Version History

14 June, 2017 Version 9.5.1 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.3.4.

New features Improvements Fixes
    Glitches introduced in version 9.5.0

 

6 June, 2017 Version 9.5.0 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.3.4.

New features Improvements Fixes
  Printing: Implemented a workaround to a problem with the HP Universal Printer Driver, version 6.4.1.  Printing with this printer driver would render lines significantly wider than they should be.   Undo/Redo: occasional crash when redoing a create that had been undone
  New option: The control numbers, normally, 1,2,3, ... for controls on the course can now be letters: A, B, C ... instead Course Layout Editor: Using the tool "Insert Control" to insert a control in the closing leg of a fork or a loop would generate an error message.
  Export to GPS. The KMZ file now contains, for each course, a list of the classes that run the course  

 

28 March, 2017 Version 9.4.4 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.3.4.

New features Improvements Fixes
  Automatic cutting of course legs. Reduced distance to control circle to 1.5 mm String Course line shown with wrong color
  Controls spreadsheet: Additional data fields added to "copy to clipboard" Difficult to hit a course leg when clicking
    Tape Measure tool hanging if zooming in while tool is active
    Update problem in course leg spreadsheet
    Automatic cutting of course legs not implemented for OCAD export
    SVG Export (and KMZ export):  Line color not correct
    Printing and exporting: Multiple maps on the same page not always laid out correctly
    Control dialog: Showing entry/exit angles not always correct

 

9 January, 2017 Version 9.4.3 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.3.4.

New features Improvements Fixes
  When using the tape measure, using the right mouse button deletes the last point added to the tape measure line Crash when printing separate control descriptions for "all controls"
  When creating an out of bounds, a mask, or a boundary line, using the right mouse button deletes the last point added. Unexpected cuts in leg lines when using a print scale different from the map scale
     

 

3 Decemberr, 2016 Version 9.4.2 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.3.4.

New features Improvements Fixes
  Trail-O courses: When in "route choice mode" the route choice line now goes from start to finish, instead of between individual controls Spreadsheets. When printing, the printlayout was not calculated correctly and some rows were missing
  Course legs: When a course leg crosses a control circle or a control number, a gap in the line will automatically be inserted. Bitmap files: A 32-bit CMYK bitmap file were in some instances shown "inverted"
  Master control cards: "Cosmetic" changes:  Wider lines, margin, timestamp Crash when importing courses from another Condes file.
    Printing to PostScript:  An empty text would print a small rectangle
    Insert control mode didn't always select the next course leg after inserting a control
    Printing to PostScript when the map is masked didn't print correctly
    Optimized screen update: Not always updating correctly
    Loose control descriptions:  If the course doesn't exist on canvas 1, the course length is not shown
    OCAD line objects: In some instances showing a rogue line across from one end of the object to the other

 

19 October, 2016 Version 9.4.1 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.3.4.

New features Improvements Fixes
    Printing problem.

 

17 October, 2016 Version 9.4.0 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.3.4.

New features Improvements Fixes
 Export to GPS: New feature to export courses and maps to KMZ and courses to GPX.   See more about this new feature in the on-line help  Course Layout Editor:  The seleted control or course leg, which is displayed in blue color, is now shown transparent. This makes it easier to see the map below when cutting circles and lines. PDF export: patterned areas not always correct
    Text objects in the Course Layout Editor: Standard texts (e.g. relay team number) became invisible.

 

27 August, 2016 Version 9.3.6 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.3.4.

New features Improvements Fixes
    OCAD maps: Problem with line objects with symbols

 

22 August, 2016 Version 9.3.5 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.3.4.

New features Improvements Fixes
  Controls spreadsheet: Added column for score O points SVG export: White edge lines knocked out purple line
  Course Layout Editor: Added copy/paste of control from canvas to canvas and from event to event Control descriptions: When printing part 1 of a course with map exchange, the leg from time start is not shown
    Course Layout Editor: Freeze when importing a map as a graphics object, scaled to a small size.
    OCAD Line Symbols: Dash pattern improvements
    PDF export: OCAD Rectangle objects gets incorrect colour

 

11 July, 2016 Version 9.3.4 released. This version uses a file format that cannot be read by previous versions.

New features Improvements Fixes
    OCAD Line Symbols: Double line dashing broken.
    Graphics objects: Bitmaps using CMYK colors inverted.
    OCAD background maps that are OCAD maps not located correctly
    OCAD Line Symbols with gap length 0 broken.

 

21 June, 2016 Version 9.3.2 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.3.0

New features Improvements Fixes
  OCAD maps and course overprint: Improved colors when printing on non-PostScript printers (and showing on screen) Course Layout Editor: Editing holes in a masked map does not work correctly.
  Support for OCAD map file setting: Hide all background maps.  
  OCAD maps: Improved emulation of dashing patterns.  

 

11 May, 2016 Version 9.3.1 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.3.0

New features Improvements Fixes
Map printing and PDF export: Support for reverse side course/class/relay team texts also when printing/exporting multiple maps on the same page Map files: Better color support for CMYK based bitmaps (jpg and tif) Control descriptions:  When using free text rows, the layout was calculated incorrectly
    Setting course color: Crash when changing course color
    OCAD maps: When a background map extends outside the area with OCAD map objects, it would be cropped.  In particular, if there are no map objects, the background map would not be visible.
    Bitmap files:  High resolution bitmaps would show peculiar patterns when zooming wide out

 

14 April, 2016 Version 9.3.0 released. This version uses a new file format that cannot be read by previous versions

New features Improvements Fixes
Control descriptions on the map:  Multi-column control descriptions can now be aligned both top/bottom and left/right, so that they can fit in either corner of the map. Browse courses: Now showing only those controls that are used on the selected courses.  PDF export: Formatted OCAD texts with tabs had "square" symbols in the texts
Problem with "checkerboard pattern" when printing exported PDF-files from Adobe Reader
Resize Print Area: Added a "Custom size" in the dialog.   Reinstated "Resize Print Area to default printer's page size" Course layout editor: When creating a new course as a copy of an existing course, also course specific graphics will be copied. OCAD Line and Area Symbols: Border symbols not shown
Browse Courses: Added option to configure the color used to show each course. Added support for Windows 8 and 10 Screen magnification setting OCAD Line Text Symbols: Improved handling
    Condes texts:  The white background area did not always scale with the text

