HyperMesh 12.0.110 Release

HyperMesh 12.0.110 Release
Highlights of the
HyperMesh 12.0.110 Release
General
ID Management
Composites
HyperMesh API
hm_getconnected2delems
Direction and Plane Selection
Data Names for Principal Axes
Resolved Issues
Connectors
Enhanced Add Link Capability in the Connector Browser
Connections of Type Hexa Adhesive can be Absorbed as Seam Connectors Now
New Mesh Dependent Realization Approach “Smooth” has been Added for Spot Realizations
New Area Connector Realization Type “Adhesive Hemming”
New Bolt Connector Realization Type “bolt (threaded step hole)”
New Spot Connector Realization Type ACM (General)
Other Enhancements
Resolved Issues
Geometry
Enhancements
Resolved Issues
Graphics
Performance Improvements
New “By Element Quality” Visualization Mode
New Element “By Visible” Window Selection
Tag Enhancements
Center of Rotation Behavior
Resolved Issues
HyperBeam
HyperBeam GUI Enhancements
New Beam Sections
Meshing
Box Trim
Quality Index Panel - Cleanup Tools Enhancements
Automesh Panel Updates
Newly Added Tools
Resolved Issues
Contents
General
Connectors
Geometry
Graphics
Meshing
API
12.0.104 Release Notes
12.0.102 Release Notes
12.0 Release Notes
General
ID Management
For Ls-Dyna and Nastran user profiles, a new ID management capability has been added. The toolset
enables complete control for all ID rules and renumbering operations based on include files. The
renumbering can occur when creating a new model or resolving issues with a legacy model. There are
a number of advanced operations such as locking of specific ID’s, the ability to exclude certain entities
from any renumbering operation, plus much more. There are several correction renumbering options if
a ID overflow has occurred. There are also user definable ID rules for any newly created entity.
Composites
• Laminate realization has been enhanced to support core sample validation
• Zone based Nastran, Abaqus and Ansys composite property creation has been added
• Laminate editing functions have been enhanced to support copy, insert and modify ply layup and
import and export of ply stack data from Excel and CATIA
• The ply realization option has been enhanced by adding additional search methods and sample
points for boundary recovery
• New ply visualization tools are introduced to separate individual plies and compare them with the
geometry ply with the resulting elements sets
• Exporting ply and stack up data from HyperMesh to CATIA is added either using CPD or Fibersim
• Converting zone-based composite models to ply-based models is enhanced
Resolved Issues
• Robustness of CPD cad import and ply realization has been vastly improved
• Robustness of Fibersim import and ply realization has been improved
• Display of ply and elements associated to ply has been enhance
Connectors
Enhanced Add Link Capability in the Connector Browser
The add link functionalities in the Connector Browser include further enhancements of former add
links capabilities. It is now possible to:
• Update the connector links of multiple connectors at once by preserving individual settings that
were previously defined, such as tolerance and number of layer.
• Define the number of layers by the tolerance, instead of having to predefine it.
• Add connector links from scratch by removing any links that were previously defined, and then
starting a search for new links to add on a cleared connector.
• Reject capabilities have now been added to the add link tool.
Connections of Type Hexa Adhesive can be Absorbed as Seam Connectors Now
In the Absorption dialog > Adhesive tab, a new checkbox “Absorb as seam, if possible” is now
available. It is activated by default, and allows hexa adhesives to be absorbed as seam connectors as
long as it has a regular pattern from exclusively hexa elements. If the hexa adhesive does not have a
regular pattern from exclusively hexa elements, it will be automatically absorbed as an area connector.
During the absorption the element pattern, dimensions and tolerance are detected and stored on the
connector.
A New Mesh Dependent Realization Approach “Smooth” has been Added for the Spot
Realization
With the smooth option, the mesh will be adjusted in such a way that the closest node to each layer
is moved into the position of the projection point. The advantage of this option is that neither the
element IDs nor the node IDs will be changed, and the element topology will remain the same.
New Area Connector Realization Type “Adhesive Hemming”
A new area connector realization type, adhesive-hemming, is now available for Nastran and OptiStruct.
This realization type is used for modeling roll hemmings, where the outer shell is bent around the inner
shell. The inner shell is connected to the outer shell on one side with simple hexa adhesive, and the
other side is connected with RBE2 elements. A definable orientation node decides which side the hexa
adhesive should be used. This seam realization type is capable of connecting three layers that contains
two components.
New Bolt Connector Realization Type “bolt (threaded step hole)”
A new bolt connector realization type, bolt (threaded step hole), is now available for Nastran and
OptiStruct.
This realization has the capability of connecting two solids through holes, or connecting one solid
through a hole with a solid blind hole. A thread length can be defined to define the dimensions of the
rigid elements connecting the bolt shaft models as a bar.
This realization has the capability to connect two solid through holes or one solid through hole with
a solid blind hole. A thread length can be defined to define the dimensions of the rigid elements
connecting the bolt shaft models as bar.
New Spot Connector Realization Type ACM (General)
A new spot connector realization type, acm (general), is now available for Nastran and OptiStruct.
This realization type consolidates several ACM definitions into one general, flexible ACM definition.
Besides mid thickness, constant thickness and maintain gaps, the definition of several coats with
different hexa patterns is available.
Other Enhancements
• An updated version (2.0) of the XML connector file has been introduced. This new format can be
read as well as written now. It covers the latest master connection file version 1.1.
• The vip file format is now consistent for both import and export. There is no longer an eight column
fixed format, and the link IDs are always separated by space.
• Absorption of the realization type acm (shell gap + coating) is now available. The hexa pattern and
diameter are detected and stored on the connector.
• For the absorption of the Dyna realization type Mat100 (hexa), the check for the correct material
can now be switched off to allow the absortion of incomplete hexa patterns.
Resolved Issues
• The Abaqus realization type fastener assigned the same *FASTENER PROPERTY to fasteners created
between the same components but with different diameters.
• In certain cases the re-realization of the realization type acm (shell gap + coating) with exact same
settings failed.
• In certain scenarios an empty “auto1” component remained after realization.
• Certain clear boltholes were not able to be detected, resulting in failed bolt realizations.
• The coordinate system for the Hilock realization has been changed from a left handed one into a
right handed one.
• During seam partition, all of the selected seams were unrealized, as well as the seams that were
not partitioned.
• The context menu in the upper part of the Connector Browser did not display properly.
• The configurations of the lower part of the Connector Browser was always set back to the default.
Geometry
Enhancements
• LCS option for creating surface by drag along vector
• Adding fixed points on ends of surf lines if fixed points are deleted
• Include all points from the original line and project them on the offset line
• Improvement trim with plane of surface edit when surfaces are modified by releasing points or
toggling edges
• Function to add fix points at inflection point on the free edges surfaces
• Option detach solid from solid
• Creating solid by dragging surface such the generator surface in the middle ( +1/2 and -1/2)
Resolved Issues
• Midsurface, sort function delete the elements associated midsurface
• Surface and Solids creation panel display problems
• Solid is displayed as collapsed when change to “Auto” as level of refinement
• hm_measureshortestdistance2 command cannot search nearest solid in some case
• Auto cleanup – crashes HM are fixed
• Detach solids selectively
• Robustness improvement to IGES, JT, CATIA and Parasolid and UG import are added
• Many bugs related reject operations are fixed in the Geometry panel
• Creating smooth lines using nodes is improved
• Tangent line creation option is improved
• Many improvement to midsurface creation are added
• Many solid edit options are improved
Graphics
Performance Improvement
Major performance improvements for handling of geometry models. Interactive dynamic operations
such as pan, zoom, and rotate are substantially faster than the previous release. The handling of
geometry models feels more lightweight reducing any perceived lag when moving the model in the
graphics area. Faceting time has also been improved.
New “By Element Quality” Visualization Mode
This new visualization mode enables a perpetual element quality visualization representation
regardless of which operations are being used. The visualization mode allows you to move the mesh,
for example by morphing or translating nodes/elements, which in turn dynamically updates the
element quality graphics display. The visualization mode allows the check of multiple element criteria
at once using a particular color or there is also a secondary mode enabling a more detailed review of a
specific element criteria, for example max size. Elements of either specific or no interest can easily be
removed from the display via filtering enabling a quick review of those elements that fail a critieria.
New Element “By Visible” Window Selection
The By Visible selection mode is enabled via the window selection menu (shift + RH mouse button). At
the bottom of the menu, there is a visible option. Once enabled, it will work for rectangular, polygon
and circle selection. By Visible selection is only supported for elements.
Tag Enhancements
• Within the graphics area, tags are never seen partially anymore. They are fully viewable, or fully
hidden. This depends on the visibility of the entity the tag is attached to.
• Tag labels can be created from the entity ID.
Center of Rotation Behavior
Within the Options > Graphics panel, there is a new option “rotate about mode”. The option defines
whether the model will be rotated around center of the screen or the center of the model. The option
is enabled by default which will retain the rotate behavior as per earlier releases. If the option is
disabled, the rotation will be about the center of the screen (not model) which is the same behavior
seen in HyperView.
Resolved Issues
• There were different scenarios, where the model was flickering during rotation.
• Certain model combinations lead to incorrectly colored mesh lines for the mesh preview in the
Automesh panel. Green mesh lines were shown on green element faces, which made it hard to
see the mesh.
• Many smaller issues in combination with the composite view have been resolved.
HyperBeam
HyperBeam GUI Enhancements
• Undo/Redo
Four buttons were added to the toolbar at the top: undo all, undo last, redo last, and redo
all. These allow you to move backward or forward through any changes you have applied to the
currently displayed beam section (dimension changes, part additions, thickness changes, etc.). If
you switch to a new beam the undo/redo list is cleared for the previous beam. The reset button in
the Parameter Definition window (lower left) was removed as it was no longer needed.
• Moment of Inertia tool
A button was added to the toolbar named find moments at mouse location. Clicking the button
launches an interactive mode; clicking on the graphics screen will display a window showing the
Y and Z coordinates of the point selected, the Y and Z offsets from the shear center and centroid,
and the moments of inertia Iyy, Izz, and Iyz for the section relative to the selected point. This is
useful for determining beam element offsets or making custom beams. Clicking OK removes the
window and allows you to select another point.
• Ruler tool
A button was added to the toolbar named measure section with ruler. This button launches an
interactive mode where clicking on the graphics screen two or more times creates a line similar to
the way a shell section is created. If two points are selected the dy and dz distances between the
points are shown as well as the total length of the line. If three or more points are selected only
the total length of the line is shown. Right-clicking removes the previously selected point.
• Scale option
Right clicking on any beam section in the browser will reveal the Scale option. This displays a
window allowing you to scale the entire beam section by a given scale factor.
• New magenta + symbol drawn in the HyperBeam GUI on all sections where the beam element axis
is located.
• Added check for disconnected parts and error message for shell beam sections.
• Import CSV
A new option called Import CSV was added under the File menu. This option will read
HyperBeam’s CSV format and create new shell beamsections. The Import CSV and Export CSV
options allow you to read and write to HyperBeam without using the .hm file.
New Beam Sections
• Cross (Nastran/OptiStruct/RADIOSS, LS-Dyna)
• Asym-I (Permas)
A new option called “Import CSV” was added under the File menu bar. This option will read
HyperBeam’s CSV format and create new shell beamsections. The Import CSV and Export CSV
options allow users to read and write to HyperBeam without using the .hm file.
Meshing
Box Trim
The Box Trim utility has additional mesh controls; the utility is able to remesh around the trimmed
boundary ensuring a high quality quad dominated mesh. There are several advanced controls to
specify the mesh size using a criteria file, other advanced controls include the possibility to exclude
patches of mesh that serve no purpose after box trim – one or more parts could be trimmed
leaving patches of elements, these can be removed.
Quality Index Panel - Cleanup Tools Enhancements
• Interactive nodes/elements modifications are now enabled to allow use of mask-related toolbars to
hide/unhide elements.
• 2nd order elements are supported: middle edge nodes of 2nd order elements can be viewed and
modified/optimized together with corner nodes
Automesh Panel Updates
• Enabled element remesh with different element size of selected area with size transition inside or
outside of remeshing area
• Remeshing with “feature edges” option allows update of 1D elements after meshing
• Revert biasing direction by clicking on edge
Newly Added Tools
• Element offset panel: added distributed offset to assign different offset value on selected nodes
for “CFD corners” method
• Align Node > use ratio is a new option which projects any selected node in between the two
selected nodes a predefined ratio.
• Min Size check and fix function added in Tetra Mesh Optimization functionality.
• 2D & 3D drag: added new capability to organize the mesh into original or current component.
• CFD Mesh: new option added to create a new component and organize the solid mesh when
“simple select” and the “comp per volume” option is unchecked.
• Second order Abaqus element checks are supported: at corner and mid-points, and, at higher
order integration points
Resolved Issues
• Added direct access to the param and criteria help from within the param and criteria editor
• Fixed issue with *shadingquality() hm.cfg command
• Add washer layer creation remesh issue is fixed
• Trim hole removes original elements correctly
• When in the meshing edit mode (secondary panel) it was difficult to see the editable values as
they may be obscured by the mesh in the foreground. The editable values, such as node density or
biasing, are now viewable.
• Crash using Quality Index > holes and washers > circumferential option
• Crash when in Quality Index panel and deleting a component from the browser
• Mid-nodes of hole and washer layer now maintain correct curvature
• Overlapping elements were created when moving a hole radially
• Solid Map did not create elements if the option “along geom: surfs” was used
• Performance improvements for morphing by volume
• Second order hexa to tetramesh splitting issue is fixed
HyperMesh APIs
hm_getconnected2delems
Returns lists of 2D shell elements and nodes that form T-connected, L-connected, Butt-connected or
Overlap connected welds at component boundaries.
Direction and Plane Selection
APIs hm_getdirectionpanel and hm_getplanepanel have been added to allow users to define a
direction/vector or a plane from within a script, using the standard panel vector and plane selector
widgets.
Data Names for Principal Axes
Data names have been added for querying the principal axis values for components and elements,
both about the global origin as well as the entity COG.
Resolved Issues
• hm_blockredraw now properly blocks all graphics operations while it is enabled
12.0.104 Release Notes
Resolved Issues
• Field loads in pressures panel was not creating pressures correctly
• Ls-Dyna Interface: When using *INCLUDE_TRANSFORM, the include files were exported with offset
ID’s instead of the original ID’s
• Ls-Dyna Interface: When using *INCLUDE_TRANSFORM, the first element in *CONSTRAINED_
NODE_SET is assigned with the incorrect offset ID
• OptiStruct Interface: If there are multiple system collectors and all but the first collector is
populated, upon file import the organization of the system information would become corrupt
• OptiStruct Interface: SPCD values are lost on import if the DOF are not defined
• The connector browser add links column was not persisted when changing between the different
browsers
• Finding T-connections on symmetric models via hm_getconnected2delems
• For certain models, when toggling a geometric edge it could lead to an application segmentation
error
12.0.102 Release Notes
New Features and Enhancements
Added new API - hm_getconnected2delems – returns lists of 2D shell elements and nodes that form
t-connections or share edges at component/material/property boundaries.
Resolved Issues
• Application error with offset when @StitchingAcrossBodies = “on” is set in ct_reader.ini
• TABLE cards with SKIP entries are not imported correctly in the Nastran user profile
12.0 Release Notes - APIs
Part Comparison
New APIs and functionality (hm_compare*) have been added for performing part comparison.
