Understand 5.0 Release

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Understand 5.0 is now available! Here is what has changed since Understand 4.0 was released: Visual Basic Support Codecheck Comment Keywords Application wide color schemes License Tracking Previewer window Annotation of individual lines VHDL control flow graph Java & C# UML Sequence diagrams Support for FORTRAN 2008 Hersteller Initiative Software Codechecks Additional Codechecks C++14 Support… Read more »

Cluster Call Graphs

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The interactive Cluster Call Graphs show the function call graph, organized by file. There are several variants of this graph: Call, Call-by, Butterfly and Internal Call. They can also be accessed from the function, class, file or architecture level. These graphs can all be accessed from the Graphical View right click menu for the entity…. Read more »

API Location Changes for C, Python and Custom Perl

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In an effort to make our APIs more consistent a few of the API files have been moved around with build 858. Your code may need to be updated to reflect these changes. C API udb.h, libudb_api.so, udb_api.dll and udb_api.lib have all been moved to bin\<OS>\C Python API The bin\pc-win64\python folder has been capitalized to bin\<OS>\Python… Read more »

Track Floating License Usage

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Do you ever wonder how many licenses are really being used? Are engineers saying they don’t have any licenses available when they need them? We have added Floating License Tracking to make answering these questions a little easier. After upgrading the License Manager to build 793 or later, the server administrator can choose a location to… Read more »

Floating Licenses To Go

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Great news, if your team uses floating licenses you now have the option to checkout a license when you travel! When this feature is enabled by your server administrator a new section will appear in the Help->Licensing dialog in Understand while you are connected to the license server: Simply select the number of days you want to keep the license… Read more »

Understand Build 774

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We recently sent out new floating license files that will support Understand 4.0, however we neglected to let you know that for Understand 4.0 to connect to this license, the license manager software also needs to be updated to version 770 or later. Sorry about that, it was an oversight on our part. The license manager… Read more »

Understand 4.0 Features

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We will be releasing Understand 4.0 with build 772. An updated license is required, which is free as long as your maintenance is up-to-date. To check the status of your maintenance or request the updated license, please email us at keys@scitools.com We like to add new features to Understand as soon as they are finished, that way… Read more »

Relationship Graphs

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Your code has tons of important relationships in it and we want to help you find find them. With Understand 4.0 we’ve added several new graphs that let you track the relationship between two specified entities. For example if are only interested in how two functions interact with each other in a call or callby tree you can now… Read more »

UML Sequence Diagram

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Build 771 adds the new UML Sequence Diagram graph. A Sequence Diagram is an interaction diagram that shows how processes operate with one another and what is their order. A sequence diagram shows object interactions arranged in time sequence. It depicts the objects and classes involved in the scenario and the sequence of messages exchanged between… Read more »

Cluster Control Flow Graphs

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A new version of the control flow graph has been added that allows much more interactivity. You can access this graph by right clicking on a function or method and selecting Graphical Views->Cluster Control Flow. The new graph lets you collapse and expand subsections of the graph by double clicking in the bounding box of that… Read more »