LXBeams News and History

July 14th, 2018

5.3.0 (13914.1) fixes issue with symbol editing tools on older versions of MacOS.

July 14th, 2018

5.3.0 (13814.1) first 5.3 release.

July 9th, 2018

5.2.7 (13808.1) final pre-release build improves symbol editor.

June 27th, 2018

5.2.6 (13727.1) improvements to generated key and title blocks.

June 24th, 2018

5.2.5 (13724.2) adds block/insert cutoff to dxf import. Inserted blocks create grouped graphics unless the number of elements is larger than the cutoff. Complex blocks are instead imported as pre-rendered images.

June 21st, 2018

5.2.5 (13721.1) adds key for Chauvet fixtures. Release candidate build.

June 9th, 2018

5.2.2 (13708.1) adds layout offset property to positions. Offset can be used to adjust point from which position snaps and measures location of lights.

May 30th, 2018

5.2.1 (13630.1) misc small fixes. Update report if current tab when layer is deleted. Trap possible errors when id of key entry is edited.

April 24th, 2018

5.2.1 (13524.1) misc small fixes including updated color library.

April 5th, 2018

5.2.1 (13505.1) expands exported graphic properties of custom LXConsole display configurations.

April 4th, 2018

5.2.1 (13504.1) improves automatic conversion of plain to styled text fields after editing.

April 3rd, 2018

5.2.1 (13503.1) adds stroke color to lxdconfig export.

February 7th, 2018

5.2.0 (13407.1) released.

February 1st, 2018

5.2.0 (13401.1) release candidate.

January 26th, 2018

5.1.3 (13326.1) add option to save .lxxplot file without including the XML prolog.

January 25th, 2018

5.1.3 (13325.1) add support for restoring tabs in the order they were in when last saved.

January 16th, 2018

5.1.2 (13316.1) changes insert and delete channel scripts to include upper bound.

January 9th, 2018

5.1.2 (13309.2) adds virtual intensity to exported channel setup xml if device does not have intensity channel.

December 14th, 2017

5.1.2 (13214.1) adds an option to color count reports that assembles colors by fixture type rather than frame.

December 11th, 2017

5.1.1 (13211.1) fixes an issue with automatic updates of title block fields that could cause a crash.

December 7th, 2017

5.1.1 (13207.1) improves annotation of light location in reports.

November 30th, 2017

5.1.0 (13130.1) release version fixes focus ring left after editing rotated text fields. Allows sACN input even if multicast group can't be joined.

November 26th, 2017

5.1.0 (13127.1) release version with improved preferences.

November 17th, 2017

5.0.3 (13117.1) improves path based positions respect of layout setting. 5.1 release candidate.

October 28th, 2017

5.0.3 (13028.1) improves channel text fields, including console mode option in group summary report's copy graphics panel.

October 16th, 2017

5.0.3 (13016.1) adds an option-click on the popup arrows shortcut to turning display of layers on and off.

October 7th, 2017

5.0.2 (13007.1) misc improvements including title/key block scaling.

July 1st, 2017

5.0.1 (12626.1) added tool tips to toolbar buttons. Added new key entries to library.

May 25th, 2017

5.0.1 (12524.1) adds support for assigning graphics in section view to layers.

May 5th, 2017

5.0.0 (12505.1) release v5.0.

April 25th, 2017

5.0.0 (12425.3) final release candidate v5.0. Adds autofill for channel and circuit text fields.

April 11th, 2017

4.9.5 (12411.1) changes option left/right arrow to step through saved views.

April 9th, 2017

4.9.5 (12406.1) adds circuit text fields and various improvements. First pre-5.0 release.

March 27th, 2017

4.8.6 (12328.1) final release candidate v4.9.

March 27th, 2017

4.8.6 (12326.1) release candidate v4.9.

4.8.6 (12327.1) fixes regression where file type for report export not properly selected.

March 6th, 2017

4.8.6 (12306.1) adds dimmed layers, additional support for faces imported from SketchUp.

March 6th, 2017

4.8.6 (12306.1) improved page break display.

March 4th, 2017

4.8.6 (12304.1) improved page break display and document size/printing margin options.

March 1st, 2017

4.8.5 (12301.1) adds PDF export options prior to saving file.

February 26th, 2017

4.8.4 (12226.2) fixes regression having to do with PDF QuickLook preview and new export PDF at actual size function.

4.8.4 (12226.1) defaults to zoom to actual size before exporting PDF. Option to print/export PDF at zoom in popup in Documents tab.

February 21st, 2017

4.8.4 (12221.1) allows auto-fill dimmers to be entered in universe notation.

