Descriptions for Vexlio 1.1.2
Released: Sep 18th, 2017
Developer: Vexlio LLC
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.11 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: https://www.vexlio.com/
Create intricate diagrams designed to help you rapidly illustrate a wide variety of concepts using layers, auto-snapping and LaTeX equations
Vexlio is a minimalist and easy to use cross-platform utility for the macOS and Windows platforms which enables you to create custom diagrams for simple or complicated notions or processes.
After being launched, Vexlio presents its panel-based user interface, with a drawing area in the middle, a tool palette on the left side and multiple panels on the right.
Panel-based user interface which keeps every tool you need one mouse click away
It is worth mentioning from the beginning that the Vexlio app features an infinite drawing canvas which enables you to zoom in on your diagram as much as you like and move the viewport anywhere you want for extreme precision.
New objects can be added to a diagram using the left side toolbox, but you can also use the prefab library, a handy tool which, in theory, should help you build highly complex designs by reusing previously created objects saved as prefabs.
Vexlio prefab library contains a bundle of 22 objects, but, in our opinion, it would need a larger library that you can use as a foundation for more elaborate designs until you get around to create your own custom prefabs.
Built-in auto-snapping and LaTeX support for ease of mind and increased productivity
Also, Vexlio would also benefit from a collection of diagram samples that could be employed as a quick starting point in your path to obtaining more intricate results.
Other worth mentioning features are the automatic snapping which makes it very easy to set objects in place and Vexlio's support for entering LaTeX equations as vector objects within your diagrams for a smoother look when being scaled.
Furthermore, Vexlio comes with two modes of editing diagrams, drawing and programming, with the latter allowing you to generate designs in real-time using Lua commands. When you're done working in Program mode, you can quickly switch back to Normal mode and get back to sketching.
Powerful diagram design utility with support for Lua scripting
If you need to learn more about how it works, you can use the comprehensive online Vexlio User Guide which allows you to get a quick rundown of all its features in no time.
On the whole, Vexlio is the perfect tool to have on your Mac for quickly creating vector-based diagrams by drawing or with the help of Lua.
Moreover, if you need to add LaTeX content to your designs, Vexlio has you covered, and it also won't back down from helping you export your diagrams to PNG, PDF or SVG documents.
What’s new in Vexlio 1.1.2
September 18th, 2017
・New: Add "duplicate objects in a circle" tool. Please see the user guide for documentation.
・New: Add ability to call Vexlio from the command line. Please see the user guide for documentation.
・New: Add Preferences window containing editable default settings.
・Fix array tool UI handles staying visible after undoing arrayed object creation.
・Fix array editing after it has been scaled.
・Fix array properties UI incorrectly being visible when different tool is active.
・Fix crash when editing duplicated object properties of arrays with a single object.
・Fix several equation serialization bugs.
・Fix potential crash during export of equations when nested in groups.
・(Mac) Fix color picker not showing alpha setting.
・(Mac) Fix export dialog not pre-filling the filename.
・(Mac) Fix trial version UI bug when using Revert to Saved.
・(Mac) Fix copy-paste not working between windows.