We are excited to announce the release of AVA 5.9! With a brand-new text tool and text layers, much simplified dynamic text for the Layout Window with an easy to use ‘builder’ functionality, heights to layers export tool for 3D Designer, ASE Colourfile support, first class Print Factory ™️ RIP support and the incredible power of automation unleashed with the palettes system that has been completely rebuilt from the ground up. We think these along with the many other improvements throughout make AVA 5.9 the greatest AVA release to boost your creative productivity to date! 

WHAT’S NEW IN AVA 5.9?

NEW TEXT TOOL

Introducing dedicated text layers and user-friendly text controls, the new text tool makes font and calligraphic creativity a breeze in AVA 5.9! Just drag a box and start typing to add text to your design and use the new font controls in the toolbar to greatly speed up your workflow.

 

 

AVA 5.9 New text Tool

PALETTES RE-IMAGINED

Embark on a journey of automation with our redesigned Palettes – the epicentre of streamlined creativity. We’ve revolutionized the interface, centralising all handlers into one location for a searchable, user-friendly experience. Unleash the power of automation like never before – effortlessly program repetitive tasks into a single click. From creating documents to fine-tuning your workspace, our redesigned Palettes redefine efficiency, putting the potential of seamless automation right at your fingertips. Elevate your creative process with a tool that doesn’t just save you time but transforms the way you work. Welcome to the future of automation with our latest Palette update!

AVA palettes window redesigned

 

DYNAMIC TEXT TOOL

Dynamic Text for the Layout Window has been greatly simplified in AVA 5.9, introducing autocomplete, a new and simple way to link text to designs as well as removing the need to manually enable Dynamic Text for each text box.

Furthermore, the Dynamic Text Builder extends this as a revolutionary enhancement to our Dynamic Text features! Say goodbye to manual entries as this intuitive builder simplifies the process, making Dynamic Text easier and more accessible than ever. Effortlessly enhance your design workflow with the Dynamic Text Builder, empowering you to craft stunning layouts with unparalleled ease.

AVA 5.9 Dynamic Text Tool window

 

PRINT FACTORY SUPPORT

We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest technology partnership with Print Factory, a collaboration which ensures seamless colour management from screen to print! The Print Factory RIP supports a huge number of printers and has first class support in AVA through our new Print Factory driver in AVA 5.9. If you wish to join the Print Factory revolution, please contact Sales who can guide you through the transition to Print Factory.

AVA print factory edition logo

 

HEIGHTS TO LAYERS FROM 3D DESIGNER

Introducing ‘Heights to Layers’ – a ground-breaking addition to our 3D Designer tool! Elevate your designs by seamlessly transforming height data from chosen layers into a new Emboss or Deboss layer.

AVA 5.9 Heights to layer from 3d designer

 

AUTOMATIC SEPARATIONS IMPROVEMENTS

Automatic Separations are faster than ever, meaning you can concentrate on things that matter and AVA can take care of the boring bits.

AVA 5.9 Automatic separation improvments window

 

COLOUR IMPROVEMENTS WITH ASE, CFX AND ICC 4.3 SUPPORT

Full support for Adobe Swatch Exchange, CFX colourfiles including ink data for tonal breakdown and .icc 4.3 profiles.

AVA colour improvements, colour swatches window

 

PICK DOCUMENT CHANGES

When picking documents, such as in Texture Mapping or embedding on the Layout page, users will now experience an intuitive window displaying names, previews, locations, and full paths of open documents. This enhancement provides a more visual and informative way to manage your documents, streamlining your workflow with clarity and ease.

AVA 5.9 pick document

 

The above are just a few of the exciting features in AVA 5.9, and you will find full documentation of all the new features in AVA Assist.

AVA 5.9 will require macOS® 12.4 Monterey and newer. If you are running macOS® 11 Big Sur (or older) and need advice on updating, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with AVA Technical Support where our friendly team will be more than happy to help you.