New or Improved Features
1.Up to 15% faster overall.
Improved compiler optimizations.
2.Structural element logic runs 30x faster, or more.
Updated implementation, 10x faster on a single thread.
Multithreaded, for a 3x speed increase if running on a 4-core processor.
1.Interactive 2D Extruder
Interactively create a 2D section, then extrude it to create zones.
Use an imported DXF or bitmap as a background, with snapping.
Parameterized edges including arcs, polylines, and splines.
Can specify FISH values for later scripting.
Specify geometric data separate from the model.
Can be used with Ranges, plotting, and has full FISH access.
Import/Export from DXF, STL, and two Itasca defined formats.
Multiple extra variables and groups can be assigned to nodes, edges, and polygons.
Paint model data onto geometric surfaces, for contouring.
Built in ability to assign groups based on counting projection intersections. Available for zones, gridpoints, structural elements, and user defined values.
3.Improved mouse controls for view manipulation.
Right mouse for all camera modification, left to interact with plot/model.
4.Discrete Fracture Network support.
Generation, Import, Export, Plotting, etc.
Zone properties can be assigned based on intersection with fractures.
Zone field data can be plotted on fracture surfaces.
5.Geometric based RANGE elements can now act on object extent, as well as reference point.
Entire extent must fall inside the range element to be accepted.
6.Select zones/group associated with an interface via a RANGE element.
7.Select zones/group on the surface of the model via a RANGE element.
8.Interface nodes/elements now have extra variable arrays.
9.Improved flexibility and speed of interface creation.
INTERFACE WRAP and GENERATE SEPARATE.
10.Improved performance generating Zones, and searching for GridPoints and zones by location.
1.New Plot Export options.
VRML, which can be imported into Acrobat3D.
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic).
Data in Excel Spreadsheet.
List, plot as colored line, or plot as chart.
Any model field variable.
3.Improved quality of printed output.
Legends, charts, etc. are drawn at printer native resolution.
Reduced chance of differences between what is on the screen and what is on the page.
4.New Contour Ramps added as options to Contour plots.
5.Retooled User Defined Data.
Scalars, Vectors, and Tensors now in three separate optimized containers.
Multiple extra variables and groups can be assigned to each.
Plotting logic updated.
Multiple Import/Export formats.
6.Additional scalars added to list of values plotted from stress, strain tensors.
Second invariant, Von Mises, Octahedral, Norm, Total Measure.
7.Plot interfaces as solid surfaces, colored by ID numbers.