Version History
Release Notes
TempoWeave Weaving Design Software is currently beta software. This page will offer the limited resources we have now for training and demonstration. Check back as updates will be added frequently.
2.51.1 update released October 3, 2021
New Features:
    Block Substation is in Alpha (pre-beta) and being tested before releasing to beta in a few days.
    TempoWeave Application size and position now stays were you had it after last close.
Bugs Fixed:
    Fixed bug where Recent File history wasn't updated if the file was already in recent history. Now it's moved to the top as expected.
    Fixed bug in Remove Thread for WEFT. Color was getting out of sync.
    Fixed minor bug in Section Assembly where it would add a section without a group.
    Fixed crash in Arrange Treadles if any positions (treadles) were left blank.
    Fixed several other minor bugs fixed that had not been reported.
    Added feature on color repeats to populate color repeat table from the colors in the warp or weft.
    File Info now includes key design information element
2.14.3 update released September 13, 2021
New Features:
    We have totally revamped the Recent File history feature to use a modern Microsoft Office style Open/Save/Print feature set. You now have the ability to PIN often used designs and even Folders for opening or saving your drafts. There are many more features forth coming here, including design preview and browse including an image. (Full documentation is pending update)
    Note: Block Substation is in Alpha (pre-beta) and being tested before releasing to beta in a few days.
Bugs Fixed:
    Fixed issue in Color Pattern Draw feature where in some cases the colors were saved incorrectly and lost.
    Fixed issue where the System Settings Dialog ignores Cancel on Folder Browser.
    Several other minor bugs fixed that had not been reported.
    Improved Section Assembly where the user may forget to put a color in one of the color entries and simply defaults to the first color in the palette. We now initialize the color to BLACK instead of White so that you can see it better
    You now have the option to show the Warp and Weft threads in color. Specifically, on the view screen, you can allow selection of a colored non-numeric warp and weft.
    When marking threads in Section Assembly we now automatically adjust Section Markers for Insert/Delete thread functions as you would expect it to work.
2.12.8 update released August 1, 2021
Bugs Fixed:
    Fixed Close Form Cancel option. When you tried to cancel out of the File Save-As dialog, it would close the WIF without saving. This was fixed to properly cancel the save-as and keep the WIF open.
    Fixed issue with Print Warp Winding plan when colors exceeds structure
    Fixed - Delete was allowed on right click of a yarn in the Master Yarn lines... that should only have been available on MyYarns.
    Fixed - Print Winding did not show last color set when last color set exceeds last structure thread by more than 2 positions.
    Fixed - First color in weft yarn was sometimes wrong on hover.
    Fixed - Needed to correct Check Keyboard Shortcuts when naming Groups in Section Assembly - Beta Tester reported that using letter "V" (view) in naming sections/groups in Section assembly pops up the View Cloth. We need to also check other keyboard shortcuts.
    Fixed - Color change on active palette - When you changed a color by selecting it in the active palette, it did not always map and save properly. It only worked properly if you changed in the color palette instead.
2.12.5 update released July 7, 2021
New Features:
    Convert Lift-plan to Tie-up now available
    When drawing weft with large numbers of shafts/treadles and at a high zoom, the drawing / insert threads is now very smooth and not jumpy.
Bugs Fixed:
    When inserting threads in warp or weft, leave thread blank and do not duplicate the structure
    When selecting threads for section assembly in Warp, the selected area was sometimes off by one on some screen resolutions.
2.12.2 update released July 1, 2021
Bugs Fixed:
    Section Assembly - copy thread thickness when assembling section.
    Fixed Copy & Paste Color bar sometimes off by 1
    Fixed Section Assembly Marker off by one thread on some computer display configurations
    Fixed Shift-Del hotkey didn't work when scrolled Fixed Color Swap from section assembly would crash in some instances
2.12.1 update released June 6, 2021
Note: If you are having issues with installation, please see this: https://tempoweave.com/2020/08/31/tempoweave-installation-smartscreen-warnings/
New Features:
    Automatic TempoWeave application updates. Instead of emailing application updates, TempoWeave will now automatically let you know when a new software update is available. This will help insure you're always running on the latest release. You will have the ability to pause updates or change the schedule of the update check if you like. This should also improve issues that some customers have with antivirus warnings during the installation process.
