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Revision History

 

  • Version 6.33 (build 2093) 08/12/14  -  Maintenance Release
  • Installer improvements.

  • Version 6.32 (build 2092) 04/24/14  -  Technical fixes and compatibility
  • Various compatibility improvements and minor fixes.
  • Technical improvements for future groundwork.

  • Version 6.31 (build 2091) 12/18/13  -  Bug fixes and compatibility
    • Fixed a bug that caused connector junction dots not to display consistently.
    • Fixed a bug that caused free-form connector mode not to work in one case.
    • Fixed a compatibility issue with Windows 7&8 and control key recognition.

  • Version 6.30 (build 2090 12/02/13  -  Minor feature
    • Added 90 degree rotations for some simple symbols.

  • Version 6.29 (build 2074) 11/10/13  -  Isolated bug fix
    • Fixed a bug that caused logic symbols to draw incorrectly.

  • Version 6.28 (build 2072) 07/02/13  -  Compatibility and bug fixes
    • Improved compatibility and minor fixes.

  • Version 6.28 (build 2072) 07/02/13  -  Compatibility and bug fixes
    • Improved compatibility and minor fixes.

  • Version 6.27 (build 2070) 05/15/13  -  Compatibility and bug fixes
    • Improved compatibility with newer Windows and fixed bugs that were caused by incompatibilities.

  • Version 6.26 (build 2060) 09/01/12  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug which caused connector jumps to not show on sheets other than the first.
    • Added a feature to change the order of sheets (right click on sheet tab)

  • Version 6.25 (build 2050) 05/07/12  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a variety of minor bugs and updated for new systems.
    • Fixed issues affecting stability on 64-bit systems.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented DEL key function while editing sheet names.
    • Fixed a bug that caused some copy/pasted or duplicated connectors to shift in position relative to other pasted objects when pasted into the same sheet and layer from which they were copied.
    • Clicking off sheet edit accepts change to edited sheet name (like Enter) rather than discarding it.
    • Added prompt before saving changes to current diagram when following a hyper link.

  • Version 6.24 (build 2046) 07/20/10  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug that caused mistaken reports of invalid grid spacing in diagram properties, and incorrect interval settings.
    • Fixed a bug that preventing seting of shadows in New Diagram Wizard.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the creation of .BAK files when auto-backup was enabled.

  • Version 6.23 (build 2045) 07/02/10  -  Minor Bug Fix and Feature
    • Fixed a bug that caused copied connectors to detach from figures when the figures were in front of the connectors.
    • Added text fields to reflect the sheet name and number.

  • Version 6.22 (build 2044) 05/12/10  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug that caused a crash in some cases when deleting a sheet containing existing object. Not completely fixed in 6.21.
    • Fixed a bug in the previous release that caused double scroll bars to appear.

  • Version 6.21 (build 2043) 04/11/10  -  Minor Release
    • Fixed a bug that caused a crash in some cases when deleting a sheet containing existing object.
    • Various minor bugs.
    • Various technical improvements.
    • Improved text find to work better with multi-sheet diagrams.

  • Version 6.20 (build 2040) 08/10/09  -  New Feature Release
    • Diagrams can now contain multiple sheets. A sheet is like a page, though each sheet may itself be divided into multiple 'pages' for printing purposes. Currently each sheet is an extension of the diagram and therefore shares the same diagram properties and styles.

  • Version 6.13 (build 2032) 06/24/09  -  Minor Improvements
    • New Copy Properties features.
    • Fixed a bug that affected dragging an arc end off a full loop arc with Keep Shape stretch method.
    • Fixed a bug that affected how self-transitions retain position when the base figure resizes.
    • Fixed a bug in connection point mode that prevented connection points from being placed on edges or centers of figures interactively with grid snap enabled and figure not aligned or sized perfectly to grid when.
    • Fixed a bug that caused screen relics when scrolling upwards with certain screen size designations.
    • Fixed a bug that caused margins depicted on screen to appear radically different at different zoom levels.

  • Version 6.12 (build 2032) 05/27/09  -  Minor Improvements
    • Multiple arc stretch methods.
    • Support for closed arcs (loops), free and to/from a connection point on a figure. Includes support for snap, align, space evenly, and so on.
    • Improved self-transitions using arcs.
    • Set consistent self-transition size per diagram
    • Field text now updates immediately when changed. For example if field text displays the current file name, it is updated when the file is Saved As another name without any need to refesh the display.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented proper Undo when moving connection points on figures.

  • Version 6.11 (build 2031) 04/20/09  -  Minor Improvements
    • Minor performance and functional improvements were added.

  • Version 6.10 (build 2030) 03/12/09  -  New Feature
    • A new type of curved connector, a simple arc, has been added.

  • Version 6.09 (build 2026) 02/05/09  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • For consistency, right-click now exits connect mode as it does for most other modes, returning to select mode. There remains one exception which involves right-clicking on a specific state symbol, in which a context menu is created for the purpose of adding self-references for certain diagram types.
    • When editing text in text mode, key combinations involving Ctrl+SHIFT that extended the current selection (such as Ctrl+SHIFT End, Ctrl+SHIFT Home, and Ctrl+SHIFT arrow) were not functioning.
    • When saving as HTML, memo text appearing in pop-up balloons did not display the proper character for extended characters in some languages. For example, the problem was reported involving memo text containing the 'ä' character in Swedish text. The problem involved the incorrect mapping of characters with extended codes (>128) to their UTF-8 web text unicode equivalents for use by the Title or Java tooltips.
    • When editing text in text mode, it was possible for the range of selected text to be highlighted incorrectly, making it appear as though the wrong range text was selected. Due to the nature of the bug, the circumstances of the problem varied unpredictably but seemed to be most common when the selection was confined to a single line of text.
    • When editing text in text mode, there was a case where changing a text attribute for a range of selected text (such as Bold or Italic) did not always work properly.

