LXFree for Java
News and History

June 8th, 2021

2.7.0 (14808.1) new Windows launchers made with jar2exe available. Note: use only the installers for these variations downloaded after June 8th because the first uploads had issues with loading library files.

May 25th, 2021

2.7.0 (14725.1) new release version adds license info window.

April 12th, 2021

2.6.5 (14612.1) fixes an issue with selection using an unlicensed copy.

March 2nd, 2021

2.6.4 (14502.1) update for compatibility with other LXSeries applications, includes new key entry properties dialog.

December 15th, 2020

2.6.2 (14215.2) adds support for multiple control profiles, and using plan symbols in section view.

November 25th, 2020

2.6.0 (14124.1) updated graphics.

October 27th, 2020

2.5.0 (14027.1) fixes XML regression from 14026.1/14025.1 that caused some files not to open properly. Adds new select commands. Adds export EOS Magic Sheet command.

October 15th, 2020

2.5.0 (14015.1) adds Format->Focus->Next Click Sets Focus and Format->Align->Rotate to Focus.

April 23rd, 2020

2.4.0 (13423.1) new release version.

April 20th, 2020

2.3.7 (13421.1) adds rotate settings to Model window.

March 20th, 2020

2.3.5 (13320.1) adds ability to use temporary LXSeries Pro license.

March 19th, 2020

2.3.4 (13319.1) adds right-click to show a popup menu in the Model window. Export Image File... command in this popup menu allows export of the rendered image as a PNG file.

February 17th, 2020

2.3.4 (13217.1) changes the example fixture in a key block from being stored as a light to being stored as a group. Allows the example group to be replaced if a single group object is selected when Add/Update Key Block command is used. Files saved with this version will require an example light to be selected if opened with an older version and the key block is updated.

January 20th, 2020

2.3.3 (13120.1) adds misc improvements including auto-fill addresses in universe notation and network node kind/report.

January 5th, 2020

2.3.2 (13105.1) adds points of single selected path shape to measurements table. Adds image scaling calculator script.

October 19th, 2019

2.3.1 (12819.1) adds ability to specify distance to distribute objects commands.

September 27th, 2019

2.3.1 (12717.1) fixes bug when adding accessory to symbol with click on palette.

July 18th, 2019

2.3.0 (12518.1) adds additional transform commands and various improvements.

June 28th, 2019

2.3.0 (12501.1) adds copy/paste focus info

June 28th, 2019

2.3.0 (12428.1) adds multiple improvements, smaller embedded jre. Important if upgrading, the java folder name on Windows has changed from jdk-11.0.1 to jre-11.

February 21st, 2019

2.1.0 (12021.1) adds symbols list, drag to layers list, fixes issue opening files if certain reports were left open in tabs when the file was saved.

January 18th, 2019

2.1.0 (11916.1) initial support for symbols using regular drawing objects. Improved PDF export for scaled images and text.

January 7th, 2019

2.0.0 (11906.1) for Java 11, adds find to symbols tab. Improves auto-numbering across segmennts and in groups.

December 11th, 2018

2.0.0 (11811.1) update for EOS family console data export.

November 14th, 2018

2.0.0 (11703.1) update to match latest MacOS additions as well as new installers and install location for Java 11.

September 14th, 2018

1.9.3 (11513.1) update to match latest MacOS additions.

January 5th, 2018

1.8.6 (10714.1) updated Java 9 support using Launch4j 3.11. There is now a working installer for a Java 9 compatible version (64bit only).

December 15th, 2017

1.8.6 (10714.1) adds count by type option to color count reports.

November 9th, 2017

1.8.5 (10609.1) adds support for editing multi-line text fields. Adds option to resize font when resizing text fields.

May 25th, 2017

1.8.3 (10026.1) adds support for assigning graphics in section view to layers.

January 23rd, 2017

1.7.4 (9623.1) Improves connection between light and position objects.

