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LinkCAD is frequently updated. The following revision history lists all changes for each new version:

LinkCAD File Format Converter

Version 7.6.1 (build 4709)

12 December 2014
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Orientation of DXF ARCs may be incorrect if negative projection matrix applied to ARC entity (ticket 366)

Version 7.6.0 (build 4708)

5 December 2014
  • [NEW] Postscript Export: Corrected export to custom paper formats (ticket 363)
  • [NEW] Gerber RS-274X Import: Correctly importing zero-width draws as polylines (ticket 364)

Version 7.5.2 (build 4707)

28 October 2014
  • [NEW] Raster Image Import: Several image files may be selected and imported onto separate layers (ticket 361)
  • [NEW] Raster Image Import: Added option to combine adjacent pixels vertically as well as horizontally (ticket 362)

Version 7.5.1 (build 4705)

23 August 2014
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed crash in mask selection tool (ticket 360)

Version 7.5.0 (build 4704)

22 August 2014
  • [NEW] RS-274X Export: Added option to force exporting polylines as Gerber draws (ticket 357)
  • [NEW] GDSII: Added support for non-standard staggered array references (ticket 359)
  • [FIX] Fixed redraw error when scrolling layer list (ticket 354)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed parsing of binary DXF files (ticket 355)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed conversion of quasi-circles to true circles (ticket 356)
  • [FIX] Fixed possibly duplicate layer / cell names (ticket 358)

Version 7.4.3 (build 4703)

16 May 2014
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed crash when paper space contains HATCH entitity (ticket 353)

Version 7.4.2 (build 4702)

9 May 2014
  • [FIX] DXF/GDSII Export: Fixed crash when exporing text labels with middle vertical alignment (bug introduced in LinkCAD 7.1.15) (ticket 352)

Version 7.4.1 (build 4701)

28 March 2014
  • [NEW] Postscript Export: Added option to select paper size units
  • [NEW] GDSII Export: Added option to automatically unwind self-intersecting polygons (checked by default) (ticket 351)

Version 7.4.0 (build 4700)

14 March 2014
  • [NEW] ACIS SAT Export: Added ACIS SAT Export (still beta) (ticket 105)
  • [NEW] RS-274 Export: Set RS-274X default line width setting to zero to force export of zero-width polylines (ticket 345)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Export: Improved compliance with G36/G37 command (ticket 348)
  • [FIX] Image Import: Fixed black / white being inverted (ticket 344)
  • [FIX] Fixed potential crash when clicking on "Back"
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed ByLayer / ByBlock flags incorrectly applied to polygonal circles / donuts (ticket 350)

Version 7.3.2 (build 4698)

15 January 2014
  • [FIX] Layer Map: Enabled use of layer names containing space characters in layer map (ticket 341)
  • [FIX] Postscript Export: Fixed crash when exporting to Postscript in batch mode (ticket 342)

Version 7.3.1 (build 4697)

22 November 2013
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed certain hatch types from creating "holes" inside hatched area (ticket 339)
  • [FIX] Fixed potential application crash while upgrading to new version (ticket 340)

Version 7.3.0 (build 4696)

20 November 2013
  • [NEW] Bitmap/Image Import: Added support for splitting gray level ranges into separate layers (ticket 337)
  • [NEW] RS-274X Export: Automatically exporting square ended polylines as polygon contours (ticket 338)

Version 7.2.3 (build 4694)

30 October 2013
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Added support for negative image polarity (ticket 335)

Version 7.2.2 (build 4693)

9 October 2013
  • [FIX] Fixed incorrect display of colors (ticket 333)
  • [FIX] PostScript Export: Fixed inability to increase number of layers per page (ticket 334)

Version 7.2.1 (build 4692)

4 October 2013
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed tool to join open polylines (ticket 331)

Version 7.2.0 (build 4690)

27 September 2013
  • [NEW] Enhanced user interface command availability feedback (ticket 328)
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Improved support for AutoCAD 2011 REGION entities (ticket 329)
  • [FIX] Tools: Corrected bug in layer selection mask tool (ticket 326)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed incorrect handling of spline arcs in REGION entities (ticket 330)

Version 7.1.15 (build 4689)

25 September 2013
  • [NEW] Tools: Joining polylines into polygons now removes zero-width, zero-length polylines (ticket 323)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed unexpected HATCH group code error (ticket 325)
  • [FIX] ANF Export: Fixed transformations incorrectly applied to exported entities (ticket 327)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed incorrect placement of TEXT entities for certain attachment points (ticket 313)

Version 7.1.14 (build 4688)

6 September 2013
  • [NEW] Layer Map: A map entry named "*" (without quotes) allows the user to specify default values to be used for any layer not specified in the map file (ticket 318)

Version 7.1.13 (build 4687)

30 August 2013
  • [NEW] Tools: Added option to only merge Polygon entities (ticket 321)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed tools applied to entities on disabled layers (ticket 319)
  • [FIX] Viewer: Property list not displayed if consecutively selecting multiple entities (ticket 320)

Version 7.1.12 (build 4686)

25 August 2013
  • [FIX] RS-274X Export: Fixed zero-width NURBS/Spline entities not being exported using specified default width (ticket 316)
  • [FIX] CIF Import: Fixed cell names set with "9" command ignored (bug introduced in version 7.1.0.4673 (ticket 317)

Version 7.1.11 (build 4685)

14 August 2013
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Added support for step & repeat with negative step values (ticket 314)
  • [NEW] Postscript Export: Added option to reverse stacking order of superimposed layers (ticket 315)

Version 7.1.10 (build 4684)

9 August 2013
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed incorrect TEXT entity placement when vertical alignment set to "middle" (ticket 313)

Version 7.1.9 (build 4683)

15 July 2013
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed incorrect precision applied when converting quasi-circles to circles (ticket 311)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed import of ARC entities not smoothly exploded to polygons (ticket 312)

Version 7.1.8 (build 4682)

18 June 2013
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed import of ARC entities with negative extrusion direction (ticket 310)

Version 7.1.7 (build 4681)

14 June 2013
  • [FIX] DXF Export: Fixed incorrect layer colors in exported DXF file (ticket 309)

Version 7.1.6 (build 4680)

10 June 2013
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed potential crash when importing file containing a level name (LN) identical to the file base name (ticket 299)

Version 7.1.5 (build 4679)

7 June 2013
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed incorrect parsing of TEXT entities (ticket 295)

Version 7.1.4 (build 4678)

29 May 2013
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed potential crash in Boolean operations (ticket 303)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed cell ignored if name identical to file name (ticket 307)

Version 7.1.3 (build 4677)

27 May 2013
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed closed ELLIPSE entities not filled (ticket 302)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed import of LINE entities when coordinate group codes are out of sequence (ticket 304)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed possible crash when cropping drawing (ticket 305)
  • [FIX] Fixed possible crash triggered by large coordiante values (ticket 306)

Version 7.1.2 (build 4676)

15 May 2013
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed circular hatch pattern not imported correctly (ticket 297)
  • [FIX] Viewer: Fixed potential crash if OpenGL drivers are missing (ticket 298)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed potential crash when importing file containing a level name (LN) identical to the file base name (ticket 299)
  • [FIX] Fixed compatibility issues with Windows XP (ticket 300)

Version 7.1.1 (build 4674)

7 May 2013
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed missing percentage sign (%) in TEXT entities (ticket 295)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Cell name references are handled case insensitively (ticket 286)
  • [FIX] Fixed user interface not updating while executing tool commands (ticket 296)

Version 7.1.0 (build 4673)

24 April 2013
  • [NEW] Tools: Added new tool to merge drawings (ticket 289)
  • [NEW] Added Parasolid XT export to LinkCAD (System Interface Option) (ticket 292)
  • [NEW] Added ANSYS ANF export to LinkCAD (System Interface Option) (ticket 292)
  • [NEW] Added EMAX (ANSYS-ICEM TETIN) export to LinkCAD (System Interface Option) (ticket 292)
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Auto-closing zero-width polylines with coincident first/last vertex (ticket 293)
  • [FIX] Fixed crash when performing tool operation on current selection (ticket 294)

Version 7.0.23 (build 4699)

10 April 2013
  • [FIX] Viewer: Slow redraw after performing tool operations (ticket 287)
  • [FIX] Cell tree not updated when flattening while displaying viewer (ticket 288)

Version 7.0.22 (build 4698)

3 April 2013
  • [NEW] Postscript Import: Updated Postscript plug-in to latest version (ticket 284)
  • [FIX] Parasolid XT Export: Restored option to select physical units, enforcing meters (ticket 282)

Version 7.0.21 (build 4697)

25 March 2013
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed incorrectly applied layer polarities (ticket 283)
  • [FIX] Parasolid XT Export: Removed option to select physical units, enforcing meters (ticket 282)

Version 7.0.20 (build 4696)

22 April 2013
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed transformations not being applied when flattening hierarchy (ticket 281)
  • [FIX] Fixed excessive memory consumption when importing identical entities (ticket 279)
  • [FIX] Shortening display of long layer names (ticket 276)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Implemented work-around for possibly missing features when applying layer polarities (ticket 277)

Version 7.0.19 (build 4695)

20 March 2013
  • [NEW] Edit: Added property editor to viewer (ticket 267)
  • [NEW] Tools: Added tool to fix self-intersecting polygons (ticket 241)
  • [NEW] Tools: Added option to apply tools to selected shapes only (ticket 262)
  • [NEW] Viewer: Added layer list to viewer (ticket 266)
  • [NEW] Tools: Simplified Tools menu (ticket 264)
  • [NEW] RS-274X Export: Reporting required coordinate format (ticket 234)
  • [NEW] Edit: Added command to merge visible layers (ticket 213)
  • [NEW] Edit: Cells names / numbers can be edited (right-click on cell) (ticket 211)
  • [NEW] Parasolid XT Export: Added support for holes (ticket 260)
  • [NEW] GUI: Added option alternate high-contrast theme (ticket 275)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Export: Forcing export of polygon having zero area (ticket 172)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed import hanging when parsing ATTRIB entities (ticket 273)
  • [FIX] Viewer: Corrected display level control (ticket 274)

