Version 5.7a 01/21/2021

  1. Another bug has been fixed when copying electric labels.
  2. An error in the pneumatic configurable 8/n-way directional valve has been corrected.

Version 5.7 12/10/2020

  1. This version supports additional licenses of the upcoming version 6.
  2. With a new installation, the “CodeMeter Online License Activation Wizard” is added to the start menu, with which FluidSIM licenses can be imported and managed much easier via a ticket number.
  3. The update no longer requires the outdated .NET Framework 2.0, but the newer 4.6. This avoids the subsequent download and installation of the 2.0 Framework, because, the 4.6 Framework is installed by default since Windows 7.
  4. Copying of objects with electrical labels could cause a wrong assignment, resulting in a simulation error.
  5. The link between relay and the multipole adapter now also works for module addresses > 1 without additional universal I/O module.
  6. Prevents a rare message that an unknown simulation error has occurred.
  7. The pressure difference pA-pT of the hydraulic 3-way pressure regulator now works against the spring (previously only pA).

Version 5.6e 12/12/2019

  1. The contact image for the triple normally open contact is now correctly displayed.
  2. Corrects the behavior of the motor circuit breaker in conjunction with auxiliary contacts.
  3. In some dialogs, the list of components available via link was not displayed completely.
  4. The drop-down list with failure models in the failure configuration dialog is now wider, making the text easier to read.
  5. Corrects some failure parameter texts.
  6. Pressure relief valves and check valves are no longer animated when failure configuration is active.
  7. Manually operated opener, closer and changeover contacts have a new output variable “signal”. This makes it possible to use “signal” in a GRAFCET as if the graphic state (open or closed) were the input signal of a PLC.
  8. Adds the TP260 folder with sample circuits for “Digitalization in Pneumatics” to the pneumatic version.
  9. The cartridge valves can be given a stroke limitation.
  10. The standard value of the failure leakage in the hydraulic cylinder has been adjusted.
  11. During simulation, more parameters of the hydraulic power unit with axial piston pump and load sensing pump regulator can be adjusted.
  12. Multiple allocation of network licenses could occur if the connection to the license server was interrupted for a short time via Wi-Fi.
  13. Improves the representation of the arrows inside the valve bodies of configurable way valves.

Version 5.6d 08/16/2019

  1. Actuation labels of the hydraulic semi-rotary cylinder can now be addressed directly in a GRAFCET.
  2. The linked switches of the pneumatic semi-rotary cylinder are displayed in the specialized repre-sentation.

Version 5.6c 07/10/2019

  1. The oscilloscope has a value range twice as high (instead of 100V/DIV now 200V/DIV). The zero volt level is indicated by a small triangle at the edge in the corresponding channel color and the Y offset is displayed numerically.
  2. The actuation labels of the semi-rotary cylinder can now be addressed directly in a GRAFCET.
  3. The diodes and LEDs now have a maximum power. If this is exceeded, the diode burns out. This is also graphically animated. So that existing circuit diagrams in the new version do not suddenly behave differently, the power is set to (non-realistic) 1000 W as a default.
  4. All technologies provide the new component: Crossover switch.
  5. The pneumatics version provides two manually operated 3/2-way valves.
  6. The electronics version provides several new components:
    • Pressure switch, automotive specific (works also without fluid technology)
    • Plug and socket including error models
    • Wiper switch
    • Windshield wiper interval relay including error models
    • Wiper motor, one-stage
    • Wiper motor, two-stage

Version 5.6b 04/03/2019

  1. Memory leak fixed.
  2. The switch symbol was sometimes not updated when linking a contact to a relay.
  3. A simulation error with invalid cylinder force profiles has been fixed.
  4. Some adoptions to high resolution monitors have been made.
  5. A crash is prevented when closing a window while the simulation is still running.

Version 5.6a 02/13/2019

  1. Invalid characters in names of GRAFCET transitions could lead to an error message.
  2. Added program languages for Spanish and French.

