Past Software Releases | LASTRADA™

LASTRADA is always evolving to keep up with the changing needs of our customers and our industry. LASTRADA Partners releases up to 6 updates a year, where we implement customer-driven enhancements, industry-related changes, and general usability improvements.

Below you'll find the previous releases, listed from newest to oldest, with highlights for each release listed by producer type and module. We also provide links to our Customer Resource Center, where current users can download the latest release and read detailed release notes.

Septemeber 23rd, 2021 8:03 AM / by Alexis Goddard

   
 

 
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plus-sign-gold  512-513 Release Notes June 2022

Soil

Sieving/Sedimentation

    • Update for Determination of Water Content in Sieving and Sedimentation

Aggregates

FPC

    • Updated Calculations for Effective Calcium Carbonate Equivalent
    • Update for Determination of Water Content
    • Michigan no sieve loss procedure added

Reporting

    • New cell types for reporting Aggregate Contents

General

Sample Management

    • New weather text module in Sample Management

Equipment

    • Two new statuses for sold and disposed

Concrete

Site Quality Control

    • New data fields for defining a concrete element in the field

 

Hot Mix Asphalt

  • Mix Design  
    • Balanced mix design addition; ability for non-binder producers to add binder facilities to Master Data for tracking
    • Gyrations for N design, N initial, N max in specification, mix design, and declaration interconnected
    • Clay lumps and friable particles added to the Asphalt Production, Asphalt Mix Design
    • Average and estimated FAA both in the asphalt blend tool
     Declaration
    • New buttons to edit and refresh data from the asphalt specification added to Asphalt Declaration and Asphalt Mix Design
    • New declared GMb Target Weight transfers to the production Gmb test screen
    FPC
    • Addition of Michigan Rounding Rules for the Gmb and Gmm test screen and Air Voids 
    • Michigan no sieve loss procedure added
    • New Gmm Dry Back procedure
    • Compaction temperature in the asphalt specification, declaration, now transfers to asphalt test screen
  • Reporting
    • New Illinois rounding settings option
    • New reporting cell types for asphalt
    • New cell types added to mix design schema
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Current users can view a full description of the release notes here: Release 512-513

 

 

 

plus-sign-gold  511 Release Notes April 2022

Soil

Hydrometer

    • Temperature correction chart added to the hydrometer equipment record
  • Reporting 
    • New "Sieve name" cell type for soil templates

Aggregates

FPC

    • New permission to restrict direct entry gradations
    • New recycled source material documentation and calculations for recycled base

Reporting

    • New aggregate crushed count cell types for MI
    • New statistics cell types for aggregate specific gravity 
    • New statistics cell types for quality assurance of blended aggregates in concrete paving

  •  

General

Testing Program

    • New column "Ext. Sample No" in testing program dialogue
    • Testing program ID now displays in asphalt and aggregate testing in workflow management

 

Hot Mix Asphalt

  • Mix Design  
    • Gmb reheat and Gmm dry back corrections added to asphalt declarations
    • Dry back and reheat correction cell types added in single sample and statistics
    • Blend total deviation from original mix design displayed in asphalt declaration blend management
    • New filters for finding asphalt declarations and mix designs
     Statistics
    • New sample filter type in the asphalt module
    FPC
    • MI support to use the MD Gse in volumetric calculations in production
  • Reporting
    • Many new cell types for reporting asphalt blends and blend properties
    • New templates utilizing new cell types available in the customer resource center
    • Total binder correction per IL ignition asphalt content test
    • Ability to add new mix designs while creating laboratory work requests
  •  

Current users can view a full description of the release notes here: Release 511

 

 

plus-sign-gold  510 Release Notes January 2022

Soil

Hydrometer

    • New Hydrometer test per ASTM D422 and AASHTO T88
    • Hydrometer temperature correction added to equipment
    • New soil cell types for both methods
    • New graphs per ATSM and AASHTO standards
  •  

Aggregates

FPC

    • Two new stats filters: sampling site and location

Reporting

    • New cell type: sampled by person assigned to a declaration
    • New cell type: carbon equivalency for aggregate statistics
    • New cell types: water content, oversize, undersize, and target size

Concrete

 Testing Register

    • Permanently save type test

FPC

    • New remark field in concrete sample
    • New concrete unit control module for working in SI and imperial units
  • Reporting
    • New cell type for signature of sampler

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Hot Mix Asphalt

  • Mix Design  
    • IDEAL-CT transfer specimen ID's between steps
    • New curves for balanced mix design performance space diagram: multiple blends, optimum blend, with 8 total concurrent curves available
     Declaration
    • New plant breakdown analysis*
  • Reporting
    • New cell types: sample height left & right, gyrations left & right
    • New binder specification reporting from declaration
    • New weather column type in statistics
    • Added most current declaration date and most current ignition correction date
    • New crushed particle statistics cell types: crushed, totally crushed, crushed fines aggregates, total water absorption
    • Binder specification added to declaration list reports

Binder

FPC 

    • New copy without data feature added to samples for replicate testing
    • Create new sample and copy header data for quick sample creation during QC

General

Administration

    • New permanent remember filters selection added to aggregate and asphalt specifications, asphalt declarations, production, and mix design selections 
    • New testing program leading department cell types

 

 

*templates, videos, and more information on this topic will be coming out soon

Current users can view a full description of the release notes here: Release 510

 

 

plus-sign-gold  509 Release Notes September 2021

Administration

Contracts

    • New fields in contract selection

Soil

    • Reporting
    • New cell type added to grading table

Aggregates

FPC

    • New row types for Lightweight Contaminators
    • New sieving type added R4/P4, AASHTO T30 separated

Reporting

    • New cell types in aggregate including sieve names
    • New column types in aggregate declaration
    • New cell types in aggregate statistics
    • New options in aggregate receiving inspection
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Hot Mix Asphalt

Master Data

    • New setting in asphalt declaration
  • Mix Design  
    • New I-FIT (Fracture Energy) test
    • New performance space diagram
    • New cell types
     Reporting
    • New performance space diagrams: I-FIT and/or IDEAL-CT with HWT

Concrete

 Testing Register

    •     Updates to Concrete Testing Register

Interfaces

    • New button for concrete recipe
  •  

Current users can view a full description of the release notes here: Release 509

 

plus-sign-gold  508 Release Notes June 2021

Administration

General

    • New filter for contract selection 
    • New cell types added to QR code

Aggregates

FPC

    • New buttons for "select/deselect all"

Reporting

    • New cell type for "sampling time"
    • New cell type for Los Angeles test

Concrete

  General

    •     Expanded sieve sets to 21 sieves

Reporting

    • New cell types for product list

 

Hot Mix Asphalt

Mix Design & FPC

    • New performance test: IDEAL-CT
    • Assign additive supplies to declarations
    • Ability to pull Gb from binder supplies
  • Mix Design  
    • Flags for aggregates no longer available when copying a mix design
      FPC 
    • Transfer of height data to bulk density determination
    • New statistics filters

Reporting

    • Reporting of design limits for cores
    • New cell type for binder content by ignition
    • New HWT cell types

Bitumen

FPC

    • Assign laboratory to tests

Current users can view a full description of the release notes here: Release 508

 


 

 

plus-sign-gold  507 Release Notes March 2021

General

Menu

    • New sub-menu added to Testing Program

Administration

General

    • Updates to invoicing capabilities

Aggregates


FPC

    • The soil properties dialogue now displays man/min values for Cc, Cu, and FM
    • Pass/fail indicators added to soil properties module

Reporting

    • New cell types

 

Hot Mix Asphalt

Master Data

    • Min-values can now be set for Cracking Tolerance Index and I-FIT Fracture Energy
  •  

FPC

    • "Tested by" and "test date" dialogues have been added to test entries in Binder, Core, and Aggregate pages
    • New soluble binder test to match Michigan DOT in the Asphalt Module 
    • "Copy 2" button that creates a new version of sample with saved header data added to the Asphalt Module

Reporting

    • New cell types

Bitumen

FPC

    • Temperature and phase angle values can be entered for BTSV method under the DSR test

Concrete

  General

    • New testing register 1 is the new dialogue default; You no longer need to hold down the control key when editing      

Current users can download the current release and view a full description of the release notes here: Release 507

 


 

 

plus-sign-gold  506 Release Notes December 2020

General

Testing Program

    • A new dialogue that shows a summary of sample(s) with reference to the Testing Program at a glance.

