March 2023 Release Notes Summary

Support Note
Some features in this release may not apply to your team/organization. If you’re unsure whether your team/organization has a certain feature, please contact your IT department.
These changes are scheduled to go live on Thursday, March 9 after 9 pm PST for impacted organizations.

It’s March! The days are finally getting milder in the northern hemisphere and the sun is starting to shine a little more in the wintery areas! And who doesn’t love St. Patrick’s Day? :four_leaf_clover:

We’ve been hard at work on new features and improvements to make your Bluescape journey more productive, fun, engaging, and exciting.


Image Cropping

Crop images

In the March (23.03.1) release, you can crop images that have been uploaded to a workspace to edit an image to only show the desired portion of the original uploaded image. This feature works with Popsync images and images you upload to the workspace.

Learn More: Using the Image Cropping Feature

Export objects to PDF

Need to export to PDF? We now have you covered. In this release, users can export a canvas, viewport, and individual elements to PDF format. Export single or multiple workspace canvases to PDF format.

Learn More: Using the Export to PDF Function in a Workspace

Updated workspace layout

In the upper right toolbar, we’ve added a new tooltip, included a Meet now button, and updated “Share” to Invite for ease of use.

Template picker update

The Template picker experience has also been updated to include new thumbnails and a featured category.

Notes, Bug Fixes, & Improvements

Support for Apple Safari Browser

As of the March 2023 release, users who wish to use the Safari browser with Bluescape must upgrade to Safari 15.2 or higher.

Improved sign-up/invite to Bluescape

We’ve updated the invite and signup flows to make becoming a Bluescape member faster and easier to get started and get straight to your creative workspace.

:bug: Bug Fix: Deleted workspace email notification

Previously, after completing a Bluescape Meet session, if you did not edit the included workspace after ending the meeting, you received a confirmation email stating that the workspace had been deleted. In this release, new workspaces do not generate an email notification if unused during your meeting.

Learn more: “You have successfully deleted your workspaces” Email Appears after Discarding an Unedited Meeting Workspace

:bug: Bug Fix: Meeting terminated unexpectedly and you were unable to rejoin the meeting

We’ve resolved an issue where a user would join a meeting, and their session would terminate unexpectedly and be unable to rejoin the meeting.

Learn more: Meeting Terminates Unexpectedly and Rejoin is Unsuccessful using the Bluescape Native Client

:bug: Bug Fix: JPEG files appeared when searching Popsync for GIF files from Google Images

A condition has been resolved where a search for GIF files resulted in JPEG files in the search result. This issue is now resolved, and the correct file types return when performing a GIF search.

Learn more: JPEG Images Returned Instead of GIF Files when Searching for GIF files using Google Images Popsync Search

:bug: Bug Fix: Opening a PDF with the zoom level set to 4% caused images to render incorrectly

We’ve resolved an issue where PDF file images render incorrectly when opening the file in a workspace. In previous versions, when opening a PDF file in a Bluescape workspace, the image would render distorted if the zoom level of the workspace was at 4%.

Learn more: Opening a PDF File with Workspace Zoom Level Set to 4% Rendered the Image Disjointed

:bug: Bug Fix: Selection area misaligned with selected objects in a workspace

Previously, when selecting a group of objects in the workspace, the selection handles and bounding box did not encapsulate the selected objects. The misalignment became increasingly apparent as you zoom out. This is resolved with the 23.03.1 release.

Learn more: Bounding Box Does Not Encapsulate Selected Objects when Selecting a Group of Objects in the Workspace in the Bluescape Native App

Where to Next?

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