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TestFit 2018 Release History

written by
Clifton Harness

Summary of TestFit 2018 releases.

Shadows Update

December 2018 + January 2019

TestFit 1.009

* Rapidly perform shadow studies based on date and time of day
* Added shadows, underlays, and additional geometry details to the 3D model
* Change colors of units and spaces
* Added metes and bounds input for sites

* Reduced the frequency of bifurcated outside corner units
* Shadows can be enabled via the toolbar
* Added a handle to move and rotate sites and underlay images
* Detailed models can be disabled in the settings panel
* Added an option to Windows Explorer's context menu to open rsd files

Reported Issues
* Fixed unit tabulation values in PDF
* Fixed a bug with loading certain types of old rsd files
* Fixed a case where the garage would not move in manual mode
* Fixed a crash when placing multiple spaces

Schemes Update

November 2018

TestFit 1.007

* Quickly generate and compare multiple different schemes.
* Unit names can be changed.

* Added several new default presets.
* Added beds, baths, and lot coverage to the tabulation.
* Improved rectangular garage sizing for wraps.
* Fixed a missing error marker for certain types of garage ramp failures.
* Fixed the level numbers in the CSV exporter.

Reported Issues
* Applying a preset no longer changes site setbacks.


October 2018

TestFit 1.006

* Fixed an application crippling building mass bug

Parking Update

September + October 2018

TestFit 1.005

* Parking-only sites are now allowed.
* Replaced parking stall average area with actual parking stalls.
* Added support for non-rectangular garages.
* Ramps can be optionally placed in garages.

* Some errors will be marked in the building instead of blocking the solver.
* Added a button for restoring full-auto mode from manual mode.
* Added polygon area and radial measurement tools.

Reported Issues
* Fixed a case of common area overlapping amenity space.
* Fixed financial information formatting in PDF report.

Dynamo BIM Update

August 2018

TestFit 1.004

* Fine-tuned various geometries to improve Dynamo/Revit integration.

* Amenity and facade walls adhere to insets from corner units.
* Fixed a few panel/toolbar layout issues.
* Fixed a small calculation error when lifts are inside the garage.
* Removed duplicate walls near lifts and stairs.

Unit Editor Update

July 2018

TestFit 1.003

* Added the unit editor for inline, inside, outside, and end of corridor units

* Fixed the installation warnings about being an unknown software publisher.

Lifts Update

June 2018

TestFit 1.002

* Added support for parametric elevators
* Added PDF report export
* Added support map tile re-use

* Added (colored) cover, unit, and tabulation pages to the PDF export.
* Improved map performance and offline support.

Reported Issues
* Fixed a crash when loading maps.
* Fixed a bug where adjusting setbacks to 0' cleared the site.
* Fixed a bug where switching measurement systems broke the image loader.

Urban + Dev Update

May 2018

TestFit 1.001

* Added support for multiple sites in the same plan.
* Added cost and income parameters and tabulations.
* Added support for the metric system.

* Spaces are now grouped by name in tabulation.
* Only the currently viewed level is exported to a DXF document.

Reported Issues
* Text input responds better to international keyboard layouts.
* Fixed a crash when setting all unit weights to 0.
* The tab key can be used to navigate forms and input fields.
* Fixed the feedback form to correctly wrap text.

TestFit 1.0

April 2018

TestFit 1.0

* Changed the default color theme to light. The original dark theme can be re-enabled from the settings panel.
* Added support for custom building presets.
* Added an exporter to SketchUp's skp file format.

* Fixed a case of missing stairs in long corridors.
* Added a section view to help visualize building verticality.
It is hidden by default but can be toggled from the settings panel.
* Fixed a case of mass disappearing in manual mode.
* Common area can be disabled, allowing a custom efficiency input.
This is only allowed after disabling firewalls, stairs, amenities, and units.
* Fixed a bug with dragging setbacks to 0'.

Reported Issues
* Fixed a case of overlapping corridors.
* Fixed a case of small sites producing no solutions.
* Fixed a case of missing units when studios are disabled.

Wrap-Podium Update

March 2018

Patch 0.015

* Added support for buildings with both wrap and podium elements.
* Added toggles for units, firewalls, stairs.
* Added layers, line types, and colors to the dxf exporter.

* Improved the automated mass placement algorithm.
* Improved the control and visualization of garage growth for wraps.

Reported Issues
* Fixed a case of stairs not being placed in all dead ends.
* Fixed some odd behavior with the property line tool.
* Improved the clarity and usability of file open/save dialog boxes.

Manual Mode Update

February 2018

Patch 0.014

* Added manual adjustment and placement of garage and building mass.
* Added support for additional amenity spaces.
* Added a measurement tool.
* Added a feedback form.

* Allow podiums with garages entirely below grade.
* Amenity level is now customizable.
* Fixed an instance of incorrect offsets for garage placement guides.
* Fixed placement of tiny units near garage corners.

Input Update

January 2018

Patch 0.013

* Enhanced the property line tool.
* Building input parameters can be entered manually.
* Changed unit mix percentage to weight.

* Small details are hidden at distant zoom levels.
* Fixed podium alignment when growing perpendicular to the property line.
* Solutions will be generated on any change if enough data has been provided.
* Fixed loading a save file with no geometry.
* Fixed panning in the image importer when trackpad mode is enabled.
* Fixed a crash in stair solver.
* Fixed a crash when the setback was 0.

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