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We have updated the GaBi LCI databases in Umberto to the GaBi Service Pack 39. Among others, the database update includes two new extension databases:

  • Extension database IXb: End of life (Contains 59 processes for disposal, recycling, dynamic process models)
  • Extension database XXII: Carbon Composites (Contains 137 processes based on industry data, 58 of which are unit processes)

Changes made to the data are described in the Changelog GaBi SP 39 provided by thinkstep.

A full overview of all GaBi databases available in Umberto can be found at: https://www.ifu.com/en/umberto/umberto-gabi-databases/

Users of Umberto with GaBi LCI databases will be provided with information on how to upgrade models in accordance to the new data in the Release Notes.

Users of our software tools Umberto LCA+ have the choice of working with ecoinvent v. 3.5 data or with GaBi LCI data depending on their specific data requirements.

Kind regards,

Rebecca

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General / New Umberto Efficiency+ Update available
« on: September 04, 2019, 13:59 »
On August 29, 2019 a new update for Umberto Efficiency + was released. Umberto maintenance and support service customers will get the update free of charge.

Overview: What is included in the update?

To find a more detailed overview of the new functions and technical novelties, please have a look at the Release Notes.

You can download the new version here and install it as usual. Alternatively, you will receive a notification about the availability of an update on the Umberto starting page and can download it directly from there.

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below this post or contact the Umberto support team at support@umberto.de.

You are an Umberto customer without an Umberto maintenance and support service, and you are interested in the new Umberto Efficiency+ version? Then please contact sales@umberto.de. The next training with Umberto Efficiency+ will take place on 24/25 September 2019 in Hamburg. Further information as well as the registration can be found on our training website.

Enjoy the new features and kind regards,

Rebecca

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General / New Umberto LCA+ Update available
« on: September 04, 2019, 13:43 »
On August 29, 2019 a new update for Umberto LCA+ was released. Umberto maintenance and support service customers will get the update free of charge.

Overview: What is included in the update?

To find a more detailed overview of the new functions and technical novelties, please have a look at the Release Notes.

You can download the new version here and install it as usual. Alternatively, you will receive a notification about the availability of an update on the Umberto starting page and can download it directly from there.

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below this post or contact the Umberto support team at support@umberto.de.

You are an Umberto customer without an Umberto maintenance and support service, and you are interested in the new Umberto LCA+ version? Then please contact sales@umberto.de. The next training with Umberto LCA+ will take place on 17/18 September 2019 in Hamburg. Further information as well as the registration can be found on our training website.

Enjoy the new features and kind regards,

Rebecca

* Only customers with a GaBi database license with valid GaBi Maintenance receive the update to the GaBi SP39.

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General / New Update for Umberto Efficiency+
« on: December 11, 2018, 16:27 »
On December 10, 2019 a new update for Umberto Efficiency+ was released. Umberto maintenance and support service customers will get the update free of charge.

Overview: What is included in the update?

To find a more detailed overview of the new functions and technical novelties, please have a look at the Release Notes.

You can download the new version here and install it as usual. Alternatively, you will receive a notification about the availability of an update on the Umberto starting page and can download it directly from there.

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below this post or contact the Umberto support team at support@umberto.de.

You are an Umberto customer without an Umberto maintenance and support service, and you are interested in the new Umberto Efficiency+ version? Then please contact sales@umberto.de. The next training with Umberto Efficiency+ will take place from 05-06 February 2019 in Hamburg. Further information and the registration can be found on our training website.

*The update to the ecoinvent 3.5 GWP data is available to all customers with an ecoinvent licence with valid ecoinvent maintenance.

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General Umberto NXT CO2 / New Update for Umberto LCA+
« on: December 11, 2018, 16:13 »
On December 10, 2019 a new update for Umberto LCA+ was released. Umberto maintenance and support service customers will get the update free of charge.

Overview: What is included in the update?

To find a more detailed overview of the new functions and technical novelties, please have a look at the Release Notes.

You can download the new version here and install it as usual. Alternatively, you will receive a notification about the availability of an update on the Umberto starting page and can download it directly from there.

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below this post or contact the Umberto support team at support@umberto.de.

