GHS Release Notes

GHS Beta-Version Update History since Version 13.50

GHS Beta-Version Update History since Version 14.00

Version 14.00A

Load Editor supports rapid toggling of tanks between intact and flooded by
entering the F11 hotkey when the cursor is in the Load volume or Load% column
(as shown in the LEw right-click menu).  Loading hotkeys F1-F11 are disabled
for protected tanks, which no longer show them in right-click and key menus.

LOAD EDIT /LS, /STABMACRO, and /WARNMACRO automatic background
behavior was not being restored after unsinking a vessel by retrieving a
saved condition or reducing loads then zeroing heel.

Load Editor was trapping an "invalid location" run-time error in rare cases
where a new Geometry File was being read while Load Editor was active.

END was incorrectly functioning the same as QUIT when a main program
[/R:]runspec paramater specified a command line instead of a Run File
(which still correctly quits after reaching its END; since 13.68 only).

TEMPLATE text, image, button, and input fields support /RRight and /RCenter
parameters to justify a row's remaining fields all the way right or centered,
shifting over any unused columns to the right edge of the dialog box.  Only
the first field in the range to shift should be marked with /RR or /RC;
however, /RC can precede /RR to center a field range (from /RC up to the
one before /RR) in the space available after shifting right the fields
starting with /RR.  Care is needed when formatting /RR or /RC around
multi-row image or box fields.

TEMPLATE field EXIT supports the /START parameter after its "cancel" label
to give the "Cancel" button startup input focus (instead of the "OK" button
which is the normal EXIT field startup focus).


Version 14.02

MAXVCG /LINEAR[:OFF] optional parameter was added to interpolate maximum VCG
data linearly (or default parabolic interpolation if the OFF subparameter is
present).  This setting is stored with the maximum VCG data unless used with
/LOOKUP or the current condition is being displayed, in which case the /LINEAR
parameter is effective only for the present lookup.  Thus /LINEAR can be used
with MAXVCG VALID to change the interpolation method for the current maximum
VCG data.

MAXVCG /TRIM or /LCG lists may now appear in any order.  Note that if more
than one trim value is specified, the first value is used to calculate the
displacement at each draft, and that set of displacements is used for all trims.

Load Editor Weights Spreadsheet in Automatic Solving mode was not always
refreshing the weight column to reflect changes to the Load% column
(and vice versa) until the current field cursor was moved.

ENTER BARGE /WAIT parameter was ineffective under 64-bit operating systems.


Version 14.02A

MAXVCG /TRIM:trim /LOOKUP precision was improved for non-zero trim,
so lookups now exactly match inputs from /EXTERNAL data files.


Version 14.02B

TYPE /PROTECT:ONLINE optional subparameter was added to prevent tank
loads from being changed only via the Load Editor user interface, with LOAD
commands still allowed outside Load Editor or inside macros or online from
Sensor Interface.

TPROTECT system variable was added to return protection information for the
currently selected tank, either 0 for none, 1 for full protection, or 2 for
online protection from user interface chances when Load Editor is active.

Load Editor shows blue color for tank loads having online protection,
distinguishing them from bright green color used for full protection.


Version 14.02C

Crane module was thrashing Load Editor with continual solving in rare cases.


Version 14.02D

TYPE /PROTECT:OFFLINE optional subparameter was added to allow intact
tank loads to be toggled between "Offline" and "Online" protection in the
LEw right-click menu when the ONLINE system variable is non-zero.
Offline tanks preserve their status when restored to intact after being
flooded, damaged, or protected in Load Editor, but otherwise behave the same
as regular unprotected tanks.

TPROTECT system variable now returns -1 if the currently select tank has
offline protection and Load Editor is active.


Version 14.04

LSLIM MMT [:Midrange] optional parameter was added to calculate limit
percentages based on the midrange between the minimum and maximum bending
limits at each longitudinal location, rather than the range from zero to
the negative minimum or positive maximum limits.  Midrange behavior is now
the default when the minimum and maximum limits have the same sign at any
point on the limit curves.  For example, if the bending moment is 2800 at
a location where the limits are 1000 and 3000, then the moment/midrange
percentage is 100*(2800-2000)/(3000-2000) = 80.0%.

DISPLAY STATUS PLANE:BE was suppressing ground point circle marks that would
have intersected the forward border edge in reports (requires updated PP.EXE).


Version 14.04A

Load Editor was thrashing with continual automatic solving in rare cases.


Version 14.04B

SOLVE was sometimes trapping DELTA FAULT 2 or 1 when a jacked-up vessel was
lifted out of the water using GROUND points with tiny maximum penetration.


Version 14.06

RUN without the /CALL parameter was unreliable executing inside a LEw macro.

SE was sometimes trapping an "invalid location" run-time error after reporting
a command input error (since 13.92 only; requires updated SE.EXE).

SE Name part\component RENAME was sometimes failing to change the current item
when duplicate or lowercase names were present in the geometry.

SE Name part\TUBE was not updating the header Part & Component names and
was asking spurious "Want to create" message even if the tube already existed.
Likewise SE Delete part\TUBE was not working properly.

