Prediction page upgraded

The BREIN prediction page now forwards mouse clicks and mouse moves to the underlying CODE window. This opens the route to interactive operator work.

However, the prediction page of BREIN is updated every second only. This means the user interface is not as responsive as that of CODE itself.

New Optoplex SQL scanner

We have developed a new scanner software that connects the Zeiss Optoplex SQL system to BREIN. The program scans database tables for inline and exsitu spectra and feeds new spectra into the corresponding BREIN input folders.

More flexible prediction trigger

The definition of the trigger event that initiates the re-computation of the prediction page has been improved: You can now specify a range of x, y or z values, in addition to fixed values.

A setting of “1500 … 1600” for y means that the trigger event is fired whenever the condition 1500<=y<=1600 holds. This new feature is useful to handle traverse systems which do not measure at exactly the same positions when scanning a sample.

You can still set unique values like “1567” for the x, y or z coordinates.

“The program can´t start because mfc120d.dll is missing “

This problem has been described in a previous post. The recommended installation of the Microsoft redistributable package does not seem to solve the problem in every case.

We have made the missing DLLs available on our website. You can download the files here and copy them to your SCOUT or CODE program folder directly, without executing any installation routine.

The relevant program folders are (very likely) c:\scout\ (in the case of SCOUT) or c:\code\ (for the CODE software).

Poor graphics appearance on some monitors – how to avoid …

On monitors with high dpi values (small pixel size) Windows 10 sometimes decides to scale text output on graphics pages. In this case main view graphics of SCOUT, CODE and BREIN may look ugly, like on low resolution screens.

If this happens on your computer you can right-click the program file (scout.exe, code.exe or brein.exe) and select ‘Properties’ (or ‘Options’) and then open the tab ‘compatibility’. Check the option ‘Disable display scaling on high DPI settings’ as shown below:

high_dpi_settings

That should solve the problem.

Thanks to S. Eraslan for pointing out this solution!

SQL database export

Starting with object generation 4.58, SCOUT and CODE can export data like fit parameters or values of optical functions (in CODE also integral quantities) to external SQL databases. If you have done a measurement with a spectrometer system and performed a fit of a model you can send the results to your company database.

We have implemented an ADO database connection which lets you contact Microsoft, Oracle and Informix databases. Before you can do that the corresponding client software has to be installed on your computer.

Which values are exported to which columns of the open database table is defined in scripts. Scripts are view elements which appear like a button in the main view. When clicked they execute a sequence of commands, including calling other scripts.

Bugfix master model

With version 4.56 we have removed a bug in master models for optical constants. Saving a successful model and re-loading it could lead to a strange mix-up of parameter values in some situations, leaving the poor user with a useless configuration. We recently taught CODE and SCOUT to correctly count master and slave parameters – saving and loading should work now.