    Warp and Weft selections can now be cancelled using ESC key.
    Section Assembly - copy thread thickness when assembling section.
    Improved TempoWeave startup time including an instant splash screen.
    Improved the Active color palette including auto-updating the devider between the Active Palette and the main Color Palette.
    Projects Dialog - Added Finished Estimate width and length Improved design repeats function.
    Tieup - changed the tieup shift functions to wrap by default. Holding Shift key during Shift operation will still do shift without wrap.
    Warp and Weft selections will now persist while scrolling through the drawdown.
    Color repeats now has an insert function.
    Improved function of the Warp and Weft repeat tool.
    Moved Prepare Threading feature to the Dobby menu area.
    Warp Spread dialog box no longer closes immediately after each spread.
    In Design Repeats and Quick Repeats, we now automatically uncheck the box for warp and weft after clicking apply to end potential confusion.
    Color Repeats will now show the total repeats in the editor.
    Arrange Treadles tool has new labels for better clarity.
    Added a Cancel button to section assembly section editor.
Bugs Fixed:
    Fixed bug causing WEFT colors applied with Color Repeat that would sometimes not save properly.
    Fixed various bugs in Dobby controller.
    Fixed a bug with Selection INSERT.
    Fixed a display issue in Cloth View for tubular double weave.
    Fixed an issue in Weft Repeat where a crash would happen above 999 repeats when a comma was in the repeats box.
    Fixed a bug in section assembly section editor that could cause a crash if you blank the sections and use the X to close the dialog instead of OK Button.
2.10.9 update released Apr 18, 2021
New Features:
    Color Replace is named Color Repeats with expanded capabilities including number of repeats per color, mirroring color repeats, ratio distributions, fibonacci support, starting and ending areas for color repeats.
    For Liftplan - new feature to change face, reversing all the selected shafts when using a liftplan. If no selection is made, change face on all. Note that selections need not cover all the shafts.
    Dobby - Added support for dobby looms. Initial release only supports the Louet classic Dobby (Magic, Megado, Octado) as well as Dobby 2.0 (Megado). Other loom drivers are on our roadmap. The next release will included several more dobby control options.
    Section Assembly - copy thread thickness when assembling section.
    Convert to LiftPlan no longer forces rename: When clicking convert to liftplan and the tie-up is empty or has a direct tie-up, we no longer prompt to save before appending the "-LP".
    Design Repeats now has a checkbox to allow including thread thickness.
    Clothview save image feature will now default saved image to "JPG" file.
    Print Tieup option is now improved and makes better use of paper size.
    Remove Color Replace Icon on Yarn Catalog as this was confusing customers who simply wanted to replace the palette. The ability to replace a single color is till available by right-click on color in the catalog after first selecting the color item in the palette you would like to replace.
    changed 3D shadow to light gray for better clarity
Bugs Fixed:
    removed html attributes when over on Close button
    in some cases the hover text over a color was not correct after a color replace or color repeat.
    remove extraneous label on Project Setup dialog.
2.9.58 update released Feb 07, 2021
New Features:
    Thread Thickness - You can now edit thread thickness as well as apply advanced repeat patterns. Special Render Thickness button can be used to view until this feature is added to standard clothview and clothsim (coming in next update)
    Added computer system information and support button on Help | About to make it easier and quicker to send support information.
    Added file path and name to print headers
    Updated Yarn Colors including Wasabi
    Automatically switch to straight draw tool after selecting color palette
    Keyboard Shortcut "V" for View (clothview)
    Keyboard Shortcut "M" for marking a section for Section Assembly
    Enable Up/Down arrow when using keyboard on WEFT.
    When entering Weft threads by keyboard, allow same same thread entry when set for multi-pedal. Also ENTER key moves down one row.