Version 6.2.18 (build 4691)

13 March 2013
  • [NEW] Batch conversion: Convert files in same folder to layers in single output file (ticket 239)
  • [FIX] Fixed main window invisible when switching screens (ticket 269)
  • [FIX] Fixed Parasolid XT/ANSYS ANF Export dialogs not shown (ticket 270)

Version 6.2.17 (build 4685)

12 February 2013
  • [NEW] RS-274X Export: Reporting required coordinate format (ticket 234)

Version 6.2.16 (build 4684)

6 February 2013
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed positioning of TEXT entities with horizontal alignment set to "middle" (ticket 265)

Version 6.2.15 (build 4683)

1 February 2013
  • [NEW] Bitmap Import: Added option to create non-square pixels (ticket 261)

Version 6.2.14 (build 4681)

23 January 2013
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Allowing import of REGION entities slightly out of plane (ticket 258)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed import of rational SPLINE entities (ticket 257)

Version 6.2.13 (build 4680)

21 January 2013
  • [NEW] Tools: Converting text to polygons creates non-overlapping polygons (ticket 253)
  • [NEW] Edit: Added context menu entry to copy measured coordinate / distance (ticket 255)
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Added support for non-standard HATCH entities created by Pro/ENGINEER (ticket 256)
  • [NEW] Postscript Export: Exporting polygons with holes without visible cut-lines (ticket 252)
  • [NEW] Remembers window size and position across sessions (ticket 244)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed DXF file locked after importing (ticket 254)
  • [FIX] Fixed possible crash when executing Boolean operations (ticket 251)

Version 6.2.12 (build 4679)

15 January 2013
  • [NEW] Removed warning about self-intersecting polygons (will be replaced by a specific tool) (ticket 241)
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Added option to move HATCH entities to separate layer, or ignore them (ticket 240)
  • [NEW] RS-274D Import: Added support for embedded Ranger XL aperture lists (ticket 248)
  • [FIX] Translate origin tool: Fixed origin of polylines / polygons not being moved (ticket 247)
  • [FIX] Tools: Corrected de-embedding tool when using non-zero winding rule for filling (ticket 207)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed crash when repairing polylines (ticket 250)

Version 6.2.11 (build 4676)

14 January 2013
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed UCS and BLOCK origin applied incorrectly (ticket 246)

Version 6.2.10 (build 4675)

11 January 2013
  • [NEW] Remembers window position across sessions (ticket 244)
  • [NEW] Tools: zero-width open splines / NURBS are considered for polyline repairing (ticket 245)
  • [FIX] Fixed font path setting being ignored (ticket 149)
  • [FIX] Fixed crash when performing Boolean operations (also affects various import/export formats) (ticket 242)

Version 6.2.9 (build 4674)

9 January 2013
  • [FIX] Fixed crash when performing Boolean operations (also affects various import/export formats) (ticket 235, 236, 229)
  • [FIX] Fixed license registration problems (ticket 237)
  • [FIX] Implemented fix for incorrect text placement (only affects Windows 7 32-bit or earlier) (ticket 238)

Version 6.2.8 (build 4671)

2 January 2013
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Added support for HATCH entity (ticket 157, 220)

Version 6.2.7 (build 4668)

20 November 2012
  • [NEW] Detecting self-intersecting polygons and explicit handling of winding rules (ticket 207)
  • [NEW] Simplified user interface for specifying layer height and thickness (ticket 198)
  • [NEW] TLC Import/Export: Updated LASI TLC to version 6 (ticket 208)
  • [NEW] Allowing fractional coordinates in Tools > Crop (ticket 210)
  • [NEW] Added support for Windows 8 (ticket 206, 214, 215)
  • [NEW] Improved broken polyline repair tool (ticket 217)
  • [NEW] Improved import of PostScript paths (ticket 219)
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Added option to select polyline end cap (ticket 222)
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Added option to specify absolute text stroke width (ticket 223)
  • [FIX] Viewer: Fixed highlighting of broken polylines (ticket 216)
  • [FIX] Improved progress bar feedback (ticket 204)
  • [FIX] PostScript Import: Fixed incorrect rendering of stroked circles (ticket 221)
  • [FIX] Viewer: fixed donuts with zero inner diameter not being displayed at certain zoom levels (ticket 225)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed certain closed ELLIPSEs not closed in LinkCAD (ticket 226)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed incorrect placement of ELLIPSEs when using custom OCS (ticket 227)
  • [FIX] DXF Export: Fixed crash when trying to export Polyline with less than two vertices (ticket 231)
  • [FIX] Fixed possible crash in Tools (ticket 232)

Version 6.2.5 (build 4660)

2 November 2012
  • [FIX] Viewer: Implemented work-around for viewer hanging when using accelerated graphics driver (ticket 180)

Version 6.2.4 (build 4659)

30 October 2012
  • [FIX] Fixed failure to perform Boolean operation (ticket 205)

Version 6.2.3 (build 4658)

29 October 2012
  • [NEW] Added support for Spline entities (ticket 200)
  • [NEW] Improved rearranging layers in layer list (ticket 195)
  • [FIX] Ansys ANF Export: Fixed layers not stacked correctly (ticket 198)
  • [FIX] Fixed unable to undo deletion of Circle entities (ticket 202)
  • [FIX] Fixed incorrect quasi-circle to circle conversion (ticket 201)

Version 6.2.2 (build 4657)

24 October 2012
  • [NEW] Merge tool: added option to split polygons (ticket 189)
  • [FIX] Added fix for compiler bug on 32-bit Windows (ticket 194)
  • [FIX] GDSII, CIF Export: Fixed missing splitted polygons (bug introduced in version 6.2.0.4653) (ticket 188)
  • [FIX] ACIS SAT Import: Fixed layer list display when importing ACIS SAT files (ticket 159)
  • [FIX] Fixed disabled cells exported if used by disabled child cells (ticket 186)

Version 6.2.1 (build 4655)

15 October 2012
  • [NEW] Tools: Improved success rate of Boolean operations (ticket 182, 183)
  • [FIX] Batch conversion: Fixed crash when Boolean operation fails (ticket 181)
  • [FIX] Fixed crash when converting in batch mode (ticket 118)
  • [FIX] Layer map not applied when specified on command line (ticket 184)

Version 6.2.0 (build 4653)

12 October 2012
  • [NEW] Tools: Reduced memory usage and improved processing speed of Boolean/Merge operations (ticket 179)
  • [NEW] RS-274X Export: Generating warning when coordinates cannot be represented in selected coordinate format (ticket 178)

Version 6.1.6 (build 4652)

5 October 2012
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Improved MTEXT parsing (ticket 176)
  • [NEW] Reflecting top-cell changes in cell tree (ticket 13)
  • [FIX] Fixed crash on 32-bit Windows (ticket 177)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed crash when applying selection mask (ticket 41)

Version 6.1.5 (build 4651)

1 October 2012
  • [NEW] Text Import: Improved accuracy of text placement (ticket 73)
  • [NEW] Reduced memory usage and processing time for large number of entities (ticket 170)
  • [NEW] Improved conversion for large number of cells (ticket 173)
  • [FIX] Fixed merge tool removing lines (ticket 167)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed incorrect handling of paint-and-scratch layers (ticket 175)

Version 6.1.4 (build 4648)

21 August 2012
  • [NEW] Added option to create split polygons in layer operations
  • [FIX] Fixed crash when imported file contains a cell with same name as imported file (ticket 162)
  • [FIX] DXF & ACIS SAT Export: Fixed export of REGIONS with multiple holes (ticket 163)

Version 6.1.3 (build 4646)

17 August 2012
  • [FIX] GDSII/GDS-TXT Import: Fixed TEXT stroke width ignored (ticket 153)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed import of open ELLIPSE entities (ticket 155)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Export: Fixed polylines missing final segment (ticket 160)

Version 6.1.2 (build 4643)

6 July 2012
  • [FIX] PostScript Export: Fixed invalid scaling factor (ticket 151)

Version 6.1.1 (build 4642)

3 July 2012
  • [NEW] RS-274D: Added support for GAP aperture files (ticket 144)
  • [NEW] Viewer: Measurement tools also snap to nested entities (ticket 145)
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Added support for new AutoCAD 2011 group codes (ticket 146)
  • [NEW] Tools: Added tool to move drawing origin (ticket 50)
  • [NEW] Tools: Added tool to snap all polygon coordinates to user-defined grid (ticket 147)
  • [NEW] Tools: Added tool to enforce axis-aligned ("Manhattan") polygon edges (ticket 147)

Version 6.1.0 (build 4641)

11 June 2012
  • [NEW] Expanded database coordinate precision to 1 pm (picometer) (ticket 138)
  • [NEW] Expanded database coordinate range to +/- 4500 m (meters) at full picometer precision and +/- 9e6 m with 15-digit precision (ticket 138)
  • [NEW] Improved display rendering of drawings having very large coordinates (ticket 138)
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Allowing D-codes up to 99999 (ticket 140)
  • [NEW] Added right-click menu to layer list displaying area of elements on layer (ticket 141)
  • [FIX] RS-264X Import: Fixed import of multiple Gerber layers (ticket 142)
  • [FIX] IE3D: Fixed conversion of GEO files (ticket 139)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed merge operation incorrectly reported as failed (ticket 137)
  • [FIX] CIF Import: Fixed import of rotated BOX entities (ticket 143)

Version 6.0.27 (build 4640)

4 May 2012
  • [NEW] All export formats without native text support: Text entities exported as polylines instead of polygon outlines (ticket 136)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Export: Fixed zero-width polylines being drawn using incorrect line width (ticket 135)

Version 6.0.26 (build 4639)

