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Details of the Versions 4.3.0 - 4.6.3

New LASTRADA release versions were issued once every 7-8 weeks. When needed, we provide patches within 24h. Each update includes new functionalities which were requested by LASTRADA users.


  • Version 4.6.3 22/11/2016

      Version 4.6.3 22/11/2016


      NEW FEATURES


      Administration of Contracts

    • It is now possible to copy the open contract.
      Details:
      - Header data and included services will be copied.
      - Sub-contracts and contract numbers will not be copied.

    • Invoices

    • Output of the contact persons' phone number is now possible.
    • SC items can now be divided into groups.
    • These groups will be available in the invoice dialogue, from where all positions of one group will be filled in the invoice.

    • Collective Invoice

    • The concrete test method "Carbonation resistance acc. to SIA 262/1" can now be invoiced via the collective invoice.
    • The SC item for the concrete test method "Flexural strength" can now be assigned for each specimen shape.

    • NCR

    • Additional to the single tasks it is now possible to manage files in a document archive.

    • Concrete - new XML interface

    • A new XML interface to transfer sampling notifications has been implemented.
    • With this feature, data related to concrete samples can automatically be transferred to LASTRADA. Incoming datasets will be read via the LASS-service automatically and with regard to their mixing plant. Therefore, the datasets will be available at the laboratory within a very short time.
    • The sampling notifications can be found and reviewed in a new dialogue ("Test+Modules/Concrete/ Interfaces/Sample Notifications"). For each notification, several organizational data will be transferred such as: delivery (amount, ticket no.), client, construction site, fresh concrete data (consistency, temperatures, drying test) and information about the produced specimen (no., shape, storage).
    • At the push of a button you can transfer these data to the concrete FPC to save time and prevent mistakes. In this context the data transfer for the concrete FPC dialogue has been revised. Another new dialogue "Concrete - WDI Data Import" combines all import interfaces of this area and manages the right temporal sequence.
    • It is also possible to save the sample notifications as an Excel format (XML spreadsheet).
    • Datasets will be transferred to the LASS-service in XML format, the required XML scheme (interface definition) is available on request.

    • Concrete Mix Design

    • When suggesting the requirements from the recipe (bundle) and calculating the chloride class C1 1,0; the exposure classes XC, XD, XS will be reset.
    • Specification bundles are now available for:
      - w/c target ratio,
      - effective cement-equivalent, minimum and target,
      - a design sulphate class (BS 8500-1:2015)
      - a ACEC class (Aggressive chemical environment for concrete - BS 8500-1:2015)
    • The w/c target ratio is also editable in the dialogue "Test+Modules/Concrete/Concrete Design/Specifications".
      Please notice: Concrete recipes can be adjusted by a prescribed w/c ratio. This operation is accessible via the "Concrete Design" as well as via "Mass Data Operations". If there is a definition of limits and targets for the w/c ratio, the target will apply.
    • The performance of the database selection of designs has been optimized. This especially leads to an improved output of the product list.
    • The default settings of the field "valid from" are now configurable via the dialogue "Test+Modules/Concrete/Concrete Design/Options/Default settings for new recipes/designs".

    • Concrete FPC

    • A new button "Import: Delivery Tickets" has been added which leads to a new dialogue where you can import delivery tickets and see its uploading progress.
      Retrieve delivery tickets...:
      - Create new specifications from recipe no.
      - Create quantities and StatReadySamples
      Retrieve sampling notifications...:
      - Create fresh concrete samples and specimens
    • Additional column "Sulfate resistance" has been implemented into the dialogue "Samples + Test Results".

    • Concrete Master Data

    • New attributes regarding storage available under "Master Data/Concrete/ Storage/Shape/Factors":
      - You can now "Calculate target and actual age": "from production time", "from loading time" or "from initial setting" as well as "freely enter target age".
      - If you choose one of these storage types the ages will be calculated automatically

    • Asphalt

    • FPC - new time series diagram for statistics: "Document/Template Toolbox/Asphalt/Factory Production Control", page 5:
      For each time series (curve) is now adjustable:
      - Curve type: Actual, min, max, target, deviation, CUSUM C-Plus,...
      - Value type: Binder content, voids, voids filled with bitumen,...
      It is also possible to set a value type for all time series (curves) and to affect the time scale with the amount of samples or test numbers (context menu under "more").
    • QC: The test to determine the carbonate content is now also supported by "Testing Program"/"Testing Program Test Overview".
    • You can now set limits for the adhesivity for HRA (hot rolled).
    • New cell types for the table for output of mixture data available.
    • KPI-Output monthly overview: new cell type for the "Standard deviation binder for the last 32 samples [%]". That includes up to the last 32 samples from the selected month or earlier.
    • KPI-Output time series (control charts Xbar, MR, CUSUM): additional data is available - sample no., test no. or external test no.
    • A new dialogue for the asphalt declaration has been implemented. If the [Ctrl] key is pressed while calling the "Declaration" dialogue, the new dialogue appears instead of the old one. At first glance you will notice the new and more convenient design. Data are grouped on different sheets in one dialogue. If it is convenient for you, sheets, individual fields, or grid lines can be hidden. Hidden items can be saved as default for all users or as a template for any individual user. Therefore it is possible to show each user only the data he really needs.
      In the long run the new dialogue will completely replace the old one.
      For the asphalt declaration: It is now possible to set also internal control limits (next to the differing specifications), which will be considered in the tests of the FPC samples.
    • The same principle of new dialogues has also been implemented for the asphalt specification, which will be the standard dialogue for the US version.

    • Cement Tests

    • The selection box for the test type has been enlarged for the Cement Test as well as for the Testing Register. The Testing Register now shows instead of the short marks the long description texts.

    • Bitumen Specification

    • New dialogues have been implemented to register "Cationic Emulsified Bitumen" (ASTM D2397) and "Performance Grade Bitumen" (ASTM D6373/AASHTO M332).

    • Bitumen FPC

    • A new dialogue has been implemented to register "Performance Grade Bitumen" (ASTM D6373/AASHTO M332).

    • Aggregates

    • New diagram for time series "Aggregate- Time Series" to report statistics:
      See under "Document/Template Toolbox/Aggregate/Aggregate Statistics", Page 3.
      For each time you can set up the following in the context menu of the diagram (right mouse click):
      - Curve type: Actual, target, min, max, moving average (3), CUSUM C-Plus, ...,
      - Parameter: Under size, over size, water content, grading, etc.
      Via "additional..." you can set the parameter for all time series and define the time scale via sample no., Lab no. or ext. sample no. Attention: Existing time series diagrams will be automatically replaced, whereas the curve type and parameters will be transferred.
    • New cell types and settings in the statistics table: For instance, you can now define the sorting sequence of the samples. In addition, there are new column types to report the moving average of selected parameters.
    • Statistics report for Aggregate Receiving Inspection: You can now use the statistics template of the aggregate plant QC.
    • New option to enter the grading in the Flakiness dialogue. The option to register the grading in the normal sieving dialogue is not effective anymore here.
    • The tests resistance against "Magnesium Sulphate" and "Sodium Sulphate" acc. to ASTM C88 can be entered independently.
    • Density determination: there is a new combined test method for mixes acc. to ASTM C127/C128 available.
    • New cell types in the table "Aggregate Declaration".
    • New tests:
      "Content of flat and elongated particles" (ASTM D4791),
      "Fine Aggregate Angularity on uncompacted Material" (AASHTO),
      "Consistency limits acc. to Atterberg" (AASHTO T89A / T90),
      "Los Angeles" (AASHTO T96).
    • For each declaration you can now enter a plant no.

    • Documents/Templates

    • Important change for all user who work on templates in LASTRADA:
      "Save as template" will be replaced by "Save as". When using "Save as" you can either save a report or as template. The default setting will be "Save as template" for example reports or documents from the template toolbox. Whereas per default reports will be "saved as report". The document window refers to the last saved file, also when used "Save as template".
    • Diagrams: New method to position the decoration: "Text dynamic on top or below" (depending on where is space).
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.6.2 24/08/2016

      Version 4.6.2 24/08/2016


      NEW FEATURES


      Client Registration

    • A new field to enter the county of the client/company has been implemented.

    • Incoming Samples Ledger

    • The project name of the selected contract will now be displayed in the dialogue.

    • Testing Program

    • The output list of the testing program overview contains additional cell types to show "invoiced" and "not invoiced" amounts.

    • Aggregate Tests

    • Fine Aggregate Angularity Test (FAA) according to AASHTO T304 has been implemented.

    • Asphalt Quality Control Testing

    • Layer thickness of 4 cores can now be registered.
    • You can also register 4 cores for the determination of bond between layers/shear deformations.
    • At the registration of test values via testing program/test list, it is now possible to enter staff initials for certain tests.

    • Bitumen Statistics

    • A new filter for test dates has been implemented in the selection dialogue of samples for the bitumen statistics.

    • Bitumen FPC

    • You can now register the pH-value of a bitumen emulsion (EN 13808).

    • Automatic Reporting

    • Sending emails via SMTP at the automatic reporting is now possible via LASTRADA's SMTP email interface.

    • Concrete - Conformity/CUSUM

    • In the new CUSUM overview dialogue an adjustable window with a CUSUM chart will open by clicking at a small diagram.

    • Aggregate - KPI

    • Additional columns:
      - "Article-descr." displays the long article description.
      - New column: "# samples not in statistics"
      - "# samples" (Number of considered samples) moved to the front (blue area).

    • Asphalt - KPI

    • New column in dialogue shows the number of samples, which are not designated for statistics ("# samples not in statistics").
    • The column "# samples" (number of considered samples) has been moved to the front (blue area).


    • FIXED BUGS


      Asphalt - Incoming Inspection

    • The field for "Size fraction" used to show the value "0/0" constantly, when the box "Sample contains an aggregate declaration" was not checked. Now, the size fraction will be determined and shown via the values for "min. Size" and "max. Size".

    • Excel-Export

    • In case of negative values, the Excel-export of mixture statistics did not display the penetration index.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.6.1 13/06/2016

      Version 4.6.1 13/06/2016


      NEW FEATURES


      Sample Management

    • New column "Test until" / "Due between" in the general list report / search dialogue "Sample selection" available.

    • NCR

    • Document output enabled with new output tables and a new entry in the template toolbox (miscellaneous).
    • New e-mail button in the NCR Details dialogue for sending a NCR report to various addressees as an attachment.
    • NCRs for aggregate samples will now be assigned to the specific aggregate within a sample instead of the whole sample.
    • The date of the creation and close out of the NCR will now be shown and LASTRADA will prompt the user to communicate the action to all responsible individuals. For each task within a NCR an escalation date will be saved if the corresponding action has been triggered.

    • Soils/Plate Bearing Test

    • On the "Measured values" page: the defined curve types (polynomial, spline, …) including settings for "crop to the right" for the last loading curve of the last test location will be applied automatically to new test locations.

    • Soils/Proctor Test

    • New F2 Options: "Direct entry of dry densities". This applies to all new test locations. It can be turned off for an individual test by clicking on the button "--> Dry density".

    • Asphalt Type Test/Mix Design

    • More than one XF class can be selected for one design. They will be shown in the dialogue, which selects the product list.
    • Within a plant, concretes can be moved from one list of products to another. The "big" specification dialogue will be used for selection.

    • Concrete

    • The "Mixture Declaration" output table on page 19 in the template toolbox can now understand cell indices to directly target mixture variants (trial mixes). If no index is set, the recommended mixture is still being reported as before. The indices are referring to variants A to E (1-5). For Superpave mix design more variants can be reported and the aggregate blend can also be specified by setting a table index via the table’s context menu.
    • The same table now contains new cell types for separate output of suppliers of filler, fine, and coarse aggregates.
    • New fields to register and report several test results:
      - for samples compressed with gyrator: Water sensitivity (i/C), Stiffness modulus, Voids
      - others: Water sensitivity and Fatigue resistance.
    • If the [Ctrl] key is pressed while calling the "Declaration" dialogue, a new dialogue appears instead of the old one. At first glance you will notice the new and more convenient design. Data are grouped on different sheets in one dialogue. If it is convenient for you, sheets, individual fields, or grid lines can be hidden. Hidden items can be saved as default for all users or as a template for any individual user. Therefore it is possible to show each user only the data he really needs.
      In the long run the new dialogue will completely replace the old one.
    • You can now select a template for bulk printing type tests as PDF.

