Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

OnTarget TDS v6.05

A new version of the OnTarget TDS program is available from the OnTarget TDS website.

TDS v6.05 expands on previous versions with several new and improved features including;
  • More statistical data available from the target data dialogs.
  • New Hole Finder tool to quickly add shots to a group with a single click.
  • Improved data export and import functions to make it easier to combine shot data.
The license fee for TDS v6.05 is $34.99. Visit the OnTarget TDS website for more information.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

OnTarget v1.10

The following information is quoted directly from the OnTarget Shooting website.

As of February 15, 2017, the OnTarget Precision Calculator v1.10 is no longer available for download.
The decision to stop distributing OnTarget v1.10 was not made lightly. Since first becoming available in 2008, OnTarget programs have been very well received and successful. The programs have been downloaded and used by thousands of shooters to measure the performance of their firearms, components, and shooting ability. A big part of that success has been v1.10, the freeware version. It was the ultimate "try before you buy" package and was the gateway for numerous users to move up to other versions of OnTarget programs. 
OnTarget v1.10 was released in April of 2008 and was, for many years, very stable and bug free. However, due to changes and advancements in hardware, technology, and the Windows family of operating systems, it has become increasingly difficult to support new installations.
For these reasons, as of February 15, 2017, the v1.10 installation package has been removed from the OnTarget Shooting website, and OnTarget Software will no longer support new installations of the OnTarget Precision Calculator v1.10 program.
If you currently have OnTarget v1.10 installed on your system you may continue using it at no charge, per the original licensing agreement.
Please note: OnTarget Precision Calculator version 1.10 is owned and copyrighted by Jeffrey Block and OnTarget Software LLC, and is no longer being distributed. Jeffrey Block and OnTarget Software LLC will not be responsible for the integrity, safety, or usability of the installation package received from any other source.

As you can see, the free version of the OnTarget Precision Calculator will no longer be available for download. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me at OnTarget Software.



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

OnTarget Precision Calculator v2.25

A new version of the OnTarget Precision Calculator is available from the OnTarget website.

This is the first new release since version 2.10 became available in February 2011. I had originally planned to provide regular updates, but a very short-term contract position turned into a long-term position, leaving me little time for OnTarget development. Thankfully v2.10 was very stable, and I was able to correct most issues on a case-by-case basis. I'm currently between contracts and I've used this time to roll up all the changes into version 2.25.

Version 2.25 contains improvements and bug fixes that were implemented over the last six years, including:

  • Disabled the "Server Busy" message that appeared on some systems during scanning.
  • Improve font sizing and spacing when printing the project.
  • Corrected a few issues with data export.
  • Added selection for Minute Of Angle (MOA) / Milliradians (mil) selection.
  • The .tgx project files are now cross compatible with the OnTarget TDS program.
  • Updated Help system.

There is no upgrade charge for registered users of v2.10, please go to the OnTarget FAQ web page for more information on the upgrade process.

Current development efforts include a new version of the OnTarget TDS program, along with several new projects in the next couple months.

Thanks for supporting OnTarget!


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from OnTarget. Enjoy your time with family and friends throughout this holiday season.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

OnTarget TDS v3.85 Released

I just released an updated version of the OnTarget TDS program. The last new version was a year ago and during that time I've added several new features and made numerous general improvements. I will be updating the TDS History webpage with all the details but here are some of the high points.

  • Added a second Target Data window that has Standard Deviation and Circular Error Probability calculations for the virtual group.
  • Updated target data printouts with new data fields.
  • MOA/Milliradians output is now selectable.
  • OCW data printing.
  • Other improvements to printing, display, data export, calculations, etc...
The new version is available for download from the TDS Download Page.

I will be posting more information on TDS and some of the other OnTarget projects in the near future.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

OnTarget TDS v3.81

There's another new release of OnTarget TDS, version 3.81, available for download from the TDS Download Page.

The significant change for v3.81 is the addition of the Import Point Data feature. TDS, and other OnTarget programs, are limited to gathering data from a single target image. If a shooter wanted to combine the data from multiple targets they had to export the data from TDS, and run their own calculations in a custom spreadsheet.

The Import Point Data function reads the point data .csv file adds those shots back into the currently selected group. This allows the shooter to create a virtual group using data collected from multiple targets over an extended period of time.

A good example of this is was done by the author of the Art of the Rifle blog. He shot six ten-shot groups spread over the month of January and wanted combined group information for all 60 shots. To gather the data he reopened each target project and exported the point data to a single .csv file. He then imported that .csv back into TDS. The resulting group showed him what he could expect from his rifle if he didn't re-zero each time out.

The Import Point Data function is another tool for gathering and combining meaningful data in the search for better accuracy and precision in our shooting. I've given one example of how it's been used. Let me know how it works for you.