2015Q3 Release Notes
Nupas-Cadmatic Outfitting
Cadmatic Plant Design
eShare – Information Management
Release
Notes
2015Q3
2015Q3
1.
NEW IN CADMATIC 2015Q3 ..............................................................................................................................3
2.
ADMINISTRATION .................................................................................................................................................4
3.
DIAGRAM / 3D INTEGRATION .................................................................................................................................5
4.
PIPING ISOMETRICS & SPOOLS ...............................................................................................................................6
5.
PLANT MODELLER ................................................................................................................................................7
6.
CABLE ROUTING ...................................................................................................................................................9
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CONTAINMENTS ................................................................................................................................................ 10
8.
DUCTING ......................................................................................................................................................... 11
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LASER SCAN MODELLER ..................................................................................................................................... 12
10. STRUCTURAL .................................................................................................................................................... 13
11. AUTOMATED PUBLISH DOCUMENTS TO eSHARE ..................................................................................................... 14
12. INTEGRATION WITH OTHER PRODUCTS .................................................................................................................. 15
13. eSHARE ........................................................................................................................................................... 17
14. eBROWSER AND eGO ........................................................................................................................................ 19
15. UPGRADING TO NEW VERSION ............................................................................................................................ 20
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2015Q3
1.
NEW IN CADMATIC 2015Q3
The tools and features have been developed in close cooperation with our customers and
stakeholders and represent further proof of CADMATIC’s commitment to continuously develop tools
that enhance our customers’ operational efficiencies.
CADMATIC continues the quarterly release model that was introduced last year. There are four
releases annually and the release name refers to the year and the quarter when it has been
published, e.g. 2015Q3.
License server of release 2015Q3 is compatible only with license files for version 2015Q2 and it is
not compatible with older license files.
License server of release 2015Q3 can be used for applications of versions 5.0 and newer.
NUPAS-CADMATIC OUTFITTING 2015Q3 is compatible only with Nupas-CADMATIC HULL version 2015Q3
and newer. Outfitting will not work with older Hull versions and Hull will not work with older
Outfitting versions.
ebm files published with 2015Q3 PLANT MODELLER are compatible with 2015Q1 or newer eBROWSER.
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2015Q3
2.
ADMINISTRATION
COS server
 Optimized use of already-read COS object information to improve performance of object
browser for example when showing Part Sizes.
 Bug fixes:
- Empty document folders caused troubles when restoring backup.
- Document replication failed in offline replication if file was modified on master server
after it was requested to replica.
- When using COS accounts, system didn’t remember password even if Remember
password was selected.
- In offline replication, files of removed objects prevented replication.
Project and Library management
 Alternate dimensions are now available for reports the same way as primary dimensions.
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Values of dimensions are available as tags D01, D02, etc. Alternate values are now
available via tags $01, $02, etc.
 Possibility to add and change alternate format of key dimensions in dimension table. In earlier
versions also alternate formats of key dimensions were protected.
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Bug fixes:
- It was not possible to convert Surface area and internal volume using normal conversion
codes. New mm based tags were created:
Surface area mm2 PI_TAG_SURFACE_AREA_MM (.iu) and
Internal Volume mm3 PI_TAG_INTERNAL_VOLUME_MM (.iV)
[old meter based tags will remain for compatibility reasons:
Surface area m2 PI_TAG_SURFACE_AREA (Sur) and
Internal Volume m3 PI_TAG_INTERNAL_VOLUME (Vol)].
- Some shared settings of PLANT MODELLER were modifiable by regular user.
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3.
DIAGRAM / 3D INTEGRATION
 Automated publish of documents to eSHARE.
 Greatly improved Hole Management especially to handle cases where hull plates are
modified after hole requests are generated.
 Non-watertight multi-pipe penetrations - Common Sleeves.
 Reporting from Containment Browser to generate easily 3D space based material take-offs.
 Comparison of cable ways and nodal networks to find easily for example latest changes which
can affect to cable routes.
 Improved handling of alternate dimensions (for example inch dimensions) in material reports.
 Valve (armature) that is inserted into a piperun inherits NS of piperun
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4.
