Next update coming on:

22nd December 2022

To see what's coming and share your opinion on what we should focus on next, follow the link below to access Optioneer feature roadmap.


New Features

  • Multiple asset types within the same Project

  • Data tables exportable to .csv

  • Comments can be associated with Options

    • Option Previews

  • Bulk delete via the Results Library

Improvements

  • Configuration Description, Author and Date Created visible

  • Dataset settings for Configurations are now easier to navigate

  • Various Result library improvements

    • Clear all button for filters

    • Clear all button for Option selection

    • Active row highlight improved and synchronised with Option

    • removed ID as default column

    • Sidebar Previews and visibility toggling

  • Project Creation Modal

  • Drag and drop to upload Project Features

  • Outputs and Collections now ordered alphabetically

  • New Dataset Collections can now be based on old collections and easily adjusted

Security

  • Session timeout introduced (2 hours, with 15 minute warning)

  • Security package patches

Bug fixes

  • Result library not opening if an option is deleted from outside of it


2nd December 2022

New Features

  • New Results Library now active for all projects

  • Editspace has been made collapsible

  • Export all comments

  • Fulscreen mode

  • Multi-column Design Rule components

  • Data ingest dialog can now be minimised and ongoing uploads are tracked

  • Bulk import and export of Points, Lines and Polygons

Improvements

  • Make results visible on the map made easier

    Visibility of Heatmaps and Options can be toggled directly from the Option Selection without the need to go the Case or Option library

  • Fly-to functionality for Polygons and Lines

  • Bulk deletion of project features (points, lines and polygons)

  • Speed dial for "add feature" actions in the Toolbar

  • Improved User Management and Logout button

  • Searchable filters in the new Results Library

  • Various improvements to Data Ingest

Bug Fixes

  • Various fixes for the new Results library

  • Various bug fixes for toggling visibility of results

  • Ingest errors not being reported to the frontend

  • Line accuracy no longer incorrectly reset when copying or editing a line

  • Project features and datasets persist between basemap changes

  • Speed-dial icons for Adding project features no longer hidden behind other parts of the interface


14th October 2022

New Features

  • New Results Library not active for all projects

    New library storing all option detail interconnected with the Option selection and with the option to add all output parameters to be displayed as columns.

  • Polygons can now be made into Datasets

    Whether it's a corridor extracted from an Option or a recently identified no-go zone it can be quickly turned into a dataset usable for the Optioneer engine.

  • Layer Alias and Description

  • New layer styling settings

    Including separate editing of the outline and fill as well as opacity settings

Improvements

  • Numerous improvements to the new Results Library

  • All options displayed in the results library by default

  • Various improvements in rendering components in the parameters page

Bug Fixes

  • Visibility toggling of filtered features works only on the filtered selection

  • Layer aliases can be set back to the original layer name

16th September 2022

New Features

  • Geodata Tiling

    Significant improvement in speed and stability of map rendering

  • Configuration Comparison

    A new view for the parameters screen where the users can see up to 3 configurations side by side, see the differences between them and edit and save them at the same time

Improvements

  • Simplification Slider for Horizontal Profiles

  • Improvements to rounding defaults in the analysis table

  • Options in the comparison table are now sorted in the same order as option selection

  • Penalties mapping a no-go zones design rules have been merged into an easier to use table

Bug Fixes

  • Intercom messenger no longer covers parts of the interface

  • SVG export of the vertical profile works properly now

  • Toggling of individual cases in the Results library now works consistently


12th August 2022

New Features

  • New Results Library

    Currently available for only few select projects. Allows for better filtering, search and grouping controls as well as easier multiple export and bulk actions on all options

Improvements

  • Design rules can now be filtered based on configuration

  • The usual configuration options are now available in the configuration comparison view

  • Project features are now sorted by default


29th July 2022

New Features

  • Search bar for design rules in configuration comparison

  • Dataset simplification

    Speeds up projects with loads of data considerably at the cost of losing a tiny amount of detail. It's easy to revert to full detail via a simple toggle in the Map Controls Panel

  • Highlighting design rule differences in configuration comparison

Improvements

  • Keeping design rules selected for comparison on top of the column and some minor config comparison aesthetics improvements

  • Further reductions in UI blocking time associated with loading datasets

  • Re-enable backspace to remove drawn points in a polygon or profile

  • Results library pages default to showing all cases and now sort by last updated by default

Bug fixes

  • Projects’ mini card zoom bug

  • Waterlines icon fix for duncan


15th July 2022

New Features

  • Dependency graphs (Beta)

    Currently available for select projects using the new generation of Optioneer algorithms. Users can view and download graphs which visualise networks of dependancies between design rules.

