WinMark Pro Software History

                                                last updated August 2006

WinMark Pro 4.6.2 (Build 5245) Released 08/15/06

 

WinMark Pro 4.6.2 (Build 5195) 04/11/06

·         WinMark sends only 16 bit marking data when an FH/Fenix lens is selected.

 

WinMark Pro 4.6.0 (Build 4999) Released 09/08/05

 

WinMark Pro 4.6.0 (Build 4927) Released 06/28/05

 

WinMark Pro 4.5.0 (Build 4888) 06/03/05

 

WinMark Pro 4.4.0 (Build 4759)

 

WinMark Pro 4.4.0 (Build 4754) 01/06/05

 

WinMark Pro 4.4.0 (Build 4733) 12/16/04

 

WinMark Pro 4.3.4 (Build 4599) 08/04/04

 

WinMark Pro 4.3.4 (Build 4585) 07/21/04

 

WinMark Pro 4.3.3 (Build 4528) 06/16/04

q       Known bugs:

q       Radial text bug – no spaces between words and in some cases the radius is not correct.

q       With Fenix, Power commands of 15% or below display as 1% lower (e.g. 15% in WinMark Pro or Digiscope displays as 14%).

 

WinMark Pro 4.1.1 (Build 4402) Released 01/21/04

 

WinMark Pro 4.1.0 (Build 4388) Released 01/20/04

 

WinMark Pro 4.1.0 (Build 4374) 12/18/03

q       Known bugs:

q       Multiple objects mark with the power setting of last object.

q       Integer only angle rotation for WMP polylines and DXFs. Bug??

q       Low-resolution barcodes appear ragged when marked at low velocities.

q       No version test feature. WinMark will crash if newer file is opened by older version of WMP.

q       WinMark freezes when circular or arc Wobble Step Size is set at or below 0.0062”

q       Circles/arcs disappear if Wobble Thickness is set at or below 0.0062”.

q       Some raster files are not completely marked if Bitmap Scan Type is Continuous. In some cases, a NO END of mark response error displays in the mark log.

 

WinMark Pro 4.1.0 (Build 4368) 12/12/03

 

                        Card type:         1 = No Card;

                                                2 = DDA06 (DAC) Card;

                                                3 = ISA-bus Fiber Link Controller Card (FLCC), talk only;

                                                4 = FLCC, talk/listen;

                                                5 = PCI-bus FLCC.

           

                        Head type:        1 = Unknown;

                                                2 = DH;

                                                3 = Fenix;

                                                4 = FH Index;

                                                5 = Fenix Tracker;

                                                6 = FH Tracker.

           

                        Data type:         1 = 12 bit data;

                                                2 = 16 bit data.

           

                        Firmware version: xx.

           

                        PCI firmware version: xx.

 

 

WinMark Pro 4.1.0 (Build 4287) Released 09/24/03

q       Known bugs:

q       When setting up an array with auto text type serial, or others, with Execute in Array and link to this entity then the target string is only updated with the last auto text value. E.g. if file consists of an array of 4 barcodes, serialized in the array, as the source string linked to a text entity with 4 array elements positioned under each barcode as the target then each text element prints with the last value used in the barcode array.

 

WinMark Pro 4.0.0 (Build 4090) Released 03/14/03

 

WinMark Pro 4.0.0 (Build 4083) Released 03/10/03

 

WinMark Pro 4.0.0 (Build 4058) Released 02/13/03

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 4056) Released 02/10/03

WinMark Pro 4.0.0 (Build 4051) Released 02/07/03

q       Known bugs:

q       Spaces do not appear in radial text when stroke fonts are used.

q       RTS flow control functionality is inverted.

 

WinMark Pro 4.0.0 (Build 4045) 01/24/03

 

WinMark Pro 4.0.0 (Build 4039) 01/21/03

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 4030) 01/21/03

q       Known bugs:

q       Rotation function in Transform dialog does not work.

q       Rotating bitmaps causes WinMark to crash.

 

WinMark Pro 4.0.0 (Build 4024) 01/21/03

q       Known bugs:

q       Rotation function in Transform dialog does not work.

q       Rotating bitmaps causes WinMark to crash.

