Double-clicking a project on a network location did not correctly start the program
Help file mentioned node numbers in combination with polygon points
Help file described that the secondary database could not have the same name as the primary database
Usage data was corrupted if Ple4Win was started with expired dongle
4.3.0 (patch) (December 2014)
Tee calculations have been updated to take the number of design displacement cycles into account in specific situations
Excel 2007+ import improved
Projects on a network location are now opened if double clicked
Textual changes in the Help file
4.3.0 (November 2014)
The Visualisation Module (X1) is officially released
Process project up to function X.Y
Calculation for Tee’s adapted to NEN-EN13480
Export to and import from XLSX
Ovalisation redistribution is improved
Changed GUI to make it DPI independant
Average diameter is now used in calculating the Hoop stress in General mode
Soil Wizard – View cube added
Subsidence outside the pipeline now reports a warning
Descriptive enumeration texts are used when copy/paste to Excel
If a project has options not allowed by the current module configuration, setting back is improved
Looks and usage of panels in Ple4Win is improved
Ending action error with anisotropic material and non-General Analysis type is improved
Reference line in SingleGraph is now always visible
Textual changes and Helpfile improvements (a.o. description of the local coordinate system of joints, description of SWEIGH factors to be used for anisotropic and plastic materials, description of PX-A and PY-A, description of right T-REF and T-ABS in phase calculations)
No memory leak while printing
Corrected issue in phase run with settlements and infinite end points
Handling copied project parent from 2nd database is improved
Ple4Win now can handle a connect group with more than 2 nodes
Soil Profile Layers in the Soil Profile Editor are now drawn taking into account the length unit specified by the user
Soil layers are drawn correctly when length dimension is meters
Undefined uncertainty factors in SETX/Y/Z tables now handled correctly
With a printed table, the number(s) following the “E”-notation no longer disappear sometimes
User response required: “Redistribution on? (y/n)” without possibility to answer is corrected
Erroneous message “Mod. u missing, can’t calc. flexsect” now handled correctly
After ‘Save As’ the History/Status/Warning table buttons are no longer disabled
The dongle problem if the user.config file is missing is resolved
Status tabel data is extended with ‘Units’ and ‘Separators’
Clear all data’ in Multi graph now deletes all data indeed
After a ‘Process all’ via the Roadmap DF1 is refreshed
The .NET framework error when installing Ple4Win on a Windows 7 computer is resolved
Importing from Excel into a LOCKED input table is no longer possible
After processing DF1, the analysis type is now disabled correctly
Multi graph can handle two identical project names
Parent project can be opened as secondary project
After DF5 calculation stop, table groups can be read
Option ‘Soil Ring-Stiffening’ with NEN 3650-2 also selects ‘Limited Bend Angle’ and ‘Ovalising Section Model’ (when module Q is available)
At least 2 soil iterations are performed to determine the correct angle of the soil reaction
Using the = and ” sign in a locked input table is no longer possible
Roadmap is always fully visible
Thousand separator is implemented
“About Ple4Win” form has become a modal form
Educational version now reports a clear message if a professional project is opened
4.2.3 (June 2013)
Erroneous reporting of Project phase in table Status has been improved
Ovalisation redistribution of non-horizontal pipeline elements has been corrected
Errors occurred when drawing data from one or more secondary databases in Multi-Graph solved
Number format errors reported when exporting tables to Excel have been corrected
Peak values in a Single-Graph are no longer too high after Copy – Paste from Ple4Win to Word
When starting Ple4Win for a second time simultaneously, a correct error message is given now
If in table SECTION the S-ALLOW field has been filled, a correct message is given now in case of exceedance of the specified allowable stress
Non-printable and invisible characters in an IDENT do not occur anymore
If Ple4Win has been installed under a Windows 7 SP1 (x64) operating system, Ple4Win does correctly start now when one double clicks with the mouse on a project file (.plex)
Sequence of stress and strain output tables has been changed; important check tables moved upward
Detailed stress tables moved to the additional output table space
Unclear descriptions of Model options improved
Screen shots related to the CmDongle in the Help file are updated
Zero Slack values are not possible, an error message will be given
Some (error) messages have been made official and are clarified in the Help file
The Help file has been extended with descriptions and links between program Model options and required Program Modules
A single click is sufficient now to open a table
