Can I transfer a captured trace from v8/Div2 to the v9 platform?

Created by Hannah Goodine, Modified on Fri, 16 Jun, 2023 at 4:03 PM by Casey Guli

Can I transfer a captured trace from v8/Div2 to the v9 platform?

Traces captured in legacy (v8 and previous) versions of Smaart can be imported Although Smaart will not do this automatically. You will have to manually import the trace into the Smaart 9 platform (Suite, RT, LE, SPL). There are two ways to do this (please note, we will be using Smaart v8 for these examples):

1 - Locate where the legacy traces are stored. By default, Smaart will save traces to the following location:

Windows: C:\Users\<your_username>\Documents\Smaart v8\Traces

macOS: {MachintoshHD}/Users/<your_username>/Documents/Smaart v8/Traces

Once you have the location, go into Smaart Suite/RT/LE and navigate to File > Import >Trace Data File... then select the trace you are looking to open.

2 - (Suite/RT only) Within Smaart v8, right-click the captured trace and select Export to ASCII. This will prompt you to select a location to save the text file to. Once saved, open Smaart Suite or Rt and navigate to File > Import > Import as ASCIII

Note: Smaart LE does not have an Import to ASCII function. You can only import trace data files into this edition.

Once imported, Smaart Suite or RT will convert the trace and save a copy to the appropriate sub folder within the Smaart Directory. Please note that when exporting to ASCII, the trace will retain any smoothing or banding information set at the time of export, not at the time of capture. Spectrum measurements export with their banding applied, while transfer function measurements export with their smoothing (and squared coherence, if selected) applied. 

Are traces captured in Smaart v9 backwards compatible?

Traces captured in Smaart v9 Suite/RT/LE are captured with a new version of MTW (previously called MTW+ in Smaart v8.5/Di v2.2). For this reason, traces captured using the Smaart v9 platform cannot be imported to versions v8.4/Di v2.1 and previous. For more information on legacy MTW+, see this article

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