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What's New in v4.2

SERVOsoft® v4 Revision Log

Note: Starting with v4.2, SERVOsoft has one unified install package and one EXE for all versions (Trial, Lite, Advanced, Pro, Manufacturer) and license types (ACT/DGL/TS)

May 13, 2020Version 4.2.202

Enhancements:

  • System Check:
    • Added a note to the "Inverter Ixt limit exceeded" message when the application standstill holding current is greater than 2/3 of the Inverter rated continuous current.
      • "Note: The inverter rated current, Io, is de-rated by 2/3 at standstill to account for 2 of 3 phases that are working."
      • The purpose is to inform the user of the standstill derating factor to help the user understand why Ixt is higher than expected when a significant standstill current is required by the application.
  • Database Utility:
    • Ensure all hidden rows are handled when importing spreadsheet data

Fixes:

  • Print Report:
    • Gearbox page:
      • Now display the Transformation’s Rated Max Torque at the speed where the application Max Torque occurs, same as done in the Gearbox Performance form. Previously, the Rated Max Torque at standstill was displayed.
    • Sequence Page:
      • Corrected Pump Displacement units conversion for display when Variable Displacement application
  • Move form:
    • For a Winder Center Driven, when a Segment, the "Use Motor Velocity" inputs button would not handle "Time/Speed" inputs properly. This has been corrected to seamlessly switch between "Load Velocity" and "Motor Velocity" inputs for all inputs, including "Time/Speed".
  • QuickCalc Numeric Input Dialog:
    • When using the dialog and enter a number then delete it, a parsing error occurred. Now when that row is empty, it is handled without an error or message
Apr 28, 2020Version 4.2.201

Enhancements:

  • Motor Model:
    • Improved PMSM motor model for better accuracy and consistency in the motor electrical power calculations by computing the dynamic voltage constant [ke] based on overload, temperature, etc. instead of using the database value. The reason for this change is some vendors provided the [ke] value in the database as the unloaded cold value, which skews the power calculations as the motor is loaded.
  • Help:
    • Improved German translations throughout the help file
    • Updated all images in the Database Utility pages

Fixes:

  • Pump Hydraulic Power:
    • Corrected the Hydraulic Power calculation to use “delta Pressure”, "dP", instead of
      “Total Pressure", which is "P = dP + Poffset”
  • Motor Efficiency form:
    • Fixed a bug where the motor efficiency chart would plot the last datapoint at 0rpm when it should be at the maximum rpm.
  • Main form:
    • For Shared Bus Systems, changing the 'Total Bus Capacitance' Units and the 'Max Bus Storeable Energy' units would not convert the displayed values to the selected units. The values were always displayed in their base units.
  • Power Calculations:
    • For Stand Alone Bus applications, the ChopperEfficiency was applied 2x to the Bleeder Power Profile, making the Bleeder Peak Power 3% lower than it should have been, assuming a ChopperEfficiency of 97%
  • Database Utility:
    • The Right-click menu in the Table Details form was not translated into the active language
    • Added additional error checking for "NaN" and "Infinity" values. If such numbers make it into the database, then when using the program, those values "Break" some database calls.
Apr 3, 2020Version 4.2.132

Enhancements:

  • Terminal Server (TS) option enabled for all users due to Covid-19
    • The TS option allows users to use a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to connect to a work machine from home and run SERVOsoft® on their work machine.
    • The free TS option has an expiry date of Sept 30, 2020, which may be extended as needed in future releases if Covid-19 continues to require people to work from home.

Fixes:

  • Stober Version:
    • Fixed a bug opening a Rack & Gearbox Pinion project and it would open in "View Only Mode" even though everything was fine in terms of the vendors and the feature was enabled.
    • Updated the Sample 1 & 4 projects where the selected gearboxes had been renamed in the recent database update.
    • Refined all sample projects by refining and adding some filters to reduce long product listings
  • Control Techniques version:
    • Updated the Sample 2 project, which was using a motor that is no longer in the database.
  • System Check:
    • When the Gearbox output shaft diameter <> Pinion input hub diameter, the Critical alarm flag would set, but no message would appear in System Check
Mar 30, 2020Version 4.2.131

Enhancements:

  • Terminal Server (TS) option enabled for all users due to Covid-19
    • The TS option allows users to use a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to connect to a work machine from home and run SERVOsoft® on their work machine.
    • The free TS option has an expiry date of Sept 30, 2020, which may be extended as needed in future releases if Covid-19 continues to require people to work from home.

Fixes:

  • Racks database table:
    • Model filter was not visible in condition drop down list. Fixed in Database v4.2.110
    • When a Rack & Pinions has been selected in the project, the form would attempt to be find the Rack when opening the Racks table
  • Pinions database table:
    • Model filter was not visible in condition drop down list. Fixed in Database v4.2.110
    • When a Rack & Pinions has been selected in the project, the form would attempt to be find the Pinion when opening the Pinions table
  • Racks Pinions Feed Force database table:
    • When a Rack & Pinion has been selected in the project, the form would attempt to be find the Rack & Pinion when opening the Racks Feed Force table
  • Database Utility:
    • Fixed a bug importing Racks and/or Pinions data with a Helix Angle of 19.5283 deg when done on a machine with a Windows locale that uses a comma as decimal point. In this specific case, the imported Racks and/or Pinions data would not combine and show in the 'Rack & Pinions' and/or 'Rack & Gearbox Pinions' database forms.
Mar 27, 2020Version 4.2.130

Enhancements:

  • Terminal Server (TS) option enabled for all users due to Covid-19
    • The TS option allows users to use a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to connect to a work machine from home and run SERVOsoft® on their work machine.
    • The free TS option has an expiry date of Sept 30, 2020, which may be extended as needed in future releases if Covid-19 continues to require people to work from home.
  • Vendors forms:
    • Added tooltip for ProductZone to show the full list of countries when the mouse hovers over the ProductZone cell
  • Database Utility:
    • In the 'Check Combinaitons' function, added check to verify the Combined Products sub-models are defined as CombinedProductType = 'Combined' or 'Stand Alone and Combined', which allows them to be used in a combined product
  • Combined Products Database form:
    • In the 'Check Combinaitons' function, added check to verify the Combined Products sub-models are defined as CombinedProductType = 'Combined' or 'Stand Alone and Combined', which allows them to be used in a combined product
  • Main form:
    • Added display of Country 3-letter ISO name in status bar
    • When double-click the country in status bar, short cut opens to the Options form Country tab
  • System Check:
    • Added message for Vendor Product Zone errors Options form: Added "Do not ask to select license at startup" checkbox
  • German Translations:
    • Updated over 1,390 German phrase translations in the program language table

Fixes:

  • Energy Storage Solutions:
    • Fixed the ‘Auto’ calculation of the Uzr_DES, which should never be < Nominal Bus Voltage [Vo]. In such a case, when the auto calculation means Uzr_DES < Vo, then Uzr_DES = Vo.
    • And if the user manually sets Uzr_DES < Vo, then there is a System Check Critical message stating Uzr_DES must be >= Vo
  • Add Edit Drive form:
    • Fixed display of the Inverter Ixt model for the type B&R Fast Slow model under the "Ixt0: Fast" tab
  • Rack and Pinion Mechanism form:
    • Fixed Vendor Model display string, which would always display the "Gearbox Pinon" prefix even when a Rack & Pinion
  • System Check:
    • For STOBER gearboxes, no longer display "Output bearing life data not in database (Lh2, p2, K2)"
Mar 15, 2020Version 4.2.122

Enhancements:

  • Sequence Chart:
    • A positive Thrust is now displayed as a positive value in the Sequence Chart regardless of the Velocity direction.
      • The displayed Thrust profile has been confusing some users when there is a negative Velocity with a positive Thrust in the table, which is displayed as a negative Thrust in the chart.
      • This started 15 years ago with v2 in 2004. The idea at the time was to align Thrust with the Velocity and Accel profiles in the chart. So visually they all switch directions together when the direction of the move is flipped from positive to negative.
      • The problem is that it is not consistent with the SERVOsoft definition of Thrust, ”a positive Thrust is acting against the direction of motion“.
      • Now this has been changed. A positive Thrust is now displayed as a positive value in the Sequence Chart regardless of the Velocity direction.
  • Disabled STOBER bearing lifetime calculations for now until motor adapters feature is added sometime in v4.3
  • Pump Calculation Engine:
    • Now process Pumps.Q formula when Q>Qmax and D>Dnom. Previously, when Q or D were outside the maximum rated value, the formula result was approximated using n = Q / D a 1000 to save resources. Now the Q formula is always processed.
  • Move form:
    • When Pump Sequence is Variable Displacement, the tab title is 'dPressure, Flow and Displacement'
    • Changed the Pressure label text from 'Pressure' to 'd Pressure'
  • Sequence form:
    • Renamed pressure column titles from 'Start Pressure' and 'End Pressure' to 'Start dP' and 'End dP'.
    • Renamed flow column titles from 'Start Flow' and 'End Flow' to 'Start Q' and 'End Q'.
  • Print Report:
    • Added 'Start D' and 'End D' columns to Sequence table when Variable Displacement Sequence.
    • Renamed pressure column titles from 'Start Pressure' and 'End Pressure' to 'Start dP' and 'End dP'.
    • Renamed flow column titles from 'Start Flow' and 'End Flow' to 'Start Q' and 'End Q'.
  • Japanese Translations:
    • Changed 'Type 2' from '出力形式' to '出力のタイプ'
    • Changed 'Dwell' from ‘滞留’to ‘休止'
    • Changed 'Ratio' from ‘減速機’ to ‘減速比'
    • Changed 'Expires' from ‘期限切れ’ to ‘有効期限’
  • Upgraded to CodeMeter Runtime v6.90b

Fixes:

