Release Notes for Version 23.4.100.335

Environment: Comsense Opening Suite
Version: 23.4.100.335
Release Date: Dec 1st, 2023
In this release:

New Features

This quarter, we are introducing new functionality to projects in Advantage:
Automatic Section Breakout.

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Project Setup window; Showing the new Automatic Section Breakout options.

This new feature allows you to configure your project to group products into
sections by the Building Area and/or Phase assigned to the openings. This eliminates
the long and tedious process of reassigning sections using the section change
wizard.

To support Bid Alternates and Separate Prices, we designed the Automatic Section
Breakout feature to allow you to assign an opening phase to only the openings
that need to be separated; the remaining openings do not need an opening phase
assigned.

Learn more about the Automatic Section Breakout feature in our Help Center article.

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Complete Window; Showing Openings with Separate #1 in Opening Phase.Project Pricing window; Showing Sections for Separate Pricing Group #1.

 

Enhancements

Project Pricing Experience

We have changed the message received when applying Markup and Freight Percentages
to Cost Groups in the Project Pricing window.

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Project Pricing window; Showing the new Markup and Freight Application Options Message.

Previously the system would ask if you wanted to apply the same value to all
cost groups in the section. With the introduction of the Automatic Section Breakout
function, we realized this wasn’t as efficient as we wanted. The system will
now prompt you to tell it how you would like the value to be applied, including
the option to not prompt you again while the window is open.

At the same time we were making the above change, we also tightened up the processing
of the related calculations so you will no longer have to wait for the system
to run the calculations on each affected cost group.

While improving the Project Pricing experience, we also found that selecting
the Sections to be sold became much more tedious when using the Automatic Section
Breakout function as there were now many more sections to select. To address
this we have added a select all/deselect all button to the Sell Project window.

Installation Operations

We implemented a number of minor improvements to its functionality while working
to integrate the Automatic Section Breakout functions into the Installation Worksheet.
The most notable change affects how the system handles selecting installation
operations when the installation worksheet is loading. The system will no longer
automatically select operations where the Product Category is configured to allow
the selection of multiple operations.

Legacy Advantage Report Engine

Finally, we have completed the work needed to remove the Legacy Advantage Report
Engine. Advantage will now use the modern Submittal and Report application. The
retirement of the legacy reporting engine removes constraints and allows us more
flexibility when creating reports. We are planning to take advantage of this
flexibility to add new reports and revise existing reports over the next year.

 

Bug Fixes

Installation Worksheet:

  • Corrected an issue that caused the Installation Worksheet to reset selected
    Operations to defaults.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented the Installation Worksheet from automatically
    selecting Operations when on projects with breakout sections enabled.
  • Corrected an issue that caused the Installation Worksheet to encounter a
    database error when using automatic section breakouts.
  • Corrected an error when using the replace function in the Installation Worksheet.
  • Corrected an issue that caused Installation Operations to be automatically
    re-added after being removed.
  • Corrected an error that could occur when removing Installation Operations
    from a Product Category that had Allow Multiple set to Yes.

Project Pricing:

  • Corrected an issue that caused Tax On Cost to be added to all products in
    a cost group when only a specific product or opening was selected.
  • Corrected an issue that caused Tax Exempt status to be added to all products
    in a cost group when only a specific product or opening was selected.
  • Corrected an issue that caused breakout sections to persist on the Escalation
    Worksheet after changing the automatic section breakout settings.

Section Change Wizard:

  • Corrected an issue with the section change wizard that caused products removed
    by a change order to be assigned to their default section instead of the
    section in which they were sold.

Miscellaneous:

  • Corrected an issue with the Pay Application Report that prevented the whole
    Section Name from being printed.
  • Corrected an issue that caused the Live Catalog Update Status window to display
    the wrong price list date.
  • Corrected an issue that allowed invalid characters to be saved in Opening
    Sizes in the Hardware window.
  • Corrected an issue that allowed invalid characters to be saved in Opening
    Sizes in the Complete window.
  • Corrected an error that allowed usernames to be created that had invalid
    special characters.
  • Added Validation checks to AAOS Imports to prevent errors while only importing
    hardware.
  • Corrected an error caused when very large numbers were entered in Prep Properties.