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Illustrator 2021 compatibility - 20 Oct 2020

AstuteBuddy v1.2.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
  • Includes new Extend Path tool keypresses.
  • While still free, now requires the Astute Manager to be run regularly to maintain license activation.
Autosaviour v2.4.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
  • While still free, now requires the Astute Manager to be run regularly to maintain license activation.
ColliderScribe v3.4.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
DirectPrefs v1.3.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
  • While still free, now requires the Astute Manager to be run regularly to maintain license activation.
DynamicSketch v3.3.1
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
  • Improvement: The Escape key may now be used to immediately cancel drawing or trimming operations.
  • Bug fix: Certain sharp corners will no longer exhibit a sharp spike.
FindReplace v1.3.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
InkFlow v1.4.3
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
InkQuest v2.3.1
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
InkScribe v2.3.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
MirrorMe v3.1.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
  • New feature: Axes may now be set to NOT trim and join paths which cross over an axis.
  • While still free, now requires the Astute Manager to be run regularly to maintain license activation.
Phantasm v5.3.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
Rasterino v2.4.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
Stipplism v2.3.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
Stylism v2.7.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
SubScribe v3.3.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
Texturino v2.3.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
  • New feature: Textures can now be inverted by using the "Invert" button in the UI.
VectorFirstAid v3.4.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
VectorScribe v4.4.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.
  • New feature: "Object > Path > Path Intersections..." menu item lets you add anchor points to or cut one or more paths at all intersection points.
  • Improvement: The Extend Path tool can now simultaneously extend multiple paths.
  • Improvement: When dragged on a blank area of the artboard, the Extend Path tool now acts to marquee-select paths.
  • Improvement: You can now choose whether or not to initially precalculate intersections when using the Extend Path Tool.
  • Improvement: When using the Extend Path tool, pressing the 'Z' key will cause the path to behave as if you had clicked on the path's opposite endpoint.
WidthScribe v3.3.0
  • Illustrator 2021 compatibility.

September 2020 ton of updates - 28 Sep 2020

AstuteBuddy v1.1.3
  • New feature: The panel can now be set to automatically show when an Astute Graphics tool is in use (and, optionally, to automatically hide again afterwards). See the Astute Buddy Preferences window for control.
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
Autosaviour v2.3.2
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
ColliderScribe v3.3.1
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
  • Bug fix: When using UI scaling above 1.0, the cursor annotation oval is now correctly displayed.
DirectPrefs v1.2.2
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
DynamicSketch v3.2.1
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
  • Bug fix: When using the dark theme with the "Use Dark Graph Backgrounds" pref disabled, the graph line is now visible.
  • Bug fix: Fixed potential trimming problem when a straight line intersects certain curved bezier segments.
FindReplace v1.2.1
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
InkFlow v1.3.0
  • Improvement: Existing paths can now be extended, closed, reshaped and joined with associated proximity tolerance options added to the Preferences window.
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
InkQuest v2.2.1
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
InkScribe v2.2.1
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
MirrorMe v3.0.2
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
Phantasm v5.2.1
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
  • Bug fix: When using the dark theme with the "Use Dark Graph Backgrounds" pref disabled, the graph line is now visible.
Rasterino v2.3.1
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
Stipplism v2.2.1
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: When using the dark theme with the "Use Dark Graph Backgrounds" pref disabled, the graph line is now visible.
Stylism v2.6.1
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
  • Bug fix: The Stylism Tool's displayed bounds of Transform effect copies is now correct when the transformed object has inside- or outside-aligned strokes (or variable width strokes), or when other live effects are present.
  • Bug fix: Clipping a shadowed object no longer creates the shadow from the clipped object's bounds.
  • Bug fix: AG Offsets on certain bezier segments with parallel handles are now correct.
SubScribe v3.2.1
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
Texturino v2.2.1
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
VectorFirstAid v3.3.1
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Improvement: When Completely Ungrouping art which contains groups with effects, you can now skip the groups that have effects which still ungrouping the other groups.
  • Improvement: After Completely Ungrouping, if groups with effects were ungrouped and effects lost, the panel message now indicates this.
  • Improvement: You can now Option/Alt-click on the "Show Next" button to show the previous issue instead.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
  • Bug fix: Completely Ungrouping a group with an opacity mask now preserves the mask.
  • Bug fix: Doing a checkup while in isolation mode no longer might create duplicates of text objects not in the isolated art.
VectorScribe v4.3.1
  • New feature: A new PathScribe panel flyout menu command "Connect Paths" joins the selected endpoints of two open paths in a smooth curve (as if you had manually joined them using SubScribe's Connect Tool).
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Improvement: When converting non-dynamic corners to Dynamic Corners, the default tolerance is now looser and will convert corners which failed to convert previously. The previous behavior is preserved in a separate "Convert to Dynamic Corners (Strict)" menu command.
  • Improvement: The notification shown after converting (or failing to convert) one or more native paths into Dynamic Shapes or one or more corners into Dynamic Corners is no longer a modal dialog (which forced you to click "OK" or press 'Enter' to dismiss), but now shows as a temporary annotation message.
  • Improvement: The Extend Path Tool preferences dialog now features the dynamic "InfoText" system.
  • Improvement: The Dynamic Corners Tool preferences dialog now features the dynamic "InfoText" system.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
  • Bug fix: With a selection present, Shift-marquee-selecting a single-point path with the PathScribe Tool now correctly updates the PathScribe panel.
WidthScribe v3.2.1
  • Improvement: The "About" and "Window" menu commands have been consolidated under a single "Astute Graphics" menu item.
  • Bug fix: Fixed problem with panels potentially showing an incorrect UI scaling value on startup.
  • Bug fix: When using the dark theme with the "Use Dark Graph Backgrounds" pref disabled, the graph line is now visible.