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Old 22nd March 2011, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default Update announcement (11.0.3)

Dear All.

Serif (Europe) Ltd. is announcing the release of an update for DrawPlus X4 (build number 11.0.3.023) English language release.

The main purpose of the update is to resolve issues discovered since the release of DrawPlus X4 11.0.2, for which we apologise. A list of the changes/fixes is provided below. It also includes all issues fixed in the previous update
  • Stop removing instant 3d when applying a crop
  • Keyframe Animation - fixed tweening between quickshapes causes the object to move around
  • Loading pre- DPX3 documents is more stable on non english machines
  • Filter effect cache bitmaps only created above a certain threshold size - this saves memory (potentially a LOT)
  • Do not allocate HBITMAP resources when creating filter effects - this should lead to lower system resource usage and increased stability
  • Stop restriction that an object must not be perpendicular before showing rotation centerpoint as it was unhelpful and stopped vertical/horizontal lines from being easily rotated
  • Added 'Select-on-Create' button to Line Tool context toolbar
  • Improved precision for multi-stop gradient fill in exported images. This gives smoother gradient fills.
  • Fix for SVG files incorrectly reading on French installations - decimal place was being parsed as a localised ',' whereas it should never be localised.
  • Tweaked AlignPane default height so that it is not shorter than the contents required it to be!
  • Fixed hang when attempting to cut a series of points that are co-incident.
    Photo Gallery, stopped crash when we've got invalid brush strokes.
  • Catch exception so that if we fail to allocate enough memory for a bitmap avoiding crash (will instead just draw a cross)
  • Fix memory leak in line comparison code
  • Fixed threading issues caused by enumerating ICC profiles at the same time
  • Fixed occasional crash when cutting a brush stroke, where cutting can cause crashes depending on complexity of input line
  • Attempt to reduce chance of crashes during PDF export image resampling with very large documents.
  • Re-Implemented OLE so that DrawPlus can be used as an OLE Server. This means you can 'Insert'->'Object'->'Serif DrawPlus Drawing' from within PagePlus (for example) and create and edit a DrawPlus drawing to be used in place. Double-clicking your DrawPlus drawing within the client application loads DrawPlus to allow further edits. (Not recommended, but works)
  • Added support for loading palette files from older versions of DrawPlus (version 8 onwards).
We would recommend that ALL users of DrawPlus X4 English download and install this update. Serif recommend that this 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 (CD or download) and install it too. The downloads page www.serif.com/downloads.asp has the file also, which is 8.6 MB.


To work out if you need this update choose "About DrawPlus" in the help menu and if the version number is 11.0.2.022 (or less) and you are running the English version then you need this file. 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: DRAWPLUS1033_11.0.3.23_Patch-Setup.exe
Size: 8.57 MB (8,996,176 bytes)
Digital Signature: Confirmed
Sig Date/Time: 07 March 2011 11:19:25
MD5: 3011485BDAFC080574207F0DC157FD34
Removable: Yes.

Please report any problems updating DrawPlus X4 in this thread, and any problems using 11.0.3 in a new thread.
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Old 22nd March 2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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Thanks for the update Matt and team
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Old 22nd March 2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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Dear All.

Serif (Europe) Ltd. is announcing the release of an update for DrawPlus X4 (build number 11.0.3.023) English language release.

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Yay! Thanks!
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Old 22nd March 2011, 03:42 PM   #4
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No problem guys!
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Old 22nd March 2011, 08:10 PM   #5
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Hi MattP..

I'm disappointed, because some weeks ago you said the Update for French version will coming up ...

But, for now.. i had see NO ONE French Update for DrawPlus X4??

(the bug of SVG import/export with decimal and other related problem are still here..)

Correct me i'f i'm wrong please, but, this update (english update) here: http://dl.serif.com/Patches/DrawPlus...atch-Setup.exe is only for English people no? (english localization of DrawPlus X4, no? Or any English patch of any serif software can be installed on an installation disregarding if it's an English or No-english installation?

So, my question is simple:

If this update is only for English Serif DrawPlus X4, then, and what about news to a French /German Update???