Comparisons can be performed between CAD-CAD, CAD-FE and FE-FE. The parts can be located at
the same position, translated, rotated, symmetric about a plane, or randomly positioned. Advanced
results can be calculated and queried.
*feature_replace
*feature_replace has been added, to allow for geometrically replacing a selection of surfaces with
a second selection of surfaces, reconnecting the new surfaces to the rest of the original surfaces
according to the original connections.
*createintersectionsegments
The new command *createintersectionsegments can be used to create plot elements showing the
intersection segments calculated by hm_collisioncheck.
12.0 Release Notes - Connectors
Add Link Panel
The Add Link panel has been enhanced. For adding links from this panel the link conservation settings
from the connector options are taken into account now. The Connector Options button has been
added to this panel. Furthermore the option Add Link from Scratch has been added. With this option
activated, the former existing links are removed before the new links are added.
New Bolt Realization Type
For Nastran and OptiStruct a new bolt realization type has been introduced. This bolt is intended to
connect one blind and one through hole with each other. The through hole gets an RBE2 spider on both
ends, which are connected by a CBAR element. The blind hole gets also two RBE2 spiders, one at the
open end and the other underneath the end of the counter bore to represent the thread. Also here
both RBE2 elements are connected via a CBAR element. These two constructions are again connected
with a CBAR element to each other. The exact geometry depends on the dimensions of the holes.
New Seam and Spot Realization Type
For Nastran and OptiStruct a new realization type for both, spot and seam, has been introduced. The
realizations look very similar to the ACMs or hexa adhesive realizations. The only difference is that
between the hexa node and the RBE3 node an RBE2 element is introduced. The RBE2 elements bridge
in a perpendicular manner the distance between the hexa nodes to the connected shells.
Nastran Realizations
For Nastran realizations using the post script prop_nastran_acm.tcl new components, properties
and materials have been created per each new realization operation. This has been modified and
the creation of those collectors happens based upon the realization type now. For example, if a spot
realization of type “ACM (detached-(T1+T2)/2)” is done, the following collectors are created:
a.
Solid elements will be organized into Component by name: solid_spot_acm_detached
b.
RBE3 elements will be organized into Component by name: rbe3_spot_acm_detached
c.
Property will be created by name: solid_spot_acm_detached
d.
materials will be created by name: solid_spot_acm_detached
New components, properties and materials will be only created when they don’t exist. Otherwise the
existing collectors are used.
Resolved Issues
• For various projection methods during link detection and realization only normal projections are
allowed. In the past an angle of 5° was considered as normal to cover some of the border cases.
This angle has been increased to 10°.
• In certain situations the connector imprint functionality kept the nodes of the former mesh, where
the imprint has been applied to. These nodes are invalid and not created anymore.
• Using a seam connector on a surface edge to realize a t-connection between two surfaces led to
wrong results, in case of a small gap between the surfaces. This realization case works independent
on the surface distance now.
• It is possible now to realize spot connectors in combination with quad transition between two layers
of the same component. That led to failed connectors in the past.
• In some cases the realization of area connectors as type hexa adhesive led to flipped hexa
elements. This issue was caused by a wrong order of some test points.
• Connector realizations of type CWELD will fail now, if the both parts to be connected have the same
property ID.
• In the past during area connector creation per each selected line one area connector has been
created even though they formed a continuous line. From such continuous lines it’s possible
to create only one connector now. This is optional and can be activated via the checkbox ‘line
combine.’
12.0 Release Notes - Geometry
New Insert Planes Option for Auto Midsurfacing
A new “insert plane” option in midsurfacing allows auto recognition of the planar plates and
constructing the plate midsurface as a piece of the exact plane. This may significantly improve results
for the models with many ribs.
Solid Trimming with Plane Perpendicular to an Edge
This new capability allows you to quickly cut a solid with a plane perpendicular to an edge. The
capability utilizes a new graphics manipulator which enables a greater level of control as to where the
trim will occur. It enables very localized trim operations and therefore prevents trims occurring on
undesired parts of the model.
Three Node Circle Radius
The Distance panel now provides an immediate display of three node circle radius without the need to
create a center point to know the radius.
New Lines “by attached” Selection Option
Line collectors have now a new by attached capability. This applies only to topological lines, not to
free lines as they do not have connectivity.
After selecting by attached, all lines connected to the first one are selected:
Resolved Issues
• Temporary nodes were disappearing from graphical display when user was using shorter distance
tool. This is not the case anymore.
• When using Create in lines component option in surface drag planes, surface was incorrectly
created in the current component. Surfaces are now created in the lines component.
• With specific model it could happen that HyperMesh becomes unresponsive during midsurface
generation. HyperMesh can now properly generate midsurface from those models without becoming
unresponsive.
• When deleting a surface, all masked surface attached to the deleted surfaces would become
unmasked. HyperMesh now keeps masked surfaces attached to a deleted surface as masked.
• With specific model it could happen that midsurface was not generate correctly around holes.
HyperMesh can now properly generate midsurface around holes from those models.
• Geometry editing panels would not refresh properly when user profile was changed. Geometry
editing panels now refresh properly after change of user profile.
• With specific models it could happen that solid editing did not work as expected. Solid editing has
been enhanced to be more robust and works in more situations.
• With specific models it could happen that surface editing did not work as expected. Surface editing
has been enhanced to be more robust and works in more situations.
• With specific models it could happen that Boolean operations did not work as expected. Boolean
operations have been enhanced to be more robust and works in more situations.
• With specific models it could happen that generated midsurface had poor quality. Midsurface have
been enhanced to be more robust and generated higher quality surfaces.
• With specific models it could happen that when exporting using Optimize for CAD option the quality
of the exported model was poor. Optimize for CAD option has been improved to generate higher
quality models.
• Distance panel was reporting distances between nodes incorrectly when using custom axis system.
Correct distance is now displayed in the distance panel when using custom axis systems.
• Creating surfaces using Drag along panel would fail on Linux with the following message: “The
distance is too small or zero”. Surfaces can now be created using Drag along panel on Linux.
• With specific models it could happen that shortest distance of 0 was reported between solids.
Correct distance is now reported as shortest distance.
• With specific models when scaling down then back to the original size some geometry was
degenerated. Scaling down then back to the original size do not degenerate geometry anymore.
• When using *reparammark command lines were duplicated but kept the same ID in the HyperMesh
database. Each line now has a unique ID in the HyperMesh database.
• With specific models it could happen that points were deleted during surface extension. Points are
now correctly kept during surface extension.
• With specific models it could happen that meshing with ExtAPI would return the following
message: “API Error: Problems encountered during topology mapping”. Meshing with ExtAPI now
works as expected.
12.0 Release Notes - Graphics
Resolved Issues
• The rotation center changed for no reason in certain situations on the platform SLED 11.
• There was a slow redraw when rejecting an element deletion.
12.0 Release Notes - Meshing
Midmeshing Tool
The new midmeshing tool combines three key ingredients, midsurface, QI optimized mesh and
midthickness property assignment, into one unified process. The tool is very flexible enabling the user
to stop the midmesh process at any stage, make model amendments and then continue the process.
There are many detailed operations all of which are found within HyperMesh itself, for example, PreMidsurface cleanup houses the options to remove logo’s and equivalence the surface edges before
midsurface extraction. The tool uses the MidMesh Thickness tool (released in 11.0.120) as the last
step in the process. Also, the tool has also integrated the various element visualization options within it
enabling for instant review of the midmeshed output.
Mid-thickness Mapping Value Round Off
Mid-thickness values can now be rounded off so that assigned thicknesses match range interval
precision in the Map Mid-thickness Tool.
With range interval set to 0.1 and without Truncate thickness to range interval:
With range interval set to 0.1 and Truncate thickness to range interval:
Batchmesher
• Batchmesher has improved recognition, geometry cleanup and meshing for fillets.
• Batchmesher and Autocleanup have new options in the Parameter Editor for handling fillets:
–– Recognize main fillets strips – Recognizes wide/main fillets and tries to preserve them while
merging narrow fillets. The side effect is that more narrow fillets close to the minimal element
size are not merged.
–– Preserve main edges – Detect and preserve the main edges of wide/main fillets. The side effect
is that element quality may worsen due to the addition of more ‘hard’ features.
• Suppress narrow fillets and surfaces with width: This allows the user to define the maximum width
for which narrow fillets and surfaces are suppressed.
Thin Solid Meshing
This new meshing process can create hex/wedge elements for bent sheet metal parts as tetrahedral
meshes are not suitable or expensive for analysis. This method automatically detects the top and
bottom surface and extrude direction and creates well suited hex/ wedge element combinations.
CFD Tetramesh
• Auto collision detection for boundary layer growth: The boundary layer (BL) reduction step is now
included into the BL generation routine. During boundary layer generation a collision check is
performed and the boundary layer thickness is adjusted dynamically.
• Advanced parameters for boundary layer generation: Three new options to control the boundary
layer growth mechanism have been introduced, including a quality focused and a meshing time
focused set of predefined parameters. Selecting the user defined option will give access to several
boundary layer parameters which can be adjusted individually for each application.
OSSmooth 12.0 - Connectivity Detection
A new connectivity detection option is available when interpreting the results of a topology
optimization. This new option provides a more robust design interpretation process by capturing
important material distribution that could otherwise be missed due to the definition of a single density
threshold cut-off value.
OSSmooth 12.0 - Draw Recovery
The draw recovery option uses the draw direction input from a topology optimization setup to create
straight surface walls in the draw direction, in the isosurface interpretation.
OSSmooth 12.0 - Ply Shape Interpretation
Optimized ply shapes from a composite free sizing optimization can now be interpreted through
this option. During the interpretation process, the boundaries of the ply shapes are smoothened,
disconnected patches are created as separate ply entities, and options are available to treat very small
ply regions. Additionally, after the smoothing and interpretation process is complete, a ready-to-run
OptiStruct input deck is generated using the smoothened ply shapes and updated ply definitions, all
while preserving the material definition, properties and fiber orientation.
OSSmooth 12.0 - Geometry Recovery and Remeshing
• Improvements to the geometry recovery algorithm result in much cleaner and smoother geometry
interpretation of topology results, with fewer number of surfaces.
• Geometry can now be output in PARASOLID and STEP format.
• The remeshing algorithm has been improved to generate a FEA-ready mesh with a mapping of
property data, loads and boundary conditions, setting up the optimized model for a quick reanalysis
Highlights of the
HyperView 12.0.110 Release
Systems Review
Composites Post-processing
1D Element Post-processing
Contents
Systems Review
Composites Post-processing
1D Element Post-processing
Value Filter
HyperView Player
General Enhancements
Resolved Issues
12.0.102 Release Notes
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
Systems Review
The Systems Review dialog allows you to review the orientations of various element systems (1D,
2D, or 3D), as well as material and ply systems. Reviewing these systems enable engineers to assess
the integrity of model and understand the results in significance to the system of interest. Element
systems can be reviewed to check normal orientations, proper connectivity, or the beam orientations.
The system plots can be overlaid with Vector and Tensor plots to confirm the results and their
orientations are making sense. Different display options are available that customize the appearance of
the system plot.
Composites Post-processing
• Material and Ply System Review
Material and Ply systems can be plotted using the Systems Review dialog for the composite models.
Advanced Result Math template must be selected in the Load Model panel when initially loading
the model and result file. In addition, a solver input deck is also required as the model file. The
systems review can be overlaid with tensor plot for verification.
• Tensor plot of Composite Stresses and Strains
Composite stresses and strains can be tensor plotted in elemental, material, global or user defined
systems. The transformed tensors can be exported to a .csv file for any external processing or
hand calculations.
• Min/Max Ply identification by Name
MaxLayer, MinLayer, and ExtremeLayer plots in the contour panel that identifies the min/max/
extreme values across plies are enhanced to display the names for easy identification of significant
plies. In prior versions, the legend only showed the internal ID of plies that had maximum/
minimum/extreme value of results across all the plies. A user had to use the Quick query function
or the Query panel if he wanted to know the actual ply name. Now the ply names are shown
directly in the contour legend with color coding of individual or a group of plies. Measures, Query,
and Notes defined for these plots produce the ply name that has the min/max/extreme value, as
well as the corresponding actual numeric data of the result.
• Ply Count
A new aggregation mode called as Count provides a count of layers associated with each element,
node. Used in conjunction with the Value filter, users can determine the number of plies failing a
certain value criteria.
1D Element Post-processing
• Element Orientation Review
1D element systems can be reviewed from Systems Review dialog. Beams, bars and bushes
modeled as 1D elements can be reviewed for validation of model, and analysis of direction of
forces and moments. Different plotting actions for displaying the element system are available.
1D element system display can be overlaid with vector. Element system review supported for
OptiStruct and Nastran solvers.
• Forces and Moments Vector Plots
1D element forces and moments can be vector plotted. The results are shown as vectors with
the functionality available to transform the forces and moments to any coordinate system –from
elemental system to global or to any user defined system. These transformed forces/moments can
be exported to a .csv file for any external processing or hand calculations. Element orientations and
vector plots can exist simultaneously. 1D element forces and moments are supported for OptiStruct
and Nastran solvers.
Overlay of 1D element system with element forces
• Shear and Axial Resultants
Vector plotting is updated to provide shear and axial resultant of individual components. Typically
relevant for 1D element force/moment vector plots, the shear and axial resultants help calculate
the failure limits of fasteners and joints. Users can select anywhere from a single component to all
the resultant combinations in one plot with values displayed at the tip of the arrows. The display
options for Vector plots are now placed into logical tabs (Plot, Display, Legend, Section).
Value Filter
The Value filter available in the Contour panel allows specifying threshold criteria for processing results
only in a specific range. The Value filter discards any values not meeting the specified criteria (greater
than or equal to (>=), less than or equal to (<=), or a Range). It can be a useful tool for isolating the
‘hotspot’ areas in a quick manner. Value filter along with the Count aggregation mode allows users
to count the number of layers meeting a certain criteria (for example, counting the number of plies
exceeding a failure index).
HyperView Player
• Section cuts can be created interactively in the Player from the Quick Section Toolbar and context
menu. Section cuts with normal directions of X, Y, Z can be easily created, or any arbitrary plane
orientation by picking 3 nodes. The onscreen manipulator allows users to position the section at the
desired location or traverse the cut portion of the model. Reversing the plane direction, or setting
the transparency on the cut portion, along with displaying the clipping plane or not are available
from the context menu.
• Progress bar is shown when loading files or results and animations. This is useful when reading
large models, giving the user feedback on the progress of the number of steps of animation loaded.
• Model Title note can be turned on/off from the context menu.
General Enhancements
• Performance of processing results from an Envelope loadcase spanning over hundreds of loadcases
is improved significantly.
• Performance improved for Browser operations of displaying parts with show/hide/isolate on large
models.
• Models can be animated or deformed based on any nodal vector, including user created nodal
vectors from Result Math. Deformed Panel allows the users to pick a result type to deform and
animate.
• A new extended selection method of “By Face” is supported for element and node collectors to
select entities on continuous surfaces bound within a feature angle. The feature angle set under
Preferences > Options > Visualization affects the entities on the face.