  • Version 6.08 (build 2025) 12/08/08  -  Minor New Feature and Minor Bug Fixes
    • Reapply Styles A feature has been added to allow the original style attibutes of an object to be restored.
    • When copying figure styles within the styles screen, the original figure style connection points and text margins were not copied to the new style.
    • When changing a figure's style (using the properties screen), the figure's text margins were not being updated properly.
    • When using search with extended characters in certain languages (codes beyond 0x80) a crash could occur if Match Case was not checked.

  • Version 6.07 (build 2024) 11/04/08  -  Bug Fixes
    • Fixes a bug in which changing a figure's style reset the internal figure margin rather than using the margin of the style (if bound) or keeping the current margin (if unbound).
    • Fixes a bug in which copying an existing style did not copy it's connection points to the new style.
    • Fixes some very minor graphics issues.

  • Version 6.06 (build 2023) 09/10/08  -  New Text Features
    • This version was originally released as build 2022 on 09/08/08. That build contained a bug preventing proper editing of text using the Text tab of the properties screen. This build fixes that bug.
    • Text Edit Context Menu While editing text (in Text mode), right-click now launches a context menu for easy access to commands like Cut, Copy, Paste, and so on, including the new Undo, Redo, and Insert Field commands (see below).
    • Text Fields Simple text fields can now be added to figure or label text. A text field is a string of text that reflects information about the diagram. Fields available in this version include file name, creation time, and last save time. Multiple formats are supported for each. Fields can be inserted into text by placing the text caret and choosing Insert Field from the main Edit menu or from the right click menu.
    • Text Edit Undo/Redo In earlier versions, figure and label text edits could only be undone in whole, reverting to the full text prior to any editing. Now individual text edits can be undone one at a time as is customary in word processing applications. While editing text in text mode, Undo is available from the Edit menu, from the right click context menu, or by the Ctrl-Z shortcut key sequence. Redo is also available in text mode as well (menu or Ctrl-Y). Note that Redo is currently only available for text editing while in text mode - it's not yet supported throughout the program.
    • Text Style "All Caps" A range of text can now be given an All Caps style which forces the text to be displayed in all capital letters (if possible). The All Caps style works similar to Bold or Italics. By default, it is available only in the context (right-click) menu, but you can add a custom toolbar button if you prefer. The main usage is to provide a way to force inserted text fields to be all capital letters.
    • Fixed a very minor bug in which page margin could be dragged and changed by accident when behind a diagram object.

  • Version 6.05 (build 2021) 08/27/08  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • A minor 'bug' has been fixed in which a different registered clipboard format was used by each of our different products. This meant that copying data in editable form would not work between products. Such copies would occur as graphic images which were not editable. The issue had a simple work-around by opening a diagram created with a different product in a separate window, then copying within the same product. All products now use an identical clipboard format for greater compatibility.
    • A bug has been fixed in which large imported graphics such as JPG or PNG files which are typically used for background images could not be reloaded once saved. An improvement has also been made so that large imported graphics (over 50k) are stored in their native compressed format (JPG or PNG) rather than being expanded for the more complex processing afforded to smaller graphics which are more typically used for figure shapes rather than backgrounds. This results in better performance and much smaller diagram files. The trade-off is slightly slower drawing performance. And more significantly, for large imported JPG and PNG files, certain processing options are no longer available. These include adding transparency around the edges and cleaning up of the background color of JPG files. Fitted bounds capability is thus lost for large JPG graphics, but not for large PNGs containing transparency. Color tinting capability is retained for both formats. For complete flexibility the file size threshold of 50K will become configurable with the next release.

  • Version 6.04 (build 2020) 08/05/08  -  Minor update
    • This version was originally released as build 2019 on 08/01/08. If you downloaded that version, please replace it with this update. Build 2019 contained a serious incompatibility with XP in which the Save As screen did not function properly, causing an "Unsupported Operation" message.
    • The background layer is now drawn behind the grid, page boundaries, and margins.
    • Holding down the Alt key while doing a lasso selection in Normal view now selects objects on all layers.
    • Copy copies only the selected foreground objects. Background layer objects are not copied unless also selected.
    • The export screen now contains a "Background" option under the following conditions (1) foreground objects are selected (2) background objects are NOT selected (3) "Selected" option is chosen in the export file selection screen. When the background option is checked, the exported graphic will include the cropped background image behind the selected foreground objects. However, the exported image will remain cropped to the bounds of the selection rectangle, rather than being extended to include the entire background if the background is larger than the selection. See user guide or online help for further description.
    • Copy now adds a bitmap to the clipboard.
    • When editing a diagram embedded in another document, the view is now automatically adjusted to fit the embedded objects and the unnecessary page boundaries and margins are suppressed.
    • Exported metafiles (EMF and WMF) are now properly sized.
    • A bug has been fixed that caused certain text to appear in the wrong place when exporting to enhanced metafiles, or copying using OLE.
    • A series of mostly minor bugs has been fixed that affected the appearance of metafile images used for exporting and displaying OLE embedded images when pasting diagrams into external documents.
    • A bug has been fixed that caused some distortion of certain bitmap images imported or copied into diagrams, particularly those created by newer versions of MS Paint.
    • A bug has been fixed that caused a crash when selecting a new font from within the New Diagram Wizard.
    • A minor bug has been fixed in the Save As screen that caused the filename extension not to match the selected output format when a graphics format (not EDG) was selected.

  • Version 6.04 (build 2018) 07/10/08  -  Minor update
    • Background Layer A background layer capability is now available for diagram objects. By adding objects to the background layer, they appear behind your diagram but do not interfere with any editing you do in the foreground.

