Tag Archives: Eidolon

Eidolon 1.7c

By | April 17, 2016

I’ve release a bug fix for Eidolon (1.7c) which can be downloaded from Eidolon’s home page. Related posts: Eidolon Eidolon 1.0a and Help Eidolon: Text positions from other Drawings Eidolon Installation Eidolon 1.7b

Eidolon 1.7b

By | March 12, 2016

Eidolon 1.7b has been release. This is a bug fix version which fixed a number of fatal errors which have been reported in the field; there are no new features however it is recommended that you update to this version. regards Dave. Related posts: Eidolon: Text positions from other Drawings Coming soon to Eidolon… Eidolon… Read More »


By | March 5, 2016

Eidolon’s home page has now moved into this blog and can be found on this page. I will release a bug fix for Eidolon (1.7b) in the next week which resolves a number of issues that users have experienced over the last few months. regards Dave. Related posts: Eidolon 1.0a and Help Eidolon: Text positions… Read More »

Storing numbers, enumerates and sets in a TStringList all at the same time

By | June 22, 2011

In the past you’ve probably needed to store a single integer number in a string list so have cast an integer to a TObject and assigned that to the Objects[] property and visa-versa to get the information out. What would you do if you needed to store more than one number in that Objects[] property… Read More »

Coming soon to Eidolon…

By | May 25, 2011

Surprisingly enough, having used Eidolon in anger for the first time, I found a number of bugs and some features that I thought would be useful. The bugs have been fixed and released in the 1.2b version this last weekend. However, here a list of the features that I’m currently implementing and hopefully will be… Read More »

Eidolon’s Polygon Clipping Engine

By | April 12, 2011

I thought it might be interesting to public how I implemented Eidolon's 2D polygon clipping engine. I searched around on the internet for months with no luck until I can across this article. Why did I need this? Well Eidolon's main function is to render time location diagrams. For those of you who don’t know… Read More »

How to pronounce Eidolon…

By | September 10, 2010

Some of you have asked how Eidolon should be pronounced… try Eye-dolon. Dave Related posts: Eidolon 1.0a and Help Starting Eidolon for the first time… Eidolon Installation Eidolon: Text positions from other Drawings Eidolon: True shape clipping coming soon…

Eidolon: True shape clipping coming soon…

By | August 25, 2010

I’ve eventually got around to working on a true clipping engine for Eidolon. The current mechanism for clipping shapes simple just compresses them until they fit into the viewing window (if they appear in there in the first place). The new clipping engine will actually chop the shape off at the boundaries so that there… Read More »

Eidolon: Variations on a Line…

By | March 11, 2010

Here’s another idea for improving the Time Locations presentation and that is to take advantage of Excel’s ability to render Arrows, Circles and Diamonds on the ends of lines. Excel defines the following “Arrow” types: Each of these different arrow type have different sizes. An example follows: What I’m suggested as an improvement is to… Read More »