Improvements

  • Performance upgrades to loading speeds after refreshing the web application

  • Acronyms got removed from the parameters page

Bug fixes

  • Datasets geojson rendering got fixed

  • All the project minicard thumbnails are loaded one by one preventing slow loading of the user homepage

  • Bug where map controls got duplicated when style got changes is fixed

  • Toggling of parameters page tools in the sidebar got fixed

  • Point information tooltip dataset bug got fixed

  • Toggling of cases visibility when search is enabled got fixed


24th June 2022

New Features

  • Config Comparison

    Up to 3 configurations can now be compared and edited at the same time

  • Design Rule documentation

    Most Design Rules now contain descriptions on what exactly they do, how they should be used and a pictogram summarising them

Improvements

  • Design rule layer input tables have been improved

  • You can quickly go from comments on the Project Page directly to the map


10th June 2022

New Features

  • Map rendering in 3D

Improvements

  • Layer names in map panel and tooltip sorted alphabetically

  • Design rules sorted alphabetically based on their visible title

  • Heatmap opacity control added

  • Easier to select linear layer features in point info tooltip

  • Removed truncation of layer names in model page


3rd June 2022

New Features

  • Exports for corridors, horizontal profiles and points

  • Comments

Improvements

  • Vector Data Outlines

  • Range-list property in Design Rules is now easier to edit


13th May 2022

New Features

  • Soft Save

Improvements

  • Point tooltip now acts as map legend

  • Updated wording related to dataset settings on the model page

Bug fixes

  • JPEG export of analysis graphics in no longer being cropped at the edges

  • Heatmaps no longer disappear when some associated options get deleted


29th April 2022

New Features

  • Nothing we would classify as a "new feature" just now, but we have few more major ones that should be coming soon in the works!

Improvements

  • Option Selection and Option Parameter persistance

    We have reworked a bit of code that handles the way users select options and paramters for them. One of the main advantage is, that the selected parameters don't get refreshed and we persist them whenever you refresh Optioneer or just change pages

  • Stacked route component icons

    When two or more share the same coords/chainage, the icon won't overlap, there will be a default icon, and on hover the names of the individual items will be displayed via tooltip

  • Route component icon now associated with Option layer visibility

    When options are toggled off, the Route components will be toggled off with them

  • Sorting for configs

    It should be easier to find the config that you are looking for in the Config page now!

Bug Fixes

  • It's possible to show heat-map with only one option present

  • Going to analysis from the Case Library now works consistently

  • Few fixes around rendering parts of the interface above or bellow one another incorrectly

  • The visibility toggle now works for cases filtered by the search


15th April 2022

New features

  • Route Component Iconography and selective toggling

    Each type of crossing, valve, washout and tower now has a distinct icon associated to it and it's easy to select which ones you want to hide or see

  • Case Description cards in the Option Selection

    It is now easier to see loads of detail associated with cases and Options quickly through the Option Selection without the need of going to the Case Library

Improvements

  • Extra tab for map tooltip was added

    Better separation and quicker navigation between layers, options and objects (lines, points and zones)

  • It is now possible to collapse and expand Option Selection

    This should permit for easier space management and better visibility of parameters in the Option Comparison Table

  • Alert when leaving Setup page with unfinished work

    The user now gets notified if they try to leave the setup page, while there are still active points or lines in the selection.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed the horizontal profiles upload - now it's possible to upload Multiline Strings as well as Line Strings

  • Fixed creation of Route Points - now both typing in or pasting in values works well

  • Fixed the interval template - now the last value is not cut off when you save the config and the output and upper value are not mixed up

  • Fixed a bug where some of the config settings would not show up when a config got initially created

  • Fixed a bug where penalties layer names would not fit in a data table column the name is now truncated at 20 characters and tooltip with a full name is available


2nd April 2022

New features

  • Generating variable width corridors based on Options

    Users can now generate corridors of flexible width around Options outputted by Optioneer

  • Exporting multiple options at once into a single file

    This makes combining spreadsheets a history, removing a loot of error-prone repetitive work for the user.