 

WinMark Pro 4.0.0 (Build 4018) 01/08/03

 

WinMark Pro 4.0.0 (Build 3773) 08/16/02

q       Known bugs:

q       European stroke font does not display correctly.

q       WinMark crashes in offline development mode (no PCI card or Hardlock installed) when MatchDigitalState, SetDigitalState, or WaitDigitalState events are selected in Event Builder dialog.

q       June 6, 02 build does not work with NT4.

q       Radius Text property does not work with stroke fonts.

q       Circle objects do not align to one another correctly.

q       QR Code does not read unless mirrored in either X- or Y- axis.

 

WinMark Pro 3.1.0 (Build 3767NT) Released 05/06/02

q       Known bugs:

q       Radius text does not work properly.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3767) Released 05/06/02

q       Known bugs:

q       Radius text does not work properly.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3720NT) 04/11/02

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3737) 04/11/02

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3720NT) 03/08/02

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3719) 03/08/02

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3707) 02/26/02

·         Fixes the problem of the ActiveX MarkDrawing method not releasing control of the system until a second part sensor input is received.

·         Added new vector import functionality (text, filled objects, and editable polylines).

·         Added variable circle size to 2D vector (non-bitmap) codes.

q       Known bugs:

q       With -5 FLCC firmware, the software displays a “Data will be 12 bit” message and does not mark in 16-bit mode.???

q       Since build 2856, all versions mark Off Vector moves when a low Resolution Barcode (<100 Res) is rastered Horizontally.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3596) 11/07/01

·         Added new vector import functionality (text, filled objects, and editable polylines).

·         Added variable circle size to 2D vector (non-bitmap) codes.

q       Known bugs:

q       With -5 FLCC firmware, the software displays a “Data will be 12 bit” message and does not mark in 16-bit mode.

q       Since build 2856, all versions mark Off Vector moves when a low Resolution Barcode (<100 Res) is rastered Horizontally.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3595NT) 11/02/01

·         Added new vector import functionality (text, filled objects, and editable polylines).

·         Added variable circle size to 2D vector (non-bitmap) codes.

q       Known bugs:

q       With -5 FLCC firmware, the software displays a “Data will be 12 bit” message and does not mark in 16-bit mode.

q       Since build 2856, all versions mark Off Vector moves when a low Resolution Barcode (<100 Res) is rastered Horizontally.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3511Dutch) 10/23/01

·         Added 2D QR Code support.

·         Added text serialization.

·         Fixed hexadecimal serialization bug.

·         WinMark Lite no longer supported.

·         Microvectors not generated when “Ignore” is pressed on “Abort/Retry/Ignore” dialog (Head powered down).

·         Dutch language only

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3576cNT) 10/22/01

·         Fixed Output bit problem.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3576NT) 10/15/01

·         Fixed DigScope problem.

q       Known bugs:

q       Head continues to mark after power loss/power reapplied during mark session.

q       Only Output Bits #4 and #5 work properly.

q       “Ungrouped” imported objects mark slower than “Grouped” import objects.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3569NT) 10/08/01

·         Added new File Import Filter functionality.

·         Import text

·         Filled objects

·         Ungroup import into component polylines

·         Edit individual polylines

·         Set mark properties for individual polylines

·         File Import Filters - INI files updated to allow Times New Roman text import.

Miscellaneous issues:

1.   ESC key doesn’t halt marking until the current mark object is complete.

q       Known bugs:

q       Only Output Bits #4 and #5 work properly.

q       DigScope crashes computer if started before WinMark (after WMP has been started once to initialize Lens Settings and Registry).

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3511) 08/13/01

·         Added rectangular 2D code support.

·         Added 2D QR Code support.

·         Added text serialization.

·         Fixed hexadecimal serialization bug.

·         WinMark Lite no longer supported.

·         Microvectors not generated when “Ignore” is pressed on “Abort/Retry/Ignore” dialog (Head powered down).

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3509NT) Released 08/21/01

·         Added 2D QR Code support.

·         Added text serialization.

