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Default DrawPlus X5 Update Announcement (12.0.1)

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Dear All.

Serif (Europe) Ltd. is announcing the release of an update for the English Language DrawPlus X5 (build number

The main purpose of the build is to resolve issues discovered since the release of DrawPlus 12.0.0 for which we apologise. As well as a number of minor fixes, this update addresses the following major issues. Many are phrased in the negative from our database but are nevertheless fixed.
  • State objects don't draw in the new engine
  • It's not always possible to edit the timestamp in a keyframe animation
  • Screen Redraw Very Slow if Snapping Grid is Enabled
  • This file is considerd "Not a Valid Pdf Format" - results in crash
  • Opacity slider now labelled 'Drag'.
  • Unable to select font face before putting text on drawing
  • Documents prior to X3 drew drop shadows locked to top incorrectly
  • Copy-Paste error with bitmap
  • Style's Editor: Fill and Line Opacity needs changing
  • Images can disappear or be swapped with other images after a copy & paste across documents
  • Images imported into Gallery vanish
  • Anti-clockwise curves with edge effects do not draw their edges
  • Crash on when creating or opening a document if processor doesn't support SSE2
  • Properties Tab - Fill & Line Opacity tab need renaming
  • The layer tree on the Layers tab collapses as soon as you navigate away from the document.
  • Pdf Export JPEG transparency gets coloured edges
  • Exporting file with black background to PDF X1a we get a black surround on the content
  • Exporting to PDF X1a results in missing filled curves
  • Printing missing large areas of filled closed curves
  • Rotated CMYK bitmap does not print
  • CMYK resample submission has broken 24 bit bitmap to CMYK PDF
  • 3D object or 3D Filter effect (QuickShape) does not print
  • Printing - "Styles>Instant Effects" (and possibly other styles) produces blank documents
  • 3D object (QuickShape) does not export to PDF-X1a
  • Snapping to grid fails if grid is not square
  • Malfunction of Artistic Text tool Auto-correct
  • C++ runtime error - Created Graphic Style from existing style
  • Pdf Export downsampling CMYK doesn't work
  • Saving document loses CMYK alpha from HD Photo
  • Layers tab does not draw correctly
  • Text with Bitmap fill fails to save fill correctly
  • Dimension Line Labels Context Toolbar does not update
  • Dimension Line Labels Context Toolbar Justification Icons Redundant
  • Page with many Conical fills will not print
  • Instant 3D inverts colours in CMYK images
  • Document with complex fils fails to open
  • Applying transparency to an enveloped brush displays incorrectly
  • Tools menu heading misbehaviour
  • Colour Management dlg: change to some text labels?
  • Problems with ThumbnailProvider - File > Open has no preview
  • Flow parameter for spray brush has disappeared
  • Align context toolbar not showing when shift click selecting
  • Attempt to export a button failing
  • Crash on attempting to add CMYK JPEG or TIFF as a bitmap fill
  • Information on main window says RGB Preview despite CMYK being selected
  • Can't add a pagehint, as an odd plus cursor appears instead of laying down the correct icon.
  • Resave DrawPlus X5 workspace files in DPX5
  • KFA copied and pasted object animates movement of original object but shouldn't animate
  • KFA new X5 document - text jumps during Preview
  • KFA new X5 document colour change of text during Preview
  • KFA new X5 document does not show all text during Preview
  • When closing a file but not the program, the studio flyouts remain in the program window
  • Close all open drawings and we loose UI
  • Gallery->Clipart - assert & missing thumbnail
  • Clean Curves Command Slider Doesn't Appear
  • Transparency no longer honoured with this GIF
  • These GIFs' open with bad corruption
  • Arrow-heads on Angular Dimensions Lines
  • Hard to Remove Fills from Angular Dimension Lines
  • Noise Reduction does not work on Photolab at DP-X5
  • Changing Brush Presets Causes Assert
  • Pen tool - using line segments causes mirror placement of nodes
  • Lighting options on PhotoLab does not work.
  • Empty Properties Tab After Loading Saved Workspace
  • Open File > Preview > X4 displays X5 does not
  • SVG Import - Repeated asserts and crash - Caused by large physical size of drawing?
  • Shapebuilder - Selection of SB causes selection of all items on workspace
  • dwg file does not load in DPx5
  • Connectors obscure part of object
  • Tools Toolbar: Toolbar Customisation Flyout has incorrect / missing descriptions
  • CMYK mode: Plasma Transparency fails to draw
  • CMYK mode: Photo brushes produce erroneous results
  • KFA: Appcrash with Windows 7 sample mp3
  • Cannot use the colour picker on win7 64bit
  • Redraw issue when using font substitutions
  • Changing default 'Initialization' setting for a brush
  • Applying an Edge Effect on a rotated image produces strange results
  • AI image imports offset
  • Crash opening DWG file
  • Open Saved Work/Filter
We would recommend that ALL users of DrawPlus X5 English download and install this file. Serif recommend that updating should be done within the program, by using the "Check for update from web" option in the Help Menu. This will always get any available update for your version of Serif software (DVD or download) and install it too. The downloads page www.serif.com/downloads.asp has the file also, which is 3.78 MB.

To work out if you need this update choose "About DrawPlus" in the help menu and if the version number is or less and you are running the English version then you need this update. Helpfully the software checks for updates the first time it runs, so for those yet to install a CD, the latest update will be found on first use if needed.

Technical Info:

File name: DRAWPLUS-X5-EN_12.0.1.21_Patch-Setup.exe
Size: 3.78 MB (3,966,288 bytes)
Digital Signature: Confirmed
Sig Date/Time: ‎05 ‎September ‎2011 17:18:11
MD5: B3D4B605EA4B700C7A16AF0017651820
Removable: Yes.

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