  • Version 6.03 (build 2016) 06/27/08  -  Minor update
    • Tools Options Screen The interface to this screen changed from tabbed format to tree format in order to better categorize options controls, make room for more descriptive graphics, and prepare for additions in upcoming releases.
    • The default color palette included a duplicate color. Cyan and Aqua were equivalent in accordance with the X11 specification. This was both wasteful and confusing as either color would appear as Cyan when later reviewed. Aqua has now been re-defined to represent an appropriate new shade of the same color.
    • The Page Set-up screen was limiting page dimensions to 32 inches square unnecessarily. Some large format printers support larger page sizes that were being handled improperly. A design limit of about 64 inches (but not 32) was required, and has been set as the new limit.

  • Version 6.02 (build 2014) 05/01/08  -  Minor update
    • Interactive margins adjustments: Page margins can now be adjusted with the mouse in addition to using the Page Setup screen.

  • Version 6.01 (build 2012) 03/30/08  -  International and Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug that caused controls to be shifted improperly in style screens when you change tabs.
    • Font script display for international users: An option has been added to control which font scripts (character sets) are included in the font family control in the toolbar and in property screens. By default, only fonts for the local language script are displayed. However, in some countries where diagrams can consist of a mixture of scripts, it's convenient to show all scripts, or to show those of a particular script. The new option is available in the (undocumented) Support Console for now, which is accessible from the system menu at the extreme upper left corner of the program.

  • Version 6.00 (build 2011) 02/11/08  -  Major Release
    • (Build 2011 03/20/08) Fixed an important bug for users in countries that rely on non-Western font scripts. The character set for figure and label fonts was not loaded correctly in version 6.0. Prior to this fix, loading and resaving a diagram would convert its character sets to Western, requiring them to be set back manually if resaved.
    • (Build 2010 03/17/08) Fixed bug: Ctrl-E to center text, restored Ctrl-C for copy
    • (Build 2004 02/22/08) Fixed uninstall issue. If you had trouble uninstalling v6.0, simply re-install the latest version, then uninstall.
    • New User Interface: Improved Windows Vista compatibility and support for Vista and XP visual styles and custom themes.
    • Memo Tips: Custom data in the form of text memos can now be attached to any figure or label. The memo displays you hover over the object with the mouse. When saving a diagram as a web page, memo tips can be included with similar functionality.
    • Color Palettes: A number of new color palettes are included for a wider variety of convenient color selections.
    • Tool Tips: Tool tip help is now available when hovering the mouse over styles, drop menus, color selections and so on.
    • Property Apply: Object properties can now be applied from the properties screen without terminating the screen. The same is true for diagram properties and options. These screens also remember their positions from one invocation to another.
    • Shortcut Keys: Some key shortcuts have been added for more convenient and standardized text editing. For example, Ctrl-B can be used as a shortcut to Bold text, Ctrl-I to italicize text, Ctrl-L to left-justify text, and so on. These function in the same manner as other leading software packages.
    • Copy/Paste Fill: The Fill properties screen now contains a simple feature to copy all of the fill properties from any object or style to another. In prior versions, only the solid fill color was easy to duplicate from one object to another. Now all the possible combinations of gradient options can be easily copied and pasted as easily from one object or style to another.
    • Import/Export: Graphics import and export have been improved, as reflected in both the Export feature and the Save as HTML feature. Bitmap formats such as BMP and JPG have been improved and better standardized, and PNG output has been both corrected and improved. The Export screen now contains a preview control and checkbox to select the entire diagram or only selected objects. Export is now also available using the SaveAs command. Import support for the outdated and less popular PCX format has been discontinued.
    • Font Previews: Font family controls now support sample text previews.
    • Text wrap and figure size constraints have been improved and some related bugs fixed.
    • Fixed raster output to avoid edge effects created by scaling and interpolation.
    • Import support for the outdated and less popular PCX graphics format has been discontinued.
    • As of version 6.0, this product no longer supports Windows versions for which Microsoft has announced it is discontinuing support. This includes Windows 95 and earlier operating systems, and Windows 98 in part. Support for Windows 98 is still included but with lower testing and support priority.

  • Version 5.09 (build 1851) 11/09/07  -  Page Setup Default Settings
    • A feature has been added at a user's suggestion to allow the page set-up defaults to be saved and applied to new diagrams avoiding the need to set up the page for each new diagram. The Page Setup screen now contains a checkbox that allows the settings to be saved as the new defaults and applied to new diagrams. The screen can also now be accessed when no diagrams are open in order to accomplish the same purpose.

