Release of visionCATS 3.0

    18.06.2020

    The latest version of CAMAG's HPTLC Software visionCATS has been released.

visionCATS 3.0 was completely redesigned to give a modern look and feel, while optimizing the usability of the application. Additionally, visionCATS 3.0 fully supports the HPTLC PRO Module APPLICATION and HPTLC PRO Module DEVELOPMENT.

New design and High DPI support

While visionCATS 2.5 was based on the design language of Windows 7, visionCATS 3.0 is based on the Material Design language. This impacts all controls (texts, buttons, etc.) of all windows in visionCATS, as well as all icons. The main menu, a usual hamburger menu with subentries, has been moved to the left side and is collapsed by default to optimize the space available. Unlike visionCATS 2.5, visionCATS 3.0 supports High DPI (usually activated by default on recent high-end laptops having a high resolution, or with UHD (4K) monitors).

New docking system

visionCATS 3.0 features a full and revamped docking system, where windows can be floating, docked, grouped, fixed or hidden automatically. Revamped global lists editor The global lists already existed in visionCATS 2.5 as a specific tab in General Settings. They have been enhanced, extended for HPTLC PRO and moved to a new separate menu entry Tools → Edit global lists.

Remarks and report tabs support in method files

In visionCATS 3.0, the remarks tab is also available in methods, allowing to add formatted text to method files. Reports now can be generated from methods. Once the report template is selected and settings are preconfigured in a method file, the analyses executed from the method display the appropriate report.

Selection of “in progress” items in Explorer window

With HPTLC PRO, the users will often have to (re)open analyses during or after the execution of HPTLC PRO runs. Therefore, analyses which are in progress must be simple to find and a new shortcut has been integrated in the Explorer view.

Database updated to SQL Server 2017

visionCATS now uses Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express, the latest stable version of SQL Server.

For more information on visionCATS 3.0, visit the visionCATS Online Help.