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News Archive 2005

November 1, 2005
ViewCompanion Pro and Standard version 4.0 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:
  • Drawing scale for scaling from drawing to real world measurement (e.g.: 1 : 100, 1 : 2500 etc.).
  • Read-only PDF files can now be generated even if no password is given.
  • New measurement snap function: Snap to midline.
  • New measurement report dialog with more information and unit selection.
  • Zoom and pan operations are now available during measurement.
  • Batch dialog now changed to show file date, size and location. Files can also be sorted.
  • The last used printer will now be remember between sessions (Can be disabled).
  • New toolbar item: Show and change scale (zoom) factor.
  • New toolbar item: Close active file.
  • Converted files can now be created with active background color (previously only white was available).
  • Now uses dithering when converting color HPGL files to monochrome TIFF/CALS. Gives much better result.
  • Added support for user defined line types in HPGL/2 files (UL instruction).
  • Added support for line attributes in HPGL/2 files (LA instruction).  

    Markup Changes ( Pro only ):
  • Markup element list added. Shows information about all elements: element type, when it was created, who created it etc..
  • Markup text elements can now be rotated using any angle.
  • New markup element: Revision Cloud.
  • New markup element: Note.
  • Show next markup function added. Can be used to browse through all markup elements.
  • Added support for named markup elements.
  • Added support for markup element status.
  • Find markup element function added. Search for markup text and note element and named elements.
  • Added multilevel undo of markup element change and deletion.
Download and install ViewCompanion Pro or Standard now.

October 7, 2005
ViewCompanion Standard and Pro updated.
More information about this update can be found here.

September 11, 2005
ViewCompanion Standard and Pro updated.
More information about this update can be found here.

June 19, 2005
ViewCompanion Standard and Pro updated.
More information about this update can be found here.

May 16, 2005
ViewCompanion Standard and Pro updated.
More information about this update can be found here.

March 9, 2005
ViewCompanion Standard and Pro updated.
The main new features are:
  • Support for password protected DWF files.
  • Support for password protected (encrypted) PDF files.
  • New export format : Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). Compressed or uncompressed.
    More information about this update can be found here.
  • February 2, 2005
    ViewCompanion Standard and Pro updated.
    More information about this update can be found here.

    January 17, 2005
    GerbView updated.
    See here for more information about this update.

    January 10, 2005
    ViewCompanion Standard and Pro updated.
    See here for more information about this update.

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