Software Release Notes

ATS is committed to continually improving Spec Tool by resolving bugs and often implementing new features with each release.

You’ll find our latest release notes below.

May 5th, 2020

What’s New
NEW: Phase I of ADA / Barrier-Free Flow + Basic Rule flows have been created for toilet, basin, sinks, and urinal product selections for projects in Ontario. This feature will allow Spec Tool category images to apply branding/themes from the white label spec tools.
Content for categories images are being created currently and targeted to be changed for next sprint release

What’s Improved
Create new spec flow added- when a project does not contain any specs to guide the user the system prompts the user to create a specification first.

What’s Fixed
Resolved issue with using series spec sheet if the products do not contain a spec sheet used for manufacturer spec sheet fallback.

April 21st, 2020

What’s New
NEW: Added Request spec build as a menu option on ATS Spec Tool

What’s Improved
Include company name and user information on the user and product reports
Improved schedule to include thermostatic mixing valve, mechanical mixing valve and carriers in plumbing schedule
Updated Zoeller and Lochinvar white level footer links
Various content and UI corrections on spec download descriptions and series search during product selection

What’s Fixed
Resolved an issue with spec and project deletion

March 31st, 2020

What’s Improved
Improvements on Drainage Schedule to include interceptors, backwater valve and roof drain accessory categories
Improved an issue with too many users loading the category selection page
Improvements on Backflow Schedule to include ACV, vacuum breaker, backflow preventer accessory categories
Dramatic speed improvement (2-3X on average for a project of 10 drawings and 50 products) to manufacturer spec sheet download format
Increased limits of most download formats on the specification tool to 250 products with 50 drawings
Improved formatting on the print configuration pages

What’s fixed
Resolved an issue where the project list total number did not update after deletion
Resolved an issue on displaying location information in the project widget
Resolved an issue with long text overflowing on titles on submittal print format
Resolved an issue with address field on project list widget
Resolved minor print issue with product brochure

March 17th, 2020

What’s New
NEW: User engagement, usage and product report
NEW: User profile page to allow user to change user profile and passwords
Team management page to allow user to create, edit and delete office details and users

What’s Improved
Display all option added for category selection
Added thermostatic, mechanical mixing valve and carrier to be included in the plumbing schedule
PDF submittal with a major improvement to dynamic layouts, margins, title page, and data
Category icons to improve consistency

What’s fixed
Resolved a minor bug with product filtering
Resolved an issue with product edit in the product selection page
Resolved several issues with the rule engine
Print descriptions are newly updated
Resolved an issue with editing specific products (ACV) which results in a product not found page
Resolved minor issues on schedule download

March 3rd, 2020

What’s New
NEW: Product brochure (marketing and promotional document that is designed to inform prospective customers the selected products within a specification or project) are added as part of print formats
NEW: Accessory schedule has been added to be part of schedule print formats
NEW: Reporting service which includes user login and registration report to measure user sign-up and login counts
NEW: Improved specification print workflow to open a new browser tab to allow user to start multiple prints simultaneously

What’s Improved
Filters are removed once the product selections are complete
Updated list of user role type during registration to match with industry standard
Updated list of organization type during registration to include additional industry firm types
Lists of category are organized alphabetically to make searching for categories intuitive and faster
Display by category was changed to Subdivision to provide clarity on the feature
Removal of spec action items on product selection and project detail page
Improved the look and feel of drainage/backflow schedule
Incorporated a new loading view for project and specification list
Price field is hidden during product selection until data and development support
Updated validation message on area field during project creation/edit

What’s Fixed
Resolved an issue with specification deletion on the project list
Resolved a minor issue with warning message during login
Resolved an issue with displaying cover data on drainage schedule
Improved the product detail section by standardization of layout and text
Changed the terms & conditions of Bobrick spec tool to ATS’ terms & conditions
Resolved a minor issue with forget password page formatting
Resolved various issue with dashboard filters

February 18th, 2020

What’s New
NEW:Drainage & Backflow schedule are added as part of schedule print formats

What’s Improved
Improved specification download process by highlighting the download option during specification creation
Improved display of products with Revit files on the specification detail page
Improvement to spec filters which will allow the internal team to order both filters and filter options
Allow user to add and edit city, province, country and postal code to contacts
Updated Spec Tool links to be viewable on Hubspot as part of the user journey
Home navigation will be directed to a new tab as the user is leaving the application
UI improvements which included an application bar