  • Version 5.09 (build 1850) 11/05/07  -  Page Setup and Print Bug Fixes
    • An issue was resolved to increase convenience and decrease confusion resulting from changing page size. When you changed a page size in the Page Set-up screen to a true paper size such as from Letter size to Legal (another size also supported by your printer), that change did not automatically transfer to the printer set-up. This resulted in an added page division that wasn't expected. To remove the added page division, you had to go to Printer Set-up and change to legal size there as well. This change now occurs automatically, provided two conditions are met, (1) the new page size must be a true known paper size (the paper name appears in the description box), and (2) the current printer supports an equivalent paper size.
    • The minimum (stitching) margin appears to change after your set it. This is correct behavior, though it may require some clarification and a "fix" in a future release. If you set a small stitching margin, such as zero, it will be increased to the printer's smallest required margin on all four edges of the page based on the printer, the paper, and the orientation of the printer set-up. If you set the stitching margin large enough that it does not need to be adjusted, this will not occur and your diagram will be printer-independent. This continues to cause confusion (understandably), especially when applied to diagrams created in earlier versions of the software. For new diagrams, it's best to leave the stitching margin at least as large as the default. When loading older diagrams, it is best to leave the stitching margin alone - once you change it, you may need to rearrange your diagram to make sure nothing is too close to an edge where it may no longer be printed. Also when loading older diagrams, you may want to dispense with printer-independence by setting the stitching margins to their absolute minimums. This was how prior versions printed, so you can restore the margins of older diagrams by setting the stitching margin to zero in Page Set-up. It won't stay zero in most cases, but rather will restore the minimums supported by the printer device. This remains valid until the printer, paper, OR orientation (portrait/landscape) is changed, at which point you would have to repeat the process to assure minimal stitching margins.
    • Added an automatic switch to English (inches) to/from metric (cm) in the Page Set-up screen based on the paper size selected. This will affect only this screen, but upon making a change and leaving the screen, it will offer to change the global unit display option as well.
    • Fixed a bug within the Page Set-up screen when measurement units are set to metric. When setting a metric paper size, then subsequently adjusting the page width or height with the spin controls, you were unable to return to the predefined page size by setting it's dimension.
    • Fixed a bug within the Page Set-up screen when measurement units are set to metric. When setting a metric paper size, the measurement units did not exactly reflect the true size of the paper.
    • Fixed a backward compatibility issue when loading a diagram created with a previous version of the software. The new "stitching margin" was not being set correctly to maintain precisely the same margins and clipping that the diagram had prior. Diagrams saved prior to 5.09 used hidden stitching margins that exactly reflected the minimum margin requirements of the printer or output device. In 5.09 the stitching margin was exposed to the user in the Page Set-up screen and permitted to be set large enough to achieve printer independence for poster diagrams (defaulting so for new diagrams). However, diagrams saved in earlier versions were being automatically converted to a default stitching margin designed to provide printer-independence in most cases. But the result was similar to changing printers for the existing diagrams. Page divisions could be slightly altered and layout could be affected in some cases. This has been "fixed" by keeping minimal stitching margins for diagrams that were created prior to v5.09. In effect, when loading an old diagram, the stitching margins are set to zero, then allowed to expand to the minimum permissible for the printer, exactly matching the prior versions, and keeping the layout unchanged for the same printer, paper, and orientation. This comes at the expense of old diagrams remaining printer-dependent until you enlarge the stitching margin intentionally and re-adjust the layout.
    • Fixed a backward compatibility issue when loading a diagram created with a previous version of the software. The new version was clipping diagram data at the page margins, whereas in older versions, clipping occurred only at the stitching margins (the extreme printable edge of the paper depending on the device. Users who took advantage of this fact created diagrams with objects outside of the margins but still within the stitching margins of the page, remaining visible on the printed or exported output. But the new version clipped these objects to the actual margins set by the user and thereby created a backward compatibility issue. This release restores the clipping to the stitching margin. This remains an improvement for newer diagrams because the stitching margins exceed the hard device-dependent margins and are therefore more portable. But for old diagrams loaded with the new software, stitching margins are set to the hard margins and are therefore clipped identically as when they were created and saved.
    • A prior bug has been fixed more thoroughly. That bug resulted in unusually large or improper page margins getting set when creating a new diagram from an old template file. The affect was usually an inappropriately large margin at the bottom or right side of the page. A better fix has been implemented that retains the error checking capability (self adjusting to printers which require larger stitching margins) but does not go awry with the older style templates.
    • A bug has been fixed that could cause an extra page (or more) to appear in diagrams for no reason, particularly after using Page Set-up. The problem was more common with some printers and paper sizes than others. No such extraneous pages should occur any longer. However, because you can now define a page size larger than the physical paper supported by your printer, it is still possible to get extra (appropriate) page divisions, even those which can be indiscernibly small.

  • Version 5.09 (build 1849) 10/30/07  -  Critical Bug Fix
    • Fixes a very critical bug introduced in build 1841 that caused connection points to load incorrectly, resulting in connectors being attached to figures improperly (at the wrong points). This case only occurred when connections attached at connection points, not when simply attached at the center of figures. Once saved, the errors introduced become permanent and require connections to be adjusted manually. Therefore, this update is very important if you are using v5.09 between build 1841 and 1848, please update immediately.

  • Version 5.09 (build 1843) 10/19/07  -  Minor Bug Fix
    • Fixes two bugs that could cause diagrams saved in versions prior to 5.09 to lose page set-up information such as page size and orientation, and possibly text line spacing settings when loaded in version 5.09.

  • Version 5.09 (build 1841) 10/14/07  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Internal text margins can now be set individually for any figure.
    • A new page set-up model allows setting of pages with any dimensions regardless of printers available on your computer. Page sizes that are larger than the selected printer can handle are automatically divided into multiple pages similar to poster mode. This feature makes diagrams more portable from one computer to another in which different printer drivers are installed.
    • Tabs support in figure text. Figures can now include tabs and settable tab stops (left, center, and right justified).
    • Text wrap and figure size constraints have been improved and some related bugs fixed.
    • Crop marks printed on partitioned pages are printed more intelligently, only where needed.
    • When setting a hyperlink for a figure, you can now specify a diagram file that does not yet exist (defaults to the same folder as the current diagram), and in one step the link will be created and you will be given the opportunity to create the new diagram.
    • Holding down the middle mouse button (or mouse wheel button) will now allow you to grab and drag the view as an alternate method of scrolling.
    • Fixed a bug that made connecting to graphic symbols a bit awkward by requiring the adding of connection points when no fill color (the default) was used.
    • Fixed a bug that could result in connectors not fully reaching the edges of some graphic symbols when printed (to printer or PDF) or exported to a metafile.

  • Version 5.08 (build 1837) 08/11/07  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • Various other minor technical fixes in preparation for new features in progress.

  • Version 5.08 (build 1836) 06/14/07  -  Very Minor Bug Fix
    • The previous build would often report that an update was required when using the Check for Update feature when no update was available.

  • Version 5.08 (build 1835) 05/21/07  -  Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash in a rare condition in which connectors are being moved around and overlapped.
    • Fixed a bug that interfered with hard linefeeds being entered in certain text edit controls within dialog boxes.
    • Fixed a bug that caused excessive screen updates under certain circumstances resulting in noticeable delays on slower computers.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash intermittently when attempting to align a combination of figures and connectors.
    • Fixed a bug that could result in a copied label becoming unreceptive to being attached to connectors.
    • Fixed a bug that made it difficult to use a non-container as a container object by simply removing its fill color and hiding any text areas.
    • Fixed a minor bug that could cause slight discrepancies when using "Fit to Text" feature with figures that have text wrap. Other cases do remain and are being addressed.

