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 10.0.2g 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 10.0.2d Release Notes (also covers 10.0.2c)

10.0.2d now available, replaces 10.0.2c

In version 10.0.2c some testing by staff revealed a problem with EnSight appearing to hang. That has been fixed in 10.0.2d.

Also fixed in 10.0.2d is a problem observed on the Mac for some users with context files.

So these release notes cover both 10.0.2d and 10.0.2c changes.

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


New or Major Capabilities Added

EnSight Free. EnSight Free is as the name suggests, a version of EnSight which costs nothing.  It can read data for both CFD and FEA data readers and has the same GUI as EnSight Standard, Gold, and DR.  It is limited in the following ways similar to how EnSight CFD Free was limited (model size, water mark in the graphics area, no batch, no client-server, and no royalty video file formats for exporting).   EnSight Free replaces EnSight CFD Free.  So now FEA users are no longer prevented from using our Free version, and CFD users are now able to use the same GUI as found in our more powerful and popular EnSight 10 version.

EnSight Desktop. EnSight Desktop offers the least expensive version of EnSight for models of unlimited size.  EnSight Desktop uses the same EnSight 10 GUI as EnSight Standard, Gold, and DR.  EnSight Desktop supports data from both CFD and FEA data readers.  EnSight Desktop replaces EnSight CFD Paid version and EnSight Lite.   Even though EnSight Desktop is more capable than EnSight CFD Paid or EnSight Lite, CEI has chosen to offer it at the same low price as these products it is replacing.

Installation without ADMINISTRATOR Privileges.  EnSight on Windows no longer requires Administrator privileges, making it easier for some sites to install.  In this release this capability is found in the tarball installation, in the download area  this is called  “8 – Advanced Install – All Platforms“.  In future releases the dedicated Windows installer may have this capability as well.

EnSight DR on Windows.   EnSight DR now runs on Windows.  So you can use multiple PCs each one connected to a separate projector to display on a Virtual Reality screen such as a CAVE or PowerWall.  You can also use EnSight DR on Windows for parallel rendering.  Tracking devices are also supported.

Japanese Menus and GUI.  EnSight 10.0.2c 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

ABAQUS Reader – Analytical Rigid Surfaces improved

ANSYS Reader – Fixed creating the wrong element types

CGNS Reader – Fixed a reading problem

Fluent Reader – Improved parsing of .CAT and .DAT files and improved mole fraction variable reading

LS-Dyna Reader.  Now supports part names which are stored within the d3plot file (if available).  It also supports part names from the Material IDs (if available) for examples, “Mat ID 1”.  This is in addition to reading the .k file as past versions of the LS-Dyna reader have done.

STAR-CD improved particle track file .trk file reading


Generic Reader improvements for the following readers:

1. Optimizing for reading of large number of parts.
2. Added option to average to nodes, improved the process for midside nodes of quadratic elements.
3. Provided option to have averaging to nodes occur within parts, as opposed to globally across parts when nodes are shared across parts.

Autodyn (windows only)
SRDC Ideas
Tecplot Binary
Nastran OP2 (Beta)




