EDX SignalPro 8.5.0® / Signal 11.5.0®

Jan 2, 2018

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

EDX SignalPro 8.5.0® / Signal 11.5.0®

New product build – release 22040

NEW FEATURES/ENHANCEMENTS/UPDATES 

  • CIRRUS GEOGRAPHIC VECTOR SHPE FILES – Support for new Cirrus SHPE files (boundaries, transportation routes, etc).
  • MESH – Auto-placement now using Fisher-Yates method.
  • MESH – Added features to allow planning and analysis of IoT (Internet of Things) type systems. Auto-placement tools can run using a selected BNA File.
  • MESH – IoTCapacityPlanner/Solver added.The planner allows setup of modulation tables to guide planning.
  • MESH – Added a feature to save meters inside of a particular polygon area to a .CSVfile.
  • MESH – Added new “Name of Parent Site” column to the Meters and Meters Pick Spreadsheets. This is the name of the router’s associated site.
  • ADDED AUTOMATIC PASS-THROUGH CLUTTER TUNING – Added a function “Tune Pass-through Loss” to the Propagation Model dialog to allow for automatic tuning of the clutter pass-through attenuation values from field measurement data.
  • TRANSMITTER GROUP DIALOG – A new dialog has been added for combining and breaking up transmitter groups based on several different options. Access is through the “Transmitter/BaseHub/Route Sites Groups” “Combine or Breakup Group(s)” button.
  • TRANSMITTER GROUP DIALOG – Can now order sector list by activity state using the “Sort by Active” checkbox within the “Edit Transmitter Group” dialog. Active transmitters are displayed first, with inactive on the bottom.
  • GROUNDCOVER MULTIPLE DATABASES – There can now be up to five Groundcover databases file folder locations. Note: All the clutter must use an identical set of clutter codes.
  • NEW SOCIAL MEDIA MAP LAYER – There is a new Social Media map layer that uses ASCII files formatted the same as for Demographic data. This uses many of the same study features as the Demographic data.
  • DAS MODULE FEATURES – Support for additional Study/RF components.
  • DAS MODULE FEATURES – Can now choose DAS or MCS type of data.
  • DAS MODULE FEATURES – Add support for separate RF Equipment directory and Antenna Pattern Directory.
  • DAS MODULE FEATURES – Support directory path tokens for project antenna path, as well as determining if path is the default antenna pattern path and have only the name of the file saved.
  • DAS MODULE FEATURES – The user will now be informed if the antenna path is not set upon startup and will be directed to browse for a valid path.
  • DAS MODULE FEATURES – The DAS default data path is now C:\ProgramData\BuildingEditor\data instead of the Install directory.
  • DAS MODULE FEATURES – ANTENNA – Supports returning from adding antenna or Access Point while inside Building Editor.
  • NEW DEMOGRAPHIC STUDY NON-EXCLUSIVE OVERLAPPING CONTOUR – Added new option for Non-Exclusive Overlapping Contour to Demographic Studies in addition to the original overlapping contour method that adheres to FCC FM/TV rules.
  • WRITE TO PDF (LINKS) EMBEDDED IMAGE – The BMP files generated for the Link Profile images are now embedded in the PDF file.
  • TERRAIN MAXIMA EXPORT TO CSV AND KML/KMZ – One can now export the Terrain Maxima/Minima layer to CSV or KML/KMZ files.
  • CPE TYPE DIALOG RELIABILITY METHOD – A specific Reliability Method can now be chosen for each individual CPE type in the Multipoint Studies.
  • LIVE PROFILE TO POINT – Now uses the first Link Reliability method in the list of Reliability Methods. Re-calculates the point spacing for every move, not just the first one.
  • LINK STUDY KML EXPORT (Google® Earth) FRESNEL ZONE SHADING – The color shading between Fresnel zones is now an option. Default feature behavior is set to off.
  • EXPORT STUDY TO KML NOW USES STUDY DISPLAY STYLE FOR RESULT IMAGE – Exporting a study to KML now supports the ‘color gradient’ and ‘color gradient over terrain’ options. Previously, exporting was always using ‘composite grid’ settings.
  • CPE GROUPS DIALOG EXPORT CPES – The dialog to export CPEs now defaults to the CSV file type.
  • DEMOGRAPHIC/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRAFFIC DATA DIALOG DELETE STUDY FILE – A new button to delete the map layer’s grid file has been added to the Demographic, Social Media and Traffic map layer option dialogs. This will delete the grid file so the next redraw will use any new data files or file changes. Previously, you had to manually delete the grid file for the new data to take effect.
  • MEASUREMENT ANALYSIS READ WARNINGS ADDED – Errors with the EDX Measurement file will now be displayed as a warning. The file will continue reading any good lines of data and discard the invalid rows. Previously, the code stopped reading the file at the first error and no message was displayed, making it appear everything was successful.
  • MAP LAYER DIALOG ALLOWS STUDY LAYER RENAMING – You can now edit the Study layer Notes field from within the Map Layer dialog.
  • DEMOGRAPHICS/TRAFFIC/SOCIAL MEDIA COLOR DIALOG UNITS – The units in dialogs now show ‘/grid bin’ indicating the density is based upon the actual area of the bin.
  • STUDY SECTOR DIALOG TEXT – Changed text from ‘Study point spacing on radials’ to ‘Study point spacing on path’ to be consistent for Radial, Direct-to-Grid and Multipoint studies.
  • COM PROCESS UPDATES – New Python COM Example for running Area Studies and exporting the result.
  • COM PROCESS UPDATES – Updated the example COM scripts for Python 3.
  • COM PROCESS UPDATES – Added interfaces for access to the new Social Media database information and run the Social Media study.

