GHS Release Notes

GHS Beta-Version Update History since Version 13.00

GHS Beta-Version Update History since Version 13.50

Version 13.50A

REFPT MIN & MAX (and likewise for CRTPT, PULL, ADD, WEIGHT, etc.)
allows a slight tolerance for rounding errors instead of always trapping
"No such point" when specified coordinates are not precisely within geometry
boundaries.


Version 13.50B

TEMPLATE field DIR pops up an enhanced directory selection dialog box similar
to the FILE selection dialog box, allowing creation of new directories, direct
access to the desktop and other special places, etc.  This enhanced dialog is
also used for "Change directory" and directory dialogs available from the menu.
The old dialog is still used with /SHORT, which restricts selection to the
starting directory.

MESSAGE SEND ON communication between program sessions was trapping
"Value out of range" (since 13.28B only).


Version 13.50C

Project menu was redesigned and simplified with improved selection dialogs.

TEMPLATE field parameter /Underline was not working properly (since 13.42C
only).


Version 13.50D

TEMPLATE field DIR and "Change directory" dialogs were further improved.


Version 13.52

TEMPLATE field FILE and DIR dialogs can now be resized by dragging their edges.

ECHO OFF command itself is no longer echoed.


Version 13.52A

Mouse wheel downward rotation was not working properly (since 13.50B only).

MC file.SHP imports were relaxed to allow symmetric stations having all
non-positive transverse coordinates (requires updated MC.EXE).


Version 13.52B

HMMT WIND /BAND was sometimes adding an extra top or bottom band because of
tiny rounding error differences.

ENTER PM was sometimes making the inserted station interval too large (requires
updated PM.EXE).


Version 13.52C

LS frame file format now permits longitudinal locations to be followed by an
optional "M" suffix for meters (the default is feet).

LS processing interrupted by keyboard entry was sometimes trapping "Negative
waterplane area" when TYPE CALIBRATED tanks are present (since 13.38E only).


Version 13.52D

TEMPLATE fields DIR and FILE were sometimes trapping an "invalid location"
run-time error when renaming or creating items in the selection dialog box.


Version 13.52E

NOTE now always sends messages to the screen even when entered from the keyboard.

NOTE messages containing ^C0D (carriage return) and ^C0A (line feed) control
characters were misformated when sent to the screen.

KEY DEFAULT "Menu" assignment for F9 now runs the Executive wizard if no MENU
macro is defined after running any MENU.LIB.

ENTER PM command JOIN was sometimes failing to correctly shorten components
when applying a VECTOR (since 12.00 only; requires updated PM.EXE).


Version 13.54

REPORT /BOX:COLOR|BW fancy reports improved justification of NOTE table
columns by looking at rows further up or down and past separator lines to
resolve any justification direction ambiguity.

LS /NOWEIGHT was sometimes trapping "PSI ERROR - WEIGHT DISCREPANCY"
(since 13.26A only).

ENTER PM command DISPLAY clicking the close box (or keying Alt-F4) returns to
Part Maker from DISPLAY instead of exiting the program.


Version 13.54A

DISPLAY STATUS was ignoring TYPE UNSET for sails with side designations in
their part names (requires updated CG.EXE).

DISPLAY STATUS /SYNC was not automatically refreshing changes from TYPE SET
sail surface model parameters like /MOVE, /TOP, etc.


Version 13.54B

LOAD SOUNDING:n was leading to imprecise STATUS TANKS results in rare cases.

ENTER PM added a SURFACE (complist) [mingap] command to generate surfaces for
shapes used by the listed parts or components.  Optional mingap specifies the
smallest surface patch size in the longitudinal direction, which can be used to
prevent excessive detail in the surface model.  DISPLAY STATUS recognizes shape
surfaces and will show the surface patches of components using such shapes
(requires updated PM.EXE).

ENTER PM command JOIN was sometimes failing to correctly update the "L:"
miscellaneous line in the geometry file (since 12.00 only).


Version 13.54C

TEMPLATE /LIST:pattern was not listing any names.

TEMPLATE field VARIABLE and PARTS drop-down list controls were not processing
Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys correctly.

TEMPLATE text fields and labels no longer need to be surrounded by quotes
when beginning with numbers, simplifying drop-down list control definitions.


Version 13.54D

MAXVCG /LOOKUP "Source" column identifications were sometimes changing at a
slightly wrong displacement when the environment was not fresh water.


Version 13.54E

MAXVCG /ID:source now includes the source in the report title.

Version 13.54G

TEMPLATE /SIZE:size parameter now accepts a multiplier value times the SMALL
menu character size (so /SIZE:1 is the same as /SIZE:SMALL).


Version 13.56

TEMPLATE dialogs were trapping "Macro not found" in rare cases where program
initialization had not completed due to a "Missing working directory" error.

