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New features to expect in e!Sankey 4
« on: September 14, 2015, 04:09 PM »
Since we have now begun beta testing, I think it is safe to shed some light on some of the new features users of e!Sankey can expect in the new version. The release is scheduled for end of October / beginning of November.

We have responded to your input, both the input given publicly (e.g. here in the forum) as well as directly to us (e.g. in support cases, e-mail communication, etc.).

This has resulted in a long list of changes and improvements, as well as in new features. Here is the first part of the list (to be amended as the release date gets closer and we can be sure that certain features will be included in v4)
  • Kiosk Mode: Show Sankey diagram full screen (presentation mode)
  • Design Mode: Drawing area full screen, but with toolbar and edit features
  • Editable/configurable legend: sort legend entries alphabetically by entry name, by group and entry name, custom sorting, configure legend entry display (group name, entry name, unit)
  • Search for entries and labels in Sankey diagram, jump directly to element found
  • Direct paste of clipboard content. It is now possible to insert text labels or images. Not required to explicitly set text label or image box first.
  • Process balance: Checking inputs and outputs at process node per unit type, visual marker if sum of input not same as sum of output
  • New percentage mode for arrow content label: percent of output from adjacent process / percent of input into adjacent process
  • Image transparency
  • Option to set grid size, additional helper lines
  • Arrange process symbols equidistantly (at same distance)
  • Arrow Content Label Custom Format: Define composition of arrow content label using keywords and parameters. Also use line breaks in flow label.
  • Fix Arrow Content Label to arrow segment (four orientations), label will stay locked to arrow when process with attached arrow is moved.
  • Improvements in Edit Live Links dialog: export list of Live Links, delete single Live Links
  • Reworked Edit Unit Types dialog: more comfortable to define unit types and units, conversion factors
  • Enter Flow quantities in units defined for the unit type, conversion factors
  • Two new clipart libraries with over 2000 icons for use in the diagrams
  • Numerous new sample Sankey diagrams
  • ... and many more (to be announced later)

We remind you that licenses purchased since July 1, 2015 already include the update to version e!Sankey 4. In other words: if you like the new features listed above, there is no need to wait. You can purchase your license already now, and receive the update immediately upon release.

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« Last Edit: October 29, 2015, 05:21 PM by pbeilschmidt »
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Re: New features to expect in e!Sankey 4
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2015, 08:45 AM »
The list above has been updated again. Added new items image transparency, grid options, new percentage mode for arrow content label.

More to come...
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Re: New features to expect in e!Sankey 4
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2015, 08:41 AM »
As we are coming closer to the release date, I have added other features to the list that are now confirmed for e!Sankey 4: improved Edit Unit Type dialog, define units with conversion factors within unit type, two impressive new clipart libraries with over 2000 icons for use in the diagrams and new sample Sankey diagrams.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2015, 05:18 PM by pbeilschmidt »
Peter Müller-Beilschmidt
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