  • Measuring distances and areas via tools hidden in a right-click

    There is now an useful tool available anywhere where there is a map, that lets users quickly measure distances and areas.

Improvements

  • Bigger and more informative Project Preview at the User Home page

  • Adding new objects directly from the Object Library

    Points and Lines can now be added directly from the Object Library

  • Filtering and Grouping Options in the Option Selection

  • Editing Points and Horizontal Profiles, also deleting

  • Line and Point based setup improvements

  • Truncating the number of digits for lats and longs

  • Exporting project extent to geojson directly from the Project Home Page

Bug fixes

  • No more overlap now and proper rendering of several components (gis panel, dropdowns, vertical profile)

  • Bugs related to some icons disappearing and not rendering have been fixed

  • Go to Analysis button now behaves as expected


4th March 2022

New features

  • Measuring distances and areas via tools is available through a right-click

  • Naming things is now much easier

    We have removed special character validation and made everything consistent across the app

  • Columns in the Config page now separately scrollable

    This should make it easier to use the Config page and see all relevant detail without much scrolling back and forth

Improvements

  • Stability improvements for deleting and editing cases

  • Description field is now available for points

  • Case Description Cards in the Case Library


4th February 2022

New features

  • Scoping Version of Optioneer

    With functionality focused on initial planning and price tag adjusted accordingly.

  • On-shore cable installation Design Rule

    It allows users to configure different installation methods based on the context around the route.

Improvements

  • We now show whether a Design Rule is Deprecated

    We are improving and replacing design rules at a rapid place. Now it's possible to see whether an older design rule is no longer the best one available.

  • Various spider chart improvements

    To highlight a few, we handle N/A and zeroes much more elegantly and similar values are easier to distinguish thanks to visible "web" inside of the spider chart.

Bug fixes

  • Along with improving the Spider Chart we fixed few smaller bugs along the way

  • Case names are now visible in the Option Selection

  • Bug where a shrank version of the map would appear when switching between pages had been dealt with

  • Horizontal profiles can now be scrolled through without any problem


21st January 2022

New features

  • Heatmaps settings can now be adjusted in Optioneer.

    We have introduced sliders to modify density, intensity and radius of the heatmaps.


17th December 2021

New features

  • Dataset types are now better visible in the config screen.

    You can see what sort of dataset you are looking and with which design rules in can be associated.

Improvements

  • We have improved our internal testing to improve reliability of the app.

    This will result in a better and more robust user experience - less refreshing of the app and more getting what you are after straight away.

Bug fixes

  • Linear features not being picked up by the optimiser

  • Pressing enter when entering a new config name no longer breaks the process

  • Vertical chart tooltip now activates on per-point quantities


12th November 2021

New features

  • New and improved Option selection has been implemented.

    We have completely overhauled how you interact with options. This is a very exciting change and should make navigation and use of Analyse screen much easier!

  • Design Rules can now be enabled and disabled in configs.

    It is much easier to try out different combinations and effect of individual design rules as they can be quickly switched on and off.

Improvements

  • Only datasets that will run successfully can be selected.

    We are safe-guarding from some user errors by preventing incorrect dataset types to be selected and paired with Design rules

  • The user facing errors are now more informative.

  • Internal tooling improvement for testing

Bug fixes

  • Spider chart option matrix fix

  • Rating api failing


15th October 2021

New features

  • Datasets can now be deleted by users directly in the app.

    Exactly what it says on the tin. Should make sorting and managing data much easier with CI Team having to assist.

  • Users can now quickly create a new base config.

    Aside from copying an existing config, it is possible to create a new config with default values.

Improvements

  • Delete project confirmation.

    An extra hurdle to jump over to prevent accidental deletion of a project.

  • Snackbars informing about action status.

  • We have added loaders for cases, options and corridors.

    Users can now see the state of Case Library and quickly check whether some case data is still being loaded.

