v3.8

This release of SunDAT includes the following features/fixes:

  • Rooftop DC Electrical Design
    • Explode rooftop tables to work with individual modules
    • Assign modules to strings in two ways:
      • Group Selection: Select a group of modules and see multiple options for grouping those modules into strings
      • Custom Selection:  Select individual modules and “draw” strings within the layout
    • Once string assignment is complete, use the same tools for existing DC electrical design to assign strings to inverters, place equipment and auto-generate a wire schedule
  • PanelClaw structure selection and clawOS design export
    • Select PanelClaw racking products during rooftop table creation and get pre-populated dimensions for the table
    • During Layout, if a table with PanelClaw structure is selected, spacing will also populate automatically
    • After Layout, go to Export Design to generate a JSON file that can be imported into the PanelClaw’s clawOS platform. Once imported into clawOS, the user can auto-generate structural plans based on their SunDAT layout.
  • Redesigned Export to LayOut to improve speed and stability
    • Thanks to Chris, Mitch, Ben K. and Gokul for the feedback and suggestions on this
  • Added passive updates to SunDAT
    • Future feature improvements and fixes will be downloaded and installed upon opening SunDAT without the user having to run a separate installer
  • Added ability to see all strings/tables associated with an inverter in DC Electrical
    • Thanks to Kyle E. for this suggestion
  • Added “Show Unassigned Tables” to DC Electrical so user can see any tables that have not yet been assigned to a combiner or inverter
  • Several updates to SLD creation
  • Several updates to PV Layout Results view
    • Parametric run results now grouped and can be expanded/collapsed
      • Thanks to Daniel for this suggestion
    • More sorting options
    • Add/remove columns
    • More pagination options
    • Page and column settings now saved after any changes made
  • Several updates to terrain/slope analysis
    • Slope/terrain analysis is now region specific
      • Thanks to Ben R. for this suggestion
    • Added clone button to individual slope analysis results
    • Added delete button to individual slope analysis results
  • Added better indicator at the inverter enclosure level in DC Electrical to show which circuits do not have combiners placed
    • Thanks to Ben K. for this suggestion
  • Added ability to specify custom times (not just hourly) during Shadow setback creation
    • Thanks to Abdul for this suggestion
  • Wire Schedule now supports Y-adapters for strings
    • Go to “Customize” and change the “Parallel String Quantity” to group multiple strings into a single conductor
    • This setting can also be used to simulate wire harnesses
    • Thanks to Chris and Abdul for this suggestion
  • Rendering inverter enclosure blocks in 2D Table Outline mode now shows inverter, CBs and strings
    • Thanks to Mitch for this suggestion
  • Added ability to specify different NS and EW module gaps for trackers (useful for modeling 2P single-axis trackers)
    • Thanks to George and others for this suggestion
  • Added option in DC Electrical to “Unassign All Strings” for a particular inverter
    • Thanks to Abdul and Jestin for this suggestion
  • Added “Custom” start point option and directional options for PV Layout
    • Thanks to Andrew, Ben K. and Gokul for this suggestion
  • Removed confusing red error message in UI after successful region creation
  • Added active inverters (from Site Overview menu) to the top of the Parametric inverter selection drop down in PV Layout
    • Thanks to Worlasie for this suggestion
  • Updated payment UI for SunDAT Web Service
  • Fixed issue with duplicate pages in Energy Report
    • Thanks to Chris and Gokul for bringing this to our attention
  • Fixed rounding error issue during table creation causing minor variations in gap distances
    • Thanks to Harmandeep for bringing this to our attention
  • Fixed issue in Parametric Layout where avoiding Web Service run and reducing number of permutations results in an error
    • Thanks to Mavis for bringing this to our attention
  • Fixed issue in Block Creation where spacing options don’t switch when existing block with tracker tables is selected
    • Thanks to Kyle D. for bringing this to our attention
  • Fixed issue in Canopy layout where center of canopy table is not aligned to the original region line
    • Thanks to Sri Harsha for brining this to our attention
  • Fixed issue in Canopy region creation where region is not created if selected line is attached to a SketchUp face
    • Thanks to Icar for bringing this to our attention
  • Wire Schedule length units now match SketchUp model units
  • Fixed BOM export issue where model with multiple regions had misaligned rows
    • Thanks to Gokul for bringing this to our attention
  • Fixed issue running Shade Profile with blocks
  • Fixed issue with “wrench” menu on last item in DC Electrical hierarchy going off screen
    • Thanks to Ben K. for bringing this to our attention

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