SOFTWARE ERRORS AND ISSUES FIXED

  • MULTILINK REPORT UNITS – The Transmission Line Length was always displaying as ‘m’ even when set to English Units. This now follows the units setting.
  • DRAW TRAFFIC REGION BUG FIXED WHEN NO TRF FILE – Fixed a bug when attempting to Draw a Traffic Region without having a properly set Traffic Database. A warning message is now displayed to set a Traffic Database.
  • MAP MENU LAND USE DATA DIALOG BUG FIX – Fixed a bug when selecting the ‘Land Use (Clutter) Data’ menu and there is no land use database defined. There was no error or warning message and no dialog was displayed.
  • PRINT ADVANCED OPTIONS FIXED VIDEO RAM ISSUE – A problem was occurring when entering the Print Advanced Options dialog for customers who use virtual video cards.
  • PROPAGATION MODEL DIALOG ATTENUATION FILE NAME – Extra slashes in the filename was not allowing a Save As of the Clutter Attenuation file.
  • COM TXCVRS ITERATOR FIX – It was possible to get multiple Txcvr items repeated when iterating over the Txcvrs list using the COM functionality.
  • ERROR WHEN SELECTING TO SHOW RF TOOLTIPS AND NO PROJECT OPEN – Fixed an error that happened if you selected the menu to display RF Tooltips, but there was currently no project open.
  • GEOGRAPHIC COLOR FIX FOR SHP/SHPE DIRECTORIES – You can now edit the color and line width of a Geographic Map Layer containing a directory of SHP/SHPE files. Previously, editing the color had no effect.
  • FIX CANCEL OF BIDIRECTIONAL STUDIES – Resolved an issue where canceling a Bidrectional Area Study would still continue to the 2nd step of the process resulting in an error message.
  • REMCOM FIX FOR ROUTE ALIGNED ANTENNA STUDY – The route aligned antenna study when using Remcom Ray Tracing has been fixed.
  • ROUTE STUDY MAXIMUM HEIGHT – Maximum height on map was set to 5km. Now allows route to show points up to 15km. This is for 2D map view only mode.
  • LINKS STUDY “FROM SERVERS TO CPE’S” DOES NOT CALCULATE FOR FIRST TX – Resolved a bug where link studies “From Servers to CPEs” was excluding the very first transmitter.
  • FIXED AN ISSUE WHERE TIME KEYS WERE FAILING – Resolved an issue with HASP Time Keys not working.
  • FIXED SITE DETAILS COST/OPTIMIZATION – The cost value was not always being saved if you had more than one sector in the dialog.
  • SHAPE FILE CREATION FIX – Fixed an error that may happen if the output directory name was greater than a certain number of characters.
  • FIXED BUG ON CANCEL OF METERS SPREADSHEET – There was a dialog error if user was currently editing a cell and hit the Cancel button.
  • FIXED CPE PATH PROFILE CALCULATION – The CPE path profiles were using equipment parameters from various locations not clearly known to the user. The Link Study parameters used are now derived exclusively from the CPE parameters and the associated Base Site parameters.
  • LTE RSRQ STUDY INCORRECT VALUES – The LTE RSRQ area study was producing incorrect values. This has been fixed.
  • CLUTTER DATA NOT BEING USED IN LONGELY-RICE MODEL – When the study method was Direct-to-Grid clutter data was not being used by the Longley-Rice propagation model.
  • CPE MENU SELECTION LIMIT – If multiple CPEs were in the same exact location (same latitude/longitude), right-clicking at the location showed only one CPE available to edit. The context menu will now display all of the CPEs found in this location.
  • CPE GROUP FIX FOR DUPLICATE CPE’S – Fixed a bug in the CPE Group dialog where after editing a CPE, the edit might overwrite a valid CPE, ending up with a duplicate of the CPE just edited.
  • CREATE CPE’S IN SERVICE AREA (TOWER/POLES) – When creating CPEs based on a Tower/Poles database, the service area boundary file was being ignored. This feature has been fixed to properly use the Service and Exclusion boundary files.
  • LINK STUDY DIALOG AXIS COLOR – The Link Study dialog’s X/Y axis numeric labels were not using the color assigned in the Link Study Preferences dialog. This has been fixed.
  • PASTING/IMPORTING SITES USING A MULTIPLE SECTOR TEMPLATE CAN RESULT IN DUPLICATE SECTOR NAMES – Fixed a bug in the Sites Spreadsheet Editor when pasting/importing new sites. If the selected Site Template contains more than two sectors, it may result in duplicate sector names being generated with the 2nd and subsequent sectors.
  • MEGA MESH MAX RANGE LIMIT FIX – Fixed an issue with max range limit value for routers.