Posts Tagged ‘Profile’

Profile Editor

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

The next beta will contain another great new feature:  in the new profile editor you can view all profiles and the data in a single window, you can edit every profile value in the data grid or in the graphic view and you can create entire new profiles from scratch by simply drawing them with your mouse. You can also copy and paste parts of the profile or between Excel and Diving Log and you can insert or delete rows.

Click on "Profile Editor" in the logbook window

Click on “Profile Editor” in the logbook window

The profile editor window has 3 panes, which are freely resizable. On top is the main profile area where you can manipulate the profile and select parts of it with the mouse. You can insert gas switches from the context menu and in draw mode you can manipulate the profile line directly. To change the profile type, select one of the profiles on the right. The profile data pane on the bottom is synchronized with the visual view on top. Any selection you make in either pane, it will be also visible in the other.

Profile Editor

Profile Editor

When you activate the draw mode from the toolbar, you can manipulate the profile line directly with the mouse or you can draw an entire new profile, if none exists. To change the drawing surface range, click the zoom buttons in the toolbar. As you can see in the screenshots below, the “Tank pressure 2” line is not available at first. The left part was entered in the data grid by selecting all cells and entering the value to get a nice straight line. The right part was created with the mouse in the profile pane on top.

Draw new profile with the mouse

Draw new profile with the mouse…

or enter the values in the profile grid

…or enter the values in the profile grid

You can also open 2 or more editor windows at the same time, e.g. to compare profiles from different dives or from your buddy. In the next screenshot you can see how the deco ceiling is created in the profile editor, because it couldn’t be downloaded from the dive computer:

You can edit all selected cells at once

You can edit all selected cells at once

2 editor windows snapped side by side

Two editor windows snapped side by side

The profile editor is a really powerful tool if you want to manipulate any dive profile, either because the data is recorded or imported incorrectly or because the data is not available. You can enter for example the compass course, because only few computers can actually record that. And you can finally view all available profiles and the data in a single window.

Diving Log 5.0.8 released

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Diving Log 5.0.8 is now released and can be downloaded here. Please note: you can install the update setup only if you have version 5.0.7 or the latest beta. If you have an older version, please install the full setup instead. These are the new features:

Some of the new features were already shown in recent blog posts and are linked above. Here are some new additions:

Android SCUBALog export: I’m trying to provide some more options and choice for Android users by cooperating with other app developers and I’m glad that the first one is now available. You can export your data to the Android app “SCUBALog” (import is planned in the future). You’ll find an app switcher in the Android sync dialog where you can change the data format.

The app switcher is in the top right corner

Equipment weight calculation: You could enter the weight of each equipment item for some time in Diving Log, but up to now nothing was done with this information. But now you can select any number of items in the list and the overall weight is calculated at the bottom. This is useful when preparing for a vacation, for example. Additionally you can see the weight of all checked equipment items in the logbook per dive.

Equipment weight sum of all selected items at the bottom

Weight sum of all checked items of a dive

Skype integration: I’m sure many of you use Skype and now you can call a phone number right from your logbook by clicking the little Skype icon behind a number in the buddy and shop dialog. This works with the Skype desktop app, but also with the new Skype app for Windows 8. Make sure to enter the country code for each number if you want to use this feature, otherwise Skype seems to have problems. If you want to use your mobile phone, you can scan the QR code to quickly call that number.

Skype icon behind the phone number

Diving Log 5.0 beta update available

Friday, October 12th, 2012

There is a new beta update for Diving Log 5.0 available. Make sure you have version 5.0.7 installed before downloading and installing the new version into the same location. The most important new feature is the new sync function for Diving Log Touch on Windows 8. But there are also some other nice improvements:

  • New sync function for Diving Log Touch
  • Profile data 4 and 5 now available (see below)
  • Cressi Leonardo Import
  • Poseidon MkVI Import improved
  • Profile can now show all gas switch labels (see below)
  • Current and waves dropdowns remember previous custom entries
  • + and – zoom buttons in dive place map
  • Some bug fixes in other importers and downloaders

Diving Log Touch Sync

Profile data 4 and 5 is now available for display in the “Extended Layout 2” and for exporting from the “Data” button.

Display all gas switch labels

Diving Log for Windows Phone Update

Monday, August 20th, 2012

A new update of Diving Log for Windows Phone (version 3.3) is now available. It got some new features, which were ported back from the upcoming Windows 8 touch version to Windows Phone. The dive list is now sorted descending by default, so the last dive is on top. You can change the sort order in the settings if you prefer the first dive on top:

The profile view has now a secondary profile like the desktop version. When you tap on the profile title (e.g. “Asc-/Descend rate”) you’ll get a selection list to switch the profile type. The ppO2 profile is currently not yet available. When you tap on the profile, you’ll get a full screen profile view.

And last but not least, images can finally be viewed in full screen when you tap on them, which is really useful for dive site maps and certifications:

You should see the update notification in your marketplace hub soon. As mentioned before, these are actually features which are back-ported from the Windows 8 touch version, so you can expect all these things already in the initial tablet version.

