2.4 (Update)


Version 2.4.0 Released: 2015-06-08

Version 2.4.1 Released: 2015-07-14

Version 2.4.2 Released: 2015-09-07

Version 2.4.3 Released: 2015-10-05

Version 2.4.4 Released: 2015-10-22

Version 2.4.5 Released: 2015-12-15

Version 2.4.6 Released: 2016-03-23

Version 2.4.7 Released: 2016-05-19

Version 2.4.8-10 were not officially released

Version 2.4.11 Released: 2016-08-25

Version 2.4.12 was not officially released

Version 2.4.13 Released: 2017-03-30



 
Due to the new features of the 2.4 version the XML export has some significant changes.
click here to show the 2.4 XSD schema and changes


articy:draft - Version 2.4.0.29452

Released: 2015-06-08

articy:draft - General

  • NEW - Simulation mode: If you are working with the built-in scripting support for articy:expresso, you can now use the simulation mode to evaluate conditions and instructions. Whenever you reach a condition in a temporary journey it is automatically checked and the corresponding option is marked as valid or invalid accordingly.
  • NEW - Location editor: Images, texts and anchors: You can now use images and texts anywhere in your location to communicate your ideas even more clearly. Furthermore you can use anchors to indicate exactly to which position an image or text belongs.
  • NEW - Location editor: Transformation: You can now transform most location objects to quickly adjust their size or rotation.
  • NEW - Location editor: Styling options: You now have a lot of customization options for the visual style of objects: Transparency and outline style of zones, size and look of spots and links, different start- and endpoints for paths and many options more.
  • NEW: A single-user project can now be cloned to a new project.
  • ADDED: "Contact Support"-entry in the bubble menu, so you can reach us faster now.
  • ADDED: A path can now be simplified to reduce the number of points.
  • IMPROVED: Editing texts should now be faster/smoother.
  • IMPROVED: Spellchecker is now faster and prioritizes the text area that has the keyboard focus.
  • IMPROVED: You can now change the background color of "comment"-nodes in the flow.
  • IMPROVED: The placeholder text of slot properties is now displayed on its tile visual.
  • IMPROVED: Improved tooltips for slots in templates. The tooltip now contains the display name and the path of the referenced object.
  • IMPROVED: Image assets can now be dragged (from the navigator or library) to content browser tiles to set as the objects' preview image.
  • IMPROVED: Templates can now be dragged from the navigator to content browser tiles to set as the objects' template.
  • IMPROVED: Better feedback for drag and drop operations and why they are rejected.
  • IMPROVED: Users with a viewer license or guest access are now allowed to use all exports.
  • IMPROVED: Better handling of starting a drag operation (was especially nasty for the flow creation toolbar over a remote desktop connection).
  • IMPROVED: Textboxes for script code can show a user defined placeholder.
  • IMPROVED: Added a "continue presentation" button on the journey point property sheet.
  • IMPROVED: The synced "Property sheet"-view got smarter and now shows the currently or lastly selected object upon start.
  • IMPROVED: The position of the name of a path object is now calculated based on the path length not longer based on the "middle" point.
  • IMPROVED: All vertices for zones and paths are normalized on change, so the "position" property always points to the origin (0,0) of the object, circles remain with their center in the origin point.
  • IMPROVED: MUCH faster rendering/opening of tutorial window.
  • IMPROVED: Export dialog is sizable to adjusts bettter to different screen sizes and screen DPI settings.
  • IMPROVED: The "search in:"-selection for searches has an increased height and a splitter to adjust the height manually.
  • IMPROVED: Using the query language within searches is now supported by "code completion" and an error helper.
  • IMPROVED: All property sheets now have the option to navigate to the assigned template/feature even if the user does not have sufficient rights to edit these.
  • IMPROVED: When opening the "object picker"-dialog the search-box is automatically focussed and grouping folders/paths are now italic and light gray to improve readability.
  • IMPROVED: External applications are now sorted alphabetically in the settings and context menu.
  • IMPROVED: The external application context menu does not longer include "unuseable/greyed out" entries that are not available.
  • IMPROVED: Controls in the "External application"-settings now use a read-only style, so it is still possible to scroll & copy the texts.
  • FIXED: Removed length restriction of query string for calculated strips.
  • FIXED: Icons for new custom property types where not shown before re-opening the window.
  • FIXED: Library tab now also handles undo/redo and re-adds objects from an undone delete.
  • FIXED: Precision was not used on trait constraints like min, max and default value.
  • FIXED: No unexpected collapsing/expanding of navigator elements when dragging objects any more, only when hovering over an item that should be expanded/collapsed.
  • FIXED: Fixed some strange navigator display problems, especially when deleting multiple objects.
  • FIXED: Origin marker in location is now more transparent and does not catch mouse clicks any longer.
  • FIXED: The display names of tabs do not longer break to multiple lines for calculated object display names.
  • FIXED: Number precision validation had issues due to floating point rounding issues, this is fixed now.
  • FIXED: Crash when using a single space for a new folder in the save journey dialog.
  • FIXED: Formatting toolbar is now suppressed if the object that is edited is not actually claimed.
  • FIXED: User folders of journeys where missig from XML export.
  • FIXED: The "object picker"-dialog filtered out whole parent trees under some contitions.
  • FIXED: Fixed some memory leaks and other minor bugs.