4.2.2 (December 2012)
The axial buckling strain is calculated now when the NEN 3650 option has been selected. If the critical buckling strain is exceeded, a Warning is given
Belgian Law with unselected ‘Include Wallbend-Stresses’ will set the option selected after calculation
Adding user-defined group in DF2 is now available
Issue when adding a curve from secondary database to MGraph is solved
Module link is corrected to enable calculations according to ASME B31.8
Options of ‘Order by’ in Multi Table layout are working correctly now
Issues with scientific and engineering format are solved
Calculation of axial buckling strain corrected
Conversion of tables F and RH is now correct
Improve calculation of m for KLS trenchless
Soil Model Wizard is updated to comply with NEN3650-1:2012
Module NEN 3650 is updated to comply with NEN3650-2:2012
An indication of the location(s) where overlap of supports occurred is now provided
Columns CFA and CFH in the tables F and RH have been split into 2 columns to provide a jump in the friction factors
Numbers in the first two columns of tables LENGTH and BENDFAC have been replaced by Idents
Unclear Errors, Warnings and Messages have been updated
4.2.1 (July 2012)
Multi-table print of extrema’s only
Corrected material non-linear calculations on horizontal bends with vertical soil reaction
DF3.2 now shows the correct status icon if processed without soil data, soil data table status is now also correct
Setting back DF1 (also through roadmap) adjusts project settings, if necessary
Unavailable tables no longer suddenly become ‘conditional’ or ‘optional’
Multi-table print/export sequence is now correct even if some steps are skipped
Primary elements status is now given correctly (‘free’ and ‘in soil’ were exchanged)
Output tables sometimes had status ‘missing data’, corrected
Unknown status of DF32 after importing all tables from a secondary database
Several typos in the GUI and help file corrected
Save and load of window layout now works
Changes in DF1 and in the MGraph setup screen now correctly set the internal “data has changed”-indicator
If a copy of a predefined soil type is saved in the Soil Wizard, the ‘mu compressed’-parameter is now saved correctly
Output tables are no longer ‘unavailable’, even if the corresponding program module is absent
Solved internal bug which corrupted the connections-data when determining primary elements
Multi-Graphs with data from multiple secondary databases now finds all data
Importing form an Excel file with a single quote (‘) in either path or file name is now possible
Large redistributions due to material non-linear calculations resulted in unrealistic deformations and stresses, corrected
With material non-linear calculations, tee’s In DF 6 are now correctly calculated (linear)
Distorted table layout in an exported table layout fixed
No more error when using single quote (‘) as Multi Graph definition
Option “Ask for confirmation when deleting a table (row)” now works correctly
Tables that cannot be used because of a missing program module are now shown as ‘unavailable’
Content of status-table has been updated/corrected
Version information for the legacy DLL is now consistent
While exporting data to Excel, data formatting is no longer applied in a way that lead to rounding errors
Typos in help file are corrected
Corrected situation where write statements during multithreading could lead to conflicts
Setting back a design function sometimes enabled one or more model options (which should not be possible using the selected analysis type), fixed
Sometimes file “user.config” was missing after installation and triggered the repair mode. Program will now start without repair
Overview-panel was not (correctly) refreshed after processing a project, fixed
Using elastic bends without the geometry non-linear module resulted in a unreadable group name, corrected
Deleting last table row results in error and deleting multiple rows from table was not working correctly, are fixed
Occasionally, a saved project file is corrupt
4.2.0 (March 2012)
Soil Modelling Wizard (module X0) now also allows calculations according to NEN3650:2003
It is now possible to restore previous versions of an input table
Untested tables are now automatically tested before a DF is calculated
Numbers in tables can now also be shown in scientific or engineering notation
Single compressed project file (*.plex)
Speed improvements with loading Soil Wizard, table panes, DF overview panes, Multi Graphs and importing tables from secondary database
Program options in a separate, tabbed window
Recent projects in File Menu is now available
It is now possible to override the OS’s choice of the decimal separator
AutoRecovery functionality with pipeline projects
Complete rewrite of internal error handling code prevents program crashes
Multi Graph definitions now can be copied
If exporting to Excel, a default Excel filename is now given
Setback of DF5/DF6.2 after unlock is now possible
A warning is now added to the WARNINGS table if wizard-generated soil data is changed by the user afterwards