PIPING ISOMETRICS & SPOOLS
 Recreate Isometric/Spool Drawings changed to Delete and Recreate to make it more obvious
what command is doing.
Bug fixes
 AUTOCAD® template was not attached to dwg when exporting spool drawing directly from
spool drawing object.
 More checking added that only those spools are updated where there are real changes when
geometry of isometric drawing is updated.
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PLANT MODELLER
Piping
 Vital continuum for the multi-pipe penetrations: Common Sleeves for non-watertight
bulkheads. Complete analogy with watertight multi-pipe penetrations.
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Automated material, thickness and dimensioning of sleeves
Automated hole requests
Automated dimensioned production drawing of plate
 Bug Fixes:
- In some very rate cases pipeline was unintentionally changed during routing of pipe.
UI
 Improved performance when changing colors of objects.
 Bug fixes:
- Relinquishing of model objects was not always immediately visible using ownership
colors on currently open views.
- In some cases 2D pick didn't work correctly in axonometric views with view filter boxes.
- New Refresh command (F5) ruined wire frame view in PLANT MODELLER.
Drawings and Drafting
 2D Annotations, Advanced Delete command.
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Option to delete annotations selecting a set and then target deletion according to color,
layer or pen.
 Bug fixes:
- In some cases there was invalid label text size in PLANT MODELLER 's drawing after version
change.
Tools
 Bug fix:
- Viewing of Work Request eBrowser model was not working with 64bit eBROWSER.
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Automated Support Drawings
 Writing of model.mdl is removed from saving. model.mdl had become useless and writing
was wasting time.
 Option to show Neighbors only in Front view has been added to Support Spools settings. If
neighbor set is defined to contain a lot of items (e.g. pipes, cableways, ducts) to make front
view more clear then other views were sometimes messy when same set was visualized in
every way.
 Option to have unique part numbering for beams and pipes (when used as secondary
support) to enable cut lengths to BOM. This option can be used alone or together with the
option to have unique part numbering for primaries.
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6.
CABLE ROUTING
 Diagnostic tools for comparing cable ways and cable routes.
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local users are now able to compare the two PLANT MODELLER area models easily and
reliably see which objects are different and in which say different.
also to see easily if the two models are not up to date, even if the users thought they
are.
also to see easily e.g. changes during last day/week etc.
 eBROWSER publishing is enhanced so that we can publish an ebm of:
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cable way objects in systems which take cables.
nodes and segments as 3D objects with associated info accessible via tags
the user can publish an ebm on and thereafter compare in eBROWSER.
 Made it possible to move the end point of cable with 3D cursor, when the cable is one of
those not having the assigned end equipment.
 Pick node of selected cable head/tail equipment is improved.
 Rights to modify cables are now linked with the behavior of CABLE ROUTER
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a user whose profile enables cables: can use CABLE ROUTER and do whatever he likes
without limitations to cables, its attributes and nodal network.
a user whose profile denies cables: can open CABLE ROUTER but cannot modify anything
related to cables or nodal network, but can just browse.
Bug fixes
 Runs in compartment was erroneously showing only the first compartment.
 Manual routing crashed in some cases if starter for broken cable.
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crash happened when user tried to start manual routing for a cable that had first /last
node defined but route was broken and didn't contain those nodes.
 Different evaluation order of nodal network caused that Routed cables of one design area
were falling to Route Changed category of another design area.
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CONTAINMENTS
 Reporting from Containment Browser to generate easily 3D space based material take-offs.
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Containment Browser has a Report button with context menu that contains commands
to generate a standard ICGD based report or to generate a custom report. The latter
calls script ContainmentBrowserReport.mac. There is an example script that
demonstrates how Containment Browser interfaces to custom reporter.
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8.
DUCTING
Bug fixes
 Nearest Inside Vertex command (Alt+E) was not working in free ends of straight ducts.
 Check-in state of duct spool and main document were not always in sync.
 In some cases there were overlapping annotations and views in duct spool drawings.
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9.
LASER SCAN MODELLER
Bug fixes
 PLANT MODELLER does not anymore lock point cloud files for read by other applications.
