GaBi 6 Version History

GaBi Update

Version: 6.5.1.12

Release date: 2015-06-15

 

 

Fixes:

Fixed a problem with the GaBi Parameter Explorer

 

Announcement:

GaBi version 6.5 will be the last version, which officially supports Windows XP. Future versions of GaBi maybe fully functional in Windows XP, and we will only guarantee compatibility with newer versions of Windows.

 

 

 

 

Version: 6.5.1.8

Release date: 2015-05-20

 

 

New Features:

New: GaBi is now available as 64-bit version
New: GaBi has now an Undo/Redo functionality

Improvements:

LCC: Cost information of write-protected flows are now editable
Performance: Extensive databases with high memory consumption are fully supported
User rights: A "Project manager" can now also change "QA Status" of objects
History: History is now available on folder level

 

Fixes:

GaBi Syndication Server: Fix of singular issues in upload/download functionality
Balance: Fix of double request to save dashboard when closing a balance
Projects: Multiple objects can be deleted from a project again
LCC: In special constellations LCC flows were not saved in process LCC tab

 

 

 

 

Version: GaBi Service Pack 27

Release date: 2015-02-04

 

 

Important information:

As part of our on-going quality assurance process at thinkstep we discovered some anomalies in the database and this sercie pack update will address these.

 

The documents listed below give you detailed information on the changes made during the installation of the service packs and database update.

 

 

 

Version: 6.4.1.20, Database Update 2014 and Service Pack 26

Release date: 2014-12-02

 

Important information:

GaBi version 6.4.1 comes along with Service Packs 26 and the new Database 2014. This year the focus of the upgrade has been on GaBi databases. You can look forward to new software features coming in spring 2015.

The documents listed below give you detailed information on how to upgrade your database and the changes made during the installation of the service packs and database upgrades.

 

 

 

Improvement

Improvement: user rights: Project Manager is now able to change QA status of objects
Improvement: database handling: URL of connected Server is now displayed in database information

GaBi Envision (desktop)

Fix: Instabilities in plan view of GaBi Envision (desktop)

GaBi Envision (web)

Fix: Single gbmx files could not be opened

Parameter

Fix: Warning, if you change Min/Max range of parameters incompatible to it's current value

Parameterexplorer

Fix: Problems with indention of scenario parameters

 

 

 

Version: 6.4.0.3

Release date: 2014-09-22

 

 

New/Improvement

Improvement: GaBi BOM Import Tool writes comments of imported BOM's into info tab of the product model
Improvement: QA status of locked standard objects cannot be changed anymore.


Database

Fix: Hotfix to repair empty or duplicate object GUIDs in databases (requires to create a database backup)

 

GaBi Envision (web)

Fix: In particular cases gbmx files could not be opened

 

GaBi Envision (desktop)

Fix: Navigation through plans in plan view was instable

 

gbx im-/export

Fix: In particular cases the gbx transfer failed

 

Parameter explorer

Fix: Instabilites in "Save plan as process" functionality
Fix: Indenting in parameter lists in the Parameter explorer didn`t work sometimes

 

Process

Fix: Certain formulas lead to instabilities in the process instance window


Product model

Fix: Enabled copy/paste in DfX recycling plans again

 

User interface

Fix: Rightclick menu "History" works again
Fix: Balance window was not listed in "List of window" menu

 

 

 

 

Version: GaBi Service Pack 25 and Database Update

Release date: 2014-06-13

 

 

Important information:

The database update will deliver a new impact method, the Ecological Scarcity Method, UBP 2013. In addition, as part of our on-going quality assurance process at PE INTERNATIONAL we discovered some anomalies in the database and this update will address these.

 

The video below gives you detailed information on how to update your database. The documents listed below give you detailed information on the changes made during the installation of the service packs and database update.

 

 

 

Version: 6.3.1.14

Release date: 2014-03-18

 

 

New/Improvement

Improvement: BOM Import Tool supports password protection of databases
Improvement: Scrolling in dropdown menu of chapters in i-report does not lead to creation of new chapters anymore
Improvement: Copy & paste capabilities in i-report
Improvement: Copy & paste capabilities between Excel and i-report
Improvement: Copy & paste capabilities in Parameter Explorer
Improvement: Copy & paste capabilities in product model
Improvement: Copy & paste in product model recycling plan
Improvement: Formula results in process window refresh faster
Improvement: Some fields in product model tab "Forms" are now already prefilled
Improvement: Object type Quality indicators is not displayed in Object hierarchy anymore; they were not editable anyway
Improvement: Fixed some typos in user interface
Improvement: Weak point analysis options are better highlighted in options window

