What’s New

Whats New

March 30 2021

7.4.14 Release

7.4.13 was an internal release for testing

Increased speed of data entry for registering new eggs.

7.4.14  has some tweaks that speed up egg data entry even more by taking advantage of the new auto fertility method and auto filling the cleaning method for the egg. The fields now go from egg width to incubation started as the fertility and egg cleaning method will be auto filled for you.

Auto Fertility

See this article for more details.

Improved workflow on the add group of birds form

This now auto saves and moves you to the next entry when you TAB through the fields. Added check box for use of semi completed A10 certificates as the dates of these will be before the hatch date of the bird

Test button for printing pip labels

When setting up a label printer you can now print a test label form the Preferences printer page.  You need to have at least on egg on the system that has pipped to be able to do this. Once an egg has hatched the print button on the egg page prints a chick growth form. so there was not way to test this when setting up a new label printer.  
March 21 2021


Fixes an issue with Windows drive cache and the add group of birds form.

Windows was not writing the data to the drive and so after adding a group of birds the system would delete them  only to have them appear again when the next batch was added.

Also fixes some jumping around in the grid on the same form

March 20 2021


Added the ability to enter a ring number of a single ?

This is for when adding birds as batches and you really do not know.

If you use this AIMS will add a note in the notes field to remind you to check it and also mark the entry to be checked so you can filter on that to find any.

March 18 2021


This release fixes an issue with some behind the scenes values used for egg numbering.  This issue was introduced in 7.4.5.

It does not affect eggs being entered this year, but might for eggs entered next year, so better to update now.

The update code will take care of any values already entered.

March 17 2021

7.4.9 Release

  • Fixed an issue with bird detail report
    Parents details were not displaying.  Now resolved
  • Added Vaccinations to the bird detail report
    If in the medical treatment you have given any vaccinations these will be displayed in the bird detail report.
  • Medical procedure can now show a number of items
    This is useful if you give annual vaccinations which consist of multiple vaccines etc.
March 16 2021

7.4.8 Release

This is a bug fix.

In 7.4.7 if you selected Location (D) to view eggs by the right click to add new weight on weight page was disabled.

This is now fixed

March 16 2021

7.4.7 Release

Added new View eggs last weighed by button.

This is for Last weighed and shows you when you last weighed eggs, enabling you to easily see any you might have missed during a weighing session

It lists your eggs in the egg control by lay last weighed, with longes time at the top.

It only shows eggs that have a fresh egg weight in AIMS and are still running.

This was requested by a French zoo that uses AIMS and is really useful to check you have not missed any during a weighing session.

New batch system for adding incubators and hatchers.

To add your initial, or later, incubators and hatchers to the system select on page one how many incubators / hatchers you want to add.

These are added as blank entries for you on page two, with some entries filled for you from your preference settings

When you have completed entering the incubator IDs, short descriptions and checked the temperature and humidity settings, which are taken from the preferences form,  for each entry you click on a button to add the incubators and the temperature and humidity readings to the system.

AIMS will validate the data before attempting to add them to the system.

If any of the check fail you will be show what needs to be corrected.

If they all pass validation the batch is added to your system.

This makes it very quick and easy to add all of your incubators on a new system

Added code to validate that the 1st weighed date and time is not before the laid to date and time.

 Not sure how we missed that for all these years!

Enhanced the system checking code

We received a very large data set that went back to 2012 which has all sorts of anomalies in it from a user that had not updated their version of AIMS for a long time in order to check for them that they could update to the latest version without any issues

This allowed us to enhance the checking code using a really large live data set.

Display of clutch and egg number within clutch got turned off by mistake.

This crept in in an early version 7.x release.
This has now been turned back on.

Added include in breeding stock to the add group of bird form.

Removed the import from Excel spreadsheet option

The new improved Add Group of birds to stock form makes this redundant.

Added fertility count to chamber notes report

Print egg graphs.

When on the egg graph page if you press the print button on the toolbar AIMS will now print you out the egg graph.

Fixed an issue with single egg search

If using the quick single egg search facility at the bottom left of the egg form  the right click to weigh that egg was not working.

February 14 2021

7.4.6 Release

This fixes an issue in the add group of birds form in which the  acquisition type was not being recognised as an acquisition if it was the default value from the preferences form.

February 14 2021

7.4.5 Release

Version 7.4.5 of AIMS adds the add groups of birds to stock tables to the backup.

Previously these were considered temporary data tables and were not included.  Now that they can be persistent to allow the user to enter all the details without having to commit the data they are needed to be backed up.

(7.4.4 was an internal release for beta testing)

February 6 2021

7.4.3 Release

This release fixes a bug in the Acquisition and Disposition reports for date ranges.

The end date was not always being respected in the report, fixed now.