EnSight 10 Release Notes

EnSight 10 Release Notes


This document contains EnSight 10 release notes which explain modifications and enhancements between EnSight 9 and EnSight 10 releases.  If you have not used EnSight before you can safely skip the release notes section of this document.  If you are an old EnSight user – welcome to EnSight 10!

Help System

Under Windows the help system relies on Adobe Acrobat to view the documents.  CEI no longer distributes a version of Acrobat – you must install it.  Recommended is version X of acrobat.  Earlier versions do not necessarily pop up ( it’s iconified on the bottom icon bar of the windowing system) when you open the Help document from EnSight.


Under Linux the help system uses xpdf as the .pdf file viewer.  If you have something else that you would like to use you can set the environment variable CEI_PDFREADER to point to the pdf reader of your choice.


Capabilities for EnSight Desktop and EnSight Free

EnSight Desktop and Free were released with 10.0.2(c).  A chart comparing features can be found here:  http://www.ensight.com/feature-table/


Release notes from EnSight 9.2 to EnSight 10.0


As you can see, it’s a whole new user interface.  To assist you we have created a wiki page that has two purposes:

1.  Show you what is new

2.  Show you how to do in V10 what you used to do in V9.


Here is the wiki:  http://wiki.ensight.com/w/EnSight10Transition


We really really encourage you to take a look at it.  In just a few minutes you will be oriented to the new interface and you will eliminate a lot of frustration as you try using V10 for the first time.


Other than the interface (which is a big one), here is a list of new/improved functionality:


  • Plotter Enhancements

  • Added ability to plot two different variables on the same plotter

  • Added ability to swap the x and y axis

  • Added ability to copy and paste “styles” from one plot or curve to another.

  • And those styles can be saved off between sessions in the Style manager

  • By default the plotter is now “auto layout” which means that it will attempt to eliminate plotter overlap as you move/resize plotter attributes

  • Added ability to copy a query to the clipboard which can be pasted into other applications – for example Excel


  • N-faced Polyhedra with per element variables will use much less memory than in 9.2


  • The option to subdivide the n-faced polyhedra with a more robust algorithm has been added as an option.


  • Structured volume rendering has been added.  Which is much faster and uses much less memory than the previous unstructured volume rendering feature in V9 (which still exists).  This is “game changer” for this feature.  If you tried it before but failed, due to not having the resources to run it, try it again using the box volume clip tool.

  • Direct support for volume rendering of block structured rectilinear grids

  • Option to use the clip feature using the Box tool to create a structured block for volume rendering through unstructured grids


  • CeiShell now has a console window to collect error messages coming form the EnSight servers as well as the ability to use VPN to jump through multiple communication hops.


  • Added the Sandia element metric math functions for evaluating mesh quality


  • Gradient, Divergence, Curl and Vorticity are now calculated differently for per-element variables in order to fix some bugs in the calculation of these values. First, the input variable is converted to nodal and then the value is calculated, then the result is moved back to the elements.  You can get the same result in 9.2 by first moving your per-element input variable to the nodes using ElemToNode and then using one of these calculator functions, then moving the result back to the elements using NodeToElem.


  • The Keyframe animator has a VCR button interface for playing and a slider for displaying a specific frame of the animation.


  • Added the user defined tool for evaluating sum of forces and moments to the calculator


  • Ability to create groups in a hierarchical fashion.  Part groups as before.  But can also have groups of other entities such as variables, annotations, etc.


  • User defined tools written as panels can be docked in the EnSight user interface.


  • The Maximum number of concurrent Cases is now 32.  Up from 16


  • The Maximum length of a variable name is now 50 characters – up from 20


  • The old Flow3d reader from 8.2 is no longer in the release and is replaced by the newer, and more capable Flow3d Multiblock reader, which is not support on the Mac. To visualize Flow3d data on the Mac, run the client on your Mac and the server on Linux or Windows.



Incompatibilities and current limitations


  • Large part counts (> 1000) are updating the Parts list somewhat slower than in 9.2.

  • As is usually the case between major releases, archive files are not compatible between V9 and V10

  • Scenario files remain backwards compatible

  • The grouping capability is completely different in V10 vs. older versions.  Unfortunately this means that command and context files that use part groups will fail to restore in V10.

  • In earlier releases it was possible to use a grouped part as an emitter for particle traces.  This is currently not possible (initial release of V10) but will be fixed soon.

  • The creation of unstructured parts based on the iblank values for plot3d datasets has been removed.  If you need this capability please let us know.  The work around is to create the iblankvalues scalar in the calculator and use this variable to create an isosurface

EnSight 10.0.3b Release Notes

EnSight 10.0.3b is now available for download

EnSight 10.0.3b has been released.  You may download it now.

EnSight 10.0.3b is a bug fix release not focused on adding new capabilities.


