Version 6.2m 03/01/2024 (Hotfix)

  1. The automatic line designation did not work.

Version 6.2m 02/28/2024

  1. The representation of T-distributors has been adapted to the current standard.
  2. Connected components were sometimes not handled correctly when distributing a valve terminal.
  3. Sometimes no global object was created when inserting a valve terminal.
  4. Improves the zoom function with the mouse wheel while holding down the Ctrl key.
  5. The catalog dialog now remembers the last database used.
  6. Fixes a bug when scaling multiple selected texts.
  7. Corrects the dialog of the geometry properties of simple lines.
  8. User-defined attributes were sometimes lost when changing the properties of several selected lines.
  9. Updates the supplied Festo product catalog extract and the symbol library.

Version 6.2l 10/16/2023

  1. Fixes a display error when searching for attribute links.
  2. The cursor position is taken into account when inserting attribute links.
  3. Fixes an error when automatically connecting components.
  4. Prevents duplication of prefixes in designations.
  5. Designations of T-distributors are now numbered correctly.
  6. The creation of components containing certain special characters now succeeds.
  7. Fixes a bug in the designation of sub-objects.
  8. Improves the insertion of parts lists from QuickSearch.
  9. The actual components are now highlighted more clearly when renumbering.
  10. Improves the position of line attributes.
  11. Updates the supplied Festo product catalog extract and the symbol library.
  12. The option “invisible objects appear in parts list” is now correctly interpreted in the reports.
  13. Prevents the program from freezing in case of cyclic references.

Version 6.2k 06/19/2023

  1. Updates the supplied Festo product catalog extract and the symbol library.
  2. Labelling rules were not saved correctly with the project/page node.
  3. The defined font was not always used for the designation of connection lines.
  4. Corrects an error in the designation numbering.
  5. Improves the positioning of inserted symbols.
  6. Improves the display and text alignment of line attributes.
  7. The preview images of unplaced objects were sometimes not displayed correctly.
  8. When renumbering designations, the active component was sometimes not highlighted.
  9. Corrects a line dragging error.
  10. Corrects an assignment error in user databases with part numbers that collide with Festo products.
  11. Sometimes wrong symbols from user libraries were used when creating circuits from an order code.
  12. Shortened representation of label connections was sometimes lost after saving.
  13. Inserting cross-references sometimes did not work correctly.
  14. Encrypted files sometimes could not be printed.
  15. Fixes an error when automatically translating the component description.
  16. Attribute links were not always set correctly when copying object groups.
  17. Attribute links to lines are now displayed correctly.
  18. Improves automatic naming of symbols when inserting them into user libraries.
  19. Improves calculation of column width in reports.
  20. If an error occurs when inserting an order code, a more meaningful message now appears.

Version 6.2j 03/10/2023

  1. Fixes an error that occurred when merging columns in reports.
  2. Corrects the location of cables in reports.
  3. Improves Internet access to Festo online services.
  4. Corrects incorrect attribute links and object references when copying symbols (global objects) to another project.
  5. Corrects a layout error in the about box.
  6. Displays a message when incorrect values are entered in the options dialog.
  7. Extends reports by the columns installation/location/circuit of components.
  8. Updates the supplied Festo product catalog extract and the symbol library.
  9. Corrects an error in connection with Internet access under Windows 7.
  10. Fixes an error when distributing valve terminals to several pages.

Version 6.2i 11/30/2022

  1. When copying pages, the global objects are optionally copied as well.
  2. More detailed messages appear if errors occur when inserting valve terminals.
  3. Texts can now be anchored to reports.
  4. If valve terminals are distributed to several pages, the positions of the identifiers are kept.
  5. Changed identification letters now also affect user libraries.
  6. Symbols from QuickSearch are inserted into the existing FluidDraw instance even if the option “Allow multiple FluidDraw instances to be started” is enabled.
  7. Improves the full text search in the component library.
  8. With an update installation, the help files are installed correctly.
  9. Improves the display of attribute texts when inserting valve terminals.
  10. Sub-objects are correctly incremented when copying.
  11. In the common properties the designations of the connections can be shown or hidden.
  12. The setting of connection terminators for multiple selected connections has been improved.
  13. Updates the supplied Festo product catalog extract and the symbol library.

Version 6.2h 09/05/2022

  1. The “Go to Target” function sometimes did not jump to the correct object.
  2. Improves the full text search in the component library.
  3. The current circuit generation is now used for manual order code entry under “Insert from catalog”.
  4. Line breaks within cross references were not always handled correctly.
  5. Libraries that were included as symbol folders were not always opened read-only.
  6. The installer now supports a parameter to control the automatic check for updates for all users.
  7. Speeds up the search for licenses on the network.
  8. Updates the supplied Festo product catalog extract and the symbol library.