  • Main form:
    • Fixed Main form error flag being set when user selects a Gear Motor starting from a blank axis with no Gear Motor currently selected.
  • Pump Calculations:
    • Fixed an optimization bug in the calculation engine that would not handle changing Displacement values in a Variable Displacement sequence.
Feb 24, 2020Version 4.2.117

Enhancements:

  • Moog Feature Set:
    • Enabled support for "Danfoss NX Infeed Modules"
  • Main form:
    • STOBER Gearbox translation for "Load factor fBop" the phrase "Cyclic reversing duty" changed from "Zyklusbetrieb reversierend" to "Zyklusbetrieb reversierende Last"
  • Ball Screw Force vs Speed form:
    • Added Lifetime (hours) calculation
    • Replaced "Lifetime (distance)" German translation of "Maschinenlaufzeit (Weg)" with "Laufleistung (weg)"
  • Print Report:
    • Ball Screw Mechanism:
      • Added Lifetime (hours) calculation Replaced "Lifetime (distance)" German translation of "Maschinenlaufzeit (Weg)" with "Laufleistung (weg)"
      • Added 'Lifetime (cycles)' to the Ball Screw mechanism page
  • System Check:
    • Added check if the motor is very small wrt to the gearbox (Gearbox.TN / [Motor.To x Gearbox.i x Gearbox.Eff)]. If this ratio is > 10, then the warning message "The friction inside the gearbox could be too great to operate the gearbox with the selected motor. Please contact [Vendor] for assitance." is added.
    • Added new critical message when the solver is unable to solve the Pumps.Q formula. "Maximum iterations reached. The solver was unable to solve the formula [Q]."
  • Options form:
    • Updated Country List and Codes to latest ISO 3166 standard. Added some countries such as Montenegro, Serbia, South Sudan, Guernsey, and Jersey, but list still does not include all countries, specifically some small island countries.

Fixes:

  • Pressure & Flow form:
    • The TAB order was not correct when variable displacement inputs were enabled. Ie. which control the focus moves to when the user presses the TAB key
  • Pump Formula Solver:
    • Solver 1st pass "optimization predictor" would not fund a good starting point in some cases, and the solver would reach the maximum number of iterations error. Now if the 1st pass "optimization predictor" is too far away, then no optimization is used, allowing a solution to be found for a much wider range of parameters.
  • Optimizer form:
    • When the Optimization target is "Accel & Decel", the wrong units were displayed in the Results column
  • Import Sequence form:
    • Corrected issue where the last line of a sequence was not included when pasted from the clipboard
  • Sequence Select Profiles Form:
    • Transformations would be listed for 'Motor Coupling Pump' and 'Motor Linear Actuator' applications when they should not be available for these applications
  • Moog Feature Set:
    • The Moog bleeders were accidentally disabled when the 'Michael Koch' bleeders were enabled. Now both 'Moog' and 'Michael Koch' bleeders can be seleted in the Moog version.
  • Drive Motor Linear Actuator Database:
    • Fixed the loading database error that triggered the Main form error flag
  • Ball Screw Database:
    • Fixed the Pitch/Lead [P] filter, which was not handling the units convertion properly
Jan 23, 2020Version 4.2.114

Enhancements:

  • Moog Feature Set:
    • Enabled support for "Danfoss NX Drives" and "Michael Koch" Bleeders
    • Danfoss product data will be added in the future
  • Database:
    • Released with Database v4.2.102 Jan 22, 2020, which includes
      • Moog Ball Screws
      • Apex Dynamics Rack & Pinions
    • Pinions:
      • Added “506 = Spline 80x2x38” to Pinions.InterfaceTyp2 list (for Apex Dynamics)
    • All Vendor tables:
      • Changed the string length for the 'ProductZone' column from 255 to 2000 characters. Previously, the 'ProductZone' field was limited to 255 characters, which would limit the product zones to approximately 60-65 countries. Now, it is possible for all country IDs to be included in the product zone definition
    • Minimum Database Version is v4.2.100
  • Database Utility:
    • Now include ProductZone field when adding a new Vendor from a source file
  • Bill of Material:
    • Added 'screw length' to Ball Screw description when database product
  • Ixt Overload Model:
    • For the B&R Fast model, now Apply Factor F=2 always. Previously, F=2 was applied only when U>200%.
  • Pump Database:
    • Added new formula variables, 'Delta Pressure' [dP] and 'Pressure Offset' [Pos], that can be used in the Q, Ql, M, & L formulae, providing more flexibility for defining the pump Q, Ql, M, & L formulae. These variables have also been added to the Add/Edit Pump form and the Pumps worksheet in the database spreadsheet.
  • Pump Performance Chart:
    • Changed "dP" in performance charts scale labels back to "P" since it is absolute pressure that is charted in the PvsQ performance charts and the Sequence Pump Pressure profile, not delta pressure. Now, delta pressure is only charted for the Sequence Load Pressure, so only the Sequence Chart Load Pressure has the units "dP".
    • Added display of Pump Nominal Displacement in Flow [Q] X Scale, to clarify the chart is based on the nominal displacement. This can be helpful even though the displacement changes for Variable Displacement applications.
  • Motor Coupling Pump performance chart:
    • Now better align the pump flow X Scale in the chart with the Motor speed X Scale. It is approximate since losses are not included in the calculation. But this better "connects" the pump and motor application profiles in the two plot areas in the same chart.
  • System Check:
    • Added more refined messages when Nominal Bus Voltage is greater than and less than the Motor Peak Curve Voltage. Specifically, Info / Warning when > 5% / 15%, and Info / Warning / Critical when < 99% / 95% / 90%
  • Options form:
    • Added additional text to clarify the program needs Internet access with download rights to get program and database updates as well as periodic license validation.

Fixes:

  • Main form:
    • The Transformation button in the wizard was not visible for the Manufacturer versions
  • Pump Performance Chart:
    • The Rated Flow curve was not displayed correctly at the Max Flow & Speed area of the chart, where the pressure remained at max pressure. Now at max speed, the pressure is tapered to allow for the increased in rated flow at max speed at lower pressure.
  • Select Sequence Profiles form:
    • When copying profiles from a 2 pump to 1-pump axis, the Pump B profiles were not removed, resulting in blank profiles displayed in the 1-pump sequence chart
Dec 15, 2019Version 4.2.112

Enhancements:

  • GUDEL Feature Set:
    • Enabled GUDEL version
  • Bonfiglioli Feature Set:
    • Enabled Japanese language
  • Baumueller Feature Set:
    • Enabled Multiple Modules per axis feature, which includes multiple Drives, Motors and Transformations in parallel in the same axis
  • All Promotion Versions Feature Sets:
    • Enabled 'Project View Only' mode for all Manufacturer Versions. When opening a project using features not enabled in current version, the Main form is essentially locked down so the user can see the project layout and general performance values on the Main form. Otherwise all other features are locked/disabled. The user still has the option to open the project as before with the disabled features' inputs removed.
  • Sequence form:
    • Now draw Cart mechanism when chart crosshairs selected
    • Added new profile for Slider Crank, "Position 0 = BDC", where BDC = Bottom Dead Center. This allows users to view the position profile where the fully extended position is defined as 0mm, which is very helpful for those sizing a slider crank vertical press.
    • Sequence Auto Update feature: Decreased sampling time from 100ms to 20ms
  • All Linear mechanisms:
    • Now allow incline angle from -90deg to +90deg. Previously minimum was 0deg. Includes Linear Actuator, Cart, Ball Screw, Rack & Pinion ,etc.
  • Print:
    • Cart mechanism:
      • Now display the range of the Incline angle when Incline angle varies during the sequence
  • Pump mechanism:
    • Now only display maximum efficiency value when the minimum = 0%. When minimum > 0, then display the range 'Min >= Max' as before.
    • Now set default values for Kinematic Viscosity and Oil Density inputs
  • System Check:
    • The Motor Max Voltage Critical message would appear when the Drive.ThresholdVoltage > Motor.MaxVoltage. This has been changed to the Nominal Bus Voltage. Therefore, the Critical message only appears when Drive.NominalVoltage > Motor.MaxVoltage.
    • Changed 'Legacy Type' message type from 'Warning' to 'Info' Changed 'Product Data Is Old' message type from 'Warning' to 'Info'
  • Database Utility:
    • Added check for Motors when ImaxFW and FW Curve are inconsistent. ImaxFW = 0 and Peak0_P0_TFW > 0. Ie. When a FW curve is provided but FW not possible when ImaxFW = 0. ImaxFW > 0 and Peak0_P0_TFW = 0. Ie. ImaxFW current is provided when no FW curve is provided.

Fixes:

  • Main form:
    • For Stand Alone axes, the Drive 'Storeable Energy' would always show as 0J because this display value was not being calculated for stand alone axes
    • Previously, when opening a project in View Only Mode, the Number of Components in parallel drowp down was hidden. Now it is visible. Applies to Number of Motors, Drives, Transformations, etc.
  • Drive Mechanics forms:
    • When opening an existing project and then opening the mechanism form for either the Cart, Rack & Gearbox Pinion, Dual Conveyor, Dual Rack Conveyor, Winders Surface Driven, Winder Center Driven, Slider Crank, Linear Motor mechanisms, would default to the Conveyor mechanism form.
Nov 18, 2019Version 4.2.104

Enhancements:

  • Motor I2t Model:
    • Now the I2t model is always computed no matter the cycle time. Previously, when the cycle time was < 5% of the motor's thermal time constant, Tth, the program would use only the motor's RMS Torque and not compute I2t. This was done for 2 reasons. First, RMS Torque is a good thermal model for shorter cycle times. Second, in some cases, the I2t model required 1000s of cycle time computations to establish the long run final settling value. However, this "Cycle Time < 5% * Tth" approach exposed one weakness, which was the I2t model de-rates the holding torque at standstill. Ie. the standstill rated torque, To, and corresponding standstill current, Io, is de-rated because only 2 of 3 windings is working at standstill. RMS Torque does not consider this, which is why I2t now is always computed.

