rMetrix 1.9 Release Notes

New features include:

  • In previous versions of rMetrix, an inspection name was required prior to beginning an inspection. Moving forward, the inspection name is auto-generated based on the current timestamp. The inspection name can be changed prior, during, or after an inspection by editing the inspection metadata.
  • The Hot Key Exception Data editor is accessible through Edit->Preferences->Exceptions->Edit Exception Hot Keys. In Version 1.8, the Hot Key Exception Data editor was accessible directly through the Edit menu.
  • The MetaData Template Editor is accessible through Edit->MetaData Template. In Version 1.8, this menu item was labeled MetaData Template Editor.
  • In previous versions of the software, multiple calibration datasets could be stored and loaded per sensor. In Version 1.9, only one previous calibration dataset will be stored per sensor.
  • In Version 1.9, the Edit->Accelerometer Calibration Data menu item has been replaced with the Sensor Settings menu item. The Sensor Settings window allows users to connect to the sensor and view real-time streaming data without having to first start an inspection. It allows the default settings of g Range, Location, and Performance Standard to be set. It also allows the default calibration data set to be stored. The user must click the Connect and Save button to ensure all settings are saved. The user can then either close the Sensor Settings window or click the Disconnect button.
  • In Version 1.9, the default g Range of the accelerometers has been set to 2g.
  • The CSV export function now exports a column with the ticks associated with a timestamp. A single tick represents one hundred nanoseconds or one ten-millionth of a second. There are 10,000 ticks in a millisecond, or 10 million ticks in a second. The value of this property represents the number of 100-nanosecond intervals that have elapsed since 12:00:00 midnight, January 1, 0001 (0:00:00 UTC on January 1, 0001, in the Gregorian calendar), which represents DateTime.MinValue. It does not include the number of ticks that are attributable to leap seconds; however, due to Microsoft Excel's precision of 15 decimal digits, the Ticks column actually displays 636000000000000000 - the number of ticks.
  • Version 1.9 works with the latest data GIS shape file data for stations, rails, and crossings available from the United States Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Bug fixes include:

  • In Version 1.8, the ISO 2631 Ride Comfort report incorrectly displayed units of m/^2 instead of m/s^2. This bug has been fixed in Version 1.9.
  • In Version 1.8, the Z axis zero line (at 1g) was behind the signal waveform. The X axis and Y axis 0 Lines (at 0G) were in front of the signal waveforms. In Version 1.9, the Z axis zero line is also in front of signal waveform.
  • In Version 1.8, the FTP option did not have the capability for creating passive FTP connections, which made it unusable for most purposes. In Version 1.9, a check box has been added to the FTP Preference to allow passive FTP connections.