A new version of CBALANCE is now ready for beta testing.
This new version has an improved interface, the ability to save files in XML format, and the ability to change the existing counterweights to any of the recommended options for balancing the unit. Figure 3 shows the new intro windows for the new CBALANCE.
Those familiar with our Seven Step Optimization process (used to be called the five-step optimization process) know that Step 7 is to update the CBALANCE file with the new Counterweight positions calculated in Step 6.
Up to now, this was done by manually entering the new coun-terweight positions back into CBALANCE. The new version automates this task by allowing you to move the existing counterweights to any of the recommended balanced combinations by simply clicking on the desired balanced column header. As Figure 4 shows, after you select one of the recommended balanced counterweigh configurations, the program asks you if want to move the weights to those positions.
Also, the new version of CBALANCE has an improved output report that visually shows which weights to move using an actual photograph of the counterweights (see Figure 5). The photograph changes depending on the unit type you select (Conventional or Mark II).
Beta Testers Wanted
We are currently looking for volunteers to beta test this new version. If you are a CBALANCE user and you would like to try out the new version of CBALANCE, please contact Rudy Nesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Beta Test is for the stand-alone (non network) version only and you must have a SuperPro Sentinel with an active Software Support contract CBALANCE. Windows 2000 or XP preferred, Pentium processor with minimum 128MB memory.