Fixes:

  • Sequence form:
    • When the user would try to Split or Join a Segment when no Segment was selected in the grid, the Main form error flag would be set
    • Fixed the charting of the Load Position/Distance profile when start position <> 0 for shorter sequences that repeat
  • Pumps:
    • Corrected Pump Volumetric Efficiency calculation to use the inverse when P*Q<0
  • Database:
    • Corrected the handling of small numbers (< 0.00001) when reading product data from the database.
Oct 31, 2019Version 4.2.103

Fixes:

  • Pumps Database:
    • When a Pump with a leakage flow [Ql] value (not a formula) is selected in the product list, a Main form error would occur when parsing the Ql variable.
    • The "View Documentation" button at the top right of the form would always be disabled for any pump, even when the [DocPath] field contained a valid web site url.
  • Motor Model Calculations:
    • Sometimes the motor model calculations would not adjust to the winding temperature when the cycle time would change significantly. Ie. The previous winding temperature (hotter or colder) was used.
Oct 25, 2019Version 4.2.102

New Features:

  • Project View Only Mode:
    • Added "Project View Only Mode" when opening a project using features not enabled in the user's license/version. The Main form is essentially locked down so the user can see the project layout and general performance values on the Main form. Otherwise all other features are locked/disabled. The user still has the option to open the project as before with the disabled features' inputs removed.
  • Rotary Mechanism:
    • Added Position Based Load (Pro version only) where users can import a table of Position, Inertia, Thrust & Torque, where Torque is a vector

Enhancements:

  • Options form:
    • Added Text Size Factor to increase or decrease the text size throughout the entire program
  • Main form:
    • Changed worst case utilization from "200%" to ">999%" when a motor, drive, gearbox, etc. is operating outside its rated curve
  • Gearbox Sizing Rules:
    • Added support for STOBER bearing life calculations, Lh10
    • Added support for STOBER G3 Sizing Rules
  • Energy Storage Modules database:
    • When no NumESM or NumExM filter, now allow all combinations, which is the same behaviour as all other filters. Ie. Do not force "auto" filter when no NumESM or NumExM filter. The user can click "Abort" if they don't want to wait.
    • Added additional syntax checks for NumESM and NumExM filters, to handle when no numeric values are entered
  • All Databases:
    • Added new LegacyType 5: 'Available soon, date on request'
  • Database Spreadsheet:
    • Renamed the LFTyp & Lh2Typ descriptions for the STOBER sizing G2 rules
  • System Check:
    • Added L10 definition message when bearing life calculations are used
    • Added check if Motor Max Torque at standstill could exceed the Transformation Max Output Torque Limit. This includes the Coupling, Gear, Belt & Pulley and Gearbox. If yes, a warning message is displayed. Previously, this check and warning message only applied to Gearboxes.
  • Italian translations:
    • The word “coglione” is changed to “variazione” in the handful of phrases, so it matches the rest of the places where the word “Jerk” is used.
  • Help:
    • Belt Forces page:
      • Added clarification that the Radial force seen by the Drive Pulley = 2x the preload force, or the acceleration force, whichever is greater
    • Rotary page:
      • Added comment explaining that Mass values are only used for Torque due to Friction when Incline <90deg
    • Ball Screw page:
      • Added comment explaining that the "Support" type selection (Fixed-Free, Fixed-Fixed, etc.) is only used for lifetime calculations for product in the database

Fixes:

  • Bleeders:
    • Rated Energy Dissipation was not adjusted for the number of bleeder modules
  • Manage Axes form:
    • When a Source Project with more axes than the target is loaded, the Main form error flag was triggered.
  • Energy Storage Modules database:
    • Corrected the opening of v4.0 projects where the Number of Modules value was not being set
    • Corrected the filtering selection of DEV, DEK and DSM solutions with Backup Supply Power
  • Motor Coupling Pump Database:
    • When launching the 'Motor Coupling Pumps' database from the Pump mechanics form, the 'Pumps' database would appear instead of the 'Motor Coupling Pumps' database.
  • Pump Mechanism form:
    • When the Axis Type is a 'Motor Coupling Pump' and the user launches the Pump Performance form, the Main form Error flag would be set
  • Gearbox Pinion Performance form:
    • The Gearbox LFs were not being displayed
  • Rack & Pinion:
    • When an a “Rack & Gearbox Pinion” has already been selected and then the axis type is changed to a “Rack & Pinion” mechanism, the Gearbox-Pinion selection was not completely removed internally. And this would prevent output bearing life calculations.
  • Add Edit Rack And Pinion form:
    • When opening just the Pinion product data, the PressureAngle would not be loaded, and therefore, always defaulted to 0
    • Changing the Pinion.CombinedProductType would not be saved to the database
  • Add Edit Ball Screw form:
    • The Max Screw Length [SMax] value was not loaded into its textbox when loading the data from the database
  • Mechanism forms:
    • When the Options 'Main form image scale factor' > 1.2, the mechanism form layout would have elements covered
  • Database Forms:
    • When a' Drive Motor& Gearbox', 'Drive Motor & Linear Actuator' or 'Drive Motor & Pump' database is opened and there is not enough room for the Drive data, when the 'Drive' tab is clicked for the first time, the Gearbox /Linear Actuator / Pump data is minimized to make room for the Drive data to the right of the form
  • Print Report:
    • The Sequence table would go out of alignment by 1 cell when the Brake column was included when "Brake On/Off defined in Sequence"
  • Sequence form:
    • Fixed Undo/Redo when pasting Variable Displacement for Servo Pump Pressure, Flow & Displacement Sequences
Jul 27, 2019Version 4.2.19

Enhancements:

  • Main form:
    • Now the Motor Max Torque rated value is displayed at the speed at max torque value, instead of the max torque at stand still. This makes it consistent with the Motor Performance Chart form

Fixes:

  • Main form:
    • The Gearbox Inertia Mismatch was not being displayed
  • Sequence form:
    • When Ungrouping a Move, a pop-up asks the user to confirm the Ungroup. When the user clicked 'No' or 'Cancel' the Ungroup would still occur.
    • When Curve Fitting is done on an axis other than Axis 1, sometimes an error would be trigged at the end of the Curve Fitting calculation, and would trigger the Main form error flag.
    • Sequence form: When a previously Import Trace profile is unselected, the actual data would remain in the project file. Now once the form is closed, if the Import Trace is not visible, the Import Trace data is removed.
  • Drive Motor Database:
    • When analyzing the product data, an error would occur preventing the listing of products. This bug was introduced in the previous version.
  • Performance Charts:
    • A Segment with non-zero start velocity would be grouped with the Move before in the Segments/Moves tree. Moves should never be grouped with another segment or move. This same bug would cause an error when the Optimizer would attempt to load a Sequence where a Move was followed by a Segment with StartVel <> 0.
Jul 10, 2019Version 4.2.16

New Features:

  • One unified install package and one EXE for all versions (Trial, Lite, Advanced, Pro, Manufacturer) and license types (ACT/DGL/TS)
    • While v4.2 handles all versions and licenses, to Microsoft Windows, v4.2 effectively replaces the ACT installation. Therefore, if you are upgrading from the v4.1 DGL/TS version, you can and should uninstall v4.1 DGL/TS anytime before or after v4.2 is installed. If you prefer to keep v4.1 DGL/TS installed, that is also an option, though it may lead to confusion about which program to run, and the fact that v4.1 does not support the new features included in v4.2.

Enhancements:

  • B&R Feature Set:
    • Enabled "Dorninger Hytronics" pumps
  • Moog Feature Set:
    • Added Variable Displacement Pumps feature (part of Servo Pump feature, added in v4.2)
    • Enabled KOCH Energy Storage Modules feature
    • Enabled Multiple Modules per axis feature, which includes multiple Drives, Motors and Transformations in parallel in the same axis
    • Sequence form: Enabled Iq and Id phasors as optional profiles that can be shown in the Sequence chart
  • Main form:
    • In the Axis view, now show Drive Bus, Chopper & Bleeder performance in addition to the Inverter performance values
    • Added support to double-click the large images on the Main form as same short cuts when double-clicking the tree nodes.
    • Increased max Number of Linear Motors per axis from 4 to 6
    • Added multiple Motors, Transformations, Gearboxes and Linear Actuators in parallel in the same axis (1-6)
    • Added multiple Drives, Infeed, Bleeder and Capacitor Modules in parallel in the same slot (1-6)
  • Drive & Motor Performance Chart:
    • Added chart toolbar button to show 1 or 2 Quadrants. Now can chart both Motoring and Generating quadrants
    • When the chart Crosshairs are enabled and the user right-clicks to snap the Crosshairs to the nearest data point, now the segment is highlighted and a tooltip also appears with information about the data point.
  • Pumps:
    • Added support for Variable Displacement Pumps
    • Added 'Flow Leakage' and 'Power Loss' profiles in Sequence Chart
    • Added 'MeanFlowLeakage' and 'MeanPowerLos' calculations
  • Pump Performance Chart:
    • Now chart dP vs Q on the X scale because dP and Q are largely proportional to torque and speed respectively
  • Sequence form:
    • Increased Sequence Maximum Segments from 500 to 2000 for the EDUCATION, LITE and all Manufacturer versions
    • Enabled Iq and Id phasors as optional profiles that can be shown in the Sequence chart for the ADVANCED version. Previously only the PRO version allowed this.
    • Added Motor Current profile, which is the same as the Drive Output Current
    • Changed Motor Iq profile to display as a vector in line with motor torque
    • Added 'Paste Displacement' for a Pressure and Flow sequence
    • Now display Linear Actuator when the Chart Crosshairs are selected
    • Now display Linear Motor when the Chart Crosshairs are selected
  • Pump Database form:
    • Added Flow Direction Type [QdirTyp] filter
    • Added Displacement Type [DTyp] filter
  • Bleeder Calculations:
    • Added Bxt overload thermal model
  • Combined Products Database form:
    • Added support for multi-select for 'Type' filter
    • Added 'Check Combinations' report for "sub-Models" in the Combined Products table
  • Rotary Motors:
    • Added [VbusMax] field, which is the 'Max allowed DC bus threshold voltage'. System Check uses VbusMax to ensure the motor is not connect to a bus voltage above what is allowed. Specifically, the check is if the DC bus Threshold Voltage > VbusMax, then a System Check alarm occurs. It can also be used in database selection to filter motors below, above a max voltage limit.
    • Added 'Current where kt = kto' [Ikto] column, which is the max current where the torque constant, kt = kto. Adds for more refinement and accuracy for the motor Torque vs Current model
  • Linear Motors:
    • Added [VbusMax] field, which is the 'Max allowed DC bus threshold voltage'. System Check uses VbusMax to ensure the motor is not connect to a bus voltage above what is allowed. Specifically, the check is if the DC bus Threshold Voltage > VbusMax, then a System Check alarm occurs. It can also be used in database selection to filter motors below, above a max voltage limit.
    • Added 'Current where kiF = kiFN' [IkiFN] column, which is the max current where the force constant, kiF = kiFN. Adds for more refinement and accuracy for the motor Force vs Current model
  • System Supply Power form:
    • Added Bxt to Power Flow table
  • System Check:
    • Added check if Infeed Efficiency, Inverter Efficiency or Chopper Efficiency values in the database are 0, and inform the user of this and force 100% for power calculations. These checks only apply when the drive has an Infeed, Inverter or Chopper.
    Print Report:
    • Now group Drive data with Motor data when Drive Motor, Drive Gear Motor, Drive Motor Linear Actuator
    • Replaced Energy Dissipation row with Bxt in Print Power table
    • Now include Qty row when at least one slot has a Drive/Infeed/Bleeder with Qty > 1
  • License Activation Wizard:
    • Added Language list so users can easily change the wizard to any language
  • Database Utility:
    • Added 'Check Combinations' report for "sub-Models" in the CombinedProducts table