Version 5.6 11/30/2018

  1. The pneumatics version provides the new component: Air motor with central exhaust.
  2. The hydraulics version provides several new components: Hydraulic pressure sensor with one analog output and two digital outputs, three different distributor plates, hydraulic unit with LS variable and constant pump combination.
  3. The electronics version provides the new component: Operational amplifier.
  4. Mechanical switches linked with labels on different pages of a project were not operated simultaneously.
  5. Starting single-step mode with open ports did not always work.
  6. Contains error models for typical components in pneumatics:
    • Configurable directional valves
    • Throttle check valve
    • Pressure gauge
    • Air filter
    • Service unit
    • Start-up valve with filter control valve
    • Silencer
    • Configurable cylinders
    • Pneumatic lines
  7. Contains error models for typical components in hydraulics:
    • Configurable directional valves
    • 2-way flow control valves
    • Shut-off valve
    • Throttle check valve
    • Pressure relief valves
    • Configurable cylinders
    • Hydraulic lines
  8. Some basic level circuits supplied (TP101 or TP501) contain predefined failure configurations.
  9. Complements the pneumatic version with circuit diagrams in North American standard (TP101_NA, TP201_NA)
  10. Complements the hydraulic version with circuit diagrams in North American standard (TP501_NA, TP601_NA)
  11. Silencers can be fitted with a nominal flow.
  12. The electric relay counter can be used as a simple counter.
  13. Error correction in the calculation of the effective areas of the configurable directional valves.
  14. The current acting spring force on configurable cylinders can be displayed.
  15. Hydraulic and pneumatic motors can be coupled with optical sensors.
  16. The leakage of pneumatic configurable cylinders has not been calculated correctly.
  17. The connection designations of the proportional pressure regulator were corrected.

Version 5.5a 07/06/2018

  1. A PDF export error with large embedded images has been fixed.
  2. Circles with transparent filling are displayed correctly in the PDF export.
  3. When saving as a new project, not all properties were always applied.
  4. Sometimes the return arrows in GRAFCET diagrams were not drawn behind T-connectors.
  5. An error message is now displayed if an “action at clearing” is connected to a step.
  6. Improves WMF and PDF export of GRAFCET formulas.
  7. Fixed bug with DXF import with ASCII encodings.
  8. Fixed bug with DXF export of arrows.
  9. If selected objects are moved with the cursor keys, the grid snap can be disabled by holding down the Ctrl key for finer positioning.
  10. Fixes the error that the EasyKit sometimes could not be addressed with the FluidSIM In / Out components.
  11. Sometimes a busy virtual COM port was not closed properly.

Version 5.5 02/09/2018

  1. Extends the electrical engineering version with components and interactive learning scenarios from automotive technology.
  2. For typical components fault models can be selected. In addition, error configurations can be summarized. A repair mode allows diagnosis and repair for learning purposes.
  3. The display of the quantity values at the connectors has been improved.
  4. Further predefined voltage values and extension of the value range for oscilloscopes.
  5. Multi-line attribute texts are displayed correctly in the PDF export.
  6. Target information within partial GRAFCETs are now handled correctly.
  7. An error in the evaluation of conditions in transitions has been fixed.
  8. Idle actuated cylinder switches have not been properly initialized when triggered by an external signal of the EasyPort.
  9. In DXF export, lines are suppressed on invisible drawing layers.
  10. Some GRAFCET settings were not saved.
  11. For better presentation, FluidSIM now uses anti-aliasing. In rare cases, this is at the expense of the simulation speed. The option can be switched off via the registry entry “HighQualityRendering” (HKCU).
  12. Extends the library with the following components:
    • Relay coil (AC)
    • Pneumatics: Proportional pressure regulator
    • VR-Model “Conveyor module”

