Measure 15.0.3704 On-demand Release Notes

This version of Measure Desktop is offered on-demand. It contains new features, improvements, and bug fixes beyond the current public version.  Please see our General Release Notes for information about the current public version.

If you would like to obtain the on-demand release, please request it through the Help Desk.

New Features

  • Extended Polygon Draw
    • New drawing tool that facilitates the creation of rooms with shared walls
    • Creates lines automatically when used with vectorized blueprints
    • Suppress line detection by holding the Shift key
    • Right-clicking suspends line drawing with the Extended Polygon tool

  • Room Multiplier
    • It is now possible to draw a room once and have it allocated many times

  • Stairs
    • Access to new Stairway Library
    • Allow editing of non-straight stairs
    • The creation and editing of spiral stairways is now possible
    • Non-Straight Stairs are now displayed in 3D
    • Moving, flipping, editing sides and rotating are all supported when working with stairways
    • Stairway sections may now be attached and detached
    • Implemented waterfall allocation and borders for non-straight stairs
    • Added checkbox to the stairs dialog that activates/deactivates the expanded view of stairs
    • Edges, spindles and handrails were implemented for the 3D view of non-straight stairs
    • Desktop-Mobile conversion of stairs is fully functional
    • Suppression of risers on stairways is allowed

  • A new dialog exists that allows the user to set multiplier factors for all sheets from one place

Improvements

  • New: The system now detects missing cuts more accurately (MSR-4783)
  • New: Reinstated full lay direction options on stairs with roll goods (MM-3015)
  • Older projects that were saved with previous iteration of stairs are no longer reallocated when they are opened (MSR-4490)
  • When non-roll products are used on stairs, users may now choose lay directions other than "up" or "down" (MSR-4394)
  • Implemented further optimizations for imported blueprint images
  • Improved efficiency of duplicate name detection
  • Stair directions have been simplified to Up and Down; Left and Right are shown for backward compatibility only
  • Snapping lines no longer appear when "Snap to rooms and cuts" option is disabled
  • Export XML now includes simple room geometry

  • The snapping mechanism no longer misses opportunities to snap
  • Panning of complex tile patterns has been optimized
  • Refreshing products on the Worksheet now supports contract pricing
  • Optimized zooming and panning operations
  • Improvements to shape snapping when grid snapping is activated
  • Improvements were made to the detection of inappropriate calculation methods on border pieces
  • Stairway presentation has been enhanced in order to alleviate user confusion
  • Improvements to positioning and sizing of lay direction arrows for stairs and borders
  • The Stair tool's "Risers Exist" flag is turned on by default
  • Form size and splitter positions are now persisted on the Advanced Calculation Method dialog
  • The "Visual layout" button is now available when editing an existing stairway
  • The "Visual layout" button will affect connected stairway segments
  • There are now lay direction indicators for stairs
  • Shapes are now snapped to grid lines or to shape lines (whichever are closer)
  • A new check-up step detects the inappropriate application of calculation methods to border pieces
  • Added informational message when adding products to a project
  • When opening the Products dialog, the currently selected product is highlighted
  • Multiple products can be added to a project from the Import Products from Database dialog in the context of the Select Product dialog
  • The Import Products from Database dialog remains open after adding products to a project
  • The "Create New" prompt in Quick Tile now reads "Choose Product"
  • Change to use metafiles of imported blueprints - results in faster performance when zooming and panning over imported PDF
  • Tread/riser dimensions to persist across sessions
  • Panning and zooming are now smoother when vectorized images (PDFs or CAD drawings) are present
  • The "Measure" button was relabeled as "Set Manual Scale" on the Scale dialog for PDFs and CAD drawings
  • Random tile percentages may now optionally be suppressed
  • Removed redundant dimensions from the cuts displayed in the drawing window
  • The 3D Viewer/Editor (as a separate window) has been restored
  • The system now offers to copy vertical edges in stack to new edges
  • There is now a way to suppress all reuse of tile
  • The cut plan instructions are now positioned next to the cut group on the roll
  • There is now an option for suppressing handrails
  • When using two monitors, dialogs associated with Measure stay on the same screen
  • Project set retained when modifying files created in Mobile
  • Additional refinements to Auto Takeoff fill operation
  • Improvements to the Options dialog
  • Product Gross Quantity was added to Advanced Calculation Methods
  • "Save as Default" for shared company settings is available to Administrators or Managers only
  • Added sheet right-click options to the ribbon
  • The detailed cut instruction checkbox is disabled when there are no cut instructions

