Cenon
Cenon
4.0.6

4.0

Cenon free download for Mac

Cenon4.0.6

09 August 2017

Desktop publishing app with vector graphics.

Overview

Cenon is a graphical tool of a special kind. Build upon a modular graphical core, Cenon offers a wide variety of possibilities and applications - not only desktop publishing. The best of all, Cenon is free software, available with full source codes, and at home on many computer platforms.

Cenon Features:
  • Import of vector data (DXF, HPGL, PostScript, PDF, Gerber...)
  • Export of vector data (DXF, HPGL, PostScript, Gerber...)
  • Import of scanned data (TIFF, GIF, JPEG...)
  • Editing and construction
  • Complete set of publishing functions
  • Vectorisation

What's new in Cenon

Version 4.0.6:
  • Fix, color shades: possible division by zero fixed
  • Fix, DXF-Export: export of closed Paths corrected [since 4.0.4]
  • Fix, Text Path: handle return character within text
  • Fix, Transform-Panel: scale absolute for 0-sized objects
  • Fix, Punch: issue in certain situations fixed
  • Fix, Sierra: workaround for saving TIFF images

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How would you rate Cenon app?

9 Reviews of Cenon

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Sircletus
24 November 2008
Version: 3.83

Most helpful

Virtually useless, I'm afraid. All I really need to do is import DXF files and export as HPGL. Unfortunately, the application imports nothing it advertises. It will not import DXF, DXG, AI, EPS, etc. I spent nearly three hours attempting to configure this software to perform as advertised, including downloading the recommended install of Ghostscript. Immensely frustrating experience.
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RogerKatz
22 July 2016
Version: 4.0.3
current version is 4.0.4
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Goofball
26 May 2013
Version: 3.9.6
Cenon 4.0.1 appears to be available from the developer's web site.
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Pacman
12 October 2012
Version: 3.9.6
This is a great application. At first, I was impatient and thought it was not usable at all. But I gave it a chance. This is a quick-start guide for PCB-nerds: I had gerber files made from OsmondPCB, and I wanted to view them. As you probably know, there are very few options on a PowerPC based Mac. When I first opened Cenon and tried opening the Gerber files, I saw they were all gray. I tried to 'force' Cenon to open the files, by setting "Always Open With" from Finder. No dice. -Then I looked at the /Library/Cenon/Examples/Gerber/cpu.ger "Oh, it has a .ger" extension. I renamed my Gerber files, and Cenon would read them. Alright.. How about importing multiple files then? -Yep, all imports on top of eachother. I quickly found out that you can in fact have separate layers (see the inspector panel) - this is excellent. Now, I used a wrong approach on the colorizing. I wanted each layer to have its own color, so the silk screen would be yellow, the copper layer copperish and the mask green. I quickly found out that I could not just select all, and then colorize. So what I did the first time, was to select by hand, all those parts that are of the same kind (eg. all rectangles) then colorize them, then select all the circles, colorize them, etc.. Later I found out that I only need to select a single object, then press Command-E to select all that are of the same kind. I could then quickly colorize the entire layer. Finally: I also found out that since the gerber output layer sizes differ, due to that they do not have an outline specified; I could place a square in each corner, which would make each layer larger. I would copy all 4 squares to each layer on the PCB, and then export the Gerber files from Osmond. Now they import as the same size in Cenon, and everything looks quite good. Board outline can ofcourse be drawn in Cenon using a plain rectangle and then change its width / height in the inspector panel. Cenon is definitely worth trying out (and if you don't know OsmondPCB, you should check it out; TIMESAVER: Remember to read the documentation first; double-click the toolbar buttons!!).
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Alexander-Friedrich
27 January 2011
Version: 3.9.3
Quite helpful little gem when one has to covert graphics/CAD/vector files, the only one I know apart for 1000$ software that can write HPGL format.
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Moog-Modular
10 January 2011
Version: 3.9.3
Thanks to the developers for their previous replies. :) Unfortunately, this installer doesn't work for me. Specifically it says "Install Failed. The following install step failed: run preinstall script for Cenon 3.9.3. Contact the manufacturer for assistance." Hope this gets repaired. The Osmond import fixes are anxiously anticipated. Thank you!
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Sircletus
24 November 2008
Version: 3.83
Virtually useless, I'm afraid. All I really need to do is import DXF files and export as HPGL. Unfortunately, the application imports nothing it advertises. It will not import DXF, DXG, AI, EPS, etc. I spent nearly three hours attempting to configure this software to perform as advertised, including downloading the recommended install of Ghostscript. Immensely frustrating experience.
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Moog-Modular
07 March 2008
Version: 3.83
A great little program. One of the few that read and write HPGL. Some bugs though. Sometimes quits and adding text sometimes add spurious asterisk characters. Inclusion of velocity commands for HPGL would be appreciated too since I use this to drive a laser engraver. Also the link on MU to the additional modules is bad.
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Umijin
22 December 2006
Version: 3.82
App keeps quitting whenever I try to open an eps or aif file. Same for using 'importing' command. What files will it actually open?
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Anonymous
13 October 2004
Version: 3.64
Opens various picture formats. Did nothing (but didn't hang) when I tried to open or import PDF or ASCII documents, even though documentation says it can do this via Ghostscript. I have a later version of Ghostscript than the one they link to.
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