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 July 08 2015
Windows version 4.2.3.6 posted.  This extends the magnification range to accomodate super-high resolution screens.
 Feb 04 2014
New Silver Plus versions 4.2.3.0 for Windows and 1.1.5 for Mac add support for the new Louet 2014 USB interface for Octado and Megado.
 Nov 15 2013
Reports from users indicate that Fiberworks programs work on Mac OS X Mavericks and also on Windows 8.1.
 Sept 14 2013 Silver/Silver Plus for older Power PC Macs (G4/G5 series) released.  Requires OS X 10.5 Leopard.
 Sept 14 2013
Silver Plus Versions for the ARM loom released - Windows Silver Plus v 4.2.2.6 and Mac Silver Plus v.1.1.4.  A correction for Toika occasionally skipping picks was also added.
 May 30 2013
Fiberworks PCW version 4.2 installs and works on Microsoft Surface Pro tablets, but not on Surface RT.
 Apr 11 2013
Windows Silver Plus version 4.2.2.0 released - fixes a  timing problem with some AVL Compu-Dobby III's
 Mar 15 2013
Version 4.2.1.6 released (Silver and Bronze for Windows) with much embarrassment - version 4.2.1.2 has bugs affecting the opening and renaming of files, due to a change in the Microsoft programming libraries.  We recommend that you update to version 4.2.1.6 if you originally installed version 4.2.1.2
 Feb 28 2013
Windows version 4.2.1.2 released, Bronze and Silver levels. This version renames the Weft menu as the Treadling menu to be consistent with the Mac version.
 Feb 9 2013
Fiberworks Silver/Silver Plus 1.1.2 corrects a problem on Toika causing it to weave the reverse face, and a few minor bugs.
 Jan 23 2013
Fiberworks has opened a merchant PayPal™ account for secure payment online. See details on the various product pages.
If you prefer not to use PayPal, we still accept cheques or you can contact us directly by phone for credit card transactions.
 Jul 3 2012 Fiberworks Silver/Silver Plus 1.1.1 for Mac adds driver for Noble and a Reconnect function.

 Jun 11 2012 Fiberworks Silver/Silver Plus 1.1.0 for Mac
Silver and Silver Plus in one application.  Includes loom drivers for AVL, Leclerc, Louet, Macomber/Dobbytron and Toika

 Mar 12  2012 Fiberworks 4.2.1.0 for Windows XP-Vista-7This version adds communications logging for the Arm Loom, and a minor fix for AVL Compu-Dobby IV.
Feb 4  2012 Fiberworks Silver 1.0.7 and Bronze 1.0.7 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher. Minor bugs in Silver fixed.  Bronze version now at same fix level as the Silver, so we adjusted the version numbers to match.
Jan 11 2012
Fiberworks Silver 1.0.6 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher. Tidies up behaviour of panels.

Dec 10 2011 Fiberworks Bronze 1.0.2 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher. Contains bug fixes equivalent to Silver version 1.0.4 and 1.0.5.

Dec 2  2011 Fiberworks Silver 1.0.5 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher.  Minor bug fixes, and finally has the proper Fiberworks shuttle icon.
 
Nov 14  2011 Fiberworks Silver 1.0.4 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher. This version remembers customization of the toolbar, makes the Print button in the toolbar work properly, fixes a memory leak and fixes a bug in printing rep weaves.

Oct 14  2011 Fiberworks Bronze 1.0.1 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher. This version addresses a few issues relating to Lion.

Oct 12  2011 Fiberworks Silver 1.0.3 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher. This version addresses a few issues relating to Lion.

Oct 8  2011 Fiberworks Silver 1.0.2 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher. This version can accept a paste from Photoshop, and can copy threading, treadling, liftplan or tieup as a graphic image readable by Photoshop.  It also allows drawing in the drawdown area in a manner similar to the Windows progam.

See Mac update and upgrade policy
 
Oct 1  2011 Fiberworks Bronze 1.0.0 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher.
Fiberworks Silver 1.0.1 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher.  Revision contains a more secure validation scheme and also gives a stable program ID.  If you replace a previous download, it will give a new program ID.

Sept 28 2011 Fiberworks Silver 1.0.0 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher. 

Aug 24 2011 Fiberworks Silver Plus 4.2.0.8 with driver for the AVL Compu-Dobby IV in general release on the main Windows download page . This version differs from version 4.2.0.4 mainly by adding the AVL Compu-Dobby IV driver. It also no longer tests Com ports to identify modems, and this will avoid a bug in version 4.2.0.4 that affected the Noble series of looms. All other components are unchanged.

Aug 16 2011
Beta version 4.2.0.6D of Fiberworks Silver Plus with driver for the AVL Compu-Dobby IV has had a couple of fixes and is now essentially ready to release.

Aug 11 2011 Beta version of Fiberworks Silver Plus with driver for the AVL Compu-Dobby IV is now available.  It is tested and working except for one potential glitch that may need to be cleared up. Contact us to access this beta version.

Mar 27 2011

Demo version of Fiberworks for Mac posted for downloading now.
 
Nov 23, 2010

Preview of Fiberworks for Mac posted. Demo version for download will follow soon.


May 31, 2010

 

Fiberworks Silver Plus 4.2.0.4 is ready to go.