·         Fixed hexadecimal serialization bug.

·         Microvectors not generated when “Ignore” is pressed on “Abort/Retry/Ignore” dialog (Head powered down).

q       Known bugs:

q       Only Output Bits #4 and #5 work properly.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3468) Released 07/03/01

·         Last released build to support WinMark Lite.

·         Fixed digital input state.

·         Head firmware, Update_9.asc and Update_10.asc included in WinMark Pro folder.

·         MarkLink now runs on ISA/PCI and Win95/98/NT.

·         Use with revised Head firmware v10.

·         Fixes Win95/98 data collision issue.

·         Prevents Head from switching from Tracker to Index mode when Head is powered down/up during a mark session.

·         Prevents WinMark Pro from continuing to mark when Head is powered down.

q       Known bugs:

q       “Little” stroke font marks Off Vector moves after “i” and “j” .

q       ActiveX does not look at Registry for PCI card address (or ISA address different than 816). New OCX file created 8/15/01.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3468 NT) 06/28/01

·         Improved CTM download speed.

q       Known bugs:

q       Rising Edge Part Sense defaults to No, should be Yes.

q       No offline development possible. WinMark will not start if FLCC and Hardlock are missing.

q       MarkingHeadOn bit latches and does not reset until computer is rebooted.

q       Lasing is not enabled if Head is powered down and then restarted before or during a mark session.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3453) 06/14/01

·         Head firmware, Update_9.asc and Update_10.asc included in WinMark folder.

·         MarkLink now runs on ISA/PCI and Win95/98/NT.

·         Use with revised Head firmware v10.

·         Fixes Win95/98 data collision issue.

·         Prevents Head from switching from Tracker to Index mode when Head is powered down/up during a mark session.

·         Prevents WinMark from continuing to mark when Head is powered down.

q       Known bugs:

q       The next digital input state after a True (High) state is read as True.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3447) 06/01/01

·         Use with revised Head firmware v10.

·         Fixes Win95/98 data collision issue.

·         Prevents Head form switching from Tracker to Index mode when Head is powered down/up during a mark session.

·         Prevents WinMark from continuing to mark when Head is powered down.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3426) 05/17/01

·         Added Custom Test Mark and GetMarkErrorCode ActiveX methods.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3423NT) 05/16/01

·         See v2.1.0.3423 Release Notes.doc for known issues.

q       Known bugs:

q       No CTM or GetErrorCode ActiveX control.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3408) 05/08/01

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3401) 04/26/01

·         European (French, German, Spanish, and Italian) language support.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3335NT) 03/29/01

q       Known bugs:

q       Power setting for CTM changes after marking file from D.E. with a different power setting.

q       Visible delays in marking during buffer reloads.

q       MarkingHeadOn event does not set/clear outputs properly.

q       First Tracking mark not always made depending on object’s location on D.E.

q       Drawing marks (no lase) if file is too large for CTM memory.

q       CTM in wrong position on Tools menu.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3354) 03/12/01

·         Fixed spot-style rotation and text caption errors (build 3090).

·         Beta Win 95/98 version. ISA/PCI FLCC compatible.

·         Updated INSO File Import Filters (AutoCAD 14, Illustrator 7, and Visio)

q       Known bugs:

q       DLL error: “Ctl3d32.dll: This application uses ctl3d32.dll, which is not the correct version. This version of ctl3d32.dll is designed for Windows NT systems”.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3335) 02/22/00

·         95/98 PCI version.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3268) 12/01/00

·         Fixed AutoTestMark (Custom Test Mark) ActiveX component.

·         PCI-bus FLCC support. Win 95/98, ISA/PCI-FLCC support.

q       Known bugs:

q       Grouping objects causes object properties to be changed to default values.

q       Ungrouping a set of objects inverts the original mark order.

q       When Execute Auto Text When is After Mark and Serial Piece Step is > 1, the beginning serial number value is only marked once.

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3224) test version 10/24/00

·         Track Marking Object property default now set to Yes.

