The development team at CEI is constantly working to fix bugs and add new features in EnSight. On average, each minor update of EnSight contains between 50 and 100 bug fixes and feature implementations. These minor updates are released every 3-4 months. Major releases of the software are avaliable every 18-24 months and include more substantial changes.
Each new version comes with additional python scripting functionality, so users who take advantage of python scripting are strongly encouraged to consider using the latest version of EnSight.
Below is an update on our latest major releases:
- Released: 2010
- 9.1 Video Tutorials
If you are still on version 9.2 or earlier, you may find this transition guide useful for understanding the new Graphical User Interface.
- Released: 2011
- 10.0 Video Tutorials
This version contains a major change and update in the Graphical User Interface.
- Released: 2014
- 10.1 Video Tutorials
- 10.1.6(e) is the latest version, as of September 2016
This version has a major re-writing of the algorithms involving polyhedral elements, which results in performance improvements when handling datasets with these elements. There will be another 10.1.x patch fix release before the end of the year.
Future Release: EnSight 10.2
EnSight 10.2 will release in the fall of 2016. This version will implement a new graphics pipeline, which will allow advanced rendering features, including the capability to create photorealistic ray-traced images directly inside EnSight, no POV-ray needed. Users will also be able to interactively use materials like gold, steel, rubber and aluminum to create more realistic looking scenes in real time as well as improved lighting models for better looking and more helpful visualizations of complex scenes.
The 10.2 release will be broken into stages, planned for Q4 2016 and Q1 2017:
- Release 1: for Windows and Linux only
- Release 2: including EnVision, a new 3D viewer that will replace EnLiten and Reveal
- Release 3: which includes support for Mac
Stay tuned to EnSight news for more information about 10.2, EnVision and other software developments.
Keeping your version of EnSight up to date will allow you to take advantage of the work of our development team. EnSight is highly tested to ensure that each version is backwards compatible, so you will be able to use any scripts in new versions, without any modifications.
If you have any suggestions for features you would like to see implemented in EnSight, please submit using our ideas forum. This site helps us organize feature requests from staff and customers. You can vote for previously submitted ideas, to help more popular requests make their way into our development pipeline. When a feature that you have voted for is implemented, we’ll send you an email so that you can start using it right away. .
Users may report bugs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. User-reported bugs are usually fixed within two weeks.
If you are just getting started using EnSight, you may find the following tutorial journeys helpful:
- General EnSight User Tutorials
- Converge User Tutorials
- Barracuda User Tutorials
- Flow-3D User Tutorials
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