|Some features included in this release may not apply to your team/organization. If you’re unsure whether your team/organization has a certain feature, please reach out to your IT department.|
|These changes are scheduled to go live on Thursday, July 13 after 9 pm PST for impacted organizations.|
Hotter than the July sun and cooler than the other side of the pillow , Bluescape’s July 2023 release is here to take your collaboration game to the next level! With new features and improvements, it’s time to jump in and experience the future of teamwork. Don’t wait; try them out now and start making magic happen!
The (Shapes) menu has been made persistent, allowing for the placement of multiple shapes without entering text edit mode. To access text edit mode click the text icon or press return/enter on a keyboard to enter into edit mode after placing a shape.
Learn More: Adding Default Shapes to a Workspace
The Icon library updates provide improved navigation of the icon categories available and allow users to add them to the (Shapes) menu for easy access. Users can also search through an extensive selection of icons and include them in the Recently used section of the Shapes menu.
Learn More: Using the Workspace Icon Library
Users can now adjust the layering of lines, both connected and unconnected in a workspace. After selecting a line, it can be moved forward and backward in relation to surrounding workspace objects allowing for improved workspace organization.
Learn More: Adding Default Shapes to a Workspace
Line routing has been introduced, enabling smooth pivot and movement of lines within a workspace. Users now have more control and flexibility in arranging and organizing their content, making collaboration and visual communication easier.
This new feature allows users to toggle on or off the workspace toolbars to create a clutter-free interface and focused environment while working or presenting. Optionally, users can also select Ctrl+\ (Windows), or Command+\ (Mac) to turn the toolbars on and off.
Learn More: Workspace Settings and Details
Those that do not have the workspace Editor role can now lead a workspace. This allows for greater flexibility in granting access to presentations.
Learn More: Workspace Roles
The ability to change the color of an object in the workspace is now available in a single color menu both when you have the object selected and in edit mode.
Previously, the control bar for objects may have disappeared when zooming in on them. With this improvement, the control bar remains visible regardless of the zoom level, providing users consistent access to object controls.
Bluescape Pro and Business tiers under the self-serve product model now have seamless integration with Box and OneDrive accounts via the Popsync library, enabling shared repository access for team members without the need for admin configuration.
Learn More: Using Box with Popsync
Users can now drag lines or connectors to any point without them snapping to the side of an object. By holding the CTRL (CMD on Mac OS) key, users can freely position the line anywhere, making it easier to pinpoint and align with a specific spot on an object.
To avoid confusion with the menu item for “Bold”, the “B” icon for accessing the text style menu has been modified, clearly indicating that it opens a menu with available style options. The new icon appears as in the product moving forward.
Learn More: Workspace Toolbar
Based on customer feedback, users now have the option to remove a canvas name after placing it in the workspace for greater flexibility in canvas organization. Users can also add a name to an unnamed canvas using the (Workspace settings) menu > Properties > Rename.
Learn More: Creating a Canvas
Previously, when you attempted to add live content to a workspace, you had to select our input twice to have the live content appear in your workspace. This issue is resolved in the July update.
We’ve corrected a permissions issue where a user with the Viewer or Commenter role accessed a canvas in a workspace, and a download icon was present.
In previous versions of Bluescape, GIFs added to a workspace were not animated properly. They are now functioning as expected.
Bug Fix: Laser pointer enabled for all users when someone is presenting while another leader is in the workspace
We’ve fixed an issue with laser pointers being present for all users when a user takes the lead in a group of 3 or more and another user, who is not leading, starts a local presentation.
Previously, users may have seen inconsistent results when attempting to duplicate workspace assets using the CTRL+D shortcut key. The shortcut now works as expected.
A bug that resulted in the undesired activation of “Drift” mode when exiting presentation mode while hosting a local presentation is now resolved. This fix ensures a seamless transition and improves the overall user experience.
We have resolved a bug in Bluescape that previously caused the Play button to be unresponsive when viewing live content as a follower in a workspace. With this month’s release, you can now expect the Play button to function correctly, allowing seamless playback of live content.
In previous versions, “favoriting” a workspace would cause the workspace to not appear in your Favorites list on Bluescape Home or as a workspace within your Organization. This issue is now resolved, and accessing favorite workspaces now functions as expected.