Silver Plus 4.2.0.4 is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Seven, including all new Help files. For Windows ME, 98, 95 or NT4, we recommend staying with version 4.1. For Schacht Combby or other LIPS based looms, you must continue to use version 4.1 and Windows 95 or 98. Other than help files, there's little difference in program features.  (Version 4.2.0.4 has been replaced with version 4.2.0.8; see above)

 

March 24, 2010

 

A revised Loom manual is available

This is a free download if you already have Silver Plus 4.1.

See also a new note about installing on Windows Vista and 7.

 

March 19, 2010

 

Some bugs in Fiberworks Silver 4.2.0.0 have been fixed.

If you installed Silver 4.20 earlier in March 2010 and have experienced odd behaviour when using the keyboard to enter tieups or treadling, you should get the new download.

  1. Download the new Silver4200Setup.exe
  2. Use Add and Remove programs to remove the old installation
  3. Run the new Silver4200setup.exe
If the Silver 4.2 that you installed previously was validated, the validation should persist despite the uninstall process. If not, the new program should give you the same program ID as before and the same validation codes should work. Otherwise contact Fiberworks in the event that you need to revalidate.

 

March 4, 2010

 

Fiberworks Silver 4.2.0.0 is ready to go.

Silver 4.2.0.0 is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Seven, including all new Help files. This solves the problems with old style Help files noted below ( August 27, 2007). For Windows ME, 98, 95 or NT4 we recommend staying with version 4.1. Other than help files, there's little difference in program features.

Silver Plus 4.2 release will follow shortly.

 

January 31, 2010

 

Fiberworks Bronze 4.2.0.0 is ready to go.

Bronze 4.2.0.0 is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Seven, including all new Help files. This solves the problems with old style Help files noted below ( August 27, 2007). For Windows ME, 98, 95 or NT4 we recommend staying with version 4.1. Other than help files, there's little difference in program features.

Silver and Silver Plus 4.2 releases will follow shortly.

 

April 19 - 20, 2009

 

My loom is setup and ready to weave.

I have found my shuttles, yarn for the project, and some time. I should be able to weave the long dormant vest, starting this week.

And I have now started

 

March 10, 2009.

Moving went well, and we are connected to the net!

My desk is almost back to normal, well a bit neater, but I still can't find a pen!

 

Feb 24, 2009.

Today is moving in day.

All went well and we should be settling in quickly.
What has not moved quite as quickly is the new connection to internet.

 

July 20, 2008

We have moved to the west coast

Our new address is permanent:
Please note: Copy this by hand, it is not a link, to protect our privacy.

June 24, to

July 2, 2008

See you at Convergence in Tampa. Our booth is 413-415

We will be at Complex Weavers Seminar as well, until July 2, 2008.


June 20, 2008

New Versions of Fiberworks programs 

Bronze 4.1.2.4, Silver 4.1.2.4 and Silver Plus 4.1.2.4 are now available.

A WIF bug that increased the number of treadles to 33 has been fixed.

An improved validation procedure has been developed.
August 27, 2007

Vista and Fiberworks Help files   

The Help files with versions 4.1 and earlier do not work with Vista. See note Jan 31 2010 above regarding Bronze 4.2.

Microsoft provides a download for the WinHlp32 that's needed to use the existing pcw.hlp help files. The download is available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=82148 .

Download it and install it. Vista will then recognize the Help files shipped with your program.

NOTE: We cannot send it to you by email, or on CD. You must go to: download the utility to your computer and follow the instructions to install it on your computer.

All version of 4.1 Fiberworks programs run on Vista without any reports of problems in the programs. Version 4.2, with Vista compatible help files is being released.

For more information go to FAQ#1


May 20, 2007

Toika Loom Drivers have been added to 4.1 Silver Plus    

Go to Download page and follow the instructions for downloading the newest version.

Users of previous versions of 4.1 Silver Plus may update without charge. .


Nov 18, 2006

New versions of Silver and Silver Plus have been released!   

Silver and Silver Plus 4.1.0.16 can be downloaded from the website
or shipped by mail.

A bug has been fixed that affects designs that use more than 32 treadles.
Go to Download page and follow the instructions for downloading the newest version.

Users of previous versions of 4.1 Silver or 4.1 Silver Plus may update without charge.


July 3, 2006

New version of Bronze, Silver and Silver Plus is released!

Version 4.1.0.14 adds some new feature

Parallel repeat makes designing shadow weave or echo weaves a breeze.

PCW 4.1.0.14 version of your choice may be download or shipped by mail.

Go to Download page and download the new version that suits you.
You can use it as long as you like.

However to use Print and Save you will need a validation code, and we probably want some money from you.


Ongoing Have a look at the gallery with lots of pictures.

Have a look. Click on the thumbnails to see the fabrics, click on More to see the drafts and detail views. Click on Next to see the next gallery item.
The oldest gallery items are in the bottom right corner.


Ongoing Anti-spam measures

Another new thing that we have had to do is change the way you contact us. We are trying to curtail the volume of spam to our inbox.

We have put our email information on the page called Contact. Just click on any Navigation bar on the top of a page, or link at the bottom. It will take you to a live link to Fiberworks.

We have also placed our phone number, fax number and business address in a graphic. Unfortunately that means you will have to copy it by hand.


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