 

20 February, 2016 Version 9.2.2 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.2.0

New features Improvements Fixes
When creating an overlaid graphics object and configuring it to use the map from a canvas, then the course can also be shown on the graphics object.  This can be used for example to show an enlarged section of the map and course or to show a maze as used in labyrinth-O.  See more about this in on-line help. OCAD Map: Support for OCAD 8 background maps OCAD Map: Now ignoring a number of different spurious objects (garbage) in OCAD files
  Course layout editor: When creating a new course as a copy of an existing course, also course specific graphics will be copied. OCAD Map: Background map not displaying correctly when the map is moved relative to the Condes coordinate system (using the Move Map feature)
    Text objects: Size could grow very large when using right alignment

 

3 November, 2015 Version 9.2.1 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.2.0

New features Improvements Fixes
    OCAD Map: Problems with dashed double line objects
    Control Descriptions: Problem with splitting a control description into multiple columns.
    OCAD Map: Problem when invalid real-world coordinates are read from an OCAD map.
    PDF Export: Problem with hatched areas in OCAD maps.
    OCAD Map: Problem with line text objects with empty text
    XML Export: Real-world coordinates invalid format
    Course Layout Editor: Map not redrawn at the moved position after "Move Map"

 

13 October, 2015 Version 9.2.0 released. This version uses a file format that is not compatible with previous versions

New features Improvements Fixes
Support for geo-referenced bitmap files.  If a so-called World File accompanies the map file, then Condes will read the geo-referencing info from that file and provide geo-referenced coordinates for controls etc.   This supplements the already existing support for reading geo-referenced data from OCAD files. OCAD line objects with double lines.  Improved handling of corners and ends Controls spreadsheet:  Did not always show all controls

Support for overlaid graphics objects on top of the course.  Previously, overlaid graphics and mask areas were always shown below the course layer, and any elements at the course layer (such as the control description) would cover for any overlaid graphics objects and mask ares.

This version introduces support for moving overlaid graphics objects and mask areas on top of the course layer. This is done by right clicking on the object and using the "Arrange" menu to "Move up" or "Bring to Top".

  Separate control descriptions:  The license info overwriting the last row when descriptions are split in multiple columns.
Support for export of courses to SVG files, including LiveLox compatible meta data.  SVG is Scalable Vector Graphics.  An SVG file can be used when transferring a course layout to a tracking application such as LiveLox.    

 

27 August, 2015 Version 9.1.7 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.1.2.

New features Improvements Fixes
  When selecting a color for a control circle, colors that have previously been used are shown in the list for easy selection Control descriptions: An extra line was added to the layout when using a map exchange
  XML export to IOF XML 2, added an option to export relay courses as one-man relays, and an option to export relay courses in an OS2003 compatible format. OCAD line symbols: Dashing not always correct with dash points
  Import from Condes 8: Courses that are inconsistent will not be imported into Condes 9 Print Area for entire canvas under certain circumstances not correct
  Course leg spreadsheet: Added column with (read-only) leg length Texts using large fonts sometimes became invisible. For example team number on the back of relay maps.
  String O lines:  The string O-line now continues to the center of the finish circles Relay courses: With complex leg forks some course variations would be missing from the list of course variations

 

17 July, 2015 Version 9.1.6 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.1.2.

New features Improvements Fixes
  MTBO courses:  Removed automatic control description on MTBO courses IOF XML ver. 3-export: Wrong encoding used for ClassName element in ClassCourseAssignmnet
  Pre-defined page sizes: Added A6 Text objects:  Corrected height and width calculations
  IOF XML ver. 2 export: Changed export of relay courses, so relay variations are exported as individual courses IOF XML ver. 2-export: End tag </PunchingUnit> added twice for Emit units
  Control window:  Symbol palette reorganized so that direction specific symbols are ordered according to the direction Relay team assignments: For courses with regular forks embedded in leg forks, automatic team assignment would not alwayws work
    Automatic climb calculation did not work for courses with loops.

 

01 May, 2015 Version 9.1.5 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.1.2.

New features Improvements Fixes
  OCAD Maps: Improved rendering of dashes Course Layout Editor: Freeze when changing to a canvas without a map.
  Courses with map exchange: The control description for part 2 now omits the description of the map exachange control (it is shown on part 1) Out-of-bounds symbols: Not possible to change the type of symbol
    Relay courses: Control descriptions for "all variations" did not include the start point
    OCAD Export: Fixed control description for courses with map exchange
    OCAD Export: "All variations" shows control numbers instead of control codes

 

18 April, 2015 Version 9.1.4 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.1.2.

New features Improvements Fixes
  OCAD Maps: Improved rendering of text objects OCAD export: Crash when exporting "all variations" of a relay course
    Course Layout Editor: When deleting or renaming a control or a course, the old control or course under certain circumstances remained in the list
    OCAD maps:  Problems with opening layout object files
    Control dialog: On the "circle" tab, when showing a mandatory crossing, the symbol would be shown at the top left corner of the window
    String O-Courses:  Not working correctly on secondary canvases

 

27 March, 2015 Version 9.1.3 released.This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.1.2.

New features Improvements Fixes
    Course Layout Editor: Crash when activating menu Print Area / Draw Frame when print area not selected
    OCAD export:  Score-O format settings for control descriptions not observed
    Course Length Calculations:  When using controls from another canvas, but not using cutting/bending from that canvas, course lengths would be scaled correctly.
    Course Layout editor: Freeze or crash when using free text control description text for a control.
    OCAD maps: Layout text objects not rendered correctly
   

Overlaid graphics: Cropping of bitmaps not handled correctly

   

Event title: When using an event title with two lines, export file names would contain an (invisible) newline symbol and it would not be possible to save the file.

   

PDF export:  Overlaid graphics.  When mixing "only this course" and "all courses" objects, rendering would not place these in the correct order.

