GaBi ts Version History

GaBi Update

Version: GaBi ts 8.2

Release date: 2017-12-12
Version 8.2

 

GaBi 8.2 Release information:

 

Improvements

 

  • Performance improvements on saving objects
  • Performance improvements on starting/activating databases

GaBi Software Fixes

 

  • GaBi DfX: the menu entry for the „Parameter Import“ is available again.
  • Data exchange: drag & drop transfer of projects from one database to another available again
  • Critical fix: In certain constellations, the information on extended allocations got lost.
  • Ökobau.dat export: Reference flow of product system is now exported as well
  • BOM Import Tool: mappings for manufacturing steps were not recognized in GaBi 8.1
  • tsx import & Server submit:  Critical fix - many objects were marked as changed although they were not changed

GaBi Database Content Fix

  • Database content fix: The 15 IC WLP CSP processes released in the "Extension database XI: electronics 2017" are inaccurate. The correction of this will lead to relevant LCI changes in the affected 15 data sets, with changes e.g. in the GWP Impact results between about -30% to +60%, compared to the currently available Versions of these data sets. Note that the other IC datasets are not affected.

 

The documents listed below give you detailed information on how to upgrade your database.

 

GaBi database update guide: click here to view/download

 

 

 

Version: GaBi ts 8.1

Release date: 2017-09-20
Version 8.1

 

GaBi 8.1 Release information:

GaBi 8.1, Service Packs 34 and Database Update September 2017.

 

  • New worldsteel LCI datasets on carbon steel products
    - 20 new and 26 updated datasets
  • Integration of global industry average for copper cathode from ICA
  • Brazilian Gasoline mix data – CO2 uptake is corrected
  • ReCiPe 2016 is updated
  • EPS 2015d is implemented
  • EF 1.8 is implemented
  • EN15804 Quantities for Acidification and Eutrophication

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.

 

 

GaBi ILCD Import/Export

 

  • is now PEF conform
  • ILCD Import/Export now supports regionalized flows
  • Compatibility with newest ILCD flow list

New! Ökobau.dat export

 

  • for EN15804 conform ecological evaluations of buildings

GaBi 8.1 Improvements

 

  • tsx now imports attachments when needed
  • tsx now sets the correct last change date for imported objects
  • Improved Chinese, French and Japanese translations

 

 

 

Version: GaBi ts 8.0

Release date: 2017-07-20
Version 8.0


GaBi 8.0 has new look and feel!

 

The layout has been adapted to thinkstep guide lines with

  • Colors and fonts adapted to thinkstep guidelines
  • New simple and clear action icons
  • Colored process icons reflecting process content
  • A search box has been added to all object windows to allow quick search at any time
  • Context and drop down menus have been made consistent, which has led to some renaming and reordering, e.g.

o     "Open/Close database" instead of "Activate/Deactivate database", which are the standard database terms

o    "Backup database" instead of "Send DB to file"

o    Link local database instead of Connect local database

o    Analysis Manager now in Tools drop down menu

o    All Import/Export capabilities are now in the Edit drop down menu

 

GaBi 8.0 has a new tree structure with 5 sections, reflecting the different stages of an Life Cycle Assessment

  • Projects - Modelling - Assessment - Documentation - Administration
  • A user can revert to classic tree in the view drop down menu

 

New capabilities in GaBi 8.0

tsx is the new data exchange format between GaBi databases, replacing the gbx format

  • gbx has been causing issues for quite some time, the new tsx format  contains more consistent information  resulting in a significantly better quality
  • gbx export is not available anymore, but gbx import will continue to be available for a limited amount of time to allow users to continue to import existing gbx files.
  • Drag and Drop between databases is now based on tsx, and not gbx
  • The import UI has been improved:

o    Showing more detailed information for every item

o    Suggesting best default actions for every imported object are set, but they may be modified individually or en bloc

o    User can set standard actions Create, Copy, Replace, Merge - keep local data, Merge - keep import data and Ignore

o    Highlighting those details, which will be imported, depending on the import options set

o    Import options may be saved and re-loaded for future imports

o    Imports are  validated , if errors are detected import allows the user to correct the import setting, so that database cannot be corrupted

 

ILCD export is now PEF compliant, supporting all PEF required data set information

  • The process documentation section has been extended, so that the user can enter all needed information:

o    Dataset completeness

o    Quality compliance

o    LCIA results

o    Permanent URI information

 

  • All PEF compliant information is exported

 

GaBi 8.0 and GaBi Server 2.0 now support "Multi-group objects":

  • When publishing a database, now more than one group can be assigned to a GaBi object, so that security and collaboration requirements can be met
  • In GaBi then additional groups may be assigned to an object to support the customers in-house distribution of work and workflow through their processes

 

GaBi 8.0 improvements

 

  • For a plan

o    The user can now add region, name, source, type information

o    The user can now permanently save their instance color settings

 

  • For a flow, the user can now add country information

  • In GaBi Search

o    "Usage" information can be requested directly from the search results window

o    The user can search for flows by country

o    The user can search for GUIDs without entering curly brackets

 

  • For flows, quantities and units, the user can now add comments

  • Large GaBi folder names (1500 characters) and process names (100 characters) supported

  • For every object list

o    The columns to be seen or hidden, can now be selected in the GaBi Options

o    In addition GUIDs can be shown

 

  • GaBi 8.0 has updated default dashboard templates for the latest environmental indicators

 

Other changes to be aware of

 

  • GaBi 8.0 comes with a new database scheme (8006)

o    When  GaBi customers open a database with GaBi 8.0, the database will be automatically updated

o    Server customers will have to unlink their database(s), the administrator will then do the database update and re-publish. All users will then download the updated database

  • GaBi Server customers will need to update to GaBi Server 2.0, GaBi 8.0 will not work with previous versions of GaBi Server

  • GaBi 8.0 is now supported on Windows 10, using an updated licensing component

  • Both GaBi and GaBi server now contain a Java Runtime Environment (JRE). If there is no JRE the user's hardware,  this will be used to run GaBi and GaBi Server. The size increase for download is about 125MB.

