1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 11, 2015 10:40 AM by Olly Bond RSS

    Difference between Monarch & Modeler

    Venkata Ramana Paidi

      Hi ,


      What are the functional difference between monarch & modeler.


      What are the additional functionality/new features  added to modeler compare to monarch?


      What are the missing function/features in the modeler compare to monarch?


      Is it only name change ?


      Thanks & Regards,


        • Re: Difference between Monarch & Modeler
          Olly Bond

          Hello Ramana,


          Modeler is just the name for version 12 of Monarch. The basic idea is still the same - you teach your computer how to read a document - but there are underlying improvements. In version 12, you can now have more fields, more external lookups, more multi-columns - all of these improvements in power are a result of the architecture changing from using local Access as the underlying database to local SQL.


          Updated Excel import and export, and improved PDF handling, are also new in v12. Modeler also introduces a change from the old XML formats for models and projects, and replaces these with binary DMOD and DPRJ formats. It can't save back down to the old XMOD and XPRJ formats but it can read them.


          I don't think there are any significant missing functions. Weak linking between objects defined in external models is one, but not many sensible people would be be doing that anyway.


          Best wishes,