  • Version 5.08 (build 1834) 03/01/07  -  Minor Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug introduced with build 1831 that caused some symbols containing multiple text areas to grow improperly with added text.
    • Fixed a bug that caused a crash when deleting a connector when the connector had an end that was connected to another connector that was contained within a group (rare case).

  • Version 5.08 (build 1833) 02/26/07  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Improved HTML Save feature to use a customizable web page template and substitution macros for much greater flexibility. Also corrected some non-conforming HTML issues.

  • Version 5.08 (build 1831) 02/06/06  -  Bug Fixes
    • A minor improvement was also added to allow figures and labels that were connected to a "tree" structure to snap to the grid in a manner that allowed the connector position to guide the snap.
    • A bug has been fixed that caused Space Evenly to crash under some circumstances.
    • A bug has been fixed in which updating internal figure margins did not update the margins of all existing figures accordingly. Figures with wrap also did not resize properly.

  • Version 5.08 (build 1830) 12/28/06  -  Bug Fix
    • A bug has been fixed that prevented editing figure text through the text tab in text properties screen. Direct on screen text editing was not affected.

  • Version 5.08 (build 1829) 12/19/06  -  Bug Fix
    • A bug has been fixed that would cause a crash when using the new spin controls (or hitting ENTER while editing values) for edit controls located within the styles and properties dialog boxes.
    • A very minor bug has been fixed that prevented the Apply button from becoming enabled when typing within an edit control in the properties/styles dialog boxes before user hits ENTER or moves focus off control.
    • A minor bug has been fixed that prevented changes to the "center" property of the "platform" linear gradient fill property of figures from having effect in certain cases.

  • Version 5.08 (build 1828) 12/06/06  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Improved and more powerful value selection controls throughout the user interface including numeric and custom edit controls, spin controls, and better support for standard shortcuts to aid special needs users.
    • An important bug has been fixed that caused text in labels to be sized improperly under certain conditions. The text would appear normal when created, but when the diagram was next loaded, it would be one point size too large and would appear clipped around the edges of the label. It would often print correctly(not clipped), but would not appear the same as other text in the same point size.

  • Version 5.07 (build 1826) 08/28/06  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Improved screen update performance when multiple shadows are redrawn.
    • Fixed a bug that caused resource leaks in Windows 98 when scrolling the screen, occasionally resulting in system lock-ups.

  • Version 5.07 (build 1825) 07/12/06  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Space Evenly now supports spacing based on centers, edges, or gaps between objects.
    • Space Evenly now includes singleton free connectors (those not attached to other objects at either end).
    • Align now includes singleton free connectors and connector labels.
    • Shift can be used to hold a drag to horizontal or vertically only. Shift can be used in combination with Control-Drag to copy objects and keep the copy aligned with the original in this manner.
    • Control-A now supported to select all text in text mode and when editing text in the properties dialog box.
    • Connectors that intersect a figure label now terminate there rather than overlapping the label.
    • Bug fixed that caused filenames longer than 126 characters not to open automatically.

  • Version 5.07 (build 1824) 06/22/06  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Graphic exports to Windows metafiles and enhanced metafiles have been improved to better handle the new gradient and high-resolution shadow features.
    • Keypad +/- no longer affect zoom when editing text.
    • Multi-selection text justify tool now works properly in text mode.
    • A bug was fixed that caused stamped-paths not to display correctly when creating messages in communication diagrams.
    • Bug fixed that caused font errors with some new diagrams.
    • A bug was fixed that caused an application error when scaling an empty diagram.

  • Version 5.06 (build 1823) 05/29/06  -  Major Upgrade
    • Enhanced display using smoother graphics (antialiasing) for all symbols and lines.
    • Added improved shadows and shading. Each diagram has shadow properties that can be set from the Diagram Properties screen in the Shadows tab. These shadows appear for any figure that has the Drop Shadow property set. The Drop Shadow property is a checkbox in Figure Properties / Figure Styles screen in the General tab. There is also a new toolbar button to toggle drop shadows for selected figures.
    • Added gradient fills. Figures can be filled with color gradients that blend from one color to another within the symbol. This provides a smoother and more professional appearance to diagrams. A new Fill tab in the Figure Properties and Figure Styles screens provides access to this feature.
    • Added shadow and fill gradient controls to the New Diagram Wizard.
    • Fixed a bug that caused an error report when a diagram was opened by double-clicking on it in the explorer.
    • Various minor improvements and bug fixes

  • Version 5.05 (build 1821) 04/14/06  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Save as HTML supports PNG and antialiasing
    • Various minor improvements and bug fixes

  • Version 5.04 (build 1819) 02/10/06  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Improved display quality of graphics
    • Improved display quality of previews
    • Improved output quality of exported bitmaps, including "antialias option"
    • Option to display graphics in lower quality for slower computers

  • Version 5.02 (build 1806) 11/16/05  -  Minor Upgrade
    • A few user interface enhancements to increase intuitiveness and convenience.
    • Added various minor reliability improvements and bug fixes.

  • Version 5.01 (build 1805) 10/11/05  -  Minor Upgrade
    • Added new type of connector label. "Lateral" connector labels are positioned alongside a connector rather than "inline" as was previously the only way to label a connector.
    • A pop-up message box no longer appears each time you open a read-only file. The pop-up warning appears only when the file is locked by another user and is will be opened read-only for this reason.
    • A new feature makes it easier to change end symbols (terminators such as arrowheads) on connectors by simply right-clicking on the end of the connector and choosing the new symbol.
    • New snap grid options for figures "Top and Bottom Edges Snap to Grid" and "Left and Right Edges Snap to Grid"
    • A bug has been fixed that could cause labels to be inadvertently detached from their respective connectors following a Copy, Paste, Edit sequence.
    • Various other minor usage issues have been resolved or enhanced.

