Measure Desktop Release Notes

 

Measure 17.0 hotfix 1 is available for download as of July 20, 2021 at 5:00pm Central

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed instances where box quantities on custom Forms could be incorrect (MSR-5427)
  • Fixed a bug that could result in incorrect Selling Price and Tax on custom Forms (MSR-5408)
  • Fixed a bug that could cause rooms viewed in the Tile Editor to be invisible (MSR-5415)
  • Rooms are now displayed correctly at all zoom levels (MSR-5415)
  • Quick Tile feature no longer creates new product when an existing product has been selected (MSR-5403)
  • The cursor should no longer get stuck in a "waiting" state (MSR-5431)
  • Blueprints imported with the "Keep original image quality" box unchecked are more legible (MSR-5425)
  • Fixed crash that could occur when certain projects were opened. (MSR-5400)

Measure 17.0 was released on July 13, 2021.

Special Considerations:

  • Leica Disto measuring devices are no longer compatible with Measure Desktop. Robust support for these devices continues to be available in Measure Mobile.
  • Integration with QuickBooks is not currently available in this update.
  • Integration with RFMS' New Home Management System is not currently available in this update.

New Features

  • Navigation Pane
    • The Navigation Pane on the left side of the screen allows users to quickly navigate to various important screens in Measure. From the top: Import Blueprint (Premier only), Customer/Project Information, Product List, 3D Viewer, Worksheet, Custom Forms.
  • Material Areas
    • This feature allows multiple primary flooring products to be placed in different areas of a single room.
    • The Subdivide Area tool can be used to divide a room into multiple Material Areas.
    • The Join Material Areas tool allows multiple adjoining rooms to be merged into a single room with each becoming its own material area.
    • Material Areas can be named to provide greater clarity on printed plans.
    • Add-Ons, Quick Tile patterns, Custom Patterns, and mosaics can be assigned to individual Material Areas. Material Areas that have Add-Ons assigned to them will display the Add-On icon directly to the right of the Material Area name.
    • Curves can be assigned to the sides of Material Areas.
  • Project Summary
    • This compact, "Worksheet-lite" view can be enabled on the right Sidebar. For each product and service, the Summary displays a line with the item's Style/Color name, Gross Quantity, and Subtotal. A Grand Total is displayed at the bottom.
  • Fill Room
    • Activate this tool and click in the empty space between any number of rooms. It will attempt to intelligently fill the void with a single room.
  • Capture Room Name
    • This tool, located under the Blueprint tab of the Ribbon Bar, allows users to select a room on the drawing and then capture text from an underlying blueprint and assign that text as the room's name.
  • Advanced Curve
    • Define any type of curve using just two handles. This tool should be used in place of 5-Point Curves in most instances, though the 5-Point Curve tool remains available for users who prefer it.
    • The 3-Point Curve tool was renamed Symmetrical Curve to better describe its function.
  • Fit Curve
    • In some cases, such as when curved areas on a blueprint are painted in with the Takeoff Assist tool, the curves are represented by a series of small, straight line segments. This tool allows users to convert such areas to actual curves, thereby eliminating excessive points and handles and allowing easier manipulation of the room shape.
  • Delete Curve
    • Select a curve and click Delete Curve to remove the curve and restore the selected segment to a straight line.
  • Snap Cursor to Handle
    • This option enables the cursor to snap onto nearby points or handles, making them easier to target and select. Option located under Measure Options > Drawing.
  • Private Notes can now be added to individual Sheets. When exported to RFMS they will appear as Internal Notes.

