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Cenon for Mac

Desktop publishing app with vector graphics.

Free
In English
Version 4.0.6
3.4
Based on 8 user rates

Cenon 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 version 4.0.6

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

Cenon for Mac

Free
In English
Version 4.0.6
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3.4

(10 Reviews of Cenon)

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  • User Ratings

RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Jul 22 2016
4.0.3
0.0
Jul 22 2016
0.0
Version: 4.0.3
current version is 4.0.4
Goofball
Goofball
May 26 2013
3.9.6
0.0
May 26 2013
0.0
Version: 3.9.6
Cenon 4.0.1 appears to be available from the developer's web site.
Pacman
Pacman
Oct 12 2012
3.9.6
5.0
Oct 12 2012
5.0
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!!).
Alexander-Friedrich
Alexander-Friedrich
Jan 27 2011
3.9.3
5.0
Jan 27 2011
5.0
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.
Moog-Modular
Moog-Modular
Jan 10 2011
3.9.3
4.0
Jan 10 2011
4.0
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!
Valdimar-Thor-H
Valdimar-Thor-H
Feb 23 2015
5.0
Feb 23 2015
5.0
Version: null
yofresh
yofresh
Jan 6 2014
3.0
Jan 6 2014
3.0
Version: null
Pacman
Pacman
Oct 12 2012
5.0
Oct 12 2012
5.0
Version: null
Kai Eggerstedt
Kai Eggerstedt
Jul 30 2012
1.5
Jul 30 2012
1.5
Version: null
Moog-Modular
Moog-Modular
May 13 2011
4.0
May 13 2011
4.0
Version: null
Alexander-Friedrich
Alexander-Friedrich
Jan 27 2011
5.0
Jan 27 2011
5.0
Version: null
Sircletus
Sircletus
Nov 24 2008
1.0
Nov 24 2008
1.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Oct 13 2004
3.0
Oct 13 2004
3.0
Version: null