Fixes:

  • System Supply Power form:
    • Corrected display of "Additional capacitance for no bleeder power". The field was always showing 0mF when bleeder power > 0.
  • Main form:
    • Corrected the shifting of Sequence chart profiles when transformation(s) are deleted and Pump profiles are configured for display Import Trace: A 3rd blank column would be visible when only 2 columns should be shown
  • Pumps database:
    • Corrected the display of Qmax when Windows using comma as a decimal point
  • Database Utility:
    • An error would occur when analyzing an imported spreadsheet where the same row had multiple errors
May 5, 2019Version 4.1.143

Enhancements:

  • Rack and Pinion Materials:
    • Added Material Types “109 = DIN17210 (20MnCr5)' and '200 = EN10204 2.2 (SAE1141) ' to Racks & Pinions Materials lists
  • Japanese Translations:
    • Improved 'Case hardened' and 'Induction hardened' phrases
    • Updated several Japanese translations

Fixes:

  • Database Utility:
    • When importing from a spreadsheet, now detects and automatically handles all numeric fields for decimal point/comma. If the local machine uses a point as the decimal, and some or all of the numeric data in the spreadsheet uses a comma, then the comma is replaced with a point before processing the data any further.
  • Motor Calculation Model:
    • The Motor calculation model would not handle 'unexpected' values in the database for rated speed [nN], torque [TN] and current [In].
Apr 2, 2019Version 4.1.142

Enhancements:

  • Combined Products Database form:
    • Added multi-select support for "Type" filter

Fixes:

  • Drive & Motor Performance Chart:
    • When the Bleeder would change, or a second or third Bleeder added on the bus, the Peak Generating curve was not be updated to reflect the changed available Bleeder Peak Power.
  • Bleeder Database:
    • When selecting an external bleeder for an "Infeed / Dual Inverter / IntExtBleeder", the bleeder selected in the product list was not being inserted into the calculations. This specifically occurs when more than one "Infeed / Dual Inverter / IntExtBleeder" is in the same project.
Mar 22, 2019Version 4.1.141

Enhancements:

  • Added Japanese Language Option
    • Automatically available to all Lite, Advanced & Pro users
  • STOBER Feature Set:
    • Enabled Japanese language option
  • System Check:
    • Changed the message "Segment [x]: Duration is too long for Ixt tC=[n]s. For an accurate Ixt model..." from Critical (red) to Info (white) because the resolution does not affect the calculation accuracy, only the "smoothness" of the display in the Sequence chart.
  • Ball Screw form:
    • Added option for "none" in Tolerance drop down list
  • Help: ISO Tolerances page:
    • Added explanation of the Ball Screw "Screw Length" is used to for determining the tolerance grade

Fixes:

  • Main form:
    • When saving a v3 project file with an Infeed Module, sometimes, the Main form error flag would be set and the save process would fail to save the v3 project file.
  • Sequence form:
    • The Infeed Pxt "Fast" and "Slow" text was not appearing in the chart legend and Y scale label
  • Motor Performance Chart:
    • When the Inverter Control = Auto or FW, the drive curves would correctly show FW curves. However, the chart would still show the same FW curves and shading even when Control = No FW. This bug was introduced recently in v4.1.137 when calculation performance optimizations were added to get 50% faster performance in certain cases. With the fix, the performance improvements remain.
  • System Supply Power form:
    • The "Additional capacitance for no bleeder power" value would be shown 1st Power Group, even when opened for the 2nd (or more) Power Group
  • Optimizer:
    • When running the Optimizer on 32-bit machines, sometimes users would experience an out of memory error
  • Print Preview:
    • Added language translations to right-click drop down menus
Feb 22, 2019Version 4.1.137

New Features:

  • Added Command Line Interface Option for external Optimization tools
    • The "Command Line Interface Option" will remain in in beta as it continues further development

Enhancements:

  • Pump Calculations:
    • Calculation performance improvements of up to 50% for larger sequences of > 300 segments
  • Gearboxes:
    • Added support for “2 = Lh(nN/nm)(TN/Tn)^3” to Gearboxes.Lhtyp Gearbox Lifetime calculation list
  • PARKER version:
    • Added 3 new sample projects
  • Import Sequence:
    • Improved message details when there is a problem with the imported data by listing columns with problem data
  • Motor I2t Model:
    • B&R Motor I2t calculation now uses the standard I2t formula in v4, which uses the rated current at the actual speed. Previously the rated current at mean speed was used.
    • Modest calculation performance improvements, noticeable for larger sequences of > 300 segments
  • Main form:
    • Added support to add/edit the Rack & Pinion base tables - Racks, Pinions and RacksPinionsFeedForce. Launch from the Main form under 'View > Rack and Pinion Tables
  • Sequence form:
    • Added support to Split and Join Pressure and Flow segments
    • Added support to Split and Join Dwell segments
    • Increased Split Number of Segments from 2-10, with step 5 from 10-50, and step 10 from 50-100
    • Added option to display the Pxt and Ixt Fast and Slow models that are used for the combined Pxt and Ixt models
  • Inverter Ixt Overload Model:
    • Now the results from the B&R Fast & Slow Time Constant models are blended for the final results in the Ixt profile
  • Infeed Pxt Overload Model:
    • Now the results from the B&R Fast & Slow Time Constant models are blended for the final results in the Pxt profile
  • System Check:
    • Added message if segment duration is too long for the Inverter Ixt time constant (tOL or tC)
  • Motor Performance form:
    • Added right-click menu to Show/Hide one or more of the selected segments
  • Transformation Performance form:
    • Added right-click menu to Show/Hide one or more of the selected segments

Fixes:

  • Pump Calculations:
    • Fixed the speed calculation for very small flow values, that would cause "speed spikes" in some sequences
    • Fixed the pump max speed calculation, which would not detect the "speed spikes" in some sequences
    • Fixed handling of Torque formula calculation when n=0 results in a NaN error
Jan 16, 2019Version 4.1.122

New Features:

  • Optimizer PRO:
    • Added Sequence "Auto Update" featureas part of the Optimizer PRO option
      • The "Auto Update" features allows an external optimizing tool to be the Master, setting the Sequence and then reading key performance values in an XML file generated by SERVOsoft, adjusting and optimizing the Sequence with each iteration.
      • The XML report contains a list of performance values including Motor Peak Torque/Force, Motor Cont Torque/Force, Inverter Peak Current, Inverter Cont Current, Infeed Peak Power, Infeed Cont Power, Gearbox Max Output Torque, Gearbox Nominal Output Torque, Gearbox Max Radial Force at Ouput, etc.
      • The "Auto Update" features will remain in in beta as it continues further development.

