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The very latest features & updates

More improvements to the handling of PDF files

Update Version 10.0.12

This release includes fixes and improvements for the processing of PDF files. In practice, this means that you can convert more PDF files than ever in Scan2CAD.

Here’s the full list of changes in 10.0.12


Features

  • None in this release

Improvements

  • Improved the calculation of image positioning in PDF files.

Fixes

  • Fixed the PDF sampled function processing which improves the translation of vector colors.
  • Fixed the processing of PDF images with indirect dimensions.
  • Fixed multiple sub-paths stroking in PDF files.

Improved Raster Effects Experience & More

Update Version 10.0.11

Version 10.0.11 features an improved user experience when using Raster Effects plus improvements and fixes to the processing of images in PDF files and more.

Here’s the full list of changes in 10.0.11


Features

  • None in this release

Improvements

  • Improved processing of the PDF files with CCITTFax images
  • Improvements to how images in PDF files are assembled.
  • Improved the usability of Raster Effects by disabling ‘Clean Image’ Raster Effects when the image is not monochrome. We also disabled the ‘Reduce Colors’ Raster Effects when the image is monochrome.

Fixes

  • Fixed on offset of text positioning in exported PDFs.
  • Fixed the processing of PDF files with color image masks.
  • Corrected the preset values for the Mechanical vectorization preset.
  • Fixed a bug in which it was not possible to open a file with an extension in uppercase via drag and drop into canvas.

New: JPX & JPEG 2000 support in PDF files

Update Version 10.0.10

This release features new support for JPX and JPEG 2000 image formats in PDF files plus minor usability improvements.

Here’s the full list of changes in 10.0.10


Features

  • New: Support for JPX and JPEG2000 image formats in PDF files.

Improvements

  • It’s now possible to change the raster/vector file visibility by clicking on the file name.
  • Clicking on a Raster Effect checkbox now results in a tab change.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in which changing the Vectorization presets was not affecting the settings.

Enhanced dash-line recognition & more

Update Version 10.0.9

Version 10.0.9 features enhancements to Scan2CAD’s dash-line object recognition as well as improvements to the processing of PDF files.

Here’s the full list of changes in 10.0.9


Features

  • None in this release.

Improvements

  • Improved raster image extraction for PDF files.
  • Improved the recognition of parallel dash-lines.
  • Implemented a warning for when more than one instance of Scan2CAD is launched.

Fixes

  • Fixed a 1 pixel offset in the raster image positioning with some PDF files.

Fixes to Vector Optimization, text positioning & more

Update Version 10.0.8

This release includes a number of minor fixes improving the general usability and performance of Scan2CAD. Users on Windows 7 should now be able to zoom using their scroll wheel and we’ve addressed an issue in which Scan2CAD was incorrectly connecting polylines during a Vector Optimization.

Here’s the full list of changes in 10.0.8


Features

  • None in this release.

Improvements

  • None in this release.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with image masks on macOS.
  • Fixed a bug in which polylines were being incorrectly connected during Vector Optimization.
  • Fixed the inability to use the scroll wheel to zoom on Windows 7.
  • Minor fixes to the positioning of non-horizontal text strings

PDF improvements & additional proxy network support

Update Version 10.0.7

Version 10.0.7 features a number of improvements and fixes for PDF images, text positioning, Raster Effects and more.

This version also includes additional support for users who connect to the internet using a proxy network. You can now enter your proxy connection details when required.

Here’s the full list of changes in 10.0.7


Features

  • New: Support for proxy authentication

Improvements

  • Improved support for huge raster images on Windows
  • Added support for DXF files with missing $EXTMIN and/or $EXTMAX entities
  • Improved support for PDF images with binary masks
  • Improved the logic for the 3D vector file warning
  • Improved support for a range of vector PDF files

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the Smooth Raster Effect failing with some images.
  • Fixed an issue where all polybezier vectors exported with AutoCAD palette were black
  • Fixed the cumulative offset of the text coordinates during export/import of the PDF files

Drag & drop files into Scan2CAD & PDF improvements

Update Version 10.0.6

Version 10.0.6 makes it easier than ever to open your files. You can now drag and drop your files into the Scan2CAD canvas. 