If curves are added to a Multi Graph definition, x-axes are now automatically linked as much as possible
The program now remembers its last size and position on screen
Program now asks if user wants to open the just created Multi Table Excel file
Saving a project without closing it is now possible
Project file backups (*.bk*, *.pleb) can now be used as secondary databases
Read-only project files can now be accessed (from e.g. CD-ROM)
If a (print/clipboard) button has right-click functionality, a down-arrow is now shown
Copying multiple cells or cell ranges from a table using copy-and-paste is now possible
About-screen now has a button/link to module explanations in the help file
Updated iteration process in DF6.1, now shows found disequilibrium if solution cannot be found
Reordering of columns in a table is no longer possible as it has no added value
Corrected calculations on horizontal bends with vertical soil reaction
The “All Zero” and “One Value” indicators are no longer shown by default
A DF’s output tables are now automatically shown after a calculation failure (if data is available)
Corrected bug where tables sometimes became unavailable (e.g. TOPLOAD)
Table occurrence was not always correctly updated
Tables now show an ID column with correct line numbering (start at 1, increase by 1)
If a table is toggled, the column width of the toggle column is now recalculated
Table’s column widths were not always automatically calculated correctly
After inserting default values in a table, the new data is correctly stored
Zoom-by-mouse now shows the correct selected zoom area
Overview panel now avoids scrollbars as much as possible
If a data table has the status ‘data with warnings’, the DF now also has the status ‘warnings’
Ple4Win does not force itself to the foreground that much during start-up
If the Soil Wizard or the Multi Table Tool is running, the task bar does not show 2 Ple4Win icons any more
Importing Soil Wizard data from the secondary database no longer overwrites pre-defined data
Fixed table’s column selection
Soil Wizard generated data is now truncated to 5 significant digits
Now changing the values of Pipe Draw’s zoom boxes does lead to a zoom change
Corrected “Wrong program for this calculation”-error
Fixed error switching design function when last edited cell is drop-down list
Sometimes the row numbering of an input table was still incorrect, fixed again
“Empty all cells” now also works with the last row of a table
“Wait on errors” did not always result in actually waiting for user action
Some errors did not change an input table’s status to ‘error’, corrected
Removed incidental generation of fort.11 and fort.41 files
Updating old projects sometimes lead to ‘?’ in header’s unit line
Fixed bug that lead to blinking area above a dropped-down message line
Fixed unhandled errors which could occur during initialisation
Updated calculation of column widths while opening an empty table
Updated calculation of column widths during printing
Corrected StreamWriter exception which could occur if tracing was enabled
Corrected distorted logo in version details window
If inserting multiple rows in a table, these are now inserted as a single, continuous block
<Ctrl-X> is “cut”, <Ctrl-Shift-X> is “delete row”
If inserting a row in a table, it scrolled to the top, now scrolls to inserted row
Fixed program crash during close after severe calculation error
Updated calculation of DF1’s roadmap status (Educational version)
Corrected mix-up of ellipse- or fixed table support type
Corrected calculation of reaction forces with phasing calculations
Sometimes during printing of shortened numbers, a digit is missing
Fixed error copying Multi Table definitions from the secondary database
Fixed truncated messages on the message line in DF 5
Now in the About-window all available program modules are shown again
During import of table data from Excel, predefined names are now always recognized (case-insensitive)
Fixed bug which lead to program crash when opening and closing Multi Graph windows rapidly
Help file text errors fixed
Description of W200/7 updated
Error with warning trap and stopping a DF corrected
Fixed bug while zooming in on a Single Graph containing WEAK elements
Output tables containing data but not an occurrence number are now shown
STATUS table now also shows individual table’s status Table and DF occurrences were not correctly calculated and stored, corrected
Fixed cross-thread exception which could occur during usage of the Multi Table print
Importing an empty fixed-length table from a secondary database lead to an error, fixed
Read/write error to internal table ELEG fixed
Fixed error that allowed ovalisation calculations without redistribution
Ovalisation without redistribution now leads to an error message
Prevent starting calculating of a DF while setbacking it at the same time, which lead to a program crash
Corrected primary elements during NEN3650 calculations
Updated handling of rental hardware keys to prevent the program to access the internet, if desired