5 April 2012
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed potential crash when importing variable-width polylines (ticket 130)
  • [FIX] View: Fixed potential crash when clicking in View window without View license (ticket 131)
  • [FIX] Edit: Fixed Boolean edit tools not using correct first selected item (ticket 132)
  • [FIX] View: Fixed donuts not being drawin filled in filled dawing mode (ticket 133)

Version 6.0.25 (build 4638)

28 March 2012
  • [FIX] GDS-TXT Import: Fixed bug introduced in version 6.0.24 (ticket 128)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed potential error when using Boolean operations (ticket 129)

Version 6.0.24 (build 4637)

1 March 2012
  • [NEW] Tools: Re-added cropping tool (ticket 127)

Version 6.0.23 (build 4634)

29 February 2012
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed nested quasi-circles not converted to circles (ticket 125)
  • [FIX] Viewer: Fixed panning tool (ticket 126)

Version 6.0.22 (build 4633)

24 February 2012
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed crash in file operations (ticket 123)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Export: Disabled step & repeat for nestd rotated arrays (ticket 124)

Version 6.0.21 (build 4632)

15 February 2012
  • [FIX] Tools: Selecting measurement tool also selects point selection tool (ticket 122)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed rounding errors in measurement tools (ticket 121)

Version 6.0.20 (build 4631)

20 January 2012
  • [FIX] Fixed possible crash when importing file (ticket 120)

Version 6.0.19 (build 4630)

11 January 2012
  • [FIX] Tools & Export: fixed flat ended polygons may be exploded to square extended and vice-versa (ticket 119)

Version 6.0.18 (build 4629)

18 December 2011
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed crash when converting quasi-circles to circles (ticket 118)

Version 6.0.17 (build 4627)

2 December 2011
  • [FIX] GDSII: Fixed geometry transformations not applied when flattening GDSII output (ticket 117)

Version 6.0.16 (build 4625)

30 November 2011
  • [NEW] Improved display speed of cell structure tree (ticket 90)
  • [NEW] Tools: Improved performance of polygon repair tool (ticket 109)
  • [NEW] Tools: Added commands to perform Boolean operations between any selected entity (ticket 114)
  • [FIX] Fixed possible drawing database corruption (ticket 116)

Version 6.0.15 (build 4624)

28 November 2011
  • [FIX] Fixed crash when displaying filled polygon with more than 16'384 vertices (ticket 82)

Version 6.0.14 (build 4623)

25 November 2011
  • [NEW] Viewer: Re-enabled filled display for polygons with more than 10'000 vertices (ticket 82)
  • [NEW] Added auto-update (ticket 110)
  • [FIX] Viewer: Fixed corrupted display in filled drawing mode (ticket 67)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed polygon repair tool not closing all polygons (ticket 65)
  • [FIX] Fixed possible drawing database corruption (ticket 76)

Version 6.0.13 (build 4621)

19 November 2011
  • [FIX] Fixed crash when using measurement tool (ticket 102)
  • [FIX] CIF (and other) Export: Fixed duplicate cell (symbol) numbers when converting from certain file formats (ticket 104)

Version 6.0.12 (build 4618)

16 November 2011
  • [NEW] DXF Export: Added option to fill polygons with solid HATCH (ticket 97)
  • [NEW] Batch mode: Improved file selection and output file names (ticket 66)
  • [NEW] RS-274D Import: Added aperture parser for Altium
  • [FIX] DXF Export: Fixed AutoCAD unable to display DXF file created by LinkCAD (ticket 98)
  • [FIX] Viewer: Fixed long delays when panning, zooming (ticket FB100)

Version 6.0.11 (build 4616)

14 November 2011
  • [FIX] Compass Layout Import: Fixed error when importing line with more than 256 characters (ticket 95)
  • [FIX] Fixed spurious crashes in graphcs card driver (ticket 96)

Version 6.0.10 (build 4614)

9 November 2011
  • [FIX] Fixed tooltips disabled after entering viewer window (ticket 94)

Version 6.0.9 (build 4613)

8 November 2011
  • [NEW] Image Import: Added support for compressed TIFF images (ticket 16)
  • [FIX] User interface always English

Version 6.0.8 (build 4611)

7 November 2011
  • [NEW] Improved import speed
  • [FIX] Image Import: Fixed layer list not displayed correctly when importing bitmap images (ticket 88)
  • [FIX] Import: Fixed crash during import (ticket 89)

Version 6.0.7 (build 4610)

28 October 2011
  • [NEW] GDSII data types may be specified in layer maps using e.g. "xx-yy" notation (layer xx, data type yy) (ticket 79)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: RS-274D options no longer affect importing of RS-274X files (ticket 86)
  • [FIX] Fixed layer map not working (ticket 79)
  • [FIX] GDSII Import: Fixed potential calculation error when importing AREF with small MAG factors (ticket 17)

Version 6.0.6 (build 4608)

27 October 2011
  • [NEW] Viewer: Disabled filled display for polygons with more than 10'000 vertices (ticket 82)
  • [FIX] Sonnet Export: Fixed crash when exporting to Sonnet (ticket 81)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Export: Fixed aperture flash options not remembered (ticket 80)
  • [FIX] Viewer: Selection tool not activated by default (ticket 77)

Version 6.0.5 (build 4607)

21 October 2011
  • [FIX] GDSII Import: Fixed crash when importing certain references (ticket 76)

Version 6.0.4 (build 4606)

17 October 2011
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed crash when importing ByLayer / ByBlock entities (ticket 74)

Version 6.0.4 (build 4603)

14 October 2011
  • [FIX] Fixed viewer window blank after resizing (ticket 70)
  • [FIX] Fixed LinkCAD 5 license not migrated to LinkCAD 6 (ticket 71)
  • [FIX] Fixed invalid text placement (ticket 73)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: improved handling of ByLayer / ByBlock (ticket 72)

Version 6.0.3 (build 4601)

12 October 2011
  • [NEW] New high-performance database
  • [NEW] Added support for 64-bit Windows and up to 192GB RAM
  • [NEW] Added Undo/Redo (requires "edit" license)
  • [FIX] Prevent applying layer map in regular (non-batch) mode (ticket 69)

Version 5.9.5 (build 4583)

1 April 2011
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Improved layer handling

Version 5.9.4 (build 4582)

22 March 2011
  • [NEW] Tools: Improved compatiblity with Windows 7.

Version 5.9.2 (build 4575)

7 December 2010
  • [NEW] Tools: Added tool to remove duplicate polygons and polylines. (ticket 62)

Version 5.9.1 (build 4574)

25 August 2010
  • [FIX] Improved backwards compatibility with Windows XP (ticket 52)

Version 5.9.0 (build 4569)

9 August 2010
  • [NEW] Raster Image Import: Added support for (uncompressed) TIFF images. (ticket 16)
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Added support for special characters in DXF 2009/10 (ticket 34)
  • [NEW] Added new Network Lite license (ticket 55)
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Improved import of variable-width polylines (ticket 54)
  • [NEW] Improved compatibility with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008 (ticket 52)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed ELLIPSE entities with negative extrusion direction (ticket 49)
  • [FIX] Drill File Output: Fixed units specification (ticket 51)

Version 5.8.2 (build 4534)

11 November 2009
  • [FIX] Fixed DLL dependency error on Windows XP

Version 5.8.1 (build 4533)

29 September 2009
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed layer polarity command being applied to drawing command preceeding it (ticket 46)

Version 5.8.0 (build 4522)

25 September 2009
  • [NEW] Added further configurable attributes to layer mapping file (ticket 38)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed step and repeat offsets incorrect (ticket 45)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed draws using rectangluar aperture rendered as round ended (ticket 44)

Version 5.7.2 (build 4514)

12 February 2009
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Added support for AutoCAD 2007 SHAPE entities (ticket 36)
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Improved MTEXT alignment support (ticket 34)
  • [FIX] Fixed arc problems introduced in release 5.7.1 (ticket 32, 35)

Version 5.7.1 (build 4513)

23 January 2009
  • [FIX] RX-274X: Layers with entities deleted when importing Gerber files (ticket 29)

Version 5.7.0 (build 4508)

4 November 2008
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Added support for coordinates with explicit decimal point (ticket 21)
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Removed special handling of D99 aperture
  • [NEW] RS-274D Import: Added support for Protel Autotrax aperture files
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed option "apply layer polarities" not working (ticket 27)
  • [FIX] CIF Import: Added support for very long CIF comments. (ticket FB5446)
  • [FIX] Tools: Improved reliability of polygon operations (ticket 1, 23, 26)
  • [FIX] Tools: Speed and reliability improvements
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed drawing of fractional arcs in SHX fonts (ticket 19)
  • [FIX] Fixed use of custom SHX fonts (ticket 20)

Version 5.6.12 (build 4507)

13 December 2007
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed POLYLINE vertex points omitted when curve-fit tangent flag set (ticket FB5429)

Version 5.6.11 (build 4506)

6 December 2007
  • [NEW] License: Added non-transferrable file based host license
  • [NEW] Tools: Added Text entities to "Convert to Outline" tool
  • [NEW] Added option to specify arc resolutions in dots per inch (DPI)

Version 5.6.10 (build 4503)

5 October 2007
  • [NEW] Tools: Enhanced boolean operations on files (ticket FB5397)

Version 5.6.9 (build 4502)

8 August 2007
  • [NEW] RS-274X Export: Performance improvements
  • [FIX] Newly created layers no longer hidden
  • [FIX] Viewer: Fixed display of concave polygons with more than 16k vertices (ticket FB1691)

Version 5.6.8 (build 4500)

4 August 2007
  • [NEW] PostScript Export: No longer exporting white layers as black (ticket FB5326)
  • [NEW] Added option to hide / show unused layers
  • [NEW] Gerber RS-274X Import: Improved layer naming and removing temporary layers
  • [FIX] CIF Import: Fixed crash when importing entity without defined layer (ticket FB5347)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed crash when performing boolean operations on files without selecting a file (ticket FB5346)
  • [FIX] Gerber RS-274X Import: Fixed step & repeat when importing multiple Gerber files