Version 5.3c 08/28/2017

  1. Archiving projects could overwrite the original files in rare cases.
  2. GRAFCET formula representation in PDF export improved.
  3. Layout bug in print dialog resolved.
  4. Alignment of grouped objects did not always place corresponding texts correctly.
  5. The new behavior of inheriting properties since version 5.3b should make sure that the representation and simulation parameters are not dependent on individual settings of a PC. However, for many users this was depreciated and the former behavior was restored with this update. In case you prefer a deterministic behavior, you can set the registry entry “InheritFromGlobalOptions” (HKCU) to the value “False”.
  6. Parts list cells with “read-only” attribute could sometimes be edited. However, the changes did not have any effect.
  7. Calculation of macro extensions improved.
  8. Finding license server improved.
  9. Static buttons within the didactics material did sometimes not work correctly.
  10. The supplied sample circuits (TP) as well as the didactics material have been revised regarding the reference designation EN 81346. If you rather like to work according to the old standard, you can switch off the new designation in the “Didactics” menu. Please note that this feature has only effect on the supplied material.
  11. Rounding error in print function fixed.
  12. Multiple occurrence of four hydraulic valves removed from the component library.
  13. In text objects, the “Enter” key normally inserts a line break. If you rather like to close the dialog by “Enter” you can set the registry key “CloseTextboxOnEnter” (HKCU) to the value “True”. In this case a line break can be inserted by “Ctrl” + “Enter”.
  14. Wire links were sometimes not drawn correctly in terminal diagrams.

Version 5.3b 05/19/2017

  1. DXF import improved and new options added.
  2. In order to avoid confusion, page numbering can optionally skip letters “I” and “O”.
  3. Text objects may have different attribute links and pre-defined variables in each line. A static text can be added by surrounding it with double quotes.
  4. In the drawing layer dialog, the layer properties can be adopted from another page. The page selection dialog now shows the project pages in hierarchical view instead of a flat list.
  5. The scale operation is automatically switched off for very tiny objects in order to avoid unintentional scaling or rotating when trying to move the objects. The tolerance can be adjusted with the registry entry “AutoScaleMinSize” (HKCU). The value ‘0’ switches off the automatic.
  6. The option “Object appears in parts lists” of the common properties dialog was not applied for macro objects.
  7. Assigning pen properties did sometimes not work for dimensioning.
  8. Zoom factor and scroll positions are stored in addition to window positions on exit.
  9. The option “foreground/background” is now also available for text objects. Thus, e.g. texts within drawing frames can be placed in background.
  10. The project tree was sometimes not updated completely.
  11. Editing of the functional diagram did not work in Version 5.3a.
  12. The cross-reference representation, simulation parameters, etc. of projects and pages can now be copied from global settings of the options menu. As a default, page and project properties are no longer inherited from the global settings at runtime.

Version 5.3a 03/30/2017

  1. A simulation error has been fixed for GRAFCET actions that contain invalid characters.
  2. The input area as well as the character map of text components now consider the current font.
  3. Some compatibility issues regarding cylinder labels, Digital Hi and proximity switches in circuits of version 4 have been rectified.
  4. The update procedure supports Spanish and French language.
  5. Detection of license server improved in some cases.

