2.3 (Update)


Version 2.3.0 Released: 2014-01-30

Version 2.3.1 Released: 2014-02-24

Version 2.3.2 Released: 2014-02-27

Version 2.3.3 Released: 2014-03-07

Version 2.3.4 Released: 2014-03-24

Version 2.3.5 Released: 2014-04-28

Version 2.3.6 Released: 2014-05-23

Version 2.3.7 Released: 2014-09-18

Version 2.3.8 Released: 2014-12-18



articy:draft - Version 2.3.0.28042 (Beta)

Released: 2014-01-30

articy:draft - General


This "lightspeed" update greatly improves the overall performance and reduces the memory footprint of articy:draft.
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  • NEW - Flow to XPS export: It is now possible to export the currently displayed flow into an XPS (A native windows vectorgraphics format which then can be converted to an image of any size)
  • NEW - Location to XPS export: Locations can now also be exported to an XPS.
  • NEW - Flow to DOCX export: Export your flow in an adventurebook like fashion.
  • ADDED: Locations now show the mouse coordinates in the lower right corner.
  • ADDED: Displaying the grid in locations can now be disabled.
  • ADDED: The coordinate origin of location objects can now optionally marked with a cross.
  • ADDED: Italian localization.
  • ADDED: The language change drop-down now also shows country flags with the language name and shows if a localization was done by Nevigo or was supplied by the Community.
  • IMPROVED: Faster access to template and feature defintions. The editor can now be opened directly from the property view of an object or template.
  • IMPROVED: If an object has assigned a template with no features, an additional text notifies the user about this condition.
  • IMPROVED: Opening and closing projects now takes much less time.
  • IMPROVED: Projects now need less memory.
  • IMPROVED: The tiles in the content area and strips now render significantly faster.
  • IMPROVED: Much faster flow rendering and navigation.
  • IMPROVED: Clicking a jumpstart icon now instantly takes you to the according view, even when having larger projects.
  • IMPROVED: Much faster asset handling & background processing. No waiting time any more for cut/copy/paste of asset objects.
  • IMPROVED: When opening the export dialog with a pre-selection from a search or with an active selection from the flow or content area, all parents get automatically expanded.
  • IMPROVED: Container objects in export trees now can be toggled with CTRL-Click without recursively toggling all children.
  • FIXED: Some update issues when using multiple windows.
  • FIXED: Various minor bugs.

articy:draft - Multiuser

  • NEW - Support for Subversion 1.8 working copies: If a Tortoise version is detected that was build with subversion 1.8 libs articy:draft will now also use a client library that creates working copies with version 1.8.

articy:draft - Version 2.3.1.28253

Released: 2014-02-24

For the new features introduced with 2.3 please also take look at the changes above

articy:draft - General

  • IMPROVED: In the context menu for creating new flow objects the templaes are now sorted with folders on top.
  • FIXED: Broken handling of Jumps from 2.3.0.
  • FIXED: Broken search for duplicated technical names from 2.3.0.
  • FIXED: A race condition was found, that sometimes leads to login a user as guest even if he has more rights on the project.
  • FIXED: Under some conditions the result preview for a calulated strips has shown fewer objcts than expected.
  • FIXED: If the script type was overridden in the template that value was not properly inherited into the model sheet. This is fixed now.
  • FIXED: Various minor bugs.

articy:draft - Multiuser

  • ADDED: working copyies are automatically upgraded to 1.8 if a project folder containts a SVN 1.7 workingcopy an articy:draft uses SVN 1.8.

articy:server - General


Due to the bug below, it is strongly recommended to update the server. This server version is compatible with 2.2.x clients and the update does not require a project data upgrade!
  • FIXED: A bug was fixed that prevents proper handling of claims from newly created partitions when using the re-partitioning dialog and have the "keep claims" option checked.

articy:draft - Version 2.3.2.28278

Released: 2014-02-27

articy:draft - General

  • FIXED: importing assets nearly always leads to an error state, this is fixed now.
  • CHANGED: The SE version is now linked against the most recent Steam SDK (1.28)

articy:draft - Version 2.3.3.28338

Released: 2014-03-07

articy:draft - General

  • FIXED: a rare condition where modifying a custom property type using its model sheet could result in a crash when trying to add a property of the same type was fixed.
  • FIXED: floating point numbers in script fields that start with a "0" where truncated when the control loses the focus.
  • FIXED: Placing a calulated strip in a feature crashes after using the XLS export for re-import.

