Canvas Draw 3.0 for Mac Release Notes

New Features and Improvements

  • Text engine and user interfaces are converted to Unicode-based.
  • CVD is Canvas Draw's new proprietary file format, which supports Unicode texts.
  • Pressure sensitivity is supported by Paint tools with Wacom tablets.
  • Global code page setting is available in the Preferences dialog for opening legacy Canvas Draw, Canvas, and Canvas X files.
  • Canvas now supports inserting alternate characters while typing. To do so, you type a letter, such as A, and you hold it down until a dialog comes up. You then type the number above the alternate character you want to insert.
  • Copy & Paste now supports RTF.
  • Character selection, moving cursor, etc. now behave like in the TextEdit.
  • CVD preview supports 4K size.
  • CVD password encryption is now 128-bit.
  • Edit | Start Dictation (English only) and Edit | Emoji & Symbols are added.
  • Vertical Text tool and Vertical Text Object tool are available for Japanese input.
  • Brush Size Pointer is added back.
  • Font drop-down menu in the Properties bar is improved: Font Names and Font Styles, supported by a selected font, are in separate drop-down menus.
  • Recently used fonts will be listed at the top of the Font drop-down menu in the Properties bar.
  • Compression options are added for "Save As CVD and CVDTPL": Fastest, Fast, Good, Best.
  • Preview options are added for "Save As CVD and CVDTPL": None, 1st Page, Current Page, All Pages (default).
  • Pen and Fill inks can be swapped by pressing the X key when no objects are selected.
  • Ink settings can be reverted to the factory default inks (Pen ink: Black, Fill ink: White) by pressing the ~ key when no objects are selected.
  • Option + space keys will temporarily switch to Magnifying Glass tool.
  • Greek letters can be typed with Symbol font selected.
  • Folder name can be set differently from a document name for HTML export.
  • The last character selected from Insert drop-down menu in the Properties bar can be inserted repeadtedly.

Fixes

  • Pixel Mode can be enabled for Publication documents from Layout | Display | Pixel Mode.
  • "Edit Frame Gradient" works correctly from the context menu now.
  • The application no longer crashes when selecting a color of node from the pop-up color palette to edit the gradient ink.
  • [command] + click with the Curve tool can draw a polyline or polygon.
  • A range value for the Push tool can be set to a value smaller than "3 in" using the Spin Controls in the Properties bar.
  • The stability of the application is improved when working with or copying/pasting large high-DPI images.
  • Additional ink sets are accessible from the Preset palette menu.
  • After editing the path of Lens object, Lens-related controls will be correctly shown in the Propertis bar when the Lens object is selected.
  • A page break bounding box will be updated accordingly after you change options in the Page Setup dialog box.
  • Image Quality option in the JPEG Export Options dialog box is working now as it should.
  • File Properties data, like Author or Description, will be exported as metadata to HTML files.
  • Canvas Draw will respect the Number separators (Grouping and Decimal) set at the System Preferences for the Mac OS X.

Supported File Formats

  • Import file formats: AI, BMP, CAL, CGM, CNV, CV5, CVDRAW, CVDTPL, CVI, CVS, 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, CVD, CVDTPL, DWG, DXF, GIF, HTM, ICO, IFF, JPG, PCX, PDF, PNG, PSD, SVG, TIF, WBMP

Known Issues

Not Supported

More Information

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