Release notes 6.5

New and updated features in this release

287 Sigma Personal feature set and templates updated:


The Sigma Personal feature set and available templates and reports have been adapted and updated, to fit the Sigma Personal user’s needs and to make the application more user friendly.


The ribbons [Data], [View] and [Tools] have been removed from Sigma Personal, as well as the Insight view.


Empty groups have been removed from the ribbon [Reports].

The following features have been added to the ribbon [Home]: Export to Excel, Constants, Windows (group).


The following features have been removed from the ribbon [Home]: Run Script, Protect, Tree annotation, Validation.


Price lists and Quick libraries have been added to the [Libraries] ribbon.

Sigma Personal users now have access to Company info and Files in [Settings] (Files).


It is no longer possible to choose .sit (template), when saving a Sigma document.


289 Improved download, install and onboarding process:


The download page is cleaned up to provide better overview, and the download now starts immediately. The installer size is minimized to provide guided user interface much faster.


When a user downloads Sigma 6.5, the user will be presented with a dialog showing a video and a downloading progress bar. The main purpose of the video is to guide and prepare the user. The progress bar ensures that the user is aware of an ongoing process.

When Sigma 6.5 has been downloaded, the installer starts. The EULA has been updated, as well as the layout and text in the installer wizard and the profiles available.

When Sigma starts, the user will start in Files ->New. The user quickly gets an overview of available templates. When the user creates a new document by selecting a template, Sigma presents a dialog which tells the user of the [Getting started guide] and where to find it.



444 Easy access to help and video guides:


New ribbon [Help] is now available in Sigma. The ribbon ensures easy access to Sigma Help and Training, the Sigma Getting Started guide and to Support. The user also able to search for specific guides by using the search field in the [Help] ribbon. The menu [Help] in Files, have been removed.

Further, a link to [Getting started guide] has been added to the [Home] ribbon in Sigma.




Added App Script API functionality:


It is now possible to switch columns on/off, including custom fields, by using Sigma App Script.

Further, users using Sigma App Script, can now access and manipulate childs in the grid view.



366 Tagging of trial users:


It is now possible to for Sigma Estimates to register trial users in a better way, enabling better communication and follow-up during their trial period.


298 Users are no longer prompted to send error reports is Sigma:


Users are no longer prompted to send error reports to Sigma Estimates. The user will always be presented with a message, if Sigma needs to restart and an error report is saved locally on the user’s computer.



975 Updates to US terminology:


Updates to US terminology: “Tender” has been changed to “Bid” and “Supplements and Deductions” to “Adds and Cuts”.



863 Subscription menu added in Files:


Previous Sigma version had a menu [Help] in Files, which also contained subscription information. [Help] has now been replaced with [Subscription], which also contains subscription information.



1074 Improved message to users managing Sigma apps in Sigma:


The user will now see an improved and more understandable error message when trying to delete a running app in Sigma, to help the user understand the process.



1184 Trial period changes from 30 to 14 days.



Bug list

Bugs fixed in this release

346 Sigma App Script: TNamedValueList seemingly doesn’t store values
348 Misspelling
349 “Export to Excel, Advanced” doesn’t work with Insight
370 Sigma App Script: TTextParserCSV.Settings does not work
515 Sigma App Script: SalesPrice cannot be set if component has childs
518 Project name is in English when using Danish localization
557 Misspelling
559 CTRL G does not trigger Run script (it toggles grid lines)
639 2 x TAB to get from Work Breakdown Structure to Content/Summary/Resources/Insight/Key Figures page
832 Column name is incorrect
994 Report uses “Sales Price (Absolute)” instead of “Sales Price”
1065 Settings window is too big for laptop screen

Known bugs in this release

843 In some specific cases, when printing a report, Sigma adjust pricing with a small amount
816 Numbers that are exported to MS Excel is formatted as text.
835 Insight report does not show contents of notes
906 Shortcut F1+CTRL does not behave as expected.
556 Texts in printouts/reports are not always aligned left.


This release is backwards compatible with Sigma version 5 and 6.