articy:draft - Multiuser

  • IMPROVED: Removed two path part constraint for http(s) subversion repositories (this is useful if you use apache only for serving repositories and no other web content).
  • IMPROVED: Allow value "$P4PORT" as perforce host. If used the locally present P4PORT environment variable (or registry/config value) is used as server/port value.
  • FIXED: Claiming state icons where not updated instantly under certain circumstances.
  • FIXED: Hierarchical claiming icons could show more states then actually required leading to a confusing presentation.

articy:server

  • NEW: Support for floating multi-user licenses.
  • NEW: Assignment of user licenses as bulk operation for multiple users at once.
  • ADDED: Kick a connected user.
  • IMPROVED: Handling of users now supports multi-selection, so activate/deactivate/delete can be executed as bulk operation.
  • FIXED: Deleting a project or an user was unexpectedly aborted with an error.

articy:draft API

  • NEW: Support for "flow linearization" to create a data structure similar to the flow to word export.
  • NEW: The articy:// protocol URL of an object is now available.
  • NEW: The API now allows (read) access to the servers user records for example to send mails for users that have partitions claimed.
  • NEW: Objects can be relocated/moved using the API.


articy:draft - Version 2.4.1.29553

Released: 2015-07-14

articy:draft - General

  • IMPROVED: If no "edit" command is registered for a file extension, the edit asset command falls back to the open application.
  • IMPROVED: double click on pin-bay area does not longer trigger a submerge.
  • IMPROVED: The global variables & journey related property sheets now support CTRL+C & SHIFT+CTRL+C on the variable name cell to copy the name or the full qualified name (VariableSet.VariableName) into the clipboard.
  • IMPROVED: Identifiers that are reserved words for C/C++/C# are now considered invalid when using them for variable names or variable sets.
  • IMPROVED: The expander for the conflict search's types and search root are now independent.
  • FIXED: A copied journey was unuseable until a project re-load.
  • FIXED: The location text boxes not longer create a undo step for each character, but batches them like in the other editing controls.
  • FIXED: Fixed selection in strips when using the context menu.
  • FIXED: Fixed a simulation related bug that does not always properly show an inconclusive state (yellow).
  • FIXED: Fixed, that the "no selection" entry in the model-picker was mostly invisible until a mouse-wheel scroll made it appear.
  • FIXED: Hubs & Jumps now properly show their template icon if one is assigned.
  • FIXED: A warning/error related to the project image in the creation wizard was not properly cleared.

articy:draft - Multiuser

  • FIXED: When creating new users the radio for "No License" is preselected to prevent unexpected error results when clicking OK without setting the license type.