Improvements

  • 64-Bit framework
    • This major enhancement enables Measure to take full advantage of the system resources commonly available in modern PCs.
  • Enhanced welcome dialog
    • Informative videos can now be streamed directly to the Welcome Dialog.
  • Cosmetic improvements
    • Updated color of various UI elements.
    • Updated font used throughout the software for improved readability.
  • Ribbon Bar enhancements
    • Commonly used tools from the Room tab were consolidated onto the Home tab.
    • 3D tab was created to house all 3D-related features.
    • Seams tab was created to house all Seaming tools.
    • Tools that are rarely used were distributed out to other tabs.
  • Modeless Interface
    • The following dialogs are now modeless: Product List, Worksheet, Custom Forms, Product Selector, Stacks, and Quick Tile. Modeless dialogs can remain open while the user performs work on the drawing canvas or in other dialogs.
    • Products, Stacks, and Quick Tile patterns can be dragged from their respective dialogs directly into rooms on the canvas.
    • Edge materials can be dragged onto specific edges of rooms or Material Areas.
    • Products can be dragged directly into the Add-On dialog.
    • Multiple Add-On products can be selected and dragged simultaneously.
  • Background Allocation
    • Roll product allocation now occurs in real time. This enhancement eliminates the need for a separate Layout Mode. Seaming tools can now be accessed any time from a new Seams tab on the Ribbon Bar. Because allocation occurs in real time, seams can now be shown at all times.
    • For users who prefer seams to only be visible when the Seams tab is active, a "Seam Visibility" option was added to Measure Options > Estimating.
  • Streamlined Blueprint Import Process
    • The Import Graphics dialog now contains all of the necessary tools to scale, crop, and otherwise prepare an imported blueprint for takeoff.
    • Removed technical jargon like DPI, rasterization, etc. as these are no longer relevant.
  • User Customization of UI
    • The following actions can be applied to the Navigation Bar, Palette, and Sidebar:
      • Unpin
        An unpinned bar will be hidden off-screen only to be represented as a small tab at the edge of the screen. When the cursor is moved over a tab, the bar it represents will slide into view and then retract when the cursor moves away from the bar.
      • Float
        Bars can be torn away from their docked locations, resized, and placed anywhere on the screen.
      • Dock
        Bars can be docked along the right, left, top, or bottom of the screen.
  • Persistent Measuring Tape Boxes
    • These are now persistent objects on the drawing canvas and in the Explorer panel. (MSR-4619)
    • To delete an individual Measuring Tape box, select it and press Delete to remove it.
    • There is also an option to delete all Measuring Tape boxes on a sheet. This is accessed by right-clicking on an empty portion of canvas, or by clicking the dropdown button next to the Measuring Tape tool on the Ribbon bar.
    • Options were added to the Room and Seam Plans to enable or disable visibility of Measuring Tape boxes on those reports.
  • Bulk Upload/Deletion of Cloud Projects
    • This new functionality is located in the Open From Cloud dialog.
  • Expanded Sheet List Functionality
    • Double-click a sheet, or select it and click OK to navigate to it.
    • Select one or more sheets and click Delete to remove them.
    • Adjust the order of sheets by selecting one or more and clicking the Up or Down arrows.
  • Send to Back / Front options are now available when right-clicking one or more rooms on the drawing. (MSR-4233, MSR-5316)
  • Tile and other hard surface products can now be applied to Stairs. (MSR-4089)
  • It is now possible to assign material independently to stair risers and treads. (MSR-4702)
  • Photos attached to Stairs in Measure Mobile are now displayed in the Stairway Editor under the "Notes and Photos" tab. (MSR-4324)
  • Added 180 degree landing to the hard-coded Stair Library. (MSR-5114)
  • Reinstated full lay direction options on stairs. (MSR-4803)
  • Increased maximum riser height for stairs to 14 inches. (MSR-4978)
  • Roll products assigned to Stairs now allocates more efficiently. (MSR-4899)
  • Removed the limit on Riser Height when using Append Stairs feature. (MSR-5311)
  • Allocate Steps Individually setting now sticks between Measure sessions. (MSR-4616)
  • It is now possible to select multiple rooms and use any Hole tool to remove material from all selected rooms in a single operation. (MSR-4276)