Version 5.3 03/10/2017

  1. A rare simulation error has been rectified.
  2. An error message could appear when editing the cylinder’s stroke.
  3. In standard mode, the options dialog can optionally show all settings. Thus, it is not necessary to previously invoke the expert mode.
  4. As an option, the didactics explanations of sectional images and animations can now be hidden.
  5. For valves that can be operated by a lever, the lever deflection can be defined numerically.
  6. In the state diagram, some very short peaks were sometimes not displayed correctly.
  7. If no force profile is specified, the external force on the cylinder can now be changed during the simulation.
  8. The throttle check valve is now standard in vertical orientation in the library.
  9. In addition to the label, the contact number can optionally be displayed for electrical contacts actuated by relays.
  10. The option “Stepwise control” of the controller properties has not been saved permanently.
  11. Under “View” -> “Quantity Values” the number of decimals displayed for parameter values can be set.
  12. A warning for open digital connections is available as an option.
  13. In tube and wiring lists, the designation of the target object was sometimes not displayed correctly.
  14. The analog I/O component’s server is now set to “FestoDidactic.EzOPC.2” by default.
  15. Pneumatic connections can be shown with the symbol for an exhaust without connection. Please note that components with this exhaust symbol are simulated correctly in older FluidSIM versions, but are displayed with normal, open connections.
  16. The connection terminators in the context menu of the connections have not always been displayed correctly.
  17. Scaled texts were sometimes not exported correctly to DXF.
  18. In the dialog of connection terminations (silencers, blind plugs), the properties of the associated component can now be opened directly.
  19. When duplicating pages in the project tree, object references were sometimes not set correctly. Also, the current state of the original page was sometimes not saved.
  20. In the log files of the state diagram, the units were not converted correctly. In addition, sporadic ‘gaps’ for missing values could occur in some columns.
  21. The display of cable attributes sometimes disappeared.
  22. The pipe model in hydraulics has been improved.
  23. In the hydraulic version, a new component has been added: Reversible pump / motor unit with two directions of flow and variable displacement, external drain line, and two directions of rotation
  24. The program language Japanese has been added (for the time being, the documentation is in English).
  25. The program language Chinese has been added (for the time being, the documentation is in English)
  26. Resolves the problem that no WibuKey licenses are found when WibuKey drivers 6.40 or newer are installed. CodeMeter licensing and online activations are not affected.
  27. The call to the Wibu WebAdmin from the license dialog sometimes did not work.
  28. The drawing frame file was sometimes not found when a page is not part of a project.
  29. Two terminals connected by a bridge no longer appear as targets in the terminal assignment diagram.
  30. The texts of the actuation labels on cylinders are better positioned so that they do not overlap if several labels or long designations are used.
  31. The order of the terminals of a terminal strip was sometimes not stored correctly.
  32. Resolves an error when assigning terminals and cables after duplicating pages.
  33. The exchange of the logo in drawing frames was sometimes not saved correctly..
  34. The oscilloscope now has four channels.
  35. The oscilloscope sometimes did not save the settings for the second channel correctly.
  36. Texts that uniquely belong to a symbol (designations, connection texts, attribute links) are automatically moved with the symbol. New is a function for manually anchoring a text with a symbol or group. There is a new entry in the context menu for this. Such anchored texts are automatically moved and deleted with the corresponding symbol, but they can be placed independently of the symbol.
  37. The current drawing area can now be defined directly in the menu strip.
  38. Changing pencil colors, line styles, drawing layers, etc. does not only refer to newly drawn objects, but optionally also changes the properties of the selected objects.
  39. Fixes a conversion error when setting the page division for different units.
  40. Sometimes the simulation did not work on PCs with non-Western languages.
  41. Electrical connection lines can be provided with a resistance.
  42. A corresponding symbol with an idle diode has been added to the symbols for the valve solenoid, relay, relay (on-delay), relay (off-delay).
  43. The NTC resistor in the electrical-engineering version has been corrected.
  44. Adds a PTC resistor to the electrical- engineering version.
  45. The symbol representation of the following NEMA symbols has been changed:
    • Optical proximity switch
    • Pressure sensor with indicator
  46. Circuit diagrams from the following textbooks of the Europa-Lehrmittel-Verlag have been added (for the time being only in German language):
    • Steuern und Regeln
    • Fachkunde Metall
    • Automatisierungstechnik

Version 5.2b 03/02/2017 (Hotfix)

  1. No WibuKey licenses were found with most up to date WibuKey drivers (6.40 or higher) installed. Neither CodeMeter licensing nor Online Activation is affected.

Version 5.2b 08/23/2016

  1. The parts lists settings provide an option if user-defined attributes overwrite catalog attributes with same name. Otherwise, two columns are displayed in case of conflicts.
  2. A rare simulation error has been rectified.
  3. Lines and actuation labels were not displayed correctly for some basic unit lengths.
  4. Representation of some valve bodies of configurable valves has been improved.
  5. Prevents an erroneous warning for incomplete connected digital modules.
  6. Filled rectangles as well as circles are represented correctly when exported as DXF.
  7. Bitmap export improved.
  8. PDF export improved.
  9. The drawing frame editor could sometimes not be opened.
  10. Simulation speed on some AMD and older Intel processors significantly improved.
  11. The frame around actuation labels of cylinders is determined by their object designation in case the corresponding connectors have no label.
  12. The potential’s line color between two terminals was sometimes not shown.
  13. Rotated bitmaps were sometimes not displayed correctly if the rotation angle was 90 and 270 degrees, respectively.
  14. Folders could not always be moved within the project hierarchy.
  15. With some printer drivers the paper format was not adopted from the print dialog.
  16. The scroll range is now determined by the window’s content.
  17. The paper orientation can now be set manually in the DXF import dialog.
  18. Text designations could disappear when applying common properties if the texts were used as symbol.
  19. Some adoptions to high resolution monitors have been made.
  20. A bug in connection with the insertion of a symbol into an existing line has been fixed.
  21. The HomeUse version did sometimes not find the license server under Windows XP.
  22. Parts lists refresh of large projects improved.
  23. Supports multi-touch devices in order to simulate two-hand control. Moreover, the SHIFT-click can be simulated by pressing and holding the finger on a switch or valve for more than 2 seconds. A short, single click afterwards resets the component to its idle state again.
  24. The hydraulics version provides several new components:
    • Synchronizing flow divider/combiner
    • 3-way pressure reducing valve, piloted
    • Bi-directional pressure relief valve
    • Pressure relief valve, piloted, with 4 ports
    • Vented pilot to open check valve
    • Further variant of the hydraulic 4/3-ways control valve

