New in R2018

This page describes the changes made to UniPlot R2018 since UniPlot version R2017.

New in R2018.1 (24 August 2018)


  • Error bars: The data for error bars can now be loaded from channels. To do this, choose “2D: x/y Errorbars” in the Data Browser. A channel for the positive error and a channel for the negative error must be selected.

Bug Fixes

  • (ID4262): ASAM-ODS Browser (CORBA): The password for the ASAM ODS server had to be reentered over and over again by some users. To correct the error, the password is saved using a new method: It is necessary to re-enter the password for the first access. The password will be stored encrypted.
  • (ID4264): The diagram grid was not displayed when a dotted or dashed line type was selected. The grid lines were missing in the export result as well.
  • (ID4265): Edit=>Copy Page: PowerPoint/Word Export: Sometimes datasets were missing, if a document page was copied to the clipboard with Copy page and inserted into Word, PowerPoint or other client programs.
  • (ID4266): If a UniPlot page was inserted into Word or PowerPoint as a WMF, EMF, EMF+ or EMFDual image, the element was missing, if the document was saved as a PDF document. The error did not occur, if the PDF file was created via a printer driver.
  • (ID4268): ASAM-ODS Browser (CORBA): The ODS session was not closed.
  • (ID4271): In a rare case, pages of a UniPlot document could not be displayed, if Direct2d was used for the screen output. UniPlot would crash, if the page was activated. The graphic library can be selected the in the Tools=>More Options dialog box in the Installation page.
  • (ID4272): DialogBox: If a report element contained an edit field such as in the data exchange dialog box, the left and right error key could not be used to move the cursor in the text. The control would lose the input focus.
  • (ID4273): Edit Object=>Table Configuration: Numbers in table cells can now also be displayed in e-format or in hexadecimal format.
  • (ID4276): DocCopyPage did not copy WMF images correctly. The image was missinge in the destination document. In some cases the image in the source document was removed as well. This bug occured in the File=>Merge Documents command.

New in R2018.0 (28 June 2018)


  • UniPlot R2017 uses GDI+ instead of GDI (Graphics Device Interface) in R2016 and before. GDI+ supports transparency and anti-aliasing. Unfortunately, the output speed for GDI+ in R2017 was not satisfactory, so in R2018 the Direct2D interface (with hardware acceleration) has been added. Direct2D archieves a very good presentation quality at high speed.

    In R2018, the graphic interface can be switched between GDI, GDI + and Direct2D at runtime, see AppSetGDI and AppGetGDI.

    The interface can also be selected with the command Tools=>More Options (Page Installation).

  • UniPlot now uses Windows Imaging Component (WIC) to display bitmaps.

  • Windows metafiles (vector graphics wmf, emf, emf +, emf + dual) can be generated using GDI or GDI+.

  • Edit=>Copy Page: OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) was removed in R2017. It is enabled again in R2018. This means that document pages in PowerPoint can be modified by a double click on the element, if the page was created using the Edit=>Copy Page command. OLE does not support transparency. Attached images are also not supported with OLE (see Edit=>Attachments).

  • The command File=>Metafile/Bitmap-Export has been extended (more and higher resolutions and EMF, EMF+ (Enhanced Metafile Format Plus Extensions), EMF+Dual).

  • Simple formulas can be embedded into UniPlot table objects, see Edit Object=>Table. A formula begins with an equal sign and must be inserted into the name field of a table object. Example: =sum(A1:A10) calculates the sum of the first column of row 1 to 10.


    Simple formula in the cell name field:

  • Data=>2D Bit Dataset: New dataset type to display bit values. Example:

  • New and modified UniScript functions, see UniScript R2018.

Bug Fixes

  • (ID4176): The PDF export was relatively slow in R2017. Instead of GDI+, UniPlot R2018 is using GDI again to create the PDF file as in UniPlot R2016.
  • (ID4249): Import/Export of TDM Files: The TDM export failed, if an attribute in the NC file contained more than one element. For example, the NC attribute XStart_XDelta contains two Numerical values.
  • (ID4256): Import of IFILE Data Files: An error occured, if an IFiles contained with the data type long or float and the data was saved with variable crank angle division.
  • (ID4257): Data=>Threshold: The option Show threshold line in legend was not evaluated correctly.
  • (ID4258): Import of CAN Files: If GIN data had contained time gaps greater, than approx. 70 minutes, the gaps were not correctly added to the time channel.
  • (ID4259): ExcelReadEx: If called with two return parameters, numerical values were only saved with 6 significant digits. Now the values are saved with 16 significant digits in the text matrix.