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AquaCalc DataLink Install
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The AquaCalc DataLink software is used to download, review and print reports of section discharge measurements from the AquaCalc line of discharge measurement devices. DataLink’s main function is to download section measurements from the AquaCalc Pro Plus. It will now communicate with the AquaCalc Pro Plus and show a list of section discharge measurements  available for download. DataLink also works with older AquaCalc Pros and AquaCalc 5000s, but not automatically. AquaCalc DataLink is compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7 and later.

DataLink can installed directly from the AquaCalc website and can check for updates automatically.

DataLink is installed and updated from the JBS website using Microsoft Click-Once deployment technology. This allows DataLink to be installed securely without “administrator” privileges for a single user in high-security environments . It installed into the User folder on a Windows PC. Each user on a computer will need to install their own copy.

Install from the Website is Temporarily Unavailable:

The install from our website is not available at this time. We are having problems with our new “Signing Certificate” that authenticates the Click Once web installation and automatic update process. We are working on this problem now. (dated 3/22/2016)

Update 4/20/2016: We have solved our problem with DataLink and will be releasing these changes soon. Currently we are testing the new version of DataLink. You can help by installing the BETA version of AquaCalc DataLink 4.

Install DataLink 3 version 3.7 from our website is unavailable. Use DataLink CD Setup Instructions below.

  1. Click the Install button above,
  2. “Run” the “setup.exe” file when prompted or after it is download by your browser.

You may be prompted to install some of the prerequisites listed on the AquaCalc DataLink 3 Install webpage. DataLink needs several components provided by Microsoft. If you do not already have these components, the setup program will download and install them automatically.

The following prerequisites are required:

  • Windows Installer 4.5
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (x86 and x64)
  • Microsoft Visual Basic PowerPacks 10.0
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Report Viewer

APPBackCoverWithUSBCableDon’t forget the AquaCalc Pro Plus USB Drivers!

 

If you are using DataLink with the USB connection on an AquaCalc Pro Plus you will need to install the USB drivers.

Download the USB Drivers here.

 

 


DataLink CD Setup files

Optionally you can install AquaCalc DataLink 3 using the CD installation files. The current version of DataLink available wiht this method is DataLink 3.4.

We recommend that DataLink 3 be installed directly from our website by using the link above. If you would like to install a traditional “CD” type installation:

  1. Download the AquaCalc DataLink 3.6 CD Setup.zip compressed zip file from the JBS website.
  2. Unzip the file by right clicking the file and selecting “Extract All ...” from the menu that pops up.
  3. Run the Setup.exe file in the folder that you extracted to. This will install DataLink 3s onto the computer.


 Version 3.7.0 Released 10/27/15

Changes:

  • Fixed graphing error in Section View.
  • Adds a check for current firmware version.
  • AquaCalc Pro Plus firmware version 2.3.0 BETA released to beta testing. (Beta firmware  is still in testing, do not install without contacting manufacturer. This firmware:
    • Adds Bluetooth functionality to an AquaCalc Pro Plus with the optional Bluetooth  module installed.

Version 3.6.0 Released 08/10/2015

Changes:

No changes to DataLink proper. AquaCalc Pro Plus firmware version 2.2.4 was given Full Release status, no longer BETA firmware. This firmware update:

  • Fixes a bug with the access and storage of the Date and Time that had the potential to produce a scrambled Begin Time or End Time.
  • Improved beep tone consistency in Measure screen. Key press tones sometimes changed.Fixes a bug in The AquaCalc that did not allow you to download Section 30.
  • Fixes a bug with Summary Q value the Main Menu, which was not being updated correctly after a change in the Section data.
  • Fixes a problem with multiple pairs of Wall Coefficients that lead to the mis-calculation of Summary Total Q.

Version 3.5.0  Released 3/6/15

Changes:

  • Increased icon size and spacing in Section Explorer Screen.
  • Added AquaCalc Pro Plus BETA firmware version 2.2.4 to the Updater. Note that  BETA firmware is still being  tested by cooperating users. Please report any  problems immediately. This firmware update:
    •  Fixes a bug with the access and storage of the Date and Time that had the potential to produce a scrambled Begin Time or End Time.
    • Fixes a bug with Summary Q value the Main Menu, which was not being  updated correctly after a change in the Section data.
    • Fixes a problem with multiple pairs of Wall Coefficients that lead to the  mis-calculation of Summary Total Q. (This needs user testing before a full  release).

Version 3.4.0 Released 05/21/2014

Changes:

  • Improved sorting in the Section Explorer when clicking on the column headers in  the Section list view, including ascending and descending sorts, and sorting by  dates by converting string dates to real dates.
  • Added Drag and Drop functionality to Section Explorer. Files may now be dragged  from the List View to the Folder Tree View to move them from one folder to the  next. Folders may not be dragged to move (but can be moved using the Move item  in the right-click menu).
  • Added File renaming by clicking a second time on the file label in the List view  of Section Explorer screen.
  • Added Folder renaming using folder label editing in the Section Explorer.
  • The AquaCalc Pro Updater Tool now includes three versions of the firmware fo the  AquaCalc Pro Plus, including a "BETA" version, and a warning if that version is  selected.
  • Fixed bug when deleting or moving files in Section Explorer. File would be  reported as "Open" and could not be deleted, unless selected again.
  • Added AquaCalc Pro Plus BETA firmware version 2.2.0 to the Updater. Note that  BETA firmware is still being  tested by cooperating users. Please report any  problems immediately. This BETA firmware update:
    • Improved battery level meter. Removed percentages from meter (these were not accurate).
    • Improved beep tone consistency in Measure screen. Key press tones sometimes  changed.
    • Fixes a bug in The AquaCalc that did not allow you to download Section 30.
    • Fixes a bug with Summary Q value the Main Menu, which was not being  updated correctly after a change in the Section data.
    • Fixes a problem with multiple pairs of Wall Coefficients that lead to the  mis-calculation of Summary Total Q. (This needs user testing before a full  release)

 Version 3.3.2 Released 04/14/2014

Changes:

  • In AquaCalc Firmware Updater wizard, removed AquaCalc Pro Plus Firmware version 2.2.0 BETA from the full release.  Re-instated firmware version 2.1.5 as second choice to be used as rollback firmware.

Version 3.3.1 Released 04/04/2014

Changes:

  • Older AquaCalc Pro downloads not longer prompt for a file name, but automatically use  the filenames created in the Download Dialog box. This makes downloading for  older AquaCalc Pros faster and more like the AquaCalc Pro Plus.
  • Added a File Link in the Data View of the Download Dialog after a successful  section download. Clicking this File Link after a manual download will open the  Section Viewer.
  • Fixed bug in Download Sections for downloading from AquaCalc Pro where Save  Dialog box will not open to correct folder.
  • Fixed bug where AquaCalc_Pro_Analyzer.xls was not found after release of version  3.2.1
  • Added AquaCalc Pro Plus BETA firmware version 2.2.0 to the Updater. Note that  BETA firmware is still being  tested by cooperating users. Please report any  problems immediately. This BETA firmware update:
    • Improved battery level meter. Removed percentages from meter (these were not accurate).
    • Improved beep tone consistency in Measure screen. Key press tones sometimes  changed.
    • Fixes a bug in The AquaCalc that did not allow you to download Section 30.
    • Fixes a bug with Summary Q value the Main Menu, which was not being  updated correctly after a change in the Section data.
    • Fixes a problem with multiple pairs of Wall Coefficients that lead to the  mis-calculation of Summary Total Q. (This needs user testing before a full  release)

Version 3.2.1 Revisions

Changes:

  • Fixed bug in Download Sections where COM port is incorrectly set to the default port after changing Download To folder leading to a failed download.
  • Changed DataLink Update screen to simplify updating.
  • Fixed bug in Download Sections where window would be placed off-screen and could not be accessed. (User could use alt-spacebar Move menu item to recover).
  • Added version 2.1.6 version of AquaCalc Pro Plus (APP) firmware.
    • Changes include:APP operating firmware 2.1.6 (Full Release): Improved low battery management in the Measure screen. To counter low battery problems in cold weather, the voltage level at which the low battery warning appears was increased.