Sample Management

    • New text module  in Textual Description of Site
    • New field called Delivery Ticket

NCR

    • Upgrades to the NCR Module
    • Email distribution lists are saved for a plant/mining site/refinery

    • Attach the test report of the reference sample and of the control samples when notifying stakeholders

Administration

         Scheduler

    • A new feature to send calendar appointments to field technicians

Aggregates

Master Data

    • Fineness Modulus now part of aggregate specifications

FPC

    • Flagging negative water contents in red

    • ASTM C88 and AASHTO T104 standards have been combined to form a uniform standard

Statistics

    • New laboratory, group and sampling type filers in aggregate statistics

    • New Excel export columns

    • New report cell types

 

Hot Mix Asphalt

General

    • New min binder content based on geologic formation

    • Changes to the RAP/RAS max addition rules

    • New report cell types and column types

            Master Data

    • New VMA, VFA, VBA (VEA), and VA target production ranges along with existing tolerance +/- options
    • New RAP/RAS starting page

    • Completely redesigned Hamburg Wheel Tracking Test

    • New mix design report cell types

Statistics

    • New sampling location filter

Bitumen

General

    • New user defined aging conditions in addition to original, RTFO and PAV

    • New specification construction including new aging conditions

    • New reporting techniques for new aging conditions

Concrete

            Overview

    • New failure type drop down in main tests register

    • New de-icing and freezing resistance test

 

 

 

 

Current users can view a full description of the release notes here: Release 506

 


 

 

plus-sign-gold  505 Release Notes August 2020

General

Workflow Management

    • New copy testing package feature in workflow management

Sample Management

    • New date picker in sample management

Aggregates

         General

    • Addition of proctor in aggregate modules
    • Three replicates available for fine aggregate GSB

 

Asphalt

General

    • Support for Indiana rounding rules

Soil

FPC

    • Multi unit support of proctor in soil & aggregate

 

Current users can view a full description of the release notes here: Release 505

 


 

plus-sign-gold  504 Release NotesApril 2020

General

User Administration

    • New user's right for archiving and de-archiving data

Aggregates

          FPC

    • Direct entry of passing gradation for QC/QA comparison

Reporting

    • Option to reverse X-scale on aggregate gradation chart

Asphalt

General

    • Additional decimal settings for new states

Mix Design

    • Assigned new additives directly in design
 

 

FPC

    • New sieving options
    • Direct entry of passing gradation for QC/QA comparison
    • Binder estimate from design Gse and sample Gmm

Concrete

General

    • Concrete Excel export from Summary of Production Data and Test Results 

Current users can view a full description of the release notes here: Release 504

 


 

plus-sign-gold  503 Release NotesJanuary 2020

Soil

  Reporting

    • New soil cell types and column types
    • Update to Atterberg limits

Asphalt

  Master Data

    • RAP Binder properties now part of RAP supplies
    • Binder test for recorded binders from mix

            FPC

    • New fields for Ash content of binder are now on the Binder page
    • Target minimum/maximum SSD weighs for TSR 
    • Binder properties on recovered binders from mix
    • Direct entry of gradation results for QA or 3rd party data entry
    • New cell types and column types
 

Bitumen

  General

    • New binder tests

Concrete

  FPC

    • New color options for custom display
    • Update to CUSUM optimization

Current users can view a full description of the release notes here: Release 503

 


 

plus-sign-gold   501 Release Notes - October 2019

General

Reporting

    • Embedding of test program details for new custom report layout options
    • New report cell types for aggregate QC, asphalt QC, asphalt mix design and asphalt binder

PDF Settings

    • New enhanced security features added to PDF creator

Aggregates

General

    • Aggregate QC dialogue has new customization options

FPC

    • Addition of 2nd Flat and elongated ratio on a single sample
    • Updated aggregate QC crushed particles test

Asphalt

Declaration

    • More State specific rounding options in asphalt QC

Mix Design

    • New warnings when calculated blend not saved
    • RAP specific gravity options added to State drop down function in asphalt QC
    • Number of gyrations added to TSR data entry
    • New update blend button added to asphalt blend tool
 

Asphalt

FPC

    • New on the fly check stats buttons added
    • New copy button for QA data entry
    • New dual asphalt compaction specifications support %Rice and %Marshall
    • New update blend button added to asphalt blend tool
    • XML export to exchange asphalt samples via LASTRADA to LASTRADA interface
    • New create new version for entering companion asphalt QA and 3rd party results
    • New warnings when calculated blend not saved
    • RAP specific gravity options added to State drop down function in asphalt QC
    • Number of gyrations added to TSR data entry
    • New update blend button added to asphalt blend tool

Statistics

    • New asphalt statistics filtering options

Bitumen

FPC

    • Introduction of binder formulation/recipe features:
      - Formulations/recipes now optional addition to testing program
      - Formulations/recipes now optional addition to asphalt binder declaration
    • Update to asphalt binder force ductility test

Concrete

FPC

    • Update to concrete single strength value and mix class strength conformity criteria
    • New tab-sequence in CS test dialogue has been added

Current users can view a full description of the release notes here:  Release 501

 


 

plus-sign-gold   500 Release Notes - July 2019

Aggregates

Declaration

    • The proctor density field has been added to the Aggregate data page.

FPC

    • A new test Cleanness value CTM 227.
    • Chemical tests adjustment of test has been added to the test standards for the Lightweight Contaminators.

Reporting

    • Upper grading- minimum of max passing and upper tolerance limit, and lower grading- maximum of min passing and lower tolerance limit are new curves in the sieve chart.
    • New cell types for reporting of crushed particles with one decimal place have been added.

Asphalt

Master Data

    • New requirements for the Specification, Declaration and FPC Vbe Effective binder volume have been added.
    • A new column for the Mixture density has been added to the Correction for RAP dialogue.

Mix Design

    • Calculation mode, GSB has been added in Mix Design and Reclaimed.
    • For non-US customers , this button will calculate from Maximum density of RAP and binder content.  RAP GSB  customers the calculation (which is relevant for the Mix Design) based on the selected State standard.
    • In Mix Design and Asphalt FPC bulk density of Gyratory specimen test has been improved.
 

Asphalt

FPC

    • Article long description and Article no. have been added to Sample section dialogue of the Asphalt FPC columns.
    • The new Asphalt FPC dialogue now has a drop down for Sampled by staff members.
    • The Grading curve button on the Aggregate page will now show FPC limits instead of design limits.
    • Calculation of binder density has improved.

Statistics

    • Internal limits reporting styles have been added to the following values: Binder content, Density, Swelling, Marshall stability, Marshall flow.

Receiving Inspection Aggregates

    • The Receiving Inspection Aggregates dialogue and the Selection of aggregate declaration dialogue have a new check box to show only latest declaration per spec.

Bitumen

General

    • The Test Program FPC Plant selection dialogue in the Contract Administration offers now the possibility to register a Refinery for the bitumen. 

Concrete

Options

    • New rounding options of hardened concrete density have been added.

FPC

    • The Delivery ticket no will now also be transferred when creating a new concrete sample, without having the interface.
    • New tab-sequence in CS test dialogue has been added.

Current users can view a full description of the release notes here:  Release 500

 


 

plus-sign-gold   475 Release Notes - April 2019

General

Sample Management

    • Sample management has a new column "sender" to the sample selection dialogue.

Testing Program

    • All test for the receiving inspections of aggregates have been connected to the testing program.
    • Column sequence within the task planning is now adjustable via dialogue box. 

Automatic Reporting

    • New functions for sending several reports at the same time.

Soil

Atterberg Limits

    • New items have been added to the context menu of the Casagrande diagram.

Aggregates

    • You can now register 8 sub-samples and switch between them via the new radio buttons.

Asphalt

Declarations

    • Wheel tracking slope has been added to the new declaration dialogue which can blind in and out via the dialogue configuration button.

Mix Design

    • You can now empty all aggregate related fields via one push of a button.
    • A new filter group for the mix design has been added to the plant-based selection dialogue.
    • A new field has been created in the Aggregate Blend page offers now the possibility to register values for the tests Cleanness value, and Sodium Sulfate soundness.
 

Quality Control

    • Tables within the quality control template are now able to adjust their table wraps automatically.
    • The new FPC dialogue has additional fields for entering values for Cleanness and Sodium sulfate soundness.
    • A new read-only field has been added to the Bitumen properties page to show the bitumen density coming from the specification.
    • Automated Soluble binder content (ASTM D8159 - 18) has been implemented to the new FPC dialogue. 

Bitumen

General

    • In the Bitumen module the refinery field will be read-only for samples with archived refineries.

FFC

    • A new test for determining the density by weight per gallon cup (D6937) has been implemented for emulsions (ASTM D2397 and D997).
    • As residue tests the following have been implemented ductility (Temp2) (T51) Elastic recovery (T301) DSR and MSCR test (T315/350) as well as Ash test (T111).

Concrete

FPC

    • When using delivery tickets with LASTRADA, it is now possible to create new samples as well as new concretes in one go. 
    • You can now only show concrete or certain QC-groups in the sampling schedule.
    • Relationships and adjustments can now be copied to other plants.

Current users can view a full description of the release notes here:  Release 475

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 


 

 

 

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