January 5th, 2017

4.8.4 (12105.1) fix for single page report printing, adds command for manual update of focus point location.

December 21st, 2016

4.8.3 (12021.1) improves drawing of LXConsole style channel text fields.

December 15th, 2016

4.8.3 (12015.1) changes default to zoom to actual size before printing. Option to print at zoom added to popup in Documents tab.

November 9th, 2016

4.8.3 (11909.1) maintenance update.

November 6th, 2016

4.8.2 (11906.1) fixes an issue with restoring reports when previous saved open and the Restore auxiliary windows preference set to off.

November 3rd, 2016

4.8.2 (11903.1) fixes issue with device addresses in key entry sheet.

October 24th, 2016

4.8.2 (11824.1) fixes an issue that would cause a crash when a window was closed while in full screen mode.

October 12th, 2016

4.8.2 (11812.1) fixes some issues with macOS 10.12.

October 11th, 2016

4.8.2 (11811.1) adds new connection option. Adds ability to insert accessory symbol as determined by new Placement property. Resolves(?) issue with closing Key Entry Panel.

October 8th, 2016

4.8.1 (11808.1) fixes issue with editing note and use fields using sheet.

October 5th, 2016

4.8.0 (11804.2) fixes issues with empty path objects and disappearing info table.

September 29th, 2016

4.8.0 (11729.1) fixes issue where plot did not resize when importing DXF.

September 26th, 2016

4.8.0 (11726.1) fixes minor issues with model view.

September 24th, 2016

4.8.0 (11724.1) version 4.8 contains mostly internal improvements and fixes.

September 17th, 2016

4.8.0 (11717.1) release candidate 4.8. Built with Xcode 8.

September 1st, 2016

4.7.7 (11701.1) added xml support for model settings to file format. 4.8 release candidate.

August 29th, 2016

4.7.6 (11629.1) fixes issue with ETC fixtures color frame size and exporting key.

August 21st, 2016

4.7.6 (11621.1) fixes issue with Inspector's tables when tab is closed.

August 20th, 2016

4.7.6 (11620.1) fixes issue with locked info fields.

July 17th, 2016

4.7.5 (11617.1) adds ability simulate oval beams in model view.

July 15th, 2016

4.7.5 (11615.1) fixes striplight beams in model window for new rendering technique. Saves model window colors in a way compatible with LXBeams for iPad v2.0 model view.

August 10th, 2016

4.7.5 (11610.1) Model View responds to mouse and scroll wheel to move camera. Added popup buttons in Inspector duplicating Format submenus, Focus, Position, and Info Fields.

July 27th, 2016

4.7.5 (11527.1) 10.8 and later. Makes numerous improvements in compatibility with current OS X. Model rendering is upgraded to OpenGL3.0.

July 11th, 2016

4.7.2 (11511.1) fixes an issue which might cause a crash on revert.

July 10th, 2016

4.7.1 (11510.1) fixes issue with exception thrown when a beam can't be drawn in section.

June 1st, 2016

4.7.0 (11402.2) release version.

June 1st, 2016

4.7.0 (11401.1) release candidate.

May 10th, 2016

4.6.3 (11310.2) beam rendering improvements.

May 5th, 2016

4.6.3 (11305.1) improves beam display clipped by shutters.

April 23rd, 2016

4.6.3 (11223.1) adds ability to clip displayed beams' filled area using shutter settings. Renamed "Model Data" field to "Rendering".

April 1st, 2016

4.6.2 (11201.1) fixes issue with Inspector Info table context menu for info field, Select command now correctly selects an info field for an object directly selected in a group. Fixes other issues with info field commands acting on an info field belonging to a directly selected object inside a group

March 29th, 2016

4.6.1 (11128.1) adds ability to import and export LXConsole display configuration files. Exports channel control text fields, lines and 9 point text fields.

March 24th, 2016

4.6.0 (11124.2) adds ability to arrange lines to Distribute commands.

March 17th, 2016

4.6.0 (11117.1) fixes an issue with special selection of a position inside a group and Positions tab.

March 15th, 2016

4.6.0 (11115.1) updates components adds ARRI key to library.

February 20th, 2016

4.6.0 (11020.1) release version.

February 15th, 2016

4.6.0 (11015.1) release candidate. Improves Clear Device Colors command to also blank individual color info fields. Adds reset device values script.

February 14th, 2016

4.6.0 (11014.1) release candidate. Adds Format->Focus->Set Focus Point to Beam Plane. Adds default to white beam when LED mix fields are empty.

February 7th, 2016

4.5.1 (11007.1) fixes an issue converted path objects. Removes unsupported Invert Y Coordinates option.