• A new extended selection method of “By Plane” is supported for element and node collectors to
select entities lying on a plane. Users can set the tolerance in the plane normal direction to select
the entities.
• The export options for H3D are exposed in a single dialog where the file name is specified. The
same options are available under Preferences > Options as well.
• Entity sets of nodes, elements, parts created in an active session can be excluded from H3D
export. By default all the sets are written to the h3d file. To reduce the file size, users have the
option now in the Export H3D Options dialog.
• Assembly Hierarchy allows parts existing in multiple assemblies similar to HyperMesh structure.
The hierarchy will be read from a solver input deck created in HyperMesh, loaded as the model file.
An environment variable (HV_ASSEM_DUPLICATE_PARTS) should be enabled.
• A new preference statement *DefaultMaxFrameRate allows setting the default maximum frame rate
animation on start up. A value between 1 and 100 is required to be set. This statement can also be
added to any custom user preference file and will be observed.
• Commands for getting status of display area toolbar, command window, and panels have been
added. These commands are useful in customization scripts to maximize the display area and
knowing the status of the GUI
• The generaci ascii file format (*.hwascii) is supported for MAC.
• Node selection by ids can be specified when aligning a video with a model for the 3D image planes.
This is available for both 2-point and 3-point alignment methods by clicking on N1, N2, or N3
collectors.
• ApplyStyle functionality supports User defined systems. The systems created in one window can be
copied to other windows by executing the ApplyStyle context menu.
Resolved Issues
• Erosion models that exhibit element failures in transient animations are exported correctly into the
H3D. The resulting file size is also smaller exporting only the displayed elements on the screen.
• H3D export bug corrected so that all hidden components are not available after exporting into h3d
if the “Include masked elements” option is not active.
• “Include masked elements” option for H3D export also considered for publishing a session (html or
ppt) that has animations captured in H3D format.
• When working with two PowerPoint files that have embedded HyperView player, double clicking
to open the h3d resulted in an incorrect file loaded. Unique names for the temporary files created
resolves the issue and users do not see the issue anymore.
• On MAC machines, the Symmetry with respect to markers on an MBD model are restored correctly
in H3D
• Implemented saving and restoring of draw style and draw size for entity sets written out from
HyperView.
• Application crash is prevented in cases a tracking system is deleted from the browser.
• Unexpected hang of application resolved when resetting Synchronize animation (from Tools menu)
using the Video Overlay feature on Linux
• HyperView window gets locked after certain copy/paste window operations from the session
browser. Subsequent operations resulted in application errors. This issue is resolved.
• Measures defined between overlaid models are listed in the browser just as the Measure panel
• Measures and Note transparency and autohide settings are captured in H3D export to see them as
saved in HyperView Player.
• Measure expressions are correctly offset with page and group ids when used in Report Templates
with overlay or append mode. Live linked curves pull the data from appropriate measures in these
situations.
• Cascading menu items on Linux machines are refreshed correctly when moving between different
items.
• Symmetry dialog displays any previously selected parts on re-opening it for users information.
• Invoking symmetry changes affected the note attachment type from a coordinate to node. This
issue is resolved
• Preference file statement for setting the note fonts, *NoteFont, is considered for notes created
using “Multi select” operation as well.
• Font style correctly captured and restored in H3D with node path measures.
• Image capture on Windows XP-32 updated to not include the dialog remnant for captured images.
• After reading legacy session files (10.0 or older), the complex results filter was incorrectly set on a
new session file save. This issue is resolved.
• Deformed scale factor was incorrectly reset to 1.0 when loading a session file and saving it again
without visiting all the pages. This issue is resolved and all the scale factors are saved as they are
defined in the original file irrespective of switching any pages.
• Legend formatting is not applied under Linux when a session file is loaded with fonts that do not
exist. A fix is implemented to default the font types only and not affect other legend attributes.
• Changing the dof’s for a tracking system inadvertently applied a contour if it had been cleared
previously. Users are forced to clear the contour again. Checks are implemented to see if a contour
plot exists or not, and updated the tracking system properties does not create a contour plot
automatically.
• Undeformed shape color is captured and restored correctly in window copy/paste operations.
• Fixed an issue where the file open dialog of the Sets import/export GUI invokes in the background
on LINUX only.
• No results in hwascii format as shown as N/A instead of zeros.
• Node trace is available on reflected parts of symmetry.
• TCL plugins (result math operations) on hex 20 noded elements with complex results resulted in
memory overflow and crash of the application. This issue is resolved.
• TCL plugins (result math operations) support complex data also. Results of nodes/elements can be
extracted for a complex loadcase and math operations scripted in the plugin.
• Result math operations can extract yield stress or material ID from the solver input deck for
materials bound to parts as in the Radioss or LS-Dyna solvers.
• Rake outline visibility is captured and restored correctly in H3D Export.
• Quick window selection did not work correctly when tracking system is present, wrong entities were
selected. The tracking system transforms are appropriately dealt now while processing a quick
window selection of entities.
• The HVP plugin registration script, regHVPDll.bat, is updated with proper version of the plugin from
11.0 to 12.0.
• Session file does not get saved when connection to license server is lost even after choosing yes
to do so. The issue corrected to account for forced shutdown of the application, and save on exit
on user option. When HyperMesh is the active client at the time of lost license connection, the app
crashed on saving. This is resolved as well.
• Command window closes with “exit” command and could not be opened any more. This issue is
fixed.
• Quick query selection sometimes caused the last entity selection to be used for a next operation
like contour plots. The selection interference with panel collectors is avoided.
• Sessions with multiple windows each having a model at different step increment wasn’t restored
correctly when a Derived Loadcase existed. The resetting of the simulation index to the first one is
resolved.
• Application errors showed up while dragging the current time slider in Synchronize Window
Animation dialog. Issue is resolved.
• Node path algorithm for Measures updated to use the shortest distance between selected nodes.
• A regression introduced in v12.0 of HyperView is resolved where the thickness of border of notes
and the leader lines are different.
• The magnitude calculation for Incremental Distance is corrected to vector addition rather than a
straight difference of magnitudes of two vector positions.
• A better algorithm for Iso-surface is implemented that handles solids having one or more “No
Result” nodes.
• When reading partial input decks that have grid and element definitions in multiple include files,
the model renumbering was happening subsequently causing wrong results to show. This issue
is resolved by updating the model correctly accounting for removed elements that had invalid
connectivity.
• HyperView Player on Linux crashed while loading very old h3d files (created v7.0 or prior). The
legacy reader is updated to handle this case.
• Minor update to the H3D Export Settings dialog to accept integers and floating point numbers for
the compression factor. Application error or no compression resulted previously using integers or
blank in the entry field.
• Application crash prevented when using Preference statement *NoteAttachment(“Node”) for note
attachment.
• GetValueList API on measures crashed the application when querying entities that do not have any
results. This issue is resolved now and should help automation scripts that unknowingly query for
the entities with N/A values.
• Users can launch “Optistruct” and “Radioss” solvers through “Applications è OptiStruct/Radioss” on
Linux and Mac machines which wasn’t possible before due to an issue in the invoke script.
• When evaluating Envelope derived loadcase on files generated from Radioss, LS-DYNA, or
PamCrash natively or converted to H3D, the results for the aggregation were incorrect in certain
cases. Checks have been added to handle these scenarios.
• Note AutoHide setting was not respected in image screenshot or PowerPoint export. The logic in the
rendering code is updated to consider the setting when capturing images.
12.0.102 Release Notes
Resolved Issues
• Application error while dragging the current time slider in Synchronize Window Animation dialog
• Session file contents were removed when connection to license server is lost
12.0 Release Notes
Symmetry Visualization
Symmetry visualization allows partially modeled geometry to be shown in full extent by reflection and/
or duplication. Computational efficiencies are gained by modeling only partial geometry to the solver
with appropriate boundary conditions, and visualization the full model in HyperView. Multiple planes
of symmetry are supported. In conjunction with planar reflection, users can copy the geometry in
rectangular and circular manner. Global directions or user specified local axis is supported. Result plots
like Contour, Vectors, and Tensors are also shown on the reflected geometry. Symmetry settings are
saved in the H3D files for visualizing the full geometry in HyperView Player.
3D Stereoscopic View
HyperView supports stereoscopic 3D viewing to visualize simulation data in 3D. The visualization mode
enables engineers to organize design reviews with other users and management in high end graphic
visualization in a 3D environment using the Perspective view and depth perception. As a design review
tool, the 3D stereoscopic views allow detailed analysis of the physical event being simulated. Modeling
of spatial reality aids in enhanced interpretation of results within the familiar 3D environment.
Section Cuts with Path Plots
Result variations along a section cut can also be studied by defining a node path along the cut. This
helps engineers to assess the variation of a result along a user specified path on a cut section, as an
example thickness variation in a stamping process. Measures can be defined on the nodes of a crosssection enabling a deeper analysis of the deformation of the section. Typical applications of measuring
values on the cross section include plotting the position or distance between nodes on the crosssection, as measuring the intrusion.
Isosurface on Parts
Isosurface can be applied on selected parts, as an example on fluid elements, while visualization the
structural components in full. For ditching simulation or fuel tank sloshing modeled with multiple fluids,
the isosurface generates the fluid boundaries without influencing the structural components.
Measure Fonts and Colors
Font types and colors can be set for measure groups separately. The controls are similar to Notes with
the flexibility to adjust the size, type, and color.
General Enhancements
• Assemblies are supported for the Selector, and Show/Hide/Isolate modes from the browser. This
allows the users to review all the parts in the assembly by just selecting any part on the graphics
area. Similar to the component review modes, holding the left mouse button down, the middle
mouse scroll wheel can be used to depth zoom inside the model for selecting different assemblies.
• An entry field for notes allows inserting only the file name of the result file or the model file without
the complete path of the directory structure.
• Publishing into PowerPoint is enhanced by allowing users to specify a master template or optionally
control the resolution of the images. See the HyperGraph section for more details and the features
supported.
• H3D files can be embedded in PowerPoint by a drag and drop operation, and viewed by HyperView
Player in-place during slide show modes.
• The cross-section manipulator is updated to a 3D manipulator for X, Y, or Z-normal planes. The 3D
manipulator can then be translated in any of the 3 directions to adjust the base point.
• Native dialogs on Windows Operating systems for File Open and Save show the Recent Places,
Favorites, and the mapped network locations on the side for frequent access. Also, the drop down
for file name entry field shows the recently accessed files.
• The information about a result math template used to load a particular model is shown in the Model
Info tab (right click in the browser to select Model Statistics). It is particularly useful when loading
from a session file to know what template has been specified for a given model.
• Improved graphics output during image capture and printing is implemented. Printing high quality
images and captured images appropriately capture the graphical elements like notes, vectors,
measure texts, legends and global triad, so that these elements scale up in resolution/sharpness
along with the rest of the output.
• Ply names are sorted in alpha-numeric manner for convenience in the layer filter dialog.
Resolved Issues
• Captured images from the command layer adhere to the resolution specified in pixel dimensions.
• PowerPoints with embedded HVP objects are no longer restricted to the machines that created
them. The embedded H3D file in the PowerPoint can be opened across user machines.
• The node path drawing is optimized to provide an improved frame rate when a lot of text is
displayed on the path. This is more prominent with a node path covering a large number of nodes
and text like id and values are displayed on the path.
• Application crash resolved when using the Entity attributes panel with Assembly Hierarchies in
certain cases.
• Due to a regression introduced in an earlier patch, measures could not be created from the
Advanced Query dialog. This issue is resolved.
• Improved performance in View synchronization operation between HyperMesh and HyperView
windows that are coupled side-by-side.
• A significant improvement in changing the visualization options when dealing with large number
of parts. Changing modes like wireframe to shaded or transparent with feature lines etc are much
quicker from the Toolbar buttons or Entity Attributes panel.
• Deleting pages from that Session Browser that are not active caused a few refresh issues in the
graphics area. The refresh issues are addressed.
• CaptureAnimation API has been updated to correctly handle special characters like “.” specified in
the file path. A related issue resulted in truncation of filenames when capturing GIF files or other
video formats from the Image Capture Toolbar and filenames have a “.” period. Both of these
issues are resolved.
• Transparency settings from the Display Options is correctly applied when Accelerated Graphics is
active.
• Multiple issues in FLD panel are addressed that involving Copy/Paste page, reading data from a file
or selecting components on the screen with Copy/Paste.
• The templex expression for Live linked curves get updated to relevant measures when applying
report templates in overlay modes.
• Deformation scaling is correctly captured and applied from report templates.
• Application crash issue resolved when reading a session file with invalid datatype names created as
result math expression (for example a “.” period). A warning is posted instead.
• Result math plugin scripts give access to any optional arguments (strings) passed to the script. The
plugin scripts can be Templex/Tcl/HyperMath, which accept optional arguments in addition to the
datatype.
• Performance restored with automation scripts that don’t properly release stacks of “handles” used
in the script.
• When creating an Iso plot and turning on the Color option, the color selected did not get applied to
the entire set of parts visible. It only applied to a portion of the model that is “cut” by the Iso. This
issue is resolved now.
• Preference statement to control the visibility of gridlines for section cuts is implemented to work
correctly whenever new sections are created.
• Plot styles that are saved with datatypes names having special characters like &, % etc are
restored correctly on import.
• RADIOSS Animation files exported to H3D with compression correctly captures the erosion state of
the model.
• The model disappearance in perspective view when zoomed in too far is corrected by adjusting the
clipping plane.
• Notes and Query updated to return all the components of the tensor (normal and shear) when
queried.
• Precision of numeric calculations for principal values on a tensor is improved to reduce round off
errors.
• The default text alignment in Notes is changed to left, unless overridden in the preference file by
some other value. Model info note will always have the text alignment as “right”.
• HyperWorks Desktop window pops back on top while loading session file interfering with other
applications. The issue is resolved so that the only time the main application window pops to the
top is when an error is posted to the message log and the message log window is displayed.
• The Expression Builder for result math is updated to accept numbers with higher precision up to 12
digits after the decimal.
• Report templates with a group measure (single curve) restores the live linked curve correctly. The
measure Templex expression wasn’t getting parsed correctly earlier.
• Performance improvement made to turning on/off the display of assemblies from the browser.
• Preference statement to set a user defined starting orientation of the model, *SetOrientation, is
supported to work correctly. Possible values are top, bottom, front, back, left, right, iso. Once the
model is loaded, the view orientation will be set based on the value of this preference statement.
• Application hang resolved in some situations when a rapid dynamic zoom is performed in and out of
the model. The mouse click processing is adjusted to sequence the operations
• The 3 point alignment for positioning 3D image planes is made robust for different formats of the
video files.
• The display icons for components of an assembly is updated correctly in the browser after isolate
operation on assemblies or parts.
• Note and Measures autohide state is correctly represented in the Image Capture.
• Model rendering code updated to handle certain cases of deformable cross section cuts not showing
the elements correctly.
• H3D export updated to show right animations for a model that has tracking system applied on
hidden parts at the time of export.
• Updating a cross section from planar to deformable should no longer affect the eroded elements
display.
• Query panel export of csv or HTML throws up an error when a model input deck has empty parts in
it. The application error is subdued in those situations.
• Video capture code is corrected for Mac to show the graphics area content during Capture dynamic
rectangle video.