  • Loaders for route points and horizontal profiles.

    It's easier to see whether there are still some objects from the object library to load (user defined points and lines)

Bug fixes

  • Undesired page refreshes and losing information

  • Vertical Profile chart stability

  • Distance from ground not being sent to the engine

  • Memory leak fixing (vector datasets)

  • More formatting issues with vertical profile chart - legend tucked behind the chart


17th September 2021

New features

  • Users can now specify which model to use with Design Rules.

    A design rule can work with multiple models - it is now much easier to mix-and-match as needed.

Improvements

  • We have added few bells and whistles to the dataset upload.

    Pop-ups so the user is informed if he tries to cancel the upload before it’s complete. Better information provided in case of unsuccessful upload

  • Sign-in experience was given a touch up.

    We have done improvements to both the look and the reliability of our Auth-0 infrastructure used for signing into the app.

  • There is more loaders in the Config screen to convey the app status.

    Save button loader, linear loader

  • Option delete confirmation.

    Users are now informed when an option is deleted and have a 5s window to quickly undo the action.

Bug fixes

  • Engine logs appearing no longer appear twice.

  • Partial dataset ingests are no longer present for aborted ingests.

  • Routes going out of project area are a thing of the past.

  • We fixed data layers sometimes not showing on map.


8th August 2021

New features

  • Users can now upload horizontal profiles to Optioneer.
    Horizontal profiles can be now uploaded to Optioneer from .json files. This means there is no more a need to re-draw anything in Optioneer if it was created outside of the software.

  • Discrete items are now visible on the map.
    Little icons indicating where items like crossings or chambers are now visible on the map when an option is highlighted. As such, it mirrors what is present on the Vertical Profile Chart and gives additional information to the user.

Improvements

  • We started adding error information to failed cases.
    More to come - we started with raising an explicit error if invalid configuration was sent to the Optioneer engine.

  • We improved the quality of overhead power line options.
    Results will now be more optimised by minimizing the number and magnitude of line angle changes.

  • Case library is now neater and better structured.
    Nothing specific, we just reorganised it a bit and made it more intuitive to use.

Bug fixes

  • We fixed a small bug where options selection persisted during the 'setup process'.
    It was confusing and could occasionally break Optioneer. It is now resolved.


26th July 2021

New features

  • User-created points can be now identified on hover.
    Useful little feature that allows to see point data when using the map.

  • Users can now select colours for GIS layers.
    Users can now customize how layers are represented. The GIS panel got new looks and a more intuitive structure.

Improvements

  • We further improved quality and diversity of results.
    Users will now get even better quality options and richer heatmaps which will help with Optioneering.

  • Map is now empty by default and user has to enable GIS assets to view them.
    Prevents data overload and makes it easier to control the map.

  • We made the spider chart clearer.
    Small changes that make it easier to read, especially with long metric names or tricky values.

  • We improved interactions in the 'Analysis' screen.
    Small things like keeping selection menus open to make selection of multiple metrics more convenient.

Bug fixes

  • We fixed an issue with rendering of project bounding box on the map.
    The bounding box needed a page refresh to appear - not anymore!


12th July 2021

New features

  • Users can now get a summary of GIS objects by clicking on the map.
    On-click menu allows to conveniently identify points, lines, data layers, options... very useful!

Improvements

  • We improved vertical-only results for water pipelines.
    Long profiles are now more optimal and include fewer chambers than before.

  • We improved how the top navbar and added useful shortcuts for users.
    The navbar is now more neat and has quick links for support, documentation and logout.

  • System model page is easier to work with.
    We improved how config names and action menus are rendered.

Bug fixes

  • We fixed incorrect text in the login screen.
    Not much to say here. Improves the first impression of Optioneer.


28th June 2021

New features

  • Users can now find features within catchment of the route.

    Get number of unique features within three configurable buffers.

  • Users can now get 'distances to nearest' feature along the route.

    Composition chart shows distances to all constraints and linear features.

  • Users can now define min. straight lengths at the start and end of the route.

    Particularly useful for offshore work where a straight run-in at the start or at landfall is critical.

Improvements

  • We added a raster legend to the map.