    Changed Save-AS logic when saving from an existing wif to use the current directory of the WIF that's currently loaded
Bugs Fixed:
    fix bug related to splashscreen when using double weave or double cloth
    Fixed Print Winding header/footer issue
    Fixed - If you select a yarn line from yarn catalog and click the add, you get the "are you sure" message. If you click no, it removes but doesn't add.
    Fixed - Hitting Cancel when prompted for a Save on "Go" in Wif Assembly causes crash Crash
    Fixed - Inserting thread a right most position of warp causes crash in some situations.
    Fixed - Undo on Tromp as Writ now will undo the Color that was added to Weft threads
2.9.51 update released Jan 07, 20201
Bugs Fixed:
    Fixed issue when clicking a single thread (without drawing) causes two threads to be added. This was introduced in the new free draw smoothing feature.
2.9.45 update released Jan 03, 20201
New Features:
    Export and Import of MyYarns in Yarn Catalog
    Color Swap - New selection to allow to only perform for warp or weft
    Free draw option now works much more smoothly
    Added option to print header cloth, warp, weft.
    Improved layout of warp On clothsim: crop image to proper dimension using shortest dimension
    Warp Spread now also works on Liftplans
    Warn user if unsaved changes to MyYarns
    Reports: Allow selection of date and file name to be excluded in printouts
    Arrange Treadles now works for Liftplans Improve readability of threading printout
Bugs Fixed:
    Fixed UNDO for Mirror functions
    Clear on Tie-Up clearing entire tieup after copy and paste of color
    Using Create Double Cloth feature and then not saving the draft still updates EPI in the source WIF
    Print Warp Sequence Total now only appears on last page
2.9.41 update released Dec 20, 2020
New Features:
    Added warning on Arrange Treadles for Liftplan
    Section Assembly - automatic updates now occur without having to hit refresh button
    Change color category Add Selection dialog
Bugs Fixed:
    Copy Warp in Section Assembly crashes it you don't first do a refresh
    Section Assembly Rename Issue in Weft
    Select Special when at Zoom level 9 or 10 needed tuning
    Using select special does not allow you to do a copy. Nothing is in the clipboard
    When you change from front to back view on Cloth View, keep the same zoom level
2.9.39 update released Dec 13, 2020
New Features:
    Implemented Flip Weft (horizontal)
    Implemented Arrange Treadles (supports tie-up only, liftplan support in next release)
Bugs Fixed:
    Fixed Print Winding after insert thread
    Fixed Color Picker on Insert Thread in Warp
    Fixed bug in Warp Color selection when scrolled horizontally
    Fixed Cloth View so that when you change from front to back, keeps the same zoom level
    Fixed Color Picker on My Yarns does not work if color has empty value
    Fixed crash on color swap in certain situations.
    Fixed issue where you can't rename Weft groups in section assembly
2.9.36 update released Dec 6, 2020
This release fixes several issues reported during the last three months and adds several new features and improvements.
New Features:
    Print Treadling has been improved to auto-size with multiple columns if there is room
    Added ability to set Default Save location for new WIF's
    Added Numeric Tieup/Warp/Weft default in System Settings
    Warp / Weft Reverse functions now include thread color
    Weft Flip function added (Flip Horizontal)
    Changed Max Warp/Weft from 40 to 64
    Echo feature now has undo capability
    Ctrl+ and Ctrl- now also works with Ctrl_ and Ctrl= (needed for some keyboards)
    Insert and Delete keys can now be used to insert color in warp and weft. On a Mac, Fn-Enter is insert.
    Zoom features should now work on keyboard number pad
    Zoom with Scroll Wheel now also works for Shift Scroll and Ctrl Scroll (as in CAD's)
Bugs Fixed:
    Fixed crash on Tieup undo that occured in some instances
    Fixed bug causing Shaft and Treadle settings not to be saved if you select another tab before saving
    Fixed bug in Warp/Weft Color selection undo which could erase the Warp/Weft threads as well as color
    Made a change which should help some that are having problems Cloth Sim
    Fixed bug in Weft paste if there were multiple treadles
    Fixed bug in Print Winding where black threads at the very end were not included if the warp thread count was less than 150.
