Getting Started Safenet (Rainbow) SHK hardware key is required. Aladdin Hasp 4 and Rainbow SuperPro keys are no longer supported. Key is cross-platform. SHK key will also support Flexi 6/7 and PhotoPRINT 4/5 Upgrades will ship with new key. New security system is virtually uncrackable. Upgrades keys will have license transferred to SHK.
Password Changes Password length has increased from 20 to 32 digits long Flexi 8 passwords never use 1, I, S, 5, 2, Z, 0, O NFR keys now unlock Braille, URW, TIFF, HP9000 automatically Variable timers with unlimited recharges Language install protection allows for password to be limited to any language combination Beta version uses a soft key with activation. It will run on a single system only and cannot be moved without requiring new activation. Send any beta reports to email@example.com@scanvecamiable.com
Operating Systems Supported Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Windows 2003 Server Macintosh OS X.2.8 and up (3 months later)
Updated Splash Screen New look with updated packaging focused on theme “8” by using objects associated with 8, such as Octagon. Spider theme is for beta. Some info no longer shown in splash such as password. That is shown in about dialog only. Link to web site removed from help menu. Link added to About dialog.
New Look Show preview defaults to on – no more wireframe dragging Color widget has option to show as list New look for Tip of the Day. Overprint moved to Fill/Stroke Editor
Smooth Screen Anti-aliasing added to eliminate jaggies Text smoothing more accurate Option to disable in preferences
Updated Toolbars Toolbar icons redrawn More modern look. Toned down color Enlarged from 16x16 to 20x20 for high resolution screens Similar to 7.6 look to aid transition True color (no 256 color limit) Separators added Flexi 7.x workspace for old icon look
Main Toolbar 7.6v2: 8.0v1: Combine added Effects added
View Toolbar 7.6v2: 8.0v1: Show bitmaps removed
Combine Toolbar 7.6v2: 8.0v1: Weld by color added Remove overlap added Combine options removed Group, Ungroup, Compound, and Uncompound removed
Group Toolbar 7.6v2: N/A 8.0v1: New toolbar created by taking Group, Ungroup, Compound, and Uncompound from Combine toolbar. Mask and Unmask are also included.
Effects Toolbar 7.6v2: 8.0v1: Combine removed and made separate toolbar Lens removed and made separate toolbar
Text Toolbar 7.6v2: 8.0v1: Text styles removed Justify menu added to menu
RIP Engine Based on PhotoPRINT 5 technology: Adobe CPSI 3017 RIP engine CMYK overprint support “Ignore overprint in PDF” moved from preferences to Job Properties and renamed “Ignore overprint” Job properties resolution setting 3rd party Or / Gr ink limiting Auto-rotate to fit media
Raster Vector Detection Detect color mode and object type Only shows used input profiles and rendering intents Dim controls that do not apply Use embedded ICC dims if none and shows name if available
Object Color Control See input and output color at any point See object type and color space Remap any color Saves as a preset Applies only to added jobs
Additional Changes Vividness control Presets in Default Job Properties Moiré free angled screen patterns based on patented technology
Design Changes Option to save settings on exit Improved Photoshop plug-in support
True-Shape Nesting Treats each object as its own shape, not as a rectangle Allows for multiple copies to be set Fills holes Creates additional pages as needed. Available as an optional feature.
Job statistics Shows details of entire job or selection Each object is listed along with position, size, area, color and perimeter Export function
Import / Export Changes Export as Adobe PDF for customer proofing Save / open layers for AI, DXF, HPGL, DWG Send to EnRoute improvements Smaller native.FS files via compression Export as Flexi 7.5 added Email as JPEG, PDF, or.FS Documents default to my documents folder Option to not update document location .FS /.PD can be added into Production Manager and be printed and contour cut Improved support of text in EPS/PS files Improved kerning of CasMate files
Text Changes On screen spell checking Tabbed alignment Easier incremental font selection in DesignCentral
Cut/Plot Changes Options tab added, less complex advanced tab Up to 10 custom cutter controls Driver options per color Weedline preview Split weedlines Easyweed removed Overcut
RIP and Print Changes Color adjustment curves added Preset shown as a list Borderless printing Mutoh multi-segment with cut server Roland hybrid marks White ink support
Desktop Printing Position (center, corner or custom) Scale (ratio, scale) Preview (with tiles) Templates (removed job info) Added grid, guides and substrate options – no longer need to open DesignEditor.
Additional Improvements Templates – added additional options when applying a template such as "Selection only", "Include Border" and "Include substrate color" Additional Job info Placeholder added Multi edit template objects Option to display grid as dots
Drivers ColorSpan Ferret Mimaki 2.1 Firewire (allows multiple devices, but each on own card) Canon imagePROGRAF W6400, W8400 Epson Stylus Pro 4400, 4800, 7400, 7800, 9400, 9800 Liyu, Scitex, Nur, Xerox drivers no longer protected Graphtec CE3000mk2 added with alignment support Many additional drivers added
Color Profiler Changes Added support for new colorimeters – IcColor, IO, DTP20, DTP70, Spectrocam USB, Barbieri Improved profile creation workflow. Add Media Save Preset
Installer Changes Direct installation of PTFs Dealer customization to add / remove files Updated to latest version of Install Shield Detects key driver and only installs if needed Separate option to install key driver No longer need reboot after install
Level Changes FlexiEXPERT added bitmap crop FlexiPRINT & CUT – PhotoPRINT DX plus FlexiSIGN with all drivers. Replaces VersaCamm edition FlexiSIGN and FlexiLETTER added Select by attribute and Mask FlexiDESIGNER added Cut/Plot and RIP and Print to send to already installed PM
The End Any Questions? Any additional feature requests?