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What's New?

This section describes the new and enhanced functionality in Player and Player Pro.

New Functionality

User Interface Enhancements
The user interface has been modernized. In particular, you can now dock/undock, move, resize and auto hide panes. For more information, see Interface Concepts.
Ability to Control the Display of Hidden Edges for Selected, or Highlighted, Actors
You can now control whether hidden edges are visible when elements are selected, or highlighted. You can define the color and intensity used to display hidden edges.
In the (Default) Document Properties > Selection page, a new check box, Show hidden edges, and a new slider, Color Intensity, are now added in both the Selection and Highlight sections. For more information, see Selection.
In the Document Properties > Advanced page, four corresponding properties are available in the Selection category. For more information, see Advanced Properties.
Ability to Highlight in the Viewport Invisible Actors that Are Selected
You can now specify whether invisible actors (that is, actors whose visibility is switched off) should be highlighted in the viewport, when they are selected (in the Assembly tree or using another method). For more information, see Selection.
Viewing Configurations in Composer Files
You can view the configurations in Composer files in the Configurations pane. You can also control the visibility of the Configurations pane from View > Configurations Tree. For more information, see Configurations Pane.

Enhanced Functionality

Performance Improvements when Loading and Saving Composer Documents
Performance is improved when loading and saving Composer documents (*.smg, *.smgXml, *.smgProj, *.smgSce).
Selection Opacity Property Renamed Selection Intensity
In the (Default) Document Properties > Selection page,PMI Cross-Highlight section, the Selection Opacity property has been renamed Selection Intensity. The behavior of this property remains unchanged.
For more information, see Selection.

Removed Functionality

Removal of Show hidden edges and Intensity Application Preferences
The Show hidden edges check box, and the Intensity slider that were previously present in the Application Preferences > Selection page have been removed. These preferences are replaced by document properties to control the display of hidden edges for selected, or highlighted, actors.


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