Magnifi 3.4R16 Release Notes

Magnifi 3.5R6 Release Notes
System Requirements
Supported operating systems: Windows® 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit
Magnifi has yet to be tested with Windows 10.
Processor: Core i5 or better (or equivalent)
Memory: 4 GB (recommended: 8 GB)
Minimum disk space: 500 GB
Recommended network: Built-in network card (USB-to-network adapter also acceptable)
Display: 13 in or larger (recommended: 15 in)
For extensive analysis purposes, we recommend using an additional external monitor, 22 in or
larger with a minimum resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels.
Minimum resolution: 1366 × 768 pixels
Included with this release of Magnifi, comes the following firmware:
Ectane® 2
Version: 1.8R2
Update your firmware the first time you connect to the Ectane 2.
Version: 1.1D1T30
Update your firmware the first time you connect to the Ectane.
Version: 1.0R1
This is the first software release for this equipment.
New Features and Improvements
Support for the Sharck™ Probe
Magnifi finally supports the complete Sharck family of probes.
The default setup for each probe model is located in …\Documents\Magnifi\Setup\Ectane
Surface\Sharck folder.
New, dedicated data processing capabilities have been developed (Sharck calibration process,
liftoff correction gain, local permeability compensation process) to get the most information
from this probe.
Real-Time Interpolation
The interpolation process is applied in real time in this new version. To enable this function with an
older setup, you must open the C-scan Configuration dialog box. Access the details of the Interpolation
process, and then select the Real-time processing check box.
Enabling this function removes the black line between channels during acquisition, making it much
easier to interpret the data as the probe moves. New setups created with the wizard automatically use
this function by default.
Acquisition with Magnifi 3.4
Acquisition with Magnifi 3.5
Calculated Information Fields
This feature is on the Settings menu. It was initially developed for Sharck probes, but also works with
other probes. It allows measuring the liftoff and the length on a specific channel or C-scan. The
calculated values appear in the Lissajous view of the corresponding channel or C-scan.
New Ways of Resizing Cursors
The usual way of resizing cursors involves clicking and dragging both edge cursors simultaneously. This is
sometimes difficult when it is necessary to precisely position the edge cursors at both ends of a flaw.
Magnifi 3.5 introduces a new way of resizing by only moving one edge cursor at the time.
In strip charts:
1. Move the main cursor to align the first dotted cursor at the beginning of the flaw.
2. Right-click and drag the opposite dotted cursor toward the end of the flaw.
The first dotted cursor remains stationary.
3. When the dotted cursor is at the end of the flaw, release the mouse button.
In C-scans:
1. Move the main cursor to align one of its brackets with the beginning of the flaw.
2. Right-click and drag the opposite bracket toward the end of the flaw.
The first bracket remains in place.
3. When the bracket is at the end of the flaw, release the mouse button.
New Color Palettes
Several new color palettes are available in Magnifi 3.5.
Palettes with linear lightness. Intended to map gradual phenomena for which we want to get a
linear perception of the degradation. These color palettes offer a good grayscale conversion
when printing with a black-and-white printer.
Steep rate of change of lightness. These color palettes provide a higher lightness rate of change
and are intended to resolve smaller anomalies.
• Saw Tooth Rainbow. This new type of rainbow palette offers a better contrast in the
cyan-to-yellow range compared to the current rainbow palette.
White Rainbow. This new rainbow-style palette exists to provide a white background.
Threshold palettes. These colors palettes are used for go/no go detections. They are also useful
in highlighting differential signal responses.
Blue & Red Threshold
Blue & Yellow Threshold
Average Peak Measurement Mode
This new measurement mode calculates the average baseline signal on both sides of a selected
indication, and then measures between the average value and the peak signal inside your selection. This
new measurement mode:
Yields better phase values on open-shape signals (see below).
Never yields an inverted phase measurement.
Should only be used on absolute signal shapes (not appropriate for differential signals).
Phase-to-Depth Overlay in Voltage Plane Views
The phase-to-depth overlay in voltage planes is now available for calibrated sizing curves. Extrapolated
sizing curves do not benefit from this feature.
Average Moving Speed between Landmarks
When using the landmark detection feature, Magnifi can now calculate the average moving speed of
the probe based on the time elapsed and distance travelled between two consecutive landmarks
(according to the landmark table). The speed appears in the Information toolbar at the bottom of the
Magnifi window.
Improved IRIS TCG
The latest Ectane and Ectane 2 firmware were improved to supply time-corrected gains up to 60 dB/µs.
This allows detecting back walls more easily in thin-walled tubes or tubes using strongly attenuating
Data Reading Capability when Ectane Used has Software License (No Physical Keys)
In Magnifi 3.4, when the acquisition instrument used a license (as opposed to a hardware key), it was
not possible to read recorded data. This was inconvenient for the crew performing data acquisition.
With Magnifi 3.5, it is now possible to read acquired data, on the Analysis tab. When reading a recorded
file, Magnifi opens a new window where you can read all the data you want, as long as the first Magnifi
remains connected to the test instrument.