articy:draft - Version 2.4.2.29694

Released: 2015-09-07

articy:draft - General

  • IMPROVED: Big speedup when showing/editing template information.
  • IMPROVED: Drag and drop of feature properties was improved.
  • IMPROVED: External applications now support submenus and icon references in their display name.
  • IMPROVED: Added context menu option to open project folder on disk from the projects root node.
  • IMPROVED: The installation of Direct X is now silent, so the articy:draft installer could be run in silent mode.
  • FIXED: Pins sometimes disappear or displayed cropped depending on system DPI setting or graphics driver.
  • FIXED: External application sometimes overwrite the wrong entry when data was changed.
  • FIXED: Fixed a problem when a bounding box of a zone or path degenerate to a perfect horizontal or vertical line.
  • FIXED: Hyperlinks in location texts now work properly in text edit mode. (CTRL-Click).
  • FIXED: Fixed problems with snap to grid at pos 0,0 an missaligned dialogs upon creation.
  • FIXED: Cycle connections on hubs now properly use arced connection drawing.
  • FIXED: Texts of the location object creation toolbar not match the keyboard shortcuts Shift-1 to Shift-9.
  • FIXED: Renaming of condition/instruction nodes now work properly if the option to show them based on the script text is disabled.
  • FIXED: Long display names of objects don't get ellipsed to soon.
  • FIXED: Searching for "any text" did not properly search expressions of conditions and instructions.

articy:draft - Multiuser

  • FIXED: Commit message dialog was not shown when no auto message was generated.

articy:draft - Version 2.4.3.29769

Released: 2015-10-05

articy:draft - General

  • NEW: Support for the "Flex-License" licensing model on Steam

articy:draft - Version 2.4.4.29800

Released: 2015-10-05

articy:draft - General

  • FIXED: This update addresses many bugs that led to memory leaks that also may affect performance.
  • IMPROVED: Working with template data in bulk access mode was optimized, so searches for any text, conflict search and exports work much faster now. Especially with big templates.
  • FIXED: Many other smaller bugs and stability fixes in edge cases.


  • articy:draft - Version 2.4.5.29974

    Released: 2015-12-15

    articy:draft - General

    • ADDED: The Polish community translation was added.
    • FIXED: It could happen that the conflict search reports false positives which also clutter the XML export.
    • FIXED: The "World" coordinates in the XML export were incorrect, because the translation was applied twice.
    • FIXED: Finally found and fixed the reason for vanishing pins on Hub when using a custom screen DPI setting.
    • FIXED: Many other smaller bugs and stability fixes in edge cases.

    articy:draft - Version 2.4.6.30146

    Released: 2016-03-23

    articy:draft - General

    • ADDED: You now can copy and paste whole variable sets in the navigator (The paste requires the "Global variables" folder to be selected.)
    • IMPROVED: More intuitive property inspector view. When a selected object forces a change of a view or change of its parent, the property inspector will show the object instead of the parent.
    • IMPROVED: The pin limit of dialogues and flow fragments has been increased from 10 to 30.
    • IMPROVED: Smarter auto complete for global variables. It is now completely case insensitive for suggestions. The text is now checked using a "contains" search and uses smart sorting.

    • FIXED: Enumerations values in XML export where accidentally written as internal list index since version 2.4.3. If the index and the value differed this led to unexpected/wrong values. This is now fixed.
    • FIXED: In some rare cases leaving the edit mode of a condition or an instruction could change the name of the last variable used. This has been fixed.
    • FIXED: A rare cases that causes a crash has been fixed. This crash occurred if an object picker was closed with a selected container object that was not accepted from the receiving field. (E.g. Speaker in a dialogue fragment).
    • FIXED: When adding a pin required an increase of the nodes size, this increase was only done visually. The nodes size was not properly adjusted, resulting in a too early clipping of a node when panning the flow.
    • FIXED: Point reduction of freehand paths could result in an infinite recursion. That led to an out of memory condition.
    • FIXED: Object sizes in location are now restricted to an upper bound of 1.000.000 to prevent overflow and rendering texture size problems.
    • FIXED: A totally empty location now uses a default bounding box and does not longer fail the DOCX export when location snapshots are enabled.
    • FIXED: All text properties now force the cell format to "Text" in "XMLS export for re-import" to prevent "vanishing" characters when Excel tries to parse the value as number. (e.g. "+1" was reduced to "1")
    • FIXED: When starting a rename operation of an object in the navigator using the context menu entry this led to an "overdraw" while editing.
    • FIXED: The transformation mode is not accidentally entered when editing an object display name that contains a 'T'.