    Pretty standard but useful - link map colours to underlying values in a raster.

  • We implemented a pretty major upgrade to our engine which has improved results significantly.

    Results are better quality, more consistent and more buildable. Potentially one of the biggest breakthroughs of 2021!

Bug fixes

  • We fixed validation of model config after copy.

    No more warnings and incorrect layer names after copy. Previously, it required refreshing Optioneer. Editing is now available straight after copy.


14th June 2021

New features

  • Users can now copy, rename and delete system model configs.
    Full control over parameters and assumptions that they use to run cases in Optioneer.

  • Users can now edit options returned by Optioneer.
    Convert an option into a horizontal profile which can be used as an input for new cases.

  • Users can now copy, edit, rename and delete horizontal profiles.
    Create multiple variants of the same horizontal profile and manage them with ease.

  • Optioneer can now work with water transmission pipelines.
    Plan, design and evaluate pumped and gravity flow water pipelines. Optioneer system model takes into account constraints, construction costs, lifetime pumping costs, requirements for min / max cover and gradient... and much more. Head over to design rule documentation section to learn more!

  • Optioneer can now count unique landowners / parcels crossed by an option!
    View number of parcels crossed as an option metric during analysis. Requires users to provide a dataset with individual land parcels or land owners. Optioneer will take care of the rest.

Improvements

  • Users can now delete points.
    Simple enough - route points which were created by users can now be deleted to avoid cluttering Optioneer workspace.

  • We improved how Optioneer handles no-data values in raster datasets.
    This removed a few edge cases where missing data defaulted to zero and caused weird behaviours in Optioneer.

Bug fixes

  • We fixed issues with rendering of raster datasets on the map for larger projects.
    Expect a smooth experience when loading elevation, slope or bathymetry data, no matter the size of your project area!


31st May 2021

New features

  • Users can now provide feedback with a single click.
    There is a dedicated link to Intercom chat which can be found next to the 'logout' button.

  • Optioneer can now follow roads and other linear features.
    If you are planning to bury your cable or pipeline within a road, simply draw a horizontal profile as close to the centerline of the asset as possible and Optioneer will be able to 'understand' that automatically. Use 'Buffer Width' parameter within the 'Linear Features Design Rule' to configure this.

  • Users can now choose a dataset when setting up a case configuration.
    Projects can now have multiple versions of a dataset and users can change these with ease. This allows to use specific versions of datasets for case setup, further increasing configurability of Optioneer. There are various checks in place to help users ensure that their configuration is correct, too.

  • Optioneer can now use rules for depth of vertical profile at crossings.
    Specific minimum cover requirements can be set by linear feature type.

  • Users can now access Optioneer via a dedicated login page.
    Enough said. Optioneer has a login page now.

Improvements

  • Users can now use a 100x better horizontal drawer.
    More sophisticated drawer, allowing to snap sections of the line, move independent vertices, translate the entire line, refine locally - all with more intuitive and reliable controls.

  • We set a correct hierarchy of visibility on the map.
    The order of layers is now fixed and is as follows (lower on the list - behind components above):

    • points

    • horizontal profiles

    • case options

    • case option heatmaps

    • vector layers (e.g. constraints, linear features)

    • raster layers (e.g. elevation, bathymetry, slope)

    • basemaps (e.g. satellite / streets)

  • We improved the 'Composition' chart type on the 'Vertical Chart'.
    Individual plot components can be now de-selected and re-selected, chips always have human-readable names and the chart controls are overall better.

  • We disabled 'binning' by default for 'Composition' and 'Comparison' chart type on the 'Vertical Chart'.
    Binning is very useful to to understand min/max/average values of parameters along the chainage, but it can be confusing when enabled without users' intent. Full data will be now displayed and users can enable binning with a single click.

Bug fixes

  • We a couple of bugs related to the spider chart on 'Analysis' page.
    Mainly to do with behaving correctly in unusual, yet plausible situations when values of option metrics are missing, equal or not a natural number.

  • GIS Panel now correctly shows the name of raster dataset rather than its ID.
    That was just a clear error on our part - fixed!

  • Parameters assigned to GIS layers can now be non-natural numbers.
    Negative numbers and fractions can now be used in configuration.


