Ortelius 1.8.1 Released

Mapdiva is pleased to announce Ortelius 1.8.1 is now available. It is a significant update that includes bug fixes, some nifty track tool improvements, and super text style enhancements. Ortelius 1.8.1 is a free update recommended for all users.

Ortelius for Mavericks

Ortelius 1.8.1 is fully qualified against OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”. It also runs great on Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard.

Smarter Track Tools

Connectable tracks and automatic junctions are the hallmark of Ortelius’ unique cartography tools. With Ortelius 1.8.1 they work even smarter with better undo/redo functions, enhanced logic, and more intelligent networking when multiple connector tracks are used.

What’s more, we’ve put our heads down and written Ortelius: Best Practices for Editing Track Networks, a definitive guide to understanding how best to use tracks and their unique features. We hope it helps you the designer find making maps with Ortelius even more productive and rewarding.

Friendlier Text Styles

Ortelius 1.8.1 includes greatly improved tools for handling text styles. Text Styles can now be freely moved between objects using the Style Dropper (and command-click pick-up using text box or text path tool), directly saved in the User Library and applied to text objects like any other style.

Get the update

If you haven’t set “check for updates” to do so automatically, go to Ortelius > Check for updates… in the main menu to begin the update process. Here is the complete list of changes available with this update.