CEI-2016_Ensight10.1.6d_04-28-16

EnSight Announces Version 10.1.6d

EnSight is proud to announce the newest version, EnSight 10.1.6d is now avaliable for download. This update provides bug fixes and enhancements that make EnSight an even more powerful tool for engineering visualizations. Below you will find some highlights of our enhancements. You can also download a full list of updates here.

Enhancements

Context Restore for Different Aspect Ratios 

If a user opens EnSight and creates annotations, then saves a context file and opens it on another machine with a different aspect ratio for the rendering window, annotations would be misplaced. This would also happen if a user saves the context file and applies it after manually changing the size of the rendering window in EnSight. In this new version, when you save a context file, you get the following lines added:

# Uncomment the line below if you want to restore the graphics window
# to the size that existed at the time the context was saved
#ext: tools_utilities.resize_render size:[916,755]

If you uncomment (by removing the “#”) the graphics window will be resized to its original size. This system allows for flexibility for annotations within the EnSight system.

Pressure and Shear Force Tool is Now Flexible for Coordinate Frames 

Users are now able to choose a frame, if there is more than one frame, and then calculate RTZ Cylindrical Forces in the chosen non-zero (non-global) frame. Output is also now more usable for reports.

Part Groups and Part Collections

Running command files from older (Version 9 and above) versions of EnSight with groups included results in less useful collections. 10.1.6d includes a routine in ens_utilis to convert collections into groups.

Minor Enhancements

Smaller, Easier to Read Command Files

EnSight has eliminated the numerous “ext:treecmd …” comments out of command files to make them easier to read.

EnSight Standard for CONVERGE (ESC) in Batch License Issue

Issue with licenses between interactive and batch has been corrected.

Improved Load Time for JT Files with Vector Arrows

A load-time issue with files exported from EnSight that contain vector arrow parts has been corrected.

Plotting – Query of 1D Part Over Distance 

EnSight now rescales the plotter when a user changes the type of query (with only one query in the plotter) to preserve blank plotters.

Part Constant Query Tool List of Constants 

The Part Constant Query tool now presents a shorter list of calculated constants, only presenting variables created using the selected part.

123 other fixes were also included. You can view the full list here.

EnSight 10.1.5a Release Notes

EnSight 10.1.5a is now available for download

EnSight 10.1.5a has been released.  You may download it now.

New or Major Capabilities Added

EnSight 10.1.5a is a bug fix release not focused on adding new capabilities. But there are a few new features listed below.

Threaded Pathlines

Pathlines will now take advantage of your computer’s multiple processors to speed the calculation of pathlines.

SOS – Temporal Decomposition

Contact CEI for a demonstration of this capability to handle transient datasets using several servers each assigned to a different dataset. This is a beta release of this feature to permit early beta testing and feedback.

Polyhedrals

Improved clips, isosurfaces, and isovolumes in models with polyhedral elements.  CONVERGE users in particular should benefit.

Oculus Rift Support

Use an Oculus Rift (Developer Kit 2) unit to view models in EnSight (Free, Desktop, Standard, VR, or HPC).  Oculus Rift (developer kit version 2) headsets cost only $350.  But these units are lower resolution than the planned released Oculus Rift coming in early 2016.

 

Data readers/interfaces have been improved, including these:

Fluent Reader – now reads particles

Fluent Reader – improved reliability

 

Bug Fixes and Minor Changes

See the release notes Excel spreadsheet for specific items of interest.

EnSight_10.1.5a list of items changed.

EnSight 10.1.5a list.csv

Notes:

We have also enhanced the license manager so that you can use an environment variable on the client to point to a license server machine instead of needed to use a license file.

Now overlapping faces can be filtered out for a cleaner scene with no graphics flashing.

EnSight 10.1.4a Release Notes

EnSight 10.1.4a is now available for download

EnSight 10.1.4a has been released.  You may download it now.

New or Major Capabilities Added

EnSight 10.1.4a is a bug fix release not focused on adding new capabilities. But there are a few new features listed below.

Views

View can now be set to be normal to the selected part (set view normal to this plane, or normal to this part at that location).

View can now be set to be the maximum or minimum of a variable. The view orientation and normal will be adjusted so that the user is looking at the maximum or minimum location of a variable.

Filtered Elements

Front Facing/Rear Facing filter. When elements are nearly or exactly overlapping, EnSight can now appropriately display the desired surface in front, and not display the surface behind. This uses the element normal to determine which element should be displayed based on where the user is viewing from.

Now overlapping faces can be filtered out for a cleaner scene with no graphics flashing.

Now overlapping faces can be filtered out for a cleaner scene with no graphics flashing.

VR and Parallel Compositing

This is the first version of 10.1 for EnSight VR and EnSight HPC customers who wish to use parallel compositing (PC).  Previously these products were known as EnSight DR (VR) and EnSight Gold (HPC).

Polyhedra

This version also brings auto distribute for n-face polyhedra elements using Server of Servers (SOS) capability in EnSight HPC.  In other words, for really large models which have n-faced polyhedra elements.

Boundary Layer (BL) variable features are also now included in EnSight 10.1 for polyhedra elements.

License Manager

We have eliminated the binary license log, which was encrypted, and retained only the text license log, and the log file now rotates to a new log file automatically so that it never becomes too large to cause problems.

Miscellaneous

EnSight also now reads the CONVERGE Input File with a new reader.

This is also the first official release version for EnSight 10.1 in Japan (Japanese manuals, etc.)

Data Readers

Several readers/interfaces have been improved, including these:

Converge Input Files
EnSight Case Gold
ExodusII
FLOW-3D
LS-Dyna_beta (faster and less memory)
MSC.Marc (new reader replaces “MSC.Marc – Legacy” reader)
OpenFOAM
Synthetic
XDMF

Bug Fixes and Minor Changes

See the release notes PDF or Excel spreadsheet (same information) for specific items of interest.

ensight10_1_4a_release.csv.pdf

ensight10_1_4a_release.csv

ensight10_1_4a_release.xls

 

Notes:

We have also enhanced the license manager so that you can use an environment variable on the client to point to a license server machine instead of needed to use a license file.   But after testing this we’d like to announce it and have people use it in 10.1. 4(b) release.  Early adopters can try it, but note that if EnSight crashes then the license is not released in this case right away, something the 10.1.4(b) release will fix.

 

 

EnSight 10.1.2b Release Notes

EnSight 10.1.2b is now available for download

EnSight 10.1.2b has been released.  You may download it now.

 

New or Major Capabilities Added

EnSight 10.1.2b is a bug fix release not focused on adding new capabilities.

The JT exporter did get transparency by variable added.

Data Readers

Several readers/interfaces have been improved, including these:

ABAQUS ODB
EXODUSII
Fluent
NASTRAN
PLOT3D
STAR-CCM+
Synthetic
Tecplot Binary
VTK

Bug Fixes and Minor Changes

See the release notes PDF or Excel spreadsheet (same information).

ensight_10 ensight_10.1.2b_public.csv.pdf

ensight_10.1.2b_public.csv

ensight_10.1.2b_public.xlsx