Bug Fixes and Minor Changes


2297defectEnSight ClientStructure part loader is broken
2346defectEnSight ClientRight-click on LPart now pops up a dialog to pick a parent part.
2363defectEnSight ClientTrace animation settings are a pain to use with all animation stopping upon dialog display
2365defectEnSight ClientDouble-clicking an annotation item does not tag it with the pencil and when editing says nothing selected
2315defectEnSight ClientCrash if turn on limited redraw
2330defectEnSight ClientFeature panel brought up from keyframe or flipbook panel
2232defectEnSight ClientError Closing Volume Clip Feature Panel
2234defectEnSight ClientCrash in volume rendering when colored by vector variables
2236defectEnSight ClientRepeatedly opening the color dialog increases it's size
2237defectEnSight ClientCommand file replay fails with curves
2240defectEnSight ClientIssues with the display of part loader info
2246defectEnSight ClientCopy/Paste Transform amongst viewports does not record in command language.
2247defectEnSight ClientFix CEIShell output to EnSight Client logger window
2250defectEnSight ClientCreate ARS tool sometimes finds the wrong reference node for ABAQUS Analytical Rigid Surface
2251defectEnSight ClientData: replace could parse the file parameter incorrectly in some cases
2253defectEnSight ClientDatasets with long pathnames can crash the client in dataset query operations
2254defectEnSight ClientClicking on a variable in the calculator auto activates it
2255defectEnSight ClientThe 'data: format casesos' command could be misparsed in some situations
2258defectEnSight ClientDataset file dialog thinks it is on localhost when remote connection done
2264defectEnSight ClientCrash on part creation when tensor glyph is in parent list
2267defectEnSight Clientcei_apex30_py requires .pyc files to be created but if user doesn't have permission it fails
2269defectEnSight ClientUnary operators in expression functions with multiple parameter can cause the parser to fail
2272defectEnSight ClientPython legacy commands for text objects operate on FE selected objects
2278defectEnSight ClientEnSight could crash if a attempt was made to create a material interface part
2280defectEnSight Client10.0 uninstaller misses some files in $CEI_HOME/bin
2283defectEnSight ClientProblems getting EnSight components to connect on Windows
2288defectEnSight ClientLoad part dialog for Plot3D (shuttle data set) Defined min and Defined max settings not correct and produces bogus cmd language after creating part.
2290defectEnSight ClientCalculator pulldowns are too narrow for even moderate variable names
2291defectEnSight ClientLoading unstructured lparts does not follow dialog information
2292defectEnSight ClientSession File Restore Fails if user used "Select Parts to Load" originally
2293defectEnSight ClientKeyframe Quick Animation Presets not doing anything
2296defectEnSight ClientExporting scenario file to existing filename causes duplicate error message
2300defectEnSight ClientRight click on three queries > Make New plot fails
2301defectEnSight ClientRight click on three queries > Make New plot fails
2302defectEnSight ClientAlpha by Variable seems to be unplugged
2303defectEnSight ClientColor by gives Unhandled Python Problem
2305defectEnSight ClientRight click query over time incorrectly uses timestep for x axis
2306defectEnSight ClientTitle of the track item should be Python Exception Error when Coloring Part, and Legend Edit directing incorrect to Annotation Edit (rather than Legend Edit).
2313defectEnSight ClientElevated Surface with Use Surface Normal Crashes EnSight
2314defectEnSight ClientPlot/query attributes reset on timestep change
2316defectEnSight ClientProblem connecting EnSight components and/or CEIShell
2318defectEnSight ClientEnSight components may not terminate if communications is lost with other components
2320defectEnSight ClientQuery dialog not properly populated after command file playback
2326defectEnSight ClientQuery probe node and element missing field
2328defectEnSight ClientQuery Origin... hang
2329defectEnSight ClientAnnotation Preferences don't work correctly