Balance

Fix: Renamings in two separate balance windows no longer influence each other
Fix: Removed unnecessary columns in Weak Point Analysis view of balance
Fix: Closing plan window, while the balance is loaded lead to problems

Content

Fix: Minor release of Construction extension database to fix discovered anomalies

Dashboard

Fix: Closing a dashboard while it still calculates lead to an error message
Fix: New dashboards were not saved automatically on closing balance

gbx im-/export

Fix: GaBi could be closed during a gbx import

History

Fix: Deletions of objects from a project were not listed in project history
Fix: "Clear History" button did not work in combination with some time filters
Fix: Changes in global parameters are not recorded in object history

i-report

Fix: Changing order of scenarios i-report lead to problems
Fix: Entering a smaller max value than min value for parameters no longer allowed

Parameter explorer

Fix: Saving plans as processes was not possible multiple times
Fix: Scenario sort order was mixed after duplication of scenario groups

 

Plan

Fix: Copy & paste of plans lead to loss of scenario data
Fix: "Save" symbol on plan did not pop up after deletion of a process image


Process

Fix: Editing personnell flows lead to problems

 

User interface

Fix: Option "Ask before closing GaBi" did not apply.
Fix: Opened balance window was not shown in "list of windows"

 

 

Version: 6.3.0.16

Release date: 2013-12-12

 

Important information:

GaBi version 6.3 comes along with two Service Packs and the new Database 2013. The documents listed below give you detailed information on how to upgrade your database and the changes made during the installation of the service packs and database upgrades.


 

Improvement

Improvement: Improved visualization of hidden flows while defining balance view
Improvement: Process window jumped into background after saving
Improvement: Improved display of history details
Improvement: Improved workflow to save new dashboards
Improvement: Database gets compressed and recalculated afer deletion of history
Improvement: Graphical adjustments in GaBi portal
Improvement: Improved usability in login window
Improvement: Renaming of the user roles Clerk and Main user
Improvement: Adjustments in translations

GaBi Envision (desktop)

Fix: Old gbmx files were displayed incorrectly in new software version

Fix: Balance view did not adapt to window size immediately

GaBi eXchange file (gbx) and other im-/exports

Fix: In some cases import objects remained hidden after a gbx import

Fix: Certain processes did not get transfered with gbx import

i-report creator

Fix: some changes in i-report creator window not persisted after 1st saving

 

 

Version: 6.2.0.0

Release date: 2013-09-19

 

New/Improvement

New: GaBi can now import ILCD datasets

 

Improvement: Enhanced search speed in very large databases
Improvement: French translation entirely revised
Improvement: Linked objects in process documentation can now be found via "Usage" search
Improvement: More parameterization possibilities for i-reports made from product models

Flows

Fix: "Pixels per unit [%]" in plan properties window now displayed correct again

GaBi eXchange file (gbx) and other im-/exports

Fix: Linked objects from process documantation are now entirely transfered in gbx

Fix: gbx window did not show all differences of DB object vs. Import object

Parameter explorer

Fix: Repeated "Save plan as process" from Parameter Explorer works again

Persistence

Fix: Logfiles from db migrations shown again in "database information"

Plan

Fix: Viewed quantity can be changed to the reference quantity again

Fix: Seldomly flow connections still showed red dots on plans, though connected

Product model

Fix: Attaching a BOM file to a product model did not work

Fix: Product model could not be saved after deleting a component

Fix: Search within product model did not show components with zero weight

User interface

Fix: German translation in process documentation

 

 

Version: 6.0.5.10

Release date: 2013-06-10

 

New/Improvement

Improvement: Changes in plan documentation are now documented in history
Improvement: GaBi checks now, if you have write access in windows to backup folders
Improvement: Adaptions to export protocoll log of EPD export
Improvement: Progress bar of ILCD export works better now
Improvement: GaBi checks invalid entries in documentation during ILCD export
Improvement: History for balances is now more detailed
Improvement: Added security mechanism to persist balance data during a software crash
Improvement: Memory consumption of database handling is reduced
Improvement: Default quantity for LCIA preview on plan is now GWP of CML 2010
Improvement: More colours available for instance colour on plan
Improvement: BOM Import Tool checks validation of BOM before Import
Improvement: Scrolling via mouse wheel now possible in flow documentation

 

Balance

Fix: Sometimes selection of a single process skipped to another process when creating a balance

