Unlike much other software, once you purchase a PoreXpert licence, updates (although not upgrades) are supplied free of charge.
PoreXpert is in continual use for research and development, and we regularly receive feedback from users.
Where possible, such feedback is acted on, and changes are included in the next release.
Details of planned, current and previous updates are shown in the table below.
For a narrative description of the Targeted Modification enhancements in the next release, download the May 2021 edition of the PoreXpert Users manual from the Downloads page.
|Type||Release date||Build number||Details|
|Update||Expected June 2021||>690||LICENSE CONTROLLER - allowed unit cell sizes increased to 25x25x25 to match advanced tutorials|
|- Time-limited licence count-down timer corrected.|
|TARGETED MODIFICATION - Relative size reduction modification calculation debugged.|
|- Bug fixed which caused reversion to defaults on clicking Modify button.|
|- Both Material choice sections now made invisible for non-Development licence holders, as not yet implemented.|
|- Volume calculation error fixed. Porosity now correctly updated in both Run and Batch modes, and reported to Operations screen.|
|- Busy indicator added to mouse icon during calculation.|
|- Worker thread timer timespan set longer for very large unit cells to prevent false early re-setting.|
|- New Collapse tab added to reduce sizes to minimum of selected range.|
|- All selection sliders linked to textboxes.|
|- All selection and modification textbox entries sanity checked. Related error messages translated to other 5 languages.|
|OPERATIONS SCREEN - now shows nano-permeabilities correctly.|
|- Reports porosity after Targeted Modification operations rather than not-useful number of modification operations.|
|SIMPLEX PAGE: Fitting Results, Cell Properties dropdown menu : 'Number of void features' label changed to 'Maximum number of void features', in all 6 languages.|
|Update||7 December 2020||690||LICENSE CONTROLLER - Maximum unit cell sizes in trialware version increased to 15x15x15 pores to match default and tutorials|
|Update||20 October 2020||688||Bug fix to prevent crash on return from Building page to Homepage|
|Updated encryption and revised EULA|
|Output pore, cluster and throat size distributions to CSV format|
|Load / save pore, cluster and throat size distributions from and to PoreXpert .PXT format file|
|Add new error messages to AutoCluster operation and graphical user interface (GUI)|
|Updated online latest version checking function with minor modifications|
|Fixed missing ClusterPage_TitleFontSize in German resources file|
|Fixed cluster ratio value bug causing crash in French when AutoCluster selected|
|Changed default unit cell size to 15x15x15 so that default click-through works with auto cluster|
|Simplified GUI labels in auto cluster page, and corresponding Help files, all in 5 languages|
|New error message if incomplete auto cluster ops are present in a batch to be run, in 5 languages|
|Upgrade to version 2||30 July 2020||675||Mainly automated cluster analysis (Auto Cluster)|