New or Major Capabilities Added

The style manager now includes width/height as part of the copied style for legend attributes.  This allows you to exactly recreate legends.

In this version of EnSight we also added support for zSpace desktop VR devices.

New, Barracuda reader.  Barracuda is a CFD solver which specializes in particle-flow coupled problems like catalytic crackers. Barracuda is frequently used in the petrochemical CFD market.


Data Readers


These readers have been improved.

ABAQUS ODB reader fails to load nodal parts
ABAQUS ODB reader response to unknown elements is incorrect
CGNS Reader could not handle (potentially) large connectivity array reads
CGNS reader cannot recover from not being able to open a non-existant or inaccessible file
EnSight Case file reader is not reading constant values
ExodusII reader slowly and inaccurately queries node id value over time
ExodusII reader ignored Read Detected XML File Option
FLOW-3D reader cannot read files without both read and write permission to the file
FLOW-3D data isovolume could cause a server crash
GMV reader has per part variables and has assigned them incorrectly
GMV reader cannot recover from not being able to open a non-existant or inaccessible file
LS-Dyna reader sometimes gets stuck while reading a d3plot file
OpenFOAM reader crash


Bug Fixes and Minor Changes

2734EnSight ClientAnimation: crashing of EnSight Server while creating animationAnimation
2803EnSight ClientAcceleration for keyframe animation issueAnimation
2821EnSight ClientKeyframe animation commands at keyframes does not show properlyAnimation
2990EnSight ClientFlipbook progress bar wrong for certain flipbook typesAnimation
2991EnSight ClientFlipbook play controls not updatingAnimation
3036EnSight Client3D line annotations can be drawn in the annotation planeAnnotation
3043EnSight ClientClient crash when processing long annotation stringsAnnotation
3044EnSight ClientDate annotations cause a crash on machines with non-english locale and representationsAnnotation
2960EnSight ClientDefault annotation legend info defined in .ensight100/ensight_annot_items.def is brokenAnnotation
2813EnSight ClientCalculate a variable which is coordinates Z on second part and selects two partsCalculator
2824EnSight ClientCalculator incorrectly re-selecting parentsCalculator
2867EnSight ClientCalculator: elemtonode calculator parsing errorCalculator
2879EnSight ClientComputing Constant highlights more parts than originally selectedCalculator
2985EnSight ClientStat calculator functionsCalculator
3062EnSight ClientCalculator doesn't allow numbers to be specified for UDMF argumentsCalculator
2761EnSight ServerMax or Min query of StatMoment over time produces bad valuesCalculator
2832EnSight ServerSwirl Calculator function crashCalculator
2902EnSight ServerCalculation of the constant doesn't update when elements of a static geometry failCalculator
2735EnSight ClientCases: loading a second case does not honor groups from the first caseCases
2811EnSight ClientA window keeps popping up when doing replace caseCases
2858EnSight ClientLoading Parts in first case causes EnSight to crashCases
3005EnSight ClientCrash replacing a caseCases
2995EnSight ServerServer from second case crashes on quitCases
2755EnSight ClientServer element counts available on the client were incorrect in some casesClient-server
2743EnSight ClientPart revolution clip always infinite?Clips
2770EnSight ClientCut plane bugClips
2797EnSight ClientBug in clip dialog -- can't enter plane tool coordsClips
2841EnSight ClientIJK Clips through Multiple Part Problem(s)Clips
2845EnSight ClientThe first right click on a part to create an x clip fails to create a part.Clips
2857EnSight ClientClips of clips causing EnSight to crashClips
2868EnSight ClientIJK clip stepper buttonsClips
2873EnSight ClientMin max and step all initialize to zero on clip plane dialogClips
2877EnSight ClientDragging an x clip failsClips
2878EnSight ClientIJK clip should be disabled for unstructured dataClips
2889EnSight ClientQuadric clip Inside and Outside behave opposite of their namesClips
2908EnSight ClientRestore context file, delete parts then try to create an IJK clipClips
2911EnSight ClientClip Plane Creation IssuesClips
2912EnSight ClientClips: xyz x clip zeros out the min max stepClips
2914EnSight ClientClip being created with value == -1#IND000.E+000Clips
2934EnSight ClientCrash creating a VOF clipClips
2938EnSight ClientVOF clips not properly saved in context fileClips
3058EnSight ClientChangine IJK clip Step values does not work (defaults back to 1)Clips
2747EnSight ServerProblem with query of ijk over time for transient plot3d modelClips
2830EnSight ServerCrinkly Clip surfaces incorrect ColoringClips
2907EnSight ServerEnSight crashes on reading in IJK clipClips
2746EnSight ClientCommands: 'data: reader_option' command language could be ignored...Commands
2749EnSight ClientCommands: Loading datasets with 'queries' resulted in invalid command language generationCommands
2767EnSight ClientCommands: Playback of 'play:' commands skipped a line in batch modeCommands
2801EnSight ClientQt GUI dialog still tries to pop-up when error encountered in batch mode.Commands
2860EnSight ClientCommand language for selecting the viewport is ignoredCommands
2896EnSight ClientNo command language recorded for RMB change background to image menuCommands
2919EnSight ClientThe recording of command language for setting attributes on default parts in Python was wrongCommands
2920EnSight ClientCommand language missing for palette selectionCommands
2937EnSight ClientView Restore in script not workingCommands
3019EnSight ClientCommand file playback for viewport testing, Right Mouse Click operation pops up dialog and displays Python exceptionCommands
3026EnSight ClientViews dialog pops up from Right Mouse Click menu command playbackCommands
3031EnSight ClientContext crashCommands
3053EnSight ClientCommand languge for setting plotter attributes can crash with long stringsCommands