Version 6.2g 07/12/2022

  1. Cross references to non-unique reference designations are preserved.
  2. Attribute links were not resolved correctly if the project path contains the meta character for “multiple attributes in one line”.
  3. Page names composed of translations in the project tree are displayed better.
  4. The designations of multiple sub-objects was not always incremented correctly.
  5. Sometimes the correct catalog symbol was not inserted when overwriting predefined symbol kits with custom libraries.
  6. When inserting via QuickSearch or from a file, the option for inserting “legacy valve terminal symbols” was not correctly taken into account.
  7. When exporting single pages of a project, cross-references were sometimes not displayed correctly.
  8. Editing attribute values in reports now works even if attribute names contain blanks.
  9. File and web links are now available in the column selection for reports.
  10. Improves the position of connector texts for some symbols.

Version 6.2f 05/05/2022

  1. Images from the clipboard could be inserted erroneously in the editing dialog of the text objects.
  2. When editing reports interactively, pasting from the clipboard was sometimes misinterpreted.
  3. Transferring the catalog properties of multiple selected connectors now works correctly.
  4. The symbols of silencers and blind plugs have been revised.
  5. Ident codes containing spaces are now resolved correctly.
  6. Corrects some menu translations.
  7. Sub-symbols now keep their own symbol names.
  8. Some attribute links were not updated when inserting objects from custom databases.
  9. Fixes a rare error when arranging valve terminals.
  10. Pages containing reports were not always correctly fitted via “Fit to window”.
  11. If components are inserted without a symbol, the type attribute is now displayed correctly.
  12. The menu item “Insert relates symbol” is now also available for grouped single objects.
  13. Updates the supplied Festo product catalog extract and the symbol library.
  14. Improves SVG export and graphical representation in the clipboard.
  15. Corrects internal rounding errors on loading circuit files.

Version 6.2e 03/09/2022

  1. When interactively moving pages in the project tree, page nodes could accidentally disappear.
  2. The dialog for DXF import sometimes did not show a preview.
  3. Sometimes designations inside macros were displayed erroneously.
  4. Predefined attributes of user databases were not always handled correctly.
  5. “Order code 1”, “Order code 2” and “Description” are now available for user databases both in the import dialog and when manually assigning user attributes.
  6. The CodeMeter driver installation sometimes failed on Windows Server systems.
  7. In the options dialog there are several settings for text output in the DXF export.
  8. Inserting valve terminals failed when the reduced view was set in the component library.

Version 6.2d 02/15/2022

  1. When printing and exporting, pages in the parts list view were sometimes not displayed correctly.
  2. When exporting, the selection of pages is retained until the next program start.
  3. The dialog for the cable properties was sometimes not displayed correctly.
  4. In rare cases, pages could not be moved in the project tree.
  5. Improved error handling when resolving ident codes for valve terminals.
  6. Fixed an error when renumbering identifiers when multiple projects are open.
  7. Line ends in properties dialogs are now more distinguishable.
  8. The language settings in the options dialog are now grouped on one page.
  9. A message appears that the interface to the new Festo online shopping cart is not yet functioning.
  10. Attribute links with properties of main objects now bring a reduced dialog.
  11. Snap options now affect the already drawn line segments of the polyline being created.
  12. In the project window the active project is highlighted more clearly.

Version 6.2c 01/10/2022

  1. The management of user libraries contains various plausibility checks.
  2. The position of the reference identification has been improved.
  3. Fixes an error related to translations within the reports.
  4. The call of online services has been updated.
  5. Line style of lines on layer level is now correctly handled for PDF export.
  6. Assigned keyboard shortcuts are displayed in the configuration dialog for the menu ribbons.
  7. The active page is highlighted more clearly in the project tree.
  8. Moving folders and pages in the project tree is now better visualized.
  9. When a project tab is activated in the project window, the last active page of the associated project comes to the foreground.
  10. The cursor keys can now be used to navigate through the project tree as follows:
  11. Fixes an error that could lead to the loss of object references.
  12. If a group was deselected, sometimes connectors within the group remained selected.
  13. Line end symbols were sometimes swapped when drawing lines.
  14. An option allows FluidDraw to be run multiple times.
  15. In the context menu of the library window there are now special commands for updating, freeing and editing user libraries that are open at the same time.
  16. A suitable preselection is displayed in the quick filter of the reports.
  17. In template management, copies of existing templates are better named.
  18. The dialog for designation rules now checks the validity of user entries.
  19. Improves line routing for connectors that are not exactly on the grid.
  20. When creating multiple connection lines, existing source connections are now better taken into account.
  21. Updates the supplied Festo product catalog extract and the symbol library.
  22. Optimizes loading of large projects with many embedded images.
  23. Improves the quality of vector graphics when copying circuits to the clipboard.
  24. Loading, printing and exporting of large projects is mostly done in the background and can be aborted before the end.
  25. FluidDraw now uses Festo’s online service for symbol generation from order codes. This requires an Internet connection.
  26. Fixes a rare crash with reference loops.
  27. The setup contains the CodeMeter Runtime 7.40.