Version 5.6.7 (build 4496)

2 June 2007
  • [NEW] IE3D Export: Added support for IE3D version 11 and 12
  • [NEW] Tools: Improved tool to perform Boolean operations between files
  • [NEW] GDSII, RS-274X Export: Reverted to winding rule when splitting polygons with holes (ticket FB5311)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed invalid line ends generated when flattening

Version 5.6.6 (build 4495)

15 May 2007
  • [NEW] Tools: Added tool to perform boolean operations on files

Version 5.6.5 (build 4491)

3 May 2007
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed sporadic parsing errors after loading external aperture lists (ticket FB5313)

Version 5.6.4 (build 4487)

6 April 2007
  • [NEW] GDSII, RS-274X Export: Using even-odd rule when splitting polygons with holes (ticket FB5311)

Version 5.6.3 (build 4485)

14 March 2007
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Correct layer polarities when importing multiple files
  • [FIX] GDSII Import: Fixed hidden layers when using data-types (ticket FB5296)

Version 5.6.2 (build 4484)

12 January 2007
  • [NEW] ACIS SAT & DXF Import: Improved handling of spline data in REGION entities (ticket FB5277)

Version 5.6.1 (build 4482)

7 December 2006
  • [NEW] CIF Import: Added support for CleWin 3.1 layer comments
  • [NEW] Modla Export: Only exporting convex polygons
  • [NEW] Modla Export: Added layer name after body type
  • [NEW] Tools: Displaying layer color in layer selection dialogs
  • [NEW] Unused layers are no longer hidden
  • [NEW] CIF Export: Storing layer color when exporting to CleWin
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed layer selection tool incorrectly selecting pattern elements (ticket FB5267, 5273)
  • [FIX] GDSII Export: Datatype of text record was incorrectly set to layer number

Version 5.6.0 (build 4478)

9 November 2006
  • [NEW] Added support for Windows Vista
  • [NEW] Modla Export: Improved Modla support

Version 5.6.0 (build 4477)

31 October 2006
  • [NEW] Storing last import and export folder separately (ticket FB1717)
  • [NEW] GDSII Export: Don't produce text output with overlapping polygons (ticket FB1682)
  • [NEW] IE3D Import: Added support for IE3D 11.1 (ticket FB1732)
  • [NEW] Conversion: Added option (under Tools > Options... > Conversion) to keep unresolved references (ticket FB5227)
  • [FIX] Fixed drawing bug in filled, round-ended polylines
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed potential endless loop while merging / using tools (ticket FB1691)
  • [FIX] Export: Fixed calculation of facets when exporting donuts (ticket FB1714)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed MTEXT rotation when negative extrusion vector used (ticket FB1714)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed potential self-intersections in variable-width polylines (ticket FB1714, 1553)
  • [FIX] Tools: Corrected problem when de-embedding polygons with sliced holes (ticket FB1741)
  • [FIX] GUI: Corrected nesting level display button
  • [FIX] GUI: Corrected crash when using expired support license (ticket FB5238)

Version 5.5.38 (build 4454)

9 August 2006
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Allowing more digits than specified by coordinate format (ticket FB1673)

Version 5.5.37 (build 4453)

1 August 2006
  • [NEW] RS-274X Export: Export polygons with holes as sliced simple polygons (ticket FB1635)
  • [NEW] Tools: Added option to create holes as sliced simple polygons (ticket FB1635)
  • [NEW] Tools: Reduced memory consumption for Tools and improved speed
  • [NEW] CIF Export: Limiting polygon size to 8192 vertices when exporting to CleWin
  • [NEW] RS-274D Import: Added support for Epac aperture lists
  • [NEW] GDSII Export: Added option to scale drawing by user-defined factor
  • [NEW] Tools: Added tool to apply selection mask to pattern layer
  • [NEW] Modla Export: Added MODLA file format to Simulation option
  • [NEW] Tools: Up to six time faster merge & boolean operations (ticket FB1459)
  • [FIX] Fixed random crash in open file dialog caused by Adobe Acrobat 7 on Windows XP SP2
  • [FIX] ACIS Import: Only creating one layer per layer z-value
  • [FIX] GUI: Various layer list improvements
  • [FIX] RS-274D Import: Fixed parsing of short external aperture lists
  • [FIX] GDSII Import: Improved display of SREFs with absolute scaling/rotation (ticket FB1497)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed crash when parsing invalid aperture macro (ticket FB1545)
  • [FIX] GDS-TXT Export: Corrected TEXTTYPE record for TEXT entities
  • [FIX] Text entities: Fixed positioning of centered text entities
  • [FIX] Tools: Displaying newly created layers after layer operations
  • [FIX] CIF Import: Added support for CleWin 3.x style layer comments
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed variable width polyline to outline conversion (ticket FB1553)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Empty layers no longer shown in layer list
  • [FIX] GDSII Export: Fixed potential gap when exporting donuts (ticket FB1512)

Version 5.5.30 (build 4428)

30 November 2005
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Improved import of closed variable-width polylines (ticket FB1400)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed potential problem when reading variable-width polylines (ticket FB1400)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed sporadic program crash when merging overlapping polygons (ticket FB1400)
  • [FIX] GDSII Import: Fixed bug introduced in LinkCAD version 5.5.19 where imported paths are always flat ended (GDSII type 0) (ticket FB1486)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed problem where Splines with rounding errors in knot vector were not imported correctly (ticket FB1487)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed problem when using boolean operations / conversion to outline on closed paths (ticket FB1484)

Version 5.5.29 (build 4427)

28 November 2005
  • [FIX] Fixed sporadic program error due to bug in Windows Service Pack 1 and 2 (ticket FB1453, 1391, 1399, 1426, 1436, 1435, 1410, 1149)

Version 5.5.28 (build 4426)

18 November 2005
  • [NEW] Tools: Added polygon de-embedding tool in batch mode

Version 5.5.27 (build 4425)

16 November 2005
  • [FIX] Fixed dependency on MSVCP71.dll

Version 5.5.26 (build 4421)

9 November 2005
  • [FIX] Licensing: fixed expiration warning when using network license (ticket FB1470)

Version 5.5.24 (build 4419)

3 November 2005
  • [NEW] GSD-TXT: Removed polygon vertex limitation (ticket FB1444)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed grayed out Next button after layer operations (ticket FB1452)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed mirroring of ellipses with negative extrusion factor (ticket FB1462)

Version 5.5.23 (build 4405)

28 July 2005
  • [FIX] Boolean operations: Fixed potential problems with re-entrant polygons (ticket FB1378)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed potential problem when reading variable-width polylines (ticket FB1400)

Version 5.5.22 (build 4404)

8 July 2005
  • [FIX] RS-274X Export: Fixed crash when exporting layer with name shorter than four letters (ticket FB1387)

Version 5.5.21 (build 4403)

28 June 2005
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed potential problem in "Convert Quasi-Circles to Circles" tool

Version 5.5.20 (build 4402)

23 June 2005
  • [NEW] GDSII Import: Allowing multiple XY records in boundary records (extends GDSII vertex limit beyond 8191 vertices)
  • [NEW] Tools: Improved "subtract overlapping polygons" algorithm and renamed to "de-embed polygons"

Version 5.5.19 (build 4401)

23 May 2005
  • [NEW] GDSII Export: Added option to default data type to layer number (ticket FB1342)
  • [NEW] Tools: Improved boolean operations on layers (ticket FB1345)
  • [NEW] Removed limit of 32768 vertices per polygon (ticket FB1350)
  • [FIX] GDSII Export: Fixed problem when splitting polygons containing holes (ticket FB1348)

Version 5.5.18 (build 4400)

30 April 2005
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed potential problem when reading variable width polylines
  • [FIX] GDSII Export: Fixed potential problem when splitting large polygons (ticket FB1301)

Version 5.5.17 (build 4398)

26 February 2005
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed potential problem with boolean operations (ticket FB1284)

Version 5.5.16 (build 4395)

23 February 2005
  • [NEW] Tools: Major speed improvements to all boolean operations
  • [NEW] Tools: Increased number of polygons per boolean operation to 4 million
  • [NEW] Faster logging of error messages (ticket FB1273)
  • [NEW] Faster resolving of cell references (ticket FB1273)
  • [FIX] Fixed progress bar when reading files larger than 20 MBytes (ticket FB1273)

Version 5.5.15 (build 4394)

24 December 2004
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Improved handling of rounding errors in polylines (ticket FB1248)
  • [FIX] Edit: Improved entity selection

Version 5.5.14 (build 4393)

25 November 2004
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Added multiple file import (ticket FB622)
  • [FIX] CIF Import: Correctly reading old-style layer comments in CleWin generated files

Version 5.5.13 (build 4392)

9 November 2004
  • [FIX] Fixed crash when Viewer license missing / expired (ticket FB1221, 1222)
  • [FIX] Command line: Fixed crash when hiding all dialogs and now main cell detected (ticket FB1151)

Version 5.5.12 (build 4388)

6 November 2004
  • [FIX] Command line: Fixed bug when automatically applying layer map (ticket FB1205)

Version 5.5.11 (build 4387)

5 November 2004
  • [NEW] Edit: Added "Clear" command to delete selected entities
  • [NEW] Edit: Added lasso (identifying window) to select entities

Version 5.5.10 (build 4385)

4 November 2004
  • [FIX] Fixed disabled Next button after upgrading
  • [FIX] Command line: Top cell selected by LcSelectTopCell option correctly enabled (ticket FB1205)
  • [FIX] Command line: Layer map correctly applied after changing top cell (ticket FB1205)

Version 5.5.9 (build 4384)

2 November 2004
  • [NEW] Tools: Added layer property window in Viewer

Version 5.5.8 (build 4383)

1 November 2004
  • [NEW] GDSII / CIF Export: Improved polygon splitting algorithm (ticket FB128)

Version 5.5.7 (build 4382)

24 October 2004
  • [NEW] Tools: Added selection of top cell to batch and command line modes (see LcSelectTopCell option) (ticket FB1205)
  • [NEW] Tools: Added right-click command to create new layers

