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2012 Newsletters - Issue 5


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Recent Updates to Stardraw Design 7

Stardraw Design 7Since our last newsletter the development team has been hard at work with the result that many enhancements have been added to Stardraw Design 7 in the last few weeks.

  • Paste To Current Layer - allows any selection to be pasted onto the current layer, making it possible to 'combine' views, e.g. Front, Side and Rear views of a rack in a single drawing, or combine different drawing types. Watch the Movie.
  • Update to handle behavior. Symbols now have a new Property "Handle Behavior" which determines what happens to the symbol when you drag a selection handle. The default value is Move - the symbol will move as you move the handle - and the option value is Resize - meaning that you can resize symbols individually.
  • User-definable "Minimum printed line width" setting to ensure that lines, particularly in light colors, do not appear too faint when output to high-resolution printers. Access "Minimum printed line width" by choosing Tools | Personalization | Settings. The factory default is 0.1mm and users can set any value from 0 up, in mm or inches, to constrain the printer to print lines no thinner than the defined value. Setting a value of 0 means that the printer is not constrained and will print lines according to its own interpretation of the drawing and its resolution capabilities. It is expected that most users will choose values from 0.1 - 0.25 mm or .004 - .01 inches. Note that the setting applies to the whole application.
  • Proportional resizing. Hold down the Shift key when resizing an object to maintain its proportions.
  • Improved behavior when pasting from one document into another: pasted objects will be positioned centrally in the drawing window.
  • Fix to redraw issue when flipping Cable Arc objects using the Ctrl key.
  • Fix to allow roundtrip of .S01 file export / import.
  • Change to behavior when selecting many (more than 10) objects. Handles are not displayed on individual objects and instead handles appear around the extents of the selection, permitting very significant performance benefits especially when selecting hundreds or thousands of objects.
  •  DWG export supports line thicknesses where possible.
  •  Plan View drawings retain user-defined measurement units.
  •  Fix to bug which might, in certain circumstances, cause an exception when resizing symbols.
  • Fix to bug which might, in certain circumstances, cause an exception when drawing a line.

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New Movies on our YouTube Channel

YouTubeCheck out the new tutorial and walkthrough videos on the Stardraw YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/stardraw).  Movies are a great way to learn about Stardraw applications, allowing you to gain knowledge on your own schedule and at your own pace.


New movies include an "Introduction to the Plan View Module" which covers use of the Symbol Browser, use of the Cable Arc tool and defining your own custom Symbol Browser folders and files when working on floor plan and reflected ceiling plan drawings.


Also new is a short movie on "Mixing Up Views", showing how you can display multiple views, e.g. Front, Rear and Side views of a rack, in the same drawing and how to combine different drawing types.


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Upcoming Events

The following are free Online Training Webinars, ideal for those evaluating or new to Stardraw software:

Course

Date

Introduction to Stardraw Design 7

Nov 21st

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Introduction to Stardraw Control

Nov 22nd

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Introduction to Stardraw Design 7

Nov 28th

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Stardraw Design 7 - Using Title Blocks

Nov 29th

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Introduction to Stardraw Design 7

Dec 5th

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Introduction to Stardraw Control

Dec 6th

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Introduction to Stardraw Design 7

Dec 12th

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Stardraw Design 7 - Working with Attributes

Dec 13th

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Symbols Updates

In October the following libraries were updated in one or more of Stardraw's design/documentation applications (Stardraw Design 7, Stardraw Audio 2007, Stardraw AV 2007 and Stardraw AV Lite 2007). Click on a manufacturer name to see full details of that library.

Manufacturer

Models

AJA Video

1

Ashly

4

Community

21

Denon

24

Electro-Voice

20

Furman

1

James Loudspeaker

5

K-Array

5

Kramer

1

Lowell

36

Meyer Sound

1

Middle Atlantic Products

1

Polk Audio

2

Rane

14

Tannoy

3

Turbosound

10

Vantage

3


Webinars

Stardraw Design 7 Training

November 21st - Introduction

November 28th - Introduction

November 29th - Special Topic

December 5th - Introduction

December 12th - Introduction

December 13th - Special Topic


Stardraw Control Training

November 22nd - Introduction

December 6th - Introduction

 

YouTube Movies

Introduction to Plan View

Mixing Up Views

Stardraw Design 7 - Basic Use

Cable Tool

Personalization

Adding New Products

Using Title Blocks

Customizing your Title Blocks

Working with Attributes



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