DS|Design v6.5.3 Update
Included in this release:
Performance Improvements
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Design to switch to software rendering mode the first time a Design update was installed on a new computer.
  • Hardware and Software rendering performance of polylines has been improved. Font rendering performance has been improved across all modes. This speedup is most noticeable when a drawing contains a plant schedule that is partially visible.
Raster Improvements
  • Rasters with long names ending in underscore can now be moved.
  • PDFs will now have the same name as the original PDF in the raster list rather than random numbers.
  • Inserting a raster now allows JPEG files ending in .jpeg and TIFF files ending in .tiff.
JPEG/PDF Export Improvements
  • Saving as JPEG or PDF will now default the paper size and orientation to match the current drawing page size.
  • Saving a JPEG will now occur in the background to prevent Design from appearing to hang. A popup notification will appear when the JPEG save finishes.
Plant List Editor Improvements
  • Spacing in the plant list editor has been adjusted to prevent sunset zones and flower colors from being partially cut-off.
  • When saving a new plant list, the default location will be My Documents.
  • Switching between sorting by botanical or common name in the Plant List Editor will rearrange the search results rather than displaying the full list of plant.
Other Fixes & Improvements
  • Fixed an issue that prevented exporting to AutoCAD when a drawing contained a figure with an invalid linked text node.
  • An issue that could cause DS|Design to log an Application Error to the Windows Event log has been resolved.
  • Opening Design by double-clicking a drawing file or choosing to recover a drawing will start with the same toolboxes open that were visible when Design was last used.
  • Launching the Plant Picture Catalog export will no longer resize the Design window when using a high DPI monitor.
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If you encounter any issues, please contact the DynaSCAPE Client Services Team ( support@dynascape.com or 1.800.710.1900 x1)
This update is free for DynaSCAPE Design clients with Active Subscriptions. If you would like to upgrade, but don't have an Active Subscription please contact our Sales Team ( sales@dynascape.com  or 1.800.710.1900 x2) to find out how.

DS|Design v6.5.2 is supported on Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.

The DynaSCAPE Software Team
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