    articy:server

    • IMPROVED: A processing exception in the articy:server is now logged to the server log file not only into the database.

    articy:draft - Version 2.4.7.30260

    Released: 2016-05-19

    articy:draft - General

    • FIXED: When a function/method was used on the start node of a simulation, the new variable values were not recalculated properly.
    • FIXED: When using a synced property sheet, this sheet is also updated if you click on the direct parent (container) node of the currently shown one.
    • FIXED: Fixed a bug with variable set renaming that resulted in the use of the old name when editing scripts.

    articy:draft - Multiuser

    • FIXED: The code that tries to match the articy:draft used working copy version for SVN to the version of Tortoise SVN could fail to search for the Tortoise processes in some rare cases and crashes articy:draft.
    • IMPROVED: Added some code to allow articy:draft to use its own perforce workspace in an local depot even if the default workspace uses a streams depot.
    • FIXED: Fixed a bug that cut off a leading slash instead a trailing one on perforce depot paths.

    articy:draft - Version 2.4.11.30485

    Released: 2016-08-25

    articy:draft - General

    • IMPROVED: changed the text rendering of owner drawn UI-components. This greatly improves compatibility with Eastern/Arabic languages including required dynamic font switches and RTL text handling. The -fontset command line parameter is not longer required.
    • IMPROVED: Streamlined entering of license key. If no one is present clicking in the overview box automatically opens the license key dialog.
    • IMPROVED: Background loading of images of locations has been improved to show up faster.
    • FIXED: Added missing Condition/Instruction nodes in the Flow-to-DOCX export.
    • FIXED: Fixed a possible crash (on script fields) and loss of last entered values in templates if a field loses focus and the property view is replaced by another view.
    • FIXED: Fixed a start problem if the system is configured to only allow FIPS compliant encryption libraries.
    • FIXED: The Flow-To-XPS export did not properly create the whole view for complex flows.
    • FIXED: A "bad" chosen project title could corrupt DOCX exports, due to a missing XML character escape.

    articy:draft - Multiuser

    • ADDED: For our customers that use our hosted servers we have added a notification mechanism to inform them about upcoming server maintenance.

      We encourage our hosting customers to update to this version be keep informed.

      If you want to use that functionality you also need to update the articy:server, if not the articy:server installation does not need an update.
      For those of you that are interested on how to setup/use this notification feature take a look in the "Knowledge base" forum.


    articy:draft - Version 2.4.13.31350

    Released: 2017-03-30

    articy:draft - General

    • IMPROVED: If trying to import a final draft document that is already open in final draft, you now get a proper error message.
    • IMPROVED: Handling of markup text pasting was improved to properly handle special chars that OneNote put into the clipboard.
    • FIXED: Copy/Paste of text areas with soft returns (Shift+Return) create spaces instead of new lines. This is fixed now.
    • FIXED: A crash when canceling editing values of an enumeration property.
    • FIXED: A crash trying to replace a broken image in the location without clearing the reference first.
    • FIXED: Selection problem when selecting an entry from the conflict search.
    • FIXED: sorting issues in enum template editor.
    • FIXED: When changing the windows theme or reconnecting an remote desktop session with a running articy:draft had corrupted the display of Flow and Location views. This is fixed now.

    articy:draft - Multiuser

    • IMPROVED: The modified files tracking cache was improved to saving an publishing speed. Especially a perforce setup with many partition has suffered from the old code.
    • FIXED: The time in the partition history now is properly converted from UTC to local time.
    • FIXED: Rollback of partitions or project was broken, especially when asset partitions were involved.

    articy:draft - API

    • FIXED: PublishProject() did not work properly.