 

24 February, 2015 Version 9.1.2 released. This version uses a file format that is not compatible with previous versions.

New features Improvements Fixes
OCAD Maps: Added support for OCAD background maps PDF Export: Optimized the size of exported PDF files Courses: If a course has map exchange and the finish point is only defined on one canvas, then a finish symbol would still appear on other canvases at coordinate point (0,0).
  Undo/Redo: Added undo/redo for deleting a control (which also removes it from courses that use the control) Courses spreadsheet: Sometimes leg forks would be omitted from the course diagram
  Outline on control numbers: improved appearance. Relay courses: Coupling groups not always handled correctly.
  OCAD maps:  Improved rendering of text and line text objects Export to bitmap: Crash when exporting from a canvas without a map.
  OCAD maps:  Improved rendering of symbols, e.g. impassable cliff "tags" Newly created Condes files would be read-only and all tools were disabled (grayed out) -- only version 9.1.0
  Event name: Added an extra line to the event name, so that it is easier to format the event name in the top header of the control description OCAD maps:  Problem with linesymbols with double line where only the right hand line is active.   Problem with end symbols on very short lines - fixed in 9.1.2

 

14 November, 2014 Version 9.0.17 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.0.11

New features Improvements Fixes
    Course Layout Editor: When showing a course with a control that no longer exists, and when showing "all variations" of a relay course, Condes would shut down.
    OCAD map files: Line symbols with "Main Length" = 0 would not be shown

 

27 October, 2014 Version 9.0.16 released. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.0.11

New features Improvements Fixes
Bitmap export:  When exporting the map with courses as a bitmap, the exported bitmap will be geo tagged if the OCAD map file has real world coordinates.   Multiple canvases:  Course length calculation was not correct for a course that spans multiple canvases, for example with part 1 of the course on canvas 1 and part 2 of the course on canvas 2.
    OCAD map (OCAD 11):  End symbols on line objects would not be shown
    Multiple canvases:  When using separate controls on canvases, such a control could mistakenly appear on a canvas where it was not defined.
    Controls spreadsheet:  This window would sometimes be empty
    Course lengths calculation broken in ver. 9.0.15

 

5 September, 2014 Version 9.0.14 eleased. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.0.11

New features Improvements Fixes
  EPS Export:  Changed the setting "Course all black" so that when this setting is chosen, all exported objects, including control descriptions and graphics will be black Multiple canvases:  Scaling of dimensions and course lengths when using a different map on a secondary canvas.

 

21 July, 2014 Version 9.0.13 eleased. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.0.11

New features Improvements Fixes
  Control Window / Circle Page: Change tab does no longer require "Apply" Course Layout Editor: Problem when moving registration mark
  Course data XML export: Controls on Score O courses will now be designated as "Random Order Control" Relay courses: When entering a fork into an "empty" leg fork, error message "Encountered invalid argument"
  Modified the drawing of the string O line on String O courses, so that the line starts at the centre of the start triangle Course Layout Editor:  When Pasting a graphics object onto a different canvas than it was copied from, it will disappear.
    XML Export: Corrected handling of & and < in text strings
    Course dimensions: When a canvas uses controls linked to another canvas, and uses the same dimensions (scaled proportionally with the printout scale), then the scaling is not always correct

 

12 June, 2014 Version 9.0.12 eleased. This version uses a file format compatible with version 9.0.11

New features Improvements Fixes
Course Layout Editor:  It is now possible to show individual course parts separately when a course has map exchanges.  A drop-down list to show the course parts has been added to the toolbar above the canvas.  Also added support for individual placement of control numbers for controls that appear on multiple course parts.
  Separate control descriptions:  Control descriptions with marked routes not laid out correctly on page,
    Course legs:  When removing a corner from a course leg, the course length was not updated automatically.
    Route choices:  When doing undo/redo on route choices, course legs were mistakenly affected.
    OCAD maps: Dashing of double lines on a line symbol did not always render correctly.
    Relay teams:  When leg forks are used so that there is only a single variation that is valid for a given team leg, then population of relay teams would not always work.
    Relay teams:  When importing relay teams from an XML file, the team member names were dropped.
    Using multiple canvases:  In some cases, course legs were not shown
    Relay courses:  When using complex leg forks, Condes would not always correctly identify all course variations.

 

27 April, 2014 Version 9.0.11 eleased. This version uses a new file format that cannot be read by previous versions

New features Improvements Fixes
Download program updates:  Previously, Condes relied on Windows to download the program update file.  Now Condes has a built-in function to download updates.   OCAD maps: Layout Objects not always displayed correctly.
    OCAD maps: Misinterpretation of map scale in rare cases
    XML export: Could produce random characters in the exported file when using ISO-8859 encoding
    PDF export: export produced error message when exporting a circle symbol.
    Control circle:  Configured line width for circle not used.
   

OCAD maps:  When showing a grid symbol without numbering, numbers would be shown

    Tape measure:  When leaving the tape measure, an error message may be shown.
    Relay teams: On some systems, deleting a relay team would result in a crash.
    OCAD map layout objects:  In some circumstances some of these objects may not be shown

 

30 Marts, 2014 Version 9.0.10 eleased. This version uses the same file format as 9.0.8

New features Improvements Fixes
In Print Area / Resize to fit page size:  Added page size 12"x18" PDF Export:  When exporting to PDF, using a map that is larger than the exported page, the file size has been optimized. Standard fonts:  Some standard fonts were specified as "Arial Unicode MS". This has been changed to "Arial", since Arial Unicode is not recognized on all systems
  In New Event wizard, when you enter a map print scales, this value will also be used as export scale for OCAD, bitmap, EPS, and PDF exports Control descriptions: Improved handling of font scaling to fit text in the boxes.  Changed standard font size for control codes from 12pt to 14pt
  Relay courses:  Added option to print or export map with all variations of a relay course Start triangles:  When drawing a white outline on start triangles, the white outline would not always be the correct size
  Event settings: Added setting for foot-O events to set whether controls have a dot in the center. File / Send to mail recipient as attachment:  This menu item has been re-instated in the menu
    Climb for course leg:  When a course leg is configured as "specific to this course", the climb for the course would not be calculated correctly
   

