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2003

  • September-12-2003  Recent Press Coverage on SansGUI

    Here is a list of recent press coverage on our SansGUI software product:

  • September-8-2003 A New SansGUI Feature Tour is Available

    A new feature tour with many screen shots and explanations is available on-line:

  • August-28-2003 SansGUI Version 1.2 Patch Level 1 Available

    A new patch release for SansGUI version 1.2 is now available:

  • August-12-2003  New SansGUI Task Flow Reference Cards Available

    The task flows of using the SansGUI Modeling and Simulation Environment are condensed into two single-page quick reference cards:

  • July-8-2003  New SansGUI Version 1.2 Supports OpenGL

    We are pleased to announce the official release of SansGUI Version 1.2.  One of the major features introduced in this version is the support of OpenGL® 3D graphics programming.  For the first time, simulation developers can easily incorporate interactive 3D graphics, data visualization, and dynamic charting with their own simulation code in the SansGUI environment, and once again, without writing any graphical user interface code.

  • July-8-2003  Getting Started with SansGUI Slideshow Available

    A new slideshow, Getting Started with SansGUI: A Quick SansGUI Tutorial for Simulation Users and Developers, is available for download:

  • June-3-2003  SansGUI Version 1.2 Release Candidate Available

    We are pleased to announce the availability of SansGUI Version 1.2 Release Candidate.  The new features in version 1.2 include:

    • Interactive 3D graphics programming using OpenGL

    • Saving Canvas Views as bitmap or JPEG image files

    • Dialog persistence across user sessions

    • Expanded number of classes in the Student Edition

    • Accessing simulator on-line document from About SansGUI dialog

    • Many feature enhancements and bug fixes

  • February-28-2003  SansGUI Version 1.2 Public Beta Preview Program

    SansGUI version 1.2 beta is released for public preview.

    June-3-2003 Update: This beta program has been closed since the release of SansGUI 1.2 Release Candidate.  We thank all the people who took their time to download and test the program and sent us valuable feedback to improve SansGUI.

  • January-3-2003  New SansGUI Price List Available

    The new SansGUI price list and order forms are available for download:


2002

  • December-5-2002  SansGUI Price Reduction

    ProtoDesign today announces that the commercial price of SansGUI Professional Edition is reduced to US$599 per license.  We decided to cut the commercial price to make the SansGUI Modeling and Simulation Environment more affordable to commercial developers during the down economy.  The SansGUI Development Environment helps scientific and engineering developers publish their computational models and simulators to the world's most popular Microsoft Windows platform without the need to learn graphical user interface programming details or switch programming languages.  Please check our secured on-line store for more details:

  • August-1-2002  ProtoDesign Welcomes SansGUI Educational Grant Recipients

    We welcome our new educational partners who devote themselves to preparing the next generations of scientists and engineers with adequate knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems with contemporary software tools in their professions.

  • June-21-2002  ProtoDesign Offers SansGUI Educational Grant Program

    We are pleased to announce a new SansGUI Educational Grant Program to offer free SansGUI software and licenses to non-profit, degree-granting educational institutions and exceptional high schools through course adoptions or special projects.

  • May-10-2002  ProtoDesign Releases SansGUI Version 1.1 

    We are pleased to announce that SansGUI Modeling and Simulation Environment version 1.1 is officially released and is available for shipping.  Usability issues and existing code integration are the primary emphases of this release.  Please go to the SansGUI Product page to see the new and exciting features.

  • April-30-2002  SansGUI Version 1.1 Release Candidate Available

    We are pleased to announce the availability of SansGUI Version 1.1 Release Candidate.  This release candidate is very close to the official version 1.1, which is scheduled to be released on May 10, 2002.  The new version contains many exciting new features:

    • Dynamic Charting without Programming

    • Simulation Execution Enhancements

    • Legacy Program Support

    • Dumping SG_OBJ Data in Fortran

    • EMF Support in Canvas View

    • Running External and In-Process Simulators in Concert

    • New Example - MIDIplay

    • and many more...

  • March-21-2002  SansGUI Version 1.1 Public Beta Preview Program

    SansGUI version 1.1 beta is released for public preview.  A new MIDI Player for SansGUI example has been developed to demonstrate the new dynamic charting capability and cooperative execution of external process and in-process simulators.

  • January-10-2002  SansGUI Documentation Errata Page Available

    We are maintaining a SansGUI Documentation Errata page to include all the corrections and changes to the published SansGUI Manuals.


2001

  • December-11-2001  SansGUI Holiday Free Offer

    Sorry, this offer has been expired.

  • December-11-2001  Free Visual Calculator Program from ProtoDesign, Inc.

    We are pleased to announce the availability of a free visual calculator utility program for SansGUI.  The SansGUI Run-Time Environment is required to run the program.  Both can be downloaded from the Download page.

  • November-8-2001  ProtoDesign On-Line Store Accepts Discover Card

    Due to a popular demand, our secured on-line store now accepts Discover Card, in addition to Visa and MasterCard.  You can visit our on-line store and take advantage of this new payment method.

  • October-2-2001  Project Mixer for SansGUI Released

    Project Mixer, a programming example to demonstrate how a simulator can be developed to solve a system of linear equations in a typical engineering application, using the SansGUI Modeling and Simulation Environment.  In addition to the Naive Gauss Elimination and LU Decomposition algorithms implemented in C/C++ and Fortran, this example shows how the MATLAB engine from The Mathworks, Inc. can be called as the solution engine.