SE Delete part\component was hanging on valid part name but missing component
name if user does not "Want to create" when prompted (since 13.76 only).

SE Delete part\component failure no longer prompts spurious "Want to create"
question or follows confirmation by creating then deleting the same item.

SE Delete now supports deleting the currently-selected part or component
(including names containing lowercase characters) following "OK to delete"
confirmation.

SE title bar "X" button was ineffective for prompting to close Section Editor
when command entry was in process after making unsaved changes.

SE was occasionally displaying its header incorrectly upon startup.

PM command DISPLAY was not restoring the title row and other window contents
after quitting from displaying the geometry (requires updated PM.EXE).

PM statement CAMBER supports negative camber values, which are applied from
the centerline down rather than from the deck edge up, trimming the station
curve in order to irreversably lower the deck edge (unlike non-negative CAMBER
which replaces any pre-existing camber).  Negative CAMBER thereby provides
a way to cut the hull down by following with a second CAMBER statement to
remove the camber, leaving the deck edge lower.


Version 14.06A

LS and TORQUE were sometimes spuriously omitting table rows (since 13.18A only).


Version 14.06B

LOAD EDIT /CRTPT:n no longer risks trapping "No such critical point" when
calling a macro that deletes the specified critical point.


Version 14.06C

LOAD EDIT /QUIT was added to close Load Editor from a button macro.  Note
other forms of the LOAD EDIT command restart Load Editor with new parameter
settings when used in a button macro.

Wizard menu "All..." dialog was sometimes failing to run the Crane wizard.

SE was trapping an error when Ctrl-U undid before a new station was added
(requires updated SE.EXE).


Version 14.06D

LS was trapping PSI ERROR discrepancies on rare occasions when distributed
weights were repeatedly added and replaced.


Version 14.06E

Load Editor was sometimes trapping an "invalid location" run-time error when
right-clicking in the Weights spreadsheet (since 13.68C only).

Crane module was still thrashing Load Editor with continual solving in rare
cases.

MESSAGE . was not displaying a period, whereas NOTE without parameters was
outputting a period.


Version 14.08

MESSAGE SEND and SOLVE SEND command lines longer than 75 characters were
incorrectly displaying just the end of the command when ECHO is disabled
(since 13.64A only).

DISPLAY STATUS profile and plan views were not automatically constructing
deck edges for HULL\HULL.C (since 13.88C only; requires updated CG.EXE).

DISPLAY STATUS profile view without OUTBOARD subparameter suppresses the far
side deck edge line so it no longers appears on top of the part, and no longer
obstructs visibility by drawing deducting displacer components opaquely.

DISPLAY STATUS profile and plan views were improved by considering the
inclination when ordering displacer parts and components from back to front.


Version 14.08A

DISK file.DAT was failing to receive only nondisplay output when started
with a REPORT file already open (since 13.62C only).

ECHO OFF command was being echoed if followed by a comment (since 13.52 only).

LOAD EDIT and LOAD STATUS were not showing the correct load values
for type BUBBLE tanks, which are now protected from user entry.

DISPLAY STATUS profile and plan views were not automatically constructing
edge lines for improved 3D visibility of displacer and sail components
(since 13.88C only; requires updated CG.EXE).

DISPLAY STATUS /NOEXTRA parameter was added to omit extra 3D edge lines,
instead just showing deck edges actually marked in the vessel geometry.


Version 14.08B

LS /FRA was ignoring frame locations separated by Tab characters.

LSLIM was sometimes truncating limit values when separated by a large
number of spaces or Tab characters (since 13.08D only).

RUN was ignoring the last command in the run file if it ended with a
comma or semicolon.

Load Editor was sometimes trapping an "invalid location" run-time error when
switching into Weights spreadsheet mode (since 13.68C only).


Version 14.08C

SCREEN MIN RESTORE no longer normalizes a maximized window, instead just
bringing it to the foreground with active keyboard focus.

MESSAGE SEND ECHO OFF is no longer echoed by the recipient program.


Version 14.08D

DISPLAY STATUS /SYNC was sometimes suppressing the most recent update
notification when redundantly done with identical Condition Graphics
synchronization already active.


Version 14.08E

CONTENTS name no longer acts as an abbreviation for an existing contents
description in cases where the abbreviation could ambiguously match multiple
existing contents descriptions, instead creating a new contents description
for the specified name.

CONTENTS creation was sometimes trapping "invalid location" run-time error
after emptying the contents table using CONTENTS OFF,0 (since 7.80 only).


Version 14.08G

TC no longer forces an initial page break when the load list ends with an
ellipsis "..." (so is terminated according to the /STOP parameter), instead
just ensuring at least 21 data lines on the first report page.


Version 14.10

DISK file.DAT /HOLDreport parameter was added to hold any current report
file so it will be reopened at its original state when the specified output
file is stopped by DISK OFF or other means (except CLEAR PROJECT and SCREEN).
Note if a report is currently being held, it is preserved by a new DISK /HOLD
command (the same as if it were first restored by DISK OFF).

