top of drawing that should not have been there.



Version 12.00
May 2, 2019
Major Revision
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News:
  • New flat styled GUI with additional application themes, including Microsoft ® Office White, Colorful and Black. You can find pictures of all the available themes here.
  • Added PDF Optimize tool.
  • Added deskew by selecting a two-point line in the image file.
  • You can now save reports in Excel Workbook format (XLSX) from markup list, measurement summary and measurement result dialogs.
  • Added support for viewing and converting Intergraph Raster files (CIT, COT, RGB and TG4).
  • Added 4 new status bar buttons with the following functions:
    • Displaying certificate information for digitally signed PDF files.
    • Toggle visibility of PDF annotations on or off.
    • Option to use mouse wheel for zoom and pan operations.
    • Option to use mouse wheel for scroll operations.
      The last two buttons will toggle the state of the other button when it's activated.
General Changes:
  • Added JBIG and JPEG2000 to the list of supported PDF compression methods.
  • PDF file is now always loaded as monochrome image during compare independent of other settings.
  • Added Close All Except This option to the tab context menu.
  • Now always use version 1.6 for converted PDF files.
  • Added support for UTF8 and UTF16 Unicode text files.
  • Dimensions for the active page is now displayed in the status bar.
  • Removed many obsolete options from the different setting dialogs.
  • Added new option for default mouse action. The option is initially set to none.
Markup Changes:
  • Added a new separate multi line arrow tool. Two-point arrow type is no longer an option, but a separate tool.
  • Element type name can now be turned off in markup list.
  • Added lock all markup elements option (Markup tools->drop down).
  • Added editing for counter elements. You can now move or delete an existing counter node.
  • Added insert node for counter elements.
  • Vector layer states are now stored in the markup file, if save currently displayed portion is enabled.
  • Measurement Path text is now by default placed above line.
  • You may now delete any markup layer, if there more than one layer defined and if the layer currently has no elements.
  • Added new options to Markup XML Barcode definition: imagerotation, barcodeincludetext and barcodelabel.
  • Added additional counter types: checkmark, outlined circle and cross.
  • Added area height, negative measurement, ID and include volume text options to measurement area element. There is now a new markup property panel where you can set these values, in addition to category and name, while drawing.
  • Added a new predefined shape element type. Currently two predefined shapes are available: Accepted and Rejected. You can configure the size of the inserted shape. You can also add these shapes using Markup XML.
  • Revision cloud is now always be outlined by default, independent of current fill style.
Solved issues:
IssueDescription
1180PDF to CAD (DWF): A raster image was placed outside drawing area and flipped.
1179Converted CGM files had too low resolution, the resolution has been increased to 1000 DPI.
1177Added support for hidden text in DWF files.
1176CGM file with Group4 tiled raster image caused exception error during conversion.
1174Converted DXF files now correctly sets MEASUREMENT value to metric if saved as metric.
1173Splitting a PDF file using config file into two separate TIFF files with PAGESIZE set, generated wrong images.
1172Changed layer states for a viewed PDF will be now be applied to saved PDF file.
1170A Solidworks SLDASM file was incorrectly detected as PDF format.
1167If you have a PDF file with invalid extents (larger than 14400 units) that cannot be opened correctly by Acrobat, you can now fix this file by just using save as to PDF.
1166PDF to CAD (DWF): 24-bit images with soft mask transparency is now converted to 32-bit (RGBA) images.
1165A PDF file caused exception error.
1164CGM with text elements at wrong location.
1163Adding markup to a file PDF from customer caused all markup elements to be displaced due to a transformation matrix error.
1158A DWF file opened with wrong extents.
1157A DWF file with Hebrew text converted to PDF as ??? due to a codepage error.
1156A DWF file caused exception error in 32-bit due to excessive memory usage.
1155DWF file caused exception error during loading.
1154PDF to CAD - some of the text elements where not clipped correctly.
1153PDF to CAD: Extent of exported file were too large due to clipping error.
1152Print fit to page didn't work if displayed area or region was selected.
1151PDF to DWF: 24-bit images with soft mask transparency is now converted to 32-bit (RGBA) images.
1150CGM file caused exception error during loading.
1149PDF to CAD: Extent of exported file were too large due to clipping error.
1146Several DWF files from customer failed to open.
1143A PDF file caused crash during loading.
Element lock will now correctly disable all functions that change element properties.
Maximum arc size for revision cloud could not be changed (markup advanced option).
Inserting or Removing points from measurement element will now always update markup list.
Save As Dialogs: If you enter only a file name without extension, an extension will now be added.
Save compare result of multipage pdf files always used page 0 instead of the current page.
Compare save result will now include any markup added to background file.
Counters did sometimes become invisible at certain scale factors.
Fill color was not used for hatch lines if the shape was filled using a hatch pattern.
Saving an open Office file (for example Word) to PDF, generated an empty PDF file.


Updates for Previous Version:
Version 11