Release Notes IDS NXT 3.1
These release notes describe the new features and changes in the IDS NXT 3.1 release. This release updates the following components:
IDS lighthouse 3.1.0
You find the release notes for IDS lighthouse directly in IDS lighthouse: https://ids-lighthouse.ai/login/
IDS NXT OS 3.1
You find the release notes for IDS NXT OS 3.1.0 under Release Notes for IDS NXT OS 3.1.0
IDS NXT cockpit 3.1
This version of the IDS NXT cockpit supports Windows 10 64-bit (version 22H2) and Windows 11 64-bit (version 22H2).
New and changed functions
- Support of scalar variables (Single Part Results) for OPC UA.
- The transfer to the FTP client is no longer automatically deactivated if the connection is interrupted. Transmission errors are stored in the logbook. If the file transfer fails repeatedly, a system status message is displayed.
- Support of the new CNN file extension *.rcla. Neural networks trained in IDS lighthouse for OS version 3.1.0 receive the new file extensions.
CNN Evaluator 3.1.0
- Support of the new CNN file extensions *.rdet and *.rcla. Neural networks trained in IDS lighthouse for OS version 3.1.0 receive the new file extensions.
Object Detector 3.1.0
- Support of the new CNN file extension *.rdet. Neural networks trained in IDS lighthouse for OS version 3.1.0 receive the new file extensions.
OPC UA Server 3.1.0
- Support for scalar variables (Single Part Results) for easier access to programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
- Vision app information, results, configurables, actions and info elements are now available as nodes.
- The result processing has been optimised.
IDS NXT Vision App Creator 3.1
- The IDS NXT API has been updated to version 3.1.0 so that you can program vision apps for IDS NXT OS 3.1.0.
|IDS NXT cockpit||Upload backups||The maximum possible backup size is limited to the free RAM space of the camera at the time of upload.|
|IDS NXT cockpit||Number of maximum accesses limited to 3 per camera||A maximum of 3 users can access the same camera via IDS NXT cockpit at the same time. This also applies in the context of self-programmed applications.|
|IDS NXT cockpit||Vision app "Crawler" is no longer usable.||The separate vision app "Crawler" is no longer compatible with IDS NXT cockpit 2.3.0 or higher, as the Crawler application has been integrated into IDS NXT cockpit from version 2.3 on. If you are working with an IDS NXT cockpit version 2.3.0 or higher, uninstall the Vision App "Crawler" if it is still installed on the camera.|
|IDS NXT cockpit||Icon for Crawler is displayed 2x in IDS NXT cockpit.||If the vision app "Crawler" is still installed on the camera after an update to IDS NXT cockpit 2.3, the crawler icons are displayed 2x in the IDS NXT cockpit. Uninstall the previous vision app "Crawler" on the camera.|
|IDS NXT cockpit||Mixed operation of IDS NXT cockpit and IDS peak||In the case of mixed operation with IDS peak, uninstalling IDS peak or IDS NXT cockpit may lead to complications when updating the GUF files. After uninstalling, reinstall the remaining software to fix the problem.|
|IDS NXT cockpit||Vision apps and previous ROI feature (IDS NXT OS < 1.3.0)||If vision apps are still using the previous ROI feature, the ROI may show an incorrect position when switching binning.|
|IDS NXT cockpit||Multi camera viewer and vision app selection||If you have already selected a vision app for a camera in the multicamera viewer and you subsequently install a new vision app on this camera or delete a vision app, the vision app selection in the multicamera viewer is reset.
|IDS NXT cockpit||Maximum frame rate in freerun mode||To achieve the maximum frame rate in freerun mode, no images should be displayed with the IDS NXT cockpit due to performance reasons.|
|Vision apps||Vision app crashed||If a vision app has crashed, you have the following options to restart it:
|Object Detector||Result output||Japanese characters cannot be displayed in the result image.|
|Classifier||Result output||Japanese characters cannot be displayed in the result image.|
|Classifier||Nets with attention maps||It was noticed that in certain cases classification results differ significantly, which is likely due to the different net architectures. If you use nets with attention maps, you may get different results compared to nets without attention maps. These differences occur because different net architectures are used for training. For serial application, we recommend to use nets without attention maps.|
|OPC UA Server||New installation of a vision app||After reinstalling a vision app, it may be necessary to call the "PrepareRecipe" method twice to enable the corresponding recipe. Alternatively, after reinstalling a vision app, it is recommended to start it once initially.|
|IDS NXT Vision App Creator||Update of the IDS NXT Vision App Creator||After an update, the setting of the alternative "Source Folder" for projects must be reset.|
|IDS NXT Vision App Creator||Update the virtual machine||During the update, the virtual machine is deleted and replaced by a new one. Before updating, you must manually back up files that you have stored in the previous virtual machine and want to use further.|
|IDS NXT Vision App Creator||Uninstallation||The installation of the IDS NXT Vision App Creator does not require administrator privileges. If you installed the previous version as an administrator, the uninstall entry in the Control Panel may not be removed automatically. Go to "Control Panel" → "Programs and Features" and uninstall the previous version of IDS NXT Vision App Creator here.|