Autodesk Labs is happy to announce the availability of Project Draw 0.7.3.1. In addition to defect corrections based on your pinpointed feedback, this update has some neat new features:
Save as DWF
Actually this is a work in progress that started with Project Draw 0.7.1. We continue to make improvements in this area.
Save as DWFx
Now this is new. DWFx is our newest incarnation of DWF files. DWFx files can be viewed using Internet Explorer 7 without installing additional software.
Embed an image
Sometimes you want a diagram. Other times you just want an image. Now you can have it both ways. You can use Project Draw to create your diagram. You can then embed an image of that diagram in your HTML pages. The image is generated from the diagram, so when you update the diagram, the image automatically updates on the HTML page. You use the item in the My Diagrams palette to generate HTML that you can paste into your web page.
Shortcut for Saving
Control-S has been added as a shortcut for Save or SaveAs.
Share Your Diagram in the Gallery
If you create a diagram that you wish us to highlight in the Project Draw Gallery, please send a link to your diagram to [email protected]. You too could see your name in lights.
Updated Help File
I wrote this. So by all means, let me know if there are any typos, inconsistencies, or things that are insufficiently explained: [email protected] or [email protected] gets your comments to me.
Thanks to your earnest feedback, we also corrected some defects in this release of Project Draw:
- Cannot email files with apostrophes in their names
- Renaming of file deletes other files with similar names
- Shapes from basic shapes palette not exported correctly to DWF/DWFx from IE
- Gradients incorrect when exporting diagram to PDF
- Performance lags when selecting a large number of shapes and dragging them
- Current file name should persist in the session after file is opened or saved
For more information about Project Draw see:
To take Project Draw for a spin:
So go ahead and try diagramming something using just your browser and let us know what you think: [email protected]. Creating designs without installing additional software is alive in the lab.