AR3S 1.0.4.0 Release Notes

AR3S 1.0.4.0 Release Notes

AR3S was formerly known as ARES.
Below you will find all the latest changes being introduced with AR3S 1.0.4.0. It was published in July 2020. This release is focused on feedback we’ve received from users via our Feedback and Support Portals as well as our product roadmap.  

 

OVERVIEW

The 1.0.4.0 Update is the first larger iterative version of AR3S. Its primary focus are stabilization, reliability and scalability features. Improvements for the Multi-User, as well as, User Experience improvements.

NEW - We've added new file format compatibility! glTFGLBOBJAssetBundle and of course JT.

NEW - Optimized file-sharing in Multi-User. All accepted file formats are shared via our own HLCAD format in the background for improved performance.

NEW - Go global with our added support for Multi-User Sessions via VPN.

NEW - Grab Manipulation Tool allows users to freely move/rotate objects.

NEW - Bottom-Up Selection allows users to smartly select elements from the bottom up.

IMPROVED - Enhanced fidelity & stability during Multi-User Sessions.

IMPROVED - File Browser now features a list view allowing users to locate files more easily.

IMPROVED - General UI/UX improvements in regards to tactility, visual fidelity & user input/feedback.

IMPROVED - Asynchronous (non-blocking) writing & reading of files.

 

FIXES

As part of our mission we continuously aim to improving AR3S. And bugs are no exceptions. Based on feedback from users, partners and internal developers the following bugs have been squashed.

