V3.9.1.9

Library Version: 6.25.10

Bug fixes to the following issues:

  • Missing cloned inputs for North-South & East-West spacing in Run interface for tracker layouts
  • Cloned inverter enclosure not appearing in user library
  • Auto-Assign error for DC Electrical
  • Strings not assigned to combiner box when not enough strings are selected to complete a combiner box

V3.9.1.8

Library Version: 6.25.10

  • Updated global library including adding:
    • Power Electronics FS3510M
    • Power Electronics FS3350M
    • Power Electronics FS3270M
    • Power Electronics FS3190M
    • SunGrow SG3150U
    • ABB string Inverters: UNO-DM, TRIO, PVI
    • SunPower SPR-X21-445-COM
    • SunPower P19 405-380 modules

V3.9.1.5

Library Version: 6.25.4

This new patch includes the following features/fixes:

  • Fixed the error when trying to assign strings to a DC combiner when the number of strings assigned does not fill out the DC Combiner
  • Added Jinko Cheetah modules to Global Library
    • Jinko Solar Cheetah JKM370M-72-V
    • Jinko Solar Cheetah JKM375M-72-V
    • Jinko Solar Cheetah JKM380M-72-V
    • Jinko Solar Cheetah JKM385M-72-V
    • Jinko Solar Cheetah JKM390M-72-V
    • Jinko Solar Cheetah HC JKM380M-72H-V
    • Jinko Solar Cheetah HC JKM385M-72H-V
    • Jinko Solar Cheetah HC JKM390M-72H-V
    • Jinko Solar Cheetah HC JKM395M-72H-V
    • Jinko Solar Cheetah HC JKM400M-72H-V
  • Added SunGrow_SG3125HV-MV x 2 (6.25 MVA MV Turnkey Station) inverter enclosure to Global library
  • Added PowerElectornics-FS3430M x 1 to Global Library

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

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

v3.7.1.5

This maintenance release of SunDAT includes the following features/fixes:

  • Add live chat to SunDAT to provide immediate user support
  • Expanded Single-Line Diagram features for string inverter designs
  • Users can now import either KML or KMZ files (previously only KMZ was supported)
  • Added Power button to Web Service UI so user can turn on/off web service
    • Turning the service off helps conserve credits if a certain job is not progressing
  • Region name is now locked on creation so it can’t be accidentally deleted
  • Rooftop tables removed from Electrical Block creation menus
  • Template directory setting now allows user to pull LayOut and CAD templates from a custom location/directory
  • Updated default tracker rotation limit to 60 degrees – may have an impact on previously run energy simulations
  • Structures are now displayed after layout in all cases (regardless of system size)
    • Thanks to Ben for this suggestion
  • Fixed issues with transferring SKP files between users when custom components are used
    • Thanks to Kyle (and several other users) for the feedback on this issue
  • Fixed issue where custom components weren’t deleting properly from the library
  • Fixed several issues with the Web Service dashboard and features
    • Thanks to everyone who contributed feedback
  • Fixed issue with tracker shade profile not routing to web service when original layout included blocks
  • Fixed issue during layout which occurred in some cases when a boundary offset was used
    • Thanks to Carolina for bringing this to our attention
  • Fixed issue during layout when simulating production in certain cases
    • Thanks to Mavis for bringing this to our attention
  • Fixed bug thrown when using a “Target System Size” after changing the number of layout iterations in Settings
    • Thanks to Icar for bringing this to our attention