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scViewerX Updates

Note: The latest version will always include all previous fixes and improvements

Version What's New Released
3.57 Bug Fixes:
  • #190 File from customer caused a crash in the control.
  • #189 File created by Canon driver not loaded correctly.
  • Some TIFF files was loaded with incorrect DPI.
New Features:
  • New method AddQRImage - Add a QR (2-barcode) image to the loaded file.
  • New method AddImagePosition - Add an external image to the loaded file. This is usefull for adding a logo (or any other image). Supported image file formats : PNG, JPEG, TIFF or BMP.
  • New property PDFTransparency - Disable transparency in exported PDF files. If you're going to print the exported PDF files this option may speed up to process as some printer drivers doesn't support transparency (they often need a flattening process before actual printing).
  • Added support for loading PNG image files.
  • Added support for loading JPEG image files.
  • Added support for loading Windows BMP image files.
If you want to use mix 32-bit and 64-bit in your project(s), you will need to download and install both.
20.May.2013

Download:
32-bit SDK
64-bit SDK

3.54 Registered Bug Fixes:
  • #188 Some areas with different colors was converted as grayscale only.
  • #187 Still aperture problems when exporting to PDF, SVG, DWF and HPGL.
Other Fixes:
If you want to use mix 32-bit and 64-bit in your project(s), you will need to download and install both.
20.February.2013
3.53 Registered Bug Fixes:
  • #187 Some apertures was converted as outlined circles when exported to RS-274X format.
Other Fixes:
If you want to use mix 32-bit and 64-bit in your project(s), you will need to download and install both.
19.February.2013

3.52 Registered Bug Fixes:
  • #186 Printing of rotated raster files fixed.
  • #185 Added support for loading of multipage tiff files.
  • #184 Files are now unlocked when they are completely loaded.
Other Fixes:
  • Added support for new generic aperture format.
  • Gerber files defined in inches was loaded with incorrect dimensions if metric units was active.
  • Some improvements to display of raster files.
  • Memory leaks fixed.
If you want to use mix 32-bit and 64-bit in your project(s), you will need to download and install both.
5.February.2013

3.51 Bug Fixes:
  • #183 SetPenState settings was not used during conversion.
  • #182 Gerber scaled print caused a crash.
  • #181 Gerber printing was always monochrome.
  • #180 Gerber conversion was always monochrome.
If you want to use mix 32-bit and 64-bit in your project(s), you will need to download and install both.
3.November.2012

3.50 New Features:
scViewerX can now view, print and convert TIFF, CALS and Calcomp files.
  • Added support for loading of TIFF file format.
  • Added support for loading of CALS file format.
  • Added support for loading of Calcomp plotter file format
Bug Fixes:
  • #179 PDF raster export was always using 72 DPI resolution.
  • #178 Some 4-bit images was not included when converting to PDF format.
If you want to use mix 32-bit and 64-bit in your project(s), you will need to download and install both.
1.October.2012

3.48 Bug Fixes:
  • #177 Wrong text color in file from customer.
  • #176 Monochrome display mode didn't override monochrome image color.
  • #167 HPGL RTL compression method 10 now working correctly.
If you want to use mix 32-bit and 64-bit in your project(s), you will need to download and install both.
2.July.2012

3.46 Bug Fixes:
  • #175 Text rendering problems in plot file from customer.
  • #174 Transparency errors when converting to PDF.
  • #000 It was not possible to set rotation factor between 270 and 360.
If you want to use mix 32-bit and 64-bit in your project(s), you will need to download and install both.
14.March.2012

3.44 Bug Fixes:
  • #173 Current display rotation was ignored in SaveCompareResult.
  • #000 Export functions returned true if no file was loaded.
New Features:
  • New method PrintToDC - Same as Print but takes a Printer Device (hdc) as parameter. Very useful if you want to do printer selection and setup inside your own code.
If you want to use mix 32-bit and 64-bit in your project(s), you will need to download and install both.
12.February.2012

3.43 Bug Fixes:
  • CheckFile always returned false for Gerber files.
New Features:
  • New method CheckFileFormat - Check a file and return format if known.
  • New method LoadFromStream - Load file data using IStream - see c++ sample for example use and implementation.
If you want to use mix 32-bit and 64-bit in your project(s), you will need to download and install both.
2.February.2012

3.41 Bug Fixes:
  • #171: Wrong extents in file from customer.
If you want to use mix 32-bit and 64-bit in your project(s), you will need to download and install both.
17.January.2012

