Mermaid Release Notes: v1.2.0.0

We are proud to announce the availability of a key new feature: the modelling of mobile tasks. This can be used in Mermaid to more accurately model long cable runs through different oceanographic zones, or more accurately model towing operations.

If you are not yet a user, remember that Mermaid has a free two-week trial. Why not kick it off at one of our upcoming online training programmes? Please get in touch if you’d like to be part of it. Each training programme consists of three 2-hour sessions. Read more >

Mermaid Release Notes v1.1.1.5

Mermaid keeps iterating, and over the last couple of weeks we’ve got a nice little usability feature out, as well as a bug-fix. We are working on a couple of larger features under the hood, so keep your eyes peeled.

We have Mermaid online training happening this month and next – they are ideal if you are considering purchasing Mermaid, so please get in touch if you’d like to be part of them. Each training programme consists of three 2-hour sessions. Read more >

Mermaid Release Notes: v1.1.1.0

We’re thrilled to be announcing a new release of Mermaid with a whole slew of new features and improvements. You’ll find all the details below, but as there are so many improvements, we thought that we’d produce a couple of videos to show off the biggest ones – enjoy!

Remember that if you’re not already a Mermaid user, you can get a free two-week trial and see for yourself just how effectively Mermaid can control weather risk on your operations.

To view the Metocean Features video directly on YouTube then click here. Read more >

Mermaid Release Notes: Version 1.1.0.25

Just a few bug-fixes this time around! Please do comment or use the support portal to give us your feedback.

MM-1824: Unexpected failure during / just after Validation.

MM-1821: Cannot export to Project XML.

MM-1820: Incorrect Vessel locations and transits.

MM-1819: Run Analysis sometimes fails with very close offshore locations.

MM-1818: Unable to run Mermaid analyses on some machines.

MM-1817: Width of task/group details on low resolution.

MM-1803: Gantt Chart Export sometimes has large whitespace to the right.

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Mermaid Release Notes: Version 1.1.0.19

This release we’re proud to present the export of task plans to Microsoft Project, as well as a host of other improvements. Enjoy, and please feel free to comment below or use the support portal to give us your feedback.

New Features

MM-370: Export of Gantt chart data to Microsoft Project.

As you can tell from the MM-number, this has been on the list for some time! It’s now possible to export data from the Gantt chart (found under Setup-Tasks-Gantt Chart) to Microsoft Project. Read more >

Mermaid Release Notes: Version 1.1.0.17

Over the last two weeks we’ve really been hammering Mermaid on some more complex analyses, and been able to use them as a proving ground for some significant performance improvements. In the background we’ve been working away on new features, but we thought that you’d really appreciate seeing these bug fixes and performance gains for yourselves.

We’ve also added a description of our raw ZIP outputs to the support portal, just search there for “csv” or “zip” and you should find it. Read more >

Mermaid Release Notes: Version 1.1.0.14

Every two weeks we deliver a new set of features and improvements. We would like to say a particular, “thank you” to all of our users who have contributed their thoughts and priorities into helping make this release our most user-driven release yet. Your feedback is much appreciated.

As well as the technical improvements below, we’ve successfully trialled remote training. This means that our more distant customers are able to train effectively on Mermaid.

New Features

MM-1288: Display comparative results in Box-Whisker charts.

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Mermaid Release Notes: Version 1.1.0.9

It’s only a week since the last release, but as we’re taking a break over Christmas and the New Year, we thought we’d deliver a release to you all as a small gift at the end of 2015. User support will be available through the support portal, UK business days remaining this year are: 24th December, 29th-31st December.

New Features

MM-1471: Automatically remove unknown runs due to running out of Metocean Data or hitting Cut-Off Limits.

We’ve added the ability to remove the Unknown results from the statistics. Read more >

Modelling Unexpected Breakdown

So, as we said in the first blog post of the series, we also not only have a mechanism for modelling expected breakdowns, but can use this mechanism with a systematic philosophy of failure management for modelling unexpected breakdown on short operations.

Before we get into it, let’s consider the question we want to ask. On the face of it, we might want to know the P50 of the duration of the operation, with all risk taken into account. Read more >

Modelling Expected Breakdown

In yesterday’s entry about modelling breakdown, I introduced the idea that from next week, Mermaid enables the modelling and analysis of technical breakdown. The new feature that we’re releasing is called “Occasional Tasks”.

An Occasional task or group is one that only happens for certain repeats of its parent group. So, take this very simple task diagram for a survey job to start with:
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We’ve got 60 survey lines to complete, and each one takes an hour and a half. Our “Survey One Line” group is repeated 60 times to show this. Read more >