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ViewCompanion Pro Updates

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ViewCompanion Pro
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Version 13.12
July 21, 2021
Maintenance Update
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Solved issues:
Issue Description
1409HPGL/2 file was missing geometry.
1407Several annotations in a DWF file were incorrectly clipped.



Version 13.11
June 8, 2021
Maintenance Update
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Changes:
  • The setting for overwriting converted files is now by default on.
Solved issues:
Issue Description
1394HPGL/2 files that uses RO instruction were sometimes loaded with incorrect rotation.
1386Missing Polish characters in PDF file from customer.
1385An image in a PDF file was not displayed at all scale/zoom factors
1384Fonts not displayed correctly in PDF file from customer.
#Entering a valid serial number could sometimes cause the application to close on some systems if the evaluation period were ended.



Version 13.10
April 1, 2021
Maintenance Update
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News:
  • The installer will no longer copy files to the common document folders to avoid errors if Controlled Folder Access is enabled.
Solved issues:
Issue Description
1379Exported HPGL/2 files had PU/PD sequence for every line segment, even if the lines were connected.
1378The /cm and /cmpdf command line parameters are now using natural sort algorithm for file names. This will make the order of the files equal to what is displayed in Windows Explorer.
1376Conversion from HPGL/2 to PDF did use wrong polygon fill mode.
1375An Excellon drill file was not identified as a valid file.
1370Missing measurement viewports in DWFX files after conversion to PDF.
1369Missing holes in Excellon drill file.
876Now displays very fast with the latest PDF reader.
-The active mouse action are now restored after a compare align is complete.



Version 13.03
January 30, 2021
Maintenance Update
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Solved issues:
Issue Description
1367An 80-meter long DWF file could not be converted to PDF. The page size limit for converted PDF files are now 120 meters.
1366An Excellon drill file was not displayed correctly.
1364An error caused a PDF to be saved with all pages even if some of the pages were removed.
1363Step and repeat with mirroring in Excellon file were not working correctly, and the file had wrong units.
1362Step and repeat with mirroring in Excellon file were not working correctly.
1360A signed DWFX file from customer failed to open.
1356A non-cgm file was incorrectly detected as CGM file. ViewCompanion do now only accept CGM files with cgm or cgb extension.
1355Using /cm command line option did not work for tiff files if path was not included in the input file argument (for example only "*.tif").
1354Several filled areas in a DWF file were missing transparency.



Version 13.01
November 23, 2020
Maintenance Update
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Solved issues:
Issue Description
1353Using crop could sometimes cause hidden text in DWF files to become visible.
1352A DWF file had an image that was displayed outside the paper area.
1350Converting PLT to Raster PDF caused the resulting file to be clipped at 5.08 meter. Large format support does now work for PDF raster conversion too.
1347Some information was displayed outside paper area in a DWF file.
1344PLT file caused exception error during loading.
1343Command line parameter /comparepdf could sometimes cause an exception error.
Main window is now properly hidden during all command line conversions.
PDF compression method selection had no effect for 32-bit images.



Version 13.00
September 25, 2020
Major Revision
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News:
  • New compare context ribbon tab with a new alignment tool.
  • Added option to show only differences for compared files.
  • Added option to use a transparent watermark during printing.
  • Header and footer can now have separate font and color.
  • PDF encryption is now available for all editions.
  • A new PDF Batch Encryption tool is now available for all editions.
  • The following TIFF tags can now be overridden: software, artist and copyright.
  • The following PDF properties can now be overridden: creator, producer and more.
  • PDF compression options for exported files now includes LZW for color images.
  • Added support for loading Excellon Drill files.
Markup Changes:
  • Added markup layer selection to the markup property bar.
  • Added wall area to the measurement area summary dialog.
  • Added volume to the measurement area summary dialog.
  • The active measurement unit is now saved in the markup file.
  • Added hide element toggle button to markup list toolbar.
  • Markup list now includes a new optional column measurement area wall area. This value is only available if a height have been defined for the area.
  • Markup list now includes a new optional column for user defined comment (this is an editable field).
  • Markup list is now sortable.
  • Markup element lock now toggles state for all selected items in the markup list.
  • Added text alignment option for XML markup text when insertx and inserty are used for defining the text origin.
  • A standalone symbol library manager is now available.
Solved issues:
  • 1342 Missing transparency for markup elements in DWFx file.
  • 1340 A markup file with an empty text element could cause application error.
  • 1337 A DWF file was missing Chinese text due to a missing font. This font will now be replaced with one that support Chinese characters.
  • 1332 A DWF file from customer contained a gray polygon area that should not be visible.
  • 1327 Converting DWF files with dimensions larger than 5 meters to PDF sometimes caused images to get poor quality.
  • 1322 A DWF file caused exception error during loading.
  • 1320 A DWF file from customer failed to load.
  • 1319 CGM PIP amplitudes were too large.
  • 1318 A CGM file was not displayed correctly, filled areas should contain many different colors but were displayed as black only.
  • 1317 A CGM file had random grid and text color each time it was loaded.
  • 1316 A DWF file caused an exception error due to a corrupt PNG stream.
  • 1315 CGM files from customer were not displayed correctly.
  • 1314 Several polygons in a CGM file were incorrectly drawn with an outline which made them to look connected.
  • 1312 CGM+ seismic data were missing in files from customer.
  • 1311 CGM+ seismic data were missing in file from customer.
  • 1310 PDF file from customer was only partially displayed.
  • 1307 CGM PIP data was missing and a text with 90 degrees rotation was not correctly displayed.
  • 1304 Gerber: Round apertures with hole did incorrectly cover other information below.
  • 1303 Saving a PDF from customer to DWF caused an application error.
  • 1302 Rotating a DWF file caused 32-bit images to lose transparency.
  • 1301 Missing image signature and stamp (markup) in DXWF file.
  • 1297 A text element was incorrectly being covered by a black rectangle in a HPGL/2 file.
  • 1293 Added support for digitally signed DWF files.
  • 1292 An image in a DWF file was incorrectly being displayed with transparent background.
  • 1290 PDF file was only partially displayed.
  • 1289 A text element in a DWF file was slightly too large and at wrong position.
  • 1288 If you did crop a loaded image file and then try to “Save As” to a TIFF, the resulting file contained only a blank page.
  • 1256 A text element in a DWF file was slightly too large and at wrong position.
  • Center lines are no longer drawn for seismic data if there is a negative or positive amplitude (CGM).
  • Text, in for example DWF files, were not affected by monochrome or grayscale mode.

Updates for Previous Version:
Version 12