You are an Umberto customer without an Umberto maintenance and support service, and you are interested in the new Umberto LCA+ version? Then please contact sales@umberto.de. The next training with Umberto LCA+ will take place from 30 - 31 January 2019 in Hamburg. Further information as well as the registration can be found on our training website.

*The update to the ecoinvent 3.5 database or the ecoinvent 3.5 GWP data is available to all customers with an ecoinvent licence with valid ecoinvent maintenance.

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General / New Update for Umberto LCA+
« on: December 11, 2018, 16:11 »
On December 10, 2019 a new update for Umberto LCA+ was released. Umberto maintenance and support service customers will get the update free of charge.

Overview: What is included in the update?

To find a more detailed overview of the new functions and technical novelties, please have a look at the Release Notes.

You can download the new version here and install it as usual. Alternatively, you will receive a notification about the availability of an update on the Umberto starting page and can download it directly from there.

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below this post or contact the Umberto support team at support@umberto.de.

You are an Umberto customer without an Umberto maintenance and support service, and you are interested in the new Umberto LCA+ version? Then please contact sales@umberto.de. The next training with Umberto LCA+ will take place from 30 - 31 January 2019 in Hamburg. Further information as well as the registration can be found on our training website.

*The update to the ecoinvent 3.5 database or the ecoinvent 3.5 GWP data is available to all customers with an ecoinvent licence with valid ecoinvent maintenance.

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General Umberto NXT Universal / New Update for Umberto LCA+
« on: December 11, 2018, 16:09 »
On December 10, 2019 a new update for Umberto LCA+ was released. Umberto maintenance and support service customers will get the update free of charge.

Overview: What is included in the update?

To find a more detailed overview of the new functions and technical novelties, please have a look at the Release Notes.

You can download the new version here and install it as usual. Alternatively, you will receive a notification about the availability of an update on the Umberto starting page and can download it directly from there.

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below this post or contact the Umberto support team at support@umberto.de.

You are an Umberto customer without an Umberto maintenance and support service, and you are interested in the new Umberto LCA+ version? Then please contact sales@umberto.de. The next training with Umberto LCA+ will take place from 30 - 31 January 2019 in Hamburg. Further information as well as the registration can be found on our training website.

*The update to the ecoinvent 3.5 database or the ecoinvent 3.5 GWP data is available to all customers with an ecoinvent licence with valid ecoinvent maintenance.

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Umberto NXT LCA and Umberto NXT Universal customers with a valid maintenance and support service received an update to the new version Umberto LCA+ on Dec 12, 2017.

In Umberto LCA+ the latest version v3.4 of the ecoinvent LCI database has been published.*

Read here about the new content of the database.

Should you be interested in obtaining Umberto LCA+ with the latest ecoinvent 3.4 database, please contact sales@umberto.de

*The update to ecoinvent 3.4 is available for all customers with a valid ecoinvent 3 license including a valid ecoinvent Maintenance Fee


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General Umberto NXT CO2 / New year - new Umberto update!
« on: February 08, 2017, 16:17 »
Just with the beginning of 2017 we have released a new Umberto Update on January 26th. So what’s new in Umberto NXT CO2 when you update?

Here you can find a quick overview:

Copy whole models (including net parameters)
  • New functions available in the project explorer to copy and paste whole models.
  • Select a model from the project explorer and use the context menu item 'Copy Model' to copy the desired model including its subnets and net parameters to the Windows clipboard.
  • You can now use the context menu of the 'Models' folder to paste the model from the Windows clipboard to your current or to a new project.

Usability Improvements
  • Result summary views are expanded and result details views are collapsed by default after a calculation.
  • When performing a calculation of a selection, LCIA data of intermediate exchanges will be excluded per default. This can be changed in the 'Options' dialog on the tab 'Calculation'.

Bug fixes
  • Fixed problem with automatic scaling in Windows for high screen resolutions (Ultra HD/4K).
  • Fixed exception when starting Umberto with outdated Model Migration Tool installation files.
  • 'Allocations' grid in the process specification now displays correct basic unit.
  • Process specification now correctly shows 'Reference Flow' in 'Material Type' column instead of 'Good/Bad' for reference flows at system boundaries.

A detailed description how to use the new features can be found in the Release Notes.
We recommend to install the update and always run the latest version.

The latest trial version of Umberto NXT can be obtained from our webpage.

