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Simile version 6.10 released

Simile version 6.10 was released on June 11th 2019.

Changes since v6.9:


  • General:
    • Simile now works well on displays with super-high pixel density (4k and above), scaling its fonts, graphics and other metrics when the DPI setting for the desktop is changed. 
    • You can now associate sounds with model events using a new multimedia display tool
  • Popups:
  • Dialogues:
    • More flexible editor for colour legends in display tools -- can load/save .rgb files
    • Access to system font selector to choose any font for component captions
    • 3-D shapes and 2-D layers can now mix model data with constants arbitrarily to specify positions, sizes, colours
    • Log messages for limit events or compartment values going out of range now include indices of the relevant instance
    • Search will indicate location of matching components even if they are currently hidden
    • 'Play' button looks different to indicate when model is running in debug mode
  • Model building

Bug fixes:

  • Things that work better:
    • No longer asks you if you want to save the model when leaving if you haven't edited it
    • Snapshot tool can show data from a model that has paused due to a problem (showing red LED)
    • Several sequences of actions that left 'floaters' on the model diagram have been fixed not to do this
    • 'Use/Find elsewhere' dialogues for correcting execution setup after editing model now include top level as well as submodels
    • R interface now uses actual Simile edition, so no problems using it for large models if you have Standard
    • R interface now works a lot faster for large models
    • Label field in slider or file parameter table now always wide enough to show whole caption
    • .csv files with quotes around numerical data items, or commas inside quoted fields
    • Trailing zeros eliminated from slider ticks
    • Plug-and-play mechanism now works when submodel interface includes squirts
    • Customization now works for all components including those from discrete-event paradigm
    • Emptying a submodel can be undone (refilling it)
    • Having lots of sliders up doesn't slow model execution as much as it used to
  • Actions that no longer cause hangs or crashes:
    • Running the model while it is already running but stuck in a long operation
    • Re-running a running model after adding a new fixed parameter
    • Hitting 'del' key when last submodel to have focus has no highlit components but there are some elsewhere
    • Crossing the border of an enumerated-type dimensioned submodel with a flow or squirt
  • Actions that no longer result in cryptic error messages:
    • Showing a value of NaN in a popup when number format set to something other than default
    • Defining file column sources for many fixed parameters one after another
    • Loading data from a spreadsheet page with a space in its name
    • Using 'New' to delete contents of a variable-membership submodel with links to/from outside
    • Trying to save a model including image items, if saving canvas description is selected in preferences
    • Quick drags

Version-specific changes:

  • Mac version:
    • HiDPI displays now supported
    • Problems with fullscreen windows (e.g., mouse clicks offset from cursor) now fixed
    • Popup menus etc will now appear in right place on any screen of multi-screen setup
  • Linux version:
    • New arm64 version
    • armhf version now more likely to work

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