Canvas / Show/Hide map color layers  and  Canvas / Show/Hide map symbols:  This dialog did not always behave correctly

    OCAD line symbols:  When a corner symbol is defined for an OCAD line symbol, it would be shown even if it was indicated that corner symbols should be ignored
    Overlaid graphics, texts, mask areas, and Condes logos:  When manipulating graphics on a canvas that is using graphics objects from another canvas, the handling of new graphics objects might result in these objects "disappearing"
    OCAD map layout objects:  In some circumstances some of these objects may not be shown
    Dot in control circle:  Wrong line width used for (some) controls on a course where one or more controls has a dot in the circle
    Control circle tab in Control dialog:  When a canvas is configured to use the same circle and line dimensions as another canvas, but scaled proportional to the print scale, the control circle on the control circle tab in Control dialog is not the correct size.
    Course Layout Editor: Gaps in course leg lines would not be shown on the screen  (introduced in ver. 9.0.9)

 

25 January, 2014:Version 9.0.8 released. This version uses an updated file format that cannot be read by earlier versions.  

New features Improvements Fixes
  Control Circle Dialog integrated into Control Dialog, so that he circle editor now is a tab in the Control Dialog.  This facilitates simpler switching between editing the control circle and the control description. OCAD map files:  Some OCAD version 8 map files have an incorrect marking in the file header that made Condes identify them as course setting files.
  Changed default width for white outline on control circles from 0.1 mm to 0.15 mm OCAD export: When a control description is split in columns, the number of rows in each column was not always correct according to the height limit set for the control description
  Dialog boxes to configure show/hide map colors and map symbols made resizable. Control descriptions:  The version and license information would not always be placed correctly under the control descriptions.
  Text objects:  Added Bib Number as an element for standard texts Course Layout Editor: When de-selecting a graphics object it would sometimes not be redrawn to show it under the course overprint
    Course objects (out of bounds etc.) could not always be "hit" by the mouse cursor when working on a "secondary" canvas, i.e. a canvas using controls from another canvas, at a different scale.  Likewise, the tape measure would not work correctly on a "secondary" canvas.
    Control descriptions:  When using free text for crossing points, the layout of control descriptions in columns would not always be correct.
    Masking the map: When using a print scale different from the map scale, the mask was not scaled correctly.
    White outline on control numbers was not shown for the "all controls" map
    OCAD export: When exporting a course with map exchange, the entire course would be exported
    Preview Control Description:  The control codes were shown with a tiny font size


25 November, 2013:Version 9.0.7 released.  This version uses the same file format as 9.0.6

New features Improvements Fixes
    Version 9.0.6 would crash upon startup when running on Windows XP
    Courses with loops: When using multiple loops with different number of branches, the variation list could be empty in some cases

 

 23 November, 2013:Version 9.0.6 released.  This version uses an updated file format that cannot be read by earlier versions. 

New features Improvements Fixes
Course overprint:  Added support for setting the color used for String O courses.  This setting is independent from the normal course color, and is configured in Canvas / Course Color Export coursedata to XML: Added two options for export to IOF XML version 2:
1) Omit CourseId numbers in the file. This is used when the event administration package does not support CourseIds or has restrictions on the range of CourseId numbers.
2) Select if courses with variations be exported as individual courses or as a single course with variations.
Trail-O courses: Control description would always be shown as "A-F"
Course overprint: Added support for white outlines on course leg lines.  Similar support already exists for control circles and control numbers.  This is controlled from Canvas / Course Color   Ski-O courses: Course leg lines would not be shown.
Crossing points: Added setting to control whether a crossing point should be shown in the control description or not.  The default behavior is now that the crossing point is not shown in the control description.  To show the crossing point in the control description, check the "Show in control description" box in the configuration window for the crossing point.   Mask areas and graphics objects: Condes would close down if selecting "Only this course" when editing the object in "Edit controls" mode
    Course layout editor: Course graphics objects would not be shown if there is no map on the canvas.
    Graphics objects:  When dragging a corner, the object was cropped instead of resized.  (Cropping is done by dragging a handle at the side of the object)
    Separate control descriptions:  When printing separate control descriptions that doesn't fit in one column and thus spill over to multiple columns, and the course has mandatory crossing points or marked routes in the first column, the first controls in the second column would be "replaced" by duplicates of the mandatory crossings and marked routes.
    Course Layout Editor:  Route choice legs were not shown when in "route choice mode"

 

 27 October, 2013:Version 9.0.4 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions..

New features Improvements Fixes
 

When merging the course between map color layers, the control numbers will remain on top of all map color layers.  Likewise, the dot at the center of the circle (when a dot is shown) will remain at the top of all map color layers.
For Ski-O courses, even marked routes will remain at the top of all map color layers.

Course Layout Editor: When merging the course between the map color layers, the dim function didn't work correctly
  When configuring a control description so that only a range of rows are show, there is a slight incompatibility with Condes 8, so that when opening Condes 8 files in Condes 9, the range of rows may not be the same.  Minor changes are made to improve compatibility. Mask areas:  Not possible to move a mask area

 

 14 October, 2013:Version 9.0.3 released.  This version uses an updated data file format.

New features Improvements Fixes
  PDF Export: Changed default setting for overprint effect to "Blend mode DARKEN" Course Leg Climb dialog:  Condes would close if both controls have 3 digit numbers
  Bitmap Export: Added check box to select "Use Windows Color Management to convert OCAD map colors" Control dialog: Showed additional text on top of control description symbols
  OCAD Export: Now using the configured colors for texts and control descriptions instead of fixed colors Multi-page PDF files: Adobe Reader would report "An error exists on this page. Acrobat may not display the page correctly.  Please contact the person who created the PDF document to correct the problem."
    Mask Map:  Functionality to add holes to the mask not accessible.
    Relay Team Combinations view: Copy to Clipboard caused Condes to close
    OCAD Export: Control description showed relay variation at the top even when this option was unchecked.
    OCAD Export: Did not scale correctly between export scale and export printout scale.
    Bitmap map files: Cropping did not work correctly.
    Score O course:  When changing a course from normal course to score O course, the start and finish point would be removed
    Emit units:  Unused control codes not always detected correctly
    Setup line and circle dimensions: Saving the settings for the wrong canvas

