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News Archive 2004

September 19, 2004
ViewCompanion Standard and Pro updated
See here for more information about this update.

August 10, 2004
ViewCompanion Pro and Standard version 3.0 are now released.
Many new features are added to this version as well as many bug fixes.
Some of the new features are only available in the Pro version.
The main new features and improvements in this version is:
  • Compare two different plotter files and see the difference visually (Pro only).
  • Up to 10 other plotter files can be added as overlay on viewed file. The user controls the scaling and placement of the overlay files.
  • Measurement with entity snapping is now available.
  • New measure function to measure distance between several points.
  • New text search function.
  • New text extract function (Pro only).
  • Close button on the reference and detail window added.
  • Transparent raster in HPGL files are now supported.
  • A collate option is now available in the batch print dialog.
  • The image is now centred on the screen.
  • Watermark position and rotation are now user configurable.
  • Header and footer can now contain 3 different lines.
  • The user can set footer and header distance from page edge.
  • Tiff with LZW compression is now supported.
  • JPEG quality is now configurable.
  • The GUI look can be changed, two options available in the Customize dialog.
  • New command line parameter /ro# rotating after load.
  • Markup layers can now be protected with password so that other users cannot change and/or view the layer contents (Pro only).
  • Markup text rotation can now be set in the markup text dialog (Pro only).
  • Markup entities can now have hyperlinks, either to other files or an URL location (Pro only).
  • Markup text can now be opaque as well as transparent (Pro only).
  • Markup text size can now be set using mm/inch (Pro only).
Download and install ViewCompanion Pro or Standard now.

August 4, 2004
Minor Gerbview update
See here for more information about this update.

May 25, 2004
Gerbview Updated
See here for more information about this update.

March 30, 2004
ViewCompanion Standard and Pro updated
See here for more information about this update.

March 16, 2004
ViewCompanion Standard and Pro updated
See here for more information about this update.

February 11, 2004
Gerbview Updated
See here for more information about this update.

January 29, 2004
ViewCompanion Updated
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Gerbview Updated
See here for more information about this update.

January 2, 2004
A support forum for all our products are now available. You can find it here.
Address http://forum.softcomps.com.
Please feel free to submit your problems or suggestions in this forum.

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