16 April 2002
1. Project Notes - In TRIFLEX® Windows Release 1.6.2,
the ability to include a note or project log file along
with the saved document is incorporated. To access this
feature, select the Project Note item from the Setup menu
tab. This will bring up the program assigned by Windows
to the .doc file type, typically your word processor (wordpad.exe
by default). Enter information as desired, save the file,
and exit the word processor. Whenever that data file is
active the information you entered is available by again
selecting the Project Note menu item.
Database Modified - The data base shipped with TRIFLEX®
Windows has been modified to include 1¼ inch ANSI
pipe. Also the wall thickness for 12 inch, schedule 80 pipe
has been corrected.
and Paste of Spreadsheet Data - Anchor Force and Moment
Spreadsheet data in the View Analysis Results did not copy
and paste correctly into Microsoft Word. A temporary solution
was implemented by inserting an extra blank row above the
header. After pasting and creating a Word table, this row
can be removed, if desired.
Length Data Updated on Metric Unit Import - The absolute
length of a component was not updated properly when imported
from a TRIFLEX® DOS *.IN file containing metric units.
This problem manifested itself in reducers not being shown
in the graphic image of the piping system, since reducers
require the absolute length field in order to draw correctly.
This problem has been corrected.
(Target) Mode Operation Altered - In TRIFLEX® Windows
Release 1.6.2, the seek mode can no longer be used as a
short cut, when in perspective mode, to enlarge a portion
of the piping system. It is relegated to the same purpose
it serves in orthogonal mode: that of centering a point
on the system so that the zoom control on the right thumbwheel
will aim the enlargement to that location. This corrected
a problem caused by enlarging the piping system using zoom
controls while moving the viewpoint further and further
away, resulting in an instable image after a short time.
Material Database Updated - The FRP/GRP database control
failed to open in version 1.6.1 of TRIFLEX® Windows.
This problem has been corrected.
Database Usage Corrected - The valve database now reflects
user changes correctly when brought up in the valve component
Report Crash Fixed - When a special report (NEMA, API610,
API617, ROT, Spring Hanger, and Flange) was requested using
TRIFLEX® Windows, after doing a calculation in which
the first load case was not active, a crash ensued. This
error has been corrected.
Updates Activator - The version of ActivatorCheck included
with TRIFLEX® Windows version 1.6.1 would not properly
update activators using the update codes supplied by PipingSolutions,
Inc. due to changes in the security portion of the program.
This problem has been addressed and corrected.
Loading included with Weight Produces Code Compliance Report
- TRIFLEX® Windows Release 1.6.2 corrects a problem
with producing Code Compliance Spreadsheet reports when
the case definition dialog specifies that Wind Loading should
be included with system weight.
Material Tab on Anchor Active - TRIFLEX® Windows Release
1.6.1 added an enhancement to the PREVIOUS and NEXT buttons
on component dialogs and, as an unfortunate side effect,
removed the ability to alter the piping system material
at the initial anchor. This glitch has been removed.
Help System Updated - TRIFLEX® Windows Release 1.6.2
incorporates several miscellaneous corrections to the Online
Help System including adding help for Project Notes and
properly linking the Euro Code article.
Accuracy Improved in Output Spreadsheet - TRIFLEX® Windows
Release 1.6.2 improves the accuracy on the output spreadsheet
by increasing the number of significant figures printed.
Spaces Entered in Component Dialog Fields Ignored - TRIFLEX®
Windows now ignores input fields on the component dialogs
in which a space was treated as a alphabetic character and
instead treats a space character as a null entry. The previous
treatment would occasionally lead to a crash in the calculator
Memory Management Improved - TRIFLEX® Windows Release
1.6.2 corrects several instances of inadvertent memory management
problems leading to memory and resource leaks.
Flange Diameters Drawn Consistently - The flange diameter
as drawn by the valve component and the flange diameter
as drawn by the flange component were different. This inconsistency
has been rectified.
English Unit Length Input Accepts Space as a Separator -
The format used to enter feet-inch data in length fields
on component dialogs using English Units has been modified
to optionally accept a space as a separator between the
feet, inch, or fraction of inch fields. In order to maintain
the integrity of data input in previous versions of the
program, in which the space character in the length string
was ignored, an option is provided in the SETUP/INPUT UNITS
dialog. If the 'Treat space character as separator' box
is checked, a space may be used to delimit the feet, inch,
and fraction of inch fields, otherwise the space character
will be ignored in the input string. The use of a space
has no effect on metric input, and in SI, Metric, or UI1
units, spaces are ignored regardless of the setting 'Treat
space as separator' box, which for these unit systems will
be grayed out (inactivated).
17. Component Length Input - The format used to enter Delta
X, Delta Y, Delta Z, and Absolute Length fields on component
dialogs has been modified to accept exponential values of
the form '+/- x.xxx E +/- xx' . This applies most readily
to Metric, SI, and IU1 unit systems but is also functional
for English units. For example, a pipe length of 10 meters
can now be entered in the Delta X field (Using IU1 which
requires millimeter values for lengths) as 10E3 mm as opposed
to 10000 mm.
HELP Topic Added for Length Input Fields - A help topic
was added to cover the various combinations of acceptable
input strings that may be used in entering Component Length.
Feet and Inch Notation Disallowed for Metric Input - The
input fields used to enter Delta X, Delta Y, Delta Z, and
Absolute Length fields on component dialogs have been modified
to flag an error (and return zero) if feet and inch notation
is used when the input unit system is specified as Metric,
SI, or IU1. On previous versions of the program, the use
of feet and inch notation in metric input fields could lead
to unpredictable results.
A Numerical Conversion Problem Is Corrected - TRIFLEX®
Windows Release 1.6.1 inadvertently omitted the number '6'
in the view results spreadsheet when running on Windows98
original version operating systems. This was an interaction
problem between Microsoft system DLLs and the third party
library we use to create the spreadsheet. The problem has
been corrected in this 1.6.2 release.
Invalid Output Data Recognition Improved - TRIFLEX®
Windows Release 1.6.2 will better flag invalid output data
and not allow the user to specify an output report if an
error was caught during the calculation process. This should
prevent program malfunctions, which occurred under some
circumstances in previous versions.
Soil Interaction Properly Serialized - In previous versions
of TRIFLEX® Windows, the graphical representation of
underground piping was lost when a piping model was saved
and then recalled. This anomaly has been corrected.
Flange Color Change Corrected - Under some circumstances
the flanges associated with valves would change color in
the graphic representation of the piping system to the color
selected for Current Component. This problem has been rectified.
Special Report Processing Modified - This version of TRIFLEX®
Windows allows more time for special report output files
to open. The previous processing method could result in
a failure to recognize that the output file was available
if the computer system was particularly busy with other
activity at the time the special report was requested.
API 610 Nozzle Update - This version of TRIFLEX® Windows
allows users to modify and update API610 settings with new
nozzle data directly from the API 610 input dialog.