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FSX Planner release 24 now available (September 4th)

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Hi all,

FSX Planner release 24 is now available. This one contains numerous bug fixes as well as some new functionality. The main new peice of functionality is a built in updater so that future updates can be downloaded and installed from within the application removing the need to have to redownload and reinstall the entire application.


Updates in Release 24:
* An update feature has been incorporated into FSX Planner. This is available by selecting File -> Check For Updates. This allows you to download and install future updates without having to redownload and install the entire FSX Planner application.

* Synchronizing the tower scenery object to the tower viewpoint now only tracks the latitude and longitude. This allows for different altitudes between the viewpoint and scenery object.

* When opening xml files, both the airport icao code and the file name are now used to see if the airport is already open. This allows for multiple versions of the same airport to be open simultaneously as long as they are saved in different files.

* A button labeled 'add names' has been added next to the name field of the taxiway path properties display. This button is a shortcut to the add taxiway path names dialog.

* When FSX Planner is closed a dialog will be displayed for each open airport asking whether or not you want to save the airport.

* Moving an apron or a fuel trigger is now an undoable event.

* The type and size of the plane used to represent the simulator plane is now remembered between sessions.

* Background images can now be turned on or off individually. This lets you have multiple images associated with an airport, but only have certain ones displayed at one time.


Bug fixes:
* Fixed a bug which prevented runway taxiway path numbers for runways between 1 and 9 from being displayed in the properties display after an airport had been decompiled form a bgl file.

* Fixed a bug which caused the approach leg fix type to be occassionally incorrectly decompiled.

* Fixed a bug that caused certain jetway scenery objects to be decompiled incorrectly, resulting in errors when trying to compile the airport to a bgl file.

* Fixed a bug that caused FSX Planner to hang while certain airports, such as PAWD, were being decompiled if the runway contained certain objects.

* Fixed a bug that was due to rounding errors causing incorrect altitude warnings when running error checking.

* Fixed a bug that caused Tower altitude checks to be calculated as above sea level instead of above ground level.

* Fixed some bugs associated with object locking that allowed aprons and fuel triggers to be moved even if they were locked.

* Scenery objects did not have the display name set when an xml file was opened. This resulted in blank display names for all scenery objects until the scenery object's properties were displayed. This bug has been fixed.

* Fixed a bug that caused GUIDs to be decompiled incorrectly.


As usual FSX Planner can be downloaded from the website here: www.zbluesoftware.com/fsxplanner

-Russell
 
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