What is Alchemy Catalyst Developer Edition?
With Alchemy CATALYST, the innovation continues!
Already recognized for supporting the industry's broadest range of software formats, Alchemy CATALYST 2023 pushes even further ahead.
Significant new features include support for .NET 6 + binaries, including WinForms and WPF, native support for Markdown files, and enhancements for XLIFF and TBX files.
Significant enhancements have been implemented into our XML Parser, with the automatic parsing of maximum length and our Segmentation engine, with the possibility of including tags in custom delimiters.
The Internet is filled with applications and programs that you could use to work on your images or create new ones altogether. One of them is Alchemy.
It's a neat software solution that lets you create drawings on your system and uses new image creation techniques. It even integrates a voice control feature for drawing lines and generating random shapes.
The intuitive and straightforward graphical interface
The application installs quickly, sporting an intuitive and clean graphical interface that you can use to draw images.
It doesn't come with any customization options, but you wouldn't need it since it has a neat and simple layout. It has many tips and instructions that you could use to get accustomed to the application and all of its features.
Create new images using intuitive tools.
The primary purpose of this application is to use sketching and drawing techniques to create images. You can use voice control features that let you draw lines on the screen, generate random shapes, and draw with symmetry to create exciting shapes quickly.
You can also experiment with new forms and drawing techniques. It's missing features similar applications have, like undoing, selecting, or editing features. It has a recording function that saves pages in a PDF file manually or automatically.
Additional tools and features
You can draw with multiple items, like a mouse or laptop touchpad, but a pen tablet is the best choice. It comes with the option to flip canvases or copy shapes to the clipboard as a bitmap file. You can also export Canvas as a PNG, JPG, or single-page PDF file.
It allows you to print your projects when you're done. Alchemy is a beneficial software solution that helps you create all sorts of drawings on your computer and use multiple intuitive tools.
Alchemy Catalyst Developer Edition Great Features:
Alchemy CATALYST 2023 introduces visual support for .NET 5, .NET 6, and .NET 7 file formats, including executables, baml, resx, and wpf files. Moreover, the .NET components have been upgraded to support future .NET releases.
Alchemy CATALYST 2023 also introduces native support for Markdown files, including visual rendering.
Finally, also the Xliff parser has been updated, with the added support for XLIFF 2.0 .
Segmentation has been extended to the following types of resources: Win32 Strings tables, .NET String tables and DDF files.
Moreover, the segmentation engine now supports using tags as segments delimiters and Import/Export functions have been added to the segmentation dialog for easier management.
Navigator: the Navigator can now be filtered according to file status.
Translator Toolbar: the Reference area can be collapsed when no TM is attached, in order to gain more space for the windows in use.
Project Workspace: a new contextual menu has been added to the Projects' tab to facilitate common tasks such as closing multiple TTKs, opening containing folder, etc.
The XML parser has been further improved with the ability to automatically parse Max Length in files containing suitable fields or attributes for it.
In Catalyst 2023 you can localize XML files effortlessly parsing Memos, Inline tags, Context links and Max sizes.
The new Project Manager lets the user view the statistics of many TTK projects without opening them. The translation progress is displayed as a colored progress bar along with detailed statistics that can be exported to a file.
The comprehensive set of filtering and sorting functionality, together with the dynamic updating of the total wordcounts, makes this new pane a very powerful, easy to use and useful tool for any user who handles hundreds of TTK files.
The new Duplicates Expert extracts duplicate segments across any number of TTK files into a duplicates TTK, at the same time marking the exported text in the source TTKs, in order to avoid translating the same text more than once.
After the translation phase, a new ad-hoc Leverage function applies the translated text to all the original TTKs.
The Lead/Trail Spaces Expert automatically detects and fixes all the segments where extra spaces at the extremeties were introduced during the translation phase.
