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Current GCS release : 23.1025  10/25/19


Release notes:
Pipe, bug fixes: 
   A bug where the design slope was stuck at minimum slope, after a committ error was initiated manually or automatically, has now been fixed.
  Max depth is now being enforced properly

Level improvements:
  When using the A-B line, the entire coordinate system was rotated, and a benchmark was set in an arbitrary location.  The result was that it was practically impossible to re-setup using the same coordinate system, and north no longer represented up on screen, causing confusion.  This has been improved so that when a user sets an A-B line, it is only used to determine heading.  It does not alter the user coordinate system, thus preserving the usefulness of the user control points.
  Also
the waterfall indicator has been replaced with a dynamic, working version, instead of one that showed the waterfall direction in increments of 5 degrees.
  The two slope percentages displayed on screen have been replaced by a single compound slope percentage.
The slope menu has been augmented with another slope statistic button.  This button shows all of the information one needs to verify that the slope they specified has been properly configured.  The previousl methods were incomplete and unclear.  The statistics displayed include the origin (NEZ) of the slope, the heading of the compound slope as well as the compound slope percentage, the direction of waterfall, and the percentage of the long and cross slope (as applicable).


All programs:
   Instrument menu and Device menu have both been shortened dramatically to eliminate unused instruments from the list. This is a cosmetic change that can be easily reversed if anything was accidentally purged.

   Other Non-functional or incomplete dialogs have been eliminated.

GCS:Point improvements:
Added "manual point capture" function, simplified the behavior so that the user is prompted for a point label, and then 1 read is taken, capturing the point.
Fixed a bug that allowed the user to type in some display fields.
Expanded the text box for the desired point to span across a 1024px wide screen, making it possible to read long point labels.  Removed several useless or non-working options from the GCS:Point miscellaneous menu.

License menu improvements, such as Display/Delete.

Bottom labels in Dirt, Topo, Level, Ditch and Pipe were all resized to fit properly.

Changes were made to improve database stability by cleaning up unecessary information in the database at shutdown.

Known issues: Pipe program intermittently reports "minimum slope is violated".  This warning should only be prompted after an invalid intercept point is created. Ignore this error for now.

Notice to users and dealers about Windows XP:

This is may be the last release of Geosite that supports Windows XP.  The future versions of code plan to include improvements that use Microsoft resources (the .NET 4.61 library) that are incompatible with Windows XP.  This is because the official end of support for Windows XP was April 8, 2014, and Microsoft has not written tools to support that operating system in 5 years.  It is worth noting that Windows 7 end of support is coming soon in Jan 14, 2020.  At this point, however, GeoLogic has no plans to use tools that will be incompatible with Windows 7.  

Users who have not updated their computers to Windows 7 or later, and cannot update immediately, will be given this version of the software. They will then have the usual 1 year after their update to be eligible to move the software to a newer computer without an update charge. 
  Contact support@agpsinc.com for options to upgrade to a new computer, or update your existing.



Changes in past versions:

23.0513
  New, larger icons have been created for the capture and machine control buttons
  A bug with the heading logic in dual-antenna and dual GPS systems that caused intermittent heading failures has been fixed.  This was primarily seen in between surveying backing up and switching to a lay pass moving forwards.
  Improvements to the NovAtel Align instrument:
   -A bug in the error messaging was fixed. A heading check was being done before a more basic check of the primary antenna, causing the program to report a secondary heading error instead of the primary cause of failure. 
   -The driver was modified to check more often for user input, allowing the user to cancel in the middle of programming the receiver.
   -Changes were made to the driver to make it move on twice as fast after a failed reading from the instrument. 

  Improvement to Contouring module: This was previously hard coded to make only about 14 contours, so each line had a unique color, which made steeper fields only have a contour every 1.5 - 2 feet or more. Now, there will be  line for every foot (or more if very little elevation range).

  GCS:Pipe, all versions:
  A new pass type has been created, known as “Controlled Rip Pass” or simply “CRP”.  This mode allows the user to follow a profile created in LAY mode, PTL mode or Plan Use (PLU) Mode and rip the ground at an adjustable offset above the profile line.
  -CRP can be used  both uphill and downhill, provided that the lay pass type already supports this behavior.
  -Cut/Fill offset label in lower left that changes to "CRP" and indicates the current rip offset above the profile line.
  -While in CRP mode, the light bar chevrons move the offset up and down
  -2 new settings have been added to the parameters menu:
       *“CRP Offset at start of CRP pass” – which is the starting rip offset when CRP mode is entered.  Afterwards, it can be adjusted with the chevron controls.
       *“Minimum Offset for CRP Pass” – this is a safety to prevent ripping too close to the design profile          
  -The background color of the top portion of the window changes to purple, and the status bar along the top of the window indicates that the user is in CRP mode, instead of LAY mode.   
  -Pressing the CRP button again exits CRP mode and returns the user to LAY mode.  The user may also enter and exit CRP mode from GCS:Pipe’s text-based Pass Menu.
  -The user must turn on point capture in order to see and use cut/fill values.  Points plotted on screen in CRP mode are not recorded to file.
  -CRP mode is disabled when the user is not in an applicable mode of operation.  The user may only select it while in LAY, PTL and PLU mode.

  Changes have been made to the working screen pass menu which appears after a long press on the pass mode button.
  -The layout of the menu has been changed to a 5x2 horizontal grid.
  -Buttons in the menu now show that they are on, off or disabled.  Buttons that are on have a bright color scheme.  Buttons that are off have a dark color scheme.  Buttons that are disabled are “greyed out”.
  -The buttons have been resized to fit different screen sizes, from 800x600 pixels all the way up to 1920x1080.