Bug Fixes

  • New: Tile was not showing on some rooms (MSR-4801) 
  • New: Lay Direction lacked Left/Right Option for hard surface (MSR-4793)
  • New: Punch out no longer crashes certain situations (MSR-4794)
  • New: Project Checkup was not able to fix pattern alignment (MSR-4769)
  • New: In and Out Corner calculations were inflated by the presence of coving (MSR-4742)
  • New: Some cloud projects could not be opened (MSR-4795)
  • New: PDF export of Photos report was hanging (MSR-4721)
  • New: "Cut Plan Instructions" report no longer crashes when there are no rolled goods (MSR-4643)
  • New: Scenarios were not duplicating the original sheet with room count when Duplicate Room or cut-and-paste were used (MSR-4774)
  • New: Apply stairway product with Ctrl+A was creating duplicate cuts (MSR-4784)
  • Measure sometimes crashed when saving to cloud (MSR-4625)
  • Worksheet multipliers are handled more consistently (MSR-4291)
  • Cut groups are shown in the Layout window now match the Cut Plan report (MSR-4485)
  • Auto-fill function (Tile Editor) works more reliably (MSR-4471)
  • Modifications to the Products dialog created excess add-ons (MSR-4457)
  • Suppress the display of edges in certain cases (MSR-4451)
  • Seam editing operations for stairs have been made more robust (MSR-4509)
  • The extended polygon function should work regardless of the option "Snap to Rooms and Grid" (MSR-4405)
  • Bogus seam lines no longer appear (MSR-4553)
  • In Layout mode, it is now possible to select a room and change the lay direction and then select the object again (MSR-4495)
  • Room node is now displayed in view after editing room name (MSR-4275)
  • Perimeter add-ons no longer "split" while belonging to a single line segment (MSR-4472)
  • Apply button is once again visible in Cut Sequence pane (MSR-4395)
  • Entering a character in the Lay Direction drop down no longer crashes the software
  • Corrected various issues related to room snapping
  • Flooring material no longer becomes invisible on the drawing under certain circumstances
  • Using "Copy Floor..." Add-on calculation method with coving no longer creates excess quantity
  • The original Quick Tile "Random" layout persists when re-opened
  • Snapping lines now appear as they should after a blueprint image has been imported
  • Information about the selected cut is visible once more on the Status Bar
  • Cut Groups as shown in the layout window now match the Cut Plan report
  • Drawing tools now properly close shapes when double-click occurs
  • Previously it was not possible to change pattern start location in certain circumstances
  • Cuts were disappearing in certain instances
  • Fixed a bug when exporting projects containing rooms with no flooring product
  • The "Copy Floor..." calculation method with borders was creating excessive quantities
  • Changing a tile's shape at times prevented the user from changing any other tiles' shape
  • Checklist Item Calculation methods of Match Material and Manual were not being honored when a room was selected
  • Corrected cosmetic issues on Stairs dialog
  • Extra stairs were appearing after changing material on stairways
  • Changing product on stairs now removes them from their original roll
  • On the products dialog, the group headers are now hidden when all the columns under it are hidden
  • Users are no longer unexpectedly logged out in some cases
  • The rectangle drawing cursor no longer unexpectedly changes to a hand icon
  • Punching out a room no longer causes a curve to become straight lines
  • Project history now displays project information accurately
  • Stairs are no longer rendered without color on the Seam Plan when the Crop Graphics option is disabled
  • The Show Tile Arrows option now correctly causes tile arrows to display in the Room Plan
  • Stairway material is no longer lost when upgrading to the new stair format
  • Cut labels on stairs are now displayed correctly
  • Cut placement is no longer inaccurate when roll products are applied to spiral staircases
  • Flipping and resetting seams was causing certain operations, such as Angle Cuts, to get confused
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when exporting to RFMS
  • The Worksheet no longer returns negative quantities for add-on products on coved areas
  • Products imported from templates are now assigned to the user's default price level
  • Opening a project no longer generates a stray allocation message
  • Locked cuts no longer reallocate when product color is changed
  • Tiled areas on the Room and Seam reports were not printing correctly
  • In some cases, copying and pasting a room created a duplicate of the room's product
  • Esc now clears Undo buffer with canceling line drawing operations
  • Prevent crash when Ctrl+dragging
  • When Transparency and Show Product Images were activated, and no product image was present, tile areas would be darker than normal
