Zumedia Software has released
Automata, a file-generating software designed to save Adobe Illustrator 10.0.3 users from having to perform repetitive tasks. Automata merges templates — Illustrator files containing place holders — with a text source file containing content info. Zumedia said that Automata can output up to 1,500 files per hour, and it outputs to Illustrator, PDF, EPS, JPEG, GIF and Flash formats. Automata for Illustrator CS is coming soon. Automata 1.0 costs US$135 for a single license; that includes an interactive user guide and 43 minutes of QuickTime video tutorials. System requirements call for Illustrator 10.0.3 and Mac OS X v10.3.