  A bug in has been fixed where using the Modify to edit a survey pass caused all other survey passes in the .CAP file to be deleted. 

  GCS:PipeII - The PLU pass is now available for all users.
  GCS:Pipe I - A restriction on travel speed during a LAY and LNR pass has been disabled. There is no longer an internally fixed maximum speed, however, there is still a user configurable maximum speed.

  GCS:Dirt and GCS:Level (all versions):
  The color grid logic has been updated so that changes to the cut/fill offset are applied to the cut/fill  color grid ranges.  This means when the user applies a cut/fill offset of X, X is added to each individual cut/fill range value.  The result is that the color grid shifts to match the current cut fill offset.
  -This behavior can be toggled on an off with a setting the "color grid control" menu.  The setting is called “Toggle adjusting Cut Fill Color by the CutFill offset” and is on by default, meaning this new behavior is on by default.

  Changes were made to the installer to prevent the deletion of user-created files/folders in the c:\amw directory, as well as the usrsettings.ini file, and all backup copies of the database.

  A bug has been fixed where machine control was permanently disabled after a license had expired.  The machine control toggle in the device menu (“Set the Enablement”) is now re-enabled after a user’s software is re-licensed.


22.1102
  Pipe: Reset the pass labels when a user creates a new job from the Dashboard.
  Pipe & Ditch: Fixed font size issue of Up/Down message
  Pipe: Resolved a issue that sometimes caused the RIP pass to not record points.

  NovAtel ALIGN: corrected an error in the commands so that the heading message output at the same rate as the position message.
  Instrument setup: New option "GPS  1 Local Point  Setup (True North)". This works like the program used to when you would pick "2/1 Local Point" and use the same point twice.
  Dirt: speeding up reading TIN files (surface files representing triangles)
  Installer: Fixed an issue that was replacing global.rod, .lbl, .cfo files.
  Pipe: Letter "G" for Go/Stop mode on the keyboard has been disabled. The program will stay in Go mode. 
  More program logs will be archived in C:\arity\gcslogs

22.0524 - 22.0723
  GCS version includes the updates to the unlock system required for activations. Note: Installer requires some WinXP components to be updated before install. Please use the _XP.zip file.

21.1011 10/11/2017:
  Fixed: Pipe- glitch in ver 21.0721 where program would lock up on SVY.
  Fixed: Red message bar to stay on screen in Dirt.
21.0721 07/21/2017:
  Pipe- *New feature* "Intercept Point". To use, touch on the profile near the area you want to change, then touch Modify. New options are:
      Add    a   Intercept Point by Depth ...
      Add    a   Intercept Point to the Plan ...
      Add    a   Intercept Point from CTL point ...
      Delete all Intercept Point from the Plan ...
      Parameters  menu.
      Quit this Menu and Retart Current Pass.


21.0711 07/11/2017:
  Pipe: "Maximum slope change of pipe (smooth)" now has a new behavior. The new default is 2%. A value of 2 means the profile should not change in increments more than 2% per 10' (or your set distance).  WARNING, we have found rare cases where this causes the profile to exceed MaxDepth. Keep watch if the profile goes below the brown line.
  The setting "Toggle Smoothing All" has been removed, since this enhancement will smooth better.

21.0612 06/12/2017:
  Fixes to non-responsive buttons
  On screen keyboard now shows number only pad when needed, rather than full keyboard.

21.0328 03/28/2017:
  NovAtel ALIGN, fixed intermittent "Bad Data" message and slowdowns.
  Dirt-Sideways 2 antenna-fix side view to show more sections of design
20.0919 09/19/2016: Changes to fix Background BMP compatibility/errors on Windows10.
20.0428 04/28/2016: BRON CAN- now support steering on SVY pass.
20.0408 04/08/2016: Northing and Easting are now hidden on the working screen. To enable them,
on the Dashboard click user preferences. Then check "Show Northing/Easting in Plot window"
20.0129 01/29/2016: Dashboard, Utilities menu, has a new Backup screen. You may select to Automatically copy
your \data\ folder to another destination, like a USB or Cloud drive, on startup or shutdown.
20.0104 01/04/2016:
  Pipe: now saving .pln file with proposed profile
  Pipe: Pass menu, Manipulate menu, select a label number then a new option is available to "Restore/Plot this line from ".SVY", ".PLN" Files"
  Click menu, new option to "Restore/Plot closest old Pass"
19.1207 12/07/2015 novaoem6: added issue_cmds switch, preliminary icom1
19.1124 11/24/2015:
  Level: Added code to get the heading in the slopes/AB vector dialog screen.
  Dashboard:
   1) Added code to export data to cloud or local directory/data stick.
   2) Added code to run ShutBack.exe when a quit and shut down computer request is made.
   3) Moved job selection to main job configuration screen from job summary screen.
   4) Removed code for modifying dialog font.
   5) Added code and screens to handle STA and CRO files for the Road program.
19.1123 11/23/2015 drw2dxf: fixed missing default color, supported rgb.  dxf2drw: supported rgb in dxf2drw.clr 19.1113 11/13/2015 arwvol1.bat: new, calculates volumes between surfaces
within perimeter
19.1022 10/22/2015 gpe2vol: new, compares 2 gpe files to make volume report
19.0923 09/23/2015 instspec: add sideways gps module
19.1022 10/22/2015 gpe2vol: new, compares 2 gpe files to make volume report
19.0804 08/04/2015 pipeutil,pipemenu: support "survey_steering"
19.0804 08/04/2015 dac7000: support "Steering Backing-up Multiplier
19.0523 05/23/2015 novalign,instsetu: use setup North (xyhr) correction
for heading of 2nd dish