Version 5.5.6 (build 4381)

13 October 2004
  • [FIX] Text entities: Fixed horizontal / vertical alignement (ticket FB1206)

Version 5.5.5 (build 4380)

12 October 2004
  • [NEW] Tools: Added layer map support to batch conversion and to command line modes (see LcApplyLayerMap option) (ticket FB588)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed rotated outline-type aperture macros (ticket FB1020)

Version 5.5.4 (build 4378)

3 October 2004
  • [NEW] Tools: Added right-click commands to layer list (merge layers)

Version 5.5.3 (build 4376)

25 September 2004
  • [FIX] Sonnet Export: Fixed location of nexted entities

Version 5.5.2 (build 4375)

27 September 2004
  • [NEW] GDSII / GDS-TXT: Added data type support
  • [FIX] Fixed default file extension when saving
  • [FIX] Sonnet Export: Fixed direction y-coordinates

Version 5.5.1 (build 4369)

14 September 2004
  • [NEW] Sonnet Export: Added Sonnet Project file support

Version 5.5.0 (build 4368)

3 September 2004
  • [NEW] Edit: Added basic editing capabilities
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed support for AutoCAD 2004 REGION entities (ticket FB1189)

Version 5.4.6 (build 4365)

30 July 2004
  • [NEW] Quasi-circle to circle conversion tool: Removed quirement for convex polygons (ticket FB1158)
  • [FIX] Compass Layout Input: Fixed potential crash when reading invalid file (ticket FB1165)

Version 5.4.5 (build 4364)

21 July 2004
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Added support for Cadstar aperture lists (ticket FB1143)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed loading of external RS-274D aperture files (ticket FB1146)

Version 5.4.4 (build 4363)

8 July 2004
  • [FIX] PostScript Import: LinkCAD on Windows 95/98/Me produces error when reading PostScript file (ticket FB1136)

Version 5.4.3 (build 4362)

7 July 2004
  • [FIX] GDSII Import: Ingoring invalid flags set by buggy GDSII software (ticket FB1134)

Version 5.4.2 (build 4361)

2 July 2004
  • [NEW] Layer map: Allowing duplicate layer names after applying map (ticket FB1123)
  • [FIX] ACIS SAT Import: Fixed circular entities in SAT files (ticket FB1102)

Version 5.4.1 (build 4358)

4 June 2004
  • [NEW] ACIS SAT Import: Added experimental ACIS SAT import (ticket FB1102)

Version 5.4.0 (build 4357)

26 May 2004
  • [NEW] DXF Export: Added REGION entity support (ticket FB805)

Version 5.3.6 (build 4356)

25 May 2004
  • [NEW] DXF Export: Added experimental REGION entity support (ticket FB805)
  • [FIX] DXF Export: Last vertex of square-extended wires missing (ticket FB1100)

Version 5.3.5 (build 4355)

21 May 2004
  • [NEW] Raster Import: Added option to control merging of horizontally adjacent pixels (ticket FB1094)
  • [FIX] Fixed unable to change settings contained in group boxes with check box (ticket FB1088)

Version 5.3.4 (build 4354)

26 April 2004
  • [NEW] Command line / file: "LcSkipSteps" option allows disabling progress dialogs (ticket FB1072)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed potential crash (ticket FB1069)

Version 5.3.3 (build 4353)

23 April 2004
  • [NEW] Text: Added option to use square-ended strokes when drawing characters (Options Menu > Fonts) (ticket FB1068)
  • [FIX] Fixed compatibility with Windows 95 and NT4 (ticket FB1067)

Version 5.3.2 (build 4352)

22 April 2004
  • [FIX] Viewer: fixed "ghost" image displayed when rendering (ticket FB1062)
  • [FIX] Viewer: fixed cursor icons on non-Windows XP systems (ticket FB1063)

Version 5.3.1 (build 4351)

15 April 2004
  • [NEW] Viewer: Improved memory managment when displaying large concave polygons (ticket FB1058)
  • [NEW] Viewer / Tools: Improved speed when Viewer and Tools active at the same time (ticket FB1059)

Version 5.3.0 (build 4350)

13 April 2004
  • [NEW] Added raster image (bitmap) import (ticket FB741)
  • [FIX] Fixed possible crash when closing drawing while rendering in progress (ticket FB1051)

Version 5.2.8 (build 4349)

30 March 2004
  • [NEW] IE3D Export: Added support for XML-based GEO format (IE3D 10.10) (ticket FB1005)

Version 5.2.7 (build 4348)

23 March 2004
  • [FIX] GDSII Import: Fixed handling of strings with invalid data-count (appended null-character) (ticket FB1040)

Version 5.2.6 (build 4347)

19 March 2004
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Added EIA / EBCDIC encoding support (ticket FB1029)
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Auto-detecting encoding and end-of-block / parameter delimiter characters
  • [FIX] Fixed "component" label in layer map
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed possible endless loop in "Repair open polygons" tool (ticket FB1026)

Version 5.2.5 (build 4345)

18 March 2004
  • [FIX] Viewer: Fixed flashing in Viewer if fast fill mode enabled and drawing contains text (ticket FB1024)

Version 5.2.4 (build 4344)

16 March 2004
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed possible endless loop in "Join adjacent wires" tool (ticket FB1026)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed import of elliptic curves in REGIONs (ticket FB1027)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Fixed handling of layer polarity (ticket FB1020)

Version 5.2.3 (build 4342)

15 March 2004
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Added option to subtract clear-field layers from dark-field layers (ticket FB1020)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Aperture macros are now placed on the correct layer

Version 5.2.2 (build 4341)

11 March 2004
  • [NEW] IE3D Import: Added support for XML-based IE3D files (ticket FB1005)
  • [NEW] Tools: Added new tool to join adjacent wires (ticket FB919)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Export: Fixed crash when layer name with less than four characters encountered (ticket FB1016)

Version 5.2.1 (build 4340)

9 March 2004
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Added support for aperture macros (AM) (ticket FB287)
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Allowing multiple G/D/M-codes per block (ticket FB1001)
  • [NEW] IE3D Impot / Export: Added support for new units in IE3D version 10.05 (ticket FB970)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Correctly handles M02 (program end) command
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed text transformations (ticket FB1002)

Version 5.2.0 (build 4339)

2 March 2004
  • [NEW] Tools: Added "tools" commands to batch conversions (ticket FB691)

Version 5.1.24 (build 4338)

27 February 2004
  • [NEW] Tools: Improved speed of wire-to-outline tool (also speeds up PostScript import) (ticket FB975)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed bug in boolean operations on polygons (ticket FB972, 974)
  • [FIX] PostScript Import: Corrected handling of "closepath" operator (ticket FB967)

Version 5.1.23 (build 4337)

18 February 2004
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed ignored full circles / curves in REGIONs (ticket FB945)

Version 5.1.22 (build 4336)

16 February 2004
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Ellipse curves in REGIONs result in invalid vertices (ticket FB945)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed shifted UCS on entities with negative extrusion direction (ticket FB954)

Version 5.1.21 (build 4335)

11 February 2004
  • [FIX] DXF Import: REGIONs entities shifted by constant offset (ticket FB941)
  • [FIX] Fixed compatibility with Windows 2003 (Advanced) Server (ticket FB944)

Version 5.1.20 (build 4334)

20 January 2004
  • [FIX] PostScript Export: Text rendered at wrong size (ticket FB903)

Version 5.1.19 (build 4333)

19 January 2004
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Added support for elliptic / circular arcs in REGIONs (ticket FB859)

Version 5.1.18 (build 4331)

18 January 2004
  • [NEW] Viewer: Improved behavior in the presence of integer overlows (ticket FB893)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed bug in polygon operations (ticket FB895)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed parallel line segments in variable-width polylines resulting in invalid vertices (ticket FB878)

Version 5.1.17 (build 4330)

17 January 2004
  • [NEW] Exploded wires never create self-intersecting polygons (ticket FB883)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed parallel line segments in variable-width polylines resulting in invalid vertices (ticket FB878)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed self-intersecting polygons created from polylines with arcs (ticket FB892)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed several bugs in polygon operations (ticket FB880, 881, 882, 885)

Version 5.1.16 (build 4329)

8 January 2004
  • [FIX] Fixed last path in font path list being ignored (ticket FB870)
  • [FIX] Fixed text with formatting containing invalid "?" characters (ticket FB871)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Fixed rare bug in SPLINE to polygon conversion (ticket FB876)

Version 5.1.15 (build 4328)

23 December 2003
  • [NEW] Tools: Added boolean operations on layers (ticket FB277)
  • [NEW] DXF Import: Added support for polygonial REGION entities (ticket FB859)

Version 5.1.14 (build 4327)

23 December 2003
  • [FIX] DXF Import / Export: Correctly decode / encode strings with escaped characters (ticket FB863)

Version 5.1.13 (build 4326)

16 December 2003
  • [FIX] Fixed slow startup on some computers (ticket FB856)

Version 5.1.12 (build 4325)

11 December 2003
  • [FIX] IE3D Import: Fixed comment line parameter in GEO 9.0 files (ticket FB252)

Version 5.1.11 (build 4324)

4 December 2003
  • [FIX] Disabling viewer if OpenGL driver fails (ticket FB801)

Version 5.1.10 (build 4321)

4 December 2003
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed attachment when linking holes to outer polygon

Version 5.1.9 (build 4320)

3 December 2003
  • [NEW] Tools: Up to 400 times faster polygon operations (merge, ...)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Accepting white space in Gerber files (ticket FB438)
  • [FIX] Tools: Fixed crash when merging (ticket FB772)

Version 5.1.8 (build 4319)

28 November 2003
  • [FIX] Fixed crash when changing top cell in cell tree (ticket FB835)
  • [FIX] Cell tree: top cell icon not visible if not a root of cell tree (ticket FB836)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Export: Step & Repeat option inverted (ticket FB824)
  • [FIX] Tools: "Explode Child Cells" command deleted data when applied to an array reference (ticket FB823)