 

18 September, 2013:Version 9.0.2 released.  This version uses an updated data file format.

New features Improvements Fixes
  PDF Export and EPS Export: Added margin setting. Previously, the spacing setting was also used as margin Course layout editor: Tape measure not working
  Export dialogs and Print Maps with Courses dialog:  Now remembering which courses are selected, individually for each canvas Course layout editor: Insert control mode would revert to Select control mode after inserting one control
  New function to check for updates.   The existing auto-updater would no longer automatically check for new updates because the company that provided the software has closed their website Control descriptions:  When setting a range for rows to be shown, this range would not be saved
    OCAD Export:  Export of "all controls" used the wrong color
    Course dimensions: When linking controls to another canvas, and also linking course dimensions, the dimensions would not be scaled correctly

 

8 September, 2013:Version 9.0.1 released.  This version uses the same file format as 9.0.0.

New features Improvements Fixes
    OCAD files version 8 or earlier:  Incorrect handling of real world coordinates
    Marked route from time start:  Coordinates for time start route is not stored correctly
    Course Layout Editor:  When showing a course that is not used on all canvases, and changing canvas to one where the course is not used, the course will still be shown on that canvas
    Course Dialog: When adding or removing forks or loops, the variation list in the Course Layout Editor is not updated. 
    Course Layout Editor:  Incorrect handling of course with multiple loops that have different number of branches
    OCAD Export:  May close down Condes under certain circumstances
    Mask areas and out-of-bounds areas:  It is possible to move these even when they are locked
    Adding a control description on the "all controls" map may close down Condes.
    Relay courses and courses with loops: Course climb calculation not correct
    After adding a boundary line or an out-of-bounds area, Condes may close down on the next mouse click
    Courses with loops: course length calculation not correct

 

18 August, 2013:Version 9.0.0 released.  See here for a description of new functionality.  This version uses a new file format that cannot be read by previous Condes versions.

7 August, 2013:Version 8.3.4 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions.

New features Improvements Fixes
    EPS Export: When overlaid graphics extends beyond the print area frame, the exported EPS file may be invalid
    When zooming the map and when scaling overlaid graphics, the map / overlaid graphics may become invisible.

 

20 February, 2013:Version 8.3.2 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions.

New features Improvements Fixes
  Changed default setting for score O number format from "Number Only" to "Code and Points". The Score O number fomat controls what is shown next to the control circle on the map. Crash during startup of Condes.  This would happen consistently every time on a small number of Windows installations.
    On a leg to an "end-of-marked-leg" point where the leg is configured with marking, there would be two rows in the control description indicating the marked route, instead of the expected single row.
    If frame width is set to 0 for the frame around the print area, the frame becomes invisible, even in the Course Layout Editor
    In the "Create Event File Wizard", when indicating that you use two maps with different map scales, the Wizard page would not allow you to change the map scale for the second map.
 
25 November, 2012:Version 8.3.0 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions.
New features Improvements Fixes
Turkish language support, both for menus and dialogs and for symbol names. OCAD Export: When exporting to OCAD and no coordinate translation has been configured, Condes coordinates would be used.  This has been changed so that when an OCAD file is used, Condes will now translate to OCAD coordinates instead. When attempting to copy the standard symbol file to your own location, the copying would place the copied file at the wrong location.
  Course leg to a start point inside the course, used as a map change point, will now always be shown. Relay courses: No check to prevent that common control between two forks could be deleted.
  Support for up to 320 color layers in an OCAD file. Previously 256 was supported.  
 
23 July, 2012:Version 8.2.20 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions.
New features Improvements Fixes
  Updated Norwegian symbol names in the symbol file When the map is cropped, the canvas size was not calculated correctly.
    OCAD line objects: If a line object is a closed path, and a gap is introduced, the rendering would not be correct - a "spike" would be drawn to the start point of the line.
    When setting the event name to an empty string, the control description header would not be drawn correctly.
    Print maps with courses:  When changing the printer after clicking the "print" button, the page layout would not be correct.
    Printing to PDFCreator:  If two copies of the map fit on one page, objects from one map may not be cropped correctly by PDFCreator, so that they may overlap the other map.  Introduced measure to circumvent this PDFCreator problem.
    When attempting to copy the standard symbol file to your own location, the copying would fail if a file with the same name already exists.
 
3 May, 2012:Version 8.2.19 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions.
New features Improvements Fixes
    On Windows XP and previous Windows versions, a crash would occur when clicking on a button to select a file, for example when selecting a background map file.
28 April, 2012:Version 8.2.18 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions.
New features Improvements Fixes
  When sorting courses, if the course name contains a number, the number will be used in the sorting. After Undo/Redo changes on a course, the course length shown on the screen would not be recalculated. Likewise, the control/course diagram would not be updated
    When renaming a control, and selecting the option "leave courses unchanged", the courses would still be updated.
    OCAD export:  Texts that contain the relay variation code would not have the correct length
    XML export: Crash when exporting from an event with no courses
    Course Layout Editor: When showing adjacent controls, two controls on the same location would not show a distance of 0, but the distance to the next nearest control.
    Course Layout Editor: When showing adjacent controls, two controls on the same location would not show a distance of 0, but the distance to the next nearest control.
17 December, 2011:Version 8.2.17 released.  This version uses an updated file format that can not be read by previous Condes versions..
New features Improvements Fixes
  Export courses as OCAD files:  Added configuration option for "overprint effect" for the colors in the exported file.  Available in "Export" / "Export courses to OCAD" / "Colors..." Course Layout Editor: When changing map file, map scale field was not updated
  Edit control:  Added workaround, so symbol palette is shown correctly on Macintosh computers. Printing separate control descriptions for score courses:  Control numbers shown in column A instead of points values
    Edit course: Add relay fork to "empty" course. An error message would occur.
    Removed "Define..." button for print area in "Print maps with courses".  This button was obsolete and not active.
    Course Layout Editor: When changing map file, map scale field was not updated
 