articy:draft - Version 2.3.4.28397

Released: 2014-03-24

articy:draft - General

  • FIXED: Copying assets using drag-and-drop leads to (re-)import errors. This is fixed now
  • IMPROVED: The program start is much faster now.

articy:draft - API

  • IMPROVED: Some internally used reflection code had the side effect of calling static constructors in enumerated types. This code now only enumerates articy:draft supplied assemblies.

articy:draft - Version 2.3.5.28419

Released: 2014-04-28

articy:draft - General

  • FIXED: Clicking in the vertical scrollbar of the navigator did not properly page the view.
  • FIXED: If tiles in the content browser were selected and they are scrolled out of view then back into the view, the selection visualization was missing.
  • FIXED: Using the arrows in the numeric up/down control lead to rounding problems, especially when using a numeric field in a feature with a "number of floating point digits" constraint.
  • FIXED: Numeric fields in a feature with a "number of floating point digits" constraint now use an "epsilon" check due to the fact that some decimal numbers can't be exactly stored in an double.
  • FIXED: If a dialogue fragment was deleted and some other view (either pane or window) shows that element, the view did not properly change to another object.

articy:draft - Multiuser

  • FIXED: If a partition discard or update restores previously invalid references, the entries are now properly reconnected.
  • FIXED: If a partition was discarded and there was another "child" partition with changes, those changes were not saved an therefore lost when recreating the tree. This is fixed now.

articy:draft - Version 2.3.6.28433

Released: 2014-05-23

articy:draft - General

  • IMPROVED: Increased column width of entries in the content-browsers small view.
  • IMPROVED: Less tranparency of objects background color in content-browsers small view.
  • IMPROVED: When clicking on an container item in the navigator that uses the content-browser to show objects, the last selected view option is used and not longer always switchtes to the tiles view.

articy:draft - Multiuser

  • FIXED: The state of the references cache was not properly recalculated after reloading a partition (Update or revert). Leading to a wrong display and wrong results when searching for broken references. This is fixed now.

articy:draft - API

    If you use the conflict search in your API program (either the simple search or the according query function), you should also update the API package.

articy:draft - Version 2.3.7.28518

Released: 2014-09-18

articy:draft - General

  • IMPROVED: New sort option for DOCX & XLSX export "As in Navigator" that uses navigator display name sorting for documents & locations.
  • IMPROVED: "Name" sort in DOCX & XLSX now only uses the pure display name of the object and does not include nesting depth.
  • IMPROVED: Unified sorting criteria for DOCX & XLSX export.
  • IMPROVED: Added secondary and tertiary sort for DOCX & XLSX export to get a more intuitive oder when sorting by object type for example.
  • IMPROVED: Non existing strings value overrides from features are now reported as empty to ease queries. Currently they were reported the same way as a non-existing property which made checking for them a problem.
  • IMPROVED: The drag-out area for properties in the feature editor now shows icons.
  • IMPROVED: Template names in the "allowed object types" configuration of strip and slot properties are now sorted.
  • IMPROVED: Object types in the "allowed object types" configuration of strip and slot properties are now now better grouped by their occurrence in the system folders. (Condition/Instructions not longer at the end of the list)
  • IMPROVED: Template names in the "allowed object types" configuration of strip and slot properties now have a context menu allowing quick changes to all templates of the type by offering "Only this", "Invert selection" and "All, but this" entries.
  • IMPROVED: Included first community version of Spanish texts.
  • FIXED: Location objects are not properly collected when opening the export dialog
  • FIXED: Sometimes the flow stops drawing the complete content, this should be fixed now.
  • FIXED: Re-creation of markup text from plain text (XLSX Re-Import) now properly preserves the paragraph spacing.
  • FIXED: Texts in the navigator & content browser tiles where missing in some eastern language system due to an font issue. The used Calibri font don't have all required chars.

articy:draft - Multiuser

  • FIXED: Formatting toolbar is now suppressed if the objects that is edited is not actually claimed.


articy:draft - Version 2.3.8.28744

Released: 2014-12-18

articy:draft - General

  • FIXED: Version 1.x project could not be opened (and converted to 2.x) under some circumstances.
  • FIXED: Converting a 2.1 project with a 2.3 version could lead to missing template folders for condition & instruction node types.
  • FIXED: Missing NodeTypes for JourneyPoints in XML export schema.
  • FIXED: ESC did not work properly to leave editing of objects like shapes and paths.
  • FIXED: Log file rotations could lead to flushing the disk with duplicate log files on a race condition at midnight.