2332defectEnSight ClientAdding points to a point part may cause a crash
2333defectEnSight ClientRemoving a column in a list view doesn't work
2334defectEnSight ClientState of Particle Trace Part FED incorrect
2338defectEnSight ClientDefault Format Options for OpenFOAM cause subsequent load crash
2339defectEnSight ClientUser's data directory preference ignored when using CEIShell
2340defectEnSight ClientAnnotation Fonts out of sync
2341defectEnSight ClientUsing the volume rendering ele rep pop-up to color unstructured volume by a color
2348defectEnSight ClientCommand language is not generated for annotating fon change
2355defectEnSight ClientLoading LParts with grouping on only loads first part under the group
2356defectEnSight ClientFED for Clips is incorrect additional "Clip Parameter" section if Clip != XYZ
2358defectEnSight ClientZooming in muliple linked viewports problem
2359defectEnSight ClientDrag-n-drop and also File->Open->Double-click .case file shows nothing in graphics window
2362defectEnSight ClientThe OpenGL widget on the FE's General pane doesn't draw correctly on the Mac
2239defectEnSight ClientUNC paths do not work in the EnSight File->Open browser
2244defectEnSight ClientSpacemouse ignoring viewport linking
2245defectEnSight ClientOpening tool/transform dialog via 'tool location editor...' always toggles cursor on if no tool is visible..
2248defectEnSight ClientText annotation in How To wrong
2252defectEnSight ClientWhen running -smallicons, Customize Feature Toolbar lacking most content
2259defectEnSight ClientLegacy option no longer applicable "-sc"
2270defectEnSight ClientNo mechanism to resolve .map file conflicts
2271defectEnSight ClientCEIShell Logger still not working
2276defectEnSight ClientTimeset dialog resizes as I pick different timesets on the mac
2298defectEnSight ClientStyle manager buttons cut off on mac
2307defectEnSight ClientKeyframe animator Run to/from subframe not working correctly
2310defectEnSight ClientPlotter Axis Attributes & labels problems
2312defectEnSight ClientStructured Volume Rendering Vars incorrect if you load a new model
2321defectEnSight ClientWhen turn off auto axis scaling on the plotter y2 axis the labels might not show themselves
2322defectEnSight ClientWrong axis being edited on plot for format
2323defectEnSight ClientAuto axis scaling for two axis specified in the Axis specific tab
2324defectEnSight ClientLaunching of new server ignores Viewport Preferences
2325defectEnSight ClientPrefs: Notify before activating a variable does nothing
2343defectEnSight ClientRight Click on 2D Part has option to "Query over Time"... but does nothing
2350defectEnSight ClientRight Click is showing Queries where there are non visible
2342defectEnSight ClientThe Play Once/Loop/Cycle setting in Linux is not being respected
2349enhancementEnSight ClientExodus II reader updated to use library version 5.14
2354enhancementEnSight ClientLs-dyna d3plot sometimes has part names
2268enhancementEnSight ClientLinked viewports in the transformation editor and with space mouse
2277enhancementEnSight ClientRMB-View during keyframe animation
2235defectEnSight ServerRenaming variable legend name does not work via cmd language
2241defectEnSight ServerWriter (UDW) API blow up if pass elem number = 0
2289defectEnSight ServerEdge flag problem (cl/sv comm mismatch) when extracting a finite plane clip
2311defectEnSight ServerCan't do a 2D clip in-plane of a 2D domain
2265defectEnSight ServerObscure problem when creating a variable using mutliple timesteps in Abaqus
2335defectEnSight SOSCreating point parts while using SOS hangs
2364defectEnVideoEmbedded EnVideo doesn't work on windows
2229defectReadersAbaqus ODB Analytical Rigid Surfaces with CIRCLE segments improperly created
2231defectReadersAnsys reader creating wrong element types
2226defectReadersCGNS reading problem
2243defectReadersFluent reader CAS DAT parsing can fail in Quoted strings
2233defectReadersFluent reader mole fraction variables return nans and inf
2263defectReadersSTAR-CD f33toparticles translator from a version STAR-CD V4.16 trk file fails