If you’re on Windows you can use the ‘Open With’ file option to launch Scan2CAD and open a file.

This release also includes a fix to address a problem with PDF files in which Scan2CAD was not correctly negating images within the PDF files.

Here’s the full list of changes in 10.0.6


Features

  • It is now possible to drop files into the canvas.
  • Users on Windows can use the ‘Open With’ option to launch Scan2CAD and open the file.

Improvements

  • We’ve improved how Scan2CAD negates images within PDF files.
  • It is now optional to install the VS2015 Redistributable during installation on Windows.

Fixes

  • None in this release.

New: Option to manually send log files

Update Version 10.0.5

In this release we’ve added a new feature giving users the ability to manually send their log file to Scan2CAD Support.

We found that some users’ networks were blocking the communication to our server which automatically sends the log file. This fall-back means you can still send your log to Scan2CAD support even when you’re having internet connectivity issues.

Here’s the full list of changes in 10.0.5


Features

  • None in this release.

Improvements

  • We’ve improved our mechanism for creating log files which you can send to Scan2CAD Support for troubleshooting.

Fixes

  • None in this release.

New: Support for activating via a proxy server

Update Version 10.0.4

Some users reported that they were unable to activate their Scan2CAD free trial because connections to the Scan2CAD server were being blocked.

We found this was due to environments in which all outbound connections were via a proxy server. This can be typical in large corporate networks.

Version 10.0.4 adds support for such environments. 

Here’s the full list of changes in 10.0.4


Features

  • New: Support for activating Scan2CAD through a proxy server.

Improvements

  • None in this release.

Fixes

  • None in this release.

PDF raster image improvements & more

Update Version 10.0.3

Version 10.0.3 features minor improvements to Scan2CAD’s handling of raster images in PDF files and minor improvements to the activation of the free trial.

Here’s the full list of changes in 10.0.3


Features

  • None in this release.

Improvements

  • We have implemented a more stable method for negating images in PDF files
  • Improvements to decoding objects streams in PDF files
  • Small improvements to our activation method

Fixes

  • None in this release.

Fixes to OCR & PDF import

Update Version 10.0.2

In this release we’ve addressed some issues related to OCR, PDF Import and we’ve also temporarily disabled the option to export using custom fonts.

We found a bug with the custom fonts option which will need to be addressed before it is used again. We will reactivate this option as soon as it is fixed.

Here’s the full list of changes in 10.0.2


Features

  • None in this release.

Improvements

  • None in this release.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in which OCR was disabled when switching vectorization presets.
  • We’ve temporarily disabled the option to export using custom fonts. We’ve identified an issue with this option which will be resolved soon.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented some PDF files with TIFF images to be opened on Windows.

Increased number of allowed beziers & improved text accuracy

Update Version 10.0.1

This release sees fixes to text placement accuracy, the number of allowed beziers in a design and more. 


Here’s a full list of the changes in 10.0.1

Features

  • New warning message for users opening unsupported vector files containing 3D information.

Improvements

  • Register form is no longer so restrictive regarding email addresses.
  • Improvements to activation process. Please contact us if you hit any problems with activation.
  • Improved accuracy of text string placement.

Fixes

  • Fixed bug which prevents maximum of 4000 bezier curves to be accommodated.
  • Fixed issue in which OCR was being performed sometimes.

Welcoming Scan2CAD v10

Update Version 10.0.0

Today sees the release of Scan2CAD v10 and the start of our spanking-new changelog!

V10 is Scan2CAD redesigned from the ground-up, so with this new release we want to keep you up-to-date with the constant improvements. 

There’s far too many changes in this first release, compared to v9 so we won’t attempt to list them here. You can read more about the release of v10 in our blog post.