By DE Editors
FieldView 12.3, the latest release of Intelligent Light’s CFD post-processing software, promises to deliver automated, streamlined workflows, faster paths to deeper data analysis and visualization, batch-only licensing, and support for high performance computing.
"As CFD simulations become more realistic, they also become more complex,” says Matthew Godo, FieldView product manager for Intelligent Light. “Advances in high performance computing are enabling more and larger datasets to be created, but finding the right answers that lead to successful and profitable products in these ever-expanding design spaces is very difficult and time-consuming. FieldView continues to evolve to meet these challenges by allowing our users to harness the full power of their available compute resources, automate and optimize their workflows, and quickly comprehend the key elements of their most successful design ideas. In short, FieldView gives our users the competitive edge in managing, visualizing, and understanding their data with speed, confidence, and efficiency."
FieldView 12.3 maximizes compute resources. For users running simulation data in parallel, FieldView Parallel capabilities are now available directly from the data input menu, and new features make parallel server configuration easier, with configuration and timing information sent directly to the FieldView console window. Users running FieldView on Windows or Linux systems with four cores can double the speed of their data runs, according to the company, by using the parallel features with their standard license.
With the release of FieldView 12.3, Intelligent Light is introducing a new batch-only licensing option that allows users to run several instances of FieldView on their HPC server for concurrent processing without having to purchase multiple full FieldView licenses. Bundled in packs of five to 200, these batch-only licenses can speed processing of transient simulations, animation and report production, and batch-driven automation routines.
FieldView 12.3 increases the number of grids readable per dataset up to 10,000, according to the company. A new boundary data only option gives users a faster path to their first pictures. In Intelligent Light’s testing, limiting the data read operation to only the boundary surfaces resulted in read-in times that were 15 to 20 times faster than reading a full dataset into FieldView.
FieldView 12.3 also includes the first in a series of new capabilities for the turbomachinery industry. By enabling users to unroll cylindrical iso-surfaces, automatically placing them flat to the screen, FieldView 12.3 provides a way to visualize the flow phenomena common to these machines. Independent horizontal and vertical scaling of unrolled surfaces is also possible. Future FieldView product releases will deliver additional features for evaluating turbo and rotating machinery simulations.
In the aeronautics and aerospace industries, a direct reader for OVERFLOW-2 is integrated in FieldView 12.3 and supports FieldView Parallel operation. The direct reader enables real-time queries and reduces file storage requirements because large solver files don’t need to be exported for most post-processing. The Plot3D file format is still supported.
Support for Python is extended to all currently supported Windows platforms in the latest release. Customers have the option to include a Python version with a standard FieldView installation. Python routines can now be launched from a command line when starting FieldView 12.3, or interactively from the Tools menu.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.