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SIMION 8.0 Issues/Bugs/Enhancements

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Issue I341 [enhancement,high,resolved]
  Simplified auto-refining of PAs during IOB loading.
  Reported by gregx-20070103 in
    http://www.simion.com/discuss/viewtopic?t=431
  Description:
    In 7.0.x, 8.0.1, and prior versions, if you attempt to load a
    workbench (.IOB) file without first refining the potential array
    (.PA#) files, you'll get the error message "Failed opening PA, no
    such file or directory".  This error is not too informative, and
    the required process of then manually loading and refining each
    array is somewhat clumsy.

  Resolution:
    In 8.0.2, if you load an IOB file having unrefined potential
    arrays, SIMION now tells you this and asks whether you want to
    refine each array.  If you agree, SIMION automatically opens the
    Refine screen for each array to enable you to refine them.  Also,
    if the workbench references any .P[B-Z]0 files that don't exist,
    SIMION will now copy those from the .PA0 file.  Finally, the
    (refined) workbench is displayed in View.  This all is more
    convenient for the user, and it simplifies running the examples.

    The above process requires that SIMION determine whether a
    potential array is unrefined.  A .PA0 file is unrefined simply if
    it doesn't exist.  Determining whether a .PA file is unrefined is
    a bit more involed--see Issue I351 for details.  There are rare
    cases where you might want to fly ions in an unrefined PA
    (e.g. some tricks involving using Modify on a refined potential
    array), and this will now give a warning for .PA files, but you
    can still choose to ignore that warning.

  Affects: SIMION 7.0.x and 8.0.0-8.0.1.
  Status: Resolved in 8.0.2

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