ProVAL News

ProVAL 3.61.29 Released

This addresses some issues when importing files. Changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

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File Import

  • Fix: Changes in the previous version caused some files to not import incorrectly when using non-English-style Regional Settings.
  • Change: Improved event marker import for Dynatest.
  • Change: Verify that the sample interval in Dynatest files does not change direction. It should either be always positive or always negative. Files that do not meet this requirement will not be imported.

ProVAL 3.61.27 Released

ProVAL 3.61.27 includes numerous fixes. Changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

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File Import

  • Fix: Files that started with a blank line could not be opened.
  • Fix: ProVAL 2.x projects could not be opened.

Editor

  • Fix: Applying the route for a file with a large number of events could take a long time.
  • Fix: Leaving the editor before applying a route finished would cause a crash.
  • Fix: Reversing did not work well when using mileposts.
  • Fix: Changing the direction when using mileposts did not immediately update charts.
  • Change: Distance offset is now allowed to range from -9,999,999 to 9,999,999 feet (or
    -3,048,000 to 3,048,000 meters). Please note there is a practical limit of 7 digits. Anything more will be lost.
  • New: Added ability to clear routes.

Analysis – Smoothness Assurance

  • Fix: A grinding location with no decimal places showed an error.
  • Fix: Grinding would fail if any locations had a start location after the stop location.
  • Fix: Changing the locations might not update the length.

Analysis – Optimal WIM Locator

  • Fix: A grinding location with no decimal places showed an error.
  • Fix: Grinding would fail if any locations had a start location after the stop location.
  • Fix: Changing the locations might not update the length.

Misc

  • Fix: Some Windows Regional Settings would cause a crash at startup.
  • Fix: The map legend font was sometimes blurry.
  • Fix: PPF files with invalid route information would cause a crash. That has been fixed and ProVAL will also attempt to create a valid route.
  • Fix: Possible fix for rare crash when changing options.

US DOT Smoothness Specification Database Updates

The Transtec Group’s ProVAL Support Team has just updated the US DOT Smoothness Specification database (http://www.smoothpavements.com/default.aspx)

The following state spec. files are updated during this round of work:

AK, AL, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MI, MO, MS, NM, NV, OR, PA, TN, UT, WY

For State DOTs’ smoothness specification writers, please check on the Smoothness Specification website and contact us if there are any further updates!

ProVAL Workshop at SURF 2018, May 4th

The first ProVAL workshop ever in Australia will be conducted on May 4th during the SURF 2018 conference (8th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics, by PIARC) in Brisbane, Australia. DR. George K. Chang, Transtec Group, and Mr. Richard Wix, ARRB, will be the instructors. The detailed agenda can be downloaded from here: (http://www.roadprofile.com/download/workshops/SURF2018-ProVAL-Workshop-v2.pdf) If you plan to attend SURF 2018, sign up the ProVAL workshop during the registration progress quick to reserve your seats!

ProVAL 3.61.24 Released

ProVAL 3.61.24 includes a new installation and a few fixes. Changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

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Installation

  • Fix: Possible fix for the installation running a repair when opening a file associated with ProVAL. For example, double-clicking a PVP file.

Editor

  • Fix: Various issues with custom properties and how they show in the history.

Analysis – Ride Quality

  • Fix: The threshold for non-RN, fixed-interval charts might move when resizing the software.

Miscellaneous

  • Fix: Possible fix for rare crash when showing event markers.
  • Fix: Maps were no longer showing.
  • Change: The precision for m/km was changed to 3 decimals.