3032EnSight ClientContour crashContours
2736EnSight ClientEnliten File and View Restore causing EnSight to crashEnLiten
2950EnVideo/Applications/EnVideo100.app just quitsEnVideo
2982EnSight ServerProblem extruding a partExtrude
2900EnSight ClientEnSight could incorrectly interpret resource filenamesGeneral
2760EnSight ServerServer crashes when using sub-ranges of structured parts and scaling coords by a variableGeneral
1663EnSight ClientGraphics: Rendering issue vs volume renderingGraphics
2781EnSight ClientThe E1002(h) Client has an 'Exception Exit' when you try to put an image in the background.Graphics
2789EnSight ClientUpdate of Query during Touch-n-go is goofyGraphics
3018EnSight ClientIsosurface created from a volume rendered parent, when colored by a variable displays incorrectlyGraphics
2927EnSight ClientENS_OBJATTR schema were ignored on group objectsGroups
2732EnSight ClientPoor flipbook slider actionGUI
2739EnSight ClientPolishing the Create Extruded Parts dialogGUI
2745EnSight ClientOn Windows, the VOF dialog could hang when selecting a variableGUI
2748EnSight ClientFED clip movement buttons could get stuck after using the sliderGUI
2753EnSight ClientGUI: Tool Location Editor Failing to show upGUI
2766EnSight ClientGUI: Quick action icon bar issueGUI
2782EnSight ClientThe Quick Action Icon Bar displays the wrong icons.GUI
2814EnSight ClientFirst variable in list is inadvertently activated when I size nodes by a variableGUI
2834EnSight ClientSpelling MistakeGUI
2863EnSight ClientAnimation settings button does not bring the trace animations settings dialog to the frontGUI
2866EnSight ClientThe palette editor is missing large portions of contentGUI
2876EnSight ClientGUI: color dialog opacity, diffusivity, and wonky memory bashesGUI
2891EnSight ClientElevated surface color by pulldown not connectedGUI
2892EnSight ClientColor dialog does not match FDE advancedGUI
2928EnSight ClientClicking on the color dialog causes the model part editor to pop upGUI
2983EnSight ClientFile -> Open dialog gets in bad state if a file fails to openGUI
2987EnSight ClientFlipbook slider bug with "linear load"GUI
3001EnSight ClientEnSight will crash on loading a new dataset if the FED is open to a computed partGUI
3015EnSight ClientIsosurface min/max/midrange values are bogusGUI
3055EnSight ClientAnnotation edit dialog jumps between panels if a creation attribute is changeGUI
3056EnSight ClientProblem of Edit being toggled on instead of Create when first creating annotatonGUI
3057EnSight ClientSpecifying a starting time > 10 truncates to 1 under Time Options tab in Open... dialogGUI
3009EnSight ClientViewport FED is editing the selected viewport instead of the one marked for editGUI
3027EnSight ClientCan't create isosurface if I deactivate the variableIsosurfaces
2939EnSight ClientVOF isosurface generation crashes with bad variable specifiedIsosurfaces
2737EnSight ClientIsoVolume creation causing EnSight crashIsoVolume
3065EnSight ClientLicense Error reporting with using DesktopLicense
2835EnSight ClientMac num slices and delta fields cause value field to reset to 2e+19Mac
2844EnSight ClientMac plot dialog resizes every time I make an entryMac
2849EnSight ClientEdit preferences performance font is unreadable on macMac
2851EnSight ClientEdit preferences plotter font problems on macMac
2852EnSight ClientEdit preferences query font problems on macMac
2903EnSight ClientFont problem on the macMac
2757EnSight ClientInvert Colors on Color PalettePerformance
2777EnSight ClientInverse Text EntryMisc
2925EnSight ClientPlane tool always invisible unless some other part is visiblePlane
3034EnSight ClientChanging the plane tool normal can result in it changing to NaN valuesPlane
2750EnSight ClientPlot text extending outside the borderPlotting
2751EnSight ClientQuery: adding more than two queries to a plotterPlotting
2752EnSight ClientEditing plotter sometimes resets legend positionPlotting
2897EnSight ServerStarting with Earclip_Nfaced=0 (centroid) preference will crash serverPolyhedra
2828EnSight ClientPOVRAY outputPOVRAY
2850EnSight ClientEdit preferences viewport font problemsPreferences
2853EnSight ClientEdit preferences image saving font problemsPreferences
2744EnSight ClientQuery: EnSight client could crash when creating a queryQuery
2831EnSight ClientQuery max over time allows selection of only one variableQuery
2862EnSight ClientRight-click color by fails to color a particle trace by velocity variableRight-click
3003EnSight ClientRight Mouse Click on animated trace produces Python Exception for ValueSliderRight-click
3011EnSight ClientRight Mouse Click->Send to EnVe for a viewport produces Python exceptionRight-click
3040EnSight ClientUse Right Mouse Click to delete a part, Ctrl-right-click brings up a blank Part menu, choose item and Python exceptionRight-click
2759EnSight ClientStreamlines: Pathline creation fails on Windows 10.0.2hStreamlines
2869EnSight ClientStreamlines: creating a surface restricted streamline causes GUI to go blankStreamlines
2885EnSight ClientNode track bugsStreamlines
2773EnSight ClientThe client could crash when geometry changed over time w/elemental variablesTransient
2785EnSight ClientTimestep Incorrect and Analysis_Time incorrectTransient
2893EnSight ClientUsing a udmf with large amounts of descriptive text could crash the clientUDMF
2894EnSight ClientUsing a udmf with more parameters than current variables could crash the clientUDMF
3061EnSight ClientUDMF causes updates to other variablesUDMF
2802EnSight ClientError creating a vector arrow part using the Surface Normal, if the part has no other vector varsVectors
2833EnSight ClientTangential Vectors not TangentialVectors
2854EnSight ClientFeature Panel Vector arrows has disabled fieldsVectors
2855EnSight ClientCannot displace vector arrows by a vectorVectors
2951EnSight ClientCurved vector arrows crash the ClientVectors
3039EnSight ClientVector arrow Right Mouse Click continues to say "Hide" after already hiddenVectors