 When Relocate > Move Cloud command was used and result was saved, point cloud jumped
to the original position.
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10.
STRUCTURAL
 Structural unit browser lets the user to transform several structural units at time. Move and
Rotate can be run to all items currently selected in the list window. Naturally only those
structural units are transformed which have all of their objects, including the structural unit
group itself, checked-out for the current PLANT MODELLER area.
Bug fixes
 It was not possible to pick structural and standard component parts of structural units.
 In some cases there were problems in Beam Tool when trimming or stretching beam by
plane.
 File/Check out vs. Structural Units/Check out behaved differently with groups and unit
members.
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AUTOMATED PUBLISH DOCUMENTS TO eSHARE
 Site specific eSHARE server address for model and document publish.
 Option to browse published revisions (DWGs) of documents.
 Option to export published revisions of documents using any of supported formats (DWG,
PDF...).
 By default published documents are skipped in cx-export. There is also a special option to
create cx archive export with published documents.
 A new configuration object Common/Document Revision Marker has been added
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It contains a simple list of revision codes and associated markers (by default from A to Z)
that will be shown to users.
If configuration object is not present then a default version is created when application
is connected to COS.
There is a simple text based editor to modify this configuration object.
Can stand in library database or it can be project related in project database.
Modified opening of PLANT MODELLER's drawing so that if user (interactively) starts an
editing session that checks out drawing then a check is made to see if the current
revision of the drawing already has a published revision. If so then user is asked
whether a new revision should be opened.
Conversion of old-style-revision (text-box-based) of documents from old projects to the
new revision marker system.
Revision markers and tables are reset when new project is created. Special option to
bypass reset for support purposes.
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INTEGRATION WITH OTHER PRODUCTS
 Option to control heaviness of imported stuff.
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PM_STAT_MODEL() is now able to generate a csv file that measures cost of model
objects with respect to complexity of 3D geometry. This is closely related to impact of
imports to visualization or collision detection.
Hull Integration
 Hull plate thickness and material are published as hardcoded attributes from HULL. Tag .sp is
used for plate thickness and tag .sq is used for plate material. For example piping
penetrations utilize these new fixed attributes.
 HOLE MANAGER has functionality for re-targeting hole requests in cases where they are
associated with the wrong target. This means that the Request for Hole (RFH) is associated
with a different object than the object that has the matching hole node. This can happen for
example when a hull plate is split and the hole node is located on the new plate.
Hull/NAPA/Tekla agents do these checks periodically and fix the situations when possible.
 Retargeting of hole requests:
- Tool allows the user to retarget hole requests that have no target object or are
associated to the wrong target object. Retargeting can be performed automatically by
the system or manually by the user.
 Requests for Holes (RFH) are sent to HULL for processing only when Request Update
command is used. Sending is not based on Check-in of RFHs as it was in earlier version.
 Functionality for sending hole requests again to Hull for processing, even if our book keeping
indicates that they have been processed by HULL. This can happen in cases where an existing
project has been used to setup a new project and Hull has removed all outfitting holes from
the HULL project.
 Outfitting stores the name of the user that last modified a hole request. This is an embedded
COS attribute. This name updated when the hole shape, dimensions, orientation or location
has changed. When outfitting sends a hole request to HULL for processing it includes outfitting
modifier name with the request.
 Bug fix:
- HOLE MANAGER had wrong location of hole if hole request was moved outside HOLE
MANAGER for example by using Layout > Move commandhave complained that analyzing
RFHs (Request for Hole) with problems is time
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Siemens TC interoperability
 Automated JT export via PM service.
 Incremental (just changed things) JT file updates.
 Doesn’t reject whole face set if it was considered bad.
 More 3D primitives implemented via JTOpen toolkit.
Transfluid link
 Second decimal is added to the wall thickness.
Bug fixes
 3D dumps (3DD and 3DC) broke when distance from objects to origin is several kilometers.
Some pipes changed the shape and positions of objects were changed.
 2D import could not handle arcs that have tiny length.
 2D import did not correctly take origin point of block into account.
 Import of Export All Objects DDL didnt work properly.
