## Friday, December 21, 2012

### New version of EulumdatTools 0.9.12.v20121221 released

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.9.12.v20121221 was published on December 21 at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/. Improvements and bug fixes are as follows:
• Runtime environment is based on Eclipse 3.8.1, up from 3.5.1 until now. Getting ready for 4.x upgrade!
• Memory and resource leaks relating to images, open files not being closed, etc. were fixed.
• Memory usage caused by many duplicate strings was significantly reduced.
• Several QuickFixes now work entirely in the background, speeding things up considerably.
• Problems with the label decorators not refreshing when changing prperty to display were fixed.
• A refusal to load into Eclipse 4.3M4 caused by an upgrade to the ICU4J character encoding library in Eclipse itself was fixed.
• The version number was updated to 0.9.12. We are nearing official launch!

Registered users should not upgrade using check for upgrades but download a complete new version and register that using their existing license keys. New users can downlaod an apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

## Friday, December 7, 2012

### New version of EulumdatTools 0.9.11.v20121207 released

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.9.11.v20121207 was published on December 7 at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/. Improvements and bug fixes are as follows:
• The application didn't show the right icon on Windows 7
• Saving images did not work on Mac OSX
• There is now a QuickFix to change all lamp designations to proper values defined in converter.lamps
• Several QuickFixes now work entirely in the background, speeding things up considerably.
• All Validation jobs are now cancelled at shutdown, so shutdown is faster.
• The cone diagram now has a "double height" option, providing beam diamter and center beam lux at 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 meter heights.
• Fixed slow down by label decorating just after startup.
• Removed excessive logging, speeding things up.
• Allow adding a lamp to an EULUMDAT file with 0 lamps defined,. This is an incorrect condition for a file, but caused an error.
• The version number was updated to 0.9.11. We are nearing official launch!

Current users of EulumdatTools can use the Check for Updates… menu as described in the below HowTo video.

Apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

## Friday, November 30, 2012

### Using the EulumdatTools Validator to check 4000+ files (How To video)

To illustrate how to use the validator part of EulumdatTools to check the Manufacturers name in a large set of files I created below video.

You will find ready to install downloads for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX both 32 and 64 bit at the download site. 30 day free trial after registration!

### New version of EulumdatTools 0.9.10.v20121130 released

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.9.10.v20121130 was published on November 30th at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/. Improvements and bug fixes are as follows:
• Significant speed improvements in the validator by saving all workspace update events (IWorkspaceRunnable & IResourceProxy) till after update.
• Speed ups in some of the QuickFixes that can be opened from the Problem View by executing them directly in the background instead of opening (too) many editors. This is most notable in the Manufacturers Name quick fix that now performs effortlessly using very large (4000+ files) file sets. Further focus will be on improving all checkers this way.
• Numerous small bug fixes that produced errors.
• EVAL licenses have all options of a FULL license during the trial period, except that most batch operations like conversions and quick fixes are limited to max 20 files. UNLICENSED or EXPIRED users will have no use of the validators at all.

Current users of EulumdatTools can use the Check for Updates… menu as described in the below HowTo video.

Apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

## Thursday, November 15, 2012

### A new version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v2012115 released

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v20121115 was published on November 15th at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/. The hardcoded beta-expiry date is extended to 2013-04-01. The Validator options that are not available in the UNREGISTERED or EXPIRED version are now dimmed. These are:
• product code not empty
• product code format (pattern)
• power (wattage) not zero
• correct manufacturer name (pattern)
• correct filename field
• correct date and protocol field (pattern)
• defined Direct Flux Factors (not zero)
• correct Direct Flux Factors
• correct LOR
• correct Down Flux
In general these also don't work in UNREGISTERED or EXPIRED versions:
• content assist (lamp types) and syntax coloring in the EULUMDAT Text Editor
• no popups when opening EULUMDAT Editor
• unlimited batch IES to EULUMDAT and vice versa conversion
• unregistered checks only known lamp type, registered also checks:
Validator preferences could only be set at the global level, applying to all projects. Since the previous version these validator preferences can also be set on the project level, providing more flexibility. Also there the options are limited in UNREGISTERED or EXPIRED versions. Apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

## Wednesday, September 26, 2012

### New version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v20120925 released

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v20120925 was published on September 26th at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/. The hardcoded beta-expiry date remains at December 31st 2012. Validator preferences could only be set at the global level, applying to all projects. SInce this version these validator preferences can also be set on the project level, providing more flexibility. Apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

## Saturday, July 14, 2012

### New version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v20120710 released

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v20120710 was published on July 10th at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/. We extended the hardcoded beta-expiry date to December 31st 2012. Apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.: Update 2012 07 17: there were problems with file space on the hosting provider, causing the Linux versions to be unavailable. These large downloads are now stored elsewhere and may result in a redirect when clicking the link.

## Thursday, July 5, 2012

### New version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v20120704 released

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v20120704 was published on July 4th at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/. We extended the hardcoded beta-expiry date to December 31st 2012. Apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

## Friday, June 15, 2012

### New version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v20120615 released

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v20120615 was published on June 15th at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/. We fixed a bug with the conversion of absolute photometry IES to EULUMDAT where the LOR was calculated incorrectly. This conversion utility is also available free of charge at ies2eulumdat.appspot.com. Apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

## Sunday, June 10, 2012

### New version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v20120608 released

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v20120608 was published on June 8th at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/. We added the display of a visual indication of the cone size to the Half Center Illuminance Diagram. This improved parser and conversion utility is also available free of charge at ies2eulumdat.appspot.com. Apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

## Tuesday, May 29, 2012

### A new version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v20120525 was published on May 25th, 2012

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.9.9.v20120525 was published on May 25th at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/. We closed two long standing bugs/problems:
• even though the EULUMDAT spec allows for up to 5 lamp types, many manufacturers include more in their files. The message was Array index out of Bounds:5. This limit was removed completely when not using the strict parser.
• Many people testing the online converter convert IES to EULUMDAT and the resulting EULUMDAT back to IES, quite a logical test that we will add to our standard testing! This conversion failed when a label was to long and did not contain any spaces for wrapping to next line with message String index out of range: -1
• Finally the Eulumdat Tools initialization was made more responsive to pressing Cancel.
This improved parser and conversion utility is also available free of charge at ies2eulumdat.appspot.com. Apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

## Sunday, February 5, 2012

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.9.8.v20120205 was published on February 5th at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/. We cleaned up the license checking code and removed a potential nasty null pointer exception. This improved parser and conversion utility is also available free of charge at ies2eulumdat.appspot.com. Apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

## Sunday, January 15, 2012

### Converting IES files to EULUMDAT: 4500 files in less than 2 minutes!

To demonstrate the speed of large scale batch conversion I created a small demo video for EulumdatTools.