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Version 5.5.2.1 – Get The Scoop On This Minor Release

5.5.2.1 Release

This version is a minor release improving on the features in the 5.5.2 series.


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New Features

Centerline 

  • Added ability in Centerline Config to select a tag and then share it’s process to all tags in the Centerline. 

PARCmodel

  • DMODXN/HT2N contribution tags will now be created for each of the input tags, allowing tag contributions to be viewed over time. 

PARCgraphics Designer

  • Deadband support added to comparison operators < , <= , > , >= . Deadband can be set as either a constant or a percent. 

PARCview Manual

  • New tutorials added to PARCview Manual. 

System Configuration

  • New setting added to System Defaults (SystemConfig>System Defaults>General) allowing uncertain quality values to be treated as good quality. This flag impacts values in Trend and PARCgraphics.

Improvements

PARCvalue  

  • PARCValue now provides a ValObj property to more easily see if the value is null, the Value property will return a DBNull value which is more appropriate as a legacy capability.

PARCcalc Support 
  • Adding an “IncludeEndBound” parameter overload to “NormalizeToStep” that allows it to include the interval that starts on the end time. When normalizing IV tags, the final interval will only be a one second interval. Previously the function was only including intervals >= start and < end. If includeEndBound is true it will include all intervals that are >= start and <= end

PARCview Localiztion 
  • Added ability to check for and load current culture 
  • Updated Chinese Localization files (Chinese language)

Centerline
  • Refined bulk process update in Centerline Config to only update tags that have an undefined process. 

PARChistory
  • Improved functionality and performance when performing backfill. 

PARCIO
  • Add dead time feature to OPC DA sources, to allow avoiding artificial zero values put out when OPC DA server first connects. 
  • Add options to wait between HDA tag registrations and sync reads. 
  • Add flat file invariant culture parsing option. 
  • Add option to wait between OPC DA tag and tag group registrations. 
  • Add ability for OPC HDA sources to periodically check for new tags 
  • Update PARCIO logging to include informational type messages in the log files. 
  • Update max bad tag exceeded logic to only re-establish the connection up to the maximum retry amount. 
  • Add ability to periodically check for changed or deactivated OPC DA tags 
  • Add browsing for OPC DA servers from OPC DA source configuration window. 

PARCtagSync
  • Add additional logging to log files. 

Excel Add-In
  • Enable PARCxla SQL Calc sources work with Unicode characters in tag and source names. 

PARCgraphic Designer
  • Modify “Symbol Compare Logic” to allow for more natural two-input connections and reverse inputs.