Posts from July 8th, 2012.

New development release (build 236)

[Arno Gerretsen] [ModelConverterX]
* Restored toolbar to control preview

New development release (build 235)

[Arno Gerretsen] [ModelConverterX]
* Fixed bug that X file reader does not always recognise supported files correctly

[Arno Gerretsen] [ModelConverterX]
* Drag and drop of files working again

New development release (build 234)

[Arno Gerretsen] [ModelConverterX]
* Events icon initialized correctly when starting tool
* Fixed bug in enabling save button for event log

New development release (build 233)

[Arno Gerretsen] [ModelConverterX]
* Errors and warnings shown with a different background color in event log to give more emphasis

[Arno Gerretsen] [ModelConverterX]
* Put preview and event log together on the main screen, so that warnings and errors are more visible.
* Panel with event log can be collapsed to have bigger preview
* Options moved to separate form, which can be opened with the button at the top

User interface change

I have changed the main user interface of ModelConverterX a bit, actually it has gone back to some of the concepts that the tool used in 2008 already. I did remove the tabs that were used for the preview, event log and options. Instead of those tabs the options are now on a separate form, which can be opened with the Options button at the top toolbar. The preview and the event log are both shown at the main screen. There is a splitter in between, so you can change the size of the preview and event log as you wish. There is also a button to collapse the event log completely, if you want to maximize the preview. Below is a screenshot of the new user interface.

Why did I change this? Because I think it would be better to have the event log visible while you are working with your object. That way I think it is less likely that users miss an error or warning in the event log.