Version 6.2b 10/07/2021

  1. In the dialog for selecting the automatically displayed attributes, several attributes with the same name are grouped together and listed only once.
  2. The retrieval of the online service for spare parts search has been updated.
  3. The numbering sequence of the valve solenoid designations has been revised.
  4. Fixes a rare error when editing product databases and translation tables.
  5. The “Inherit from page” option was not saved correctly for the “Circuit” property of an object.
  6. Cable symbols without assigned wires could cause an error in the object browser.
  7. The display and interactive editing of reports has been improved.
  8. Supports multiline display of cell contents in reports.
  9. Support for text IDs and attribute links in static tables Improved.
  10. Symbols and minor function updates are now done via the online update without having to update the complete program.
  11. When exporting reports, the columns to be exported can now be selected.
  12. In the context menu of a symbol all linked symbols are now listed as jump targets.
  13. Texts, text IDs from translation tables and attribute links can now be written in one line in the text object, provided they are separated from each other by a definable delimiter symbol. For compatibility reasons, this feature is disabled by default and can be enabled in the project properties.
  14. The user name is available as a predefined variable (%UserName).
  15. If a text ID from the translation table is inserted into a text object while the “attribute link” option is activated, it is automatically enclosed in quotation marks.
  16. When an attribute link is inserted, it is automatically shortened if the referenced object is on the same page as the text object.
  17. The project tree in the browse dialog for attribute links now highlights the selected link or the last selected node, depending on the context.

Version 6.2a 07/01/2021

  1. Editing the parts list cells did not work anymore in version 6.2.
  2. Fixes a crash when opening the font dialog box multiple times since version 6.2.
  3. Textual search improved in the component library.
  4. The behavior of text links for components without symbol has been improved.
  5. Adds various symbol generations for component symbols.
  6. Suppresses the generation of unwanted labels when pasting symbols from the clipboard.
  7. Prevents the creation of a global object when inserting a macro from the user library.
  8. Fixes a designation error when editing multiple potentials or interruptions at the same time.
  9. User-defined templates can now be deleted in template management.
  10. In the ribbon bar there are now commands to show and hide the component library, the project tree and the object browser window.
  11. The file size for PDF export is now significantly reduced.
  12. The license server is now found more reliably after a network interruptions.
  13. Automatic line routing at T-distributors have been improved.
  14. Fixes a preview error for configurable valves and cylinders.
  15. The setup installs the CodeMeter Runtime 7.21a, which contains security improvements.

Version 6.2 05/07/2021

  1. The code base has been modernized and updated to .NET Framework 4.8.
  2. The program help is now displayed in modern HTML5 format instead of obsolete CHM file.
  3. The setup program includes installation instructions in different languages.
  4. The supplied extract from the Festo product catalogue and the symbol library have been updated.
  5. In the options dialog the preview of the fonts of the text settings was not always displayed correctly.
  6. The component library offers an input field for quick search.
  7. If a page of a project is edited, it is switched to the associated project in the project tree for a better overview.
  8. Fixes a rare freeze of the export dialog.
  9. Speeds up the opening of the shopping cart list with many entries.
  10. When changing object properties, other pages of the project were sometimes not updated correctly.
  11. When copying sub-objects to the clipboard or to another page, a possibly associated global object is also copied.
  12. Fixes a bug in the object browser.
  13. Suppresses an erroneous message that a project is already in use by another user.
  14. Sometimes the symbol name was not displayed for symbol kits.
  15. Corrects incorrect reference designation of single-pole connections.
  16. Suppresses the display of designations starting with “?” for components without a symbol.
  17. Corrects an error when displaying labels in the properties of multiple objects.
  18. The status of the “Snap to grid” option is now saved correctly.
  19. When importing user databases, “Order code 1” and “Order code 2” can now be assigned as predefined attributes.
  20. Suppressed a false error message during PDF export.
  21. Exported PDF files are now slightly more compact.
  22. Improves the display of circles and ellipses in PDF and SVG export.
  23. In the reports, the designations of the potentials and interruptions are now displayed correctly.
  24. Corrects an error in the background update that leads to unnecessarily high memory consumption.
  25. The menu item “New page” is now located by default under “Project” instead of “File / New”.
  26. In the ribbon, the entry “Insert from custom database” has a quick-access to the last opened database in addition to the list with all loaded databases.
  27. In the dialog for customizing the keyboard shortcuts, the table can be sorted by “Keyboard shortcut”.
  28. Supports additional formats for importing Festo online shopping baskets.
  29. The dialog for renumbering designations can now process a filter. In addition, the dialog remembers the last selected settings until the next program start.
  30. The new property “parent-description” analog to the predefined variable %ParentDescription can now be used to include the description of the parent folder in the table of contents.
  31. The demo version (which is also the viewer) can now load the option configurations of the full version. Moreover, this version now allows exporting to other formats in addition to printing.
  32. Fixes a bug in the cross-project undo function.
  33. The drawing layers list was sometimes not updated in the ribbon.
  34. Single pages saved as CIRC files with previous versions can optionally be opened as projects. This makes it easier to add more pages and to create unplaced objects.