Tooltip text errors fixed
Project with joints gives different results if recalculating of DF5 after unlocking that DF
If selecting tables in the Multi Table print list, it often scrolled uncontrollably
History table sometimes was not visible in the Multi Table print list
Corrected wizard crash if a setting was changed and the change then was cancelled
Fixed crash in Soil Wizard which sometimes occurred during double-clicking on a profile
Corrected help-texts with tables not requiring data to be in increasing location sequence
During import of table data from Excel, ident and reference names are now checked for their length (< 9 characters)
Improved iteration with material non-linear calculations with very small ovalisations
Multiple occurrences of warnings W500/24 en M500/6 are now combined
Options ‘Pipe on Soil’ and ‘Pipe in Sand’ are now stored correctly
Corrected settlement interpolation if settlement is zero and uncertainty is undefined/0
Program could crash if closing project while Multi Graph data pane was visible, fixed
Error on importing 4.0.x-projects corrected
Program crash after encountering unknown idents in DF2 fixed
Corrected warning message text shown if user tries to open the Warnings-table while calculating
Program wouldn’t close if started with an expired license, now exits gracefully
Clarified messages shown if in a project with joints a solution cannot be found
Rewrite of DF5’s friction calculation routine FRICTN
Corrected help file data description of table ITCHECS
Message typos corrected
Corrected scripting error in help file with table SIGEPS
Fixed Soil Wizard crash if last element crosses the waterline
Corrected table cell behaviour where ‘+’ is accepted as 0, but ‘-‘ is not
Clarified ADDSUP’s data description in the help file
Updated help description on column “Sp/0.91ReT-M” in NENSMAX and NENSTRS
Updated Windows version check in setup file
Dashed line styles are now shown correctly, and also shown in the legend
Multi Graph legend now also shows secondary database name, if applicable
The program expiration warning now can be disabled permanently
Fixed undo zoom in Polar Graph that could lead to program crash
Project files descriptions in Windows Explorer expanded and clarified
Generation and usage of backup-files is now as user expects
If starting with an inactive key, the program no longer hangs
Fixed error which occurred if unknown idents are used in ENDPTS and SOILNB table
Program now stops faster if DF6.2 (NEN) is stopped prematurely
Zoom using mouse if shown y-axis range was zero is now enabled
Fixed bug where an extra column was added if cutting-and-pasting table data from Ple4Win to Excel
Corrected calculation of DF3’s summary status
InternetAccess.exe updated, now also works with Windows 7
Fixed bug when copying a full database
Error messages E200/ER and M200/S* updated
Fixed error “Read table … after creation”
Updated state-button handling with data tables
Sometimes the wrong iteration type was reported in ITCHECS, corrected
Exactly click on checkbox in Multi Table: Print, was required, now click on text also works
Fixed print bug when table fits exactly on page, an additional table header on the next page was added
With Project324, the output path now remains unchanged if another input file is selected
Project324 now saves the path of input and output folders separately
It is now possible to directly edit the path & filename of the input/output files in Project324
Project324: internal conversion error corrected
4.1.2 (March 2010)
Soil Model Wizard (module X0) is officially released
Multi Table Tool replaces tables-tree for printing, import and export to Excel
Multi Table definitions can be saved/loaded
Main window menu bar is restructured
Compatible with Windows OS’s 32 bit & 64 bit versions
Wizard and Multi Table data is now also copied if all project input data is copied from secondary database to primary
The first column of a data table shows the row number when not in test mode
If any DF 1 to DF 3.1 has been re-calculated after running the Soil Wizard, a warning is given when processing DF 3.2
It is now also possible to duplicate or rename Multi Graph definitions
In the Multi Graph definition screen, the sequence of user actions has been changed to ‘first click button, then change name’
Fixed some typos in the help file 
Fixed malbehaviour when double clicking specific regions 
Stopping the calculation process is more robust 
Fixed issues concerning import from Excel files 
Added checks to insure an increasing ID numbering 
Copy item in table menu now remains active for locked tables 
A clear message is now shown when exceeding the input table limit 
Fixed omission in DF status when locked with warnings 
Fixed problem with pasting into cell having a drop-down list 
Table row deletion does no longer fail if no row is selected before deletion , 
Table can now not be closed while containing invalid data 
A clear message is now shown when starting Project324 without hardware key 
Changed maximum input length of MATBRN in table TEESPEC from 7 to 8 characters (same as MATREF) 