Version 5.2a 04/12/2016

  1. Programming language Arabic has been added. (For the time being, the documentation is in English.)
  2. DXF import has been improved.
  3. Editing of parts lists has been improved.
  4. Some adoptions to EasyKit and EasyPort hardware have been made.
  5. A module address is now supported for EasyPort components.
  6. An error in connection with the Universal-I/O has been rectified.
  7. Like the real component, the opening pressure of the hydraulic pressure relief valve within the flush valve cannot be adjusted during simulation.
  8. The automatic change of a contact’s representation was sometimes not correct in case it was connected to a counter relay.
  9. The ‘:’ is suppressed for automatic line designations if the corresponding connector has no designation at all.
  10. The drawing frame’s page division was not updated in rare cases.
  11. User-defined component descriptions were sometimes not applied correctly.
  12. Fit-to-screen did not always work in connection with high-resolution displays.
  13. Drawing frames can be easily created and edited with means of the new build-in drawing frame editor.
  14. Some symbols were revised and some new added according to NEMA standard.
  15. New measurement mode for voltmeter and ammeter: Effective (RMS) current without DC component.
  16. Parts lists columns are now merged correctly.
  17. Mouse wheel’s zoom direction can be reversed.
  18. Dashed lines are represented more clearly with small zoom factors.
  19. Warnings about duplicated designation for some components are prevented.
  20. The hydraulics version provides several new components:
    • 3-way proportional pressure reducing valve
    • Pressure intensifier
    • Piston pump, pneumatically operated
    • Flow divider/combiner
    • Variable vane pump, pilot operated

Version 5.2 11/17/2015

  1. The pneumatics version now contains the pneumatic muscle in different variations as well as an extended semi-rotary motor and sample circuits of the TP 220 (Pneumatic drives).
  2. The electrics version contains digital components with electrical signals an sample circuits of the TP 1012 (Basic principles of digital technology).
  3. The state of the hydraulic cartridge valves can now be displayed in the state diagram.
  4. The target search of page attributes sometimes erroneously led to superordinated nodes.
  5. The page numbers can be re-numbered in the project tree
  6. In addition, a compact layout for tube lists is available.
  7. In the parts lists there are now two new attributes “target ID from” and “target ID to” that show the corresponding line targets.
  8. The display of the designation of source and target objects in the evaluations tables was sometimes not correct in the case of macro-objects
  9. The arrow direction of interruptions can now be held consistently by enabling the registry entry “AutoLineDirection” (HKCU).
  10. The linking of labels in small lettering did not always function correctly.
  11. The conditions in GRAFCET expressions were sometimes not correctly interpreted when the former contained cylinder actuation labels
  12. Potentials and interruptions are automatically numbered.
  13. Rectifies a display error with the DXF export of digital modules
  14. In some systems with certain Windows updates, animations and educational films could no longer be shown (Flash player crash).
  15. When hatching using a transparent background, rectangles were sometimes entirely filled out.
  16. On “renumber designations” sub-symbols are treated accordingly.
  17. Improves the moving of attribute texts when moving the corresponding connection line.
  18. In order to avoid unintended moving and editing of connector labels, a new menu item “Protect connector texts” under “Edit” is available.
  19. After “Save as…” of projects the subsequently entered properties were not applied.
  20. DXF import has now scaling facilities.
  21. The inherited parts of cross references and contact images can be suppressed optionally (page and page number).
  22. Some adoptions to high resolution monitors have been made.
  23. The dot between sub-GRAFCET and variable name was missing in the sub-GRAFCET variables list.
  24. An interruption display error has been rectified.
  25. Cross-project terminal diagrams were sometimes refreshed with a delay.
  26. The sort order of terminal strip terminals was sometimes not correct.
  27. Internal and external terminal targets were sometimes not displayed correctly..
  28. The terminal strip dialog now remembers the scroll position.