Miscellaneous issues:

1.       The Wobble property appears when circular objects are selected, but it is only available for lines.

2.       Resolution of circular objects is limited to ¼ degree (or less if Resolution setting is less than ¼ degree).

 

WinMark Pro 2.1.0 (Build 3219) 10/20/00

·         Win95/98 version w/ PCI FLCC support.

·         Added DAC Card Selection property.

·         Fixed problem with WinMark Drawing Editor opening from Launcher.

·         Corrected Barcode Thin Width property spelling error.

·         For Tracker heads, the ActiveX Mark Count property defaults to 1.

 

WinMark Pro v2.0.0 (Build 3155) Released 08/21/00

·         Rotation/mirroring of arcs and grouped objects containing arcs has been fixed for cases where the center of the arc is off the Drawing Canvas.

·         Bounding boxes around arcs are now confined to the displayed arc itself, not the entire circular diameter.

·         Added AddPolyLine ActiveX control method.

·         Added rectangular 2D Data Matrix code capability.

·         Added European Day of Week Custom Date Format (%ew).

·         Fixed European (%e2) and American (%w2) Week of Year formats. Both incorrectly started counting the Monday (or Sunday) before January 1, not after as is correct.

q       Known bugs:

q       Custom Test mark download causes WinMark Pro to crash.

q       Mark orientation error when Field Rotation is set to 90 degrees in Drawing and ActiveX commands 0 or 90 degree rotation???

 

WinMark Pro 2.0.0. (Build 3090) Released 06/15/00

·         Fixed MarkDrawing ActiveX control method (The SynMhAtx.ocx file, dated 6/15/00 10:58 AM, will solve ActiveX MarkDrawing problems with v3087).

·         MarkLink.exe is now installed with WinMark. MarkLink allows the user to field upgrade Marking Head firmware.

q       Known bugs:

q       Second line of radiused text doesn’t arc, only first line arcs.

q       Rotated spot-style 2D Data Matrix codes are not rotated when marked.

q       If there is more than one 2D Data Matrix code on Drawing Canvas, both will mark using the same text caption.

Miscellaneous issues:

1.   When an alphanumeric text string is set to serialize and the string ends in one or more numerals, then all characters in the range of “A” through “F” will increment to “A” when the numerals roll, or wrap, back around to zero. The workaround involves setting all characters to Fixed and serialize only numerals using Serial Number Mask on the text Automation tab.

2.   Although WinMark Pro accepts and marks floating point arc start and arc end values (to two decimal places), the Drawing Editor does not display fractional arc lengths but instead displays only truncated integer arc lengths.

3.   All imported vector files are automatically scaled to 0.66 of the lens’s maximum Field Size X dimension (Field Width).

4.   Lost ability to increment/decrement alpha characters in v2856 when hex serialization feature was added.

 

WinMark Pro 2.0.0. (Build 3087) Released 06/13/00

q       Known bugs:

q       Container.exe in Visual C++ Samples folder errors out (performs an illegal operation when the Mark Button is pressed.

q       2D Data Matrix codes do not invert.

Miscellaneous issues:

1.   The installation of a network card in the computer running WinMark may, in some cases, cause unintended laser firing. Because WinMark software must be in full control of the computer when firing the laser, SYNRAD strongly recommends that WinMark be installed in a stand-alone computer, separate from any networking, motion control, or parts handling systems. A second computer or programmable logic controller (PLC) is ideal for controlling parts handling or networking.

2.   When importing AutoCAD .dwg or .dxf files into WinMark, they must first be saved as an AutoCAD Release 12 file.

3.   When importing Adobe Illustrator .ai or .eps files into WinMark, they must first be saved in an Illustrator version 4.0 format.

4.   Adobe Acrobat .pdf files do not import into WinMark drawings.

5.   Multiple rotated text objects may not mirror properly after they are grouped together.

 

WinMark Pro 2.0.0. (Build 3084) 06/09/00

 

WinMark Pro 2.0.0. (Build 3081b) 06/07/00

q       Known bugs:

q       European week of year format displays incorrect week number.

