Artboard 1.5 Now Available

We’ve been quite busy lately.

Version 1.5 is now available as an update on the Mac App Store. It is a free update for existing Mac App Store users. The big news here is SVG support (read more about SVG support ); an enhancement to closed paths that treat the coincident end points and curve handles as a single point; and greatly improved performance on Pan and Zoom with shadows.

We’ve posted a complete list of updates on the Artboard User Forum.

Here’s a quick look at what’s inside:

  • Many bug fixes
  • When exporting to PDF and printing, gradients with alpha transparency are now supported
  • Dramatically faster Pan and Zoom by adding a preference to control the display of shadows at very high zoom levels
  • Added paper background textures in the drawing setup dialog
  • SVG images can now be browsed by the Image Browser and dragged to a drawing, or SVG files can be opened from File > Open or dragged in from Finder (read more for details)
  • Looped paths now treat the two end points and curve handles as a single point if they coincide
  • Document style collections now update on a save, not just on first open
  • Tapered stroke effect more versatile – allows individual settings for each end of the stroke, as well as cap and join settings
  • Improved templates
  • Added scale control for Image objects
  • Added master opacity for styles
  • Paper margins now take into account paper orientation
  • User margin settings removed as being inapplicable to Artboard

We want to thank you for choosing Artboard as your vector drawing software – we’re working hard to make it the best yet. Questions or comments? Drop us a line – we’d love to hear from you!


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