Version 5.1b 08/17/2015

  1. The description of user-defined symbols was sometimes not saved correctly.
  2. Educational films can now be played from a network folder. For this purpose, there is the registry key “FolderLocationDida” (HKLM)
  3. The printing of several project pages did sometimes not work properly.
  4. Page attributes with separate frames were sometimes not inherited by the project.
  5. The friction of the external load of pneumatic cylinders was sometimes not calculated correctly.

Version 5.1a 06/19/2015

  1. Circuit windows are opened by default having been maximized and fitted to window.
  2. New three position electrical switch has been added.
  3. The simple DC motor can again be simulated with the pneumatic and hydraulic version. (This was no longer possible with the 5.1 version).
  4. In the case of Asian installations, an error connected to Microsoft IME has now been rectified

Version 5.1 05/15/2015

  1. With incompatible labels, sometimes no warnings were issued in the case of differentiation between capital and small letters
  2. Signal type of the function generator can now be changed during the simulation.
  3. A rounding error has been eliminated when placing objects on the grid.
  4. To improve the visibleness, the standard line width in the state diagram is now 0.5 mm.
  5. When connecting a connector with a line, the automatically added T-distributor did not always sit on the grid.
  6. Tooltips belonging to the GRAFCET objects now display more information.
  7. An error, related to the activating GRAFCET steps, has been rectified
  8. The automatic positioning of the contact image has been improved.
  9. A warning is given in the case of connections which overlap but are not exactly stacked.
  10. Handling the drawing frames has been improved thus simplifying the replacement of the company logo.
  11. When calculating the print area, non visible objects remain ignored.
  12. In/Outputs are automatically numbered when inserted into the digital module.
  13. When inserting digital modules, the preset in/outputs were sometimes misaligned.
  14. Occasionally, the state diagram was not updated after simulation.
  15. The automatic scaling of the Y-axis in the state diagram has been improved.
  16. Â A problem occurring when FLUIDSIM is being installed in the root directory, has been rectified.
  17. In some cases, the current paths were not displayed on the actuated switches
  18. Recognition of short circuits in the electrical circuits has been improved.
  19. The Y- scaling in the oscilloscope has been improved. Fine adjustment is achieved by pressing the “Ctrl” key while turning the adjustment wheel.
  20. An error occurring when routing lines in certain basic unit lengths has been rectified
  21. When circuits contain components which cannot be simulated, more intelligible advice is issued.(e.g. when they have been created by FluidDraw).
  22. With “Save as…” temporary files were not deleted.
  23. On changing the basic unit length, the drawing frame remains unchanged.
  24. The info-windows, which are displayed when the mouse pointer is moved over an object, can now be removed. (Registry key “ShowComponentTooltip”)
  25. The permissible swivel range of the semi-rotary motor, was sometimes wrongly calculated.
  26. In rare cases, lines could disappear on opening the context menu.
  27. In the standard mode, the dialogs are now modal (meaning they must be closed before further work on the circuit diagram is possible). The floating dialogs can be switched on again using the registry key “ModelessDialogs”.
  28. The standard unit system can be determined under the menu item “Library”.
  29. New symbols in the electrical engineering version
    • Mushroom-head safety switch, safety relay PNOZ
    • Proportional element, Integrator element, Derivation element, Add element, Limiter, PT1 element, PT2 element, Hysteresis element
    • Circuit breaker, motor circuit breaker, motor protection relay
    • DC permanent-magnet motor, DC shunt motor, DC series motor, DC separately excited motor, Engine test bench, Capacitor motor, Universal motor, asynchronous motor, synchronous motor
    • Power factor meter, Wattmeter, Wattmeter (3 phases), DC power supply
  30. New symbols in all technologies
    • Blinking indicator light, GRAPCET PLC with 32 inputs and 32 outputs
  31. Complements the electrical engineering version with sample circuits from the TPs 1013 (Basic principles of closed-loop control), TP 1211 (Basic principles of circuits with contacts), TP 1410 (Basic principles of direct current machines),
  32. Complements the pneumatics version with sample circuits from the TP250 (Safety in pneumatic systems)