Fixed bug when using single quote (‘) in project/directory name 
Fixed “Event log file is full” issue when using Soil Model Wizard 
Fixed mal behaviour when processing a table while the program is still busy testing the table 
Fixed printing/copy to clipboard of Single Graph with linked y-axes
4.1.1(patch) (November 2009)
In table SLACK, now lateral slack values must be either all zero or all non-zero
Corrected axial and lateral joint rotation output in joint displacements (DISPJNT) table
Changed error handling in DF2 to prevent program crash on calculation error
When the Warning table has never been opened, the table was not available in the Multi Table selection tree, corrected
In table JOINTS (column TYPE) the option “Hinge” was not recognized as valid choice, corrected
If rows of a tested/set backed table are deleted or cleared, the table status now correctly changes
Clearing a row in a table after deleting another row in the same table removed data at the wrong row, corrected
During export to XLS file, column formatting no longer reduces numbers to integers (no fraction visible)
Now strips additional characters added by Excel if copying cell data from a XLS-file
Polar graphs are now scaled correctly if only positive or negative values are present
Project324 now correctly converts all PLE-micro-CAD projects to Ple4Win projects
Soil Wizard data was missing in ‘Road Crossing’ project, added
4.1.1 (September 2009)
Setup changed to allow users with firewall problems to prevent Ple4Win to access the internet
Polar graph plots now default scale to have the zero value-ring between minimum- and maximum ring
Improved iteration when calculating non-linear, plastic deformations in DF6.2
In design function 3.1, when using tees, branch & run length now are allowed to be down to 0.5 the run / branch diameter
When a new project is saved for the first time, the backup files are exact copies of the project files
Access to program- and project-files is now ensured even if path or filename contain unusual characters
Multi-table export to Excel now without errors (unrecognizable numbers, invisible numbers, ‘number formats lost’-warning)
Trying to import no tables at all from an Excel-file no longer crashes the program
Leaving the Multigraph data panel while changing the set name no longer leads to an infinite loop
Clicking outside a Multigraph data grid while the active cell has illegal data no longer results in an endless loop of messages
Polar graphs can again be copied to clipboard or printed
Polar graphs legend coloured lines now have correct length
Polar graphs first curve uses solid fills for clipboard /printing to avoid drawing errors
The available program modules are now shown correctly, even if these are stored in multiple hardware key entries
If the WARNING table has data from a previous run, it is now shown immediately in the multi-tree view
Help file now shows correct screenshots for hardware key update
Corrected data in table GROUPS in ‘Road Crossing’ and ‘A first Test’ projects
4.1.0 (August 2009)
Addition of the Soil Model Wizard (module X0).
Cut, copy & paste between tables and to/from external programs such as Microsoft Excel.
With printing or exporting MultiGraph plots a new, clearer legend is now generated.
With SingleGraph plots, Y-axes are linked/combined if possible.
Multiple textual changes to clarify program messages & warnings.
Updated several keyboard shortcuts.
Increased time tooltips are visible.
Tables with few columns do not stretch these to fill available screen width any more.
Table columns’ width is now correctly calculated based on data and header width.
Table texts are now shown with numbers right-aligned, texts left-aligned.
Numbers in locked/output tables are now shown in a selectable resolution.
With numbers in locked/output tables, the point of change to E-format can also be selected.
With numbers in input tables, excessive whitespace during input of numbers is now handled correctly.
Input tables are no longer reformatted if locking a DF.
When exporting table data, the way numbers are formatted is also exported.
With axes, now always draw min/max tick.
With y-axes, a reference-tick mark is now shown on the right side of the y-axis.
With graphs, added colour black.
With SingleGraph plots, take into account whether table shows a group or not.
With SingleGraph plots & pipeline drawings, hitting <Enter> while filling an entry field applies the data immediately.
With SingleGraph plots & pipeline drawings, clearing an entry field now implies using default/original value.
Detect and warn with read-only files.
When saving projects with a new name (Save As), allow overwrite of existing files.
Updated file handling to allow reopening a project database immediately after closing it.
Improved project’s Model Option rules.
Help files are no longer always on top of the application.
Showing ‘ShortNames’ and using PLE3-style keyboard shortcuts are now separate options.
With ASME 31.8-projects, the “Watertest”-option has been removed (obsolete).