Dashboard

Fix: Newly created dashboards now have automatical axis scaling

GaBi eXchange file (gbx) and other im-/exports

Fix: Ecospold mapping of certain objects lead to problems

Fix: Links in documentations to citations did not actualize after gbx-imports

Fix: LCIA quantities not longer exported to ILCD if unnecessary

Fix: Folder hierarchy is now saved in xml file of EPD export

Fix: Contacts were shown as object type "User" in history

Fix: Smaller issue with doubleaccounting of flows during gbx import

Fix: gbx import could not handle graphical changes on plans properly

Flows

Fix: Old menu entry "mark as waste" for flows is removed from software
Fix: Some boxes on plan showed red dots though all flows were connected

History

Fix: Icons for new and changed quantities in history window are now different

Fix: Multinational time zones lead to inconsistent time stamps in history window

i-report

Fix: Some i-report variables caused troubles during copy&paste actions
Fix: Pagebreaks in i-reports sometimes did not work as expected

Language administraton tool (GaBiLA)

Fix: Graphical layout in "Translate database"-window improved

Parameter explorer

Fix: Refresh in Parameter Explorer for variable flows in scenarios

Persistence

Fix: Some drag&drop actions on plans were not saved
Fix: Missing access rights in windows to backup folder lead to problems
Fix: Deletion of several selected objects only lead to one combined history entry

Plan

Fix: gbx import window: Some object details were not visible

Process

Fix: Parameter Explorer was instable in some specific cases

User interface

Fix: Text adaption in dialogue window for creating new flows
Fix: Added and improved copy/paste capabilities for flows into process windows
Fix: Synchronization of both database lists in start screen while highlighing selected DBs
Fix: Adaptions of German translation in Help menu

 

 

 

Version: 6.0.4.6

Release date: 2013-05-17

 

New/Improvement

New: GaBi is now able to use more than 2 GB of memory.

Improvement: Performance of copy assistant was improved.

Improvement: The ILCD Export has now a better working progress bar.

Allocation

Fix: Process LCC tab did not react on price allocation changes.

Balance

Fix: When defining a balance view, invisible flows are greyed out again.

EcoSpold

Fix: Some text overlays in Ecospold window in German language are fixed.

GaBi eXchange file (gbx) and other im-/exports

Fix: During gbx import some objects were imported accidentally as a copy.

Fix: The ILCD export now supports the export of LCWE flows.

History

Fix: Some changes to folders were not displayed correctly in the history.

Fix: Possibility to sort entries in the history window needed improvements.

Fix: Time stamps in History window did not support different time zones.

Fix: Certain changes did not show up in object history of plans.

Fix: Broken flows did not show up in object history of plans.

i-report

Fix: Numberings of headers in i-reports now update themselves after moving them.
Fix: "protect paragraph" functionality in i-reports needed improvements.
Fix: i-report variables now work with parameters from a product model.

Plan

Fix: Division by zero warning did not work in special parameter constellations.

Process

Fix: Country code field in process window was missing preselection of country codes.
Fix: Some text overlays in the process documentation are fixed now.
Fix: Process instance window sometimes opened in suboptimal position on the monitor.

Service pack & database updates

Fix: A databases caused structural problems during service pack installation.

 

 

 

Version: 6.0.3.18

Release date: 2013-04-09

 

New/Improvement

Improvement: Memory consumption of GaBi was decreased.
Improvement: DB history window shows now folder location of all listed object.

Analyst

Fix: Weak Point Analysis filter did not blend out all empty balance columns.

GaBi eXchange file (gbx) and other im-/exports

Fix: In certain cases links to external docus were not exported to ILCD.
Fix: Special object constellations lead to slow gbx performance during data transfer.

History

Fix: Object history of productmodels sometimes showed double entries.
Fix: Some history entries have been displayed wrong.

Miscellaneous

Fix: Some changes in project window were not saved.
Fix: Connecting wrong files to GaBi as a database caused troubles.

Parameter explorer

Fix: Scenario parameters added to a scenario were not saved correctly.
Fix: Sort order of Scenario parameters got shuffled and caused serious troubles.

Plan

Fix: Autocomplete in text field of groupings did not work.

Service pack & database updates

Fix: Ensured that special kind of external docu links work after DB migration.
Fix: A certain database caused troubles during Service Pack update.

Units

Fix: Changes in newly created units were not saved correctly.

User interface

Fix: Improved sorting prossibilities in search window.
Fix: Layout of gpr export window.
Fix: German translation of new objects in DB-info window.