Known Issues (Fixed in Next Version)


The following are issues which have been fixed already in 10.0.3c.  This is just a current status and not a final status of things in 10.0.3c.

3072EnSight ServerBL_VelocityAtEdge values not correct, does not average-out contributions from each cell by number of cells contributing
3075EnSight ServerBL variables supplied with a PER_ELEM Velocity crash.
3076EnSight ClientClient leaks memory over time
3077ReadersABAQUS ODB variables moved to the Nodes doesn't match ABAQUS CAE
3084EnSight ClientServer can crash computing a surface restricted trace when measured parts are loaded...
3086EnSight ClientCommand language for frame mode manipulation is not recorded properly
3087EnSight ClientPalette editor opacity control incorrect in some cases...
3089EnSight ClientClient could crash changing the visibility of an annotation line
3095EnSight ClientFrame mode does save correct command language
3096EnSight ClientCase mapping failure when mapped from rotated 3D field onto 2d plane
3098EnSight ClientCurved arrow recompute when toggle in/out of hidden line
3092EnSight ClientFeature Editor pops up during playback of quick text creation
3099EnSight ClientCan't enter a constant value for free density and free velocity mag in BL_CfWall function
3107EnSight ClientPart constant query python tool doesn't get the last iso value

EnSight 10.0.2h Release Notes

10.0.2h now available, replaces 10.0.2g

10.0.2h has been released.  You may download it now.

10.0.2h is a bug fix release not focused on adding new capabilities.

The next version will be 10.0.3(a).   So 10.0.2(h) is the last version in the 10.0.2 series.


New or Major Capabilities Added



Data Readers

These readers have been improved. See the notes in the table below.