DISPLAY PRINT was producing erroneous REPORT /BOX:COLOR|BW fancy report
output when a SUBTITLE had been defined.


Version 14.10A

PRINT and PRINT /PREVIEW were made significantly faster for long reports with
many plots and fancy boxed reports with many graphics (such as DISPLAY PRINT).

Version 14.10B

NOTE omits print commands like {%IMAGE("file")%} from screen output.


Version 14.10C

TEMPLATE radio fields now correctly receive startup input focus when marked
with /START or defined as the first field in a template, with the appropriate
radio button selected to match the field variable's initial value.


Version 14.10D

DISPLAY STATUS view :WITHSAILs[:pattern] optional subparameter was added to show
only sails matching the specified pattern, which may include wildcard * and ?
characters.  Each BODY @ slice can be followed by its own WITHSAILS:pattern,
which also applies for subsequent @ slices until the next WITHSAILS appearance
(requires updated CG.EXE).


Version 14.10E

STATUS was not always showing the correct "Residual Righting Arms" and
"External Arms" values when heeling or trimming moments were present with
non-zero AXIS angle; note that absolute "Righting Arms" values were always
being shown correctly (since 13.70H only).


Version 14.12

SCREEN MIN FOCUS was added to pass foreground focus either to a program session
connected using MESSAGE SEND ON or (if none) to the previous window to have
foreground focus.  Passing focus prior to MESSAGE SEND SC MIN RESTORE
will reliably transfer active keyboard focus to a connected program session
without risking taskbar notification flashing on certain operating systems.

MESSAGE SEND OFF from the first communicating session no longer requires
doing MESSAGE SEND OFF on each previously connected session before
communication can be resumed using MESSAGE SEND ON.

SOLVE was sometimes trapping spurious "No equilibrium found" errors when
tanks with TYPE FLOODED PLUS were present.


Version 14.12A

HMMT /NOSHield:pattern parameter was added to exclude parts matching pattern
(which may include * and ? wildcards) from wind shielding between parts when
used with the /BAND and /COMBINE parameters.

TYPE RESTORE and Load Editor tank repair after flooding or damage were not
correctly restoring CALIBRATED tank type.


Version 14.12B

TYPE RESTORE was not correctly restoring CALIBRATED tanks whose former
types were other than INTACT (since 14.12A only).

TYPE RESTORE was not correctly restoring tank types other than INTACT
from flooding or damage that occurred prior to writing and resuming from
a Save File.

TYPE CALIBRATED /NATIVE was not storing the present tank type as the
"native" intact type.


Version 14.12C

RA and other commands were sometimes failing to suppress non-fatal error
messages (i.e. those that set the ERROR system variable to negative values)
from report output when in ERROR=-3 (silent) or -4 (inactive) mode.


Version 14.12D

HMMT /NOSHield:partlist parameter now supports a list of part name patterns
(which may include * and ? wildcards) from wind shielding between parts when
used with the /BAND and /COMBINE parameters.

LSLIM improved error reporting by showing minimum allowed values when the
specified limits are too small.

TEMPLATE processing was sometimes incorrectly replacing nested variables
such as "{ {VARNAME} }" for names containing underscore ("_") characters.


Version 14.12E

SAVE and WRITE (SAVE) commands were incorrectly writing FIX HEEL to the Save
File when executed from Load Editor macros with Auto Solving mode turned off.


Version 14.14

TEMPLATE dialog boxes zoom in or out when pressing the Ctrl key with "+" or "-",
when using a mouse wheel with the Ctrl key held down, or when moving fingers
apart or together on a touch screen.

TEMPLATE execute fields with /Persist:Refresh parameter no longer redisplay
a dialog box at its original default location even when the user had moved it
to a different screen location.

REPORT was unnecessarily trapping "Bad file name or path" for file
specifications containing "+", "[", or "]" characters.


Version 14.14A

TEMPLATE dialog box zooming was sometimes truncating words (since 14.14 only).


Version 14.14B

TEMPLATE dialog box zooming revealed text truncation for certain font point
sizes, which has now been generally improved so excessive space is no longer
needed when the display DPI setting is increased to make text easier to read
(since 13.16 only).

HEEL *-ROLL now traps an error if no ROLL angle had been defined.

ENTER PM added the ERROR IGNORE command to ignore the next error, except that
the read-only system variable ERROR to "IGNORED".  This ERROR variable is reset
to the empty string after being accessed (requires updated PM.EXE and PMX.EXE).

ENTER PM command COMPONENTS added an optional CHECK parameter to suppress
report output (simply setting ERROR to "IGNORED" if ERROR IGNORE is in effect).

ENTER PM now also allows a component to be specified by its sequential number n
within its part, using the form "partname\#n".


Version 14.14C

SE and DISPLAY show the sequential component number after the "Component" tag
for parts with multiple components (requires updated SE.EXE).

DISPLAY STATUS was not showing the correct levels for BUBBLE tanks
(requires updated CG.EXE).


Version 14.14D

LOAD command no longer traps "Value out of range" when assigning pressures
values less than 0 or greater than 1 to TYPE BUBBLE tanks.