    • Asphalt FPC

    • The "Module de Richesse" is shown and can be reported via the table "Binder and Mixture Data".
    • The colored field indicating non acceptable deviations now also indicates temperature deviations.
    • If the [Ctrl] key is pressed while calling the "Factory Production Control" dialogue a new dialogue appears instead of the old one. At first glance you will notice the new and more convenient design. Data are grouped on different sheets in one dialogue. If it is convenient for you sheets, individual fields, or grid lines can be hidden. Hidden items can be saved as default for all users or as a template for any individual user. Therefore it is possible to show each user only the data he really needs.
      In the long run the new dialogue will completely replace the old one.

    • Asphalt Quality Control Testing

    • The carbonate content of the filler can now be calculated and reported either as filler content only or as filler content in relation to the complete mixture.

    • Asphalt Sampling Plans / Operating Compliance Level

    • The time filter of the OCL main dialogue is now taken over by the dialogues for production quantity summary and incoming quantities.
    • The production quantity dialogue now gets its data much faster.

    • Aggregate Tests

    • In the test dialogues for calculating the content of sulphate or chloride the fields indicating the complete content of salt will be hidden if only one of the tests has been made.
    • You can now add the contract items to the template. In this case contract data of the first sample will be reported.

    • Concrete

    • Conformity report: the test type "Resistance to sulphate" has been added.

    • Bitumen FPC

    • The bitumen-FPC now also supports the following binder types:
      - Penetration Graded Bitumen according to ASTM D946
      - Viscosity Graded Bitumen according to ASTM D3381
      - Cationic Emulsified Bitumen according to ASTM D2397
      - Performance Grade Bitumen according to ASTM D6373 or AASHTO M320 and M332 respectively.


    • FIXED BUGS


      Concrete Conformity Report

    • The s15 value was reported and the sigma test inequation estimated erroneously (since 459-00).
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.6.0 11/04/2016

      Version 4.6.0 11/04/2016


      NEW FEATURES


      General sub-contract

    • The registration date of a general sub-contract can now be modified.

    • Invoices

    • Sub contracts which have been invoiced can now be saved with modified construction site data of these sub contracts.

    • NCR

    • NCRs can now be created for samples from the receiving inspection of aggregates.

    • Concrete mix design

    • If you open the dialog "Concrete mix design" using a design which is already open in another dialogue you will be prompted to switch to the corresponding dialogue.
    • When "Scrolling" concrete designs (green arrows) the dialog "Concrete plant + list of concretes" remains open in the background.
    • The dialog "List of article prices: Concrete mixture" now also displays the place in addition to the plant name. This modification concerns the selection box as well as the overview.
    • When using the function "Copy incl. concrete" the export timestamp will be reset.
    • On the volumetric calculation page the field "Name for data export"can be made visible for suppliers. This is done by adding the respective column. For mining sites their "match code" will be shown. A new cell type for the "Data sheet" has been created.
    • Via the menu item "Diagnosis/Report" all read-write DB operations for concrete designs can be researched.

    • Concrete plant

    • More than one XF class can be selected for one design. They will be shown in the dialogue, which selects the product list.
    • Within a plant, concretes can be moved from one list of products to another. The "big" specification dialogue will be used for selection.

    • Concrete

    • Conformity reports: It is possible to enter conformity standards. This enables you to start using modified standards and modified rounding rules on a specific date. The settings are made in the main dialogues for administration of conformity verifications via the F2 key or via Options/Concrete. Additional hints are shown in the main dialogue.
    • Identity evaluation: It is possible to enter identity standards. This enables you to start using modified standards and modified rounding rules on a specific date. The settings are made in the main dialogues for administration of identity verifications via the F2 key or via Options/Concrete. Additional hints are shown in the main dialogue.
    • FPC list of concretes: a new multiline field "Alternative plan" has been implemented including a cell type for output.
    • Testing program lab clearance for FPC:
      - more than one QC list of concretes (incl. sub QC contracts) can be handled,
      - archived product lists will be taken into account for existing testing contracts.
      However they will be ignored for newly created contracts.
    • The concrete testing register has been enlarged by "Batching date" and "Batching time".

    • Soil / Plate bearing test

    • The real end of testing can now be set using the fields "test end date", "test end time". The corresponding cell types in table "Test location data" are: test end date and test end time.

    • Asphalt KPI

    • Has been extended by Medium deviation for product views.
    • Product view, column "Short article description": If there are more than one short article descriptions for one TT-no. the text "several (xxx, ...)" will be displayed, xxx being the first one.

    • Asphalt

    • Output: the declaration table can be embedded into the universal table for mixture data and will be filled.
    • New column types for the mixture statistics.
    • In the FPC you can now select staff from the master data as a person sampling.
    • You can now create a sieving diagram with limit curves, (TT) target curves and average curves of the selected samples.
    • There are new filters for TT and article numbers in the "Automatic reporting" module.
    • The insoluble rubber particles can be entered in the FPC.

    • Aggregate FPC

    • A free text (including text modules) can be set for the person sampling.

    • Test Equipment

    • There are additional test intervals of three and four years.

    • Testing Program

    • The quick selection of testing programs has been modified: if you make a quick selection "all selected packages" will no longer be overwritten. Instead the "newly selected testing programs" can be added to the ones already existing.

    • Translation Dialogue

    • A third language for translation can be shown. It will be dominated by the second one.
    • You can enter a comment for each language.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.5.9 15/02/2016

      Version 4.5.9 15/02/2016


      NEW FEATURES


      Number Generation Patterns

    • There is a new pattern for generating the sub contract number for Asphalt type test sub contracts.

    • Department (Staff category)

    • The department can now be archived.

    • Administration of Contracts

    • You now can clear several sub contracts at the same time in the contracts dialog. This feature is secured by an individual right.
    • In the contracts dialog you can now display the contract number and the project name in this order.
    • There may be a distribution list for each contract. In this list companies can be selected and saved. Eg. you can select the same customer as in the contract. If you later modify the customer of the contract there will be no modification in the distribution list. This is often regarded as an inconsistency and will therefore clearly be shown in the distribution dialog.

    • Invoices

    • It is now possible to print all selected invoices at a time from the invoice list.

    • NCR

    • Asphalt samples which do not conform to the standard will be shown in a different color in the asphalt samples dialog.

    • Reclaimed Asphalt

    • There are new fields for the aggregate density (with buttons to either calculate the aggregate density from the particle density or vice versa) and dynamic viscosity.

    • Asphalt tests

    • Determination of Marshall stability
    • Now the relevant standard will be saved with the test. Up to now it was deducted implicitly from the asphalt specification. The default for new test is EN 12687-34 (2015). The standard defines how the correction factor is calculated from the height of the sample. Apart from EN 12697 some older standards such as EN 12697 (2004) and TP Asphalt 34/2007 are supported. Older SN or DIN standards are no longer supported.
    • Determination of water sensitivity (UTSR) of aggregate mixes.
    • The ASTM D4867 standard will be supported in addition to EN 12697-12.
    • The content of Calcium Hydroxide can be determined in the Asphalt Quality Control Testing.
    • There are new celltypes in the mixture and statistic tables. There is a new column for content of Calcium Hydroxide in the export to Excel and XML.
    • The maximum dosage of all aggregates will be shown and can be reported via new celltypes in the type test.
    • There is a new pattern for generating numbers which always sets the sub contract number of the type test to the number of the type test.
    • Requirement classes of aggregates can be reported for a new type test.
    • New column types for the following categories: MBF, WS, CC, Ka, WA24, WCM, MS und MLPC.
    • New column type for thermal shock. The 3 relevant values fragmentation after thermal shock, increase of SZ after thermal shock, and increase LA after thermal shock are reported through the ordinals 1, 2, or 3 respectively. Thus the rules from table 21 of EN 13043 can be programmed in a template.

    • Asphalt-FPC

    • On the first page the temperature of the mix is set into relation to the relevant min and max values. If the target values are not met they will be displayed in red.
    • You can now set the amount of the last samples as an additional filter in the statistics. The standard deviation will now also be calculated for deviations of the target.

    • Asphalt-Master Data

    • You can enter new target values for a binder specification. In particular you can define target values for the temperature of the mix based on the group of the asphalt specification.

    • Asphalt-Sampling plants / Operating compliance level

    • The Operating compliance level dialog will now hide those groups for which there are neither samples nor quantities.
    • Definition of density of the mixture, of the aggregate recovered from the mixture, and of the aggregate at receiving inspection.
    • There is a new mode for the pycnometer in which you can optionally determine the mass of the pycnometer and the mass of the pycnometer + test liquid. In this mode these values will be used for determining the volume of the pycnometer and the density of the mixture. The default values of the pycnometer will be ignored.

    • General search dialogs

    • Standard search dialogs (such as "Sieve set selection" at Equipment / Sieve sets) now have adjustable properties (size, position, column widths) which can be saved.

    • Receiving inspection Aggregate

    • The sieving page now shows the sieves in the standard way.

    • Aggregate tests

    • Coefficient of uniformity (CU): in case the smallest sieve has a passing > 10% the size of the smallest sieve will be considered as D10. The lower limit of the CU will be calculated and reported on this basis.
    • The determination of the flow coefficient of fine aggregates now supports the revised EN 933-6 as a standard.

    • Testing program

    • Remarks can now be edited in a separate large dialog.
    • Testing program overview, Testing program test register, and Testing program tasks:
    • More than one short mark can be used as filter (separated by ";").

    • Time keeping report

    • There is a new detailed view with focus on the staff: information on position number, hours and remarks. The report has been extended accordingly.

    • Soil/Atterberg

    • The coordinates of the liquid limit diagram can be configured


    • FIXED BUGS


      Aggregate tests

    • The sieving dialog used to show oversize and undersize with one decimal digit regardless of the rounding option. This has been fixed.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.5.8 15/02/2016

      Version 4.5.8 15/02/2016


      NEW FEATURES


      Templates/Reports/Documents

    • When selecting Templates/Reports/Documents it is now possible to select multiple files and thus open them in a single step.

    • Output Lists

    • The list for customers and contacts now has cell types for target groups.

    • Invoice

    • For an invoice it is now possible to enter two reminders and a remark. New sort order: Net, Gross, VAT, Paid, Open.

    • Invoice statistics

    • The invoice statistics dialogue now additionally shows the totals of "paid" and "open".

    • Testing program

    • The Testing Program Overview dialogue now supports a third bulk invoicing mode: bulk invoicing of all testing programs irrespective of completeness. The other two modes: only completed TPs and only complete TPs for cash clients.

    • NCR / Non-Conformity Report

    • You can enter the "Quantity of relevant material" and the "Status of the material" for a NCR. There is a new filter in the overview dialog for the test module and company categories. NCRs are now integrated with the user client system. Furthermore, NCR categories are now optionally specific to the aggregate or asphalt module. This is controlled via a flag in the master data.

    • Contract Administration/Archiving

    • When archiving a contract the filter dialogue shows an additional column for the department.

