Revision History

AcroPlot Suite Current Version = 2021-04-15

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2021-04-15 - Major Release -- AcroPlot Suite 2022

AcroPlot Matrix 2022 (PDF Edit, View, Document Assembly, Comment, Print)

  • New - Edit Content Tool - modifying all PDF content (Not Comments).
  • New - Select multiple comments [CTRL + LMB] (Left-Mouse-Button).
  • New - Rotate comments freely or at 15 deg. increments with [SHFT + LMB].
  • New - 3D PDF viewing support that contains U3D. We are working to add PRC.
  • New - Calibration / Scale for Distance, Perimeter, and Area comment tools
  • New - Calibration list creation and management (Save your scales).
  • New - Typewriter Tool new has precise placement before typing text.
  • New - Added auto scrolling when creating or editing annotations and mouse cursor goes out of the page view.
  • New - Double-click to select a word, Triple-click to select a paragraph,  Quadruple-click to select the entire page.
  • New - FILE > Save as … MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • New - FILE > Save as Optimized ...with compression & settings management.
  • New - EDIT > Change User Interface Colors added nine settings.
  • New - DOCUMENT > Watermarks & Stamping ...creation and settings mgt. for precision placement on multiple pages.
  • New - DOCUMENT > Header Footer ...creation and settings mgt.
  • New - DOCUMENT > Number Pages ...creation and settings mgt.
  • New - DOCUMENT > Redaction ...permanently remove/hide content. More secure than flattening a comment object.
  • New - DOCUMENT > OCR Pages ...convert image text to searchable text.
  • New - TOOLS > EDIT CONTENT > Edit Content ...select non-comment objects to move, copy, rotate, delete, or resize.  
  • New - TOOLS > EDIT CONTENT > Add Text ...create new text on the document layer -- not comment text.
  • New - TOOLS > EDIT CONTENT > Edit Form ...create/edit PDF forms that include text fields, checkbox, list box, radio button, dropdown, signature field, barcode, date calendar, image capture, set tab order, buttons with commands, fields that calculate, and field input validations.
  • New - 'Autosave' function to automatically recover documents after crash or closing without saving.
  • New - Implemented the function to add, remove and reorder layers and text labels in Comments.
  • New -  Option to show/hide all of the modifiable layers in the Layers Pane.
  • New - Added new vector-based cursors for high DPI displays.
  • Updated - Revised the algorithm for recovering broken PDF files.
  • Updated - The process for printing images. Images are now printed much faster with better quality.
  • Updated - Improvements in Digital Signatures.
  • Updated - Improvements in the Export and Import of images.
  • Updated - Added a “percentage” as a value option in the Resize Pages dialog box.
  • Updated - Improvements to the Certificate Selection combo box in the "Sign Document" dialog box. The list now displays additional information about digital certificates.
  • Updated - Changed the appearance of line annotations with arrows (including distance annotation) - now arrows are not drawn beyond leader lines.
  • Updated - Improvements for rendering for problematic shading items.
  • Updated - DOCUMENT > Insert Multiple Files ...revised to work in new release.
  • Fixed - XMP’s are now not affected by the "Billion laughs attack".
  • Fixed - Addressed the issue that was causing sticky notes to rotate on printing.
  • Fixed - Addressed issues with rotating line, arrows, and distance annotations.
  • Fixed - Addressed issue with stamps that have been rotated in third-party applications.
  • Fixed - Addressed issue with toggling rulers.
  • Fixed - Addressed issue with printing PDFs where sometimes the job size was too large and the resulting quality was compromised.
  • Fixed - Addressed an issue when filling text form fields where special characters were not shown properly.
  • Fixed - Addressed issue with flipped distance measurements on rotated pages.
  • Fixed - Addressed the issue with the 'Resize Pages' feature in cases when set to the size of the current Page Box.
  • Fixed - Addressed issue with handling ALT key in Full Screen mode.
  • Fixed - Addressed issue when parts of content is not printed in some documents.
  • Fixed - Addressed a rare issue when printing annotations.
  • Fixed - Addressed some issues with window maximization in multi-monitor configurations.
  • Fixed - Addressed a critical issue with rendering UI elements that was causing occasional crashes.
  • Fixed - Flatten Comments Save as ...was not working in some versions.
     