WRITE (LOADS) and WRITE (TANKS) now write the LOAD command after the TYPE
commands for TYPE BUBBLE tanks to avoid risking errors when running the file
(requires updated CG.EXE).

TEMPLATE box field labels no longer affect field alignment and sizes, unless
the box's final field column needs to be increased for the box label to fit.
This also allows box labels to span multiple field columns.


Version 14.14E

Load Editor footer was not showing the correct total load for contents that
include TYPE BUBBLE and TYPE SPILLING tanks.

ENTER PM reports COMPONENTS, PARTS, and SHAPES were generating a duplicate
header on the first page if it was initially empty (requires updated PM.EXE).

ENTER PM command MODIFY allows a component to be specified by its sequential
number n within its part, using the form "partname\#n".  Note CREATE command
traps "Illegal component name" for numbered components.

DISPLAY STATUS was sometimes trapping an "invalid location" run-time error
when arc radius points were present in the geometry (requires updated CG.EXE).

SE was sometimes trapping an "invalid location" run-time error when writing
empty geometries or when undoing and redoing geometries containing comment
lines (requires updated SE.EXE).

TEMPLATE /REFRESH was trapping errors in rare cases.


Version 14.14G

RA /STOP:FL[num] subparameter (and synonym /STOP:CR[num]) was added to
stop only after the specified downflooding Critical Point number is reached
(instead of the lowest Point).

CONTENTS * now preserves weight (not load) when restoring specific gravity,
so it can be used as a matched pair after CONTENTS *,spgr which likewise
preserves weight when changing specific gravity.

TEMPLATE button fields were not covering the entire button with any /B color
when justified using /L or /R parameters.

ENTER PM reports will write maximum lines according to REPORT /L:line
even if that exceeds the default printer page size (requires updated PM.EXE).

ENTER PM command DISPLAY PRINT /FILE no longer displays vessel graphics.


Version 14.16

RA was sometimes ignoring downflooding when it occurred immediately after
a heel angle having a different sign than the direction heel was changing
(since 9.26 only).

ENTER PM command FILL (list) maxgap[,lmin[,lmax]] was added to fill additional
stations as needed the listed parts and/or components so the specified maximum
gap between stations is not exceeded, optionally just within the longitudinal
range between lmin and lmax (requires updated PM.EXE).

ENTER PM command DISPLAY error handling was improved.


Version 14.16A

ENTER PM command FILL (list) maxgap[,lmin[,lmax]] was not respecting metric
units (since 14.16 only; requires updated PM.EXE).

SE zooming using F10 was sometimes causing hanging or crashing in profile/plan
view (since 13.86 only; requires updated SE.EXE).

SET X=ITEM "A B" sets the variable to "Undefined" instead of trapping an
"expression out of bounds" run-time error.


Version 14.16B

READ /CHECK was sometimes incorrectly finding negative waterplane areas for
sail parts.

ENTER PM statement FIT was occasionally adding an unnecessary station beyond
the ends of the component at hand (requires updated PM.EXE).

Load Editor shows pressure for BUBBLE tanks in Load Details by right-clicking
the LEw Load column.

LOAD EDIT /SCOLumn:Refht subparameter was added to display Reference Point
heights initially in the rightmost tank column.  This "RefHt" column mode
can also be toggled by keying Ctrl-E in Load Editor or right-clicking the
rightmost LEw tank column header.


Version 14.16C

LS /LIM plots show the midrange curve between the minimum and maximum
bending limits when LSLIM MMT:MIDRANGE was specified or the default
behavior due to minimum and maximum limits having the same sign at any point.

LS was sometimes trapping "DISCREPANCY" errors if degenerate distributed
weights with zero length were present (since 11.34D only).


Version 14.16D

RA plot was sometimes showing GM lines not tangent to the curve at equilibrium
in cases of earlier vanishing righting arm (since 13.64A only).

MAXVCG /FIXDIR and /BOTHDIR were not working consistently with ROLL and
reversals of ANGLE list direction.

CLEAR ALL was added to do CLEAR ALL MACROS and CLEAR ALL VARIABLES.


Version 14.18

PDISPL system variable was added to return the total displacement weight for
the current part selection, or undefined if no parts having displacement effects
are selected.  Note that tanks open to the sea have negative displacement.

SOLVE was sometimes neglecting to pursue a precise solution following a TCG
change until the next SOLVE (since 10.34D only).

REPORT /BOX:COLOR|BW fancy CRTPT REPORTs were sometimes trapping
"not enough cells on line" when /TANK or /INSIDE tanks are present.

NOTE color number {-1} was not restoring the original color (since 10.62E only).

MC /PROFILE was trapping an "invalid location" run-time error when reapplied
to a shape already rotated from body to profile view (requires updated MC.EXE).


Version 14.18A

LS /NOSOLVE optional parameter was added to use the current waterplane
for LS computations without solving, regardless of any buoyancy discrepancies.

FIXUP /TANKORDER:OrderFile was trapping an "invalid location" run-time error
when moving the first tank to a different position (requires updated MC.EXE).