    Fixed bug in Color Swap that affected the Color Name on hover
    Fixed typo in menu reading Shalfts to Shafts
    ...other minor unreported bugs fixed.
2.9.23 update released November 8, 2020
This release fixes several issues reported during the last three months and adds several new features and improvements.
New Features:
    Repeats: Advancing/Decreasing Warp and Weft repeats with step option
    Convert to lifeplan now works on new WIF's without making you save first
    Rainbow cursor when multi Color Draw is enabled
    CTRL-+ and CTRL-- now works in Cloth View like it does in drawdown
Bugs Fixed:
    In Project Information dialog, change Color Info column header from "Yardage" to "Amount" when Metric UOM set
    Fixed Cloth Sim load issue when Windows username contains a space or special character
    Fixed Cloth View double cloth options
    Fixed bug in paste to weft from warp
    Fixed bug in copy/paste on Weft with vertical scroll
    Fixed pattern presets for network drafting lift-plan
    In Default Settings, force the treadles be equal to the shafts when lift-plan is set
    Fixed bug in Tie-up Invert function
    Fixed Section Marker flashing issue on slower computers
    Fixed an issue in Color Replace when colors were blanked
    Changed default Quick Repeat to 0 repeats instead of 1 so that current cloth size is reflected with no repeats
    Fixed bug in the way thread spacing was read and saved (only relevant if saving WIF's created in other weave design packages
2.9.9 update released September 28, 2020
This release fixes several issues reported during the last three months and adds several new features and improvements.
New Features:
    Cloth Viewer. This is a new flat view of finished cloth that shows the entire cloth. In a future release we will include support for double-cloth and double-weave similar to what we have in Cloth Sim 3D view
    Yardage calculation by thread color added to Color Info tab in Project Information
    Added warning before replace Color Assembly entries with Warp/Weft
    Repeat Warp / Weft options now on menu and separated
    Warp/Weft reverse now works on all threads if nothing selected
    Simplified Design Repeats option: Quick Repeat / Warp Repeat / Weft Repeat on separate tabs
    Addressed Color Palette tooltip flicker when hovering with mouse on some computers
    Changed Section Assembly temp name to utilize same folder and naming scheme as master WIF with default to "_assembly.wif" appended.
Bugs Fixed:
    Fixed Mirror on weft
    Fixed issues in Clear Palette
    Fixed issues in Color Swap
    Fixed AddTabby when leading with the tabby pick
    Other smaller bugs fixed.
2.8.6 update released August 30, 2020
New Features:
    Network Drafting - support for warp and weft design lines, plotting on predefined or custom networks; support for lift plan "cut and paste" ribbons with pattern presets
    Color Swap (replace all occurrences of a color in a WIF with another)
    Color Pattern Draw (select a color sequence and draw it on warp or weft)
    Many Project Calculations enhancements
    Added Color Picker for the MyYarn Catalog
    Tie-Up: Diagonal (twill) repeats at selected intervals
    Mirror, Reverse, Invert Warp, Mirror for Weft
    Grid Overlay settings saves to project wif
    Customizable Quick Access Toolbar - You can now save your favorite menu options to the quick access toolbar.
    New easier Active window selector (for switching between multiple WIFs)
    Tie-up operations with Right-click
    Make Tie-up operations work on all threads if nothing selected.
    Added Supreme 8-2 Colors to deployed Yarn Catalog
Bugs Fixed:
    fixed undo option for Quick Repeat
    fixed bug in Calc Total Weft Required if there was no override
    Improved warp color selection when zoom level below 7 (zoomed out)
    Do not clear color selections on color replace panel on open/close
    fix bug in Copy & Paste where the second paste would not work in some situations
    Allow Warp Spread dialog to remain open until finished with all spreads.
