New in R2017

This page describes the changes made to UniPlot R2017 since UniPlot version R2016.

New in R2017.3 (08 December 2017)


  • Creating a Bookmark Hierarchy for PDF-Documents (see PDF-Bookmarks).

Bug Fixes

  • (ID4194): Double clicking an IPZ/IPW file in the File Explorer failed, if UniPlot was not already running.
  • (ID4195): The Option dialog box was not displayed in the NC Editor. This bug was only in R2017.2.
  • (ID4197): Import of IFILE Data Files: The datatype double was not supported.
  • (ID4198): The documentation for lltostr was missing.
  • (ID4200): CAN: G.i.N Can LOG files (Data*F1 and Data*F1.gz) can now start with any file number, for example 23 (Data01F23).
  • (ID4201): The hatch symbol in legends was sometimes not displayed.
  • (ID4202): Some grid lines in the 3D surface (Data=>3D-Dataset=>3D-Surface) were not displayed with the correct line width. The bug was only in in Version R2017.x.
  • (ID4203): Bubbelplot (Data=>3D-Dataset=>Scatter Plot): The transparency parameter was not evaluated correctly.
  • (ID4205): Data=>Data Exchange (Page): The data exchange for 3D datasets (maps) failed, if the data channels had different lengths. This problem occurred only with MDF data files.
  • (ID4206): Plotting a map with color filling was relatively slow. This performance problem has been reduced but is still much slower than in R2016. The problem will be solved in one of the next updates in January 2018.
  • (ID4209): auto_ReplaceText did not replace text placeholder. This bug occurred only in R2017.1 and R2017.2

New in R2017.2 (19 November 2017)


UniPlot R2017.1 used the GDI library (Graphics Device Interface) instead of the correct GDI+ library for the graphic output. The error did not occur on our test computers. This error results in plotting errors and exporting graphics is no longer possible. Do not use R2017.1 anymore.

Older versions are not affected.

Bug Fixes

  • (ID4181): DocCreate: New flag DOC_NO_COPYONOPEN. Without the flag, the DocCreate function could fail, if a template IPZ file was opened from a network drive.
  • (ID4186): Diagram Clipping. The hull label of a 3D dataset would not be clipped at the diagram border. If an EMF file was created from a diagram containing a 3D dataset the clipping was disabled.
  • (ID4189): ASAM-ODS Browser (CORBA): If a measurement contained a channel with the datatype DT_LONLONG, an error could occur during the creation of the NC file.
  • (ID4191): auto_ReplaceText: The function caused an error if invoked with 2 parameters. The error did not occur if the function was invoked with 3 parameters.
  • (ID4192): File=>Metafile/Bitmap-Export:The calculation of the bounding box size was incorrect.

New in R2017.1 (10 November 2017)

This is the first release version of R2017.

Bug Fixes

  • (ID4164): MDF4: The import failed for some data files, if the files contained compressed data blocks.
  • (ID4165): Data=>Linear Interpolation: The combo boxes were initialised incorrectly, if the dataset info text contained newline characters.
  • (ID4166): ASAM-ODS (Corba): Access the names service (bindings) failed. Using omniORB 4.1.3, the name service can be accessed again.
  • (ID4167): The DocSave function could not be used, if an IPZ file from a network path was opened and the copy-on-open option was enabled. See also UniPlot Document Options.
  • (ID4169): The File List did not display all elements when UniPlot was used with a high resolution monitor, e.g. 4K monitor.
  • (ID4170): The AppAddToRecentFileList function failed, if a slash (/) was used as a path separator instead of a backslash.
  • (ID4171): If an IPZ file was opened from the File List, the copy-on-open option was ignored, see UniPlot Document Options.
  • (ID4172): DIAdem-Import: An error occurred, if a data channel contained 0 data points.
  • (ID4173): Corrections in netCDF-SDK.
  • (ID4174): DocCreate: If the DOC_READ_ONLY-flag was set for an IPZ file, the file could not be opened multiple times. It worked correctly for IPW files.
  • (ID4178): Edit=>Copy Format: The user label properties were missing.

New in R2017.0 Beta 1 (29 September 2017)


  • Instead of GDI the GDI+ Library is used for the graphical output. GDI+ adds anti-aliased 2D graphics and transparency to the output.

  • Graphics files (png, jpg, gif, etc.) can be included in text, axis title and table objects. See Image embedded in text.

  • File attachments have been added to UniPlot IPZ documents, see Edit=>Attachments.

  • New drawing functions for UniScript, for example g_move_to, g_line_to or g_text. With the help of the new drawing functions, new dataset or drawing elements can be added. One example is the following pie chart.

  • The pie function will plot a pie chart:

    pie([26, 12, 20], [. title="2030", labels = ["Cat A", "Cat B", "Cat C"], legend_show = 1])
  • Text Placeholder: A table cell or a text object can now contain multiple placeholders.

  • New Addin In-Service-Conformity (Pems-Evaluation): The addin can calculate the conformity factors for different emission components from test bed data or PEMS data. The data must already be dry/wet corrected. The addin is a BETA version.

  • UniPlot does not support OLE (object linking and embedding) any longer. Embedding and Linking of UniPlot document pages has been removed.

    In the past OLE caused various problems. Either the embedded objects could not be activated or UniPlot would crash during activation. The client document grew in size, because OLE inserted the graphic and the complete UniPlot document page with all data. To display the graphic, OLE uses WMF files. These files do not support anti-aliased 2D graphics and transparency. Therefore this Format has been removed as well.

    To embed UniPlot pages in MS-PowerPoint or MS-Word the export function has been extended. See File=>Send to PowerPoint. The pages are inserted into MS-PowerPoint as a linked picture. Each picture contains the page name used in UniPlot.

  • WMF/WMZ-Export has been removed.

  • UniPlot-Manuals in the PDF format are no longer created.

  • Diagram=>Category Options: New options to display category plots have been added.

  • Data=>Data Exchange (Page): The text placeholder are reset before the data exchange is executed.

  • New and modified UniScript functions, see UniScript R2017.

Bug Fixes