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ViewCompanion Pro Updates

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Version 14.01
September 3, 2022
Maintenance Update
  • Added an option to enable appending all pages from an imported file if the active document is PDF.
    Previous versions would append only the first page from the imported file.
  • If a user tries to open a VCM file, ViewCompanion will now open the original file instead.
    This will only work if filename.ext.vcm naming is used, which is default.
Solved issues:

1497Now checks all pages in multipage files (for example DWF, DWFX or TIFF) for page sizes larger than 5x5 meter (or 200x200 inch) before conversion to PDF. If any page is larger than this, a suitable UserUnit will be added to the PDF file. This was required to avoid warning messages when the created PDF was opened in Acrobat.
1496Hebrew text inverted after conversion to PDF if TrueType text was enabled.
1493Printing HPGL file that contained only zero width pens caused some lines to be missing.
1492Using crop on a PDF file from customer failed, only a blank file was created.
1491Filled black rectangles in a DWF file were covering other information.
1490Markup approved symbol would be wrong after saving to a new PDF, if the original PDF had page rotation.
1489A raster image was covering other information in a DWF file.
1358A raster image was covering other information in a DWF file.
-Saving a single page from a multipage DWF/DWFX/PLT/TIFF file to PDF failed.
-If an arrowed text element had multiline text, it was not possible to edit the whole text after creation.
-If "stay in drawmode" mode was active the last snap indicator was not cleared when a new element was created.
-Measurement area: If both volume and perimeter values were enabled the total text area height was wrong.

Version 14.00
July 15, 2022
Major Update
  • Added support for loading and converting HEIC file format files. You can read more about the HEIC format here.
  • Added support for export to HEIC file format.
  • Added splitpdf command line parameter for splitting a multipage PDF file into individual PDF files with one or more pages each.
  • Added splittif command line parameter for splitting a multipage TIFF file into individual TIFF files with one page each.
  • Added a slider to compare tab for adjusting the grayscale color for equal content to make differences more noticeable.
  • Added an option for the PDF exporter to control if TrueType text should be used if possible.
  • You may now crop PDF files.
  • The page thumbnail will now be updated after the crop command is used.
Markup Changes:
  • Added CTRL+D keyboard command for deleting all existing markup elements for the active document. You will be asked to confirm before anything is deleted.
Solved issues:
1488 A DWF file from customer failed to open.
1483DWF files create from PDF had wrong page size.
1482After converting a DWF file to PDF some of the images got a greyish background.
1481A DWF file converted to PDF was missing Chinese text.
1476A DWF file from customer failed to open.
1475Missing text in a DWF file due to a clipping error.
1460When the crop function was used on a DWF or PLT file it did reject all images. Now an image will be included if it is inside the crop rectangle.
1459Missing filled items in a DWFX file.
1456Some Arabic characters were using wrong form after converting a DWF file to PDF. DWF to PDF conversion is now using TrueType text output if possible. An option to enable/disable TrueType support has been added.
1455An extra line was visible in a HPGL file that should not be there.
1453An Excellon drill file was loaded using Inch even if Metric was defined in the file.
1452Numbers in a DWF file containing Hebrew text were displayed in wrong direction (1:100 became 100:1).
-If measurement unit set was set to mm on start and then changed to meter, the markup property pane still displayed mm as default height.

Updates for Previous Version:
Version 13