Version 5.1.7 (build 4317)

13 November 2003
  • [NEW] Convert to Outline Tool: Treating donuts w/o hole as circles (ticket FB710)
  • [FIX] PostScript Import: Fixed potential crash when importing PS files (ticket FB788)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Import: Circular apertures no longer imported as donuts w/o hole but as circles (ticket FB710)

Version 5.1.6 (build 4313)

17 October 2003
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Layer polarity parameters (LPC/LPD) put objects on clear / dark field layer (ticket FB237)
  • [NEW] Tools: Added support for donuts to Convert to Outline tool (ticket FB710)

Version 5.1.5 (build 4312)

17 October 2003
  • [NEW] Tools: Enabled experimental tool to perform XOR polygons (ticket FB277)
  • [NEW] Tools: Enhanced "Explode to Outlines" tool and added option to explode circles
  • [FIX] Tools: Improved stability of boolean polygon operations (ticket FB772)

Version 5.1.4 (build 4311)

14 October 2003
  • [FIX] PostScript Import: Fixed possible crash when treating white areas as holes (ticket FB693)

Version 5.1.3 (build 4309)

7 October 2003
  • [FIX] Viewer: Fixed crash when increasing window size during rendering (ticket FB742)
  • [FIX] Batch conversion: allow skipping file selection dialog when running from command line (ticket FB735)
  • [FIX] PostScript Export: Fixed page size not calculated correctly when running from command line (ticket FB734)

Version 5.1.2 (build 4307)

26 September 2003
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: Extended maximum number of coordinate decimal places to 7 digits (ticket FB680)
  • [NEW] Font option changes take effect immediately (previously required exiting LinkCAD) (ticket FB677)
  • [FIX] PostScript Import: Fixed filled holes in compound paths (eg. letter "O") (ticket FB717)
  • [FIX] Fixed Invalid lines when rendering some characters (e.g. 'ยต') in default SHX font (ticket FB723)
  • [FIX] PostScript Import: Fixed arc precision settings ignored when using absolute units (ticket FB722)

Version 5.1.1 (build 4306)

25 September 2003
  • [NEW] PostScript Import: Added support for binary DOS EPS files (ticket FB713)
  • [FIX] Fixed error "The LINKCAD.EXE file is linked to missing export KERNEL32.DLL:GetFileSizeEx" (ticket FB676)

Version 5.1.0 (build 4303)

30 August 2003
  • [NEW] PostScript Import: Improved import of PostScript files (ticket FB634)
  • [NEW] RS-274X Export: Changed units selection command in Excellon drill files (ticket FB620)
  • [FIX] Batch conversion: Fixed crash when reading invalid file (ticket FB639)
  • [FIX] PostScript Import: Fixed ignored data in files containing binary data (ticket FB645)
  • [FIX] PostScript Import: Fixed scaling errors when reading AutoCAD generated PostScript files (ticket FB646)
  • [FIX] Adapting number of vertices of exploded NURBS / splines to enclosed angle (ticket FB647)

Version 5.0.9 (build 4298)

13 August 2003
  • [FIX] Fixed potential crash when using batch mode (ticket FB619)

Version 5.0.8 (build 4297)

13 August 2003
  • [FIX] All Exports: Fixed vertical shifting of text strings containing certain characters (ticket FB613)
  • [FIX] All Exports: Fixed vertical alignement of text strings with attachment point at baseline (ticket FB613)

Version 5.0.7 (build 4296)

11 August 2003
  • [FIX] RS-274X Export: Fixed wrong displacement when using circular interpolation (ticket FB612)

Version 5.0.6 (build 4295)

8 August 2003
  • [NEW] PostScript Import: Added support for mirrored text (ticket FB611)
  • [NEW] PostScript Import: Added option to ignore clipping path (ticket FB609)
  • [FIX] Fixed TXT default font rendered at random size (ticket FB610)

Version 5.0.5 (build 4294)

7 August 2003
  • [FIX] Fixed crash when using default font other than TXT (ticket FB607)
  • [FIX] Fixed invalid lines when rendering SHX fonts
  • [FIX] PostScript Import: PostScript font names no longer ignored (ticket FB608)

Version 5.0.4 (build 4291)

30 July 2003
  • [NEW] RS-274X Import: allowing format code "N" for no zero omission in coordinates (ticket FB579)
  • [NEW] RS-274X Export: Added support for exporting Excellon drill files (ticket FB596)
  • [FIX] DXF Export: Trailing zeros of coordinates truncated when using 1 DXF unit = 1 nm (ticket FB583)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Invalid vertices generated for variable-width polylines containing arcs (ticket FB593)
  • [FIX] RS-274X Export: Polygon filling not working when square aperture flashing enabled (ticket FB587)
  • [FIX] Fixed crash when default font is not set to "TXT" (ticket FB582)
  • [FIX] Fixed additional installed fonts being ignored (ticket FB581)
  • [FIX] Viewer: fixed drawing errors when displaying empty file (ticket FB597)

Version 5.0.3 (build 4290)

15 July 2003
  • [FIX] Tools: Improvements to "Merge overlapping polygons" command (ticket FB551)

Version 5.0.2 (build 4289)

15 July 2003
  • [FIX] DXF Import: fixed rare bug when converting variable-width polylines (ticket FB555)
  • [INFO] DXF Import: restored pre 4.9.8 algorithm for conversion of variable-width polylines (ticket FB434)

Version 5.0.1 (build 4288)

7 July 2003
  • [INFO] Tools: Removed accidentially included beta version of "Subtract overlapping polygons" from tools menu

Version 5.0.0 (build 4284)

4 July 2003
  • [NEW] Tools: Added "Merge overlapping polygons" command
  • [NEW] DXF Export: improved text transformations (mirroring, rotation) for MTEXT entities (ticket FB489)
  • [NEW] DXF Import: improved text transformations (mirroring, rotation) for MTEXT entities (ticket FB486)
  • [NEW] Tools: added right-click menu to cell structure tree to flatten selected cell and sub-cells
  • [NEW] User Interface: renamed "toggle outline" to "fill" (ticket FB499)
  • [NEW] User Interface: moved items from "Tools" > "Modify..." directly under "Tools"
  • [NEW] Viewer: object contours are also visible in filled drawing mode
  • [NEW] Gerber / RS-274X Import: undefined apertures are treated as zero-width lines (ticket FB550)
  • [FIX] Fixed wrong initial line segment for text entities
  • [INFO] GDSII / GDS-TXT Export: removed DB units option (defaulting to 1nm) (ticket FB496)

Version 4.9.12 (build 4280)

17 April 2003
  • [FIX] RS-274X Export: fixed number of digits exceeding maximum specified by coordinate format (ticket FB453)

Version 4.9.11 (build 4279)

15 April 2003
  • [NEW] Speed improvements to polygon library.

Version 4.9.10 (build 4278)

8 April 2003
  • [FIX] IE3D Import: fixed problems introduced by case 438 in version 4.9.9.4274 (ticket FB438)

Version 4.9.9 (build 4274)

7 April 2003
  • [NEW] IE3D Import: fixed errors reported when IE3D file has been line-wrapped (ticket FB438)
  • [FIX] Fixed large memory consumption during polygon operations. (ticket FB439)

Version 4.9.8 (build 4273)

4 April 2003
  • [FIX] DXF Import: Improved polyline to outline conversion for segments shorter than line width (ticket FB434)

Version 4.9.7 (build 4268)

5 March 2003
  • [FIX] DXF Import: fixed ignored Vertices of subclass "AcDb3dPolylineVertex" (ticket FB407)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: fixed mirrored DONUTs being exploded to polywires (ticket FB408)
  • [FIX] DXF Import: fixed Paper Space entities being wrongly added to Model Space (ticket FB409)

Version 4.9.6 (build 4266)

14 February 2003
  • [NEW] Tools: Improved XOR tool (ticket FB372)

Version 4.9.5 (build 4264)

13 February 2003
  • [NEW] Postscript Import: added partial clipping support. (ticket FB372)

Version 4.9.4 (build 4262)

6 February 2003
  • [NEW] PostScript Import: improved conversion of curves (ticket FB372)

Version 4.9.3 (build )

21 January 2003
  • [FIX] DXF Export: fixed inverted option to export round-ended wires as flat/flat-extended. (ticket FB367)

Version 4.9.2 (build )

17 January 2003
  • [FIX] Export: fixed Text labels in wrong y-location (ticket FB362)

Version 4.9.1 (build )

20 December 2002
  • [NEW] New: added ANSYS ANF export option

Version 4.9.0 (build )

10 December 2002
  • [NEW] New: added PostScript import using pstoedit (ticket FB318)

Version 4.8.13 (build )

27 November 2002
  • [NEW] IE3D: the units of z-value column in the layer list now follows the selected IE3D export units. (ticket FB112)
  • [NEW] IE3D export: added automatic sequential numbering of z-values (ticket FB284)

Version 4.8.12 (build )

25 November 2002
  • [FIX] DXF import: fixed missing endpoint in SPLINE to polyline conversion (ticket FB301)
  • [FIX] RS-274X import: fixed invalid "Unclosed cell definition" when Step & Repeat encountered (ticket FB253)
  • [FIX] RS-274X import: fixed ignored circular interpolation for full circles (ticket FB300)

Version 4.8.11 (build )

21 November 2002
  • [NEW] Re-added support for IE3D Version 9.0 (ticket FB252)
  • [FIX] Fixed crash when invalid TEXT alignment flag encountered (ticket FB291)

Version 4.8.10 (build )

18 November 2002
  • [FIX] Fixed transformations of flattened boxes in CIF export (ticket FB283)
  • [FIX] Added warning if export format does not support absolute scaling / rotation (ticket FB38)

Version 4.8.9 (build )

17 November 2002
  • [FIX] Fixed RS-274X Step & Repeat (ticket FB253)
  • [INFO] Temporarely removed IE3D 9.0 export (needs futher work) (ticket FB252)

