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WattPlot™ Monitor Version 5  Release Delta Document

This page describes the changes from one release to the next, and allows existing users to update to the latest version at no extra cost (no reactivation needed).  Update downloads will only work for previously activated sites.  New users must use a different download.

To see what version of WattPlot Monitor you are currently running, select the About option of the Help menu.

You do not need to un-install or re-install WattPlot Monitor to get these updates (except where specifically noted).  Most updates are done by simply downloading a replacement WPMonitor.exe file.

  1. Click on the "Download now" button below.

  2. Depending on your browser, click the "Save As", "Save", or "Copy" button, and then direct your system to save it in the folder where the older version EXE resides (which is typically c:\Program Files (x86) \WattPlot).  [NOTE: If you are using Google Chrome, it might just put the file directly into your Downloads folder.  Move it from there to your Program Files\WattPlot folder.]

  3. If it tells you that the file already exists, and asks if you want to overwrite it, click Yes.

The latest version of WattPlot™ Monitor is:  5.1.3.5  (19 Jul 2017)


This is a replacement EXE, not an installation program.
Do NOT attempt to RUN this program from the web site.
See the numbered steps above.


WattPlot Monitor Version 5 Release History


Monitor, Version 5.1.3.5 - 19 Jul 2017

Corrected - Inability to open .OBM files.
Corrected - Bug in Device Wizard if replacing a previously defined device.

Monitor, Version 5.1.3.4

Corrected - Workaround added for change in MATE3 firmware 3.15.5 Modbus protocol.
Corrected - Additional error in Monthly Summary Graph window.

Monitor, Version 5.1.3.2

Corrected - Use Shunt-derived wattage values in VisualMATE view screen, when applicable.
Corrected - Bug in resize operation of new monthly summary graph.

WattPlot Monitor User's Guide, Version 5.1.3 - 05 Apr 2017

Corrected - Added documentation for Modbus connections.

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Monitor, Version 5.1.3.1

Corrected - Cross-development clobbered snapshotbars in 3.1.3.0.

Monitor, Version 5.1.3.0

Corrected - MATE3 selection changing to AXS Port in Data Source dialog box.
Corrected - Confusion between MATE3 and AXS Port IP addresses.
Corrected - Miscellaneous activation items.
Added - Overall Activity bar graph in Monthly Summary.

Monitor, Version 5.1.2.15

Corrected - Snapshot numbers blanked out - release error in 5.1.2.14.
Corrected - Inverter 'Production' calculation in Monthly bar graphs.
Corrected - Bug in Device Wizard of components screen - not loading devices.
Corrected - Modbus communication restart.
Corrected - Only log Automatic Action response if requested.
Corrected - Ability to select FXR inverter model.
Corrected - Problem when clearing device in System Components window.
Corrected - VisualMATE animation flow speed and upwards direction.

Monitor, Version 5.1.2.13

Corrected - Error in 5.1.2.12 Modbus logic.
Corrected - Detect Modbus block ID of 0 and abort connection.
Corrected - OBM file logging for Modbus connections.
Corrected - No MsgBox pause if SD data file missing within range - error log instead.
Corrected - Incorrect warning about replacing summary of equal hours.
Enhanced - Track data gaps in Daily Summary window and show time for gaps in Plot Windows.
Enhanced - Retain "No Action" choice in SD Card Update window as default.
Enhanced - Error handling of Modbus issues.
Enhanced - Communication device specification in Systems Components window.
Enhanced - Allow program to open with incomplete configuration.
Added - Support for FXR inverter status lines.
Added - New pre-wired FLEXpower systems to Systems Components window.

Monitor, Version 5.1.2.11

Corrected - Catch attempts to add two devices to the same port mid-stream.
Corrected - Issue caused by inverter temperature(s) less than zero.
Corrected - Charge controller Aux Port On/Off determination under Modbus connection.
Corrected - Modbus FX AC input and output voltages were flipped.
Corrected - Modbus support for MX60 charge controllers.
Corrected - Radian reporting sets not summarizing data.
Corrected - Modbus protocol for Radians, and improved Modbus commands.
Corrected - File name of Users Guide when accessed from Help menu.
Enhanced - Attempted to raise acceptable size limit on VBMail attachments.

Monitor, Version 5.1.2.9/10

Corrected - Charge controller charge amps truncation adjustment logic.
Corrected - Charge controller charge amps scaling factor for Modbus protocol.
Corrected - Bug introduced in 5.1.2.7 Daily Summary Window when no charge controllers.
Corrected - Snapshot display for single-phase Radians.
Corrected - CC Panel voltage must be divided by 10 for Modbus connections.
Corrected - Allow MATE commands to be sent to MATE3 via Modbus.
Corrected - Ability to turn off one Automatic Action enabling another trigger.
Corrected - AGS commands might not be going to the "Master Inverter".
Enhanced - Missing email attachments now flagged as warnings, not errors.
Added - Lower polling frequency options for Modbus connections.

Monitor, Version 5.1.2.8

Corrected - Bugs with MATE3 Modbus Communications, MATE Commands, etc.
Corrected - Display of TCP Server status in Data Source dialog box.
Corrected - Automatic Actions editing when response includes sending MATE command for Aux port.
Corrected - Suspend-data-reception option of automatic actions.
Corrected - Non-numeric IP Port message when testing Modbus data source.
Enhanced - Improved the formatting of VisualMATE FnDC numbers for clarity.
Added - Workaround for critical UDP/IP bug in MATE3 firmware 003.015.001.
Added - User-configured suppression of trigger repeats.
Added - Ability for triggers to enable other triggers.