GROUP receiving of contents using the <- connective mode was stopping
prematurely at the first sending tank having default 100% fraction.

ENTER PM, MC, and SE were ignoring all but the last sounding tube when more
than one appears for a tank in a Geometry File, but now only the first sounding
tube is used in order to match the main program (requires updated PM.EXE,
MC.EXE, and SE.EXE).


Version 13.56A

LOAD FLOWC risked trapping "stack overflow" run-time error when pressed-full
tanks were recursively connected to each other using CRTPT /TANK /INSIDE.


Version 13.58

ADD "description" DELTA lcg, tcg, vcg allows "?" to be specified for any or all
of the center of gravity values.  Giving "?" for lcg is set such that righting
arm in trim becomes zero, "?" for tcg is set such that righting arm in heel
becomes zero, and "?" for vcg is set to zero (i.e. the baseplane).  Omitting
all three CG values defaults to "?, ?, ?".

READ was trapping "Only one point on sounding line" when zero points were
specified (since 13.56 only).

MAXVCG /LOOKUP was unreliable when the number of LCG or TRIM values exceeded
the number for the original MAXVCG command that generated the lookup table.

LS /LIM summary was including the wrong "(Sagging)" or "(Hogging)" tag on
the Largest Bending Moment/limit line if the maximum moment/limit percentage
occurred in a different direction than the absolute maximum moment.


Version 13.58B

TEMPLATE dialogs avoid risking a rare "invalid location" run-time error.


Version 13.58C

VARY AXIS:MINGM and AXIS:ZEROTRIM were not working properly for MAXVCG.


Version 13.58D

VARY AXIS:ZEROTRIM was oscillating RA wildly in the portside ANGLE direction.


Version 13.58E

TEMPLATE dialog labels sometimes had spurious prefixes (since 13.58B only).

Version 13.58G

RA /LIM /FSM sometimes failed to trap "EQU0 is out of range" error when
multiple LIMITs specified the FLD limit angle.


Version 13.60

RA /LIM was sometimes reporting an incorrect RA0 limit angle near EQU in cases
where the righting arm curve has multiple humps (since 9.30 only).


Version 13.60A

ADD /NOTE:"note" parameter was added so that Load Editor would show the
specified note in its spreadsheet footer when the cursor is in the Description
column.  If no note has been defined for an item or if its description is
being edited, then the default "Name to locate" hint appears in the footer.
The /NOTE parameter is also available for the BOOM and GROUND commands.

RA /LIM no longer checks for trapping "EQU0 is out of range" errors when
LIMITS include FLD but not the EQU0 limit angle and no CRT /TIGHT points
have been defined.


Version 13.60B

GROUND "description" /ACCESS parameter was added to set the last accessed
ground point.

REACT1 system variable was added to return the upward reaction force of
the last accessed ground point.


Version 13.60C

Load Editor was trapping an "invalid index" run-time error in spreadsheet
modes not having any items (since 13.60A only).


Version 13.60D

REACT1 system variable was corrected to return the upward not downward reaction
force (since 13.60B only)

WATER maximum specific gravity was raised from 1.25 to 1.35, with an improved
error message when out of range.


Version 13.60E

DISPLAY was sometimes showing incorrect plan view outlines when arc points
were present near the deck edge (requires updated SE.EXE and PM.EXE).

ENTER PMX run by TABLE_OF_OFFSETS wizard was sometimes trapping "Aborted by
operator" (requires updated PMX.EXE).

Load Editor was still sometimes trapping an "invalid index" run-time error in
spreadsheet modes not having any items (since 13.60A only).

Version 13.60G

ENTER GS was trapping "No such item" for TANK POCKETS ON command in GSDEMO.RF
(since 13.38A only; requires updated GS.EXE).

FILL and FIXUP commands were sometimes triggering an "invalid index" run-time
error (since 13.28A only).

ENTER PM statement CONTENTS GAS was not setting specific gravity 0.740 due to
a spelling confusion between GASOLINE and GASOLENE.  All three spellings are
now supported by Part Maker and the main program, with the contents description
shown as "GASOLINE" (requires updated PM.EXE).


Version 13.62

PART /CHECK command was added to run a check on the current part selection
and list the origin depths where any reversals between positive and negative
waterplane area occur at the present heel and trim.

READ /CHECK parameter was added to trap parts that have negative waterplane
at any upright depth.

READ errors were mispositioning the cursor in SET ERROR -3 and -4 modes.

HMMT * behavior was undetermined for heeling moment functions that mix positive
and negative values, so now traps "Cannot set direction for moment functions
that reverse sign" in this case.

MC /MAXGAP%:n parameter was ineffective for geometry files with zero length
due to missing HULL part, but now uses any nominal LOA value set by Part Maker
in such cases (requires updated MC.EXE).


