v3.9

This release of SunDAT includes the following features/fixes:

  • SketchUp 2019 Compatibility
  • Bifacial module modeling
    • Inputs added for bifacial modeling in Energy Analysis
    • Bifacial attributes added to modules in library
  • Improved Slope Analysis features for SunDAT Pro subscribers:
    • Use table structure (pile locations) to determine potential grading areas
    • Define min/max post height in Slope Analysis > Layout Analysis
    • Flags added during Layout Analysis to piles that are outside the user-provided tolerance
    • Revised Cut/Fill feature to use min/max post heights and flagged piles to determine grading volume
  • Energy Analysis updated to support NREL SAM’s latest 2018 version
  • Changed limitations on PV Layout so that SunDAT Web Service is required only when the permutations per region exceed 20.  Previous rule forced users to use SWS for sites with >20 regions.
    • Thanks to George for this suggestion
  • Added popup instructions/help when hovering over certain inputs in Energy Analysis
  • Added size filters to Module and Inverter selection in Site Overview
    • Thanks to Icar for this suggestion
  • Split Max Voltage drop inputs in wire schedule settings to apply separately to String and Combiner circuits
  • Units in Block Creation now match model units
    • Thanks to Kyle for this suggestion
  • Added region-specific soil data to Energy Analysis for specific US states
  • Tilt and azimuth added to Energy Analysis report
    • Thanks to Chris for this suggestion
  • Added option for users to alter the color of components within the DC Electrical hierarchy
    • Thanks to Jose for this suggestion
  • Added automatic unfavoriting of blocks that are used by a favorite table once that table is unfavorited
  • Fixed issue with Panel Claw export when blocks are used in layout
  • Fixed error during KMZ import
    • Thanks to Keyur for bringing this to our attention
  • Fixed issue with access denied error when running slope analysis while the slope analysis report is open in the background
  • Fixed error messaging when soil losses are entered incorrectly
    • Thanks to Worlasie for bringing this to our attention
  • Fixed issue with EW spacing between smaller blocks when multiple blocks are used
    • Thanks to Ben for bringing this to our attention
  • Fixed issue with with Block shown as favorite even after unfavoriting the block
  • BOM export now defaults to CSV file format
    • Thanks to Chris for bringing this to our attention
  • Fixed issue where combiners are placed above tables when model is rendered in Outline mode
  • Fixed issue with USGS data not being displayed in Site Overview
  • Fixed issue where user is unable to change conductor size units if project is outside of US/Canada
    • Thanks to Katherine for bringing this to our attention
  • Fixed issue with missing columns in wire schedule export
  • Fixed issue with Custom Start Point selecting North East when user selects North West
    • Thanks to Aaron for bringing this to our attention
  • Fixed issue of duplication of inverter enclosure block during DC electrical design in some instances
  • Fixed issue with some properties not exporting to SketchUp LayOut

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