 In some cases patch edges of BSVs were not visible.
 2D import couldn't handle splines with control points.
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13.
eSHARE
 The 3D rendering has been optimized to provide a better user experience, especially with
larger models. An almost full rendering of the model is produced more quickly and smoothly
than before. Smaller details are added gradually, but the user interface is active during the
whole rendering so the user never needs to wait for the 3D rendering to finish. The user also
sees all 2D overlays (map, coordinate display, smart points, bubble markers) during rendering
and can click them. Objects can be selected during rendering without a delay or extra
rendering.
New features
 Searches can be saved and run later.
 The document list has been renewed. It has customizable columns that show selected
document attributes. The columns can be sorted and filtered in an Excel-like way. There is a
quick search text filter that applies to all displayed attributes. Document files can be opened
directly from the list by using the document name link
Changes
 Searches run much faster.
 Other PDF viewers than Adobe Reader can be used.
 It is possible to configure eShare to use IIS application initialization so that the first user gets
served immediately without having to wait app pool to start.
 Users can be imported from Active Directory groups using the command line admin tool.
 The eSHARE server is 64bit. If the database adapter has been configured to use a 32bit
database provider, it has to be replaced with the 64bit version.
 Administration user interfaces have been broken into smaller, more easily manageable pages
that use a navigation pane on the left.
 Simple search shows combined results from model, managed documents and external
sources grouped by model items.
 Link annotations in documents are shown as colored areas instead of underlining.
 Smart point and model text attributes can contain hyperlinks.
 Project administrator can define document types for file system document adapter.
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 In document tree, the root folder of the file system document adapter displays the name of
the adapter.
 System administrator can register a custom protocol to be accepted by eSHARE so that a base
link in the hyperlink adapter can use a custom protocol.
Bug fixes
 If model publishing is interrupted, the system was left in a state where model publishing did
not work anymore, and other errors might have occurred.
 After IIS application pool had been recycled (IIS does this automatically) errors were shown in
commands that require user identification, and IIS thread sometimes started by using 100%
of available processing time until it was killed.
 Search was re-run each time search tab was opened.
 Error occurred while deleting model when none had been published.
 Installer didn't always set proper permissions to eSHARE installation folder for application
pool.
 Smart points: multiline text lost paragraph formatting in view mode.
 Model items had links to managed documents that shared attributes which were not
identifiers.
 If a managed document had links with size 0x0 (label without text) some of the actual links in
the document were not shown.
 Search box typeahead was not fluent when typing quickly.
 Objects were not shown when moving in model if insulation or edges were displayed.
 The 3D component hung when attribute based visual style was selected.
 Publishing a new model to eSHARE failed if model didn’t contain all attributes that were used
for categorizations.
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eBROWSER AND eGO
 The 3D rendering has been optimized to provide a better user experience, especially with
larger models. An almost full rendering of the model is produced more quickly and smoothly
than before. Smaller details are added gradually, but the user interface is active during the
whole rendering so the user never needs to wait for the 3D rendering to finish. The user also
sees all 2D overlays (map, coordinate display, smart points, bubble markers) during rendering
and can click them. Objects can be selected during rendering without a delay or extra
rendering.
eBrowser
 Fixes:
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When moving between bubble views, 3D was rendered twice when a new bubble view
was entered.
Point clouds disappeared when ebm was updated automatically.
User was able to move in model during animation between bubble views.
Objects were not shown when moving in model if insulation or edges displayed.
eGo
 Fixes
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When side panels were swiped after selecting a 3D object, the camera moves.
Sweeping moved upwards-pointing camera in the wrong direction.
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UPGRADING TO NEW VERSION
 Download latest installation media from CADMATIC’S web page Downloads > Customer Area.
 This instruction is for upgrading version 6.0.7 or newer to 2015Q3. If you have older version
than 6.0.7 that should be first upgraded to 6.0.7. If DIAGRAM application is used then
intermediate upgrade to 6.1.4 is required.
Before Upgrading
 See that the replicas have received latest update files so that COS servers have same
information.
