Measure Desktop Release Notes

Measure 15.0.3692 is now available for download. Click here to view a video highlighting several significant new features and enhancements.

 

New Features

  • New Drawing Tool: Extended Polygon
    • Trace walls and create multiple rooms simultaneously
    • Press the Tab key to cancel rubber-banding until the next click
    • Right-clicking completes current line and cancels rubber-banding until the next click
    • Automatically detects lines on most imported blueprint images
    • Hold Shift to temporarily suppress line detection
    • Press Enter to complete the operation and create rooms
       
  • Overhauled Stairs
    • Create non-straight stairways, including spiral staircases
    • Maintain a library of stair configurations
    • View stairs based on actual footprint or see an expanded view showing total material needed
    • Edges, spindles, and handrails were implemented for the 3D view of non-straight stairs
       
  • Room Multiplier
    • Draw a room once and have it allocated many times
       
  • Set multipliers for multiple sheets from a single dialog
    • Right-click a sheet name from the Drawing screen and select "Sheet List"
       
  • Support for RFMS Contract Pricing
    • If the user is mapped to an RFMS Salesperson who has access to Contract Pricing, that price will be retrieved from the database automatically as the job is exported to RFMS, or manually if the user clicks "Refresh Prices" on the Worksheet

 

Improvements

  • Improved accuracy of snapping while drawing and when dragging rooms (MSR-4036)
  • Tread/riser dimensions persist across sessions (MSR-3920)
  • The stairway dialog uses the currently selected product upon initial stairway creation (MSR-3975)
  • Suppression of risers on stairways is allowed (MSR-3994)
  • Stair directions have been simplified to Up and Down; Left and Right are shown for backward compatibility only (MSR-4300)
  • Stairway border settings are no longer sticky (MSR-4010)
  • There are now lay direction indicators for stairs (MSR-4061)
  • Multiple products can be added to a project from the Import Products from Database dialog (MSR-3875)
  • Added message to Import Products from Database dialog indicating how many products were brought in when an import operation takes place (MSR-3875)
  • The Import Products from Database dialog remains open after adding products to a project (MSR-3874)
  • Punch out operations do not completely remove transitions (MSR-3917)
  • The "Measure" button was relabeled as "Set Manual Scale" in PDF and CAD import dialogs (MSR-3891)
  • Random tile percentages may now optionally be suppressed (MSR-3773)
  • The system now offers to copy vertical edges in stack to new edges (MSR-3924)
  • Panning and zooming are now smoother when vectorized blueprint images are present (MSR-3928)
  • The metafile option was moved to the Options dialog, and now defaults to true (MSR-3937)
  • There is now a way to suppress all reuse of tile (MSR-3626)
  • The cut plan instructions are now positioned next to the cut group on the roll (MSR-3926)
  • When using two monitors, newly opened Measure dialogs stay on the same screen as the application itself (MSR-3658)
  • Product Gross Quantity was added to Advanced Calculation Methods (MSR-3878)
  • "Save as Default" for shared company settings is available to Administrators or Managers only (MSR-3659)
  • Additional refinements to Auto Takeoff fill operation (MSR-4015)
  • When opening the Products dialog, the currently selected product is highlighted (MSR-3679)
  • The "Create New" prompt in Quick Tile now reads "Choose Product" (MSR-3363)
  • Form size and splitter positions are now persisted on the Advanced Calculation Method dialog (MSR-4044)
  • The "Visual layout" button is now available when editing an existing stairway (MSR-4054)
  • Improvements were made to the detection of inappropriate calculation methods on border pieces (MSR-4114)
  • Improvements were made to improve snapping accuracy (MSR-3702)
  • Several optimizations to performance while zooming and panning (MSR-4143, MSR-4181)
  • Export XML now includes simple room geometry (MSR-4121)
  • Applied basic blueprint optimizations  (MSR-4363)