Load Editor in Ground Points mode shows the Ground Center of Reaction (GCR)
coordinates in the spreadsheet footer.

DISPLAY STATUS and SE no longer show a vertical cut line when displaying
doughnut shapes (requires updated CG.EXE and SE.EXE).


Version 14.20

ENTER BARGE runs the Windows version of the barge generator program for
compatibility with 64-bit operating systems (requires HM module and updated
BARGE.EXE).

LS /NOSOLVE shows "using current waterplane" in summary and plot titles,
also warning "Vessel out of equilibrium" in the report in case of excessive
weight delta or trimming arm.

DISPLAY STATUS was occasionally showing spurious interpolation artifacts in
cut views between discontinuous stations even when defined using the minimum
station separation (0.001' or 1 mm) available in Section Editor (requires
updated CG.EXE).

DISPLAY STATUS was hanging or trapping "Too many items" when over 300 parts
were being displayed.

DISPLAY PRINT after PAGE 0 was showing page numbers (requires updated PM.EXE).


Version 14.20A

SET X=ITEM "n" "list" was failing for quoted "n" (since 14.16A only).

SET numeric operations no longer return "Undefined" for quoted operands.


Version 14.20B

Load Editor spreadsheet could overflow when showing added tanks after
executing a macro that does READ /APPEND.


Version 14.20C

MAXVCG was sometimes producing slightly different results depending on the
order of any GM UPRIGHT limit.

MAXVCG improved plot scaling for cases of very small ranges of VCG values.


Version 14.20D

MAXVCG further improved plot scaling for cases of tiny ranges of VCG values.


Version 14.22

RA /LIM and MAXVCG improved precision of maximum righting arm locations,
especially for wider ANGLES list increments.

RA /LIM using MAX0 limit angle was not always extending the ANGLES list
if necessary to ensure that the maximum absolute right arm was attained.

LS /NOSOLVE no longer traps "Trim must not be fixed for LS" when trim or draft
is fixed (since 14.18A only).

TORQUE /NOSOLVE was added to use the current waterplane without solving.


Version 14.22A

Load Editor showing Ground Center of Reaction (GCR) coordinates was not
respecting metric units (since 14.18A only).


Version 14.22B

LRP, TRP, and VRP system variables were added to return the longitudinal,
transverse, and vertical Reference Point coordinates of the selected part.

HEIGHT (n) varname /ACcess assigns the current height of the nth critical
point to the named variable.  The default number of decimal places stored
for values accessed by the /ACCESS parameter can be overridden using
the SPECIAL SYSDEC places command.

REPORT /BOX:COLOR|BW fancy ROLL REPORT was improved to use proportional
font and boldface title.

Crane module was thrashing Load Editor with continual solving in additional
rare cases.

TYPE SET /TILT:angle parameter was ineffective (since 13.90D only; requires
updated CG.EXE).


Version 14.22C

CRTPT (n) dvar[,lvar[,tvar[,vvar]]] /ACcess assigns the nth critical point's
description and longitudinal, transverse, and vertical coordinates to the named
variables.  An asterisk can be used as a placeholder for any variable name that
isn't needed.

ADD "description" wvar[,lvar[,tvar[,vvar]]] /ACcess assigns the described
item's weight and coordinates to the named variables.

GROUND "description" [bvar[,lvar[,tvar[,vvar]]]] [/PEN:pvar[,mvar]] /ACcess
assigns the described ground point's buoyant force, coordinates, penetration,
and maximum penetration (negative if downward) to the named variables.


Version 14.22D

LOAD EDIT /LS /NOSOLVE no longer traps "Trim must not be fixed for LS" when
trim or draft is fixed (since 14.18A only).


Version 14.24

LOAD STATUS /FORMat:3 subparameter was added to group and subtotal fixed
weights according to any categories defined by the ADD PREFIX command.

MESSAGE REPSTART /BOX surrounds the custom report with a box when in fancy
REPORT /BOX:COLOR|BW mode.  MESSAGE REPAPPEND can be used to prematurely
turn off custom formatting, treating future lines as appended information
(requires updated PP.DAT, RGDEF.DAT, and RGSTYLE.DAT).

Main program window titlebar information was being truncated in rare cases.

SE command Station@ loc Fill was improved (requires updated SE.EXE).


Version 14.24A

TEMPLATE dialog boxes now remember the last-used zoom factor when reopening
each template dialog that was previously zoomed in or out (either by pressing
the Ctrl key with "+" or "-", using a mouse wheel with the Ctrl key held down,
or moving fingers apart or together on a touch screen).

GHS command used with a draft or displacement list or the /KM parameter now
report "Fixed VCG" to better distinguish from current-waterplane-and-GM mode.

SE command Write was not updating the window title (requires updated SE.EXE).

SE command Station@ no longer gets stuck in insert mode after creating an
empty station but before creating any points, now aborting station creation
when Esc or a function key is pressed instead of permanently maintaining
insert mode for other stations, components, or parts.  Likewise sounding tube
creation using the Name command no longer gets stuck in insert mode if Esc
or a function key is pressed before creating any tube points.