Version 13.62A

LS /SIZE:max[,min] parameter was added to set the General Scale of the
plot so the top is at least max and optionally the bottom is at most min.
Assuming this range is large enough to include any expected curve values,
this provides uniform scaling for easy comparison of a series of LS plots.


Version 13.62B

VARY AXIS:ZEROTRIM precision was improved in the portside direction.

HMMT REPORT no longer turns off any pre-roll angle stored by HEEL *-ROLL.

RA report notes were sometimes showing undefined heeling moment for HMMT WIND
if recently invalidated by a new condition and HMMT REPORT had not been done
(since 10.50 only).


Version 13.62C

LS /SIZE:* option was added to reuse sizes from the last LS plot, along with
all associated scale factors.

RA /SIZE:* option was added to reuse sizes from the last RA plot.

PRINT /PREVIEW for data files opened with DISK file.DAT was inserting a
spurious blank line above the header (since 10.72B only).

REPORT file.DAT was inconsistently acting similarly to DISK file.DAT by only
writing nondisplay output, but trapping an error if PRINT /PREVIEW was done
and afterwards writing all output to the file; now REPORT file.DAT works the
same as REPORTs for all other file extensions.


Version 13.62D

MB command SOLVE PRIMARY tolerance was increased for triggering the
"Spacing of interaction points X and Y differs on secondary vessel" warning.


Version 13.64

VARY AXIS:ZEROTRIM precision and reliablity were greatly improved, avoiding
occasional failures at high heels in RA reports.

ENTER PM command CHOP was sometimes trapping an "invalid location" run-time
when repeated at locations already chopped (requires updated PM.EXE).


Version 13.64A

RA plot was sometimes showing GM lines not tangent to the curve at equilibrium
in cases of weak righting arm extended over a wide range of heel angles.

LS /NOTable:PLOTONLY writes only the plot data without any table, summary, or
screen output.

MESSAGE SEND and SOLVE SEND command lines are no longer displayed by the
receiving session unless command echoing has been enabled using ECHO ON.

LIMITS now accept FLOOD angle as a synonym for FLD.


Version 13.64B

REPORT /BOX:COLOR|BW fancy reports were not centering \note\ lines for notes
longer than 75 characters.


Version 13.66

COPY sourcedir destdir was added to copy a directory along with all of its
files and subdirectories.  Any file copy error is reported but does not stop
the copy process for the remaining files in the directory.

AXIS MINGM was improved when the mininum GM axis was far from the initial axis
or occurred within a wide range of axes with very similar GM values.

VARY AXIS:ZEROTRIM now finds axis at precisely zero trim except at extremely
high heels in RA reports.

REPORT without a filename was doing nothing when a report was already open,
but now closes the old report file and opens a new one using any Run File
or PROJECT name in effect (if none, the old report name is reused).


Version 13.66A

ENTER PM command CHOP FWD loc was sometimes incorrectly deleting parts having
their forwards precisely at the chop location (requires updated PM.EXE).

CUSTOM (GHSERIAL) READ listindex varname [extravar1]... supports extra
variable names that are read from the record ID for listindex added to the
corresponding $READPLUSn parameter.  This allows separate ranges of record IDs
to be used for different kinds of data for the same tanks (such as load levels
along with density values).  $PLUSFIELDn parameters may also be configured to
specify the field number for the nth extra READ variable, providing support
for extra fields using the same record ID (where $READPLUSn=0) but different
field numbers in the same record.  $PLUSFIELD0 parameter specifies the field
number for writing using $WRITEPLUS.  If $PLUSFIELDn isn't specified, then the
field number for listindex is used (requires updated GHSERIAL.DLL).


Version 13.66B

LS was sometimes showing spurious zero-weight items and small non-zero bending
moment extending past the end of the vessel for BOOMs using the /PED parameter.

CG was showing blank views of vessels with cranes in rare cases (requires
updated CG.EXE).


Version 13.66C

TC reports restored an extra decimal place of precision for GML and GMT that
was eliminated in version 11.40A so very large GM values could be displayed;
now precision is reduced only when necessary for particular GMs while all
other GM values are shown with full precision.


Version 13.66D

GHS /GMRA was not allowing the righting-arm curve to be used for obtaining
the GMT value at equilibrium when external heeling moments were present.

MB solving was sometimes thrashing when external moments were present.

TC report sounding values were not always based on the current heel and trim
when DEPTH was undefined.


Version 13.68

Main program [/R:]runspec parameter may specify a command line (which should
be enclosed in quotes if it contains special characters like "/" or "|").

COPY file1 [file2] /CODE was not preserving file date and time.

ENTER PM statements CYLinder and DIAMeter now avoids making duplicate
stations (requires updated PM.EXE).


