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CMH Software - Constructor Version History

Constructor version history back to version 10.0.

Constructor Version History

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Version 13.4.2 - Maintenance Release - 4/17/18

New Features in Constructor 13.4.2
  • Added more logs to the program for better troubleshooting when needed.
  • Added a feature to quickly reset the symbol library path back to default, if needed.
Issues Addressed in Constructor 13.4.2
  • Modified the way small fonts are used with the program.

Version 13.4.0 - Maintenance Release - 2/14/17

New Features in Constructor 13.4.0
  • Pasting is now supported between multiple running Constructors - Customer Request
Issues Addressed in Constructor 13.4.0
  • Modified the way the program and files are installed. Now uses a manifest system.
  • Fixed a glitch that prompted you the file had been changed when it had not.
  • Fixed a visual glitch.

Version 13.3.0 - Internal Testing Only

Version 13.2.0 - Maintenance Release - 9/8/16

New Features in Constructor 13.2.0
  • Added the option to turn the active mouse cursor feature on or off - Customer Request
Issues Addressed in Constructor 13.2.0
  • Fixed a bug assigning contacts to a the recycle coil.
  • Fixed a visual glitch with the time delay boxes and counter value boxes. The values were sometimes clipped.
  • Fixed a grid spacing bug that caused the spacing to be messed up.

Version 13.1.0 - Maintenance Release

New Features in Constructor 13.1.0
  • Symbol ID boxes are now automatically sized according to your selected ID box font size. - Customer Request
  • Added a pop open/close button for the right screen. Saves space and time. You'll like it.
  • Added various mouse cursors to show what you can do at that location on the screen.
Issues Addressed in Constructor 13.1.0
  • Fixed a bug with generating wire numbers.
  • Fixed various visual bugs in the program.
  • Fixed a bug loading some older version 10 ladder diagrams.
  • Fixed a bug in the insert/delete rung and column feature.
  • Fixed some issues when using a larger (125% or 150%) Windows system font setting.
  • Replaced the symbol grid reference box show/hide icon on the toolbar. - Customer request

Version 13.0.0 - Retail Release

New Features in Constructor 13.0.0
  • New Look and Feel
  • Printing at up to 300%
  • Thicker Wire/Line Option for Printing
  • New Zoom Features
  • Library Search Enhanced
  • Simulation Scripting (Run your diagram hands free) with Record
  • New Polyline and Chord drawing objects in the Symbol Editor
  • New Screen Synchronizing Feature for Navigation
Issues Addressed in Constructor 13.0.0
  • Improved Multiple Monitor Support
  • Multiple Bugs Fixed

Version 12.0.2 - Maintenance Release

Issues Addressed in Constructor 12.0.2
  • Corrected a compatibility issue with the Wincaps III software from Denso Robotics.

Version 12.0.0 - Retail Release

New Features in Constructor 12.0.0
  • PDF Export feature
  • PCF Export feature (Works with our Free Viewer)
  • SPDT Center Off contact class
  • SPDT Center Off switch class
  • DPDT Center Off switch class
  • Additional requested IEC symbols added to Library
  • All drawing objects stay visible during simulation now
Issues Addressed in Constructor 12.0.0
  • Improved MP Configuration Window
  • Improved MRU's
  • Fixed Up/Down Counter reset

Version 11.0.3 - Maintenance Release

Issues Addressed in Constructor 11.0.3
  • Corrected a problem when using the new four wire power point set

Version 11.0.2 - Maintenance Release

Issues Addressed in Constructor 11.0.2
  • Corrected a problem when trying to change the wire colors on a transformer.

Version 11.0.1 - Maintenance Release

Issues Addressed in Constructor 11.0.1
  • Corrected the problem where the new ID Text Boxes #3 & #4, the upper two boxes of a horizontal symbol cell, would not delete the text in the box when the box was cleared.

Version 11.0.0 - Retail Release

New Features in Constructor 11.0.0
  • New Symbol Library search features
  • New Three Phase Four Wire power point set
  • New Circuit Protection Fuse class
  • New Circuit Protection Circuit Breaker class
  • New Meter class
  • New 4-Wire Recycle (dry contact) relay class
  • New 3-Wire Standard relay class
Issues Addressed in Constructor 11.0.0
  • Added two additional ID Boxes for each symbol (A Total of Four Now)

Version 10.4.3 - Maintenance Release

Issues Addressed in Constructor 10.4.3
  • Fixed an problem with copy and paste. An error was generated when an MCS was copied and then pasted into the diagram.

Version 10.4.2 - Maintenance Release

Issues Addressed in Constructor 10.4.2
  • Fixed a problem with the legend bitmap pictures.
  • Fixed a problem with the Font checks at the start up of the program.
  • Fixed a problem with the Export form generating a “Invalid Property" error when exporting a diagram that is using a legend that uses a font that doesn’t exist on the users system.
  • Fixed a problem where an error occurred when loading/changing a picture in a legend and the users OS is set to hide extensions of known file types.

Version 10.4.1 - Maintenance Release

Issues Addressed in Constructor 10.4.1
  • Fixed a problem when deleting any text from a Terminal ID box.

Version 10.4.0 - Maintenance Release

Issues Addressed in Constructor 10.4.0
  • Fixed problem when loading a diagram that uses a font that doesn't exist on the users computer.
  • Fixed a problem with some printers causing an error when loading the diagram print preview.
  • Changed the program to display drawing object text boxes during simulation mode

Version 10.3.0 - Maintenance Release

Issues Addressed in Constructor 10.3.0
  • Fixed problem with ActionLinks where the symbol’s position in the actionlink was not updated when a symbol was moved.
  • Fixed the problem with printing Landscaped style Wire Labels documents.
  • Fixed the problem where a document’s FILE /EXIT would show a printer dialog instead of exiting the program.

Version 10.2.0 - Maintenance Release

Issues Addressed in Constructor 10.2.0
  • Added a new Text Layout type that gives more text area to the horizontal cells
  • Added a Text Layout combo box on the main screen and in the project wizard that allows a selection between normal and maximized text area.
  • Fixed a font issue with the wire label form, where an error was generated saying that the font size was too big for the selected label even when it wasn't.
  • Removed the wire label message that would say that the sample text was too large for the selected label.

Version 10.0.0 - Retail Release

New Features in Constructor 10.0.0
  • New menu system
  • New Project Wizard features
  • New Active Help system
  • New grid spacing controls
  • New wire number generator
  • New wire colors (symbol lines)
  • New workbook feature add documents and pictures to your project
Issues Addressed in Constructor 10.0.0
  • Moved simulation log to the second window

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