Version 6.1e 12/15/2020

  1. In version 6.1d, the internal object designation is erroneously displayed in addition to the identification in the case of interruptions and potentials.
  2. The function “Show attributes” sometimes did not use the correct fonts.
  3. Fittings at connections were sometimes not treated correctly as connection terminators.
  4. The supplied extract from the Festo product catalogue and the symbol library have been updated.
  5. The activation wizard now supports license restoration.

Version 6.1d 12/08/2020

  1. The identification on T-distributors labels was sometimes not displayed.
  2. The supplied extract from the Festo product catalogue and the symbol library have been updated.

Version 6.1c 11/19/2020

  1. For some components no symbol was created when inserting from the product catalog.
  2. Extends the link targets in the context menu by adding the sub-objects of the corresponding global objects.
  3. The references to image files stored in the user databases are displayed in the “Insert from User Database” dialog and can be transferred to the page as symbols.
  4. If several pneumatic connectors are assigned to silencers with product data via the common properties, the selection is limited to suitable accessories by default. Furthermore, the newly connected silencers are labeled from top to bottom and from left to right.
  5. In version 6.1b the insertion of symbols via the dialog “Insert from product catalog” did not always work with multiple selection.
  6. Copying the symbol preview to the clipboard in the dialog “Insert from product catalog” via the context menu did not always work.
  7. Due to background updates of the projects, it may happen that FluidDraw asks whether the project changes should be saved although the user has not actively changed anything. FluidDraw now better distinguishes between internal updates and user actions.
  8. Images embedded in the CMYK color space are now displayed correctly in the PDF export
  9. The text of text objects can now also be selected as a column in reports.
  10. The standard font height of the connector texts has been reduced slightly to improve the clarity in case of tightly spaced connectors
  11. When editing text within tables, pressing the DEL key no longer aborts the editing process but deletes the character behind the cursor as expected.
  12. Deleting the wire identification of an electrical cable now works even if the wire belongs to a cable.
  13. When setting terminals, a warning appears if the corresponding terminal strip is already fully occupied. If desired, the properties dialog of the terminal strip opens to increase the number of terminals.
  14. Renumbering of labels sometimes included pages with the same names of other, also opened projects.
  15. The identification on texts and electrical labels was sometimes not displayed.
  16. The font for component labels was incorrectly set to the font for attribute text.
  17. The font for text objects was not considered.
  18. Fixes an error when saving and copying the global setting for “Show Attributes”.
  19. The size and position of the dialog for inserting catalog symbols is now kept even if the dialog is cancelled.
  20. The supplied extract from the Festo product catalogue and the symbol library have been updated.
  21. Added installation language and manual in Chinese
  22. Inserting objects from the clipboard sometimes did not work if unassigned sub-objects were included.
  23. The context menu “Jump to” and “Insert Cross Reference” is sorted more clearly and when clicking on an entry the corresponding object is highlighted with an animation.
  24. If the preview is copied to the clipboard in the “Insert from product catalog” dialog, the symbol is inserted in addition to the image.
  25. For the identification of interruptions, the font for conduction lines is used instead of the font for cross-references.

Version 6.1b 09/22/2020

  1. When editing multiple texts using the common properties, the position was not always calculated correctly.
  2. When moving objects using the cursor keys, the page’s grid width is now taken into account.
  3. When inserting parts with order codes via customer part numbers, sometimes no symbols were created.
  4. After selecting a customer part number, the same part could not be inserted at the same time with a different customer part number.
  5. The stored order codes can now be changed manually when selecting a customer part number
  6. Contains some database updates.
  7. If an report is sent to the Festo online shopping cart, the order codes are always transmitted, even if the corresponding columns in the report are not selected
  8. The identcodes of the catalog attributes can be changed by the user in the properties dialog. There is a new “Edit” icon above the attribute table for this purpose.
  9. The displayed value of the “Type” attribute in reports did not always correspond to the value entered for the symbol.

