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Version 1.4.3 - 3rd September 2007

Version 1.4.3 of AstroGrav is an upgrade containing a range of minor improvements and bug fixes. This information is intended for existing users who are already familiar with AstroGrav and want to quickly find out about the main changes. This is a free upgrade for customers who have already purchased a license, so that all you need to do is download Version 1.4.3 and use it in place of your old version. If you have any problems with this new version, please don't hesitate to contact us so that we can help you out.

Version 1.4.3 of AstroGrav has the following new and improved features.

Sample Simulations

Version 1.4.3 of AstroGrav includes sample simulations that have had their windows positioned to make much better use of larger monitor resolutions by minimizing the overlap of windows. On smaller monitor resolutions, the software automatically respositions the windows so that they are always entirely visible, although with some window overlap. An additional 'High Magnification' model window has also been added to the 'Solar System' sample simulation.

Model Navigation Guide

Version 1.4.3 of AstroGrav includes a correction to a fault on Windows with the Help / Model Navigation command. The previous version of AstroGrav only let you display the Model Navigation Guide once - closing it and then attempting to display it again was ignored. This has now been corrected so that you can now open and close it as many times as you want. A similar fault with the Help / About AstroGrav command has also been fixed.

Time Units

Version 1.4.3 of AstroGrav includes a correction to a fault with the time units of some simulations. The previous version of AstroGrav would sometimes have a mismatch between the time unit shown with the Edit / Units... command, the time unit used for orbital periods, and the time unit used for the current simulation time. This has now been corrected so that all three time units are now the same.

Other Improvements

Version 1.4.3 of AstroGrav also has many other minor improvements and bug fixes, including the following.

  • Evolution of simulations has been slightly speeded up.
  • When using Solar System simulations with Julian dates displayed on the status lines, the Julian dates are now displayed without exponents - eg, 2454101.5 instead of 2.4541015e6.
  • A bug has been fixed that could cause some table column headers to appear blank after the columns have been re-ordered.