What new Features were implemented in the major releases of LabChart 7 for Windows?

The following is a list of new features implemented for each major update of the LabChart 7 software, up to LabChart 7.3.7:
New Features in LabChart 7.3.7

· LabChart 7.3.7 is now fully compatible with Windows 8.  

· LabChart 7.3.7 provides support for the new Workflow in PV Loop v2.0.  

New Features in LabChart 7.3.6

· Device Enablers - LabChart 7.3.6 has added support for the use of device enablers, which are a new category of software additions to LabChart that allow LabChart to work seamlessly with selected third-party devices. 

· Median calculation - The Data Pad can now perform a median calculation on a data selection. Median appears under the Statistics category. 

New Features in LabChart 7.3.4

· Event Scripts - Macros now come in two types: Simple Macros or Event Scripts. Event Scripts are similar to Simple Macros, but they can respond to events as they occur in real-time (such as Cyclic Measurement events and comments). Simple Macros behave the same as macros in previous versions of LabChart. 

· Arithmetic Improvements - You can now preview the effect of expressions directly in the Arithmetic dialog using the preview panel. 

· Improved Data Pad - The Cell Formulae button allows you to toggle between showing the cell values and showing the underlying cell formula. This also allows you to retain all of the cell formulae when copying into external software (e.g. Excel). 

· DVM Enhancements -  The DVM channel windows can now perform simple calculations to display the average, minimum and maximum channel values over a specified time window. This data can be plotted on the new DVM graph.  

· Added Device Support - The Wii Balance Board Extension for LabChart facilitates communication between a Nintendo Wii Balance Board and LabChart over a wireless Bluetooth connection. 

· Improved Text Import - LabChart can now import Text files with a theoretically unlimited file size (previously 300 MB limit), limited only by the capabilities of the user's machine. 

New Features in LabChart 7.3

· New Data Pad — LabChart 7.3 features a completely revised Data Pad, which is powered by the new ADInstruments Spreadsheet Engine. The Data Pad also sports a fresh user interface. 

· Search for recent files in Welcome Center — recently-used files are able to be quickly recalled for re-opening. 

· Background subtraction in Scope View — allows the removal of periodic features from a signal, enabling more detailed analysis. A particular page can be specified as ‘background’ and subtracted from all other pages in the file. 

· Stacked PSD plots in Spectrum View — power spectrum density plots for multiple channels can now be stacked as well as overlaid. 

New Features in LabChart 7.2

· Use Simple format for Export As MATLAB — this option allows users to export data in an older format that is near-identical to the legacy format used for exporting data with previous versions of Export MATLAB, prior to the release of LabChart 7.2. 

· Continuous Auto Scale — Dynamically adjusts the vertical scale of data in Chart View while recording or reviewing files. 

· Analysis Manager — Save and recall analyses of separate data regions within a file. 

· Multiple Devices — Record from multiple PowerLabs simultaneously into a single LabChart document. 

· Common file import/export extensions are now natively supported in LabChart:
  •    Import — AcqKnowledge (*.acq), Audio File (*.wav;*.ogg;*.flac), WinDAQ (*.wdq), Axon PCLAMP File (*.abf;*.dat), LabChart Binary File (*.adibin;*.bin), European Data Format (*.edf;*.rec). 
  • Export — IGOR (*.pxp), MATLAB (*.mat), Audio File (*.wav), Axon PCLAMP File (*.abf), LabChart Binary File (*.adibin

New Features in LabChart 7.1

· Guide Lines — Places up to two horizontal guidelines per channel in Chart View for display purposes and to provide a user-defined variable for Arithmetic functions. 

· StimulatorFully customize stimulator outputs with a new stimulus configurator for building output waveforms using segment templates. 

· Spectrum — Spectrum now works while you are sampling, so that you can analyze your signal in real-time. 
  • New Spectrogram view. 
· Scope ViewComment Mode: Pages are calculated based on the location of the comment 
  • Overlay options: Configure colors and apply a 3D Overlay offset. 
· Shortcut Key Manager — Shows currently assigned shortcut keys and allows you to assign new shortcut keys for frequently used menus items and actions. 

· LabChart can now open legacy Scope for Windows and Scope for Mac files. 

· New Help Tutorials available from the Welcome Center. 

· New Arithmetic Functions 

New Features in LabChart 7

· Scope View — The Scope View provides the capabilities of a storage oscilloscope; combining data averaging functionality with the power of LabChart. 

· Feature Manager — Manage LabChart modules and extensions, and software updates. 

· Welcome Center — The Welcome Center provides easy access to LabChart data, settings and demo files, as well as any related documentation, multimedia files and other resources. Replaces the Experiments Gallery. 

· LabChart packages — Package files (extension *.adipak) provide a way to package and distribute LabChart files, and install them to the Welcome Center. 

· Digital Output — Now built into LabChart. Digital Output allows you to control external hardware by creating digital output configuration states. 

· Saving file configuration settings — A Save as Settings… option in the File menu has been added, allowing direct saving of settings. Also, a file in the Recent Items panel of the Welcome Center can be ‘cloned’ so that a new document will be created, based on the settings of the selected document. 

· Sampling dialog — The Sampling dialog determines the way in which LabChart starts and stops sampling. Replaces the Trigger dialog and incorporates Scope functionality. 

· Improved Documentation — Improved Help Center and PDF searching capabilities. All modules and extensions now have Helps, which replace the previous PDF user guides. Module and Extension Helps merge with the LabChart Help. Most modules now have Getting Started Tutorials, available in the Welcome Center.