Version 6.1a 08/19/2020

  1. The font selection dialog did not always show the installed fonts.
  2. When selecting preconfigured modular symbols via a customer part number, only a text was inserted instead of the symbol.
  3. The supplied extract from the Festo product catalogue was updated.
  4. Sub-objects were sometimes linked not to the main objects but to secondary objects, which resulted in a misleading warning.
  5. The dialog for managing reference designations no longer worked in version 6.1
  6. Chinese characters were not always shown in the PDF export.
  7. Several languages were added and revised.
  8. Attribute text positioning of distributed valve terminals improved.

Version 6.1 07/07/2020

  1. The supplied extract from the Festo product catalogue and the symbol library have been updated.
  2. Fixed position numbers can be managed for projects, which are assigned automatically or manually for selected product properties.
  3. Supports the single-pole representation of electrical symbols.
  4. When assigning catalog properties to a secondary symbol, a false warning appeared that objects with the same label exist.
  5. The product selection from the catalog now allows the selection of alternative symbols and associated sub-objects of a part number.
  6. A secondary object with a corresponding symbol can be inserted directly via the context menu.
  7. The PDF export now contains the project structure as bookmarks.
  8. Adds more entries for cables and connections to the context menu of the jump targets.
  9. When duplicating project pages, attribute references in the drawing frame could refer to the attributes of the original page.
  10. If a main symbol is deleted to which secondary symbols refer, a suitable secondary symbol can optionally be defined as main symbol.
  11. No more unplaced objects are created for secondary symbols.
  12. Some program settings were reset after opening the options dialog
  13. Symbol folders can be opened as a library via drag & drop.
  14. In the cable symbol dialog, not only all but also selected wire directions can now be reversed.
  15. The property “Appears in parts lists” can now also be set for secondary symbols.
  16. When changing the terminal level in the dialog of the corresponding terminal strip, the level display on the terminal was not always updated.
  17. The default direction of lines depends on other already connected lines of the same connected objects. Accordingly, the assigned terminal strip of a newly set terminal is determined by other existing terminals.
  18. In the terminal strip dialog, all or selected terminal directions can now be reversed.
  19. After changing the associated cable in the cable symbol dialog, the attributes to be displayed were not updated correctly. In addition, they were not always saved correctly and had to be set again after opening the project.
  20. There is a new tab in the common properties dialog where displayed attributes can be selected.
  21. The arrow directions of the interruptions are now also displayed if no line is connected.
  22. When valve terminals are distributed over several sheets, the display of the line attributes is retained.
  23. The setting “Adopt drawing size from drawing frame” was sometimes not applied.
  24. The selection filters for connections, connecting lines and T-distributors have been adapted.
  25. If three unsuccessful attempts are made to select an object that cannot be selected due to the selection filter, a message appears.
  26. Improves the display of not solid lines in SVG export.
  27. Prevents double designations of components after pasting from the clipboard.
  28. For text framing, additional styles are available: “Rounded rectangle”, “Stadium shape” and “Ellipse”.
  29. The sorting criteria are now also applied within the cells of a grouped report.
  30. In the project and page properties, you can specify certain object attributes to be displayed automatically. The global options “Insert symbols with type attribute” and “Use type attribute as order code” are removed.
  31. Improves the output quality of circles and ellipses when exporting files.
  32. The file export did not take the line style of the layer into account.
  33. The functional diagram editor has been revised.
  34. Corrects an error when displaying the common properties of dimensions.
  35. The renumbering of designations sometimes got stuck on a symbol
  36. Catalog and user attributes with long texts are displayed in multiple lines in the properties dialog of the objects for a better overview. Additionally, the column widths of the table can be changed interactively.
  37. When duplicating project folders, references to interruptions were not always set correctly.
  38. Corrects an error in the DXF import.
  39. Corrects an error when opening the function diagram.
  40. The functional diagram editor can optionally display vertical column dividers.

Version 6.0n 01/23/2020

  1. Version 6.0l caused an error while start-up if the classic menu option was enabled.
  2. The usage of the attributes “symbol name” and “description” in the column selection of reports has improved.
  3. Columns in the report dialog can be sorted by clicking on the column header and by context menu, respectively.
  4. When editing reports, the dialog was sometimes not closed correctly.
  5. An error when drawing horizontal conduction lines has been fixed.
  6. If a file does not exist, it can be removed from the list of recently opened files.
  7. An error when modifying the cell sizes of anchored reports and tables by mouse action has been rectified.
  8. The Wibu CodeMeter drivers of version 7.x are supported.

Version 6.0m 01/17/2020

  1. Fixes an error in connection with the creation of unplaced objects.
  2. Static tables could not be edited with version 6.0l.