    • Document archiving

    • Document archiving can be configured variably via Options -> Document archiving:
      - Media (FTP-Server, Network shared folder)
      - Folder (relative path with respect to media)
      - Settings (Setting 'Which folder for which kind of documents')

    • Test equipment

    • Archiving of all equipment-related documents has been modified to work with the new document archiving options (cf. above) All documents which have been saved up to now will remain at their original place. New documents will be saved via the new document archiving. This has to be configured once. An unlimited number of documents can be saved for each test equipment.
    • Monitoring categories:
      can now be defined individually via Master Data/Test Equipment/Monitoring category. The categories "Calibration", "Maintenance" and "Repair" have already been created for use with existing data.
    • You can now enter a custodian for test equipment.
    • Advance warning deadline:
      According to the advance warning deadline the person in charge will be informed by a popup message. The leader of the department of the person in charge will be informed by a popup if the monitoring is overdue. If no individual deadline has been entered 30 days will be assumed automatically.
    • You can now create a relation between testing packages and test equipment.
    • Defect Notice:
      You can now enter (defect) notices in the overview of test equipment. If a new notice has been created the status of the equipment is set to "Defect notice" and a standard mail will be created. It will be shown to the user before sending and can therefore be modified. The custodian, the responsible staff, the chief of the department of the responsible staff, and the chief of the department to which the equipment is associated are recipients of this mail. (MS Exchange)
    • Monitoring of equipment:
      Date and the recorder will be registered automatically. The value "Costs per Category" will be shown in the equipment.
    • Overview of equipment:
      The overview has been enlarged in order to all existing monitorings (monitoring intervals of different types). This means several lines with different monitorings can be shown per equipment.
    • New Display in testing program:
      If equipment used in a testing package is not available this will be shown by a symbol. You will get additional information via tool tip and a click on the symbol. * the association between testing package and equipment will be imported into the testing program. If the equipment status is modified later it will have NO impact on the testing programs already created.
    • Output:
      Two more lists available under Administration/Lists
      - List output of monitorings (colored)
      - List output of equipment including cost price, total costs and costs per category (up to 5 categories)

    • Soil/Proctor

    • The diagram can now freely be moved. This feature can be activated via the 'F6' key. Therefore the diagram can be interpreted in such a way that it is outside the measured values.
    • Definition of density of the mixture, of the aggregate recovered from the mixture, and of the aggregate at receiving inspection.
    • There is a new mode for the pycnometer in which you can optionally determine the mass of the pycnometer and the mass of the pycnometer + test liquid. In this mode these values will be used for determining the volume of the pycnometer and the density of the mixture. The default values of the pycnometer will be ignored.

    • Soil/Geotechnics

    • Sieving:
      New settings in test location "Settings of key values":
      - Always calculate Cu and Cc
      - Always draw the transition from sedimentation to grading.
      When creating a new test location both settings will be copied from the last test location.

    • Aggregate

    • KPI:
      You can filter for region and plant.
    • Tests:
      - There is a new mode for rounding of passings of a sieving. The passings of the two smallest sieves will be rounded to one decimal, the passings of the other sieves will be rounded to whole numbers. This is due to the requirements of railway ballast.
      - In the receiving inspection the additional description and the article (of the aggregate assigned to the mixing plant) are visible.
      - The statistics reports can now show samples for which no sieving has been made (since patch 457-10).
      - The specification now optionally contains the alternative aggregate designation which will replace the automatically generated name in all outputs.
      - You can now define an alternative name for each sieve in the master data dialogue. This will replace the sieve size in all relevant dialogues. This is due to supporting the ASTM sieve sets.
      - When leaving the LA and MDE test dialogues the test date will be automatically set if the test is complete and the date is empty.
      - When creating a chemical test the target values will be set automatically. There is no need to use the button "Retrieve target values".
      - When retrieving the target values of an aggregate assign to a mixing plant from the receiving inspection the lab number of this sample will now be saved in the master data of the aggregate.
      - In the statistics output there now is a new celltype for the fineness modulus.
      - In the aggregate declaration of you now can define whether the aggregates should be monitored according to system 2+ or system 4.
      - There are new columns in the statistics output for the fineness modulus and for defining if the sample conforms with internal control limits.

    • Asphalt

    • KPI:
      - You can filter for region, group, plant and standard.
    • Tests:
      - In order to define the content of soluble binder you can now enter the mass of a filter agent.
      - The output dialogue showing the consequences of a mixture sample for OCL now shows the lower limits for the mean criterion with a preceding "-".
      - For tolerances (-2/0) the target value is also shown as max value of the FPC.
      - In the asphalt declaration dialogue the size fractions will automatically be calculated from the target grading (if defined) when saving the dialogue.
      - There is a new combined column type for "Standard", "Specification" and "OCL category".
      - There is a new rounding option for the results of defining the soluble binder content. Up to now the total binder content has always been rounded to two decimals if the insoluble binder content was not to be considered. This result has also been taken into account for determining non-standard deviations. When calculating the OCL the total binder content has been rounded to one decimal instead. A new option makes it possible to always round the soluble binder content to two decimals and the total binder content to one decimal.
      - In the grading curve optimizer the 0.45 chart can now be selected for displaying the grading of a type test. In this chart the curve of maximum packing density is shown as a reference.
      - Type Test: In the dialogue for binder content interpolation the interpolation diagram is shown.
      - There is a new cell type for displaying the indentation depth curve of standard and additional tests in the declaration table. When filling the field a suitable diagram will be inserted and filled with data. If you create a template you can create a respective field by printing a mastic asphalt test. The diagram can then be inserted into the template via "copy and paste" and then be modified according to your individual needs.
    • Factory Production Control:
      - New remarks "Info by contract awarder" and "Remarks of sample" have been implemented in the laboratory ledger.
      - On the first page you will see in red if the sample has non-standard deviations or if the sieving or the binder content is more deviant from the TT than allowed by the mean tolerances. The relevant tolerances must be activated as internal control limits of the specification.

    • Receiving inspection of bitumen and aggregates

    • New field "Ext. sample no".
    • On the properties page the tab order and the design have been optimized.
    • The input of detail data in the dialogue "Deformation in the Dynamic Shear Rheometer" have been optimized: standard values are saved or set to defaults. So only testing values have to be entered.

    • Concrete

    • The selection of declarations has been speed up. This is especially relevant in the case of declarations with different designs. The result thereof shows when seizing samples and printing product lists.
    • Declarations of a product list can now be sorted ascending or descending according to the view (declaration no. or recipe no.)
    • Unused declarations (without quantities and samples) can be deleted from a product list, including all links to families, concrete groups, QC units, conformity lists, conformity settings, and conformity proofs.

    • Geotechnical Module

    • Testing Dialogue:
      You can now search for a contract number or a sample number using the button "Search2".
    • Homogeneous layers:
      You can define a general homogeneous area meant as a template for all other homogeneous areas. Copying of the template is done by a new button. For each homogeneous areas all parameters can be made accessible or non-accessible individually.

    • "Free Test" Module

    • In the so-called "free tests" a field can be declared as a warning message. According to the level (1 or 2) the field will be displayed on a red background or a message box will pop up.
    • Definition of geotechnical tests: It is now possible to export and import geotechnical tests into or out of an XML file. In this way predefined tests and free tests can be maintained.
    • Dialogue "Geotechnical project"
    • Declaration of levels or samples resp.: via a context menu any column(s) can be emptied or copied elsewhere.
    • Samples, context menu in table header "create samples from layers": the existing layers are used as a template for creating samples of the same width and depth. If a list of samples already exists new samples will be added if the existing samples match with the layers (same length and depth)
    • Declaration of levels, definition of homogeneous layers: homogeneous layers can be copied from one category to all other categories if the target category contains a homogeneous layer with the same name as the originating category.
    • Selection of projects and master data can be sped up by use of text modules.

    • ^^^

  • Version 4.5.7 04/09/2015

      Version 4.5.7 04/09/2015


      NEW FEATURES


      Construction Site

    • When copying a construction site the registration date will be updated automatically.

    • Sample Management

    • New field for the "condition at delivery"
    • Sampling date: You can explicitly define whether the sampling date is unknown.
    • New field: "Condition at delivery"
    • Sampling date: You can explicitly check that the date is unknown.

    • Invoice

    • Reminder: You can register 2 reminders and a remark to the reminder.

    • User Client Administration/Samples Ledger

    • From now on, you can determine for each user client individually whether a new sample in the test module shall be taken from the samples ledger. That means if you want to continue to create a sample via the ledger this must be configured once for each client.

    • Testing program

    • The bitumen test modules have been connected to the testing program workflow: FPC and receiving inspection can now also be handled via the testing program.
    • There are new rights in order to secure the lab clearance.

    • Concrete

    • The menu entry "Master data/Concrete/Components/Aggregates" can now be secured by an individual right.
    • Dialogue (Construction Site Quality Control): The combo box "Contract..." can now be sorted in ascending or descending manner. This can be selected via the context menu and saved in the dialogue properties.
    • Hardened Concrete Test Data Entry: "Rectangularity" can now be entered. The respective cell types have been added.
    • Testing Register 1 - Main Test Types, the following columns have been added:
      Target date, Target time, Target age, Target end, Date, Time, Age, End, End time, ID, No.
      New filters for date:
      - In Dialogue/Equipment mode: End test, Manufacturing date,
      - In Ready mode: End test, Target end test.
      Test Register Reporting: New cell type "Test Type" for 'Testing register before'.

    • Bitumen Specification

    • The bitumen specification has been supplied with an additional field "Type". When selecting bitumen for "Asphalt declaration" the content of this field will be added to the name of the bitumen.

    • Bitumen Declaration

    • In bitumen declaration you can now enter the "Fraass breaking point" in a new field. New cell types have been added.

    • Asphalt-FPC

    • Min and Max values of the Marshall compaction temperature will now be shown in the FPC dialog on the Mixture properties page.

    • Asphalt-FPC/-QC

    • An additional column type is available for combined reporting. Thus the formatting of the acceptable range of testing values can be freely defined.
    • A new diagram cell type "...all tests" has been added in the universal mixture data table. It serves for reporting the penetration depth diagram.
    • The following steps have to be taken in order to create a template for the penetration depth diagram. This works similar with the other cell types:
      - Insert the new cell type in the template for mastic asphalt testing in the respective field of the table,
      - Open a new mastic asphalt sample and report it with the modified template.
    • This will create a diagram in the field of the relevant cell type. If no such diagram had been embedded in this cell before the (first) reporting will only create a standard diagram. If a suitable diagram had already been embedded it will be filled immediately. Then it only has to be copied into the cell of the template.

    • Asphalt Statistics

    • New mode for evaluation of non-conforming deviations: evaluation of the results of the incoming sample testing and the product instead of evaluation according to the Min-Max lines which were filled by the first sample.
    • Asphalt Initial test (declarations): The selection dialog of received initial testing has a new column for showing the long name of the relevant article. The aggregate properties page now indicates by means of different colors whether the grading curve is within the limits of the specification.

    • Soil Compaction Degree

    • New cell types for radiometer (model etc.) have been added to the table Compaction Degree stations. Additionally resulting cell types for wet density, water content, and dry density for this procedure have been added.

    • Aggregate tests

    • A new test "Shape index of stones" has been added. Material composition: new cell types have been added for statistic evaluation of the ratio of individual components.
    • A category water soluble sulphates can be seized in the standard and deviating specifications. The respective limits will be accounted for in the test.

    • Aggregate Specifications

    • The fraction name can now be defined other than d and D. It will replace the standard names in all dialogs and reports (e.g. "d/D").
    • Assign aggregates to a mixing plant: The grading curve can now be copied from the FPC statistics.

    • Automatic Reporting

    • There is a new filter in the asphalt statistics report: "Order number". The filter "Building site" can now filter for parts of the name using " * ".
    • There are new filters in the aggregate statistics report: "Article number(s)", "Building site", and "Product list"
    • You now can copy selected reporting tasks to a different user.

    • Concrete Mix Design

    • The testing of usage of cement according to Swiss standards has been modified according to the actual standards.
    • The combo box Requirement classes on the "Requirements" sheet will now be sorted alpha numerically.

    • ^^^

  • Version 4.4.9 20/06/2014

      Version 4.4.9 20/06/2014


      NEW FEATURES


      Company Registration

    • New user right for editing and saving contact persons of companies.

    • Department

    • New field for revenue account.

    • Offers

    • Possibility to register the probability of the offer's acceptance.

    • Contract Administration

    • For each contract the VAT can be registered. This registration overrides the VAT specified in the client.

    • Contract Confirmation Note

    • In the confirmation note dialogue, today's date and the time can be entered by one mouse click.
    • Several fields have been expanded, text modules can be used and a second contact person at the site can be registered.

    • Asphalt Sampling Plans / Operating Compliance Level

      Two new options:
    • For each plant it is now possible to specify that the OCL week will start in the night from Sunday to Monday.
    • For each plant it is now possible to specify that the lowest OCL value of the week will determine next week's OCL.

    • Soil / Dynamic Boring

    • New fields for weather, cone end type, anvil type and the corresponding cell type shape have been added.
    • Template: Now it is possible to have one page per test location.

    • Soil / Atterberg

    • Additionally to the determination of the natural liquid limit, also the liquid limit after drying to 105°C can be registered. The USCS (Unified Soil Classification System) is also supported.