Version 13.68A

SET variable = value1 PLUS value2 was not setting the variable to "Undefined"
when value1 was undefined, instead performing a misleading computation.
Similar problems occurred using other binary operators (e.g. TIMES) and
when value2 was undefined as the result of a unary operation (e.g. SQRT -1).
The MINUS unary operator now works properly when combined with other
operators (e.g. SET X = 5 PLUS MINUS SQRT 4).

FIXUP was not removing any irrelevant component description following "\",
instead deleting the containing part; now these component names are fixed
with the warning "Removed component description" (requires updated MC.EXE).


Version 13.68B

TEMPLATE variable field drop-down lists were incorrectly doubling any
underscore ("_") characters in the label and associated value lists.


Version 13.68C

Load Editor was allowing irrelevant load entry and display for DECK and
PRESSURIZED tanks.

DRAFT @ keyword for keywords FP, MP, and AP now trap "Bad parameter"
if these were not defined by command LBP fp,mp,ap or LWL fp TO ap.


Version 13.68D

FL command was sometimes unnecessarily trapping "WEIGHT ERROR #1" when
trying to find an initial limiting floodable length.


Version 13.70

REPORTs were occasionally including spurious "program may not be working
properly" warnings for temporary installations with expiration periods longer
than four months (since 13.52 only).


Version 13.70A

FL command was sometimes failing to report the forwardmost valid center of
floodable length.


Version 13.70B

RA reports now abbreviate long limit descriptions by replacing "(no moments)"
with "(no mom.)" instead of deleting this entire phrase.


Version 13.70C

LIMITS command traps "Only the first limit angle can be based on equilibrium"
instead of truncating or comparing in the wrong direction when EQU, EQU0,
or n%EQUPlus is used for the second or third angle.

IF comparisons now treat the string "Undefined" the same as the empty string,
so invalid SET results (such as division by zero or non-numeric arithmetic)
may be tested using IF {X}="" THEN or IF {X}=UNDEFINED THEN statements.


Version 13.70D

Main program initialization tolerates read-only media when double-clicking on
print files and geometry files.


Version 13.70E

CHANGE command supports tank descriptions up to 25 characters, which are shown
in full in TC & TS report headers, PDESCR system variable, etc.  Note these
descriptions are still truncated to 20 characters in Load Editor and reports
with tight column spacing.


Version 13.70G

TORQUE /FRAME now shows frame locations in the table (just like LS /FRAME).

TC /SOUND was not always using current external waterplane heel and trim to
compute sounding for frozen tanks.


Version 13.70H

STATUS /RESidual:OFF|ONLY parameter was added to specify the appearance of
residual righting arm information in the weight versus buoyancy reconciliation.
Previously only absolute "Righting Arms" appeared, but now "External Arms" and
"Residual Righting Arms" lines appear if any heeling or trimmming moments are
present, with any equilibrium discrepancies highlighted on the "Residual" line.
The old behavior with just "Righting Arms" can be specified using /RES:OFF,
or only "Residual Righting Arms" by itself can be specified using /RES:ONLY
(requires updated RGSTYLE.DAT).


Version 13.72

SPECIAL WPLUP was disregarding any external heeling or trimming arms when
detecting equilibrium.

SPECIAL WPLUP with external moments present was sometimes causing "stack
overflow" run-time errors (since 13.66D only).


Version 13.72A

VIEW /WRAP no longer wraps lines with table columns separated by three or
more spaces (requires updated GHSVIEW.EXE).


Version 13.72B

LIMIT command was trapping a spurious error for TFLD angle (since 13.70C only).

LIMIT GM now traps "Invalid limit angle" instead of acting erratically for
angles other than EQUIL and UPRIGHT.

DELETE "filespec" PARTS was failing for file specifications enclosed in quotes.


Version 13.72C

LIMIT GM AT EQU0 angle is now supported.


Version 13.72D

DAMSTAB now eliminates tanks from the damage extent based on the vertical
location of their tops instead of their bottoms (with lowest tanks eliminated
first as before).


Version 13.74

LS /FRAme:CURVEs optional parameter was added to show curves (including any
weight and buoyancy columns) just for frame location points, omitting frame
descriptions.

GROUND /LINEAR was acting in the wrong direction for negative ground forces.

READ /QUIET was clearing part of the spreadsheet when run inside a LEw macro.

TEMPLATE field labels were not honoring final underscore ("_") to prevent
automatic keyboard shortcut assignment (since 13.68B only).


Version 13.74A

HMMT WIND /BAND was not applying full shielding in rare cases where multiple
non-adjacent components should have been shielded by the same larger component
that happened to appear later in the geometry file.


Version 13.74B

REPORT /BOX:COLOR|BW fancy reports were sometimes inserting a spurious blank
page before LS /NOTABLE:PLOTONLY plots.

MAXVCG /EXTERNAL:file command was ignoring any /ID:source parameter, which
is now used as the default source but can still be overridden on each external
data line by including optional source identification text.