 All users must save and check-in all objects. Some temporary spool attribute objects are left
to ownership of the pm area even though Check-in-All objects is used. This is normal and
doesn't stop the upgrading.
 All users must check-in all documents (PM drawings, Isometric and Spool drawings and
diagrams.)
 At replica site all configuration objects in library and project database need to be at master
site and not owned by replica.
 Verify at the master site that all ownerships have been received.
 At master site open Library and Project Databases and check that all relevant objects are
checked in by replica. DO NOT Force cancel check-out or Take All. Objects that are always left
at replica site are pm areas and replica sites.
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 Exit all pm areas
 Create backup and save it to secure location, so that it is available even after the upgrade.
Backup must be done at all project sites including all replica sites.
 Make sure that online replica servers have been set offline from Manage COS
Upgrading License Server
 Check that your license file is compatible with the 2015Q3 version. License server of release
2015Q3 requires a version 2015Q2 of license file. Version number is in license file name
(format of the license file name is <name>_1520…lcf.cry). License server of release 2015Q3
can be used for applications of versions 5.0 and newer.
 Uninstall License server from Windows ® Control panel > Programs and Features. Uninstall
also Sentinel System Driver Installer if it's not version 7.5.7.
 Start License server installation from installation media. Follow the instructions on the
installation media. The sentinel protection driver can be also installed at the same time. Be
prepared to unplug and plug the license sentinel key when the installation gives the
instructions to do so.
Upgrading COS Server
 Start Install COS from installation media and follow instructions.
 In case you have several projects under the same COS server you are about to upgrade, notice
that you need to upgrade all the projects at the same time.
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 Upgrade COS server to version 15.3.x.
 If you are about to upgrade a 32-bit COS server to a 64-bit version a warning message
appears. Don't proceed with the upgrade process unless you are sure about it:
 Give COS server time to convert even if the program tells that the conversion is ready. Check
the COS server folder, system creates temporary db.uc catalogue. The COS server convert is
ready when the system has automatically deleted the temporary db.uc catalogue.
 COS server log writes following row when it has finished the upgrading process: "Database
format conversion succeeded".
 If the COS server is disturbed, conversion is stopped too early.
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 Check from COS server log that COS server is up and running. You can start and stop
COS server and see if it keeps on running on new version.
 When COS server is successfully upgraded at both master and replica site, replica can be set
online again or in case offline replication, update can be send from offline replica
Install of New Version Applications
 Start the installation media for 2015Q3:
 Run server installation or standalone installation:
 Install the program folders c153 or nc153 to your wanted server or computer location and
follow instructions on installation media. New main version will be installed parallel with any
existing version.
 Select the default profile or select your existing profile. Profiles need to be updated.
 When the program is installed check that the profile is correct so all users are using the new
versions. Disable old profile by renaming it, if it is not needed.
 In case you have custom files in your program, earlier files merge your additions to new files
Converting Project
 Convert the project and library. In case the conversion is not started check security policy
from Manage COS that system administrator has the right for project conversion.
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 Conversion must be done also at replica site. If the replica site is offline, system notifies of the
offline status but selecting OK will complete conversion
User Areas After Update
 Check that the area path points to correct location.
 Users can start their areas. First time they get a window with options to re-build the model
from MDL or from COS. Both options can be chosen but in case of uncertainty select Re-build
area via COS update
Profiles to be Updated
 PmArea.prf
 Component Manager PmGuest.prf
 Pipe.prf
 DmTools.prf
 Hull Agent PmTool.prf
Upgrading eBrowser
 Before you can install eBROWSER for version 2015Q3, older version (i.e. pre 2014Q1 version) of
eBROWSER must be uninstalled. This can be done via Windows ® Control Panel > Programs and
Features. After the uninstallation, eBROWSER can be installed form the installation media
Upgrading eShare
 After the software upgrade, models need to be imported to projects again as the import to
database doesn’t happen automatically during upgrade.
 Users may need to clear the browser cache.
 During the installation of the new version of the 3D Component on a client computer,
Internet Explorer may need to be closed. Sometimes closing the visible browser windows is
not enough but the remaining hidden iexplore.exe processes need to be ended via Windows
Task Manager.
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