26 August, 2011:Version 8.2.15 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions.
New features Improvements Fixes
    XML Export:  An empty course would cause an incomplete xml file
    Course Layout Editor: When deleting the last course in an event file, Condes would crash
14 June, 2011:Version 8.2.14released.  This version uses an updated file format that can not be read by previous Condes versions.
New features Improvements Fixes
French language support OCAD Maps: Support for character spacing and word spacing Version 8.2.13 would crash when running on Windows 2000.
    OCAD map: Some OCAD maps have incorrect marking of hidden symbols, so they would be visible in Condes.
    OCAD line text symbols don't print correctly when the text is angled.
    OCAD image object:  Condes would not accept an OCAD map file with an OCAD image test object.
    Standard punch patterns:  When editing standard punch patterns, some of the patterns might be duplicated.
    XML Export: Date format not correct.   End-of-marked-route points incorrectly included in the list of controls
26 April, 2011:Version 8.2.13 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions.
New features Improvements Fixes
  Text objects: When aligned at right, right edge of the text rectangle now remains anchored. Standard toolbar:  In a clean install, the standard toolbar could accidentally disappear behind the menu bar.
    OCAD Export: Mask area would be assigned an incorrect symbol number in the exported file and would therefore not appear when the file was opened in OCAD.
    Printing map and course: When checking the course name for a relay course with map change, the course would not be printed.
    Relay courses: When showing and printing the "all variations" map, the control code for the first common control following a fork would not be shown.
20 March, 2011:Version 8.2.12 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions.
New features Improvements Fixes
    Course dialog window: On a relay course, when adding a new fork, Condes would issue an error message and would not allow the course to be saved.
    Control circle dialog: "Show attack angles" did not show the correct angles for incoming and outgoing legs.
14 March, 2011:Version 8.2.11 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions.
New features Improvements Fixes
  Course dialog window: Added check that the same control does not appear twice among random order controls.  Added check that an end-of-marked route is not added as a random order control. Start triangle on score O courses now point to the North.
  The Condes application is now signed with a so-called "code signing certificate".  This measure is taken to avoid anti-virus software detecting Condes as a "false positive". Add annotation dialog window:  Fixed peculiar behavior.
    Bitmap export: When selecting the course name (on a course with multiple parts), the entire course will now be exported.
7 January, 2011:Version 8.2.10 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions.
New features Improvements Fixes
    Printout Controlcards:   After editing Standard Punches, Condes would crash when closing the Standard Punches window
    Printing Standard Punches:  Condes would print only blank pages.
    Insert control:  Condes would under certain circumstances display an error message and freeze when using the "insert control" tool to insert a control into a course.
4 December, 2010: Version 8.2.9 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions.
New features Improvements Fixes
  Start point with marked route from time start: Added the marked route to the control description Renumber controls:  This function did not correctly handle course legs. After the renumbering took place, the configured properties for one course leg may have been applied to another course leg.
  Export as bitmap: Improved the "file save as" dialog, so that the chosen bitmap type is shown in the "File type" field Show attack angles in the "Control Circle" dialog: This function did not always show the correct attack angles
  Score-O course and course with random order controls:  The start triangle now points to North instead of to the first control. Insert fork in relay course: Not possible to insert a fork at the top of a Leg fork.
    Score-O courses:  The configuration of number format in the "Course Dialog" was not working correctly
    Event Wizard:  When the event wizard was shown upon starting Condes with no previous event to open, the wizard would disappear after 5 seconds.
3 September, 2010:Version 8.2.8 released.  This version uses the same file format as previous versions.
New features Improvements Fixes
  The symbol file, which contains the symbols for control descriptions, can now be placed in a folder different from the Condes program file.  This alleviates a restriction in Windows Vista. Likewise, the punches file, which contains standard punch patterns, can be placed in a user selected folder.  The settings for these folders have been added to the File / Standard settings for this PC menu Corrected translation of symbol numbers from OCAD course setting files for symbol "Foot".
28 June, 2010:Version 8.2.7 released.  This version uses an updated file format.
New features Improvements Fixes
Added an option on a course "show finish only on the last part".  When this option is checked, finish circles will be shown only on the map for the last part of a course with map exchange.   If unchecked, finish circles will be shown on the maps for each part. In the relay combination string, leg forks are shown with lower case letters, i.e. in aBBbA, the first fork and the third fork are "leg forks". When importing a course from another event, a click on the control description would in some situations cause Condes to crash.
OCAD maps: Added support for image objects. Mouse wheel in course layout editor: reversed the direction of the mouse wheel so that Ctrl+Roll up will zoom in, and Ctrl+Roll down will zoom out. When renumbering controls, the leg lines would not be updated to correspond with the new control numbers, so the "shape" of leg lines would be forgotten.
  Course Layout Editor:  The canvas drop down list is widened. Class Spreadsheet:  The drop-down list to select the class would not drop down when clicking on it.
1 May, 2010:Version 8.2.5 released.  This version uses an updated file format.
New features Improvements Fixes
Graphics object properties window: A new button allows the user to "refresh" the graphics contents from the existing file without having to go through selecting the file again.  (Provided that the file is still in place where it was originally loaded from).  This allows for an easy way to update graphics when the original file has been updated. Added "Copy to clipboard" to the toolbar for preview control description and preview control card. Course Layout Editor: On canvas 2, when using the same controls as on canvas 1, a problem could occur when editing points on a course leg or when inserting a control into a course leg.
Print maps with courAdded overlap when a map printout splits over multiple pages.  Printer drivers do not always provide Condes with accurate information on the printable page size, so it happens that there is a gap between what is printed on two adjacent pages.   To overcome this, Condes now automatically overlaps printouts 2 mm when printing from the Course Layout Editor.  When printing from the Print / Maps and Courses menu, the overlap is configurable. Master control cards:  Improved fonts sizing. Course data export as XML:  CourseClimb field could contain non-numeric characters.  Only numeric characters allowed
