This page summarizes the changes, enhancements and fixes to the Qckvu3 for Windows program.
3.66 [03/7/2018]Software Updates
This version will confirm whether the program working directory is correctly defined and writable. If it is not, it will perform the same test, using the TEMP directory as the working directory.
3.65 [02/7/2018]Software Updates
This version includes a change to the plugin layer processing, so that layer data can be fed back to plugins without forcing a redraw of the main Qckvu3 window.
3.62 [09/7/2017]Software Updates
Modified the info display to differentiate an array reference from a structure reference, and also include the array dimensions.
3.61 [05/19/2017]Software Updates
Added support for filtering OASIS attributes in the Open Filters dialog.
3.60 [03/25/2017]Load time for files with large cell count
Client file with over 300000 cells took over 10 minutes to load and display. New algorithm improves the speed to about 15 seconds.
This version uses the same error and warning messages as defined on the Linux version.
3.56 [11/18/2015]New License Mode
This version supports the latest key routine. Plugins new key routines are up to date as well.
3.55 [07/25/2015]Internal Changes to API
Changes and upgrades to the Qckvu3/W internal API in order to support more advanced plug-in behavior.
Qckvu3 64-bit version application name and registry key was changed from Qckvu3 to Qckvu3 x64. This should avoid any confusion for users, plugins etc. Both versions can co-exist using separate registry trees.
3.53 [3/13/2015]New Install
New and more compact installation - resolves the issues with hanging during installation.
3.51 [11/05/2014]Nesting Level Filter
Reversed the nesting level filter behavior when level 0 is selected. This turns off all structure reference outlines instead of turning them all on.
3.50 [11/05/2014]New Features
3.49 [08/14/2014]Display Problem
Fixed a bug which was displaying inaccurate data in the GDSII report for large GDSII files.
3.48 [11/22/2013]OASIS problem on Windows 8
This version fixes the issues with opening OASIS and with opening GDSII files on Windows 8.
3.46 [10/22/2013]Plug-In Update for Windows
Qckvu3 now sends the OnChangeLayers notification when layers are changed from a plugin.
3.44 [09/30/2013]Plug-In Update for Windows
Qckvu v3.44 implements QisLib v2.85 and the latest plugin API which adds support for opening a file from a plugin.
3.42 [05/22/2013]Plug-In Update for Windows
Created a new service for plug-ins. This gives plug-in developers more flexibility in creating functions and avoids the need to rebuild plug-ins when Qckvu3 is upgraded.
3.40c [11/5/2012]Installation Updates
HExtract plugin can now be installed with Qckvu3 32-bit.
3.40b [10/29/2012]Qckvu3 32-bit install now registers msflxgrd.ocx
Both installs have been tested on newly installed versions of XP 32 and 64, Vista 32 and 64, and Windows 7 32 and 64. On vanilla Windows XP 64-bit, the 64-bit install has an issue with the VC Redistributables so that it will not currently work right out of the box.
3.40 [10/8/2012]Map file
gdsplot.map has been replaced with a new map file that cycles through 16 color/fill combinations.
corrected some issues related to revisions in the underlying QISLIB engine.
3.36 [07/25/2011]Grid settings
Expanded the grid settings edit box to allow smaller grid values.OASIS file open
Fixed a bug where .OAS files were not being opened correctly.
3.33 [08/16/2010]Windows 64 bit first release
Qckvu3 Windows 64 bit is now available. Users can now load extremely large GDSII and OASIS files on Windows 64 based computers.
3.32 [08/06/2010]Update Plug-in
Internal updates to support latest Plug-in modules.
3.28 [07/13/2010]Zoom Area Marker
Added a marker option to the Zoom Area bar.Report Structure Parents
Added a Structure Parents bar which shows the parents of the currently selected structure.Plug-in API
Added support for the latest plugin API to synchronize with the Unix/Linux version.Cache File
Added the ability to save and load GDSII cache files.Input Filters
Added an Open Filters dialog to the File menu which adds support for input filtering: a layer filter, loading files to memory, quad size and pruning empty cells.
3.27 [07/02/2010]Flexlm License File
Added support for flexlm licensing using the ARTWORK_LICENSE_FILE environment variable. This allows the user to set ARTWORK_LICENSE_FILE instead of LM_LICENSE_FILE thus avoiding potential conflicts with other software tools still using LM_LICENSE_FILE variable.Lite vs. Pro Licensing
Added support for Qckvu3 Lite and Upgrade licensing.Structure Fill Color
Added the ability to specify the structure display filter color from the Filter toolbar. Previously the fill color was hardwired to black.View Transformation
Added new Transform View functionality to the View menu. The interface is a dockable dialog bar which supports translation, mirroring, rotation and scaling.License Details
Added a Licensing dialog to the Help menu to show which licenses are in use by Qckvu3.
Updated the plugin-API.Extract GDSII Plug-In
Re-built the Extract GDSII plugin to work with the latest plugin API.
v3.25 [02/10/2010]Copy and Paste
Added support for Copy/Paste CtrlC/CtrlV for copying information from and to Qckvu3 screens.Extract GDSII
Fixed a crashing bug with the Extract GDSII plug-in.
v3.24 [02/10/2010]New Zoom to Window option
Added new Zoom Area under View menu. It is implemented as a bar, so it can be docked like the other bars,
or floated modelessly.
Copy to clipboard now available under View menu or using Ctrl-C. Copies visible client view to the clipboard which can subsequently be pasted into another application.New Plotting
Qckvu3 now supports plotting. User can select the printer to plot to, scale, page size, window or extents etc.
v3.22 [01/06/2010]Qckvu3 crash
Fixed a bug which was crashing Qckvu3 when using the arrow keys in the Layers Bar.Tool bar
The single toolbar has been broken into a set of smaller toolbars. These can be switched on and off using a new View|ToolBars menu item.Highlight Structure
Added support for highlighting structures.Installation bug
Fixed a bug in the installer which caused corrupt license file in node locked mode.
v3.21 [07/30/2009]Unit Display
Fixed unit display issue.PDF Manual
PDF manual is now available.
v3.17 [06/16/2009]Added Support for Plug-In Licensing
custom plug-ins can now be licensed through Qckvu3 on Windows.
v3.16 [06/12/2009]Added support for additional plug-in functions
Added support for plug-in API calls including the layer control services.
v3.15 [05/28/2009]Text Scaling
Added text scaling functionality.Plug-in API
Added the draw marker support to the plug-in manager.
v3.14 [04/14/2009]New Installer
Updated installer to support USB key locking.Updated Plug-In API
Updated the plug-in manager to support the latest header files and to bring the windows version into alignment with the Linux/UNIX version. NOTE: the complete set of services has not been fully implemented as of this release.
v3.12 [02/06/2009]Measure Tool
Added angle from the x-axis data to the information displayed by the measure tool.
v3.11 [01/27/2009]Engine (QIS) Library Update
Updated to the latest QIS library.
v3.10 [12/23/2008]Measurement Tool
Added options to measure (snap) to an object's edge, center and edge midpoint. Added an option to measure at multiple of 45 degrees.
v3.09 [11/10/2008]Plug In Support Added
Added support for plugins and added a plug-in for extracting a window of data from the design to GDSII.Added licensing
Added the flexlm license modules for node locked and floating licenses.
v3.08 [10/03/2008]Initial software release
The first version of Qckvu3 on Windows released for internal testing.
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