Version 6.0l 01/14/2020

  1. Optionally, when creating a new project, a storage location can be selected again immediately.
  2. For newly inserted texts, the input field gets the focus (instead of “Cancel”) so that the text can be entered directly.
  3. A positioning error when aligning nested groups hat been corrected.
  4. Attribute links could be lost if several projects with the same name were open.
  5. As an option, you can specify whether a warning (introduced with version 6.0j) appears when opening a user library that is already being edited by another user.
  6. A warning (which can be switched off) appears if the option to use obsolete valve terminal symbols is activated.
  7. In the preview of the drawing frame editor some texts were not translated.
  8. In some places in the reports the attributes were not displayed in the correct language.
  9. Attribute “quantity” added in the column selection of the reports.
  10. When inserting reports and tables the selection dialog appears first. Afterwards the list can be positioned by clicking.
  11. An additional valve body is available for the configurable 5/n directional valves.
  12. The list of a report’s included pages could sometimes get lost.
  13. Some symbols are updated.

Version 6.0k 11/25/2019

  1. When pasting from the clipboard, attribute link texts are set to the attributes of the newly pasted objects, if they are contained in the clipboard.
  2. If several rows are selected in the column selection of an evaluation in the table with the currently selected columns and then these rows are moved downwards using the button to the right of the table, the order of the selected rows is now retained.
  3. Contains optimizations for the location of global objects.
  4. If FluidDraw has a subscription license, the license is automatically updated if the subscription is still valid and FluidDraw has an Internet connection. Without an Internet connection, it is possible to update the license manually using the ticket.
  5. The supplied extract from the Festo Product Catalog has been updated.

Version 6.0j 11/05/2019

  1. When switching an object from sub-object to main component, the label was sometimes not displayed correctly.
  2. The translation of static tables when exporting was not performed correctly.
  3. The tabs in the libraries and project/object windows did not always react correctly.
  4. The last opened files sometimes did not work in the ribbon view.
  5. The default button in the component properties dialog is “Cancel” to close the dialog more conveniently with the Enter key if no changes have been made. After clicking on “Search part number…” the “OK” button gets the focus.
  6. When inserting from the product catalog or searching for a part number, the selection in the selection list can be moved up and down with the cursor keys while the input text field is active.
  7. Speeds up the population of the result list in the “Insert from product catalog” dialog.
  8. The parts list view contains the attributes “Description”, “Supplier”, “Part number” and “Type” as default.
  9. When objects are scaled and rotated, the positions and orientations of the associated connection designations are retained.
  10. In the dialog for the common properties of several selected objects, the rotation angle was not always correctly interpreted.
  11. Prevents occasional freezing when resetting to default settings.
  12. When drawing connection lines (interruptions) from a connector, the line was sometimes routed with a small offset.
  13. When creating a new project, a file name does not have to be set immediately.
  14. If a user library is opened that is already being edited by another user, a warning appears and the library is opened in read-only mode.
  15. The designation of objects with detailed designation beginning with “?” are now incremented so that the designations are always unique.
  16. When closing a project, the project whose sheet is in the foreground is selected in the project tree.
  17. If an identcode cannot be resolved if the option “Insert legacy valve terminal symbols” is active, the new symbolism is automatically used instead.
  18. Corrects a positioning error of the connection texts when scaling several objects by “Common properties”.
  19. In reports, the “location” of a global object is represented by the enumeration of locations of all global object’s sub-objects.

Version 6.0i 09/19/2019

  1. The project tree was sometimes not displayed correctly when the option “create unplaced objects” was enabled.
  2. In the dialog “Multiple connection lines”, the maximum number of lines is now 500 instead of 16.
  3. When renumbering cables, the maximum start value is now 999999999 instead of 100.
  4. After editing a configurable way valve, hidden connector designations were sometimes shown again.
  5. For valve labels linked to a valve solenoid, the corresponding valve’s designation can optionally be suppressed.
  6. Some symbols added.

Version 6.0h 09/04/2019

  1. In the Common Geometry Properties dialog you can specify whether the scaling and rotation should affect the individual objects or the outer groups and macros.
  2. The description of symbols in a user library was sometimes not displayed correctly when reloading.
  3. The Identcode expansion did not work correctly if a symbol in the user library had the same symbol name as a required standard part.
  4. The filter criterion “Is virtual page” was not displayed correctly in the details of the evaluation for creating a table of contents.
  5. In addition to the installation program, FluidDraw itself is now also digitally signed.
  6. In the table of contents, the installation, circuit and location of the pages can be displayed.
  7. After setting an interruption point or potential, the properties dialog opens automatically.
  8. When printing and exporting, optionally only the selected pages are counted and saved in the predefined variable %TotalPages. This is mainly displayed in the drawing frame as the total number of project pages.
  9. When exporting, the visible drawing layers can now be selected in the same way as when printing.
  10. The export dialog can be resized for a better preview.
  11. A new export feature is available for the PDF format. An overview page contains all selected project pages as thumbnails on one single sheet.
  12. Page references in parts lists were sometimes lost when renaming the pages.
  13. The supplied extract from the Festo Product Catalog has been updated.
  14. The last opened user database and translation table are now saved even after the program restart.
  15. The object browser was sometimes not updated correctly.
  16. In the report editor, it could happen that columns cannot be edited.
  17. The background update has been improved.
  18. In the common properties dialog the bridge properties for electrical lines can be defined.
  19. Fixes a display error in multi-page terminal diagrams.
  20. The order of terminal positions of the assigned terminal strip is now retained when copying/pasting or duplicating the terminals.