  • Users may now specify the location of backup files. (MSR-5313)
  • Reference measurements are now shown while adding t-seams and length seams (MSR-4906)
  • Various optimizations to reduce Measure startup time.
  • Various performance enhancements. (MSR-4744)
  • Added option for Open and Save dialogs to display the most recently used folder rather than the one designated as the Default Project folder. (MSR-4691)
  • Multiple Add-Ons may be selected and deleted at the same time in the Add-On dialog. (MSR-4655)
  • Various enhancements to usability of Takeoff Assist tool.
  • The Takeoff Assist tool can now automatically generate transitions. (MSR-4462)
  • The Takeoff Assist dialog now remains open until closed by the user. (MSR-4684)
  • Takeoff Assist now has the ability to quickly paint large areas that contain many smaller enclosed areas. (MSR-4708)
  • Improvements to Undo / Redo in Takeoff Assist function (MSR-4708)
  • The Takeoff Assist tool now rounds all measurements, including transition lengths. (MSR-4604)
  • Takeoff Assist now detects holes in rooms (MSR-4593)
  • Takeoff Assist now allows users to set fill color (MSR-4682)
  • It is now easier to see the visual cue that the cuts extend past the end of a roll. (MSR-4714)
  • It is now possible rename an imported blueprint and add notes to it. (MSR-3204)
  • Made improvements to prevent projects from becoming corrupted due to certain factors outside of the Measure application. (MSR-4839)
  • Handles are much easier to see at very high resolutions. (MSR-4846)
  • All cursor sizes are now supported for all cursors. (MSR-4799)
  • Improved appearance of main canvas icons, especially in printouts. (MSR-4219)
  • Improved appearance of curves and enhanced allocation performance when curves are in use. (MSR-4834)
  • Tile Editor's Auto-Fill function works more reliably. (MSR-4471)
  • Copy button on Product List was renamed as Duplicate to better reflect its function. (MSR-4060)
  • Some operations may result in products being duplicated. A prompt will now be displayed when this happens. (MSR-5043)
  • Worksheet icon was changed to better reflect its function. (MSR-5034)
  • The original Quick Tile "Random" layout persists when re-opened. (MSR-4359, MSR-4404)
  • The default position of the Quick Access Toolbar is now below the ribbon. If it is moved, it will be restored to this position the next time Measure is started. (MSR-5033)
  • Direct manipulation of border pieces is now allowed. (MSR-4788)
  • The full-screen cursor was made more visible. (MSR-4920)
  • When importing a multi-page PDF, the system automatically names each sheet based on the PDF file name. (MSR-4551)
  • Some notifications are displayed at the top of the canvas and require no user action to dismiss. (MSR-4841)
  • Cut Plan instructions can now be viewed in a table format. (MSR-5053)
  • Made export to RFMS more prominent on the Worksheet. (MSR-5157)
  • Cut groups now terminate at the end of a cut group, not in the middle. (MSR-5113)
  • Quick Tile's "Scale other lengths proportionately" box is now unchecked by default. (MSR-5187)
  • Rooms and Material Areas containing Perimeter Add-Ons now display the Add-On icon in addition to the colored outline. (MSR-5228)
  • "None" may now be applied to edges. (MSR-5238)
  • Thumbnails for photos attached to rooms now display at an appropriate size on high-resolution monitors. (MSR-4324)
  • Refactored code for Forms feature to reduce its footprint in memory, improve performance, and lay groundwork for future enhancements.
  • The handling of curves was made more robust. (MSR-5254)
  • Added option to set custom color for plank lines. (MSR-5182)
  • Items with user-created calculation formulas may be applied directly to Transitions. (MSR-5243)
  • When curves are not preserved by the Expand Room operation, the user is informed. (MSR-5200)
  • Miscellaneous products sold by a square unit of measure can now be used in conjunction with the Coving tool. (MSR-4698)
  • The project checkup step "Tile count used for large room" was removed. (MSR-5317)
  • Projects created via CRM Opportunities are now available in Measure Desktop. (MSR-5307)
  • Projects published from Measure Desktop are now shown as "published" in CRM (MSR-5308)
  • Right-clicking the Estimate panel now provides options for a vertical or horizontal cut orientation. (MSR-5305)
  • Implemented material specularity in 3D renderings. (MSR-3777)
  • The center line of walls is now more visible when using the Extended Polygon tool. (MSR-5270)

