Posts Tagged ‘Profile’

Diving Log for Android update available

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

A new update of Diving Log for Android is now available on Google Play. It contains the following new features and improvements:

  • Dive list: setting to display entry time, dive time & depth
  • PO2 & ascent rate profile
  • Statistics: setting for prior dive time & overall dive time format
  • Dropbox sync crash fixed for large logbook files
  • File size in logbook management and Dropbox sync dialog
  • Bug fix when creating logbook items with an apostrophe (‘)

You can now optionally show entry time, dive time & depth in the dive list (entry time was already visible in landscape and on tablets). In the dive profile view you can now view the PO2 & ascent/descent rate profiles. The statistics window got some more options to enter the prior dive time (dives not included in your logbook) and the overall dive time format (hours : minutes or days : hours : minutes):

Dive List Settings

Dive list with more details

PO2 & ascent rate profiles

New options in statistics

I also finally found and fixed the bug which crashed the app when uploading large logbook files (> 20 – 30 MB) to Dropbox. And the sync function progress dialog shows the file size, so you can better estimate how long the upload will take.

Available on Google Play

Diving Log 6.0.11 released

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available with the following new features:

  • New Tank Pressure 1-3 Combined profile
  • New Tank Pressure (Calculated) Profile
  • Tank Gauge Improvements
  • Tanklist variables in Report Designer (all tanks)
  • Android MTP Sync in Windows Creators Update fixed
  • Ratio Divelogger 4 Import

If you don’t have an air-integrated dive computer, you can now view a calculated tank pressure profile, based on your SAC rate and depth profile. The result is surprisingly good (I’ve compared numerous recorded and calculated tank profiles). Below you can see a 70m dive with measured tank profile on top and calculated tank profile on bottom:

Measured and calculated tank profile

Here you can see another example of a dive with two tanks (sidemount) and several switches between both tanks. The calculated profile is almost identical to the measured profile of the two tanks:

Calculated tank profile with two tanks

You can see, even without air integrated dive computer you can now get a detailed tank profile in Diving Log. The tank gauge on the right is also using the calculated profile if no tank sensor data is present.

If you are diving with more than one tank pressure sensor, you can now view optionally all 3 tank profiles merged into one graphic:

3 Tank profiles in one graphic

And last but not least you can finally add the data of all tanks in the report designer to your print layouts. The data is provided in the form of several “LogTankList…” variables, which contain each data type (e.g. tank size) of all tanks in form of a list. You can combine them and get a nice table view of all your tanks:

All tanks in the report designer

Diving Log 6.0.8 released

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 has been released with the following new features and improvements:

  • Downloader new computers: Hollis DG02, Aqualung i750TC, Cressi Drake, Sherwood Vision
  • Logbook red cursor line keyboard support
  • Several performance improvements in logbook window
  • Facebook Share profile graphic fixed for High DPI displays
  • Buddy signature full screen support
  • Cochran *.can files import
  • Oceanlog import dive types
  • Equipment & City sort order options

Red cursor line can be moved with keyboard

The red cursor line in the profile graphic can now be moved with the arrow keys on your keyboard. The HOME and END keys jump to the start and end of the profile. The arrow keys will snap to each profile point, which is great for analyzing the profile point by point.

The logbook window had also some performance issues in the past which are now fixed, e.g. fast typing (especially comments), fast navigating within the dive list or the profile crosshair. The root of these performance issues was the drop shadow below the ribbon toolbar. Once I’ve removed the shadow effect, the performance issues were finally gone.

The new Facebook Share feature from version 6.0.7 was not working correctly on high DPI screens. This has been fixed in this update as well. Signing dives on touch screens with a pen is now easier, because you can switch the signature window into full screen with the new touch optimized toolbar. This avoids any accidentally taps on other controls.

And last but not least great news for Cochran users: you can finally import *.can files from Cochran Analyst® into Diving Log!

Signature Toolbar

 

Diving Log 6.0.7 released

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

The latest update Diving Log 6.0.7 is now available with the following new features:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Layout Improvements (Group Style, XML Formatting, Empty Layout)
  • New Layouts (Subsurface, Shearwater, SuuntoDM)
  • Filter Improvements (Divetype, BuddyIDs, UsedEquip)
  • Detail Data Sorting (Buddies, Shops, Trips)
  • Cloud Sync Folder Config Button
  • Logbook Profile Graphic export improvements
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

You can now easily share any dive profile on Facebook directly from Diving Log. Optionally you can add photos and a message to the post, which will appear right on your timeline:

Share on Facebook

I’ve added a number of improvements to the logbook layout function. You can now change the style of layout groups, which was not possible previously. When you save a layout file, the XML syntax within the *.lay file is now formatted properly, so it is a lot easier to do some editing in a text or xml editor. Sometimes it is easier to do minor changes with a text editor directly in the *.lay file instead of using the layout function. I’ve also added an empty layout which you can use as a starting base to create your own layout, so you don’t have to clear up an existing layout.