Monitor, Version 5.1.2.7

Corrected - Improper validation of IP addresses.
Corrected - Inverter values when 'operating mode' is "AGS Error".
Corrected - License Activation disabled on File menu inappropriately.
Corrected - Better handling of serial port problem when sending command.
Corrected - Possible problem when processing stream of "?"s in data.
Enhanced - Error information when IP Address fails.
Added - Device options "All inverters" and "All Charge Controllers" in Daily Summary Window.

WattPlot Monitor User's Guide, Version 5.1.2 - 01 Oct 2016

Added - Documentation for MATE3 Modbus/TCP connection.

Monitor, Version 5.1.2.6

Corrected - Reporting sets appearing not to reload plot data after program interruption.
Corrected - Suppress inappropriate Plot Window Placement Warning messages.
Corrected - Overflow when reloading OBM with lots of bad data.
Corrected - Serial port null error.
Corrected - Allow for transient PlotPoint parameter error.

Monitor, Version 5.1.2.4/5

Corrected - Error on initial setup when reception starts before devices are defined.
Corrected - CC Set problem caused by lingering test code for 5.1.2.3.

Monitor, Version 5.1.2.3

Corrected - Test button for email settings also tests new From Address.
Corrected - Long startup delay possible at sites with FX set.
Corrected - Possible array index failure when resizing plot window.
Added - Progress indicator for historical file loads.
Added - Ability to monitor MATE3 by Modbus/TCP.

Monitor, Version 5.1.2.2

Corrected - Failure to create monthly folder could block raw data logging.

Monitor, Version 5.1.2.1

Corrected - Reloading of reporting set data when restarting Monitor.
Corrected - MATE Data Source port scanning for TCP connections.
Corrected - When device added on-the-fly, add to component list.
Corrected - Display of shunt wattages in plot point detail display.
Corrected - New License Move bug - could not generate new key.
Corrected - Bug with shunt enabled flag interpretation.
Corrected - Restored display of current value for 'Set' Mate commands.
Changed - Changed Absorb & Float Time set commands to use hours instead of minutes.
Added - Selected AXS Port commands.

Monitor, Version 5.1.1.8/5.1.1.9

Corrected - Charge Parameters Met trigger was not firing.
Corrected - Bug when adding device on-the-fly, introduced in 5.1.1.7.
Corrected - Reset of numeric automatic action triggers for subsequent re-testing.
Corrected - Suppression of release update check when autostarted.

Monitor, Version 5.1.1.7

Corrected - Bug when program adding a device on-the-fly.
Corrected - Save guessed nominal voltage when adding device on-the-fly.
Corrected - OutBack changed MATE serial number format.
Corrected - Device ID verification step in System components window.
Corrected - AXS Port communications handling Active status in GetMatePacket.
Corrected - TCP Server translation of FnDC Shunt Enabled flags to original MATE format.
Corrected - Small Data Source Dialog box improvements.
Corrected - Setting of System Data path for raw data.
Enhanced - Check for month sub-folder in Raw System Data path.
Enhanced - Additional help from View Monthly Summary button in Update window.

Monitor, Version 5.1.1.6

Corrected - Restored message when first attempting invalid connection to TCP or AXS.
Corrected - Inexplicable error when logging TCP Client disconnect.
Corrected - Data simulation when running from TCP Client's raw data.
Corrected - Update comm. defn. from older releases.
Corrected - TCP Client more resilient against Server bugs.
Corrected - Send Information window for new logging options.
Corrected - Small enhancements to data logging.
Enhanced - Make communication parameters uneditable during Test Communications.

WattPlot Monitor User's Guide, Version 5.1.1 - 17 Apr 2016

Corrected - Fixed documentation of TCP Server Settings screen.

Monitor, Version 5.1.1.5

Corrected - New bug when starting systems with direct (non-HUB) connection.
Corrected - Minor display issues with System Components screen.
Added - Additional messages to Data Source dialog box traffic window.

Monitor, Version 5.1.1.4

Corrected - TCP Server to Client checksums when Server talking to original MATE.
Corrected - Activated Edit IP button in Server settings screen.
Corrected - Hide MATE3/MATE conversion option for original MATEs.
Corrected - Bug in opening historical files introduced by earlier fix.
Corrected - AXS Port communication changed from Asynch. to Synch.
Corrected - Data Source Window improvements for TCP Client connections.
Corrected - View Monthly menu now populated for systems with no live data.
Corrected - Previous release included TCP Client debugging message boxes by mistake.
Corrected - Snapshot bars now refreshed if new device appears mid-stream.

Monitor, Version 5.1.1.2

Corrected - Update of reporting set device mode on snapshot bar.
Corrected - Bug with enabling of Communication type dropdown in Data Source screen.
Corrected - More checks on AXS Port connection settings.
Corrected - Handling of AutoStarted program with bad system name.

WattPlot Monitor User's Guide, Version 5.1.0

Added - Significantly revised User's Guide for WattPlot Monitor.

Monitor, Version 5.1.1.1

Corrected - Bug in first time installation processing.
Corrected - Bug with TCP Client connection to Server monitoring an original MATE.

Monitor, Version 5.1.1.0

Corrected - Restored system definition data processing for TCP clients.
Corrected - Reclassified AXS Port as a live connection.
Corrected - Extraction of device signature from TCP Server information packet.
Corrected - Low-res reporting set plots now show start time right away.
Corrected - Sometimes showed incorrect snapshot template after starting.
Corrected - Should not always Suspend connection when editing data source.
Corrected - Program wait for connection to be defined.
Corrected - Possible bug when opening program options window.
Corrected - Persistent Index-outside-bounds-of-array plotting bug - part 2.
Enhanced - Clarified TCP Server/Client option in Data Source dialog box.
Enhanced - Able to repair bad port # in configuration on the fly.
Enhanced - Able to detect Charge Controller CSV file from MATE3.


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