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Compatibility breaks 

06-03-2021 22:55

COMPATIBILITY BREAKS

Between some versions there may be compatibility breaks resulting in some data not being able to be used in one version after it has been used in another.

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Novapoint 2022 Novapoint 2023 Road task: Creating new road tasks can be done with EITHER task version 2.0 or 2.1.
When using task templates with task version 2.1, then they will not be possible to open in older Novapoint versions. Road tasks that have been upgraded by the user from 2.0 to 2.1 in Novapoint 2023 will also not be possible to open in older versions of Novapoint.

To go backwards and resolve this compatibility break it is possible to export roadmodel files (DMI/DMR) or the parameter file (PARAM) in Novapoint 2023, and then read them in on a road task in Novapoint 2022 or a road task with version 2.0 in Novapoint 2023.
Novapoint 2020 Novapoint 2022 Road modelling
Inside the dialog for 'Rounding, Rock Shelf and Topsoil Top Cut', the data storage of indata for 'Topsoil removal Top Cut' has changed making it not backwards compatible, and content will be cleared in Novapoint 2020. Opening in Novapoint 2022 will still keep the data unless new data has been added in Novapoint 2020.

Water&Sewer tasks
When a WS-task has been opened/edited inside Novapoint 2022 it cannot be opened in Novapoint 2020.
To continue working in Novapoint 2020 you will need to make a new task and export/import the indata from the task that is no longer compatible. Export must be done in Novapoint 2022.

Presentation tasks (2D, 3D, Cross-section, Long-section)
Changes in how task attachments (presentation rules) are stored makes the task not backwards compatible.
Novapoint 21 Quadri for Windows 2020 / Novapoint 2020 Users should be aware that tasks in Quadri for Windows 2020/Novapoint 2020 now are able to re-use result features when they are re-run. If these tasks are re-run in Novapoint 21, the task will delete and replace the result features with new objects.
This means that any dependent tasks that directly uses the result features (subsequently its GUID) as input (instead of dynamic queries pointing to tasks and features/attributes) will be invalid.

NOTE: This issue is not a new one, but how data has been handled in all versions of Novapoint before NP2020. Users will not notice any problems as long as they still use the Dynamic Query to point to tasks and featuretypes, which is the most normal thing to do.

Best practices:
1. Generally it is recommended to use the Dynamic Query to ask for tasks and features, and use the filter function to pick specific data
2. Avoid creating queries in the dynamic query dialogue that drill down to instance selection (picking a specific feature inside a feature type)
3. Avoid making the query by selecting geomery directly in a view.
Novapoint 21 Quadri for Windows 2020 Volume Tool: tasks that has been edited/changed in Quadri for Windows 2020 is not possible to open in a previous version.
When you try to open the Table View task in Novapiont 21 you will see a message related to to this in the Process Info.

Road Sign: Road Sign tasks opened in Novapoint 2020 cannot be opened in Novapoint 21.

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