Course Designer 4 Updates
New minor versions of Clean Run Course Designer 4 (i.e., Version 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, etc.) are released from time to time to fix problems that users encounter, or occasionally, to add a minor new feature. If you own a Course Designer 4 activation license, you can install these versions for no additional charge. The activation code you received when you originally purchased a license will continue to work with the new version. You do not need to uninstall the version of Course Designer 4 already on your computer, before installing the newest version. You will not even need to re-enter the activation code after you install the new version.
The current version of Course Designer 4 is Version 4.20.
You can determine which version of Course Designer 4 is installed on your computer by using the "Help / About..." menu item in Course Designer 4.
If Course Designer 4 does not appear to be working properly, please ensure that you are running the most recent version. If you aren't, please install the most recent version, and see if the problem still occurs. If the problem does still occur, please contact us and report the problem to us.
Even if Course Designer 4 is working properly for you, you may wish to install the latest version anyway, to prevent potential problems from occurring.
Main Changes in Recent Versions:
Fix printing problems on computers with low-end graphics hardware.|
Fix a crash that occurred on OS X Yosemite.
Always use open hands instead of fists on people from CRCD 3 courses.
Handle display driver memory leaks better.
Fix critical error in version 4.18 when using certain dialog boxes on a tablet.|
Improve handling of some display driver problems.
Fix a problem with reading Text shapes from CRCD 1 or CRCD 2000 courses.
Increase limit on number of open courses to 40.|
Update USDAA long jump specs, again.
Fix two bugs, one of which can produce a "critical error" message.
Add viaduct and ascending spread jumps to AKC obstacle list, for ISC courses.|
Update USDAA long jump and A-frame specifications.
Fix several bugs, two of which can produce "critical error" messages.
Reduce display adaptors problems by switching from OpenGL to Direct3D.|
Greatly expand the set of characters that EPS output can handle.
Fix Tile not working with a large number of courses on a small screen.
Fix a problem with Illustrator with colored unusable areas in EPS output.
Improve visual distinguishability of AKC "option" indicators with colors.|
Add NADAC gates and barrels.
Avoid perspective scaling of obstacle numbers, lengths and coordinates.
Add being able to print from within Windows Explorer.
Give an indication in the title bar if a CRCD 3 format course file is opened.
On USDAA courses, use a slanted lower bar on bar jumps.
Fix an error message from the Color dialog box if the user sets Windows' dialog box font to be quite big.
Fix a critical error that occurs when viewing differences between courses
that contain a CRCD 3 style tunnel.|
Keep maximum length and diameter information from getting lost when reading a CRCD 3 style tunnel from a CRCD 4 course.
Add CRCD 3 style tunnels back into CRCD 4, while keeping CRCD 4 style tunnels as an option.
This includes both the "fixed angle" tunnel style, and the CRCD 3 style of flexible tunnel.|
Make saving courses in the CRCD 3 format easier for new users.
Make "Map" be the initial default viewing mode, instead of "3D".
Avoid a menu-related critical error message.
Add a feature for optionally using a white background in 3D.|
Add new USDAA jump heights.
Fix a couple critical errors that can occur when printing.
Avoid an error message with certain Intel HD Graphics drivers.|
Give a better error message if Course Designer isn't installed properly.
Be more sophisticated about handling display driver problems,
including letting the user choose what graphics system to use.|
Avoid a "critical error" message on a Mac with no internet access.
Avoid course windows sometimes being enabled even though a dialog box is open.
Avoid a "critical error" message with some display drivers.
Fix color problem with multiple unusable area shapes on an EPS file.|
Avoid a few "critical error" messages.
Improve print quality on the Mac.|
Add single jump to FCI obstacles, instead of only having a 1-bar jump.
Avoid a couple "critical error" messages.
First generally available Mac version.|
Remove disliked way of navigating between open courses, which has been replaced by the new "Window" menu.
Speed up printing on older computers.
Improve arm choice when saving a person to a CRCD 3 format course.
Fix a few bugs.
Add a "Window" menu, with "Tile" and "Cascade" menu items.|
Fix a problem with opening certain CRCD 3 courses.
Fix a problem that occurs with a small number of Radeon graphics processors.
Avoid an error message when a computer isn't configured for HTTP.
|4.5||Fix problems with printing and "Copy as Bitmap" on a few computers.|
Add a new "Create/Open Courses in a New Window" menu item.|
Make the window layout work better with small windows, such as when tiled.
Make usage tips mention the new menu item, and explain how to tile or cascade windows.
|4.3||Fix a problem with the Copy menu item that was introduced in version 4.2.|
Fix a problem with some CRCD 3 courses losing shapes in CRCD 4.|
Fix a couple problems with colors.
Fix a problem that made CRCD unable to open on some computers.