ProVAL News

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.

ProVAL Developer Dr. George Chang Receives ASTM Award

Dr. George K. Chang, The Transtec Group’s Director of Research (also the team lead for ProVAL development and training), is the recipient of the 2017 Billiard-Stubstad Award. ASTM International Committee E17 on Vehicle – Pavement Systems presented the award to Dr. Chang in recognition of his contributions to improving the use of inertial profiler data around the world and his substantial contributions to the roughness standards preparation and maintenance activities for committee E17.

“Through his work in the field of the measurement, processing and analysis of pavement profiles, Dr. Chang had become a well-known expert in the field of pavement smoothness,” said Dr. Zoltan Rado, chairman of the E17 committee. “He had used and dedicated his expertise and knowledge in the technical and practical pavement profile measurement area to bring unique administrative contributions and leadership in the standards development work of ASTM E17. His work within the E17 committee had made it possible for the committee to develop and maintain relevant standards that support the industry and user communities as well as state and national regulatory bodies with pavement roughness measurement and analysis standards.”

Dr. Chang has also previously received the 2007 Kummer Lecture Award and the 2010 Meyer-Horne Outstanding Achievement Award from ASTM.

The Billiard-Stubstad Award was established in 2015 in honor of Gary Billiard and Richard Stubstad. The award is intended to recognize individuals who have made exemplary technical, practical, and/or administrative contributions to the pavement engineering community through their standards development efforts.

ASTM Committee E17 on Vehicle-Pavement Systems was formed in 1960. The Committee has 11 technical subcommittees that have jurisdiction of over 73 standards, published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 4.03. These standards have and continue to play a preeminent role in all aspects important to pavement management technologies, vehicle pavement interactions and intelligent transportation systems.

Dr. Chang is a world expert on pavement smoothness and intelligent compaction. He has extensive experiences in pavement engineering consulting, research, training, and pavement software development. He has been actively involved in many projects that relate to pavement surface characteristics–including friction, smoothness, texture, tire-pavement noise–materials structure design, and intelligent construction technologies. Dr. Chang’s unique expertise is in system/model integration, data collection and analysis, and asset management. He has developed many pavement engineering software applications that have been used as standards around the US and the world. He also co-founded the International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group (IICTG) association in 2016.

For more information on ASTM Committee E17 on Vehicle-Pavement Systems or the Billiard-Stubstad Award, please visit www.astm.org.

ProVAL 3.61.21 Released

ProVAL 3.61.21 includes a new installation and a few fixes. Changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

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Installation

  • Change: The installation is now digitally signed and distributed as an MSI file instead of an EXE. This decreases the risk of antivirus software detecting a false-positive with the installation.
  • Change: Microsoft.NET 4.5.2 is no longer installed if it is not present on the computer. The ProVAL installation will not progress unless .NET is installed.

Editor – Sections

  • Fix: Number entry and formatting was inconsistent. New approach should fix it. If this works well, then we will gradually roll out this change to the rest of the software.

Analysis – Profilograph

  • Fix: Previous version caused only the basis selection results to be reported in the table.

Miscellaneous

  • Fix: Sometimes the Report button in the toolbar was disabled.

ProVAL 3.61.20 Released

ProVAL 3.61.20 includes several fixes and accessibility improvements throughout the software. Changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

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Misc

  • Change: Accessibility improvements.
  • Change: The installation is now digitally signed.

File Import

  • Fix: Importing text files failed if any of the columns were identified as latitude or longitude.

Analysis

  • Fix: Inconsistent filter units when adding a file to a project using SI units.
  • Fix: Greatly improved speed of drawing results on the map.

Analysis – Optimal WIM Locator

  • Fix: Crash when applying the default template.

Analysis – Profilograph

  • Fix: Software may crash if some of the areas could not be analyzed.

Analysis – Ride Quality

  • Fix: Sometimes the software did not export the results to KML or KMZ.

Analysis – Smoothness Assurance

  • Fix: If multiple profiles were selected in a project created before ProVAL 3.60, the project would fail to open.

ProVAL 3.61.17 Released

ProVAL 3.61.17 is a minor update which includes various fixes for the Editor. Changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

Download ProVAL 3.61.17

File Import

  • Fix: Ames provided a correction to fix a problem where event locations from ARD files were sometimes offset. You will need to re-import the ARD files to get the corrected events. PPF files from Ames do not need to be re-imported.

Charts

  • Fix: Printing fixed-interval or histogram charts caused the software to crash.

Editor

  • Fix: Saving filtered profiles no longer prints a crop message in the history. Profiles were not actually cropped because filtering does not affect the profile length.
  • Fixed: When pasting sections, the stop points could extend past the length of the profile if the source was a shorter profile.

Analysis – Profilograph

  • Fix: Charts used the wrong elevation unit if centimeters was selected. Tables were unaffected.

Analysis – Smoothness Assurance

  • Fix: Lengths for histogram bins did not account for leave-outs. Percentages were correct.

ProVAL 3.61.14 Released

ProVAL 3.61.14 is a minor update which includes various fixes for the Editor. Changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

Download ProVAL 3.61.14

Editor

  • Fixed: When pasting sections, the stop points could extend past the length of the profile if the source was a shorter profile. This fix did not make it into this version but is in 3.61.17.
  • Fixed: Occasional crash when switching to the Editor screen.
  • Fixed: The history for files that were filtered and then saved did not record the filtering.