Version 19.0  Rev. 104 - 10-APR-18:

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Enhancements/Changes:

  • New subscription licensing system. Available license types; trial, single user and multi-user. Network version has been replaced by the multi-user.
  • Textures - Improved performance when adding a texture to the textures database
  • Additional dynamic Page Builder Reports sizes added: Legal-Landscape, Legal-Portrait and ANSI (Tabloid)
  • Removed label from the following switches on the switches toolbar: Toolkits, Statistics, Hint and Refresh
  • Added Background Images to switches toolbar. Controls visibility of background images (if defined). Drop-down (Settings) accesses the Background Images dialog 
  • Background Images - Added Fade to Black option. Useful when working with a black interface in Model Mode
  • Background Images - Added 'Create Object' option. Creates a single-sided planar object with composite backgrounds images applied as a texture
  • Background Images - Added 'Add to Textures Database' option. Adds the composite background images as a single texture which can then be applied to any surfrace
  • Background Images - Added 'Save To File' option. Saves the composite backgrounds images as a single file which could then be imported and utilized in another program (e.g. Acad)
  • Background Images - Can now copy and paste (Ctrl+V) image or image files into the dialog
  • Background Images - Can drag-and drop multiple images files into the dialog via 'drop zones'
  • Background Images - Can optionally apply Ortho when scaling or moving images (press and hold Ctrl during command). Ortho ensures selected points are along the same X or Y axis
  • Render Mode - Textures display is now enabled by default. Applies to new files only
  • File System Cleanup changes:
    • Simplified message 
    • Added C:\ProgramDate\AGi32\PhotometricData_FilesFromJobFile to cleanup
    • Cannot be executed when a job file is loaded
    • Progress bar is displayed during cleanup
  • Photometry from a transported job file is now stored in a sub folder of PhotometricData_FilesFromJobFile to mitigate potential conflicts (files with the same name but with different contents)
  • Find CalcPts command - Option added to remove points found. Note: Locked points cannot be removed using this option
  • Render-Display Properties - Moved Grayscale/Pseudo Color Metric next to Grayscale and Pseudo Color options to clarify Color/Metric:



  • Page Builder-Create Report - Changed 'Viewpoints' to 'Model Viewpoints' and 'Render Views' to Render Viewpoints' to clarify
  • AGi32 v19 (and greater) can access Photometric Toolbox v2.0 (and greater) if installed and licensed. In other words, AGi32 v19 (and greater) can NOT access Toolbox <v2.0. Can still use Photometric Toolbox outside of AGi32
  • New command: Tools-View Only Mode (toggle). Normal operation for an inactive or expired installation is View Only Mode. If you plan on sharing a file with someone who is operating in this mode, this command will allow you to see what your project looks like and it behaves in View Only Mode
  • Can now override the color/reflectance (C/R) of a texture (by default, C/R is derived from the texture). C/R can be changed AFTER selecting a texture. C/R is reset if the texture is modified (reloaded). Note C/R override is NOT backward compatible! 
  • Newsreel user identifier has been changed per new licensing system. This may require resetting your Newsreel preferences.
  • Instabase user identifier has been changed per new licensing system. This may require re-logging into your Instabase Profile (if you have one)
  • File-Import-AGI32 - Sort order of imported luminaire locations is now maintained
  • Tools-Installation and License Manager renamed License Manager and moved to Help menu
  • File compatibility - V19x files are not backward with v18x (and earlier) due to numerous database changes. In other words v19x files cannot be opened in v18x (or earlier). Files <v2.1 (vintage 2010 and earlier) are not forward compatible with v19x (and greater). In other words, <v2.1 files cannot be opened in v19x (and greater). More information.
  • Support for A32 files (<v2.0) removed
  • New command: File-Import-Luminaire Locations File. Allows you import luminaire locations specified in a file created manually or by another application (e.g. retrofit audit, site survey, etc.)
  • Help-About - Replaced RealDWG 2013 to 2018
  • File-Import-CAD - Changed tab captions to prevent text wrapping (under certain circumstances)
  • File-Export-CAD - Removed support for Acad R12 DXF (no longer supported by AutoDesk products including RealDWG 2018)
  • File-Import-CAD - Improved calculation of drawing extents (no longer relying on extents set in file)
  • File-Import-CAD - Can now import read-only CAD files
  • Luminaire images from AGi32 (v19 and greater) are now transferred and used in Toolbox reporting tools when accessing Toolbox from AGi32
  • Can now open read-only AGi32 files (e.g. files used as templates)
  • Updated EULA per subscription licensing
  • File-Import-CAD - Added Spline Precision to Advanced Settings
  • File-Import-CAD - Added support for Acad DWG/DXF 2018 files
  • File-Export-CAD - Can now export to Acad DWG/DXF 2018 format