  • Version 5.00 (build 1801) 07/08/05  -  Major Release
    • Added color tinting for graphics. Imported graphics, clip-art, and grayscale symbols can be tinted with a fill color to bring full color capabilities to all diagrams, even those you produce with outside artwork.
    • Expanded color schemes. A variety of pre-defined color schemes have been added for the major diagram templates making it easy to start a diagram with a full set of color-coordinated symbols. In addition, a new Apply Color Scheme feature (under Tools) lets you change the color scheme of a whole diagram or part of a diagram without starting over from a new scheme.
    • Added support for new graphics formats for importing clip-art and for exporting diagrams. The new formats include GIF, PNG, TIFF, and more.
    • New Snip Connector feature. Connectors can now be easily cut in half at any point.
    • New Check for Updates feature and optional automatic reminders make it easy to keep up to date on future product updates.
    • New Revert to Last Saved Version feature. This feature lets you easily abandon all changes since you last saved your diagram.
    • Curve Improvements. Curved connectors are more powerful. They now fully support connector labels (without distortion) and jogs. In prior versions, labels placed on curves could cause the curve to distort where it met the label.
    • Activations, forks, and joins connector handling is improved. The way that connectors work in concert with these symbols is easier and more reliable.
    • Capabilities for editing and maintaining connectors have been improved. You can now reposition connector ends with greater flexibility including attaching to other connectors. In addition, junctions required to attach connectors to one another are now eliminated automatically when appropriate, keeping diagrams cleaner and easier to manage. Plus, you now have the ability to 'merge' two connectors by dragging their ends together.
    • Hyperlinks to web URLs are no longer restricted to looking like file names. This means you can use URLs that include fragments such as 'http://www.pacestar.com/edge/eddesc.htm#reqs' or query strings such as 'http://www.pacestar.com?id=1233'.
    • Boundagon improvements. When you import a graphic image or clip-art file, the contours of the symbol are traced to determine its approximate outline shape, which is then used to draw it properly and attach connectors. This outline is nicknamed a 'boundagon' and its calculation has been improved to better reflect unusual shapes.
    • An option has been added to suppress the splash screen upon start-up.
    • Clear terminology has been replaced by the more conventional Delete.
    • Individual objects can now be deselected using shift-click.
    • Print All lets you select a printer rather than restricting you only to the default printer.
    • Toolbar button support has been added for Align and Resize features.
    • The symbols in the style bar can now be displayed in full color.
    • All installers are now full 32-bit
    • Connector segments can now be selected and detached from (dragged off of) a junction of three or more segment by selecting only the one and dragging it.
    • We now allow a connector endpoint to be dropped onto another connector and attached, making moving the endpoint just as powerful as creating the connector. The cursor changes to include a small "+" sign when over a figure or connector to which the end will become attached.
    • Junctions created automatically (when a connector is dragged to attach to another) are now automatically removed when the connector segment is no longer attached, provided that the removal of the junction has no effect on the path.
    • When copying diagram objects from one diagram to another, they are now pasted to the same location on the page for greater convenience.
    • Improved network support. Open diagram files are locked until closed to prevent two users from making simultaneous changes resulting in one being lost. When the second user attempts to open a file already in use, they will receive a message and an option to open the file read-only.
    • Improved mouse wheel support. Shift scrolls horizontally, control zooms in and out.
    • Bug fix: When connecting a connector from a point on a connector to another point on the same connector, undo caused a crash.
    • Bug fix: Sliding of connectors attached to sliding connection point on activations, forks, and joins did not adjust properly when sharing a connection point, or when a number were selected simultaneously and moved together.
    • Bug fix: When dragging a connector end off of an activation, it was too easy to accidentally attach to a label, so we now enforce that the endpoint only attach to another activation symbol.
    • Bug fix: When moving the endpoint of a connector with a label off of a figure, undo caused the label to be inadvertently detached from the connector.
    • Bug fix: Undo of connection point repositioning caused connectors to become confused and move to random locations.
    • Bug fix: Connection points that were shared by multiple attached connectors were not adjusted properly when only some of them were moved independent of the others.
    • Bug fix: Cyclic connectors (those that leave a figure and re-enter) were being fully removed in all cases when they were deleted.
    • Bug fix: Undo of a Remove From Flow feature was not restoring the draw order of the figure.
    • Bug fix: When a connector attached to a sliding connection point such as on an activation, and the other end was free, sliding the connector did not properly adjust the free end.
    • Bug fix: When dragging a figure that is located within a flow (has two or more attached connectors), the figure was permitted to be dropped into another flow when it should have been prevented.
    • Bug fix: When you added a connection point in connection point mode by right clicking on a figure, the connection point was not snapped to the proper position.
    • Bug fix: Connection points on activations, forks, and joins were not being forced to position only at the center of the long axis of the object.
    • Bug fix: Grouping would sometimes include only portions of a connector. Now the entire connector (including all labels, and junctions) are included or excluded in a group together. They are included automatically if objects on both ends are included in the group, and are excluded if either end has an object not included in the group.
    • Bug fix: Space Evenly was not working correctly in the previous version and has been fixed.
    • Bug fix: Resizing of the style bar (while in customization dialog) did not operate properly when the active view was maximized and rulers were visible.
    • Bug fix: Resizing of the style bar (while in customization dialog) did not operate properly when the active view was maximized and rulers were visible.

  • Version 4.19 (build 1790) 07/20/04  -  Major New Feature
    • Added fully customizable toolbars and style bar. You can now determine which features are available on all toolbars and how they are arranged. Plus the style bar (sidebar for symbol selection on the left of the screen) is now fully programmable for any diagram or template using a simple new standardized user interface.
    • Preset toolbars have been enhanced to provide greater access to common functions.