Version 4.8.8 (build )

15 November 2002
  • [NEW] Added dummy aperture for RS-274X polygon area fill command (G36) to work around bug in CG-Preview (ticket FB273)
  • [NEW] Added RS-274X Step & Repeat support to Gerber input (ticket FB253)
  • [NEW] Added RS-274X Step & Repeat support to Gerber output (ticket FB274)
  • [NEW] Added support for IE3D Version 9.0 (ticket FB252)
  • [FIX] Fixed CPU detection crash (ticket FB219)
  • [FIX] Skipping aperture D51 when exporting to RS-274X (ticket FB137)
  • [FIX] Fixed AutoCAD crash when opening layer editor on DXF 14/2000 file (ticket FB239)
  • [FIX] Fixed disabled Copy & Paste in LinkCAD generated DXF 2000 files (ticket FB223)
  • [FIX] Fixed crash in TLC import when referenced cell not found
  • [FIX] Fixed invalid header record in generated TLC output
  • [FIX] Fixed IE3D export of files containing array references (ticket FB74)

Version 4.8.7 (build )

24 October 2002
  • [NEW] Added option to set LASI user units in export (defaults to 100 uu/micron)
  • [FIX] Scaling error in TLC import
  • [FIX] Variable polyline width support in DXF import
  • [INFO] Detection of RegMon & FileMon

Version 4.8.6 (build )

16 October 2002
  • [FIX] Rendering of filled concave polygons with high detail level (ticket FB238)

Version 4.8.5 (build )

16 October 2002
  • [NEW] Added support for Mentor Graphics ICLINK layer comments (ticket FB242)
  • [NEW] Major Viewer speed improvements in hardware accelerated mode
  • [NEW] Print white layers white in PostScript black & white export mode (ticket FB240)
  • [FIX] Network license files with uppercase names not recognized (ticket FB241)
  • [FIX] Removed redundant extensions on LASI files

Version 4.8.4 (build )

25 August 2002
  • [FIX] Missing column header icons in layer map

Version 4.8.3 (build )

20 August 2002
  • [NEW] Subnet based network licenses

Version 4.8.2 (build )

15 August 2002
  • [NEW] New: layer ordering (ticket FB17, 51)
  • [NEW] Improved: display of filled round-ended wires in Viewer
  • [FIX] Round-ended wires are incorrectly displayed in Viewer outline mode (ticket FB227)
  • [FIX] Viewer displays array elements of large arrays displaced (ticket FB228)
  • [FIX] Polylines with only two vertices not displayed in Viewer (ticket FB231)
  • [FIX] Repaired polylines may not display correctly in filled display mode (ticket FB232)
  • [FIX] Crash when splash screen disabled & license expired (ticket FB233)
  • [FIX] Crash when reading DXF file containing strings with back-slashes (ticket FB234)
  • [FIX] DXF constant width polyline considered non-constant if start-width of final vertex non-constant (ticket FB235)
  • [FIX] PostScript export correctly specifies page numbers

Version 4.8.1 (build )

1 July 2001
  • [INFO] Not released

Version 4.8.0 (build )

20 June 2002
  • [NEW] Protel aperture file support

Version 4.7.6 (build )

14 June 2002
  • [NEW] Easier column/row spacing specification extension to GDS-TXT AREF.
  • [FIX] Display of small objects

Version 4.7.5 (build )

13 June 2002
  • [FIX] Backspace editing on layer names (ticket FB226)

Version 4.7.4 (build )

4 June 2002
  • [FIX] Improved drawing of large arrays (ticket FB225)

Version 4.7.3 (build )

22 May 2002
  • [FIX] Command file support (ticket FB224)

Version 4.7.2 (build )

8 May 2002
  • [NEW] Defaulting to detailed file view in file dialog boxes
  • [NEW] Automatically adding loaded file's layer to empty layer map
  • [NEW] Detection of accuracy loss in imported DXF files
  • [NEW] Remembers last used layer map directory
  • [FIX] Display of concave polygons
  • [FIX] Crash when importing empty file

Version 4.7.1 (build )

3 May 2002
  • [NEW] Made color selectors single-clickable
  • [NEW] Improvements to layer map editor
  • [FIX] Crash when reading GDSII files with font type 3 records (ticket FB222)

Version 4.7.0 (build )

2 May 2002
  • [NEW] Layer map file support (ticket FB113, 52)

Version 4.6.14 (build )

25 April 2002
  • [NEW] LinkCAD View speed improvements
  • [NEW] CIF "94" text extension
  • [FIX] Missing CIF cell name export
  • [FIX] Crash when importing CIF text with more than 24 characters (ticket FB221)

Version 4.6.13 (build )

15 April 2002
  • [FIX] CPU detection crash (ticket FB219)

Version 4.6.12 (build )

12 April 2002
  • [FIX] Error message when importing Gerber files with polygon fills & arcs (ticket FB218)

Version 4.6.11 (build )

12 April 2002
  • [FIX] Modification to installation

Version 4.6.10 (build )

11 April 2002
  • [NEW] Speed of "Tools"
  • [FIX] Spurious crashes after entering registration code (ticket FB207)
  • [FIX] Only converting convex quasi-circles (ticket FB104, 28)
  • [FIX] Crash when converting convex quasi-circles (ticket FB104, 28)
  • [FIX] Workaround for compiler bug resulting in invalid exploded wires (ticket FB215)
  • [FIX] Invalid TEXT record in GDS-TXT output (ticket FB216)

Version 4.6.9 (build )

10 April 2002
  • [NEW] Quasi-circle to real circle conversion tool (ticket FB104, 28)

Version 4.6.8 (build )

3 April 2002
  • [FIX] IE3D & TLC export of exploded arcs & donuts (ticket FB214)

Version 4.6.7 (build )

3 April 2002
  • [FIX] GDS-TXT AREF export (ticket FB213)
  • [FIX] GDS-TXT import of BGNSTR/BGNLIB when date/time is missing (ticket FB183)

Version 4.6.6 (build 4195)

2 April 2002
  • [FIX] Read error for IE3D files with plain wave excitations (ticket FB210)
  • [FIX] Licensing bug in GDS-TXT import (ticket FB211)

Version 4.6.5 (build 4190)

21 March 2002
  • [NEW] Automatically creates valid cell & layer names for all formats (ticket FB103, 203)
  • [FIX] DXF handle warning in TurboCAD (ticket FB205)

Version 4.6.4 (build 4189)

21 March 2002
  • [NEW] Added option to convert wires/paths to polygon outlines (ticket FB197)
  • [FIX] Implemented workaround for crash after 30sec on Win95 (ticket FB201)
  • [FIX] Color values in PostScript export (ticket FB200)
  • [INFO] "zero-pad" option (always enabled) from GDSII export dialog

Version 4.6.3 (build 4185)

2 March 2002
  • [FIX] Exporting of wires/paths to IE3D (ticket FB193)
  • [FIX] Splitting of concave polygons (ticket FB128)
  • [FIX] DXF import: fixed angle of wire ends (radial to arc center) (ticket FB195)

Version 4.6.2 (build 4181)

12 February 2002
  • [FIX] Licensing issue on Windows 95

Version 4.6.1 (build 4179)

12 February 2002
  • [NEW] AutoCAD 2000 DXF output support (ticket FB190)
  • [NEW] Real-time panning when middle mouse button pressed (ticket FB191)
  • [NEW] Made "zoom selection" command persistent (ticket FB144)
  • [NEW] "bulb" button to layer list to turn all layers off/on (ticket FB144)
  • [NEW] Mouse wheel zooming (ticket FB174)
  • [NEW] Context menu to viewer (ticket FB144)

Version 4.6.0 (build 4164)

25 January 2002
  • [NEW] Better "94" text support to CIF import (ticket FB189)

Version 4.5.5 (build )

1 January 2002
  • [FIX] Invalid BLOCK_RECORD entries when exporting flattened DXF R14 file (ticket FB187)

Version 4.5.4 (build 4161)

1 December 2002
  • [FIX] Crash when importing empty DXF file (ticket FB184)
  • [FIX] Made batch directory selection case insensitive (ticket FB185)
  • [FIX] Array export to DXF Release 14 (ticket FB186)

Version 4.5.3 (build 4159)

1 November 2002
  • [FIX] Batch export for Gerber and TLC (ticket FB180)
  • [FIX] OpenGL display on NT 4 with software rendering (ticket FB181)
  • [FIX] DXF mirroring of TRACE & LINE due to negative extrusion direction (ticket FB182)
  • [FIX] CIF scaling/overflow log messages
  • [FIX] Added circle support to L-Edit CIF export

Version 4.5.2 (build 4151)

1 October 2002
  • [FIX] AutoCAD invalid handle error when writing polygons as SOLIDS (ticket FB175)
  • [FIX] Removed invalid DXF underflow warnings (ticket FB176)
  • [FIX] Error in 4.5.0 arc to polygon conversion (ticket FB178)

Version 4.5.1 (build 4145)

1 September 2002
  • [NEW] Speed of SPLINE parsing
  • [FIX] Crash when license expired (ticket FB177)

Version 4.5.0 (build 4131)

1 September 2002
  • [NEW] Command to display array outlines only (ticket FB140)
  • [NEW] DXF SPLINE support (ticket FB165)
  • [NEW] Aperture size limit options for Gerber export (ticket FB171)
  • [NEW] Tolerance specification for arc to polygon conversion (ticket FB148)
  • [NEW] Help button to dialogs
  • [NEW] Option to export monochrome PostScript files (ticket FB163)
  • [NEW] Memory efficiency when reading large polygons.
  • [NEW] Detecting arcs with non-constant radius
  • [NEW] Control to limit display nesting level
  • [NEW] Cancel button to viewer
  • [FIX] RS-274X more tolerant with aperture definitions (ticket FB166)
  • [FIX] International language support (ticket FB153)
  • [FIX] Implemented workaround for drawing bug with accelerated ATI cards (ticket FB168)

Version 4.4.16 (build )