February 4th, 2016

4.5.1 (11004.2) fixes issue with upward focused strip beam (when there's nothing to display in plan view).

January 28th, 2016

4.5.1 (10928.1) adds shutter rotation to model data.

December 31st, 2015

4.5.1 (10831.1) fixes an issue with a crash after selecting revert changes on close.

December 30th, 2015

4.5.1 (10830.1) adds template rotation to modelData. Adds Cleanup and Distribute commands.

December 10th, 2015

4.5.0 (10809.1) release build.

December 3rd, 2015

4.4.4 (10803.1) returns to build with Xcode 6.4 until Apple fixes some bugs in the SDK.

November 10th, 2015

4.4.1 (10710.1) fixes an issue with printing report headers and OSX 10.11.

November 6th, 2015

4.4.1 (10706.1) adds drag and drop for importing images into templates library.

November 2nd, 2015

4.4.0 (10702.1) adds templates library.

October 28th, 2015

4.3.0 (10628.1) release build.

October 21st, 2015

4.2.9 (10621.1) adds Model Data field to light info as part of a new file version supporting future options for rendering beams in the Model window.

September 29th, 2015

4.2.8 (10529.1) improves speed of network interface lookup. Fixes an issue with switching a light from a mixing type fixture to a conventional fixture.

September 18th, 2015

4.2.8 (10518.1) built with XCode 7. Fixes click sets origin regression.

September 11th, 2015

4.2.7 (10511.1) adds preference for moving a light to also move focus.

September 10th, 2015

4.2.5 (10510.1) adds preference to move all focus points when origin is changed.

September 8th, 2015

4.2.5 (10508.1) improves report menu command functionality when report is in a tab rather than a separate window.

September 4th, 2015

4.2.5 (10504.1) adds alert sheet allowing setting the size of the plot to smaller than contents. Fixes issue with printing a report from a tab when the report is less than one page in height.

August 20th, 2015

4.2.4 (10420.1) improves display of axial beams.

August 12th, 2015

4.2.3 (10412.1) fixes an issue with the auto-generated key block. Improves Art-Net connectivity.

August 3rd, 2015

4.2.2 (10403.1) allows conversion to universe notation when auto filling dimmer fields.

July 1st, 2015

4.2.1 (10301.1) adds cache of image data to increase save speed of lxxplot files.

June 12th, 2015

4.2.1 (10212.2) adds component library.

June 11th, 2015

4.2.0 (10211.1) release version available for download.

June 8th, 2015

4.2.0 (10208.1) adds Select/Select All to contextual popup menu for Inspector's info table.

June 2nd, 2015

4.1.3 (10202.1) adds context popup to Inspector's info table; improves copy/paste/reset of info field locations; improves synchronization of selection with list type reports.

May 16th, 2015

4.1.2 (10116.1) adds ability to access tabs from built-in web server.

May 14th, 2015

4.1.2 (10114.1) 4.1.2 adds Scale to One Page When Printing option and preset sizes menu. Fixes misc size and printing issues.

May 10th, 2015

4.1.0 (10110.1) 4.1.1 model window improvements including non-floating option.

May 2nd, 2015

4.1.0 (10102.1) 4.1.0 available for download.

April 29th, 2015

4.0.5 (10029.1) 4.1 release candidate. Fixes issue with import of .faces files into 1:50 metric scale plots.

April 24th, 2015

4.0.4 (10024.1) Adds support for rgbaw and rgbawv mix types.

April 18th, 2015

4.0.3 (10018.1) adds trap for files that are closed before revert is finished.

April 16th, 2015

4.0.3 (10016.1) separates pars and fixed led keys.

April 7th, 2015

4.0.2 (10007.1) fixed an issue with OS X 10.6. Changes how styled text is edited.

April 5th, 2015

4.0.2 (10005.1) fixed an issue where a binary .lxplot file would not open properly.

April 4th, 2015

4.0.1 (10004.1) 4.0 Release.

April 2nd, 2015

4.0.1 (10002.1) ability to add height and note columns to positions report. Adds support hue and saturation sub-channels.

April 1st, 2015

4.0.0 (10001.1) improves loop prevention when bi-directional OSC is being used and properly updates selection when OSC received.

March 31st, 2015

4.0.0 (9931.1) The Key Entry sheet now displays weight info converted into the plot's measurement system, regardless of how it has been entered and stored in the key record.

March 26th, 2015

4.0.0 (9926.1)

March 22nd, 2015

3.9.12 (9922.1) adds Hive key.