Bug Fixes and Minor Changes

productsummaryidtypeClient or Server
EnLitenWindows EnLiten missing some export image/movie file formats2528defect
EnSightAnnotation, edit defaults warning dialog presented when creating an annotation...2571defectEnSight Client
EnSightArchive restore problem(s)2659defectEnSight Client
EnSightArchive restore, attempt to modify a created part after an archive restore causes segmentation fault2665defectEnSight Client
EnSightArchive restore, related parts have wrong parent part tags after an archive restore2663defectEnSight Client
EnSightArchive restore, vector arrow parts not shown after archive restore2664defectEnSight Client
EnSightBox tool issue playing back a command to scale the box tool in X2549defectEnSight Client
EnSightCalculator combo boxes don't show inactive variables2641defectEnSight Client
EnSightCalculator interface problem when editing an expression2645defectEnSight Client
EnSightCalculator, casemap on computational symmetry instance parts doesn't work2631defectEnSight Server
EnSightCalculator, discrepancy between Vol calculation and StatMoment of EleSize2537defectEnSight Client
EnSightCalculator, errors calculating a UDMF function with SOS2696defectEnSight SOS
EnSightCalculator, Extended CFD variables, client crashes while using extended CFD variables2676defectEnSight Client
EnSightClip planes of Converge Npoly cells decomposed convex or concave have holes.2555defectEnSight Server
EnSightClip planes, box clip Inside not working correctly2643defectEnSight Server
EnSightClip planes, crinkly clip with n-faced polyhedrons2544defectEnSight Client
EnSightClip planes, sequential creation of plane cuts (domain=in/out) does not reproduce through saved command language.2642defectEnSight Client
EnSightClip planes, server crashes on time update if variable is computed after a clip is created2728defectEnSight Client
EnSightConfiguration files that end in a comment line without a trailing NL character can hang EnSight2582defectEnSight Client
EnSightContext does not restore properly of a box clip of a plane clip extract2638defectEnSight Client
EnSightContext files generated from overflow datasets do no record DOMAIN selections2531defectEnSight Client
EnSightContext files with contour parts lose track of transparency with keyframing2667defectEnSight Client
EnSightContext restore, loading data, crash on EnSight exit after context restore between dataset loads...2675defectEnSight Client
EnSightDR Clients require an accepted license agreement2654defectEnSight Client
EnSightDrag and Drop not working2557defectEnSight Client
EnSightElevated surfaces, Filter elements on 2d model part does not affect elevated surfaces2536defectEnSight Server
EnSightElevated/offset surface, creating elevated (offset) surface causes crash2619defectEnSight Client
EnSightExport > Geometric Entities incorrect2580defectEnSight Client
EnSightGrouping from part loading does not place parts in the new groups2530defectEnSight Client
EnSightIsosurfaces, cannot set Delta value in Create Isosurfaces dialog to < 1.02546defectEnSight Client
EnSightIsosurfaces, crash - corrupted stack - when making > 64 isosurfaces2547defectEnSight Client
EnSightIsosurfaces, unable to set the isosurface delta once one isosurface has been created2670defectEnSight Client
EnSightKeyframe animation, acceleration features for keyframe animation not working2691defectEnSight Client
EnSightKeyframe animation, camera does not focus plane tool during keyframe animation2604defectEnSight Client
EnSightKeyframe with moving clip plane fails to save scenario properly2705defectEnSight Client
EnSightLegend resets each timestep2545defectEnSight Client
EnSightLegend widgets for height and width do not work2563defectEnSight Client
EnSightLinux installation, missing library in Linux build of (f)?2558defectEnSight Client
EnSightLogos, failure to Load JPEG file in as Logo into EnSight2579defectEnSight Client
EnSightMac, bad translation of a menu under Linux and OSX2569defectEnSight Client
EnSightMac, EnSight start process hanging on MAC2574defectEnSight Client
EnSightMac, format options toggles and pull downs and fields section too small on Mac2597defectEnSight Client
EnSightMeasured parts, double-click or Right-click Edit... of Measured parts does not open the Model Parts feature panel.2581defectEnSight Client
EnSightMulti-case, deleting a part from one case and then creating one in another results in a broken part2711defectEnSight Client
EnSightPalette editor, two Help buttons and two Apply buttons on Palette Editor dialog in 10.0.2(f)2535defectEnSight Client
EnSightPalette marker playback from command files2568defectEnSight Client
EnSightPalette, limit fringes2615defectEnSight Client
EnSightPalette, changing the palette with a predefined palette records invalid command language.2683defectEnSight Client
