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Your SimaPro experience is improving! Each new release comes with a wealth of updated data libraries and impact assessment methods. With the most recent ecoinvent database and new and updated methods, you will be ready for the latest LCA challenges.

 

    SimaPro desktop software

    SimaPro 9.3

    Software release date: 30-11-2021
    Deployment date: 21-12-2021
    Full details: What's new in SimaPro 9.3

    Changes to data libraries

    • Main data library update: ecoinvent 3.8. The latest ecoinvent version contains around 360 new and 700 updated datasets related to agriculture, batteries, chemicals and plastics, electronics, and more.
    • New and updated waste scenarios: We added new municipal waste scenarios to all ecoinvent libraries. Waste scenarios are used by product stages in SimaPro. They use the waste treatment processes of ecoinvent but are not created by ecoinvent.

    Changes to impact assessment methods

    • New method | Freshwater eutrophication (Payen et al., 2021) – a spatially differentiated impact assessment method to quantify impacts on freshwater eutrophication.
    • New method | LC-IMPACT – a global life cycle impact assessment methodology at endpoint (damage) level.
    • New method | IPCC 2021 – the successor of the IPCC 2013 method; based on the final government distribution version of the IPCC report "AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis". The IPCC 2021 method provides different types of characterization factors, which results in six methods that quantify global warming potential (GWP) and two methods that quantify global temperature potential (GTP).
    • Implementation of the 2.12 corrective update of USEtox
    • Addition of newly-regionalized flows from the new methods to other LCIA methods.

    You can find more information in the What’s new manual and the SimaPro methods' manual.

    Changes to software

    • Improved performance (speed) when appending substances
    • For multi-user installations: Improved error message when trying to display the number of licenses used.
    • Fixed problem in the mapping of substances during CSV import
    • Bug fix for font size scaling on 125% screen scaling


    Would you like to install or update to SimaPro 9.3? Please check our installation & update instructions.

     

    SimaPro online platform

    SimaPro online platform v251

    Software release date: 29-03-2022

    Changes to data libraries

    • No changes to data libraries

    Changes to methods libraries

    • No changes to methods

    Changes to software

    • Increased autonomy for user management:

      • Company administrators can from now on add and remove licenses for users within their company. Read more about company administrators and how to do these changes here.

      • Each user, including Share and Collect business users, can edit their own email address, in addition to their display name.

     

    SimaPro online platform v250

    Software release date: 15-02-2022

    Changes to data libraries

    • No changes to data libraries

    Changes to methods libraries

    • No changes to methods

    Changes to software

    • The app and API domains are separated for increased security. 

    | WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM USING THE API? |

    • Check that your API connection is working after the release.
    • Check that the API calls being used is available on this Swagger site.
    • Whenever possible, change the domain from https://apps.simapro.com/api to https://api.simapro.com. The old domain will still be available after the release, however, it is recommended to change it as soon as possible.

    SimaPro online platform v233

    Software release date: 05-01-2022

    Changes to data libraries

    • ecoinvent 3.8 made available to all online platform users. The latest ecoinvent version contains around 360 new and 700 updated datasets related to agriculture, batteries, chemicals and plastics, electronics, and more.

    Changes to methods libraries

    • New method | IPCC 2021 – the successor of the IPCC 2013 method; based on the final government distribution version of the IPCC report "AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis". The IPCC 2021 method provides different types of characterization factors, which results in six methods that quantify global warming potential (GWP) and two methods that quantify global temperature potential (GTP). Read more about the methods here.

    Changes to software

    • Changes moving to more self-service for company and account creation.
    • Improvement on company database management, which allows for more customization in the future.
    • Improved calculation speed.
    • User interface improvements for the user management page and improved responsiveness throughout the platform.

     


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