19 , 2000
ConceptDraw gets Update to 1.55
version expands library, enhances printing
Systems Odessa has released an update to its Macintosh drafting, illustration
and design tool, ConceptDraw. The new version, 1.55, includes Text Auto
Expand mode, enhanced printing, new library objects (including some designed
specifically for OS X) and better data exchange with Adobe Illustrator.
1.55 also gets several bug fixes, including:
- For dual-monitor
systems, the option to move the toolbars to the other screen added.
- Objects are dragged
out of the libraries correctly when the Smart (Direct) Connection mode
- Export to HTML
now works correctly for documents that contain objects with invisible
lines and without text.
- Fixed problems
occurring when copying objects from Adobe Illustrator to ConceptDraw.
- The incorrect page
size setting problem fixed.
- Pictures with thick
lines pasted from ConceptDraw into MS Word now print correctly.
update also includes numerous feature enhancements. These are:
- The printer settings
are now saved together with the documents
- The Printing tab
in the Document Properties dialog lets users configure how printed pages
are laid out when the document is larger than one printed page, how
the document is arranged on the page (when it's smaller than one printed
page) and printed page orientation (portrait, landscape).
- New button for
the Text Auto Expand mode added to the Text toolbar. When this mode
is on, the object gets extended horizontally and/or vertically if text
- The Shift key now
constrains manipulations with vertices to strictly horizontal, vertical
- Save Copy As added
to the File menu.
- Alignment, Distribute
and MakeSame tools now can be applied to 1D objects.
- When exporting
to HTML, the text in the Description field (Information dialog) will
be transformed into an HTML tip.
- Pressing Esc on
operations with objects (creating, resizing, dragging an object) cancels
- Print Preview button
added to the toolbar.
- Page tabs (at the
bottom of the screen) are smaller and can show balloons.
- Option+drag drags
a copy of the object instead of Cmd+drag before. (Cmd now alternates
latest update is free to registered users and is available as a download
from the Concept Draw Web site. Volume and academic discounts are available.
The full version runs $125. For more information, visit http://www.conceptdraw.com.
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