MAXVCG /LOOKUP of source identification text was not reliable when the list
of displacements or trims was monotonically decreasing instead of increasing.

MAXVCG plot curves were using unnecessary straight lines between points
(since 13.26C only; requires updated PP.EXE).


Version 13.76

READ command now always traps for any "Duplicate part name", as do auxiliary
programs like PM and MC.  Note SE still permits reading geometry files with
duplicate parts so they can be repaired using its NAME part RENAME command
(requires updated MC.EXE and PM.EXE).

SE command NAME part\component was not asking "Want to create part\component?"
before creating a new component if not found (requires updated SE.EXE).


Version 13.76A

SOLVE was occasionally failing to find heel solutions far distant from the
initial heel angle.

SCREEN GRAPH was trapping a "whole overflow" run-time error while showing
watermark graphics for vessels with extremely convoluted sail parts.

DAMSTAB elimination of tanks from a damage extent now also respects the upper
horizontal bulkhead locations, since it is already considered when calculating
the probability for a given extent of damage.

DISPLAY STATUS no longer traps "No such item" if no tanks are present in the
part list or the geometry file (requires updated CG.EXE).


Version 13.76B

OUTFLOW log file note "Ignoring tanks under 30 cu.m totalling ... cu.m" was
reporting the total small tank volume scaled down by 35 times too much.

DELETE was trapping "No such part" when "ALL WEIGHT", "ALL GROUND", or
"DISTR DATA" was enclosed in quotes, but these undocumented forms have
been restored for backward compatibility (since 13.72B only).

PM command FIT using optional insulation thickness parameters was sometimes
producing a bad fit (requires updated PM.EXE).


Version 13.76C

PM statement SPACING was sometimes using slight smaller spacing than specified
(since 10.38 only; requires updated PM.EXE).


Version 13.76D

OUTFLOW log file "minimum from ... to hull" note for minimum bottom distance
was incorrectly repeating the point location information from minimum sides
distance (since 13.36A only).

DISPLAY STATUS was trapping "System fault 1" when non-standard part names
contained separator characters (requires updated CG.EXE).


Version 13.76E

OUTFLOW bottom damage probability was too conservative by using the minimum
distance down to the shell, not to the lowest point of the bottom shell at
any given longitudinal location as per MARPOL MEPC.122(52) Explanatory
Notes for Regulation 23.9 (since 13.36B only).


Version 13.76G

OUTFLOW log file notes for minimum distance to hull now identify the same
closest point for symmetric port and starboard tanks in cases where multiple
points share the same minimum distance.

MC file.DXF imports were incorrectly converting the radius for ARC entities
when non-unary transverse /SCALE factor was specified (requires updated MC.EXE).

Version 13.78

DISPLAY STATUS now shades ground point triangle marks from bright green (for
points with the greatest reaction force) down to dark grey (for no reaction).
For points not in contact, a tiny green point is added along with a vertical
line descending to the present ground level, so non-touching points can be
distinguished from similarly-colored points with small reaction forces.

DISPLAY STATUS profile views at or beyond cut planes (e.g. @0:BE) were not
excluding ground points outside the specified region.

DISPLAY STATUS plan views at or below cut planes (e.g. @WPL:BE) now show
circular marks for ground points inside the specified region.  Note that
unlike the default profile view, no ground points are included in the default
plan view without specifying a cut plane.

DISPLAY STATUS ground point triangles were sometimes being cut off, but views
are now scaled so these marks are fully shown (requires updated CG.EXE).

REPORTs were sometimes combining and losing pages following DISPLAY STATUS
output (since 13.74B only).


Version 13.78A

DISPLAY STATUS risked trapping "invalid location" run-time error in rare cases
(since 13.76A only; requires updated CG.EXE).


Version 13.78B

LS was unnecessarily trapping "Missing section moment of inertia at end"
in cases of tiny differences between geometry file and SMOD end locations.

MC file.DXF /3D exports were trapping "ARC must be in X-Y plane" if any
arc-connected points were present, but now avoids the error by exploding
them into multiple standard points (requires updated MC.EXE).


Version 13.78C

TEMPLATE /FONT:"font[:pointsize],..." parameter supports optional point sizes
for each font in the list.

TEMPLATE /FONT parameter was ineffective (since 13.76C only).

PROJECT projname no longer clears the geometry file nor closes any open report
when the new project name is the same as the old one.


Version 13.80

DISPLAY STATUS body views now show a wavy external waterline for waves having
non-zero encounter angle.  Note that when solving for equilibrium, transverse
waves are actually linearized as they cross each section, which is reflected
by body views showing the waterline inside flooded tanks as a non-wavy line.

DISPLAY STATUS profile views at or beyond cut planes (e.g. @12) now show
waves having non-zero encounter angle in the specified cut plane rather than
the default centerplane.