Correctly draw/scale axes with pipeline drawing
Correctly resize drawing on 1st show of a pipeline drawing
Supports in pipeline drawing are no longer drawn with displaced pipeline
Supports in pipeline drawing are now drawn exactly at node position
With SingleGraph plots, correctly handle graphs with ‘holes’ if x-axis is not nodes or elements
With printing/exporting MultiGraphs, no longer only the 1st line is printed if the description is multi-line
When drawing “boxed” lines, a single line is now drawn if a single data point is surrounded by NaN’s
When exporting Single/MultiGraphs, minus-sign in y-axes is no longer missing
Prevent program crash if clearing a table with no rows
Prevent program crash if trying to leave data row while current cell data is invalid
Cells containing errors in output table no longer show a NaN-value
After leaving a data cell in a table, update the table’s status immediately
If editing a data cell and inserting default data, the data cell is no longer cleared/overwritten
Numbers in table columns too narrow to show all digits are now truncated correctly
Table status no longer changes from ’empty’ to ‘data’ by simply toggling the table
With DF panels, fast clicks on the scrollbar are no longer interpreted as double-clicks
With DF panels, scrolling of the grid is prevented while double-clicking on a partial visible row
Prevent scroll-up/down of partly visible grids
After calculating a DF with no input data, its status is now shown correctly if output data was generated
While closing the program, any unsaved changes to visible table(s) are now saved correctly
Correctly reset main toolbar & roadmap after closing project database
If the panels layout is restored to default, now also the heights of the workspace & overview panes are adjusted
Messages in the message-panel or in the WARNING-table are no longer missing spaces between words
With import from a secondary database, now tables with the “empty but required”-status are also filled
When saving projects, user preferences are now stored correctly
4.0.12 (April 2009)
If calculation is attempted with material non-linear option set and no redistribution, an error message is given.
If project option is set to material non-linear, redistribution option is now also set.
If in table WALL abs. and rel. tolerances are not entered correctly a non-descriptive error was given, clarified.
Ovalisation maximised to 15% during calculation of the ground support spring constants.
Improved iteration during material non-linear calculations in DF6.2.
If iteration can not finish in DF6.2, no data is generated if ovalisation data deviate too much from DF6.1 data.
With table WALL, a check for resulting wall thickness < 1/2 nominal wall thickness has been added
Corrected material factor from 1/0.91 to 1.1
Changed calculation of load/force inequality in DF6.2 to that in DF5
Minimum number of iterations increased in DF6.2 before iteration parameters are changed
4.0.11 (February 2009)
ASME B31.8 analysis type has been updated to the latest version of the norm.
correct spring constants now used throughout the iteration loops in DF5 and DF6 while using the Flexible-module.
Showing PLE-micro-CAD style ShortNames now independent of using PLE-micro-CAD keyboard shortcuts.
Expanded checking of project databases on opening.
When quitting the program, copying back the original data is now done correctly.
Updated implosion calculation: check for excessive wall thickness changed.
Updated implosion calculation: iteration limit increased to 1000.
Enhanced checking for axial buckling.
Non-redistributed ovalisation temporary limited to 15% while recalculating spring constants.
Corrected bug where dropdown-list items were not shown correctly with output tables
Fixed 1st drawing of pipeline so it is no longer distorted
Changed unclear “bounding box”-text
Double-clicking on a scrollbar of a DF’s list of tables no longer opens selected tables
Double-clicking on a partially visible row of a DF’s list of tables now correctly opens that table
With ‘Windows’-keyboard layout, exiting the program now is Alt-F4
Updated workspace to not adding a data table if the previous version stil exists
Corrected order-of-magnitude bar graph appearances as maximum value was ‘no bar’
Expanded checking on which (older) project database versions are acceptable
Flexible project option only possible with General or NEN analysis
State of ‘leave temp. files’-option now correctly stored
Temperature-dependent yield stresses now used if pipeline temperature is set
Table status generation for DEFORM table corrected
If a single “weak” element is calculated in DF6.2, a warning is now given
Corrected calculation of ovalisation while using the Flexible-module
4.0.10 (December 2008)
A reference value now can be shown with each graph in SingleGraph or MultiGraph displays.
Added tool in main toolbar to access hardware key’s help file from within Ple4Win.
Added check on opening secondary database to warn if it was not correctly closed.
Expanded graphs legends: table name is now printed as well.
Added warning icons to DF1 to alert user that a project has been calculated with more modules than currently available.
Added black colour to list of available colours in MultiGraph setup.
