LXFree News and History

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.

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. Fixes an issue with the install disk image not mounting on MacOS earlier than 10.13.

December 7th, 2017

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

November 26th, 2017

5.1.0 (13127.1) release version with improved preferences.

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.

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.

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.

January 5th, 2017

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

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.

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 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 24th, 2016

4.8.0 (11724.1) version 4.8 contains mostly internal improvements.

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.

August 10th, 2016

4.7.5 (11610.1) Added popup buttons in Inspector duplicating Format submenus, Focus, Position, and Info Fields.

July 11th, 2016

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

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 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 13th, 2016

4.6.0 (11012.1) release candidate. Adds Format->Focus->Set Focus Point to Beam Plane.

February 7th, 2016

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

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 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 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 LXBeams Model window.

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 12th, 2015

4.2.3 (10412.1) fixes an issue with the auto-generated key block.

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 14th, 2015

4.1.0 (10114.1) 4.1.2 adds Scale to One Page When Printing option and preset sizes menu. Fixes misc size and printing issues.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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. Support for new report options.

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.

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.

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 15th, 2014

3.5.0 (8915A) release of version 3.5.

May 6th, 2014

3.4.4 (8906A) fixes a bug where objects in section remained selected even after click in plot window.

April 22nd, 2014

3.4.3 (8822A) adds spotlight_it key and fixes an issue with including an imported key file in the user library.

April 13th, 2014

3.4.3 (8814A) adds Disable Info Field Selection option to Format menu.

April 7th, 2014

3.4.2 (8807A) traps possible error if zoom is set to zero.

March 24th, 2014

3.4.1 (8724A) fixes nudge issue when object and field are both selected.


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