EnSight 9.2.2f Release Notes

New or Major Capabilities Added

None. This version of EnSight is just maintenance on the previous version released in EnSight 9.2.2e in November 2011.  All new development activity is focused on EnSight 10.


Bug Fixes and Minor Changes


EnSight ClientThe derived tensor variables for readers like Ansys could be improperly named...1912
EnSight ClientVolume rendering does not work on Linux systems with ATI hardware2071
EnSight ClientBugs with the HPC Remote Server tab2078
EnSight Clientcontext restore failure when context tries to create a variable that already exists2193
EnSight ClientImprove diagnostic output from the socket transport2151
EnSight ServerCrash when trying to compute an isovolume1800
EnSight ServerNo streamlines when time is 1e+7, vel is 1e-6 and xyz is 11793
EnSight ServerStar-ccm file crashes EnSight server during load1852
EnSight ServerUDMF can't return Z_UNDEF value2097
EnSight Serverunstructured autodistribute of user-defined format using 2.0 api, with nsided/nfaced elements problem2198
EnSight SOSSOS crash -- server decomposed fluent data1776
EnSight SOSDon't reload a comm2 transport DSO if already loaded2149
ReadersTecplot ASCII fails to properly read block packed data1838

EnSight 10.0.2b Release Notes

New or Major Capabilities Added

Checkpoints. Checkpoints now include option to save to Sessions tab for easily moving a checkpoint you want to keep around. Most Recent Checkpoint is also now listed in the Sessions tab. Checkpoints description field now automatically includes the following information about the checkpoint: path to the data that was read, number of variables, number of parts to help you locate the correct checkpoint from a list of visually similar ones. You can right-click and Delete a session file. More.

Multi-core Unstructured Volume Rendering. Threading of the structured volume rendering can significantly improve the sampling from the unstructured data.

Offset Parts. Offset parts of an elevated surface can now use surface normals or the user can specify the normal to be used.

Timestep Read Ahead Thread. In some cases a performance boost for EnSight can be obtained by assigning a thread to touch files belonging to the next time step in anticipation that they will be used next. It is not enabled by default, you have to turn this on by setting an environment variable or using a test: command. (More: How To Manual >; Introduction >; Use Environment Variables).

ENSIGHT_PRECACHE_ENABLE [0/1] 0 means disabled, 1 means enabled.

Part Constant Query user-defined tool. This useful tool has been enhanced to include support for RTZ clips. User Tools >; Analyze >; Part Constant Query. More.

CEISHELL. EnSight’s launch technology for parallel and distributed environments adds support for multi-hop VPN; this provides communications between EnSight components operating on computers separated by multiple network links. CEIShell Launcher is a GUI-based utility for launching CEIShell networks, querying their status, and launching EnSight on top of the CEIShell network. The EnSight Client now includes a CEIShell log window for displaying CEIShell messages along with output from EnSight components launched via CEIShell.

Large part support. EnSight can now handle a single part with more
than 2Billion nodes or elements.

EnSight DR. Both multi panel and parallel composite capability is now active.

Create Analytical Rigid Surfaces from ABAQUS ODB data. A user-defined tool has been created by CEI to read the 1D parts in the ABAQUS ODB data and create analytical surfaces in EnSight. User Tools >; Visualize >; Create ARS. More.


Bug Fixes and Minor Changes


EnSight Client
Visual Symmetry, Rotation. Degree amount only takes 2 decimals2144
Crash trying to copy a volume rendered part to color copies by other variables2146
Right-click menu option Palette... brings up a new palette editor every time2147
EnSight crashes while File -- > Save Geometric Entities2152
Command line option -slim_on_server was incompatible with Server of Servers (SOS)2161
When the variable is changed on a structured volume part, the volume quality reverts to medium2170
Deactivation of a created variable can cause client to crash2172
Heads Up Macro (HUM) broken2173
XYZ query failes2185
International text capability is causing the Feature Panel title to not display properly2186
Segfault after deleteing a part and the feature panel is visible2190
Reversed -,+ stepper buttons on Min,Max threshholding values for Shock, Vortex Core, & SepAttachment lines2208
Case map fail2210
Calculator Window not inserting PreDefined Function2155
Annotation Strings for "geom C1 1" and "geom C1 2" appear not read in2171
Query data pop-up dialog needs to use exponential format2201
Save animation help button is highlighted instead of field for text entry.2202
Axis triad does not properly scale with high resolution images2177
EnSight Server
Unstructured autodistribute of user-defined format using 2.0 api, with nsided/nfaced elements problem2197