Bug Fixes

  • Information about the selected cut is visible once more on the Status bar. (MSR-4348, MSR-4404)
  • Compression no longer yields a sub-optimal result in some cases. (MSR-4421, MSR-4404)
  • Grid Snapping was not applied when the first room was drawn. (MSR-4341, MSR-4404)
  • Flooring material could become invisible in certain situations. (MSR-4271)
  • Using "Copy Floor..." calculation method with coving was creating excess quantity. (MSR-4334)
  • Entering an invalid character in the Lay Direction drop down no longer crashes the system. (MSR-4450, MSR-4404)
  • Certain join operations no longer crash the system. (MSR-4400)
  • Certain seam operations could produce badly formed cuts. (MSR-4401)
  • Corrected memory leak. (MSR-4391)
  • It is now possible to alter perimeter add-on calculation method after choosing Selected Segments. (MSR-4352)
  • When using the Extended Polygon function, the green snap lines now appear consistently. (MSR-4405)
  • Center cuts now works correctly. (MSR-4504)
  • Perimeter add-ons can no longer split themselves when they belong to a single line segment. (MSR-4472)
  • System no longer crashes when creating a border on a complex room. (MSR-4498)
  • The system is now able to fix all self-crossing polygons. (MSR-4560)
  • Modifications to the Product List can no longer create excess add-on quantities. (MSR-4457)
  • Selecting a text box while the Tile Editor is open no longer results in a crash. (MSR-4629)
  • Certain rare situations no longer result in a crash when saving to the Cloud. (MSR-4625)
  • Project checkup errors are no longer generated for products that are not in use (MSR-4638)
  • When moving seams on stairs, the system now properly snaps to step intervals. (MSR-4610)
  • T-seams are now properly created on stairs regardless of their orientation. (MSR-4637)
  • Default Walls can no longer be erroneously rendered with "tails". (MSR-4640)
  • Stairs can no longer cause the 3D viewer to hang in certain situations. (MSR-4632)
  • Cut Plan Instructions report no longer crashes when is enabled on a project where there are no roll goods. (MSR-4643)
  • Mouse wheel works consistently on additional screens. (MSR-4667)
  • The Always show Room Dimensions option now works consistently throughout the software. (MSR-4675)
  • Corrected snapping issues involving curves and default walls. (MSR-4646)
  • Waste percentage was not updating correctly when cuts were moved in some rare circumstances. (MSR-4676)
  • Fixed alphameric sorting on worksheet. (MSR-4701)
  • Cuts no longer become immovable in certain rare circumstances. (MSR-4780)
  • The system now detects missing cuts more accurately. (MSR-4783)
  • At times the "Product quantity appears to be incorrect" check-up error was not being resolved by Fix It. (MSR-4742)
  • In and Out Corner calculations were inflated by the presence of coving. (MSR-4742)
  • Project Checkup was not able to fix certain issues with pattern alignment. (MSR-4769)
  • Punch Out no longer crashes in a certain situation. (MSR-4794)
  • Text boxes were not appearing on the Seam Plan. (MSR-4806)
  • Corrected potential error when printing 3D report. (MSR-4824)
  • Refactored Graphics Import code, fixing numerous issues. (MSR-4809)
  • Curves are now preserved in all contexts. (MSR-4818)
  • Selected segments defined in 32-bit version can no longer shift position when opened in 64-bit version. (MSR-4819)
  • Tile was not showing on some rooms. (MSR-4801)
  • Hidden walls can no longer be selected. (MSR-4766)
  • Unit of measure should no longer appear to swap between metric and imperial in certain situations. (MSR-3802)
  • Product Images are now consistently rendered correctly. (MSR-4768)
  • The Seam Plan now shows all room names when appropriate. (MSR-4896)
  • Drawing confirmation sounds have been restored (MSR-4699)
