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News Archive 2001

December 21, 2001
ViewCompanion Updated
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December 11, 2001
scViewerX Updated
Fix: Text rotation and placement is now much better.
Updated with the latest HPGL/2 parser.

November 14, 2001
ViewCompanion Updated
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November 5, 2001
ViewCompanion Updated
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November 2, 2001
scViewerX Updated
Fix: ScreenToWorld/WorldToScreen didn't give correct result if scrollbars was disabled.
New: LoadFromString method that lets the program load HPGL/2 instructions from an string.A new VB demo program that demonstrates the use of this new method is included.
Updated with the latest HPGL/2 parser.

September 25, 2001
ViewCompanion v2.5 Released.
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We are also proud to introduce a new product, ViewCompanion Pro, that makes it possible to markup HPGL/2 files. See press release for more information.
Download ViewCompanion Pro now.

September 20, 2001
scViewerX Updated
Fix: Progress event didn't work.
Updated with the latest HPGL parser.

September 19, 2001
GerbView Updated

September 13, 2001
scViewerX Updated
New Method: GetVersion. Returns version and build number for the control.
Updated with the latest HPGL parser.

September 4, 2001
GerbView Updated

August 22, 2001
scViewerX Updated
Added Gerber export format.
Removed methods: GetZoomFactor and SetZoomFactor. The ZoomFactor is available asa property.
New Method: GetPanPosition. Returns current pan position.
New Method: PrintPoster. Prints the active file using several sheets of paper. You can for example print A0,1,2,3 drawings in original size using multiple sheets of A4.
Fixes: Transparency and fill problems.
Updated with the latest HPGL parser.

July 18, 2001
ViewCompanion v2.x Updated

June 28, 2001
scViewerX Updated
New Method: GetResolution, returns resolution in DPI.
New Properties: EnableAboutBox and EnableContextMenuPrint (see documentation).
Fixes: Arc resolution and monochrome properties was not used during export.
Updated with the latest HPGL parser that is used in ViewCompanion v2.21.

May 28, 2001
ViewCompanion v2.x Updated

May 15, 2001
scViewerX Updated
Bugfix : Pentable was not always used during printing.
Bugfix : Export function was not active during 30 day evaluation period.
Updated with latest HPGL parser used in ViewCompanion v2.x.

April 24, 2001
scViewerX Updated
New methods: SetPenTableEntry, GetPenTableEntry and Export.
New Properties: UsePenTable, ScalePenTable, and CreateMultiPageFiles.
Fixed floating point exception bug when using Delphi.
The control now have a 30 days evaluation period (no longer using 150K file limit).
Updated with latest HPGL parser used in ViewCompanion v2.2.

April 23, 2001
ViewCompanion v2.x Updated

April 20, 2001
GerbView Updated
ViewCompanion v1.5 Updated

April 16, 2001
scViewerX control updated.
Fixed problem with the use of the control in Delphi environment (Floating Point Exception).
Added pentable support. Two new methods (Get/SetPenTableEntry) and two new properties (UsePenTable and ScalePenTable) added.
Added conversion support (Export method).

March 12, 2001
ViewCompanion v2.x Updated (v2.12)

March 8, 2001
ViewCompanion v2.x Updated (v2.11)

March 2, 2001
ViewCompanion v1.5 Updated

February 8, 2001
scViewerX control updated.
Added SelectPrinter method.
New updated HPGL parser.
ViewCompanion v2.x Updated (v2.1)

January 11, 2001
ViewCompanion v1.5 Updated (v1.51F)
ViewCompanion v2.0 Updated (v2.0C)

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