Path update (version 3.0.3) now available

Version 3.0.3 of the Path Landscape Model Framework is available for download at www.apexrms.com/path
 
This release provides a small fix to the way State Attributes are handled. If you previously installed version 3.0.0 and are using attributes in your Path model, please update your installation to this version.

Path Version 3 now available

Version 3.0.0 of the Path Landscape Model Framework is available for download at www.apexrms.com/path
 
This latest release is a major milestone in the development of Path and includes the following new features:

  • "Box-and-arrow" editor for transitions, allowing users to visually create and edit their state-and-transition models directly within Path. This new editor means that VDDT is no longer required to create and edit models.
  • Streamlined approach for initializing Path from existing VDDT models. Path now automatically imports VDDT definitions, deterministic and probabilistic transitions, initial conditions, area limits, TSD information and general run settings; as a result most existing VDDT models can be run immediately within Path.
  • Full menu system, making it easier for new users to familarize themselves with the software.
  • Online help system that includes a reference guide and getting started tutorial.

State-and-transition model conference announced for June 14-16, 2011

A conference to bring together users of our landscape modeling tools (VDDT, TELSA and Path) will be held from June 14-16, 2011 in Portland, Oregon.  The conference will consist of an optional one day training session on the use of the new Path Landscape Model Framework, followed by two days of talks from scientists and managers from across North America sharing experiences with various applications of the landscape modeling tools. Topics will include land management, fuels planning, wildlife habitat, species at risk, ecological restoration, climate change and carbon management. There will also be a presentation and discussion regarding the future direction of our tools.

Please check back here in mid-February for a full conference announcement, including agenda and registration information

VDDT Version 6.0.25 now available (as a full install)

A full install pack is now available for VDDT Version 6.0.25 at www.apexrms.com/path.

 

This version provides the same functionality as the previous VDDT 6.0.25 Patch – however it eliminates the need to manually apply a patch in order to upgrade from previous versions.

Path version 2.2.0 (beta) available

A new beta version (2.2.0) of the Path Landscape Model Framework is available for download at www.apexrms.com/path

 

This latest version includes a new significant new feature: a "box-and-arrow" editor for transitions, allowing users to visually create and edit their state-and-transition models directly within Path. This new editor means that users no longer need to use VDDT to create and edit their models prior to running them in Path.

 

Note that this is a beta version, and as such is still undergoing testing and revision. In addition, the documentation and training materials have not yet been updated to match the current features. A full release is anticipated in early February 2011.

Path Version 2.1.0 available

A new version (2.1.0) the Path Landscape Model Framework is available for download at www.apexrms.com/path. Changes from version 2.0.4 include : • an enhancement that imports Initial Condition data from the source VDDT database • an enhancement that imports Area Limit data from the source VDDT database • an enhancement to the Ecological Departure report that allows users to define strata using state attributes

Path version 2.0.4 available

A new version (2.0.4) the Path Landscape Model Framework is available for download at www.apexrms.com/path

 Changes from version 2.0.3 include :

  • an enhancement to the Ecological Departure report to include treatment costs alongside departure values in the summary pivot table
  • a bug fix to deal with the problem where file and folder names are not displayed correctly in the Project Explorer (for older computers)

VDDT Version 6.0.25 (Patch) now available

A new patch for VDDT (version 6.0.25) is now available for download from www.apexrms.com/path.

The only change from version 6.0.24 is a fix to prevent probabilities on the class properties screen from changing unpredictably due to a rounding error when small probabilities and/or proportions are entered.

Path version 2.0.3 available

A new version (2.0.3) the Path Landscape Model Framework is available for download at www.apexrms.com/path

 Note that the only change from version 2.0.2 is a fix to prevent a concurrency violation error when changing the location of a VDDT MCM file.

Path Version 2.0 now available for download

Version 2.0 of the Path Landscape Model Framework is now available for download. Download and installation instructions for this latest version can be found here.

 

New features (since version 1.2):

  • Reporting and graphing of state-class attributes
  • Ability to organize scenarios by file folders in the Project Explorer
  • Ability to transfer scenarios between project databases
  • Enhancements to the Excel import/export capabilities, including full support for Excel 2007

Installation notes:

  1. Version 2.0 requires Excel 2007 in order to edit data
  2. Path project databases created using version 1.2.4 or earlier will need to be manually updated in order to run with version 2.0. Please contact us if you require assistance with such an upgrade at path@apexrms.com.

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