Release Notes: Saltmine v3.8 Drop 3

Date: Dec 13th, 2021

What’s new

Custom Space Attributes

  • We’ve created  a new capability that allows spaces to be highlighted and analyzed using custom or user-defined attributes and values.
  • Now, attributes can be indicated with text or yes/no text in the value types, and  assigned a color. 
  • Spaces (Block-rooms) on the floor plan can be tagged with defined attributes and values.
  • Additionally, spaces with the tagged attributes and values can be highlighted using the new Floor Plan Highlights functionality.
  • Custom space attributes are also available as a new data-set within Insights.

Design File Sharing

  • Now, with the new capability you can directly share design file viewer links from within the Design tab.
  • The functionality supports sharing multiple files together. Users with the relevant permission can share the design file with existing team users, existing customer users, user groups or new users from within the share dialog.
  • Users who have received the viewer links can be notified via email and In-app notifications.

Mobility Recommendation on Strategy

  • With the new feature addition, our system can now provide recommendations on optimal mobility percentage for each department on the Strategy Inputs page on the basis of Badging data.
  • Recommendation data can be viewed  in the new column “Recommended Mobility %”.

What’s updated

Design Module 

We’ve made several improvements and enhancements to various aspects of the design module within Saltmine. Scroll down below for a full overview. 


  • Now you can select similar objects across your entire floor plan within your current view using the new menu option.
  • Additional keyboard shortcuts for select similar have been added. 
  • We’ve made several improvements to the Group Select option: 
    • Polygonal selections have been added 
    • The filter menu now includes a new design, tool-tips and warnings
  • Various wall types can be updated to a single wall type
  • Objects that are vertically stacked can now be easily selected using the keyboard shortcut “Tab”. 

Drawing Tools 

  • Zones can now be drawn when polylining. 
  • Columns can now be locked in bulk. 


  • A new functionality to drag and drop blocks directly from the Program Audit has been added.
  • Product and Block Catalog Search functionality has been updated for improved performance and better experience when searching.
  • Product and Block names on the Property Panels may now be copied using keyboard shortcut Ctrl + C.


  • Ambient Occlusion shading and a new rendering technique have been added. This technique enhances 3D visuals and shadows by calculating the exposure to ambient light for each point in a scene.
  • Now, settings from past HD renders can also be seen within the platform. 


  • We’ve introduced a new property panel for Blocks, which enhances the menu organization providing an improved overall experience.
  • Block tags can also be updated in bulk. 


  • Users now have the ability to update camera heights in bulk. 
  • We’ve added the capability to undo deleted camera hotspots using the Crtl + Z or undo buttons within our platform. 
  • Hotspot names on the property panel will now appear as highlighted when the corresponding camera is selected. 


  • Objects can be snapped with multiple reference lines together
  • Group selected blocks and objects now also have the snapping functionality.  

Release Notes: Saltmine v3.8 Drop 1

Strategy Module:

What’s updated:

Workpoint Distribution Updates

  • The Strategy module has been updated to allow users to edit the workpoint distribution directly within the inputs section without having to update workplace guidelines. 
  • We’ve also added the ability to apply mobility percentage values to various workpoints directly within the inputs section.
  • To support the above updates, the WPS guidelines back-office definition for Workpoints has been changed from a ratio-based setup to a percentage-distribution-based setup.

Editing Building Efficiency

  • Scenarios created without a defined real estate now have the option to edit the Building Efficiency number. This allows users to plan for a hypothetical or target building efficiency and helps to generate a rentable area.

Design Module:

Performance Enhancements

  • We’ve enhanced the load time for design files. Blocks from only the selected region and office type of the project are loaded initially. Additionally,  an option to load all Blocks (from all regions and office types) on demand has been added.

What’s new:

Configuration Page

  • A new Configuration option has been added on the navigation menu to support customer level settings.

Import of Employee Data

  • Customer Admins can now grant permission to team members to upload Employee Data.
  • Set the list of emails to receive reports with the status of Utilisation and Employee data upload.

Boundary Priority

  • A new Boundary priority page has been added within the Configuration Page.
    • This feature provides the ability to set priorities among defined Boundary types such as Vertical Penetration, Service Areas, Circulation, etc. The priorities help determine the logic for how walls that are shared between two or more Boundaries should be handled.
  • Additionally, design files now support a new Boundary tag that allows users to tag Boundaries from the defined list of Boundary types.

Automated P-lines For IWMS:

Circulation Layer

  • An automatically generated circulation layer has been added to the automated P-line export within the DXF export file.

Support for IWMS systems

  • Automated P-lines outputs are available for Archibus, FM Systems, Serraview, and Tango.

If you’d like to learn more, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager.