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Introduction
Congratulations! You have received a copy of Crestron's SIMPL software package. This exciting program builds
programs for Crestron control systems, both with a graphical programming environment called SIMPL and a
procedural language called SIMPL+ for more advanced programmers.
Crestron has devoted a great deal of time and effort to make sure that the software you receive is "ready for
primetime." If you have any comments or suggestions, we would appreciate hearing from you by email at
software@crestron.com. (Technical support questions should continue to go to our telephone hot line at 1-888CRESTRON.) If you cannot email us, you can also give us your feedback via the telephone or fax. If you are
experiencing problems, Crestron's top-notch technical support team is standing by to help you at 1-888CRESTRON.
The following sections are available in the release notes:
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General Notes and Issues
New SIMPL Features
Installing the Crestron Database
Installing the SIMPL+ Cross Compiler
Installing the Crestron Toolbox
General Notes and Issues
Special Note for Windows XP Service Pack 2 Users
It has been discovered that Windows XP Service Pack 2 causes a memory leak with applications that use the Microsoft
Foundation Classes (MFC). This can be seen by using Task Manager to watch the allocation of GDI objects by the
application when child windows are created and destroyed. Since Crestron Toolbox uses MFC it is affected by this issue
and may eventually crash after a large number of windows are opened and closed. Microsoft is aware of this problem and
has issued Hotfix KB319740 to address it. For more information and to download the patch, please see:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319740/en-us
It is not neccessary to install this patch, unless you feel you are seeing this issue as it is not likey to come to the point of
crashing the application due to the limited use of these resources by Crestron Toolbox.
General Notes:
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Display of "(C:xx H:yy)" in Program Tree and System Configuration Tree: The F11 Key (when pressed while the
Program Tree on the Program Manger page is active, or when the System Tree on the Configuration Managemer
page is active) will toggle the display of some debugging information. This information will appear in the format of
"(C:xx H:yy)" after the symbol or device name. This data can aid Crestron support personnel in troubleshooting
problems and can be very helpful for problem resolution but is meaningless to the programmer, and harmless to
display.
Known issues:
z Replace Control System with sub-slotted devices:
{ Any programming on sub-slotted device cards that are fixed may not get copied over, even if the
new Control System is the same or has the same fixed cards (e.g. programming on the AADS
XM Tuner card does not get copied over if converting from an AADS-XM to an AADS.)
{ Serial drivers may have issues when converting to from one control system to another.
z There have been times when running SIMPL on the Microsoft Vista operating system, that compiling a
program may result in errors stating that SIMPL could not find or compile the Crestron SIMPL+
modules in the program. Try exiting SIMPL and start it up again.
z Double clicking on an .SMW to open a file may result in a dialog telling you the name has been
shortened by windows. This seems to happen more if an .SMW is inside a .ZIP file. The workaround is
to open SIMPL and do File -> Open and open the .SMW.
z Once the User and/or Project IR Database files have been built using a SIMPL 2.11.x version, those
database files will no longer open in previous versions of SIMPL (i.e. 2.8.x or 2.10.x). If there is a need
to revert back to an older version of SIMPL, just rebuild the User and Project IR database files from that
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version.
There may be rare cases where trying to drag multiple signals to an input/output item, where there is
more than enough space for the signals to be dropped, will result in a dialog asking the programmer if
they want to expand the symbol to make space. If the programmer replies Yes to this dialog and the
dialog that will follow, the signals will be dropped without anything needing expanding.
z When replacing a control system, you may find that SIMPL flags a subfolder as incomplete, but none of
the logic symbols appear to be incomplete. If you comment out and comment back in that subfolder, the
subfolder is now complete. Or, in the new program, you can select the top level folder marked as
Incomplete and select the right click menu option "Make Symbol Complete".
z When commenting out the control system node or the Logic node, you can no longer comment-in all
folders beneath with ALT-F1 or the menu selection. You must do each subfolder manually.
z If dragging and dropping empty items from one symbol in Detail View to another symbol in Detail View
that also does not have any signals, you will get a dialog asking if you want to create some autonamed
signals. If you answer yes to this, you might then get dialogs telling you there isn't enough room. In rare
cases, this dialog may be in error. Answer yes to the request to "expand the symbol" and yes to the
request to paste whatever is possible, and you should get the desired results.
z Working over a network. When working with programs whose SMW and/or referenced module files, are
located on a network drive, make sure to map that drive. An unmapped driver letter does not work.
Also, make sure that you have the proper permissions to create folders and files, to read/write and to
delete folders and files from that drive.
z Compile Abort: There have been reported issues with Compile Abort not always aborting correctly.
z Saving a Module losing data: Sometimes, if you save a module to a different name after performing a
save in the same session of SIMPL, the Symbol Tree category may get lost. If you don't see your
module appear in the Symbol Library, please open the module in SIMPL editor, edit the Module Header
and reselect the proper Symbol Tree category and then save the module. You may need to Reload the
Libraries or restart SIMPL to see the module after that.
z 'Copy Symbol Extender' if using old style CED files in 4.02.38 or higher: If working in a program that
was created using SIMPL 4.02.21 or older, and the program contains Smart Graphics Extenders and
the user selects not to upgrade to the newer Smart Graphics Management method, the 'Copy Symbol
Extenders' option in the right click menu of a touch screen containing Smart Graphics Extenders will not
be enabled. A work around is to add a temporary regular device extender (such as an Ethernet OffLine
Manager) to the touch screen. The menu option will become enabled, copy the extenders and then
delete the temporary device extender.
Error R6031 - Attempt to intialize the CRT more than once.
If you are getting this error when starting up, we recommend the following:
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate the following registry subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
3. In the right pane, right-click the registry entry for the Explorer.exe process, and then click
RENAME.
4. Rename to Explorer (remove the .EXE)
5. Exit Registry Editor.
6. Restart the computer.
7. If the above does not help, or you cannot find the AppCompatFlags registry path, please try the
procedure using this path instead: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags
Vista Users:
If SIMPL complains about missing DLL's or does not run, please right click on the shortcut in the Start menu
and select "Run as Administrator." You should only need to do this once, as the setting will be preserved.
Windows 7 Users:
If you are using an HP Printer Driver, we have experienced startup crashes. Updating to the "HP Universal
Printing PCL 6" driver for Windows 7 from the HP web site (version 5.1.0, May 10, 2010) solves these issues.
Things to keep in mind:
z When importing Crestron Modules, please make sure to verify the Default Argument's Input, Parameter
and Output Properties for completeness. About a year after the original concept of these properties
were introduced, Crestron added support of a "Is a Signed Value" field for Parameter, Analog Input and
Analog Output properties. Simpl supports backwards compatibility of this new property for modules that
were saved before the new property was introduced. However, if a programmer were to import a
Crestron Module that was created before the signed property was added, and there were parameters or
analog inputs or outputs that need to allow signed values, Simpl will not allow negative values on data
entry. The workaround for this is simply to edit the properties of the desired Parameter or Analog Input
and click on the "Is a Signed Value" checkbox.
z If an attempt is made to edit the "[Reference Name]" parameter from a SIMPL+ module that was
compiled in 2.07 through 2.08.14, SIMPL will give an Invalid Parameter error message. If a module
created before 2.07, which has a reference name entered into the "[Reference Name]" field is compiled
in any of these versions, the compiler error log will have a message about an invalid partial substitution.
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Two solutions exist: Either delete the reference name or compile in 2.08.18 (or later).
If programming a module to have Input/Output Groups and the label for the [~BeginGroup~] is different
than the label on the associated [~EndGroup~], SIMPL does not flag this and thus, when using that
module in a program, collapsing and expanding that group may not work properly. Please edit the
module and make sure the labels match.
z When using the "Make Symbol Complete" option, it will not necessarily complete the symbol's
parameters if the parameter has no default value.
z When importing a Crestron SIMPL Module or a Crestron SIMPL+ Module, please remember to double
check that the Symbol Tree category (#Category in SIMPL+) is not 0. Often modules will be set to 0 if
they are used as part of other modules so as not to clutter up the symbol tree in the Program Manager.
If the module is saved as a user module and compiled with the tree still set to 0, it will not be visible to
the programmer.
z When commenting out the control system node or the Logic node, SIMPL no longer shows the control
system / logic node as commented out. This is correct.
z C2N-IO: The RTS/CTS Hardware Handshaking serial setting has been removed from this device in
Device Database version 49.00.002.00 and later. If a program has an older version of this device, and
RTS/CTS was selected as the Hardware Handshaking option, the RTS/CTS setting will still be set,
even if using a newer Device Database. Doing a Replace Device will not clear this setting. Since this
method is not supported by the C2N-IO, programmers should update the Hardware Handshaking to a
recognized setting, or, add a new instance, copy the programming and delete the original instance.
Legacy Device Tools
Beginning with SIMPL 2.11.00 and later, to have access to the Viewport, Test Manger and non-Toolbox
version of the Network Analyzer, a separate installation of these tools will be required. This installation is
referred to as the "Legacy Device Tools" package and will install all 3 tools into a separate installation folder
(i.e. you will not be able to install this software into an existing Crestron application folder)
Crestron Database Version for SIMPL 4.x
z Crestron Database version 34.01.002.00, or newer, is recommended for SIMPL version 4.01 and
higher. SIMPL+ fixed an issue that required us to have to fix and rebuild 3 Crestron SIMPL+ modules.
The following 3 modules will have compile errors if compiled using SIMPL 4.x and a older Crestron
Databse version. Kaleidescape SATP Processor v7.0.0.csp (Kaleidescape SATP Processor v7.0.0
(cm)) DSC PowerSeries LED to Text v1.0.csp (DSC PowerSeries LED to Text v1.0 (cm)) HoneyA.csp
(Honeywell Enviracom Processor (cm))
SIMPL+ changes to functionality:
z for #INCLUDE_SIMPLSHARP_LIBRARY version 4.02.17 and higher, Absolute Paths are no longer
accepted within the compiler directive, #INCLUDE_SIMPLSHARP_LIBRARY. Both Absolute and
Relative Paths are now supported using the compiler directive, #INCLUDEPATH. One or more
#INCLUDEPATH directives can be specified and must be placed before any
#INCLUDE_SIMPLSHARP_LIBRARY compiler directives. The search order for libraries is 1) Project
Folder, 2) Global SIMPL+ Folder and 3) #INCLUDEPATH folders.
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existing modules that use the word 'Continue' as a variable will not compile correctly. Please change
the variable name and recompile.
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New SIMPL Features
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.21 to 4.02.38
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fixed bug where 'Open .API' doesn't work when .clz is located in a path specified within #INCLUDEPATH
SIMPL Bug Fixes and Enhancements:
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Fixed error in creating archives that contain SIMPL# modules.
Added support for displaying friendlier names for Crestron devices and symbols in the Configuration Management
and Program Library trees. These names will be defined in the Device Database. Note that not all devices will have
this data. New devices and symbols are likely candidates, and older devices may be retrofitted as appropriate.
Duplicate Programming function will now also copy Smart Graphics extenders to the target touch screen. If the
target touch screen has any smart graphics extenders already there, they will be removed (just like we do with
regular device extenders in this function) and new instances added.
Updated what is shown for the 'Add item to' option on the right click context menu of the configuration tree, if the
programmer selects an empty slot. SIMPL will now show the same label as is shown in the tree.
Fixed error when trying to import a RSD file after Smart Graphics data has been imported.
Better Smart Graphics data management:
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Software Required: This feature requires VTPro-e 5.4.13 or higher, and Smart Graphics Controls is 2.01.06.02 or
higher. You will not be able to create new programs with Smart Graphics data from VTPro-e, without these versions.
You will, however, be able to continue working with older programs that used CED files.
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Summary:
{ Data defining all Smart Graphics controls in a VTPro-e project is now contained in 1 Smart Graphics
Definition (SGD) file. This file is generated by the VTPro-e compiler and will be used behind the scenes by
SIMPL.
{ Programmers now just need to select a VTPro-e project per touch screen and SIMPL will take care of
obtaining a copy of the new SGD file.
{ SIMPL will use the data in the SGD file to import/refresh/resynch Smart Graphics extenders for each Smart
Graphics control in the VTPro-e project.
{ Programmers can select to refresh / resynch the Smart Graphics data on program open, or access the Smart
Graphics Management dialog at any time to refresh / resynch on demand.
{ Individual CED files no longer need to be maintained by the programmer but, for a transition period, can still
be generated by the VTPro-e compiler.
„ The new Smart Graphics Definition (SGD) file will be placed, upon successful VTPro-e compilation, in
the VTPro-e project folder.
„ Once a VTPro-e project has been selected and associated with a touch screen(s), the SGD will be
copied in the local SMW folder for use on the next SIMPL program open. Whenever a Smart Graphics
request is made by the programmer (either automatically on program open or on demand), an latest
copy of that SGD will be retrieved from the VTPro-e project file, and the associated Smart Graphics
extenders will be refreshed /resynched.
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To begin using this feature
{ Read all of the release notes for this version, to be clear on what to do
{ If you are starting from scratch, just create a new program and use the Smart Graphics Management dialog to
import Smart Graphics data from VTPro-e projects compiled in VTPro-e 5.4.13 or newer.
{ If you are upgrading from and old-style CED file based program, here are some things to keep in mind
(details on how to upgrade are below):
„ It is highly recommended you use the same version of the VTPro-e project which generated the CED
files referenced your existing SIMPL program. Compile that VTPro-e project, using VTPro-e 5.4.13 or
newer before trying to upgrade your SIMPL program.
„ After the upgrade, programmers will no longer need to worry about name or Control Join ID
changes.
„ Warning: If you have changed the name of the VTPro-e filename, the names of any of the
controls, or the Control Join IDs, since the last import of CED data into SIMPL, SIMPL will not be
able to find matching controls during the upgrade. In this case, SIMPL will comment out the
existing extenders (to retain the programming for copy/paste) and add new instances from new
data.
„ When upgrading your program, it is important to select a VTPro-e project for each touch screen that
had existing CED based data, before the next SIMPL program 'Save' / 'Save As'. Otherwise, you may
lose the existing Smart Graphics extender definitions and associated programming.
„ Known Issue if not upgrading older programs : If working in a program that was created using
SIMPL 4.02.21 or older, and the program contains Smart Graphics Extenders and the user selects not
to upgrade to the newer Smart Graphics Management method, the 'Copy Symbol Extenders' option in
the right click menu of a touch screen containing Smart Graphics Extenders will not be enabled. A work
around is to add a temporary regular device extender (such as an Ethernet OffLine Manager) to the
touch screen. The menu option will become enabled, copy the extenders and then delete the temporary
device extender.
User Instructions
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Smart Graphics Management Dialog:
{ Accessible via the Project Menu->Smart Graphics Management, or the right click context menu of a touch
screen symbol.
{ There will be an entry for each touch screen that supports Smart Graphics.
„ A white arrow with a black outline in front of a touch screen means a VTPro-e project has not yet been
selected.
„ A red arrow means the associated Smart Graphics Definition (SGD) file for the VTPro-e project could
not be located in the SIMPL program folder. Make sure the VTPro-e project has been compiled.
„ A magenta arrow means the selected VTPro-e project VTP file and/or the SGD file cannot be found in
the VTPro-e project folder (meaning, SIMPL would not have the latest files to access for a refresh). This
typically could happen after import of an archive to a different computer where the VTPro-e project
folder does not exist. Regardless of why the files are missing, SIMPL would then use the local Smart
Graphics data (SGD file) located in the SIMPL project folder (which would represent the Smart
Graphics data already in the SIMPL program).
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Allows programmer to select VTPro-e project(s)
SIMPL will make a local copy of the associated SGD file in the SIMPL project folder. ( This is to
ensure the SIMPL program will open without errors due to missing data if the VTPro-e
project/files were ever moved.)
„ SIMPL will create/update Smart Graphics extenders under the associated touch screen(s), for all
Smart Graphics controls in the selected VTPro-e project(s).
Refresh / Refresh All
„ SIMPL will locate the SGD file in the VTPro-e project folder and update the SIMPL project folder
with that version.
„ Note: For each touch screen being refreshed, if any other touch screen also references the
same VTPro-e project, those touch screens will also get refreshed/resynched. The
programmer will be shown a list of the touch screens that will also be updated and the
programmer can select to continue or abort the refresh.
„ If a new Smart Graphics control has been added, SIMPL will add an associated extender.
„ If a Smart Graphics control already has an extender in the SIMPL program, SIMPL will resynch
the definition of that extender.
„ If a Smart graphics control has been removed from the VTPro-e project (or marked as 'do not
compile', or was not yet assigned a valid Control Join ID), SIMPL will comment out the
associated Smart Graphics extender in the SIMPL program. This is done such that the
programming will still be available to the programmer (in case it's needed to copy/paste
elsewhere).
„ Commented extenders will be the responsibility of the programmer to remove from their project.
„ The programmer will not be able to uncomment these Smart Graphics extenders. This is done to
avoid possible data integrity errors on future program opens. However, the programmer can
always delete any commented out Smart Graphics extender.
Clear / Clear All:
„ SIMPL will remove all Smart Graphics extenders found in the associated SGD, from the selected
touch screens.
„ SIMPL will disassociate the selected touch screens from the VTPro-e project(s).
Do not automatically refresh/resynch Smart Graphics data on program open:
„ Keep this option selected if you do not want SIMPL to go get the latest SGD file(s) and perform a
refresh/resynch on each program open.
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Changing the name of your VTPro-e project:
{ If the name of a VTPro-e project changes, go to the Smart Graphics Management dialog and select the new
VTPro-e project name.
{ SIMPL will be able to use unique control identifiers to find the matching extenders already in the SIMPL
program, and refresh / resynch the data. See the 'Refresh / Resynch Notes' section below for more details on
this process.
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Changing the name of a Smart Graphics Control, or changing the Control Join ID:
{ SIMPL will be able to use unique control identifiers to find the matching extenders already in the SIMPL
program, and refresh / resynch the data.
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Upgrading existing programs with CED based Smart Graphics extenders:
{ Recommendation: Before upgrading existing projects using CED files, create a SIMPL Archive.
{ On program open, SIMPL will detect if there are Smart Graphics extenders based on older CED files. If so:
{ The programmer will be provided the following options:
„ Upgrade:
„ The Smart Graphics Management dialog will be displayed so the programmer can select the
appropriate VTPro-e project.
„ SIMPL will try to find matches to the existing Smart Graphics extenders, using the associated
CED name assigned to each control by VTPro-e (i.e. <VTP project="" name_control=""
name>="">.ced). After that initial upgrade, the control's unique control identifiers will be used for
future data refresh operations.
„ If a match cannot be found:
„ SIMPL will comment out the existing extender.
„ Note: The programmer will not be able to uncomment this Smart Graphics extender.
This is done to avoid possible data integrity errors on future program opens.
However, the programmer can always delete any commented out Smart Graphics
extender.
„ SIMPL will add a new extender based on the data in the SGD
„ New extenders will be added for controls that have been added since the last CED import.
„ Existing extenders not found in the SGD file will be commented out.
„ Not right now:
„ Keep using the older CED files for this session. The programmer will be asked to upgrade on the
next program open. Select this option if you want to go create an archive before doing an
upgrade, or if you don't have the latest VTPro-e installed but are intending to do so.
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Don't ask again:
„ Keep using the older CED files for this session. The programmer will not be asked again to
upgrade but can access the Smart Graphics Management dialog at any time to perform an
upgrade.
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Upgrade Notes:
{ When accessing the Smart Graphics Management dialog for the first time, Crestron recommends
selection of a VTPro-e project for each touch screen that currently refers to CED files, at this time.
„ Once the programmer selects at least one VTPro-e project, SIMPL will consider every touch screen in
the program as 'upgraded' to use the new SGD file data.
„ Important! Any touch screen that does not get a VTPro-e project assigned before the first 'Save' /
'Save As' after selecting to upgrade, will result in that touch screen's current CED based Smart
Graphics extenders data to be commented out. If you close the program and then reopen, you may
lose the Smart Graphics extender names and symbol definitions.
„ If SIMPL comments out any old CED based Smart Graphics extender during an upgrade, try to copy
the programming of the older extender to the new instance (if a new instance was added) before saving
and closing your program.
„ Note: The programmer will not be able to uncomment Smart Graphics extenders. This is done to
avoid possible data integrity errors on future program opens. However, the programmer can
always delete any commented out Smart Graphics extender.
{ If the programmer chooses to upgrade to the new Smart Graphics Management method:
„ SIMPL will not remove any CED files referenced by this program, from the project folder. This is to
ensure that other programs in the same folder, not yet upgraded, will open successfully. Therefore, it is
the responsibility of the programmer to remove any unused CED files from the project folder, when
deemed safe.
{ If the programmer does not upgrade and chooses to continue to use individual CED files:
„ If importing a new CED file not already in your program, find and select that file. SIMPL will import the
CED data and make a copy of the CED file in the program folder.
„ If the CED file is already referenced in the SIMPL program and has been updated by VTPro-e, you
must remember to copy any updated CED files to your SIMPL program folder.
„ Do not put your VTPro-e project folder in the SIMPL project folder.
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Refresh/Resynch Notes:
{ Smart graphics controls will be tracked internally ( by both VTPro-e and SIMPL) via unique internal identifiers
for better resynch support in SIMPL.
„ If the object name or any of the control's attributes change in the VTPro-e project, SIMPL will still be
able to match it up to the associated extender in the SIMPL program , using the control's internal
identifier.
„ If the programmer does a 'Save As' of a VTPro-e project to a different project name, VTPro-e will now
allow the user to define their intent of the 'Save As' (see VTPro-e help for information on linking
projects):
„ Create new project (unlinked): The VTPro-e user can do a 'Save As' to create a new, unlinked,
project based on the existing project. VTPro-e will assign new internal tracking IDs, for all
controls, such that the new project's Smart Graphics data can be imported into SIMPL without
affecting/updating any Smart Graphics data currently in the SIMPL program from the original
project.
„ Create new version (linked): The VTPro-e user can do a 'Save As' to create a new version (i.e.
link the newly saved version to the previous version) of the existing project, thus maintaining
history and traceability of all controls.
„ In SIMPL, when the programmer selects one or more touch screens to associate with a
new VTPro-e project name, SIMPL will look at all non-selected touch screens to see if any
of those currently reference the same VTPro-e project (Note: this search is done based on
an internal project identifier and not VTP filename).
„ If any non-selected touch screen references the same VTPro-e project, and that VTPro-e
project is a linked project, SIMPL will tell the programmer that all Smart Graphics data from
that project, on all touch screens that referenced the previous version, will be
refreshed /resynched. A list of those touch screens will be displayed. The programmer will
have the option to abort the process of using the new VTPro-e project, to allow SIMPL to
update the data on the non-selected touch screens.
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Copying programming from 1 set of Smart Graphics extenders to another touch screen:
{ The programmer can copy the programming from the Smart Graphics extenders on one touch screen, to the
Smart Graphics extenders on any other touch screen that is associated with the same VTPro-e project.
„ Make sure the VTPro-e project associations are assigned to the proper touch screens in the Smart
Graphics Management dialog.
„ In the Program Tree, program one set of Smart Graphics extenders
„ select that touch screen, right click and drag it to another touch screen that is associated with the same
VTPro-e project.
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SIMPL will copy the programming from each Smart Graphics extender in the selected touch screen, to
the matching Smart Graphics extender in the target touch screen.
Similarly, if the programmer wants to just copy the programming for 1 Smart Graphics extender, to another
that is from the same VTPro-e project, they may select just that Smart Graphics extender, right click and drag
it to an instance of the same extender on another touch screen.
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Fixes/Changes from 4.02.20 to 4.02.21
SIMPL Bug Fixes and Enhancements:
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The default program archive option, at compile completion, has been restored to 'Create Archive. This will result in
creation of a SIMPL Archive. The recently added Compiler Settings option to 'Create archive and embed in
compiled program' option will no longer be the default.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fixed link error when using S# Variables as NONVOLATILE. S# Variables are now compiled as VOLATILE.
Fixed bug when using classes defined in another namespace
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.18 to 4.02.20
SIMPL Bug Fixes and Enhancements:
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Fixed issue where right clicking on the Control System in the Configuration Management tree seems to take a long
time to respond.
Fixed a bug where SIMPL archives could not be created. This could occur when SIMPL+ relative paths are in use.
Fixed issue with saving a module to a different name sometimes loses the Symbol Tree Category setting.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Force a recompilation when modules are moved to another folder.
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.17 to 4.02.18
SIMPL Bug Fixes and Enhancements:
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Updated to new icon and splash screen.
Duplicate Programming will now copy device extenders and their programming. Smart Graphics are not yet
supported as a part of this feature.
Known Issue:
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Saving a Module losing data: Sometimes, if you save a module to a different name after performing a save in the
same session of SIMPL Winodws, the Symbol Tree category may get lost. If you don't see your module appear in
the Symbol Library, please open the module in SIMPL editor, edit the Module Header and reselect the proper
Symbol Tree category and then save the module. You may need to Reload the Libraries or restart SIMPL to see the
module after that.
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innermost enclosing WHILE, DO or FOR statement, at which point the loop continuation condition is re-evaluated.
Note: CONTINUE statement in SIMPL+: with the added support of the CONTINUE statement in SIMPL+, any existing
modules that use the word 'Continue' as a variable will not compile correctly. Please change the variable name and
recompile.
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Fixed an error in compilation where COM ports were sometimes being removed accidentally.
Updated to new splash screen and icon.
Fixed Duplicate Programming to also copy the comments of the child symbols
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Updated the Duplicate Programming dialog to retain the last entered "Replace" and "With" values
Fixed error where performing a 'Copy all Signals/Parameters' or 'Duplicate Programming', was leaving the
destination symbol incorrectly marked as incomplete.
Fixed error when copying/pasting signals from one IR device to another. The destination IR device was getting it's
IR commands overwritten to be the commands of the source device, thus causing compile errors.
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Saving a Module losing data: Sometimes, if you save a module to a different name after performing a save in the
same session of SIMPL Winodws, the Symbol Tree category may get lost. If you don't see your module appear in
the Symbol Library, please open the module in SIMPL editor, edit the Module Header and reselect the proper
Symbol Tree category and then save the module. You may need to Reload the Libraries or restart SIMPL to see the
module after that.
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Implemented #INCLUDEPATH for specifying additional include paths for user libraries (3-series only).
Note: SIMPL+ changes to functionality for #INCLUDE_SIMPLSHARP_LIBRARY (SIMPL version 4.02.17 and higher) Absolute Paths are no longer accepted within the compiler directive, #INCLUDE_SIMPLSHARP_LIBRARY. Both Absolute
and Relative Paths are now supported using the compiler directive, #INCLUDEPATH. One or more #INCLUDEPATH
directives can be specified and must be placed before any #INCLUDE_SIMPLSHARP_LIBRARY compiler directives. The
search order for libraries is 1) Project Folder, 2) Global SIMPL+ Folder and 3) #INCLUDEPATH folders.
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Fixed possible link error when calling static functions within an event (3-series only).
Fixed error where calling Remove() from within a callback function was failing to update the string (3-series only).
Fixed bug where for-loops can run into infinite loops (2-series only).
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.14 to 4.02.16:
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A minimum 3-series control system firmware version of 1.007.0019 is required with SIMPL 4.2.15
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Fixed an issue where sometimes a new SIMPL+ project module is not compiled into a program. This was only
happening if the programer created a new SIMPL+ module in the current SIMPL project folder, while SIMPL is open
with the project. Forcing SIMPL to reload the device and symbol data would rectify the situation before this fix.
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Fixed crash if undefined variable is used within for-statement (3-series only)
Fixed possible compilation failure when calculating NVRAM.
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.13 to 4.02.14:
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Fixed bug in compiler where UIDs were not being written to the SIMPL BIN file correctly if the UID had a zero in it.
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Fixed possible compilation error when using strings as function arguments with library function calls.
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Added logic to not allow users to select a Device or Symbol in the programming tree, right click and drag onto itself
and have the option to copy signals, duplicate device programming etc.
Fixed bug in BACNet XML generation to not write commented signals to the XML file.
Optimized "Copy All Signals/Parameters" function when the source and target symbols are identical (e.g. copy from
1 TSW-750 to another TSW-750).
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Fixed Bug where ResizeArray and ResizeStructureArray could cause a link error if used within an if-statement
Fixed possible compilation errors when including libraries within SIMPL+ on multi-language Windows distributions
Fixed broken functionality where global vars were being allowed to be declared within .usl's (3-series only).
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.11 to 4.02.12:
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Fixed bug where the 'Target Fusion Processor' menu option became disabled and unavailable if the user deleted a
Target Fusion Processor from the list.
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Fixed Bug where ResizeArray and ResizeStructureArray could cause a link error if used within an if-statement
Fixed possible compilation errors when including libraries within SIMPL+ on multi-language Windows distributions
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.10 to 4.02.11:
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Duplicate Device Programming Feature (to support easier copying of MLX-3 data): implemented the ability in the
Program Tree, to select a device symbol, right click and drag it to another intance of the same device symbol (e.g.
MLX-3 and it's pages) and select the right click menu option "Duplicate Device Programming". Note that the user
must add both the source and target devices to the program:
{ With both top level devices added, and any child devices added to the source device, go to the Programming
Tree and program the source device and it's children.
{ From the Programming Tree, select the device to copy, right click and drag that to the target device (e.g.
select the MLX-3 with programming to be copied and drag it to the target MLX-3).
{ if the target device already has programming or child devices, a dialog will warn the user that proceeding with
result in deletion of the existing source device programming and child devices.
{ A dialog will appear asking for a Signal Prefix, and/or a Signal Suffix and/or a string to be replaced. The user
can provide any, all or none of these options. The resulting signals on the source device will apply the
selected prefix/suffix/string replacement.
{ all programming on the selected device symbol will be copied to the target device symbol. If the target already
had programming, that programming will be removed and replaced with what is on the associated source
symbol.
{ any child devices/device symbols under the selected device symbol will be added to the same address on the
target. If the target already had children, they will be replaced. If the target has a child device at an address
where there is nothing on the source, that child will be removed from the target. E.g. the target device
hierarchy will look exactly like the source.
{ all programming on the source child device symbols will be copied to the appropriate target device symbol.
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Optimized the processing that occurs after a SIMPL+ module has been compiled: If SIMPL is open, and the SIMPL+
module was new or had compile errors, SIMPL and SIMPL+ Editor can become unresponsive for an unnecessary
amount of time. This has been optimized to remove the large time delay. Please note however, that if you have a
large amount of modules (SIMPL or SIMPL+) in your User Module folders, your overall SIMPL performance will take
a hit. When possible, it is always recommended to use Project Modules to ensure that SIMPL is only loading data
that is needed for the project being edited.
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Removed SIMPL Debugger menu option and Toolbar button since the only thing that happens when it is selected is
the user is told to start it via Toolbox.
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Fixed application crash on 3-Series compilations when compiling without Admin Privleges.
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.09 to 4.02.10:
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Fixed bug with library files not being extracted from SIMPL archives.
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.08 to 4.02.09:
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Fixed bug with library files not being added to SIMPL archives.
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.07 to 4.02.08:
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Fixed bug with exporting modules with libraries
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.06 to 4.02.07:
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Fixed bug when using Parameters within Resize functions (3-series only)
Fixed bug where for-loops would not exit if values were over 32767 (2-series only)
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.05 to 4.02.06:
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Fixed bug where some libraries were not being exported
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Fixed Replace Control System to try to copy DM Endpoint devices to the proper location (i.e. if they were originally
on a DM card, then put them there in the new system. If they were originally on the Ethernet card, them put them
there in the new system)
Fixed Replace Control System to try to copy as much programming as possible from the System Control module
that comes with some control systems (e.g. DMPS-300-C) over to newer versions of the System Control module.
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.03 to 4.02.04:
SIMPL+ Enhancements:
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Added additional security for generated SIMPL+ modules
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.02 to 4.02.03:
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Added function: IsNull (3-series only).
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.01 to 4.02.02:
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Added class objects CMutex and CEvent (3-series only).
Fixes/Changes from 4.02.00 to 4.02.01:
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Updated error message for Replace Control System when 'fixed' devices (devices that come along with another
device and are not stand alone devices), are not moved to the new project. This message will instruct the
programmer to verify that all programming was copied over or, to manually copy the programming as applicable.
SIMPL+ Enhancements:
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Fixed bug where compiling SIMPL+ modules containing .usl's could result in a compile error (bug was introduced in
v4.02.00)
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Fixed bug where undefined labels within Wait Statements could cause crash (3-series only)
Fixes/Changes from 4.01.10 to 4.02.00:
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Support for FW .NET 3.5
Minimum required Include4.dat set to 2.09.14
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Fixed a problem in Replace Control System for some DMPS-300 systems where serial devices were not being
copied over.
Fixed a problem when trying to open DMPS programs created with a Device Database older than 43.05.01, when a
newer database is in usefor the program open. If the program was recompiled using the newer database, the COM
ports could stop working.
Fixes/Changes from 4.01.08 to 4.01.09:
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Saving extra device information to the SMW file to support better error messaging and easier SMW imports in
Crestron Studio. Data being written will be the Release Status of the device (Released, Beta, Test or not supported
by Crestron Studio), and the Crestron Studio Product Line. This will help Crestron Studio users know which
database packages they may need to install.
Fixes/Changes from 4.01.06 to 4.01.08:
SIMPL Bug Fixes and Enhancements:
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Fixed error in Create Archive that was sometimes missing some user SIMPL+ module files.
Fixes/Changes from 4.01.05 to 4.01.06:
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Fixed the Help About screen to show the correct version of SIMPL+.
Fixed the interface to Crestron Toolbox for 3-series systems that have authentication enabled to prompt for
username and password. SIMPL+ Bug Fixes and Enhancements:
Fixed error in SIMPL+ mdules that contain both _SKIP parameters and Parameter Property definitons. The
parameter property definitions were not accounting for the skipped parameters and as such, were being associated
with the wrong parameter. Note: If using an existing SIMPL+ module that has both _SKIP parameters and Paramter
Property definitions, you will need to open that module in SIMPL+ and recompile it, and then Resynch the programs
that have that module. You will have to manually adjust any default values that were set on Paramaters via the
Parameter Property definitions when the older version of the module was added to the program. Those default
values were probably originally assigned to the incorrect parameter.
Fixes/Changes from 4.01.04 to 4.01.05:
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Fixed issue where replacing a control system was adding the default serial driver device to COM cards on the new
system. This meant that programming was sometimes lost. Now, SIMPL will attempt to add the default driver that is
associated with the new control system.
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Fixed error in compiling SIMPL+ modules that have User Libraries.
Fixes/Changes from 4.01.03 to 4.01.04:
SIMPL Bug Fixes and Enhancements:
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Fixed issues with adding DM Endpoint devices to ethernet cards with limited IP IDs, or when all IP IDs were taken.
Crestron Database version: Crestron Database version 34.01.002, or newer, is recommended for this version.
SIMPL+ fixed an issue that required us to have to fix and rebuild 3 Crestron SIMPL+ modules. The following 3
modules will have compile errors with older Crestron Database versions: Kaleidescape SATP Processor v7.0.0.csp
(Kaleidescape SATP Processor v7.0.0 (cm)) DSC PowerSeries LED to Text v1.0.csp (DSC PowerSeries LED to
Text v1.0 (cm)) HoneyA.csp (Honeywell Enviracom Processor (cm))
Fixes/Changes from 4.01.01 to 4.01.02:
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Fixed issue where .lpz file was not adding all files correctly
Fixed Convert To Crestron Module to support Media Player modules
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Fixed issue with SIMPL+ Library files
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Media Player support.
For future language support:
{ New Reserved Keywords: namespace, class, delegate, static, EventHandler, DelegateProperty
{ New SIMPL+ Keywords: RegisterEvent, UnregisterEvent, RegisterDelegate, UnregisterDelegate, EventArgs,
callback, CMutex, CEvent
{ Support for nested Structures
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Fixed a bug where an error message was unnecessarily sent to the Error log that stating that there was an "Empty
value, parameter.Exclusion_CDS" during the loading of Simpl Plus modules.
Fixed a bug where copying functionality on a TSW-750 was not copying data in built in slots properly.
Updated the message text that is displayed when the Toolbox is not able to connect to a device for program transfer
or autofill. This message will now remind the user to also check the Options->Crestron Toolbox Options>Communications Settings to verify that the correct device is selected.
Changed the Toolbox interface with SIMPL such that whatever the user selects on the Options->Crestron Toolbox
Options->Communcations Settings dialog, will not be modified by someone configuring those same settings from
another application.
Fixed problem in replace control system not maintaining IR ports properly
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Fixed a bug in which symbols were incorrectly left marked as incomplete: When copying an incomplete symbol to
another location in the program tree, parent symbols from the original location,that were also marked incomplete
because of the moved symbol, were not having their completeness status updated.
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Updated the location of the SIMPL temp folder to use the standard Winodws temp folders to meet UAC
requirements.
Fixes/Changes from 3.11.16 to 3.11.17:
SIMPL+ Enhancements:
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-Modified what is written to inclusion/exclusion list for Design Studio support -Bumped SIMPL+ Editor version to 4.0.19
Fixes/Changes from 3.11.15 to 3.11.16:
SIMPL Bug Fixes and Enhancements:
-Fixed an issue with XML generation for BACnet Hosted Multistate objects. When all StateText parameters are used, the
code was not generating the tags for the last 3. -Fixed the issue when SIMPL Archives the same IR file/driver multiple
times.
Fixes/Changes from 3.11.14 to 3.11.15:
SIMPL Bug Fixes and Enhancements:
-Fixed issue pertaining to usage of [~BeginGroup~] and [~EndGroup~] that caused improper compilation when not written
in all upper case. Specifically, this caused issues with the Sequel Technologies ST-8 device in both 2 and 3 series.
Fixes/Changes from 3.11.13 to 3.11.14:
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Fixed Replace Control system for issues where Core3 UI extenders were not getting copied over and the IP
Address of an EISC was getting reset to the default value.
The BACNet XML generation will issue an error if the Hosted BACNet Device symbol, required for proper BACnet
system operation, is commented out in the program. As a general rule, commenting out BACNet symbols is
discouraged.
Fixed a bug in archive of Core3 UI .CED files. Too many files were being archived. Now, only those for the current
project will be added to the archive.
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Include4.dat and Include4_2Series.dat files can now be installed to a common folder for use by SIMPL and the new
Crestron Design Studio (CDS). Therefore the SIMPL+ compiler has been updated to first look for the proper file in
the new location. If it is not found, then it will look in the current cresdb folder.
Fixes/Changes from 3.11.11 to 3.11.13:
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Fixed bug in compiler optimizations for the 3-series when Simpl+ modules using a _SKIP_ between parameters that
would cause error LGCMCVT299 to be issued.
Fixed a bug in processing of the Roomview/Fusion RVI file.
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Added some additional error codes for zip operations
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Issue a Warning to the Error Log if the import of a Core3 UI Complex Object that references a Logic Module could
not locate the Logic Module in the Symbol Library. If the referenced module is a Crestron Module, the user should
make sure to update to the latest Crestron Database. If the reference module is a User Module, the user should
make sure the .UMC file is in either the designated User Module folder or the project folder. To get User Modules
loaded in to the Symbol Library, after the file is in the proper place, via the Options menu select "Relaod Device and
Symbol Libraries from disk" or, shut down SIMPL. To get the connection logic for the Core3 UI component, you may
need to delete the Core3 UI complex object extender and reimport the CED file.
Fixes/Changes from 3.11.09 to 3.11.10:
SIMPL Bug Enhancements:
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Added some additional error codes for zip operations
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SIMPL will no longer generate a Warning to the error log if the SystemBuilder version of a device in a program is
older than what is in the Device Library. System Builder will handle this situation.
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Logic Modules that are added to a program as a result of importing a Core3 UI complex object, will now be added to
the Logic Folder.
Fixes/Changes from 3.11.06 to 3.11.07:
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Bacnet Support for 3 Series (requires firmware TBD).
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Better transfer of 1-Way IR Serial drivers during replace control system.
Fix progress dialog on drop in of DMPS-300-C.
Data integrity checks for Fusion GUID values.
Fix case (through SystemBuilder) when a user tries to drop a Digital Input on to a Cresnet Card, all cresnet devices
on the Cresnet Card get deleted.
Crash on program open through SystemBuilder due to malformed error message.
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Correct issues with Copy and Paste of Core 3 UI Extenders and Device Extenders on Touchpanels
Correct issues with replace control system
{ Some devices or subslots not getting transferred to the new program
{ DM endpoints should now stay at the ID in the program rather than getting moved to another ID.
Fixes/Changes from 3.10.21 to 3.10.22:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Fix issue with message about duplicate extenders (started in 3.10.20).
Fixes/Changes from 3.10.20 to 3.10.21:
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Fix issue with crash after RSD import.
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Correct issues where imported Core 3 UI Smart Objects would revert to a basic tri-listed looking form after a
program resync.
Correct issue where the program name on the title bar would sometimes revert to "Untitled."
SIMPL Enhancements:
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Enhancements to generation of Fusion XML file for better label consistency.
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Copy and Paste has been implemented for Core 3 UI Extenders and Device Extenders on Touchpanels:
{ There is a new 'right click and drag' context menu option for Touchpanel symbols in the Programming Tree
labeled "Copy Symbol Extenders" which will allow you to copy all extenders & signals under a Touchpanel
symbol.
„ This menu option will appear when you select a Touchpanel symbol that has Core 3 UI or Device
Extender(s) and right click and drag it to another Touchpanel symbol.
„ When you release the right click, the "Copy symbol Extenders" option will appear (i.e. if there are
extenders and the target Touchpanel can accept those extenders).
„ On selection of this option, SIMPL will copy all extenders (Core 3 UI and Device Extenders) under the
source Touchpanel symbol and paste them to the target Touchpanel symbol.
„ You can also use the Copy/Paste keyboard combinations of Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V, or the right click context
menu "Copy Symbol" to copy just one extender and it's programming to a target Touchpanel symbol.
When Extenders are being pasted:
„ SIMPL will add a new instance of each extender being pasted, to the target Touchpanel, and
copy all programming from the source extender(s). If it was a Core 3 UI Composite Object
Extender that is being copied, the Control Join will be the same as the Control Join in the source
instance. Note: If an instance of the extender already exists on the target device, SIMPL will add
a new instance and as such, will not copy to the existing instance and try to reconcile existing
programming. If you want to copy programming to an existing instance of an Extender, use the
existing methods of copying all signals and pasting them to the target instance as appropriate.
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Added Support for Core3 UI help. When a CED file is imported, help for the imported object will now be available.
However, a future revision of SIMPL will bring up a help file specifically associated with that particular Core 3 UI
Smart Object.
Disabled "Core 3 UI Smart Object" from the UI Project configuration dialog. This was causing a crash and until that
crash can be fixed, programmers will have to import Core 3 UI Smart Objects via the Right Click menu in the
Program Tree for the desired touch screens.
Allow RSD option on newer EISC symbols (This also requires a Snippet update for those using these EISC's)
Fixes/Changes from 3.10.14 to 3.10.17:
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Better GUID refresh support for Fusion device symbols.
Fixes/Changes from 3.10.09 to 3.10.14:
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Fix compilation bug on X-Gen and prior processors for gateways, COM ports, and IR ports which started in the 3.10
series of SIMPL.
Fix compilation bug from 3.10.03 of negative parameters in 2 series compilations. %, h, t, s suffixes on values (i.e. 10%) would end up getting treated as a decimal value (i.e. -10d)
SIMPL Enhancements:
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ALT-F12 performs a "Recompile All"
For Fusion devices that have GUID's (i.e. "Fusion Room", "Fusion Node") SIMPL now has "Target Fusion
Processor" available under the Project menu. This is used to control generation of GUID's for the program.
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More fixes to bug when passing args as byref within expressions
Fixed compiling warning when signed operators (S<, S<=, S> and S>=) are used within an #IF_SERIES2 block
when compiling for 3-series
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(i.e. -10%) would end up getting treated as a decimal value (i.e. -10d)
Correct compilation bug from 3.10.03 for 2 series projects that had a bug where some devices were mistaken for
DM Endpoints and caused compilation crashes (2 series only)
Module encoding type may now be selected if the control system type includes 3 series. Prior to this it had to be
only 3 series (affects 3 series only)
SIMPL+ Enhancements:
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Module files now will default to being "ASCII" rather than "Inherit from Parent." Modules that never had this attribute
marked will be assumed ASCII (3 series only).
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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SIMPL+ Enhancements:
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Changed default encoding to #ENCODING_ASCII. Modules that do not have an encoding method listed will be
assumed ASCII (3 series only).
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Correct compilation bug from 3.10.03 for 2 and 3 series projects for symbol inputs on gates such as a Wave Delay
that had multiple optional parameters.
Correct compilation bug from 3.10.03 for 2 and 3 series projects where symbols that had no children (i.e. an
XPanel) were told that they an empty list of 2 children.
Correct compilation bug from 3.10.03 for 2 and 3 series slaves on a 3 series control system not functioning.
Correct compilation bug from 3.10.03 for 3 series COM ports not registering correctly.
Correct compilation bug from 3.10.03 for 2 series programs not compiling correctly causing a processor reboot.
SIMPL Enhancements:
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In order to better support the TCP/IP client symbol change from SIMPL 3.01.15, the compiler will now flag if any
older symbols are in use. You would still replace them as per the instructions in the 3.01.15 release notes (see
3.01.15 release notes further down in this file).
Fixes/Changes from 3.02.14 to 3.10.03:
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Optimizations within both 2 series and 3 series compilers for speed enhancements.
SIMPL+ Enhancements:
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3 Series SIMPL+ now uses INCLUDE4.DAT for compilation. 2 Series now uses INCLUDE4_2SERIES.DAT for
compilation. This internal change will make changes for one control system series less dependent on synchronizing
changes with the other control system series.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Correct operation of rotate left and rotate right operators (3 series only).
Fixes/Changes from 3.02.12 to 3.02.14:
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Fix bugs found in 3.02.05 through 3.02.12 as a result of adding DGE2 support as a DM endpoint:
{ In 3 series systems, a DM-TX or DM-RMC dropped on an ethernet node would NOT register.
{ In 2 series systems, a device w/a front panel such as an MPS-100 would give an error like "Device ... (...)has
no "FirmwareName" specified in IODEV.TIO, assuming "UNKNOWN," Contact Crestron."
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Fixed error when exporting archives through SystemBuilder (introduced in v3.02.10).
Fixes/Changes from 3.02.10 to 3.02.11:
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Fixed error when importing archives through SystemBuilder (introduced in v3.02.10).
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fixed invalid warning message when assigning a LONG_INTEGER to a "%lx" Print format specifier.
Fixes/Changes from 3.02.08 to 3.02.10:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Fixed issue when compiler could crash after Device Settings dialog with Serial Number tab was ever opened.
Fixes/Changes from 3.02.06 to 3.02.08:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Clean up temporary files in SmpWinWk folder.
Fixes/Changes from 3.02.05 to 3.02.06:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Fixed issue with copy/paste read-only symbol parameters (ex: the parameter at the bottom of a DM-TX-100 symbol
that says "DM-TX-100" that cannot be edited).
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Added support for THREADSAFE in the 2-series.
Additional modifications to zip and unzip algorithms
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Fixed F12 keyboard shortcut not working 100%.
Fixed problems with dialogs and windows being inaccessible sometimes when a multiple monitor setup changes.
Fix issue with DGE-2 not compiling properly as an endpoint under an input card of a DM Switcher.
Fixes/Changes from 3.02.03 to 3.02.04:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Correct issue for 3 Series where IP ID 01 and 02 would appear on the configuration dialogs for IP devices. It should
start at 03.
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Fixed format specifier translations containing double-backslashes (3-series only).
Allow THREADSAFE keyword to be used with EVENT statements (3-series only).
Set syntax highlighting after creating a new module from a template (SIMPL+ Editor)
Don't allow commas in SIMPL+ module and template names (SIMPL+ Editor)
Fixed IsParameterDefined (3-series)
Modified zip and unzip algorithms to fix possible compilations errors with .LPZ file.
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Correct startup hanging issues on the "Optimizing Database" screen or where the dialog that said there were startup
errors would disappear behind the splash screen.
Correct 2 series compilation bug introduced in intermediate 3.02.02 version.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Push/Release/Change/Wait/Direct socket constructs for 3 Series require firmware v1.001.0011 or later. They will
also require INCLUDE4.DAT version 1.13.0057 or later.
Correct "No output from NVRAM Utility for..." errors after compilation.
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ZLIB bug fixes when compiling programs.
SIMPL Compilation now checks to verify that the verison of SIMPL being used meets the needs of INCLUDE4.DAT
from the Device Database.
Fix issue with some temporary writes for INCLUDE4.DAT operations being written to the application directory. This
is only an issue for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
SIMPL+ Enhancements:
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3 series compilation changes to support internal thread naming (for use with future SPLUSTASKS command on 3
Series control systems)
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fix for IsParameterDefined() (3 Series only).
Fixes/Changes from 3.01.40 to 3.01.41:
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Fix issue with RSD's complaining about Core 3 UI Components.
Changes for Fusion (aka RoomView) for top-level symbol processing to RVI XML file.
Change SIMPL/SIMPL+ compilers to support ZLIB zip support instead of Dynazip. This should fix zipping issues on
newer machines, such as complaints about not being able to put files into the SPZ/LPZ.
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Fixed error caused when library starts with "S" and compiled for both 2-series and 3-series
Marked new functions for minimum SIMPL version to avoid issues with opening under older versions of SIMPL.
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Fix error with a sharing violation on the NVRAM Utility during compilation (3 Series).
Fix error with SendMailAdvance() when using an ANALOG_INPUT as the PortNumber or NumberOfAttachments
arguments (3 Series).
Fix small memory leak when modules are compiled (3 Series).
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"Delete Signal Globally" in the context menu and CTRL-ALT-D shortcut rather than ALT-D which was used to switch
to the digital view on symbols that had this (such as touchpanels).
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Fix error if a structure member was declared as the same name as the structure itself. This only occurred only for
nonvolatile declarations.
Fixes/Changes from 3.01.32 to 3.01.33:
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Fix problem with SIMPL+ parameters being off by 1 due to fix in 3.01.32. Both should work now.
Fixes/Changes from 3.01.31 to 3.01.32:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Correct compilation issues with SIMPL+ modules not correctly inheriting UTF-16 attribute from parent when the
SIMPL+ module had parameters.
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"Delete Signal Globally" in the context menu and ALT-D shortcut. This will delete a signal from the open program.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fixed GetNumStructureArrayCols (3 Series)
Fixed declaring Structure definitions within Library Modules (3 Series)
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Implemented support for ENABLE_TRACE and PRINT_TO_TRACE (in modules and libraries); 3 Series Fix only.
Fixes/Changes from 3.01.24 to 3.01.26:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Correct issue with accessing temp files in the "SmpwinWk" folder under Windows 7.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Added compiler directive: #MAX_INTERNAL_BUFFER_SIZE (2 Series only)
Reverted code so translations have same as string allocation sizes as in 2.12.44.
#MAX_INTERNAL_BUFFER_SIZE can be used to override compiler's default. (2 Series only)
Fix compilation error with WAIT statements in the EVENT handler (3 Series only)
Fixes/Changes from 3.01.22 to 3.01.24:
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Correct issue with device moving when the maximum number of devices was exceeded in SystemBuilder.
No longer create debug directory in the current project folder during compilation.
Fixed crash when canceling File|New dialog and Toolbox isn't installed.
SIMPL Enhancements:
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Change opening optimization message to "Optimizing data after new database install..."
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fixed translations when casting arguments with BYVAL (3-series)
Fixed translations for hex number conversions (2 Series)
Fix install issue so that USP files are now opened in the SIMPL+ editor when double clicked in Windows Explorer.
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Fixed Replace Control System function to handle cases where the Cresnet Card in the new control system may
have fixed devices. Before this fix, if there was a device at the same ID in the old control system, that device was
not properly being copied over.
Fixed problem where the programmer was not being allowed to replace a device with another acceptable device,
when the maximum allowed number of devices of that type are limited in the program and the maximum number
exists. Ex: if you are only allowed 12 total of any combination of P-CBD-AD-WIRED or P-CBDCN devices on a
PMC2+, and you already have 12, trying to replace one of the already existing P-CBD-AD-WIRED devices with a PCBDCN was not being allowed.
Fixed problem where the programmer was not being allowed to drag a device from one RF Gateway to another if
the device being dragged had a maximum limit of that device allowed in the program and the maximum count exists.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fixed translation issue when passing non-string expressions to Print statement string arguments.
Fixes/Changes from 3.01.18 to 3.01.20:
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Module headers have additional checkbox that allow a programmer to declare if it's safe to have "//" on module
inputs or outputs changed into a 0 signal on compilation. Currently this is informational only and will be added to the
compilation in a later version. This will be for 3 series only.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fixed translation issue when calling functions within expressions.
Fixed bug when compiling modules with libraries for both 2 and 3 series targets.
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Changed error handling when a version of a device in a program is different than that in the current Device Library.
SIMPL will now allow a program to be opened and will recommend the user to replace the instance of the device in
their program, with the version that is in their current Device Library.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Changes for more accurate line numbering in error reports (requires newer INCLUDE4.DAT, 1.000.0038)
SIMPL+ Enhancements:
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New File return codes for 3 Series:
{ FILE_UNAUTH = -4000
{ FILE_TYPEUNSUPP = -4001
{ FILE_INVENC = -4002
{ FILE_BINERR = -4003
{ FILE_CORRUPT = -4004
{ FILE_NEWER_VERSION = -4005
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In order to better support TCP/IP Client connections in the 3 Series architecture, it was necessary to create new
symbols for the following list (they look the same, but are different internally). If you are using any of these in 3
series programs, as of this version of SIMPL you will need to go to the configuration manager, right click on the
TCP/IP Client or server in the configuration tree, and choose replace, and replace it with the same device. This will
update the symbol properly and preserve signals attached to it. These symbols also require PUF 1.000.0020 or later
to function.
{ TCP/IP Client
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iPhone/iPod Touch interface to control system via TCP/IP_(Connection 1 of 2)
iPhone/iPod Touch interface to control system via TCP/IP_(Connection 2 of 2)
XPanel for Mac interface to control system via TCP/IP_(Connection 1 of 2)
XPanel for Mac interface to control system via TCP/IP_(Connection 2 of 2)
iPad interface to control system via TCP/IP_(Connection 1 of 2)
iPad interface to control system via TCP/IP_(Connection 2 of 2)
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Additional optimizations for __FN_DST_STR__ buffer size (2-series only)
Fixes/Changes from 3.01.07 to 3.01.12:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Program ID Tag now only allows 0-9, A-Z, a-z, dash, and underscore characters.
SIMPL Enhancements:
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PUF file advisor at end of compilation now reports all 3 fields of the PUF instead of 2.
Better minimum firmware version checking for SIMPL+ needs based on INCLUDE4.DAT file.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Further fixes for runtime overflow bug where size of __FN_DST_STR__ could be calculated too small (2-Series
only)
SIMPL+ Enhancements (Refer to help file for usage):
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Threadsafe keyword for non-reentrant push, release, change events in SIMPL+ (3 Series only)
Fixes/Changes from 3.01.06 to 3.01.07:
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fix for "No output from NvramUtility" error message on compilation of 3 series SIMPL+.
Fixes/Changes from 3.01.05 to 3.01.06:
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Correct issue where 2 series processors would flag illegal index of -1 passed in for I/O array access (this was a
recent break in 3.01.XX)
Fixes/Changes from 3.01.04 to 3.01.05:
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fix for Wait statements inside function Main causing compilation failures.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.99 to 3.01.04:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Program ID Tag limit based on device firmware (currently 20 characters maximum).
SIMPL Enhancements:
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Add file version, 3 series and 2 series versions of INCLUDE4.DAT file to Help About.
Add SIMPL+ Cross Compiler version to Help About.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fixed runtime overflow bug where size of __FN_DST_STR__ could be calculated too small (2-Series only)
SIMPL+ Enhancements (Refer to help file for usage):
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Added new functions (3-series only): ATOSI(), ATOSL()
Template for new projects starts now with #DEFAULT_VOLATILE
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.96 to 3.00.99:
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Correct issue where SIMPL+ modules generated in 3.XX would cause errors when 2.12.44 would try to load them.
Correct issue where SIMPL+ modules would not always show up in the tree and when they were dropped in a
program they would have generic cues (i.e. 'i1') instead of what was specified inside the module.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.93 to 3.00.96:
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Fix miscompilation of slave devices that originated from fixing CPC-CAMI compilation issue in 3.00.93. In some
cases, slaves would appear to configure properly at runtime, but no functions would work.
Correct issue where the card's IP ID could not be moved correctly from within SystemBuilder.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Disabled "Script" option from Edit|Preference's Font Selection dialog
Trap I/O Variables within File Read/Write functions. 3-Series gives error, 2-Series gives warning.
Fixed translation bug for SetGMTOffset for negative values (3 Series)
Removed obsolete keywords DIN, DOUT, AIN, AOUT (2-series and 3-series)
SIMPL+ Enhancements (Refer to help file for usage):
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New functions GetProgramNumber()
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.90 to 3.00.93:
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Fix generation of chained cresnet panels for 3 series.
Fix SIMPL crash where an "invalid argument" dialog comes up on compilation of a 3 series program with a CPCCAMI.
Correct compilation error message phrasing when a version of INCLUDE4.DAT that is too old to be used is found.
Correct issue with certain drop down menus for ID's being blank on some devices (such as setting net ID's for
prodigy devices on a PMC3)
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fixed print format specifiers when printing literal '{' and '}' (3 series only)
SIMPL+ Enhancements (Refer to help file for usage):
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New functions FileOpenShared(), FileDeleteShared(), FindFirstShared
FileOpen() now gives a warning if _O_TEXT or _O_BINARY isn't specified (3-series only)
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.89 to 3.00.90:
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CpObject extender support (preliminary)
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Fix Program ID Tag issues through SystemBuilder.
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Fixed problem with not being able to get module PDF help via F1 from detail view.
Fixed bug when parameter type is lost for Crestron SIMPL+ module (an integer parameter was recognized as a
string parameter)
Fixed bug when SIMPL crashed after importing an RSD.
Minor changes in Program ID Tag settings for SystemBuilder.
SIMPL Enhancements:
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Add support for "Copy output to Removable Media" for 3 Series. This used to be "Copy output to compact flash" for
the 2 series; this now does both.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fixed a bug that occurred when you had multiple events declared for the same I/O var when using statcked events the I/O var had to be first in each list of stacked events.
Resolve issue where if using #DEFAULT_NONVOLATILE and if a local structure is declared then the structure was
also being defined as non-volatile. Local structures should never be non-volatile.
Better bounds checking on arrays.
SIMPL+ Enhancements (Refer to help file for usage):
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New functions: MakeProgramFilename(), GetModelNumber(), and GetSeries. These are available in both 2
series and 3 series, though they have different behavior in both.
try/catch support (3 Series Only)
New functions: GetExceptionMessage(), GetExceptionCode()
New compiler directives: #IF_SERIES2, #IF_SERIES3
Command line compile is no longer case sensitive.
UTF-16 support (3 Series Only):
{ New Compiler Directives:
„ #ENCODING_INHERIT_FROM_PARENT
„ #ENCODING_INHERIT_FROM_PROGRAM
„ #ENCODING_ASCII
„ #ENCODING_UTF16
{ New Functions:
„ GetEncoding()
„ SetEncoding()
„ ToASCII()
„ ToUTF16()
{ New Encoding data types for strings:
„ INHERIT
„ ASCII
„ UTF16
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Fixed the "Import User Interface Logic" dialog to allow Serials offsets to be up to 4000. In support of older panels,
this was previously limited to 999 serial inputs and 127 serial outputs. That limitation is no longer necessary.
Better support for slave mode in 3 Series control systems.
Fixes to "Program ID Tag" scheme.
Fixed bug when "Replace Control System" copied wrong device version from the "old" device to the "new" device.
Fixed bug when archive files were not writing out when called from SystemBuilder.
Remove SIMPL+ size statistics from 3 Series compilation dialog (not relevant as it was in the 2 Series)
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.59 to 3.00.65:
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Fix rendering issue where analogs on some symbols (for example, EISC) could be expanded beyond their proper
end limit.
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Correct bug with trying to hit ALT- on the last signal of an expandable symbol (such as a Serial I/O) which would
crash SIMPL.
SIMPL Enhancements:
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Implement a "Program ID Tag" for 3 series control systems that support multiple programs. To facilitate easier
loading of a program through toolbox, a program can be given a unique tag (i.e. "Theater", "Audio Distribution",
etc.). When toolbox uploads the program to the processor, it will query the processor for any existing running
program that has that tag, and upload it to that program number. Note that this REQUIRES toolbox support, version
is still TBD.
SIMPL+ Enhancements (3 Series):
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Various speed improvements that require INCLUDE4.DAT v1.13 or later.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.55 to 3.00.58:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Correct compilation crash for 3 Series when literal characters that were greater than 0x7F were used in strings.
SIMPL+ Enhancements (3 Series):
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Support for RCB (Ramping) functions.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes (3 Series):
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Fixed padding with leading 0's within string format specifiers.
Fixes for RetimeWait().
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Correct issue in 2 series program compiles: If a SIMPL+ module was marked as 2 & 3, it would revert to X during a
program compile. Now it stays as checked.
Correct issue with missing icons in the device tree in configuration manager.
Fixed an issue where, on program open, the user might be incorrectly told that a module in the program was not
fully programmed when, indeed, the module was ok. This is a rare occurrence and would only happen if the user
had the same module in both their User Macro folder and the project folder and some other module in either folder
truly was marked as not having complete programming (e.g. there were ambiguous signal types or, if SIMPL+, it
didn t compile without errors).
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes (3 Series):
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Fixed Socket declarations when declared after String or Analog I/O arrays (2 and 3).
Correct issues with string length determination.
Fixes to RetimeWait.
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Additional support for Direct Socket Error Codes (both 2 and 3 series)
{ SOCKET_CLIENT_CONNECTED (-7)
{ SOCKET_CLIENT_CONNECT_IN_PROGRESS (-8)
{ SOCKET_ETHERNET_NOT_INITIALIZED (-9)
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes (3 Series):
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Fixed padding format specifier
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Send Email
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.48 to 3.00.49:
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Fix issue with an incorrect internal module name being generated for 2 series when both 2 and 3 series were
marked as compilation targets (would lead to "module not found" errors on the 2 series console)
Fixes to format specifier's padding field
Cast numeric arguments for it's corresponding format specifier
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.45 to 3.00.48:
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Resolve further issues with crashes on Windows 7 systems.
Correct crash during compile with unexpected errors from the SIMPL+ compiler.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes (3 Series):
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Allow Direct Socket buffers to be passed into GATHER()
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Support for Direct Sockets
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.40 to 3.00.42:
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Resolve issue with invalid 3 series system revisions being noted on the compile dialog.
Correct problem with compiling a DM endpoint that caused the internal name not to be transmitted for configuration
purposes.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes (3 Series):
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Compile Optimizations.
Correct translation issues with \r\n and \n.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.39 to 3.00.40:
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Resolve issue in config manager where a blank white popup would appear over the configuration tree in config
manager.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.37 to 3.00.39:
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Fix various crashes that occur under Windows 7 (Also, please see "Windows 7 Users" notes above) - also see
"Error R6031" above.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes (3 Series):
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Fixed format specifier with padding and width
Fixed output for %c format specifier
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Correct issue where user libraries did not get added to the LPZ file if they were also set to a 2 series target.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.34 to 3.00.36:
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Fix issue where the target control system type (X, 2, 3) would get set to the control system type that was in the
program being compiled, and loose the other types. For example, if a module was compiled for 2 and 3, and the
module was placed in an MC3 and the program was compiled, the 2 series target type would get lost.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fixed bug where translation for long values could get truncated to an integer value
Propagate C# error messages to output window
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.33 to 3.00.34:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Fixed issue with SIMPL startup without device library on Windows 7.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.31 to 3.00.33:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Fix issue with COM port information extender. If the COM port has no signals, the COM port is optimized out, but
the extender wasn't, leading to system crashes. Now, the extender is optimized out also.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Fixed 2-series compilation bug where previously compiled modules with libraries could fail.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.29 to 3.00.31:
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Fixed compilation errors that occurred after copying SIMPL+ modules from one project folder to another
Fixed translations of FOR-statements to handle negative step values better
Fixed translation of DO-UNTIL statements
Fixed library compilations that failed when compiling 2-series and 3-series simultaneously
Extract .dll from Include4.dat needed for compiling modules with NVRAM
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.27 to 3.00.29:
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Fixed an issue with changing text color of items inside the Symbol's window..(i.e. symbol name and parameter
values) to the user selected text Color. If the user selected text color is gray, it was hard to see those items since
the symbol's window is grey. Now, the parameter values and Symbol name will always be black.
Correct issue with miscompilation of SIMPL+ modules when library files were used.
Fix compilation to allow for slaving a 2 series control system to an MC3 control system [PRELIMINARY - Cannot
use this feature yet!]
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes (3 Series):
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Fixes to Read/Write volatile structures from disk.
Fixed circular reference for .USL (User Library files) which caused them to fail compilation.
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Compilation dialog NVRAM statistic now includes SIMPL+ NVRAM usage.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes (3 Series):
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Fixes to NVRAM Calculation Utility under Windows 7 (Prevented compilation of systems w/SIMPL+ under Windows
7)
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Further support for NVRAM
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.21 to 3.00.24:
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Transforms of certain control system types to others would insert a power supply, this has been suppressed.
LPZ file now includes DLL's from SIMPL+ libraries (3 Series Only)
When transferring from SIMPL, the toolbox file send dialog now properly has "LPZ" as the extension rather than
"BIN" (3 Series Only)
Correct issue where SIMPL+ parameters were off by 1.
3 Series compilations now say "LPZ" instead of "SPZ" on the compilation dialog.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes (3 Series):
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Initial support for NVRAM
Support for Resize Functions
Fix TRACE statements
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WaitForNewDisk not implemented within Firmware
FILE_INFO, RAMP_INFO cannot be declared as NON_VOLATILE
Resize functions cannot resize elements of a structure array
Non_volatile variables cannot be used in Resize functions
No direct socket support.
No email.
SIMPL+ currently recompiles SIMPL+ modules in a SIMPL project every time they are encountered (Optimization
from 3.00.21 removed temporarily)
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.20 to 3.00.21:
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes (3 Series):
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Fixed compile optimization bug
Convert negated expressions to signed long integers when expression is ambiguous
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.18 to 3.00.20:
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Translate "\n" to "\r\n" in literal strings
SetArray now supports STRING_OUTPUTs
Fixed Event blocks
Implemented compile optimizations - will not compile if already up to date
Fixed passing 2D arrays as function arguments
WaitForNewDisk will call firmware stub
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Correct issue with resources so that the GUI behaved correctly after a compilation.
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Changes for iPhone native compilation.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes (3 Series):
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Don t print
within format specifier
Fixes to ReadStructure and WriteStructure
Fixed bug where print statements printed output with mixed cases
Fixed translations for LOW and HIGH
Fixed 2D arrays as function arguments
Convert negative expressions to correct data type
Reset compilation error code at the start of each new compilation.
Fixes to SetString
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SetArray doesn t allow String_Outputs
No non-volatile support.
No direct socket support.
No email.
SIMPL+ currently recompiles SIMPL+ modules in a SIMPL project every time they are encountered.
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Fixes/Changes from 3.00.17 to 3.00.18:
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Fix incorrect translation of HIGH function.
Fix incorrect translation of LOW function.
Fix translation issue with SetByte() function.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.16 to 3.00.17:
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Corrected compilation bug with CPC-CAMI.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.15 to 3.00.16:
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Add LPZ file (compiled output) to "Create Archive" function.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.12 to 3.00.15:
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Fix compilation of reserved-join device extenders that would otherwise cause a corrupt BIN file and probably control
system crash.
Fix compilation of endpoints on Digital Media switchers.
SIMPL Enhancements:
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Speed up dropping of devices with many parameters in configuration manager.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes (3 Series):
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Fixed Print Format Specifiers
Fixed calling functions within User Libraries
Compensate for switch case statements without breaks
Fixes to SETARRAY()
Gather now only works with STRING_INPUTS (PRO2 incorrectly allowed any string)
Fix requirment to have a "break" in the default handler of a cswitch statement.
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ReadStructure and WriteStructure need overloads for optional 3rd argument - currently, only INTs are allowed
SetArray doesn t allow String_Outputs
Negative numbers to unsigned variables
No non-volatile support.
No direct socket support.
No email.
SIMPL+ currently recompiles SIMPL+ modules in a SIMPL project every time they are encountered.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.11 to 3.00.12:
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Multiple event handlers for the same I/O variable
Array allocations
String Comparisons (< and > operators)
#define_constants with characters (ex: #define_constant MyConst 'A')
Initialization of PARAMETER variables
Passing arrays as BYREF and READONLYBYREF
Fixed negative numbers in switch case statements.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.10 to 3.00.11:
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Correct issue where the SIMPL symbol for a SIMPL+ module had the wrong DLL name in it's internal parameter
area.
Fixes/Changes from 3.00.08 to 3.00.10:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Correct crash on compile that would sometimes happen if you hadn't brought up the program header (3 Series)
Correct issue where CPC-CAMI would give errors on compile about invalid comspec unless you entered the
comspec dialog and exited (or changed the comspec)
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Passing Structure Arrays as function arguments
Fixed Typecasting issues Structure Arrays in file functions
Fixed passing String Arrays to ResizeArray
Fixed bug where Crestron Modules weren't being extracted from the Crestron database
Fixes to ResizeString and ResizeArray functions
Support for User Libraries
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Fixes/Changes from 2.12.43 to 2.12.44:
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Updated the Seaarch/Replace function (F9) in the Programming View to no longer automatically convert spaces to
underscores in either of the entered Search or Replace strings. Spaces are not allowed in signal names so, SIMPL
was doing this automatic conversion in order to support legal signal names. What we will do now is allow whatever
values are entered to remain as entered. If the user has selected to search/replace on either Inputs or Outputs and
either the Search or the Replace string have a space or any other illegal character for signal names, we will issue a
Message letting the user know that the operation will not be performed on inputs or outputs.
Fixed an issue in the Search/Replace function (F9) where sometimes trying to replace a parameter value that had a
number in the value, would sometimes enter multple copies of the 'replace' value (e.g. if trying to replace a 1 on an
e-Crosspoint parameter with a value 12, would result in 1222)
SIMPL+: Fixed Socket declarations when declared after String or Analog I/O arrays.
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Fixes/Changes from 2.12.41 to 2.12.42:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Fixed problem with not being able to change the "Endpoint ID Net Address" of DM Endpoint and ATC devices that
hold an IP ID.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.39 to 2.12.40:
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Fixed error in being able to change the Cresnet ID or Ethernet ID of Prodigy devices to addresses in which the
device is not allowed to be.
Fixed error in not being able to append a suffix to parameters.
Fixed error where moving a symbol into another subfolder might result in the entire logic folder, and all subfolders,
being expanded
Fixed error in Autofill hanging SIMPL
Removed the capabiity to launch SIMPL Debugger from within SIMPL. If the SIMPL Debugger toolbar button is
pressed, the user will receive the following message:
"Please start SIMPL Debugger from the Toolbox instead. Start Toolbox, click on the Tools menu and select "SIMPL
Debugger. Set the address of your control system in the combo box in the footer of the screen. In the "SIMPL Debugger"
menu, click "Open Program " and browse to your SIMPL program."
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Lessened the amount of time it takes to add certain devices that might have a lot of programming parameters
associated with them (e.g.infiNet/EX interface devices such as a CLW-DIMEX-E)
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.38 to 2.12.39:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Fixed bug in F9 Search/Replace that wasn't updating subfolder names.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.37 to 2.12.38:
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SIMPL Debugger is no longer launced from SIMPL. Attempting to launch it will bring up a dialog telling the user to
launch it directly from toolbox.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.35 to 2.12.36:
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Fixed an issue with changing text color on the Options dialog. In the Symbol Detail View, the symbol name and
parameter values should remain black since they appear inside the symbol, and the background color of the symbol
wlll always be gray.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.34 to 2.12.35:
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Fixed F9 Search/Replace bug where selecting multiple collapsed signal groups was not expanding all the groups
and losing the selection of other items.
SIMPL+ Bug fixes:
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Fixed F9 Search/Replace to support items in collapsed groups.
{ If the programmer selects to only search/replace on "Selected", and if there is a collapsed signal group in that
selection, that group will be expanded.
{ If the programmer selectes to search/replace on "ALL" is selected, then all signal groups will be expanded for
the selected symbol.
{ If the programmer selects to do a search/replace from the Program Tree and the symbol's detail view is not
showing, SIMPL will first display that symbol's detail view and then adhere to the signal group expansion rules
stated above.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.32 to 2.12.33:
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Will no longer suggest to user to replace a control system if there is a newer version of the control system's System
Control module, if the replace would result in a large loss of programming.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.32 to 3.00.08:
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Initial release to support the MC3 Platform.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.31 to 2.12.32:
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Fixed issue with F9 (search/replace) not updating signal names that existed in collapsed Input or Output groups on
a symbol.
Fixed issue with F9 (search/replace) not updating signal names on System Control modules in programs created
with SIMPL prior to 2.12.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.30 to 2.12.31:
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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The new module template name is automatically inserted in the template list of "Device Support" tab (Module
Header dialog). Fixed issue when the template name had reset back to the "No Selection."
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.29 to 2.12.30:
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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fixed error where adding an endpoint device as a default to be added when another device is added to the program.
The IP ID of the endpoint device was not getting set correctly.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.28 to 2.12.29:
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Fixed crash on compile if program was converted from a PRO2 to a PMC2 control system.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.27 to 2.12.28:
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Fixed error when System Builder could add device in the slot, when device doesn't fit in this slot.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.26 to 2.12.27:
SIMPL Enhancements:
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Added device version control for the System Builder.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.22 to 2.12.26:
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SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Fixed error in the Symbol Detail view windows where holding the Shift key and pressing HOME or END, did not
select the cues from the current position to the top or bottom respectively.
Added an error message to be shown to the user if the Crestron Database cannot be read.
Fixed error where Rebuilding the User and/or Project IR Database would cause a crash if a corrupted .IR file was
encountered.
Fixed error where the Save File dialog did not have the Default Folder buttons when running on Windows Vista.
Fixed Help About dialog to correctly show if Windows 7 is the operating system.
Correct issue that could cause SIMPL to crash if a device in the SIMPL library files was marked with a default
device extender.
On the "Goto Selected Item" dialog, when the programmer selects the "By Item Number" radio button, focus will go
to the data entry box and, when the programmer selects the "First occurrence of Cue Name that contains text" radio
button, focus will go to the data entry box such that there are fewer clicks required.
SIMPL+ Bug fixes:
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Fixed an issue in SIMPL+ with the _SKIP_ command was not being processed correctly in parameter definitions.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.20 to 2.12.22:
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Fixed error that could result in a "Can't unzip files" message during program compilation.
Fixed error where making certain symbols complete (e.g. Ethernet Offline Manager") via the "Make Symbol
Complete" option was causing SIMPL to think that the program needed to be resynch'd every time the program is
opened.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.18 to 2.12.20:
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Fixed error where the AADS Front Panel was not working with programs created using SIMPL 2.12 prior to 2.12.20.
Fixed error where defining a range of valid values for a parameter via the Parameter Properties dialog was not
catching the situation if the High Range was less than the Low Range.
Fixed error when trying to replace a DM EndPoint device with another DM endpoint device was not correctly
processing the "In Use By" device added to the Ethernet card and thus could cause a data integrity error.
Fixed error when dragging blank inputs or outputs from one Symbol in Detail View to another. What should happen
is that both symbols should get autonamed signal names but only the symbol being dropped onto was.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.17 to 2.12.18:
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Correct issue where front panel of AADS/AADS-XM would not appear correctly.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.16 to 2.12.17:
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Fix a bug where certain devices, while being marked to allow connection logic in module design, would not appear
in the list.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.15 to 2.12.16:
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Filter group begin/end markers from SystemBuilder (i.e. [~BeginGroup~], [~EndGroup~], etc.)
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.14 to 2.12.15:
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Fixed and error in replacing control systems where sometimes a symbol cue might seem to have disappeared in the
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resulting program.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.09 to 2.12.14:
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Correct issues where SIMPL would flag certain Crestron SIMPL+ modules as not being found.
Correct potential control system crash with Adagio protected modules.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.08 to 2.12.09:
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Fixed problem with copying a group of inputs or outputs where there were some items that didn't have signals. The
items without signals should have been kept as a place
Fixed problem with AES. Systems when adding symbols or copying and pasting groups of symbols under a
subfolder. Sometimes the symbol was added to the 2nd position of a parent folder when it should have been added
to the end. And, sometimes the group of symbols pasted were pasted in the wrong order under the parent subfolder.
Fixed problem with changing the IP Address of a DM-MD8x8 where the label of the "In Use by DM" devices on the
Ethernet card that refer to endpoint devices on the DM-MD8x8 was not being updated to reflect the new address of
the DM-8x8.
Fixed problems with copying and pasting multiple items in a Symbols' Detail view. The "Not enough room would you
like to expand?" and "Signal types mismatch" dialogs would erroneously be displayed.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.07 to 2.12.08:
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Correct issue with compiler error 218 [2 Series compilation only], which flagged jammed signals inside modules, and
would let you double click on the error log entry to go to a symbol. It no longer allows this since the signal is not in
the main program and lead to an erroneous symbol being displayed.
Fix issue with copying a group of inputs or outputs where there were some items that didn't have signals. The items
without signals should have been kept as a place holder such that, when pasted, the empty spot would also be
pasted.
Fix issue with AES systems when adding symbols or copying and pasting groups of symbols under a subfolder.
Sometimes the symbol was added to the 2nd position of a parent folder when it should have been added to the end.
And, sometimes the group of symbols pasted were pasted in the wrong order under the parent subfolder.
Fix issue with changing the IP Address of a DM-MD8x8 where the label of the "In Use by DM..." devices on the
Ethernet card that refer to endpoint devices on the DM-MD8x8 was not being updated to reflect the new address of
the DM-8x8.
Fix issue with devices not showing up in the top (picture) view of of the configuration manager.
Fix issue with read-only parameters not being added to symbols on resync. This affects a few DM devices that did
not have their name present in older databases.
Fix issue with pasting multiple parameters. The result of the paste operation was putting the parameters in a
different order from when they were copied.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.06 to 2.12.07:
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Allow for multiple user IR database paths to be defined. Only one can be active at any given time, however this
provides a convenient way to switch between User IR databases. WinDeal 4.02.01 or later will work seamlessly with
this (either application can control the User IR database path; if it is switched in one, it will be reflected in the other).
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Fixed replace control system processing when replacing an OOTBF control system with the same model. Signals on
the "System Control" slot were not getting copied over to the new version.
Fixed error where Crestron Modules that were programmed to appear under a Custom Category in the Symbol
Library were causing SIMPL to abort at startup.
Fixed error where other Crestron Modules did not show up in the library due to read optimizations.
Correct compilation issues when control systems are commented out, where incomplete slots would not always be
flagged.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.05 to 2.12.06:
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SIMPL Enhancements:
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The selected "Text Color", on the General Preferences dialog, will now be used to display Signal Names in the
symbol detail view windows.
SIMPL Bug fixes:
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Fixed bug in symbol detail views where programmer could not navigate from Inputs to Outputs lists using the
left/right arrow keys.
Fixed bug where selecting a signal from the Routings dialog didn't always show and highlight the signal in the
associated detail view.
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Fixed bug where "break" would sometimes not compile within a CSwitch Statement.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.04 to 2.12.05:
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If the programmer now selects the "Comment Out" function for the Central Control Module or the "Logic" nodes in
the Program Tree, SIMPL will not allow the actual "Central Control Module" or "Logic" nodes in the tree to be
commented out. It will, however, still traverse the children and try to comment them out, leaving the tree expanded
so the user can see the results. To uncomment things underneath these nodes, you must go to the specific items
and uncomment them.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.03 to 2.12.04:
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The "Signal List" node in the program tree will no longer have a context menu available. None of the options on that
menu are valid for that node.
Fixed problems that occurrred when adding OOTBF devices via a drag and drop to the network view
SIMPL will not allow a device symbol to be commented out if any of the symbols below it cannot be commented.
Fixes/Changes from 2.12.02 to 2.12.03:
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Fixed error where sometimes a signal was not showing up in the Signal Routing dialog.
Fixed error where compiling a system with only a control system in SystemBuilder was identifying the program as
having incomplete symbols when it really didn't.
Fixed problem where the Logic folder for an AES. system was showing up as incomplete, even when there weren't
any symbols in that folder.
Fixed problem where, in SystemBuilder, the signals generated when connecting signals to devices from modules
that have connection logic, were getting the incorrect names.
Fixed error where the Central Control Modules node in the Programming Tree wasn't always display the control
system name.
Fixes/Changes from 2.11.18 to 2.12.02:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Fixed problem with the "Show Routings" selection from the right click menu in the Program Tree not doing anything.
Fixed issue when using ALT+Tab to go to another application or window, coming back to SIMPL was not reactiving
the last active window.
Fixed issue with not being able to use the Control key to deselect items in a Symbol's detail view.
Fixed issues with using the Control Key with arrow keys (i.e. CTRL+Up Arrow, CTRL+Down Arrow) in a Symbol's
detail view. You should now be able to depress the Control key, and use the arrow keys to move around and the
use the Space bar to select or deselect an item. Ctl+Home/End should now take you to the top/bottom of the current
list (i.e. inputs, outputs, parameters)
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Reworked the CTRL+G Goto dialog that is used to quickly go to an input, output or parameter in the detail view of a
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symbol.
{ The dialog is now presented with 2 sections: 1 section for selecting by item number, and 1 section for
selecting by cue name.
{ Settings from this dialog will now be remembered and displayed the next time this dialog is accessed.
Added a "Copy To Clipboard" button to the Help About dialog.
F1 context sensitive Help is now available in the System Configuration tree, on the Configuration Manager page, for
Crestron Devices.
F6 will now be the hotkey to use to display the Configuration dialogs of a device in the System Configuration tree,
on the Configuration Manager page. Note: this option used to show ALT+C as the hotkey.
Adding a CEN-NVS100 to a program should automatically set the CEN-NVS100 s device symbol's IP-ID
parameter to the Ethernet IP ID to which the device is located.
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Fixed translation issue with INTEGER_PARAMETER, LONG_INTEGER_PARMETER,
SIGNED_INTEGER_PARAMETER, SIGNED_LONG_INTEGER_PARMETER where the result would sometimes
get treated as an unsigned entity.
Fixes/Changes to 2.11.14 to 2.11.18:
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Fixed error where selecting the DM-MD8x8 on the module header Connection Logic dialog was not generating any
programming logic for the module.
Fixes/Changes to 2.11.12 to 2.11.14:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
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Correct issue with the compiler not flagging jammed signals in the 2 series compiler on the end of compilation
dialog. They still did appear in the log file, though.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Correct issue with a source file being marked as "dirty" if a key is pressed that didn't physically change the file (i.e.
SHIFT, ALT, CTRL, etc.)
Fixes/Changes to 2.11.11 to 2.11.12:
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Correct compilation issue (introduced in 2.11.11) in both X and 2 Series compilers where escape sequences in
strings (characters proceeded by "\", i.e. "\x20", "\n", etc.) were not being processed correctly - they would stay as
literal characters instead of being processed.
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Fixed problem with not being able to resize the File -> Save/Open dialog.
Fixed issue with focus not being retained when ALT-TAB was used to switch away from and back to SIMPL
Fixed issue where signals reported with multiple driving sources could not be traced from the compile log window.
Fixed issue with F9 clearing the error log inadvertantly.
Fixed issue with both X Generation and 2 Series compilers: If "\x00" was used in the delimiter field of a String I/O
Symbol, 1 Way IR driver, or a COM port, it would not get properly appended to the parameters. Other delimiters
would properly get appended, however.
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Fixed a bug where the compiler would complain that it could not find/open a "DCR" file.
Fixed a data integrity error that would occur if you had a bookmark, deleted a symbol that was contained in that
bookmark, and then saved. Next time the file is opened, you would receive the data integrity error.
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Fixes/Changes to 2.11.08 to 2.11.09:
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Fixed bug where trying to open and exit a Module Header dialog sometimes issued an error message.
Fixes/Changes to 2.11.07 to 2.11.08:
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Fixed crash in SystemBuilder caused when SystemBuilder was trying to create a new user module.
Fixed error where adding a CEN-NVS100 to a program was not getting the associated Crestron module added.
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Fix issue where USERDB folder was not created when performing an install.
Fix issues with installing the Viewport when performing a repair install.
Fix registration issues of DLL's and OCX's when performing an install.
Fixes/Changes to 2.11.05 to 2.11.06:
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Fixed an error in checking for data integrity errors when opening a User Module file. SIMPL wasn't always catching
Data Integrity errors on module file open.
Fixed error in the rebuilding of User and Project IR Database. If there were no IR files in the project folder,
SystemBuilder was being returned an error and as such, was displaying the error message to the programmer when
there really wasn't an error.
Fixed error when trying to Copy All signals from DM device symbols to another via the right click and drag method in
the Program Tree.
Fixed install issue where settings from a previous install were not preserved.
SIMPL Enhancements:
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Updated the Help About dialog for SIMPL and SIMPL+ to now show the Operating System, User Name and if the
user has Administrator privileges.
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When replacing a device or replacing a control system, logic was added to no longer change the name of a device
symbol if the new device symbol is not the same as the original.
Fixed error in Replace Control System for DM Endpoint Devices. An undeletable extra "In Use By" device was being
added to the new program. Now, if there is a DM Endpoint device (such as a DM-RMC-100) on a DM card, it may
not be transferred to the correct IP ID but SIMPL will issue a message to the error log reminding the programmer to
check the IP ID's.
Fixed an issue during replacing a control system where the final program would lose Crestron/User IR files.
Fixed some problems with Input and Output group states in a program. Sometimes the groups would be displayed
in their expanded states when they should have been collapsed but there was no '+' or '-' available to click on to get
them back into the appropriate state.
Fixed problem on Parameter, Analog Input and Analog Output Properties dialogs where negative values weren t
being retained when entered as potential List values (assuming the item is not a time or a constant value and the
item is specified to be signed).
Fixed error when a SIMPL program generated under System Builder would not properly set the Baud Rate for an IR
Serial port.
Correct bug introduced in 2.11 series where the manifest file would corrupted, resulting in inability to load those
programs into processors that uses OOTBF programs.
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Speed up SIMPL startup and "Reload Device and Symbol Libraries from Disk" by speeding up the read of the
CRSMACRO.TIO data file.
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For signal names that are automatically generated by SIMPL to represent the symbol and cue to which the signal is
attached, the number of characters taken from the cue name was increased from 29 to 36 characters.
Compiler error RLCMCVT163 (which was a catch all number for jamming on outputs) has been broken out in to
seperate errors with seperate error levels:
{ RLCMCVT215: ERROR: Symbol {number} inside {number} (Module File {filename}) has output(s) tied to "1"
external to the macro.
{ RLCMCVT216: ERROR: Symbol {number} inside {number} (Module File {filename}) has output(s) tied to "1".
{ RLCMCVT217: ERROR: Symbol "{number}" has output cue "{cuename}" tied to "1".
{ RLCMCVT218: WARNING: Prompt "{cuename}" on {number} (Signal "{signalname}" in Module File
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internal and external to the module.
{ RLCMCVT219: WARNING: "{cuename}" on symbol {number} inside {number} (Module File {filename}) has a
previously defined driving source.
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to the programmer. These errors would have occurred when trying to connect default OOTBF logic in the new the
new control system, and were not being added to the Error Log if the System Configuration tree was used to initiate
the replacement.
Fixed the issue where previous errors generated from some unrelated action were showing up in the Error Log
when a new program was created and the control system was an OOTBF system.
Cleaned up the handling of the Hourglass Cursor that is displayed during lengthy Toolbox operations. Sometimes
the Hourglass cursor was not being cleared even if the process was complete.
Fixed the issue on the Program Manager page where the programmer could hit the Ctrl+R keys to change a
Symbol s comment when the symbol s comment should not be allowed to change.
When performing a Replace Device, if the new device is not the exact same as the old device, SIMPL will not to
change the device name. The programmer may lose custom names they may have entered for a device but they
can always go back and re-enter the name in the configuration dialog. For example: If the programmer replaces a
TPS-3000, whose name was changed to "Living Room TP", and then replace it with a TPS-12. The tree will now
show "TPS-12". However, if performing a Replace Control system, programmer entered names for devices will be
carried over to the new program if the devices are the same (i.e. suitable substitution devices were required).
Fixed issue on the "Endpoint ID" configuration dialog, used for DM 8x8 Switcher room box devices, where the list of
available IDs was not reflecting the currently assigned ID if the ID was greater than 09.
Fixed an issue introduced in 2.11.03 where IR and COM ports would not compile correctly.
SIMPL now requires Library 567 or later to run.
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Fixed a crash that happens when trying to save a User Module that attempts to have nested Groups. Nested groups
are not legal.
Added back the Detail View right click menu option to change or edit a Symbol comment.
Disabled the "Use Host Name" radio button on the IP Net Address configuration dialog when the device cannot
have it's IP Address changed (e.g. TPMC-15-CH (Ethernet), TPMC-10, TPMC-17-CH (ethernet), etc).
Data entry of digital property data will no longer be allowed for input/output group tags [~BeginGroup~] and
[~EndGroup~] on the Argument Defintion symbol of a module.
Added logic to no longer issue warnings about ambiguous types when resynching a program if the item that
changed in the module was an Input/Output Group Begin or End label.
If a module has a Device Type and Device Family defined such that standard commands were also assigned to
digital inputs, and the Device Type or Device Family is removed, the associated standard commands will now also
be removed.
Fixed issue in the Serial, Ethernet and Cresnet Upload dialogs where the programmer was unable to deselect using
any of these alternate upload methods.
Added logic to sense if the SIMPL Application window, Signal Detail dialog, Program Header dialog or Module
Header dialog are about to try to display on a monitor that is no longer a part of the computer's configuration (i.e. a
dual monitor system that no longer has the 2 monitors). If this is the case, these windows will display in the center of
the current monitor.
Fixed the issue with not being able to delete the first-created bookmark.
Fixed the issue with parameter properties in Crestron SIMPL+ modules not being available to a SIMPL program.
Updated Version Information on the Help->About dialog to show path where data files are located.
The View menu will now show the number of symbols that will be displayed in Detail View when Limited Symbol
mode is enabled. Note that if a symbol is "pinned", it will not be counted in the "Limited Symbol" count.
The Parameter Properties and the Analog Input Properties dialogs will no longer automatically sort the items
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entered in for a List. This is to be consistent with the end use of these items where display of the List values when a
symbol is added to a program, is not sorted. If the programmer wishes for items to appear in a particular order, they
must now enter the values in the desired order.
Fixed SIMPL hang when tryng to replace a control system if there is an SNMP device in the original program.
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DM-MD8x8 Switcher Support:
{ Added compilation support for endpoint devices (such as roomboxes) for the DM-MD8x8 Switcher.
{ When an Endpoint device is added to the DM 8x8 Switcher, it will be assigned a default IP ID as defined by
the device library. The associated IP ID on the ethernet card will then be marked as "In Use By slotx.IP ID
y.slot n.slot m.IP ID k" thus giving the programmer reference, from the ethernet card, to the actual slot on the
DM 8x8 switcher which occupies that id. The programmer can change the IP ID via the "Endpoint IP Net
Address" configuration dialog. Endpoint devices may also be added, or dragged, directly on to an Ethernet ID.
Removed the Port selection on the IP Net Address Configuration Dialog. This selection of whether a device is
TCP/IP or UDP was never implemented and thus, always disabled on this dialog.
Implemented the ability to "Pin" symbols in detail view:
{ There is a pushpin button on the toolbar that can be pressed for the currently selected symbol window in
detail view. That will pin/unpin that symbol's detail window.
{ There is also a Detail View right click menu option and a keyboard command of Alt+Q, that will toggle the pin
state of a symbol.
{ The icon in the title bar of the symbol s Detail View will change to be a pushpin icon if the symbol is currently
pinned.
{ When the user selects to close all detail windows, pinned symbols will remain open.
{ The Limited mode will also ignore any pinned symbols, thus, leaving them displayed until the user unpins
them or closes the detail window. Future releases may address this better in trying to provide a button in each
symbol window.
When programming the "Virtual Device for Module Connection" symbol in a module, SIMPL will now support
reference to device cues that appear on the device as i#, o#, pu-disable# etc. When trying to create connection logic
for these types of cues, the programmer should reference the actual index they wish to program (e.g. i1, o2, pudisable1, etc).
The View menu option of "Limited Symbol Mode" will now display the number of symbols that can be displayed. If
Limited Symbol mode is not selected, this will show as 0 symbols.
Optimized Crestron Macro Front Panel Interface processing for MPS-100,200,250,300 if Crestron database version
20.01.001.01 and older is used.
Improved processing to reduce the amount of time it takes to load a program (.SMW) or module (.UMC) when
SIMPL User Modules and/or SIMPL+ User Modules subdirectories contain a considerable number of files.
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an error in the symbol name that was being written to the compiler s output file in some cases were periods were a
part of the file name (e.g. my module v.3.ush)
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Fixed problem where replying "No" to the prompt to rebuild the User and Project IR databases was still resulting in
the databases being built.
Fixed problem with "Firmware Version" field being filled in within the Program Header Information window and in
Module Header Information window.
Fixed problem with tab order on the IP Net Address configuration dialog. Tabbing was taking the programmer from
the first field of the IP Address to the 3rd field instead of the 2nd.
Fixed a crash that could occur when importing a UI project.
Fixed a crash that could occur when building User and Project IR database files. This typically happened after
having added new IR files from WinDeal.
Fixed a crash when trying to connect to a device that is not available.
Fixed a crash when trying to perform two "AutoFill Rack" operations in a row.
Removed "Live Update At Startup" from Options menu, the Help menu and from the Toolbar. "Live Update" is being
replaced with the Master Installer application.
Removed "Don't Display viewport on Toolbar" from Options->Preferences->General menu. Viewport access is now
only available via the Tools->Legacy Devices menu.
Removed "Don't display system control programming" from Options->Preferences->General menu.
Added 2 Series console password support.
Fixed a problem in checking a symbol s completeness that was not taking into account [~UNUSED~] parameters.
Fixed a problem in the symbol Detail View that was sometimes showing non-expandable inputs with an open
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arrowhead (which implies that input can be expanded via an Alt+ command). Non-expandable inputs will now have
the black arrowhead.
Fixed issues with replacing an MPC control system with itself.
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Added separate menu items to the Options menu to build just the User IR database, or just the Project IR database,
or to build both.
On the dialog that appears during an Import Archive that asks the programmer "Do you want to overwrite?", "Yes to
All" and "No to All" buttons were added.
Import Archive dialog shows a warning message if files being imported are older than existing files in the archive.
Added access to the Crestron Master Installer application to the Help menu.
Better support of [~UNUSED~] in module parameters.
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SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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Converted to VS2008
Fixed problem with Std Cmd list disappearing if user imports data on Digital Input properties. Also fixed the Reset
command to make sure the Std Cmd list stays the same but the selection goes to "No Selection"
Fixed problem with "Rename Signal Globally" option not being enabled for any signal on a symbol that has OOTBF
programming. This should only be disabled for protected signals.
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When the programmer clicks on the "Default Program Directory" "User Module Directory" or "USER SPlus
Directory" button on the File Open dialog, the type of file filter will now switch to be the appropriate file type (i.e.
Default Program Directory - *.smw, User Module Directory = *.umc, User SPlus directory = *.usp)
Library Update Version 557 (Changes from 554):
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Fix INET-CBD Power factor
Fix INETI-CB Power factor
Correct help ID for TPMC-10 WiFi Reserved Joins
Correct help ID for TPMC-4X/4XG WiFi Reserved Joins
DVDPHD "Day 2" Extenders (Requires new DVPHD firmware to take advantage of new features)
Fixes/Changes to 2.10.29 to 2.10.30:
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Fixed problem with modules not showing up in the Symbol Library Tree if the module had incomplete symbols that
were commented out.
Fixed problem in importing joins from VTPro-e projects that had more than 999 joins.
Fixed problem with "Rename Signal Globally" option not being enabled for any signal on a symbol that has OOTBF
programming. This should only be disabled for protected signals.
Library Update Version 554 (Changes from 549):
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Expose TPMC-4XG
Expose Windows SideShow
Fixes/Changes to 2.10.28 to 2.10.29:
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Fixed error when adding an IR driver to a program. This was introduced in 2.10.28 and was resulting in none of the
IR commands being set in the IR Driver s symbol.
Fixed a crash on closing Test Manager application if an attempt to close the Test Manager is issued while still trying
to connect to the control system.
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Fixed problem with increased time to switch between the Program Manager and the Configuration Manager views.
This was extremely apparent when the User IR database folder had an unusually large amount of .IR files.
Selecting Refresh from the view menu, or hitting F5, will no longer rebuild the User and Project IR Database.
Removed the feature of automatically building the User and Project IR database when the Configuration Manager
view is accessed for the first time if there was no User and/or Project IR database file already. This feature was
introduced in 2.10.03.
Changed the default option for UI Configuration Dialog to be "Include in Archives of this Project" from "Include in
Archives and Import Joins".
Fixed problem where certain symbols were not being displayed in the Detail View window. This included symbols
whose user/project module file could not be found, and symbols that were user/project modules deemed
incomplete.
Correct compilation of strings that are marked as "Read Only" (Not currently used by any devices/symbols).
Fixed crash in Test Manager if a program using an OOTBF module was opened. Test Manager does not support
such systems and as such, the Crestron Toolbox s SIMPL Debugger should be used in those cases.
Fixes/Changes to 2.10.26 to 2.10.27:
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Fixed the problem where replacing an AMS-AIP system with another AMS-AIP was resulting in duplicate device
extenders being left in the converted program.
Fixed problem with importing Digital Input properties where the list of Standard Commands was getting cleared
upon the import however, closing and re-opening the dialog reinstated the list.
Added logic to not allow the commenting out of symbols if they have any system control programming.
Fixed the problem where the Vision Tools Pro-e option on the Tools menu was always disabled.
Fixed problem where the Test Manager could not be started.
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SendMailAdvance() changed to require CUZ 4.001.
Library Update Version 549 (Changes from 546):
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Restrict the following C2NI-CB Brightness & Bargraph settings to a lower bound of 1%
{ Min Auto Indicator Intensity
{ Max Auto Indicator Intensity
INCLUDE2.DAT 1.64
{ Support for SendMailAdvance() for CUZ 4.001
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Fixed problem in the right click menu of the System Configuration Tree where the "Delete" option was enabled for
fixed cards. If a delete was attempted, the deletion of the device was correctly being denied but, any programming
that might have been done on the device symbol was being cleared.
Restored the View menu options of Expand All, Collapse All, Expand Current Node and Collapse Current Node.
Also fixed the problem where the Expand All and Collapse All options were never enabled. These options will only
work if a node in the Symbol Library or the Program Tree is selected.
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Added Analog Input "MinutesUntilLowBatteryWarning" to CEN-UPS Extended Controls
Expose CEN-TRACK - Note the following changes from Lib 538 which was released independently:
{ Change CEN-TRACK to have 44 total slots (instead of 54). There are only 40 drop slots for browses contexts.
{ Remove "PresetSaveSubpage_F" and "ShowKeypadSubpage_F" digital output joins from CEN-TRACK
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AMFM GUI Browse Context
Alter C2I-AMS-SURROUND-SOUND to deal with Dolby Decode modes as an analogs rather than digitals.
Expose the following keypads:
{ C2NI-CB
{ INET-CBD
{ INETI-CBD
{ HTT-B10X
Implement the following changes to the TPS extenders (Note: Requires firmware 3.001.0022 or better):
{ Add The following Extenders to TPS-12, TPS-15, TPS-17
„ Annotation Reserved Joins
„ Ethernet Reserved Joins
„ System3 Reserved Joins
{ Add the following extenders to TPS-12G-QM, TPS-15G-QM, TPS-G-TPI
„ Ethernet Reserved Joins
„ System3 Reserved Joins
{ Add the following extenders to TPS-GA-TPI
„ System3 Reserved Joins
{ TPS-12 System Reserved Joins
{ TPS-12G-QM System Reserved Joins
{ TPS-15G-QM System Reserved Joins
{ TPS-15 System Reserved Joins
{ TPS-17 System Reserved Joins
„ Added Digital Inputs
„ Lcd Brt High
„ Lcd Brt Med
„ Lcd Brt Lo
„ Added Serial Inputs
„ Smart Channel A
„ Smart Channel B
„ Added Digital Outputs
„ Lcd Brt High_fb
„ Lcd Brt Med_fb
„ Lcd Brt Lo_fb
„ Added Serial Outputs
„ Product Name Text Join_fb
„ Product Version Text Join_fb
„ Project Name Text Join_fb
{ TPS-G-TPI System Reserved Joins
„ Added Serial Outputs
„ Product Name Text Join_fb
„ Product Version Text Join_fb
„ Project Name Text Join_fb
{ TPS-GA-TPI System Reserved Joins
„ Rename Serial Inputs
„ "Smart2 Pad A" to "Smart Channel A"
„ "Smart2 Pad B" to "Smart Channel B"
„ Added Serial Outputs
„ Product Name Text Join_fb
„ Product Version Text Join_fb
„ Project Name Text Join_fb
„ Removed Serial Outputs
„ Smart2 Pad A_fb
„ Smart2 Pad B_fb
{ TPS-12 System2 Reserved Joins
{ TPS-12G-QM System2 Reserved Joins
{ TPS-15G-QM System2 Reserved Joins
{ TPS-15 System2 Reserved Joins
{ TPS-17 System2 Reserved Joins
„ Added Digital Inputs
„ Lcd Brt High Up
„ Lcd Brt High Dn
„ Lcd Brt Med Up
„ Lcd Brt Med Dn
„ Lcd Brt Lo Up
„ Lcd Brt Lo Dn
„ Subpage Fixed Z Order
„ Added Analog Inputs
„ Key Bklt Brt
„ LCD Level High
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LCD Level Med
LCD Level Lo
„ Added Digital Outputs
„ Subpage Fixed Z Order_fb
„ Added Analog Outputs
„ LCD Level High_fb
„ LCD Level Med_fb
„ LCD Level Lo_fb
TPS-G-TPI System2 Reserved Joins
„ Added Digital Inputs
„ Subpage Fixed Z Order
„ Test Pattern Color Bars
„ Test Pattern Vertical Lines
„ Test Pattern Grayscale
„ Test Pattern Grid
„ Clear Test Pattern
„ Added Digital Outputs
„ Test Pattern Color Bars_fb
„ Test Pattern Vertical Lines_fb
„ Test Pattern Grayscale_fb
„ Test Pattern Grid_fb
TPS-GA-TPI System2 Reserved Joins
„ Added Digital Inputs
„ Test Pattern Color Bars
„ Test Pattern Vertical Lines
„ Test Pattern Grayscale
„ Test Pattern Grid
„ Clear Test Pattern
„ Added Digital Outputs
„ Subpage Fixed Z Order_fb
„ Test Pattern Color Bars_fb
„ Test Pattern Vertical Lines_fb
„ Test Pattern Grayscale_fb
„ Test Pattern Grid_fb
TPS-12 SVID-1 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-15 SVID-1 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-17 SVID-1 Control Reserved Joins
„ Added Digital Inputs
„ SVID-QM Safe Tv Setup None
„ SVID-QM Safe Tv Setup Min
„ SVID-QM Safe Tv Setup Max
„ Added Digital Outputs
„ SVID-QM Safe Tv Setup None_fb
„ SVID-QM Safe Tv Setup Min_fb
„ SVID-QM Safe Tv Setup Max_fb
TPS-12 SVID-2 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-15 SVID-2 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-17 SVID-2 Control Reserved Joins
„ Added Digital Inputs
„ SVID Safe Tv Setup None
„ SVID Safe Tv Setup Min
„ SVID Safe Tv Setup Max
„ Added Digital Outputs
„ SVID Safe Tv Setup None_fb
„ SVID Safe Tv Setup Min_fb
„ SVID Safe Tv Setup Max_fb
TPS-12 Composite-1 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-15 Composite-1 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-17 Composite-1 Control Reserved Joins
„ Added Digital Inputs
„ Composite-QM Safe Tv Setup None
„ Composite-QM Safe Tv Setup Min
„ Composite-QM Safe Tv Setup Max
„ Added Digital Outputs
„ Composite-QM Safe Tv Setup None_fb
„ Composite-QM Safe Tv Setup Min_fb
„ Composite-QM Safe Tv Setup Max_fb
TPS-12 Composite-2 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-15 Composite-2 Control Reserved Joins
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TPS-17 Composite-2 Control Reserved Joins
„ Added Digital Inputs
„ Composite Safe Tv Setup None
„ Composite Safe Tv Setup Min
„ Composite Safe Tv Setup Max
„ Added Digital Outputs
„ Composite Safe Tv Setup None_fb
„ Composite Safe Tv Setup Min_fb
„ Composite Safe Tv Setup Max_fb
TPS-12 YPbPr-1 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-15 YPbPr-1 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-17 YPbPr-1 Control Reserved Joins
„ Added Digital Inputs
„ YPbPr-QM Safe Tv Setup None
„ YPbPr-QM Safe Tv Setup Min
„ YPbPr-QM Safe Tv Setup Max
„ Added Digital Outputs
„ YPbPr-QM Safe Tv Setup None_fb
„ YPbPr-QM Safe Tv Setup Min_fb
„ YPbPr-QM Safe Tv Setup Max_fb
„ Removed Digital Inputs
„ YPbPr-QM Hue Up
„ YPbPr-QM Hue Down
„ Removed Analog Inputs
„ YPbPr-QM Hue
„ Removed Analog Outputs
„ YPbPr-QM Hue_fb
TPS-12 YPbPr-2 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-15 YPbPr-2 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-17 YPbPr-2 Control Reserved Joins
„ Added Digital Inputs
„ YPbPr Safe Tv Setup None
„ YPbPr Safe Tv Setup Min
„ YPbPr Safe Tv Setup Max
„ Added Digital Outputs
„ YPbPr Safe Tv Setup None_fb
„ YPbPr Safe Tv Setup Min_fb
„ YPbPr Safe Tv Setup Max_fb
„ Removed Digital Inputs
„ YPbPr-QM Hue Up
„ YPbPr-QM Hue Down
„ Removed Analog Inputs
„ YPbPr-QM Hue
„ Removed Analog Outputs
„ YPbPr-QM Hue_fb
TPS-12G-QM YPbPr-1 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-15G-QM YPbPr-1 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-G-TPI YPbPr-1 Control Reserved Joins
„ Removed Digital Inputs
„ YPbPr-1 Hue Up
„ YPbPr-1 Hue Down
„ Removed Analog Inputs
„ YPbPr-1 Hue
„ Removed Analog Outputs
„ YPbPr-1 Hue_fb
TPS-12G-QM YPbPr-2 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-15G-QM YPbPr-2 Control Reserved Joins
TPS-G-TPI YPbPr-2 Control Reserved Joins
„ Removed Digital Inputs
„ YPbPr-2 Hue Up
„ YPbPr-2 Hue Down
„ Removed Analog Inputs
„ YPbPr-2 Hue
„ Removed Analog Outputs
„ YPbPr-2 Hue_fb
TPS-G-TPI Annotation Reserved Joins
„ Added Digital Inputs
„ Annotation Remote Override On
„ Annotation Remote Override Off
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Added Digital Outputs
„ Annotation Enable_fb
„ Annotation Disable_fb
„ Annotation Brush Thin_fb
„ Annotation Brush Med_fb
„ Annotation Brush Thick_fb
„ Annotation Color Red_fb
„ Annotation Color Green_fb
„ Annotation Color Blue_fb
„ Annotation Color Yellow_fb
„ Annotation Color Cyan_fb
„ Annotation Color Magenta_fb
„ Annotation Color White_fb
„ Annotation Color Black_fb
„ Annotation Freeze Off_fb
„ Annotation Freeze On_fb
„ Annotation Color Erase_fb
„ Annotation Remote Override On_fb
„ Annotation Remote Override Off_fb
TPS-GA-TPI Annotation Reserved Joins
„ Added Digital Inputs
„ Annotation Remote Override On
„ Annotation Remote Override Off
„ Added Digital Outputs
„ Annotation Remote Override On_fb
„ Annotation Remote Override Off_fb
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Correct issue with 2 Series compilation where the internal file timestap on several files was incorrect (started in
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Fixed more parameter data entry validation issues.
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When generating Connection Logic for a module, and the selected target device is subslotted, if any of the devices
have duplicate cues, SIMPL will now generate a unique input or output for the Argument Definition symbol. When
generation of the programming is complete, a dialog will appear if any duplicate cues were found. This dialog has a
Print button to be able to print out the list of affected signals such that the programmer can update signal names if
desired.
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Fixed error in parameter validation that was rejecting any value in seconds that did not have a number preceding
the decimal point (i.e; .1s is rejected but 0.1s was not).
Enhanced the Transfer File processing such that if the programmer cancels out of the Crestron Toolbox Address
Book dialog, SIMPL will cancel the attempt to transfer the file. Before this enhancement, SIMPL was then trying to
complete the transfer via the Viewport.
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Fixed SIMPL crash when right clicking on any symbol in the Symbol Library Tree.
Fixed an error where parameters with the same names were being allowed in the Argument Definition of a module.
Fixed an error where decimal, hexadecimal, and time in tick parameters could have values entered as the unit only
with no value.
Fixed some errors on the Analog Output Properties dialog where multiple default numerical formats were being
allowed and importing of data wasn't clearing out the existing data first.
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Added support of the F7 key to expand or collapse the current node in the System Configuration Tree on the
Configuration Manager view. As a part of this implementation, the "Expand Current Node" and "Collapse Current
Node" options on the right click menu were replaced with just one option that will read either "Expand Current Node
F7" or "Collapse Current Node F7" based on the state of the current node. If the current node cannot be expanded
or collapsed, this right click menu option will not appear.
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Fixed an error that was allowing a programmer to swap a 1-way Serial device with an IR device that was on an IR
port with more than 1 IR devices. This was resulting in the 1way Serial device ended up being stacked on an IR port
with an IR device when the "Allow stacking" option is not selected.
Fixed error where negative Hexadecimal parameter values were not being allowed when they should be (e.g.
Analog Initialize).
If a symbol in a program is a Crestron, User or Project module and it cannot be found in the current Symbol Library,
SIMPL will no longer show that symbol's detail in the Detail View.
Fixed error in the Analog Input Properties dialog that was allowing the dialog to be dismissed without having a
Default Numerical Format selected.
Fixed error on the Parameter Properties and the Analog Input Properties dialog that was not importing List items
correctly. If any of the values or the labels being imported were the same as something already in the list, the items
were being added twice. Now, SIMPL will delete any existing data and only use data from the property item being
imported.
Fixed error where selecting AutoTile Horizontal from the View menu was not deselecting the AutoTile Vertical option
if it was the previous selection.
Disabled the option to insert Input/Output Group labels while the selected item is a parameter on the Argument
Definition. Groups are not yet supported for parameters.
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page, and the Device Library Tree on the Configuration Manager page via a right click menu option the F7 key. We
will also add this shortcut key for the System Configuration Tree in a future version.
Fixes/Changes to 2.10.19 to 2.10.20:
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Correct issue with compilation of time parameters on C2N-CB-TS for 2 series systems. Compilation was using the
wrong timebase (using 1s=112.5 ticks instead of 1s=100 ticks).
Fixed handling of IR and Serial 1-way drivers in the System Tree on the Configuration Manager page:
{ There were cases where two 1-way serial drivers could end up on the same IR port. This should never be
allowed.
{ There were cases where, even though the "Allow stacking" option (will allow one 1way Serial driver on same
port as IR Drivers) was disabled, 1way Serial drivers were still allowed on the same port as an IR driver.
{ The configuration dialogs were not showing the correct list of available ports for 1-way serial drivers sitting in
an IR port. The list was including port numbers that would have resulted in two 1way Serial drivers on the
same port or stacking with an IR driver even if the "Allow Stacking" option was disabled. Since SIMPL won't
allow those cases now, if the programmer were to select a port that would have resulted in such a situation,
no action was being taken. These ports are now just no longer in the list of available ports.
Fixed error in the Parameter and Analog Input Properties dialogs. If the default numerical format is Decimal and
then decimal is removed from the list of allowed numerical formats (i.e. uncheck the Decimal checkbox), no
selection of default numerical format exists. If you then re-check the decimal checkbox, the default numerical format
was being reset to Decimal however, clicking OK at this point would generate a warning that no default format had
been selected. This has been fixed. Note though, that decimal is the only numerical format type in which the default
type will automatically be selected as that is the default value for the default format since that is the default "default
numerical format".
Fixed the error where cancelling out of the Preferences dialog was still keeping any changes made.
Fixed error on Digital Input Properties dialog where selecting a Behavior other than "Edge Triggered" was still
showing "Edge Triggered" as also selected. The selection being returned by the dialog was correct, it was just
indication as to which options were selected that was incorrect.
Fixed error when trying to access Help from the Module Header->Connection Logic dialog. A message was being
generated indicating the help file could not be found.
Added logic to try to minimize the amount of failures when extracting Crestron SIMPL+ modues from the Crestron
database during SIMPL program compiles. There had been cases where a file was in the temp directory marked as
read only, and the extraction failed and causes the module not to be included in the final SPZ file. The 2 Series
control system would then generate errors at program startup about not being able to find that particular SIMPL+
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Added shortcut key to close all symbol detail view windows. This key is Alt+X.
Added shortcut keys to select the tile options in Detail View (Note: this does not affect the "AutoTile Vertical" or
"AutoTile Horizontal" commands. Those options are available in the View menu and, when selected (indicated by a
checkbox on the menu item), when symbols are added to the Detail View window, the selected auto tiling method
will be applied.)
{ Alt+V will issue a "Tile Vertical" command.
{ Alt+H will issue a "Tile Horizontal" command.
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Fixed TRACE() function translation bug. If the first character of the string to TRACE() was a hex character (A-F or
a-f) then the special trace characters would not print correctly.
SocketGetRemoteIPAddress() and SocketGetAddressAsRequested() will now allow TCP_CLIENT
datatypes to be passed as arguments. SocketGetPortNumber() will now also allow TCP_CLIENT and
UDP_SOCKET datatypes to be passed as arguments.
Library Update Version 532 (Changes from 531):
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Removed "Expand All Nodes", "Collapse All Nodes", "Expand Current Node" and "Collapse Current Node" options
from the View menu. These options have been disabled for a few years and as such, were never used.
Fixed problem in Detail View with parameters that have List values defined via a Parameter Property. Double
clicking on such a parameter, would clear the current selection if a value had already been selected, or if there was
a default value. The current selection will not be retained and be the 'selected' item when the list is displayed.
Fixed potential data integrity errors:
{ When editing a program generated by System Builder. If the program has built in functionality, and the
programmer tries to delete any subfolder that contains the protected system control module or contains
another subfolder(s) that may contain the system control module, SIMPL was allowing the delete. However,
when the delete was processed, the system control symbol was not being deleted and as such, a data
integrity error was encountered upon reopening of the project.
{ When editing a SystemBuilder generated program for a system with built in system control, programmers
were being allowed to delete the top level "Common" and/or "Devices" subfolders even though a protected
module existed under those subfolders. This was causing a data integrity error when the program was
reopened. Now, if any subfolder has a protected module below it, the subfolder can no longer be deleted. Any
non-protected symbols below that subfolder, however, can be specifically deleted.
Will now hide any device extenders that have only protected programming if the "Don't show system control
programming" flag is set.
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Expose CEN-UPS1250 model
Update C2N-CB-TS Model Parameters
Add SNMP model to device library
Correct SIMPL+ Help file for 2.10.XX SIMPL
Fixes/Changes to 2.10.17 to 2.10.18:
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selected device is a control system or, if the selected device is an SNMP or Poll Accelerator and the maximum
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allowed number of SNMP's and/or Poll Accelerator's are already in the program.
Library Update Version 523 (Changes from 520):
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Use INCLUDE2.DAT file for better compatability with older versions of SIMPL that use INCLUDE.DAT. This was
done becuase of structural changes to the file. This change should be transparent to users.
Fixes/Changes to 2.10.16 to 2.10.17:
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Fixed problem when trying to copy multiple signals to an area of a symbol that contained an Input/Output group that
was collapsed. In these cases, instead of signals being pasted inside the group, which they should have been, the
entire group was skipped and the first non-group items would get the pasted data.
Fixed problem where clicking on Ctrl+A in a symbol's detail view would not select signals inside an Input/Output
group. Now, when the programmer wants to select all signals, all Input/Output groups will be expanded and then all
signals will be selected.
Fixed problem with SIMPL hanging when using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V to try to copy and paste fixed signals on an
OOTBF symbol.
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SIMPL: Added logic to mark modules as having incomplete programming if:
{ The module is saved and there are inputs or outputs on the Argument Definition symbol that do not have
signals.
{ If there are symbols in the module that are incomplete.
{ If there are nested Group Labels or if there are incomplete Groups (i.e. a Begin without an End or an End
without a Begin).
If a module is marked as having incomplete programming, the module will not show up in the Symbol Library and
cannot be added to a program via a speedkey. If a module with incomplete programming is already in a program,
and that program is opened, a warning will appear in the error log warning the user that the module will need to be
completed.
Fixed a problem with losing the first character of a Symbol comment when entering the comment via the status bar.
Fixed problems with selecting multiple Symbol Tree categories for a module.
Fixed problem with symbol tree category for modules created with SIMPL 2.10.12. These modules were not being
read in by SIMPL 2.08.44 or older.
Fixed problems with parameter validation:
{ If a parameter's property indicated it could be multiple numeric types, but the default type was character,
entering in just a character was not being interpreted correctly.
{ The warning given to the programmer about the number of digits allowed in a Percentage value was incorrect
in stating that the precision was only to .01%. The correct precision is to .001%.
{ Fixed error in data entry of parameter values. If incorrect units were typed in, the intended units were added
to the end of the entered value instead of rejecting the entry. For example, if a paramter required a Decimal
value and the programmer entered 12t, the resulting value was 12td.
Removed attempt to access device Help from the Crestron Product CD. This CD is no longer supported or
distributed by Crestron.
Fixed a problem where, if a module exists in a program and then the module is edited to have Input and/or Output
Groups, the instance of the module already in a program would not display the Input and/or Output Groups
appropriately in the Detail View.
Compilation of projects with SIMPL+ larger than the target processor can handle will now properly fail with the real
size of the generated SIMPL+.
Compilation now reflects the exact size that the compiled SIMPL+ will take up in the target processor, rather than a
close approximate.
Fixed problem where, if a module was programmed to have outputs and there were ambiguous outputs (i.e. not
specifically analog, digital, or serial) in the Argument Definition, saving the module would cause the output signals to
be removed from the Argument Definition.
Fixed problem where all discontinued Crestron Modules were appearing in the Symbol Library tree.
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Updated the UI Project configuration dialog. Reworded the selections such that it made more sense what the
programmer is choosing to do. The options are now:
{ "Include in archives of this project" - Will associate the VTPro-e project to the SIMPL program such that it will
be included in SIMPL archives of the SIMPL program.
{ "Include in archives and open in VTPro-e" - Will associate the VTPro-e project to the SIMPL program for
archive purposes, and will open the selected VTPro-e project in VTPro-e when the configuration dialog is
exited.
{ "Include in archives and Import Joins" - Will associate the VTPro-e project to the SIMPL program for archive
purposes, and will import the join data onto the associated Touchpanel symbol in the SIMPL program.
{ "Include in archives, import joins and open in VTPro-e" - Will associate the VTPro-e project to the SIMPL
program for archive purposes, will import the join data onto the associated Touchpanel symbol in the SIMPL
program and will open the selected VTPro-e project in VTPro-e when the configuration dialog is exited.
{ The Default selection will be "Include in archives and Import Joins".
Programmers can now select SIMPL+ library files (.usl) from the File menu's Open File dialog, using the "All Files
*,*" filter, and have the library open up in SIMPL+.
Changed hotkey sequence for inserting an Input/Output Group [~BeginGroup~] into a module's Argument Definition
symbol. The hotkey is now "Alt+I".
If a "Ctl+I" is entered to complete the logic on a symbol or symbols, and SIMPL did not have enough information to
be able to complete the symbol fully, a message box will now appear informing the programmer.
Input/Output Group tags (i.e. [~BeginGroup~]label and [~EndGroup~]label) in the Argument Defintion of a Module
will now appear in Green and the line underneath will also be in green. This is to help the programmer see where
groups are when programming a module.
Enhanced the logic for applying prefixes and suffixes signal names to not display "Couldn't add prefix/suffix"
messages if the signal is a comment (i.e. //) or a fixed signal added by OOTBF programming.
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When compiling a module in the SIMPL+ GUI, the SIMPL+ GUI will print the compiled module size after compilation
is complete. Please note that when compiling a SIMPL program from SIMPL that contains many SIMPL+ modules
the final complilation result is NOT the sum total of each compiled module size due to shared code space.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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AADS 1 Way Serial Driver can now be dropped on AADS IR Ports.
Correct Help ID for AMS Surround Sound Slot
Increase number of joins on AMS Screen Feedback to better support future AMS-AIP Protected Module
programming
Add Help ID's to DVPHD Extenders
Add Dolby Digital join to AMS Surround Sound Slot (Requires newer Surround Sound Board firmware)
INCLUDE.DAT 1.62
{ Updated support for flagging SIMPL+ compilations too large for the target processor.
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Fixed problem with double clicking to open a .SMW/.UMC file in SIMPL and getting a "File Open Error" however,
files open fine when selected from within SIMPL. Double clicking on a SIMPL file will once again start up SIMPL and
open the selected file.
Fixed problem with devices that have multiple Device Tree categories not showing up in the Add Device/Replace
Device dialog that is displayed in the System Configuration Tree (lower right window on the the Configuration
Manager view).
Fixed problem with not being able to a assign "Custom" Symbol Tree category to a module. This problem resulted
from the implementation of supporting multiple symbol tree category assignment to modules.
Fixed problem with all hidden/discontinuted Crestron Module symbols showing up in the Symbol Tree under both
the "All Crestron Modules" and the "Miscellaneous" symbol tree folders.
Fixed problem with symbols that have been assigned to multiple Symbol Tree categories losing the last selected
category.
SIMPL+ Bug Fixes:
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If using a propList, a propDefaultValue no longer needs to be specified when using parameters.
When a parameter array is the last parameter type the cues will be proper and defaults will show up properly.
#BEGIN_PROP_FULL_DESCRIPTION ... #END_PROP_FULL_DESCRIPTION now shows up correctly in SIMPL
ALT-F3 properties when doing multine descriptions.
#BEGIN_PROP_NOTES ... #END_PROP_NOTES now shows up correctly in SIMPL ALT-F3 properties when doing
multine notes.
#BEGIN_PROP_SHORT_DESCRIPTION ... #END_PROP_SHORT_DESCRIPTION has now been replaced by
propShortDescription = "status_bar_hint_text" for a one line short description field.
STRING_PARAMETER defaults are no longer double quoted.
Better support to accomodate different SIMPL+ memory sizes across various control systems (requires
INCLUDE.DAT 1.59 or later)
Library Update Version 512 (Changes from 510):
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Add proper AAS-1/2/4 Firmware names to AAS model.
Restore CEN-IDOC Search functionality
INCLUDE.DAT 1.59
{ Better support to accomodate different SIMPL+ memory sizes across various control systems.
Fixes/Changes to 2.10.10 to 2.10.11:
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SIMPL: Fixed error in trying to import VTPro-e projects that had join numbers extending beyond the maximum
allowed inputs/outputs on the touchpanel symbols (i.e. reserved joins). Projects based on templates could typically
have reserved joins and as such, when importing those projects, no data was being imported due to the error in
processing the reserved joins.
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When selectiing to Show Routings (F2) from a symbol's Detail View, SIMPL will now automatically Highlight the
routings of the selected signal (i.e. the F3 function) when the "Open All Symbols" option is selected on the Show
Details dialog. Note: this is only available when hitting F2 from a symbol's Detail View.
Added abilty to set a symbol's comment when adding it to the program via a Speedkey on the status bar. If the
programmer types a colon and then the comment, the text after the colon will be entered as the symbol's comment.
For example, typing "SBUFFER : My buffer" (no quotes) will add a Serial Buffer symbol and assign the comment
"My buffer" to that symbol in the program.
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Fixed error where modules selected to have GUI connection logic via the Module Header dialog, but did not have a
VTPro-e project data imported, were not showing up in the Symbol Library or the Program Tree as having any GUI
logic to import.
Added logic to try to make Data Integrity errors for missing signals a little less prohibitive. Now, if SIMPL finds a
reference to a signal that is not defined in the program, SIMPL will create a new signal for that reference and name
it "SIMPL_ADDED_SIG_xxx" where xxx is the signal's reference number in the program. A message will be placed
in the Error Log notifying the programmer of this change in signal names. The programmer may still then be able to
open the program and rename those signals if they choose and then continue programming.
Fixed a potential data integrity error that could occur when saving a module if alot of symbols had been deleted from
that module since the last time it was saved. Note: This was a very rare occurrance and when it did happen,
Crestron was able to recover all valid programming in the module.
When selecting the Alt+Shift+6 key sequence to append a prefix to a Parameter value, SIMPL will no longer enforce
the signal validity rules (i.e replace spaces with _, no commas allowed etc) on the entered Prefix value.
When opening a file, the dialog that appears prompting the programmer to select a file will now default to show the
file types last selected for open if the file was an .smw or a .umc, otherwise, the dialog will default to show all
applicable SIMPL file types (*.smw, *.umc, *.usp).
Fixed the processing for importing device connection logic. When device extenders are specified in the connection
log, SIMPL will now always add the device extender such that any instance in the program will be left untouched.
This includes default device extenders that have been added when the device was added.
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Added support for symbols to appear under multiple categories in the Symbol Library tree on the Program Manager
view. Programmers can now select, via the Program Header dialog, multiple categories under which they want the
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module to appear in the Symbol Library. However, at this time, Custom Category names are not supported for this
multiple selection.
Added support for Crestron devices to appear under multiple categories in the Device Library tree on the
Configuration Manager view.
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Implemented additional error handling when writing output files.
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Allow multiple categories to be assigned within #CATEGORY directive.
TRACE() function: This function is used for debugging to the trace window of Toolbox 1.08 and later. It prefaces a
string with \xFA\xE0 and suffixes it with \xFB. For example, trace("hello") is the same as print("\xFA\xE0hello\xFB).
Toolbox will use this insure that data printed with the trace() function always shows up in the trace window.
#ENABLE_TRACE: Will enable trace() output, if not specified, trace() statements are not compiled into the final
code.
#PRINT_TO_TRACE: If specified, all print() statements act like trace() statements. This is intended to be a quick
way to convert all prints to the new trace().
SetByte() function: Allows setting a byte via an INTEGER variable into a STRING variable.
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Remove NET dialog from CNPWS-75
C2N-CB-TS Brightness and Bargraph Functions: Join gap now exists after first bargraph
C2N-CB-TS Brightness and Bargraph Settings: "Auto Backlight Above" renamed to "Min Auto Backlight"
C2N-CB-TS Brightness and Bargraph Settings: "Auto Backlight Below" renamed to "Max Auto Backlight"
Expose Extenders on QM-FTCC-TPS_TPS-4
Update Hint on TPS-6L (Cresnet)
Update Help ID on C2N-CB-TS Digital Inputs
Update Help ID on C2N-CB-TS Advanced Button Events
Update Help ID on C2N-CB-TS Brightness and Bargraph Functions
Update Help ID on C2N-CB-TS Brightenss and Bargraph Settings
Remove Search capabilities from CEN-IDOC, pending future firmware update where they may work.
Rename "Everything Else Text Join_fb" to "Project Name Text Join_fb" on QM-FTCC-TPS_TPS-4
Expose the following models:
{ CEN-RGBHV8x4
{ CEN-RGBHV16x16
{ CEN-RGBHV8x8
{ CEN-RGBHV12x4
{ CEN-RGBHV12x8
Correct AAS models to remove "Day 3" labels.
INCLUDE.DAT 1.58
{ SetByte() function
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Fixed error for SystemBuilder program generation. Some symbols were being left incomplete.
Fixed error in generating Connection Logic in a module for devices that have multiple levels of subslots. The 2nd
level of subslots and below were not getting Virtual Device programming generated.
Added logic to restrict the number of SNMP devices that can be added to a program. The number of allowed SNMP
devices is currently limited to 1.
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Added the version of the INCLUDE.DAT file, used by SIMPL+, to the SIMPL Help About dialog.
Library Update Version 505:
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TPS-6L now has 4000 Serial Input Joins
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Fixed problem in Saving a User Module to an existing file. In some cases, data from the existing file was being
erroneously retained.
For time parameters of the format HH.MM.SS or MM.SS.HS or SS.HS, SIMPL will now allow values greater than 59
in the minutes and seconds fields.
Fixed problem of not being able to open programs if the splash screen is disabled.
Fixed long delay occassionally experienced when trying to collapse (i.e. Alt -) inputs/outputs on symbols.
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Updated Help/About SIMPL dialog to allow user to copy the version information by selecting the contents of the
window and hitting Ctrl-C. This information can then be pasted (i.e. Ctrl+V) into an ascii document (e.g. Notepad,
Word, etc).
Module Header Connection Logic will now support connection logic for Device Extenders:
{ When a device is selected in the "Device Connection Logic" list, a the names of applicable Device Extenders
will appear in the Device Extenders list. The programmer can then select multiple Device Extenders to add
connection logic for, in addition to the logic added for the Device.
{ Device Extenders can only be selected if there is only 1 device selected.
{ When the programmer clicks OK on the Module Header, SIMPL will automatically add a separate "Virtual
Device For Module Connection" symbol for the selected device extenders. Programming will then be
generated "Virtual Device For Module Connection" symbol(s) and the Define Arguments symbol. Note: the
parameters added to the "Virtual Device For Module Connection" symbol will be in the format of: "EXT xx:
cue". This will tell SIMPL what Device Extender to connect the logic to on import.
{ When the module is added to a program and the connection logic in the module is imported into the program,
SIMPL will add the specified device extenders to the selected device's symbol and program the device
extender appropriately.
For symbols whose parameter values have been defined as a list of values, the value displayed will now be the
Label assigned to the selected value instead of the value itself. e.g. If a list item is presented in the drop down list as
"7.1 + 4 Stereo Rooms [1d]", that is what the programmer will see instead of the value 1d which is what that list
selection will translate to at compile/run time.
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Ensure that Property s Lower Bound is less than Upper Bound
Where applicable, ensure that all Property value units are of the same type
Updates for optimizing Dynamic string allocations
Library Update Version 498:
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INCLUDE.DAT version 1.57:
{ Correct internal function that could cause Gather(), GatherByLength(), Lower() functions to crash (ONLY in
the 1.5X line of INCLUDE.DAT - the earlier 1.4X versions are fine!)
Fixes/Changes from 2.10.05 to 2.10.06
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must be present. In addition, if the compiler directive is present, the SIMPL+ compiler will also optimize intermediate
temporary data structures.
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Library Update Version 495:
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INCLUDE.DAT version 1.56:
{ If an out of bounds access is performed on dynamic arrays, it will now access the zeroth element in the array.
This is also true for static structure arrays.
Add EQ_Preset, EQ_Preset_F to C2I-AMS-SURROUND-SOUND slot.
Add "QM-MD8x8-HB" to QM-MD8x8 Firmware Name list
Correct Help ID for QM-MD8x8 Switcher
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Correct Help ID for QM-MD4x2 Switcher
Rename "CEN-IDOC" to "CEN-IDOC (without search)" and prevent it from dropping into new programs
Release CEN-IDOC revision (New device to drop in) that contains Search capabilities. Requires revised CEN-IDOC
firmware.
Release AAS-1/2/4 Revision that has new browse contexts (Jukebox & Simplified) as well as other enhancements.
Special SIMPL+ Notes: The following table describes the behavior when a user accesses an element that is out of
bounds in an array as of CUZ 4.XXX. Any out of bounds access will generate an error. However, depending on the type of
the array the following can happen:
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Scenario B: The zeroth location will be modified or read in spite of the error.
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Integer Array
Long Integer Array
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Structure Array
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Updated Help/About SIMPL dialog to allow user to copy the version information by selecting the contents of the
version window and hitting CTRL+C. This information can then be pasted (i.e. CTRL+V) into an ASCII document
(e.g. Notepad, WORD etc).
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a percent value or, during compile if the parameter already had the percent value entered via an older version of
SIMPL.
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Input/Output Groups:
{ Group Labels will now be displayed in bold black.
{ Cues inside a group will be displayed in green.
{ When a group is expanded or collapsed, any other group with the same group label will also be expanded or
collapsed.
Added "Goto Item (Ctl+G) option to the right click menu in the Detail View.
The Import Property Data dialog will now show cue names and the Short Description field (if available) for all items
of the same type that have property data defined.
Updated Interface to Toolbox to support the Toolbox 1.07.XX release.
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Rename "RoomView" to "RoomView Express/RoomView 6.0"
Fix help file for "Serial/Analog One-Shot"
AMS Video Board Modification:
{ Add Digital Inputs:
„ Diagnostic_Mode_Enable
„ Diagnostic_Mode_Scroll_Up
„ Diagnostic_Mode_Scroll_Dn
{ Add Digital Outputs:
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„ Diagnostic_Mode_Enable_F
Add Serial Outputs:
„ Diagnostic_Info_F$
TPMC-8X Setup Extender Modifications:
{ Add Digital Inputs:
„ Enter Certificate Setup
„ Exit Certificate Setup
{ Add Digital Outputs:
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„ Exit Certificate Setup_fb
InfiNet Offline Manager is now accessable to all users
INCLUDE.DAT version 1.55:
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Fixed SIMPL hang when selecting to generate Connection Logic in a module for a CEN-COM.
Fixed problems on IP Net Address configuration dialog:
{ For XGEN Systems, the dialog was always giving an error stating that only 2 characters were allowed for the
"Device ID" which is not even editable by the programmer.
{ For systems that support IP Id's or DHCP, the IP Net Address dialog was allowing both radio buttons for "IP
ID" and "Remap this IP ID at program upload" to be selected at the same time. These are now mutually
exclusive selections.
Fixed parameter validity checking on data entry of parameter values (Incorrect units were being assigned at times,
negative values were being allowed when they shouldn't be and fractional values were being allowed when they
shouldn't be). The following guidelines are now being enforced by the validity checking:
{ Fractional values (those with "." in it) should only allow 0-9 in the values on either side of the decimal point.
{ Values specified as Hex ("h"), Decimal ("d"), or Ticks ("t") should ONLY allow integral values. For example,
25.2h, 25.2d, or 25.2t are all invalid.
{ Values specified as time ("s") or Percent ("%") are allowed to have fractional components, and as such should
only contain the digits 0-9.
{ Negative Hex, Decimal, and Percentages are allowed.
{ Negative time is not allowed.
Cleaned up how SIMPL deals with errors in device detection during an AutoFill. SIMPL will now try to add devices
that didn't have errors such as duplicate Cresnet IDs or duplicate TSIDs. Devices that do have errors will will be
reported in the error log.
Fixed problem when Module Header was being used to generate connection logic for the TCP/IP Client device. The
XGen version of the TCP/IP Client module was being used and as such, not all cues required by 2-series were
being brought in to the connection logic.
Fixed Replace Control System errors:
Fixed error in replacing a control system when a new serial driver was being added. No serial device settings were
being recorded and as such, a compiler error was being generated at compile time saying the serial settings were
invalid.
Fixed problem in Replace Control System with devices in the new program getting device names from completely
unrelated devices in the original program. Typically this would occur if the original program had more relay devices
from the Crestron Database than there was room for in the new control system.
Fixed processing of Default Device Extenders during a replace control system. The default extender was only being
added to the new control system if the old control sytem also had the same extender.
Fixed problem in Replace Control System where user programming on built-in system control modules (a.k.a
OOTBF) was not always getting copied over.
Fixed a problem with rebuilding User and Project IR Databases on startup if there is no database files found. Note:
due to technical constraints, this will only happen once the Configuration Manager view has been accessed.
Fixed problem on Project Header and Module Header when trying to retrieve the firmware version. Viewport was
always being used instead of the Crestron Toolbox.
Fixed problem with comments in Program Header not copying over on a replace of the control system.
Fixed error in the System Configuration tree when right clicking on a device to add or replace. If there is only one
potential device with which to add/replace, SIMPL was not recoginzing that device and as such the options to add or
replace, in the right click menu, were not enabled and thus the programmer was led to believe there were no
optional devices.
Fixed problem with not being able to have more than 1 [~UNUSED~] parameter in the Default Arguments of a
module.
Fixed problem with not being able to enter values for parameters that have properties defining them to be 16bit and
HEX format only. The problem occurred when the entered value had a type specifier of 'h' at the end.
Fixed problem with the "Make Symbol Complete (Ctl+I) option on the right click menu of the Program Tree and
Detail View. Not all Inputs were being commented out.
Fixed problem with no signal data being available for SIMPL Debugger.
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Fixed crash when trying to autofill.
Fixed problem with Program Tree not updating addresses when accessing the Configuration Dialogs from the
Program Tree to change network IDs.
Added the ability to change a module's model name on the Module Header Devices dialog.
Fixed issue in the testing done to verify if a program resynch is required. The test was reporting the need to resynch
due to parameters that have changed but there weren't any parameters for the reported symbol.
Fixed issue with being asked twice for a password when trying to transfer a program via an SSL Enabled ethernet
connection.
Fixed problem with importing default logic to some touchpanel or front panel devices resulting in different amounts
of inputs than outputs on the touchpane-like device symbols. Because touchpanel symbols typically will expand
inputs along with outputs, and visa versa, the programmer was not always able to then collapse or futher expand
the symbol.
Fixed problem with an "AND" symbol being added to the Logic Folder when an IR driver is added to the program by
dragging and dropping it into the System Tree.
Fixed problem in replacing control systems when the original control system contained Out Of The Box
Functionality. Sometimes device names in the converted program were given incorrect device names.
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Removed the option to display signals in the Program Tree:
{ The "Don't Display Signals in Program View" checkbox on the Options->Preferences->General dialog was
removed.
{ The Program Tree will no longer show Inputs, Outputs or Parameters.
{ The Signal Detail and Parameter Routings dialogs (available via the F2 key), will now default to showing the
selected items in the Detail View window. Previously, the default was to just show the signal or parameter in
the Program Tree unless the programmer checked the box to indicate to also open up the associated symbol
in Detail View.
SIMPL: "Input/Output Groups": This feature will allow programmers to program Input and/or Output Groups in a
module. When the module is then used in a program, the Detail View, users can Expand or Collapse the
Input/Output Groups allowing them to see all cues inside the group or not.
{ When using the module as a symbol in the program:
„ Groups, when programmed, will be required to have group labels. The labels will be displayed, in blue,
inside the symbol box where cues are currently shown in red and should give the programmer some
type of indication as to the purpose of the group.
„ If a group is currently collapsed (default state), there will be a "+" displayed in place of a signal name
right above the first cue in the group (next to the group label shown in blue inside the symbol box).
Clicking on the"+" will expand and show the cues that are in that group.
„ If the group is currently expanded, the input/output cues and programmed signals in that group will be
shown. There will be a "-" displayed in place of a signal name right above the first cue in the group
(next to the group label shown in blue inside the symbol box). Clicking on the "-" will collapse the group
and show just the "+" next to the group label.
„ If a symbol has expandable input/output groups, there will be options on the Right Click menu to
Expand All Groups (ALT+F10) or to Collapse All Groups (ALT+F11) in that symbol.
„ If the programmer selects and right clicks on the "+" or "-" (i.e. the beginning of a group), a menu will
appear with actions that can be performed on the inputs/outputs within that group (e.g. copy all signals
in the group, paste into this group, delete all signal in this group, select all signals in this group etc), in
addition to actions that may be taken on the symbol as a whole (e.g. Find tree node, search and
replace, set watch, etc).
„ Programmers can also drag and drop signals into a group by dragging onto the "+" or "-" indicators.
„ When a program is saved, the state (i.e. expanded or collapsed) will be saved for each group and thus,
when the program is re-opened, groups will be shown in their last state.
{ When programming a Module:
„ Signal Group Tags are entered as [~BeginGroup~]GroupLabel and [~EndGroup~]GroupLabel. Note:
the GroupLabel is programmer provided and optional on the [~EndGroup~].
„ Signal Group Tags are only valid on the Argument Definition symbol.
„ There is a Right Click menu option to "Create Input/Output Group". This will give the programmer the
options to: Insert Empty Group, Insert Group Begin, Insert Group End. If inserting an empty group, a
dialog will prompt the programmer for the Group Label. All items will be inserted below the currently
selected input/output item.
Added "Import" buttons on the Input/Output/Parameter Property dialogs. When programming properties for the
Argument Definition symbol in a module, clicking on the Import button will display the cues of all the same type
items that currently have property definitions. The programmer can then select one of the shown cues and the
property data from the selected item will be imported into the current property dialog.
CTRL+SHIFT+B will fill all the empty signals on a symbol in detail view with the default signal name (the default
signal name is the name that is assigned when hitting enter twice on a blank signal.)
Changed the "Rebuild User and Project Databases" option on the Options menu to "Rebuild User and Project IR
Databases"
SIMPL will now rebuild the User IR Database if the programmer changes the User Database directory location via
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the Options->Preferences->Directories dialog. Note: due to technical constraints, this will only happen once the
Configuration Manager view has been accessed.
Made sure that SIMPL is rebuilding User and Project IR Databases on startup if there is no database found but
there are .ir files. Note: due to technical constraints, this will only happen once the Configuration Manager view has
been accessed.
Selecting Refresh (F5) from the View menu will now refresh (i.e. re-read) the User and Project IR Databases in the
Device Library tree, in addition to refreshing the Symbol Library and the Program tree. Note: due to technical
constraints, this will only happen once the Configuration Manager view has been accessed.
Changed the "Rebuild All" option on the Project menu in SIMPL, and on the Build menu in SIMPL+, to now read as
"Recompile All".
Added support of multiple iodev.tio and symlib.tio files.
Updated the Help About dialog to now show Database, Library and Toolbox versions in a scrollable window.
If a device in an iodev.tio file requires a minimum version of SIMPL, and the current version of SIMPL is not new
enough, the device will not be loaded into the device library.
Better VTPro-e Integration:
Will now access and/or launch the last run version of VTPro-e instead of the last installed.
{ Added option to Program Tree right click menu to Launch VTPro-e if a device has a VTPro-e project
associated with it. When this option is selected, the last run version of VTPro-e will start up with that project.
{ Open project in VTPro-e: Will launch VTPro-e with the selected project in addtion to including the file in
SIMPL archives.
{ Updated the UI Project configuration dialog to have the following options:
„ Include in archives: This is the default option and will basically use the selected project for
documentation purposes. The selected project will be included in in SIMPL archives of the project.
„ Import joints: This will import all applicable Join data from the selected project in addtion to including
the file in SIMPL archives.
„ Import joins and open project in VTPro-e: This will import all applicable Join data from the selected
project and will launch VTPro-e with the selected project in addtion to including the file in SIMPL
archives.
When the Viewport application is started from SIMPL, programmers will now be able to switch between the Viewport
window and SIMPL without having to first close Viewport.
Added logic to make sure Device Extenders cannot be added to symbols undr the Logic Folder.
Added enhancement to Replace Control System to try to copy programming to devices at the same address in the
new program if possible. I.e. If an FM Tuner card is at Slot3.Slot1.Slot3 in the original program, then if the new
control system has the same extension cards at the same slots, try to copy the programming to the FM Tuner card
at Slot3.Slot1.Slot1.
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Correct Issues with compilation when a list of values is used.
FindNoCase() corrected to be case insensitive.
SIMPL+ Enhancements:
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{ Modified all truncation issues for dynamic arrays to be Warnings instead of Errors. The warnings now include
the old and new array sizes.
{ Resolved issues with losing data in a String or String Array when resizing and increase/decrase the number
of rows/columns within the array.
{ Resizing a Structure Array to 0 will leave one element in structure. This has been done to allow out of bounds
access to the structure array. When an out of bounds access occurs, the 0th element is used for that access
(read and write).
{ Added a separate error printout for an empty structure array access (vs an out of bounds one).
{ Fix issue with RemoveByLength() which could cause memory corruption on the control system if the # of
bytes to remove is greater than the current length of the string passed into the function.
Fixes/Changes from 2.08.40 to 2.10.00:
SIMPL Bug Fixes:
SIMPL Enhancements:
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SIMPL: Cleaned up how signal names are generated when adding default logic for a device. Automatically
generated signal names should have underscores (_) separating the programmer provided prefix, any slot
designation that is added by SIMPL, and the cue name that is used to create the signal name.
SIMPL: Added Compiler Preference options to say whether or not to generate the Crosspoint Reference file and
whether or not to launch Notepad and display that file at the end of a compile.
SIMPL: Changed icon and subfolder name used to contain and represent the OOTBF Logic modules. The previous
"Out Of The Box Functionality" folder will now be named "System Control". Also, the icon for the module contained
within that folder will now be the standard Crestron Module icon instead of the "Lock" icon.
SIMPL: Internal compiler optimizations for slightly faster 2 Series compiles.
SIMPL: Improved the import of VTPro-e project join data. Any join in a VTPro-e project that would translate to a
signal in a SIMPL project will now get imported and programmed. Will require VTPro-e version 3.07.00.07 or greater
and Crestron Database 18.07.05 or greater.
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Library Update 484:
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SIMPL: Fixed problem that was not allowing D3Pro to add RF Thermostats to anything but the first gateway in a
program.
Library Update 481
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not being enabled when it should have been.
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AM & FM symbol.
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Fixed a problem with data integrity errors occasionally being introduced with replacing control systems via System
Builder.
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"C2N-TXM" renamed to "C2N-TXM (old)" and moved to "Cresnet Control Modules (Discontinued)"
New model of "C2N-TXM" added to "Cresnet Audio Modules". This has some extra joins over the original C2N-TXM
model. These joins require C2N-TXM firmware 1.15.00 or later to function, and will be ignored on older firmware
revs.
{ New Digitial Inputs:
„ FocusOnlyEnable
„ SigStrengthDisable
„ ConcatSerialEnable
„ SkipCurrentChannel
„ RemoveSkipCurrentChannel
„ ReportSkippedInGuide
{ New Digital Outputs:
„ Power_F
„ Mute_F
„ CategoryMode_F
„ ProgMode_F
„ DiagnosticMode_F
„ SigStrengthDisable_F
„ CurrentChannelSkipped_F
{ New Analog Inputs:
„ GuideChMax
„ GuideChMin
„ PresetMode
{ New Analog Outputs:
„ PresetMode_F
Rename "ADG One-way serial driver" to "ADG/AMS One-way serial driver"
Correct power factor on MPS-100 models
Correct power factor on MPS-200 models
Revise MPS-200 Compiler Info to require 3.157 CUZ or later.
Correct issue with the following devices not being able to drop onto a PAC2M Ethernet slot:
UPX-2_1GB (Ethernet) Universal Presentation Processor
C2N-FT-TPS4 (Ethernet)
TPMC-4X
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output text file also now includes a note that EquipID's or ControlID's set to 0 are not routeable.
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SIMPL: Update to library 465 (Includes updates to XM portion of ATC-AMFMXM).
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SIMPL: Fixed issue with temporary paths that caused Crestron SIMPL+ modules to be compiled incorrectly (started
in 2.08.33).
SIMPL+: _SKIP_, #DIGITAL_EXPAND, and #ANALOG_SERIAL_EXPAND keywords are no longer CUZ version
dependent.
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i.e. if the SMW filename is MyProject.smw, the output file is MyProject_CrosspointList.txt. This file contains list of all
Control Crosspoint Routing symbols in the program and a seperate list of all Equipment Crosspoint Routing symbols
in the program. Each list is sorted by Crosspoint ID number. For now, the programmer needs to look in the project
directory for the file and open it with a text editor such as Notepad. An example is:
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Crosspoint listing for C:\projects\crosspoints\MyProject.SMW
Equipment Crosspoint Routing
EquipID
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ControlID
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SIMPL: If the program contains a duplicate ControlID among the Control Crosspoint Routing symbols, all Control
Crosspoint Routing symbols with that ControlID will be shown in the Error Log.
SIMPL: If the program contains a duplicate EquiplID among the Equipment Crosspoint Routing symbols, all
Equipment Crosspoint Routing symbols with that EquipID will be shown in the Error Log.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with SIMPL Debugger dialog not having any menus and not being able to resize the data
displays.
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SIMPL: Will now save the position of the SIMPL Debugger window.
SIMPL: Fixed issues with windows that were last displayed on a 2nd monitor not being accessible if only 1 monitor
is in use.
SIMPL: Fixed problem where selecting "No Selection" for the "Add Front Panel Definition For Selected Control
System" option on the Module Header Connection Logic dialog was not being retained.
SIMPL: Fixed problem where removing Models from a Module Header was not getting removed from the module
when it is a symbol.
SIMPL: Added logic to try to keep as much Input/Output/Parameter Property data as possible when a signal name is
changed. If the cue type changes, then only the Short Description, Full Description and Notes fields will be retained.
SIMPL: Fixed Replace Control system error reporting such that, if the new control system has an Ethernet Card, an
error message won't be entered into the Error Log indicating that the original program's Ethernet Card could not be
copied over.
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SIMPL: Correct crash on exit if Toolbox was not installed.
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SIMPL: Fixed problem with copying and pasting from one instance of SIMPL to another instance. In some cases, it
appeared as though the data wasn't pasted and in other cases, the ability to copy and paste from any application
was no longer working. This has been resolved.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with wrong Help topic display from Front Panel Editor.
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SIMPL: Fixed the intermittent crash when trying to start SIMPL when database 18.7.0 or later is installed.
SIMPL: Updated SIMPL and SIMPL+ icons.
SIMPL: The About dialog will now display build date and build number.
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SIMPL: Fixed problem in AutoFill for not adding control systems with OOTBF correctly.
SIMPL: Fixed problem on Parameter Properties dialog for default Numerical value. The default was showing up as
percentage. It is now Decimal.
SIMPL: Fixed problem where the "Open All Symbols" button on the "Show Details" dialog was not working if the
Details dialog was displayed by clicking on a message in the error log.
SIMPL: Fixed a problem during autosave of a module. If a module has blank inputs, a Message was being displayed
to warn the programmer to add programming to the blank items before using the module in a program. Error
messages should never be displayed during autosave. In addition, if the programmer let the Message display
without dismissing it before the next autosave, the module file was getting wiped out and SIMPL would sometimes
crash.
SIMPL: Added a descriptive label to the display of Symbol and Device library versions. This can be used to help
further identify the purpose of a particular Library version.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with the Create Archive function not including SIMPL+ Library files.
SIMPL: Enhanced the Set/Clear Watch capability:
In the Program Tree, a programmer can now right click and select to "Set Watch on all signals in folder" or "Clear
Watch on all signals in folder". These options will set or clear the Watch status of all signals on all symbols located
in the selected folder and below.
In the Detail View, a programmer can now right click and select "Set Watch on all signals in this symbol" or "Clear
Watch on all signals in this symbol". These options will set or clear the Watch status of all signals in the selected
symbol window.
SIMPL: Fixed a problem when importing VTPro-e projects. After an import of the join data, the Touchpanel Symbol,
or the Virtual GUI symbol if importing for Virtual GUI support in a module, lost all of it's Serial Inputs.
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SIMPL: Fixed potential crash with AES systems on compilation if a system with an LCD front panel (i.e. Pro2,
Rack2, etc.) was converted to an AES.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with autofill not adding OOTBF Control Systems.
SIMPL Will automatically limit signal names to 256 or less characters to avoid system crashes due to processing
longer names.
SIMPL: Added access to the Device Configuration dialogs from the Program Tree from the Right Click menu.
SIMPL: Fixed a problem in generation of the default device connection logic for modules. Some buffers were getting
too many outputs that could not be deleted and thus, were causing compilation issues.
SIMPL: Changed the criteria for which devices can be selected to generate Device Connection Logic on the Module
Header's Connection Logic dialog. This list will no longer contain non-Crestron or non-ethernet devices that may
have shown up in the list in previous SIMPL versions. The reason these used to be avaialable was if they were a
subslotted device to a Cresnet or Ethernet device. Now, only the top level Ethernet or Cresnet Devices will be
avaialable and, if the selected device is subslotted, then the subslot device(s) will automatically have programmng
generated. This list will also exclude devices that cannot be automatically programmed to have "Connection Logic"
such as Gateways or Remote Control Systems. Reminder: Any connection logic for Serial drivers or IR devices
must still be programmed manually via use of the Virtual IR and Virtual Serial symbols. Refer to the on-line help for
instructions on how to program those symbols.
SIMPL: Created a new folder to be located beneath the SIMPL installation folder. This folder, "smpwinWk" will be a
location for temporary files created during SIMPL processing. This should minimize the effect that McAfee Anivirus
version 7.0 and above is having on the Windows "Temp" folder that was causing some compilations to fail.
SIMPL: Changed Import Archive dialog to automatically default the Destination Directory to the directory of the
selected archive file.
SIMPL+: Fix issue that caused the [Reference Name] parameter to be removed. Existing SIMPL programs will put
up messages about the modules needing to be resynced.
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SIMPL: Fixed problem with Detail View display of the RoomView 7.0 symbol.
SIMPL: Will now always show the "Include Standard Commands" checkbox on the Module Header->Device Support
dialog. If this is a brand new module and the very first time the Module Header is being edited, the "Include
Standard Commands" checkbox will be enabled if the selected Device Family/ Device Type combo have standard
commands. At all other times this checkbox will be grayed. For modules created with SIMPL 2.08.26 or greater, this
checkbox will also reflect whether or not the module has already been programmed with Standard Commands.
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SIMPL: Fixed error when trying to drag and drop RF device onto a Gateway using the top Control System view. If
the default RFID was occuupied, no attempt was made the programmer was informed that the device could not be
added. The device will now be added to the next available port.
SIMPL: Fixed error with signal names created during automatic generation of programming for modules with Device
Connection Logic. This was causing signals with no driving source.
SIMPL: Changed the way the programmer is prompted if an operation will affect Input/Output/Parameter property
definitions during the programming of a module. In past versions, if the operation (i.e. delete signal, append
suffix/prefix, rename signal) is to be performed on more than 1 item at a time, the programmer was prompted for
each item. Now, only 1 prompt will appear and the programmer has the option to either Continue or, Cancel the
operation entirely.
Fixes/Changes from 2.08.23 to 2.08.24:
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Header, SIMPL will now automatically generate all programming required for use in the SystemBuilder "User
Database". The generated programming provides a means for the Programmer to interface with the device. Library
Update 444: MPS-100 Database tag change.
Fixes/Changes from 2.08.22 to 2.08.23:
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SIMPL: Fixed issue with Minimizing SIMPL Debugger window and not being able to redisplay. Instead of the
minimization putting a task box into the Windows Taskbar, what Windows does is create a "floating" task box. This
floating task box can become easily lost and thus makes it very difficult to restore the SIMPL Debugger window.
Now, the programmer can always restore the SIMPL Debugger window by clicking on the SIMPL Debugger Toolbar
button.
SIMPL: Fixed errors in the AutoTile mode for Detail View. Pressing the Tile Vertical or Tile Horizontal button on the
Toolbar was forcing the AutoTile mode to be set when it should have been just a one time tiling. Now, the toolbar
buttons are one-time Tile requests and will only tile the current symbols in Detail view. These buttons are the same
as "Tile Horizontal" and "Tile Vertical" options on the View menu. If the programmer wishes every symbol to be
added to the Detail view to automatically be tiled Horizontal or Vertical, they must go to the View menu and make
the appropriate selection. Nothing else should cause selection of an Auto Tile mode.
SIMPL: Fixed error where Device Configuration dialog was not allowing Device Location to be cleared once there
was a value entered.
SIMPL: Fixed problem where certain User and/or Project IR files files could not be opened during compilation.
Library Update 443:
{ Changes to "TPMC-15/17-CH" System2 Reserved Joins", "TPMC-15/17-QM" System2 Reserved Joins":
„ Add (Digital) "Hard Key Bklt Brt Up"
„ Add (Digital) "Hard Key Bklt Brt Dn"
„ Remove (Digital) "Save and Reboot", "Save and Reboot_fb"
„ Remove (Digital) "Show System Bar", "Show System Bar_fb"
„ Remove (Digital) "Hide System Bar", "Hide System Bar_fb"
„ Add (Digital) "Standby"
„ Add (Digital) "Enter Standby Timeout Setup", "Enter Standby Timeout Setup_fb"
„ Add (Digital) "Exit Standby Timeout Setup", "Exit Standby Timeout Setup_fb"
„ Add (Analog) "Hard Key Bklt Brt", ""Hard Key Bklt Brt_fb"
„ Changes to "TPMC-15/17-CH Video Properties Reserved Joins", "TPMC-15/17-QM Video Properties
Reserved Joins":
„ Remove (Digital) "Freeze SVID-1 On", "Freeze SVID-1 On_fb"
„ Remove (Digital) "Freeze SVID-1 Off", "Freeze SVID-1 Off_fb"
„ Remove (Digital) "Freeze SVID-2 On", "Freeze SVID-2 On_fb"
„ Remove (Digital) "Freeze SVID-2 Off", "Freeze SVID-2 Off_fb"
„ Remove (Digital) "Freeze Composite-1 On", "Freeze Composite-1 On_fb"
„ Remove (Digital) "Freeze Composite-1 Off", "Freeze Composite-1 Off_fb"
„ Remove (Digital) "Freeze Composite-2 On", "Freeze Composite-2 On_fb"
„ Remove (Digital) "Freeze Composite-2 Off", "Freeze Composite-2 Off_fb"
„ Remove (Digital) "Freeze YPbPr-1 On", "Freeze YPbPr-1 On_fb"
„ Remove (Digital) "Freeze YPbPr-1 Off", "Freeze YPbPr-1 Off_fb"
„ Remove (Digital) "Freeze YPbPr-2 On", "Freeze YPbPr-2 On_fb"
„ Remove (Digital) "Freeze YPbPr-2 Off", "Freeze YPbPr-2 Off_fb"
„ Add (Digital) "Freeze On", "Freeze On_fb"
„ Add (Digital) "Freeze Off", "Freeze Off_fb"
„ Add (Digital) "Video Fast Lock", "Video Fast Lock_fb"
„ Add (Digital) "Video Slow Lock", "Video Slow Lock_fb"
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Change name of "RoomView Scheduling" extender to "RoomView Scheduling Data"
Change cues in "RoomView Scheduling" extender:
{ "RequestSchedule$" to "ScheduleQuery$"
{ "ReceivedSchedule$" to "ScheduleResponse$"
{ "MeetingCreated$" to "CreateResponse$"
Fixes/Changes from 2.08.20 to 2.08.22:
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huge grey areas in the symbols where the OOTBF Programming would normally be. Also fixed some issues with
being able to navigate around such symbols (i.e. The UP/Down arrows were not always going to the next visible
Input/Output) and displaying the correct curson when trying to drag and drop items onto symbols with OOTBF
programming.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with not being able to drag signals onto a Symbol that has OOTBF Programming.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Detail View's Goto Item (Ctl+G) not showing the correct starting item.
SIMPL: Added ability, in the Detail View's Goto Item (Ctl+G) to enter a string and go to the first occurrance where a
cue contains that string. Future enhancements will include being able to "Find Next" cue with entered text.
SIMPL: Added Minimize/Maximize buttons to SIMPL Debugger window.
SIMPL: Fixed problem that was causing User Modules created via System Builder's "User Database -\> New Serial
Device", to have ambiguous signals and as such, projects with those devices/modules would not compile.
SIMPL+: Made improvements to the Function Search list.
Fixes/Changes from 2.08.19 to 2.08.20:
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SIMPL: Fixed crash that would occur if you have a protected control system and try to delete any symbol that is
showing in Detail View.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Highlighted signals not showing up on Print Preview or printouts.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with not being able to enter a "//" signal on an Analog or Serial Buffer unless there was a
signal already connected to the opposite side.
Fixes/Changes from 2.08.18 to 2.08.19:
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SIMPL: For systems that have Out Of The Box Functionality (OOTBF) such as the AES, AADS, AADS-XM and
MPS-100, programming associated with the OOTBF processing can now be hidden via a new option, "Display
OOTBF Programming", on the Options->Preferences->General dialog. This programming, when visible, will appear
as signal names in grey. These signals cannot be deleted, renamed, copied, or replaced.
SIMPL: If a file is in the user's Temp directory and cannot be opened due to Read-Only protections, SIMPL will now
attempt to reset those protections. This is only for files that are created and used by SIMPL.
SIMPL: Added support of converting "TP GUI Transport font" characters in text assigned to objects imported from a
VTPro-e project. The characters in this font were being converted to part of the signal name and as such, some
signals were getting illegal characters in their names. Also added support to import joins assigned to Hex Gauge
and Clock objects. Note: VTP file import still does not include all joins that may be assigned to an object but, a more
robust import is planned for the future. When objects are imported and signals are created, the basic structure of the
signal name (with deviations based on the actual objects of course) is: page name-Object type_object text_join
number.
SIMPL+: Fixed typo in Template.
Fixes/Changes from 2.08.14 to 2.08.18:
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SIMPL: Fixed errors when Replacing Control Systems: When trying to replace by dragging a control system from
the Device Library tree to the Control System picture in the upper right windows, default logic modules were being
added when they shouldn't have been.
Fixed an error in Replace Control System that was causing SIMPL to crash on occasion.
SIMPL: Fixed crash when trying to get Firmware Version on Program and Module Header dialogs if could not
communicate with the device.
SIMPL: Made sure that any Toolbox Session that is opened by a toolbox related task in SIMPL, is closed at the end
of the task such that viewport functions will still operate if requested by Viewport standalone or other applications
that may be using Viewport.
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SIMPL: Fixed the flickering of the Detail View when moving or resizing symbol. This fix may result in the reintroduction of the problem where some symbols may 'freeze' up when scrolling the detail view window. This
typically would happen if a symbol is only partially shown and then scrolled out of and then back into partial view.
However, the flickering problem was worse and more persistent.
SIMPL: Fixed a few issues with the Device Support dialog of the Module Header:
{ If a Device Family and a Device Type was selected and the "Include Standard Commands" check box
appears, selecting "No Selection" for Device Family would not remove the "Include Standard Commands"
checkbox. This is now fixed.
{ Selecting "No Selection" for Device Type was not being recalled next time the Module Header was edited.
{ Entering in a value for Device Family, Device Type or Manufacturer was not being recalled the next time the
Module Header was edited.
{ The option for "Filter Templates by Family" was not being saved the next time the Module Header was edited.
SIMPL: Fixed error in "Convert To Module" where, if the Control System has Out Of The Box Functionality
(OOTBF), the associated OOTBF symbols and signals were still included in the module and could never get
deleted.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Detail View's GoTo Item (Ctl+G) not going to the correct output items.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with multiple "Synch Signals?" dialogs being displayed if programmer starts SIMPL
Debugger more than once in a SIMPL session.
SIMPL: Help for SIMPL Debugger (by hitting F1) is now available. This will be in Toolbox 1.04.10 or greater.
SIMPL: Removed the ability to delete the control system from a program. This is due to the complexity of Control
Systems with Out Of The Box Functionality. If a programmer wishes to change Control System, just replace the
Control System if the programmer does not want to lose the logic. Or, create a new program with the new Control
System. The programmer may also go to the File menu and select to Convert the program to a Module.
SIMPL: Added faster signal connection processing for speedier program generation in System Builder and D3Pro.
SIMPL+: Fixed bug that caused issues entering a [Reference Name] or compiling a project that had a [Reference
Name] parameter previously defined.
SIMPL+: Fixed _SKIP_ bug where _SKIP_[1] would be written. This bug would only occur if both ANALOG and
STRING Inputs/Output variables were being declared. This also affected the expansion of Input/Output Arrays.
Library Update 428
Update C2N-IRGW Firmware Name for Autofill
Expose "User Event Logger" Symbol (allows notice/warning/error to be inserted into the 2 Series message log from
a user application from SIMPL)
Add standard helpers to C2N-FTB
Add "Virtual GUI for Module Connection"
Fixes/Changes from 2.08.13 to 2.08.14 - PUBLIC WEB SITE RELEASE:
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Add F11 Hot Key in SIMPL+ GUI for Checking Syntax.
Fixes/Changes from 2.08.10 to 2.08.13:
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SIMPL: Starting the SIMPL Debugger no longer asks for which file to load.
SIMPL: Replace Control System Issue. Resolved a few issues in Replace Control System if the current control
system and/or the new control system have default logic modules:
{ If replacing a system that has an Out Of The Box Functionality (OOTBF) module, programming that may have
been added to the OOTBF symbol was not getting copied over. User generated programming will now get
copied over.
{ Fixed problem when replacing systems with non-protected default logic modules, with the same control
system. The error was that 2 copies of the default logic module were being added to the the resulting
program: 1 instance had all teh appropriate progamming; the 2nd instance was empty. Now, only one copy of
the logic symbol will be in the resulting program with all the appropriate programming.
{ If replacing a control system that had a non-protected default logic module, with a different control system, the
non-protected default logic module will now get copied over and will be commented out. This way, the
programmer can salvage any of the programming that might have been done in the older system. The Error
Log will no longer show messages for the protected signals/symbols that didn't get copied over.
Fixes/Changes from 2.08.09 to 2.08.10:
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SIMPL: Fixed error in Configuration Manager on the Configuration Tree where programmer was not given the C2-
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ENET1 card as an option for replacement when the current card is C2-ENET2. This was only an error in what the
Replace Device dialog was displaying as valid devices for replacement.
SIMPL: Fixed errors in Replace Control System with trying to replace with an AADS or MPS-100 control systems.
SIMPL: SIMPL debugger is now fully functional from the Toolbar in SIMPL. The toolbar button is same as was used
for Test Manager. Test Manager was moved to the Tools->Legace Device Support menu.
SIMPL: CTRL+G in Detail View should now be fully functional. This hotkey can be used to jump to specific Inputs,
Parameters or Outputs on the symbol. The number to enter should be based on the actual Input, Parameter or
Outputs shown in the Detail View window. If a symbol is tri-listed, the number entered should be relative from the
start of the selected list (i.e. to Goto the 3rd Analog Input, the programmer should select Inputs, Analog and enter
the value of 3).
SIMPL: Fixed problem with front panel page flips.
SIMPL: Correct "RF Dialog" to properly read "RF" and not "RF/IR."
Fixes/Changes from 2.08.08 to 2.08.09:
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SIMPL: The "Test manager" button on the toolbar will now launch the new SIMPL Debugger (will need toolbox
version 1.04.00 or later)
SIMPL: Fixed address assignment of Cresnet devices resulting from an Autofill. Devices were being added to the
base 10 address instead of the Hex address.
SIMPL: Fixed error with General Preferences setting of "Don't show viewport toolbar button" not being remembered.
SIMPL: Fixed SIMPL crash when trying to do an autofill while control system is in PassTo mode.
SIMPL: Added "Import User Interface Logic" support to subslotted devices that have User Interface devices below
them.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Front Panel page flip operations no longer working in projects compiled under 2.08.XX.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with objects over hard buttons on LCD front panels not triggering the associated Join number
(a problem only from 2.08.XX)
SIMPL: Fixed error in signal typing on signal connections when symbols, such as an Analog Buffer, require both the
input and it's corresponding output to be of the same type but, before signals are connected, the type can one of a
few types.
SIMPL: Added logic to support updated versions and backwards compatibility of the AES "Out Of the Box
Functionality" module.
SIMPL: Update the CTL+G ("Goto Input/Paramter/Output" dialog) to be more flexible.
SIMPL: Fix compilation issue for CNMS/CNRACK control systems that would cause miscompilations of relay &
digital input/output cards. Library Update 416 includes the following:
{ AADS control system model
{ AADS-XM control system model
{ PAC2M control system model
{ RoomView 7.0 model
{ CEN-TIA (Cresnet) model
{ CEN-TIA (Ethernet) model
{ TPMC-8X model (Note: This model does NOT have panel-specific extenders as of this update)
{ SW-WMC (Note: No help available as of this update)
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SIMPL: Fixed error in saving list of Target Control Systems for a module that was causing Simpl to crash.
SIMPL: Added ability to import Front Panels from protected Modules.
SIMPL: Fixed errors in Importing Front Panels from modules.
SIMPL: Fixed errors in importing User Interface Connection and Device Connection logic.
Library Update 411:
{ CEN-TIA model
{ PAC2M model
{ AADS-XM model
{ AADS model
{ MPS-100 model
Fixes/Changes from 2.08.06 to 2.08.07:
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SIMPL: Symbol Tree Category selection on the Module Header General dialog will now display all Custom
Categories currently loaded into the Symbol Library.
SIMPL: Fixed error with using F4 to autoname signals based on a "//" signal. If the cue types were different, the
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autonaming function would terminate instead of placing a "//" on all the selected inputs/outputs.
SIMPL: Fixed error in function used by D3Pro that gets paramater properties for indication as to whether the item is
16 or 32 bit.
SIMPL: Connection Logic on Module Header now supports SubSlotted devices.
SIMPL: Fix compilation issue that potentially flagged the SIMPL+ size as being too big for the system if no SIMPL+
were present in the program.
Fixes/Changes from 2.07.36 to 2.08.06:
SIMPL General Enhancements and New Features:
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SIMPL: Added support of Crestron Toolbox:
Added Toolbox button to the toolbar. This will launch the Crestron Toolbox as a separate process.
Added "Legacy Device Support" to the Tools menu (see Tools menu section below)
All device interface, supported by the Crestron Toolbox, will now be used. If XGEN devices are being dealt with then
the Viewport interface will be used.
The Viewport application will still be available via the Toolbar and the Tools->Legacy Device Support menu.
GoTo Specific Input/Parameter/Output: Added Ctl+G key sequence, that now allows the programmer to jump to
specified Input, Paramter or Output in the Detail View. The value entered by the programmer is based on Absolute
input/parameter/output numbers. In other words, if the programmer is on the Digitals display of a Touchpanel
Symbol, and wishes to GoTo the 3rd Analog input, the number they should enter in on the GOTO dialog would be
the number of Digital inputs + 3.
SIMPL Menu Bar
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Moved "Preferences" from Edit menu to Options menu
Added "Crestron Toolbox Options" with following popup:
"Manage Toolbox Address Book"
"Disconnect Toolbox Server"
Moved "Reload Device and Symbol Libraries from Disk" from View menu to Options menu.
Moved "Rebuild User and Project Databases" from Tools menu to Options menu.
Tools menu
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"Viewport Communication settings " moved from Edit menu to Tools->Legacy Device Support menu
"Viewport" moved from Tools menu to Tools->Legacy Device Support menu
"Network Analyzer" moved from Tools menu to Tools->Legacy Device Support menu
SIMPL Toolbar
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Added "Launch SIMPL+" button to the to right of the "New Module" button
Added "Crestron Toolbox" button to the left of the Viewport button
Added option to Options->Preferences->General dialog hide or show the Viewport Toolbar button.
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Introduction of Automated User Interface Programming:
The module programmer can choose to have a "GUI Connection Symbol" in the module. When selected, SIMPL will
add a "VirtualGUI" symbol to the module.
Module programmer can choose to import VTPro-e projects and have programming, using joins from the VTPro-e
project, automatically generated between the Virtual GUI symbol and the Default Argument symbol.
Using the Virtual GUI symbol, the module programmer will then connect signals from the Virutal GUI symbol to the
Default Argument symbol of the Module thus, creating "Default User Interface Logic" for that module.
When modules with this User Interface Connection Logic are added to a program, the programmer can then drag
that module onto a User Interface device (e.g. a touchpanel) and select to have the connection logic imported into
the program. The programmer will be prompted for starting join numbers for Digitals, Analogs and Serials and then
signals will be created in the program and will be position relative to the corresponding position in the module.
Introduction of Automated programming of device connection logic:
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automatically add a "Virtual Device For Module Connection" symbol and generate programming for the selected
device(s) between the "Virtual Device For Module Connection" symbol and the DefArg symbol. Note: This has
already been available via the Module Header, Advanced Tab but was typically only used in generation of Crestron
Modules.
Front Panels in modules:
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Allow Front Panels to be created and maintained in modules, and imported into programs from the module
(available via Module Header)
Updates to the Module Header Dialog:
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Added Custom Category support so users can better organize their Symbol Tree.
SIMPL will now allow multiple Models to be associated with one module.
Created "Connection Logic" tab
Programmer can select if they want Gui Connection Logic (see above)
Programmer can select Cresent and/or Ethernet devices for which to generate Device Connection Logic (see
above).
Programmer can select Target Control System for Front Panel to be stored in module.
Symbol Tree and Program Tree treatment of "Default Logic" Modules:
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Icons: Icons for modules that have any kind of Default Logic (for User Interface devices, Cresnet/Ethernet devices
or Front Panel objects) will have distinguising icons that will appear to be reddish versions of the regular icons.
Context Menus: Right clicking on modules with Default Logic will allow the programmer to view which devices
and/or Front Panels the module supports.
Drag and Drop in Program Tree: dragging (from Program Tree) and dropping the module to a device symbol, while
holding the Right Mouse Key down, will present the programmer with actions that can be implemented for importing
the appropriate Default Logic. E.g. If the device is a touchpanel and the module contains GUI Connection Logic, the
context menu will have an option to "Import User Interface Logic".
SIMPL Error Resolutions:
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Fixed problem with Detail View freezing up sometimes after scrolling.
Fixed problem with Error Log being lost forever if it was placed on a 2nd monitor and then the user takes that
monitor out of the configuration.
Fixed problem with allowing 4 digits to be entered in IP Address octects.
Removed support of PDF Help for Devices in Device Library Tree. This is because the Crestron Product Catalog
CD is no longer distributed. Hitting F1 on items in the Device Tree of Config Manager will bring up the associated
SIMPL help.
SIMPL+ Enhancements:
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Removed ability to launch Viewport from the menu.
Allow Custom Category Name for modules.
Added Expansion Compiler Directives values.
Fixes/Changes from 2.07.35 to 2.07.36:
SIMPL: Fix issue where the following button panels would not compile correctly for a 2 Series Processor if any of the
"fbck" or "press" signals were left out. This would manifest itself at runtime with button presses potentially triggering the
wrong signal, feedback to the panel potentially showing up on the wrong LED, or error messages on the console/in the
error log similar to "Error: Invalid join number -1 in BuildCresnetReallyShortAnalog_XXh. (0011:0000:0011)" This issue
was present in SIMPL 2.07.24 through SIMPL 2.07.35.
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CNPI-48
CNWMBG-10A
CNWP-64
CNWMBG2-34A
CNWPGB2-64
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Fixes/Changes from 2.07.34 to 2.07.35:
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Fixed error in Resych Program that was causing some signals to get connected to the wrong outputs.
Fixed an issue with System Builder not being able to open a program if it needed to be resynched.
Addressed issue of adding some devices with default logic causing the program data to become corrupt.
Updated Library to 391.
Fixes/Changes from 2.07.32 to 2.07.34:
Library Update 390:
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Change APAD power factor to 3W
Change CEN-IPOD to CEN-IDOC
Correct CLF-DIMRF Firmware Name
Add "Activity Detection" Device Extender to:
{ TPS-12 (Ethernet)
{ TPS-15 (Ethernet)
{ TPS-17 (Ethernet)
{ TPMC-10
{ TPMC-15-CH (Ethernet)
{ TPMC-15-QM (Ethernet)
{ TPMC-17-CH (Ethernet)
{ TPMC-17-QM (Ethernet)
{ UPX-2 Ethernet (All Variations)
Fix HelpIDs for:
{ "Packet Transmission" Device Extender
{ "Ethernet Offline Manager" Device Extender
{ TPS-12G-QM Annotation Reserved Joins
{ TPS-15G-QM Annotation Reserved Joins
{ TPS-G-TPI Annotation Reserved Joins
INCLUDE.DAT v1.45:
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Fix occasional problem where Nonvolatile strings in SIMPL+ that never had any programatic initalization would
sometimes have lengths greater than which they were declared at.
SIMPL: Fixed problem in Replace Control system when selecting a new control system that has default logic. If the
programmer selects the version of the control system that implies not to add the default logic, the default logic was
still being added.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Buffer, Analog Buffer, Serial Buffer (and other) symbols being considered complete
when there were no signals attached to the required inputs.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Limited Symbol mode not being updated to the INI file which was causing it to always be
'ON'.
Test Manager: Fix issue with period character in program names.
Fixes/Changes from 2.07.30 to 2.07.32 - PUBLIC FTP SITE RELEASE:
SIMPL+: Fix missing help links from SIMPL+ editor to help system.
Fixes/Changes from 2.07.29 to 2.07.30:
Library Update 387: Fix to "Analog Compare" symbol for proper compilation (Issue only resulting from Library 386)
Fixes/Changes from 2.07.28 to 2.07.29:
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SIMPL+: Fix issue where Gather() in the string/delimiter form (the original form of Gather) would cause control
system crashes unless CUZ 3.154+ was used. 2 Series issue only.
SIMPL+: Removed firmware requirement for _SKIP_, #DIGITAL_EXPAND and #ANALOG_EXPAND
SIMPL+: Require Firmware Version 3.154+ if a timeout value is specified within Gather(). 2 Series only.
SIMPL: Further fixes for issues with "//" used on symbol inputs. This affects 2 Series & X Generation Compilers.
SIMPL: Fixed system hang when trying to import a VTPro-e project (via the UI Project configuration dialog) if the
VTPro-e project had any Sound objects.
SIMPL Library 386:
{ New device models:
„ QM-RMCRX (With Autocompensation)
„ QM-RMCRX (With Autocompensation) Remote Cresnet Processing
„ QM-RMCRX (With Autocompensation) Remote Ethernet Processing
„ ST-1700CIR
„ C2N-IRGW
„ CLF-DIMRF
„ APAD (REQUIRES CUZ 3.154+)
„ AES (REQUIRES SIMPL 2.07.24+)
„ AAE
{ New symbols (REQURIES CUZ 3.154+, 2 SERIES ONLY)
„ Serial Substring w/Empty Pass
„ Serial Substring (Expandable)
„ Serial/Analog Wave Pulse
„ Send As Unicode
{ Add "Annotation Reserved Joins" to the following panels (No help available yet)
„ TPS-12G-QM (Cresnet, Ethernet)
„ TPS-15G-QM (Cresnet, Ethernet)
„ TPS-G-TPI (Cresnet, Ethernet)
{ Add backchannel support for SMART screen for TPS-G-TPI (Cresnet/Ethernet)
{ Fix Power factor & HelpID for CLS-C6/CLS-C6M Scenes slot.
Fixes/Changes from 2.07.27 to 2.07.28:
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Fixed compilation issue that caused "//" on the input side of some symbols to behave incorrectly (noted ones are on
String I/O, IR Ports, Serial Inputs to Macros, and using it on the RESET of a Stepper2. There are others that have
not been reported, but revised algorithms should take care of them). This affects both X Generation (and below) and
2 Series compilers.
SIMPL: Will now save the Limited Symbol Mode (2nd to last toolbar icon). When this button is enabled, Simpl will
count the current number of symbols in the Detail View window. As long as this button is enabled, that many
symbols will be the maximum amount of symbols to be displayed in the Detail View at any one time. If more than
this maximum number of symbols are selected for viewing, the first symbol to have been selected for display will be
closed (i.e. First In First Out).
SIMPL: Changed the default Auto Tile mode to now be Auto Tile Horizontal (selectable via the View menu). When
displaying the symbols in the Detail View in Horizontal Tile mode, there is more of a chance of being able to read
the full cue and Input/Output signal names.
Fixes/Changes from 2.07.26 to 2.07.27:
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SIMPL: Fixed error in Replace Control system when performed via the Control System view pane. If the control
system has default logic associated with it, the associated default logic module was getting added twice.
SIMPL: Fixed the Auto increment last (F4) function in Detail view when dealing with "//" signals. Simpl will now
automatically try to determine the type or prompt the user for the type. Previously, if the cue type didn't match, that
cue was not connected to a "//" signal.
SIMPL: Fixed error on Preferences->Program Editing page where the radio buttons for the Special Symbol set were
not reflecting the correct selection.
SIMPL: Replaced the key sequence Ctl+Shift on the Program Tree and the System Configuration tree, to F11. This
key will toggle the dipsplay of data that is meaningless to the programmer, and harmless to display, but can be used
by Crestron support personnel for problem resolution.
Fixes/Changes from 2.07.25 to 2.07.26:
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SIMPL: CTL+W will now be the keyboard shortcut for toggling between Configuration Manager and Program
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Manager views. This resolves the issue introduced in 2.07.24 where Ctl+Tab was no longer effective in switching
between symbols in the Detail View because Ctl+Tab had been remapped to switch between configuration manager
and program views in 2.07.24.
Simpl: Fixed a potential Data Integrity problem that could occur from adding devices with default logic and then
deleting those devices before having saved the project.
SIMPL: Changed wording on Compile Statistics dialog if an AES is being compiled. The previous message made it
appear as though a transfer to control system had been attempted and failed. The intent of the original text ("Cannot
Transfer!") was to tell the program that transferring the project via Simpl was not possible and as such, the
programmer should use the Cresetron Toolbox. New text now reads: "Note: The Viewport software does not support
this control system. To transfer this project to the control system please use the Crestron Toolbox for interfacing to
this device."
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Alt+F5 not inserting a "//" signal in detail view
SIMPL: Fixed issue with Error Log getting cleared before doing a Drag and Drop of Signals in Detail View.
Simpl+: Removed Parameter text from default template file.
Removed firmware requirements for _SKIP_, #OUTPUT_SHIFT, #DIGITAL_EXPAND and #ANALOG_EXPAND.
Fixes/Changes from 2.07.24 to 2.07.25:
SIMPL: Changed Detail View context menu option of "Comment out/Remove Comment on Input/Output" to now read as
"Insert/Remove special "//" signal."
Fixes/Changes from 2.07.22 to 2.07.24 - PUBLIC FTP SITE RELEASE:
SIMPL: Fixed an issue with not being able to drag and drop signals from the Detail view into an Input/Output folder in the
Program Tree.
Fixes/Changes from 2.06.20 to 2.07.22:
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Added a new tab to the Edit->Preferences dialog entitled Program Editing.
Added selection on Edit->Preferences->General dialog to change Background Color of SIMPL.
Added selection on Edit->Preferences->Compiler Settings dialog to disable showing the "Transfer?" dialog that
appears at the end of each compile. If this dialog is disabled, the Transfer will not occur.
Changed default for "Don't Show Signals in Program Tree" option, on General Preferences dialog, to not to show
the - Inputs/Output/Parameters in the Program Tree.
VTProe .HEX files will now be added to archive files.
Removed "Show Signal Tray" from the View menu and removed the Signal Tray.
Removed creation of <program name>.xml files on program save.
Added "Search and Replace" option to the Edit menu. This is the same search and replace function that can be
performed from the Program Tree and Detail View.
Implemented keyboard sequence <Ctl><tab> to switch between Program Manager to Configuration Manager
pages.
Opened up the Replace Control System logic to allow control systems with Default Logic associated with them (i.e.
AES, MP2, MP2E etc) to add program the default logic at the end of the replacement process. If the control system
has Out Of The Box Functionality, such as the AES, the logic will automatically be applied, otherwise the user will
be asked if they wish to proceed. Note: If any signal is connected in the new control system where a default logic
signal needs to be connected, the defautl logic signal connection will overrule the existing signal. An entry in the
error log will identify such occurrances.
SIMPL Program Manager Enhancements and New Features:
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Support for AES Out Of the Box Functionality: The Crestron Database will now contain a collection of Crestron
Modules that will automatically generate default logic for certain Adagio systems. These modules will be added to a
subsystem labled "Out of the box functionality". These modules have a lock icon next to them, and are incorporated
for every AES system. They may not be commented out, deleted, copied, or imported and are considered
"protected.". The signal connections on these modules may not be deleted or commented out and are also
considered protected and thus, cannot be copied, deleted, connected elsewhere or commented out. Protected
signals that appear in the Detail View are drawn in light gray when not selected, and red when selected. This is
simply visual feedback so that the programmer realizes that these signals are special.
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New special signal name "//". When a programmer does not want to use the input or output of a symbol, they can
give that signal the signal name "//" without worrying about jam issues - correct underlying signal maniuplation is
performed by the compiler. Inputs/Outputs with this signal will be drawn in light gray so they stand out to the
programmer. These signals cannot be watched in test manager. Note that the system needs to lock the "//" to a real
type; analog, digital or serial. If the "//" as entered turns out to be ambiguous (such as entering "//" on the output of a
Versiport symbol), SIMPL will request that it is locked to a type via a dialog that is presented to the programmer. As
such, the digital //, analog //, and serial // may be traced individually. Changed the Detail View right click menu
option: "Comment Signal Alt+F2" option to now read as "Disable 'No Driving Source'/'No Destination ' Warnings
Alt+F2" or "Enable 'No Driving Source'/'No Destination ' Warnings Alt+F2". This is the existing option that will
add/remove a "//" in front of an existing signal name such that "Signal without driving source" & "Signal without
destination" compiler warnings are suppressed for the signals. Note that there is NO CHANGE in compilation
behavior, this is a terminology change to avoid confusion.
Added ability to Comment/Uncomment symbols from the Signal Detail (F2) dialog.
Added ability to associate a module with a Cresnet Device . This feature will typically be used to create User
Modules that will then be used by System Builder such that programmers can now generate their own logic that
they'd like associated with a particular device: 1. On the Module Header Advanced tab, if the selected Manufacturer
is Crestron, the programmer can now select any Cresnet or Ethernet device that is in the iodev.tio. If a device is
selected (via a combo box next to the Manufacturer combo box), that that device will be "associated" with the
module. 2. Now, on Exit of Module Header, for the first time only on a new module, the programmer will be asked :
"Would you like to add the 'Virtual Device For Module Connection' symbol and automatically add signals and the
appropriate connections for the default logic generation? ". 3. If the programmer answers Yes, then a Virtual Device
for Module Connection symbol will be added and Input and Output signals and parameters will be generated per the
Input and Output cues of the selected Device. These signals will then be connected to the Default Arguments
symbol as appropriate. Please refer to the on-line Help for more details. Module Header Dialog: Created a new
Module Header Tab for entering comments. This was done because the module header dialog was too long and
went off of some screens
Roomview 7.0 support (Roomview 7.0 release is TBD; will also require a Library Update)
Added Numeric32 to the Parameter Properties dialog and updated Parameter Validity algorithm to support signed
parameters (old modules shouldn't be affected, but new modules or imported modules will need this option checked
if they want to be able to enter negative values)
Added Copy and Paste commands to the Program Tree Right Click menu.
Changed "Signal Detail" dialog terminology based on what type of signal is being viewed. If the signal is a comment
signal "//" or a "0" or "1", the context menu option will read "Show Use". The resulting dialog will be entitled "Use of
\<signal name\>", and the top window of the dialog will be labeled "Occurrance as Outputs:" while the bottom
window will be labeled "Occurrance as Inputs: In the Program Tree, added error messages when trying to copy,
paste or delete Device symbols. Also disabled the context menu options of Copy and Paste if a device symbol is
selected.
Implemented a "Make Symbol Complete" feature to place "//" on inputs/outputs and 0's parameters for the
inputs/outputs/parameters that are making the selected symbol(s) incomplete (i.e. symbols that are denoted with a
"!*"). Note: this does not mean that all inputs, outputs and parameters will be filled in, just those that make the
symbol incomplete by being empty. In Detail View, this will be available via the "Make Symbol Complete" option on
the context menu, or <Ctl>I. This will apply to the currentlyselected symbol in the Detail View. In the Program Tree,
this will be available via the "Make Symbol Complete" option on the context menu, or <Ctl>I. This will apply to the
currently selected symbol in the Program Tree and all symbols beneath it.
Added ability to drop in a Front Panel definition when adding Out Of The Box Functionality modules to the AADS.
SIMPL Configuration Manager Enhancement and New Features:
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Add/Replace Dialog on the Configuration Tree will now have an entry for devices that have Default Logic associated
with them, in addition to just the 'empty' device . The devices representing default logic will have a yellow device
icon displayed. Currently, this capability exists in the Device Library in the form of Devices that can be Expanded
where the expanded device represents that device with it's default logic.
SIMPL Error Resolutions:
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Fixed problem with data entry of a negative parameter value when the parameter properties specified a negative
low range and a positive high range.
Added code to try to reconnect child symbols with listed parents if a data integrity error code 134 was found. If this
type of data integrity error occurs, Simpl will attempt to resolve it and let the programmer know about the resolution
via a Warning number 254. If the User database file (i.e. the file that contains IR driver data) cannot be opened,
SIMPL will now ask the user if they want to Rebuild the User and Project Databases. This is because certain
versions of DEAL (4.0.01 specifically) were creating the user database with a version of the MS Access driver that
SIMPL was not compatible with. This message will not appear if there is not User or Project Database file found.
Fixed a problem with Autosave files getting corrupted if Simpl hangs while doing operations that affected moderate
amounts of data manipulation (e.g. drag/drop or rename of multiple objects) and the programmer had to abot Simpl.
Fixed issue with not being able to add ST-1700C after having added a CNRFHT-30 via System Builder.
Fixed issues with drag and drop of Serial/IR/RF devices from within System Builder. Programmer was not able to
drag and drop Serial/IR/RF devices onto the Serial, IR or RF card directly. They would have to make sure the "Hide
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Unused" option was not checked, and drag the device onto the specific port.
Fixed Rename Signal process to report an error if the signal being renamed doesn't match the signal type of the
new name if the new name belongs to an existing signal.
Module Header data will now allow brackets '[' and ']'
Fixed Serial String validation to allow special characters from languages such as French, German, Dutch, etc.
Programmers can no longer add Device Extender symbols to the "Logic" folder by entering the speedkey on the
status bar. The right-click context menu is the only way to add them.
Fix "Find Symbol" dialog so it will no longer search for Device Extenders.
Fixed problem with device symbols being shown as "complete" if a device extender is added and it is deemed
'complete'.
If the Preferences setting for "Don't Display Discontinued Devices in Device Library" is set, then discontinued
devices will also not appear in the System Configuration Tree's Add/Replace Device dialog.
Correct compilation issue that was not always posting CMCVT157, RLCMCVT157 - that the program is using
NVRAM but the target control system does not have any hardware based NVRAM (only simulated NVRAM mapped
into regular RAM).
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The viewport is not capable of transferring programs to the AES. Until the Crestron Toolbox is integrated into Simpl,
if the programmer compiles an AES program, the statistics dialog will appear with a message at the bottom
indicating that SIMPL cannot transfer the program at this time and directs the user to use the Crestron Toolbox.
If the compiled program is too large to fit in internal Flash & the processor does not support Compact Flash, the fatal
error RLCMCVT201 is ussued: Program size exceeds built in flash capacity. The program either needs to be
smaller or converted to a processor model that supports Compact Flash. This is for 2 Series Processors only.
Promote the following compiler messages to FATAL errors:
{ RLCMCVT128, CMCVT128: Cannot subsitute parameter "0130hH" (prompt "maskword7") into S-4 inside
module S-3 (Module File C:\mydir\test.umc), assuming 0 [-25].
{ RLCMCVT139, CMCVT139: Incompatible value "0130hH" after partial substitution in S-4 (prompt
maskword7) in S-3 (Module File C:\Crestron\Cresdb\Modules\LHWIK10A.cmc), assuming 0.
SIMPL+ Enhancements:
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% is an alias for MOD (i.e. 5 % 2 is the same as 5 MOD 2)
Added new functions
HighWord()
LowWord()
GetGMTOffset() [Requires CUZ 3.154 and later]
SetGMTOffset() [Requires CUZ 3.154 and later]
GetDST() [Requires CUZ 3.154 and later]
CompareStrings()
CompareStringsNoCase()
FindNoCase()
ReverseFindNoCase()
GetSymbolReferenceName() [Requires CUZ 3.154 and later]
GetSymbolInstanceName() [Requires CUZ 3.154 and later]
UpperChar()
LowerChar()
HexToI(), HextToL(), HexToSI(), HexToSL()
STRING GatherByLength(INTEGER length, STRING SourceString [,INTEGER timeout]); [Requires CUZ 3.154 or
later]
STRING RemoveByLength(INTEGER length, STRING SourceString); [Requires CUZ 3.154 or later]
Augmented Gather() to have a Timeout (in hundreths of a second) as a 3rd optional parameter, as well as having a
number of characters to Gather to as the first argument instead of a delimiter. Requires CUZ 3.154 and later.
STRING Gather(STRING delimiter, STRING SourceString [,INTEGER timeout]);
Added "_SKIP_" keyword which can be used in DIGITAL_INPUT, DIGITAL_OUTPUT, ANALOG_INPUT,
ANALOG_OUTPUT, STRING_INPUT, - STRING_OUTPUT, and BUFFER_INPUT definitions. Each occurance of
_SKIP_ will present a visual gap on the corresponding SIMPL representation of the SIMPL+ symbol.
Added #DIGITAL_EXPAND, #ANALOG_SERIAL_EXPAND directives. Arguments are Separately (default if not
specified) and InputsWithOutputs. InputsWithOutputs will make Analog/Serial or Digital I/O track on an ALT+ of the
symbol depending on which # directive is used.
Allow Structure definitions within library files (.USL, .CSL)
User defined functions are now displayed in gray. Right clicking on that function will display a popup menu which will
allow the user to jump to that function.
Implemented custom colors within the text editor (Edit|Preferences|Text Editor)
Enabled Windows XP Themes in Editor
Added bookmark hotkeys. CTRL+F2 toggles bookmark, F2 goes to next bookmark.
Added "Edit | Select All" via CTRL+A hotkey
Added "Edit | Find Next" with F3 hotkey.
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SIMPL+ Error Resolutions:
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Fixed bug when #DEFINE_CONSTANT is used within another #DEFINE_CONSTANT (i.e. #DEFINE_CONSTANT
MyVal 5 followed by #DEFINE_CONSTANT YourVal MyVal)
Prevent operators in #DEFINE_CONSTANT definitions that have string constants, i.e. #DEFINE_CONSTANT "Crestron" is illegal.
Fixed bug when passing structures into SetArray()
Increased internal temporary string size from 64000 bytes to 65535 bytes, alleviating overflow problems with temp
variables
Fixed bug that allowed I/O declarations within structures
Fixed "LONG_INTEGER to INTEGER" compiler warning when using X within print() statements
Fixed bug so that now predefined structure (i.e. FILE_INFO) members show in the dropdown list
Fixed function list dropdown in application toolbar to show vertical scrollbars
Function list dropdown in application toolbar will automatically jump to function upon closing of dropdown box
Fixed bug when #USER_LIBRARY contained a file that was typed with a different case than then actual .USL file
(i.e. #USER_LIBRARY - "MyLib" when the file on disk is "mylib.usl")
Fixed internal typecasting issue with U/ operator
Removed internal typecasting when using x and X within Print() statements, should allow values to print correctly.
Fixed bug when using a Structure STRING element within MakeString(). Spaces were being stripped from the
format string. Ex: - MakeString(MyStruct.MyString, This was broken ) would set MyStruct.MyString to
Thiswasbroken.
Fixes/Changes from 2.06.19 to 2.06.20 - PUBLIC FTP SITE RELEASE :
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SIMPL: Fixed Replace Control System error when replacing an IM-RX1 with an IM-RX3, relays that had been added
from the database were not being moved over correctly.
Library 342:
{ Correct QM-RMCRX-BA compilation.
{ Correct C2N-SDC-DC Power Factor.
{ Expose models for QM-RMCRX-BA (Control System, Remote Cresnet, Remote Ethernet).
{ Expose model for C2N-SDC-DC.
{ Fix default Net Address for:
„ CNX-DVP4 Remote Ethernet Processing
„ Pro2 Remote Ethernet Processing
„ CP2E Remote Ethernet Processing
„ AV2 With Cardcage Remote Ethernet Processing
„ AV2 Remote Ethernet Processing
„ PAC2 Remote Ethernet Processing
„ MP2E Remote Ethernet Processing
„ Rack2 Remote Ethernet Processing
„ MC2E Remote Ethernet Processing
„ QM-RMC Remote Ethernet Processing
„ C2N-DVP4DI Remote Ethernet Processing
{ QM-RMCRX Remote Ethernet Processing
{ Fix firmware name for CP2E Remote Ethernet Processing.
{ Fix Hint for PAC2 Remote Ethernet Processing.
{ Fix RoomView Help ID.
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Compiler: Fix compilation of certain compiler methods that would occasionally cause a crash of SIMPL when
compiling.
Compiler: Fix compilation of SNMP device symbols to handle gaps between labels (i.e. label 1 filled out, label 2 not
filled out, label 3 filled out) (not yet released).
Fixes/Changes from 2.06.17 to 2.06.18:
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SIMPL: Fix version numbering inconsistencies.
Library 336
{ Expose QM-AE
{ Expose Roomview 6.0 Programming Model
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Correct TPMC-15/17-CH/QM Cresnet/Ethernet Programming models (nothing was visible on the Program
manager side of SIMPL)
Expose C2N-SDC
Add "Activity" Device Extenders to subslots of the CHV-TSTAT/THSTAT
Correct Configuration Manager help topics for QM-AMP3x80, QM-WMC.
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SIMPL: Removed the "Do you want to configure the hardware for this program?" message box when a new program
is created. Simpl will now automatically go to the Configuration Management view.
SIMPL: Fixed autofill issue where devices with firmware names longer than 10 characters were being missed.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with LIST paramters not showing the correct Default Values.
SIMPL+: Fixed minimum array expansion problems where the symbol in SIMPL would not show correctly.
Fixes/Changes from 2.06.15 to 2.06.16:
SIMPL: Fixed bug that could potentially cause SIMPL to crash when saving a program file after having performed a
Replace Device. This would only happen when Cresnet Upload Settings have been defined for the device being replaced.
Fixes/Changes from 2.06.14 to 2.06.15:
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SIMPL: Fix issue with compilation of Pro2/Rack2 Front panel where the "Front Panel Status" device extender
outputs would not function if there were no objects defined on the front panel. Now, you don't need any objects or
signals on the front panel for the extender to function. NOTE that the RACK2 has a CUZ issue which prevents the
LinkA_LED, LinkB_LED and Err_LED extender from working, regardless of this fix. This will be addressed in the
next CUZ release after 3.137.
SIMPL: Added capability to stack serial drivers on IR ports if the "Allow Serial Stacking" flag is set in the Compiler
Preferences.
Fixes/Changes from 2.06.12 to 2.06.14:
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SIMPL: Internal changes for System Builder.
Viewport: Support for MT-1000C.
Fixes/Changes from 2.06.11 to 2.06.12:
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SIMPL: Modify X Generation/ST-CP/CNMS Compilation of RF Transmitters. If the Transmitter is marked as "Don't
Allow RF ID \< 0x10" (typically old/discontinued Transmitters), and the transmitter is dropped in at an ID less than
0x10, and the Gateway being used is a CNRFGW, then fail with the existing error message CMCVT117. The
addition is for flagging the CNRFGW, specifically. The 2 Series compiler already does this.
SIMPL: Added a checkbox to the Serial Upload, Ethernet Upload and Cresnet Upload configuration dialog boxes to
indicate which Upload Settings should be used for uploads being performed by the Installers Toolbox. Only one of
these checkboxes can be checed at one time for a given device (in the case where a device may have more than 1
upload method available).
SIMPL: Fixed an error in Import Remote System Definition function that was placing signals with a name of "1" on
the wrong cue.
Fixes/Changes from 2.06.10 to 2.06.11:
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SIMPL: Advanced Settings property sheet for Module Header will now default the "Add Template Pages to System
Builder" to be selected.
SIMPL: Advanced Settings property sheet for Module Header will now update the Templates List when the
programmer checks/unchecks the "Show Only Templates for selected Device Family".
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SIMPL: Advanced Settings property sheet for Module Header will now update the selected Template to the Default
Template when Device Type changes.
SIMPL: Fixed problem causing Data Integrity Errors in programs built by System Builder that had devices that had
Cresnet Upload Settings dialogs.
Fixes/Changes from 2.06.09 to 2.06.10:
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Fixes/Changes from 2.06.08 to 2.06.09:
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SIMPL: Resolved an issue with the Cresnet/Ethernet/Serial Upload dialogs that could cause data integrity errors
when loading a .SMW file.
Fixes/Changes from 2.06.07 to 2.06.08:
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SIMPL: Fixed crash that can sometimes occur when trying to access Serial Upload Settings dialog on devices.
Fixes/Changes from 2.06.06 to 2.06.07:
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SIMPL: Made it such that when trying to drag a Serial/IR/RF device from one Serial/IR/RF card to another, the user
can now drop the device onto a Serial/IR/RFl card - instead of having to expand the card to select a specific Port/ID.
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SIMPL: Due to the the fact that the UPX is a slotted device, and the touchpanel associated with that device is a subslot, SIMPL is not able to copy the programming on the UPX touchpanel to the touchpanel it is being replaced with.
A note to the "Replace Device x with Device y" message box is now issued to let the user know that programming
may be lost.
SIMPL: Changed references of AppBuilder to SystemBuilder.
SIMPL: Fixed data initialization error that was causing problems with "Analog Out is Signed" property
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Create Archive not getting embedded SIMPL+ modules when the SIMPL Modules were
encrypted.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with the function that creates the '<systemname>_files.XML' file. This function was being
called after a compile was done via System Builder and, because of errors that occurred in the Creation of the XML
file, it appeared as though the compile failed.
Library Update Changes: (NOTE: Below Library Update changes are from last standalone library update (v318) to
current (v321))
{ Expose QM-MD5x1, MT-1000, QM-FTB devices
{ Correct Power factors for QM-FTCC, QM-FTDC, QM-FTMC, MT-500C, ML-500, WPR-48 (IR/RF418/RF433)
{ Allow serial devices in the Crestron Database to be dropped on a DAP8 COM port
{ Correct default ID for CNAMPX-16x60 to 3D
{ Fix Cues for C2N-VEQ4, C2VEQ-4 for system builder compatibility.
{ Create "Shades/Drapes" symbol category.
{ Correct Serial cues for QM-MD7x2
{ Correct No Mic To Mix cue for QM-MD7x2 mixers
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SIMPL: Added logic in to compensate for Parameter Cues that might have "==" in their names. The data after the
"==" implies the default value. This logic was added in case some client application (D3Pro, System Builder, etc.) is
making a function call to find a matching cue and does not pass in the default value data.
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Fixes/Changes from 2.06.03 to 2.06.04:
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SIMPL: Fixed logic for importing logic from Crestron Modules and connecting that logic to certain devices. An error
occurred, via System Builder, when doing so with a CLW-DIMS. The analog input/output was no longer getting
connected.
SIMPL: Remove "Minimum CUZ" from the leading comment that appears on the console (or doing "Info -\> Rems"
on a 2 Series front panel display) along with other program information. 2 Series only change.
Fixes/Changes from 2.06.02 to 2.06.03:
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SIMPL: Added support of devices that will not allow programming via the SIMPL visual interface.
SIMPL+: Fixed toolbar icons that broke in the previous build.
Fixes/Changes from 2.06.01 to 2.06.02:
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SIMPL: Fixed Processing of default RF ID's.
Library Update (v317 and later): Expose the following symbols:
{ Astroclock with Enable - Requires CUZ 3.132 or later; 2 Series only.
{ Time Offset with Enable - Requires CUZ 3.132 or later; 2 Series only.
{ Stepper with Progress & Cancel - Requires CUZ 3.121 or later; 2 Series only.
{ Double Precision Analog Initialize - Requires CUZ 3.117 or later; 2 Series only.
{ Double Precision Analog Variable Preset - Requires CUZ 3.117 or later; 2 Series only.
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SIMPL: Fixed problem in System Configuration Tree where dragging an item to drop it somewhere else, didn't
always drag the item that was actually selected.
SIMPL: Fixed Range Checking on Analog Inputs, Analog Outputs and Parameters Property definitions. It was not
allowing decimals in range values.
SIMPL: Fixed Create Archive function to make sure if a file is of type .UMC, that it is looked for in both the Project
and UsrMacro directories before an error is generated. System Builder Export was failing because SIMPL was
thinking the .UMC files should have been in the User DB directory.
SIMPL: Added new property to Analog Inputs, Analog Outputs and Parameters Property defintions. The new
property allows the user to indicate if the data item is Signed or Unsigned.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Import RSD assiging the first Analog Input to an ~UNUSED~ cue.
SIMPL: Fix issue when trying to Search/Replace signal names in a program that has close to 65k signals, signals
were deleted and disconnected, and symbols were being marked as incomplete.
SIMPL: If program names are longer than 125 chars, make sure the SIMPL title bar shows the full .SMW name so,
chop of chars in the path instead.
SIMPL: Fixed problem where Module Category was getting reset to Miscellaneous on subsequent edits of the
module after the category had been selected and already saved.
SIMPL: Added Help buttons to Program Header dialog, Copy to Compact Flash dialog, Create Archive Dialog,
Import Archive dialog, Enter Password dialog, Import Crestron Module, Find Symbol In Program, Find Symbol In
Library, Front Panel Editor, Front Panel Object Editor, and Find IR file dialogs.
SIMPL: Front Panel Editor - fixed problem where 255 Indirect Text Joins were not being allowed for 2 Series
processors.
SIMPL: Fixed issue with '[' ']' being put in module header and causing data to be lost if files were encrypted.
SIMPL: Fixed problem where changing anything about a Device's configuration (ie. click ok on Config Dialog) would
erase any extended comment that may have existed on the associated symbol. This was rendering re-import of
RSD files unavailable once user set the IP address of the EISC.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with AutoFill rack that occurs when the COM port is being used by some other application
such as Test Manger. When trying to connect for autofill, a very misleading error message was being displayed
instead of telling the user that the problem was due to another application had the port open.
SIMPL: Added support of Default TCP/IP addresses for devices such as TPMC-10, XPanel, UPX-2, Roomview,
ePower Applications and ActiveCNX. If the user adds such a device to their program, the default IP Address of
127.0.0.1 (the loopback address) will be assigned to that device. They can still edit it in the configuration dialog.
SIMPL: Fixed a problem when adding devices (specifically an ST-1700C) that have Default RFID's, the devices
were not always getting put at the Default RF ID location.
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SIMPL: Added new Configuration Dialogs to prompt user for Upload information. These dialogs will be present for
devices that may have more than one method to upload via (i.e.serial, cresnet and/or ethernet), or that have a
different method of uploading to than than the manner in which the device is connected into the program. For
example: RF devices may have a Serial Upload method and as such, a Serial Upload Settings configuration dialog
will be displayed for such devices. This information is currently ONLY used by the System Manager application.
SIMPL: Fixed issue with Create Archive not always getting SIMPL+ files when called from System Builder.
SIMPL: Will give operator a Message Box to let them know if an Input/Output/Parameter Property is going to be
deleted on a Module's Default Argument if the signal is deleted or renamed etc.
SIMPL: Made handling of Input and Output Property defintions for Define Arguments cues (on a User Module) a
little more friendly. User should be told when property defintions are going to be deleted due to renaming of a cue or
deleting a cue. Also added capability to copy a single Cue with property definition, to another cue on the same list
(i.e. Input or Output) and have the property data from the cue being copied, be copied to the new cue.
SIMPL: Fixed error in range checking of Parameter values. If the range for a parameter was defined as one format
(e.g. seconds) and the user entered a value in another format, an error was given when it shouldn't have been.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Replace Control System sometimes losing RF and IR devices if more than one RF or IR
device existed on a Built-In Gateway card on the source control system.
SIMPL: Fixed problem where the wrong signal was getting deleted when an <ALT><-> (i.e. collapse signals) was
being performed on the Output list of a symbol
SIMPL: The following are new (Fatal) errors to do with DST (Daylight Savings Time). Only one Clock Driver symbol
(Currently "Clock Driver", "Extended Clock Driver") may define a NON-ZERO DST parameter. You can have any
number of clock drivers with [dst] set to 0d or left undefined. The issue is that it causes confusion to have multiple
DST's defined. The examples of the error are: RLCMCVT192: Symbol S-5 in module S-6 (Module File c:\User
Modules\MyModule.umc) defined a DST Parameter of '2'. Symbol S-3 in module S-2 (Module File c:\User
Modules\MyOtherModule.umc) already defined a Non-Zero DST of '1'. Only one non-zero DST can be used.
RLCMCVT193: Symbol S-5 in module S-6 (Module File c:\User Modules\MyModule.umc) defined a DST Parameter
of '2'. Symbol S-2 already defined a Non-Zero DST of '1'. Only one non-zero DST can be used. RLCMCVT194:
Symbol S-5 defined a DST Parameter of '2'. Symbol S-2 in module S-1 (Module File c:\User
Modules\MyModule.umc) already defined a Non-Zero DST of '1'. Only one non-zero DST can be used.
RLCMCVT195: Symbol S-5 defined a DST Parameter of '2'. Symbol S-2 already defined a Non-Zero DST of '1'.
Only one non-zero DST can be used.
Test Manager: Tried to improve the success rate when trying to verify if the Program being loaded into Test
Manager is the same as that which is in the control system.
Library Update: Lock out the following symbols from the QM-RMC: SDPM, SDPMB, DPM, NTX (these are Cresnet
only symbols and as such do not function in the QM-RMC since it has no Cresnet)
SIMPL+: Fixed cross-compiler error to allow '.' in Library Names. Ex: #USER_LIBRARY "MyLib-1.2"
SIMPL+: Allow LONG_INTEGER, SIGNED_INTEGER, SIGNED_LONG_INTEGER in For Statements
SIMPL+: Allow String Arrays in Remove(). (Ex: str = Remove( "a", strArr[5] );
SIMPL+: Fixed cross-compiler error to allow negative numbers in CSwitch case statements
SIMPL+: Display Source Code Line Numbers in left margin (Show/Hide option in Edit|Preferences|Editor)
SIMPL+: Allow STRING_INPUTs to be used in minimum array declarations
SIMPL+: Fixed bug to prevent GetLastModifiedArrayIndex() from being used within Wait Statements.
SIMPL+: Fixed bug to evaluate the following predefined constants properly: _O_RDONLY, _O_WRONLY,
_O_RDWR, _O_APPEND, _O_CREAT, _O_TRUNC, _O_EXCL, _O_TEXT, _O_BINARY ENOENT, EMFILE,
EEXIST, EACCES, EBADF, ARDONLY, AHIDDEN, ASYSTEM, AVOLUME, ADIRENT, ARCHIVE,
FILE_BAD_USER, FILE_NO_DISK, FILE_LONGPATH, FILE_INVNAME, FILE_PEMFILE, FILE_BADFILE,
FILE_ACCES, FILE_NOSPC, FILE_SHARE, FILE_NOFILE, FILE_EXIST, FILE_NVALFP, FILE_MAXFILE_SIZE,
FILE_NOEMPTY, FILE_INVPARM, FILE_INVPARCMB, FILE_NO_MEMORY, FILE_NO_BLOCK,
FILE_NO_FINODE, FILE_NO_DROBJ, FILE_IO_ERROR, FILE_INTERNAL
Viewport: Changed the "Load Network Device..." menu item to be more consistent with what it is doing for different
devices.
Viewport: Fixed a memory leak in the Ops Prog dialog for certain transfer types.
Viewport: Fixed a bug with the transfer status that would cause the total time left parameter to be incorrect and
flicker to zero between files.
Viewport: Added a menu item under file transfer "Upgrade Sub-Slot device firmware..." to allow loading of sub slot
devices. This was added to support the AM radio.
Viewport: Added a line in the dialog for identify transmitter ID stating that it only works for 1-way transmitters whose
gateway is declared in the currently loaded program.
Viewport: Changed name of SSL DLLs so as not to conflict with other apps on customer machines since differnet
builds of libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll are not binary compatable.
Viewport: Changed reboot timeout for 2 series control system updates. Actually change dthe watchdog from 20
seconds to thirty seconds to account for longer reboot times on the QM line.
Viewport: Added a provision in HandleConsolePassword where if no data is recieved after connecting, we exit. This
was getting stuck on certain connections to old QM firmware and hanging the viewport.
Viewport: For identify transmitter id, if both button id and RF ID are 0, then leave the previous id displayed and just
show that it was released.
Viewport: File transfer support for the UPX.
Viewport: Fixed a bug where Send generic files would only work for a limited number of files (10-14) depending on
the lengths of thier names. The default buffer was too small. (260 chars) when now use (4096).
Viewport: Fixed issue where the serial port settings were loaded, no defaults were provided, so in those cases
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nothing would be checked off for stop bits, baud rate etc.. which would cause viewport to fail opening the serial port.
Viewport: Fixed a bug in SendWebPages so reclaiming file space status message was not always coming up on top
of the proper window.
Viewport: Fixed a timing bug on really fast computers (3GHz+) where xmodem transfers were tossing the ends of
commands when they clear the tx buffer, this was just a 250ms delay before an Xmodem transfer
Viewport: Fixed a bug with web page transfers where if the filename passed in as the default page is different than
the one specified in the _config_ini_ file, we were overwriting with what was passed in which in most cases we
cannot be sure is correct. Now we rely on the _config_ini_ file to be there.
Viewport: Added a warning when disabling an NVRAMDISK that all files will be deleted.
Viewport: Added a warning if one or more SIMPL files were not found in an SPZ file.
Viewport: Fixed logic for disallowing SSL settings on a Control System while connected over ethernet since the
devices do not support that.
Viewport: Changed text during status callback for "Storing new firmware" to add "Do NOT disconnect during this
process!"
Viewport: Added "Configure WPR-48" option to the Functions Menu. This will display a dialog allowing the user to
configure the WPR-48 waterproof remote control for either RF or IR and to define the button configuration (9 button
functions, 18 button functions, 27 button functions or 48 button functions).
Viewport: "Update WPR-48 Firmware" function to the file transfer menu. This will prompt the user for the appropriate
firmware file and upload that file to the connected WPR-48.
Viewport: Added 500ms delays before and after enterring passto mode and 1s delay after exiting passto mode.
Without these commands were getting lost loading touch panels.
Viewport: Support updating the firmware & display lists for a TPMC-10.
Viewport: Fixed crash in Test Manager startup.
Viewport: Changed default for "retrieve program" to FALSE.
Viewport: Added better error detection and propagation so that if during a touch panel load, the "free" command
does not return with a prompt in time, an appropriate error is displayed, rather than 0 bytes are left on your panel.
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SIMPL: Fixed problem that was causing creation of an Archive in AppBuilder to fail.
SIMPL: Will now automatically rebuild the User and Project IR databases after an Import Archive is done, if there
were IR files extracted.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Create Archive not always getting USL files associated with SIMPL+ modules.
SIMPL: Fixed problem where right clicking on the Cresnet card in the Configuration was taking a very long time to
display the context menu.
Test Manager: Fixed crash that occurred on some XP Pro laptops when trying to connect to a Control System and
the connection couldn't be made.
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SIMPL: Fixed the problem where, on some computers, starting veiwport from SIMPL would cause SIMPL to lock up.
SIMPL: Fixed the problem where doing anything in the System Tree on the Configuration Manager page was
causing SIMPL to lockup.
SIMPL: Fixed the problem encountered in processing Project/User IR drivers that had commas in ther Manufacturer,
Model or Filename.
SIMPL: Added logic such that SIMPL will add RF devices to the default RFID (if there is one defined) when
dragged/dropped onto the appropriate RF Gateway, or when added to the program via the Add Device To System
context menu option in the Device Library Tree.
SIMPL: Made sure that when a device with a default ID is dropped into the program, and the default ID is occupied,
that SIMPL is consistent about where it will try to add the device. It will try to drop to the device on the first available
port on the card.
SIMPL: Added an option to Compiler Preferences: "Allow Stacking IR and Serial devices on same port". Selecting
this will allow the user to drop one-way serial drivers on the same IR/Serial port where there may already be an IR
driver or another one-way serial driver. This option comes with a warning stating: "This is not a recommended
practice. If you chose this option, you should try to comment out either the IR or the Serial devices such that both
device types on the same port don't get compiled into the same executable)". This option is being made available
such that some basic SIMPL programs may be created as 'templates' containing all the potential devices. These
templates will then be copied and customized to the specific project. In these cases the user may want to have both
the serial and IR drivers on the same port and the programmer who customizes the program will comment out the
device not used in that specific project.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with device extenders not always being copied over when replacing a control system.
Test Manager: Fixed problem where using context menu in the Trace window was causing selected items in Status
window to no longer be highlighted in the Trace Window.
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Test Manager: Added display of Signal Type and if triggerable to the Add Signals dialog.
Test Manager: Added different icons for signals in Status Window if those signals have been excluded. If a signal is
excluded, the icon will have a black X through it.
SIMPL+: Correct issue with using SetArray() on string arrays where if the new string to write to the array was shorter
than the string previously written in the array, fragments of the old string would still appear in the string.
SIMPL+: Correct issue with #LARGE_STACK directive being written incorrectly to .USH file.
SIMPL+: Correct GUI crash when compiling when arguments were left off of a print() statement.
SIMPL: Correct graphical issues with "Compile Complete" dialog box.
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SIMPL: Fixed problem with not being able to swap Serial Devices within a Serial Card or across cards.
SIMPL: Fixed problem in printing error logs. Sometimes multiple copies of the same log was being printed.
Test Manager (version 2.04.02): Fixed problem with what appeared to be the Trace Window was being forced into
Scroll Lock mode.
Fixed possible string overflow error when calling a function that returns a string (STRING_FUNCTION) within library
files.
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SIMPL: Updated the Detail View display of parameter cues such that if a param cue has a "==" in it's name for
signifying default values (e.g.p1==1d) only show the actual cue name (e.g. only show 'p1' )
SIMPL: Don't add "Devices with Default Logic" to device library tree if the associated .CMC/.CSP is not in the
Symbol Library.
SIMPL: Resolved issue when a Device name was not being updated if the device comment was changed on the
Program View via the F9 (search/replace) function.
SIMPL: Fixed problem in TIO file reads where 2 instances of Simpl would not be allowed to read the same .TIO file
at the same time.
Test Manager/Network Analyzer: Fixed help so that the correct Help Topic shows up instead of the 1st page of
SIMPL help.
Network Analyzer: Fixed toolbar so that the Y&Z Overlap button isn't greyed out.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with symbol PDF help not showing up when selected in the Detail View
SIMPL: Fixed problem where default logic for devices that have default devices associated below them (e.g. the
CPC-CAMI has a serial driver that should be added) was not getting connected because the default device was not
being added.
SIMPL+: Fixed compiler optimization issue which caused SIMPL+ modules to be compiled even if they were up to
date, which slowed down compilation through SIMPL.
Install: Fix issue where Viewport DLL's were not getting updated by the install.
SIMPL: Resolved issue where the same IR driver would appear multiple times under the User/Project DB nodes in
the Device Library tree.
SIMPL: Resolved issue where some IR drivers were appearing in the Device Library tree with no names. If there is
no model provided by the .IR file, SIMPL will now display "No Model" as the name.
SIMPL+: Correct issue with advisor where WaitForInitializationComplete() did not correctly advise that 3.090 was
the minimum CUZ needed (2 Series only).
SIMPL: Fixed issue when printing the error log (sometimes an entry would get printed multiple times).
SIMPL: Show device extenders for the front panels of various processors (also available in Library Update 273 and
later) (2 Series only).
SIMPL: Fix AV2 (with and without card cage) Remote Cresnet/Ethernet processing models - remove slot 8 (which
accepts an Ethernet card) from the slave control system model, as networks off of a slave are not allowed (also
available in Library Update 273 and later).
SIMPL: Change default parameter type to hex for the Serial to Analog (OP103) symbol (also available in Library
Update 273 and later) .
SIMPL: Fix complation error when using the SDPMOLD symbol (also available in Library Update 273 and later) (2
Series Only).
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SIMPL+: Correction for SIMPL+ encryption for X Generation Compiler.
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SIMPL+: Add file encryption for X Generation SIMPL+ compiler.
SIMPL: Analog Input Properties, Analog Output Properties and Parameter Properties will now allow negative values
in the Range selections.
SIMPL: Fix issue when changing control systems: Touchpanel models that had Sleep/Wake inputs would get the
sleep/wake copied to feedback 1 & 2, and feedback 1 from the old definition would get copied to feedback 3 of the
new definiton, etc. The fbck inputs are now copied correctly. The signals tied to sleep/wake will be lost, however, SIMPL will notify you of this. It is suggested to use a Sleep/Wake Device Extender instead (Also available in Library
Update 269 and later).
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SIMPL: Double clicking on the Logic Folder or any subfolder icon will result in expansion of that part of the tree
(instead acting like Ctrl+D and showing a window in the Detail View)
SIMPL: Added a Right Click context menu option to the Device Library for devices that have Default Programming
available. For those devices, the menu option "Show Inputs/Outputs/Params" will be available. When selected, a
dialog will display listing all inputs, outputs and parameters for the associated Crestron Module that will be used in
programming that device with the default logic.
SIMPL: Correct issue where CNX-DVP4 helpers were seen on the C2N-DVP4DI instead of the C2N-DVP4DI
helpers (Also available in library update 267 and later).
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Fix front panel for MC2E to show C2I-MC2E-FRONTPANEL, not C2I-MC2W-FRONTPANEL. (Also available in
library update 257 and later.)
Fix C2I-RMC-DI4 to show cues i1-i4 instead of all 4 being i1. (Also available in library update 257 and later.)
Show C2N-TXM Radio model (Also available in library update 259 and later).
SIMPL: Fixed problem where dropping a device on the System Configuration tree control from D3Pro or System
Builder was displaying a 'Device already exists' message.
SIMPL: Added ability to program a Crestron device with logic from a .cmc file (i.e. devices in the Device Library that
are not under the User Devices node). If a Crestron device has 'default' logic, a node will be drawn in the Device
Library tree under the node displaying the name of the Crestron Device. The name displayed on these new levels
will be a descriptor defining the capablity that would be provided by the associated logic module. There can be more
than one set of default logic per device in which case, there will be a different node for each logic file. If the user
selects to add the top level device, then no automatic programming will be performed when the device is added to
the program. However, if the user selects to add an instance of the device with it's logic, the user will be prompted
for a Prefix to be used in uniquely naming the signals during the programming process. If the user requests Help for
one of the instances of the device with logic, SIMPL will attempt to display the Help that is available for the
associated logic module. If no help for the module exists, then SIMPL will attempt to display Help for the generic
Crestron device.
Test Manager: Added option to View menu to display a signal's driving source if that driving souce is a device.
Test Manager: Added new File Menu options to Open Port, Close Port and Close Debugging Session.
Test Manager: Added Scroll Lock toolbar button to stop the Trace Window from scrolling but will still take in data
from the system. When turned off, data received during lock will be available.
Test Manager: Added test of selected program versus program in control system. will present warning if they're not
the same.
Test Manager: Added context menu to Status window: include in trace, exclude in trace, remove signal from status
window.
Test Manager: Added context menu to Trace window: exclude from trace, add signal to status window.
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in library update 252 and later.)
SIMPL: Expandable RoomView symbol now requires SIMPL 2.05.13 or later and Library Revision 256 or later.
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SIMPL: Add proper device extenders to CN-TVAV Remote Processing, C2N-DAP8, C2N-DAP8RC, and C2VEQ-4
(Also in library update 251 and later).
Viewport: Correct issue where the last digit of an IP Address would get cut off if all octets used a full 3 digits (i.e.
132.149.112.224 would get treated as 132.149.112.22). This problem only existed in Viewport 3.69.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Save As dialog being displayed when user cancels out of the "Enter Password" dialog.
SIMPL: Added Undo support for: typing over a signal name, changing a parameter value, changing
device/folder/symbol comments, using F9 to search/replace, commenting out symbols, commenting out signals,
moving Logic symbols or folders around under the Logic node.
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SIMPL: Fix crash when trying to access IP ID config dialog for non-2 Series control system.
SIMPL: Updated Module Header Dialog's Advanced Tab to now ask for Device Family and the Device Type
associated with the family. It will be the selection of both Device Family and Device Type that will used to determine
if there are any Standard Commands that can be included into the program.
SIMPL: Updated Digital Input Properties dialog to now show the selected Device Family and Device Type for the
current module (if such selections exist) and to obtain the list of Standard Commands using both the Device Family
and Device Type.
Viewport: Fixed a problem with the modem connection feature. When you exited the viewport and stayed
connected, and when you later entered the viewport or other software (i.e. Test Manager), the control system would
not respond even though you are still connected. The "+++" when viewport exits was being echoed and put the
remote modem into command mode. This is a 2 Series only issue.
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Viewport: Fixed a bug where viewport would not find an 2 Way Gateway (i.e. STRFGWX) when it really was there
when connected to an X-gen system and was is the last device listed.
Viewport: XM Radio support for ID Dialog.
Viewport: Changed compacting timeout for touch panels to 15 minutes from 6 minutes
Viewport: When sending a SIMPL program to a 2 Series system, if the program requires more NVRAM than is
available becuase there is an NVRAM disk allocated, prompt the user to erase the disk to allow the program to fit. If
it won't fit even without the NVRAM disk, it will fail without prompting. SIMPL+: Implement function
WaitForInitialization(). This can only be used in function Main() and is used to suspend the SIMPL+ module until the
first logic solution has been run, which will guarantee that inputs to the SIMPL+ module that occur at startup have
been propagated and have the correct value when reading them. Requires CUZ 3.086 or later; 2 Series only.
SIMPL: Fixed problem where a signal was being duplicated in the program (i.e. 2 instances of same named signal)
if an Undo was performed previously.
SIMPL: Added UNDO for appending Suffix or Prefix in the Detail View.
SIMPL: Added display of errors if pasting a symbol from the clipboard and not everything below it could be pasted.
SIMPL: Fixed problem where, if the F4 function was used in Detail View to autoincrement a signal name, and an
existing signal was part of the selection but there was no signal to start autonaming from, the existing signal was
being deleted. F4 will no longer delete signals if no autoincrementing was implemented.
SIMPL: Added logic such that IR and Serial drivers cannot be stacked on the same port. Also, only 1 serial driver
will be allowed on an IR port.
SIMPL: Added logic to the Resync process that will now disconnect signals from any cue that has been re-labeled
as [~UNUSED~]
SIMPL: Fixed issue with pdf help files for symbols. If user defines a file then removes that from the module header,
the system was still looking for the pdf file whenever Help was requested.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with incorrect symbols being added to a program when replacing something like a VEQ4 with
a COM card.
SIMPL: Fixed problem when replacing an Ethernet InterSystem Communication device with an Ethernet
InterSystem Communication with RCB device. The analog input signals were being transferred over to the wrong
input cues. Note that the RCB device is not currently released.
SIMPL: Fix issue when converting QM-RMC to another 2 Series system where the digital output trigger signal
names would get lost (Also in library update 250 and later).
SIMPL: Make UDP/IP device visible. Requires CUZ 3.037 or later. (Also in library update 249 and later).
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SIMPL: Fixed problem with user database not allowing .IR files with names longer than 50 characters.
SIMPL: Fixed SIMPL crash when trying to add a device to a program using the System Tree (either via Drag/Drop
or right click and select Add/Replace Device menu option).
SIMPL: Updated Device Library and Symbol Library folder names for better clarification of where SIMPL is getting
it's data (i.e. from a Library Update file versus the Crestron Database install). The "Device Library" node in the
Device Library tree will now read "Crestron Devices (CresLib xxx). The "Logic Symbols" node in the Symbol Library
Tree, will now read "Logic Symbols (CresLib xxx)". The "Crestron Modules" node in the Symbol Library Tree will
now read "Crestron Modules (CresDb xx.xx.xx)".
SIMPL: Added logic to the processing of the "Include Standard Commands" option on the Module Header dialog.
When this option is selected, SIMPL will create a Digital Input, in the Default Argument Definition, for each standard
command associated with the selected device type and will now also create a Digital Input Property item for each of
these inputs.
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SIMPL: Implemented 1 level of UNDO for undoing actions that would result in symbol/folder/signal deletion, signal
renames and signal replacements. The Edit menu will show the UNDO option enabled, with a description of what
action would be undone, if there is something in the 'undo buffer'. In addition, there is the Ctl+Z key sequence and a
ToolBar button with an 'undo arrow' that will also perform an Undo of the last action taken by the operator, if there is
something in the 'undo buffer'. Note: The Edit->Undo menu option and the toolbar button will only be enabled when
there is something in the 'undo buffer'.
SIMPL: Updated the Device Help processing such that if the Product Catalog CD can't be found, or if the CD is
found but the appropriate PDF file is not found, SIMPL will fall through and try to find a help subject in the SIMPL
HTML Help.
SIMPL: Disable Help option from the Right Click menu in the Device Library for devices that come from the
CrestronDB. These devices are typically 3rd party and do not have Help information available.
SIMPL: Added logic to the Search and Replace (F9) dialog to replace spaces with underscores if Comments and
Parameters are not to be a part of the search.
SIMPL: Removed "Find Next" button from the Edit Menu->Find Ir File in Crestron/User/Project Database option as
this selection never had any processing.
SIMPL: Made sure a message is displayed if the "Add Device To System" option is selected via right click menu in
the device library, and the device could not be added.
SIMPL: Fixed issues causing AppBuilder to crash.
SIMPL: Made sure error messages are displayed in Error Log if a device is being replaced by another, or during a
replace control system, and signal connections in the new device/control system, could not be copied over.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with not being able to delete a Module's parameter if parameter properties have been
defined for that parameter.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with user database not allowing .IR files with names longer than 50 characters.
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Magnetic Low Voltage would work only as Non-Dim circuits (i.e. on or off).
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SIMPL: Fixed system crash when trying to change the Net ID of devices in Configuration Manager.
SIMPL: Fixed problem where User/Project Modules that have the same name (minus the same file extension) as a
User/Project SIMPL+ were being flagged as Duplicates and the SIMPL+ module was never getting loaded in the
Symbol Library.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Replace Control System not transferring over some signals if the system had a Poll
Accelerator in it.
SIMPL: Enforced some legality rules for Passwords on File Encryption:
Passwords will be 1-16 characterss long
Passwords must be printable ASCII characters
Passwords are case insensitive
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SIMPL: Made Password Dialog wording clearer
SIMPL: If doing a SAVE AS of a SIMPL program, the file will be saved under the same password protection state as
the original file (e.g. if the current program is encrypted, the new file will be encrypted with the same password. If not
encrypted, the new file won't be encrypted).
SIMPL: Fixed issue with "Edit Module" not bringing up the Simpl+ application as the active window if selecting to
Edit a Simpl+ module that was encrypted.
SIMPL/SIMPL+: Stack Checking Implemented for 2 Series systems; In SIMPL+, the new directives are
#ENABLE_STACK_CHECKING and #LARGE_STACK. When #ENABLE_STACK_CHECKING is used, the 2 series
will give an error and abort the current event in progress (push/release/change/etc.) if there is a potential stack
overflow condition. The user can attempt to fix this by specifying the #LARGE_STACK directive. USAGE OF
THESE DIRECTIVES WILL REQUIRE 2 SERIES FIRMWARE 3.083 OR LATER.
SIMPL: Correct issue where several Ethernet Remove Processing modules did not have the correct Ethernet IP
Dialog in the Configuration Manager (Also available in Library Update 246 and later.)
SIMPL: Correct issue where MC2E remote processing modules listed the Internal RF Gateway. This processor does
not have the Gateway, and as such, it should not be listed (Also available in Library Update 246 and later.)
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SIMPL: File Encryption incorporated: User can now password protect a SIMPL program or SIMPL User/Project
module via the File Menu->Password Protect option, or via a new toolbar button located next to the Save File
button. When this option is selected, the user will be prompted for a Password, and the file will be encrypted. User
can remove password protection on SIMPL programs or SIMPL User/Project modules if they enter the password
used to protect the file. This is available, when an encrypted file is open in SIMPL, via the File Menu->Remove
Password Protection option, or via the new toolbar button located next to the Save File button. Encrypted modules
may be used by other users in their programs, and will appear in the Symbol Library Tree even if the user does not
have the password, however, without correct entry of the password, encrypted files may not be opened for editing,
nor will the source be available for viewing in any text editor. To have encrypted files available for use within SIMPL,
the hard drive must have privileges for file deletion by the current user. If this is not the case, error messages will be
placed in the Error Log identifying which files could not be made available. File encryption also implemented for
SIMPL+ modules.
SIMPL: Removed middle window (the view that showed card or network device detail) on Configuration Manager
Page. The lower tree view should be used for all card/network device configuration.
SIMPL: Incorporated CmSmplLt into Simpl processing (no visible User Interface changes due to this)
SIMPL: System Configuration Tree will now allow users to move relays within the tree.
SIMPL: Module Header has been reworked to now have 3 Tabbed pages: General Information page: allows for
selection of the same Module Header data that has always been available (i.e. programmer info, symbol tree
category, target control system, help file, and comments). Advanced Information will allow the user to select Device
Type, Manufacturer, Model, Template, and if Panel Pages should be added by default. These settings are used by
AppBuilder/D3Pro. If a module has not yet had the Default Arguments programmed, the user can also select to
have the Standard Commands associated with the selected Device Type be added as Default Arguments Inputs.
Protected Information is a page that will only be available to users with Crestron or Expert priveleges. This page
allows entry of a 'Private' comment field that will be used by AppBuilder and D3Pro systems. The data in this field
should never be modified by users.
SIMPL: Device Library User Database now has subfolder categories of Manufacturer and Device Type to User and
Project IR devices displayed in the Device Library Tree.
SIMPL: Updates to Input/Output/Parameter Property data (note, these dialogs and the data entered, are for use by
the Module programmer to be able to convey information to the user of that module. In addition, this data is also
used by the D3Pro and AppBuilder applications): Added message box to tell user if properties exist when they
delete a Parameter in the Default Arguments of a Module. If the user wishes to continue, the properties will be
deleted. Added "Reset" buttons to the Input/Output/Parameter Properties dialogs
SIMPL: Fixed issue with Error Log that was causing system crash due to trying to access non allocated memory.
This was causing AppBuilder to crash on some computers.
SIMPL: Changed the 'Copy Program' option on the File Menu to now read as 'Create Archive'.
SIMPL: Remote System Definition Updates There are now 2 Ethernet InterSystem Communication (EISC) devices
that can be used to import/export Remote System Defintion files. The newly added EISC supports Ramp Control
Blocks (RCB). Because of this, the following changes have been made to the Remote System Definition processing
in SIMPL:
{ Exporting to Remote System Definitons Either type of EISC may be exported to an .RSD file. It is
recommended that the newer EISC w/RCB be used in future programs.
{ Importing If a new import is being done, then the EISC from which the .RSD file was created will be added to
the program.
{ If an RSD is being imported as a 'Refresh' (i.e. the same RSD file has been imported previously), the EISC
device in the program must be the same as the EISC in the updated .RSD file or an Error message will be
generated to the error log.
SIMPL: Drag and Drop of Remote Processors - Added logic to allow a remote processor to be dragged on top of the
cresnet card or the ethenet card and have the plus sign show it as a potential valid drop. This is the way it is with
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other cresnet and ethernet devices but until this change, the remote processors weren't working that way.
SIMPL: Fixed crash that occurred when trying to compile a program that had empty User Modules (i.e. no logic
whatsoever, just Default Arguments), embedded into other modules used by the program.
SIMPL: Removed the always-greyed out "Arrange Icons" option from the View menu. Network Analyzer: Fixed issue
with Network Analyzer tool not being able to open the help file.
SIMPL: When compiling 2 Series programs, flag any transmitter (except the CNWM) under a CNRFGW set to below
ID 10 as being an illegal transmitter ID. This is already present in the X Generation compiler. Transmitters below ID
10 that communicate with the CNRFGW are not compatable with Cresnet II RF Transmission format. Implemented
function, SendMailWithAttachments.
SIMPL+: Added error code IDS_SMTP_FAILURE_MAIL_COMMAND to SendMail function
(IDS_SMTP_FAILURE_MAIL_COMMAND = 2)
SIMPL+: Modified Function Main in SIMPL+ default file template to include note about when to read Input/Output
variables.
SIMPL+: Fixed translation error when using return values for functions that contain structure arguments. Ex: integer
= MyFunc( MyStruct arg );
SIMPL+: Fixed translation error when using non-volatile FILE_INFO arrays. Ex: Print( "%s", finfo[i].name );
SIMPL+: Fixed translation error when full path is contained in #USER_LIBRARY function.
SIMPL+: Fixed translation error when '0' precedes numeric constant in #define_constant. Preceding 0's are now
removed from constants. Ex: #define_constant MyConst 09.
SIMPL+: Fixed compiler error when using break statements within embedded CSwitch statements.
SIMPL+: Implemented error checking on STRING_OUTPUT assignments.
Viewport: Added a command and dialog to get the XM subscription number from the new xm device.
Viewport: Fixed a bug dealing with iptables on Pro2. If the system did not have an iptable on it, and viewport did a
GETIPTABLE, the system would come back with an error that was not checked, then the viewport would sit there
waiting for the file. This was introduced in Rev 3.52 when a change was made to always get the file without
checking how many entries it reported in INFO since that is not updated until after a reboot.
Viewport: Fixed a bug where if Shift-F10 or Ctrl-F10 were pressed, which is a system command, F10 shortcut would
not work again.
Viewport: Fixed a logical bug with Touch Panel IP tables where it would just toss any entries not marked as master
since it is only allowed to have masters. Added some checking so if any are not master, it'll show an error dialog
and not change anything.
Viewport: Fixed SSL connections when viewport functions are called from other apps (Netlyzer, Test Manager,
SIMPL, etc.) A delay is incurred the first time each application accesses the SSL connection when it is started up.
For example, SIMPL incurs a delay of approximately 10-20s when you first transfer a file to the control system over
SSL through SIMPL.
Viewport: Removed the long DLL load wait when viewport is loaded from SIMPL the first time.
Viewport: For SendTouchPanel if the device doesn't support a display list we now do an old style transfer rather
than reporting an error.
Viewport: Fixed memory leaks dealing with SSL objects (nothing to do with actually connecting to SSL).
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Library Update: Fixed completness check for CLI lighting modules in 2 Series systems so that both the input signal
& the parameter must be filled in to be complete. Filling in one or the other is not sufficient (now behaves like CLX
modules).
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Replace Control System: Fixed issue with not all cards getting copied over during a replace control system.
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Library Update: Fixed issue with Serial Drivers on QM-RMC not displaying correctly. There is a new input called
[RESERVED]. This input should not be used! (Also available in Library Update 236 and later).
Simpl Compiler: Fixed issue introduced with 2.04.14. The 2 Series compiler would not compile ports that were
empty on the following cards: TVAVCOM-1, DAP8COM-1, CNXRMCOM-1. "Empty" meant none of the optional I/O
(denoted by [] around the name) was filled in. This meant that if the user tried to simply use match strings or trigger
strings, the port would not work correctly. The optimization is now fixed; if digital inputs for triggering strings or digital
outputs for matching strings are the only I/O present, the device will still function.
Simpl: Fixed system crash when trying to compile a program that had an empty (i.e. no symbols) module nested
within another module.
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Viewport: Fixed a bug in the ethernet dialog where selecting LAN B would clear any DHCP or WINS settings (check
boxes also if either of them were enabled on the control system, when the dilog pops up the check boxes for those
items would not be checked.
Viewport: Fixed a bug where if connected securely, under certain conditions (updating a touch panel firmware) it
may not re-connect to the control system properly. It would fail with a dialog msg "Write error".
Viewport: Fixed bugs in sending NVRAM files.
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SIMPL: Fixed installation problem.
Library Update: Fixed issue with Serial Drivers on QM-RMC not displaying correctly. There is a new input called
[RESERVED]. This input should not be used and will be removed in later versions of SIMPL. (Also available in
Library Update 236 and later).
Viewport: Version 3.56 - fixed several bugs with the DLL call vptSendMailboxDef where it would not use the proper
connection parameters. There was also a bug with error reporting if the file was overwritten.
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SIMPL: Fixed issue with not being able to comment/uncomment symbols in the Program Manager program tree.
SIMPL: Fixed Simpl crash when compiling a program with a module whose disk file could not be located.
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SIMPL+: Fix issue when compiling programs that have SIMPL+ components on network drives. An error message
"An Unnamed file could not be accessed" would sometimes pop up and cause the compile to be aborted. Library
Update: Correct 2 Series compilation of the CNWM-8 panel so that "Update Request" messages are not
continuously generated by the CNWM-8 (Also in Library Update 230 and later).
Library Update: Finish support for "Ethernet Offline Manager" which can be dropped as a device extender on the
following ethernet devices (ONLY IN A 2 SERIES PROGRAM): - CEN-IO, CEN-COM, CEN-CN, Virtual
Communications Port, e-Server (OEM), Ethernet Intersystem Communications, CEN-TVAV (Remote & Mixed
Processing), TPS-5000/6000/TPI w/TPS-ENET, all 2 Series Slave models. (Also available in Library Update 231
and later).
Library Update: Change order of signals for on the "DAP8 Analog Audio Switch". The inputs used to be CAT5_Src,
DSP/OutB_Src, OutA_Src. They are now OutA_Src, DSP/OutB_Src, CAT5_Src. The DAP8 firmware always
recognized the first input as OutA_Src and the third input as CAT5_Src (Also available in Library Update 231 and
later).
Library Update: Prevent C2N-DAP8 and C2N-DAP8RC from dropping on X Generation control systems (Also
available in Library Update 232 and later).
SIMPL: Fixed Replace Control System Issues:
{ Incorrect serial drivers were sometimes being used when replacing one COM card with another.
{ A Remote Processing Module was being added to the Cresnet unnecessarily.
{ Replacing a CNX-DVP4 with a C2N-DVP4DI wasn't copying over the C2I-TPS symbol nor it's Device
Extender symbols appropriately.
{ Replace control systme logic will not allow a Remote Processing Module to be added to the new program just
to support moving over one of the devices. Note: if a Remote control system is a part of the original program,
it will be moved over.
{ Fixed problem where some Device Extender symbols were not getting moved to the new program. If a Device
Extender exists in the original program and is not allowed on the new control system, the symbol will still be
moved over but will be commented out such that programming will not be lost. However, the user will not be
allowed to uncomment out these symbols, they will only be able to copy the program to something else and/or
delete the symbol.
{ Fixed problem with moving over devices that are part of a 'group' of devices (such as the '3 Low Voltage
Relays' from the crestron database) and not maintaining knowledge of which devices were supposed to be
grouped together.
SIMPL: Added a test at Program open to tell user if a Resynch may be required.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with not being able to access Crestron IR files larger than 10k
SIMPL: Removed display of "Logic Node Commented Out" warning message every time a program with a TPS
Series Panel as the control system is opened. When the control system is added the first time, the Logic Node is
commented out and the user is given the Warning message. However, Simpl will no longer display that message
each time the program is opened.
SIMPL: Fixed problem where, if Simpl was not full screen size and then minimized, and the open program was then
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modifed by some other process (such as another instance of Simpl), the minimized icon could never be restored if
the user answered NO to the message box that asked if the program should be reloaded.
Viewport: Fixed bug where WINS would not be enabled or recognized properly in Configure IP dialog.
Viewport: Added support for SSL
Viewport: Fixed bug in Identify Transmitter ID where any hex digits ('a' - 'f') were not converted properly so it would
give an incorrect transmitter ID.
Viewport: Fixed bug in updating firmware to a DVP4 where the "MESSAGE" command was incorrectly being sent
after the system rebooted.
Viewport: Fixed bug in IP table config. This would give a warning when closing the ip table dialog after adding any
entries to an empty table.
Viewport: Fixed bug in CNX-ENET card update.
Viewport: Added "STOPPROGRAM" and "PROGRESET" commands when configuring a CNXTA card to ensure
reliable communications.
Viewport: Fix problem in exit pass-through function. This was causing problems becuase the viewport tried to find
the control system, but since it was in pass-through it wouldn't be found.
Viewport: Added support for the TPS-RFGWX with band selection capabilities. Reworked the channel / band / low
power selection dialog to detect the capabilities of the gateway and verifiy the settings were actually set correctly.
SIMPL: Change CLW-SW/SWS/DIM/DIMS to require CUZ 3.053 or later (Also available in Library Update 234 and
later).
SIMPL: Add support for STX-1700CXP, QM-RMC, *C2N-IADS, *C2N-IVDS, *C2N-NPA8 (Also available in Library
Update 234 and later). Note that items marked with "*" do not currently have help available.
SIMPL: Correct issue with CHV-TSTAT/THSTAT Basic Symbol where the following inputs would not function
correctly: FRONT_PANEL_LOCKOUT, OUTDOOR_TEMP, OUTDOOR_HUM, INDOOR_HUM, and correct issue
where the following outputs would not function correctly: REGULATION_HUMID_F, OUTDOOR_HUMID_F. The
Advanced symbol has no issues. (Also available in Library Update 234 and later).
SIMPL: Add Volume feedback for the C2N-VEQ4 General Audio Controls. If you have an existing program and wish
to gain access to the new feedback outputs, you will have to perform a ReSync Program in SIMPL. (Also available
in Library Update 234 and later.)
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SIMPL: Fixed problem with handling of a Serial Poll Accelerator in a replace control system operation.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with getting "TIO: File opened for write" error when doing a File->Save if have more than 2
other instances of Simpl open and all with 'Untitled' modules.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Rename Signal function not working properly.
SIMPL: Added support in compiler for new QM-RMC device (TIO support still pending).
SIMPL: Fixed problem where adding a Prefix to a set of selected signals was also adding the prefix to the reserved
signals "0", "1", and "Local".
SIMPL: Correct long-standing compiler issue where percentages w/out a leading 0 before the decimal point (i.e.
".1%") would not convert properly.
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SIMPL: Add Poll Manager to CHV-TSTAT/THSTAT Thermostats (also available in Library Update 222 and later).
SIMPL: Fixed Live Update to not show the "Updates Available" on every start of Simpl when there really weren't
updates available.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Replace Control System not copying over device locations.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Replace Control System not copying over bookmarks with Device Symbols correcltly.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with SIMPL crashing if too many errors are added to the error log. Since it is possible for tens
of thousands of notices/warnings to be generated during a compile as a result of undriven signals and/or signals
without destinations, Simpl now limits the amount of errors to be shown and puts up a message in the error log that
there are more errors that could not be shown (fix existing issues and recompile). It should be noted that certain
warnings/notices can be turned off in Edit -> Preferences (i.e. don't display signals without destinations, etc.).
SIMPL: Fixed issue with the end of some Module Comments being lost when the comments were really long.
SIMPL: Fixed problem on Copy to Compact Flash dialog where typing in a drive letter was not being recognized.
SIMPL: Removed generation of Data Integrity error if a program is opened or saved and unused signals are found.
Simpl will now perform the appropriate clean up.
SIMPL: Implemented a quicker signal lookup algorithm to help speed up AppBuilder and D3Pro program generation.
This should also shorten the time SIMPL takes to display the list of signals in the Program View.
SIMPL: Added a Warning message to be displayed in the error log if a program/module is opened (including if
opened from the compiler) and a symbol file refrenced in the program (.umc or .ush) can't be found in the User or
project dir (Also see related compilation messages below).
SIMPL: Fixed problem where SIMPL was allowing programs to be saved to a .CMC (crestron macro) file extension.
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SIMPL: Implement several new errors for missing user/Crestron modules during compilation. Below are examples of
the new messages. These the errors associated with user modules often result in manually copyin a program and
forgetting to include a .UMC or .USH file. For this reason, we HIGHLY encourage using the Copy Program feature in
- SIMPL. The errors associated with Crestron modules are less frequent, but may be the result of an older database
that didn't include a particular module.
{ Symbol S-5 (mymacro.umc) cannot be opened. Check location in User modules or program folder.
{ Symbol S-5 (crestronmacro.cmc) cannot be opened. Check location in Crestron database or verify installation
of latest database.
{ Symbol S-5 (mysplus.USH) cannot be opened. Check location in User SIMPL+ or program folder, or
recompile the associated .USP file.
{ Symbol S-5 (crestronsplus.csh) cannot be opened. Check location in CRSSPLUS.DAT or verify installation of
latest SIMPL.
{ Symbol S-5 (mymacro.umc) in macro S-6 (Module file c:\user macros\wrapper.umc) cannot be opened.
Check location in User modules or program folder.
{ Symbol S-5 (crestronmacro.cmc) in macro S-6 (Module file c:\user macros\wrapper.umc) cannot be opened.
Check location in Crestron database or verify installation of latest database.
{ Symbol S-5 (mysplus.USH) in macro S-6 (Module file c:\user macros\wrapper.umc) cannot be opened. Check
location in User SIMPL+ or program folder, or recompile the associated .USP file.
{ Symbol S-5 (crestronsplus.csh) in macro S-6 (Module file c:\user macros\wrapper.umc) cannot be opened.
Check location in CRSSPLUS.DAT or verify installation of latest SIMPL.
SIMPL: Remove .SIG file from inclusion in .SPZ file. The size computation for what gets uploaded to the control
system is now accurate. Previously, when the .SIG file was included in the .SPZ, there was a chance that the .SPZ
file would claim to be too large to upload, even though the .SIG file doesn't actually get uploaded.
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SIMPL+: Further bug fixes for compile optimization problems.
Issue fixed with duplicate information in the .SIG file that caused Test Manager to show signals that didn't really
have changes.
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SIMPL: Fixed problem on Configuration Manager page, when a Cresnet/Ethernet device is replaced,the associated
icon in the upper rack view would disappear.
SIMPL+: Fixed compile optimization bug when compiling with a newer version of SIMPL+ and/or INCLUDE.DAT file,
which would result in a "Could not copy SIMPL+ output file to {name}.spl" error.
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Correct further issue with IR compilation slowdown.
Correct power factors on MP2, MP2E, CNXFXZ, TPS-2000.
Correct symbol now appears for XPanel device.
Correct compilation issue with MC2E, MC2W control systems where it mistakenly assumed it was a TPS Remap
compilation (Library 219 and later).
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SIMPL: Added 'Live Update at Startup' option to General Preferences dialog in case Live Update dialog can't
display and user wants to disable this option.
SIMPL: Replace Control system will not automatically add 'discontinued' devices if user has selected NOT to show
discontinued devices via the General Preferences dialog.
SIMPL: Fixed compiler crash when sometimes compiling program with IR files under Simpl versions 2.04.04 and
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2.04.05.
SIMPL: Updated rules for when to allow a Poll Accelertor to be added to a program: Only 1 Poll Accelerator is
allowed in a system at this time.
SIMPL: Poll Accelerators are not allowed on Remote Processing Modules (Slave control systems).
SIMPL: Correct compilation issue where IR drivers took a long time to compile (Introduced in 2.04.XX).
Viewport: Fixed bug where message wasn't being shown during 2-series program transfers.
Viewport: Expanded error message for when pre-2-series control system versions don't match during program
upload.
Viewport: Fixed bug in SendWebPages that would pop up innacurate message box.
Viewport: Adjusted precision of SendWebPages "Changed only" heuristics for better matching.
SIMPL+: Don't allow I/O variables to have a minimum array size of 0.
SIMPL+: Don't allow Nonvolatile or Volatile keywords within structure definitions.
SIMPL+: Fixed bug when using strings inside of a Nonvolatile structure variable.
SIMPL+: Fixed bug when using arrays inside of file read functions. (ex: i = ReadInteger(iHandle, myStruct[1].int[2]);)
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SIMPL: Fixed problem with some areas allowing commas in filenames and other areas not. Commas are now only
prohibited from Module file names.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Input/Output/Parameter Property menu being enabled in the Detail View if more than
one signal is selected. This menu option is only available for a single signal selection.
SIMPL: Made error reporting of symbols under the Logic folder a little cleaner. The error message will now only
show the full node heirarchy of the symbol (e.g show only S-1.1.2 instead of S-1.S-1.1.S-1.1.2)
SIMPL: Add seperate symbol for CNX-PVID8x3J13S rather than tie it to same symbol as CNX-PVID8x3. The
symbol I/O is the same, however.
SIMPL: Add seperate symbol for CNX-PVID8x4J13S rather than tie it to same symbol as CNX-PVID8x4. The
symbol I/O is the same, however.
SIMPL: Move CNXENET card to Discontinued folder under "Cards (DPA, Discontinued)"
SIMPL+: Allow negative constants in CSwitch statement.
SIMPL+: Fixed compiler crash for syntax errors like: Nonvolatile var1; (missing type declaration, should be
Nonvolatile integer var1; for example).
SIMPL+: Output # character in I/O variable names within .ush file to be displayed properly in SIMPL.
SIMPL+: File | Open dialog allows multiple selection of files for opening.
Viewport: Fixed problem where IP Table setup could crash if using address "0.0.0.0".
Viewport: Fixed problem where program would sometimes not get restarted after program upload.
Viewport: Improved delays in IP Table management when no IP entries were already present.
Viewport: Fixed bug where Project Name would no longer appear in program upload progress dialog.
Viewport: Fixed bug where IP Table Add dialog would not allow valid hostnames.
Viewport: Fixed error when trying to exit touchpanel setup mode.
Viewport: Added warning for users who have disabled NTFS 8.3 support.
Viewport: Fixed bug where default IP table would be sent automatically when sending a program from SIMPL.
Viewport: Added TSID field to "Set Cresnet ID by Serial Number" Dialog.
Viewport: Added checks for multiple devices when broadcasting set serial number.
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SIMPL: Completed support for Property definitions for all types of Inputs/Outputs and Parameters. To define
property information, while programming a Simpl Module, in the Detail View the user can select a Default Argument
Input, Output or Parameter and right click and select to Edit the Property option(Alt+F3 will also bring up the
appropriate dialog). Property definitons are typically used to provide information to the user of a module. To view an
item's property definition at any time, in the Detail View the user can select the desired item, then right click and
select the View Property option (again, Alt+F3 will also work). See discussion in Release Notes for 2.04.00 for more
detail regarding properties.
SIMPL: Fixed problem in Import Crestron Module where the Target Control System (for both Simpl and Simpl+
modules) was not being imported.
SIMPL: Added selection of a Device Type on the Module Header dialog. The list of device types comes from the
Crestron Database (e.g. Generic, Audio, Mixer, Tuner, etc) and allows the programmer the option of assigning a
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Device Type that the module will support. This device type is used on the Digital Inputs Property definition dialog to
allow the programmer to assign a Standard Command to the particular digital input. The list of Standard Commands
also comes from the Crestron Database. Selectio of these items are optional.
SIMPL: Added an "Add Files" selection to the Copy Program dialog such that the user may choose to add files,
other than those presented by SIMPL, to the archive.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with system crash if user tried to replace device with exact same device.
SIMPL+: Implemented minimum array sizes for declaring fixed sized Input and Output arrays. The declaration,
DIGITAL_INPUT digIn[10,5], specifies that the digIn has a fixed minimum of 5 indices.
SIMPL+: #DEFINE_CONSTANTs in library files are accessible from the .usp file.
SIMPL+: File | Import Crestron SIMPL+ Library will preserve original target types.
Viewport: Added menu item for NVRAM Disk sizing.
Viewport: Added menu item for uploading and download NVRAM Disk images.
Viewport: Fixed bug where some messages displayed during file transfers would appear oddly (introduced in
viewport v3.35).
Viewport: Passthrough status now displayed in Communication Status box in Ethernet mode.
Viewport: SetNetId function now more reliable when checking verifying that an ID was set.
Viewport: Changed "Send Web Pages" to use VTPro-e generated _CONFIG_INI_ if it exists, instead of generating
one.
Viewport: Fixed bug in Configure Ethernet Dialog where the DHCP setting wasn't getting changed properly.
Viewport: Fixed bug in "Send Web Pages" where the Viewport could try to send the invalid files, "." and ".."
Viewport: Added LiveUpdate support to Help menu.
SIMPL: Implement models for C2COM-2, CLX-1FAN4, CLX-1DELV4, MC2E, MC2W (Also available in Library
update 210 and later)
Viewport: Fixed problem where IP Table setup could crash if using address "0.0.0.0"
Viewport: Fixed problem where program would sometimes not get restarted after program upload.
Viewport: Improved delays in IP Table management when no IP entries were already present.
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SIMPL+: Implemented minimum array sizes for declaring fixed sized Input and Output arrays. The declaration
DIGITAL_INPUT digIn[10,5] specifies that the digIn has a fixed minimum of 5 indices. This applies to all I/O types.
SIMPL: Finalized support for properties on inputs and outputs of macros (introduced in 2.04.00).
SIMPL: Fixed problem with trying to open Modules via the "Edit In New Instance" method. Modules that had a '-r'
anywhere in it's name were not being opened.
SIMPL: Added Notice to be shown to user during Replace Control System to let them know if any devices were
added
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2.04.00 for more detail regarding properties).
SIMPL: Fixed problem with trying to open Modules via the "Edit In New Instance" method. Modules that had a '-r'
anywhere in it's name were not being opened.
SIMPL: Added Notice to be shown to user during Replace Control System to let them know if any devices were
added.
Viewport: Removed bug where '\x00' characters embedded in Sequence Strings would end transmission of the
string and not be transmitted.
Viewport: Fixed support for "Level 2" IP Tables.
Viewport: Added support for setting the control system Domain Name.
Viewport: Added support for reconnecting by hostname.domainname when enabling DHCP.
SIMPL+: Compile error and warning codes are displayed in Compile Output Window. Pressing F1 on the highlighted
line in the Compile Output Window will display the corresponding error topic within the help file. (2-Series only)
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SIMPL: Fixed problem with importing certain VTPro-e UI projects that was causing SIMPL to lock up.
SIMPL: Replace Control System will now copy BookMarks when possible.
SIMPL: Display of Current Bookmark: Detail View window will now display the name of the current Bookmark if
there is one selected. However if a bookmark is being displayed and symbols are added, symbol windows closed, or
multiple bookmarks are being displayed at one time, then the name of the bookmark will no longer be displayed.
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SIMPL: Copy Program will now include SIMPL+ Library files used by any Simpl+ modules within the program. To
take advantage of this, you MUST rebuild all of the - Simpl+ modules that reference a Library File. This can easily
be achieved by using the Project Menu->Rebuild All command.
SIMPL: Symbol Names on Signal trace enhanced: When a signal traces to a device's symbol, the symbol name will
now reflect it's full location within the Central Control Module's tree (e.g. if a signal is mapped to IR Port A of slot 1 at
ID 03 of the cresnet card in slot 9, then the symbol name will now appear as: Slot 09.ID-03,Slot-01,Port-A instead of
just 'Port-A'). This enhanced name display will also appear in a device's symbol window title bar when displayed in
Detail View.
SIMPL: Added processing to catch filenames that have been shortened into DOS 8.3 format when opening SIMPL
by double clicking on an .smw file. Although SIMPL is not capable of translating the shortened filename behind the
scenes, it will at least inform the user before the file is opened with the shortened name, and give the user the
option to select and open the long file name.
SIMPL: Provided more informative error messages if a device could not be moved or added.
SIMPL: Better Data Integrity error processing for unknown Devices or Symbols on program open: Error log will now
provid more information (code, name and library version under which program was saved) when SIMPL encounters
a Device or Symbol that is not in the currently loaded Library. If an unknown device is encountered, the program will
not be allowed to be opened.
SIMPL: When the Device Info Configuration Dialog is displayed, if there is an associated Driver File, it will also be
displayed on the Status Bar at the bottom of the SIMPL window.
SIMPL: Added SIMPL support for Poll Accelerators: The Cresnet Arrow in the Configuration Manager page will
show 2 arrows if there is a Poll Accelerator in the system. Also, the bitmap used for the Cresnet Card in the System
Configuration tree will also change to indicate when there is a Poll Accelerator in the system.
SIMPL: Changed terminology on Front Panel Editor to use "Join" instead of "Channel" and to use "Page Jump"
instead of "Page Flip".
SIMPL Compiler: Fix problem with pre-CLX lighting modules with INCANDESCENT and NON-DIM curve types
being reversed.
Viewport: Fixed "Remoted Console Disconnect" to not look for rack at command start
Viewport: Fixed "Report Network" to print command sent to Outgoing window
Viewport: Fixed IP Table dialog so that when an entry is modified it lists as a PC entry
Viewport: Restored 0.0.0.0 as a valid address in the IP Table (primarily for use with TCP/IP Server symbols)
Viewport: Fixed bug where characters from 0x7F to 0xFF wouldn't be printed properly in the Viewport terminal,
although they would be sent.
Viewport: Updated "Send Program" dialog to automatically get program information from pre-2-series processors as
well as 2-series processors
Viewport: Added workaround to TPS bug with long MESSAGE text in touchpanel uploads.
Viewport: Added Web Port configuration to Ethernet Configuration dialog
Viewport: Finalized support for DHCP
SIMPL+: Write user library filenames into .ush file
SIMPL+: Additional bounds checking for accessing elements of arrays of structures.
SIMPL+: Added the following in the SIMPL+ new template module:
{ Structure Definition section
{ Reminder to initialize all declared string variables.
SIMPL+: Fixed bug that allowed a function parameter to be the same name as the function. (ex: Function MyFunc
( integer MyFunc ) )
SIMPL+: Added new functions (Requires 3.032 CUZ or later, 2 Series only)
{ GenerateUserNotice()
{ GenerateUserWarning()
{ GenerateUserError()
{ CheckForNVRamDisk()
SIMPL+: SendPacketToCresnet() will require 3.032 or later CUZ (due to internal changes) - 2 Series only issue.
SIMPL+: The compile output window will indicate if it is skipping the module's compile if it is already up to date.
SIMPL+: Fixed control system crash with ReadInteger, ReadSignedInteger, ReadLongInteger,
ReadSignedLongInteger.
SIMPL+: Compile error and warning codes are displayed in Compile Output Window (2-Series only)
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SIMPL Compiler: Fix compilation so that clock object on front panel of Pro2 has "AM" or "PM" after the "HH:MM:SS"
text.
SIMPL Compiler: Fix issue with using "0" on a Define Arguments Symbol (the first symbol in a macro definition) that
could cause the macro, when used in a 2 Series sytem, to prevent the program from loading & initializing properly.
SIMPL: Clean up CEN-ISC(R) and CN-ISC(R) for CEN-TVAV, CN-TVAV Mixed processing mode to eliminate
unnecessary startup traffic.
SIMPL: Fixed issue where you cannot always move a serial device from one serial card to another if the cards are
different types (i.e. cannot move a serial device that is currently on a CNXCOM-2 to a C2COM-3 card).
SIMPL: DHCP support For 2 Series control systems: Added the option to enter either a DHCP host name or IP
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Address on the IP Address Configuration Dialog. Also added ability to enter a Port and define it as TCP or UDP,
however, this feature is currently disabled until support is provided by other Crestron applications (CUZ , viewport
etc).
SIMPL: Digital Input and Parameter Properties: Added a new feature that will now allow the programmer of a
module to define properties for Digital Inputs and Parameters for the "Defined Arguments" of the macro. These
properties can be viewed by users when they are using the modules within a program to obtain documentation and
guildelines of how the author of the module may have intended the input or parameter to be used. In addition to
providing programmers with more information, these properties will be used within SIMPL to set Default Values (if
defined) when the modules are added to a program. The programmer may always override these default values at
any time. SIMPL will also use defined Parameter Properties to ensure data entry validity. This feature is not yet
complete and will be expanded in the future to also allow property definitions of Digital Outputs, Analog and Serial
Inputs/Outputs.
SIMPL: Added support for having PDF help files for symbols:
{ The Module Header dialog was updated to allow the user to specify a PDF file to be displayed when help for
that module is requested.
{ PDF filenames will be stored without a path. If a PDF exists for a symbol and is requested, SIMPL requires
the file to be in the directory where the symbol defintion is located (if it is a user module, the PDF file should
be in the USRMACRO directory, if it is a Project Module, the PDF file should be in the project directory.
{ The Copy Program function was updated to make sure all applicable PDF files are also copied.
{ The Import Archive function was updated to extract all PDF files to the location where User Modules.
SIMPL: Added the ability to view programming Help on a program's Control System by selecting the Central Control
Modules node in the Program Tree and then hitting F1 or right clicking and selecting Help from the context menu.
SIMPL: Fixed power calculator to provide a more accurate report of Power Consumed and Power Supplied.
SIMPL: SIMPL will now allow users to copy the Crestron Product Catalog to their Hard Drive and access the
Product Catalog, containing the Device manuals, from the hard drive instead of having to have the CD inserted into
their CD drive.
SIMPL: Fixed an error in the System Tree where serial devices were being prohibited from being moved from one
card to another.
SIMPL: Fixed Autofill for a case where there were 2 devices of the same type. If Autofill was performed more than
once, the second instance of the duplicate device was being lost.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with Import Crestron SIMPL+ failing due to read only attributes on the IMPTCSP.DAT file.
SIMPL: Fixed problem with the Commented Symbols dialog appearing to be empty when it really wasn't.
SIMPL: Added Help Menu option to view Release Notes.
SIMPL+: Fixed RetimeWait()
SIMPL+: Allow multiple Digital, Analog and Serial I/O arrays (only the last one of each type will be variable in
SIMPL)
SIMPL+: Allow arrays as arguments in file read functions (ReadInteger, etc)
SIMPL+: Fixed a few translation errors that results in the error, "Error copying .spl output file ". The following cases
would cause this error: A SIMPL+ statement such as, "myString ;" The SIMPL+ statement, "Print( "s", );" Accessing
2 dimensional arrays within structures inside of the following functions: chr(), date(), itoa(), itohex(), left(), right(), mid
().
SIMPL+: Added reminder in the SIMPL+ new template module.to initialize all declared string variables.
SIMPL+: .USH file retains original capitalization for I/O cue names
SIMPL+: 'Total Memory Used' is no longer displayed after compilation (Total NVRAM is still calculated & displayed)
Viewport: Fixed crash when opening "Set CS IP Info" dialog with no connection established.
Viewport: Added support for e-Control 2 on an ENET+.
Viewport: Fixed problem when trying to send a panel/firmware to incorrect (unassigned) ID.
Viewport: Added program advisor support to verify NVRAM requirements are met in control system.
Viewport: Fixed problem uploading firmware (Monitor) to pre-2-series systems.
Viewport: More reliable transfers all around (especially web pages to ENET+).
Viewport: Removed single-file size limit on web page uploads to ENET+ because of new firmware.
Viewport: Fixed OPS upload to CNMS (and similar) processors.
Viewport: Fixed bug where Ethernet program uploads to 2-series processors could flag the error light. Tcp/Ip
reconnections are now initiated by the remote side.
Viewport: Restored program load output on ethernet uploads of 2-series projects.
Viewport: Fixed intermittent problems with using "Functions/Set Network ID" with CNMS-style processors.
Viewport: Changed "File Transfer/Update Touchpanel Firmware" to "File Transfer/Update Touchpanel/Keypad
Firmware".
Viewport: Fixed error with "File Transfer/Get Mailbox..." on MSX.
Viewport: Fixed false error condition when performing a "Configure IP" on a CEN-CN whose TCP stack had not
previously been configured.
Viewport: Fixed problem where 2-series program files wouldn't go to the right directory.
Viewport: Resolved problems when working with a TSID of the form xFxxxxxx.
Viewport: Added support for new-style 2-series IP Table.
Viewport: Added new "Configure Ethernet" dialog with DHCP, IP Address and other ethernet options for 2-series
systems.
Viewport: Fixed bug in CNXTA dialog where "Hide Unused Slots" could be selected and slots would still be shown.
Viewport: Added 7-digit, purely numeric serial number as a valid form for TSID/Serial conversions.
Viewport: Fixed IP Table support for TPS panels.
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Viewport: Fixed error where some valid IP addresses in Configure Ethernet dialog were being rejected.
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Viewport: Fixed problems updating firmware over RS-232 to direct-connected TPS panels (introduced in Viewport
3.15)
Viewport: Fixed problem with X-Gen version advisor warning even when UPZ was adequate (introduced in Viewport
3.15)
Viewport: Fixed timing issue introduced when sometimes exiting passto and starting a new action.
Viewport: Fixed problem with Status messages not being drawn to screen properly (introduced in Viewport 3.10)
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Viewport: Reduced querying of rack type and 2-series control system information during several viewport
operations.
Viewport: Speed up Touch-Settable ID Operation through reduction of info-querying.
Viewport: Fixed crash when opening Configure ControlSys IP dialog in viewport.
Viewport: Fixed bug where cancelling a touchpanel transfer thru a 2-series would return success.
Implement C2N-MMS Model (without Scan Converter card). Also available in Library Update 200 or later.
Fix for App Builder where IR ports would show names like "Port AA", "Port BB", etc.
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Fix completeness check on CLX lighting modules.
Viewport: "Connecting..." dialog appears if TCP connection takes >3 seconds to be established.
Viewport: Fixed a bug where "EControl2" dialog would not give proper status info if the Control Systems EControl2
trial has not yet been started.
Viewport: Change DVP4 program load to reboot the system after the load is complete.
Viewport: Fixed intermittent bug when opening the viewport dialog if a connection failed could sometimes cause a
crash.
Viewport: Fixed bug where transmitter ID of 0 was not being printed in Dialog.
Viewport: Improved efficiency of Rack finding algorithm.
Viewport: Fixed bug where Options/FindRack could fail if AutoBaudSearch was not enabled.
Viewport: First release of Touch Settable ID functionality.
SIMPL+: Fixed SetArray for local integers and long integers (signed & unsigned).
SIMPL+: Allow string function arguments to be passed into Remove().
SIMPL+: Don't allow strings within SetArray (String Arrays are still legal).
SIMPL+: Fixed return values for ReadStructure and WriteStructure.
SIMPL+: Translate escape characters in #DEFINE_CONSTANTS properly .
SIMPL+: Fixed application crash when return variables are not declared with signed expressions.
SIMPL+: Added functions:
{ RotateLeft (same as {{ operator)
{ RotateRight (same as }} operator)
{ RotateLeftLong
{ RotateRightLong
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Add CHV-THSTAT and CHV-TSTAT models (Library update 198 and later).
Add Logic to try to place relay devices, that take up multiple relays, onto contiguous relay ports if at all possible.
Added ability to apply the 5 predefined Signal Suffices (i.e. Alt+1, Alt+2, Alt+3, Alt+4 and Alt+5) at the symbol level.
Fixed Open dialog: this dialog will now start at the last directory from which an SMW/UMC file was opened, and not
at the default program dir. Also, .ASV (autosave) files will no longer show up in the default set of files displayed in
this dialog unless the user selects the "Files of type" to be "Auto Saved SIMPL Programs".
SIMPL+: Force Rebuild All if target type is changed.
SIMPL+: Fixed default directory when saving new template files.
SIMPL+: Remove extraneous Crestron Module files (.csp) after program compile.
SIMPL+: Fixed bug with passing integers within structures as arguments to functions.
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SIMPL+: Added bookmarks, available from the Edit menu.
Fixed problem where IR devices were not getting the correct device names when added from the Crestron
Database.
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Fix touch panel chaining for 2 Series systems. No special CUZ is needed for chaining, the fixes are solely on the
SIMPL compilation end. This issue has been present SIMPL supported 2 series systems.
Commenting out of signals: Added ability to comment out signals. When signals are prefaced with "//", they will not
be flagged as a "signal without destination" or "signal without driving source" when the program is compiled.
However, the signal is still in the program (if you have the signal "//VCR_PLAY" between a touch panel defintion and
an IR driver, for example, you will still be able to hit the button and have it function) - it only suppresses the compiler
warning messages. A Detail View context menu option, and shortcut key (ALT+F2) have been provided to toggle
the comment status of all selected signals in Detail View.
CNRFGW-418 now compiles correctly for X Generation Systems (Also available in library 196 or later).
e-Outlook 3 device is available (Also available in library 196 or later).
Fixed SIMPL crashes when running on Chinese Windows.
Fixed problem with Test Manager not being able to open files whose names were longer than 128 characters.
Fixed error in Autofill for AV2 With Card Cage.
Enabled Alt+Shift+6 (Prepend Prefix) and Alt+6 (Append Suffix) for the symbol/subsystem level. When these
options are selected at the symbol/subsystem level, all inputs and outputs will be updated with the given prefix or
suffix. Parameters remain unchanged.
Added creation of a <program name>.smw.err file whenever a data integrity error is encountered on program open.
This file is created such that it can be sent to Crestron Technical Support for more efficient resolution.
Added display of Device Name Suffix when a device requiring multiple slots is added to the program, regardless of
whether the default logic is used.
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Added an error message to be displayed when the user selects 'Add Device' from context menu in Device Library
and the device is not added.
Updated processing for PDF help files (help via the Device Library AND the Help Menu->Control CD Product
Directory) to now look for and bring up the product manuals from the Product Catalog CD. Note: Help menu option
is now "Product Catalog CD". Updated the configuration dialogs to now only show available Port/IR/RF/Card ID's
that are valid for the currently selected device. Prior to this, all IDs were being shown even if it may not have been
valid.
SIMPL+: Added and fixed SendMail return error codes
SIMPL+: Force a Rebuild All if the SIMPL+ module s .ush file does not exist.
SIMPL+: Fixed an issue where if a module was set to 2 and X generation, and it was saved and compiled, then
saved, the proper target control systems would not be saved properly with the module.
Viewport: Transfers of VTPro-e 2.4+ generated web pages to ENET+ cards works - no longer uploads duplicate
_CONFIG_INI_.
Viewport: Web page transfers generally more reliable in error conditions.
Viewport: Web page transfers of files greater than 750KB to ENET+ devices now prohibited by software.
Viewport: Fixed problem where opening e-Control 2 activation dialog with no connection would cause a crash.
Viewport: E-Control Activation dialog now checks if control system supports e-Control 2 before opening.
Viewport: Added Help/Help Contents and Help/About to user menu.
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for the Device Extenders on CPC-CAMI's/CNXFZ Cresnet devices to function. This is a 2 Series only issue.
However, no CUZ change is needed.
Added ability to open AutoSave files (.ASV). The selected .asv file will be renamed to it's .smw file name. User will
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be asked if they wish to allow the Rename and proceed.
Provided support for entering Chinese/Japanese/Korean literals in a symbol's parameter field if the
Chinese/Japanese/Korean version of Windows is running. Even though the characters can be entered, a seperate
step to post-process the serial strings will be required before sending the text to a touch panel (multi-byte fonts need
to have their bytes swapped before being sent).
Added ability to refresh a remote system definition file (.RSD) to a different IP ID than the original import may have
been imported to.
Provided an option on the Copy Program dialog for sending the zipped file to the control system mailbox.
Updated the Copy Program feature to now include any VT-PROe project files (.VTP) in the .zip file/directory copy.
When an archive is imported, any .VTP files in the archive will be extracted to the project directory.
Added an option on the UI Project device configuration dialog to allow the user to say whether or not to inherit the
Join assignments from the selected .VTP file into the associated panel.
Fixed problem where SIMPL was allowing carriage returns and/or linefeeds to be a part of a Device Name which
was causing data integrity errors the next time the program was opened.
Viewport: Wait cursor used more appropriately during busy sequences.
Viewport: "Send Default IP Table" dialog no longer appears when program being AutoSent.
Fix "Analog Comparison (Full Set)" so that only the desired outputs may be filled in. Previous versions required all
outputs to be filled in.
Fixed problem where SIMPL might crash when trying to cut and paste symbols in the program tree.
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Prevent a SIMPL Program to be opened if the minimum SIMPL version required by that program is newer than the
version trying to open the program. In the past, an error was reported in the error log, but the program was still
being opened. This was causing data integrity errors.
Remote System Definition 'Auto-Refresh' implemented: There is now an option on the Import Remote System
Definition dialog (available via the Project menu or the context menus in the Program Tree and Detail View
windows) that will allow the user to indicate that they would like SIMPL to check for a newer version of the
imported .rsd file. - This option is stored, along with the refresh options (i.e. what to do when signals in the .RSD file
have been deleted/changed) for each Imported Ethernet Intersystem Communication (EISC) symbol. When a
program is opened, SIMPL will look at the value of the AutoRefresh flag for each imported EISC. If the flag is set
and a newer RSD file exists, the user will be then prompted as to whether or not they wish to continue with a refresh
of the EISC data.
Viewport: Fix upload issues to ST-1700 and TPS-2000 panels.
Expose MT-500C & CNRFGWA-418 model for the MT-500C.
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Fixed crash from editing a front panel after a replace control system has been peformed.
Added "Refresh" functionality to the Import Remote System Definition feature. Now, if a .RSD file is selected for
Import, and that same filename has already been imported, the signals on the existing Ethernet Intersystem
Communication symbol will be refreshed appropriately per the user's change/delete options. For deleted signals, the
user has the options to remove signals if they no longer exist in the RSD file or to just leave the signal(s) as they are
in the current program. For changed signals (i.e. if a signal name has changed in the RSD file) the user has the
option to change the signal name on the Ethernet Intercommunication Symbol only, change the signal name
throughout the whole program or to leave the signal as it is in the program.
Fixed problem with failing SIMPL+ compiles activated via the Lighting software.
Viewport: Found and fixed problem where Function keys would stop working if a user pressed certain key
combinations.
Viewport: Added support for E-Control II Licensing.
Fixes/Changes from 2.03.07 to 2.03.08:
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Fixed problem in a function used by Lighting software program generation for connecting signals.
Import Remote System Definition (RSD) Fixes:
Improved the dialog that SIMPL displays at the beginning of an Import RSD that asks user whether or not to replace
existing devices.
Fixed error that said there was no control system when the control system is a PAC2.
Fixed issues with the error log being empty but reporting there were errors.
Changed the Copy To Compact Flash function to allow copying to a non-bootable (Project) folder on the compact
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flash.
Added a check and balance scheme when saving Programs to make sure the correct symbol codes are being
written to the SMW file.
Device Extenders now adhere to User Level. All current Extenders are available in all levels, except for Packet
Transmission which is Expert.
Added "Rebuild All" function to the Project Menu. Selecting this option will start a Rebuild All compile, ensuring that
all Simpl+ modules contained within the program will be compiled. This feature would typically be used when Simpl+
files are copied around from computer to computer (especially if over a network) and file date/timestamps cannot be
relied upon for accuracy as to when that module really was last compiled.
Viewport: New Menu Item in Functions for converting Serial Numbers to Touch Settable ID (TSID) numbers.
Viewport: Fix bug where cancelling a TPS upload while 'Initializing...' would cause control system to hang in
PASSTO mode.
Viewport: Reduced flashing during file transfers to active touchpanels.
Viewport: IP Tables may be set up for TPS panels using the same dialog as for control systems.
Viewport: Updates/Improvements of TSID support.
Viewport: Serial Number Assignment dialog adjusted for barcode reader support.
Viewport: Serial number prefixed with 'Z' are all invalid serial numbers.
Add other CNX-Bxx series button panels. (Library 182 and later)
Add User Interface tab in Configuration Manager to CNX-Bxx panels to allow specification of VTPro-e Project.
Add model for PAC2 as a 2 Series control system (Library 182 and later)
SIMPL+: Added & Fixed SendMail() return codes.
SIMPL+: Force a Rebuild All if the SIMPL+'s .USH file does not exist.
Add CNX-TS model (Library 184 and later).
Resolve issue with replacing a control system with a PAC2 and logic not transferring (Library 184 and later).
Fixes/Changes from 2.03.03 to 2.03.07:
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Fixed a crash that can occur when trying to drag a High Voltage Generic relay-controlled device driver on to a C2IRY8 card.
Fixed problem with using CmSmplLt.dll (i.e. Lighting Software's access to SIMPL functions) on Windows NT
systems.
Added Export/Import Remote System Definition Feature: this feature provides the ability for 2 systems to be aware
of the same signals via an Ethernet Intersystem Communication device. Exporting a Remote System Definition
requires a program to have an Ethernet Intersystem Communication device programmed. When the user selects
and right clicks on an Ethernet Intersystem Communication from the Program Tree, or in the Symbol Detail view, the
context menu will have an option to Export Remote System Def file. Selecting this Export option will cause SIMPL to
save the IP ID, IP Address and all the signal information into a specially formatted ".rsd file". This .rsd file can then
be Imported into another system. Programming Note: Don't forget to assign an IP Address to the Ethernet
Intersystem Communication device before an Export operation, as this will be needed for the 2 systems to
communicate. Importing a Remote System Definition is an available option on the Program menu. Selecting to
Import a Remote System Defintion will prompt the user for the .rsd file to import, a Prefix that will be prepended to
all the signals read in from the .rsd file and whether the user wishes to override any other device that may be
located at the IP ID defined in the .rsd file. The import process will then first add an Ethernet Intersystem
Communication device to the IP ID defined in the .rsd file and set the IP Address to the IP Address that is also
defined in the .rsd file. Once the Ethernet Intersystem Communication device is added at the appropriate IP ID,
SIMPL will then read the signal information from the given .rsd file. An import of a Remote System Definition will
result in all INPUT SIGNALS from the exported Ethernet Intersystem Communication device being imported as
OUTPUT SIGNALs and visa versa.
Fixed compilation issue where buttons didn't press on a Pro2's front panel, but buttons in the same position on a
Pro's front panel would work.
Fixed issue where CNIRHT-15 transmitters would not work on a Pro2 (Also available in library update 179 and
later).
Fixed crash on compilation if a macro file had no logic that could be compiled (i.e. everything commented out, etc.)
Added CTRL-G (Goto) in the SIMPL+ GUI to allow the user to jump to a line number.
SIMPL+: Fix for Bit() and Byte() functions to check the indexed position specified in the function against the current
length of the string, rather than the maximum length.
Fixes/Changes from 2.03.02 to 2.03.03:
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Fixed problem with Autofill failing on a MSX-PRO when connection to rack is via ethernet.
Changed the "Search/Replace/F9" function to default to SELECTED when the user has selected 1 or a group of
signals to do a string replace on. If the user selects at the Symbol level (i.e. selection of symbol in the Program
Tree), the setting will still default to ALL.
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Fixed problem with Power Supply devices having their Net ID showing up as 01 instead of NONE. Also fixed
problem where the user was being allowed to change the Net ID of a Power Supply. This is no longer allowed.
Fixed problem with deleting control entry devices that take up more than 1 slot.
Added logic to force an Imported CMC module's symbol tree to MISC if there is no category assigned in the
original .CMC file.
Test Manager: Optimization so that large programs will no longer cause test manager to take a long time to start up.
When transferring a program from SIMPL to a 2 Series processor, the standard viewport dialog will come up asking
whether or not you want to transfer the project to compact or internal flash.
Add more device topics to help file.
Fixed problem where copying a project symbol from one instance of SIMPL to another program in another instance
of SIMPL was causing SIMPL to crash.
Correct compilation of CNX-MIDI card in 2 Series systems. This also requires CUZ 2.009 or later in the 2 Series
processor.
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Viewport: Fix for a problem where accessing the IP info of a CP2E would could cause an access violation on the PC
Viewport: Fix for a problem introduced in 2.84 where having AutoBaudRate on would actually lose the found baud
rate setting, rather than store it
Viewport: Improved reliability of communication with the MT-500C touchpanel
Viewport: Improved support of cancelling a TPS upload in the early stages
Added Import Archive Program to the Opening Dialog.
SIMPL+: Don't allow ReadStructure and WriteStructure within expressions or assignments (2 Series Only).
SIMPL+: ReadStructure and WriteStructure no longer have a return value. Instead, an optional third argument is
allowed to passed into the function that will contain either the total number of bytes read or written, or if negative, a
return error code. (2 Series Only).
SIMPL+: Fixed LONG_INTEGER format specifiers in Print() and MakeString() (2 Series Only).
SIMPL+: Allow x-generation compiler directive functions to compile correctly
SIMPL+: Fixed local variables within Wait Statements (2 Series Only)
SIMPL+: Fixed __FN_DST_STR__ string overflows with STRING_OUTPUTs (2 Series Only)
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Fixed potential problems with Test Manager crashing. This would only happen in 2.03.00; it would not affect 2.02.XX
versions.
Fixed problem with AppBuilder not getting complete lists of potential controllers for a Serial device.
SIMPL+: Fixed problems with using I/O datatypes with file read/write functions.
Viewport: Fix issue where CP2E would show 2 Ethernet IP Entry dialog boxes (same as a Pro2), when it should
only be showing one.
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Fixed problem where directory navigation buttons on File Open dialogs stopped working on Windows 2000 &
Windows XP systems.
Changed filenaming restrictions to once again allow commans in .SMW filenames (commas are still not allowed
in .UMC [user macro] filenames).
Fixed problem where holding the SHIFT key down while clicking on the new program icon in the toolbar would once
again refresh the program tree to show the new program (this is a shortcut way to bypass the program header
dialog and having to add devices right away).
SIMPL+: CSwitch() Case statement blocks now require a 'break' statement to terminate it's statement block. NOTE
THAT THIS IS A CHANGE FROM ITS' PREVIOUS BEHAVIOR - ANY PROGRAMS USING CSWITCH WILL HAVE
TO BE MODIFIED TO HAVE THE BREAK STATEMENT AS THEIR LAST LINE OF A CASE!
SIMPL+: Implemented SendMail().
SIMPL+: Increased maximum variable length for the 2-Series compiler to 120 characters.
SIMPL+: Fixed compile optimizations so that previously compiled modules should not recompile every time a SIMPL
program is compiled. This should significantly decrease compile times.
SIMPL+: Allow "-" and "+" in #define_constant (ex: #define_constant MYCONST -1).
SIMPL+: Fixed incorrect compile warning when assigning to a structure variable of LONG_INTEGER datatype.
SIMPL+: Fixed storage of nonvolatile strings within structures.
SIMPL+: Fixed name mangling (prefix variables with double underscore instead of single underscore).
Viewport: Better error handling for timeouts/dead connections during transfers.
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Fixes/Changes from 2.02.10 to 2.02.11 - PUBLIC FTP SITE RELEASE:
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Added support for AppBuilder/System Manager's Set ID functionality. Provided better determination of a how a
Cresnet device's ID may be set (i.e. manually, via software command, via Setup mode, etc).
Fix problem when Application Builder tried to upload a project and there was a communications error, you would no
longer be able to upload any projects.
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SIMPL+: Fixed string allocations for strings and string arrays.
Show CNX-DVP4 as a Control System model.
Show CNX-DVP4 as a Remote Cresnet Processing model.
Fixed problem with context sensitive help on folder icons in Symbol Library bringing up unrelated help topics.
Fix issue with "Copy to Compact Flash" where an error would be reported if the compact flash was empty.
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SIMPL+: Fixed "_FN_DST_STR_" string overflows.
SIMPL+: Fixed allocation of last element within structure arrays.
Made sure that if a symbol is commented out and it is deemed incomplete, the system will not act on the incomplete
status until it is commented back in.
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Fix so that SIMPL will no longer show an empty error log.
SIMPL+: Fixed GUI crash when using ReadStructure() and WriteStructure() with syntax errors in argument list.
SIMPL+: Fixed file routine functions when return values are not checked programmatically.
SIMPL+: Fixed memory leak in the GUI with SetArray().
Move CNXRMIRD from "Card Slots -\> Room Box Accessories" to "Wireless Receivers -\> IR"
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SIMPL+: Fix compilation problem that would sometimes result in the error "Could not instantiate SIMPL+ module"
coming from the rack (2 series only).
Fixed autofill problem where it was only getting the first Cresnet device.
SIMPL+: Fix problem with IsSignalDefined() where ANALOG_INPUTs and ANALOG_OUTPUTs were reversed.
Viewport: Extended the reboot timeout for TPS panels to 30 seconds, up from 20 seconds.
Viewport: The error log is cleared when a new program is uploaded (2 series only)
Viewport: Transferring to/from the mailbox now uses the proper directory on the control system - "\\MAILBOX" (2
series only).
Viewport: The IP Table can once again be opened even where there is no control system attached.
Implement "Text Append" (Speedkeys: TEXTAPPEND, TAPP) symbol for 2 Series systems. This requires version
1.014 CUZ or later, and will work on TPS panels and later.
There are 3 inputs - CLEAR (Digital), MODE (Analog), IN$ (Serial). There is a single output, OUT$ (Serial). IN$ typically
comes from any logic that can drive a serial string, such as "Serial Send", "Serial I/O", etc. OUT$ goes to a serial input of a
touch panel definition. On the rising edge of CLEAR, OUT$ will be cleared, causing the indirect text field to be cleared.
MODE has 3 valid values, which cause the text behave differently on the touch panel. When mode is initialized to 0d, any
data sent to IN$ will be formatted such that it will cause OUT$ to be cleared and have the new data sent (the way touch
panels work now). When mode is initalized to 1d, any data sent to IN$ will be appended to the next line of the indirect text
field. For example, if the field currently looks like:
HELLO
and "Every\\rBody" is sent to IN$, then the text field will look like (Note - \r is a carriage return)
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HELLO Every Body
When mode is initialized to 2d, any data sent to IN$ will be appended to the end of the last line of the indirect text field. In
the above example, if "Every\\rBody" were sent to the field, the text field would look like:
HELLOEvery Body
Any Carriage extra returns become empty lines, regardless of the mode. In the above example, if "Every\\r\\rBody" were
sent to the field containing "HELLO", the output for mode 1 would be:
HELLO Every
Body
The output for Mode 2 would be:
HELLOEvery
Body
Advanced Usage: If you are writing a SIMPL+ module and want to use indirect-text append features, but do not want to
use the symbol, the string sent to the touch panel can be modified to do this. For Mode 1, "\\xFE\\x01" should be put at the
beginning of the string. For Mode 2, "\\xFE\\x02" should be put at the beginning of the string. No modifications are needed
for Mode 0.
For example, if you wanted to append "Every\\rBody" to the end of the current line, the following SIMPL+ code snippet
could be used:
STRING_OUTPUT OUT$; STRING NewText$[50];
NewText$ = "Every\\rBody";
OUT$ = "\\xFE\\x01" + NewText$;
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Changed wording on the Power Usage dialog.
Add "Connection_Status" output to e-Outlook interface.
Fixed problem where App Builder was adding a Crestron & User serial device to the same serial port.
Fixed crash when autofilling an X Generation sytem.
Fixed situation where a "File cannot be found" message box was coming numerous times and no filename was
given. This message box will no longer be displayed, rather, more meaningful errors will be written to the error log.
The Detail View will now be closed when a Control Sytem is replaced.
Fixed problem where updates to the Edit Preferences dialog weren't being applied real time.
On the Edit Module Header dialog, the "No Selection" option for Target Control Systems was changed to now read
as "Unspecified". Selecting this option means that the module has no requirements as to which control systems it
must work on (it should work on all systems).
Fixed compilation problem where Date objects drawn on a 2 Series LCD front panel (such as a Pro2) would have a
4 Digit year. It has been corrected to show only the last 2 digits, the same as the front panel editor shows.
SIMPL+: Fixed optimization bug that forced SIMPL+ modules to always be rebuilt.
SIMPL+ general purpose Functions added:
{ Ltoa() (Long Integer to ASCII; similar to ItoA() )
{ Ltohex() (Long Integer to Hex; similar to ItoHex() )
SIMPL+ File Functions Added:
{ ReadStructure()
{ WriteStructure()
{ WriteInteger()
{ ReadInteger()
{ WriteLongInteger()
{ ReadLongInteger()
{ WriteSignedInteger()
{ ReadSignedInteger()
{ WriteSignedLongInteger()
{ ReadSignedLongInteger()
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WriteIntegerArray()
ReadIntegerArray()
WriteLongIntegerArray()
ReadLongIntegerArray()
WriteSignedIntegerArray()
ReadSignedIntegerArray()
WriteSignedLongIntegerArray()
ReadSignedLongIntegerArray()
WriteString()
ReadString()
WriteStringArray()
ReadStringArray()
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Fixed problem with error log where AppBuilder was not getting list of errors in order of severity.
Simpl+: Fixed compilation error when compiling Crestron Simpl Plus Modules previously compiled using SIMPL
versions prior to the 2.02.xx series.
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Viewport: Fix problem where send touchpanel through an MSX would fail over a slow connection.
Viewport: Fix problem transferring to a TPS-2000 through an ST-CP.
Viewport: Fix problem transferring .csu files from a long path.
Viewport: Add support for transfer of CCF files to a ProntoPro remote.
Viewport: Add "Program Advisor" support for Simpl uploads to 2-series systems.
SIMPL+: Fixed DIGITAL_OUTPUT arrays within Pulse().
SIMPL+: Fixed assignments of structure arrays to strings.
SIMPL+: Fixed translation of FILE_INFO local variables
SIMPL+: Fixed translation of LONG_INTEGER datatype
SIMPL+: Fixed translation of #define_constant - if #define_constant name was a subset of a declared variable name
SIMPL+: Fixed calculation of total NVRam bytes for Crestron modules when compiling project for the first time.
SIMPL+: Fixed application crash when cursor was place over structure data.
SIMPL+: Changed keyword LONG_FUNCTION to LONG_INTEGER_FUNCTION.
SIMPL+: Added SIMPL+, Include.dat and Cross Compiler version information to .USH file.
Made updates to device library for e-Outlook symbol.
Fixed problem where a newly created AppBuilder system was inheriting data from the last opened system.
Enhanced Error Messages presented to the user when an IR Driver file is read in from a location other than where it
came from the last time a program was saved.
Updated "Invalid File" message on File Open attempts to also advise of potential filename length error.
Fixed problem where AppBuilder was not able to add an ST-LT. This fix will require CrestronDB version 15.7.3 or
higher.
Added display of Model to the IR File Info Dialog.
Added prompt to ask user if they want to overwrite previously existing files in the compact flash boot directories
during the Copy To Compact Flash process.
Added test of a Module's Exclusion list when loading a program. If the current control system is in a module's
exclusion list, the symbol(s) representing that module will be commented out and the user will be informed. Please
note that if this situation occurs, the user does not have to save the program and risk having to go back and
uncomment a bunch of symbols. The program can be closed, the situation remedied and then the program can be
re-opened without incident.
The Module Header dialog will no longer show TPS Panels on the list of target control systems.
Compiler Fix for Pronto not working properly through a CNX-RMCLV when CNX-RMCLV hooked up to a 2 Series.
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SIMPL will now register the ctrldbx.ocx that is located in the application directory when it starts up. This will ensure
that any older versions of SIMPL that are started, after newer versions have been installed, will still be able to
access the Crestron Database.
Fix problem where retrieve program from the transfer dialog was not working.
Display SIMPL+ Cross Compiler Include File version number in SIMPL+ Help About.
Fixed optimization logic when compiling modules
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Added context sensitive drop down box in editor for easy selection of structure fields.
Added CSwitch construct.
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Fixed problem when trying to open read only files. The changes made to allow for opening files with names longer
than 128 chars caused an error when trying to open a read only file. This was generating a message box that was
killing AppBuilder. Read only files can now be read.
Fixed library issues (v153 or later) with copying over serial signals in a control system Made updates to device
library for e-outlook symbol.
Fixed problem where a newly created AppBuilder system was inheriting data from the last opened system.
Enhanced Error Messages presented to the user when an IR Driver file is read in from a location other than where it
came from the last time a program was saved.
Updated "Invalid File" message on File Open attempts to also advise of potential filename length error.
Fixed problem where AppBuilder was not able to add an ST-LT. Note: This fix will require CrestronDB version
15.7.3 or higher.
Added display of Model to the IR File Info Dialog.
Added prompt to ask user if they want to overwrite previously existing files in the compact flash boot dirs during the
Copy To Compact Flash process.
Added test of a Module's Exclusion list when loading a program. If the current control system is in a module's
exclusion list, the symbol(s) representing that module will be commented out and the user will be informed. Please
note that if this situation occurs, the user does not have to save the program and risk having to go back and
uncomment a bunch of symbols. The program can be closed, the situation remedied and then the program can be
re-opened without incident.
The Module Header dialog will no longer show TPS Panels on the list of target control systems.
Compiler Fix for Pronto not working properly through a CNX-RMCLV when CNX-RMCLV hooked up to a 2 Series.
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SIMPL+:
{ Added STRUCTURE datatype
{ Added LONG_INTEGER datatype
{ Added Compact Flash File Functions
{ Added LONG_FUNCTION function type (returning LONG_INTEGER types from functions)
{ Allow Structures and LONG_INTEGER datatypes to be passed as function arguments
{ Allow #define_constant values when declaring local array variables
{ Allow Return statement within Wait Statement blocks, and warn that return only will return from the Wait()
statement's scope.
{ Disallow TerminateEvent() from Function Main(). 'Return' should be used instead.
{ Fixed rack's "Failed to load SIMPL+ module" error due to incorrect NVRam value
{ Fixed program crash with 'Return' statements within PUSH, CHANGE, RELEASE
{ Fixed Remove() when no default start position is specified
{ Fixed u format specifier in Print() and MakeString()
{ Fixed compiler crash when variable name lengths exceed 30 characters
{ Fixed GetLastModifiedArrayIndex()
{ Fixed file name mangling with '(', ')', '[', ']', '{', '}', '|', '~'
{ Fixed TerminateEvent statement within Wait Statement blocks - it becomes a Return() statement, and the
compiler will warn that it will only return from the Wait statement's scope.
{ Fixed Return statement within function Main.
{ Fixed problem with string expressions containing parenthesis. ex: if( str = (str2) );
{ Fixed #DEFAULT_VOLATILE and #DEFAULT_NONVOLATILE compiler directives in X-Generation compiler
{ Fixed bug if last character typed in SIMPL+ module was not a carriage return
{ Added new function: ATOL : LONG_INTEGER = ATOL( string )
{ Added "Display Compile Warnings" checkbox in Edit|Preferences|Target Devices
{ Check version of INCLUDE.DAT file when compiling modules - forces recompilation if different (makes it
easier to use newer versions of SIMPL without having to manually recompile all SIMPL+ files a program uses
if the INCLUDE.DAT file changes)
{ Display "Total Warnings" in compile output window
{ Fixed problem with using Find() for multicharacter match strings.
{ SetClock() and SetDate() now can interpret their integer arguments as signed.
{ Fix context sensitive help from the error log (notably, it hitting the HELP button after a compilation did not
bring up the correct help topic, it only brought up the main page of help).
Add "Copy to Compact Flash" option in SIMPL file menu. The user must specify a .SPZ file (2 Series only) and a
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destination drive (the compact flash drive). The proper target directories will be created on the compact flash to
make it "bootable." NOTE: When inserted, the compact flash will only boot if the CFAUTORUN option is turned on
from the console of the Pro2. If it is turned off, the program on the compact flash will be loaded and run only when
the program is reset (F10 in the viewport, cycling power, hitting HW-R, Hitting SW-R, etc.) The syntax for
CFAUTORUN is "CFAUTORUN ON" or "CFAUTORUN OFF". Typing CFAUTORUN and hitting enter will show the
current status.
Change file save routines to prohibit commas in filenames.
Fixed problem with program/pathnames being limited to 128 characters. The limit is now 256 characters.
Viewport: Add a "Make this the Default Setting" checkbox in the TCP/IP address book dialog. When checked and
Connect is clicked, the selected IP address will be used the next time the Viewport starts or when other applications
such as Test Manager or SIMPL attempt to communicate to a control system.
Viewport: In Report Mailbox size, report the size available on internal flash even if the current directory is in compact
flash.
Viewport: Add an option to the Functions|2-Series menu to erase the mailbox.
Viewport: Add passto support for an ST-CP (requires UPZ 4.02.00 or higher).
Fix compilation problem for Pro2 front panel where Date and Clock objects were compiled improperly (specify a
clock, it compiled into a date; specify a date, it compiled into a clock).
Any signal marked as multiple types in SIMPL (i.e. Analog+Serial, etc.) will now show up as a green line. Black is
now reserved for Serial signals. When saving a Macro (.UMC), SIMPL will verify that all signals are of a discrete
signal type (Analog, Digital, or Serial). If they are not, it will produce warning 155 to let the user know.
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SIMPL will now register the ctrldbx.ocx that is located in the application directory when it starts up. This will ensure
that any older versions of SIMPL that are started, after newer versions have been installed, will still be able to
access the Crestron Database.
Fixes to e-Outlook Interface Symbol (fix is also present in Library files 154 and later)
Implement symbol for C2COM-3 expansion card (2 Series only; present in Library files 155 and later).
Add "Extended Clock" driver (2 Series Only) symbol - same as the current Clock Driver, but it also has an "in_DST"
digital output which is high if the system is currently in Daylight Savings Time. No specific CUZ is required for
support (present in Library files 155 and later)
3 New symbols have been created to facilitate resolving the ambiguous signal problem - Analog Force (Speedkeys:
AFORCE, ACAST), Serial Force (Speedkeys: SFORCE, SCAST), and Digital Force (Speedkeys: DFORCE,
DCAST). These symbols can be placed in a program and connected to a signal to force the type. For example, if an
analog+serial output of an Intersystem Communications (XSIG) symbol is run to analog+serial input of another
Intersystem communications symbol, the ambiguous warning will be produced. The signal can be tied to an "Analog
Force" (or "Serial Force", depending on what type the programmer wanted it to be) to resolve the issue. The Force
symbols have no impact on the final program that is transferred to the rack; they are used on to help resolve
save/compile time ambiguities. These symbols can be used inside of a Macro (.UMC) or in a SIMPL program
(.SMW). (2 Series Only; Present in Library files 155 and later.)
Fix ST-LT compilation (2 Series only).
Fixes/Changes from 2.01.04 to 2.01.05 - PUBLIC FTP SITE RELEASE:
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SIMPL+: Fix resource problem between the X Generation and 2 Series compilers.
Fix autofill issue - sometimes autofill will report errors that certain devices did not autofill correctly even though the
actually did.
Fix replace control system issue where serial ports would get moved to incorrect positions.
Fixes/Changes from 2.01.03 to 2.01.04:
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SIMPL+: Fix problem with Remove() requiring the last parameter. The last parameter is now optional, as
documented.
Fix driver drop problem with CNX-FZ & CPC-CAMI (fix is also present in Library files 150 and later).
Viewport: Fix problems transferring to a TPS panel through a control system (introduced in v2.66 of the viewport)
Fix autofill problem - CNWMBG2-34 would not properly autofill.
Fixes/Changes from 2.01.02 to 2.01.03:
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Fix missing symbol for e-Datalog
Fix problem where Application Builder would not launch (due to changes in 2.01.02 install)
Move LC-3000 from "Discontinued" back to "Touchpanels"
Rename "Obsolete" as "Discontinued" in Configuration Manager's Device Library.
Fixed issue where the "Help" option in the SIMPL+ GUI did not bring up the help system.
Fixed TPS Join Number Remap project to allow 127 Serial Inputs/999 Serial outputs on both the TPS Cresnet and
TPS Ethernet interfaces.
Fixes/Changes from 2.01.01 to 2.01.02:
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Fix issue with 2.01.00's fix for SIMPL+ target compilation. (Third item on 2.01.00's fix list).
Fix problems with copying to a similar symbol when converting a control system.
Fixed LiveUpdate for proper version number checking.
Correct compilation of 1 Way Serial drivers on CNXIR-8 cards on 2 Series systems.
Fixes/Changes from 2.01.00 to 2.01.01:
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Fixed problem where Simpl+ modules within User Modules were replaced whenever a SAVE AS was performed.
Clear All Watch Signals in SIMPL now clears the status window in Test Manager (if it's opened) and clears out the
last status window information from the .tm file (if it exists).
Viewport: Speed up Initialize time for each file in an SPZ during a program transfer (Requires CUZ 1.010 or later; 2
Series Only)
Viewport: Restrict TCP/IP Console password to 14 characters for compatability with 2-series (previously was limited
to 30 chars)
Viewport: Remove file name length limit for web page transfers for 2-Series control systems (Limit is 66 chars for
CNXENET+)
Viewport: Programs that sent data to the console (i.e. TEST symbols, print() statements, etc.) would sometimes
interfere with uploading a new program. This has been fixed.
Added racktypes CP2, CP2E (library 144 or later) - requires CUZ 1.010 or later.
Fixed help links for various Ethernet devices.
Fixes/Changes from 2.00.28 to 2.01.00:
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Fix compilation of CNXIR-8 cards in a 2 Series control system when using a CNXIR One Way Serial Driver (would
give an "Unknown Device" error in the viewport). This is fixed in library 144 or later.
Fix compilation error when a SMW program name had ( or ) in it, and it contained SIMPL+ (2 Series only).
SIMPL+: Fix issue with SIMPL+ target compilation. If a module is developed & compiled for both 2 and X series, and
used in a 2 Series program, after compilation of the 2 Series program, the module would no longer be available for
use with an X series system until it was compiled for the X target in the SIMPL+ GUI.
Fixes/Changes from 2.00.25 to 2.00.28
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Fix problem with modules in a program being reassigned to other modules when Duplicate modules existed in both
User and Project directories.
Fix problem with Module Hint being cleared sometimes.
Fix problem where certain macros would cause the SIMPL compiler to crash (macros that were programmed with
the [~UNUSED~] signal name in order to create gaps)
Fixed problem where TPS Join Number Remap projects would crash the SIMPL compiler if serial strings were used.
Viewport TPS Transfers: Fix 20 second timeout problem when reading a TPS directory - this would occur when
transferring larger projects to a TPS panel.
Viewport TPS Transfers: Speed improvements
Viewport TPS Transfers: Fix problem where if the size of the files needed to be sent is less than the total capacity of
the panel, the files would be sent even if the total project size wouldn't fit in the panel.
Fixes/Changes from 2.00.24 to 2.00.25
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Fix problem with Application Builder generated programs - when opening the SMW file in SIMPL, there was
potential to get a "User Lock" error.
Fixes/Changes from 2.00.23 to 2.00.24 (2.00.24: Internal Release Only)
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In prior versions, opening a SIMPL+ module from SIMPL (right click on the module in your program and choose
"Edit User Module") or a SIMPL module (right click on the module in your program and choose "Edit User Module"
and then "In New Instance") and saving the file (with your original program still open in the first instance of SIMPL)
would sometimes cause the modules within your main program to get randomly reassigned as other modules. This
has been fixed.
Fixed problem with Search/Replace not working: When the search and/or replace strings were single digit numbers,
they were being turned into underscores.
SIMPL+: Fix for 2 Series system crashing when an out of bounds array write was performed. The 2 Series system
will now issue an error message about the out of bounds array.
Fixes/Changes from 2.00.22 to 2.00.23 (2.00.23: Internal Release Only)
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Fix so that uninstalling or running this version (or later) of SIMPL will not affect uninstalling or running older versions
of SIMPL (or vice-versa).
Allow 0's on the outputs of a JK Flip Flop (2 Series only).
SIMPL compiler: Fix COM ports so that if TX$ or RX$ is left out and signals are put on the transmit or receive side
of the com port (for triggering or matching data that is coded directly into the parameters of the port), it will trigger or
match properly. (2 Series Only).
Fixes/Changes from 2.00.18 to 2.00.22
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Fix compilation of the UP and DOWN arrow buttons on the front panel (2 Series only)
Fix so that Application Builder can upload to a 2 Series system. This will require a newer Crestron Database (newer
than version 15.6.5), but only when using Application Builder.
SIMPL+: Fix compilation of For() loops with a negative step (2 Series only)
SIMPL+: String comparisons are now case sensitive, as they were with the X Generation. (2 Series only)
SIMPL+: Fix compilation errors for modules that contained Direct device access functions (i.e. SetSlot(), etc.) or
passing STRING_INPUT, BUFFER_INPUT, ANALOG_INPUT, or DIGITAL_INPUT variables to functions (X
Generation Only)
SIMPL+: If a 1D or 2D Integer array overflowed, the control system would crash. It now correctly reports the array
overflow (2 Series only)
SIMPL+: Fixed compilation of the NOT operator.
SIMPL+: Fixed compilation MakeString(0, ...
SIMPL+: Display message in compile output window if SIMPL+ Cross Compiler is not installed. An error message is
also printed to the SIMPL error log if the SIMPL+ cross compiler is not installed and an attempt is made to compile a
program that contains SIMPL+.
SIMPL+: Display SIMPL+ Cross Compiler version in SIMPL+ About box.
Change title on front panel editor to "Front Panel Editor" for the LCD front panel for both X Generation and 2 Series
systems.
Allow TOGGLE symbol to have "0" on it's OUT output and a signal on the OUT* output and work correctly in the
control system (2 Series only)
Clean up error message for "\\x" errors within strings in macros. "\\x" in a string must always have 2 valid hex
characters after it; the error message now prints the macro number in the main program as well as the symbol
within the macro, if the error occurred in a macro. Be aware that this holds even for partial substitution, i.e. if a string
parameter has "\\x25\\x\\[\#SECOND_BYTE\\]\\x26", that the user must type in 2 hex digits on the macro when
putting in a value for SECOND_BYTE; i.e. for 0, they need to type 00, not 0. This is not a change; just a clarification
for both X Generation and 2 Series.
Mark program as needing to be saved if a DPA card is changed from a CNXENET+ to a CNXENET or CNXENET to
CNXENET+ (X Generation Only)
Fix "TCP/IP Client" device problem when converting between an X Generation system and a 2 Series system.
Fix ST-LT operation for 2 Series systems.
Viewport: Remember last ID for remote console.
Viewport: Fix problem where exiting remote console mode on an X Generation system could fail.
Viewport: Fix problem where file system wasn't initialized on CNXENET+ card before entire web project was sent
(this resulted in duplicate files with same name in CNXENET+ card).
Viewport: Fix problem where web pages could only be sent to a PRO2 and no other 2-series systems.
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SIMPL+: Fixed SetArray() with STRING_OUTPUT and STRING_OUTPUT Array variables.
Simpl+: Fixed issue where control system type was not properly stored when selecting "2 Series" or "X Gen" buttons
from the SIMPL+ GUI.
Macro corruption fix: When a user had a program open, opened a macro in that instance of SIMPL, edited and
saved the macro, then opened the program again, the edited macro was sometimes replaced in the program with a
completely different macro.
Various fixes for Application Builder support.
Test Manager: Fix crash when moving the cursor up/down in the Status View.
Viewport: Fixed problem (introduced in 2.00.14) transferring VTZ files that contained certain characters in the
internal filenames.
Fixes/Changes from 2.00.16 to 2.00.18
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Fix problem with Autofill putting up an error message (no communication) if there were no Cresnet devices.
Fixed problem where Application Builder could not add ST style touch panels.
Viewport now stops the currently running program before sending a new program. This resolves issues where the
firmware and/or filesystem was corrupted and the control system would not boot. (2 Series only)
Fix problem with Autofill not properly identifying plug-in cards in the 2 Series systems.
Fix target types for module development.
SIMPL+: "%d" specifiers in MakeString() and Print() will now print negative numbers correctly (i.e. 65535 will now
print as -1 using d)
SIMPL+: \x format specifier in MakeString() and Print() verifies that a valid 2 digit hex number exists afterwards
SIMPL+: Remove Read-Only file attributes when extracting Crestron Modules into Windows Temp directory
SIMPL+: Correct problems with optimized compiles through the SIMPL+ GUI (if a module had errors, it wasn't
always showing the errors, but a compile through SIMPL would show that a .SPL file could not be copied)
SIMPL+: Correct problem where if a SIMPL+ module failed compilation, all subsequent compilations would print that
they failed. (X Generation and 2 Series compilations)
Features introduced in Version 2.00.16 include:
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Support for the 2-Series control systems in SIMPL itself, Viewport, Test Manager.
New Symbols added (2-Series systems only): Multiple NOT, Logic Wave Delay, Wave Pulse, Make String
Permanent, Toggle-Interlock, Variable Oscillator, Ring Counter with Seed, Variable Delay, Console, Mouse
Simulator, Astronomical Clock, Time Offset.
SIMPL+ v3. Direct device access and debugging capability is coming shortly. Much faster SIMPL+ with much larger
programs permitted. Ability to specify the target control system for SIMPL+ to run on either the X-generation class
machine or the 2-Series machine or both.
Ability to organize modules, IR files, and SIMPL+ files into individual project folders as well as in the Crestron and
user folder. Organize your user and project folders into the same categories as the Crestron folder by specifying a
category in the Program Header.
Improved Symbol & SIMPL+ help.
Some resource optimization to cut down on memory usage. You may notice a delay the first time you run this
version of SIMPL or when installing a new Crestron database as optimization files are built.
Ability to note a location for each device to facilitate installation. Smart propagation of that location to all associated
devices, e.g. if a control system is in a particular room, so are all of the cards installed in it. Supports AppBuilder.
Reorganization of symbols in Program Manager to place the CresNet and Ethernet nodes underneath the cards
which supply the network. This is absolutely necessary to display multiple Ethernet and CresNet networks in a
single control system without confusing units from different networks. The control system type is noted as a
comment on the Central Control Modules node.
Reorganization of the Crestron device library in Configuration Manager into multiple nested levels for better
organization, as well as classifying some devices as obsolete. This does not mean that you cannot use the devices!
It is merely a way of removing the clutter for improved access.
Enhanced error management from the Viewport (2 Series only): Clear the Error log, save it to disk, copy it to the
clipboard, or view it in the Viewport.
Installing the Crestron Database
Along with the SIMPL application, you should download and install the Crestron Database. This database is a collection of
support files that SIMPL requires to allow you to add control of third party devices to your programs.
To install, simply run the setup program. Note that whether you install SIMPL first, or the database first, the install
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programs will automatically setup SMW to find the database wherever it was installed. Thus, there are no additional
configuration steps.
Installing the SIMPL+ Cross Compiler
To use SIMPL+ for the 2 Series control systems, you must download and install the SIMPL+ Cross Compiler. You will
need version 1.1 of the Cross compiler or later to work properly.
Please note that if you have other applications that use Cygwin (a Unix compatability layer for Windows), you should use
version 1.2 of the Cross compiler or later, as this version address co-existing installation issues with Cygwin.
Installing the Crestron Toolbox
In order to communicate, upload to, and manage to 2 Series processors you will need to download and install the Crestron
Toolbox. Note that the Crestron Toolbox is not compatible with processors prior to the 2 Series (X Generation, ST-CP, and
CNMS era control systems). To use these processors, you will need to use the Viewport utility.
Crestron
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 800.237.2041/ 201.767.3400
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