An update for the Knitting Chart Editor is now available.
To install this update;-
- Start up the Knitting Chart Editor.
- Select Tools > Install updates from the main menu
- The software checks for available updates and shows a dialog box listing the available updates. Select version 1.0.5 and follow the prompts.
- When prompted be sure to agree to the restart of the software so that the new update is incorporated properly.
The sharp-eyed will have noticed that update 1.0.4 is missing from the blog posts. There was a release 1.0.4 and a select few have downloaded the installer for 1.0.4. However I had difficulties accessing the hosting service where the updates are published so the update itself was never published there. The installers are hosted on a different site so were unaffected.
Undaunted I carried on coding and, now that 1.0.5 is ready, I shall just publish 1.0.5 and 1.0.4 together.
Update 1.0.4 fixed the following bugs;-
- The ‘Copy Drag’ feature should now be working correctly and can handle the situation where the original stitches and copied stitches overlap. This is designed to work for either single stitches or rectangular blocks of stitches so that they can be copied and dragged around on the chart. Select a block of stitches, hold down the Alt key (Mac) or Control key (Windows) and drag the block of stitches around. Note: If stitches are selected that are not in a neat rectangular block then the location of the new stitches might not be as desired. The Undo button will quickly fix this. However I am looking at allowing non-rectangular selections to work with this feature in the future.
- The Save As dialog is vastly improved. It prompts for a filename with a .knit extension. It also saves some chart properties that wre previously not saved, such as the visibility of ‘no stitch’ stitches and the font used for the text in the chart and key.
- If the knit stitch is customised then this is now used as the default stitch for a new chart rather than the system version of the knit stitch.
- The ‘Place Selected Stitches in a Repeat’ has now been changed so that the repeat can be replaced by reselecting the stitches. Unnecessary nesting of repeats is not done. For example, if a repeat has been added to a number of rows, then this repeat can be changed by selecting all of the stitches in the repeat, then again selecting ‘Place Selected Stitches in a Repeat’. The existing repeat is replaced rather than being nested inside a new repeat.
- A bug that caused errors when deleting columns in certain charts has been fixed.
- A bug that caused errors undoing a copy/paste of a chart has been fixed.
Update 1.0.5 implemented the following features requested by users;-
- The ‘Move’ feature has now been implemented. This is designed to work for either single stitches or rectangular blocks of stitches so that they can be dragged around on the chart. Select a block of stitches and drag the block of stitches around. The original stitches are replaced with knit stitches in the default yarn. Note: As with the ‘Copy Drag’ feature, if stitches are selected that are not in a neat rectangular block then the location of the new stitches might not be as desired. The Undo button will quickly fix this. However I am looking at allowing non-rectangular selections to work with this feature in the future.
- A ‘Remove Repeats From Selected Stitches’ feature has now been implemented that removes all of the repeats from the selected stitches. For this to function, all of the stitches in a particular row must be selected.
- A ‘Hide all No Stitches in Selection’ feature has been added. This makes it much easier to select no stitches in order to hide them. If a chart is selected then all ‘no stitches’ in the chart are hidden regardless of their location. If there is no selection, then all ‘no stitches’ in all of the charts in the diagram files are hidden. This feature is in addition to the ‘Hide No Stitch Edges’ feature that hides all of the ‘no stitches’ at the ends of rows. The ‘Show Hidden Items in Selection’ can be used to unhide them if desired.