Currently only the license owner receive update notes via e-Mail. If you are working with Umberto and like to receive these e-Mails, just send your name and your e-Mail address to marc.s.loebel@ifu.com

Should there be any questions, please contact the Umberto help desk at support@umberto.de

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General / New year - new Umberto update!
« on: February 08, 2017, 16:11 »
Just with the beginning of 2017 we have released a new Umberto Update on January 26th. So what’s new in Umberto NXT LCA when you update?

Here you can find a quick overview:

Copy whole models (including net parameters)
  • New functions available in the project explorer to copy and paste whole models.
  • Select a model from the project explorer and use the context menu item 'Copy Model' to copy the desired model including its subnets and net parameters to the Windows clipboard.
  • You can now use the context menu of the 'Models' folder to paste the model from the Windows clipboard to your current or to a new project.

Usability Improvements
  • Result summary views are expanded and result details views are collapsed by default after a calculation.
  • When performing a calculation of a selection, LCIA data of intermediate exchanges will be excluded per default. This can be changed in the 'Options' dialog on the tab 'Calculation'.

Bug fixes
  • Fixed problem with automatic scaling in Windows for high screen resolutions (Ultra HD/4K).
  • Fixed exception when starting Umberto with outdated Model Migration Tool installation files.
  • 'Allocations' grid in the process specification now displays correct basic unit.
  • Process specification now correctly shows 'Reference Flow' in 'Material Type' column instead of 'Good/Bad' for reference flows at system boundaries.

A detailed description how to use the new features can be found in the Release Notes.
We recommend to install the update and always run the latest version.

The latest trial version of Umberto NXT can be obtained from our webpage.

Currently only the license owner receive update notes via e-Mail. If you are working with Umberto and like to receive these e-Mails, just send your name and your e-Mail address to marc.s.loebel@ifu.com

Should there be any questions, please contact the Umberto help desk at support@umberto.de

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General / New year - new Umberto update!
« on: February 08, 2017, 16:09 »
Just with the beginning of 2017 we have released a new Umberto Update on January 26th. So what’s new in Umberto NXT Efficiency and Umberto NXT MFCA when you update?

Here you can find a quick overview:

Copy whole models (including net parameters)
  • New functions available in the project explorer to copy and paste whole models.
  • Select a model from the project explorer and use the context menu item 'Copy Model' to copy the desired model including its subnets and net parameters to the Windows clipboard.
  • You can now use the context menu of the 'Models' folder to paste the model from the Windows clipboard to your current or to a new project.

Usability Improvements
  • Result summary views are expanded and result details views are collapsed by default after a calculation.
  • When performing a calculation of a selection, LCIA data of intermediate exchanges will be excluded per default. This can be changed in the 'Options' dialog on the tab 'Calculation'.

Bug fixes
  • Fixed problem with automatic scaling in Windows for high screen resolutions (Ultra HD/4K).
  • Fixed exception when starting Umberto with outdated Model Migration Tool installation files.
  • 'Allocations' grid in the process specification now displays correct basic unit.
  • Process specification now correctly shows 'Reference Flow' in 'Material Type' column instead of 'Good/Bad' for reference flows at system boundaries.

A detailed description how to use the new features can be found in the Release Notes.
Release Notes for Umberto NXT Efficiency.
Release Notes for Umberto NXT MFCA.
We recommend to install the update and always run the latest version.

The latest trial version of Umberto NXT can be obtained from our webpage.

Currently only the license owner receive update notes via e-Mail. If you are working with Umberto and like to receive these e-Mails, just send your name and your e-Mail address to marc.s.loebel@ifu.com

Should there be any questions, please contact the Umberto help desk at support@umberto.de

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General Umberto NXT Universal / New year - new Umberto update!
« on: February 08, 2017, 16:04 »
Just with the beginning of 2017 we have released a new Umberto Update on January 26th. So what’s new in Umberto NXT Universal when you update?

Here you can find a quick overview:

Copy whole models (including net parameters)
  • New functions available in the project explorer to copy and paste whole models.
  • Select a model from the project explorer and use the context menu item 'Copy Model' to copy the desired model including its subnets and net parameters to the Windows clipboard.
  • You can now use the context menu of the 'Models' folder to paste the model from the Windows clipboard to your current or to a new project.