Version 3.1.1 Revisions

Section Graphs / Section Report:

  • Added Ice Draft to Section Preview graph in the Section Explorer window, and to  te Section View and Section Report graphs. Added Ice draft to Section Report  Observation Detail page.
  • Fixed bug when importing a corrupted measurement.

Version 3.1.0.x Revisions:

Section Explorer screen:

  • Added Section graph preview to Section Explorer screen. Shows a graph in addition to text preview.
  • Multiple sections can now be selected in the section list and deleted all at once.

Download Section Measurements Screen:

  • Added Refresh button in Download Section Measurements window.
  • Removed "Delete Section After Download" checkbox to prevent accidental deletion of measurements. Use "Delete Sections" button instead!
  • Section List is not refreshed after "Delete Sections" button is pushed so that sections deleted from AquaCalc Pro Plus will still be visible in Download window until screen is closed.
  • Added a "Refresh" Button to refresh Section List from a connected AquaCalc Pro Plus.

Settings Screen:

  • Added a Tabbed Settings window to cleanup the Settings window.

Other:

  • Improved downloading of multiple files when the files of the same name already exist. You no longer need to approve each individual existing file overwrite.
  • Added option to install from CD Setup. When DataLink is installed from the CD setup files (and NOT directly from our website) automatic updating is disabled. Updates will need to be manually downloaded and installed.
  • Added the ability to create a optional download log that lists the file names and file paths in an XML log file. These log files were created at the request of the USGS to aid in importing downloaded measurements to their systems.
  • Added registry keys in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER space to identify the location of the DataLink 3 executable (AquaCalc DataLink 3.exe), and the file path and name of the last DataLink Download Log file (DataLinkDownloadLog.xml):
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/JBSEnergy/DataLinkApplicationPath

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER/JBSEnergy/DataLinkDownloadLogPath

Minor bug fixes including:

  • Fixed problem with dashes "-" in Section ID causing problems with file paths.
  • Fixed problem with "Opening File location in Windows Explorer" in Section Explorer.
  • About screen now autosizes text area

Download the AquaCalc Pro Analyzer spreadsheet

The AquaCalc Pro Analyzer Excel spreadsheet is installed with DataLink 3. It is not necessary to download the AquaCalc Analyzer if you have installed the latest DataLink Pro.

The AquaCalc Pro Analyzer spreadsheets can be downloaded separately, it is not necessary to download and install the entire DataLink program if changes have been made only to the AquaCalc Analyzer.

After downloading and saving the new version of Analyzer to your hard disk (we recommend saving it in the AquaCalc DataLink Pro program folder, or in your My Documents folder or a sub-folder), open DataLink and select the “Settings” button, and point DataLink to the new Analyzer file using the File Locations > Analyzer section.

Version 1.1.0  - September, 2010 - Download.

Fixed Bug: Fixed problem with large measurements not opening properly in Analyzer. Expanded to 180 data rows. Added capability to open version 2.0 output.

Version 1.0.1  - April 17, 2008 - Download.

Improved wall measurements handling in beginning vertical. Adjust Axis initially set to full width.

Revision History:

Version 1.0.0 First Release - February 20, 2008 .

AquaCalc DataLink 3 BETA version

Would you like to help us test a pre-release BETA version of DataLink 3?

What is BETA software?

Before we release software for everyone to use, we first test the software in-house here at JBS. this is called “Alpha” testing. We then ask customers to test the software to find problems that we didn't find. This is called “Beta” testing. Finally, we release the software to the public. This is called a “Full Release”, as is available above.

If you would like to test the latest features of DataLink, Click here to go to the DataLink BETA Install page.

Like the old AquaCalc DataLink Pro software?

DataLink Pro has been replaced with DataLink 3.

If you would like to download and install the old DataLink Pro, click here.

 

 

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