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