Current Version: (Windows), (Mac)

Release date: January 2, 2018

Follow the steps below to update your current EQ8 installation to the most current version. Version updates are released periodically and include anything from minor to major fixes and feature enhancements.

Step 1: Determine Which Version is Installed

To check which version you are currently running on this computer, open EQ8. On the Home Screen, click on PRODUCT DETAILS. If your version number matches what's listed above, your EQ8 is all up-to-date. If not, please continue to step 2 to update your EQ8.

EQ8 Product Details

Step 2: Select the Version Currently Installed

Select the box below that is the same as the version listed in step 1. This is the version that is currently installed on this computer.

Step 3: Verify Your EQ8 License

Please verify your license to determine which updates are appropriate for your EQ8. You can find your EQ8 license ID and password on the My Downloads page in your account.

Step 4: Download and Install Updates

Here is where you will find your file after the download is complete:

In Your Downloads Folder

In Your Downloads Folder

- Or -

In Firefox

In Chrome

In Edge/IE

In Safari

Version Release Notes (Windows) (Mac)

New Features
  • Can now use the 'Fit to Worktable' and 'View Actual Size' zoom options on the image worktable after cropping an image.
Bug Fixes
  • Added a cursor to the Mac EQ8 to show when a user is dragging a block.
  • Library will no longer show the previous search results when a search query has no results.
  • Fixed issue where worktable rulers would lose their numbering after the 9 mark.
  • File export will now correctly remember the type of file you exported previously.
  • Fixed issue where blocks would not stack above 2, even when preferences allowed it.
  • Fixed some typos.
  • Fixed bug that caused some programs to crash when trying to print foundation patterns.
  • Exporting on the Mac EQ8 should now correctly export the file type the user selected. (Windows), (Mac) - Released November 22, 2017

These enhancements/fixes are included with the current update
Foundation Printing Enhancement!
  • Can now rotate foundation sections or patches in the print preview. A section or patch can be rotated in 30 degree increments with each click of the Rotate button.
  • Auto Add in the Link Library option will automatically copy all of your installed and linked libraries that were previously linked to EQ7 to your Add-on Libraries folder in EQ8. This will provide a quick and easy way to have all of your previous add-on purchases link to your EQ8 libraries. Additionally, this feature will pull in all of your EQ7 My Libraries for use in EQ8.
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Mac Only
  • The Mac version that was initially released did not include the final files. This affected the PDFs on the Help menu, Auto Borders and a few other things. We have now resolved the issue. Please go back to your account and download the updated file and reinstall.
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  • Using CTRL+A on the Block Worktable would disable the “a” key on your keyboard. This is now fixed.
  • There will no longer be duplicate library entries in the Libraries. This happened if you had add-on libraries linked to EQ8.
  • Fixed an issue with EQ7 My Libraries from the Layout Library when transferred to EQ8’s Layout Library.
  • Blocks will unstack based on your settings. So if you have your block stacking settings set to 2, and you open a project that has blocks set to 10 (for example), when you open the project, the blocks will automatically unstack to 2.