ProVAL News

ProVAL 3.61.10 Released

This revised version of 3.61 includes numerous fixes. The changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

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Editor

  • Improved route creation for cropped files.

Analysis

  • Templates saved in a unit system other than the active one were not applied correctly.

Analysis – Smoothness Assurance

  • Grinding screen sometimes did not show any locations.
  • PDF report showed a non-existent profile when using IRI with a single-channel file.
  • Long continuous PDF report was missing some units.
  • Software could crash when using IRI with a single-channel file.
  • Total Ground and head height were not converted correctly when changing the unit system.
  • Any change to a grinding location might change the start and stop locations.
  • Better handling of decimal places for grinding locations.
  • Results were not converted when changing the unit system.
  • Grinding chart might show the wrong elevation unit.
  • Profiles in the grinding screen always used the comparison filter even if no comparison was selected.

Analysis – Optimal WIM Locator

  • Total Ground and head height were not converted correctly when changing the unit system.
  • Any change to a grinding location might change the start and stop locations.
  • Better handling of decimal places for grinding locations.
  • Lower threshold was being ignored.

Miscellaneous

  • Migrating from ProVAL 2.7 to 3.6x might leave no analyses selected in the Options.

ProVAL 3.61 Released

There are a substantial number of minor changes and a few new features in this version. The changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

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Viewer

  • Software would crash when dragging a file onto the chart.
  • Chart legend did not update when renaming a file or profile.

Editor

  • Events and Sections are now automatically sorted by their start distance.
  • Changing the lead-in or lead-out did not update the length.

Reporting

  • Changing the folder for reports did not update the folder shown on the screen.

Analysis

  • Checkboxes with profile names sometimes showed the incorrect name.
  • The sample interval shown in the profile selector is now limited to two decimal places.

Analysis – Automated Faulting

  • To better follow the requirements of AASHTO R36 Section 5, the sample interval is now required to be no more than 38 mm (1.5 in.). Due to this limitation, the sample interval is now displayed in the profile selector for easy reference.
  • The x-axis for joint spacing charts was not formatted according to the computer’s regional settings.

Analysis – Profile Certification

  • Software would crash when changing an input.

Analysis – Ride Quality

  • Analysis results were not mapped correctly when the selected file used a distance offset.
  • For the overall analysis, the first point was being marked as a leave-out. The effect was unlikely to be noticed when using real-world profiles.
  • Improved the labels for the chart legends and table columns for “HRI and IRI” and “MRI and IRI”.
  • Tables did not load correctly when a file or profile had a “.” in the name.

Analysis – Smoothness Assurance

  • Grinding locations and analysis results were not mapped correctly when the selected file used a distance offset.
  • Text and Excel reports for the comparison and before/after grinding profiles are now created.
  • Text reports that used different files for before and after grinding results have been merged.
  • After grinding results for the comparison charts were labeled as before grinding results.
  • The fixed-interval legend was missing the after grinding entry.
  • Fixed an issue where the SAM results screens didn’t remember their settings when changing to another area of the software and then back to SAM.

ProVAL 3.60 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of ProVAL 3.60!

We have made many changes and added several new features, all of which are included in the must-read Release Notes. Check out the new features document for an overview.

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Highlights:

  • The IRI analysis in SAM has been updated to analyze both the left and right channels simultaneously.
  • Better handling of leave-outs for continuous roughness and reports.
  • Sections can be copied between files.
  • More options for exporting sections and files.
  • New report manager.
  • New analysis template manager.
  • .NET 4.5.2 and Windows 7 SP1+ are required.

ProVAL 3.52 Released

This update has taken longer than usual due to some new features. We added the ability to reverse profiles in the Editor. For SAM, the histograms have been updated to show the length of profile that is out of spec, instead of showing only the percent out of spec. Several issues were also fixed. Thanks to everyone who reported problems.

Details in the Release Notes.

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ProVAL 3.51.0355 Released – Important Update

The last update did not completely fix problems with Ames ADF files. It is imperative that any Ames ADF files imported using previous versions of ProVAL 3.5 be removed and re-imported. Several other issues were also corrected. Details in the Release Notes. Finally, the included samples files have been updated, which is the reason for the increased size.

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