  • Cut sequencing no longer results in a crash under certain circumstances. (MSR-4903)
  • The "Fit to Grid" tool can no longer cause material and lay directions to change erroneously. (MSR-4902)
  • Border quantification can no longer be excessive when metric units are in use. (MSR-4901)
  • Addressed issues that could occur when a project made the round trip from Measure Desktop to Measure Mobile, and back to Measure Desktop. (MSR-4962)
  • Corrected cosmetic issue when rendering tile with product images enabled and transparency in use. (MSR-4964)
  • Rapid clicking on tiles caused extra nodes to appear in the Product Explorer. (MSR-4256)
  • Tiles cleared in the Tile Editor could still erroneously appear in the Product Explorer and Worksheet. (MSR-4256)
  • Tile Editor drawing area was not refreshing correctly when transparency was greater than zero. (MSR-4256)
  • Double-clicking on the room multiplier label now opens the Room Properties dialog. (MSR-4974)
  • It is no longer possible to apply an invalid width to stairs. (MSR-4949)
  • Cut positions no longer change in the trip between Measure Mobile and Measure Desktop when stairs are present. (MSR-5056)
  • Adding a room multiplier no longer causes the Seam Plan to lose header and footer. (MSR-5036)
  • Manipulating room sides no longer causes loss of Add-On product in certain situations. (MSR-5025)
  • Corrected problem in calculating LY. (MSR-4982)
  • It is no longer possible to blank out the Min Plank Length in the product catalog. (MSR-5075)
  • Hide Default Walls option can no longer affect quantities. (MSR-4823)
  • Stairs in expanded mode are rendered properly in 3D. (MSR-4127)
  • Wrapping of text in textboxes no longer depends on zoom level. (MSR-2934)
  • Addressed excessive memory consumption with certain files containing mosaic tile patterns. (MSR-5096)
  • Cuts on stairways were erroneously allocated under certain circumstances. (MSR-5102)
  • Notes are no longer cut off on the Room Plan and Seam reports. (MSR-5153)
  • The correct image is now affected when multiple images on the same sheet have the same name. (MSR-5146)
  • The add-on icons in user-defined material areas were too large at some zoom levels. (MSR-5148)
  • Incorrect quantities are no longer generated on the Worksheet when add-ons are placed on stairs in certain scenarios. (MSR-5133)
  • Certain specific actions no longer result in loss of Transitions. (MSR-5175)
  • Quantities in the Checklist Report now consistently match those on the Checklist and Worksheet. (MSR-5140)
  • The Cuts window now refreshes when transparency is changed. (MSR-5147)
  • The CRM Opportunity attribute is no longer lost when opening and saving Measure project files. (MSR-5214)
  • Revised method for applying grout to rectangular patterns. (MSR-5171)
  • Suppressed the use of fractions on the Product List to prevent introduction of rounding errors. (MSR-5204)
  • Add-on Area calculation is now correct when stairs are not in expanded view. (MSR-5198)
  • The Expanded View setting on stairs can no longer affect product quantity. (MSR-5201)
  • Reduced flicker of ghost lines when auto-panning. (MSR-5191)
  • Product images are consistently displayed when zooming in and out. (MSR-5209)
  • A message now warns the user when an inappropriate pattern start is applied to Stairs. (MSR-4884)
  • Add-On quantities are now correctly converted when opening projects created in Measure Mobile. (MSR-5199)
  • Adding and deleting the Measuring Line tool no longer causes seams to disappear. (MSR-5267)
  • The Select Product dialog no longer jumps, which could result in the selection of the wrong product. (MSR-5266)
  • Flipping or rotating a room can no longer alter Add-On quantities. (MSR-5319)
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