Version 6.0g 06/14/2019

  1. The identification of sub-objects was sometimes not correctly concatenated.
  2. The display of predefined page variables of pages with ambiguous names was not always correct.
  3. If an open project on a drive is modified by another application, a prompt appears asking whether the file should be reloaded. The project currently being edited is saved with the “.bak” file extension.
  4. Pneumatic and hydraulic T-distributors now have the designation rule “User-defined” instead of “Free input” by default.
  5. Renumbering of projects sometimes did not work.
  6. For modular products, the ident code is now always inserted as a text attribute, regardless of the setting “Insert symbols with type attribute”.
  7. In the dialog of the common properties of several selected objects, the category “General” was not always available.
  8. In the dialog of the common properties of several marked T-distributors, interruptions and electrical connections, the possible selection of the representation is restricted accordingly.
  9. When interactively changing the cell widths/heights in reports, the function is reversed when the Shift key is held down; by default, the entire table size is changed instead of also changing the adjacent cell.
  10. When selecting a silencer or blind plug in the dialog of the common properties of the connectors, you can directly specify whether the corresponding connection terminators shall appear in parts lists and if the designations shall be displayed.
  11. The ident code expansion now also accepts lower case letters.
  12. Speeds up the refresh of project and object tree views.
  13. Opening and saving of projects with many unplaced objects is faster now.
  14. In some projects unused files “unplaced*.circ” were not deleted.
  15. A page preview is displayed as tooltip in the project window. This can be switched off under “Options/Appearance”.
  16. The default file names/descriptions of new project pages (noname*) are numbered consecutively regardless of the page number.
  17. Files with special national characters in the file name could sometimes not be opened.

Version 6.0f 05/17/2019

  1. The ribbon’s window list now shows page previews.
  2. At first start, the system language is set as default language for FluidDraw, if available.
  3. When the cursor is over the ribbon, menu pages can be scrolled by mouse wheel.
  4. Some valve terminals were not assembled correctly.
  5. When inserting components without symbol, the corresponding text’s designation system is set to “user defined” instead of “free input”, if a part number is assigned.
  6. Bug in connection with cutting grouped objects has been fixed.
  7. Dialog windows are prevented from popping up at invisible locations and thus cause FluidDraw to appear frozen.
  8. “Insert symbols with type attribute” is now functioning again.
  9. Fittings and silencers are now sub-objects of the components to which they are directly connected.
  10. External supply of valves corrected.
  11. Configurable valves can now have pilot air exhausts (with/without connector).
  12. Parts lists as well as parts list views of version 5 now consider global objects.
  13. Dialog boxes of configurable valves and cylinders show an explanation of their function in the drop-down boxes and as a tool tip.
  14. Silencers and blind plugs now have the designation option “suppress inherited parts” as a default.
  15. Editing the designation of sub-objects within reports was sometimes not processed correctly.
  16. If more than one object is selected, the online services context menu shows a sub-menu with a preview of the objects followed by the different service menu items (like the “jump to reference” menu).
  17. If the selection option “all objects” is inactive, objects within groups can be selected by mouse click.
  18. The zoom factor was not shown correctly on high-dpi monitors.
  19. Access to Festo online shopping cart was broken due to server changes regarding TLS.
  20. The terminal’s level can now optionally be displayed with its designation.
  21. The terminal’s level can be defined before setting multiple terminals and also in the common object properties dialog.
  22. The order of project folders in the project window can be changed by drag&drop while holding the Ctrl key. In addition, by pressing the Ctrl key together with “cursor up/down” the selected page or folder can be moved one position up and down, respectively.
  23. When changing the “description” within reports, the new value was sometimes not applied.
  24. The deactivated two-letter designation was not applied after restart.