• Derived loadcase API is restricted from allowing recursive additions of same loadsteps any more.
• The compression factor set is Export Options for the H3D also gets applied to the H3D files of the
Published HTML reports.
• Streamlines are captured in H3D generated from a Published HTML.
• The mesh visualization style is not applied until selected from the browser. Previously, just bringing
up the pop up dialog changed the mesh visualization mode.
• Multi-select option is disabled for node path measures as the selection is order dependent.
• The browser interface is refreshed instantly to reflect up to date information of loadcase and
timestep. There are many instances in the GUI that was not up to date with the active loadcase
and loadstep, unless the browser view was manually refreshed or changed to a different view.
These are the situations of stopping animation at random time steps, or changing a loadcase or
loadstep using the keyboard shortcuts like “Insert”, “Delete”, “Home”, “End”, “Page Up” and “Page
Down” buttons. The loadcase and loadstep changes are updated in the browser entry immediately.
Also, when the animator’s current time is changed, the simstep entry in the browser (loadcase
view of browser) is made bold. Conversely, when current simstep is changed using context menu in
loadcase view, the dropdown entry for simulation is updated in the browser.
• Session loading restores correctly and without any errors derived loadcases defined across multiple
result files.
• ApplyStyle is updated to include corner data setting for Tensor plots.
• Measure API GetValueList to get item list for node path measure returns only a single list now. Any
scripts using this API would have got duplicate lists earlier.
• Model Info dialog provides more detailed information about element types and their count.
• Rotation speeds of the models in the graphics area is maintained unaffected by the animation
speed set to lowest. Sluggish rotation resulted earlier when the animation slider was set to the
lowest value.
• Copy/paste of HyperView windows maintains the undeformed model display settings.
• A session file loaded from a command prompt or double click in Windows explorer correctly loaded
the model and result file, however, the session did not remain active prompting the user for a file
name when saving. This issue is resolved.
• The Previous View behavior is made consistent between HyperView and HyperMesh
• A negative multiplier for contour is enabled.
Highlights of the
HyperGraph 12.0.110 Release
Plot Browser
Property Micro Dialogs
Contents
Plot Browser
Property Micro Dialogs
Build Plot Advanced Options
Math on Curves Prior to Plotting
Custom Plot Types
Resolved Issues
Known Issues
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
Plot Browser
The HyperGraph 2D Plot Browser is located on a tab in a tab area sidebar. It allows you to drive the
application and view your session’s current plot structure, which is displayed in a tree structure within
the browser. You can also perform many of the functions available in the HyperGraph panels through
the Plot Browser, allowing you to modify your plot and curve properties in one location. This includes
the following:
• Perform Single Curve Math and Multiple Curve Math functions
• Rename curves
• Modify the following curve properties:
–– Curve attributes
–– Axes
–– Plot options
–– Notes
–– Datum lines
–– Plot macros
Some of this functionality can be accessed through the Plot Browser’s context sensitive menu, while
some are accessible through the Properties Table in the Plot Browser.
The Plot Browser can be turned on or off using the View > Browsers > HyperGraph 2D > Plot
menu options. A check mark indicates that the HyperGraph 2D Plot Browser is activated for display in
the tab area. The Plot Browser can also be positioned to appear on the right side of the page (the right
tab area).
Property Micro Dialogs
In HyperGraph, Property Micro-dialogs contain a subset of the most common functions performed by
users. To access a micro-dialog, double-click on a plot “element” to displays the micro-dialog at that
location. For example, if you want to modify the header properties, double-click on the header to
display the micro-dialog at that location. Micro-dialogs are available only for the XY plot type.
Build Plot Advanced Options
The Advanced Options feature on the Build Plots panel allows you to apply many options at once
to the session during plotting. Curves created in this manner are added to the session in a new layer.
From the Build Plots panel, click Adv. Options to display the Advanced Plot Options dialog.
The Advanced Plot Options dialog contains a tree on the left side and the Properties Table on
the right. From the tree, you can select the plot entity that you want to apply to the curve. The
Properties Table lists the properties and current values for the selected plot entity.
Note:
A curve must be specified in the Build Plots panel before you can apply options to it
using the Advanced Plot Options feature.
Math on Curves Prior to Plotting
The HyperGraph Math on Curves prior to plotting feature allows you to use additional curve vectors
to plot a curve. In addition to the traditional X and Y vectors, you will now be able to make use of U
and V vectors to perform operations on a curve at plotting time. Thus, only one curve is generated
in the session whereas in the older versions of HyperGraph, this could not be done without an initial
curve.
To access the Math on Curves prior to plotting feature, select the Define Curves panel.
This is helpful any time you want to create a curve and immediately apply a function (for example, a
filter) to that curve.
Previously, you had to create and plot the base curve, and then create subsequent curves which
referenced the first (base) curve to perform the functions. The new Math on Curves prior to
plotting approach simplifies this.
When you click Apply, the specified curve is created, using the vectors U and V, plus any math applied
using X and Y.
Custom Plot Types
Plots can be customized to be displayed as other plot types, such as Gauge, Pie, 3D Bar and more.
Scripts have been included in HyperGraph 2D to display these custom plot types. Two of these scripts
contain context sensitive menus to activate the override option for the plot window.
From an XY plot type, right-click in the plot window to display the context menu. From the Custom
Plot Types context menu option, select Gauge. The Gauge plot type supports most XY features, such
as Max/Min, Fixed or Scientific Notation, two Datum Lines (Red and Yellow only), fonts and more.
Some XY plot features are not supported. This feature is designed for the first curve in a window only.
See the example images below:
From a bar chart, you can right-click in the plot window to display the context sensitive menu. From
the Custom Plot Types context menu option, select Pie Chart. The Pie Chart plot type supports most
bar chart features such as Datum Lines, Fonts, syntax and more. Some bar chart features are not
supported. This feature is designed for a single catalog in a window. See the example image below.
These scripts can be found in the [installation directory]/utility/scripts/plotting/
overrides. These scripts can easily be modified to generate other custom plot types.
To turn off the custom plot type, right-click in the plot window, select the Custom Plot Types menu
option and click None.
Resolved Issues
• Cross plotting animation files: Fixed the bug with cross plotting Data Types with animation files
• Axis Auto Fit has been corrected. To fix an axis, uncheck Auto Fit.
• Circle zoom has been fixed when working in the Coordinate Info panel
• Memory leak upon loading session file multiple times
• Proper reading of PLT files
• Linux: After using Export > Curves, user can’t expand another menu without escaping from
previous one first
• Improved unv reader
• 9.0 session file are fixed
Known Issues
• PLT files are not reading the Data types properly, and you can get the wrong list in the component
fields.
• Reader Versioning does not work correctly, and the DLLs need core fix.
12.0 Release Notes
PowerPoint Beta
The HG PowerPoint Beta functionality is the commercialization of the MVP toolbar’s Export functionality.
This tool is an improvement to our current PowerPoint publishing capabilities, and was generated by
our AEs in the field. It is a great example of how customizable our HWD products are. The PowerPoint
Beta feature provides more options when generating Microsoft PowerPoint files. Engineers spend a lot
of time generating these PowerPoint files for their managers and customers. This enhanced feature
will make generating these reports much easier, decreasing the work of the engineer and allowing
more time for engineering. This is done by providing users more control over the way the PPT will look
before publishing.
What to expect when Publishing from each client (HM/MV/HV/HG/TextView/MediaView):
• HyperMesh – Image only
• MotionView – Image only
• HyperView – Image or H3D
• HyperGraph – image only
• TextView – Editable Text box (if your text expands outside the window, it will extend outside the
text box in PPT.)
• MediaView – Image only
• HG3D – Not yet supported
Features:
• Title PowerPoint Beta
• Support of PowerPoint Master Templates
• Support of Title Attributes and Position
• Support of Image Positioning
• Support of Picture Resolution
• Support of Page/Window Export Selection
• Support of one window per PPT page
• Support of Font Settings for HyperGraph & HyperView objects
• Support of H3D Export Options
Highlights of the
MotionView 12.0.110 Release
The 12.0.110 release of MotionView contains significant enhancements in the areas of extensions tailored
for the automotive industry, core modeling capabilities and bug fixes.
The major changes to MotionView include the following:
• Vehicle Dynamics tools
• Joint friction support for MotionSolve
• Handling shared definitions
• CAD import enhancements
• Flex body enhancements
• Project Browser enhancements
Contents
Vehicle Dynamics Tools
Joint Friction For MotionSolve
Shared Definitions
CAD Import Enhancements
Flex Body Enhancements
Project Browser Enhancements
Other Enhancements
Resolved Issues
Known Issues
12.0.104 Release Notes
12.0.103 Release Notes
12.0 Release Notes
Introduction
MotionView is a user-friendly and intuitive multi-body systems modeling environment. Its built-in
parametric modeling capability and open architecture allows you to quickly build, analyze, and improve
mechanical system designs even before physical prototypes are available. Coupled with a next generation
solver, MotionSolve, MotionView provides the perfect solution for your multi-body simulation needs.
This document describes changes that have occurred to MotionSolve since February 2013. All of these
improvements are available in HyperWorks 12.0.110.
Release Notes
Vehicle Dynamics Tools
MotionView now includes new vehicle dynamics preference. New entities are available for modeling
bushings, springs, dampers, rebound-stops, bump-stops and tires in vehicle dynamics applications.
These entities support Tiemorbit property files along with reuse of common Adams/Car™ property
files with your MotionView and MotionSolve models. The table below provides an overview of the new
entities. The MotionView online help describes how to add these entities to your model. Use of the
vehicle dynamics tools requires installation of HW-Solvers 12.0.210. The solvers patch provides the
physics necessary to simulate the vehicle systems that are created with MotionView 12.0.110.
Entity
Functions
Bushing
Elastically mount
suspension arms, links,
sub-frames, engines,
gearboxes, etc. to
vehicle chassis
(autoBushing)
Features
• Exerts force and
torque in all
directions.
• Non-linear force/
torque verses
deflection
interpolated from
tabular data using
Akima’s method
Application
• Suspension
kinematic and
compliance
analysis
• Vehicle
Dynamics
• Linear damping
Bump-stop
(autoBumpstop)
Limit suspension bump
or jounce travel
• Exerts a force along
a line to repel two
bodies when the
distance between the
bodies is less than
the threshold
• Vehicle
Dynamics
• Durability
• Non-linear force
verses deflection
interpolated from
tabular data using
Akima’s method
• Linear Damping
Damper
(autoDamper)
Dissipate energy stored
in springs and damp
chassis motions
• Exerts a force along
a line between two
bodies
• Non-linear force
verses velocity
interpolated from
tabular data stored
in a property file
using Akima’s
method
• Vehicle
Dynamics
• Ride Comfort
• Durability
Rebound-stop
(autoReboundstop)
Limit suspension
rebound travel
• Exerts a force along
a line to attract two
bodies when the
distance between
the bodies exceeds a
threshold
• Vehicle
Dynamics
• Durability
• Non-linear force
verses deflection
interpolated from
tabular data using
Akima’s method
• Linear Damping
Spring
(autoSpring)
Limit forces in
suspension components
and isolate chassis by
absorbing energy from
vertical road inputs
• Exerts a force along
a line between two
bodies.
• Suspension
Kinematics and
Compliance
• Non-linear force
verses deflection
interpolated from
tabular data using
Akima’s methods
• Vehicle
Dynamics
• Ride Comfort
• Durability
• Optionally set the
initial load or length
of the spring at
vehicle input position
Tire – CTI
(autoTireCTI)
Generate forces for
steering, accelerating,
and braking. Isolate the
vehicle from small road
irregularities
• COSIN FTIRE
(flexible ring), FIALA,
and Pacejka 2000
Magic Formula tire
models
• 3D and 2D Road
Models including
Curved Gridded Road
(CRG) and COSIN
RGR.
Tire – CD
(autoTireCD)
Tire – TNO
(autoTireTNO)
Generate forces for
steering, accelerating,
and braking. Isolate the
vehicle from small road
irregularities
• Supports family
of CD-Tire models
(flexible ring)
Generate forces for
steering, accelerating,
and braking. Isolate the
vehicle from small road
irregularities
• MF-TYRE
• 2D and 3D Road
Models including CRG
• SWIFT-TYRE (rigidring)
• 2D and 3D Road
Models, including
CRG
• FTIRE: Ride
Comfort &
Durability
• Pacejka 2000:
– Vehicle
Dynamics
• Vehicle
Dynamics
• Ride Comfort
• Durability
• MF-Tyre: Vehicle
Dynamics
• SWIFTTyre: Vehicle
Dynamics &
Ride Comfort
To learn more about auto entities, refer to the MotionView User Guide at MotionView -> Vehicle
Dynamics Modeling -> Auto Entities.
Joint Friction For MotionSolve
MotionView now supports static and dynamic friction in joints defined for MotionSolve. Friction
properties can be defined for Revolute, Translational, Spherical, Universal and Cylindrical joints.
Symmetry is supported. MotionSolve uses the well-known LuGre friction model for these joints.
To learn more about joint friction support for MotionSolve, refer to the MotionView User Guide at
MotionView -> MotionView Panels -> Joints Panel -> Joints Panel – Friction Properties Tab
Shared Definitions
Entities such as Systems, Assembly and Analysis, (referred to as definition based entities) are created
through an instantiation statement in the MDL that refers to a definition block. It is possible that
multiple instances can be instantiated off of the same definition block. Such instances are referred to
as shared instances or linked instances. Below is an example model containing shared instances.
*BeginMDL( the_model, “Model”, )
*System( sys_0, “System 0”, def_sys_0 )
*DefineSystem( def_sys_0 )
// sys_1_shared uses definition def_sys_1
*System( sys_1_shared, “System 1”, def_sys_1, p_0, p_1 ) // sys_2_shared also uses the same definition def_sys_1
*System( sys_2_shared, “System 2”, def_sys_1, p_2, p_3 ) *Point( p_0, “Point 0” )
*PointPair( p_1, “Point 1” )
*Point( p_2, “Point 2” )
*PointPair( p_3, “Point 3” )
*SetPoint( p_0, 0.0, 1.0, 10.0 )
*SetPoint( p_1, LEFT, 0.0, -10.0, 0.0 )
*SetPoint( p_2, 0+10, 1.0, 10.0 )
*SetPoint( p_3, LEFT, 0.0+10, -10.0, 0.0 )
*EndDefine()
// Definition block def_sys_1 begins
*DefineSystem( def_sys_1, p_att1, p_att2 ) *Attachment( p_att1, “Attachment point 1”, Point, “Select attachment.”, , )
*Attachment( p_att2, “Attachment Point 2”, PointPair, “Select attachment.”, , )
*Point(p_in_shared, “Point in shared def”)
*Body( b_0, “Body 0”, p_att1, , , , )
*Graphic( gsph_0, “Sphere 0”, SPHERE, b_0, p_att1, 2.0 )
*BodyPair( b_1, “Body 1”, p_att2, , , , )
*GraphicPair( gbox_0, “Box 0”, BOX, b_1, CENTER, p_att2, ZX, VECTOR, V_Global_Z,
VECTOR, MODEL.V_Global_X, 2.0, 2.0, 2.0 )
*EndDefine() // End Definition block
*EndMDL()
MotionView 10.0 GUI and earlier versions handled shared instances as though they originated from
different definitions. Once the model with shared instances loaded in MotionView and any of the shared
instances got modified, the linkage was severed and MotionView saved the instances by referring them
to different definitions. This inherent behavior was lost from version 11.0 onwards. E.g. Modifying a
system instance by adding, deleting or changing the topology of an entity within, resulted in the same
change being applicable to the other instance that shared the same definition as the system
From version 12.0.110, better support for shared instances has been provided in the MotionView GUI.