EnSightPart delete, server crash on multiple part delete2647defectEnSight Server
EnSightParticle traces, adding an emitter via Python can cause the emitter to be added to the wrong part2526defectEnSight Client
EnSightParticle traces, cyclic timeset option used for computing pathlines produces incorrect filenames2726defectEnSight Server
EnSightParticle Traces, Feature Panel can become wedged2666defectEnSight Client
EnSightParticle Traces, Feature Panel popping up2602defectEnSight Client
EnSightParticle Traces, massed particle traces, fluid density value does not update2578defectEnSight Client
EnSightParticle Traces, Massed, playing command language does not update GUI mass particle constants - but creates the mass trace.2566defectEnSight Client
EnSightParticle Traces, some laptops fail to run shuttle traces example properly from the welcome screen2613defectEnSight Client
EnSightParticle traces, streamlines in Nfaced (Converge) mesh exit flow field when traced in negative (-) direction2532defectEnSight Server
EnSightParticle traces, surface restricted parts not surface offset2575enhancementEnSight Client
EnSightPoint elements, create point elements when taking iso-surface of 1D-parts2657enhancementEnSight Server
EnSightPolyhedra, crash using centroid polyhedra2656defectEnSight Server
EnSightPreferences, error message on server when changing preferences2655defectEnSight Client
EnSightPreferences, missing command language2543defectEnSight Client
EnSightPreferences, error when setting legend annotation color preference2527defectEnSight Client
EnSightPreferences, UDI (and other) preferences ignored2601defectEnSight Client
EnSightQuery "At 1D part over distance" GUI problems2533defectEnSight Client
EnSightQuery, EnSight 10 query display missing information from 9.2 version2658defectEnSight Client
EnSightQuery, operate on existing queries --- operate on X-axis values2560enhancementEnSight Client
EnSightRegion selector, right-mouse button menus on the region selector tool are not displayed...2714defectEnSight Client
EnSightRubberband zoom command language does not replay correctly in 10.0 and 10.12652defectEnSight Client
EnSightScenario files, replaying batch script that creates scenario file from EnSight 10, does not include all parts as does replaying it from EnSight822588defectEnSight Client
EnSightScenario files, restoring from a session and saving an EnLiten scenario file loses the coloring2715defectEnSight Client
EnSightSeparation/attachment lines performance issue2620defectEnSight Client
EnSightSession File Save Errors not handled correctly2540defectEnSight Client
EnSightShading, EnSight client could crash if smooth shaded parts became empty over time2721defectEnSight Client
EnSightSubset parts, element edges not displayed for subset parts of triangle meshes2573defectEnSight Server
EnSightTest: commands not saved/restored from context files2660defectEnSight Client
EnSightTime, if parent part has changing connectivity, changing time step crashes server2689defectEnSight Server
EnSightVolume rendering, Failure when using structured volume rendering2551defectEnSight Client
EnSightVolume rendering, structured, crash with structured volume rendering + isovolume of a created nodal variable2548defectEnSight Server
EnVideoMTM, .MTM files with specific single image/frame UDILs could crash EnVe or EnVideo2630defect
EnVideoPlayback, attempting to play Stereo EVO file = > video crash + blue screen death2703defect
ReadersAbaqus ODB Analytical Rigid Surfaces of REVOLUTION type sometimes roll in wrong direction2724defect
ReadersAbaqus ODB Analytical Rigid Surfaces with CIRCLE segments fail2681defect
ReadersCAD reader could fail with some formats on 64bit Windows2572defect
ReadersDytran Reader not working2633defect
ReadersFlow3D Area Fraction variable incorrect in data solved by Flow3D 10.12609defect
ReadersFlow3D Invalid per element Velocity_Restart v value in first element.2577defect
ReadersFlow3D particle data fails to load2607defect
ReadersFlow3D Static STL fails to load when Particles are loaded2590defect
ReadersFluent DAT files with multi-dimensional variables will read only one timestep2710defect
ReadersFluent error reading data2608defect
ReadersPreferences, .ensight100/ensight_reader_extension.map does not seem to override site_preferences file2694defect
RevealReveal does not handle Vector Arrow Part2627defect
RevealReveal vector arrow "normal" heads in Reveal2668defect
RevealReveal vector arrow cone shape colored by a variable not correct in Reveal2669defect
RevealReveal vector arrow problems2636defect
RevealReveal, animated Particle Traces -- missing head specification2628defect
RevealReveal, color Problems2626defect
RevealReveal, multiple legend displays in Reveal2629defect



