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Release Notes

Check in here to get the latest on Stratus development!


Version 5.1 - 10/19/22


Point Cloud Streaming (BETA)

  • Need to access a point cloud quickly without downloading it?  Choose “Stream” in the Stratus main menu to view it quickly.
  • This new option allows you to stream point cloud data directly from the internet instead of storing it on your C: drive.
  • If you’re operating on a slow internet connection, downloading the entire point cloud may be a preferable experience.

VR Web Browser

  • Open hyperlinks in your model metadata with a web browser in VR
  • Do you have important documents and videos you’d like to view in your virtual facility?  Hyperlinks attached in Navisworks will be available in the metadata query!

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Stratus main menu text modifications and tooltips added.
  • Field notes and procedure step markers improved.
  • Procedure text field bug fix implemented

Version 4.91 - 8/8/22


Feature Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Improved metadata query!
    • Display more relevant object properties when tagging equipment/piping
  • Updated note and measurement markers
  • Improved PDF document display
  • Various bug fixes and text updates in the VR user menu

Version 4.74 - 6/29/22


Hyperlinks (Desktop mode)

  • Click on hyperlinks in the CAD object metadata to pop open your browser and view relevant docs while using Stratus!
  • Stay tuned for hyperlinks in VR…

Feature Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Profile Logout workflow improved:  Use the settings menu to logout of your Stratus account and login as a new user
  • Improved user name plates to scale size based on distance
  • Improvement measurement banners to scale size based on distance
  • Improved VoIP quality

Version 4.64 - 6/6/22


Feature Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Reduced Memory (RAM) Usage while using Stratus
  • New document search feature
  • Improved point cloud rendering for VR and Desktop mode
  • Improvements to Orbit mode navigation
  • Notes and Procedure Step locations can be edited after initial placement
  • Additional bug fixes for a smoother experience!

 


Version 4.49 - 5/10/22


Desktop Mode Shapes

  • Add 3D cubes, cylinders, pyramids, and spheres to both field notes and procedures!
  • Modify your shapes to represent equipment or objects in your digital twin with ease.
  • Make your objects transparent.

Stratus Menu – Download Sizes

  • In the main menu, CAD and point cloud assets will display their file size prior to starting download.
  • If you don’t have sufficient space for the 3D asset, you will receive a notification to proceed with caution.

Version 4.34 - 3/28/22


VR Laser Pointer

  • Customer requested the ability to use a laser pointer in VR
  • Pressing the “A” button on the controller while pointing allows VR users to direct attention

Point Cloud Point Size Setting

  • Users can adjust point size in the point cloud menu!
  • In very dense clouds, decreasing point size will render increased detail

Procedure Enhancements

  • Longer Procedure Title and Step Names allowed
  • Fix VR user initial height while viewing procedures

Various Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  • Improved meeting reliability

Version 4.18 - 2/23/22


Automatic Update Function

  • This version of Stratus is the last that you’ll update manually from the website!
  • Subsequent updates will be managed within the application.  Simply click “Update” from the main menu and you’ll have the last version of Stratus.

Procedure Menu Enhancements

  • Edit and view procedures easily from the procedure menu
  • Default the menu to “Expand All”
  • Modify “Collapse All” to “Collapse Unselected”

Desktop User Movement Setting

  •  You can now change your movement speed when exploring Stratus in PC mode!
  • Simply navigate to the General settings menu and use the slider to speed up or slow down locomotion.

Various Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  • Fix user start location by moving users closer to the ground in point clouds.
  • Add new Tooltips to buttons in the Stratus application.

Version 4.1 - 1/12/22


Main Menu Visual Improvement

  • Improved loading screen (more accurate loading %)
  • Available disk space added to main menu

Sort and Filter Notes

  • Filter by category or note author
  • Toggle visibility of note markers in the 3D space to help users focus on relevant info

Desktop Mode Annotations

  • Added a transparent plane to the 3D space for displaying drawing depth for Desktop Users

Various Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  • Auto-scale PDF headers to allow longer PDF names in the Document list
  • Fixed issues with timestamps in the application

Version 3.94 - 11/24/21


Consolidated Notes Functionality

  • Attach both text AND 3D annotations to field notes
  • All user-created content can now be organized easily in both procedures and stand-alone notes

Nice-to-Have Improvements

  • Settings option to modify render quality
  • Tagged object name brought to the top of the menu while querying metadata
  • Measurement ability improved collision
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 3.84 - 9/27/21


PDF Viewer

  • All PDFs uploaded to the Stratus portal for a specific asset can be quickly viewed and accessed inside the Stratus experience.
  • Review design documents with your teammates while inside your facility

Improved Desktop Experience

  • Improved rendering for Desktop users allows lower spec PC’s to access Stratus

Version 3.79- 9/9/21


Point Cloud Renderer Improvement

  • Enjoy a smoother point cloud viewing experience
  • Smoothed loading and unloading of points within a point cloud

Find/Join Meetings with Ease

  • Brand new meetings menu helps you find any meetings hosted in assets that you have access to
  • Just tap “Meetings” in the Stratus Main Menu and see all available meetings!

HD Viewing Mode

  • When viewing in VR, toggle the HD mode to demo or record your experience!

 


Version 3.65 - 7/16/21


New Customized Avatars!

  • Display your company logo on your virtual hardhat!
  • Each organization has a unique identifier that helps you stand out.

Measurement Tool Improvements

  • Resolved issue with world-space measurement not updating with units of measurement (UoM)
  • Modified the available UoM to include feet and inches as well as centimeters.
  • Modified shape of  measurement points to be more precise.

Miscellaneous Fixes

  • Added log out functionality within the Stratus menu
  • Bug fixes

 


Version 3.61 - 7/2/21


Procedure Tool 

  • Create your own virtual procedures in an organized fashion
  • Maintain a file hierarchy of your own user-generated procedures
  • Procedure steps can have descriptions, screenshots , and 3D annotations attached.
  • Collaborate on procedures with colleagues from around the world.

 


Exporter Version 2.2 - 6/4/21


Improved Exporter

  • New Exporter interface that gives the user current status of their model conversion!
  • Improves the reliability of model conversions

Version 3.50 - 4/27/21


Point Cloud Collision [BETA]

  • Take measurements by placing measurement points on the point cloud!
  • Users can now teleport by aiming at point cloud locations.
  • Field note placement in Desktop mode is significantly improved.
    • Simply click around in the point cloud to place your field note precisely where you want, then confirm the location.

Various Bug Fixes

  • VR user menu tablet flickering in certain models is resolved.
  • Metadata tagging bug in certain models is resolved.

Version 3.44 - 3/19/21


Model Rendering Improvement

  • Reduced object flickering (Z-fighting)
    • NOTE – Models run with previous converter should be re-converted to reduce flickering
  • Added Anti-aliasing option setting

Consolidated Port Listing

  • Reduced number of ports required for multi-user communication

Various Bug Fixes


Version 3.28 - 2/26/21


Grouping Functionality Added

  • Add annotations and field notes to Groups.
  • Toggle visibility of grouped objects to focus only on what’s important for the task at hand!

Bug Fixes

  • VR menu pointer issues
  • VR Camera tool not capturing field notes
  • VR Annotation brush stroke starting while using the menu