FIXED – UI - Active Cross-Section Plane is breaking Interaction Window
FIXED – Crash - App crashes when pressing ">" in Hierarchy Tree if no object is loaded
FIXED – Asset Bundle - Importing the same object a second time will prevent it from loading again
FIXED – Asset Bundle - Incorrect Default Import Settings
FIXED – File Browser - Change default distance of detachable window
FIXED – File Browser - Spawns In Unobvious Positions
FIXED – File Sharing - File Identity Checksum Should Depend on the "Last Changed" Date
FIXED – File-Sharing - Client Files Cannot be Shared After Host Shared a File
FIXED – GUI - Container Cannot Be Selected Per Device Model
FIXED – GUI - Container Drawer (Mediator Custom Editor) Issue on Unity 2019.3.0
FIXED – GUI - buttons and windows look old fashioned and are missing a mouse-over-effect
FIXED – GUI - File Browser Gets Lost When Detached
FIXED – Hierarchy Tree - Cannot Scroll After Clicking "Jump to Parent" Button
FIXED – Hierarchy Tree - Element Background Not Rendered At Top And Bottom
FIXED – Hierarchy Tree - Hovering Scroll Bars Blocks List Interaction
FIXED – Hierarchy Tree - Missing Textures in Selection Drop Down of the Hierarchy Tree
FIXED – Hierarchy Tree - Property Registration failed
FIXED – Hierarchy Tree - UI colour and size can be improved
FIXED – Hierarchy Tree - Window don't Update on Detached Window Mode
FIXED – Image Tracking - Main Menu blocks view during image tracking
FIXED – Import - CAD Importer: Cannot load JT parallelly
FIXED – Import - CAD Loading File Browser: Takes Non-CAD files as CAD files
FIXED – Import - Completion Percentage Label Persists after Load
FIXED – Importer - OBJ Importer - Import Blocks Main Thread at Some Point, Kills Multi-User Session
FIXED – Importer - OBJ Importer - Missing .mtl File Causes Import to Crash
FIXED – Importer - Object Hierarchy Not Imported Correctly
FIXED – Inspection Tool - Can Scale the Object With Two Hands
FIXED – Interaction - Bounding Box & Inspection Box don't show proper visual Box, when changing from global to local frame of reference
FIXED – Interaction - Breaks if a remote user deselects an object that is currently being manipulated
FIXED – Interaction - Co-scaling Bounding Box does not allow for a proper near-interaction with one or two hands
FIXED – Interaction - Widget Color Not Intense Enough
FIXED – Licensing - QR Code Reader - License QR Code Cannot Be Read When Starting the App for the First Time After Install
FIXED – Licensing - Reading of License File and QR Code
FIXED – Localization - Container: Removing Loca ID Shifts all Loca ID in All Classes
FIXED – Localization - ID Cannot be changed on Runtime
FIXED – Localization - ID field is getting reset when Editing the LocalizationID via the Inspector
FIXED – Localization - Loca ID are not Saved Until Explicitly Inspected
FIXED – Main Menu - Distance needs optimizing
FIXED – Manipulation - Bounding Box - Object appears to be jumping after manipulation
FIXED – Manipulation - Menu: Click Boarder Area Creates Green Selection Object in Scene
FIXED – Manipulation - Movement is in the opposite direction
FIXED – Manipulation requires optimization
FIXED – Model Issue - Rim Mesh is Invisible When Highlighted
FIXED – Multi User - AR3S crash during live session of 2 and 3 users
FIXED – Multi User - Avatar turned in wrong direction during shared session between PC and HoloLens 2
FIXED – Multi User - Hierarchy Tree - Synchronize Object Active State
FIXED – Multi User - Performance issue
FIXED – Multi User - Unstable avatar Sync
FIXED – Multi-User - Black Screen When Importing Requested Files
FIXED – Multi-User - Cannot Join Session If More Than One Session is Open
FIXED – Multi-User - Cannot Switch Network Roles On The Fly
FIXED – Multi-User - Client User Info Not Always Properly Displayed
FIXED – Multi-User - Deleting File Does Not Update File Sharing List
FIXED – Multi-User - File Share Request Relayed to Other Clients
FIXED – Multi-User - File Sharing List Contain Files of Other Users
FIXED – Multi-User - File Sharing List Not Correctly Updated
FIXED – Multi-User - Files That Have Been in a Session Cannot be Registered For a New Session
FIXED – Multi-User - Hierarchy Tree Undo / Redo Not Properly Synced
FIXED – Multi-User - Object Deletion Order Is Wrong
FIXED – Multi-User - Scale of Shared Object Different for Host and Client
FIXED – Multi-User - Session List Updates too quickly
FIXED – Multi-User - Session with 3+ Participants Cannot Request Host File That Has Been Shared With Another Client
FIXED – Multi-User - Session with 3+ Participants Does not Consistently Sync Selection
FIXED – Multi-User - Sub-parts of Shared Objects Behave Asynchronously
FIXED – Multi-User - Synced Cross Section Does Not Apply Shader Until Once Manipulated
FIXED – Multi-User - Temp Folder Is Never Deleted
FIXED – MultiUser Host: No Text on notification when stop a session in german language
FIXED – Multi-User: Heavy jittering when synchronizing a large amount of objects
FIXED – Multi-User: No Continuous Transform Update When Host Manipulates an Object
FIXED – Networking - Network Lag Causes Elements to Jitter
FIXED – Networking - PublicIPAddress Throws Error When Not Connected To Internet
FIXED – Notifications - Notifications Clip Into Each Other
FIXED – Notifications - Placed below line of sight
FIXED – NullReferenceException - Host when sharing a file with a client with a previously done selection
FIXED – NullReferenceException - When closing detached Panel Menu while Main menu hidden
FIXED – NullReferenceException - When selecting something in an object in a running session before Host requested and loaded this file
FIXED – NullReferenceException - When trying to re-attach a detached panel while MainMenu is closed
FIXED – Scene Management - Exceptions when deleting loaded AssetBundle from Scene
FIXED – Scene View - Buttons on File List Misaligned
FIXED – Selection - Color Has Too Little Contrast
FIXED – Selection - Freeze with Box Selection on DRCS
FIXED – Selection - Menu: All Buttons Under The Tab Blink When One Button Clicked
FIXED – Selection - Menu: All Tabs Have Same Functions
FIXED – Selection - Method is always Add
FIXED – Settings - Import Scale Does Not Refer to Real World Units
FIXED – Settings - Loading Don't Load on App Start and Everytime When the Settings Menu is Opened
FIXED – Settings - Settings Menu Sometimes Not Accessible Anymore
FIXED – Stability - Client Session Connect Fails After Host Accepts Request
FIXED – Stability - Holo-Light Application allocates memory each frame
FIXED – Stability - Licensing Issues - License State
FIXED – Stability - Mini Freeze on Tree Generation
FIXED – Stability - No Session Join Request Arrives When Client Clicks "Join" Button
FIXED – UI - Content of GUI elements is difficult to read
FIXED – UI - Fixed Scale Steps Localization for Dropdown Entry for "1:1 (Import)" Not Working
FIXED – UI - Hand Pose - Main Menu - HL2
FIXED – Unity Raycast Handler: does not work on HoloLens 2
FIXED – UX - Change name of "Inspection" mode to "Grab", because inspection confuses users
FIXED – UX - Cross Section Widget Positions Next to GUI Panel Are Unintuitive
FIXED – UX - Current colour scheme of UI reduces readability or visibility of icons
FIXED – UX - Default Configuration of Interaction Window Does Not Reflect Standard Usage
FIXED – UX - Direct Object Selection - Requires actions before fully functional
FIXED – UX - For LocalizationID the default type should be Text
FIXED – UX - IP Address input field on Multi-User panel is not interactable with finger
FIXED – UX - Main Menu Shows/Hides Itself When Looking Down While Finger is in Ready Gesture
FIXED – UX - Main Menu too close if user is tall
FIXED – UX - Multiple new available file notifications when joining a multiuser session with files loaded from other users
FIXED – UX - Near Interaction - Automatic re-clicking of button
FIXED – UX - Near Interaction - Issue when tipping on main thread
FIXED – UX - NearTouch button still pressable while Notification is opened
FIXED – UX - Opening menu is inconvenient and requires awkward gesture
FIXED – UX - Several Buttons Are Hard To Press
FIXED – UX - UI appears flat
FIXED – Visualization - Shader light not attached to main camera
FIXED – Visualization - Global Texture for Ancestor Selection Is Confusing


KNOWN ISSUES

Below you will find a list of known issues. These issues are defined as bugs, or at times missing features, that is known to the development team and are being actively investigated or developed.

  • Cancel Loading – It is currently not possible to cancel the loading of a file. Even deleting the file from the scene does not abort this operation. We will be working on this feature for our upcoming iterations of AR3S.

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