January 18th, 2017

1.7.4 (9618.1) Adds Format->Transform->Flip Horizontally, Flip Vertically. Adds Edit->Select->Connected Lines. Fixes preview generation when zoomed.

October 15th, 2016

1.7.2 (9315.1) Adds support for accessory placement property.

September 1st, 2016

1.7.0 (9301.1) Release candidate version adds OpenGL rendering window. Updates .lxxplot file adding model window settings.

May 12th, 2016

1.6.4 (8912.1) adds support for clipping beams to simulate shutters.

March 17th, 2016

1.6.3(8717.1) update with latest additions to OS X applications.

February 18th, 2016

1.6.2(8618.1) update with latest additions to OS X applications.

December 31st, 2015

1.6.0(8331.1) adds Align menu and cleanup.

November 11th, 2015

1.5.8 (8311.1) adds Templates library. Fixes styled text in section view issue.

October 21st, 2015

1.5.6 (8221.1) adds Model Data field to light info as part of new file version.

September 12th, 2015

1.5.4 (8112.1) adds "Focus Moves with Light" to Options.

August 20th, 2015

1.5.4 (8020.1) improves display of axial beams.

July 2nd, 2015

1.5.3 (7902.1) fixes minor issues including user view saved with no layer selected won't open.

June 15th, 2015

1.5.1 (7815.1) adds components (insert-able graphics).

May 20th, 2015

1.4.8 (7720.1) improves popup menus in the Inspector and adds zoom to one page before printing option support.

April 24th, 2015

1.4.7 (7624.1) correctly sets default font for new styled text fields. Adds support for rgbaw and rgbawv mix types.

April 16th, 2015

1.4.6 (7616.1) adds trap for exceptions caused by a device type fixture not having any addresses defined.

April 3rd, 2015

1.4.5 (7603.1) adds support for hue/saturation subchannels.

March 27th, 2015

1.4.3 (7523.1) improved libraries and title block.

March 22nd, 2015

1.4.2 (7522.1) adds editing for Frames and Lamps libraries. Adds Hive key.

March 17th, 2015

1.4.1 (7517.1) fixes issues with display of beams when far edge rises above floor plane.

March 14th, 2015

1.4.0 (7514.2) adds options to Collada export including the ability to insert figures, floor and background into exported .dae file.

March 9th, 2015

1.3.10 (7509.1) adds Collada DAE export to Pro Features. Exported Collada files include lighting information from beams which can be imported into an app like Blender to produce a rendering.

February 26th, 2015

1.3.9 (7426.1) adds DXF export to Pro Features.

January 28th, 2015

1.3.7 (7405.1) improves color count and multiples of color eg. 2xR15.

January 27th, 2015

1.3.6 (7327.1) fixes re-size document bug. Adds Insert->Ruler Block command.

January 24th, 2015

1.3.5 (7324.1) adds disable field locations updates preference. Adds scaling to DXF import.

January 13th, 2015

1.3.4 (7313.1) handles error and provides alert when an attempt to open invalid lxxplot file is made. This includes trying to open a Mac binary lxplot file using LXFree for Java.

December 20th, 2014

1.3.2 (7220.1)

October 23rd, 2014

1.2.4 (7023.1) improved xml parser. New Windows installer does not require manual uninstall for update.

September 6th, 2014

1.2.3 (6906A) adds support for new report options.

July 3rd, 2014

1.2.1 (6703B) improves Report export file extension options.

June 23rd, 2014

1.2.1 (6623A) adds OSC output. Fixes issue with null font.

June 17th, 2014

1.2.0 (6617A) Pro Features beta update with DMX input. Go to View->Options and click Manage Pro Features to enable the beta. With Pro Features enabled, use View->Beam Controls to enable DMX input.

April 13th, 2014

1.1.8 adds Disable Info Field Selection option to Format menu.

March 26th, 2014

1.1.7 (6326A) fixes an issue that prevented the application from being launced by double-clicking a file. (regression in v1.1.6).

March 24th, 2014

1.1.6 (6324A) fixes nudge issue when object and field are both selected. Fixes an issue with moving positions in the Positions report.