Bug Fixes

  • Doorway extensions are no longer improperly applied to a line object when a shared transition is present (MSR-3932)
  • Punch out operations that overlap a transition no longer remove the entire transition (MSR-3917)
  • Fixed a bug where roll information was not being included in the export data (MSR-3948)
  • Cut plan instructions on cut plan report are no longer truncated (MSR-3973)
  • Export to RFMS should name file attachments correctly (MSR-3952)
  • Drawing set is retained when modifying files created in Measure Mobile (MM-2509)
  • Stairs now respect the "Room Name" flag on the Options dialog (MSR-3957)
  • Patterned material on non-straight stairs is now being positioned correctly (MSR-3997)
  • The Cut Plan now fully respects the millimeter setting (MSR-3988)
  • When a room that contains an add-on is split, the add-on is now retained in the correct locations (MSR-3979)
  • 3D clipart was not displaying correctly (MSR-4019)
  • The "Detailed Cut Instruction" checkbox is disabled when there are no cut instructions (MSR-4005)
  • Seam lines were showing up as black in some cases (MSR-4025)
  • The line thickness feature in the Take-Off on Blueprint tool wasn't respecting lines that are thicker than the boundary line setting (MSR-4015)
  • Using Delete Point on circles or ellipses (both rooms and holes) no longer causes a crash (MSR-3954)
  • Fixed issue with transition snapping (MSR-4023)
  • Length only cut gap was sometimes producing sub-optimal results (MSR-3916)
  • Coving was not correctly generated in some cases involving curves (MSR-4039)
  • Crosshairs for full-screen drawing cursor are now shown when snapping is turned off (MSR-3942)
  • Transitions no longer punch out material from walls that they are not attached to (MSR-3977)
  • A large amount of waste was added to tile products when using the Break Open tool and immediately closing the room (MSR-3953)
  • Box Quantity no longer displays extended decimal places on Layout and Worksheet (MSR-4066)
  • Incomplete tiles are correctly highlighted when a single tile is divided by a wall (MSR-4064)
  • Moving or deleting a transition was causing unexpected behavior when the room it belonged to utilizes perimeter add-ons (MSR-4053)
  • Eliminated potential generation of bogus borders when coving is defined (MSR-4084)
  • Product Add-Ons that were copied-and-pasted lost color (MSR-3717)
  • Rooms added to a drawing from the 3D library were often offset significantly from their outline (MSR-4088)
  • The system detects imported 3D models that are missing add-ons (MSR-4093)
  • Fixed problem with products imported via checklist (MSR-4105)
  • Rooms created with Ellipse tool no longer change size when material is changed in a particular project (MSR-4102)
  • Product add-ons that are associated with borders are no longer removed when the room is resized (MSR-4114)
  • The calculation methods for product add-ons associated with borders are now calculated using the respective border’s dimension, not the room’s dimensions (MSR-4114)
  • Non-rectangular tile, displayed in transparent mode, caused cosmetic issues with other rooms on the drawing (MSR-4116)
  • The program will no longer crash on startup if OpenGL is not available (MSR-4103)
  • JobBusiness, CustomerBusiness, and PropertyID data elements are no longer lost when syncing cloud projects with Desktop (MSR-4070)
  • When Transparency and Show Product Images were activated, and no product image was present, tile areas were being rendered too darkly (MSR-4150)
  • Prevented instances that could result in cut overlaps (MSR-4155)
  • In some cases, copying and pasting a room created a duplicate of the room's product (MSR-4156)
  • Esc now clears Undo buffer with canceling line drawing operations (MSR-4146)
  • Locked cuts no longer reallocate when product color is changed (MSR-4164)
  • Fixed issue that could cause Rectangle drawing cursor to change to a Hand cursor (MSR-4205)
  • Project history was displaying incorrect information (MSR-4206)
  • Show Tile Arrows option did not cause tile arrows to display in Room Plan (MSR-4222)
  • Flipping and resetting seams was causing certain operations, such as Angle Cuts, to get confused (MSR-4210)
  • Fixed a potential crash when exporting to RFMS (MSR-4159)
  • In a very specific set of circumstances, the Worksheet could return negative quantities for add-on products on coved areas (MSR-4203)
  • On the products dialog, the group headers are now hidden when all the columns under it are hidden (MSR-3052)
  • Cuts were disappearing in certain instances (MSR-4263)
  • Checklist Item Calculation methods of Match Material and Manual were not being honored when a room is selected (MSR-4292)
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Match Material calculation method to be slightly inaccurate
  • Fixed a bug that could cause cut groups to be displayed differently between the Layout panel and the Cut Plan report (MSR-4257)
  • Cut compression no longer yields a sub-optimal result in some cases (MSR-4421)
  • Information about the selected cut is visible once more on the status bar (MSR-4348)
  • Snapping Unit was not applied when the first room was drawn (MSR-4341)
  • The original Quick Tile "Random" layout persists when a project is re-opened (MSR-4359)
  • Using "Copy Floor..." calculation method with coving was creating excess quantity (MSR-4334)
  • Flooring material was invisible in certain situations (MSR-4271)
  • Entering a character in the Lay Direction drop down no longer results in crash (MSR-4450)
  • Perimeter add-ons were "splitting" while belonging to a single line segment (MSR-4472)
  • Apply button is once again visible in Cut Sequence pane (MSR-4395)
  • Worksheet multipliers are handled more consistently (MSR-4291)
  • Tile Editor's Auto-fill function works more reliably (MSR-4471)
  • Certain modifications to the Products dialog could create excess add-ons (MSR-4457)
  • Rooms created in Measure Mobile could sometimes be incorrectly rendered with Edges (MSR-4451)
  • "Cut Plan Instructions" report no longer crashes when there are no rolled goods (MSR-4643)
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