–– The browser indicates the sharing between instances with a separate hand icon appended to
the standard icon of the entity.
–– The user has a choice of breaking linkage automatically when modifying a shared instance. A
new option is available under Tools -> Options -> Build Model to control how shared instances
should be handled while modifying them
–– Right click context menu in browser provides option to list shared instances as well as stop
sharing the definition
To learn more about managing shared definitions, refer to the MotionView User Guide at MotionView ->
MotionView Overview -> Container Entities -> Managing Shared Definitions.
CAD Import Enhancements and Updates
MotionView now supports using the new CT reader in HyperMesh. The CAD import utility now has 2
options for UG import. A faster import time is observed while using the new reader compared to the
existing UG native reader.
Resolved Issues
–– Issue of Parasolid imports that results in several parts being combined into fewer bodies is
resolved
–– Issue related to failure of import while specifying Locator points has been resolved.
Flex Body Enhancements and Updates
Dummy bodies are now automatically added while exporting flexible body to Motionsolve when there is
an offset between the interface node and corresponding marker. The dummy body is included when the
offset exceeds the specified tolerance.
Product of inertia sign would appear reversed in Body Deformable panel compared to previous
versions. This change makes display of inertia information in this panel consistent with the convention
prevalent in MBD solutions.
MotionView now exports ModeLoad section to MotionSolve XML whenever the flex body h3d contains
modal loads
Flexbody generation tool used to lock the .out file resulting in non-usability of the tool using the same
output filenames. This issue has been resolved
The mirroring feature in FlexBody Generation tool reported erroneous inertia values in cases of
mirroring about XY and YZ plane. This issue has been resolved.
Project Browser Enhancements
Performance improvements:
–– Faster response times when opening models and updating the browser. For example, a fullvehicle model with sixteen analyses now opens 15-35% faster than prior releases.
–– Performance bottlenecks in the Browser’s ‘Delete’ operation have also been removed. The time
it takes for the ‘Confirm Delete’ pop-up to appear is much quicker now, especially when the
number of items being deleted is large.
–– Color changes made through the browser now propagate more quickly than in previous
releases; we have seen 30-50% faster times when cascading a color from parent to its children
using this release.
Progress reporting: The status area below the Project Browser now reports progress when opening
models with messages:
–– ‘Loading Model…’
–– ‘Populating the browser…’
New keyboard shortcuts: Additional keyboard shortcut for the Project Browser have been enabled.
(Refer to the Online Help for other supported keyboard shortcuts.)
–– Ctrl+A is enabled to ‘Select All’ entities in the Project Browser.
–– Ctrl+\ is the shortcut for ‘Unselect All’ entities
–– Shift+Delete now allows you to delete immediately, without being prompted by the ‘Confirm
Delete’ dialog.
Other Enhancements
• The Mesh and Shade options in the Visualization tab of Graphics entities are reorganized to
streamline with the possible options available:
• Model Selection Behavior: Selecting the model from the Project (or using Model > Select from
the graphics window) no longer highlights everything in the OpenGL window. This helps to avoid
the ‘cluttered’ look of having everything in the model shown selected in white. Note that the panel
area still updates to show the System panel corresponding to the model, as expected.
• MotionView templex functions now supports appending ‘d’ as a keyword to suggest angles being in
degrees
Resolved Issues
• An application error related to toggling of a marker as Floating marker is resolved.
• Load Export now supports export of loads due to field entity.
• Add Assembly dialog ignored the Attribute “Type” while adding or reselecting assembly using
existing data. This issue is resolved.
• Entity selected in browser of a MotionView window is lost when changing between multiple
MotionView windows. This issue is fixed.
• Application error was observed in the CG Inertia Summary due to unresolved references in the
Inertia Coordinates tab in the Body panel. This issue is fixed.
• File fields (such as in Deformable panel) show parametric references with the blue color
background.
• *RegisterSolverScript and RegisterReportsLog specified in a user preference is not recognized by
MotionView. This issue is resolved.
• Points were not being created during CAD/FE model import with interactive HyperMesh option. This
issue is fixed.
• Right click at the bottom of the browser resulted in context menu to appear further away in Linux.
This issue has been resolved.
• Origin field in the Joints panel not appearing with blue background while referring to the Point pair
attachment is fixed.
• An application error while closing “Import is a success” message after clearing the message log is
fixed.
• Problem with *Set statements not being saved to the data file mdl after cut and paste into an
assembly is resolved.
• MotionSolve XML export contained compliant joint markers when joints were set to non-compliant.
This issue is resolved.
• Selection focus in the Project Browser was lost when an entity was deleted. This issue is resolved.
• Damping values in the Flexbody panel in Abaqus solver mode were not being populated on loading
of the model. This issue is fixed.
• Direction Cosine of markers were displayed incorrectly when using “Orient by Angles” option. This
issue is resolved.
• An application error on Export Curve in the Curve panel is fixed.
• MotionView crashes when opening a model which does not specify “varname” in *BeginMDL()
block. This issue is fixed.
• Parametric expressions in the Solver String entity field were not being evaluated. This issue is
resolved.
• A problem with references to the left and right side of pair entities in the Attachment Candidates
dialog is fixed.
• SUP file path was not getting populated in Body panel for Abaqus solver mode. This issue is
resolved.
• An error encountered when cutting a Template and pasting into another System or Analysis, is
fixed.
• An application error encountered when exporting data in “Data Summary” dialog, is fixed.
• The issue of incomprehensible Messages in message log related to deactivated entities is now fixed.
• Project Browser: Find tool or search feature returns blank entries such as in Datasets ID column
when searching for ‘0’. This issue is resolved.
• There was an issue with the Save As dialog on Assembly not appending .mdl extension
automatically. This issue is fixed.
• Cone’ option for ‘Tangent-Plane’ type in Constraint Mate entity in Advanced Joints was missing. This
issue is resolved.
• Output panel for Action only Force on Body did not gray marker choice and set to I_MARKER. This
issue is resolved.
• Entity Info dialog using note-pin was not refreshing ID field(s) when using ‘Evaluate ID on Apply’
option. This is fixed.
• Orientation references of marker in an assembly were saved as global reference (e.g. MODEL.body.
cm.xaxis) instead of as a local reference (body.cm.xaxis). This issue is fixed.
• Message when a dummy body was introduced upon export at flex body interface node did not
include the corresponding marker’s parent entity. This issue is fixed.
• A problem with ineffective deactivation of the Forms entity is fixed.
• Loading a model with assemblies having two instances of an external definition resulted in a crash.
This issue has been resolved.
• An issue related to erroneous setting of isbush datamember for non-compliant joints during cut &
paste into a system or analysis is fixed.
• An error in creating deformable surface due to misinterpretation of node values specified in
exponential form is resolved.
• Warning message appearing due to illegal pair designation for graphic definition is resolved. The
warning used to appear when MotionView corrects the graphic instantiation using *GraphicPair
statement instead of *Graphic statement.
• The attribute “hold_order” for Control_PlantInput was not being exported to MotionSolve XML. This
issue has been resolved.
• An issue with scroll wheel not working in the Expression builder is resolved.
• Saving of mdl file in Linux platform sometimes resulted in creation of a null file. This issue has been
resolved.
• There was an issue with the point collectors for orienting markers not selecting an attachment point
of the parent system. This issue is now resolved.
• A system with an existing definition name being imported in an assembly renames the definition.
This issue is fixed.
• Datamembers such as state and ic_use_trans (Joints entity) in MotionView model were not
accessible in HyperStudy. This issue has been resolved.
• Importing of adm statements with user subroutine having a space between USER and following
bracket resulted in an incomplete expression. This issue is fixed.
• Surface graphics entities were not being exported to MotionSolve. This issue is fixed.
• U and V parameters of parametric surface were not exported to MotionSolve. This issue is fixed
• Changing the property type on Force entity panel resulted in a change of force type from ActionReaction to Action Only. This issue is resolved
• The FIM_S selection of the Force Imbalance Method in the Static simulation parameters tab was
exported as FIM_D. This issue is fixed
• CommandSet now supports deactivation and activation of VFORCE/VTORQ and GFORCE elements.
The deactivation of pair entities, while exporting to ACF file, was ignored. This issue is fixed.
• Entity attachment collectors for a system failed to pick entities from the graphic area when a
default was specified for the attachment. This issue is resolved
• The Find Nodes dialog in Body Deformable -> Properties tab were not listing markers from
compliant joint. This issue is now resolved
• Displacement and force outputs of compliant joints (12.0.103 and 12.0.104) were not being
exported to MotionSolve. This issue is fixed
• “Run” toolbar was not visible when a folder with name “run” existed in the model directory. This
issue is resolved
• Nonlinear bushings Displacement outputs were exported to MotionSolve referring to J Float marker.
In certain scenarios, it resulted in erroneous measurements. This has been corrected. The output is
now measured between the I and RM markers
• Flickering of HyperWorks application was observed when reading curve data with display set with
small fonts. This issue is resolved.
• The Rho (r) property in polybeam now displays value in exponential form
Known Issues
• Vehicle Dynamic Tools Auto-Entities cannot be selected from the graphics view for modification.
You must select the entity in the model browser.
• Vehicle Dynamics Tools preference option is not being loaded when invoking other clients and
then switching to MotionView. It is recommended to invoke MotionView directly to use the Vehicle
Dynamics tools.
• ADM files with expressions having large blank spaces from the beginning of the line leads to
expressions being truncated.
• An increase of memory usage and model opening time is observed with large set of assemblies
sharing system definition through external files.
• “Material inside” information related to box, cylinder and sphere graphics is not saved into the mdl
file.
• Browsing for filename from File fields on Linux and Mac shows full path in the file select dialog
instead of file name only.
• Message related to insertion of dummy bodies for a flexible body is repeated while exporting to
Adams.
• When the origin for the Points collector in the Inertia Coordinates tab of the Body panel is
unresolved, the CG inertia summary assumes inertia is specified in the global coordinate system.
• F1 keyboard shortcut help on Vectors panel leads to an Error page.
12.0.104 Release Notes
Resolved Issues
• Loading a model with assemblies having two instances of an external definition results in a crash
12.0.103 Release Notes
Resolved Issues
• Incomprehensible messages in the message log related to deactivated entities
• Expand/Collapse of HWDesktop windows on Linux and Mac with multiple clients causes blanked or
non-viewable graphic screen
• Application error while exporting data from Data Summary and Topology Summary
• New CT reader support for import of UG is added
• MotionView does not export ModeLoads contained in flexible body H3D
12.0 Release Notes
New GUI Architecture
MotionView 12.0 comes with an enhanced User interface based on the Python programming language.
The MotionView Project Browser, Entity ‘Add’ dialogs and panels are affected, though the layout,
functionalities and user feel remain the same as in version 11.0. With this change, a significant
improvement in usability and performance is expected.
Project Browser Enhancements
The new Project Browser comes with following enhanced features:
–– Navigation using keyboard arrows and keyboard shortcuts to rename and delete entities.
–– The browser has an additional column that displays variable name of the entity.
–– The content hierarchy is displayed collapsed to the first level when a model is opened
–– Folders are now listed alphabetically
–– Drop-down menu “View All Types” and “View Selected type” no longer exist. Filtering options
are now available via right-click context menu. Entities can be filtered by entities based on
entity toolbar selection (“Filter using Toolbar”) or specific entities (e.g. “Show Bodies Only”).
Filtering also supports multiple entities, e.g. “Show Joints and Points only”.
–– Improved context menu layout
–– Cut’ now works with multi-selections
–– Analyses will be always listed after all Systems/Assemblies
–– Adding entities through context menu in the browser has an extra level
Entity Panels and Toolbar Enhancements
In previous releases of MotionView, all of the panels in the interface had been constructed using TCL.
With the 12.0 release, we have created a number of Python-based panels that are equivalent to, and
replacements for, many of the TCL panels. Using the default Python panels, you should experience
improved panel behavior while still maintaining the same overall ‘look-and-feel’ that you are
accustomed to. Some of the panel improvements include:
–– Less flickering when switching between panels
–– Faster display of panels when navigating the model through the Project Browser
–– More panel-to-panel consistency (e.g. text labels, widget placement)
–– Wider fields for entering Expressions
–– New logic for some GUI widgets, such as disabled checkboxes, that now replace some alert
boxes
–– Additionally, many of the entity Add dialogs have also been rebuilt using Python. Add dialogs
come with keyboard shortcuts on OK, Apply and Cancel buttons.
–– The entity collector in the panel is now replaced with a common entity selection arrow in the
toolbar. The entity collector in the panel is changed to an icon image with tip text.
Selection Mechanism Changes
The mechanism for selecting model entities from the graphic screen has been updated. The
MotionView toolbar now has a new Entity Selector button to indicate when you are in Selection mode.
This button appears depressed when graphical entity selection is allowed and un-depressed when you
have entered Collection mode. For example, when using a Body Collector on the Marker panel you are
in Collection mode, so the Entity Selector button will appear un-depressed. To exit Collection mode,
simply choose an icon in the toolbar via left-click and you are back in Selection mode for the entity
type represented by the icon you have chosen. Or, you can click the Entity Selector icon.
Tip: Double-clicking the Entity Selector icon is a handy way to clear out any entity icon selection in the
toolbar; it can also take you out of any active Collection mode.
Another related change is in the behavior of panels while selecting the icons in the toolbar. The toolbar
now exclusively acts as a filter for selecting entities from the graphic screen. Mere depression of an
entity does not bring up the panel for the entity of that type that might have been selected previously.
For example, if a body was selected with its panel displayed and then a different entity was selected,
clicking on the Body icon again in the toolbar does not display the previously displayed body panel.
Tip: Use the Back/Forward button on the panel to navigate to the previously selected entity panels.
General State Equation Entity
General State Equation (Control_StateEqn in MotionSolve and GSE in Adams) used to model
a non-linear dynamic system is now supported in MotionView MDL through new statement
*GeneralStateEquation() .This entity is not yet supported in the GUI. Refer to MotionView MDL
Reference Guide for more details on this entity.
Messaging Improvement
MotionView message log now provides messages referring to entity labels instead of variable names.
This option can be controlled in Tools > Options > Check Model.
Changes to MotionSolve XML
From this release, MotionSolve XML exported by MotionView will contain additional modeling
information such as Model assembly hierarchy and full label for each entity. The assembly hierarchy
information is available at the initial portion of the XML before the <Model> statement.
The full label for an entity is available above each entity statement.
Highlights of the
BasicFEA 12.0.110 Release
Basic FEA now Handles 2D Surface Geometry
• Solid to Shell midsurface conversion
• Retrieve the original 3D CAD with Shell to Solid
• Shell meshing, with optimized quality mesh
• Rigid bodies and sliding pins now operate on lines
Contents
Shell Parts
Total Load Display Options
Auto-contact Tolerance Settings
Resolved Issues
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
Shell Parts
BasicFEA now handles 2D surface geometry. Users are able to import 2D surface CAD, or midsurface
their 3D solid CAD with the Solid to Shell tool available from the Parts menu in the BasicFEA browser.