DISPLAY STATUS outboard profile views at or beyond cut planes (e.g. @0:BE:OUT)
were not excluding critical points outside the specified region.  The size of
critical point arrow numbers was increased slightly (requires updated CG.EXE).

LOAD EDIT title bar "X" close button and Alt-F4 now exit Load Editor instead
of the main program.  If the /OMIT:EXIT parameter is included, then the "X"
button & Alt-F4 first pop up a dialog box to confirm "OK to exit Load Editor?"
before exiting back to the main program.  The old "Exit" button in LEw never
appears (regardless of /OMIT:EXIT).  Note that the Esc key can also still be
used to exit, but as before it always first confirms "OK to exit Load Editor?"
to guard against inadvertent key strokes.

TEMPLATE execution was trapping "stack overflow" run-time error in rare cases
where multiple templates were directly executing subtemplates.

PERM permeability FLood allows an optional slash before FLOOD to ensure the
command behaves as intended even when a slash is accidentally included.


Version 13.80A

DISPLAY STATUS plan views at or below cut planes (e.g. @WPL:BE) now show
arrows marks for critical points inside the specified region.  Note that
unlike the default profile view, no critical points are included in the
default plan view without specifying a cut plane, but a solitary BElow
subparameter can be used to specify all points below an infinitely high
cut plane (requires updated CG.EXE).

LOAD EDIT title bar "X" was sometimes requiring two clicks to work immediately
after being started from the MENU system (since 13.80 only).


Version 13.80B

TYPE (saillist) SET /COLOR:cn now also sets colors in Condition Graphics
for sails not having a surface model (requires updated CG.EXE).

SE was omitting items with zero effectiveness (requires updated SE.EXE).


Version 13.80C

TYPE (saillist) SET /COLOR:cn was not setting colors using PLAN:WITHSAILS
view in Condition Graphics (since 13.80B only; requires updated CG.EXE).


Version 13.80D

DRAFT /PRINT without a draft location was printing the draft at zero instead
of the LCF, unlike DRAFT to the screen.

ROLL IMO calculation for UF1 factor was using 1.108 s/(ft^1/2) instead of
more precise 1.10417 conversion from 2.0 s/(m^1/2) specified in IMO Severe
Wind and Rolling Criteria.

ENTER PM was sometimes not respecting the TOP statement for nonstandard hulls
where the section curves do not close (requires updated PM.EXE).


Version 13.80E

RA tabulation is now supported beyond 180 absolute degrees of heel, providing
a full 360 degree relative range around the starting heel angle.


Version 13.82

TC and STABILITY commands were trapping "Bad part name" for tank lists longer
than 80 characters.

DISPLAY STATUS PROFILE:OUTBOARD was not always showing sail structures as
outboard of enclosed sail containers (requires updated CG.EXE).


Version 13.82A

MAXVCG /LOOKUP was allowing insufficient trim tolerance for large vessels
when no reference length had been defined by LBP or LWL commands.

CONTENTS, FSMMT, LOAD and other tank-only commands trap "Bad tank name" instead
of "Bad part name" on tank list errors.  However PERM command helpfully traps
"Only allowed for tanks; use COMP /EFF to set effectiveness" when mistakenly
used with non-tank parts.


Version 13.82B

LOAD EDIT opens a prelimary "Select Geometry File" dialog box if no geometry
file has been READ.

LOAD EDIT /NOGRAPH was making the title bar "X" button non-functional for
closing the main program after exiting Load Editor (since 13.80 only).


Version 13.82C

TEMPLATE field /Tip:"text" parameter now works with fields disabled by /Grey.

TEMPLATE field @"^image" was trapping "Invalid @image bitmap" if no .BMP
or .JPG extension was specified and the image file was relative to the program
directory not the user library path.


Version 13.82D

WPBEAM system variable was added to return the waterplane beam.

TEMPLATE field FILE /EXT:"extensions" parameter now allows each series of
extensions to be followed by a parenthesized type description for inclusion
in the "Files of type" drop-down list (e.g. /EXT:"PF, PPF (Print), RF (Run)").
            Version 13.84

LCG, TCG, and VCG command parameter may be prefaced by an asterisk to indicate
that the present value is to be incremented or decremented (e.g. VCG *+1).

WAIT for "Press to continue" exits for the Enter key as well as Esc and Space.

VIEW and HELP searches no longer returns to the main program when the Enter
key is pressed, instead searching again for the next occurrence; note that
Enter still returns when no search is active (requires updated GHSVIEW.EXE
and GHSHELP.EXE).


Version 13.84A

STATUS INERTIA along with GYRADL, GYRADT, GYRADV, TINERTL, TINERTT,
and TINERTV system variables now support frozen as well as intact tanks.

HELP right-click topic selection was not working properly after a search
(since 13.84 only; requires updated GHSHELP.EXE).