  • False positives were occurring on check-up step involving tile counts
  • Scene report was causing an error
  • Checklist from templates should be visible
  • When creating stairs from the original stairs dialog, the system now uses the lay direction specified there, not the one in the ribbon heading
  • When rotating stairs, the lay direction was being changed
  • The cut lay direction arrows were eliminated altogether on stairs since they were incorrectly oriented and redundant
  • Non-rectangular tile, displayed in transparent mode, caused cosmetic issues with other rooms on the drawing
  • JobBusiness, CustomerBusiness, and PropertyID data elements no longer lost when syncing with Desktop
  • Importing 3D models was causing a crash
  • System crashed when attempting to load the 3D viewer in one specific project
  • In certain circumstances, room names being displayed in the 3D viewer were causing a crash
  • Fixed problem with price levels not being imported with Checklist products
  • Project check-up was incorrectly reporting incorrect tile count
  • The system detects imported 3D models that are missing add-ons
  • The system no longer creates the situation in which add-ons are missing in 3D models
  • Project check-up was reporting incorrect tile count but could not fix it
  • Changing material in a stairway that has a product add-on assigned now strips the add-on
  • Transitions were disappearing from jobs
  • The system was crashing when creating stairways with scenarios
  • Project checkup was not fixing a tile count problem
  • Product Add-Ons that were copied-and-pasted lost color
  • Rooms added to a drawing from the 3D library were often offset significantly from their outline
  • Compression operation was failing in some cases
  • Spiral stairway cuts were not uniformly positioned on the roll
  • Lay direction for stairs are correctly applied
  • Visual Orientation button on stairs dialog is no longer disabled unnecessarily
  • Roll compression was producing less than optimal results
  • Checklists were not populated
  • Box Quantity had extended decimals on Layout and Worksheet
  • Coving was sometimes not well-formed when curved walls were present
  • Adding borders to a spiral staircase was causing problems
  • Incomplete tiles are correctly highlighted when a single tile is divided by a wall
  • Moving or deleting a transition was causing unexpected behavior when the room it belongs to utilizes perimeter add-ons
  • Exporting to PDF on Win32 computer was causing an error
  • App error occurred when double clicking on a spiral stairway
  • Changing lay direction on a stairway landing was causing the system to crashes
  • Eliminate bogus borders when coving is defined
  • Hardened code so that jobs that formerly could not be opened may now be opened
  • Clicking on a stairway border selects the stairs but does not cause the main product to change
  • Lay direction, as entered in the stairs editor, was not always correctly applied
  • Stringer height was not being duplicated in all scenarios
  • Product add-on on stairs is no longer doubled when stairs are initially created
  • Crosshairs for full-screen drawing cursor are now shown when snapping is turned off
  • Transitions were punching out material from walls that they are not attached to
  • A large amount of waste was added to tile product when using the Break Open tool and immediately closing the room
  • Borders on stairs are no longer transparent
  • Transitions no longer snap unexpectedly when large rounding factors are in effect
  • Stairway border settings are no longer sticky
  • Length only cut gap was sometimes producing sub-optimal results
  • Product checkup failed with bordered stairs or patterned material on stairs
  • Product color grid is now displaying correctly on the Products dialog for all DPI settings
  • Worksheet Excel Export was not exporting Customer Name or Job Name
  • Reallocation no longer allocates unnecessarily
  • Vertical compression did not always respect the length-only cut gap method
  • Punch out operations do not completely remove transitions
  • When a room that contains an add-on is split, the add-on is now retained in the correct locations
  • The Cut Plan now fully respects the millimeter setting
  • Stairs now respect the "Room Name" flag on the Options dialog. (When unchecked the room name shows only when the room is selected)
  • The stairway dialog uses the selected product upon initial stairway creation
  • Undoing a cut move now works properly
  • Automatic creation and export of the PDF print report to RFMS should be named correctly
  • Cut plan instructions on cut plan report are no longer truncated
  • Using Delete Point on circles or ellipses (both rooms and holes) no longer causes a crash
  • The line thickness feature in the Auto Take Off tool wasn't respecting lines that are thicker than the boundary line setting
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