Usability Improvements
  • Result summary views are expanded and result details views are collapsed by default after a calculation.
  • When performing a calculation of a selection, LCIA data of intermediate exchanges will be excluded per default. This can be changed in the 'Options' dialog on the tab 'Calculation'.

Bug fixes
  • Fixed problem with automatic scaling in Windows for high screen resolutions (Ultra HD/4K).
  • Fixed exception when starting Umberto with outdated Model Migration Tool installation files.
  • 'Allocations' grid in the process specification now displays correct basic unit.
  • Process specification now correctly shows 'Reference Flow' in 'Material Type' column instead of 'Good/Bad' for reference flows at system boundaries.

A detailed description how to use the new features can be found in the Release Notes.
We recommend to install the update and always run the latest version.

The latest trial version of Umberto NXT can be obtained from our webpage.

Currently only the license owner receive update notes via e-Mail. If you are working with Umberto and like to receive these e-Mails, just send your name and your e-Mail address to marc.s.loebel@ifu.com

Should there be any questions, please contact the Umberto help desk at support@umberto.de

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General Umberto NXT CO2 / 'Christmas update' for Umberto NXT CO2
« on: December 14, 2016, 10:30 »
Just before Christmas a new Umberto NXT Update is available for our Umberto Maintenance & Support service customers. The Christmas update comes with performance improvements, new features and bug fixes. For example, opening and switching models, as well as switching sankey diagrams on and off are now significantly faster (depending on the computer performance and the size of the model).

Here you can find a quick overview:
  • Performance improvements especially for working with the net editor.
  • Process balance warning for input/output imbalances. By default enabled for the unit type 'Mass'.
  • Usability improvements, e.g. calculation of a model can be reset via the model's context menu.

A detailed description how to use the new features can be found in the Release Notes.
We recommend to install the update and always run the latest version.

The latest trial version of Umberto NXT can be obtained from our webpage.

Currently only the license owner receive update notes via e-Mail. If you are working with Umberto and like to receive these e-Mails, just send your name and your e-Mail address to marc.s.loebel@ifu.com

Should there be any questions, please contact the Umberto help desk at support@umberto.de

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Just before Christmas a new Umberto NXT Update is available for our Umberto Maintenance & Support service customers. The Christmas update comes with performance improvements, new features and bug fixes. For example, opening and switching models, as well as switching sankey diagrams on and off are now significantly faster (depending on the computer performance and the size of the model).

Here you can find a quick overview:
  • Performance improvements especially for working with the net editor.
  • Process balance warning for input/output imbalances. By default enabled for the unit type 'Mass'.
  • Usability improvements, e.g. calculation of a model can be reset via the model's context menu.

A detailed description how to use the new features can be found in the Release Notes.
Release Notes for Umberto NXT Efficiency.
Release Notes for Umberto NXT MFCA.
We recommend to install the update and always run the latest version.

Currently only the license owner receive update notes via e-Mail. If you are working with Umberto and like to receive these e-Mails, just send your name and your e-Mail address to marc.s.loebel@ifu.com

Should there be any questions, please contact the Umberto help desk at support@umberto.de

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General / 'Christmas update' for Umberto NXT LCA
« on: December 14, 2016, 10:14 »
Just before Christmas a new Umberto NXT Update is available for our Umberto Maintenance & Support service customers. The Christmas update comes with performance improvements, new features and bug fixes. For example, opening and switching models, as well as switching sankey diagrams on and off are now significantly faster (depending on the computer performance and the size of the model).

Here you can find a quick overview:
  • Performance improvements especially for working with the net editor.
  • Process balance warning: Check your processes for input/output imbalances. This has to be enabled first, please see release notes for instruction.
  • Usability improvements, e.g. calculation of a model can be reset via the model's context menu.
  • For GaBi database users: Update to GaBi Service Pack 30 with new and updated data sets and LCIA factors, as well as an extension database for the Indian market.

A detailed description how to use the new features can be found in the Release Notes.
We recommend to install the update and always run the latest version.

The latest trial version of Umberto NXT can be obtained from our webpage.

Currently only the license owner receive update notes via e-Mail. If you are working with Umberto and like to receive these e-Mails, just send your name and your e-Mail address to marc.s.loebel@ifu.com

Should there be any questions, please contact the Umberto help desk at support@umberto.de

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