Enhancements:

  • Optimizer PRO Option:
    • Free Trial for all PRO version users until Jan 31, 2019 more...
  • Gearbox Sizing Rules:
    • Added support for Apex Dynamics planetary gearbox sizing rules, specifically, the Apex Shock Factor table
  • Energy Storage Modules Database:
    • Added "U" [Utilization, %], "C" [Capacitance, F], "Wmax" [Storable Energy, J], "Vzmax" [Max Bus Voltage, V] and "Pmax" [Peak Power, W] columns (requires Database v4.1.110 or later)
    • For the XEV, xEK and xSM modules, now display the Total Storage and Backup Energy in the database products list in the 'Wmax' column. Previously just the Total Storage Energy was displayed.
    • Now can save view settings like other database forms
    • Default sorted column changed from 'Solution' to 'C' column
    • The rated Storage and Backup Energy values are based on the 'Storage used for DEV' factor, and the actual values used based on optimizing peak power for Storage
  • Add Edit Gearbox form:
    • Now display "n1", "T2" in the Max Output Torque curve grid column headers
    • Now display "n1", "T2", "ED" in the Nominal Output Torque curve grid column headers
  • System Check:
    • Added check if Bus Nominal Voltage is greater than the selected Motor Peak Curve Voltage. If >= 5% more, then warning message, and if >= 15% more, then critical message with the text “Nominal Bus Voltage exceeds Motor Peak Curve Voltage”.
    • Added new message "Shared Bus required for Multi Axis Drives" when a multi axis drive is selected and the power group is set as a Stand Alone Bus. Ie. Not Shared Bus
    • Added Vendor & Model to legacy message
  • Database form:
    • Added tooltips for most column headers so users can quickly check the abbreviation meaning by hovering the mouse over the column header
  • Gearbox Pinion Database:
    • Changed "ZTR____ %" to "ZTR%" in the value drop down list of suggested GBP_Model filters System Check: Added Vendor & Model to legacy message
  • Database:
    • Now DocPath field uses HTML ISO Language Codes (en, de, fr, it, es, tr, zh) when the language id variable [%LangId%] is used. Better support for web sites. Previously using Windows language codes 1033 (English), 1031 (German), 1036 (French), etc., which are not used by web sites.
  • Database Utility:
    • When importing a spreadsheet, now read hidden columns. Previously, the utility would only read the visible columns

Fixes:

  • STOBER version:
    • Atlanta Rack & Pinions would appear in the Rack & Gearbox Pinion database
  • Torque due to Dynamic Inertia:
    • Sometimes "spikes" would occur in the torque profile when the time sample is very small
  • Energy Storage Modules Database:
    • Now ensure xES / xEV / xEK connect to its own set of ExMs. Ie. When > 1 xES, then each xES is connected to the identical number and type of ExMs.
    • When xES and one 20mF ExM provided enough storage, the auto solution finder was not finding it. Instead was using the larger 40mF module
    • Fixed calculations for Energy Storage when an “adjustment” made to keep the capacitor voltage above the 200Vdc minimum, to have more peak power available.
    • Fixed calculations for voltages for DC Bus Voltage and ESM Capacitor Voltage when transitioning from energy to/from the DC Bus to/from the ESM. When the power sample time is slow, the voltages would be off their setpoints. And when sample time was decreased enough, the voltages would be more precise. Now the voltages are calculated exactly correctly regardless of the power sample time.
  • Sequence form:
    • When in 1 Pump configuration, then the user opens the Pumps mechanism form inside the Sequence form, and switches to 2 Pumps, an error would occur.
  • Power vs Time Chart form:
    • When the user double-clicks the Legend and double-clicks on the label instead of a profile, an error would occur
    • When < 8 profiles in the chart, "Profile 7" would be displayed in the Legend under the "Supply" scale
  • Print:
    • Was displaying the ESM Rated Max Power value for 1 module instead of the solution total value
Nov 14, 2018Version 4.1.114

Enhancements:

  • Optimizer PRO Option:
    • Free Trial for all PRO version users until Jan 31, 2019 more...

Fixes:

  • Linear Actuator mechanism form:
    • Fixed issue where the user could not specify an incline angle other than 0deg.
Nov 12, 2018Version 4.1.112

Fixes:

  • Fixed installation issue where CodeMeter does not install properly on some machines, causing the program not to find a license. The license was still present on the machine. The CodeMeter license management software was not properly installed. This has been fixed in this release.
Nov 7, 2018Version 4.1.111

Enhancements:

  • Optimizer PRO Free Trial for all PRO version users until Jan 31, 2019 more...
  • Cart Mechanism:
    • Added option to define the mechanism Incline Angle in the Sequence, so it can change for each Segment Added Incline Angle Profile in Sequence form and table
  • Move form:
    • Renamed "Payload/Thrust" tab to "Load"
    • Added Incline Angle input under "Load" tab, visible only when the Cart Mechanism "Incline Defined in Sequence" is enabled
  • Sequence form:
    • Added Mechanism button on Sequence form toolstrip beside the Optimizer PRO button. Allows users to more quickly change the active mechanism parameters and continue working on the Sequence form without having to close and re-open the Sequence form.
  • Friction Coefficients form:
    • Updated German translations for the 'Wheel Flange & Side Friction' phrases
  • Print Config:
    • Now all Print Config settings are saved with the project file. If an axis is moved/copied, its Print Config settings are also moved/copied.
    • Added option to choose the maximum number of pages for the Sequence pages in the Print Report. Applies to Sequences with > 40 segments, and is handy with 500+ segments. The default selection is "All" pages.
  • Database Utility:
    • At the bottom of the Details Table, beside the number of selected records, now include the number of New and Existing selected records
  • Help:
    • Added "Disable Axis/Slot Power Calculations" page, and organize under "Analysis & Optimization" folder
    • Cart Mechanism Page: Added the following note: "Note: Whether there are 1, 2, or more Driven Wheels, the Cart is driven by 1 motor. If a Cart is to be driven by 2 or more motors, then create an axis for each motor, and adjust the moving mass and inertia values to what is seen by each motor."

Fixes:

  • Motor Database:
    • Improved handling of errors when one or more of Motor rated speed, torque, current and magnetizing current database values are zero for an Asynchronous Motor
  • Add/Edit Rotary Motor form:
    • Fixed brake inertia units conversion when not default units (kg-m2)
  • Manufacturer versions:
    • When opening a project with T1-T2-T3 transformation, previously saved by a version supporting 3 or more transformations, and the Manufacturer version only allows T1-GB-T2, the middle transformation from the original project was hidden and no warning message when opening the project. And the calculations including ratio, efficiency and inertia were still being calculated on the hidden transformation. Now the transformation is removed, and the user receives a message when opening the project.
Sep 29, 2018Version 4.1.101

Enhancements:

  • Enabled Manufacturer Versions in v4:
    • BAUMUELLER
    • BONFIGLIOLI
    • PARKER
    • STOBER
  • Energy Storage Modules:
    • All rated and performance values are displayed as solution total values. So if 2x DSMs in the solution, then max rated current is 2x 60A = 120A. This applies everywhere including the Main form and Database Selection form, Charts, Print Report, etc.
    • Added support for I2t overload model for KOCH ESMs
    • Added support for multiple DLC banks connected in parallel
    • Added MaxCurrent, ContCurrent and I2t monitoring for Expansion Modules when Imax, Icont and Imax_tOL are provided
    • Increased Auto selection Maximum NumExM from 5 to 10
    • NumEsm Auto filter now shows the range of possible modules [1 - 5]
    • NumExM Auto filter now shows the range of possible modules [0 -10]
    • Added user specified margins for Cont Current and I2t
    • Added new System Check message "Time of power loss + duration > Cycle time"
    • Added Sample Projects 16, 17 & 18 Energy Storage Solution for DES, DEK and DSM respectively
  • Motor Brakes:
    • Added support for Brake On/Off control to be defined in the Sequence for Dwell Segments
    • Added support for up to 3 motor brakes for 1 motor. Previously, only 1 motor brake was defined with a motor
  • Main form:
    • Added support to Disable Power Calculations for any Axis/Slot
    • Added support to name Power Groups
    • Increased Treeview Plus Minus size by 22% to be more proportional to the larger icons in v4, and also making them easier to click
    • Now can enable the Motor brake when a motor is not selected, so can open motor database and choose motor w/ brake
  • Slider Crank mechanism:
    • Added support for Radial Load Force at Crank and connected Gearbox output
  • Cart Mechanism form:
    • Added Rolling Resistance Coefficient Lever Arm selection table
    • Added Wheel Flange and Slide Friction selection table
  • Pump Formula Calculation Engine:
    • Added detailed handling and feedback messages in System Check when a pump formula calculation error occurs
  • Sequence form:
    • Added option to display the Motor Brake On/Off profile in the Sequence Chart
    • Now display a diagram for the 'Flying Shear' template when the chart crosshairs are selected
  • Rotary Knife Template:
    • Improved fault handling when attempting to convert an existing sequence
  • Cut To Length Template:
    • Improved fault handling when attempting to convert an existing sequence
  • Flying Shear Template:
    • Improved fault handling when attempting to convert an existing sequence
  • Database forms:
    • Added extensive error checking to provide better feedback on most filter errors. This minimizes the need for the last resort message "Invalid query inputs" when an unknown filter error occurs
  • Gearbox Database form:
    • Added T2max% and T2rmc% margin filters
  • Motor Database form:
    • Added 'Req_Tbr_max' for required brake max holding torque filter
    • Added 'Motor Brake' button to open the Motor Brake form
    • Now the Inertia Mismatch (IM) filter considers the inertia calculation type - Brake is part of the load or part of the motor
  • Gear Motor Database form:
    • Added 'Req_MotTbr_max' for required brake max holding torque filter
  • Gearboxes Database:
    • Added “99 = ISO 9409-1-A-25” to Gearboxes.InterfaceTyp2 list
    • Updated ATLANTA gearbox database product images for “GearboxDatabase201 – 210”
    • Added ATLANTA gearbox database product images “GearboxDatabase224 – 233”
  • Power vs Time chart:
    • No longer display the Bleeder Energy profile when there is no bleeder energy. This occurs when there is a Regen type Infeed module, or if the DC bus absorbs all braking energy such that the bleeder is not used. This cleans up the chart a little by not having a red line at bottom of Bus Energy plot
  • Optimizer:
    • If user clicks "Start" button when no segments are selected, now inform the user that "At least one profile must be selected"
  • Torque/Force vs Speed charts:
    • Added support for selecting multiple Segments to be highlighted in the Torque/Force vs Speed chart
  • Chart Export Data:
    • Now allow user to specify the Decimal as a Point or Comma when exporting the chart data to the Clipboard or text file
  • Print Report
    • Now include the Gearbox Shaft Loads at Output page if F2am <> 0 or F2rm <> 0. Previously the page would only be included if F2amax <> 0 or F2rmax <> 0.
    • Now include the Gearbox Shaft Loads at Input page if F1am <> 0 or F1rm <> 0. Previously the page would only be included if F1amax <> 0 or F1rmax <> 0.
  • Database Utility
    • Now allow Helix Angles that are not 0 deg or 19.5283 deg. However, if a Helix Angle value rounds to 19.5, then it is forced to 19.5283 deg.
    • Table Details:
      • Added 'Type' column for most tables with that column. Specifically helpful for Combined Products table to help differentiate the various types including Gear Motos, Gearbox Pinions, Drive Motors, Drive Gear Motors, etc.

