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(Revised 2020-09-10, September 10, 2020)
The FactSage 8.0 Update/Installation (2020) package was released in June 2020.
The FactSage Education 8.0 Package - FactSageEdu is a free FactSage 8.0 Demonstration Version that was released in July 2020. For details on the education package click FactSageEdu Information
For the latest details on the programming, documentation and database changes including screen shots click What's New in FactSage 8.0
For details on changes in the FactSage Apps and Databases click What's New in View Data, What's New in Equilib, What's New in Phase Diagrams, What's New in Macro Processing and What's New in the Databases
Here we post the most recent messages about FactSage 8.0 including items not addressed in What's New in FactSage 8.0
The FactSage Apps and Databases are essentially working as designed but some issues have been reported.
Note: these issues have now been resolved and the installation package (CD-FactSage80.exe) has been updated. To update your current FactSage 8.0 installation, download CD-FactSage80.exe (approx. size 370 MB), run Setup-FactSage80.exe and simply select option Update existing FactSage installation.
If you do not want to download CD-FactSage80.exe but want to check out the updated slide shows, Equilib - Regular Features and The theoretical background of FactSage, these files (*.pdf) may be downloaded from www.factsage.com
PHASE DIAGRAMS & DOCUMENTATION DOWNLOAD (located on the right-hand-side of the screen).
The following issues are minor and only affect a few users.
Viscosity - in the Viscosity App the option to run FactOptimal does not work.
Slide Shows - the Equilib - Regular Features and The theoretical background of FactSage slide shows were updated for FactSage 8.0 but the updates were not included in the installation package.
Phase Diagram - labels of isothermal lines in polythermal projection are missing (option label iso-therm in the Manipulate and Refresh Window). This error only occurs if the regional setting for numerical floating point numbers is a comma (ex: 1,23) and not a period (ex: 1.23).
Phase Diagram - the colors are inverted on the temperature scale (thermometer) on the right hand side of a polythermal projection (option T-bar in the Manipulate and Refresh Window). For example, red should be 'hot' at the top of the scale but it appears in the 'cold' zone at the bottom.
FactSage client installations will crash if CD-FactSage80.exe was downloaded prior to June 30, 2020. A user may resolve the issue by simply downloading again CD-FactSage80.exe and refreshing the server installation.