  • Version 4.18 (build 1788) 05/25/04  -  Minor New Feature
    • Added an option to collapse the Style Bar for greater screen space. A button on the left edge of the property bar now permits you to collapse and expand the style bar (the large style selection area on the left side of the screen) to expose more of your diagram. When the style bar is collapsed, simple style controls appear on the property bar to take its place.
    • Many buttons and controls have been upgraded to be more compact, efficient, and attractive. Also some have been improved to adapt better to a variety of screen colors and customized desktops available on all of the Windows platforms.

  • Version 4.17 (build 1787) 04/19/04  -  Bug fix and file format revision
    • Introduced updates to the .EDG file format required for future enhancements. These should not affect you in any visible way. However, if you attempt to open a diagram saved by this version using an earlier version, you will receive warnings (which can be safely ignored).
    • Important bug fixed that could affect users who share diagrams on different computers with different versions of Windows. The bug caused instability (occasional crash or inability to load diagrams) when loading a diagram on an operating system different from the one on which it was saved. For example, if you designed a diagram on a Windows 98 computer with a particular printer installed, then loaded the diagram on a Windows 2000 computer with a different version of the same printer installed, you could see a crash when trying to print or set-up the page.
    • Bug fixed which could cause a crash when moving the end of a connection and dragging past the edge of the screen,
    • Bug fixed which could cause text being edited to be lost when you close the document abruptly before completing the edit.

  • Version 4.16 (build 1784) 01/13/04  -  Bug fix release
    • Fixed a bug that caused a system crash for some users when entering the Page Set-up screen. The symptom is a severe error, often stating that an illegal instruction has occurred followed by an immediate exit of the program. It was occurring mostly on Windows 98 computers that had an HP Laserjet PCL printer as the default printer (model IIIP, 4P, 4M, 4L, 4MV, 4SI, 5P). Others could also be affected.

  • Version 4.16 (build 1783) 12/17/03  -  Bug fix release
    • Fixed a bug that caused some users of build 1782 to experience 'cannot change printer' errors when trying print, print setup, or print preview after creating a new diagram.

  • Version 4.16 (build 1782) 12/15/03  -  Bug fix release
    • Fixed a bug that caused page setup to work incorrectly when using a printer other than the Windows default printer. This bug could have also caused distorted text in some cases - such as text that becomes too large for the shape sin your diagram.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash under some odd circumstances in combination with a compatibility issue with some printers. This problem showed itself when saving or loading diagrams.

  • Version 4.16 (build 1780) 10/27/03  -  Minor release
    • Added fully configurable page margins. Page margins can be adjusted custom to every diagram within the limitations imposed by the printer device. An optional warning occurs when all objects are not within the margins during printing.
    • Page set-up has been improved to operate reliably and consistently with a wider variety of printers.
    • Printer compatibility has been improved in general including several bug fixes.
    • Text entry issues with curly braces have been fixed.
    • Various minor bug fixes

  • Version 4.15 (build 1778) 05/24/03  -  Bug fix release
    • Added a Safe Open mode to allow for the reliable opening of any valid diagram file even in the event of printer incompatibility or a bug.
    • Fixed a bug that resulted in a crash during a copy operation. This was due to a relatively rare sequence of events.
    • Fixed a bug that could lead to erratic behavior or even a system crash when loading a diagram that was saved with printer settings that are no longer available.

  • Version 4.15 (build 1776) 05/05/03  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Fixed a bug which could cause diagrams saved on one computer to cause a crash when loaded on another computer running a different version of Windows. (Files that caused crash CAN be easily repaired. Please contact us if you need help).
    • Fixed a bug with Save HTML that removed links from the image map that were not identifiable as documents. Now any links you add WILL end up in the HTML image map.

  • Version 4.15 (build 1775) 04/23/03  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Added new HTML help for greater convenience
    • Fixed a bug with Save HTML that did not save hyperlinks for labels
    • Fixed a bug with Save HTML that made the image maps incompatible with Internet Explorer browsers.

  • Version 4.14 (build 1773) 03/07/03  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Added scrolling navigation option. CTRL-drag in select mode when not over an object scrolls the view.
    • Fixed a bug that caused mishandling of long printer names resulting in illegible paper sizes within page set-up dialog for some network printers.

  • Version 4.14 (build 1772) 02/19/03  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Fixed bugs affecting relative hyperlinks.

  • Version 4.14 (build 1771) 01/25/03  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Add "Active Container" right click menu option for changing whether objects 'stick' to a container. Initially off for containers inserted from the gallery.
    • Fixed a file association problem with XP that prevented files from opening in the program when double-clicked from the explorer.

  • Version 4.14 (build 1770) 01/06/03  -  Follow-up release
    • Create and manipulate groups of objects (Group, Ungroup, Ungroup All, Regroup).
    • Containers now automatically keep objects together.
    • Improved scrolling, smaller scrollable area (option)
    • Page setup screen for more conveniently setting paper size, orientation, and poster options.
    • New option to control whether navigation (zoom/scroll) is undoable.
    • New option to control whether connectors are deleted automatically when an attached figure is deleted.
    • Added a cursor indication for Ctrl copy/duplicate.
    • Added a checkbox in the New diagram template dialog box to allow case-by-case usage of the New Diagram Wizard.
    • Fixed a bug that clipped some text in decision symbols.
    • Fixed a bug that could potentially cause a crash when editing properties for certain shapes - notably the ER Entity2 (rounded diamond).
    • Fixed a bug that prevented error messages from appearing if they occurred during start-up while the splash screen was visible.
    • Fixed a bug that made image maps exported as part of a web page incompatible with some browsers.
    • Fixed a bug that could result in a crash upon resizing certain shapes that have wordwrap enabled.