Version 5.0m 12/17/2014

  1. Several evaluation tables were not correctly represented.
  2. Rectifies a rare error in the simulation.

Version 5.0l 12/08/2014

  1. It was not always possible to open files with special national characters.
  2. The program languages Italian and Slovakian have been added (for the time being the documentation is in English).
  3. The fill mode of arcs and ellipse arcs can be adjusted (cut-out/ segment)
  4. The preview in the properties dialog of drawing elements has been revised.
  5. In the case of the partial-GRAFCETs, the activating steps are shown.
  6. Different display errors concerning diagrams in the oscilloscope have been eliminated.
  7. Rectifies a simulation error in the function generator.
  8. Rectifies an error occurring when there is more than one license key in the network and offers a license diagnosis option.
  9. Some simulation errors may have occurred with certain electric bridges.
  10. Improves the automatic marking of the drawing frames.
  11. Several projects can be simultaneously opened and simulated.
  12. The switching processes are better represented in the state diagram.
  13. At times the page tabs of the projects were not translated after a language switch.
  14. Rectifies a representation error in PDF export.

Version 5.0k 10/17/2014

  1. Rectifies an error while positioning the distance rule of scaled cylinders.
  2. Using DXF- export, a registry key “DXFInsertBlockZScale” can exact better compatibility from the output of the z-scaling.
  3. With the DXF output, the pen of the blocks is adopted from layer by default.
  4. FluidSIM brings up a warning when a file to be opened, is being processed by another user.
  5. Prevents the electrical labels from being inadvertently connected to lines.
  6. The settings for the designation framing were not always saved correctly.
  7. The editing of the designation in the parts list was not always successful.
  8. A new attribute “connector designations” has been made available in the parts list. This displays the designations of the corresponding valve solenoids.
  9. Resolves a problem surrounding compatibility with the digital module and the Universal-I/O of the MecLab version of FluidSIM.
  10. The coupling of the actuating labels of the semi-rotary motor, now also functions with mechanically operated valves
  11. Resolves a problem which occurs when using not permitted characters in the symbol library.
  12. The digital asynchronous pulse generator now starts with a HI signal
  13. In some cases, the digital up and down counter did not function correctly.
  14. The program languages Polish, Russian, Dutch and Portuguese have been added (for the time being, the documentation is in English).
  15. Rectangles, ellipses and polylines can be given a definable hatching.

Version 5.0j 06/26/2014

  1. The program language Rumanian has been added (for the time being, the documentation is in English).
  2. The pre-defined time variables for file access “%Pagefile….” now display the local instead of the UTC time.
  3. The DXF import supports further line styles.
  4. Prevents a false report via double designations in the case of silencers .
  5. The multi-position cylinder in the pneumatics version was sometimes not correctly animated.
  6. 3D input devices from the manufacturer 3DConnexion are supported.

Version 5.0i 05/27/2014

  1. Documentation for program languages Spanish and French has been added.
  2. In rare cases, a warning was falsely issued for two connected digital outputs.
  3. Rectifies a conversion error with the “psi” unit.
  4. The basic unit length can be taken from the superordinated project nodes.
  5. The visible drawing layers can be selected when printing.
  6. With the dimensions, the angles and the distances can be entered directly.
  7. The color setting of the dimensions was sometimes not applied.
  8. Prevents the display of inappropriate current paths within the digital module
  9. Digital inputs respectively outputs are compiled in groups instead of in macros ,so that the properties of the individual symbols are preserved.
  10. A 6/n valve body has been added.
  11. At low zoom levels, the representation of the small arrowheads is improved.
  12. Corrects the symbol of the stepper module TAA in the pneumatics.
  13. The title block in the drawing frame was not always correctly represented.
  14. The numerical values within the measurement devices have a yellow background thus giving a better overview