 

WinMark Pro 2.0.0. (Build 3081a) 06/06/00

q       Known bugs:

q       12/16 bit error (mark size is drastically reduced and moved to extreme edge of field) occurs when marking a custom test mark on FH Heads when head is powered up after WinMark.

q       EB error (a Tracker command is being sent to an Index head ) displays on panel after the following sequence:

Download custom test mark using the auto (index) test mark feature.

Disconnect fiber optic cable (to simulate standalone marking capability).

Power down head (optional).

Power up head and make custom marks using input on IN0.

Reconnect fiber optic cable (to simulate another custom download). An E4 error displays (we expected that since the communication wasn’t synched).

Go to Tools, custom test mark. Immediately after the Custom Test Mark dialog box opens, an EB error is displayed.

 

WinMark Pro 2.0.0. (Build 3075b) 06/01/00

q       Known bugs:

q       2D Data Matrix codes rotate on screen but do not rotate when marked. Workaround - change Field Rotation instead of rotating 2D code.

q       TrueType text is not marked properly when rotated 90 or 270 degrees, Text Filled = Yes, Raster Scan Direction = Horizontal, Bi-directional Raster = Yes, and Text Curve Detail is less than or equal to 100 (the default value). Workaround - change Field Rotation instead of rotating text, set Text Curve Detail higher than 100, or raster vertically. If Bi-directional Raster is No, the text is not marked properly and no workaround is currently available. Problem exists in WinMark versions 1.0.6.2945 and up.

 

WinMark Pro 2.0.0. (Build 3047c) 05/26/00

q       Known bugs:

q       ActiveX MarkDrawing command does not work.

q       2D Data Matrix codes are rotated 90 degrees from normal when using the vector (Bitmap = NO) and spot marking (Yes) style. The 2D code also marks higher than it is positioned on the screen.

q       A line is drawn from the end of text string to the center of the marking field when marking stroke text and a raster bitmap 2D code (bitmap is Yes) with spot marking style on or off. Special case - does not appear in most cases where 2D codes are rastered.

Miscellaneous issues:

1.       Text Height set on Format tab does not match Object Height shown in Object Transformations dialog box. The Text Height value is the sum of the uppercase cap height plus the space above and below provided for ascenders and descenders (lowercase letters such as p, q h, y, etc).

2.       If the Marking Head is powered down or the fiber optic connection is broken during marking (while the “Launcher” window is open), the message “The marking head does not have a correction factor for this Lens” appears when in fact, the communications link has been broken.

 

WinMark Pro 2.0.0. (Build 3047b) 05/26/00

 

WinMark Pro 2.0.0 (Build 3047a) 05/11/00

q       Known bugs:

q       Raster marking speed of bitmaps depends on marking order.

q       NULL (ASCII 00 hex) characters sent through the serial port cause any following characters including the next Carriage Return (CR) to be ignored by WinMark until a second CR is sent.

 

WinMark Pro 2.0.0 (Build 3033) 04/27/00

q       Known bugs:

q       AddLine ActiveX control connects endpoints of lines added to drawing.

q       Mark Count doesn’t loop when running in WinMark Launcher. Only one mark is made if Mark Count is set greater than one.

q       E4 error displays on panel after loading and marking a manual custom test mark.

 

WinMark Pro 2.0.0 (Build 3026) 04/13/00

·         Misc. Fixes –

·         All Output bits now Cleared after mark is aborted.

·         Fixed stroke fonts to properly display and mark non-alphanumeric keyboard symbols.

 

WinMark Pro 2.0.0 (Build 3019) xx/xx/00

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.6 (Build 2966) 02/28/00

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.6 (Build 2945) 01/25/00

·         FH Series Tracker Marking Head support – an FH Head that marks moving parts.

·         Added the following new time/date formats to the Assign Date Format property of the Auto Text Type feature:

·         Time format with hours & minutes only (%tn).

·         Date code that displays the current quarter of the calendar year (%q1).

·         Date code for alpha month that numbers each month from 1 to 9 (for Jan to Sept) and the months Oct as X, Nov as Y, and Dec as Z (%mz).

·         Single digit alpha month, that skips the letter “I” in the sequence (%mi). The intent is to avoid confusion caused by the similarity between “J”, “L”, “I”, etc.