Updated auto sizing of table columns for printing to make optimum use of limited paper width.
The indicator-columns S-IND in tables NENSMAX and NENSTRS now show images instead of *’s.
Program now can open *.bk?-files directly, no need to rename to *.rk? any more.
Added option in advanced setup to suppress generation of backup-files.
Text on non-active tabs in the workspace is no longer greyed-out (to prevent disabled-look).
Changed scaling routines so that zoomed-in graphs can correctly be imported into MS Word despite its WMF import bug.
Check Secondary database’s status to avoid loading out-of-date table data from that database.
If data/curves from a secondary database table can not be loaded, an explanation on why not is now given.
Yield-stress now changes if a temperature load is applied.
Improved check on axial buckling.
With Project324, source- and target-text boxes now retain previous text is open-action is cancelled.
With Project324, if a filename is already known, it is shown as per-selected name in an open-action.
With Project324, if not all tables could be converted, a “partial success”-message is now given.
With Project324, after success/partial success/failure of a conversion more information is given.
With Project324, tables that could not be converted now have the “Missing Data”-status.
More than approx. 3000 nodes do no longer crash the calculation of DF6.2
Recalculation of a DF after showing a MultiGraph failed, corrected
Corrected printing routines so that printing to a non-default printer no longer leads to a PCL XL error
Now copies project’s phase, parent, description & name correctly from secondary database
Corrected import from project options from a secondary database if DF1 is locked
Fixed bug in export of multiple graphs to clipboard, linked y-axes are drawn correctly now
Graphs legends: with linked axes, all graph names are now printed
Fixed DF1 so that project options are correctly disabled if corresponding module is not available
Updated hardware key initialization because of strange activation time behaviour
Loading predefined panels layout: panes are now always un-floated
Fixed MultiGraph setup to correctly show axes short- and longnames
Updated table printing routines to remove ” (2)”-like endings from the header
Updated printing of graphs legends to show left-to-right and/or top-to-bottom texts if necessary
Fixed printing of graphs legends so that multiple lines are now possible
Corrected error in printing of MultiGraphs so that everything stays within available paper/image width
Fixed bug where a second instance of Ple4Win.exe would delete work-files of the first instance
Corrected OVERSTRE-text in indicator-columns S-IND in tables NENSMAX and NENSTRS
Adjusted behaviour of Work- & Setback-icons of DF1 to that of other DF’s
Work- & Setback-icons of DF1: do not enable unnecessary if project exists
Opening a file in DF1 no longer animates the DF1 roadmap icon
Saving changes in toolbar-style
Changed panel naming in Workspace to start without ” (2)”-like endings again if all panels have been closed
Fixed graph’s drawing routine for all types of graphs to prevent graph-through-axes drawing
Changed updating project files to allow non-English OS
Saving changes in “Leave Temporary Files”-setting
Updated data table grid behaviour to delete rows if only cells have been selected
Added check for minimum required secondary database version
Now data in SingleGraph’s y-axis entry fields is cleared if the curve number is changed
Drawing x-axis: don’t draw ticks if graph has no data
Drawing graphs: don’t draw curve or show OneValue/Zero-icon if graph has no data
Updated copy-to-clipboard so that graph area is no longer clipped
Removed bug where y-axis top tick text runs through y-axis dimension text
Changed copy-to-clipboard & SGraph print to not generate empty space if there is no plot title
Copy-to-clipboard & SGraph print: leftmost digit of leftmost y-axis is no longer clipped
Corrected position/size of legends in SGraph print
Fixed error in loading MGraph data which resulted in data of linked y-axes not being disabled
Changed implementation of main toolbar’s ‘Print…’-button to actually print if possible
Saving MultiGraph data: all rows are now saved correctly
Saving of general MultiGraph data corrected in case panel is left while editing texts
If a primary database (output) table is empty, adding a MultiGraph curve from the secondary database no longer fails
Status-table: NEN norm option (check stresses) now shown correctly
Adjusted sizing of NEN option box’s dropdown part to prevent text clipping in list
Now correctly loads node/element position during MultiGraph plot if showing data from a secondary database
Updated handling of Warning-table statusbar icon & tooltip
Corrected plotting of “boxed” curves in MultiGraph plots
It is now possible to plot a MultiGraph set with secondary database curves where the primary database is empty
Corrected plotting of “boxed” curves so that vertical lines are correctly drawn to 0-axis of area boundaries
Testing an input-table with incorrect columns layout doesn’t crash the program any more
Message line no longer states a too low number of nodes if using supports
Soil’s kappa changed with empirical data
Corrected soil kappa in bends
Added recovery routine for “corrupted core”-error
Check value of ovalisation now is largest value overall
With implosion calculations, check for excessive wall thickness changed to Du*0.25
Limited nr. of iterations to 1000 with implosion calculations
Added check for valid left-side element with supports
Improved routine which supplies the Warning-table status & content
Prevented listing of output data if design function has been setback
Corrected algorithm to determine which output table has (valid) data
With Project324, converting PLE3 databases without updating the *.RST-file now works
With Project324, starting the conversion with a non-existing filename no longer crashes the program
With Project324, updating a legacy version resulted in an “unknown error code”-bug warning, corrected
With Project324, hardened table test-routines to better handle illegal column count
With Project324, fixed bug where cancelling an open-action resulted in disabling the “Go”-button
With Project324, design functions where not all tables could be converted now have the correct “Data”-status, not “All Data”
With Project324, corrected/expanded error message if a table can not be converted
4.0.9 (September 2008)
The utility program Project324 can now handle PLE3 databases that are not up-to-date (have a version prior to 3.10).