SE now consistently shows 3 decimal places for metric unit coordinates.


Version 14.24B

SOLVE precision was greatly improved and spurious capsizing was prevented
for some difficult cases.

SE command FILL interpolation was improved (requires updated SE.EXE).


Version 14.24C

MESSAGE followed by REPTITLE, REPPARAM, REPHEADTOP, REPHEADER,
REPNORMAL, REPSUMMARY, REPFOOTER, or REPAPPEND can be used to force
the next line to use the corresponding custom report formatting style.

REPORT /BOX:COLOR:BW fancy RA /LIM:ATT reports were sometimes
misformatting limit tables containing two-digit limit numbers and large
negative attained values.

Load Editor footer shows total weights for current ADD PREFIX category.


Version 14.26

MESSAGE REPNORMAL and MESSAGE REPAPPEND formats support styled text
markers {+b}, {4}, or {12} for red-colored bold, {+i} for gold-colored italic,
and {+u} for underline.

STATUS GRound and STATUS LPlane were not including titles.


Version 14.26A

SOLVE now reaches a good solution faster by avoiding spurious capsizing
that was occuring during intermediate solving in certain cases.

Load Editor was sometimes failing to respond to Ctrl-A or the Solve button
after executing a macro (since 14.04A only).


Version 14.26B

LOAD precision was improved at high trims, reducing occasional discrepancies
between nominal tank load fraction (given by LOAD system variable) and actual
tank volume divided by maximum volume (given by LOAD2 system variable).


Version 14.26C

LSLIMIT, SMOD, THRUST, PULL, and HMMT commands now work correctly
even when the internal command line length exceeds 10,000 characters due to
very long item lists.

HMMT hm1@ang1,...,hmN@angN functions were not correcting flooring negative
heeling moments to zero for heels outside the specified angle range.


Version 14.26D

RA /LIM was not always extending the angle range as needed to resolve the MAX
angle for RISE and ABS RA limits, leading to spurious UNDEF limit results.

PRINT PREVIEW now warns when the current page overflows beyond the paper size,
offering to retry previewing using larger paper sizes to avoid truncation; this
typically could happen to report files created for A4 paper size when previewed
on systems configured for smaller Letter paper size (requires updated PP.EXE).


Version 14.26E

AXIS is no longer displayed with "a" or "f" suffix, instead simply as a signed
value with positive indicating clockwise rotation of the heel/trim axes as seen
from above, and negative indicating counterclockwise rotation.  STATUS reports
now show axis with CW or CCW suffix instead of Aft or Fwd.

RA reports with AXIS were not always showing the same heeling moment direction
tag as HMMT REPORT.


Version 14.26G

PM command FILL interpolation was improved when the read geometry file
already included deck-edge marks (requires updated PM.EXE).

Version 14.28

ADD /USER parameter was added to create a user item that allows subsequent
replacement by ADD /USER or deletion by DELETE /USER without trapping
an error; note that regular replacement or deletion without the /USER
parameter continues to work for all items.

ADD "description" /LEN:fvar,avar /ACcess assigns the described item's
forwardmost location to fvar and aftmost location to avar.

ADD, CRTPT, GROUND, and HEIGHT /ACCESS were not respecting
any SPECIAL SYSDEC setting.

VARIABLE types WEight and MOment were losing precision when current
weight UNITS were small (i.e. LB or KG).


Version 14.28A

MAXVCG provides additional details when "LIMIT not verifiable" errors occur.

ENTER PM command PERM now supports permeability factors up to 1.05 (requires
updated PM.EXE).

DISPLAY STATUS BODY lists were not always correctly reconciling the scale
of the first view in the list with subsequent views (requires updated CG.EXE).

DISPLAY STATUS PROFILE view was sometimes drawing load color above the
waterline in rare cases involving tank bottoms with multiple humps.


Version 14.28B

OUTFLOW corrected interpretation of regulation 12A.11.5.3.3 to calculate Yb
as the minimum transverse distance from each tank point at or below waterline
dB to the side shell at dB only instead of at the tank point height.

OUTFLOW improved precision of load line breadth Bs and waterline breadth Bb
calculations when no hull points are near the load line or waterline.

DISPLAY STATUS PLAN view was not showing full tank waterplane breadth
at high trims (requires updated CG.EXE).


Version 14.28C

MAXVCG and SOLVE MAXVCG now run to normal completion instead of truncating
internal righting arm tables whenever trim magnitudes exceeding 45 degrees are
encountered.  After completion, this situation is still trapped as the error
"Trim limit (-45 to 45) exceeded" with ERROR system variable set to -902 if
the trim was below -45 degrees or -903 if above 45 degrees.  The lowest VCG
where trim limit was exceeded is also reported, along with LCG and displacement
weight (for the MAXVCG command only).  A run file can ignore excessive trim
by setting the ERROR system variable to -3 or -4 before doing MAXVCG or
SOLVE MAXVCG, afterwards resetting ERROR if its value changed to -902 or -903.


Version 14.30

OUTFLOW /LOG includes additional details for regulation 12A.11.5-7, such
as values Hw, Yb, Xa, Xf, Zl, Zn, y, Yp, Ys, and z.

