Service pack Version 7.0- 0040 is available now. For installation information, new features and fixed bugs see the list below. 


  • When importing characteristics from Excel (File | Import characteristics), it is now possible to include both “sample frequency” as well as “sample size” with the attributes’ value. [V7-644]
  • You can now filter textually and there are extended choices for cause selection in the dialog to “Fade-in actions at linked causes…”. This functionality is available in the context menu of the Structure Editor and Function/Failure Analysis Editor. [V7-787]
  • Autofilter (Structure tree/FFA): analogous to the filter “Failure context”, there is now an auto-filter for functions/characteristics. A renaming here occurs in “Function net context” or “Failure net context”.This auto-filter filters parts of the structure tree, whereby a context in the Function/Failure net has a dependency to the selected function/characteristic/failure. The name of the selected object is used for comparison. [V7-1646]
  • New available is the parameterizable system filter “Action Priority (AP)”, which filters actions according to their AP and in the context of their revision state. The parameters can be defined via the properties dialog. [V7-2511]
  • In the Excel import dialog the data range to be imported now can be easyly defined by using context menu commands “First data row” and “Last data row”. [V7-2550]
  • When creating FMX bookmark files, the active variant – if any – is now saved. After opening the FMX bookmark file, the variant is activated immediately. [V7-2585]
  • If User-defined Attributes and also the Hot-Click icon for User-defined Attributes are displayed in the structure list, the type icon for User-defined Attributes is only displayed once. [V7-2744]
  • The Workstation setting “Auto-complete” is extended by “Do not use Auto Complete technique when editing existing data objects”.When active, the Auto-complete technique no longer affects renaming FMEA objects, but only the creation of new objects (e.g., entry in empty table field for functions).Fields that do not represent any FMEA objects, such as deadlines, responsible persons, priorities, status (for customer requirements) continue to support the Auto-complete technique. [V7-2975]
  • Search and Filter: the new filter criterion “Newer module version is available” can be used for Systemelements and Structures. Thus, Systemelements or Structures can be found in the Structure-Editor or in the IQ-Explorer that are associated with a module or with a module variant but for which newer versions are available. [V7-2986]
  • The Document setting “Classification inheritance” now also works together with the Document setting “Enable assignment of multiple classifications”. [V7-3000]
  • Filter/Highlighting: the current document language is now used as the language default for the filter in all editors (except the IQ-Explorer). Changes to the filter language are only retained for the session. [V7-3052]
  • In the Workstation settings, the options for LDAP, Carm- and CarmNG-Server, program update and DeepL as well as the corresponding proxy settings can now be tested directly via button. [V7-3103, V7-3371]
  • In contrast to V6.5, the symbolic responsible persons were not included with their concrete responsible person in the notification via HTML and the autofiltering. This has been fixed. [V7-3182]


  • When adding new failures in the Fault Tree Editor, a new query dialog displays with the question of whether the failure net should also be extended. This can be deactivated (“Do not show this message again and remember user’s choice”). This dialog replaces the previous one and the workstation setting has been removed. [V7-729]
  • In the table editors, it is now it is possible to activate the options “Show reference language” and “Show notes (where available)” simultaneously. [V7-996]
  • Management Report: via a second toolbar, cells with text formats can now be “overwritten”. This also applies to cells with fixed content. Where possible, this overwriting also applies to translations.  [V7-1523]
  • Management Report:-Drag&Drop in the table is now activated by default.-Drag&Drop of table cells is now by default a “move”. To copy table cells the Ctrl key must be used.-Drag&Drop of table cells is now also possible for multi-selection. To do this, use the Ctrl key.-When the grid lines are displayed, the parent sub-table of the current selection is now framed in blue. In addition, cells with non-changeable content are now additionally framed in yellow. [V7-2177]
  • In the Deadline Editor (related to structure), the document setting “Use Severity-Max based on cause when calculating AP/RPN (in FMEA forms)” is taken into account when filling the “S” column.  [V7-2183]
  • In the FMEA scope analysis editor fields with valuations can now be deleted using the delete key. [V7-2848]

