Release 2018.01.08.00 (happy New Year)

(Autonomous Robot Control Software)
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Change Release Notes

One year older...:D Here's the changes for this latest ARC update!


  • Fixed: bug that prompts "Close plugin Updater" when loading ARC

  • Fixed: ez-robot camera at 640x480 was not working (

  • camera object training has deep learning option (default checked)

  • Change and clear the background image of Auto Position (overrides the snapshot from the 3d robot designer)

  • prompt when closing controls - can be bypassed in the preferences menu

*Attention plugin Authors: prompt to remove controls requires a rebuild of plugins because the FormClosing event needs to be rebound do the new form master's onclosing override event. Email notification sent to all plugin authors. In case you missed the update, find past notifications here:

  • auto project backup (can be enabled in Preferences). Backup files are in [My Documents]\ARC\Projects Backups

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@DJ, Thanks for adding the prompt when closing controls feature and auto backup



@DJ, I just can't say enough good things about you, the products, this forum and the software. Thanks for all your hard work.



No problem! Enjoy, everyone :)


That prompt before closing controls is going to save me so many headaches... haha. Thank you DJ!