OUTFLOW was neglecting to apply minimum bottom tank outflow per regulation
12A.11.5.3.3 for the -2.5m tide condition case (since 14.28B only).


Version 14.30A

OUTFLOW /LOG includes load line depth and light ship draft in header, shows
both port and starboard minimum distance y values for non-centerline tanks,
and improves spacing.


Version 14.30B

LOAD FLOWC magnitude needed to be corrected by a factor of the square root of
the source specific gravity, together with load conversions to conserve mass
for flow between tanks with different specific gravities.

PRINT was trapping an "invalid location" run-time error in rare cases
involving fancy reports with excessive lines per page (requires updated PP.EXE).

LS was sometimes trapping a spurious PSI ERROR discrepancy after writing a
save file with groups present (since 10.92F only).


Version 14.30C

TEMPLATE dialog box zooming was not keeping centered at the current position,
instead moving the dialog back to its starting position (since 14.14 only).


Version 14.30D

SOLVE was trapping "Too many waterplane endings" in rare cases.


Version 14.30E

RA /LIM now traps "No heeling moment present" if ABSOLUTE RATIO
or RAR limits are defined with HMMT OFF.

RA tabulation provides a full 360 degree range relative to the starting heel
angle, no longer triggering plot errors beyond absolute 360° heel.


Version 14.32

TYPE RESTORE (and setting flooded tanks Intact in Load Editor) was not
restoring the fixed surface heel and trim angles for previously FROZEN tanks
(requires updated CG.EXE).


Version 14.32A

MC file.DXF imports were sometimes omitting points (requires updated MC.EXE).


Version 14.34

TTRIM and THEEL system variables were added to return the surface trim and
heel angles in degrees for the currently selected tank (which match the vessel
TRIM and HEEL except for FROZEN tanks).

LS was sometimes trapping spurious errors when sail surface models were
defined using TYPE /TOP parameter.

MAXVCG was trapping an "invalid index" run-time error in rare cases.

DISPLAY STATUS body views were sometimes incorrectly coloring above or below
the internal waterline for frozen tanks (requires updated CG.EXE).

Version 14.34A

MAXVCG runs about 40% faster than earlier versions, varying depending on LIMITs.


Version 14.34B

Load Editor shows a colored asterisk "*" in the Tank Description field of any
tanks with blank description that have a color set by the CHANGE /COLOR:n
command.


Version 14.36

SOLVE MAXVCG and MAXWEIGHT /REPort optional parameter was added to report
intermediate RA tables and plots for diagnostic purposes.

CUSTOM (GHSERIAL) START added support for a serial broadcast protocol from
Musasino Co., Ltd. (requires updated GHSERIAL.DLL).


Version 14.36A

MAXVCG was sometimes failing when AREA or RATIO limits were present with
second angle encountered following the third angle (since 14.34A only).

PRINT /PREVIEW /SPAWN followed immediately by another PRINT command was
sometimes failing.


Version 14.36B

CHANGE (*) * /Color:n was blanking out the description of all but the first
so matching tank (since 14.34B only).


Version 14.36C

Load Editor startup no longer traps "Not enough weight" if the user cancelled
the "Set Light Ship" dialog by pressing Esc or clicking title bar Close button.

Crane module added support for horizontal extension due to sheave radius
stored in optional BOOMSHV variable.


Version 14.36D

DISPLAY STATUS body views were sometimes incorrectly coloring above or
below the internal waterline, particularly with component translaction vector
present (since 14.34 only; requires updated CG.EXE).

MESSAGE SEND ON SYNC was not always automatically restoring a connected
session if it had been separately minimized.


Version 14.36E

MAXVCG was sometimes failing for simple LIMITS involving only FLD and RA0
limit angles (since 14.34A only).

ENTER PM improved interpolation for station filling (requires updated PM.EXE).


Version 14.38

FSMMT MAX was sometimes finding an incorrectly inflated maximum FSM value
if any load created a tiny waterline breadth near a large gap between stations.

VARIABLE (PRessure) type was added for automatic conversion to the current
unit setting for weight divided by length squared.

HMMT WIND /BAND incorrectly identified half-split stations (since 14.36E only).


Version 14.38A

WRITE (Tanks) /NAME:pattern optional parameter was added to write only
tanks with names matching the pattern, which may include wildcard characters.

OUTFLOW improved calculations for half-split shapes.

REPORT /BOX:COLOR|BW fancy GHS REPORTs were sometimes trapping
"not enough cells on line" when reporting a very large negative VCB.


Version 14.38B

OUTFLOW improved calculations by correctly increasing distance of tanks to
shell plating at locations shielded by hull appendage components such as
keels, skegs, fins, etc.  Note all listed oil tanks must be contained within
the first component of the hull part.

WRITE (Tanks) /NAME:pattern no longer writes external waterplane and other
global settings (since 14.38A only).


Version 14.38C

LOAD EDIT /CG macros were sometimes slower due to Condition Graphics updating;
if wanted, DISPLAY STATUS /RESUME or /UPDATE can be used (since 14.38B only).