Layout group style and empty layout

Better layout XML formatting

During my tests of the layout editor, I’ve created 3 new layouts myself to see how everything works. The layouts are roughly inspired by other applications (Suunto DM, Shearwater Desktop and Subsurface) and can be downloaded from the layout website.

You can now also save a 64 x 48px image with the same name as the layout file into the layout folder. The image will be used as icon in the layout selection list in the logbook window for your custom layouts.

Shearwater Layout

Subsurface Layout

Suunto DM Layout

In the filter window, you can now apply filters to the dive type and equipment fields more easily by selecting them from a dropdown list. In the Buddy, Shop and Trip window you can change the sort order of the list. In the Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and ownCloud sync dialog you can now configure the sync folder manually, if it isn’t picked automatically. And last but not least you can configure the profile graphic export format.

Logbook filter improvements

Detail data sort order

Cloud sync folder configuration

Profile graphic export

Compare Profiles

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

The next update later this week will contain a new (and long requested) feature: comparing dive profiles. You can now overlay different dive profiles (even from different logbook files) in a single window. This is useful if you want to compare profiles from your buddy or from different dive computers. Simply click the “Compare Profile” button in the profile tab of the logbook toolbar:

Compare two profiles

Compare two profiles

Switch to the next dive and click the button again for each profile you want to add to the stack. I recommend you move the logbook and compare windows side by side. The x and y axis is automatically adjusted to the deepest and longest dive. You can switch at any time to another logbook file, the Profile Compare window stays open and you can add profiles from your buddies. You can see here 4 profiles from 4 different divers:

Compare profiles from 4 divers

Compare profiles from 4 divers

Diving Log 6.0.1 released

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Today I’ve released an update to Diving Log 6.0, which fixes a number of bugs and brings some minor new features. The update will be installed automatically when you start Diving Log next time.

  • Two additional profile graphics in logbook window (5 overall)
  • Sort order of tanks can be changed
  • Cloud Sync folder can be configured (if not in default location)
  • Downloader Bug Fix
  • Mares Dive Organizer Import Bug Fix
  • DiveSoft Import Improvements
  • xDeep UDDF Import Improvements
  • Tree Browser equipment bug fix
  • Heartrate profile average line
  • Windows 10 Theme Improvements
  • Windows XP Theme Improvements
  • Logbook equipment list active/inactive option
  • Automatic downloading of layouts, reports, etc. if missing
  • Bug Fixes

Two additional profile graphics

There are now 2 additional profile graphics, which can be added to the logbook layout (Profile 4 and 5). So you can display now up to 5 profiles (they can be also on different tabs):

5 profile graphics

5 profile graphics

Sort order of tanks can be changed

If you want, you can now change the sort order of the tanks in the “Tank & Gas” window. Please note, you can only change the order of tank number 2 – 10, the first main tank is always on top and can’t be moved or deleted:

Change the order of the tanks

Change the order of the tanks

Cloud Sync folder can be configured

Sometimes Diving Log cannot auto detect the location of your local cloud folder (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and OwnCloud), e.g. if you have changed the default location. In this case, Diving Log displays an error message “Please install the sync application”. Now there is an additional link “Select folder…” which enables you to select the local cloud folder on your PC manually. Please select the root folder, the “Divelog” folder will be created automatically if necessary. Please note, this link is only visible if the default folder could not be found:

Manually select the cloud folder

Manually select the cloud folder

Diving Log 6.0 – Beta 5

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Today I released beta 5 of Diving Log 6.0, which will be automatically downloaded when you start Diving Log the next time. You can also start the update check in version 6 manually in the menu Help > Check for updates.

The latest beta contains the usual bug fixes and I’ve also completed the profile editor. If you’re familiar with the profile editor, please try it out, as this one required many code changes from version 5. You can create a new dive in a separate logbook and create profiles completely manually with the “Draw Mode” function, for example.

Profile Editor

Profile Editor

Diving Log 6.0 – Dive Profile

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

The profile part of the logbook window contains also some new features and improvements from version 5.0. You can add now 5 profiles graphics (up from 3) to the logbook window, there is a virtual dive computer display and the red cursor line spans over all profiles.