Condes file format: When "embedding" a graphics object in a Condes event file, Condes will now save bitmaps in the original compressed format.  This results in greatly reduced file size for the Condes event file. Print maps with courses: A text object with "classes" will now show all relevant classes when printing a course, and only the selected class when printing a class. String O courses: The string line required Ctrl down to move points.
    Print maps with courses, "Define" button caused crash when a class was selected.
    Course Layout Editor: The navigation bar to the left of the canvas would sometimes not show up when opening the second event file in the same Condes window.
    Course Layout Editor:  Toolbars do not always correctly "remember" their position.
    Team combinations report:  Under certain circumstances, the team combinations for a course would not be shown.
13 February, 2010:Version 8.2.4 released.  This version uses the same file format as version 8.2.3.
New features Improvements Fixes
When moving corner points on a leg line, these will stay on the straight line, unless you press the Ctrl key.  This ensures that endpoints on gap segments stay on the straight line. OCAD Text Objects:  Added support for OCAD 10 Text object vertical alignment. Control descriptions: Textual control descriptions did not correctly choose the Condes auto-generated text for a control description if a text had previously been entered.
  Bitmap map files:  Added warning when selecting a bitmap file. The resolution that Condes can read from the bitmap file is not always correct, so must be checked manually. Relay courses:  Various problems in the Course Dialog pane where relay courses are defined.
    German language menu texts:  Did not always load the German texts.
    Selection pane for courses in Print / Control Descriptions / Maps with courses sometimes not visible.
    Map:  When a map had been moved, it would not always be shown at the correct location.
    Start points: Tooltip for leg from timestart not working
    Delete control: Crash when deleting a control while the "tooltip" for the control was visible
    Insert control: Crash when selecting the "insert control" tool while a control was selected.
    OCAD export:  Fixed export to OCAD 6,7,8
6 December, 2009:Version 8.2.3 released.  This version uses an updated file format.
New features Improvements Fixes
Improved format for reports:  Controls Spreadsheet, Courses Spreadsheet, Classes Spreadsheet, Control/Course diagram, Relay Course Variations, Relay Team Combinations. Improved pagination support when printing these reports. All of these reports now also have a Copy to clipboard function. OCAD Text Objects:  More precise handling of line height. EPS export: Diagonal in control description field did not show up.
Course Layout Editor:  New functions to highlight controls that are currently not used on any course (unused controls) and controls that are closer than 30 m (adjacent controls) Increased course length displays from 0.1 km precision to 10 m precision. Overlaid graphics: Problem with using Windows Metafiles (WMF/EMF files).
OCAD Course Setting Import:  There is now a function to import data from an OCAD Course Setting file. Tooltips for course legs: Added length of current relay branch to the tooltip text. Importing controls: Importing a control with a time start would cause Condes to crash.
Improved user interface for a number of dialogs. Control descriptions for Score O courses:  More options for what to show in columns A and B.  Column A can show either points values or control numbers.  Column B can show either points values or control codes. OCAD area objects with holes:  Borderline for such objects not handled correctly.
  Mountain Bike O courses:  Added dot in center of control circle Control descriptions: Additional text for course legs used incorrect fonts in some instances.
  Control Descriptions:  New option to show the file name of the Condes file under the control description.  This can be used to check if the printout comes from the correct file. Start points: Tooltip for leg from timestart not working
14 September, 2009:Version 8.1.20 released.  This version uses an updated file format.
New features Improvements Fixes
  OCAD maps: When reading the map file, there is now a specific error message if you try to open an OCAD course setting file instead of an OCAD map file. EPS export:  Wrong clipping of the map when exporting to a scale different from the map scale.
  Control dialog:  Added Emit codes 176 to 276 to the list of selectable codes OCAD maps:  Point symbols on line objects, such as for example power line poles, were not drawn correctly at corner points on a straight line.
  OCAD export:  Added support for white outline of control numbers and codes on the course overprint  
  OCAD maps: It has happened that some map symbols are wrongly marked as course setting symbols.  Condes skipped such symbols, and they were therefore not shown on the map.  Condes now ignores the marking and accepts all symbols in an OCAD map file even if they are marked as course setting symbols. .
  OCAD maps:  Condes now supports cutting of point objects (such as circles).  This has necessitated a new file format for version 8.1.20  
  Export EPS:  Added support for exporting a blank map  
25 July, 2009:Version 8.1.19 released.
New features Improvements Fixes
  Emit punch patterns:  Support for the extended range up to control number 276. Control number placement on map:  If a course visits the same control multiple times, and there is a map exchange between the visits, the control number placement on the map would only be correct on the first part of the course.
    OCAD maps:  Line Text Objects not handled correctly.  A map with a line text object might under certain circumstances lead to a crash.
    EPS export:  When exporting at a different scale than the printout scale, Condes might mistakenly move the print area, so the export would be empty.
    Overlaid Graphics:  Formatted OCAD texts might be misformatted.
29 May, 2009:Version 8.1.18 released.  This version uses an updated file format.
New features Improvements Fixes
You can now add a white outline on control numbers and control codes on the map.
This feature can be configured in Course Layout / Setup overprint.
  Renumber controls:  Would not renumber control if the event had precisely 10 controls.
    Printing "area covered by course":  Under certain circumstances, the entire map area would be printed.
    Overlaid graphics:  When having editing an overlaid graphics and substituted the existing graphics image in the overlaid graphics object with another, sometimes the event file would become garbled.  The next time the file was attempted opened, Condes would not be able to open the file.
    OCAD Text object:  Underlining text in an OCAD Text object would sometimes result in incorrect formatting of the text.
18 April, 2009:Version 8.1.17 released.
New features Improvements Fixes
  Bitmap export:  Added functionality to export blank map.  You can select "Blank map" or "Blank map with course symbols".  Course symbols are mandatory crossings, out-of-bound areas, refreshments etc). Export XML data:  Wrong numbering of course sections for relays with leg forks.
  Made the "Texts, score-O, and status" tab in the control dialog window simpler to use with simpler layout and clearer options. Overlaid graphics: When using an OCAD map as overlaid graphics, a problem with filled line objects caused crash when opening the Condes file.  Introduced in 8.1.16.
    OCAD map:  Problem with map files with spurious (invisible) filled line objects made Condes unable to open file.