In order to support surface geometry, we’ve added shell meshing with the option for an optimized
quality mesh. We’ve also added support for line selection with our Rigid bodies and Sliding pins.
Finally, as long as you import 3D solid CAD and use our Shell to Solid tool, we offer the option to
retrieve the original CAD with the Shell to Solid option.
Total Load Display Options
Under the Loadsteps right click menu, we’ve added a settings option to display the load value in the
browser:
Show total load will display the total load applied to the selected surfaces, while Show distributed
load will show the load applied per unit area (pressure).
Auto-contact Tolerance Settings
The Auto-contact tolerance is automatically calculated based on the size of the imported model, but for
more user control, we’ve exposed it in the right click menu under contacts.
Resolved Issues
• Fixed fatigue material conversion issue
• Added language updates
12.0 Release Notes
Basic FEA Accessibility
BasicFEA is now accessible through HyperWorks Desktop.
Split screen for Pre and Post is available while in the BasicFEA environment.
New Fatigue Loadstep
BasicFEA Materials Database is updated with fatigue material properties.
EN and SN formulations are available.
One or two loadstep events are available
New Meshing Options
Hexa/Tetra Elements
• With this option, if the geometry is easily meshed, BasicFEA will produce hexa elements. If the
geometry is complex, BasicFEA will default to tetra elements
First/Second Order Elements
• This option controls the mesh and the quality of the results. It can also affect run time.
New Basic FEA Toolbar
BasicFEA process is now captured in the top-down toolbar.
Translation
Translated into new languages
• Korean, Turkish, Chinese (Simplified), and Chinese (Traditional)
HTML Report
An HTML report is available after a successful run through the View report option in the BasicFEA
browser right click menu.
Highlights of the
HyperMath 12.0.110 Release
• Handling of ASCII File
• Memory Management
• Empty Matrices
Contents
Handling of ASCII File
Memory Management
Empty Matrices
Error Handling
Math Library Enhancements
Resolved Issues
12.0.103 Release Notes
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
Handling of ASCII file
The editor can now read in all ASCII files.
Memory Management
• Improvements to the memory management
• Memory allocation issues are caught and reported as error messages
• Memory is cleared and possible leaks have been tracked
Empty Matrices
A number of the Math functions have been improved to properly handle empty matrices.
Error Handling
• Improvements to the error handling and error messages
• Handling of error returns within the Eval() function
• In conjunction with the empty matrix handling, associated error messages are put in place or
improved
Math Library Enhancements
• Numerous enhancements to equality and comparison tests
• Improved support of complex numbers in some functions
Resolved Issues
• Slowness of the Dir() command observed on some systems is solved
• Wrong Warning messages in batch mode are removed
• As a consequence of the deprecation of the local keyword, all scripts where local is used to define a
variable are initializing those variables to nil
• Fixed plotting performance issues on Linux
• Fixed display issues related to the Legend on plots
• Improved quality and display of curves markers
• Fixed the returned value of plot handles when using PlotLine()
• Fixed text font and text color issue in the HML command window upon copy/paste actions
• Fixed issue with the HyperMath plugin in HyperView Results Math. Multiple HyperMath derived
results can now be used.
12.0.103 Release Notes
Resolved Issues
• Crash on startup if no license found
• Multiple HyperMath based derived results for HyperView leading to crash
• Crash during matrix indexing embedded in tables
• Performance degradation
12.0 Release Notes
Statistical Math Library Items
Statistical math library items: Hypothesis tests
Signal Processing Math Library Items
Signal processing math library items: Faster FFT, Bessel filter
Language Items
Language items: Copy on write for matrix data
HyperWorks Integration
HyperWorks Integration: Function registration with HyperGraph directly from the editor
User Interface
User Interface: Split pane editor, combined plots & grids pane
Highlights of the
HyperStudy 12.0.110 Release
Next Generation HyperStudy
Contents
Setup: Simplified Study Setup by Auto Fill
Fit: Enhanced Post-Processing
Optimization: Simplified Specifications
Optimization: Enhanced Iteration History Table, Iteration 2D and
Iterations Plots
General Improvements
Resolved Issues
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
HyperStudy enables users to explore, understand and improve their system designs using methods such
as design-of-experiments and optimization. HyperStudy generates intelligent variations of the parameters
of any system model and reveals relationships between these parameters and the system responses.
Using HyperStudy, users can make better decisions and optimize the performance, reliability and
robustness of their systems.
HyperWorks 12.0 introduces an enhanced and updated version of HyperStudy. The new version of
HyperStudy merges the strengths of the classic HyperStudy along with new simulation technology and an
improved user experience.
• The improved Study Explorer guides you through the study process, following the steps a typical
engineer goes through to evaluate a design. You are asked to identify inputs and outputs, and then
specify what you want to learn about the design under investigation, such as optimal values, tradeoff options, or directional guidance.
• Entering, monitoring and reviewing data has been simplified through the use of tables. Tables
provide convenient features such as sorting, cutting and pasting, and filtering to help you
manipulate and understand your models and results better.
• Study sessions are still saved to an .xml file and new in 12.0, the “DataSet” for each approach
in the study is now stored in a self-contained and open relational database. This storage method
facilitates faster I/O and more flexible post-processing.
• The study directory structure has been updated for consistency and allows for easier automation.
A directory view of all the files associated with a study is available in the new Directory tab in the
Study Explorer pane.
• The Approximation module has been replaced by a Fit Approach
• For experienced HyperStudy users, the transition to 12.0 is seamless, as the overall philosophy of
the product remains the same.
12.0.110 Release Notes
Setup: Simplified Study Setup by Auto Fill
In Add Model step, when an unparametrized file is picked as a resource, the filename is automatically
written as input and the file is opened in the Editor as a .tpl file.
Fit: Enhanced Post-Processing
Trade-off 1D page is enhanced to show the relative change in the responses.
Optimization: Simplified Specifications
• Only methods that are applicable to the problem formulation (design variable, objective and
constraint properties) are displayed.
• Method parameters are divided into two as Basic and Advanced Settings.
Optimization: Enhanced Iteration History Table, Iteration 2D and Iterations Plots
• Iteration History indicates the individual constraint violations. Constraints that are violated are in
bold font.
• Iteration Plot2D Objective plot indicates the infeasible designs. Infeasible designs are marked with
a larger circle.
• Iteration Plot2D has an option to display bounds. When selected, design variable, response and
constraint bounds are displayed with lines.
• Iterations chart in optimization post-processing has a channel selector for the iterations. Using this
selector, Pareto Fronts can be displayed.
General Improvements
• Setup: MotionView enable combo box when MotionView system has more than one model
• Setup: Basic MS/Excel connection now supported on Mac
• Optimization: Optimpost is retired and its functionality is replaced with enhanced optimization
table and plots (see Optimization: Enhanced Iteration History Table, Iteration 2D and Iterations
Plots list above).
• Optimization: Triangular and uniform distributions can now be assigned to random design
variables and random parameters SORA, SORA_ARSM and SLA methods.
• Stochastic: Design variable distributions can be censored by their upper and lower bounds.
• General: UFT-8 support is added for Labels, Comments, Notes.
• General: Drag and drop of archive files (.hstx file) to an existing HyperStudy application imports
the archive file.
• Help: Help re-writing is complete. The new help contains all new content, including updated
tutorials and an improved tutorial system.
Resolved Issues
• Duplicate labels will fail in the HTML report generator
• An excess of 254 variables will not display properly in the run matrix
• Issue: [273542] OPT: different ARSM results because of different GUI workflow
• Multi model use in conjunction with the Extract tool will not work properly
• Issue: [277262] resvector Builder - Time channel in ODB files
• With Multi model the Task Manager text updates are not synced with the write/execute/extract
• A success may show up but another write needs to be performed
• Following tutorial file is not up to date tutorials/hst/HS-4230/plate.tpl
• Default graphical difference tool is slow on large files. The expectation is user uses their own. (see
tips/reminders)
• If testing a win32 installation on a win64 machine the radioss.bat and run_dss.bat files need to be
modified for OS_BITS
12.0 Release Notes
Significant UI Redesign
• New Welcome Page that allows easy study and quick start examples access
• Attributes and Data are presented in tables with rich set of features
• Approach steps are simplified and commonized
• Restructure of what questions are asked early in the process
• New and enhanced Evaluation Form capabilities
• New editable run Matrix view
• Use of Multiple Threads for the Evaluate form, offering up to seven dynamically updated views
• Enhanced Function Expression Builder
• Enhanced Message log area
• New Directory View
• New reporting functionality
General Enhancements and New Features
• Directory structure is simplified and commonized
• Archive export/import feature
• System Bounds Check Approach
• Batch mode control of tasks on an Approach by Approach basis
• Multi-Execute (Concurrent running of jobs)
• Automatic updater from previous release
• Any of the Approach Run matrix results can be used to create an Input Matrix and fits can be
referenced by any of the Approaches now
• Model evaluation order and dependency checking enhanced
Extended Post Processing
• Consistency between Approaches
• More options on how to plot channels
• Multi plot
• Tight coupling with HyperGraph (Double-click in a chart)
• Color Map
• 3D iteration table
• Richer iteration table
• Stochastics Reliability plot
New and Improved Methods
• Fitting Method: Radial Basis Functions
• Reliability-Based Design Optimization Method:Single Loop Approach
• Optimization Method: Global Response Surface Method and Hybrid Method for Multi-Objective
Methods
Highlights of the
HyperForm 12.0.110 Release
Incremental
• Common (RADIOSS and LS-DYNA)
• RADIOSS Only
• LS-DYNA Only
• Resolved Issues
Die Module
• Resolved Issues
Blank Nesting
• Enhancements
RADIOSS One Step
• Enhancements
• Resolved Issues
Contents
Incremental
Die Module
RADIOSS One Step
Blank Nesting
Post-processing (HyperView)
12.0 Release Notes
12.0110 Release Notes - Incremental
Common (RADIOSS and LS-DYNA)
• Support definition of user defined location to store user defined materials
• Support setup of forming process using tailor welded and multilayered blanks in the User Process
• Introduction of new option to request animation file as function of tool stroke for each moving tool
in the User Process
• Option to define force as a linear curve added in the User Process
• Stroke has been added to the binder for relative positioning of tools in the Auto Process
• New user friendly browser introduced to setup process optimization problem and execute through
HyperStudy
• Springback positioner tool introduced to position the springback part relative to the tool/part before
springback as a precursor for springback comparison and compensation
RADIOSS Only
• Gravity setup improved for speed and accuracy
• Hydrobending setup added to support tube bending with fluid mandrel
LS-DYNA Only
• Support of thermal forming setup for hot stamping simulation
Resolved Issues
• Incremental – RADIOSS
–– Saving material with multiple curves in the material database
–– Local coordinate system definition using solid elements
–– Missing self contact definition for the blank in the solver deck
–– Renumbering of nodes in the springback setup after trimming
–– Mesh refinement after gravity in multstage run using fine mesh option
–– Explicit engine keywords in implicit gravity deck
12.0.110 Release Notes - Die Module
Resolved Issues
• Trim line extraction for part with symmetric boundary conditions
• Improper trim line definition while adding and removing ribs
12.0.110 Release Notes - RADIOSS One Step
Enhancements
• New user friendly browser introduced to setup process optimization problem and execute through
HyperStudy
• Export of flattened blank geometry in STEP format
Resolved Issues
• Duplicate curves created when importing FLC curve
12.0.110 Release Notes - Blank Nesting
Enhancements
• Support for costing in blank nesting
12.0.110 Release Notes - Post-processing (HyperView)
New Features/ Enhancements
• Line tracing tool improved for accurate blank shape and trim line prediction/tracing
Resolved Issues
• Tool-blank macro fails to calculate the distance and results in distorted mesh
12.0 Release Notes - Incremental
Common (RADIOSS and LS-DYNA)
• Support for multi-stage processes to run in batch mode to leverage servers and clusters
• Support definition of user defined location to store user process setup in the HyperForm
Preferences.
• Support of Datum, the reference object used for relative positioning of all other objects.
• Option to store objects position in space as Home position for every tool and ability to return back
to home position after autopositioning.
• Performance of springback comparison tool significantly improved
• Ability to pick material created in the session without storing in material database.
RADIOSS Only
• Trimming of solid element blanks
• Seamless integration with HyperStudy for process optimization (available on windows platform)
• Improvement of GAP option under Auto Process for better correlation with physical data
• Support of new materials for thermal forming with solid elements. Also database populated with
Boron steel and Magnesium materials
• Support of new materials for forming with solid elements.
• Support of seamless springback option in user process with Automatic option
Resolved Issues
• Incremental – RADIOSS
–– Drawbeads created using blank from STA file resulting in solver error in starter because of ID
overlap
–– Time step calculation for Fast (Fine mesh) setup not working for Yoshida Material and Thermal
using shell elements
–– STA file reading resulting in solver error during starter run.
–– Tool and blank temperature not saved in .hf file
• Incremental - LS-DYNA
–– Error in *CONTROL_IMPLICT_SOLUTION with the variable LSTOL value.
–– Error while defining constraints for springback setup.
–– Error while creating input deck for trimming operation
12.0 Release Notes - Die Module
Enhancements
• New binder creation by extension of the part·
• Addendum creation supported with option to consider ribs at corner
• Automatic calculation of offset based on thickness and offset value for punch and blank holder
creation.
• Organize option under the User Process to consolidate part, addendum and binder to one
component to simplify Incremental setup.
• Improvements in the double attach option
• Drawbar creation for complex lines.
Resolved Issues
• Automatic update of drawbar and drawbead after binder edit.
• Delete part does not remove all children entities.
• Punch Opening Line could not be created for symmetric models.
• Existing addendum not masked/deleted when new addendum is created.
12.0 Release Notes - RADIOSS One Step
Enhancements
• Seamless integration with HyperStudy for blank size optimization (available on Windows platform)
Resolved Issues
• Duplicate curves created when importing FLC curve
12.0 Release Notes - Blank Nesting
Enhancements
• New option to reflect about X and Y axis to create duplicates
• Option to auto nest by translations of parts around each other
• Option to auto nest by rotation of parts relative to the sheet/ Coil
• Creation of HTML report from the blank nesting tool
12.0 Release Notes - Post-Processing (HyperView)
Enhancements
• Customized drop down menu for HyperForm including all stamping related features
• Section Cut to plot variation of results along cross-sections
• Draw-in plot to measure movement of blank boundary
• Blank-Tool gap plot to visualize final blank position with respect to the tools
Highlights of the
HyperXtrude 12.0.110 Release
Metal Extrusion
Specifying Billet Taper Data
Starter Billet
Polymer Processing
Tire Extrusion Wizard
Improve Mesh by Remeshing
Contents
HyperXtrude/Metal Extrusion
Specifying Billet Taper Data
Starter Billet
Super Alloy Extrusion Using Glass Lubrication
Glass Pad Material Model
Mandrel Offset
Resolved Issues
HyperXtrude/Polymer Processing
Tire Extrusion Wizard
Improve Mesh by Remeshing
Tool Deflection Analysis Wizard
Resolved Issues
12.0.101 Release Notes
12.0 Release Notes
HyperXtrude/Metal Extrusion
Specifying Billet Taper Data
Billets are often heated with temperatures varying axially from the dummy block end to the die end.