Version 13.84B

STATUS INERTIA omitted inertia values for frozen tanks (since 13.84A only).

ENTER PM now supports unlimited CYLINDER, SPHERE, and ELBOW statements
for each shape.

ENTER PM fixed an occasional negative-offset error resulting from SHELL
applied to centerline components (requires updated PM.EXE).


Version 13.84C

DI STATUS was hanging for WAVEs having encounter angle magnitude greater than
90 degrees (since 13.80 only; requires updated CG.EXE).


Version 13.84D

FSMFLOOR /PRINT optional parameter was added to write the minimum free
surface moment values to the current output device instead of to the screen.

TANKS command selection using /IN, /OUT, /BOT, and /TOP parameters was
sometimes excluding centerline tanks that expand aftwards (since 11.64 only).


Version 13.86

DISPLAY STATUS, SE, and Load Editor vessel views greatly improved display
quality of convoluted and concave shapes (requires updated CG.EXE and SE.EXE).

PRINT /PREVIEW zooms in or out when using a mouse wheel with the Ctrl key
held down, or when moving fingers apart or together on a touch screen
(requires updated PP.EXE).

Menu key (right of spacebar on most keyboards) and Shift-F10 were neglecting
to pop up the right-click menu at the mouse cursor.


Version 13.86A

RA /LIM shows the note "Maximum RA must exceed tolerance to evaluate
equilibrium limits" to explain why limits are shown as an undefined when a
very weak equilibrium was found with insubstantial maximum righting arm.
In such cases, this note replaces trapping the error "ANGLES given do not
include equilibrium" when the ANGLES list is short.


Version 13.88

SOLVE LCG, SOLVE TCG, SOLVE VCG, and SOLVE MAXVCG were taking no action
instead of trapping "LIGHT SHIP not present" in cases where the Light Ship
weight was zero but other fixed weights were present.

Load Edit button pressing was not providing visual feedback on touch screens.
Touch scrolling by finger panning was not reaching the first or last item,
and was failing completely when an optional tool column appeared between the
scroll bar and the right window edge.

VIEW and HELP touch scrolling were not reaching the first or last item
(requires updated GHSVIEW.EXE and GHSHELP.EXE).

PRINT /PREVIEW now supports touch scrolling along with other tablet, pen, and
scroll bar improvements (requires updated PP.EXE).


Version 13.88A

Pressing on a target location while tapping with a second finger is provided
as an alternative to pressing-and-holding for right-clicking on touch screens
(requires updated GHSVIEW.EXE, GHSHELP.EXE, PP.EXE, etc.).


Version 13.88B

SET command error reporting was improved, trapping "Value needed before
operator" if a binary operator was preceded by nothing or another operator.
Setting a string variable to a numeric expression traps "Invalid string
operation".  Ending a numeric expression with an operator traps "Invalid
numeric operation" instead of "No such variable".

SOLVE MAXVCG and SOLVE MAXWEIGHT were not trapping "No Limits set" if no
stability criteria had been defined.


Version 13.88C

CONTENTS was sometimes trapping spurious "Substance is disabled" errors when
running an old SAVE file after setting a new tank contents in the geometry file.

DISPLAY STATUS profile and plan views no longer shows automatically-constructed
deck edge lines for any components other than HULL\HULL.C, instead just showing
the lines explicitly marked in the geometry file (requires updated CG.EXE).

SE and DISPLAY no longer draw a base line through stations composed of closed
off-center lobes (requires updated SE.EXE).

Tapping around a target location with two fingers is provided as an alternate
to press-and-hold & press-and-tap for right-clicking on touch screens
(requires updated GHSVIEW.EXE, GHSHELP.EXE, PP.EXE, etc.).


Version 13.88D

TC increased the maximum number of load values from 1001 to 10,001.
If the load list is unterminated (ends with ellipses "..."), then TC stops
when just full or empty, as if the appropriate /STOP:FULL or /STOP:EMPTY
parameter had been included.

REPORT /BOX:COLOR:BW fancy GROUP reports were sometimes trapping "not
enough cells on line" when showing large negative Reference Point heights.


Version 13.88E

MC file.DXF /2D /LAYERS:ALL imports were sometimes trapping an "expression
out of bounds" run-time error instead of reporting "Invalid label" (requires
updated MC.EXE).


Version 13.90

Main program startup was sometimes trapping "Inaccessible working directory"
unnecessarily (since 11.92B only).

ENTER into programs like GS and PM was sometimes trapping "Unable to open
file" when more than nine instances of the main program were active.


Version 13.90A

ADD ["description"] * /[P]LEN:l1[,l2] can be used to distribute an existing
weight item over the given length.

ADD ["description"] *+n was not working properly to add weight at the
current center (since 13.80 only).