Version 6.0e 04/05/2019

  1. Selection of multiple objects with enabled selection “connectors” was sometimes very slow.
  2. Memory leak fixed.
  3. The 30-day test version could sometimes not re-open saved files.
  4. When exporting reports and tables, no additional separator is output at the end of the line.
  5. In reports, the new properties “Object type” (object-type) and “Drawing layer” (drawing-layer) are available for evaluation and filtering.
  6. In reports, the “Connector type” (connector-type) and the “Page” (page) are available for evaluation of connectors. The page is also available for conduction lines.
  7. When evaluating connectors, now the outputted identification consists of the component identification and the connector identification. The individual identification of the connector is available via the new property “Connector identification” (connector-designation).
  8. When the page of a component is displayed in a report, the complete designation consisting of sheet number and designation is now output.
  9. An error has been fixed that sometimes the set value of a filter criterion was not accepted directly.
  10. Two new report templates “Connectors list” and “Object list” added.

Version 6.0d 03/20/2019

  1. When inserting potentials and interruptions, you can specify in advance whether an associated label is to be displayed.
  2. Designation of potentials and interruptions now correctly react under “Selection” to “Component designation” instead of “Attribute texts”.
  3. Straight lines could sometimes not be selected.
  4. The editing of parts lists and reports did not work for some characters assigned as keyboard shortcuts.
  5. Some predefined standard shortcuts were not always executed correctly.
  6. When importing version 4 circuit diagrams, mirrored circular arcs were sometimes not correctly displayed.
  7. The ribbon now contains a list of currently open windows.
  8. PDF files with embedded images are more compact.

Version 6.0c 03/11/2019

  1. Undo/Redo sometimes had no effect on cable and terminal strip assignments.
  2. The symbol preview of “insert from Festo catalog” was not always refreshed correctly.
  3. Project templates were sometimes not treated correctly when added to “manage templates” manually.
  4. Designation rules as well as connector properties can be edited in the “common properties” dialog.
  5. Multiple connectors can be selected in order to edit their properties at the same time.
  6. Supplied extract from the Festo Product Catalog has been updated.
  7. New drawing frames can be created directly from within the management dialog.
  8. Paper size is considered when distributing valve terminals to multiple pages.
  9. New connector fitting is available for pneumatic connectors in addition to blind plugs and silencers.
  10. Sometimes, unnecessary global objects were created when inserting objects from catalog.
  11. Newly created custom title blocks could not be opened again.
  12. Some template folder paths were not stored correctly.

Version 6.0b 02/21/2019

  1. In the options dialog, the default font can be chosen from a drop-down list.
  2. When resetting to defaults, the preview in the manage templates dialog did not work.
  3. Terminal strips and cables were deleted from projects even if they were still referenced.
  4. Fixes an error when editing several terminals in the common object properties dialog.

Version 6.0a 02/15/2019

  1. Suppresses an error message regarding database access to the Festo catalog at program startup.
  2. The ribbon menus (ribbons) can be customized by configuration dialog.
  3. Custom menu shortcuts can be assigned to the menu commands.
  4. The file verification of encrypted files did not work properly
  5. Drawing frames that contain attribute names with certain special characters have not been saved correctly.
  6. Prevents accidental overwriting of the supplied drawing frames.
  7. When the context menu is opened by right-clicking, the underlying object is selected, if no other objects are already selected.
  8. The selection of the default translation table in the options dialog now works correctly.
  9. When inserting components from the Festo catalog, order codes can now also be entered manually.
  10. Program texts for different languages corrected and added.
  11. Changes in the template dialog were not applied if no file was selected.
  12. The last project was loaded at program start even if FluidDraw had previously been closed without an open project.
  13. When folding marks were switched on, the page division was incorrectly positioned.
  14. The manual page division was sometimes not adopted if the drawing frame was changed in a parent node.
  15. Fixes an error when exporting DXF polylines.
  16. Version 5 custom drawing frames are displayed by default in the template dialog. In addition, frame files in CIRC format as well as any projects can be imported as drawing frames.
  17. When inserting symbols into user libraries, the uniqueness of the symbol name is now checked.
  18. When deleting or renaming symbols in user libraries, it is now checked if there is a reference in the corresponding user database.
  19. Editing project templates from the managing dialog is now possible.
  20. Parts lists that contain global objects were sometimes not updated.
  21. Global objects of valve terminals or maintenance units were not automatically deleted when the sub-objects were deleted.
  22. For the ident code expansion, the parent object was sometimes not set correctly.
  23. The settings for warnings and automatic connection can now also be set for hydraulic connections.
  24. In the options dialog, the preview windows for objects and pages in the object browser can be switched off.
  25. Fixes an error in the context menu of the template dialog.
  26. The default path for single files of version 5 can now be set in the options dialog.
  27. Resetting the single-digit reference designation did not work.
  28. Page attributes and predefined page-specific variables were sometimes not updated correctly.
  29. Images in table cells are now behind the grid lines.
  30. When converting a single Version 5 page to the new format, sometimes the original file did not close properly.

Version 6.0 of 11/22/2018

First, official release of FluidDraw 6