This is called Axial Taper. Similarly, Radial Taper and Lateral Taper heating is also used. Using the
new Billet Taper macro, you can specify all these three types of tapers in the analysis.
• Axial taper specification can have up to five zones and temperature can vary linearly in each
zone with different gradients.
• You can specify lateral taper and radial taper in the model. These do not vary by zones.
This data is required only for transient analysis.
Starter Billet
Using the Billet Taper macro, you can specify starter billets of different lengths and use different ram
speeds for each billet. This data is relevant only for transient, multi-cycle analysis. You can specify
up to 5 different initial cycles with varying billet length data. In addition, you can use different axial
tapers for each of the initial cycles. Data specified for the last initial cycle will be used for the rest of
the analysis.
Super Alloy Extrusion Using Glass Lubrication
The Extrusion Wizard now supports glass lubricated (with glass pad and glass powder coating)
extrusion. This is often used with nickel, titanium, and steel alloy extrusion. Previously released
versions of the HyperXtrude solver does not support the analysis of these extrusions and requires a
custom version of the solver to be installed.
Glass Pad Material Model
The user interface now supports a new material type, Glass Pad. This material data can use either
polynomial or VFT constitutive laws. In addition, the interface can fit the coefficients for VFT model
directly from the composition of the glass. In material database, there is another material type called
Glass Properties; this is provided for backward compatibility and will be removed in 13.0.
Mandrel Offset
While meshing the models with die mandrel, it is recommended to mesh a flushed model; that is, with
no offset in the mandrel. This will result in mesh with good quality elements in this region. However, in
this release you can mesh the model with the offset. If the offset is included, then you should specify
the length of the Mandrel Offset in the bearing BC data. This will enable the solver to account for
this in bearing friction computations. Due to this change, data exported in 12.0.110 will require the
12.0.210 solver. This selection is enabled in the Export panel.
Resolved Issues
The following critical bugs in the HX Job Manager are resolved:
• Issues related to automatically creating password free connection are resolved.
• Putty and Gzip locations can folder name with spaces. This will enable the user to install them
in “Progam Files” folder.
• While setting up clients, user can pick BAT files instead of executables.
The following issues were resolved in the Tube Extrusion Wizard:
• Unsupported unit systems are disabled
• Errors in geometry creation are resolved
• Errors in specifying correct friction conditions are resolved
• Time step is computed correctly even if user does not use the variable time step option
Other resolved issues:
• Resolved errors in estimating billet diameter in Parameters panel; now Billet-Container BC is
used to estimate this value.
• Sometimes the user specified mesh in “my_2D_Bearing” is deleted if tet mesher fails. This issue
is now resolved.
HyperXtrude for Polymer Processing
Tire Extrusion Wizard
A new model setup wizard to simulate extrusion of tire treads is implemented.
• This wizard can either create the geometry based on given data or use the user specified solids
for each component.
• In this release, the extruder type multi-cut is supported
• You can specify the tread/die contours either as symmetric or full contours
• Specified contours can be stored and reused
• This module also comes with a report generator
Improve Mesh by Remeshing
All the wizards under Polymer Processing now have the Improve Mesh option. This improves the
quality of the mesh generated by remeshing the solids based on the initially generated mesh.
Tool Deflection Analysis Wizard
This model setup wizard allows you to solve tool deflection analysis using OptiStruct.
• It automatically meshes using linear or higher order tets
• Supports pressure or force load boundary conditions
• You can map the loads from HX analysis
• You can model contact conditions in the model
• You can specify the temperature condition for each component and also specify appropriate
constraints on boundary faces
Resolved Issues
Some critical issues in the Polymer Melt Flow Analysis Wizard are resolved. Now the inlet and outlet
can have any axial orientation, however, you should use tet mesh or solid map in this region (drag will
not work and will require orientation along Z axis). In addition, issues in organizing the exit BCs are
now resolved.
12.0.101 Release Notes
New Features and Enhancements
All the model setup wizards in the HyperXtrude sub-profiles have been enhanced with a re-meshing
utility that greatly improves the quality of the generated mesh.
Resolved Issues
Some critical GUI and configuration related issues in the HX Job Manager have been resolved.
12.0 Release Notes - All Profiles
HW Desktop
HyperXtrude user profiles are now available from HW Desktop. This will enable user to view both the
pre-processing (HM) and the results (HV) from the same window.
HX Import
Importing HX data deck using the green arrow button is available and it can be invoked from the
standard toolbar of HyperMesh.
HyperXtrude Export
Interface is enhanced to set advanced parameters for using multiple CPUs/cores in a shared memory
computer.
Resolved Issues
• If an HM model was imported using feinput, project browser was not recognizing the CAD data.
This issue is fixed. Now the browser will accept HM file imported as well as loaded in the standard
way.
• Bug fixes to address issues arising from error in the project root, file write permissions, etc. are
implemented.
12.0 Release Notes - Metal Extrusion
Tool Deflection Analysis
This wizard will guide the user to perform tool deformation analysis using RADIOSS solver. It has the
following features:
• Step by step guide to do the analysis starting with solids
• Support for Pressure/Force loads
• Support for Contact BCs
• Support to do analysis using assumed loads
• Support to do analysis with loads computed by HX solver, by mapping the results on the tool
mesh
• Higher order elements are now supported by the wizard. Accuracy of the results computed by
RADIOSS solver increases when second order elements are used.
In addition this tool requires no prior knowledge of RADIOSS solver or its native interface to perform
the analysis.
Bearing Optimization
Create/Edit BC macro now provides an interface to do bearing optimization with HX solver. This is a
direct and faster approach and does not require HyperStudy. This approach groups the bearing control
points into design, fixed, and dependent points. By adjusting the design points based on the material
flow dynamics, it balances the material flow.
Tube Extrusion Wizard
This wizard will setup model for extrusion of metal tubes using glass coated conical die or a flat die
with a glass pad. This setup does not need CAD geometry and it will automatically create the geometry
and the mesh.
Hensel Spittel Material Model
User interface for Hensel-Spittel material is added. This will allow to users to create and assign
materials with this constitutive model to element components.
HX Job Manager
HX Job Manager is now part of HyperWorks. Until the previous release it was a standalone product that
was downloaded separately. HX Job Manager is used launch HX and RADIOSS solver runs. These runs
can be launched on local Windows machines, remote Windows/Linux machines, and on PBS servers.
Tool Temperature Data
This data is used to specify the temperature of the tool. Interface will write this data in the GRF file
based on the specified container and die data. If there are other tool components in the model, you
have to manually edit the GRF file and modify this data. This is data is relevant only for transient
analysis.
Glass Properties
Glass Properties is used to model glass pads used in super alloy extrusion. It is available now from
material database window.
Interior Surface BCs
These BCs are used for diagnostic purposes to better understand the material flow in a multi-hole die,
as the solver will print the mass and heat flux through these faces. Extrusion Wizard will automatically
capture interior faces between two workpiece components having same material and mark them as
interior surface boundaries.
Friction Models
BC editor is enabled to support all friction models.
Resolved Issues
• Bugs in determining the bearing starting point have been fixed. Now the macro will ignore the 3D
mesh and use only the solids in the model to determine the bearing starting position. In addition,
user can modify the detected starting point.
• When importing existing data decks, HX will read the parameter file and update the Extrusion
Wizard and Process Parameters cards. This fix includes improvements to bearing profile import.
• Tube Extrusion Wizard:
–– Few meshing related bug fixes were implemented. Tolerances used are made unit dependent
to resolve meshing issues. In addition, additional checks are implemented to verify the
dependency in meshing parameters.
–– For rod extrusion, there is no mandrel and hence no mandrel BCs. Application error related to
this is issue is fixed
–– Data checks to validate the geometry data are implemented
–– Separated Mesh and BC creation process steps in Tube Extrusion Wizard for better control
–– Redesigned Model/Process information GUI in Tube Extrusion Wizard
• BC check for undefined boundary faces assumed that for every load collector there will be a
corresponding collector with BC faces and the vice versa. This was throwing an error if user had
accidentally deleted one of them. This is issue is fixed. In addition, when the new BCs for undefined
faces are created – they are created with correct conditions and the user will be not be able export
a model that contains BCs created by “check undefined BC”. User will have to inspect and rename
this BC to export the model.
• Checks to ensure billet length specified is greater than butt length is not relevant to steady state
analysis. This data check is streamlined now and the underlying errors in the default values (unit
dependency) are corrected.
• Bug fixes to control point selection panel. Even if user selects points that are not part of the
bearing profile, they will be automatically rejected.
• Interface will support only the standard indirect extrusion, where the dummy block and container
move along the extrusion axis. Indirect extrusion with moving die will be supported in the next
release.
• Symmetry faces on tool elements are now organized into separate components to overcome errors
in detecting undefined boundary faces.
12.0 Release Notes - Polymer Processing
Meshing Wizards
All the model setup wizards in “Polymer Processing” are enhanced to efficiently select the components
and boundary faces. In addition, all wizards derive their specific versions form this common
framework and hence, provides a similar look and feel.
Plate Meshing Wizard
Upgrades to this wizard include:
• Computation of exit velocity and extrusion ratio
• Starting the wizard from an existing mesh
• Support for including the tool in the model
Coextrusion Wizard
A new wizard is implemented to guide user systematically starting from a CAD model to setup
coextrusion models with inserts.
• It will compute and show the exit velocity and extrusion ratio for each material layer.
• It supports starting the model from an existing mesh
• It supports meshing and BC creation for Tool
Runner Balancing Wizard
The Runner Balancing Wizard implemented in this release is used to create mesh for injection molding
runner balancing analysis. This tool creates high quality meshes and can handle complex runner
systems.
Melt Flow Analysis
A wizard to guide the model setup of polymer melt flow (or a non-Newtonian fluid) in any three
dimensional conduit is implemented.
Viscoelastic Material Model
Material Database now supports Criminale—Ericksen—Filbey viscoelastic material model.
Project Browser
Enabled Project Browser to manage projects and runs for Plate Meshing, Coextrusion and Melt Flow
Analysis wizards.
Symmetry BC
Polymer meshing wizards now provide an option to create symmetry boundary conditions. It is
supported even for models that start from an existing mesh.
Interior Surface BCs
Plate Meshing, Coextrusion and Melt Flow Analysis wizards captures Interior Surface BCs between two
Polymer components having same material.
Resolved Issues
• Fixes to unit conversion errors when specifying melt flow rate in non-standard units (such as, mm/
min, cm/min, m/min, etc.).
• When the model has insert, interface will automatically write the tool velocity data packet. This
data is expected by the solver.
• Exits and FreeSurface BCs are organized based on XY values in Plate Meshing, Coextrusion and
Melt Flow Analysis Wizards.
12.0 Release Notes - HX-Forge
HX-Forge Profile
The Forging user profile now supports two solvers: Deform and HX-Forge. Latter is a new solver
targeted for billet forging applications.
Forging Wizard
A new wizard is implemented to guide user step by step to create model data. In this release, this
wizard will create model for “round-to-round” and “square-to-square” billet forging analysis.
Utility Macros
New utility macros are added for creating tool sets and process builder in order to set up forging
model. With these tools, user can manually create and setup models for analysis.
Highlights of the
HyperMold 12.0.110 Release
Moldflow User Profile
Moldex3D Solid User Profile
Moldex3D Shell User Profile
HyperMold - HX/RTM User Profile
Contents
Moldflow User Profile
Solid Meshing Wizard
Resolved Issues
Moldex3D Solid User Profile
Solid Meshing Wizard
Resolved Issues
Moldex3D Shell User Profile
Importing Data Decks
Resolved Issues
HyperMold - HX/RTM User Profile
Pressure Data in Table Format
Permeability Data in Local Coordinate System
12.0.101 Release Notes
12.0 Release Notes
Moldflow
Solid Meshing Wizard
You can now remesh the model inside the wizard. This feature will not allow selective remeshing and
mesh all the solids selected for meshing by the wizard.
Resolved Issues
• All solid elements created by the wizard will be split and converted to linear tetrahedral elements.
Moldflow supports only linear tetrahedral elements.
• Performance of 2D surface meshing has been improved.
Moldex3D Solid
Solid Meshing Wizard
You can now remesh the model inside the wizard. This feature will not allow selective remeshing and
mesh all the solids selected for meshing by the wizard.
Resolved Issues
• Diagnostics does not support hexahedral elements. If model had hexahedral elements, it was
throwing application error and it is resolved now.
• Few issues were causing the graphics area to freeze and they have been resolved.
Moldex3D Shell
Importing Data Decks
This feature has been enhanced to include the BC data in import.
Resolved Issues
• User can now select the export folder location
• Few issues in midplane wizard have been resolved. These include:
–– Graphics area freezing while creating property cards
–– HyperMesh hanging while creating feed system with trapezoidal cross-section
–– Some popup application errors while assigning thickness, etc.
–– Errors in redesigning feed system
HyperMold - HX/RTM
Pressure Data in Table Format
You can specify the gate pressure a time dependent function in a table format. The GUI supports both
constant value and table specification.
Permeability Data in Local Coordinate System
Permeability tensor can be specified in using local coordinate system Interface supports Cartesian,
Cylindrical, and Spherical coordinate system. HX-RTM 12.0.210 supports only Cartesian and Cylindrical
coordinate systems.
12.0.101 Release Notes
New Features and Enhancements
• Calculators to estimate maximum injection pressure and time step size are implemented.
• Utility panel now includes the Solid Meshing Wizard macro and Split Prism to Tets macros.
Resolved Issues
Many material data related issues have been resolved; these include local coordinate system for
perform, viscosity models for resin, and air density calculations.
12.0 Release Notes - General
Menu Panels
Menu panels of sub-profiles are redesigned to include all the essential panel buttons.
Edge Based Mesh Density Control
A powerful automatic 2D meshing technology to mesh a set of surfaces has been implemented. This
method automatically adjusts the density of the created 2D mesh on all edges based on a set of
built in automation rules. This edge based surface mesh algorithm improves the mesh quality of the
surfaces. This algorithm is implemented in all HyperMold automatic surface mesh macros like Flow3D,
Moldex3D Wizards, etc.
12.0 Release Notes - Mold Flow User Profiles
Fusion Mesh Ratio
Mesh match ratio of fusion models using a new algorithm is now computed using a C++ DLL. This new
algorithm is more accurate and agrees well (within 10%) of Moldflow’s estimate. In addition, it is very
fast – it can estimate for quarter million element model in less than a minute, which is more than 100
times faster than old approach.
Flow3D Wizard
Enhancements to improve meshing accuracy.
Built-in access to Feed system wizard.
Feed System Wizard
To design feed system in minutes using a simple step by step approach.
Feed system is now rendered using solids instead of surfaces and also faster than before. This will help
the user to transition to a 3D runner system from a 1D system.
Solid Meshing Wizard
This wizard is used to generate a 3D mesh in a selected set of solids in easy steps. User can select the
meshing method for each solid: solid map, tetra mesh or CFD boundary layer mesh. In addition, the
wizard automatically computes the default element size and the shared surfaces between the solids
can be meshed without a boundary layer.