Version 13.90B

FSMMT f1, f2 @ b2, f3 @ b3 supports up to three functions that define the
formal free surface over different load ranges.  The main function f1 is
applied for a load within the boundary values b2 and b3, alternate function f2
is applied at or below load boundary b2, and third function f3 is applied at
or above load boundary b3.  For example, FSMMT = MAX, 0 @ 0.02, 0 @ 0.98
sets FSM to the maximum value for loads greater than 2% but less than 98%,
or to zero for loads closer to empty or full.


Version 13.90C

TPERM system variable was added to return the average permeability of the
selected tanks.


Version 13.90D

TYPE SET /TILT:angle optional parameter was added to tilt sail surface
model coordinates about the rotated longitudinal axis by the given angle
counterclockwise looking down in DISPLAY STATUS (requires updated CG.EXE).

Main program window maximization was sometimes not showing the maximum
number of rows that could fit on the screen.

REPORT /BOX:COLOR:BW fancy MAXVCG reports were sometimes trapping "not
enough cells on line" when adjoining columns contained "UNDEF" or "LARGE".


Version 13.90E

SE and DISPLAY were sometimes drawing stray keel lines through stations composed
of closed off-center lobes (since 13.88C only; requires updated SE.EXE).


Version 13.90G

LIMIT reports now describe FLOODHT AT POINT limits as "Flood/Tight Height
at point", because this limit includes both normal & weathertight flood points.

MAXVCG and other reports that draw smooth plot curves now use linear
interpolation when necessary to prevent distortion possible when large
differences exist in the gap distance between adjoining plotted points
(requires updated PP.EXE).

DISPLAY STATUS body views were improved to avoid covering up loaded tanks
by deducting components in other tanks (requires updated CG.EXE).


Version 13.92

SE supports undoing and redoing recent changes.  Keying Ctrl-U undoes the
last change that was not yet undone from the stack of recent changes.  Keying
Ctrl-R redoes the last change undone by Ctrl-U that had not been redone.
Repeated Ctrl-U and Ctrl-R keying goes back & forth through recent changes
(requires updated SE.EXE).

WRITE (COMmands) filespec was added to write the most recent commands
entered at the command line to the specified file.  These are the same
commands that are available by pressing Ctrl-E, Up-arrow, and Down-arrow
keys from the command line.

DISK /QUIET parameter was causing corrupt screen output when used with reports
like STATUS (since 9.02A only).

DISPLAY STATUS profiles & plan views were improved to avoid covering up front
tanks in complicated deducting & wrap-around cases (required updated CG.EXE).


Version 13.92A

TLCF and TTCF system variables were added to return the longitudinal and
transverse Center of Floation of the current tank.

RA /LIM was sometimes starting from EQU or EQU0 found far away in the
opposite direction and with opposite sign from the first listed heel angle,
instead of using a closer EQU or EQU0 angle with the same sign.

STATUS waterplane header line was not showing the correct direction tags
(trim Fwd or Aft, heel Port or Stbd) for AXIS angles between 135° and 225°.


Version 13.92B

PAGE number maximum was increased from 9,999 to 99,999.

Load Editor exit was trapping "zero or negative divisor" run-time error in
rare cases.


Version 13.94

TINERTLT, TINERTTV, and TINERTVL system variables were added to return
the products of inertia of selected intact tanks around their own centers.
These products can be collected with the moments of inertia TINERTL,
TINERTT, and TINERTV to complete a tank's inertia matrix about its center.

MESSAGE (REPORT) was hanging on file access errors (since 9.16H only).

DISPLAY STATUS profiles & plan views now do a better job making front
deductions visible and hiding rear deductions (requires updated CG.EXE).


Version 13.94A

TEMPLATE dialogs using colored buttons were sometimes enlarging fonts
and truncating text due to an inconsistency introduced in Windows Vista,
so the logic was rewritten to work around this problem and improve the
general precision of dialog box layouts.

TINERTLT, TINERTTV, and TINERTVL system variable names were not indicating
the correct axes (since 13.94 only).


Version 13.94B

TINERTLT, TINERTTV, and TINERTVL system variables improved precision for
tanks with large gaps between stations.  TINERTL variable was sometimes
randomly being set to zero (since 13.94 only).


Version 13.96

DISPLAY STATUS profiles & plan views were improved by considering heel and
trim quadrants when ordering tanks from back to front (requires updated CG.EXE).

SCREEN MAX:0 specifies full-screen mode for future maximizations, which is
now the default for tablet screens (less than 50 square inches).


Version 13.98 & 14.00

Main program and auxiliary programs zoom in or out when using a mouse wheel
with the Ctrl key held down, or when moving fingers apart or together on a
touch screen (requires updated CG.EXE, PM.EXE, SE.EXE, GHSHELP.EXE, etc.).

LIMIT reports abbreviate "Flood" and "RAzero" if necessary to prevent
truncation of long limit descriptions.