March 19th, 2015

3.9.12 (9919.1) fixes an issue with rendering of level of striplight beams. Fixes crash when pasting relative focus while model panel is showing.

March 14th, 2015

3.9.12 (9914.3) fixes an issue with faster PDF display on versions of OS X before 10.9.

March 14th, 2015

3.9.12 (9914.2) fixes an issue with printing a section view appearing in a tab.

March 1st, 2015

3.9.11 (9901.1) replaces missing standard key files. Adds support for stage plugin for Cinema 4D.

February 26th, 2015

3.9.10 (9826.1) fixes an issue with dashed line styles. This is the first release candidate build for 4.0

February 18th, 2015

3.9.10 (9818.1) fixes issue with upload to box.com. This is the first release candidate build for 4.0

February 15th, 2015

3.9.10 (9815.1) fixes issue with certain kinds of color mixing key entries. Allows creation of beams for color mixing fixtures without intensity device address.

February 14th, 2015

3.9.9 (9814.1) stability improvements: version browsing and iCloud.

February 11th, 2015

3.9.9 (9811.1) adds Faster PDF Display option which uses a bitmap version of imported PDFs for onscreen display (exporting and printing remain at full PDF quality). Fixes issue with key after revert. Adds new Kino Flo key.

February 10th, 2015

3.9.8 (9810.1) adds cursor change to indicate click-to-draw mode.

February 8th, 2015

3.9.8 (9808.1) fixes an issue with Inspector after browsing previous versions.

February 3rd, 2015

3.9.8 (9803.1) improves handling of multiple color eg. 2xR15.

January 28th, 2015

3.9.8 (9728.1) consolidates a number of recent fixes.

January 26th, 2015

3.9.7 (9726.3) fixes styled text regression. Adds Insert Ruler Block.

January 24th, 2015

3.9.7 (9724.1) consolidates a number of recent fixes.

January 23rd, 2015

3.9.6 (9723.1) fixes an issue with undo after a mirroring operation results in graphics that are outside the plot.

January 20th, 2015

3.9.6 (9720.1) fixes labeling of page margin units in metric.

January 19th, 2015

3.9.6 (9719.1) fixes an issue where a document would require clicking away and back to be responsive after tabs were restored. Improves rendering speed in model window with shadows not enabled by default.

January 17th, 2015

3.9.5 (9717.1) fixes an issue where a closed document was not released properly, causing a later crash.

January 16th, 2015

3.9.4 (9716.1) fixes issues with keys presses not being responded to after duplicate and paper margin display.

January 10th, 2015

3.9.4 (9710.1) fixes regression introduced in 3.9.3 which prevents editing of text fields.

January 9th, 2015

3.9.3 (9709.1) adds traps for paths with invalid elements.

December 29th, 2014

3.9.2 (9629.1) improves ability to use menu commands when keyboard is focused on Inspector. Improves stability of model when switching settings and interrupting rendering.

December 28th, 2014

3.9.2 (9628.1) fixes issues with model location.

December 26th, 2014

3.9.2 (9626.1) fixes zoom issue with symbols palette and new plot.

December 23rd, 2014

3.9.1 (9623.1) preview of LXFree 4.0.

November 19th, 2014

3.7.0 (9519.1) release of v3.7.

November 1st, 2014

3.6.4 (9501.1) fixes an issue with printing scaled reports.

October 22nd, 2014

3.6.3 (9422.1) improves xml parser.

October 21st, 2014

3.6.2 (9421.1) updated for Yosemite 3.7 release candidate.

September 12th, 2014

3.6.0 (9312A) 3.6.0 Release.

September 3rd, 2014

3.6.0 (9303A) 3.6 Release Candidate. New report options including alternating shading of rows and lines separating divisions in light list type reports.

August 21st, 2014

3.5.6 (9221A) 3.6 Release Candidate. Adds preference for dimension lines to show hash marks. Fixes update of inspector when tool is selected.

August 12th, 2014

3.5.6 (9212A) adds double line style.

July 2nd, 2014

3.5.5 (9102A) improves handling of device values/levels.

June 30th, 2014

3.5.5 (9030A) temporarily preserves device levels of sub-channels that are not directly represented by LXBeams.

June 24th, 2014

3.5.4 (9024A) re-designed preferences and ability to send /universe/dmx/address OSC messages.

June 10th, 2014

3.5.2 (9010A) fixes possible division by zero when re-sizing objects.

May 31st, 2014

3.5.2 (8931A) adds LitePanels key.

May 30th, 2014

3.5.2 (8930A) accumulated fixes including undo/redo of deleted beams and beam control of lights inside groups.


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