Dive Profiles

Dive Profiles

Red cursor line across all profiles

Red cursor line across all profiles and virtual dive computer display

Deco calculations integrated in Diving Log

Monday, March 31st, 2014

This is something I wanted to implement for a long time and now I’m happy to announce that Diving Log has finally integrated deco calculations. I’ve implemented the Bühlmann ZH-L16 algorithm and now Diving Log can display data like NDL, ceiling, stop time and tissue saturation even if this data cannot be imported from the dive computer. Most sport dive computers do not record the relevant deco information and because of that, this data is missing in Diving Log and you have to go into the manufacturer software if you want to see it.

If you want to try it, please download the latest beta version first. In the logbook window, open the “Profile” tab and click the “Deco Calc” button to view the current dive in the new deco calculator window:

Open the deco calculator

Open the deco calculator

Deco Calculator

Deco Calculator with ppN2 tissue data

On the top, you have the depth profile with deco ceiling and gas switches. In the toolbar you have several display options and you can switch between the three ZH-L16 variants (A, B or C). You can also switch between data calculated by Diving Log and the data recorded and downloaded from your dive computer (if available). That way you can compare the results easily.

ppHe tissue saturation

ppHe tissue saturation

On the right side, you have a virtual dive computer display. Click anywhere into the profile on the left to update the computer display. On the “Gas” tab, you can quickly change the O2 and He values of the current gas for simulation. This will not change the gas stored in your logbook, so you can safely play around with the simulator to see how different gas mixtures influence the tissue saturation and deco profile.

ppO2 profile with gas configuration

ppO2 profile with gas configuration

On the “GF” tab, you can activate gradient factors (GF High and GF Low) to adjust the conservatism. When deactivated (GF 100/100), you have a pure Bühlmann calculation. When activated (default GF 30/75), you get a more conservative deco profile with a lower first stop and longer last stop. The gradient factor is not downloaded from the dive computer, so you may have to adjust it manually to your preference.

NDL / Stop Time with GF configuration

NDL / Stop Time with GF configuration

Additionally to tissue saturation, ceiling and stop time, Diving Log calculates the oxygen toxicity profiles CNS and OTU.

OTU and CNS profiles

OTU and CNS profiles

When you move the red cursor line around, Diving Log will not only update the dive computer display, it also updates the current tissue saturation [%]. Blue bars mean on-gassing, green bars mean off-gassing. If you see a red bar, this tissue is over-saturated (> 100%).

Tissue saturation (M-Values)

Tissue saturation (M-Values)

The deco calculator supports OC (open circuit) and CCR (closed circuit rebreather) dives with air, nitrox and trimix. Here you can see a CCR dive and bailout with air:

CCR dive with bailout

CCR dive with bailout

Current limitations and facts you need to know:

  • No repetitive dives! Every dive is calculated isolated and previous dives and tissue saturation are not taken into account!
  • No altitude diving! Every dive is calculated at sea level
  • The calculated data will differ from the data displayed on your dive computer during the dive! This is because of different algorithms, parameters, other influences and limitations
  • The current deco calculator is BETA. If you find any problems or errors, please let me know!
  • The changes you make to the gas mixtures are just for simulation. No changes will be made to your stored logbook data
  • Supported dive types: OC (open circuit) and CCR (closed circuit rebreather) with air, nitrox or trimix
  • Supported deco algorithms: Bühlmann ZH-L16A, ZH-L16B and ZH-L16C (default)
  • Gradient factors can be used for conservatism adjustments
  • Bühlmann 1b values are being used

This data will be calculated:

  • Tissue saturation (ppN2, ppHe, M-Values)
  • NDL (no deco limit)
  • Ceiling (deepest deco stop)
  • Stop time of deepest deco stop
  • CNS (central nervous system oxygen toxicity)
  • OTU (oxygen toxicity unit)

Disclaimer (full version included in application):

  • Do not use this calculator to plan real upcoming dives
  • Always compare the results with other applications and dive computers
  • You use this application at your own risk
  • Use a dive computer when you go diving

Profile Measuring

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

For the next update I’ve added a new feature to the dive profile. You can now measure certain parts of the profile by selecting a range with the mouse or a point by clicking into the profile. When you’ve selected a profile range, you can see start, end and delta values on the X and Y axis as well as the average just for the selection. This works for all profiles, not just the depth profile, but it has to be displayed in the main profile area. To start the measuring, click the ruler tool in the profile toolbar tab.

Click the measure tool and select a profile range

Click the measure tool and select a profile range

Measuring part of a tank profile

Measuring part of a tank profile

See exactly when a gas switch happened

See exactly when a gas switch happened