DS|Design v6.5.1 Update

Our last update was pretty large, with lots of new tools and quite a bit of fixes and enhancements. Well, we're continuing with this work by introducing a new tool that you have been requesting for some time. In this update, you'll see the Figure Count tool. This new function will count any like figures on your drawing (based on the figure's name), which is especially helpful for irrigation parts take offs, and hardscape take offs (rocks and large stone). 

Included in this release:
  • Huge update to the Online Plant Database, powered by Horticopia. Over 400+ plants added, many photos updated, name corrections, and search speed improvements.
  • Updated and improved AutoCAD import/export function.
  • Added support for high resolution plant images. They no longer cause the Plant Picture Catalog export to fail.
  • If you're using a custom DPI in Windows 8.1 or 10 you will get a message to help you correct an incompatible setting for DS|Design.
  • Additional checks have been added to prevent the same drawing from being opened twice. Previously, one instance could be loaded via File > Open and a second by double-clicking the drawing in File Explorer.
  •  New tool! Softscape and Hardscape labeling have a new tool "AutoCount (Figures)". It will count all instances of a figure based on its name. Figures contained inside clusters will be included in the count if they were created in Design 6.4 or later.
  • Fixed an issue in the area measurement select boundary tools that could cause DS|Design to hang when selecting an area composed of multiple individual straight polylines. 
  • Fixed an issue that could cause DS|Design to hang when adding a smooth polyline. 
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Note: you must check for updates in order to get the latest version, it is not automatic.

If you encounter any issues, please contact the DynaSCAPE Client Services Team (support@dynascape.com or 1.800.710.1900 x1)
This update is free for DynaSCAPE Design clients with Active Subscriptions. If you would like to upgrade, but don't have an Active Subscription please contact our Sales Team (sales@dynascape.com or 1.800.710.1900 x2) to find out how.

DS|Design v6.5.1 is supported on Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.

The DynaSCAPE Software Team
1.800.710.1900 x2 | sales@dynascape.com

Your feedback is important to us, so please let us know if you experience any issues or would like to suggest any enhancements or new functionality.