Alchemy CATALYST 2021 brings its powerful features set to the world of RoboHelp Projects. Just drop in your .rhpj file to securely translate, visually engineer and confidently validate your RoboHelp projects.
The .ePub e-book file format is supported by many e-readers and compatible software is available for most smartphones, tablets, and computers. Simply insert the file in your project and Catalyst recompiles its contents for translation.
The Validation Expert has been enhanced with a new and quick way to store and load sets of Validation tests and settings: switching to a completely different set of tests has never been so easy.
Moreover we enhanced the tests with the following options:
- Glossary match only within specific inline tags: This check is an extension to the existing Glossary consistency check. Users may check in all segments or only against text found between ANY or specific inline tags.
- Shunted inline tags test: Identify any segment where inline tags have been moved to the very start of the translation. This occurs during Leverage or Power Translate where fuzzy matches or differences of inline tags between source and TM force Catalyst to move inline tags to the front of the translation.
- Incorrect spelling dictionary selection: Users no longer have to stop while in the middle of selecting from the list of validation checks to select a dictionary in Settings. This is now configurable from the Incorrect Spelling check.
JSON files: the JSON ezParse rules now support parsing elements as Memos of strings at the same level. Creating and editing a parsing rule is now easier thanks to the possibility to append new elements from different JSON templates. Finally, segmentation rules are now applied to JSON files too.
Images management: The management of projects including large amounts of images, such as MadCap and Robohelp projects, is made really easy with the Export and Import All images tool.
Users can export all images from an active project into a folder, maintaining the project's structure. This grants the ability to effortlessly harvest and review all images to send to an editor for localization needs. Once all images are returned, simply import back into the TTK project to apply localized graphics. Available as a ezScript™ Command Line too.
Faster saving time: With the industry continuously producing larger projects, changes were made to the TTK format to improve saving times. Catalyst now uses parallel processing whenever possible, maximizing the use of hardware resources.
Timestamp for translations: a Timestamp has been added to every segment in the String List View, to keep track of date and time of the latest change to the target text.
Automatic Get Translation: A toggle button has been added to the Translator Toolbar (Toggle Automatic Get Translation ) for users who wish to pre-populate every selected segment with any 100% match available in the Active TM & MT.
Validation Results Pane
The Validation Results Pane provides an organized way to display the issues reported by the Validation Export or the Automatic Validation. Issues are added to the list where they can be grouped by Validation Test, Resource type, File, etc. and they can be searched and filtered. Moreover, issues are automatically marked fixed as you select and fix them.
The main Navigator has been enhanced with the following features:
1 Project file count: a simple but very useful addition to the Navigator window, a file count now shows the number of files inserted in the project.
2 Flexible Expand/Collapse of nodes: Expand and collapse nodes in the Navigator window without changing the selection in the string list, for a faster navigation. Use the CTRL key when clicking on nodes to expand/collapse recursively.
3 Right click option to copy file path: Collecting and sharing information is easier with the new command that lets you copy file path, file path & name or just file name.
4 Search and filter any text: Search any text in folders, filenames and resource names in the Navigator window.
Locks & Keywords Editor
Keywords files are now in xml format and they come with a brand new editing tool which makes it easier to setup, review and manage the rules to automatically set keywords and locks to your projects.
Miscellaneous UI Enhancement
Entries in the Results Windows can now be filtered by type (Info, Warning, Error) using the new toggle buttons at the top of the pane.
Moreover, as with the Navigator, the Results entries can be searched for any text.
The Translator Toolbar can now be customized: Source and Target edit controls can be vertically switched.
Drag & drop TM and Glossaries: Simply drag & drop your Translation Memory and Glossary files into the appropriate locations. This includes attaching TM, MT, Glossaries, the Clean Up, Analyses, Validate and Leverage Experts!
Segments from frozen resources marked red: Segments from a Frozen resource in the Navigator window are easily identified with their Parent ID and ID displayed in red. This makes it easier for translator users to see why a segment cannot be edited!