17th May 2021

New features

  • Users can now export all quantities and linear feature crossing parameters to an Excel spreadsheet.
    All of the data available in Optioneer 'Analysis' page can now be conveniently exported to an .xlsx file.

  • Users can now control visibility of all assets on the map.
    Case Library can be used to hide / show individual options, entire cases and control visibility of heatmaps.

  • Users can now label cases to manage results better.
    Labels / tags can be added to cases in Case Library and used for filtering through cases. This feature helps users manage multiple results, build simple workflows and make long-term work on projects more structured.

Improvements

  • We improved reliability of loading geodata for large projects.
    Optioneer should now reliably load a larger amount of data, do so faster and more smoothly when page is being refreshed.

Bug fixes

  • We fixed an issue with loading of raster tiles on projects.
    In some cases, raster tiles weren't sharp and loaded to full resolution - this is solved now!


3rd May 2021

New features

  • Users can now rate individual options based on how good the result is.
    Ratings are used to improve Optioneer, share feedback with Continuum Industries team and communicating perceived quality of results among users.

  • Users can now toggle off visibility of all cases with a single click.
    Case Library now allows to manage the contents of the map - mainly by enabling hiding of cases that are not currently under analysis.

  • Optioneer can now use rules for depth of vertical profile in different types of ground conditions or land use.
    Simple definition of how deep the cable or pipeline should be set in varying conditions which leads to more accurate calculations and a deterministic, configurable and useful vertical profile.

  • Optioneer can now provide rudimentary functionality for overhead transmission lines!
    It's a very early-stage implementation which includes standard constraint mapping, quantity and cost calculation and linear feature crossings. A couple of specific bits of design logic are added: about following existing power lines, minimizing line-angle changes and using linear, point-to-point lines (points being towers), rather than 'continuous curves' that are used in case of other asset types.

Improvements

  • Optioneer should now be much better at implementing required linear feature crossing angles.
    Crossings of existing infrastructure are challenging, especially in situations where various types of features are located close to each other. Multiple incremental changes leads to options looking much more intuitive, constructible and simply 'better' from users' perspective.

  • Users can now configure much more detail for linear features' crossing design rule.
    New parameters can be assigned by feature type and include: feature width, average feature level, required clearance. This is on top of being able to configure required minimum crossing angle and cost.

Bug fixes

  • We fixed some stability issues with Case Library related to loading of options' detail.
    There were some cases where loading of options was unreliable and would confuse users. This issue is now fixed.


19th April 2021

New features

  • Users can now see Case Option Heatmaps in Optioneer.
    Case Option Heatmaps visualize where the best options are likely to be located. Optioneer analyses millions of options and heatmaps highlight clustering of the best options.

  • Optioneer now has loaders implemented throughout.
    Cases, data layers and configuration data might often take a while to load. Loaders ensure that users know that they are still expecting some data to load and indicate how long the loading might take.

  • Users can now export all result data of an option as a .json file.
    Although not easy to read for humans, this file can be then converted to provide inputs to any other software. It contains everything that can be found in Optioneer App.

Improvements

  • We moved parameter selection to the top of the spider chart.
    This should make the analysis page easier to work with and ensures that input boxes are located more closely (which means less mouse movement).

  • We made various improvements to project home.
    A few quality-of-life improvements which make users' lives better: loader cards for cases, a progress bar indicating how the case is doing when running, colours to indicate what state the case is in.

  • We improved how numbers look throughout Optioneer app.
    We now ensure that numbers are easy to read and have the level of detail that is intuitive and convenient for the user. For example, understanding that an option is 32.3km long is more useful than knowing that the option is 32346.28107537m long.

  • We fixed a lot of confusing names and consolidated parameter names across various assets.
    Parameters should now have solid, sensible names across various assets with the naming scheme supporting efficient analysis and comparison of options.

Bug fixes

  • We fixed an annoying bug with 'parameter selection'.
    Text was disappearing and components weren't scaling correctly - resolved now.

  • We fixed issues with horizontal curvature calculation.
    There were some issues with horizontal radius of curvature calculation around waypoints set by the user and control points used by Optioneer engine. We removed this issue and radius of curvature is now calculated more robustly

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