Auto-trol Now Shipping Release 12.2 of its Industry-leading Tech Illustrator for Windows Product Family
Latest Release Features Easy-to-Use, Process-based Functionality and Video-based Training Tutorials
July 22, 2002
Technology today announced that it is now shipping release 12.2 of its technical
illustration and electronic publishing product, Tech Illustrator (TI) for
Windows. This product release includes both the flagship TI Plus and the
popular mid-range TI Express applications. The release offers nearly 50
new development and customer-initiated features and enhancements that incorporate
many process-based tasks and provide more intuitive and streamlined accessibility
to this functionality through context menus.
has always delivered an impressive ROI due to its ability to be highly
customized for any production process, which is still the case. But with
this release, Auto-trol has focused on making TI easier to use and quicker
to implement right 'out-of-the-box'. To facilitate this process, TI includes
a new Getting Started toolbar featuring a product introduction and video-based
training tutorials. Although this release is geared to new or novice TI
users, these features and enhanced functionality can also increase efficiency
and output for experienced and advanced users.
most beneficial features and enhancements are:
- New Select
tool that simplifies user-selection of items. TI now goes from an always-on-construction
mode to an always-on-selection mode.
toolbars are now available. Users have the option to use TI's tabbed
toolbars or to create custom tabbed toolbars containing only those toolbars
most frequently used. An additional feature is the ability to position
the tab window anywhere on the screen or dock it to the top of the TI
in a drawing area opens a new context menu that offers cut, copy, paste,
move, duplicate, delete, group, and ungroup functions. These 'static'
operations are complemented by TI's Dynamic toolset, which also offers
context menu commands in an 'on-the-fly' or dynamic mode.
- The new
Symbol Tool allows more streamlined access to standard and customer
generated clip art sheets. A new user interface surfaces the Symbol
Tool as a separate application within TI. Now with true drag-and-drop
functionality tied to the flexibility of the legacy Symbol Tool, users
can quickly view and select clip art with a simple mouse click.
increased accessibility to TI's powerful functionality makes it much easier
for users at all levels to truly achieve the full benefit of this outstanding
electronic publishing and illustration tool, said Tim Horsch, Tech
Illustrator Product Manager. With the last major TI release, it
was our intention to lay a foundation that would allow us to add enhancements
more quickly and easily. With this release of TI, we have demonstrated
that the evolution of the product has indeed allowed us to reach that
the TI 12.2 release, we redesigned the product to follow the natural workflow
of illustration processes," said Kevin O'Kane, Auto-trol Director
of R&D. "This will significantly lower the total cost of training
for new users and increase the productivity of experienced Tech Illustrator
in 1962, Auto-trol Technology Corporation is a major global developer
and integrator of electronic publishing, documentation, information, and
configuration management systems for government agencies and contemporary
businesses worldwide. Based in Denver, Colorado, Auto-trol has offices
throughout the world and has installed systems for thousands of customers
in both domestic and international markets. Auto-trol is a full service
provider, supplying software, integration and consulting services, training,
and software support. Information about Auto-trol Technology and its products
and services can be found on the Web at http://www.auto-trol.com
about the Tech Illustrator product line can be found at http://www.tech-illustrator.com
Centra Technology Ltd. is the wholly owned UK subsidiary of Auto-Trol Technology Corporation of Denver, Colorado, a 40 year old computer-aided engineering and technical publishing software developer and systems integrator. From its headquarters in Wolverhampton, Centra Technology Ltd. sells and supports Auto-Trol's KONFIG® CM (formally CENTRA 2000®) and Tech Illustrator software suites as well as the GEOSTATION® petroleum exploration and production geographic information system (GIS).
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