    • Concrete

    • Conformity evaluations for consistency and w/c value: Tolerances and Limits according to NEN EN 206-1, NEN-8005 and BRL-1801 have been added.
    • Concrete FPC sample registration: the selected concrete specification (Recipe/Requirements) can be accessed with the button '>>>'.
    • Concreting Journal: New cell types in the table 'Concreting Journal' for all tests.

    • Aggregates

    • Many new KPI features have been provided in the previous version 448, please contact us for a detailed documentation.
    • Plant Overview / KPI: Originally the KPI included under size, over size, flakiness and shape index. Now it is expanded to all sieves.

    • Scheduler

    • Additional to the daily and weekly overview, a view for a month and a year are provided. Setting up the time frame and the overall dialogue performance have been improved. Then there is an additional filter for the assignment category.

    • Assignments

    • New assignment: Configuration to set the category has been improved. There is an alternative layout for "staff member informed"
    • Assignment search: Several new features, for instance searching in cancelled assignments and issuing of lists are supported.

    • Working Time Calendar

    • The Working Time Calendar can be archived.
    • If an employee has no Working Time Calendar, invoicing will be done on an hourly basis.

    • Test Equipment Overview

    • Different displays of due equipment: White/red->overdue, black/orange->due.
    • Additional column filters have been provided directly in the header of the table.
    • New column types and cell types have been provided.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.4.8 25/04/2014

      NEW FEATURES


      Workflow Management (Testing Programs)

    • Testing Program Overview: The shown overview can be reported as a list. The corresponding template can be found under template tool box/other/testing program

    • Invoices

    • New invoice dialogue: The invoicing of testing programs has been expanded. Now, it is possible to edit the scope of the invoicing, this includes also invoicing unfinished testing programs.

    • Asphalt

    • FPC: The ordering company can be registered in the sample. Additionally you can filter for the ordering company in the selection dialogue.
    • Type Test / Lab recipe: Mixture temperature of Marshall specimen is shown
    • Mixing plant recipe / New option (F2): The cold-feed fields can be filled with mining site (origin of aggregate) and d/D.
    • New sample: The user logged-in will automatically be set as responsible person.
    • Sample selection: New filter for company category
    • Quality control: For each core layer radiometric compaction measurements can be registered. The reporting template can be created out of the template toolbox/asphalt/quality control; page 18. This page will be automatically copied for each core layer. Via the mode (in the document) 'Mode for the automatic removal of unused mixture or core objects', these pages will be blinded out if no radiometric measurements are available.

    • Aggregates

    • New test methods in the receiving inspection: Nordic Abrasion, Impact Value, Los Angeles, Micro-Deval-Coefficient and PSV.
    • Nordic Abrasion: More sieves are available: 2/8/11,2/14
    • MDE: Fields for initial masses of faction 1 and 2 are provided.
    • Shape Index and Flakiness Index: You can save a default sieve set.
    • LA, MDE: Min/Max values appear automatically.
    • New dialogue "Plant Overview --- KPI - Process Control ". (Please contact us for more information)

    • Concrete

    • New user right " FPC Guest Account: modification of sample data, even if a sampler has been selected from the staff member master data ". Without this user right, the sample data is locked as soon as a sampler is selected in the fresh concrete sample.
    • Conformity with quality control units: New mode "ignore QC units": It will be ignored that in the samples QC units have been set. For each specification/family only one row will be shown.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.4.7 18/03/2014

    • Version 447 has been an intermediate version within the development of the laboratory data transfer system and has no other differences to version 446.

    • ^^^

  • Version 4.4.6 28/02/2014

      NEW FEATURES


      Contract Administration

    • Contract Dialogue: Sub-contracts, which have been sent to the archive, will not appear in the list of sub-contracts.

    • Testing Program (Workflow Management)

    • A new scheme which generates Testing Program numbers is available.

    • Invoices

    • New cell types for the reporting of addresses.
    • Services to Samples: Services can be assigned to aggregate and asphalt FPC samples as well as bitumen samples. That makes it possible to invoice these services via the invoice dialogue.

    • Concrete

      Sample registration:
    • The 'additional information' to the sample will be shown directly in the dialogue.
    • Also for each specimen 'additional information' can be registered. Text modules and cell types have been provided.

    • New cell types: Cement1-Lime Content until Cement4-Lime Content.
    • Selection dialogue: New filter for the name of the concrete list
    • Site Quality Control: New option for the registration of samples: Date of the sample/concreting: today + x (day(s)).

    • Concrete Mix Design

    • For the standard interface (XML export of concrete recipes according to the JPSC scheme)

    • Asphalt Master Data

    • The EN 13108-2, EN-13108-3 and EN-13108-4 can be selected in the asphalt specification. The limits of the mixture temperature in the selected asphalt and binder specification can be used for the CE declaration and declaration of performance.

    • Asphalt Product Lists

    • Asphalt Product List dialogue: All selected TTs can be printed.

    • Asphalt FPC

    • Binder Receiving Inspection: For each binder sample the status can be saved (finished / not finished). The status can be filtered in the sample selection dialogue.

    • Asphalt Construction Site Quality Control

    • Asphalt Specification: Hatchings and background colours for cores can be saved.
    • Asphalt Construction Site Quality Control: To each layer a hatching and background colour can be assigned which differs from the standard. As a default the hatching and background colour of the assigned layer are taken form the master data. This standard can only be changed by the administrator.
    • In the asphalt specification for mastic asphalt limits for layer thickness can be registered. These values apply in the asphalt construction site quality control.

    • Soil - Dynamic Probing

    • Scale for the blows: At the max. number of blows <= 30 also the fifth-scales will be written.
    • The max. depth can be freely entered.

    • Soil - Soil Profiles

    • The registration of layers has been improved.

    • Soil - Plate Bearing Tests

    • New cell type for laboratory number.

    • Soil - Atterberg Limits

    • New language function for the following diagrams: consistency bar, plasticity range and Casagrande diagrams.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.4.5 06/01/2014

      NEW FEATURES


      Contract Administration

    • New cell type for the output of service items.

    • User Administration / User Client Administration

    • User in user clients: Now, users within user clients can be administered centrally by the super user, without logging in to each user client. The same holds for user rights pattern.

    • Aggregate

    • Flakiness index: Retained values can be registered.
    • New cell types for the application of automatic and user-defined report titles: This test is in the test scope of this sample (x, if true).
    • Environmental impact: PAH 16 can be registered. Also the corresponding limits from the specification are shown.
    • The material composition has been extended: Now the foreign matter content and contaminators can be shown separately.
    • The suitability test has been implemented as a new test. This test is used for the textual description of the suitability. From the new test dialogue, the user can directly access the grading, the environmental impact test and the test of the material composition dialogues. For each evaluation new text modules have been provided. The summary enables the entry of RTF texts.
    • New test: Water Solubility acc. to EN 1477-1 Chapter 16 is provided as a new test within the chemical tests.
    • Impact value acc. to EN 1097-2 and EN 13450 Annex D: Target mass will be determined depending on the particle density. If the particle density has been determined before, these values can be transferred to the impact value dialogue.
    • Additional modification for the LA determination (EN 13450 Annex C) according to the requirements of the DB AG. If this modified standard is selected, the results will be calculated to one decimal.

    • Concrete

    • FPC sampling plan: New fields in the "sampling schedule specification": "max. samples per day". This value will be considered for the calculation of target samples and missing samples: (Dutch standard BRL 1801).
    • Testing register: Interface to Proteus has been extended by the test types "bp04" und "dp04". Please ask for the documentation "LASTRADA data interface ", version 1.3, Wuest Engineering.

    • Concrete Mix Design

    • The function 'w/c correction' changes the added water for a recipe. If different waters are included in the recipe, one or several components of 'Mixing Water' will be changed. Components can be excluded from that correction with the flag 'NOT changeable with w/c correction' in the master data.

    • Asphalt Factory Production Control

    • Receiving Inspection Bitumen: A sample can be assigned to a contract.
    • New test: Abrasion from studded tyres according to EN 1097-9.
    • New test: The free test has been implemented.

    • Asphalt Quality Control

    • Laboratory Clearance for Cores: Header data and course structure of the cores can be transferred to any other core.
    • User specific-settings (F2): The sequence of the layers can be switched.
    • New test: The free test has been implemented.

    • Soil / Dynamic Probing

    • Improved scale: At least one description is visible even if the max. number of blows is <= 10.

    • Soil / Plate Bearing Test

    • New button "Copy data.": The data of the selected station will be transferred. Each lab number is preserved.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.4.4 22/11/2013

      NEW FEATURES


      User Rights

    • User-specific dialogue settings and access to plants or contracts can be copied to other users.

    • Contract Administration

    • List of Contracts: A new cell type has been implemented: Invoiced minus labour costs minus external contract items).
    • List of Contracts: New cell type for notices.
    • Dynamic logo appearance. Now, it can be controlled that the standard logo will be automatically changed to the logo of the customer of the contract. For instance it is now possible to report to the same client with different logos because of different contracts: A FPC contract might require a different logo from a consulting contract or qc testing contract. Of course it was already possible to exchange to logo for different clients.

    • Customer Administration

    • The search for the contact person now also includes the first name.
    • The selection for archiving has been improved.

    • Excel-Export (XML)

    • When selecting a new Excel-template, the initial template can be directly created and assigned.

    • Testing Program

    • New scheme for number generation.
    • Testing Program Registration: The order of testing packages can be freely defined according to the sequence of the real laboratory workflow.

    • Sample Management

    • If a sample is assigned to a contract, this assignment can be transferred to all sub-samples.
    • Sampling location: Now, text modules were provided for faster and more secure data entry.

    • Soil/Soil Profiles

    • Short Marks for Soil Profiles: New button for "Add soil groups and other short marks acc. to EN ISO 14688-1 and DIN 4022/4023". The corresponding short marks including the required colours and hatchings can be added at any time. Existing shorts marks will not be changed
    • Hatchings with user-defined picture (bitmap): New option to avoid the stretching of the bitmap.

    • Soil/Proctor

    • Graph: Display of the additional saturation line(s) (3rd, 4th, 5th, ...):Now, a label table is provided.
    • Table "Proctor-Station: Header data + single results": New attribute "Blind out empty column".

    • Soil/Plate Bearing Test

    • Import for Light Weight Deflectometer: The import of ZORN csv files (ZORN Instruments) is now possible.

    • Soil/Compaction Degree

    • Test Location Overview: Repair modus for not assigned test locations of the compaction degree: STRG+X. More information are provided in the dialogue.

    • Soil/Sieving Sedimentation

    • New standard can be selected: "SN 670 816b". If this standard is selected, the following applies:
    • Sedimentation: Meniscus correction Cm can be entered for each measurement.
    • Sedimentation: Temperature is only entered for the first measurement and will be set as a default for the following measurements.
    • U, Cc and D10 value will always be calculated (also if they are calculated under the inclusion of the sedimentation).

    • Soil Templates

    • Each table can be embedded in any depth. Especially the testing program table and the testing program sample table can be embedded.

    • Concrete

    • Testing Register: new columns "Target time" and "Casting time".
    • Conformity evaluations for CS: new option "Re-start evaluation every x months".
    • Site Quality Control: New toolbar button for "Transfer samples/concretings to this sub-contract ".
    • Conformity evaluation for air content: upper limit from max. air content (new field in the specification).
    • Conformity evaluation for slump /slump flow: Target value optionally from the delivery ticket.
    • Conformity property CS, new field: Re-start evaluation every x months. This facilitates to divide the evaluations in equal periods, which are independent from other deviation methods.

    • Concrete - Delivery Ticket Interfaces

    • On the Page "Delivery Details" several tables show the balances for mass, water etc. In each balance the components are separated. To control batches without article numbers, the article short marks can be used instead to differentiate the components.
    • The background colour can be customised.
    • Reporting:a) Details of a single delivery ticket b) all delivery tickets
    • New templates are provided in the template tool box. You can find the examples on the pages 4 and 5.
    • The tables on the Page "Delivery Details" can be exported to Excel. The balances and batch protocols will be filled in one page each.

