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Major updates for all Astute Graphics plug-ins

Major updates for all Astute Graphics plugins

The day is drawing near for the release of WidthScribe — yet another ground-breaking all-new vector design toolset. But beforehand, we wish to announce the culmination of over a year of frantic work with the release of new updates for the ever-popular Illustrator plugins DrawScribe, Phantasm CS, SubScribe and VectorScribe. These updates are freely* available for all DrawScribe, VectorScribe and Phantasm CS version 2 customers!

We have now refined all CS6 upgrades even further, ensuring that all products are officially out of “beta” status and mirrored on both Mac OS and Windows. But there are also some important additional improvements that go beyond core tool functionality that will be welcome to many now and in the future, including:

  • Security-signed installers on both Windows and Mac OS for easier and safer deployment
  • Now Windows 8 compatible
  • Unified 32/64 bit installers for Windows
  • Improved Windows installer checks for installed Illustrator location(s) on master hard disc and beyond
  • New “Window > Show All Astute Graphics Panels” menu entry to quickly access all VectorScribe and DrawScribe tool panels
  • Bug fixes including SubScribe startup issues with Illustrator CS6 (Mac)

These updates are thoroughly recommended for all existing Illustrator CS4 to CS6 users.

Unfortunately due to the ever-increasing number of systems catered for and very low demand, development for Illustrator CS3 has now been dropped. We will continue to support Illustrator CS3 customers in the immediate future.

*Note that upgrade charges may be available if attempting to use on later or alternative versions of Illustrator than the original license was purchased for. Please use our automated license key reminder system to gain information of your current license state and links for upgrades.

How to upgrade existing installations

Following successful downloading of the appropriate software…

Mac OS users
  • Quit Illustrator
  • Open the downloaded .DMG archive and run product installer
  • Follow the instructions in the installer (you are required to enter your administrator password in the process)
  • Restart Illustrator
Windows users
  • Quit Illustrator
  • Use Windows’ uninstall systems to uninstall any previous version of the plugin
  • Open the downloaded .ZIP archive and extract the product installer before running it
  • Follow the instructions in the installer (you may be required to enter your administrator password in the process)
  • Restart Illustrator

Licensing notes

If, upon upgrading, you find that your license is not functioning when operating Illustrator CS6, or by applying a license key it instructs you that you have a license for “0″ users, you will first need to upgrade your product license to be CS4-CS6 compatible.

Please first check that your current license is for CS3-CS5, or earlier. To do so, use our automated license key reminder system to gain information of your current license state and links for upgrades.

Written by Nicholas

Nicholas

With a strong engineering background and a flair for innovation, Nick steers the team to create great stuff.

Comments (01)

  1. Sorry, but the upgrade info is completely opaque. My reminder tells me I have v1 of Vector Scribe, but when I do when I click on ‘upgrade’, I land on a page that says I am buying v1 (I bought the CS6 upgrade in Dec). The download page says v1.8. Can you clarify your versioning and upgrade info? Thanks.

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