Release candidate 4 improves controller and gcode error handling. In addition, it includes all the good stuff of the stable branch up to version 1.7.11

This version addresses dispensing tool paths generation on pads defined using aperture macros

The new release candidate fixes a communication problem that some of our Windows users experienced. We’ll follow up with some UI improvements shortly and version 2.0 will graduate to release.

First release of 2018, version 1.7.10 comes with some optimizations in rub out generation algorithm. It’s no match to the rub out in release candidate of version 2.0, but still a welcome improvement for those, who aren’t ready for version 2.0

This version takes care of the bug, which was unintentionally introduced in version 1.7.6 – under certain circumstances Y offset was not calculated and this lead to Run button being disabled on milling and drilling screens.

This version fixes macro outlines rotation issues.

This version addresses yet another issue with Gerber files parsing

As requested by some our users, version 1.7.6 adds a larger panel size – 100×205mm. Given this overlaps with components panel area on Cirqoid, using panel of this size makes pick and place operation impossible.

This is the first release candidate of version 2.0. The main focus was on improving tool path generation algorithms. Both isolation milling and rub out tool paths are now much more coherent and take way less time to be generated.

This version also changes the way cirQWizard communicates with the controller. Thus, it requires update of Cirqoid’s firmware to version 0.3.×. Keep in mind, that firmware 0.3.x won’t be compatible with previous versions of cirQWizard (though it’s still possible to downgrade firmware if you want to go back to the previous version).

Recommended update procedure is to update the firmware first and then proceed with cirQWizard’s update.

Also, as the name suggests – this is a release candidate. It’s quite possible some bugs are still there. If you happen to stumble upon one of them, drop us a note and will take care of that. The best place for dropping that note is cirQWizard’s forum.

This version fixes a few with Orcad generated Gerber files.