 

AcroPlot Pro 2022 (Batch Converter, AutoCAD Add-in, PDF Printer)

  • New - AutoCAD 2000-2022 support for all versions.
  • New - AutoCAD 2000-2022 Add-in Menu & Toolbar CUI Integration.
  • New - Four new conversion methods for AutoCAD conversions found at the bottom of the “CAD Options” tab.
  • New - DWF to PDF option to utilize Autodesk Design Review instead of our direct conversion.  Useful for password protected DWF files.
  • New - Output file types added: PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2a, PDF/A-2b, PDF/A-2u.
  • New - SETUP > Change User Interface Colors added.
  • New - Hide PDF Files checkbox on the files tab will prevent them from showing in the files list window to make it easier when selecting files for conversion.
  • Fixed - Custom file name output using AutoCAD block attributes.
  • Fixed - Custom bookmarks using AutoCAD block attributes.
  • Fixed - PLT to PDF not selecting correct sheet size for some files.
  • Fixed - PLT to PDF reversing angled text.
  • Fixed - DWF to PDF slight line shifting for some conversions.
  • Fixed - DXF to PDF scaling issue resolved for some conversions

 

2020-07-09 - AutoCAD 2021 Support and Support for Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, and Newer Operating Systems

  • Support for AutoCAD 2021

2019-07-23 - AutoCAD 2020 Support and Support for Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, and Newer Operating Systems

  • First version of AcroPlot that will NOT run on Windows XP and Vista.  Trying to continue to support these legacy operating systems is limiting our future improvements so with Windows XP now unsupported for 5 years and Windows Vista for 2 years it's time for AcroPlot to move on also.
  • Support for AutoCAD 2020
  • Bug fix for AutoCAD wipeouts not working when lines merge is enabled in AutoCAD 2018-2020.
  • Fixes for converting without AutoCAD to better support ctb and stb files.
  • Fixed a bug that might make Thumbnail Names appears identical in Adobe Acrobat due to a bug in Adobe Acrobat itself.

 

2019-07-22 - Final Version to Support Windows XP and Vista

  • Final version of AcroPlot that will run on Windows XP and Vista.  Trying to continue to support these legacy operating systems is limiting our future improvements so with Windows XP now unsupported for 5 years and Windows Vista for 2 years it's time for AcroPlot to move on also.
  • Support for AutoCAD 2020
  • Bug fix for AutoCAD wipeouts not working when lines merge is enabled in AutoCAD 2018-2020.
  • Fixes for converting without AutoCAD to better support ctb and stb files.
  • Fixed a bug that might make Thumbnail Names appears identical in Adobe Acrobat due to a bug in Adobe Acrobat itself.

2017-07-10 - Minor Release

  • Support for AutoCAD 2018 both with and without AutoCAD 2018 installed.
  • New and improved AcroPlot Matrix.

2016-08-03 - Minor Release

  • Fixed issues with the Registration and Check for Updates on certain users systems.
  • Improved support for AutoCAD 2017.

2016-05-27 - Major New Release for Windows 10 and AutoCAD 2017

  • Support for Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit) and all updates as of 2016-05-27. Also supported as far back as Windows XP.
  • Support for AutoCAD 2017.

Due to the numerous changes over the years we have removed the old revision history and just highlighted the last 5 major releases.

2015-08-28 - Major New Release for Windows 10 and AutoCAD 2016

  • Support for Windows 10 Initial Release (32 and 64 bit). Will not work with Spring 2016 updates to Microsoft Windows. Also supported as far back as Windows XP.
  • Support for AutoCAD 2016.

2014-09-09 - Major New Release for Windows 8.1 and AutoCAD 2015

  • Support for Windows 8.1 latest service packs (32 and 64 bit). Also supported as far back as Windows XP.
  • Support for AutoCAD 2015.

2013-05-22 - Major New Release for Windows 8 and AutoCAD 2014

  • Support for Windows 8 (32 and 64 bit). Also supported as far back as Windows XP.
  • Support for AutoCAD 2014.

2012-12-05 - Major New Release for Windows 8 and AutoCAD 2013

    Due to the numerous changes over the years this release is considered a new major release and we've removed the old revision history to clean up this page.
  • Support for Windows 8 (32 and 64 bit). Also supported as far back as Windows XP.
  • Support for AutoCAD 2013.

2011-04-07 - New Major Release for AutoCAD 2012

  • Support for Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit).
  • Support for AutoCAD 2012.
  • Greatly improved AcroPlot Matrix for manipulating and editing PDF files. Matrix also allows you to convert images, DWF, and PLT files to PDF through the File->Open Command.

2002-01-03

  • Initial release of the AcroPlot program for batch converting AutoCAD and Word files to PDF.