VectorStyler 1.0.041 release notes

  • Improved: trim and join tool, with click erasure mode.
  • Improved: change stroke or brush width in the pencil and brush tools using the bracket keys.
  • Improved: multiple improvements in the navigator panel.
  • Improved: added a navigator popup button to the bottom right corner of the document view.
  • Improved: eraser tool to also join when segments were cut in separate sweeps.
  • Improved: reset the object center after eraser tool changes.
  • Improved: pick envelope shape from an other object (using panel menu command on selected Envelope effect).
  • Improved: additional bending effect options to control bending start / end position along the curve.
  • Improved: remove fixed transformation center, by clicking again on the selected center knob. This mode will transform around the adjusted object center.
  • Improved: snap guidelines with Shift+ to visible ruler units at the current zoom value.
  • Improved: add Unlock All command to the Object menu.
  • Improved: option to allow the selection of locked objects, Select / Options / Allow Locked Objects.
  • Improved: scrolling in the context panel using the swipe gesture.
  • Improved: split text shape into characters, words or lines.
  • Improved: rearrange boolean operation tools.
  • Improved: added a low contrast gray theme.
  • Improved: select objects with open path sweeps using the lasso tool.
  • Improved: detach (expand) styles in selected objects.
  • Fixed: performance issues with ungroup all on large groups.
  • Fixed: undo after break apart did not work correctly on text.
  • Fixed: merge should detect styles correctly and merge accordingly.
  • Fixed: shape builder region handling with touching shapes.
  • Fixed: regression in transform marker sensitivity for skewing.
  • Fixed: copy SVG as text to clipboard on Windows.
  • Fixed: Copy should not mark document as changed.
  • Fixed: removing effects did not update all effect links.
  • Fixed: changing document color mode did not update default drawing color.
  • Fixed: undo after duplicating multiple selected objects did not word correctly.
  • Fixed: tool tips did not show on Windows when using tablet.
  • Fixed: bleed and crop marks to use registration colors (to show on all plates).
  • Fixed: stroke and brush sizes list should adjust to document unit.
  • Fixed: changing the brush / stroke width in the brush / pencil tools should update the panels.
  • Fixed: color panel expands color when dragged from fill to stroke knob.
  • Fixed: allow guideline creation and change in the panning, zooming and view rotating tools.
  • Fixed: select control handles using box selection mode in the current path.
  • Fixed: hidden objects are shown in outline preview mode.
  • Fixed: segment eraser precision in large zoom mode.
  • Fixed: inner shadow effect margins were clipped.
  • Fixed: opacity may leak to other objects when exporting shapes with transparent fills into image formats.
  • Fixed: show nodes of paths when hovering over the shape.
  • Fixed: tool tips of boolean operations are not shown on Windows in auto preview mode.
  • Fixed: add scrolling step icons to the document scrollbar.

Changes in recent releases

  • Fixed: pencil eraser tool should not reduce the width profile to zero.

  • Fixed: refactor spot color handling UI in printer settings view.

  • Fixed: selecting a character style in the context panel did not work.

  • Fixed: cursor reverts to arrow after drawing the first shape.

  • Fixed: duplicating objects having a contour effect.

  • Fixed: scrolling with the mouse in numeric fields.

  • Fixed: ungroup multiple objects in the layers panel.

  • Fixed: cut self intersecting closed paths with pencil eraser tool.

  • Fixed: handling self intersections in winding shape normalization.

  • Fixed: shape builder to work better with self intersecting shapes.

  • Fixed: single click highlight of numeric fields.

  • Fixed: add a reset button to the printer settings view.

  • Fixed: adjust crop mark gap using the marker offset settings.

  • Fixed: show document bleed and slug values in printer settings view.

  • Fixed: repeating copy and rotate to use the actual pivot point.

  • Fixed: paste registers in undo as duplicate.

  • Fixed: exporting clipped groups into image formats used wrong bounding box.

  • Fixed: exporting some image effects may fail.

  • Fixed: combining objects with referenced shapes.

  • Fixed: ruler in paragraph view to use document units and allow scrolling.

  • Fixed: update path panel immediately when moving nodes.

  • Fixed: exporting flipped characters to SVG.

  • Fixed: SVG bitmap fonts did not render correctly.

  • Fixed: exporting bitmap fonts to PDF.

  • Fixed: rotate tool did not detect upper right corner.

  • Fixed: offset path on text shape did not show original if enabled.

  • Fixed: with of numeric fields in the properties panel.

  • Fixed: better layout in navigation panel.

  • Fixed: merge width profile when erasing from brushes.

  • Fixed: exporting gradients to SVG files.

  • Fixed: low zoom levels did not allow moving of small objects.

  • Fixed: pencil eraser tool may incorrectly remove objects.

  • Improved: cut and merge variable width profiles with the pencil eraser mode.

  • Fixed: problems with tab positions in frame text.

  • Fixed: bleed and slug handling.

  • Fixed: collider tool should work also when the Snap to Shapes is disabled.

  • Fixed: selecting stroke width in the Properties panel.

  • Fixed: slider increment should be small when using large units.

  • Fixed: changing default stroke and brush width from zero.

  • Fixed: problems with knife tool on composite shapes.

  • Fixed: pasting to active artbaord in the same document.

  • Fixed: preview of deleting original option in the Offset Path view.

  • Fixed: background of context panel in light modes.

  • Fixed: solid stroke preview in brush panel should be darker.

  • Fixed: automatic scrolling when hovering over font list margins.

  • Fixed: scissor tool should convert shapes to curves.

  • Fixed: node eraser should not remove whole objects when clicking on a shape node.

  • Fixed: importing gradient from EPS files.

  • Fixed: cannot change color mode in color panel if nothing is selected.

  • Fixed: under of color filters on text shape breaks.

  • Fixed: wrong clipping of image effects on shapes with winding fills.

  • Fixed: find / replace in some text shapes may crash the app.

  • Fixed: pasting appearance will paste new objects of objects were copied after appearance (should have separate pasteboard).

  • Fixed: displaying effects on some shapes with outlines had the wrong effect region.

  • Fixed: copying objects to the pasteboard clears the selection (and keeps the copy selected).

  • Fixed: knife tool to cut combined shapes correctly.

  • Fixed: do not show text shape nodes when drawing with freehand tool.

  • Fixed: opacity field in properties panel is too small.

  • Fixed: show tool tips for additional options button in properties panel.

  • Fixed: show tool tips for preset lists.

  • Fixed: non uniform mapping in sliders with percent values was broken.

  • Fixed: remove source shape in group exclude.

  • Fixed: closing document view in a tiled view group may leave stack behind.

  • Fixed: document setup undo did not refresh correctly.

  • Fixed: adjusting objects along a path did not set the correct offset.