January 30th,2020

What’s New
NEW: New format to allow users to download individual Revit families for every product organized based on their project specification
NEW: List of filters for each product category are displayed to help user find their products and create an accurate specification

What’s Improved
Improved the filtering process where the product options will be automatically selected if a filter option is selected by the user
Improved submittal download speed by ~30 seconds or ~50% on average based on specifications containing 75 products with 15 drawings
Updated the production selection steps to include a loading button to better inform the user and prevent mistakes
Updated the submittal title page to remove future features and adjustment to borders
Changed carrier rules message to be less restrictive and warning icon to information icons to prompt the user that additional products might be required
Updated the product selection steps to include back to spec button to guide the user back to the specification detail page
Spec sheet pdf for products/series will open in a new tab

What’s Fixed
Login and registration image banner was updated to be generic
Text change from fixture category to product category during the product selection process
Resolved various specification schedule contents and formatting issue
Resolved an issue with filters on the project list widget in the spec dashboard
Resolved an issue with favicons not being loaded on white label spec tools

January 15th,2020

What’s New
NEW: Specification list has been added for users to view a list of specifications created within their office

What’s Improved
Global search on the dashboard has been removed to avoid confusion to users
Hide download list on the dashboard widget until the feature is ready for release
Products without specification sheets will use the series spec sheet and if the series spec sheet does not exist, the product will have a label of “to be included” on the section title page in order to remind the user to attach the specification sheets manually on Manufacturer Spec Sheet download
State/Province, Zip/Postal Code vocabulary have been updated for registration and project creation pages to accommodate both US/CAN users
Disabled autofill on project creation and registration pages on chrome, this was preventing users from entering in address fields
Changed login page username to email/username to accommodate for previous and new users
Incorporated a message on the login page to prompt the user to use recommended browsers if the user is on incompatible browsers versions
Added delete confirmation dialog to prevent users from accidentally deleting products, specs, and projects

What’s Fixed
Resolved an issue where a large number of products in a drawing will push the “consist of” message on the manufacturer spec page to the next page, it will now flow continuously into the second page
Resolved an issue where category heights are uneven

December 10th, 2019

What’s New
New: Manufacturer Spec Sheets – Allow designers to generate and download a manufacturer specification sheets package based on their specifications
New: Specification list is introduced to allow users to view a list of specifications created within their office

What’s Improved
The specification list is introduced to allow users to view a list of specifications created within their office

November 27th, 2019

What’s New
NEW: Download formats including long, short spec and schedule (sink, basin, toilet, urinal only)
NEW: Integration of Live chat feature for customer support
NEW: Drawing and Complete button are included during product selection to improve user experience
NEW: Favicon for all spec tools

November 13th, 2019

What’s Improved
Registration for users to sign up to ATS Spec tool & integration with Hubspot to send registration emails – Dashboard project list widget will display projects created by logged in user’s office
Added an error message if password/email is incorrect during the login process
Disable “VIEW SPEC SHEET” during series/product selection if the file does not exist
Various UI/UX improvements on loading pages

October 30th, 2019

What’s Improved
Removed Cross Reference Tool Button on product category and product selection view until features are supported
Removed “move” and “preview” on drawings on project detail page until features are supported
Hide language, notification and user profile from the menu list until features are supported
Removed personal contacts, exports, and print from contact page until features are supported
Added a drawing success / complete view to guide our users to the next drawing
Hide display by drawing/division on the project detail page until features are supported
Hide customer discounts in the contact page
Remove * sign-on field validation on project creation for standardization
Hide the horizontal moving button when only one product is in the drawing
Users will be prompted when closing the project create a window
Adding tooltip message to multi-use building class

What’s Fixed
Resolved a bug where project information is not centered

October 22nd, 2019

What’s New
NEW: Forget password functionality and integration with Hubspot

What’s Fixed
Resolved various UI issues with field validations during project creation

September 12th, 2019

What’s Improved
Detail page empty view

What’s Fixed
Resolved an issue with product configurator on spec tool

August 12th,2019

What’s New
NEW: Product status (active, inactive, discontinued) will now affect the product’s visibility on Spec tool
NEW: Allow bid date to be set to in the past when creating a project
NEW: Various visual & styling issues are resolved

What’s Fixed
Resolved various visual & styling issues are resolved

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