March 10th, 2014

1.1.5 (6310A) adds Color Library window.

February 20th, 2014

1.1.3 (6220A) adds Format->Insert->Create Connection command which adds a group of lines indicating a connection between selected lights.

January 2nd, 2014

1.1.2 (6102A) fixes two duplicate bugs (thanks to Shawn Fidler for pointing them out).

November 11th, 2013

1.1.1 (5911A) traps bad rtf that could prevent a plot from opening.

October 20th, 2013

1.1.0 (5820A) release supporting color mix types.

June 26th, 2013

1.0.28 (5428A) improves PDF export.

June 26th, 2013

1.0.27 (5426A) fixes bug where uninitialized PDF preference would prevent PDF export.

June 25th, 2013

1.0.27 (5425A) fixes ability to set line style of lights. Changes imported graphics saved in JPEG format so that they are converted to sRGB color space for better compatibility across operating systems. Fixes issues with PDF export on Windows. Now defaults to more compatible PDF export option which simplifies export of styled text. This option may produce PDFs that work better with Acrobat. Multiple fonts and line wrap in styled text fields are not supported with the simplified export option.

June 21st, 2013

1.0.26 (5421) adds support for default visible info fields.

April 10th, 2013

1.0.23 (5209) improves report printing and adds support for multi-line light properties.

February 19th, 2013

1.0.21 (5018) fixes an issue with auto-color of the outline of symbols.

January 26th, 2013

1.0.21 (4926) adds support for 16bit device addresses and new recommended subchannel numbers.

January 5th, 2013

1.0.20 adds curtain line styles.

October 21st, 2012

1.0.17 fixes an issue where it was possible to remove a key entry and then through undo create a light that referenced that key entry that was no longer part of the key. Also fixes another rare issue with color count reports where they could have been created without the sort key being specified.

October 10th, 2012

1.0.16 fixes an issue with saving styled text when the alternate representation option was not selected.

July 17th, 2012

1.0.14 adds report options. Fixes issue with inserting key block.

July 11th, 2012

1.0.12 adds compatibility for newer files and simplified installation.

June 6th, 2012

1.0.10 adds compatibility for selectable layers.

May 20th, 2012

1.0.9 fixes regression that caused null pointer errors introduced in 1.0.8.

May 16th, 2012

1.0.8 updates for changes to lxxplot file options.

May 1st, 2012

1.0.6 improves compatibility with cropped imported images.

March 23th, 2012

1.0.5 fixes issue with duplicate and mirror. Addresses issue with changing ID using symbols report. Changes direction of zoom with scroll wheel to match other PC CAD application.

February 5th, 2012

1.0.3 add support for document preview in files and changes to prefer lxxplot file name extension.

January 12th, 2012

1.0.2 adds support for cropping imported graphics.

December 29th, 2011

1.0.0 released.

October 26th, 2011

0.34.26 adds notes window.

October 17th, 2011

0.34.17 fixes import dxf regression.

September 2nd, 2011

0.32.31 improves screen re-draw on zoom. Adds Zoom to Single Page command.

July 17th, 2011

0.31.17 Adds support for saved views. Adds support for 3D lines and rectangles.

July 5th, 2011

May 14th, 2011

0.29.14 fixes regression in previous version that prevented paste of symbols.

May 13th, 2011

0.29.13 update for compatibility with new .lxx and .lxkey files.

March 22nd, 2011

0.27.22 modifies GNU JPDF so that spaces are removed from PDF /basefont entries.

March 3rd, 2011

0.27.03 adds support for styled text fields in .lxx files.

January 11th, 2011

0.25.11 changes the file version to add UUIDs to symbols and new line styles. The use of UUIDs improves light/device connections and external data syncronization. Each light now has a unique identifier and can be linked using the UUID in addition to the using the older position#number method. Fixes focus and position mapping data .lxx file problem.

January 7th, 2011

December 23rd, 2010

0.24.23 adds support for zooming with mouse's scroll wheel.