2.5.7 update released May 30, 2020
Bug Fixed:
    Deployed yarn catalog file that was mistakenly left out of previous release
2.5.6 update released May 30, 2020
New Features:
    Added Sley Pattern Calculator
    Added MyYarns Catalog
    Added TempoWeave Color Names to custom WIF section
    Added color name and Yarn Line option to palette
    Added context menu to Yarn Catalog and MyYarns
    Added Menu options for Tie-up and Warp manipulations (Weft coming)
    Enabled color lookup in active palette
    Improved warp color sequence report to show yarn line color names if they exist
    Added planning calculator to Project dialog
    Added planning Targets & Drivers to Project dialog
    Added color names to Weave Assembly
    Added project color information list
    Added ability ro render Double Cloth and Tubular Cloth in Cloth Sim viewer
    Improved Cloth Sim for single layer cloth
    Added Print Threading, Treadling and Tieup
Bugs Fixed:
    Fixed Weave Assembly edit
    Fixed bug where WIF would not load if there were no treadles or threads defined
    Fixed crash on tieup rotate
    Fixed Copy to Palette
    Fixed small bug in Rotate right 90 and Reverse in Tieup menu
    Improved selection box
    Adjusted warp reverse and invert to better respect horizontal scroll
    Fixed warp shift left/right
    Fixed bug in Weave Assembly where a blank color could cause a crash
    Added warning when deleting yarns from the yarn catalog
2.3.6 update released
Bugs Fixed:
    Fixed a critical bug that would cause TempoWeave to crash on startup if you had your default number of shafts set to less than 6. This only occurred if was the Default Shafts setting.
2.3.5 update released
New Features:
    Create Double Cloth
      fold left, fold right and tubular
      TBBT, BTTB, or custom pattern single shuttle
    New ClothSim Visualizations
      Double-Cloth visualizations fully supported
      next release will support visualization of double-weave
      next release will optimize a best-fit cloth section for viewing
    implemented WIF Version history feature
    Added Rotate Draft to augment Turn Draft
    Tie-Up right-click for context menu
      Change Face
      Rotate Right 90 degrees
      shift left, right, up, down
    Now support copying Warp, Weft, and Tie-Up to a different WIF using clipboard
    Added Clear Palette function which clears the color palette of all colors not being used (active color palette)
    New palette color editor
      next release will allow you to custom name
Early Preview Features:
    Yarn DB (colors only this release)
    Amalgamation (copy cloth region to warp)
Bugs Fixed:
    Fixed turn draft for differing shaft/treadle counts
    Fixed twa (TempoWeave Archive) structure to allow renaming of .twa files
    Fixed bug in liftplan that caused newly added shafts to not work
    Fixed palette RGB values shown on hover
    Fixed many smaller bugs not listed here
2.1.6 update released
    Initial release of Double-Cloth settings and visualization. More information coming soon to documentation.
    Early support for Double-Weave added - new support and visualizations being added in next release
    Corrected disabled Project dialog
    Project Sizing information in Project Dialog updated. Many more options will be added here in next release.
    Updated Winding Plan to include cumulative ends. Clarified column headings.
    Can now press DEL key in Section Assembly to delete a section
2.0.5 update released
    Winding Plan now shows color pairs.
    Added thread count in status area when selecting a region.
    Updated winding plant to show double color Color-Distance match algorithm in winding plan.
    Project Sizing information in Project Dialog.
1.8.0 update released
Added Point Draw option. Added new feature called Warp Spreader. Changes to palette colors are now synced with use of those colors in Section Assembly. 1.7.6 update released: Menu's slightly rearranged. New warp mirror option on Design Repeat. New winding plan option with color repeats under Project menu.‌
1.6.8 update released
Updated section assembly. Now includes include weft color assembly to complete the basic section assembly feature.
1.6.7 update released
Updated section assembly. Added default Order to warp, weft and warp color. Closed the section assembly panel on program launch which was accidentally left open in 1.6.6. The next update will include weft color assembly to complete the section assembly feature.
1.6.6 update released
There has been some confusion regarding the previous release of TempoWeave. The latest 1.6.6 release of TempoWeave should install and run as either 32bit or 64bit depending on what your computer support. This release also contains updates for Section Assembly and Warp Color assembly. Weft color is coming next along with some videos on how to use it!
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