  • Version 4.13 (build 1764) 11/08/02  -  Follow-up release
    • Save as HTML web page
    • JPG quality option when exporting to JPG
    • Background color selection when exporting to JPG or BMP
    • Line spacing controls
    • Expanded New Diagram Wizard to allow selection of font, font size, line spacing, and wrap
    • Text margin controls moved into new Text Format tab in diagram properties dialog (with line spacing controls).
    • Minor fix to SDL template text areas
    • Minor fix adjusting view when following hyperlink
    • Fix handling figure expansion with wrap
    • Minor fix involving dragging a rotated label
    • Minor fix involving undo text edit and restoring object order

  • Version 4.12 (build 1760) 10/08/02  -  Follow-up release
    • Option to Relax Text Limits on Decision Symbols
      You can now choose to disable text margin limits for decision (diamond) symbols. This option lets you use the whole rectangular bounds of diamond-shaped symbols for text. With the limits disabled you can fit more text into the diamond but you will have to manage the placement manually and keep it from overlapping the edges.
    • Internal Text Margin Control
      This feature was included in the previous release but did not apply to symbol definitions of flowcharts and several other diagram types. It has now been extended to most symbols. By setting fixed internal text margins for a diagram you can control the spacing between the text within a symbol and the edge of the symbol.
    • Reshaping and Resizing Improvements
      Several issues involving reshaping and resizing multi-compartment symbols have been fixed or improved.
    • Bug Fixed: Processor Usage
      A bug has been fixed that was important to many users. In prior versions when the mouse was over the application CPU usage was driven up to 100%. This has been fixed.
    • Bug Fixed: Printing Diagrams Containing Imported Graphics
      A bug has been fixed that could cause diagrams containing imported graphics (clip art) to print incorrectly. The symptom was missing objects on the printout and/or missing or incorrectly sized text.

  • Version 4.10 (build 1753) 07/25/02  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Fixed a simple bug that caused a crash if connecting a line from the middle of a line and then back to the middle of the same line. (rare case)

  • Version 4.10 (build 1751) 07/09/02  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Fixed a bug related to the No Print/Export property. Symptom is that printing would be distorted especially text under some circumstances and printing and/or exporting (including copy and paste) would occasionally drop some objects, especially those whose properties you changed manually with the figure properties dialog box.

  • Version 4.10 (build 1750) 07/02/02  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Added relative/absolute flag to hyperlink set (browse) feature for greater convenience. Also added optional interface to product registration web page.

  • Version 4.10 (build 1749) 06/18/02  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Fixed a bug that caused certain shapes not to snap into flows correctly. More minor enhancements to templates. Added object property (behavior) to prevent an object from printing or exporting, useful for hyperlink objects.

  • Version 4.10 (build 1748) 05/28/02  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Enhanced templates based on feedback.

  • Version 4.10 (build 1747) 04/29/02  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Fixed an additional bug regarding resizing shapes with multiple text areas combined with fixed figure text margins.

  • Version 4.10 (build 1746) 04/23/02  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Fixed a couple bugs regarding resizing shapes with multiple text areas, especially when using fixed figure text margins.

  • Version 4.10 (build 1745) 04/10/02  -  Major release
    • Attach / detach figures in "flows"
    • New diagram wizard
    • Hyperlinks improved, added links to web pages
    • Jogs (crossovers)
    • Connector label improvements
    • Flow labels
    • Figure labels
    • Simpler to add predefined labels like 'yes' and 'no'

  • Version 4.00 (build 1741) 01/04/02  -  Minor bug fix release
    • Fixed a bug that caused dropped lines when copying or exporting diagrams in Windows NT.

  • Version 4.00 (build 1740) 12/14/01  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Enhanced Entity-Relation diagram symbols/template slightly at customer request

  • Version 4.00 (build 1739) 11/27/01  -  Major release
    • Reshapeable figures
    • Connect to any point on a figure
    • Patterned (dashed etc.) figure borders
    • Container symbols
    • Much improved handling of shapes with text compartments
    • Smart defaulting of properties of gallery symbols
    • Optional visible guidelines for connecting straight lines
    • Improved and expanded right-click menus
    • Adjustable internal figure margins
    • Greatly improved status bar information
    • Each text compartment may have its own text justification
    • Ability to set a style property for all styles at once

  • Version 3.50 (build 1025) 12/08/00  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Very minor fix to cause attach mode to adjust automatically when you use the connection point tool.

  • Version 3.50 (build 1024) 11/08/00  -  Minor follow-up release
    • Dialog box background color matches customized Windows appearance
    • Toolbar button background colors match customized Windows appearance
    • Graphics in dialog boxes background colors match customized Windows appearance
    • F3-F7 act as "hot keys" for editing modes

  • Version 3.50 (build 1023) 10/08/00  -  Major release
    • Connection points placeable anywhere in a figure.
    • Auto-labeling of figures (programmable text per style).
    • "Staple" labels to a figure.
    • Style bar extends to allow a large number of buttons (scrollable)
    • Save Template feature makes saving custom diagram templates easier
    • Update Style From & New Style From features make programming and updating style easier
    • Improved graphics quality, improved EMF support
    • Improved Windows NT 4.0 compatibility and added Windows 2000 compatibility
    • Option to Apply style changes to all styles
    • Improved organization of options and tools
    • Improved (and fixed) support for large format printers and plotters
    • Fixed support for printer drivers with custom paper sizes
    • Stored diagram file size reduction and improvement
    • Bug fix: Menus double-painted in Windows 2000
    • Various minor bug fixes

  • Version 3.00 (build 1000) 06/05/99  -   Major release
    • Curved, rounded, and smoothed connectors
    • Patterned lines (dashed, dotted, etc.)
    • Improved user interface controls including standard sizes
    • Improved and categorized Figure Symbol Gallery and End Symbol Gallery
    • Guided Orthogonal connectors help to keep lines straight
    • Flow symbols can run along the length of a connector
    • Various minor bug fixes

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