Fixes:

  • Pumps Mechanism form:
    • No longer allow Two Pumps when 'Motor Coupling Pump' axis, as this was always not supported, but not blocked by the form
  • Pump Calculations:
    • The Pump Accel calculation would sometimes interpolate the previous data point value at the start of a constant pressure and flow segment
    • Pump Torque Calculation now allows calculation when speed, n=0.
  • Combined Products Database form:
    • When opening the Vendor filter in Combined Products database form, the Main form error flag would be set.
  • Sequence form:
    • The Rotary mechanism crosshairs diagram/animation angle was offset by 90deg
  • Drive, Motor, Drive Motor and Drive Gear Motor limits form:
    • The Gearbox tab was not displayed for a Drive Gear Motor
    • The Motor icon image in the Motor tab was not displayed for a Drive Motor and Drive Gear Motor
  • Database form:
    • When the user selects the "Show All" checkbox, then click "Apply Filters", then de-selects the "Show All" checkbox, an error occurs
  • Gearbox Shaft Loads form:
    • When starting from a new blank project, the default units were not used. So for example, the x2, y2 & z2 values would be in [m] instead of the default "Length" units, which is typically set to [mm].
  • System Check:
    • Corrected Max Power check for Energy Storage Modules, which was always assuming 1 ESM instead of considering the number of ESMs.
  • Manage Axes form:
    • When a Power Group was empty (no axes/slots) and the user clicked Apply, the Main form error flag was triggered. Now, this is handled elegantly by automatically adding a Drive Motor Mechanism axis to an empty Power Group
  • Print Report:
    • When the Bleeder rated Energy Dissipation = 0Ws, the Power Summary would show a red Utilization bar of 200%. When the Bleeder rated Energy Dissipation = 0Ws, it should not be considered and therefore, the Utilization bar should be hidden.
    • Fixed issue where two or more Axes have multiple Sequence Table pages, but all Sequence Table Bookmarks in the Treeview are listed under the first Axis.
  • Gear Motors Database form:
    • Fixed the T2max% and T2rmc% margin filters
  • Flying Shear Template:
    • Ensure that the 'Return to Start' (RTS) Scurving inputs are between 0 and 100%
  • Vendors form:
    • Now block Vendor names that contain an apostrophe or comma. A Vendor name with an apostrophe or comma would "break" many database queries.
  • Database Utility:
    • Now block Vendor names that contain an apostrophe or comma. A Vendor name with an apostrophe or comma would "break" many database queries.
    • When importing a Motor or Drive and the Temp or Elev curve is missing just one number with an empty/null value, in certain cases, this was not handled elegantly leading to a confusing error/feedback message. Now clear feedback is provided so the user can quickly find the bad data
May 19, 2018Version 4.0.161

Enhancements:

  • Pumps Database form for Two Pumps:
    • Improved filters for Two Pumps. In general filters were only being applied to Pump A. Now the filters are applied to both Pumps A & B.
    • Added the Vendor A = B filter which allows users to force two-pump combinations to be only with the same vendor. Ie. Pumps A & B are from the same vendor.
  • Database Vendor Filter List form:
    • Click on text also toggles checkbox
  • Sample Project 14 - Servo Pump:
    • Added 2 Pump application as 2nd axis

Fixes:

  • Main form:
    • When removing an existing 2 Pumps selection, previously only the 1st pump Vendor Model was displayed in the warning message. Now the Vendor Model of both pumps is displayed.
Apr 25, 2018Version 4.0.154

Enhancements:

  • Curve Fitting:
    • Added support for the Slider Crank mechanism
    • Added support to Curve Fit a complete Move
    • Added support for Poly 5 profile type in addition to Poly 7
  • Print Report:
    • Now display Mechanism input torque for the Rotary, Belt & Pulley, Conveyor, Dual Conveyor, Rack & Pinion, Dual Rack Conveyor mechanisms
  • Help:
    • Updated Database Filters page with filter "drag & drop" functionality and images for re-ording conditions

Fixes:

  • System Check:
    • "Pxt monitoring not possible" message would appear even though the infeed module's Pmax value is > 0 for the select drive/infeed
  • Energy Storage Modules:
    • Fixed the system supply power calculation when ESMs are in the system. The program would show an energy consumption increase when ESMs were on the bus because the program was 'double-counting' the supply power. When no ESMs were on the bus, the power calculation was correct.
May 12, 2018Version 4.0.160

Enhancements:

  • B&R Feature Set:
    • Enabled Servo Pump feature
  • Curve Fitting:
    • Added support for curve fitting Bleeder rated peak power
    • Improved calculations to better handle more challenging applications including the Slider Crank, Winders and Spoolers
    • Ensure a motor is selected, and/or drive, infeed and/or bleeder module as needed
    • Added additional checks to ensure at least one target (Motor Peak Torque, Drive Peak Current, Infeed Peak Power, Bleeder Peak Power) is selected
  • Sequence form:
    • Now display Bleeder Rated Peak Power
  • Winder Center Driven:
    • Added support for Dynamic Inertia
  • Winder Surface Driven:
    • Added support for Dynamic Inertia Feed Roll: Added support for Dynamic Inertia
  • Pumps:
    • When opening a pump project, if oil density is 0, then the default value of 879kg/m3 is used. This is done to handle new pumps that that use oil density in their flow formula, and therefore can have 'divide by zero' errors when oil density is 0.
    • When opening a pump project, if kinematic viscosity is 0, then the default value of 46cSt is used. This is done to handle pumps that that use kinematic viscosity in their formulae, and therefore can have 'divide by zero' errors when kinematic viscosity is 0.

Fixes:

  • Curve Fitting:
    • Fixed curve fitting a Move for Center & Surface Driven Winders
  • Winder Center Driven:
    • Corrected adjustment for Start Position
    • When over-filling/emptying was not handled properly. Ie. Previously, the move distances had to match the empty & full distances, otherwise additional distances would not be handled properly. Now, once the winder is empty or full, the program deals with it and the winder/spooler remains empty/full as expected.
  • Winder Surface Driven:
    • Corrected adjustment for Start Position
    • When over-filling/emptying was not handled properly. Ie. Previously, the move distances had to match the empty & full distances, otherwise additional distances would not be handled properly. Now, once the winder is empty or full, the program deals with it and the winder/spooler remains empty/full as expected.
  • Upgraded Installer package:
    • Addresses install error 1624. Error 1624 is related to language transforms. Some users reported error 1624 occurring when installing in a different language than the target machine.
Apr 25, 2018Version 4.0.154

Enhancements:

  • Curve Fitting:
    • Added support for the Slider Crank mechanism
    • Added support to Curve Fit a complete Move
    • Added support for Poly 5 profile type in addition to Poly 7
  • Print Report:
    • Now display Mechanism input torque for the Rotary, Belt & Pulley, Conveyor, Dual Conveyor, Rack & Pinion, Dual Rack Conveyor mechanisms
  • Help:
    • Updated Database Filters page with filter "drag & drop" functionality and images for re-ording conditions

Fixes:

  • System Check:
    • "Pxt monitoring not possible" message would appear even though the infeed module's Pmax value is > 0 for the select drive/infeed
  • Energy Storage Modules:
    • Fixed the system supply power calculation when ESMs are in the system. The program would show an energy consumption increase when ESMs were on the bus because the program was 'double-counting' the supply power. When no ESMs were on the bus, the power calculation was correct.
Mar 26, 2018Version 4.0.152

Enhancements:

  • Manufacturer Versions:
    • Enabled EXLAR version in v4
  • MOOG Feature Set:
    • Enabled Ball Screw database
  • Motor & Drive Performance form:
    • Added load factor (LF) details in the tooltips for motor, infeed, inverter, chopper and bleeder LFs. Ie. Listing the specific LFs for each of Temp, Elev and Voltage
  • Drive Database form:
    • Added load factor (LF) details in the tooltips for infeed, inverter, chopper and bleeder LFs. Ie. Listing the specific LFs for each of Temp, Elev and Voltage
  • Drive Internal Power Details form:
    • Added load factor (LF) details in the tooltips for infeed, inverter, chopper and bleeder LFs. Ie. Listing the specific LFs for each of Temp, Elev and Voltage
  • Main form:
    • Now display the Pressure & Flow sequence icon for the Main form and Wizard Sequence buttons
  • Motor Performance form:
    • Now group move segments under one checkbox, that can also be expanded to see each segment
    • Now only load the first 500 segments in the segments list when the form is first loaded, dramatically improving the form load time for sequences with > 1000 segments
  • Motor Efficiency form:
    • The field current, Id, would not always be displayed in the chart, even when the Inverter Control Mode allowed for FW
  • Curve Fitting:
    • Improved peak power margin check, ensuring the working segment is properly tested and minimizing the chance of "no solution found"
  • Calculation Engine:
    • Significant calculation performance improvement for larger sequences (>500 segments), and especially for sequences > 500 segments with dynamic inertia/mass (inertia/mass changing with each segment) for a constant speed. In this case, the calculation performance improvement can be up to 5x faster.
  • Help:
    • Updated all mechanism formulae with the counterbalance force, Fcb

Fixes:

  • Rack & Pinions Database:
    • Fixed 'Accuracy' filter when 'Basic' or other type selected which is defined by more than 1 quality value
  • Calculation Engine:
    • Corrected calculation for torque due to dynamic inertia/mass when importing a Time vs Velocity sequence with changing inertia/mass
  • Main form:
    • When switching project modes from v4 to v3, the permission check was not detecting if more than 1 Power Group, as only 1 Power Group is supported in v3
  • Bill of Material:
    • When a Motor Linear Actuator has the motor brake enabled, now include the motor brake holding torque details in the description
  • Improved Chinese translations:
    • Inertia Mismatch 惯量配比
  • Drive Motor Linear Actuator Performance chart:
    • The Drive Motor Peak Regen curve was shown as a solid line, instead of a dotted line
  • Optimizer Create Curve Fit Spline form:
    • When Infeed Margin text changed, the Infeed Margin Enable Checkbox was not being checked automatically
Mar 2, 2018Version 4.0.147

Enhancements:

  • Sequence form:
    • Now display a diagram for the following mechanisms when the chart crosshairs are selected
      • Ball Screw
    • Now allow Split segments by equal time or distance for all segment types. Previously, splitting by equal distance was only permitted for polynomial profiles.
  • Energy Storage Modules:
    • Now when the entire Vendor Model solution is displayed, the total number of expansion modules are shown instead of the number of expansion modules per energy storage module as was in the previous version. This specifically is seen on the Main form, the database selection and the print report.
  • AddEdit Drive/Infeed forms:
    • Ensure Vmin, Vmax, SHzmin, SHzmax are not empty
  • Database Updates:
    • Added additional checks if multiple instances of SERVOsoft are running, or if the database file is locked, to ensure the database file is not locked when trying to perform a database update.
  • DGL Licenses:
    • Added support for multiple DGLs where the user can select from a list of DGL licenses at program startup.
  • List Users:
    • Added support for multiple Network License DGLs on the same network
  • Help: Rotary Mechanism page:
    • Improved images and descriptions to further clarify the Incline Angle and Start Position

Fixes:

  • Main form:
    • Fixed a bug when opening a project file that was saved in the German Windows locale and has an imported sequence from a file with those "import settings" also saved in the project file. The program failed to handle the source file Date when saved in certain locales such as the German locale.
  • Sequence form:
    • The 'Join Segments' option would be enabled in the right-click menu for Moves. It should only be enabled for Segments.
    • Fixed interpolating of Thrust values for imported 'Time vs Velocity/Accel' sequences, when Velocity cross over from positive to negative velocity
  • Move form:
    • Changing the Start Position would not have any affect for the Slider Crank mechanism. Changing the Start Position in the Move form and Slider Crank form should be the same setting.
    • Changing the Start Position would not have any affect for the Rotary mechanism. Changing the Start Position in the Move form and Unbalanced Load Start Angle should be the same setting.
  • Gear Motor Torque vs Speed charts:
    • Fixed the Crosshairs right-click snap to nearest point when zoomed in on 2nd Y Stack motor chart
  • Linear Actuator Force & Motor Torque vs Speed charts:
    • Fixed the Crosshairs right-click snap to nearest point when zoomed in on 2nd Y Stack motor chart
  • Gear Motors Database:
    • Fixed "invalid filter" bug when using "Mot_J" filter, as the condition name should be "Mot_Jm". Therefore, condition name changed to "Mot_Jm" in Database v4.0.106.
  • Drive Gear Motors Database:
    • Fixed "invalid filter" bug when using "Mot_J" filter, as the condition name should be "Mot_Jm". Therefore, condition name changed to "Mot_Jm" in Database v4.0.106.
  • Add Edit Gearbox Database:
    • Chart errors would appear on certain machines. Typically, when trying to update the Efficiency vs Speed chart. The Main form error flag would be set after the first error.
  • Print Report:
    • Chart errors would appear on certain machines when creating the Gearbox page, and specifically the Gearbox Torque vs Speed Chart. In such cases, the Gearbox Torque vs Speed chart would be missing from the report, and then the Main form error flag would be set.
Jan 21, 2018Version 4.0.142

Enhancements:

  • Optimizer PRO Trial for all PRO version users until April 30, 2018
  • Manufacturer Versions:
    • Enabled ATLANTA version in v4
    • Enabled B&R version in v4
    • Enabled KOCH ESMs in v4 B&R
  • Added support for the following drive types:
    • 17 = Infeed / Dual Inverter / Chopper
    • 18 = Infeed / Triple Inverter / Chopper
  • Sequence form:
    • Allow Rated profiles in Sequence Chart for Manufacturer Versions
    • Now display a diagram for the following mechanisms when the chart crosshairs are selected
      • Rack & Pinion
      • Dual Rack Conveyor
      • Rack & Gearbox Pinion
      • Dual Conveyor
  • Motor Efficiency form:
    • Added the display of Itotal, Iq & Id on a 2nd plot and Vbus on a 3rd plot (Pro version only)
    Main form:
    • Added Motor Efficiency form for Asynchronous Motors
    • 'Load + Payload' no longer includes the Counterbalance Mass. This is only a display value, but caused confusion for users some users thinking that the Counterbalance Mass is not part of the 'Load + Payload'.
  • Print Report:
    • 'Load + Payload' no longer includes the Counterbalance Mass. This is only a display value, but caused confusion for users some users thinking that the Counterbalance Mass is not part of the 'Load + Payload'.
  • Database forms:
    • Replaced the filters move "up/down arrows" with one button for drag & drop to re-order filters
  • Optimizer:
    • Now include the target final result of the optimization in the 'Results' column
  • Motor & Drive Torque/Force Performance Charts:
    • Added 'Peak Regen' profiles to drive curves, indicated by a dotted line
  • Project Notes:
    • Added shortcuts for Bold (CTRL-B), Italic (CTRL-I) and Underline (CTRL-U)
  • System Check:
    • For Mechanisms with a Counterbalance Mass, when the Acceleration >1G, a new warning message has been added "Acceleration exceeds 1G at [X] sec [Step Y], which affects the Counterbalance Mass if it is connected by rope, chain, belt, or similar". Note, this does not apply to the Conveyor mechanism which has the counterbalance load attached to the driven belt.
  • All Forms:
    • Improved handling of multiple screens with different display settings including different resolutions. Previously, the program assumed it was running on the 'Primary' monitor. Now it checks the screen resolution of the screen where the form is on.
    Database Utility:
    • When new vendors added to the database, now include list of new vendors in the import log file

Fixes:

  • Motor Efficiency form:
    • Motor efficiency chart was not updating for motors with field weakening
  • Main form:
    • Fixed 'Cycle Time' auto bug when multiple Power Groups. When clicking the 'Auto' cycle time checkbox, the Cycle Time value changes from current Power Group to the Cycle Time of all Power Groups and then back again to the current Power Group to the Cycle Time. Now it just gets set to the current Power Group to the Cycle Time.
  • Print Report:
    • Fixed handling of empty Project Notes that sometimes throws an error and sets the Main form error flag
Nov 24, 2017Version 4.0.133

Enhancements:

  • Energy Storage Solutions:
    • Now allow manual override for the number of expansion modules. Previously, the limit was 5.
  • Project Notes:
    • Added sample "\ProjectNotes\InsertList" folder and sample signature

Fixes:

  • Energy Storage Solutions:
    • Fixed backup supply power calculation when Time of Power Loss + Power Loss Duration > Cycle Time
  • Sequence form:
    • Infeed/Drive power profiles would not be displayed properly when the Infeed/Drive was from Power Group >= 2
  • System Supply Power form:
    • Fixed Analysis calculation with the amount of cost savings when adding more capacitance to the bus
Nov 20, 2017Version 4.0.132

ACT version only

Fixes:

  • Fixed bug with v4 license check for older licenses.
Nov 15, 2017Version 4.0.131

Enhancements:

  • Sequence form:
    • Now display a diagram of the Conveyor mechanism when the chart crosshairs are selected

Fixes:

  • Main form:
    • Fixed bug when user selects 10 Transformations in the EasySize Wizard, and then triggers the Main form error flag
    • Fixed bug converting units from the base units to the display units
  • Motor Performance form:
    • Fixed bug converting units from the base units to the display units in the performance data table
  • Gearbox Performance form:
    • Fixed bug converting units from the base units to the display units in the performance data table
  • Database forms:
    • Fixed bug converting units from the base units to the display units in the performance data table
Nov 2, 2017Version 4.0.130

Enhancements:

  • Control Techniques Feature Set:
    • Enabled Control Techniques version in v4
  • Move form:
    • Form icon shows Pressure & Flow icon when Pressure & Flow segment

Fixes:

  • Installer:
    • Fixed installer issue on some machines where the following error message would occur and stop the installation.
    • "Source file not found: C:\Users\... \WibuCmNET.cab. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it."
    • This error was introduced in the previous version, v4.0.128.
Oct 30, 2017Version 4.0.128

Enhancements:

  • Sequence form:
    • Now display a diagram of the Rotary mechanism when the chart crosshairs are selected
    • Now display a diagram of a Rotary Knife mechanism when the chart crosshairs are selected using the 'Rotary Knife' template
    • Now 'Legend Select Profile Fill' enabled for all feature sets, including manufacturer versions. Previously only for Advanced & Pro versions.
    • Form icon shows Pressure & Flow icon when Pressure & Flow sequence
  • Main form:
    • Sequence button icon shows Pressure & Flow icon when Pressure & Flow sequence
  • Energy Storage Module database:
    • Set default filters to include 'Typ', 'Vzmax', 'NumESM' and 'NumExM/ESM' filters
  • Add / Edit Drive form:
    • Show / hide the Pmax field depending on the PxtTyp value
    • Show / hide the Imax field depending on the IxtTyp value
  • Add / Edit Infeed form:
    • Show / hide the Pmax field depending on the PxtTyp value
  • Add / Edit Pump form:
    • Added leakage flow formula, Ql Allow Pump Q, Ql, M & L formula to be visible for other vendors
    • Baumueller & Moog formulae still hidden per their request
    • Added right-click drop down menu for the formula, so users can conveniently insert variables
    • Now allow users to Add / Edit and save Pump data
    • Added 'Other' to Pumps.Typ list
    • Added 'Radial Piston' to Pumps.Typ list
  • Pumps Database form:
    • Added 'Other' to Pumps.Typ list
    • Added 'Radial Piston' to Pumps.Typ list
    • Pumps.Typ filter is now a popup selection
  • Pumps formulae:
    • Add support for a new variable, dOil, oil density [kg/m3]
  • Pumps mechanism form:
    • Added new input variable, Oil density, that can be used in the pump formulae, Q, Ql, M, L.
  • Database:
    • Added Pumps.Ql field for the pump leakage flowrate formula
  • Language Translations:
    • Pump phrase: Changed 'Torque Efficiency' to 'Hydraulic Mechanical Efficiency'
    • Extensive update of Spanish language phrases

