Change log

What’s new in version 1.2:

This update is mainly focused on improving the parts list. Notably you can now rearrange the order in which components are drawn. There are also a number of changes designed to make it easier and more manageable to design layouts, whether large or small.

NOTE: Due to extensive changes “under the hood” existing layouts have to be converted to a new format before they can be accessed.
Layout format:
– Converted layouts (and new ones) are not compatible with older versions of the app. Keep this in mind if you use more than one device.
– When opening an older layout you will be asked if you want to convert it or not.

Regular parts list:
– Components are grouped into categories by type.
– Component categories can be expanded and collapsed to make larger layouts easier to manage.
– Each component category now have a small action menu that will affect all components of the given category.
– There’s also an action menu at the top of the list that affects all components regardless of type.
– Components can be deleted in bulk, by category/type.
– Components can be locked or unlocked in bulk, by category/type.
– A category of components can be sorted alphabetically by name, if necessary.
– Each component entry now sports an edit icon.
– A given component type/category does not show up until a component of the given type actually exist.

New parts list “draw order”:
– Accessible via the “Draw order” button at the bottom of the parts list.
– The parts list is shown in the order it is drawn in the workspace, with the top-most components at the top of the list.
– Components can be selected, edited and deleted just like in the regular parts list.
– By enabling “editing mode” at the top of the list, individual components can be rearranged based on how you want them to be drawn on the layout.
– When new components are created, they’re usually added to the “draw order” list in a somewhat fixed order based on their type (i.e. boards at the bottom, text on top etc).
– An action menu at the top of the list facilitates sorting to this default draw order should things get out of hand.

Parts list merge:
– The “offboard” parts list has been merged with the “onboard” one.
– To facilitate creating new “offboard” components new single-tap buttons have been added to the toolbox menu.
– Once an “offboard” component has been created and it’s category/type can be found in the parts list, new components of that type can also be created via the small category action menu.

Component editing:
– Component editing is now handled via a popover dialog, giving a much more focused and compact experience.
– A new delete/trash button has been added for greater flexibility in removing components.

Bug fixes and general improvements:
– Fixed an issue where a board could sometimes be edited to have negative columns and rows.
– Selecting a component in the workspace will now correctly scroll to- and highlight the component’s parts list entry.
– When editing a component, the keyboard is brought up and you should now be ready to enter a value without first having to select the value field.
– When tapping in the workspace where more than one component overlap, excluding board components the bottom-most one based on draw order is selected.
– The currently selected component is always drawn on top, regardless of it’s actual “draw order”. This will make the current component stand out a bit more on a buy layout.
– Fixed an issue where component detail text wouldn’t save properly when also working with other controls (like toggles).
– Most components have been given a little bit of “space” when drawn, so as to prevent them from running into eachother.
– Now properly draw (or not draw as the case would be) the legs of translucent components.
– Fixed an issue where some generated PDFs would come out with mis-aligned connection- and note lists.



What’s new in version 1.1:

– New and improved document exporting with more options and a revised page layout.
– Fixed an issue where some layouts would be exported with only a partial parts list.
– Fixed an issue with some layouts becoming temporarily inaccessible when unable to sync with iCloud.
– New user interface menus for exporting, workspace settings and layout metadata.
– Option to have components displayed directly with values, rather than name labels (user request).
– Ability to flag a layout as “verified” and include this in exported files.
– Changed it so that an exported file displays the “last modified” date rather than the date of exporting.
– Adjusted the stripboard/veroboard color to make it less of an eyesore.

New “export” menu choices:
There are a few changes with the “export” menu. Each of the two output formats (image and PDF) now have “detail” levels that consolidates the various options.

– “Compact” image details: This gives you the same basic output as earlier, with a layout, parts list etc.
– “Mini” image details: This is a new option that foregoes the parts list and prints the component values directly on the board.

– “Compact” PDF details: This gives you the exact same output as the image counterpart, only in PDF format (and vector instead of rasterised).
– “Extended” PDF details: This gives you a multi-page PDF file with a (potentially) larger layout image, a dedicated page for the parts list, a purchase list with boxes you can tick off, and a mirrored trace cut diagram.

6 thoughts on “Change log

  1. 1. The ability to increase the body size of all components just like the IC’s.
    2. Add header component.
    3. Add drill holes.
    4. Show non-board mounted components with wiring.
    5. Add SIP resistors.
    6. Highlight all connected paths in contrasting color when probed.
    7. Output a netlist.
    8. Electrolytic cap true body diameter ie 3mm, 4mm, 10mm etc.
    9. Radial components lying flat on board.
    10. Generic components that can specify size, number of pins, placement of pins.
    11. Ability to change component color ,font size, orientation.
    12. Wire with ability to change its’ color.
    13. SMD components that can be positioned between strips on the bottom side.

  2. Hi,
    Could you give the text in the notes and references box a bigger font? It would make references to other people’s schematics more obvious.
    Otherwise I am really enjoying using this app!

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