Quantum4D | New Release 11.12
New Data | New Features | Display Improvements | Usability Improvements
New Data Offerings
Previously Quantum4D has made public data from the Bank for International Settlements, Thomson Reuters Lipper TASS and the World Bank available. These datasets have been updated and associated pre-configured models have and will continue to advance. One example, we recently added alerts for standard deviations on country corridors for consolidated claims (you can see where there has been an unusual change in the flow of capital with one simple click).
New data offerings are as follows:
World’Vest Base (Beta): covers company financial fundamentals on over 50,000 public companies in 130 countries. Learn more.
Ontonix EuroStat covers complexity-based analysis of Europe's economic risk. Data is updated quarterly. Specific drivers of robustness and complexity risk are highlighted. Resilience of member states is provided as well as that of the entire system. Learn more.
Google Earth Integration
Export your workspaces to Google Earth with a few simple clicks. This allows users to create alert arrays reflecting different scenarios across thousands of diverse data series; as new data comes into Quantum4D the Alert Watch function can be run to get a simple list of triggered cues. Spaces can then be exported to a .KMZ file for viewing in Google Earth with other data. Learn more.
Universal Aggregate Attribute Refresh
If you have created attributes that refer to other attributes, as averages or sums of groups of numbers for example, this new feature lets you refresh all of these attributes across a repository with one click. This will update all views and formulas that use an aggregate attribute.
Reference Attributes (preview feature)
Users can now have attributes that refer to other attributes across multiple repositories. For example, if you wish to leave World Bank data in that repository (where it is refreshed by other users) but use the data in your own local model; you can now point to other databases in your model to have that remote data populate your formulas. This feature keeps database sizes small and allows easier integration of data across multiple databases without replicating data and increasing complexity unnecessarily. This is a first basic implementation for discussion with our clients.
Maintain Database Connection
Quantum4D will now re-connect to databases that have lost connections. This allows users to maintain their place and work in a model; despite loss of network connections. This is especially helpful when connecting to remote repositories where the vagaries of the internet can cause connections to be temporarily interrupted, and instances where laptops enter sleep mode.
The user can now decide whether the icons indicating which feature value is being displayed are shown. These can be toggled on and off and are set as off as a default for simple one variable lens types.
Sometimes it makes sense to have a space with thousands or even millions of objects. Today’s typical graphics card isn’t ready to render such spaces. Since these spaces still appear in the list of where such objects are used; it makes sense to mark spaces as un-enterable. This prevents other users from accidently entering a space that is simply too large to render.
Now support and show favorites across all connections. The interface to edit, add, remove and manage a user’s favorite spaces has been improved as well.
The Global Tree now scrolls to a selection made outside of the tree – this aids the user’s ability to find where they are in large scale data structures. Note that this feature requires a one-time use of the full installer rather than the smaller upgrade installer.
The Global Tree also retains its expansion state with different repositories and connections. If a user disconnects or opens a new repository they won’t lose their place in the currently opened tree.
We’ve made selection in the 3D workspace clearer and the software faster by removing the ‘pulsing cubes’ that highlighted current selection. Selection is now indicated by the name of the object appearing and/or being highlighted.
As data gets reused in multiple places, it can be difficult to enter all the workspaces where data is referred to. This new feature allows users to simple wipe data, objects or relations from workspaces completely. This is basically like a purge that deletes all instances of the data across the entire repository. Note, it does not affect the data if it is resident in other repositories.
Besides the above, you will also find a number of bug fixes and minor usability improvements. As with all releases, you will also find Quantum4D runs faster than before. You will find yourself stretching the limits and seeing even more data in simple views. Let us know what you think of the new release!