Fixes:

  • Database Spreadsheet:
    • Corrected cells A1 & B1 in some worksheets including 'InfeedModules', as this would confuse the Database Utility into thinking the first valid row was Row 1, and not Row 4.
Oct 4, 2017Version 4.0.119

Enhancements:

  • All Manufacturer version feature sets:
    • Enabled QuickCalc Numeric Input Calculator
  • Linear Motor Force vs Speed form:
    • Now display the Rated Max and Cont force values for total number of motors when NumPrimaryParts > 1. Previously, always displayed the rated values for 1 motor.
  • Main form on Linear Motor view:
    • Now display the Rated Max and Cont force values for total number of motors when Number of Primary Parts > 1. Previously, always displayed the rated values for 1 motor.
  • Sequence form:
    • Now display a diagram of the Winder Centre Driven when the chart crosshairs are selected
    • Now display a diagram of the Winder Surface Driven when the chart crosshairs are selected
    • Better position the Mechanism image so as not to cover the chart legend
  • Print Report:
    • Added 'Break' button to progress bar when creating Print Report... Very useful for large projects because it can take several minutes to create a report for a 50 axis project with 225+ pages
  • Help:
    • Updated all pages with v4 images
    • Added more details in many help pages

Fixes:

  • License Activation Wizard:
    • Fixed issue when clicking 'Next' on the 'Select Program Version' step, and the wizard would not proceed to the next step.
  • System Check:
    • For the Gearbox Rated Max Output Torque check, the Margin values were incorrect when a gearbox has increasing rated values as speed increases. Now the check does not assume that the rated max torque is at 0 rpm.
  • Rotary Mechanism form:
    • When the user changes the incline angle using the QuickCalc Numeric Input Calculator, the mechanism image was not being updated.
  • Fixed an issue when opening a v3 project file, and converting the sequence profiles to v4. In cases where the project has an Import Trace, but does not have an external Infeed or Bleeder module, the Import Trace profile was not converted properly. Then opening the Sequence form would trigger the Main form error flag.
Sep 8, 2017Version 4.0.116

Enhancements:

  • WIBU CodeMeter Runtime:
    • Upgraded to CodeMeter v6.50b, which addresses a critical fix to v6.50a
    • Prior to this release, SERVOsoft was packaged with v6.40b
    • CodeMeter v6.50a was never included with SERVOsoft
    • Other programs that use CodeMeter such as B&R Automation Studio are installing v6.50a, which then causes SERVOsoft to crash
    • Installing this release, or simply installing CodeMeter v6.50b separately solves this problem
  • Print Report:
    • Upgraded print report generation, which is up to 30% faster for larger reports
    • Added better fault handling, making it more resilient on various machine configurations
  • Translations:
    • Updated many German translations, mostly related to new v4 features

Fixes:

  • Print Report:
    • Fixed issue where print report would crash on some machines, not giving any error message. The cause was due to certain printers not supporting letter size (8.5 x 11 in), which is the default page set on installation.
  • Database Utility:
    • The import process would stall when importing from a source SDF database file which included "RacksPinionsFeedForce" data to be updated
    • An error would occur when importing a spreadsheet with a grouped row collapsed
Aug 22, 2017Version 4.0.106

Enhancements:

  • MOOG Feature Set:
    • Enabled MOOG version in v4
    • Enabled the Servo Pump feature for "Moog" pumps
    • Enabled Chinese (ZH) language option in v4, such that EN, DE & ZH languages are available
  • Configure Power Flow form:
    • Now adjusts column widths and form size to accommodate all languages
  • Project Notes:
    • Updated ribbon and menus with v4 icons, including File and Edit menus
  • Print Dialog:
    • When saving to PDF, if existing file exists and is locked, now handle elegantly with a message
  • Print Report:
    • Group System Check bookmark pages in tree node when more than one System Check page
    • Scale logo image in report header when print margins and/or paper size changed
  • Import Sequence:
    • When importing data from a spreadsheet, now set TAB delimiter as default for spreadsheets
  • Print Config form:
    • Form height is resizable to allow users to more easily see the treeview for larger projects with 20+ axes
  • Print Dialog form:
    • Form height is resizable to allow users to more easily see the select pages treeview for larger projects with 20+ axes
  • Gearbox Pinion Database:
    • Added the "APGS%" option to the GBP_Model filter drop down list
    • Added GearboxPinionDatabase222.jpg and GearboxPinionDatabase223.jpg product images
  • Supply Power form:
    • The Power Flow table now has Utilization Bars. Previously used "Margins"
    • Now list Peak Power rows above Cont Power

Fixes:

  • Axis Infeed Supply Power was not being calculated when Bus in 'Stand Alone mode'. Ie. Not Shared Bus
  • Fixed the importing of product data from a project file that was saved using a comma as decimal, and then opened on a machine using a point as a decimal.
  • Fixed the Thrust & Payload not included in repeated cycles when 'Shorter sequences = Repeat'
  • Rotary Mechanism form:
    • Added input check to ensure Incline Angle is between 0deg and 90deg
  • Print Report:
    • Fixed issue where the user selects specific pages to print/save to PDF, and then also changes the language, paper size and/or margins. Changing such settings requires the print report to be regenerated, and sometimes would cause the number of Project Notes and/or System Check pages to change. In doing so, selected pages below System Check would be affected, and the incorrect pages would be printed/saved to PDF.
Jul 17, 2017Version 4.0.100

New Features:

  • Energy Storage Modules for KOCH Products more...
    • DES, DEV & DEK products
    • DSM & DLC (super capacitors) products
    • (Advanced, Pro and some Manufacturer versions)
  • Optimizer Pro:
    • Added 'Motor Peak Torque Margin' target, which optimizes to a target margin value
    • Added support for 'complex splines' with up to 3 different profile types in one spline
    • Added two new constraints - 'Start Accel = End Accel' and 'Start Jerk = End Jerk'
    • Added 'Curve Fitting' feature more...
      • Curve Fitting works within the drive, motor, gearbox, and/or mechanism rated curve(s)
      • And then generates the resulting motion profile at the load
  • Mechanisms
    • Two Servo Pumps driven by one Motor (Pro version) more...
    • Servo Pump (standard in Pro version, was an Option in v3)
    • Ball Screw Database (Lite, Advanced & Pro versions)
    • Cart Mechanism (Advanced & Pro versions) more...

Enhancements:

  • Project Configuration
    • ADVANCED version increases from 5 to 9 axes
    • PRO version increases from 40 to 50 axes
    • Multiple Power Groups (Pro version)
    • Up to 3 Infeed Modules per Power Group
    • Up to 3 Bleeder Modules per Power Group
    • Up to 3 Capacitor Modules per Power Group
  • Sequence form:
    • Added option to display the motor current phasors, Iq & Id (Pro version)
    • Quick Import Sequence (Lite, Advanced & Pro versions)
  • Import Sequences:
    • Added support to import 'Time, Velocity and Accel' table data
    Move form:
    • Added "Accel Capped" feature, which calculates Start & End Jerk values to minimize the maximum acceleration for the Poly1-7 profile
  • Database forms:
    • Re-order columns, set grouped columns, and then save as the "Default View"
  • Performance Improvements:
    • Further improved the calculation performance up to 3.5x wrt v3.3
    • Further improved thrust and payload formula calculation performance to 1.6x faster wrt v3.3
    • Project files open 20% faster, and some large project files open as much as 5x faster wrt v3.3
    • Project files use compression algorithm resulting in 2-8x smaller file size
  • Utilization bars on all forms and print report
  • Language Options:
    • Enabled all language options French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish & Chinese in addition to the standard language options English & German (Education, Lite, Advanced & Pro versions)
  • When loading a project, if products are not found, now wait until the entire project is loaded, and then provide a list of all products that are not in the database.
    • Then users can select which products to be added to the database.
    • By default, all products are checked.
    • This is much more organized and more manageable, especially for large projects with 20-50 axes and perhaps 100 products that may not be in the local database.
  • Drive & Motor Performance Charts:
    • Show shading for the field weakening portion on motor torque chart, which very clearly shows when the motor is operating with field weakening
  • Overload Models
    • Pxt & Ixt
      • Added support for B&R Fast Slow Time Constant for Pxt and Ixt overload models
    • Motor I2t
      • Enahnced Motor I2t model for more accuracy at slower speeds (n< nN/2)
  • Product Zones
    • Added Product Zone support so each vendor can specify multiple product zones, with each zone having one or more countries. Previsouly this worked in v3 only for a specific manufacturer version. Now this new approach works for all versions.
  • Updated Print Report Logos with higher resolution images
  • Runs as 64-bit application on Windows 64-bit, allowing for better performance for large projects

Fixes:

  • Print Report:
    • When click the "View PDF" button, if the user tries to save and overwrite an existing file and that file is already in use, previously the Main form Error Flag would be set. Now the user gets an error message saying the file is already in use by another process.