Rewritten print routines, page setup is now implemented correctly.
Illegal/not useful combination of selected axes in PipeDraw are now automatically changed to a “logical” one.
Graphs now show an “All Zero” and/or “One Value” indicator if a zero/flat graph is drawn.
Quit (without save) is now possible.
Tooltips added to pipeline drawing pane and polar graph pane.
During printing, if a table header text is too long, it does not overwrite other header text any more.
Prevent closing of already closing application (double-click on form’s “X”).
Corrected warning messagebox’s caption.
When resetting to default screen layout, reset maximized and/or minimized panes as well.
Disabled Open Sec.Db.-, Save- & Save As-tools while no project is loaded.
Improved handling of non-existing tables in the secondary database.
Corrected conversion from internal value to visible texts while importing from Excel.
Corrected check for empty table while upgrading from older version.
After changing the project norm, recalculate function statuses [bug 19].
If a project model option is changed by the program during processing, that change now is shown/saved.
X-axes unit/description is no longer written through x-axes tick texts.
Corrected x-axis scaling error to avoid crossed-out x-axis.
Overflow error on x-axes due to missing y-values corrected.
Y-axes texts orientation changed to same as on screen.
With MultiGraphs, handle sec.db.-data correctly if it has empty values.
Linked y-axes in MultiGraphPrint now are printed correctly.
Erratic zoom when clicking on MultiGraph curve area removed.
Empty fields in MultiGraph setup pane were not correctly saved.
After showing a MultiGraph with data from a sec.db., reset program to primary db.
Disable water- and ground-checkbox in initial view of PipeDraw.
With pipeline drawing, disabled bend indicators and polygon points if x-axis is “AX-LP”.
Do not show the gray/white background of the pipeline drawing on paper.
Can’t jump any more if no rows in grid.
Empty locked tables don’t change status any more if viewed.
After row insert in table, active row no longer switches to last row.
Default values are now also inserted in (empty) cells which is currently edited.
4.0.8 (March 2008)
Export of graphs (SingleGraph, PolarGraph, MultiGraph and PipelinePlot) to clipboard or file (WMF/PNG) added.
Multi-table selection panel now shows “special tables” (Warnings, Status, History) as well.
Printing multiple tables now either continuous or each table on a new page.
Start-up / About window now shows user’s license and available modules.
Status table now shows user’s license as well.
Right-clicking on a print button (SingleGraph, PolarGraph, MultiGraph and PipelinePlot) allows print-to-file.
Design Function 1: Project name now can be up to 255 characters long.
Design Functions 5 & 6.2: Setback through Roadmap is possible if processing returned error(s).
Hardware key warning bug (after 2 hours sometimes more than one key is found) solved.
Hardware key errors during Design Function processing now correctly reported.
Print page orientation and margins now correctly used.
Fixed database writing errors after importing data into a table with empty rows at the end.
Message line(s) are correctly cleared now after project closes.
Tooltip of cells in tables often showed “Error information not available” even if there was no error, corrected.
Design Function 1: Project description now can be cleared completely after it has been filled.