Version 5.0h 04/07/2014

  1. Prevents a flickering of the screen at small zoom levels during simulation.
  2. Complements the pneumatics version with several measurement devices and sensors as well as sample circuits from the TP 240
  3. The oscilloscope now has two channels.
  4. When editing the cylinder actuations, the list of displacement encoders was not always complete.
  5. Rectifies an error whereby pneumatically respectively hydraulically controlled solenoid valves were sometimes not switched.
  6. The preview images of shows were not correctly displayed.
  7. Some shows which were included were assigned to the wrong technology.
  8. Contains some optimizations regarding the direct EasyPort connection.

Version 5.0g 03/14/2014

  1. User-defined presentations can now also contain PowerPoint files in PPT and PPS format.
  2. The opening pressure of the opening pressure compensator for Open Center Load Sensing can now be adjusted during simulation.
  3. Several changes in GRAFCET:
    • Compulsory commands did not always freeze their corresponding partial GRAFCET.
    • The evaluation of temporal expressions is now independent of their corresponding transition or action, respectively.
    • The first argument “t1 /” in the temporal expression “t1 / * / t2” can be omitted.
    • Combinations of edges and temporal expressions are now correctly evaluated.
    • Actions on event can be carried out manifold without previously deactivating the corresponding step.
    • The vertical direction arrows are only displayed with connections between steps and transitions.
    • In rare cases, GRAFCET connection errors were erroneously shown.
  4. An error occurring when connection the EasyPort via the serial interface is rectified.
  5. When stopping the simulation, all EasyPort outputs are set at 0.
  6. The USB license key was sometimes not found in the network.
  7. With the digital buffer, the initial state was not correctly adopted.
  8. The cam of initially actuated valves was sometimes not correctly represented.
  9. The symbol combinations of valve actuations are adjusted to the current norm
  10. The values of the effective area of configurable way valves are automatically set according to the symbol representation.
  11. The internal memory management has been improved.
  12. Program languages Spanish and French have been added (documentation for the time being in English).

Version 5.0f 02/18/2014

  1. The current communication parameters are displayed in the input/output components.
  2. Several jumps into the help file have been corrected.
  3. An unconnected interruption could lead to a simulation error.
  4. Several component descriptions in the component library have been corrected.
  5. The multi position cylinder in the pneumatics is now correctly animated.

Version 5.0e 01/21/2014

  1. As an option, the automatic current path numbering as found in FluidSIM version 4, can be used.
  2. The unwanted display of designations with silencers and blind plugs is prevented.
  3. In addition to the OPC interface, FluidSIM can communicate with other programs via DDE, thus acting as a DDE server.

Version 5.0d 01/14/2014

  1. The two-pressure-valve from files in version 4 was not correctly represented.
  2. The frequencies and amplitudes of the function generator are hidden as soon as the signal type is set at constant.
  3. An error occurring in respect of blind plugs when importing circuits of former versions of FluidSIM, is rectified.
  4. In rare cases, loops in the digital circuits were erroneously reported.
  5. An error message with open digital inputs is prevented.
  6. Formerly, the electronic proximity switches reacted immediately leading to inconsistency and consequently to a simulation abortion. The switching time is now 1 ms.

Version 5.0c 12/12/2013

  1. Having connected the blind plugs, a simulation error occurring is rectified.
  2. The display of tool tips in windows, which are in the background, is prevented.
  3. The pneumatic pressure gauge is now correctly animated.
  4. To determine the default folder for user files, the variable %username% can be used in the setup. This variable is then replaced by the corresponding Windows use name.
  5. The problem with the client installation, being that the license server is sometimes not found, is now rectified.

Version 5.0b 11/25/2013

  1. When connecting T distributors within digital modules, an error occurring is rectified.

Version 5.0a 11/15/2013

  1. A simulation error in the electrics is rectified.
  2. At high frequencies, the step width control is improved.
  3. An error occurring when saving projects under a different file name, is rectified.
  4. When simulating larger circuits, memory management is improved.
  5. An error occurring in the option “line color based on current” is rectified.
  6. The line animation can now be switched off.