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Canvas Draw 2.0 for Mac Release Notes

New Features and Improvements

  • Path | Smart Join is added, which allows users to join multiple adjacent anchor points of vector objects.
  • Text | Rules is added, which allows users to add rules at the beginning and/or end of paragraph.
  • Image mode "Duotone" is supported now.
  • Image | Auto Trace is added, which allows users to create vector objects from image selections.
  • Image | Path to Selection is added, which creates a selection in images based on selected vector shapes.
  • Image | Selection to Path is added, which creates vector path objects out of image selections.
  • Image | Trim to Path is added, which punches an image with a selected vector path.
  • Custom filter (Image | Filter | Other | Custom) is added.
  • Object | Options | Crop Marks is added, which allows users to add crop marks to a selected object.
  • Docking Bar is added. Users can dock any palettes to the Docking Bar for quick access, to maximize the work area.
  • Link Manager palette is added. Users can assign URLs to selected objects or texts.
  • Extrude palette is added. Users can create objects that appear 3D from 2D vector paths.
  • Find palete is added. Users can search objects or texts with specified criteria on the current page.
  • Flowchart palette is added. Users can create flowcharts consisting of symbols and smart lines.
  • Hyperlink Pointer tool is added to the Toolbox. Users can test URLs assigned to objects before exporting the document.
  • Text Form Field tool is added to the Toolbox. Users can create fillable PDF Forms with the tool.
  • CGM and DWG/DXF files are supported for import.
  • CGM, DWG/DXF, HTML, and SVG files are supported for export.
  • Symbol Strokes are available in the Presets and Attributes palettes.
  • Pantone colors are available in the Attributes palettes.
  • Custom tab is added to the New Document screen and dialog box. Now, users can set the basic attributes of new documents there.
  • Users can now set whether to show or not show the New Document screen when the application lanches.
  • A default document template can be set for the New Document screen and dialog box.
  • More number formats are available: N.xx3, N.xxx4, N.xxxx5, N.xxxxxx [+Exx]
  • 2 more area formats are available: x^2 and acre
  • Custom units can be aded using Preferences (Measurements | Define Units).
  • Performance loading a large number of objects to the Document Layout palette is improved.
  • Screen drawing of the document area is improved for high-resolution monitors, like 4K monitors.

Fixes

  • A crash on selecting RGB Tints or CMYK Tints in the Ink Manager of the Attributes palette on El Capitan is resolved.
  • The splash screen that does not show up on El Capitan is resolved.
  • A crash on saving a document after changing a text background color is resolved.
  • A file's modified date will not be updated any longer by opening and closing the file without saving.
  • Even when the ruler is hidden, all Paint tools work nicely now.
  • Objects or Group objects can be dragged to add to the Symbol Library palette.
  • Pressing the return key now executes keyword searches in the Symbol Library palette.
  • For a long layer name, the first 7 letters and ... will be displayed in the layer tab.
  • PSD files will be imported correctly to Canvas Draw in terms of their dimensions.
  • Undo and Redo work as they should on documents converted from a Presentation document upon import.
  • Multi-page TIF files are supported for import now.
  • Canvas Draw will not crash when clicking the Cancel button in the Document Setup dialog box while the Paper Color's pop-up color palette is left open.
  • The Font drop-down menu from the Property Bar will appear over the Toolbox now.
  • The Font drop-down list is widened and shows font names in Full name, not PostScript name.
  • The Font drop-down list now shows 25 fonts, twice as many as before, without scrolling.
  • Text flow bars are neither shown in Preview of the Print dialog box, nor will they be printed.
  • Text boxes shown are neither shown in Preview of the Print dialog box, nor will they be printed.
  • Cube objects can be edited with their original fill color visible.
  • Transparency on Fill Only works for Cube objects now.
  • Locking or separating tool palettes from the Toolbox works better.
  • The Document Layout palette state and position will be remembered after restarting the application.
  • Supported files with names containing accent marks can be correctly placed by drag + drop now.
  • Canvas Draw no longer crashes during quitting the application when the Symbol or Texture Ink Manage is open.
  • Dragging an added alpha channel to the Mask channel no longer crashes the application.
  • Changing a paste board color in the Document Setup dialog box will not disable File | New and Open commands.
  • Moving the New Document screen will not disable File | New and Open commands anymore.
  • Image | Remove Visibility Mask and Add Visibility Mask toggle correctly. A selected solid color in the pop-up color palettes will be loaded to the Color Editor dialog box now.
  • Opening a file that is not supported by the application will show an error message, but will not cause crashing.
  • A non-blank template will no longer be replaced with a file being opened.
  • Attributes of a selected Neon stroke will be loaded to the Neon Stroke manager of the Attributes palette for editing.
  • Canvas Draw will no longer crash from opening a CVX file that contains objects with a Symbol fill ink that is made up of a text bound to a path.

Supported File Formats

  • Import file formats: AI, BMP, CAL, CGM, CVI, CVS, CV5, CNV, CVX, DWG, DXF, EPS, GIF, ICO, IFF, JPG, PCD, PCX, PDF, PNG, PRN, PS, PSD, RTF, TGA, TIF, TPL, TXT WBMP
  • Export file formats: BMP, CAL, CGM, CNV, CVI, CVX, DWG, DXF, GIF, HTM, ICO, IFF, JPG, PCX, PDF, PNG, PSD, SVG, TIF, TPL, WBMP

Known Issues

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