    • Concrete Mix Design and Specification

    • New interface to export the mix design to the format of the DSA Systems Inc.
    • Concrete Mass Data Operations: New data export of mix designs in XML according to the scheme of JPSC.
    • Concrete specification: It is now possible to specify the max air content.

    • Asphalt

    • The determination of the density of reclaimed asphalt mixture is now accessible in the testing register.
    • To register mixture samples without direct reference to a type test no., it is now possible to use a recipe no.
    • The determination of the elastic recovery of recovered bitumen has been extended. If the thread breaks, the position of the half threads can be registered in addition. For that a new group of text modules can be registered in the text module library.
    • New cell types have been added for the Cyclic Compression Test (EN 12697-25). It is now possible to report all single values and there are new variants to report the result rounded to the nearest 100.
    • The Asphalt Mixture table now contains cell types for all properties of the assigned binder specification.
    • A new test method for reclaimed aggregates has been added to the Asphalt Quality Control Module: Percentage of crushed or broken surfaces. The test is also accessible in the testing register and a test method has been added to the testing packages. New cell types have been added for all measurements and results.
    • Settings and pre-sets for reporting the Module de Richesse and the Penetration Index can now be accessed via F2 key (on the mixture data page). If no settings are set, both values are reported as before.
    • It is now possible to create a new Asphalt FPC sample and copy the header data of the previous sample (this appears as a new button: NEW2).
    • A new test method has been added for mixture and core samples in Asphalt FPC: PAH16. The corresponding cell types have been added to the Universal Asphalt Mixture Table.
    • Layer thickness measurements of up to 4 core samples can now be combined.
    • The data registration dialogues for Dynamic and Kinematic Viscosity have been extended to support 4 specimens each.

    • Aggregate

    • Sample statistics for a declaration: New column showing the conformity regarding the mean value.
    • Receiving inspection / dialogue for broken, crushed particle determination: Now, the masses of crushed, totally crushed and totally rounded particles can be registered.
    • When registering aggregates via testing programs it has to be differentiated between FPC and construction site quality control. FPC samples will be registered (after the lab clearance) if in the corresponding contract the supervised mining site is set. Otherwise construction site samples will be registered and in the lab clearance automatically a construction site product list will be created. A new menu item is provided: With the Product List-Site. The old menu item Product List has been renamed to Product List-Plant.
    • Construction site product lists receive their own declarations. A construction site product list can contain one declaration several times (This is different from the Plant Product List.)

    • Sealing Products

    • New dynamic mechanism: It is possible to blind out empty rows.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.4.3 29/08/2013

      NEW FEATURES


      Document Editor

    • The position of an object can be entered by a dialogue: Click in the position field in the status bar (at the bottom right of the LASTRADA window).

    • Quotations

    • In the selection dialogue for quotations, now also all quotations can be shown at once (also cancelled, transferred and so).
    • Quotations can be approved and signed.

    • Concrete

    • Testing Register 1: New columns for "Fresh Concrete Remark" and "Delivery Ticket Number".
    • Also, tool tips have been implemented to show extra-long remarks in several rows.
    • Sample Registration / Page "Samples": New columns for the direct registration of sampling location, fresh concrete remark, as well as a button to the "Delivery Ticket Data" have been added.
    • Factory Production Control / Guest Account: The user right "FPC Guest Account was expanded. Now, hardened concrete results can be entered for your own laboratory (Testing Register 1). The guest user can also access all three concrete testing registers and the concrete work list.

    • Concrete Delivery Ticket Interfaces

    • When switching between production days, the days without delivery ticket be skipped.
    • New search filters: recipe number, site number, customer number
    • The database query has been improved: The reading operations are significantly faster now.
    • When confirming "Read Deliveries" the results will replace the older selection. Before, the new results only have been added.
    • New page "Delivery Details" :
    • (1) The new table "Overview" shown accumulated production values: number of batches, admixtures and aggregates. For the mass, volumetric calculation, effective water content and cement content: the sum and mean value (regarding the delivered quantity in cubic metre) are shown.
    • (2) Tables for the mass balance, binder balance and other show sum and mean value for the whole delivery.

    • The list at the page "Delivery History" contains two new columns for information texts to the site and customer.

    • Concrete Mix Design

    • The adjustment of the water content according to a target value "Set w/c value" has been expanded: To reach the target value several added water constituents need to be adjusted.
    • The dialogue "Concrete Grading Curve Recipe" can be reached via the LASTRADA main menu. This dialogue is used to register and administer grading curve recipes.
    • Grading curve recipes can be used in concrete mix designs. Also, the actualisation via the mass operations is possible.

    • Concrete Mix Design / Mass Operations

    • Additional filter: validity period.
    • In the list of mix designs, the validity period is shown in an extra column. This is also included in the Excel export.
    • Preview: It is possible to change the grading curve recipes and the mix design can be replaced.
    • Asphalt Sampling Plans / Operational Compliance Level
    • A new right to protect the access to the mixing plant details has been added.

    • Asphalt

    • Declaration of Type Tests: new registration modus for the target curve: You can switch to passing from the largest to the smallest sieve F2.
    • In the FPC the grading curve (passing) will be shown according to the type test.
    • Additives / additional modus: You can select that the additive content relates to the total binder content.
    • Asphalt Specification: The target number of blows for the Marshall specimen can be registered. New cell types have been added accordingly.
    • Determination of the water sensitivity acc. to EN 12697-12: The volume and swelling after conditioning of the samples after water storage can be determined. Please use the table "Mixture Statistics".
    • New cell types in the table "Mixture Statistics": Site, contractor and customer of the first sample.
    • Asphalt Specification: The maximum deformation ratio can be registered in 0.0001 per mill / n according to EN 12697-25. Additionally, the value for the deformation ratio and permanent deformation can be registered in the Type Test and the Declaration of Type Test Data. New cell types are provided in the declaration tables.
    • Optionally, the results for the cyclic compression test can be entered for up to 12 specimens in the Type Test.
    • Factory Production Control: Deformation ratio and the permanent deformation from the cyclic compression test according to EN 12697-25 can be registered. New cell types are provided in the mixture statistics table.
    • Optionally, the results for the cyclic compression test can be entered for up to 12 specimens.
    • Asphalt Statistics: New column types for additive 1 (fibres) and additive 2 (lime hydrate).
    • Table "Mixture Declaration": New cell types for origin and storage of the reclaimed asphalt 1-3.
    • Type test: Now, up to 4 additives can be used in the mix design. The output is organised via the table Declaration.
    • Declaration of Type Tests: Up to 4 additives can be registered. In the test dialogues the number of tested and evaluated additives stays constant: Additive 1 for the fibre and additive for the second additive to be tested

    • Aggregates

    • Nordic Abrasion according to EN 1097-9: The results were rounded to one decimal.
    • The target mass of the sample will be shown - depending on the dry particle density.
    • The Dixon-Test has been implemented to determine outliner at more than 3 samples.
    • Declarations: It can be prohibited to issue a CE declaration.
    • New category: Minimum for the SE value

    • Soil/Soil Profiles

    • The Soil Profile Module has been integrated to the workflow management module. At least one testing package for the test method "Soil Profile" should be registered. In each testing program a new station will be registered for each sample. This station has a laboratory number; in this field the sample number from the testing program will be filled.
    • At the laboratory clearance, the stations can be edited in the window "Layers and Samples". For the die Registration of Soil Profile samples, all other samples from the testing program were offered, but belonging to another test method.
    • The dialogue for the registration of layers has been redesigned: layers, samples/remarks and the profile preview were presented on one dialogue. The size and position of the dialogue can be edited.

    • Soil/Dynamic Probing

    • The moment of force can be registered.
    • The data import for HMP SON equipment was implemented.

    • Soil/ Plate Bearing Test

    • New fields for GPS coordinates of a station (width/length).
    • Data import HMP: Extension to GPS coordinates.

    • Test and Work Lists (Summary)

    • The laboratory can be selected.

    • Sealing Products

    • For all tests (concrete moisture content, or tensile strength) an "Evaluation" can be entered. Therefore text modules and cell types have been added.
    • For the Tensile strength test the number of tests was increased from 5 to 6. The standard template has been adjusted.
    • For the Tensile strength test the standard deviation for the single tests is shown. The evaluation of Cement screed, cement resin coating and others should be supported.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.4.2 28/06/2013

      NEW FEATURES


      Contract Administration

    • New cell types for the output of contract notes and company notes. The "Notes" dialogues are resizable.
    • List output of contracts: New cell type for the total sum of all positions minus the total of all invoices.
    • Contract selection dialogue: New search via construction site number is available. The contracts with the biggest number will be shown in the top.
      We want to kindly remind that in this dialogue the sorting sequence of the sub-contracts can be saved. For this you can use the context menu of the column titles (right mouse click).

    • Company Master Data

    • For newly registered companies the registration date will be saved automatically (read-only).
    • New field: Notification number

    • Incoming Samples Ledger

    • In the number generation pattern dialogue is now a new option to ignore number extensions when looking for the next free number (comparable to quotations and contracts)

    • Concrete Mix Design / Mass Data Operations

      The following changes apply to the dialogue "Mass Data Operations for Mix Designs":
    • New buttons for setting the target for effective water content or w/c-value.
    • A new button in the tool bar: The XML-export of recipes (according to JPSC scheme).

    • Concrete

    • Dialogue "Sample and Test Data Registration": Rebound hammer test added (new button in the button bar).
    • Dialogues Construction Site Quality Control - Sub contract (via Construction Site Access or Construction Site Monitoring): New button "Transfer sub-contract to different contract".
    • New field for elements (Construction site access): Required properties.
    • Data Entry via Testing Register: Optimised data entry - Switch between data entry of different specimen with the left and right arrows with saving.

    • Soil / Atterberg

    • New diagram for the determination of the liquid limit (Penetrometer method) according to BS 1377-2:1990, Form 2.C, page 52. The diagram is delivered in the Template Toolbox.

    • Soil / Sieving Sedimentation

    • Page "Test Location": accurateness for D10, ..., D85, Cc, U is increased to 3 decimals.

    • Test Equipment

    • A warning is issued at log-in if a user is responsible for equipment and the (warning) period for the maintenance starts.

    • Asphalt

      Several features have been made available for the implementation of the EU Construction Products Regulation until 28/06/2013:
    • Asphalt Type Testing: A new field for the year of the first tag of the CE mark is added. Also, the changes in the database are tracked.
    • Asphalt Specification: New fields for Harmonised Technical Specification and Intended Use.
    • Additional field for asphalt type tests "Differing Year of CE Marking".
    • Also for the CE data sheet and Declaration of Performance a fixed template per TT can be defined and used for bulk printing of type tests
    • Dialogue "Operating Compliance Level" / Details: The notification number of the certifying body can be entered.
    • Other new features:
    • New test: Abrasion by studded tyres according to EN 12697-16 is available for Type Testing and FPC. The required limit can be specified in the master data (Asphalt Specification).
    • New test: The extraction method according to Rouen (EN 12697-1, Part B and SN 670 401a) is available for FPC and Construction Site Quality Control as an alternative method for the determination of the soluble binder content. Test data can also be registered in the testing register.
    • Binder Specification: New fields for the lowest and highest mixing temperature for different asphalt types. For the filling of the templates the following sequence applies: IF in the TT declaration these temperatures have been set, they will be reported. If not, the value will come from the Binder Specification or will be deducted from the name of the binder specification.

    • Aggregates

      Several features have been made available for the implementation of the EU Construction Products Regulation until 28/06/2013:
    • Aggregate Specification: New fields for harmonised technical specification and indented use.
    • Mining Sites: New fields for telephone, fax, email, certifying body and notification no. of the certifying body
    • Aggregate Declaration: New fields for differing year of CE marking, name and notification number of the certifying body and name and notification number of the alkali supervisor. Also, the aggregate declaration can now be signed. This facilitates that the Declaration of Performance can have an automatic signature. Signed declarations cannot be changed without removing the signature.
    • Other new features:
    • Mixture Calculation: The following values of the resulting grading curve will be calculated and shown: Coefficient of uniformity (Cu), Coefficient of curvature (Cc). Also, the volumetric grading curve (passings) is shown.
      From the same dialogue: the dialogue "Soil Properties" can be accessed. The Kf-values according to Hazen, Beyer and Zieschang are calculated and a resulting Kf-value can be saved. Additionally, a soil group can be suggested or selected from the master data.
      The short and long description of the soil group is also saved.
    • Aggregate Specification: For the shape index a new category can be registered: SI5/30 (according to the EN 13450). Additionally, new categories for Freeze/de-icing salt resistance can be entered. Max values for mass loss SZ and LA increase after heating/boiling can be registered.
    • Aggregate Declaration: New field: Affinity to bitumen.