  • GaBi 8.0 and GaBi Server require Java 7 or Java 8. Previous Java versions are not supported anymore.

  • GaBi 8.0 and all GaBi products (Demo, Education, Envision (desktop), BOM Import tool, GaBi Server) are available only as a 64 bit version

o    Customers with 32bit OS/hardware will need to upgrade to 64bit OS/hardware

  • The Process Recording Tool is not available anymore

  • The Ecolab import is not available anymore

 

 In addition over 300 reported issues have been addressed in GaBi 8.0

 

 

 

 

Version: GaBi ts, Databases 2017 Edition

Release date: 2017-02-14
Version 7.3.3

 

Important information:

GaBi version 7.3.3 comes along with Service Packs 33 and the new Database 2017 Edition.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Version: GaBi ts and Service Pack 30

Release date: 2016-07-27
Version 7.3

 

Important information:

GaBi version 7.3 comes along with Service Packs 30

The documents listed below give you detailed information on how to update your database and the changes made during the installation of the GaBi Service Pack.

Improvements:

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: GaBi Syndication Server customers who update to GaBi 7.3 must also update to GaBi Syndication Server 1.4

 

 

Performance improvement

 

  • for activating and updating databases
    (up to 40% faster)

  • when publishing/downloading databases to GaBi Syndication Server
    (up to 25% faster)

  • for modifications with that have a deep impact on other objects in the database (Change flow, Change quantity, Change QA status)
    (up to 50% faster)

 

 

New progress bar with meaningful feedback how long the action will take

 

  • Show which step of total number of steps is being executed

  • Show percentage done & elapsed time

 

 

Improved Verifications

 

  • Find lost flow connections on plans (so actually find undetermined plans) - these need to be corrected before running LCA calculations


  • Warn about impact of changing parameter name (in process & plan) - changing the name of a parameter which is often used may result in undefined formulas or equations and may mean many manual corrections in many places

 

 

Improved search functionality

 

GaBi now lists all available "Data on Demand" items when user searches, so that they can get in touch with thinkstep to acquire needed LCA content

 

 

Support data collection the latest released LCA Hub 1.3.

 

  • Use flows with customer specific units and quantities

  • Support German databases

 

 

Better support environments without a local profile

 

In many companies the user's Windows profile is not stored locally. GaBi uses Windows profile folders to store settings and databases. This may cause performance issues and upon loss of connection can also destroy databases. We now do allow these configurations, but also warn the user of these possible issues.

 

 

GaBi Syndication Server 1.4 Improvements

 

  • Syndication Server can authenticate with LDAP server for better integration in an enterprise environment

  • When submitting to server or updating from server, the list of new, changed or deleted objects may be saved to Excel and/or copied to clipboard for further review

  • More robust handling of issues (e.g. connection failures) and more meaningful error feedback by returning standard http error codes

  • Revised Syndication Server Admin Guide

 

 Defect Fixes

 

 Over 100 defects fixed

 

 

 

 

Version: GaBi ts, Database Update 2016 and Service Pack 29

Release date: 2016-01-28
Version 7.2.1

 

Important information:

GaBi version 7.2.1 comes along with Service Packs 29 and the new Database 2016.

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.

 

 

New features:

New: Support of Service Pack 29

Improvements:

Improvement: Spelling mistake in Info Screen

Improvement: Copy/Paste from DB Info screen possible

 

 

 

Version: GaBi ts

Release date: 2015-12-09

Version: 7.2.0.8

 

 

New features:

New:    Connectivity to new LCA Hub features
New:    Bubble chart with 2 separate value axes
New:    Spider chart with automatic axis scaling
 

Improvements:

Improvement: Performance of saving objects was improved.
Improvement: Scroll bar in search window was hidden.

 

Fixes:

Fix:     Canceling "Replace objects" function did not work.
Fix:     Disconnected Server DB's could not be opened afterwards.
Fix:     In one case, manual allocations got lost during Service pack 28 installation

 

 

 

Version: GaBi Service Pack 28

Release date: 2015-10-14

 

 

Important information:

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

 

 

New data available:

 

Additional datasets that were published in ELCD 3.1 are now also available in GaBi for your convenience in European Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and other studies. The datasets come from the industry associations ACE, CCA, ECI, Euro-graph, FEVE, GlassFibre Europe, IMA Europe and worldsteel.
Just integrate the content via drag and drop into your database.

 

Downoad the English version: Download here

 

Download the German version: Download here

 

Important note: Import requires a database in SP28

 

 

 

Version: GaBi ts

Release date: 2015-07-14

Version: 7.0.0.19

 

 

New features:

New:    New design of the GaBi start screen and portal
New:    Our new data collection tool "LCA Hub" is integrated into GaBi and available for all GaBi users
New:    Extended search functionality to search through our online dataset library and documentation
New: 15x performance increase when loading databases containing multiple scenarios

 

Fixes:

Fix:    Actualization problem in scenario calculation