ArtWorks 2.6 releasedBy Chris Williams. Published: 11th May 2006, 22:53:08 | Permalink | Printable
New renderer module for apps availableArtWorks 2.6 is now available for purchase, along with a new rendering module, as previously promised. AW 2.6 features arrowheads drawn inside the line, various new arrowhead designs, and real time editing of graduated fills - allowing designers to see what the graduated fill will look like instantly as they move the tool's strength and direction arrow.
AW developer Martin Wuerthner said: "Drawing diagrams with arrows has always been difficult in Draw and ArtWorks because arrows are usually displayed appended to the ends of lines making it difficult to position them precisely. ArtWorks 2.6 offers arrowheads that end where the lines end."
The new AWRender module, also a chargeable upgrade, allows third party applications, such as OvationPro, to display imported documents with transparency appropriately. An updated AWViewer 1.80 is available for free download, although it does not support transparencies.
Multiple page document support and alpha channel bitmap export are still on the drawing board for future versions of ArtWorks. Martin will be demonstrating the new software at this weekend's Wakefield show.
MW Software website
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