    • Testing Program Overview

    • Date "registered on" will be set three months back by default.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.4.1 07/05/2013

      NEW FEATURES


      Concrete Mix Design and Specifications

    • Concrete Specification: Max size of the aggregate can be freely registered. Now, the important values 25 and 27 for the Swedish users can be registered.

    • Soil / Proctor

    • New field: Water content (as delivered)

    • Soil / Plate Bearing Test

    • The field station was extended to 250 digits.

    • Soil / Sieving, Proctor, Compaction, Water Permeability, CBR

    • New fields for sample receiving on / received by. The fields will be transferred from the incoming samples ledger.

    • Soil / Dynamic Probing, Water Permeability

    • New field "Remarks on soil type".

    • ^^^

  • Version 4.4.0 12/04/2013

      NEW FEATURES


      User Rights

    • New user right: Test Equipment - Monitoring Proof
    • New user right: Close Testing Programs

    • Companies

    • New category for "Target Groups" for companies (clients, suppliers and others); Contact persons can have several target groups

    • Quotation

    • When transferring a quotation into a contract, the discounts and payment terms will be also transferred.
    • The text modules for invoices and offers have been separated.

    • Invoices

    • New cell types have been implemented.

    • Concrete Mix Design

    • The components, which master data sets were archived, will be displayed in red colour.

    • Workflow Management (Testing Program)

      Laboratory Clearance Concrete:
    • The concrete will be shown in the sample list. If the concrete is not specified during the lab clearance, a warning will be issued.
    • The construction element and the delivery ticket number will be shown in the sample list.
    • If "Cancel" is confirmed, the changed samples will be shown and the user will be asked to Safe/Discard/Abort.

    • Concrete

    • Identity Evaluation: According to DIN 1045-3:2012-03, for the samples 7-34 the standard deviation will be calculated as for the samples starting from 35 (sigma=4). To support the change in the sigma calculation, the identity evaluation properties were extended. In the dialogue Identity Verification, new options are available for the sigma calculation via CTRG+SHIFT+S.
    • FPC: The button to edit the list of concretes was activated, if no plant was selected. This is important for FPC guest users, who wish to register plants and list of concretes.
    • Dialogue fresh concrete testing: New help test pop-ups were implemented.
    • Dialogue: Sample and Test Data registration: The entry field "sampling date" can be emptied. This will result in the status "unknown" and further fields (sampling time, loading day and time, target and actual age) will be greyed out.

      The automatic calculation /correction of the target testing date will be deactivated; the direct entry of the target testing date will be enabled.

    • Dialogue: Sample and Test Data registration: Dialogue for new samples/specimen
    • Sampling date can be directly entered. This is especially important when registering a new sample and the related first registration of specimens.
    • Sample registration: a new predefined testing context is provided for: "Acceptance Test" for the construction site as well as "Type Testing", "Conformity Evaluation", "Conformity Evaluation" and "Type Testing" for FPC.
    • Dialogue "Hardened Concrete Test - CS": TAB sequence was changed: First dimensions, weight and breaking load and then other entries (flatness, specimen surface, ...).

    • Asphalt

    • Binder Receiving Inspection / Binder Properties: The new test methods "MSCR test (DSR)", "Dynamic Viscosity" and "Kinematic Viscosity" have been added. Elastic recovery: a second reading at a second test temperature can be entered.
    • FPC and Binder Receiving Inspection: Directly create and view a PDF-by pressing the Print-button together with the CTRG-button. (PDF Creator, Free PDF, Adobe Acrobat Distiller)
    • For the registration of the water sensitivity acc. to EN 12697-12 new dialogues have been implemented.
    • Type Test: The value for the needle penetration of the recovered binder can be registered.
    • Bulk density determination: Now, it is possible to switch between cm and mm.
    • A new template is provided in the template toolbox for the registered target values of the type tests.
    • Type test dialogue / page "Mix Design" all components, which are archived or shouldn't be used at the moment are coloured in red. This should support the copying of TTs and prevent errors. Additionally, the field for the max addition of reclaimed asphalt will be in red, if the sum of all added reclaimed asphalt exceeds this value.

    • Aggregate

    • FPC: Directly create and view a PDF-by pressing the Print-button together with the CTRG-button. (PDF Creator, Free PDF, Adobe Acrobat Distiller)
    • The registration of the SE determination was updated to the new version of the EN 933-8. The fines contents can be determined separately or transferred from the determination of fines content. The calculation of the target masses was adopted accordingly.
    • Mining sites can be assigned to a region
    • For the determination of mass distribution of armourstones, also the G50-value will be provided.
    • For the grading requirements either the grading limits or freely define-able SDV slopes can be chosen.
    • Aggregate declaration templates: The column and row types can be switched.
    • For the Aggregate Declaration, a new "Version" field was added. This field can be used as a version number for the declaration of performance.
    • Soil / Atterberg Limits

    • The document example, which is delivered with each new LASTRADA version, contains the Casagrande diagram according to the SN 670 004 2b NA, page 12.
    • Three new fields for a more advanced documentation of the test location: Layer, Remark to the layer and evaluation.
    • The SN 670 345b is newly supported. When this standard is selected, automatically the Casagrande diagram according to the swiss standard is shown.
    • Soil / Drilling Cores

      New properties: It can be differentiated between:
    • "Align core to the lower edge"
    • "Align core to the upper edge"
    • Soil / Plate Bearing Test

    • The import from the Infratest test equipment has been extended to several test locations. The ini-file has been extended so that Infratest-fields can be assigned to LASTRADA-fields.
    • Soil / Proctor

    • New option "Water content... Transfer after editing in the diagram". Now, also the changed water content values can be transferred.
    • Soil / Sieving and Sedimentation

    • If only the sedimentation is done, the field "sieved with sieve [mm]" has been activated. If a value is given, the curve will end at this value with 100%.
    • Soil/CBR

    • New fields and cell types have been added for sampling depth, remark on the soil type, test layer, remarks on the test layer.
    • Language and Translation

    • Automatic text translation in templates is possible: For a selected folder as well as selected original and target language, texts in the templates will be replaced by texts from the database.


    • ^^^

  • Version 4.3.9 18/02/2013

      NEW FEATURES


      Documents

    • The table Report Header Data can be embedded and filled at any depth.

    • Asphalt

    • Selection dialogue for reclaimed asphalt (master data): The dialogue is now resizable. New column for the name of the stock pile was added.
    • Binder Receiving Inspection: New tests for the binder properties: Deformation behaviour in dynamic shear rheometer (DSR) and low temperature behaviour in bending beam rheometer (BBR)

    • Concrete

      Free Statistics for FPC and Construction Site Access:
    • Totally free statistics for List of Concretes or Concrete Families in any combination, test methods, filter or period.
    • The template is available under Document/Document examples: ExampleReports\Beton\Freie-Statistik-01.bst.
    • Test Data Registration for FPC:
    • Flexural Strength: Two new fields "fracture position" and "concrete appearance".
    • The rows "Test end " and "Test end (time)" will be blinded out if not relevant for any specimen
    • Identity Verification: The "fixed sigma" for 7 to 34 Samples can now be entered freely (as an estimation of the statistical population) - was before fixed to 4. See the change in DIN 1045-3:2012-03, Table NB.3.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.3.8 19/12/2012

      NEW FEATURES


      General

    • The minimised document windows will now retain the relative location if the application window is moved.

    • Contract Administration

    • New cell types are provided in the contract data table
    • Also, a layout transfer between contract data object and other objects is now supported.

    • Invoices

    • The reference number for the ESR bill has now 27 digits.
    • For creating new invoices, the following fields can be set as a default: VAT, discount, payment target, cost centre, allowance. The data now can be transferred from the contract or customer.
    • New logic: Now, the logged-in user will be set as "invoice registered by". (Old logic was that the responsible staff member of the department was set.)

    • Asphalt

    • Factory Production Control samples can be assigned to a contract to display contract data on FPC test reports.
    • To save more clicks, successful database operations don't have to be confirmed.

    • Asphalt Sampling Plan / Operating Compliance Level

    • Registration of production quantities: Closed TTs will not be displayed.

    • Asphalt Type Tests

    • Binder Master Data: Bitumen can be classified as low viscosity bitumen. Also, for registered additives, the property "this additive has influence on viscosity" can be set. If a low viscosity bitumen or an additive which has influence on viscosity are used within a TT, the ring-and-ball- value of the recovered binder (if available) will be the default target value in Factory Production Control / Construction Site Quality Control.
    • Template: An option is provided in the context menu to automatically delete pages with a Nomogram or with the classification table for reclaimed asphalt if the TT does not use reclaimed asphalt.

    • Concrete

    • Concrete dialogues for factory production control and sample registration: a new column for "registered by" was added.
    • Report: new cell type "E-Module: standard deviation of the x block [N/mm^2]".
    • Manual delivery ticket data entry: Three different water types are now supported
    • New test data entry dialogue for method "CS TR No.31: Capillary Rise", plus corresponding integration with all modules and template design

    • Concrete Mix Design / Master Data

    • The master data dialogue for the registration of target grading curves (Menu: "Master Data/Concrete/Properties/Target Grading Curve") has been redesigned.
    • Additional to the target grading curve, four differing grading curve precepts can be registered and edited. (Example: Grading curves acc. to SIA 162:1989, page 57)
    • The grading curve precepts will be shown in the dialogue "Concrete Grading Curve - Recipe", if a corresponding target grading curve has been selected for the grading curve recipe.

    • Concrete Mix Design

    • On the page "volumetric calculation" the grading curve recipe can be transferred to the mix design. The aggregates of the selected grading curve recipe will replace the previous aggregates.
    • From the grading curve recipe, the target grading curve, the output sieve set and the calculation options will be transferred to the mix design.

    • Mass Operations for Concrete Mix Design

    • The dialogue " Mass Data Operations for Concrete Mix Designs" has a new filter for grading curve recipes.
    • With the button "Refresh grading curve" the new grading curve recipe will be set in the selected mix designs.

    • Soil/Aggregates

      Soil groups:
    • Soil groups according to DIN 18196 and SN 670 004-2b-NA have been implemented as master data. The soil groups can be created automatically or manually (If a soil group already exists with the same short mark and same title, this group won't be imported.)
    • Proposal of a soil group: A new dialogue is provided for sieving (soil and aggregate module). This new dialogue makes a proposal for the soil group.

    • Workflow Management (Testing Program)

    • New field: Quantity and shape
    • New filter for testing packages (by short mark) in the Testing Program Overview Dialogue
    • Searching for testing programs / sub-contract selection: Now, the multi-selection is possible by using or and right mouse click.


    • ^^^

  • Version 4.3.7 09/11/2012

      NEW FEATURES


      Contract Management

    • Contract Selection Dialogue: The search for project name is now possible.
    • The search for contracts which lay in the future was improved.

    • Invoicing

    • The size of the invoice selection dialogue can be changed.
    • New cell types for printing the Swiss ESR payment sheet are provided.

    • Soil/CBR

    • Improved tangent calculation: No correction will be done, which would lead to an intersection with the y-axis. This means that a correction is only done, if the switch between concave and convex is present (as demanded in the standard) and if the tangent crosses the x-axis (therefore causes a shift of the zero-point).

    • Soil/Sieving

    • Display of the kf-values according to Hazen/Beyer improved: Theses values will be always shown. The validity conditions will be shown additionally (green: all conditions fulfilled, red: at least one condition failed). New cell types for kf-values and kf-validity conditions.

    • Soil/Plate Bearing Test and und Dynamic Probing

    • These tests are now connected to the incoming samples ledger (although in-situ tests)

    • New Concrete Tests

    • Initial Surface Absorption according to BS 1881 Part 208
    • Water Absorption and Porosity according to ASTM C948
    • Chloride Ion Permeability according to ASTM C1202
    • Water Permeability according to EN 12390-8
    • Chloride Migration according to NT BUILD 492

    • Concrete

      Sample registration:
    • Hardened concrete density and dry density will be displayed in [kg/m^2], instead of [kg/dm^2]

    • Label printing:
    • Now also the multi-selection is possible.