Exporting C-Scans using Automatic File Naming
It is possible to select the Automatic file name option when exporting to files. The exported data file
names will be the same as the current file being read or recorded and are exported in the same folder as
the *.magdata file.
C-Scan Cursor Width Displayed in Information Toolbar
In tubing configurations, you can now see the C-scan cursor’s width along the circumferential axis in the
information toolbar. This is quite useful to validate defect coverage during analysis.
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Report Completion
This feature, available in the Report dialog box, compares the inspection list, the files in the inspection
folder, and the report table to produce an Inspection Completion Report.
Red: Files that are present in the inspection list, but that have not been acquired and analyzed.
Yellow: Acquired file that have not been analyzed (no report entry associated to them).
White: Files not acquired, but analyzed. For example, a plugged tube that cannot be acquired,
but that has been tagged with a specific feature code.
TubePro Compatibility and Simpler Report Importation
To ensure the compatibility with new report fields added to the Magnifi database, you must use
TubePro or later. This version is available for download on our Web site at
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TubePro can import reports from Magnifi by opening the exported Magnifi text file (.txt file)
or directly reading the Magnifi database (.mdb file), which eliminates the need to use text
Probot (probe pusher-puller) Controller
Magnifi 3.5 fully supports our upcoming probe pusher-puller system, the Probot. Below are examples of
the software interface for the Probot controller and its sequence manager.
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Minor Improvements
New Keyboard Shortcut for No Indication Code
To reduce mouse operation, use the N key on your keyboard to specify a no indication code in
the report. The shortcut works just like the no indication button (
), and automatically loads
the next file after the operation is complete.
Probe Demagnetization
Used exclusively with Sharck probes, this tool demagnetizes the probe, if necessary.
Modifications to Existing Features
The keep current settings button’s ( ) behavior and the associated Analysis Preferences were
• When the feature is active, Magnifi attempts to read the next file with the current
• When the feature in inactive, Magnifi reads the next file with its original settings.
• The button’s state (pinned or not) changes according to the Analysis Preferences shown
• If this property is set to Reset to checked after loading a file, it will reproduc the
behavior of Magnifi 3.4.
• If this property is set to Retain check stat, then the icon will never reset by itself.
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Dropped Features
The old application wizard originally used with IRIS was retired. IRIS setups are now always
created with the setup wizard.
Resolved Issues
Magnifi Software
Moving a cursor in a strip chart while in acquisition mode no longer adds tubes in the inspection
The voltage plane calibration values are no longer reset when you change the frequency in the
No more occasional error messages appearing at the end of configuration with the wizard.
No more crashes when a C-scan cursor or a strip chart cursor gets out of range.
The Y position when creating a tube setup using encoder-based acquisition is no longer wrong.
In the Scan Parameters dialog box, the Oversampling value is now applied.
When creating sizing curves for plates, calibration points now show whether they are near or far
The Channel/C-scan selection buttons now function properly.
IRIS color palettes are now correctly configured by the setup wizard.
The red C-scan cursor in acquisition now appears when performing single-pass array inspections.
The connected point amplitude sizing curve can now have a negative slope.
Removed unused check box in the in the large acquisition window.
You can now configure the encoder to a negative resolution without getting an invalid encoder
The export C-scan to file process appends .csv.cvs or .cvs extension to output files.
Acquisition now works when creating electromagnetic setups with the setup wizard when the
previous setup is for IRIS.
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In Analysis mode, message files no longer lose their M tag when a report entry is made for the
data file having the same name.
Magnifi no longer crashes after loading specific data files.
The wrong topology is no longer applied in the Instrument Configuration dialog box when
performing specific wizard sequences.
Encoder resolution measurement units are now correctly applied in the Instrument
Configuration dialog box when you go from metric to US customary units.
Several other minor fixes.
Ectane 2 Firmware
The battery charge indicator is now always synchronized with the actual battery charge.
The intermittent balance problem with Sharck probes no longer an issue.
The encoder no longer resets when the instrument is balanced.
Connector relays remain on the 19-pin connector after the instrument is turned on.
The TCG start time now matches the front wall detection position.
The generator phase is no longer inverted on the mini-dock with Ectane 2 256 models.
The Ectane 2 no longer enters safe mode while updating its firmware.
The external enable acquisition now works with the encoder mode.
Several other minor fixes.
Known Issues, Limitations, and Restrictions
It is impossible to modify the Ectane 2 network configuration while running the
Kaspersky antivirus on Windows 8.1.
Use a computer with a different antivirus or running a different version of Windows to modify
the Ectane 2 network configuration. We are waiting a fix from Kaspersky.
Occasional erroneous acquisition resolution when moving from an internal clock-based
acquisition to an encoder-based acquisition.
Modify the scan axis, select the encoder, go back to the normal scan axis, and then reselect the
Clicking the center mouse button in Code view activates a scrolling mode that cannot be
Avoid using your center mouse button in this view. If you do, you must restart Magnifi.
The Y position of a report entry made from a C-scan Lissajous does not take the corrected
landmark position into account.
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