Known Issues (Fixed in Next Version)

None yet, pending testing reports.

EnSight 10.0.2g Release Notes

10.0.2g now available, replaces 10.0.2e

10.0.2g has been released.  You may download it now.  These release notes cover both 10.0.2g and earlier 10.0.2f release which was available to some customer/testers but never announced.

10.0.2g is a bug fix release not focused on adding new capabilities.


New or Major Capabilities Added

Reveal. Reveal now uses perspective when displaying geometry in stereo.

Japanese Menus and GUI.  EnSight 10.0.2g can switch to Japanese language menus, dialogs, and panels.  CEI Japan has worked many hours to translate the 1000’s of strings accurately to Japanese to make it easier to use EnSight.  Documentation has also been translated.


Data Readers

FLOW-3D Reader reads updated FLOW-3D data format.

FLOW-3D Reader works now even if ABAQUS reader (optional install) is not installed.


Bug Fixes and Minor Changes

2447EnSight ClientShock surface fails to work with license obtained by the server
2452EnSight ClientCalculator Feature Editor sometimes resets the function selected.
2404EnSight ClientEnSight crash when deleting a particle trace part with FED open and editing that part
2499EnSight ClientDuplicate command language instances in creating an isosurface via the isosurface dialog
2399EnSight ClientStray user interface button for material parts
2400EnSight ClientMath Function UNDEFINED not available in 10.0
2405EnSight ClientIssues with command language generation and the Python Object API
2407EnSight ClientCrash of EnSight on second load through dataset with some data from certain data readers.
2409EnSight ClientOffset Surface with Normal Option seems to not correct offset
2410EnSight ClientError in image saving during command file playback
2412EnSight ClientSave Query to XY data broken
2429EnSight ClientQuery/plotting variables activated via the Extended CFD panel do not appear to work
2431EnSight ClientSpecific expressions leave the calculator dialog unusable
2436EnSight ClientMerged parts cannot be edited
2437EnSight ClientGeneric dialog item for selecting parts broken in 10.0
2440EnSight ClientSwitching to annot, plot/queries or viewports pops up edit dialog
2443EnSight ClientVariables preferences changed in 10 to offer variable searching, rather than variable hiding.
2446EnSight ClientMultiple parts right click adjust transparency only works for first part
2448EnSight ClientNo rendering refresh after preferences are restored on dataset open
2450EnSight ClientError in ctx file will display the command dialog in Free & Desktop
2453EnSight ClientPython exception when load basic crash session, right-click on var to plot max vs. time
2457EnSight ClientLoading LPARTS by group not consistent and won't play back
2458EnSight ClientRight click to change the background color does not appear to work
2460EnSight ClientTrace by "Node Tracking" button for "Use ALL nodes" does nothing
2462EnSight ClientPlayback of command language that modifies viewport attribs fails if a viewport is being editted
2465EnSight ClientFailure to restore a context file with multiple cases and SOS
2469EnSight Client"test: special xyz clip" causes a crash
2472EnSight ClientEnsight Free (or EnSight with an expired license) crashes in batch mode
2474EnSight ClientDeselecting all ProbeQuery variables (down to displaying just element id) does not restore correctly via cmd language
2475EnSight Clientarchive files restore but are unable to read data after restore
2476EnSight ClientInternational text could not be pasted into the Python built-in editor.
2479EnSight ClientExport geometric entities -- wrong command language recorded
2481EnSight ClientInitialization of Dedlg part dialogs cause attributes to be applied and commands to be written
2482EnSight ClientTool location by frame
2483EnSight ClientEdit markers for annotation
2484EnSight ClientViewport edit markers
2487EnSight ClientDropping a group onto a group which is a child of that group can cause a hang.
2488EnSight ClientToggling on Active mode with Displace Computationally (server-sided) displacements toggled on does not work
2490EnSight ClientEdit markers for annotations
2491EnSight ClientEdit markers for legends
2492EnSight ClientDial annotation issues
2494EnSight ClientProbe/Query XYZ fails to work on exodus data set.
2496EnSight ClientMultiple offset iso-surfaces do not get created as in 9.2.2 (or as multiple offset clips do)
2501EnSight ClientReverting reader defaults (without -no_prefs) did not always revert properly
2503EnSight ClientDuplicate command language when modfying structured part ranges
2504EnSight ClientStructured data limits in the FED are not updated properly when new data is read
2511EnSight ClientQuery marker doesn't change
2514EnSight ClientInteractive query right click on probe to set variable does not work
2515EnSight ClientContours visible makes one of the legs of the triad invisible
2517EnSight ClientCommand file with multiple animations makes client sick
2518EnSight ClientAttempting to change IsoVolume min or max value causes EnSight to crash
2520EnSight ClientCreating and playing keyframe animation crashes client
2299EnSight ClientRight click min and max
2403EnSight ClientMaking a new view hides the cursor tool
2423EnSight ClientPathline Animation is prematurely short (pathlines are correct length).
2425EnSight ClientInteractive query on single part
2442EnSight ClientKeyframe transient data settings always says 'Units are in steps'
2449EnSight ClientClient/server element counts 0 after archive
2500EnSight ClientSession file save/restore does not respect Elevated Surface options
2510EnSight ClientDisplay icon text and then click on objects tool bar messed up on Mac
2512EnSight ClientIn the Annotations Object View, if you select multiple Annotations (multiple Text Annotations in my example), and do a Right Click Delete... only one gets gets deleted. As you selected all of them, they should all get deleted.
2524EnSight ClientDeleting a point in the part points dialog does not cause the gfx window to refresh
2433EnSight Client"Welcome to EnSight" in Welcome Screen, and replaced instances of ensight.com with ceisoftware.com
2411EnSight ServerCrash creating isovolume of elemental vector variable...
2445EnSight ServerArchive of PLOT3d file read won't restore
2459EnSight ServerTimeset update problem with offscale measured and model time sets
2461EnSight ServerTime annotation governed by Continuous and Sim. Time settings does not display correct sim.time between time steps.
2470EnSight ServerMassed Particle ballistic Coefficeint (Cb) toggle/value does not work
2471EnSight ServerMassed particle Rebound max hits does not work (and no command language)
2477EnSight ServerIncorrect computation of MassFluxAvg
2485EnSight ServerVariable deactivation not clearing up dependent variables
2486EnSight ServerEnSight server could crash if a reader was passed a filename longer than 80 chars
2508EnSight ServerInside cylinder cut of measured particles causes error in 9.x and crash in 10.x
2441EnVEFilenames with more than 7 numbers
2419RevealReveal will not properly load a .csf file via drag and drop.