Diving Log 5.0.3 released

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

After five month of development and five beta versions, the final version 5.0.3 is now available (install the update from 5.0.2 to update from any beta 5.0.3). For those of you, who have been downloaded and installed each beta version, there are just a few changes since the last beta. But those updating from version 5.0.2 will get a really big update with tons of new features, which would normally justify a new major version:

This update is a big improvement for technical divers and scuba divers with lots of new data fields including Nitrox, Trimix and Rebreather dives!

Changes from Beta to Final

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

The final version 5.0.3 will be released shortly and I want to show you the few things which have been added since beta 5. It’s mostly polishing, some minor bug fixes and the German localization (other languages will follow during the next weeks). I’ve updated the Suunto Dive Manager (SDM 4.0 not yet supported!), Oceanlog, Mares Iris/Drak and UDCF import and there is a new import from the Atomic Cobalt logbook software. You can also display now in CCR dives the ppO2 chart from all three O2 sensors (if supported by the O2 monitor):

Display up to three ppO2 Sensor values

Blue is sensor 1, green is sensor 2 and cyan is sensor 3. The yellow line is the setpoint. The dive site dialog has now a 2nd page with some more data:

Dive Site Details

New profiles and CCR features

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

You can now import and manage your CCR dives with Diving Log. Switches from diluent to bailout (including changing the diluent and/or bailout gas) are supported, as well as ppO2 recording from up to three O2 sensors, setpoint, OTU and CNS profile data. Additionally, if supported by the dive computer, deco ceiling, NDL and stop time could be imported and displayed.

Deco ceiling, NDL and stop time

On the screenshot below you can see the ppO2 profile recorded from the O2 monitor, the yellow setpoint line (in the ppO2 profile). After 30 minutes you notice the switch to bailout and at the end another switch of the bailout gas. Switches of the diluent gas are also supported.

CCR dive profile

OTU and CNS profile

You can enter your rebreather diluent / O2 tank and all bailout tanks within the tank management dialog. Select the CCR option for the diluent and O2 tank and the OC option for the bailout tanks.

Tank Management

CCR profile data is automatically imported from APD (copy/paste), BFT, ProLink, DR5, HS Explorer, Liquivision X1, Poseidon and Shearwater. If you notice any problems or wrong data after the import, please let me know.

Diving Log 5.0 – New profile functionality and more

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Today I’ve uploaded an update which brings a lot of the missing profile features from version 4.0. And there are a few more things included in this update:

  • Sort dives function
  • Profile data and graphic export
  • Profile split and merge
  • Profile cursor and auto scroll
  • Tank pressure gauge works now also without tank profile
  • Ascend/descend rate profile improved
  • Comments print function
  • Layout gallery in Ribbon
  • Time zone picker in country editor

The dives sorting and renumbering feature (menu File > Logbook Maintenance > Sort Logbook) is now included. Remember, in version 5.0 you can also sort a set of dives in the table editor.

Sort Dives

Sort Dives

The profile export function allows you to export the profile data to the clipboard, text, CSV, Excel and printer and the profile graphic to the clipboard, image file and printer. The profile split and merge feature is now also included as well as the red cursor line and the auto scroll function. The tank pressure gauge will now also work if no tank profile is available, by interpolating between start and end pressure. The only thing that is still missing is the profile editing function.

Profile Ribbon

Profile Ribbon

The ascend / descend profile calculation has been improved. With the old method the profile was difficult to read when the computer used short recording intervals. The new calculation outputs a much better profile which is more realistic.

Old ascend rate profile

Old ascend rate profile

New ascend rate profile

New ascend rate profile

In the layout tab of the ribbon I’ve included a ribbon gallery with layouts included in Diving Log. In future I want to add more layouts (e.g. for small Netbook screens) and a way to add your own layouts to this gallery.

Layout Ribbon

Layout Ribbon

Diving Log 5.0 – Logbook Profile

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Today I want to talk about the dive profile improvements in version 5.0. Each profile can now be configured separately (each has its own right click context menu). There are several profile areas (by default 3 but you can drag more hidden areas to any place in the window) and each of them can display any profile. So you can display for example the depth, temperature and tank 1 profile. Or you can display tank 1, tank 2 and tank 3.

Dive Profile

Dive Profile

Tank 1 and 3 with context menu

Tank 1 and 3 with context menu

The gauges on the right side are now scalable so they look right on different DPI settings and window sizes. You can drag each profile and gauge on the form around like any other component. In this way you can display for example a small preview profile on the the first tab page additionally to the big profile on the profile tab.

Profile on first tab

Profile on first tab

The profile display is prepared for displaying bookmarks or annotations (like in Suunto Dive Manager) and tank switches. The ppO2 graph will use the real O2 value of the tank used in this profile range.

You can select a profile range with the mouse which offers a wide range of possibilities (e.g. set a compass course or tank number for the selected range).

Profile Selection

Profile Selection

On the profile data tab you can view, edit and export now all profile data. In version 4.0 only the depth profile can be viewed and exported.

Profile Data

Profile Data