XGSLab™ Release History

Below you can find a history of the features and updates in the XGSLab software since early 2018. Go here for a more complete release history (XGSLab.com)

New XGSLab 10.3 Product Update

The engineers at SINT Srl in Italy have recently released version 10.3 of XGSLab, with multiple additions and enhancements, including Lorentz Forces for EM short circuit forces, automated surge protective devices, graphical energizations and, and more.

  • Electromagnetic forces and effects
  • Surge protective device for XGSA_FD
  • Graphical elements entry
    • Inject currents
    • External electromotive forces
    • Longitudinal and transverse impedances
    • Continuity for infinite conductors
    • Reference points
  • Scheduler “on-tag” parameter
  • Constrained soil curve
  • Minor bug fixes

Watch this video showing some of the updated features in the XGSLab 10.3 release.

New XGSLab Release 10.2

  • Advanced scheduling features automate analysis parameters with functions including:
    • Tags to switch-off, frequency, and fault location
    • Distribution images output
    • Area calculations
    • Line calculations
  • XglCAD for vectorial graphic input (in BETA version)
  • Improved hardware functionality for calculations with a virtually unlimited number of victim or source elements
  • Metal to metal voltage provided in XGSA_FD using the distribution "Potential Difference"
  • Soil Resistivity Analyzer includes geometric averages in addition to arithmetic averages
  • Implementation of the new EN 50522-2022 standard
  • Minor bugs fixed

Watch this video showing some of the updated features in the XGSLab 10.2 release.

XGSLab Release 10.1.1

  • Screened conductors in GSA_FD, XGS_FD, and XGSA_TD modules
    • Model complex GIS equipment
    • Model cables in more advanced grounding analysis
  • Multi-core cables considered for fault current split, unbalanced power flow, and more in NETS
  • Graphical conductor editor for conductors, lines, cable, and screened conductors 
  • Accelerated calculation speeds
  • Improved Importation from CAD
  • Improved XGL Viewer
  • Minor bugs fixed

Watch this video showing some of the updated features in the XGSLab 10.1 release.

XGSLab Release 10.0.5

  • New SHIELD module for Lightning Protection Systems (LPS), which calculates the protected volume using the optional Electro-Geometric Model (EGM):
    • Rolling Sphere Method
    • Eriksson Method
  • Introducing XGL CAD:
    • New 3D CAD for the SHIELD module
    • XGLViewer improvements
  • NETS Hybrid Cells to model cables, transmission lines, and conductors like pipelines in the same cell
  • Multi Zone Soil Model’s new feature to place a zone land mark graphically
  • Seasonal Analyzer diffusivity can now be calculated using the frost depth of the soil
  • Improved calculation precision by including the third Sommerfeld integrals dW/dx
  • Fourier Analyzer allow arbitrary time samples to be imported from a list without the need to know the corresponding equation
  • New Area Calculation features allow magnetic and electric fields below the soil surface
  • Customized levels for touch voltages, step voltages, magnetic field, and electric field
  • Set the reference name at its creation
  • Merged conductor reference options allowing a customized list of references
  • Minor bugs fixed

Watch this video showing some of the updated features in the XGSLab 10.0 release.

XGSLab Release 9.6.1

February 2021

  • New 3D viewer, XGLView, for more advanced visualization of calculation results (implementation based on OpenGL, only x64 versions).
  • Implemented a new conductor library for setting electrode properties through library references.
    • Search, filter, add, and favorite common conductors in your library.
  • New drawing tools for GS modules:
    • Draw rectangle
    • Object snap on conductors intersections
    • Object snap on elements ends
    • Continuous conductor regardless of segmentation
    • Set transverse impedance to simulate infinite conductor length
  • Three windings transformers can now be considered in NETS.
  • Very long overhead lines can be computed in NETS.
  • Mutual impedances can now be set in Sources, longitudinal and transverse impedances, in NETS let users input known mutual coupling.
  • Reach distance available in GSA.
  • Minor bugs fixed.

Watch this video showing some of the updated features in the XGSLab 9.6 release.

XGSLab Release 9.5.1

July 2020

  • Implemented the new Seasonal Analysis tool, which considers the effects of seasonal temperature on the resistivity of the soil model. Users can evaluate their designs to verify compliance is met in winter, spring, and throughout the year.
  • Google Earth exportation for 3D system layout, 2D distributions, area calculation results for potential, magnetic field, and electric field to see your project in the world

  • New CSV export option for each distribution picture (except in TD). Now it is possible to export exactly what is plotted in the software, sorted exactly like in the software plot for 1D picture. For 2D and 3D each element is exported like a record with center point coordinates and related value
  • For each soil resistivity measurement, tags may be used to specify the corresponding traverse or area to which that measurement belongs
  • Step voltage calculation is now possible from steps 0.25 m (0.82021 ft) long
  • Dramatic reduction of time for generating touch voltage plots with “all elements” option active
  • 3D picture generation is faster and includes two tiers of quality:
    • Default quality = just a few seconds needed
    • High quality = maximum of a few tens of seconds needed
  • New graphical features to edit the layout:
    • “Reverse” that inverts the orientation of one or more conductors
    • “Scale” that scales one or more conductors while keeping a definable base point as a reference
    • Reference points graphical definition
  • Improved user control in the connection options and features:
    • New group box in the data panel
    • New handling of “T” connections: the connection is detected if just the conductor touched in the middle is bare
    • New option that enables you to ignore all insulations in detecting the connections
  • Introduces the possibility to set connections that can be just theoretical (and not represented physically)
  • The word “Span” is now replaced by the word “Conductor” in the software terminology
  • Minor bugs have been fixed

XGSLab Release 9.4.1

March 2020

  • Implemented a complete compatibility with Imperial Units!
  • Improved earth potential area and line calculation performances. Reduction of time needed from 50% up to 80%!
  • Many new graphical interaction features:
    • Scroll in/out for 2D and 3D layout and for 2D and 3D distributions
    • Pan using mouse scroll for 2D and 3D layout and for 2D and 3D distributions
    • Zoom selected spans both from 2D and 3D layout and from list of spans
  • List of spans now exportable and importable in xml format
  • Last area and line calculation automatically saved in the folder of the project
  • External impedances and inputs now visible also 1D distributions
  • Minor bugs fixed

    XGSLab 9.4.1 update image

XGSLab Release 9.3.1

November 2019

  • Improved reach touch voltage
  • Argument plotting for normalized frequency spectrum in TD
  • Imperial units considered for dxf importation
  • New soil parameters frequency dependance model CIGRE TB 781
  • More intuitive representation of area and line calculation
  • Automatic layers number research
  • Improved scheduler with the option to program the starting of the calculations
  • Minor bugs fixed

    XGSLab 9.3.1 release image

XGSLab Release 9.2.1

September 2019

  • New tool for corona effect calculation for XGSA_FD
  • Reach touch voltage option now available for option "All elements" in FD modules
  • Custom levels for contour pictures introduced in the plot of earth surface potential in GSA, GSA_FD and XGSA_FD modules
  • Enlarged the frequency range in which the validity of the software is granted up to 100 MHz in GSA_FD, XGSA_FD and XGSA_TD modules
  • New distribution available: "Leakage Current on Small Holidays - Superficial" in GSA_FD and XGSA_FD modules
  • New default colour scales available for a quick customization of results outfit
  • Minor bugs fixed

    XGSLab 9.3.1 release image

XGSLab Release 9.1.1

June 2019

  • Improvement of NETS with Zig Zag Transformers, Pipe Type Cables and Connection Visualization
  • Improvement of Automatic Report
  • Introduced the possibility to divide spans into one single element also for FD and TD modules
  • New control in debug able to find missing connections in one electrode for FD and TD modules
  • New step by step analysis of debug in order to focus more easily the errors
  • New algorithm for 1D distributions able sort the spans considering their position, orientation and connections
  • Possibility to export frequency dependent impedances to EMTP®
  • New IEC/TS 60479-1:2018 implemented
  • New drawing tools like Array and Offset
  • Improved doubtful connection reliability
  • New levels of fragmentation introduced: “very high” and “very low”
  • Improved graphical output for 3D pictures with steep gradients
  • Minor bugs fixed

    XGSLab 9.1.1 release image

XGSLab Release 9.0.1

February 2019

  • New module NETS! a solver for full meshed multi-conductor and multi-phase networks taking into account all the neutral conductors paths as well as the earth path. Based on Kirchhoff laws for multi-conductor and multi-phase systems
  • Enhanced level of detail in post processing results: enabled the possibility to plot not only modulus but also real and imaginary part for scalar fields, real and imaginary part for each component for vector fields
  • New drawing features like "move" and "copy"
  • Introduced the possibility to interact with the background drawing it, keeping it as reference with object snap and deleting it graphically and/or from the dedicated table
  • Minor bugs fixed

    XGSLab 9.0.1 release image

XGSLab Release 8.3.2

January 2019

  • New scheduling feature that allows to run multiple calculations in series (>= Professional ver)
  • New layout parameters arrangement: origin + length, width and depth
  • New possibilty to export in dxf format contours obtained in area calculation
  • New graphical options for graduation of axis
  • New drawing options like "Rotation"
  • New suggestion for element fragmentation
  • Minor various improvements
  • Minor bugs fixed

    XGSLab 8.3.2 release image

XGSLab Release 8.3.1

April 2018

  • Enhanced calculation speed
  • Improved calculation stability
  • Improved calculation accuracy both with multilayer soil models and with soil multizone models
  • New graphical output "contours"
  • New graphical costumization by setting the number of levels in colours area graphical output
  • Many new graphical options for touch and step voltages area calculation results
  • New customizations options in impulse analyzer
  • New possibility to save and load area and line calculations. This feature is very useful also to fully use and appreciate the new XGSLab Viewer
  • Minor Bugs fixed

    XGSLab 8.3.1 release image

Go here for a more complete release history going back to September 2015. (XGSLab.com)