Version 14.38D

LOAD EDIT /CG now synchronizes any Load Editor macro changes with
Condition Graphics whenever waiting for user input.


Version 14.40

TEMPLATE dialogs that overflow the screen are resized to fit with scroll bar
controls added as necessary.  Keyboard shortcuts for vertical scrolling are
Ctrl-Up and Ctrl-Down for lines, PgUp and PgDn for pages, and Ctrl-PgUp and
Ctrl-PgDn for top and bottom.  Keyboard shortcuts for horizontal scrolling
are Ctrl-Left and Ctrl-Right for lines, Alt-Left and Alt-Right for pages, and
Ctrl-Home and Ctrl-End for leftmost and rightmost.


Version 14.40A

LOAD EDIT /CG was still sometimes slower due to synchronized LE macros.


Version 14.40B

TORQUE plots were sometimes overflowing when symmetric LSLIMIT TOR limits
were specified as negative numbers.


Version 14.40C

Main program extended minimum vertical offsets to -999 feet or -304 meters.


Version 14.40D

TEMPLATE variable edit input fields with the EXIT or /Apply:macro parameter
now only exit or execute the macro when input focus leaves the variable field
or when the Enter key is pressed, not on every keystroke into the field.


Version 14.40E

FIXUP /TANKORDER:OrderFile was sometimes trapping an "invalid location"
run-time error if OrderFile contains duplicate tank names (reauires updated
MC.EXE).

RA /STOP:MAX [/HOLD] now stops reporting at the first maximum righting arm
angle, instead of sometimes ending with the next given angle in cases where
no intermediate maximum righting arm angle was inserted between given angles.


Version 14.42

MACRO and TEMPLATE names are no longer limited to 8 characters long.

TYPE SET /SWING and /TOP sail parameters were not working correctly with
Condition Graphics for sail reference points defined using the REFPT command
instead of in the geometry file.

LOAD EDIT BUTton [:template] can be done within a LEw macro to reconstruct
toolbar button columns from the specified template (or remove if none).


Version 14.42A

GROUND command warns now if the specified reaction force was ignored because
of conflict with the /PEN penetration values (as when negative penetration
indicates no contact with the ground); this warning can be suppressed by
including the /NOWARN parameter.

LOAD EDIT [/]BUTTON:template font size can be set using the TEMPLATE /SIZE
parameter.

WTPERIMM and MMTTOTRIM system variable were added to return the weight
per immersion increment (inch or cm.) and moment per trim increment (degree,
inch or cm.), matching the values shown by the GHS command.

MAXVCG was sometimes failing when AREA or RATIO limits were present with
second angle encountered following the third angle (since 14.36A only).


Version 14.42B

RA plots were omitting the precise locations of maximum righting arm and
zero flood height in rare cases where they were extremely close to other
plotted points.

TEMPLATE and INPUT into range-checked real variables no longer accept
solitary suffix characters (such as "f" or "%") absent any value.

LOAD EDIT [/]BUTTON:template lines support the /Grey parameter to disable
and grey-out a button.

Load Editor for windows improved recovery from errors occuring after a macro
cleared the current geometry file.


Version 14.42C

Model Converter supports import of the latest HEC file format having .SH2
extension, which contains Station data in separate Volume spaces (requires
updated MC.EXE).


Version 14.42D

WRITE (MAXVCG) and SAVE were sometimes trapping an "invalid location"
run-time error when "LIMIT not verifiable" warnings occurred during use of
the MAXVCG /ID parameter (since 12.52 only).


Version 14.44

NOTE command supports writing the special variable form {%IMAGE("file:")%}
to embed an image from a BMP or JPG file into the output file itself, for
portable distribution without needing to include the original image file.
This places encoded image characters in the output file following "file:",
inserting the character count after the colon (requires updated GHSVIEW.EXE).

LOAD [WE: | VO:] *+n and *-n are now supported to add or subtract a weight,
volume, or fractional value n relative to current tank loads.


Version 14.44A

VARIABLE (MMt) declares a unit-smart moment type, same as VARIABLE (MOment).


Version 14.44B

PRINT command was trapping "Port not found" for numbered files like 1.PF.
PRINT and REPORT now trap "Inaccessible file" instead of hanging for device
names like LPT1 and PRN,

Menu File->Change directory dialogs (and similar TEMPLATE field DIR dialogs)
were not always operating properly when selecting network paths in UNC format
(i.e. \\server\drive\directory).  In any case, the current directory can only
be changed to an UNC format path that has mapped its network drive to a letter.


Version 14.44C

RA /FSM was sometimes randomly causing the /FSM parameter to be partially
ineffective (since 14.34A only).

REPORT by itself in a run file was trapping "Inappropriate Output File" instead
of using the run file name (since 14.44B only).


Version 14.44D

MAXVCG was sometimes incorrectly trapping "LIMIT not verifiable" for complex
area-based limits (since 14.34A only).

NOTE command writing {%IMAGE("file:")%} to embed an image was failing if a
backslash "\" followed by spaces was used instead of NOTE (since 14.44 only).