Build139 User Interface Improvements

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Build 139 Release Notes (Summary)
New Models and Add-Ons Model Improvements User Interface Improvements Other Improvements Changes that Affect Results Project Upgrade & Tag Changes Discontinued Unit Models

Latest SysCAD Version: 31 May 2024 - SysCAD 9.3 Build 139.35544

Related Links: Build 139 Revision History, Upgrading Projects

The following Release Notes represent the state of Build 139 at the time of first release. Please refer to the Build 139 Revision History for subsequent updates.

User Interface Improvements

General Improvements

  • Improvements to Flowsheet Printing - New graphic page printing option - Print Multiple PDF. This option allows user to print all graphic pages to a single document. This function requires the "Microsoft Print to PDF" driver.
  • Importing Species from HSC Database - Added new import functionality for HSC8 and newer. To use the new import functionality, the HSC COM interface is required. This requires user to have a licensed working copy of HSC installed. If not, the connect to HSC COM Interface fails, and user cannot import from HSC directly.
  • Explorer Window functionality added for Manipulating Graphics Windows to allow creating, deleting and renaming of areas. This is significantly easier than using the Access window fields in PlantModel Flowsheets. Drag and drop of flowsheets between areas is also supported.
  • New TagList Document type.
  • Reorganised Document Window commands:
  • Zip Project - new project command, allowing user to save the project in a zip file format for backup purposes.
  • Access Window improvements:
  • Project Window - user can right click on any of the file path or document in the Files or Environment list to get the "Open Containing Folder" popup option, clicking on this will activate the "Windows File Explorer", showing the folder or file of interest.
  • Hotjumps139.png
    Subsequent clicks of the Recent Graphics Window RecentGraphics.png, Recent Trend Window RecentTrend.png or Recent TagList Window RecentTagList.png Hot Jumps will scroll through the graphics/trend/taglist windows in the order shown in the Explorer Window, which is usually sorted by name. Holding down Alt will scroll through them in reverse order.
  • Change Tag now includes changing of tags referenced in PID functions and in data fields for General Controllers marked as {tag} variables.

Graphics Improvements

  • Reroute Link Reroute Link.png - New graphics command. This combines the Disconnect Link, Connect Link and Redraw Link commands, allowing user to change the pipe's connection points and pipe line graphics in one continuous command.
  • Change Unit Model graphics command - Added a Next button to the dialog box, allows user to change multiple units in one session.
  • Graphics Copy and Paste between projects: when pasting the copied graphics into another project, any reference files used by the copied models (e.g.: reaction, pgm, mp, csv files) will be copied to the new project location; if the reference file exists in the destination (e.g.: a file with the same name exists in the destination project) , the file will be skipped.
  • Graphic Symbols Library - New Symbols subfolder for Shapes. The Symbols folder is part of the BaseFiles folder. This contains some basic drawing shapes such as circles, squares and triangles. Previews of the SysCAD graphic symbols can be found in ..\SysCADXXX\BaseFiles\SysCADSymbolsList.pdf
  • Animation - Improvements to Graphics - Insert Annotation Table: