Harris Matrix Composer 2.0 - Release Notes

Dear Friends & Customer of the Harris Matrix Composer,

we proudly present HARRIS MATRIX COMPOSER 2.0

With our new Version of the Harris Matrix Composer we build an extensive package that includes key functional extensions that our customers where asking for as well as a couple of very good special features. Here is a list of the most important innovations:

The new version allows you now to export the data of a matrix as XML and comma separated files (CSV). The data can be exported using a structure where the relations and hierarchy properties are defined per unit or using a "flat" structure where units, relations, and hierarchy definitions are exported as extra entities. The exported CSV files can be opened easily e.g. in Excel.
The matrix merge functionality (via Insert Harris Matrix) is now enhanced significantly. If the two matrices contain units with the same id, then the user can decide whether the units should be merged or renamed. The "merge" algorithm removes duplicate units and re-routes there edges. The "rename" algorithm works as before, but uses now a new better renaming scheme.
The new enhanced Search Panel now offers the possibility to search for specific node types and invalid nodes. Invalid nodes are now displayed red in the search result list. A click on a group in the list starts now an auto-zoom to the selected group, such that the group is completely visible.
Other nice features
The layout mechanism works now better with invalid matrices.
The file format hmcx was enhanced; it now contains additional layout information resulting in faster loading and more reliable data storage.
The software now supports Windows 8.
Various fixes where made in the layout validator, relations editor, and other parts of the software.
Cost of the new Harris Matrix Composer 2.0
A new licence is necessary in order to be able to use the Harris Matrix Composer 2.0.
If your existing licence is no older than half a year, then you can download the new version and use it with your V1 licence without any fees.
Also owner of a time limited student licence can download and update to V2 without any fees.
For all other existing customers an upgrade licence from V1.x to V2.0 is available for a special price of Euro 95,00 excl. VAT.

We hope you are as excited as we are about this massive improvement.

If you have any further question, please do not hesitate to contact us.