Release History

This section contains information about previous releases of the Sigma Magic software. Please note that bug fixes are supported only in the latest version of the software. Only bugs reported until the last release date are implemented in the older releases.

Version 9

Last Release: 9.3.0, Updated: 21 Aug 2017

  • New Functionality: Data Analytics templates added:
    • Correspondence Analysis
    • Cluster analysis both Hierarchical and K-Means
    • Factor Analysis
    • Discriminant Analysis
    • Decision Trees both Recursive and Conditional
    • Generalized Linear Models
  • Enhanced Existing Functionality:
    • Improved Cp/Cpk algorithm for Non-normal Process Capability
    • Distribution Identification algorithms
    • Graphs with improved annotation / subtitles
    • Tabular format for notes output
    • Copy and Paste functionality updated
    • Updated several templates
    • Option to hide input area on worksheet
  • Data size for some of the modules was originally 65,000 rows and now is unlimited.

Version 8

Last Release: 8.4.140, Updated: 6 Jun 2017

  • New Graph Functionality: Matrix Plot, Relationship Diagram, Waterfall Chart
  • New Lean Functionality: Spaghetti Diagram, Lean Maturity Matrix
  • New Change Management Functionality: Change Audit, Change Impact Assessment
  • New Project Functionality: Balanced Scorecard, Benefit Effort Plot, RACI Chart
  • Enhanced Functionality: Histogram
  • Improved Options for Graph sizing
  • Automated standard one-month trial license
  • Updated layout of logo on the template files
  • Updated algorithm for individual distribution identification
  • Added Binary Logistic Regression capability
  • Graph axis are adjusted to rounded values
  • Added Proxy functionality to Options
  • Added Box Cox transformation option for Process Capability
  • Improved algorithms for distribution identification (Weibull, Triangular)
  • Updated 5 Why analysis template

Version 7

Last Release: 7.1.0, Updated: 9 Aug 2015

  • Renamed some of the headers in the templates to match menus
  • Fixed a bug in the help files (was not displaying correctly for some templates)
  • Updated dialog box for each analysis
  • Laney U' and P' control charts added
  • Taguchi design of experiments
  • Updated Wizard functionality
  • Updated Options dialog box
  • Increased ease of use for fishbone template
  • Increased ease of use of process map template
  • Increased ease of use of value stream map template
  • Report out on DoE charts to use un-coded variables
  • Ability to highlight key rows on worksheet
  • Code clarity improved with smart variables

Version 6

Last Release: 6.2.1, Updated: 3 Nov 2014

  • Updated array size for chi-squared tests
  • Missing data check for regression analysis
  • Seamless working with both .xls and .xlsm files with Auto option
  • Updated status messages
  • Use of icons to highlight correct or incorrect analysis
  • Option to hide columns not being used
  • Unit and Integration testing integrated in the package
  • Speed up analysis results
  • Added conclusions for graphs
  • Software Wizard introduced
  • Contour and Surface plot functionality added
  • Multi-Vari Chart functionality added
  • Gage Linearity and Bias functionality added into MSA
  • Trend/Seasonality Analysis, and Holt-Winter model added into Time Series
  • 1-Sample Defects and 2-Sample Defects functionality added into Compare Data Sets
  • Moving Average/Exponential Moving Average functionality added into Control Charts
  • Weibull Reliability analysis functionality added

Version 5

Last Release: 5.0.54, Updated: 14 Oct 2013

  • Clear temp working area for graph data
  • Brand logo clearly placed (now houses menu options using JSON format)
  • Unlimited rows & groups
  • Options to change colors on screen
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Individual Value Plot and Interval Plot
  • Table format for output
  • Multiple project selection for Project Filter
  • Control charts with multiple stages
  • Changed page titles for some analysis
  • Potential fix for Excel 2007 that were not updated to latest build

Version 4

Last Release: 4.2.1, Updated: 1 Jan 2013

  • Feedback functionality added
  • Identification of required data columns
  • Consistent positioning of group & data columns
  • Updated bar chart with mean value
  • Updated register functionality
  • Fixed some errors reported due to lack of data
  • Fixed the smoothness of the Sample Size curves
  • Fixed algorithm for Project filter
  • Johnson Transformation
  • Bar Chart & Pie Chart
  • 1-Sample Wilcoxon, Kruskal-Wallis tests
  • Icon picking for VSM, Process Map, C&E Diagram
  • Project Filter weights
  • Feature to skip updates & registration
  • Simplify FMEA input dialog box
  • DOE graphs (all significant Interaction effect plots)
  • Updated random number generation for Triangular distribution
  • Integer overflow for Monte-Carlo simulation
  • Histogram not showing Triangular fit
  • Error message reporting help file
  • Random number generation for Triangular distribution
  • License Manager showing okay for Expired licenses
  • DOE: Retain main effects if interaction terms present (auto fit)
  • Sometimes Examples folder was not being opened
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 3

Last Release: 3.2.1, Updated: 26 Jul 2012

  • Report out mean for control charts
  • Summary of inputs for Monte-Carlo simulations
  • Added Log Logistic distribution
  • Fixed split before/after feature for control charts
  • Normal data transform had "kink" in the graph
  • Changed parameters in the Monte-Carlo simulation (3 to 4)
  • Warning from Monte-Carlo with a single input fixed
  • Ensure creation of a free trial license key for new users
  • Monitor application usage for trial users
  • Fixed problem with upgrade module - Excel had to be closed manually during upgrade process
  • Fixed box plot colors
  • Copying of temporary license keys over permanent license key
  • Clear worksheet was deleting wrong cells in Fishbone and Financial template
  • Minor updates to on-screen help
  • Program compiled on 2010 platform was not running on 2007 platform
  • Problem with opening software on 64-bit Microsoft office fixed
  • Now handles 23 different distributions
  • Added Run Chart template
  • Added Probability Calculations template
  • Added Random Number Generator template
  • Enhanced Distribution Identification functionality
  • Analyze unlimited number of data points for all stats templates
  • Text output window to a box rather than print out in Excel
  • Standard template for exporting from Excel to Power Point
  • Added Clear-Copy-Paste functionality in Update Worksheets
  • Updated all the help files
  • Added version control of the worksheets
  • Simplified menu layout to standard layout

Version 2

Last Release: 2.2.3, Updated: 06 Dec 2011

  • Fixed issue with missing Excel library. This was causing the error "Error in hidden module: Login Message" on some computers
  • Eliminated Microsoft .NET Framework as some users were facing problems with Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Added register functionality
  • Automated software updates
  • Changed location of cancel & help buttons
  • Feature to report status of license key
  • Updated license keys (both offline & online)
  • Hash codes to check integrity of the downloaded software
  • Added DFSS, Lean, and All templates
  • Added Pay-per-use license model
  • Added F1 help key
  • Added templates for graphs
  • Added Monte Carlo simulation
  • Added A3 report creation
  • Added OEE template
  • Added SMED template
  • Added Design scorecard template
  • Modified save feature for any Excel file type
  • Updated the help file layout for generic templates

Version 1

Last Release: 1.2.1, Updated: 01 Jul 2011

  • Minor functionality updates.
  • Trial beta release of first version of the software.

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