NoiseMap 5.2 was released to all licensed users on 18th January 2017! If your maintenance is current, you will be able to upload this now, without paying any extra.
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It contains over 30 major enhancements on version 5.1. These can be summarised as follows:
- New results processor, including:
- calculation of sum/ difference of combined road, rail and site sources;
- comparison with noise criteria based on multiple result sets (e.g. criteria for noise insulation);
- Simultaneous loading of multiple results;
- Importing receiver results from external file for use in results processing. e.g. as noise criteria;
- Output of source contribution file for on-the-fly receiver calculations – useful for design of mitigation;
- Improvements to import/export functionality;
- Scaling of DXF import when not in metres;
- Better handling of Activities in SiteNoise;
- Negative track corrections in RailNoise;
- Usability improvements, including
- more hotkeys,
- better error checking,
- enhanced ‘Find’ function, more Scripting functions,
- improvements to information boxes,
- Updated User Manuals and Example databases and context-sensitive help.
The new main features of NoiseMap 5.2 in more detail:
You can add, subtract and perform all sorts of advanced functions on your contour and receiver results, and then view and export the result.
For example, you can easily write a function to highlight locations qualifying for noise insulation.
You can also import receiver noise levels and use them as criteria for identifying locations that might exceed limit values.
To save you time, you can write a function and store it as a script file which can be easily imported to do complex analysis.
For our specialist users, we have improved the ability to import railway services covering any number of trains and railway tracks.
You can export calculations line-by-line to an external spreadsheet. this can be used to check and improve mitigation, for example.
Many small improvements have been made ‘under the bonnet’, including testing with Windows 10 – Noisemap is compatible with every current version of Windows (and most historic versions too).
It is fully compatible with earlier versions of NoiseMap five. So when you upgrade, you need have no fear that your old models will stop working. Importing from NoiseMap 2000 Enterprise is still straightforward, too.