click here for a list of all existing Templot documentation
Important Privacy Information cookie information pre-print options:    

click image to open Templot Club in a new tab
Templot club top logo
looking for Templot? - (free)

 you are not logged in  - Login | Join

receive all messages by email: info

Recent Topics
Front Page  Search  Image Gallery  Gallery Upload  My Account  Members  Open Source  TemplotMEC  Help  
make a donation  
please click: important information for new members and first-time visitors Templot Companion - User Guide
            messages archive on Yahoo
page trail:  Templot Club > Forums > Templot talk > Changes in 216a
Templot web site

                                       Changes in 216a
 Start new topic   Reply blank   Printer friendly 
  Rate this topic  
 Clicked a link? Wrong message? Wait until the page has finished loading, click in the address bar and then press the Enter key. This is a timing bug in some browsers.
1st message | this message only posted: 22 Nov 2017 01:06
 PM  Reply with quote  Reply blank 
Martin Wynne
West Of The Severn, United Kingdom

view images in gallery
view images as slides

Please do not send requests for help direct to me via email or PM.

Post your questions on the forum where everyone can see them and add helpful replies.
A summary of the main changes in 216a:

1. there are some additional beginner buttons at the top of the trackpad, for more info see:

2. tools > make branch track now has a keyboard shortcut SHIFT+F6.

3. crossing angles in CLM units can now be entered directly using the q or Q conversion factor, for more info see:

4. plain track templates now have an on-screen marker showing which side is the main side (MS), for more info see:

5. any background template can now have a coloured on-screen reminder of work in progress on that template, for more info see:

Thanks to Richard T for this suggestion.

6. rounded rectangles on the sketchboard now have the corner radius set as a percentage of the size, for more info see:

Thanks to Phil O for reporting this issue.

7. minor changes:

PDF files exported in black & white no longer contain any dashed or dotted lines. This is to circumvent a bug in the PDF generator engine.

The restored-down size and position of the trackpad window can be set directly from the program panel, as an alternative to dragging it: program > trackpad position ... menu item. This is primarily for my use in making the screen videos, but you may find it useful.

A clock ticker showing the current time can be added bottom-right to the trackpad: program > show time ticker menu item. This is primarily for my use when the trackpad is being broadcast live, but you may find it useful if your system clock is not visible for any reason.

8. other changes:

I have made some changes to the video access. In many ways this is a downgrade, but I feel I must minimize the work involved in creating the Templot Companion if it is ever going to progress.

Access to the videos is now primarily via the web site. The help > watch a video menu item now simply opens the video list page in your browser (still under construction).

Despite trying hard to find the MP4 format acceptable, I have decided that I can't. It's just not possible for me to watch it and feel comfortable.

Future videos will therefore be in FBR format only. The links on the Templot Companion pages will download a new SK5 loader file, which when opened will download and play the FBR video. If the link is clicked again in future, the video will be played without needing to be downloaded again.

The small SK5 file is not an executable, so there should be no security issues in downloading and opening it.

You can try this now by clicking this link and opening the downloaded file:

Unfortunately this change means that the videos will play only on systems which have Templot installed. However I am watching developments on CrossOver/Wine for Android devices.



message ref: 22857

This is topic ID = 3131     Page created at 20:51 (local time)  
You can type a quick reply to this topic here.

Click in the box to begin.

But to reply to an individual message, or to include images, attachments and formatted text, use the reply buttons on each message above.

To start a new topic in this forum, click the Start new topic button below.
To start a new topic in a different forum, click the Forum Jump drop-down list below.

             Start new topic 

 click to jump to a different forum:     Back to top of page

Templot Club > Forums > Templot talk > Changes in 216a
about Templot Club

list recently active topics Templot Companion - User Guide - A-Z Index Templot Explained for beginners Please click: important information for new members and first-time visitors.
indexing link for search engines

back to top of page

Please read this important note about copyright: Unless stated otherwise, all the files submitted to this web site are copyright and the property of the respective contributor. You are welcome to use them for your own personal non-commercial purposes, and in your messages on this web site. If you want to publish any of this material elsewhere or use it commercially, you must first obtain the owner's permission to do so.

The small print: All material submitted to this web site is the responsibility of the respective contributor. By submitting material to this web site you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility for the material submitted. The owner of this web site is not responsible for any content displayed here other than his own contributions. The owner of this web site may edit, modify or remove any content at any time without giving notice or reason.
Problems with this web site? Contact   This web site uses cookies: click for information.  
© 2018  

Powered by UltraBB - © 2009 Data 1 Systems