29 March, 2009:Version 8.1.16 released.  This version uses an updated file format.
New features Improvements Fixes
Support for OCAD 10 map files Changed Condes standard names and numbers for the course and control description colors used in Export OCAD file. Export OCAD file:  For ski-O courses, the leg lines were missing
    Overprint courses:  Control description missing under certain circumstances
    Overprint effect for colours in OCAD maps:  A setting to disable this effect would be ignored.
    Show relay variation above control description: A setting to disable this effect would not be saved.
    Export OCAD file:  Add Condes colors to OCAD map would omit the black color used for the control descriptions.
6 February, 2009:Version 8.1.14 released.  This version still uses the 8.1.12 file format.
New features Improvements Fixes
  Minor corrections to German symbol titles Print Maps with Courses:  When printing courses with map exchange, under certain circumstances, the control description for the last part of the course was shown on all parts.
  Added check to validation to prevent two start controls in a row. Course dialog:  Error when opening the course dialog for a course without controls.
    Control descriptions ("How much"): If the course contains a mandatory crossing later in the course than the limit specified for a partial control description (via "What"/"How much"), then the control description would continue until the mandatory crossing.
    Control site status flags:  Changing these flags could cause a crash.
    Export Bitmap File:  Under certain circumstances, the exported bitmap would be shifted slightly to the side.
    Course Layout Editor: For a start point with time start leg, the time start leg would be "invisible" when the start point was selected.
22 December, 2008:Version 8.1.13 released.
New features Improvements Fixes
    Course details window:  The "delete control" button (red cross button) did not appear on the non-English language versions.
19 December, 2008:Version 8.1.12 released.  This version uses an updated file format to support the new functionality.
New features Improvements Fixes
Added standard setting for score-O number format   Event Wizard: Problem with map scale when creating event file with two maps.
    Delete Control:  Crash when using "delete and remove from courses".
    "Print" / "Maps with courses": When using "center printout on page" for a large map, only part of the map would be printed.
    Condes Logo: Incorrect handling of logo objects used on multiple canvases.
    OCAD maps: Incorrect handling of LineText objects with only one character in the text.
    Partial control descriptions: start would not be shown on a partial.
    OCAD maps: When merging the course overprint into the map colour layers, the control description would also be merged.
21 October, 2008:Version 8.1.11 released.
New features Improvements Fixes
  Course Edit window: It is now possible to define relay legs only for "Normal", "Ski-O", and "Mountainbike-O" courses.  Likewise, it is now possible to define "random order" controls only for the mentioned course types.  It does not make sense to define relay legs and random order controls for trail-O and string-O courses. Course Layout Editor. Improvement in version 8.1.10 about clipping all overlapping circles on a course would also clip the finish circles when finish is co-located with start.  Adjusted the clipping so that start and finish do not "clip" each other.
  Course Layout Editor: Added warning when you are about to delete a control, which is used on one or more courses. Course Edit window:  The course length is now updated as you go when adding new controls to the course.
    Control Edit window:  Crash when clicking outside the list of symbols on the symbol palette.
    Renumber controls:  The algorithm to renumber controls would in rare circumstances not renumber all controls.  This could lead to duplicate control codes.
    Course Layout Editor: Condes text objects not resizable  (corner points indicated with "key" cursor)
    ">Control Circle Editor:  Incorrect behaviour when changing between canvases where the circle has different cutting.
9 September, 2008:Version 8.1.10 released.
New features Improvements Fixes
  Course Layout Editor: Previously Condes would only automatically clip overlapping circles for controls that are sequentially following each other on a course.  Now, all overlapping circles on a course will be automatically clipped. Course Layout Editor: After using the "renumber controls" function, Condes did not update the list of controls in the left sidebar.  This could lead to a crash if clicking on a non-existing control in the sidebar.
  Control circles: Condes maintains two different settings for the radius of control circles. There is one radius that is used when showing the control circle "on a course", and another radius that is used when showing the control circle on a map with "all controls".
The standard setting for the "all controls" radius was smaller than the "normal" setting.  This would make it easier to distinguish circles when you have many controls close together.
However, this has created confusion because cutting the circles when in "all controls" mode would not be correct for the circle when shown on a course. The standard setting for control circle radius is now the 3 mm for both modes.
You can still change the setting if you want the "all controls" circles to be smaller.
Course Layout Editor: Tooltips on the toolbar would flicker quickly.
    OCAD Export:  The first aid symbol would not be placed correctly when exporting to a scale different from the map scale.
    Course Layout Editor: In some circumstances, a control description template would be auto-generated, even when auto-generate was disabled.
    Control Circle dialog window:  When changing to a canvas without a map, Condes would crash.
    OCAD Export:  Various problems with the colour table in the exported OCAD file.
    Start points:  The length of the leg from time start would not be included in the calculated course length. This problem was introduced in version 8.1.7
    OCAD/EPS/Bitmap export:  For the Danish, German and Swedish locale, the "file type filter" mistakenly showed "xml" as the file type.
9 August, 2008:Version 8.1.9 released.
New features Improvements Fixes
You can now change the line width and the color of the "Boundary Line" overprinting symbol.  The Boundary Line is normally drawn with the same color as the course and with a width of 0.7 mm, but if you want to change this for a given line, just double click on it, or use the right click menu Properties to change the settings for the line. OCAD map files:  Sometimes there is inconsistent data in OCAD map files.  This can lead to unpredicted behaviour or even crash Condes. A couple of changes have been made to make Condes a bit more "immune" to these errors.  
The File / Standard settings for this PC menu opens a dialog window with settings that control the standard behaviour of Condes.
This dialog window has got a new tab with settings for the Course Layout Editor.
The new settings include: - if a course name text is automatically put on the map - if a control description is automatically put on the map - if a color frame is automatically put around the print area.
So, if you are not happy with the standard behaviour, you can change these settings.
Print Area frame:  The standard color for the print area frame has been changed from dark green to blue. You can change this color by double clicking on the print area frame.  
14 June, 2008:Version 8.1.8 released.