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What was new in Graphite 2D/3D CAD v8?

The last build of Graphite v8 was released in 2013. Upgrades to the software included:

  • Updated User lnterface (learn more)
  • Ambiguity Popup Box (learn more)
  • Tear Off Tool Palettes (learn more)
  • New Update Installer (learn more)
  • Mid-point Line Tool (learn more)
  • Resizable Dialogue Boxes (learn more)
  • Offset, Linear and Polar Duplicate Tools in Main Tool Palette (learn more)
  • Undo Buffer for Each Graphite Window (learn more)
  • Enhanced AutoCAD DWG/DXF Support (learn more)
  • Support for Hatch Patterns in .PAT Format (learn more)
  • Eyedropper Tool (learn more)
  • Pen Style Palette (learn more)
  • Direct, Multi-sheet PDF Creation with Optional Imbedded DXF Export (learn more)
  • Status Line is Used to Modify Objects (learn more)
  • Dynamic View (learn more)
  • Customizable Arrows (learn more)
  • Enhanced Spacebar and Mouse Button Panning (learn more)
  • Support for Multiple Instances of Graphite (learn more)
  • Support for Flattened Detail Views (learn more)
  • Support for Automatic Flattened View on Export (learn more)
  • Double Click to Open Edit Objects Dialog Box
  • Improved Multi-user Preferences (learn more)
  • Support for File Names over 32 Characters
  • Import of JPEG and PNG Format Images now Supported
  • File Preview (learn more)
  • Universal Binary Optimized for the Intel Mac
  • Support for Large Format Printers at High Resolution (learn more)
  • Direct Access to Tutorials and Sample Files from the Help Menu (learn more)

Enhanced Features in Graphite 2D/3D CAD v8

  • Improved Printing of Diagonal Lines (Mac)
  • Screen Inverting (learn more)
  • Construction Lines Bug Fixed (Mac) (learn more)
  • Zoom In Long Lines Bug Fixed (Mac) (learn more)
  • Support for Uncommon File Systems (learn more)
  • Patterned Line Support in Detail Views (learn more)
  • Enhanced Spline tool (learn more)
  • Enhanced Text Editing Tools (learn more)
  • New Preference Settings for Selection Tool Behavior

What have you been missing in Graphite v7?

  • Support for Mac OS X/Windows XP
  • No Hardware Key (Vellum 2D/3D/Draft, v3/v4/99)
  • Enhanced Copying and Pasting between Documents
  • Enhanced Bill of Materials
  • Enhanced GD&T Features
  • AutoCAD 2000/2 DXF/DWG Support

Included in Graphite v7 Service Pack 3

  • AutoCAD 2004, 2006 DXF/DWG Support
  • Mouse Scroll Wheel Support for Zooming
  • Administrator Rights No Longer Needed to Run

Product Versions History

Graphite v8 SP4r5 was released September 27, 2013.
Graphite v8 SP4r4 was released May 22, 2013.
Graphite v8 SP4r3 was released March 14, 2013.
Graphite v8 SP4r2 was released March 6, 2013.
Graphite v8 SP3r0 was released December 21, 2010.
Graphite v8 SP2r3 was released July 07, 2010.
Graphite v8 SP2r2 was released March 10, 2010.
Graphite v8 SP2r1 was released March 1, 2010.
Graphite v8 SP2 was released January 20, 2010.
Graphite v8 SP1r2 was released October 29, 2008.
Graphite v8 SP0r0 was released May 28, 2007.

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