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
|Visual Symmetry, Rotation. Degree amount only takes 2 decimals||2144|
|Crash trying to copy a volume rendered part to color copies by other variables||2146|
|Right-click menu option Palette... brings up a new palette editor every time||2147|
|EnSight crashes while File -- > Save Geometric Entities||2152|
|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 medium||2170|
|Deactivation of a created variable can cause client to crash||2172|
|Heads Up Macro (HUM) broken||2173|
|XYZ query failes||2185|
|International text capability is causing the Feature Panel title to not display properly||2186|
|Segfault after deleteing a part and the feature panel is visible||2190|
|Reversed -,+ stepper buttons on Min,Max threshholding values for Shock, Vortex Core, & SepAttachment lines||2208|
|Case map fail||2210|
|Calculator Window not inserting PreDefined Function||2155|
|Annotation Strings for "geom C1 1" and "geom C1 2" appear not read in||2171|
|Query data pop-up dialog needs to use exponential format||2201|
|Save animation help button is highlighted instead of field for text entry.||2202|
|Axis triad does not properly scale with high resolution images||2177|
|Unstructured autodistribute of user-defined format using 2.0 api, with nsided/nfaced elements problem||2197|