·         A new 2D barcode property that allows the selection of the barcode cell type. The cell type can be either bitmap or a set of microvectors (i.e. circle). Set 2D Barcode Bitmap to Yes (True) to mark cells as raster bitmaps. Set to No (False) to mark cells as vector circles. Use with Spot Marking Style enabled (Yes) to create 2D Data Matrix codes with cells marked at the spot size diameter of the lens.

·         Verify 12/16 bit data type after every mark object instead of each mark session. Solves problem of marking at extreme corner of field after loss of Marking Head power during a mark session.

q       Known bugs:

q       Displays “Marking head is not powered up” message on Fenix Laser Markers (non-Trackers) using version 3 firmware.

q       When using multiple MatchDigitalState commands in the Event Builder, WinMark Pro will not complete the list of MatchDigitalState’s after the first True match is found.

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.6 (Build 2931) 01/18/00

·         Fixed “Lens not selected” error when using ActiveX control.

·         Added the capability to enter an indefinite time delay for serial input data (set communications port timeout value = -1).

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.6 (Build 2898) 12/15/99

q       Known bugs:

q       Output bits not cleared if mark is aborted (ESC key).

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.6 (Build 2856) Released 11/08/99

·         Improved marking speed.

·         Improved marking quality for rotated drawings.

·         Improved marking quality for circles and arcs.

·         Improved accuracy in velocity settings.

·         Improved Pline Start Delay, Interseg Delay, and Off Vector Delay functionality. Pline Start Delay now compensates for the time difference between the laser firing and actual mirror movement. The Interseg Delay now has a break angle associated with it. The Interseg Break Angle is the angle between to vectors, if the vector angle is less than the break angle, no Interseg Delay is applied to the mark. The angle is entered from the object Marking properties page. The Off Vector Delay algorithm has been simplified and as a result is more accurate.

·         Completed the Event Builder command functionality for the ReadFromSerialPort. It was not totally functional. The following properties are associated with this command:

·         Marking file name

·         Invert X axis, Invert Y axis

·         Field Height and Field Width

·         Field Transform Org X, Field Transform Org Y

·         Field Scale X and Scale Y

·         Field Offset X, Field Offset Y

·         Field Rotation

·         Added spot drawing style for glass marking. The style, spot or continuous, is entered for an object via the Marking properties page. The spot marking duration is another field on the Marking properties page.

·         The WinMark installation disk now has a sample ActiveX container program and source code too. It is located in the Winmark\samples\VisualCPlusSample directory. In addition, there is a sample DLL that interfaces with WinMark’s event builder command – Call DLL function. Source code and description included. It is located in the Winmark\samples\SampleDll directory.

·         Redefined the menu item “Tools – Startup Options”. The Launcher window is active instead of the WinMark window. The operator is able to modify a drawing, via the Launcher window, if the correct password is entered to activate the WinMark window.

·         There is a new user interface for entering the object marking delays – Pline Start Delay, Pline End Delay, Interseg Delay, and Off Vector Delay. The old I/F had the base delays entered via the Application Settings property page and the offset delays via the object Marking property page. The new I/F removes the base delays from the Application Settings page and the offset delays from the object Marking property page. The “total” start delay, “total” end delay, “total” Interseg delay, and “total” off vector delay values are entered from the object Marking property page. New delay default values are included to support the new delay functionality.

·         Added additional handshaking between WinMark and the FLCC. This includes:

·         Human interface feature that allows user to lock out the keyboard functions on Fenix. The options are “Keyboard Functional” and “Keyboard Locked”.

·         Addition of an “End of Mark” message for WinMark to inform Fenix that the current mark has been completed and queries for error status. The response is either “No Errors” or “Laser not ready”. This information can be used in conjunction with a new command in the Event Builder - ReadyStatus. The command allows the user to define a digital output to signal the outside world that the marking head is not ready, an error condition has occurred (i.e. Laser not ready).

·         With version 3 of the Fenix firmware, WinMark recognizes the following Fenix marking head types: Fenix, Fenix OEM (FH Head).