Thanks for your answer

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Old 22nd March 2011, 08:26 PM   #6
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Default Re: Update announcement (11.0.3)

Please do not be disappointed SaphyConcept, as we are working on the French and German equivalents of this build this week. The patches are released independently in case an issue is found with the English patch in the first few days, which would mean that it would not be good for French or German owners either. If the French and German patch pass internal testing and the English patch does not show any regressions with the public, then I would expect these 2 other patches to be public by the end of next week.

Thank you for your patience.
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Old 22nd March 2011, 08:43 PM   #7
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I hope Patrick, I hope, because it's really boring this SVG bug.

Oh and thanks for your answer, then i'll waiting for the French Update.

(it can be downloaded on Serif Download website for free once released?)
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I was a little disappointed that the problem with the erase touch-up tool in the Cut-out Studio still hasn't been fixed!
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Thanks Matt and Serif team. I am sure all your hard work is appreciated.
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Old 25th March 2011, 07:49 AM   #10
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I was a little disappointed that the problem with the erase touch-up tool in the Cut-out Studio still hasn't been fixed!
What?? It is not yet fixed this stupid bug?
I'm thinking about this patch fixing that, but.. you said "Not yet fixed"..


Oh.. Man, if we (French users) must waiting for a new patch.. 11.0.3 still never released for us until some next month..


Please MattP, if you hear/read me, fix the Erase Tool bug in Cutout Studio and SVG feature before releasing any other patch, oh yes please.. It's really bad theses two bugs make a wasted time every days...
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I really want to thank Serif team for this superb product .
The update has solved my problems with SVG export.
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Old 28th March 2011, 10:57 AM   #12
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# Stop restriction that an object must not be perpendicular before showing rotation centerpoint as it was unhelpful and stopped vertical/horizontal lines from being easily rotated
# Added 'Select-on-Create' button to Line Tool context toolbar

I believe these were two that I mentioned.....thanks for the fix Serif!!!

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Yay! I'm glad we've got a few of the problems raised here fixed!

(Yes, Ravs, those changes were specially for you!)
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Old 29th March 2011, 04:11 PM   #14
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Hi folks!

I've just installed this update, and it's stopped my wacom intuos from working properly in drawplus. It was working fine, and now, although the icons on the tablet still change to the Drawplus icons, the buttons no longer do anything, the software no longer recognises how much pressure I'm applying or that I'm using the eraser, in fact the pen seeems to be operating as a mouse. Any help as to how I can get it going again would be very much appreciated. Thankyou!
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Never mind! I reinstalled the wacom software and it's all hunky-dorey now. For some reason, it never occurred to me that the software for the tablet would make any difference. I have to say when I first got drawplus I was used to coreldraw, and I didn't think I'd ever get used to drawplus. But the wacom tablet really brought it to life. I love drawplus now. Well done, guys.
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Any news related to French patch of DrawPlus X4 ?
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Any news related to French patch of DrawPlus X4 ?
Same question for a german patch of DP X4...
I complained (again) via e-mail at serif and just got a mail...

"I was actually the person who reported this issue to our development team.

They should be working on a fix for this, however I cannot guarantee any turnaround time as I reported this a while ago now.
I'll try chasing this up on monday to see if there is anything that is being done about this.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
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Old 7th April 2011, 01:28 PM   #18
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The French language and German language DrawPlus X4 11.0.3 updates are now live as announced here
http://forums.serif.com/showthread.php?t=88609
Thank you for your patience in this regard.
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The French language and German language DrawPlus X4 11.0.3 updates are now live as announced here
http://forums.serif.com/showthread.php?t=88609
Thank you for your patience in this regard.
Thanks Patrick!

But.. If i try to click in DrawPlus X4 on "Help" => "Searching for an update"

(it is written in French of course), it say there nothing update available...

Then... Where i can download (or HOW) this update because... your explanations is not suffisely comprehensible for me...
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The update that was recently announced by Patrick was for the Serif branded version of DrawPlus. My understanding is that you have a version that is provided by Microapp, which re-distributes our software in France.
The Microapp patch has not yet been released, as it is still being tested. We should have this testing finished very shortly, and a patch created specifically for that version of our software.
I apologise for any inconvenience that may cause, but rest assured, the patch will be available very shortly.
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