    • Sample registration hardened concrete:
    • The testing time can be registered for the testing date (or: test start) as well as test end. The precondition is that the used storage type (master data) should have the attribute "actual test age to-the minute". The conversions for the entry fields "Age" and "duration" have been adopted accordingly.
    • Loading date and cast date are shown with time.
    • Dialogue Testing Register Main Tests: new column "Load time".

    • Water permeability: new field for pressure [kPa].

      Flatness can be registered as not specified, fulfilled and not fulfilled). Cell types have been added accordingly.

      Dialogue "fresh concrete testing" / producer's information for the drying test:
    • New field for the fresh concrete sample: "registration finished on". This field is used to flag this sample as finished for the workflow management.

    • Sample registration: When marking critical target test days (red), the predefined holidays will be considered. If no master data is entered, only Saturday and Sunday will be assumed as free.

      Workflow Management for Concrete Testing:
    • Test package registration: New test method "Concrete - Fresh Concrete" for fresh concrete testing and quality control.
    • Laboratory Clearance: New algorithm for generating fresh and hardened concrete samples. Now, if multiple testing packages are selected for one series of concrete specimens, only necessary fresh concrete samples will be created automatically.
    • Reporting: templates, which are assigned for more than one package in a testing program will only be filled once. It is now possible to use one template for all testing packages

    • Concrete Mix Design

    • Prevention classes (AAR resistance) can be edited in the master data

    • NEW! Concrete Mix Design

      For the registration and modification of mix designs, a new tool is provided: the new dataset "Concrete - Grading Curve - Recipe":
    • This dataset includes header data, recipe information and calculation options.
    • Grading curve recipes can be assigned to plants.
    • The following database operations are provided: New, save, delete, copy, search, archiving and show me the last dataset.
    • The components are displayed in the same LASTRADA-style as in the concrete mix design dialogue. The grading curve will be provided by a diagram.
    • After the entry of voids and the aggregate content, all important values can be calculated: volumetric calculation, mass, particles <0.125mm, chloride content, core moisture, natural moisture.
    • The dialogue for graphical grading curve optimisation is also integrated.
    • The detailed grading curve calculation can be reached via the menu. Calculation variants for %w/w and vol-% are shown.
    • The preview can be reached from the menu of the concrete mix design dialogue (navigation)

    • Sealing products

    • Dialogue "Settings of the testing package": The amount of measurements for the determination of coarseness depth according to EN 1766 can be predefined.

    • Aggregate

    • Armourstone: The mass distribution is presented in a new diagram. The diagram can be found in the template toolbox, page 11. It can be embedded in the table on page 10.
    • Aggregate Specification: Now, 8 instead of 4 limits for the D-values can be entered. The corresponding cell types for the output of the sieving and the declaration have been added.
    • Aggregate Mixture Calculation: D-values, as well as target values will be shown. Additionally, the calculation of the calculated particle density was integrated.
    • CBR: The target values for swelling and for the determination of organic matter content were provided.
    • Aggregate declaration: Now, multiple clients can be assigned. This assignment will be effective together with the LASTRADA guest accounts for declarations and deliveries.

    • Asphalt

    • Asphalt Specification: One more summand is possible in the calculation of the calculated minimum binder content on the basis of the particle density. This addition reflects the changed formula of the newsletter ARS 11/2012.
    • Mixture statistics: New column types for the filler-binder-ratio are provided.
    • Template toolbox; declaration table on page 19: New cell types have been provided for the output of aggregate fractions.
    • Asphalt Type Test: A second template can be assigned for the suitability certificate.

    • Options

    • Options/General Settings: additional option for "Positioning of minimised dialogues..." on the bottom right (instead of left).
    • Background of the LASTRADA window: Colour and picture can be selected.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.3.6 29/08/2012

      NEW FEATURES


      General/Application

      New menu item "Window/Open Dialogues": All dialogues which are opened and non-modal are shown and can be activated.

      Client Registration

      The telephone numbers of the contact person can now have 20 characters.

      Invoices

      A Prefix for automatic invoice creation can be entered.

      Language Module

      The translation dialogue was improved:
    • The full text search is now non-modal.

    • Aggregate Testing

    • A new dialogue for the bulk density determination is provided. Additional to the DIN 52110, also the EN 1097-3 and BS 812-2 are supported. Now, a second density determination can be performed on the same laboratory sample (for instance in the compacted state). If the dry particle density or the density of the oven-dried sample was determined, also the voids content is calculated as result of the bulk density determination.
    • Drying shrinkage according to EN 1367-4 is available as a new test method.
    • In the sieving dialogue, the testing date and the testing person can be defined. Attention: Until now, the testing date was only internally set after saving and after the sieving was complete. Now, the actual date will be set by pressing "Calculate", if no date was set. A date which was set once will not be changed again automatically. For the output, new cell types are provided.

    • Asphalt Quality Control

    • When selecting the EP or binder specification, the compaction temperature of the Marshall specimen will be retrieved from the binder specification.
    • In the output table for asphalt core statistics, it can be defined that all layers of the same asphalt specification will be combined (via context menu).

    • Asphalt Type Test

    • For porous mastic asphalts the bulk density and voids content can be determined independently for the Marshall specimen as well as for cubes. The output is possible via the Asphalt Declaration table.
    • It is possible to registered which TT is replaced by the currently selected TT (predecessor TT) and which TT later replaced the selected TT (successor TT). The same holds for the declaration of TT data (target values for the quality control and FPC). In the selection dialogue of the declaration of TT data, this field is provided as an additional column. New cell types for the output of TTs, TT lists and asphalt declarations were implemented.
    • Besides Adobe Acrobat, now also FreePDF und PDFCreator can be used for the PDF creation via "Bulk Printing as PDF" or "Export as PDF to the optical archive".

    • Asphalt - Declaration of Type Test Data

      The option for grading curve registration can be defined independently from the FPC. The existing settings remain valid and can be changed separately.

      Asphalt FPC

      New dialogue for the extraction: If two tests are performed on the first sample, both extracted aggregate quantities can be sieved separately.

      Concrete

    • Registration "New specimen bundle": Tests are now shown with short mark and description.
    • Dialogue hardened concrete testing...: Redesign for better readability and usability, several fields were added for a complete and direct test data entry.
    • Verification of identity: New fresh concrete tests were implemented (density, voids, flow, compaction, slump, Vebe time, slump flow, t500 time, w/c-value, cement content). Statistics with a range control for individual results can be performed.
    • Master data: Storage, Shape and Conversion Factors can be sorted manually or automatically.

    • Soil- Atterberg

    • The example document "Atterberg / single trials for liquid and plastic limit" was expanded: 1) The liquid limit determination with Penetrometer method can be outputted according to BS 1377-2:1990. 2) The number of rows and columns can be changed, cells can be merged. 3) Different graphical objects can be embedded.
    • The tab "Test Location" contains a new text field to describe the condition of the sample (e.g. "wet sieved"). Text modules can be used. The corresponding cell types for the output were implemented.

    • Time Keeping

    • To analyse working time and equipment operating time, a new dialogue was implemented "Working Time Analysis". It can be reached via Administration/Working Hours/Analysis. The data can be filtered by contract, staff member or time period. For reporting, a new report suggestion is provided.
    • A category can be chosen for staff members, which is used as a default for the time keeping.
    • Overviews of overtime and holidays can be outputted from the dialogue "Working Hours Overview".
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.3.5 22/06/2012

      NEW FEATURES


      User Rights Management

      A separate user right to configure the FTP connection for the document management is provided.

      Language Module

      New search function: Besides different possibilities for full text search, now the full text search within the changed/new texts is also provided. To translate menus, the user is faster in finding the wished original text, which is not translated jet. Also, the tab sequence in the translation dialogue was optimized.

      To make work with LASTRADA in a multilingual environment more flexible, the new mechanism for multilingual documents and multilingual master data is available. Besides working with different dialogue languages, now also the master data and documents can be managed in different languages within one database! For instance, the service catalogue can be translated in another language and for each contract a leading language can be selected (e.g. Spanish). For this contract (where the leading language is Spanish), the service catalogue will be shown in Spanish language.

      Time Keeping (Personnel Hire)

      Dialogue "Contract" / Buttons "Personnel" & "Time Records":
      Dialogue "Personnel":
    • For different categories, a new tooltip with details from the service catalogue is displayed.
    • Dialogue " Time Records":
    • The data entry from 7:00 to 7:00 will be interpreted as 24h, and not 0h
    • Several time periods per day can be registered: E.g. from 4 to 6 and 10 to 12 (On-Call-Modus). Please select from the context menu (right mouse click): Add a new row.
    • For selected fields, time records can be deleted - via the context menu (right mouse click).
    • Invoicing of time records: If no holiday overtime rate was entered, automatically the standard overtime rate will apply.

      Laboratory Workflow Management (Testing Program)

      In the "Testing Program Overview", now the filter for "cash client" is provided.

      In the "Testing Program Dialogue", the flag "cash client" can be changed. This requires the user right "invoices".

      The reporting of several tests within one testing program is improved. Now, non-LASTRADA tests (e.g. oil or steel) and LASTRADA tests (concrete, soil, ..) are better integrated. LASTRADA sorts the testing packages and non-LASTRADA will be at the end of a document.

      This new feature strengthens the approach of the LASTRADA laboratory software to support the complete workflow of independent test houses. With LASTRADA, the workflow of any kind of material test can be managed.

      Invoicing

      A new number generation scheme for cash invoices was implemented (Go to Options/ Number Generation Patterns)

      General/Templates

      Context menu: The new menu item "Page Numbering Settings" was implemented to change the cover letter and total number of pages of the document. (You can reach the context menu by right mouse click.)

      New Test Module "Sealing Products"

      The new test module "Sealing Products" covers the following features:
    • Register and administer test locations and test results
    • Full integration with the "Testing Program" workflow:
    • 1) Definition of testing packages and settings
      2) Laboratory clearance of test locations
      3) Registration of raw test data and calculation of results
      4) Report generator

    • A standard template for reports is provided, which can be changed individually.
    • The following tests are supported:
    • 1) Bond strength test by pull-off according to EN 1542
      2) Bond strength test according to EN 13892-8
      3) Bond strength test according to SIA 281/3
      4) Determination of coarseness depth according to EN 1766, Ch. 7.2
      5) Concrete moisture according to ZTV-ING, Part 3, Ch. 4

      LASTRADA supports a growing number of construction materials and geotechnical tests. The new test module "Sealing Products" enhances the depth and width of LASTRADA supported test methods. Together with our customers we continuously add new test modules, new test methods and new standards. Contact us, if you wish to include a new test.

      The development of LASTRADA as a quality control software pursues the philosophy, that the entry of raw testing data follows the actual laboratory workflow. This means that the dialogues are tailored to each context. All required calculations are carried out by LASTRADA. For each method, final results can also be registered alternatively.

      Concrete

      Concrete Testing Register C-TR1:
      The reporting of the testing register (before/after testing) was accelerated.
      For the testing register before testing the modus "Test data registration via dialogue/test equipment" can be chosen. For the testing register after testing the modus "Show finished samples" can be chosen. The applied filter and sorting sequence will be the same in the output document and in the dialogue.

      Dialogues for Sample Registration:
    • Re- arrange samples and specimen (i.e. re-order specimens or transfer to other fresh concrete sample)
    • New sorting of specimen (CTRG+SHIFT+O)
    • Copy samples and specimen

    • Hardened Concrete:
    • Results are shown for all test methods (single values, mean values of the fresh concrete sample). Therefore new columns e.g. "results (1)" were provided.
    • New fields relating to test methods were provided: evaluation, specification, target values, and registration of reference storage and form

    • Dialogues "Summary of Production Data and Test Results" and "Construction Site Access":
    • New button to copy samples

    • Dialogue "Construction Site Access":
    • New button "Edit sub-contract" (to edit sub-contract data and delete sub-contracts)

    • Concrete Mix Design and Specifications

      Design and specification of steel-fibre concretes in accordance with "DAfStb Standard for Steel Fibre Concretes" are now fully implemented and supported

      Performance classes can be registered according to "DAfStb Standard for Steel Fibre Concretes". Additional performance classes can be defined in the master data.

      "Chapter 1 Application area" (page 5) has been added to the rules for the product code generation scheme "user-specific (37)".

      Asphalt - Mixing Plant Recipe

      Under "Tests and Modules/Asphalt", the new menu entry "Overview of mixing plant recipes" was added. This dialogue offers the overview and selection of recipes. Also, customisable lists of selected recipes can be created. To find template examples, go to "Document/Document Types with Exemplary Objects/Asphalt"; document "List of mixing plant recipes".

      Additionally, the selected recipes can be opened and edited by double click.

      Soil / Plate Bearing Test

      3 decimal places are considered for the gauge arm ratio hp:hm (See the example in the DIN 18134).

      Soil/Aggregate: Sieving

      Two additional sieves are provided in the following areas: aggregate definition, aggregate declaration, soil master data, and in all sieving methods for soil and aggregates (to support new sample splitting methods).

      Also, new cell types were implemented accordingly.

      Aggregate Tests

      Resistance against weathering according to ASTM C88 was implemented. The sequence of the sieves was changed. Now the largest sieve is on top.

      ^^^

  • Version 4.3.4 11/05/2012

      NEW FEATURES

    • Invoice and Service Statistics

      The "Top Clients" template can be also filled from the service statistics dialogue.
    • Laboratory Workflow Management (Testing Program)

      A new user right to delete testing programs was established.

      Testing program overview dialogue: For selected testing programs, the cash invoices can be created. Before, this was only possible one-by-one in the testing program dialogue.
    • Aggregate Testing

      For the MDE test, an option can be defined, whether the mean of both individual tests should be rounded to the next whole number.
    • Aggregate FPC

      A place of unloading can be defined. In the deliveries, the unloading place will be set as default.

      In the Info Terminal, documents can be issued for selected declarations. The standard template can be defined in the corresponding product list.

      Also, new filters for the client and unloading place were implemented.
    • Asphalt

      In the Asphalt Definition, limits for the dynamical penetration depth after 2500 cycles and for the increasing of the dynamical penetration depth after 5000 cycles can be defined.

      In the type test, the increasing dynamical penetration depth can be entered and given out with the new limits.

      In the Asphalt Quality Control, the values for the dynamical penetration depth and their increasing were shown and can be given out. The limits from the Asphalt Definition will be considered.

    • Cement Testing

      In the dialogue for "EN 196-2 / Ch.13 / Main Constituents", the calculated value C3A (tricalcium aluminate) will be displayed according to ASTM C150, Annex A1, equation A1.3. A new cell type for the output was established.

      In the dialogue for "EN 196-2 / Ch.17 / Alkali Reactivity", the results for the Na2O and K2O content can be entered directly. This was made to support laboratory workflows, where the calculated results are directly read from the testing machine.

      In the dialogues for Fineness, Compressive Strength, Soundness and Setting Times, fields for target values have been implemented. The goal is to support the cement testing according to other product standards, which differ from EN 197-1, especially ASTM.
    • Atterberg

      For the liquid and plastic limit, target values can be entered. If target values are set, in the tab "Analysis (Part 1)", the liquid limit and the plastic limit are shown in blue or red, depending on meeting the target values.

      Additionally, the applied standard can be entered textual.

      New cell types to output the target values have been established.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.3.3 30/03/2012

      NEW FEATURES

    • Incoming Samples Ledger

      A new column title for the client of the corresponding project was included.
    • Invoices

      For the output of an invoice, the item number can be given out without a leading prefix. For this purpose, a new option can be set.
    • Asphalt Quality Control

      Two new fields to describe the core were implemented: compaction/ bond between courses. For the output, new cell types are available for the tabular output.
    • Asphalt Type Test

      For the grading optimiser (mix calculation...), the following add-ons were implemented:
      - The target grading curve can be registered manually.
      - Single sieves of the target grading curve can be especially considered for the optimisation.
      - It can be defined for every TT and as standard default setting (for all users!), whether the actual and the target grading curve should be rounded to whole numbers (except of the passing of the smallest sieve).
    • Asphalt FPC

      In the mixture sample, the recipe number (set as default from the TT) can be edited. Also, a field for remarks to the recipe exists. The valid recipe number of the mixture sample is received from the sample. If no recipe number was entered in the sample, the recipe number of the TT comes in place. In the sample selection dialogue, a filter for the recipe number is provided. New column titles were provided in the statistic output, and a new cell type in the mixture sample output.
    • Incoming Bitumen Inspection

      To calculate the ductility, the testing temperature can be entered and can be given out. In the selection of the binder (to be tested) the testing temperature from the bitumen type were transferred (if a target testing temperature was defined).
    • Aggregates / Soil - CBR

      The new testing standard SN 670 321a was implemented. In this case it is assumed that for the samples 1, 2, 3, the CBR1, CBR2 or CBR-F value will be determined. A CSV file, including the height measurement raw data, can be imported. Also, a new diagram can be used for the output. This add-on of the CBR can be used within the aggregate module and in the corresponding soil module.
    • Soil/Cores

      The soil classes according to DIN EN ISO 14688-1 were added. These classifications and the corresponding master data will be inserted automatically in the database.

      At the layer registration, it can be selected for every station, whether the soil classes should be considered according to DIN EN ISO 14688-1 or to DIN 4023. The selection, profile visualisation and reporting are working in the same way.

      Within one sub-contract, if of a new station is created, the selected standard will be transferred.
    • Concrete Mix Design

      The specification bundle consists of a new text field, where "Further Specifications" can be registered.
    • Concrete

      The test method "Free Test" was expanded by the field "Testing Method". The field can be edited and a corresponding cell type was created.

      Concreting Journal: 3 new options for the data output were implemented. The report can be grouped via identity groups (divided documents, common documents, selection of one particular concrete).

      Fresh concrete testing: explicit registration of the testing time was added.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.3.2 24/02/2012

      NEW FEATURES

    • Contract Administration

      Fur multilingual usage: For every client a default language can be set. For generating report numbers, a short mark can be entered.
    • Invoicing

      Outbox date: The date when the invoice was sent to the client can be registered.
    • Currencies

      It is now possible to switch between 2 currencies.
    • Number generation patterns

      Now, a pattern to generate report numbers (Testing Program) can be set.
    • Laboratory Workflow Management (Testing Program)

      "Report" und "Summary" are new types of reports, which can only be used within the Testing Program ("Documents"). For each report type, an individual pattern can be set to generate report numbers.
    • Aggregate Testing

      Micro-Deval: Additionally to the testing standards EN 1097-1 and EN 1097-1 Annex 1, the test according to the rail way ballast standard EN 13450 Annex E was implemented.
    • Cement Testing

      In the dialogue "X-ray Fluorescence Analysis", the results of loss in ignition, CO2, Mn2O3 and ZnO can be registered. The output of these results will be supported by new cell types. Also, a new template was provided.
    • Asphalt Testing

      For samples with connection to the incoming samples ledger:
      - For the registration via the testing register, the determination of the penetration depth and the test of the bond between courses for cores were implemented.
      - In the FPC and the quality control, a new dialogue was provided, where the testing date can be shown and registered.
    • Concrete Mix Design

      New consistency classes are available: Viskosity class (V-funnel test) and sedimentation stability class
      Also new: Prevention class for AAR, Resistance according to SIA MB 2042
    • Concrete Testing

      Fresh concrete testing: diverse additions, especially new testing methods were added: viscosity (V-funnel test) and sieve segregation test.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.3.1 09/01/2012

      NEW FEATURES

    • Invoicing

      New invoices: The logged-in user will be suggested to be the invoice creator. If the contract has a responsible person, he/she will still be pre-set as invoice creator.
    • Incoming Samples Ledger

      New output possibility from the dialogue "Sample Overview": The contract awarder can be given out.
    • Aggregate

      The salt content can be defined in the group of the chemical tests. The corresponding target limit can be defined in the master data (aggregate definition).
    • Asphalt

      In the master data (binder definition), min values for the needle penetration for elastic recovery on the reclaimed bitumen can be defined. The min values can be included in the mixture evaluation for the quality control as well as for the FPC.

      For type tests, a third additive can be defined. This additive describes merely the composition of the type test, but this is not tested in the quality control or in the FPC.

      In the mixture statistics, a new cell type for the allowed tolerance around the mean was included (according to the technical delivery conditions for reclaimed asphalt).

      The laboratory clearance in the Testing Programs was expanded:
      - It will be differentiated between mixture and core samples (on the basis of the selected testing packages). For mixture and core samples new dialogues were developed: Now further details can be registered (e.g. the course structure for core samples).
      - It can be defined in the contract, whether registered samples belong to the FPC of a mixing plant. In this case, the samples which have been registered in the workflow of the "Testing Program" will be automatically registered as FPC samples.
    • Asphalt Data Mining, Dialogue "Time series"

      The points of the actual curve can be labelled with the name of the plant, name of the asphalt or sample number. The labels automatically adjust to the diagram size and axes labelling. The angle of the labelling can be changed.

      The diagram title was slightly reduced and other adjustments to the design have been made.
    • Soil/Sieving Sedimentation

      Sedimentation: Calculation of the temperature correction according to DIN 18123:2011-04, table 3 is now implemented.

      Dialogue tab "Sub-contract": For the selected station, the sieve values including the masses und sieve loss can now be calculated as the sum of other selected stations. Only stations can be selected, which have the same sieve set as the target station --> Short cut: <CTRG>+<SHIFT>+"+".

      For the output, structured cell types with ordinal number and the user defined cell type are provided.
    • Concrete

      Dialogue "Construction Site Access": The new button in the toolbar "Search for a Concreting" is provided.

      New feature "Search for samples/test results" (Menu Test+Modules/Concrete): Dialogue B-PSF: A filter is provided for searching samples/test results The samples which comply with the search filter will be shown in the dialogue "B-PSE". Over here, the corresponding complete samples can be edited and lists or Excel sheets can be given out.
    • Receiving Inspection of Aggregates

      Via the context menu in the table, the output of the size fractions according to EN can be switched. For these size fractions d/2, d, D/2, D/1.4, D, 1.4D and 2D, new column titles were provided.
    • ^^^

  • Version 4.3.0 16/12/2011
      The LASTRADA release version 4.3.0 introduces a new workflow control module for independent laboratories.

      This module provides an alternative to the existing ways of workflow structuring in LASTRADA, which laid much focus on flexibility and wide, overlapping responsibilities. Now we are pleased to present a module which concentrates on the requirements of independent laboratories that prefer well-defined responsibilities and central oversight.

      An integrated user-friendly interface guides the user from sample receiving, via test planning and test data entry to the document outbox. Each user receives quick, intuitive and role-based access to all necessary information and control centres. The possibility of a seamless integration with quotations, invoicing and document management modules goes without saying.

      Here are the key-features of the new module:

      - one seamless user-friendly interface provides step-by-step guidance from sample receiving to report sending and invoicing
      - support of up to 5 roles for clearing stages and signatures
      - direct access to test data registration dialogues
      - optional integration with invoice management and document management modules
      - comprehensive overview of the status of testing programs (sample receiving, clearance, testing, signature, invoicing and outbox) at the push of a button
      - automatic status messages via Windows task bar icons and direct access to the corresponding tasks
      - fast and direct document generation (e.g. for contract confirmations, sample data sheets, lab work sheets, reports and invoices)
      - integrated outbox (document distribution lists and outgoing document registration)

      This new module also includes all features of the LASTRADA Digital Signature Module and the LASTRADA Sample Management Module.

      LASTRADA users are welcome to contact us to receive a three-month trial license for this new module - our hotline will gladly provide support with the necessary setup.

      If you are new to LASTRADA, we look forward to your call or email to arrange a free demonstration at your company premises.

      A complete list of features of this year's LASTRADA versions will be issued in the upcoming LASTRADA Feature Almanac 2012.

      ^^^


At the beginning of 2012, we decided to provide the more details of the LASTRADA release versions on this new page.

Highlights of earlier versions have been presented on our news pages.

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