December 12th, 2010

0.24.12 advances online help and adds Dimension to Line command along with other internal Jave improvements.

December 1st, 2010

0.24.01 adds JavaScript support. Utilizes Java 6 scripting support allowing extensions written in JavaScript.

October 22nd, 2010

0.22.22 fixes an exception in reading XML files. Fixes field style parameter changes.

0.22.19 improves DXF import and other minor fixes.

August 10th, 2010

0.20.10 updates support for subchannels. Adds Drag and Drop graphics support.

May 24th, 2010

0.17.24 fixes bug in "Channel Summary" that caused multiple references to grouped symbols to be created. Changes "M Channel List" to show all sub-channels under a single heading. Changes default sub-channel numbers so they are assigned by parameter not by list position.

May 19th, 2010

0.17.15 adds "m channel list" report which expands single channels. Adds sub-channel support.

May 6th, 2010

0.17.6 adds DXF import.

April 16th, 2010

0.16.16 fixes bug with export when grid showing.

November 7th, 2009

0.11.7 Adds support for user files in user_homeApplication Data\LXSeriesForWindows directory. User's report templates, key files and custom color files should be stored in the appropriate folder ("reports", "keys", or "colors") inside the \LXFree for Java folder.

October 31st, 2009

0.10.31 New single file installer.

October 27th, 2009

0.10.27 Adds PDF export (from open source gnu jpdf PDF library). Issues remain with fonts on Windows and scaled imported graphics.

August 14th, 2009

0.8.14 Title and key blocks are improved. With the new style, existing blocks are replaced in their current location by the Add Title Block/Add Key Block commands. Plots with the new title and key blocks will not open correctly in previous versions.

August 13th, 2009

0.8.12 adds insert key block and title block. Adds display coordinates.

August 8th, 2009

0.8.8 improves symbol palette. Adds Convert Symbol to Graphic command.

August 5th, 2009

0.8.5 fixes installer so document icon path is added to registry properly. Adds field style support.

August 3rd, 2009

0.8.3 add items to Format & Arrange & Insert menus.

August 1st, 2009

0.8.1 fixes multiple duplicate. Adds autofill to Inspector's Info tab.

July 29th, 2009

0.7.29 adds transparency support and improved Inspector panel.

July 28th, 2009

0.7.28 colors directory for adding files to color library. Improved group info editing.

July 21st, 2009

0.7.21 adds device info to Symbol tab.

July 12th, 2009

0.7.12 adds ability select tool with keys 1-8 and keyboard shortcuts to editing/toggling info fields. Adds ability to open lxx file over network with "Open URL..." command. Adds Copy/Paste Info Locations. Finishes R&R.

July 9th, 2009

0.7.8 adds copy/paste support.

July 6th, 2009

0.7.6 fixes including: reading special characters in XML; saving dimension lines; handling of positions with map points (LXFree).

July 3rd, 2009

0.7.2 fixes bug where groups were not saved. Adds move and duplicate to drawing tab. Adds update notification.

June 11th, 2009

0.6.11 adds "Options..." Command. Moves user properties file to "Program Files". Adds image file format option.

June 6th, 2009

0.6.6 improves imbedded web server and JPEG export. Adds tab delimited data import.

May 15th, 2009

0.5.15 updates to latest LXFree standard symbols and structure.

April 3rd, 2009

0.4.3 adds export JPEG and net sharing.

March 26th, 2009

0.3.26 improves support for grouped objects. Adds lock/unlock commands.

March 12th, 2009

0.3.12 adds selection of object within group using alt key click.

March 9th, 2009

0.3.9 fixes default text field font bug and toolbar "y" coordinate display. Adds grid and snap to grid. Adds log file.

March 8th, 2009

0.3.8 adds count and positions reports. Report templates can be modified saved. Reports can be exported as tab delimited text and html.

March 2nd, 2009

0.3.1 is first preliminary release of LXFree for Java for Windows.