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Release Notes

1.15.0.0

  • [Feature] Custom user fields can be added to spreadsheet imports and plugin database syncs. Ex: total cost, selling price, inventory count, labor cost, material cost, location, etc.

  • [Feature] Show a preview by clicking on the “drawing available icon” column in Bom, Where-Used, and Search.

  • [Feature] Copy every value in one column in the right-click menu.

  • [Feature] Drawing Overlays have been added. 

    • This is an early concept and could experience bugs and major changes. 

    • Enable this feature at Tools -> Options -> Display -> Overlay -> Auto-Generate.

    • Item balloons are highlighted when you select a BOM item.

    • Show a preview by clicking on item balloons in drawings.

    • [Bug Fix] Alternate drawings are no longer duplicated if they are in multiple import sources.

      • [Bug Fix] Grid filters reset when changing filter text.

1.14.0.0

  • Bill-of-materials, where-used, and search-results can now be filtered by right clicking on the column header and entering the filter text.

    •  Enter blank filter text to remove the existing filter.

  • Bill-of-materials, where-used, and search-results can now be exported as a CSV file by right clicking on the grid and selecting “Export as CSV File.”.

    • The CSV is saved to your quick save directory.

  • Can now export design packages as a single PDF including current drawing and going down all BOM levels in File -> Create Design Package.

  • Child part BOM revisions are now tracked in parent BOMs.

  • Child quantity in BOM can now be alphanumeric.

  • Fixed bug where part description may not display correctly with multiple revisions.

  • Fixed bug where demo data was not loaded correctly.

  • Fixed bug where new database would not get created correctly.
     

1.13.0.0

  • Autocomplete suggestions now appear under the part number search bar.

    • Settings are found in Tools -> Options -> Display -> Autocomplete.

    •  Suggestions can be selected in two ways:

      • Clicking them with the mouse.

      • Selecting them with the up and down arrow keys and then pressing the enter key.

  • Vastly improved speed when importing data from spreadsheets.

    • A Microsoft Excel installation is no longer required to import spreadsheets.

  • Column visibility and width are now saved for the bill-of-materials and where-used displays.

  • Improved speed when using “Show Latest Revisions Only” with parts used in many places.

  • Fixed bug when trying to open release notes externally.

1.12.0.0

  • Improved drawing path functionality. 

    • Added ability to skip characters in drawing names with <SKIP>.

    • Part number 456P will match drawing 456.pdf using template <PN><SKIP>.PDF

    • Drawing paths will automatically remove leading and trailing quotes.

  • History is saved between sessions.

    • If you open a drawing that is already in the history it will move to the top of the list instead of being added multiple times.

    • If you have multiple Drawing Navigator instances open only the history from the last instance closed will be saved.

  • The license file is now located in a local application data directory so it remains active after an update.

  • The license file can be imported and exported manually in Options -> Preferences -> License File.
     

1.11.0.0

  • Added ability to integrate directly with third-party applications using plugins.

  • Tags can be imported and exported manually in Options -> Preferences -> Tags.

  • User spreadsheet templates can be imported and exported manually in Options -> Preferences -> Spreadsheet Import.

  • The Where-Used list now includes the BomRev column.

  • Internal database structure improvements.

  • Fixed tag export/import bug where tags would not get added.

  • Fixed Database SQL sync bug where top level parts were not detected correctly in Map view.

1.10.0.0

  • Spreadsheet import settings now under “Tools” -> “Options” -> “Import Spreadsheets”.

  • Multiple spreadsheet files and all spreadsheets in a directory, including subdirectories, can now be imported.

  • Spreadsheets can now be imported with the standard template or a user specified format.

  • Custom tags are now exported/imported and saved when updating the database.

  • Can open the Log directory in windows explorer under “Help” -> “Open Log Directory”.

  • Moved “Sync Database” to “Tools” -> “Options” -> “External Connections”.

  • Fixed description bug with some parts having multiple revisions.

  • Fixed search bug selecting a revision that is not the latest due to missing revisions in sequence.

  • Fixed display bug with multiple BOM revisions.

  • Fixed drawing path bug with multiple revisions.

  • Fixed crash due to missing revisions in sequence.

1.9.0.0

  • Release notes now display on update and from Help->Release Notes.

  • Map view now available for navigation at Tools->”Map View”.

    • This will load all trees containing the currently open part in the main window.

    • Double clicking a part:

      • Loads a high resolution map thumbnail.

      • Highlights connecting lines.

    • Right clicking a part gives the following options:

      • Load that drawing in the main window.

      • Load all trees containing the selected part.

      • Highlight all instances of the selected part in the currently open trees.

      • Only show the particular tree that the selected part is in.

  • Search results now include the unit-of-measure.

  • Search results now show all tags instead of just the one that matched the search term.

  • The File menu option “Save Copy” directory can now be set by the user in Tools->Options->External Connections->”Drawing Quick Copy Directory”.

    • The copy location will default to the Desktop if not set elsewhere.

  • Delimiter character(s) can be changed for copying bill-of-materials or where-used lists to clipboard.

  • Copied values for bill-of-materials and where-used lists can be enclosed in quotes (“ “).

  • Copied bill-of-materials and where-used lists can now include column header text.

  • User settings now remain set after an update.

  • User preference import/export now saves settings for OCR, PDF renderer, Tag delimiter characters, Copy/Export settings, license type & credentials, and quick save directory.

  • Favorite drawings are now saved in a local application data directory so they remain after an update.

1.8.0.0

  • Search added for part number, revision, drawing number, description, and tags.

    • The search results window appears if a part number does not match your search term.

  • Custom searchable tags can be added to part numbers.

  • Tags are displayed at the bottom of the screen and can be clicked to start a search.

  • Tags are now available in spreadsheet template import.

  • Copy List to clipboard for BOM and Where-Used now shows Yes/No for the Drawing Available column.

  • Table sort order on header click is now first by Ascending and then by Descending.

  • Improved drawing loading speed slightly.

  • More backwards compatibility with older database versions.

1.7.0.0

  • Save the open drawing to your desktop from the File menu.

1.6.0.1

  • Added offline licensing support.

1.5.0.0

  • Added option to use built-in pdf renderer instead of user installed default software.

  • Defaults to showing latest revision for part number searches and bill of material displays.

  • Small performance improvements.

1.4.0.3

  • Updated spreadsheet import errors in log to better explain common issues.

  • Spreadsheet import can how handle incoming user revisions as letters.

1.4.0.2

  • Sorting in bill-of-material and where-used is now done using a natural sort.

  • Various code improvements.

  • Unhandled exception in compare module for invalid file path fixed.

1.4.0.0

  • Added item number field to bill-of-materials and where-used displays.

  • Fixed issue with revision conversions between numbers and letters.

 

1.3.0.1

  • Fixed unhandled exception with partial part number filters in file locations.

  • Vastly improved speed when loading database from spreadsheet.

 

1.2.0.0

  • Added automatic database generation from user supplied PDF drawings.

  • Can now select database location.

1.1.0.1

  • Allow loading of spreadsheet template from user specified location.

1.1.0.0

  • Added ability to load drawing structure from a spreadsheet template.

1.0.0.0

  • Initial release.

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