3.40 New Features:
  • Added viewing, printing and conversion of Gerber RS-274D and RS-274X files.
  • New method: SaveCompareResult - Save result of drawing comparison to file.
  • New method: GerberSetFormat - Used to configure reading of RS-274D files.
  • New method: GerberLoadAperture - Load apertures for correct display of RS-274D files.
  • New method: GerberDefineAperture - Set individual apertures. Used for RS-274D files.
  • New method: GerberSetColors - Set track and flash color for Gerber files.
  • New property: LoadedFormatType - Returns format of currently loaded file.
  • The Visual Studio 2010 C++ demo application has been updated to support Gerber.
Bug Fixes:
  • #170: Wrong text color in HPGL/2 file from customer.
  • #169: Missing characters in HPGL/2 file from customer.
  • As usual the control has been updated with our latest hpgl parser.
If you want to use mix 32-bit and 64-bit in your project(s), you will need to download and install both.
6.December.2011

3.20 New Features:
  • The control is now available as 64-bit.
  • New Visual Studio 2010 C++ demo application added to SDK (both 32-bit and 64-bit).
  • The control can now create PDF/A-2b compatible files.
  • New property: DXFWriterMM - controls if mm or inch coordinates should be exported to DXF.
  • New property: PDFWriterFormat - controls which standard created PDF files should conform to.
  • New ZoomTypes: Zoom1to1 and ZoomHeight.
If you want to use mix 32-bit and 64-bit in your project(s), you will need to download and install both.
12.September.2011

3.10 New Features:
  • Added Scalable Vector Format (SVG) as export format. This format is now actual again as IE 9.0 (and FireFox) supports it.
  • The SDK now contains both a signed and an unsigned OCX.
Bug Fixes:
  • #166: Version 3.0 was not compatible with Windows 2000 and XP SP1. The control will now work fine on these platforms.
  • #165: All pages in an exported multi-page PDF file had same size as first page (even if they should have different sizes).
  • #164: Files was not closed properly if CheckFile method failed.
  • As usual the control has been updated with our latest hpgl parser.
26.August.2011

3.00 Bug Fixes:
  • #162 : Raster image displayed wrong in file from customer.
  • Updated with latest hpgl parser from ViewCompanion.
News:
  • Recompiled with VS2010 and this will fix all ATL related errors on Windows Vista and Windows 7 (DEP). Ref: KB 948468
  • Added AutoCAD DXF as export format.
05.July.2011

2.94 Bug Fixes:
  • PDF Exporter bug fixed. Wrong colors in raster image.
  • Using the latest hpgl parser from ViewCompanion (includes all hpgl related bug fixes for that product).
24.February.2011

2.93 Bug Fixes:
  • #161: UC (userdefined character) instruction was not supported.
  • #000: Several other minor hpgl issues solved (mostly text related).
3.March.2010

2.92 Bug Fixes:
  • #159: PDF converter could not create files over 21x21m in extents.
17.July.2009

2.91 Bug Fixes:
  • #157: PDF converter could not create files over 5x5m in extents.
  • #000: Uses the latest version of our HPGL importer which fixes a lot of bugs regarding reading of HPGL files.
News Features:
  • New Property: PDF Large Format. Enable or disable creation of PDF files with extents larger than 5m. Default on.
06.June.2009

2.09 Bug Fixes:
  • #153: Print of compared files failed when using Print Display or Print Poster.
News Features:
  • New Property: Enable Dithering. If enabled, a dithered image of a color file will be created when converting to monochrome TIFF.
  • Tiff writer now uses LZW compression for color images.
25.March.2007

2.06 Bug Fixes:
  • #151: Couldn't open files from https.
  • #150: Black rectangle covered whole page when exporting to PDF in monochrome mode.
  • #149: Black rectangle covered screen in monochrome mode.
News Features:
  • The control is now signed.
06.March.2007

2.05 Bug Fixes:
  • #147: AddCompareDocument didn't accept URL (http://) files.
09.January.2007

2.04 Bug Fixes:
  • #146: The interface version is now 2. The previously released control caused a version problem in some development environments (AutoCAD VBA, VB .NET).
  • #145: File from customer caused the control to crash.
  • #143: Conversion to true color TIFF failed.
08.January.2007

2.02 Bug Fixes:
  • #142: Transparency didn't work with file from customer.
04.December.2006

2.01 Bug Fixes:
  • #139: File from customer caused control to crash.
13.October.2006

2.00 New Features
  • New method: AddCompareDocument. Load a second hpgl file and compares it to the currently loaded file.
  • New method: CloseCompareDocument. Close the added compare document, and return to normal view mode.
  • New event: AfterPrint. Called after the loaded file has been printed but before the page is sent to the printer. Allows client application to add information to the page by using the given hdc (Windows GDI device context).
5.October.2006

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