1 September 2002
  • [FIX] Keyboard problem on Window with Asian IMEs (ticket FB153)
  • [FIX] Menu selection problem under Windows 9x/Me (ticket FB158, 157)
  • [FIX] DXF output for Word compatibility (ticket FB151)

Version 4.4.14 (build 4114)

1 September 2002
  • [FIX] Added support for non-standard AREF transformations (ticket FB145)
  • [FIX] Syntax error in GDS-TXT export (ticket FB146)
  • [FIX] Error in Gerber export when exporting closely spaced
  • [FIX] Formatting of aperture dimensions in RS-274X export (ticket FB142)

Version 4.4.13 (build 4091)

1 September 2002
  • [FIX] Minor improvements for Gerber import

Version 4.4.12 (build 4090)

1 September 2002
  • [NEW] Gerber import preview
  • [NEW] Support for backward/upside-down TEXT in DXF (ticket FB134)
  • [FIX] Stroke width of TEXT in GDSII output (ticket FB139)

Version 4.4.11 (build )

1 September 2002
  • [FIX] Donut problem (ticket FB136)

Version 4.4.10 (build )

1 September 2002
  • [FIX] Donut overlapping (ticket FB136)

Version 4.4.9 (build 4078)

1 September 2002
  • [NEW] Polygon triangulation for DXF export (ticket FB132)
  • [FIX] List box selection bug (ticket FB133)

Version 4.4.8 (build 4068)

1 September 2002
  • [FIX] Lost license problem

Version 4.4.7 (build 4067)

1 September 2002
  • [NEW] Automatic conversion of '(c)' sign to 'C' if missing in font (ticket FB130)
  • [INFO] GDSII user units selection based on DXF grid snap (ticket FB129)

Version 4.4.6 (build 4060)

1 August 2002
  • [FIX] Licensing problem

Version 4.4.5 (build 4055)

1 July 2002
  • [NEW] Acceleration support for ATI Radeon graphics cards
  • [FIX] Filtering invisible (space-only) strings when reading (ticket FB122)
  • [FIX] ENDEL attribute for GDSII text export in split polygons (ticket FB124)
  • [FIX] Toggle button behavior (ticket FB125)
  • [FIX] Win98 out-of-memory error when exporting circles/donuts to

Version 4.4.4 (build 4050)

1 June 2002
  • [NEW] Polygon to box conversion when writing CIF (ticket FB121)

Version 4.4.3 (build 4029)

17 May 2001
  • [FIX] Import of Unigraphics generated DXF files (ticket FB120)

Version 4.4.2 (build 4008)

17 April 2001
  • [FIX] Drawing bug on Matrox G200 accelerator (ticket FB82)
  • [FIX] Menu bug (ticket FB108)
  • [FIX] AutoCAD 12 bug (ticket FB109)

Version 4.4.1 (build 3939)

4 April 2001
  • [FIX] Page scroll bug (ticket FB106)
  • [FIX] Filled polygon drawing on Matrix G-series cards (ticket FB6)
  • [FIX] Network license problem (ticket FB105)

Version 4.3.1 (build )

1 March 2001
  • [NEW] DXF BYLAYER/BYBLOCK support
  • [NEW] Accelerator keys (ticket FB9)
  • [FIX] DXF INSERTS with negative-z extrusion direction (ticket FB99)
  • [FIX] Redisplay of broken polylines (ticket FB93)
  • [FIX] Top cell selection problem (ticket FB96)
  • [FIX] Gerber layer export warning problem (ticket FB96)
  • [FIX] ALT-F4 shortcut (ticket FB102)
  • [FIX] Added error check for intersection calculation (ticket FB76)
  • [FIX] Hardware acceleration detection (ticket FB79)

Version 4.3.0 (build )

1 March 2001
  • [NEW] Text support (ticket FB71)
  • [NEW] Scrollbar speed (ticket FB8)
  • [NEW] DXF Release 14 export support
  • [NEW] Binary DXF export support
  • [FIX] Unable to disable top cell in viewer (ticket FB95)

Version 4.2.5 (build 3757)

28 February 2001
  • [FIX] Crash in polygon repair tool for very large designs (ticket FB92)

Version 4.2.4 (build )

25 February 2001
  • [FIX] Logging

Version 4.2.3 (build 3733)

23 February 2001
  • [FIX] DXF polygon filling using SOLIDs (ticket FB91)

Version 4.2.2 (build 3726)

18 February 2001
  • [NEW] Allow fractional default line widths in Gerber export
  • [NEW] Remove redundant coordiante data from Gerber file
  • [NEW] Possibility to select any cell as top cell
  • [NEW] The loaded file is displayed in LinkCAD's title bar (ticket FB90)
  • [NEW] Support for DXF variable-width polylines (ticket FB67)
  • [FIX] Trailing spaces in GDSII structure names are removed to avoid
  • [FIX] Zooming to fullscreen after changing top cell (ticket FB54)
  • [FIX] Zero-width straight lines could not be measured using the

Version 4.2.1 (build 3699)

2 February 2001
  • [FIX] Memory allocation bug (ticket FB81)
  • [FIX] Crash in Gerber export (ticket FB80)

Version 4.2.0 (build 3614)

30 January 2001
  • [NEW] GDSII user units are now translated to DXF grid/snap and vice versa
  • [NEW] Option to explode arrays
  • [NEW] Conversion of arrays between GDSII and DXF
  • [NEW] Network licenses for new features
  • [NEW] Array support to TLC export
  • [FIX] Wrong/missing display of "lasso", "rubber band" and object handles (ticket FB36)
  • [FIX] Added active viewport table to DXF output (fixes problem with Volo View) (ticket FB59)
  • [FIX] LinkCAD no longer crashes in out-of-memory situations (ticket FB15)
  • [FIX] Crash when batch converting files containing errors (ticket FB26)
  • [FIX] Incorrect bounding box calculation for wires (ticket FB37)
  • [FIX] DXF import of rotated arrays with
  • [FIX] Coordinates of transformed GDSII array references (AREF)
  • [FIX] License transfer bug (ticket FB24)
  • [FIX] Windows 98 machine lock-ups (ticket FB33)
  • [FIX] Binary DXF input
  • [FIX] CIF array output
  • [FIX] Rotations in TLC import
  • [FIX] Cell hierarchy calculation for TLC and LY import (ticket FB48)

Version 4.1.0 (build 3463)

19 January 2001
  • [NEW] GDS-TXT input / output
  • [FIX] Window placement bug (ticket FB10)
  • [FIX] Menu bug where menus don't stay open after single click (ticket FB25)
  • [FIX] A memory leak produced by OpenGL triangulation
  • [FIX] NVIDIA Vanta redraw problem (ticket FB34)
  • [FIX] Menus now stay open after a single-click (ticket FB25)
  • [FIX] Placement bug on small 480 x 640 screens (ticket FB10)

Version 4.0.8 (build 3340)

22 December 2002
  • [NEW] Greatly improved refresh speed (ticket FB18)
  • [NEW] Register when exiting About... dialog and user entered a S/N
  • [NEW] Trial licenses for new features (ticket FB14)
  • [NEW] Option to extend CIF layer name length (ticket FB4)
  • [FIX] Redraw problem when scrolling (ticket FB7)
  • [FIX] Partial redraw of drawing with hardware accelleration (ticket FB16)

Version 4.0.7 (build 3317)

21 December 2000
  • [FIX] License transfer bug (ticket FB3)
  • [FIX] Exit on startup bug (ticket FB27)

Version 4.0.4 (build 3301)

11 December 2000
  • [NEW] Support for DXF "REGIONS"
  • [NEW] Simplified error messages in DXF import
  • [FIX] Repaired, non-convex polygons would not display correctly
  • [FIX] Mirroring problem for ARCs when extruded in z = -1 direction (!)
  • [FIX] Changed default "BYLAYER" option
  • [FIX] Error in menu command

Version 3.1.6 (build 3384)

29 September 2000
  • [FIX] Fixed bulp selection bug

Version 3.1.5 (build 3266)

19 September 2000
  • [NEW] Added LinkCAD View

Version 3.1.0 (build 3169)

31 July 2000
  • [FIX] Fixed bug in CIF import (re-initialize)
  • [FIX] Improved progress display in batch dialog
  • [FIX] Fixed splash screen bug

Version 3.1.0 (build 3137)

26 July 2000
  • [FIX] Fixed crash in batch processing.

Version 3.1.0 (build 3076)

21 July 2000
  • [FIX] Fixed typo on registration

Version 3.1.0 (build 3063)

20 July 2000

    Version 3.1.0 (build 2557)

    16 May 2000
    • [NEW] LinkCAD is now also available for Sun Solaris (2-5, 2-6, 7 and 8) and for Linux
    • [NEW] Added batch processing
    • [NEW] Option to split large GDSII and CIF polygons / wires
    • [NEW] Added custom units for all import / export dialogs
    • [NEW] Much faster polygon repairing
    • [NEW] Added cancel button
    • [NEW] Improved layer name & number validation
    • [FIX] Fixed precision problems in GDSII input / output
    • [FIX] Fixed TLC import / export
    • [FIX] Various small changes and bug fixes-

    Version 3.0.1 (build 1637)

    13 March 2000
    • [FIX] Improved stability when reading invalid GDSII files
    • [FIX] Modified setup to resolve compatablity issues with Windows 95

    Version 3.0.1 (build 1627)

    11 March 2000
    • [NEW] Improved WebUpdate
    • [NEW] Improved setup
    • [FIX] Fixed integer overflow bug in DXF output

    Version 3.0.1 (build 1614)

    10 March 2000
    • [NEW] Added cell name validation
    • [NEW] Improved WebUpdate

    Version 3.0.1 (build 1596)

    9 March 2000
    • [INFO] LinkCAD 3-0-1 requires new registration keys
    • [NEW] Improved text handling
    • [FIX] Fixed Gerber polygon output
    • [FIX] Fixed an installation problem preventing online-help from being displayed

    Version 3.0.0 (build 1437)

    25 February 2000