AVA 5.6 contains many technical improvements designed to improve your workflow and help you realise your creative goals.



All New Repeat Window.
All the features of Set Repeat and the Set Repeat Inspector are now conveniently placed inside one neat Repeat Window. We now have a handy indicator for your current repeat which when clicked provides access to the main repeat settings without having to open an additional window.

All New Repeat WindowAll New Repeat Window2

3D Designer – Structure Simulation has a new name and a new User Interface.
AVA Structure Simulation has been rebranded AVA 3D Designer and has had a significant redesign, bringing all the controls into one location.

3D Designer

Extend Design Document.
This great new feature is perfect for automatically and easily applying borders around your design.

Extend Design Document

Carbon Copy Tool now previews the area which is being copied.
A new feature which is guaranteed to please anyone who uses the Carbon Copy Tool. AVA 5.6 introduces a preview of the area that is going to be copied as you paint, and delivers real time feedback on the look of the design as you work.

Patterned brush cursor.
Along with the live previews you get with the Carbon Copy Tool, the Brush Cursor will now update to show any pattern chosen.

Patterned brush cursor

Vector node improvements.
Vector nodes have redrawn to make them easier to select and manipulate.

Vector node improvements

Improved Colourway Browser.
Along with a facelift the Colourway Browser now allows you to quickly search by name or colourway index.

Performance – the new and improved Memory Preference.
It now only takes one click to set up the design memory to our recommended amount of RAM. Alternatively you now have the option to specify the RAM to use as a percentage of what you have available on your Mac.

More responsive Layers Window.
Opening, resizing and layer previews have all had a speed increase.

Magic Wand and Bucket Tool See Improvements.
New option ‘Visible Spot Layers’ allows you to only apply the tools to Spot Layers.

The above are just a few of the exciting features in AVA 5.6, you will find full documentation of all the new features in AVA Assist.

AVA 5.6 supports macOS 10.15 Catalina and newer. If you are running macOS 10.14 (or older) and need advice on updating, please do not hesitate to get in contact with AVA Technical Support and we will be happy to help you.

Along with support for the latest macOS, 12.0 Monterey, AVA 5.6 fully supports both Intel and the new Apple Silicon Processors, the M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max. If you are thinking of getting a new Mac soon, please contact AVA Support for our latest advice on what system we think would best suit your requirements.

Click here for more information on macOS Monterey.