PAST5 Version history

Build 600 (October 10th, 2016)  Critical bug fix – Immediate update recommended!

Bug fixes:

  • Reduced CPU usage when in idle mode and MDI windows are maximized.

New functionality (see online help for details):

  • Data acquisition from Mitutoyo DMX based measuring systems connected to serial (RS232) port

Build 590 (June 20th, 2016)

Bug fixes:

  • Removed critical program crash that occured after deleting records/groups containing notes
  • Improved Display of Pith/Sapwood in YT-Graph – Choose with Fast Drawing option in Setup/Std. Graphs
  •  Simultaneous checking multiple records for mean value creation works again
  • Removed program crash when opening then Segmented Correlation assistant
  • Saving of Segmented Correlation results (Text, RTF and HTML)
  •  Segmented correlation now uses global statistical setup values
  •  Copying of Segmented Correlation results (right click)
  • Display Pith and Sapwood options are saved upon program closure
  • Check group mean value assistant now displays CC field
  • Improved functionality in Species and Location lookup boxes (Record Editor)
  • Data export bug removed: Only original data was exported to FH and Hemmenhofen, ignoring the actual Version copy

New functionality (see online documentation or manual):

  •  Sapwood and Pith information can be imported from OSM (needs OSM 4.1001 or above)
  • Format Heidelberg Import: New import filter for half chronos
  • Log transformation of CC (Correlation Coefficient) is freely selectable (None, Holstein, Cofecha)
  • Create record manually – Empty records can be created and ring width data can be easily entered manually in Record Editor.
  • Sapwood is displayed in Edit Record data display window. Sapwood border can also be set/removed via context menu there.
  • Version copies can be displayed/selected directly in the record editor
  • New Derive Early/Latewood Series assistant added
  •  The most recent ITRDB URL can be retrieved from the SCIEM homepage in Setup/Common
  • New options for Tucson import (BC Series, Force Chrono)
  •  Copying of partial Record manager lists to clipboard (Select records, right click, choose Options/Copy selected list to clipboard)

Build 575 (December 31st, 2014) Major Bug fix, Installation recommended if your Build number < 575

Bug fixes:

  • Record Manager: Improved Group sorting (sorting Groups with and without dynamic mean values)
  • CGMV Assistant: Interaction (record picking) between CGMV and Record Manager works
  • MultiSync Assistant:  Improved interaction (record picking) between MS and Record Manager
  • OSM-ReRead: Mean value is only recalculated for affected groups
  • Setup: Changes are stored each time the Setup Dialog is closed ( previously only saved if program is closed)
  • Graphs: Vertical Shift improvement (CTRL/SHIFT+POS1->Reset all vertical shifts), vertical shift also implemented in stacked YT Graph
  • YT-Graph: Changed direction for vertical mouse dragging
  • General: Removed Background lock during Project load
  • Record Manager, Search records dialog: No more loss of focus in edit fields when mouse is moved over Graphs while editing
  • Hemmenhofen file format: Improved Hemmenhofen Import and Export (correct Interpretation of all Hemmenhofen Header fields)
  • Record Manager: Several improvements concerning point&click (selecting records for mean value calculation too fast could destroy the date of the mean value)
  • Improved update algorithm with OSM (valid in OSM 4.0.995 and above)

New functionality (see online documentation or manual):

  • Hemmenhofen Header Record Editor allows for fast editing of Hemmenhofen Header data

Build 570 (July 30th, 2014) Major Bug fix, Installation recommended if your Build number < 570

Bug fixes:

  • General/Graphs: Shifting records vertically works from all windows (using CTRL+SHIFT+Arrow keys)
  • General: CTRL-C/CTRL-V is disabled for all PAST windows while in-place editors are used
  • OSM/PAST interaction: Mean values are updated in PAST if a record is re-read from OSM
  • Record Editor: Auto complete function (Keycode, …) switched off by default
  • Record Manager: Version control icon displays selected original version with an orange checkmark
  • Record Manager: No more missing icon bar if the Record Manager´s width is set small
  • YT-Graph: Reference and Sample are always drawn on top of all other records in YT-Graph
  • Bar graph: Bars are displayed transparent (if enabled in setup)
  • Main menu: Project list (Main menu “Projects”) displays projects correctly
  • Dynamic mean values: Changing the keycode is stored in the project file
  • Numerous updates to the online help documentation and manual

New functionality (see online documentation or manual):

  • Record Manager: Header templates allow fast filling of header fields with template values
  • Color choosing of selections for all major lists (Record Manager etc…) is available in Setup/Record Manager
  • Setting the default group mean value type for new groups (standard, chrono, median) is available in Setup/Record Manager
  • Record Manager: The vertical scrollbar can be disabled (no more vertical scrolling when clicking in the rightest columns of the Record Manager
  • Record editor: Create a new (partial) record from a selection of ring widths from a given record
  • All graphs and Sync: Sync and display limits selectable from -999999 to 999999
  • Record Manager, Sync results and others: Lists can be exported to HTML, RTF or CSV by right clicking resp. selecting Export/Project structure from the main menu
  • Added functionality to Find records and Edit/Search and replace header fields: both functions now can interact, see online help for details
  • Records links: Records may contain an Internet link
  • Improved ITRDB import: Header correctly filled when opening CRN files, Header lines are imported as Record notes, ITRDB FTP URL is saved to Record link
  • New “Add/Delete missing rings” assistant

Known issues:

  • Missing Combine series assistant
  • Manage project data: New function unfinished and not documented yet – use at your own risk
  • Add/Delete missing rings assistant: New function unfinished and not documented yet – use at your own risk

Build 560 (10.02.2014) Initial public release

Known issues:

  • Missing Combine series assistant

Build 558 (21.01.2014) Beta release for internal testing only

Known issues:

  • Check update function missing (fixed 560)
  • Double reference/sample drawing in YT Graph (fixed 560)
  • OSM Icons not updated (fixed 560)
  • Online help inconsistent (fixed 560)