Dru & future update

Dru 1.7, a major update, is currently in beta and will hopfuly be arriving in the Mac App Store during the summer. This will be a free update to Dru 1.6.3.

Major updates for Dru normally jumps two point in revision numbers (for example: 1.4 to 1.6) but time will only jump one point (1.6 to 1.7). Dru 1.7 will be the first of 3 major updates planned for Dru over the next 12 months.

The 1.7 update will have Enhanced Retina Support for those cool Macs with Retina displays. And other cool updates. Stay tune!

More details to follow.

Stay tuned.

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Disclaimer: Specifications may change without notice.

Dru 1.6.3 released

The third update to Dru 1.6. Version 1.6.3.


  • Effect pop-over now allows changing PPI/DPI of effects. In addition to supporting 72ppi. Three other ppi settings are supported such as 144ppi, 300ppi and 600ppi.
  • Fixed issue with Form facade function not showing correct form state.
  • Fixed HTML export issue for Dropdown form object.
  • Fixed misc. bugs.

How To: Set Page Name and Export

Dru has the ability to set a Page Name for each page contained in a Document. Here’s how:

  1. First open and existing document or create a new document.
  2. Navigate to the view menu and then click the menu item titled Name.
  3. A new dialog window will show requesting the Name of the current Page.
  4. In the field give the page a name. And then click the “Done” Button.

By setting the page name will allow several new abilities such as export images with a preset Page name as the File name instead of the default xvd file name.

Export File with Page Name

  1. Use Page Name instructions above.
  2. Navigate to File menu and click on menu item titled Export.

After the export window opens select Image as your export selection. Fill in any desired Image export settings and then press the Export button. The file Export dialog file name will be populated with Page name of the current page.

How To: Duplicate Page Guides

Page guides in Dru are really great tools to used to correctly align objects on a page. Using a Page guide Tool and the Duplicator tool together can provide interesting and exciting results.

  1. Select and existing page guide with the pointer tool. (Create a new guide by drag and a new guide from either of the horizontal or vertical ruler areas)
  2. Click on the Duplicator icon located in the toolbar to open the Duplicator window. (The Duplicate & Repeat window contains three configurable options such as “copies”, “direction” and “distance”.)
  3. In the copies area of the Duplicate & Repeat window specified number of copies.
  4. In the direction area specify the direction that which you expect to duplicate the guide.
  5. In the distance area specify the distance at between each new guide.
  6. Finally press the “Duplicate” button. Multiply Page guides have now be created based on its the number of copies, the direction of the guide, and the distance between each guide.

Dru 1.6 Released


  • New Path Tools – Use the new Smooth point and Smooth Extend point and Path smoothing tools to add detail to your vectors.
  •  New Form Tool – Add color to Form Field Text labels and Form Field backgrounds.
  • New Image Matrix Tool – Give images and anchor to stand on.
  • New Object Alignment tool – Now two or more objects can know be vertically or horizontally aligned.
  • New @2x, and @3x image exporting.
  • New SVG documents exporter. Share your creations with others using SVG.
  • Basic Retina support.


  • Enhanced Duplicate and Repeat tool – Now supports duplicating page guides.
  • Enhanced Options panel that supports precise Page guide placement.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • Auto image squaring for exported images.