Known Issues (Fixed in Next Version)

2528defectEnLitenWindows EnLiten missing some export image/movie file formats
2526defectEnSight ClientAdding an emitter via Python can cause the emitter to be added to the wrong part
2527defectEnSight ClientError when setting legend annotation color preference
2530defectEnSight ClientGrouping from part loading does not place parts in the new groups
2531defectEnSight ClientContext files generated from overflow datasets do no record DOMAIN selections
2533defectEnSight ClientQuery "At 1D part over distance" GUI problems
2535defectEnSight ClientTwo Help buttons and two Apply buttons on Palette Editor dialog in 10.0.2(f)
2537defectEnSight Clientdiscrepancy between Vol calculation and StatMoment of EleSize
2540defectEnSight ClientSession File Save Errors not handled correctly
2544defectEnSight Clientcrinkly clip with n-faced polyhedrons
2546defectEnSight ClientCannot set Delta value in Create Isosurfaces dialog to < 1.0
2547defectEnSight ClientCrash - corrupted stack - when making > 64 isosurfaces
2549defectEnSight Clientbug playing back a command to scale the box tool in X
2551defectEnSight ClientFailure when using structured volume rendering
2557defectEnSight ClientDrag and Drop not working
2558defectEnSight Clientmissing library in Linux build of (f)?
2563defectEnSight ClientLegend widgets for height and width do not work
2566defectEnSight ClientPlaying Mass Particle cmd language does not update GUI mass particle constants - but creates the mass trace.
2568defectEnSight Clientpalette marker playback from command files
2572defectEnSight ClientThe CAD reader could fail with some formats on 64bit Windows
2574defectEnSight ClientEnSight start process hanging on MAC
2575enhancementEnSight Clientsurface restricted parts not surface offset
2578defectEnSight ClientMassed partilce Fluid density value does not update
2580defectEnSight ClientExport Geometric Entities incorrect
2581defectEnSight ClientDouble-click or Right-click Edit... of Measured parts does not open the Model Parts FDE.
2582defectEnSight ClientConfiguration files that end in a comment line without a trailing NL character can hang EnSight
2601defectEnSight ClientUDI (and other) preferences ignored
2602defectEnSight ClientFE popping up
2613defectEnSight Clienttraining laptops fail to run shuttle traces example properly
2543defectEnSight Clientmissing command language
2545defectEnSight Clientlegend resets each timestep
2560enhancementEnSight ClientOperate on Existing Queries --- operate on X-axis values
2561enhancementEnSight ClientCheckpointing trigger # of commands, rather than wall clock time
2579defectEnSight ClientFailure to Load JPEG file in as Logo into EnSight
2600defectEnSight Clientlimit fringes is cutting off geometry that seems like should be visible
2525defectEnSight ClientMarker Label Size
2532defectEnSight ServerStreamlines in Nfaced (Converge) mesh exit flow field when traced in negative (-) direction
2548defectEnSight ServerCrash with structured volume rendering + isovolume of a created nodal variable
2555defectEnSight ServerClips of Converge Npoly cells decomposed convex or concave have holes.
2536defectEnSight ServerFilter elements on 2d model part does not affect elevated surfaces
2577defectReadersInvalid per element Velocity_Restart v value in first element.
2590defectReadersFlow3D Static STL fails to load when Particles are loaded
2607defectReadersparticle data fails to load Flow3d
2609defectReadersFlow3D Area Fraction variable incorrect in data solved by Flow3D 10.1
2595enhancementReadersNine variables added to Flow3D reader




EnSight 10.0.2e Release Notes

10.0.2e now available, replaces 10.0.2d

EnSight FREE was quitting, without sensible message if Free cell/element limits are exceeded.  This was fixed.

Certain MPEG preferences can crash EnSight 10.0.2(c-d)

Loading datasets with large part counts can be very slow.  Performance was increased.  One customer model went from over 5 minutes reading data to now only 20 seconds.  This speed up is for 1000s of parts.

Unable to access all fonts to change things like plot titles.

10.0.2e has been released.  You may download it now.

New or Major Capabilities Added