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Version 3.0.4 - 19th March 2015

Version 3.0.4 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 an AstroGrav 2 or AstroGrav 3 license, so that all you need to do is download Version 3.0.4 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 3.0.4 of AstroGrav has the following new and improved features.

Help Improvements

Version 3.0.4 of AstroGrav includes the following improvements to the help facilities.

  • The more complex commands have had help buttons added to their dialog windows. These help buttons take the form of square buttons containing a question mark, and when you click on one of them, you are immediately taken to the most relevant page of the documentation. This saves you the trouble of navigating through the documentation to find the appropriate information.
  • The AstroGrav version number has been added to every page of the documentation, so that you can easily check that you're looking at the documentation that corresponds to your version of AstroGrav.
  • The documentation for the Edit / Find... command has been rewritten, to bring it up to date.

Viewing Improvements

Version 3.0.4 of AstroGrav includes the new View / Selections... command. This allows you to choose whether selections are independent in different windows or whether selections are the same in different windows. Previous versions of AstroGrav have always had independent selections in different windows, and this behaviour remains the default with AstroGrav 3.0.4. With this new command, you can opt to have the same selections in different windows, so that when you change the selection in one window, the selection in other windows changes to correspond.

Other Improvements

Version 3.0.4 of AstroGrav also has many other minor improvements and bug fixes, including the following.

  • The time zone or time unit has been added to the dates and times shown on status bars.
  • The Edit / Import Objects... command has been improved so that the small body type and Fast import without evolution setting are automatically saved and restored. In most cases, this will reduce the number of times that these have to be set explicitly.
  • In the Edit / Import Objects... command, the Fast import without evolution checkbox has been moved to the following dialog window, where it is more useful.
  • A memory leak has been fixed that could cause AstroGrav to run short of memory when large numbers of windows were opened and closed in a simulation.
  • Various improvements have been made to the documentation and tutorial.