Bug Fixes:

  • When Translating Origin and manually entering the coordinates, the mouse cursor moves to the extents of the visible monitor space in the direction of the coordinates typed and remains there when the Translate Origin process is complete
  • Roadway Standard in Roadway Calculation dialog inadvertently reverts to '_Converted-Illuminance Only'
  • Page Builder Imageports do not always update when needed. Problem occurs when non-calculation related changes are made that affect the Model Overlay IF there are one or more Render Viewpoints with Model Overlay enabled
  • Page Builder Imageports may not reflect the associated Render Viewpoint IF Model Overlay is enabled for selected Viewpoints as opposed to all Viewpoints
  • When calculating from within Page Builder, data in Viewports may disappear. Workaround: Select another page and then return to the page in question or exit and return to Page Builder Mode. Both of these will force the Viewports to be redrawn 
  • Changing Page Builder paper units by changing page size (e.g. mm to inches) causes the program to crash
  • Render view properties of last captured Viewport are applied to the default view when you return to Render Mode
  • Viewport/Imageport label font may not be correct. The last font used in Model Mode may be applied to label of first Viewport and first Imageport instead of font used in actual report (dynamic report)
  • Page Builder-Report Summary Information - Entering more than 10 lines of description in the Company Information section will cause the program to crash when you click Ok
  • File-Import-AGi32 - Dynamic templates are not created for imported luminaire locations. Workaround - Toggle templates off/on
  • 'RTE 9 - Subscript out of range' can occur with certain luminaire commands. Problem occurs when dynamic templates are on and templates have not been updated (difficult to reproduce). Affected commands: Copy-S/W, Move-SamePts-S/W, Move-SameAngles-S/W, Move and Orient. Workaround - Toggle templates off/on before using any of these commands
  • Roadway Optimizer - Check for consistent SP Ratio not working correctly in some cases (fails indicating all luminaires must have same SP Ratio when they do and even when Mesopic is not being calculated)
  • Program crashes when attempting to edit an AP grid placed on a surface with the same name as the associated object (see ticket #4038)
  • Program may crash when attempting to edit (change dimensions) of a barrel vault if the barrel width = room width
  • Application of anti-aliasing may not stick in saved Render Viewpoints (e.g. anti-aliasing may toggle off when switching Viewpoints back and forth)
  • Texture application may reset to 'Fixed Size' when editing a texture. Problem occurs with Tiling pattern
  • Program crashes when attempting to create a Luminaire Array Along a Line with Set Quantity = 1
  • Daylight Study - Labels are not being applied to ray trace images
  • Click Toolbox icon in Define Luminaire-Select File dialog causes program to crash if no file is selected
  • Removed surfaces are being considered in indirect Roadway Veiling Luminance calculations (reference FD #3921)
  • Font color (e.g. Add-Text) is being reset when you return from Render Mode... sometimes (problem does not occur if you go to Page Builder before ever going to Render Mode)
  • Default system font color is not being applied to new room/object labels
  • Attempting to change LumNo to something non-numeric (e.g. 1 ABC) in Project Manager cause the program to crash
  • CalcPt visibility (set in Project Manager) is now considered when selecting calculation grids for modification