SoundPLANessential 5.1 is an update which is free of charge for SoundPLANessential 5.0 customers. The reason for this update is on the one hand the compatibility with current NoizCalc projects (d&b audiotechnik) and on the other hand the adaption of BA Outside to the new versions of the standard EN ISO 12354-3:2017. Moreover, we implemented smaller customer wishes.
Already since version SoundPLANessential 5.0 included new features and improvements:
The previous interface to Google Earth was replaced by a convenient map interface. This allows you to easily transfer background maps from Google Maps as well as from OpenStreetMap to SoundPLANessential. In addition, the elevation data provided by Google Maps can be imported and used as a basis for your terrain model. For the data import you can use a new, additional interface to OpenStreetMap. This allows you to import your data model almost anywhere in the world without much effort. For industrial noise, a convenient level calculator has been implemented, with which operating times and the emission of moving sound sources can be taken into account very easily.
The available dispersion calculation methods were supplemented by CNOSSOS-EU (road, rail and industrial noise), including the German and Austrian adaptations.
The installation can be found in SoundPLANessential 5.0 as a direct download under "Updates and Downloads".