  • August-31-2001  SansGUI Version 1.0 Patch Level 2 Released

    SansGUI Version 1.0 Patch Level 2, which will update any prior SansGUI version 1.0.x releases to version 1.0.2, is now available.

  • August-5-2001  Apologies for the web service interruption

    We have experienced some difficulties from our web service provider during the past 3 days.  We are sorry for any problems that you may have encountered.  To express our sincere apology, we expand our free SansGUI Demonstration CD offering to all the potential customers worldwide (some restrictions may apply under the US Department of Commerce exportation rules).  [December-12-2001  Sorry, this offer is no longer available.]

  • August-1-2001  SansGUI introduced in ASME Mechanical Engineering

    SansGUI is introduced to the mechanical engineering community in a press coverage titled "Write Your Own Software" in the Software Exchange section of the August issue of Mechanical Engineering magazine, published by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

  • July-30-2001  Free Unit Conversion Program from ProtoDesign, Inc.

    We are pleased to announce the availability of a free unit conversion utility program for SansGUI.  It can be used with the free SansGUI Demonstration Edition.  Both can be downloaded from the Download page.

  • July-30-2001  SansGUI Version 1.0 Patch Level 1 Released

    SansGUI Version 1.0 Patch Level 1, which updates SansGUI version 1.0 to version 1.0.1, is released.

  • June-28-2001  SansGUI Featured in Compaq Visual Fortran Newsletter IX

    A feature article, "Creating Highly Interactive Cycle-Driven Simulators with Minimal Fortran Code", written by Greg Chien, Principal Software Designer of ProtoDesign, Inc. is published in the new Compaq Visual Fortran Newsletter issue number IX.

  • June-25-2001  SansGUI Demo CD Available

    If you reside in USA or Canada and have a low bandwidth internet connection that prevent you from downloading SansGUI software from our website, you may now request a free Demonstration CD from us.  [December-12-2001  Sorry, this offer is no longer available.]

  • May-15-2001  Programmer's Paradise appointed as an authorized reseller of SansGUI

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Programmer's Paradise, Inc. as an authorized reseller of our SansGUI commercial products.  Programmer's Paradise can be reached at http://www.programmersparadise.com.

  • Apr-16-2001  ProtoDesign, Inc. Unveiled SansGUI Version 1.0

    We are pleased to announce that SansGUI Modeling and Simulation Environment version 1.0 is officially released and is available for shipping.

  • Apr-09-2001  ProtoDesign, Inc. Secured On-Line Store Opened

    The ProtoDesign on-line store is opened.  Now, customers can purchase our latest software products and services via the Internet.  The store currently accepts Visa and MasterCard using a Secured Sockets Layer (SSL).  You can conveniently enter the on-line store from the Order page.

  • Apr-06-2001  SansGUI FAQ Released

    A series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about SansGUI is released.  It can be accessed in the FAQ section from the SansGUI product page.

  • Apr-02-2001  SansGUI Version 1.0 Price List Released

    The SansGUI Price List and Order Forms for commercial and educational licenses are released.  They can be obtained from the Order page.

  • Mar-29-2001  SansGUI Version 1.0 Released to Internet

    The SansGUI Modeling and Simulation Environment version 1.0 is released to the ProtoDesign web site for prospective customers to download and evaluate.  The software can be obtained from the Download page.

  • Mar-20-2001  SansGUI Trademark Registered

    SansGUI and its logo is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Principal Register (Registration Number: 2,437,527).

  • Mar-07-2001  SansGUI Version 1.0 Released to Production

    The SansGUI Modeling and Simulation Environment version 1.0 is released to production.  It contains the software on CD-ROM medium in a jewel case, a 58-page Getting Started guide, and a 334-page Document Set, packaged in a retail box.

  • Feb-13-2001  ProtoDesign Service Mark Registered

    ProtoDesign and its logo is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Principal Register (Registration Number: 2,428,844).

  • Jan-31-2001  SansGUI Version 1.0.RC2 Released to Internet

    The SansGUI Modeling and Simulation Environment version 1.0 Release Candidate 1 is released to the ProtoDesign web site for testing and evaluation.  This is the last test release before the official version 1.0 release.

 


2000

  • Dec-19-2000  SansGUI Version 1.0.RC1 Released to Internet

    The SansGUI Modeling and Simulation Environment version 1.0 Release Candidate 1 is released to the ProtoDesign web site for testing and evaluation.  It includes support for model files written in the eXtended Markup Language (XML).

  • Oct-20-2000  SansGUI Version 1.0.beta Released

    The SansGUI Modeling and Simulation Environment version 1.0.beta is released to the ProtoDesign web site for public evaluation.

  • Jun-12-2000  ProtoDesign, Inc. Web Site Opened

    The ProtoDesign, Inc.'s web site http://protodesign-inc.com is opened to the public.  This site introduces ProtoDesign products and services to Internet patrons and provides our customers with on-line support and resources.

  • Jun-01-2000  SansGUI Version 1.0.alpha Released

    The SansGUI Modeling and Simulation Environment version 1.0.alpha is released for in-house testing and to a selected group of developers and users.

 


1997

  • Jan-14-1997  ProtoDesign, Inc. Founded

    ProtoDesign, Inc., based in Bolingbrook, Illinois, is a privately owned corporation dedicated to providing quality computer software products and services for human-computer interaction (HCI), application design and development, and software tools integration and support to the industry.

 
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