·         Auto Text Type has a new option where WinMark will wrap back to the first object in the file after the final object in the file is marked.

·         Added hexadecimal/decimal serialization property. Serialization can count in either hexadecimal or decimal representation.

·         Misc. Fixes –

·         WinMark remembers data type (16 bits).

·         Digital output signal is cleared prior to marking session.

·         Barcode rotation, sizing problems with object handles.

·         Removed “dash #” from property page selections.

·         80mm Lens - WinMark supports the 80mm lens.

q       Known bugs:

q       “Lens not selected” dialog box appears when using ActiveX control.

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.6 (Build 2841) 10/19/99

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.6 (Build 2803) 09/14/99

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.5 (Build 2699) 08/12/99

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.5 (Build 2625) Released 04/19/99

·         Fixed Launcher Startup in Tools/Startup Options.

·         Added "marking head is powered down" event to Event Builder.

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.4 (Build 2563) Released 01/11/99

·         Fenix Laser Marker support.

·         WinMark Lite support.

·         Added new functions to ActiveX: SetZoomFactor() and SetOffset().

·         Added ability to draw an outline around filled True Type fonts.

·         Added ability to fix the cell size of 2D bar codes.

·         Fixed radial text bug.

·         Added filled solid objects (circles, rectangles, any polygon).

·         Added time offset to time/date text objects.

·         Fenix detection/16 bit support.

·         DigScope writes new values only.

·         Decrease no cross gap.

·         Optimize bar code raster direction.

·         Write mark speed to Fenix.

·         Change home position of head.

·         Fixed abort bug.

·         Fixed bug with arrayed group objects.

·         Added non-optimal (maximum) drawing area.

·         Made extra char spacing work with rotated text.

·         Allowed laser-off move resolution to be set.

·         Bi-directional rastering for all object types in both directions.

·         A/D card and Fenix feedback.

·         Lens choice (Fenix and SH/DH).

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.3 (Build 2055) Released 06/15/98

·         Line thickness (wobble)

·         Quiet zones for inverted bar codes

·         2D bar codes (Data Matrix ECC 200 code)

·         Improved serialization

·         No-cross marking. The entire field can be drawn without crossing lines

·         Print drawing

·         Print properties

·         Active X improvements: Add2Dbarcode, AddImport, ConfigureAbort, WritePropListToTextFile

·         Current mouse position indicated on status bar

·         Bitmaps can be inverted

·         Additional date and shift codes available

·         Automation flowchart added to help menu

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.2 (Build 1607) Released 03/24/98

·         Improved digital bit functions

·         AddImport function added to ActiveX for bitmaps and vector imports

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.1 (Build 1260) Released 12/02/97

·         Improved marking speed

·         Added unlimited timeout for WaitDigitalState and MatchDigitalState

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.1 (Build 1250) Released 09/02/97

·         Added invertable bar codes (white on black)

·         Added negative radial text (text placed on bottom)

·         Fixed Object Transformations Bug when rotating objects in millimeters or centimeters from the Object Transformation dialog box.

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.1 (Build 1220) Released 08/27/97

·         Added Laser Spot entity for drilling and burning applications

·         Added Radial Text Support

·         Added Virtual Laser Marking which allows image scans to be placed on the drawing canvas for precision object alignment

·         Improved ActiveX control with a variety of methods to allow the retrieval of information from the current drawing.

·         Added Uninstall program

·         Improved marking preview to show arrayed objects as they are marking

 

WinMark Pro 1.0.0 (Build 1150) Released 08/15/97

·         Added barcode support via the bar code tool on the left edge.

·         Changed tab names in the property window to allow for fewer and more consistent names.

·         Added text automation properties to the Specials tab for text and bar code objects (serial number, serial port, disk file, date code, and user entry text).

·         Added fast preview checkbox to the mark dialog to facilitate no redraws during marking (faster to start marking).

·         Added lens field question upon first startup of WinMark.

·         Added Fixed To Positionproperty to text and bar code objects that allows anchoring of text to a specific position. That way when text changes the object stays in a particular position.