User View Editor:

  • In the User-defined view, individual views can be imported into or from a file using the management dialog. [V7-197]
  • In the User-defined view, the three factors (S, E, C) of the ASIL value are also displayed in the ASIL column. [V7-471]

Block Diagram Editor:

  • You can now copy and paste areas (Ctrl+C/V). Linked objects are kept where it is possible. Ctrl+C adds the graphic to the Windows clipboard.It is also possible to copy areas within a diagram by using Ctrl+Drag&Drop. [V7-1926, V7-2868]
  • New commands for zooming so that the whole picture or the full height/width of the picture is visible. These commands are availabe via “View | Zoom”, the (third) toolbar or the context menu “Zoom”. [V7-2865]
  • It is now possible to create a new block diagram directly from the Windows clipboard. This requires either a picture or a path to a picture in the Windows clipboard. [V7-2869]

Data Manager:

  • When globalizing an action or failure (Data Manager | Catalogs), it is now possible to determine which of its instances should also be made global from a selection dialog. By selecting the type in Catalogs yourself, no values of the instance are transferred (old behavior). [V7-673]
  • In the Data Manager, you can now enter notes for types in the “Notes list” and translate those notes in “Terminology and translation”. [V7-812]
  • In the “Data Manager | Palettes“, it is now possible to determine the order of the columns using the menu command “Edit | Change display order“. [V7-863]
  • In the “Data Manager | Inspection equipment“, two new columns for sample size and sample frequency have been added. [V7-2336]

Properties Dialog:

  • When adding a new inspection, the Properties-Dialog now asks for which variants the inspection should be available. [V7-2830]

AIAG/VDA Forms Editor:

  • Similar to other FMEA Editors, the AIAG/VDA Forms can now be exported to Excel or HTML. [V7-2292]
  • If a temporary view is used in the AIAG/VDA Forms Editor, this is displayed in text and color in the combo box in the upper left corner. The color is controlled by the background color “Catalog label” under “Tools | Workstation settings | Fonts and colors | Colors”. In addition, the last temporary view used can be restored using the combo box. [V7-2738]
  • When displaying the header data, not only the column headers but also their section headers are now displayed. [V7-2803]

IQ Explorer:

  • The Quality Rules table “Table with degree of completion” is now available as a table in the IQ-Explorer. [V7-1412]

Object Inspector:

  • If there is at least one structure version in which the inspected object exists, a new command is offered in the context menu: “Show version history”. Here, in a subsequent dialog, all those versions can be selected for which you want to see the version history of the inspected object. Any differences are highlighted in color. [V7-2802]
  • It is now also possible to create or activate variants in the Object Inspector. [V7-2815]
  • If an editor does not provide any attribute information when synchronizing to the Object Inspector, the synchronization is performed on the tab that was last selected for the synchronized object type. [V7-2884]

Structure Editor:

  • Two new hot-click icons for Systemelements, which indicate whether or not an FMEA consideration is required for the respective System elements. [V7-1483]

Customer Specific Changes:

  • Bosch: In the properties dialog page for choosing persons now there is a button for “LDAP search…” which opens a dialog for searching persons in the LDAP directory. A person selected in this dialog will be added to the list of persons in the document. Note: parameters for LDAP search must have been configured in the Data Manager for person management before. [V7-2783]

The following bugs have been fixed with this service pack:
V7-2515, V7-2648, V7-2679, V7-2728, V7-2759, V7-2772, V7-2787, V7-2806, V7-2808, V7-2833, V7-2907, V7-2916, V7-2927, V7-2941, V7-2952, V7-2995, V7-3023, V7-3037, V7-3051, V7-3053, V7-3054, V7-3056, V7-3062, V7-3144, V7-3313

To see a comprehensive overview of all the new features of Version 7.0 with screenshots, click here.

For the complete changelog for IQ Version 7.0, click here