VectorStyler 1.1.051 release notes

Fixed

  • New action: Object -> Shape -> Separate at Intersections to self intersect and separate paths.
  • Snapping should also work when dragging from a path node.
  • Eraser tool to cut from end of open paths.
  • Duplicating inside transformed groups should position objects correctly.
  • Area zoom marque was not displayed correctly when activated from the transform tool.
  • Area zoom should also work for zoom out.
  • Blending cloned objects did not work.
  • Recorded actions should activate by the first action.
  • Confirming a number in the snapping space editor should also add it.
  • Deleting a node did not keep the path selected.
  • Click selection of complex shapes did not handle negative space correctly.
  • Keep objects selected on the canvas when changing stacking order in the Layers panel.
  • Allow adding separators into contextual menus.
  • Outline highlight did not show correctly on Windows at large zoom.
  • Activating shape editor without a selection should highlight nodes when hovering over editable paths.
  • General stability improvements.

Changes in recent releases

Improved

  • Erase blend mode.
  • Import or open AI files without layer content for presets and styles.
  • Allow renaming shapes inside composite shapes in the Layers panel.
  • Added a Repeat Last action to the Edit menu.
  • Option in Snapping panel menu to snap the whole selection box or separate boxes for each selected item.
  • Option to set a 2 line text on opposite side of a shape and control distance from path relative to leading amount.
  • Indicate in Layers panel if a group is clipped.
  • Eraser tool to keep open or unfilled paths open.
  • New Remove Overlapping Segments action to clean overlapping segments inside complex shapes (included text converted to curves).
  • Do not expand hairline stroke in Divide and Merge operations.
  • Node to node snapping when moving objects with the default transform tool (can be disabled in preferences).
  • Proportional scaling from the side knobs also.
  • Use the pivot selection of the Transform panel for flipping and rotating actions from the context panel.
  • Add object level Clipped Effect Frame option.

Fixed

  • Pencil tool option to allow drawing with brushes (Preferences -> Changing Options -> Brushes with the Pencil Tool).

  • Trim and join tool did not always find intersection when the path end overlapped another part.

  • Drawing lines with the Pencil tool and Rope stabilizer enabled may result in wrong positions.

  • Do not scale or rotate when clicking and dragging an unselected object.

  • Possible crash with certain OpenType fonts when importing PDF files.

  • Crash with Eraser blend mode when transparent backdrop is disabled.

  • After using mesh editor, editing and drawing of new gradient fills are blocked.

  • Importing 16 bit images from PDFs.

  • Automatically fix display mode for imported settings files.

  • Display refresh issues observed on MacMini M1.

  • Reduce refresh lag when moving panels on Windows.

  • Refresh referenced symbols when changing.

  • Improved image reading from AI file format.

  • Stroke expansion inside distorted and transformed groups.

  • Show correct selection frame when duplicating objects.

  • Importing clipped gradient types from PDF files.

  • Distortion effects to correctly handle smooth corners around lines.

  • Convert text on path to curves inside transformed groups.

  • Preferences option to close lasso selection automatically.

  • Polygonal lasso selection tool to complete selection on double click.

  • Possible crash when opening files with symbol links.

  • Possible crash when exporting to SVG.

  • Export expanded vector brushes to SVG files.

  • Drawing inside transformed groups with pencil may offset the resulting shape position.

  • Correctly detach text on path options after duplication.

  • Multiple text linked to the same path.

  • Dark theme on MacOS High Sierra should use correct appearance for file panels.

  • Blend modes did not render correctly in CMYK mode.

  • Rendering stroke aligned to outside for certain open paths.

  • Changing toolbox column count should keep the top right corner fixed.

  • Missing icon in an alternate toolbox style.

  • Preview in text frame style view was not applied automatically as options were edited.

  • The Transform in Text Editor option should work also when creating new text frames inside existing shapes.

  • Text flow in custom shapes to better use the available space.

  • Adding to favorite fonts should also work when in font searching mode.

  • Allow folder name editing in toolbox customization, and setup default folder names.

  • Do not attach custom toolboxes next to existing toolboxes.

  • Do not initiate drag and drop with right click on the preview icons in the Layers panel.

  • Allow text variable selection while in normal object transform mode.

  • New from template should create a document view.

  • Improved memory use by the Expand Clipped Groups action.

  • Allow shortcut assignments to the shape combine actions.

  • Inserting new nodes into a path when all nodes are selected.

  • Repeated duplicating from modal view resulted in wrong undo information.

  • Undo redo stack to remain consistent after certain actions (like Transformed Content).

  • Font previews in the font list to have correct position and size.

  • Font list scrolling with scaled user interface resulted in broken list position.

  • Do not allow the removal of certain default folders in the Preferences view.

  • Keep the last selected export options preset name.

  • Reveal foreign files also when clicking on the file name tab with the Option (Alt) key.

  • Show current tool(s) name in status bar.

  • Do not display notdef character for alternate space characters.

  • Deselect from selection using the Shift key.

  • Keep selected export preset name.

  • In fill popover keep current color when switching to gradient fill style and use it as a gradient color.

  • Document title region did not display correctly with scaled user interface.

  • Importing multipage PDFs did not position images correctly.