The variable details tab has been redesigned, for easier creation or import of custom variables.
Added New Copy/Paste Options to the Tuning Chart
New Tuning Summary Report
For a quick option to view project tuning information on one screen.
Added TOU Selection to Bill-Match Options
Added Reports for Multiple TOU Periods to Tuning Contract Report
Improved Bill Register End Date Auto-Fill Logic
Option C now auto-fills end dates in new rows more intuitively.
Added Decimals to Rate Escalations and Variable Registers
Improved Date Selection in Reports to Match Project Performance Period
The end date field in reports will now update to match the last date of meter data.
Added Regression Modifiers
Regression modifiers can now be added to meters.
New Custom Data Export
The Custom Data Export is now available, through the Import/Export view. Export all meter data quickly and easily with this report, for viewing or manipulation in Excel.
Time of Use Periods Added to Reports
Reports may now be run for individual TOU periods. All TOU periods occurring in the bill register will appear in the options for applicable reports.
Customizable Graph Color Settings
Graph colors in reports can now be customized, via the Settings menu.
Added Custom Units
You may now add custom consumption and demand units via the Project Utilities tab.
Added New Hotkeys
We’ve added several new keyboard controls to Option C. You can now use:
• Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab to cycle through open report tabs.
• Ctrl+W to close the currently open report.
• Ctrl+Shift+Left Click and Ctrl+A to select multiple or all weather stations, in the weather view.
• Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y to undo and redo multiple edits, in all data registers.
Add One Year of Weather Rows
It is now possible to add a year of blank rows to the weather data register, via the right-click menu.
Open Bill Register from Top or Bottom
Want your bill registers to load at the bottom row, instead of at the top? The option now exists, in the settings menu.
Metrix Projects Will Now Import with Tunings ‘Closed’
This change is to help ensure that ‘closed’ or ‘manual’ tunings on Metrix meters will be preserved during import into Option C. (After import into Option C, deselecting ‘closed’ from such meters will cause baseline values to change, so it should remain selected.)
Metrix Projects Will Now Import with the Project ‘Max Delta T Demand Tuning’ Setting
When importing Metrix projects, the ‘Max Delta T Demand Tuning’ selection used in the Metrix Project Preferences will now be applied across the resulting Option C project. Previously, this setting had to be adjusted individually at the meter level in Option C, so this change should simplify the import process. (Bear in mind, there may be cases where in the original Metrix file, the Project level setting conflicts with the meter setting. Such cases will still require manual adjustment at the meter level in Option C.)
Added Support for Importing Metrix projects with the Degree-Hours/24 Degree Day Calculation Method
Metrix projects using this setting may now be imported into Option C. Other projects will be unaffected.
Added Normalized Savings Methodology
Now you can do regressions on pre-retrofit and post-retrofit bills, and compare the regressions using average annual weather data (TMY2). This is a method many utilities use for their incentive programs.
Added Cumulative Sum (CUSUM) Chart Option to Scenario Inspection Tab
Added Degree Days to the Bill Register Report
The Bill Register report will now include HDD and CDD:
Added Ability to Clone Rates
In addition to cloning rate charges, it is now possible to clone entire rates. Cloned rates will automatically have their effective dates set as the year following the original rate:
Added Weather Charts to Weather Degree Days Tab
The Weather > Degree Days tab will now display charts containing degree day information for your weather:
Events and Modifications Can Now be Displayed in the Scenario Inspection Tab
Added Ability to Edit/Delete Custom Units
User added custom units can now be edited and deleted, through the Project > Project Utilities tab.
Improved the ‘List’ and ‘Find’ Views
The List and Find views will now allow you to navigate to the selected project item in the tree structure. When the List or Find view is closed, the selected item will remain displayed in the tree structure, improving the utility of these features.
Increased ‘List View’ Panel Size
The List View panel size has been increased, to allow more information to clearly display. Toggling between the List View and Tree View will automatically resize the panel.
Option C will Remember Last Report Dates, and Auto-Fill
In the reporting view, the dates of the last report ran will now be remembered, and auto-filled into the report options when creating a new report.
Implemented Automatic Recalculations
Option C now automatically recalculates all formulas when installing new software versions. The ‘Recalculate All’ button will no longer be needed, and it has been removed.
Cost Calculations Now Only Use the Decimals Shown in the Bill Registers
Previously, all decimal places were used in cost calculations. Now, only those shown in the bill register will be used. (The number of displayed decimals may be adjusted in the Project Utilities tab.)
Added Ability to Downgrade Projects, to Support Different Software Versions
When attempting to open an Option C project from a more recent software version than is installed on your computer, instead of receiving an incompatibility error, you can now convert the project to your installed software version. (Data or features not supported by the lower version may be lost.)
Added Decimal Places to Demand Tier Charges
Modelled demand rates now include decimal places for tiered charges.
Added Option to Delete Variables from Projects
Variables can now be deleted from the Project Tree Structure and Variables menu, through the right click menu or by using the delete key. Any meter tunings using a deleted variable will be recalculated.
You have the latest version of Option C!