Create Feed System Enhancements
Feed system macro is enabled to create solids for curved feed lines.
Extract Centerline from Feed Solids
A new macro to extract the centerline from feed system solids has been implemented. This axis can
be used as a feed line in feed system creation.
Macro for Property Card Assignment
This macro assigns the existing Moldflow property card to the selected elements.
Resolved Issues
• Assign Thickness: Thickness extraction was not working correctly when multiple surfaces were
selected.
• Feed System: Error in creating tapered feed lines is fixed.
• Feed System Wizard: Enhanced to automatically proceed to the next step in the wizard.
• Flow3D Mesh Wizard: Enhanced to handle the latest CFD mesh options.
• CFD Mesh: Naming the collector containing the CFD Mesh collector name is now derived from the
original component name and the solid ID.
• Occurrence Number: Error in plotting the occurrence number plotting is fixed.
12.0 Release Notes - Moldex3D Solid User Profile
MFE Import
Import is made more comprehensive by including all the relevant property cards and boundary
conditions. Import is also now speeded-up by removing the bottlenecks in the process.
Solid Meshing Wizard
This wizard is used to generate a 3D mesh in a selected set of solids in easy steps. User can select the
meshing method for each solid: solid map, tetra mesh or CFD boundary layer mesh. In addition, the
wizard automatically computes the default element size and the shared surfaces between the solids
can be meshed without a boundary layer.
Resolved Issues
Feed/Coolant Channel: Fixed the application error occurred while finding element connectivity for
Feed/Coolant channel elements.
12.0 Release Notes - Moldex3D Shell User Profile
A New Sub-profile
This sub-profile comes with macros to create, setup, an export models for Moldex3D/Shell.
Thickness Extraction
Users can extract thickness from the midsurface and automatically create property cards for cavity
elements.
Runner Design
Macros to create and setup runner design are available in the interface. This includes surface rendering
of runner geometry for visualization. Runner system is created on lines with 1-D beam elements.
Extract Centerline from Feed Solids
A new macro to extract the centerline from feed system solids has been implemented. This axis can be
used as a feed line in feed system creation.
Create Feed System Enhancements
Feed system macro is enabled to create solids for curved feed lines.
Cooling Circuit
Macros to create and setup cooling channels are available in the interface. This includes surface
rendering of channel geometry for visualization. Cooling channels are created on lines with 1-D beam
elements.
MSH Import
Existing Moldex3D Shell data decks can be imported into the user profile.
Symmetry BC
Support to specify symmetry nodes has been implemented.
Resolved Issues
Export: Fixed exporting issues from Midplane Wizard.
12.0 Release Notes - RTM User Profile
Data Import
Existing RTM data decks can be imported back into HyperMesh. This release provides a limited support
for these imports and the main goal is to import the 3D elements and the boundary faces.
Resolved Issues
• Material Database: Added the missing material parameters for preform: density and
compressibility.
• Parameter: Automatically writing “ReservedMemorySize”, which is a required data.
Highlights of the
Aerospace User Profile 12.0.110 Release
A new Aerospace user profile was added in the 12.0.110 release. This profile is aimed to help to capture
the aerospace model building process and tools necessary for process automation.
12.0.110 Release Notes
Major Functions
• Element C1, C2, C3 direction: This to display 2D and 3D element local direction
• Free Body: This is to calculate Grid point force contribution to group of elements from the
surrounding elements and break out modeling
• Map Forces and Mass: From an Excel or CVS file users can define nodal forces and mass and
import into HyperMesh and automatically apply to existing model
• Matrix Browser: This new tool will help users to interrogate HyperMesh and HyperView data
existing in the databases and export to Excel format for further calculations
• PCOMP from CSV: This is aimed to automate creation of large amount of PCOMP properties already
defined in Excel or CSV file
• PCOMP to ply conversion: This utility converts zone-based models from Nastran to Optistruct plybased models
• Spatial Renumbering Elements/Nodes: This utility enables renumbering of nodes and elements in a
predefined system directions for a regular structured mesh
• Resequence Nodes: This tool reorder the nodes in elements to achieve consistent C1 direction for
a group of elements
• Shell to Solid conversion: This function converts shell composite elements into solid composite
element for each ply layer
• Sewing tool: This connects a coarse Fe model to a Fine FE model using special RBE3 elements
commonly used in Aerospace industry
Highlights of the
CFD User Profile 12.0.110 Release
A new Aerospace user profile was added in the 12.0.110 release. This profile is aimed to help to capture
the aerospace model building process and tools necessary for process automation.
Contents
Boundary Layer Generation for Baffles and Sharp Edges
Boundary Mesh Check for Tetrameshing
2D BL Meshing
Export Performance of AcuSolve Mesh Format
Create Exterior Shells During AcuSolve Export
Interface Shell Generation During AcuSolve Export
Surface Mesh Export for AcuSolve
AcuSolve Exported File Format
Constrain for Boundary Layer
Large Model Morphing
Morphing Performance
Enhanced AcuSolve Case Setup
Fluent Mesh Import Containing Polyhedrals
Duplicate Check for Export
Resolved Issues
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
Boundary Layer Generation for Baffles and Sharp Edges
New option in the CFD tetramesh panel to control the boundary layer (BL) growth on the free edge of
a baffle or for sharp edges pointing into the volume. For the free edge of a baffle, two normals can be
used to grow the BL, resulting in a continuous BL around the free edge. For sharp edges a threshold
can be defined, to decide whether two normals or one normal is used at the sharp edge to grow the
BL.
Boundary Mesh Check for Tetrameshing
The Check 2D Mesh utility located on the Tetramesh and CFD Tetramesh panel can be used to
validate the input surface mesh for volume meshing. Currently checks for intersection and dihedral
angle (sharp edges) can be performed.
2D BL Meshing
Multiple options for default boundary selection in the 2D BL Meshing utility.
Export Performance of AcuSolve Mesh Format
The performance for exporting in AcuSolve format has been significantly improved, up to three times
faster. It is a direct export now, meaning no intermediate Nastran file is generated.
Create Exterior Shells During AcuSolve Export
If no boundary shells are generated to define the boundary regions, default exterior shells can
generated during the mesh export in AcuSolve format. This is an optional behavior and can be
activated on the export tab for the AcuSolve export. Those elements will also be placed in a new
component in the HM model.
Interface Shell Generation During AcuSolve Export
New option in the AcuSolve export tab to generate always two layers of interface shells between two
adjacent volume zones.
Surface Mesh Export for AcuSolve
The export interface for AcuSolve is now capable to export a surface mesh in native *.arm format.
AcuSolve Exported File Format
Variable text field length for IDs to reduce memory consumption of *.crd, *.cnn and *.ebc files. Double
precision for *.crd file.
Constrain for Boundary Layer
A new constrain to preserve the boundary layer thickness and layer distribution during morphing
has been implemented. This ensures an unchanged y+ (1st layer thickness) while morphing. The
performance of this constrain has been optimized to deal with thick boundary layers, allowing quick
design changes.
Large Model Morphing
CFD models are often characterized by a large volume element count. The new option “skin only”
offers a two step approach for morphing those types of models in an efficient manner. In a first step,
the user morphs only the boundaries of the flow domain interactively and the volume elements stay
unchanged. When a new design has been found, the volume elements will be morphed in a second
step in batch mode.
Morphing Performance
The morphing performance has been further improved by streamlining the existing code and by
leveraging multi-threading technology. Those enhancements will be beneficial for large CFD models.
Enhanced AcuSolve Case Setup
The AcuSolve case setup has been substantially enhanced, e.g. thermal aspect, transient, turbulence
modeling.
Fluent Mesh Import Containing Polyhedrals
Loading a Fluent mesh file (*.cas/*.msh) which contains polyhedral elements, will import all the
standard elements (e.g. hexa, tetra) whereas the polyhedral elements will be ignored. Optional faces
can be generated on the ignored polyhedral elements during import, so that tetra elements can be
generated manually in this void region.
Duplicate Check for Export
A duplicate check for Nastran(Fluent), Nastran(PowerFlow) and Nastran (StarCD) export has been
implemented.
Resolved Issues
• Refinement box: T-connections and feature edges included in a refinement box for tetra meshing
will be remeshed according to the user defined element size for this refinement box.
• CFD tetrameshing for baffles: Baffle shell elements are not duplicated when selected as “with BL
(float)”
• Renumbering during export: The node and element IDs are not renumbered during the AcuSolve
mesh export.
• Import/export issues: Improved the SC/Tetra, Fluent and OpenFoam import and export.
• CFD tetramesh: Further improved the mesh quality and robustness for CFD tetra meshing as well
as several bug fixes.
• Update of input shells: The input shells are updated when BL only option is used in the CFD
tetramesh panel for a mix of fluid (with BL) and solid volumes (w/o BL).
• Separate component for solid mesh: In the CFD tetra mesh panel, when using “simple select” and
uncheck “comp per volume”, the solid mesh is placed in a separate component.
HyperView New Features
AcuSolve result reader: A result reader to import native AcuSolve results into HyperView has been
implemented. Results of steady state, transient and moving/deforming mesh analyses are supported.
12.0 Release Notes
Auto Collision Detection for Boundary Layer Growth
The boundary layer (BL) reduction step is now included into the BL generation routine. During
boundary layer generation a collision check is performed and the boundary layer thickness is adjusted
dynamically.
Advanced Parameters for Boundary Layer Generation
Three new options to control the boundary layer growth mechanism have been introduced, including a
quality focused and a meshing time focused set of predefined parameters. Selecting the user defined
option will give access to several boundary layer parameters which can be adjusted individually for
each application.
Highlights of the
NVH 12.0.110 Release
CDS SE Creation Process Manager
Access to Job Manager in NVH Utilities
Support for Units in NVH Utilities
Contents
12.0.110 Release Notes
Enhanced Random Frequency Response Process Manager
Enhanced General Frequency Response Process Manager
Enhanced Transfer Path Analysis Utility
Enhanced Integrated Diagnostics Utility
12.0.110 NVH PSO Solution
Automated Module Preparation
Automated Generation of Model Checkout Runs
Automated CMS SE Generation
Automated CDS SE Generation
User Message Window
Macros Dialog
CDS SE Creation Process Manager
Composite Response Creation Tab
New Modeling Entities
Enhanced Module and Connection Browser Tabs
Enhanced Tagpoint Related Functionalities
Enhanced Analysis Manager
Enhanced LCS Manager and LCS Creation GUI
Enhanced Connection Mapping Tool
Enhanced Lumped Parameter (LP) Representation ID Handling
Enhanced ID Manager
Enhanced Network View
12.0.101 Release Notes
12.0 Release Notes
Introduction
To ensure successful adoption by customers, starting from 12.0, some of the high productivity NVH
features will be packaged with additional services and made available through the NVH Solution of the
Packaged Solution Offerings (PSO), and will not appear in the standard HyperWorks without a PSO license
feature.
1. Standard HyperWorks Package
• Meshing
–– Cavity Mesher
–– Coarse Mesher
• Loadcase setup process managers in generic HyperMesh mode
• All RADIOSS solver NVH functionalities
• Post-processing utilities (all but ‘Integrated Diagnostics’)
–– Modal/panel Participation
–– Grid Participation
–– Energy Distribution
–– Transfer Path Analysis
–– Design Sensitivity Analysis
–– Order Analysis
2. Packaged Solution Offerings (PSO) Package
• All standard HyperWorks NVH features
• HyperMesh - NVH user profile under ‘Engineering Solutions’
–– Assembly Browser
–– Network View
–– Analysis Manager
–– Job Manager
–– Loadcase Setup Process Managers in NVH User Profile Mode
• HyperView/HyperGraph - Integrated Diagnostics utility
12.0.110 Release Notes
CDS SE Creation Process Manager
A new frequency response process manager for guided creation of CDS SE
Access to Job Manager in NVH Utilities
Added icon to invoke Job Manager and quick access to analysis results
Support for Units in NVH Utilities
Provide capability to show units information in axis labels
Enhanced Random Frequency Response Process Manager
• Support for PSDF flag for PSD output requests
• Support for grid and element set based PSD requests
Enhanced General Frequency Response Process Manager
• Support for data in universal format for loadcase creation
• Support for modal participation response type selection
• Support for for rigid element set for AutoTPA diagnostic output
• Support for two step TPA
Enhanced Transfer Path Analysis Utility
• Support for matching file
• Support for reversing TF and force direction
• Support for test based transfer function and force data in universal format
Enhanced Integrated Diagnostics Utility
Support for test based response data in universal format
12.0.110 - NVH Packaged Solution Offering
HyperWorks 12.0 extends the offer for manufacturing and engineering solutions, with new functionalities
and an innovative delivery model to better capture knowledge for vertical processes.
HyperWorks engineering solutions are now offered as packaged solution offerings (PSO), specialized
packages of software and services that support the implementation and utilization of Altair’s solutions and
technologies, tailored to meet customers’ specific requirements.
To ensure successful adoption by customers, starting from 12.0, some of the high productivity NVH
features will be packaged with additional services through the NVH Solution of the Packaged Solutione
Offerings (PSO). Please contact an Altair representative to learn more about the available the Packaged
Solution Offering and how to use it with your current HyperWorks licenses
Altair PSO for automotive NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) simulation includes:
Software
1. HyperMesh - NVH user profile under ‘Engineering Solutions’
a.
Assembly browser
b.
Network view
c.
Analysis manager
d.
Job manager
e.
Loadcase setup process managers in NVH user profile mode
2. HyperView/HyperGraph - Integrated Diagnostics utility
Training
1. Quick start video
2. Instructor-led class
3. Tailored course
4. On-site expert help
Customization
1.Generic
2. Special request
Project Engagement
1. Engage Altair ProductDesign NVH experts to execute a customer project
Automated Module Preparation
Provides capabilities for ID management and plotel display model creation
Automated Generation of Model Checkout Runs
A new dialog to generate jobs for model checkout runs of multiple modules
Automated CMS SE Generation
A new dialog to generate jobs for creating CMS SE of multiple modules
Automated CDS SE Generation
A new dialog to generate jobs for creating CDS SE of multiple modules
User Message Window
• Provide user oriented messages related to execution of user commands
• Configurable message output
Macros Dialog
Provide capabilities to access macros packaged with the NVH solution and manage macros added by
the user
CDS SE Creation Process Manager
A new frequency response process manager for guided creation of CDS SE
Composite Response Creation Tab
Provide capability to create new response points based on existing tagpoints
New Modeling Entities
Provides capabilities to define standard Response, Frequencies, Tire Patch Points for automated
loadcase setup
Enhanced Module and Connection Browser Tabs
• Provide capability to open multiple instances of the Module and Connection Browser Tabs
• Tabs can be floating as well as docked
Enhanced Tagpoint Related Functionalities
• Improved usability of the tagpoint tab
• Enhanced tagpoint conflict resolution during XML import
• Tagpoint creation using standard names from a csv file
Enhanced Analysis Manager
• Provide capability to overide representation file path required on a remote server
• Export all bulk data to the master include file
• Mapping files related to Module ID, connection, and tagpoint generated during job creation are
moved to the output job folder
Enhanced LCS Manager and LCS Creation GUI
• Improved usability of the LCS manager
• Provide capability to create new LCS entities based on data from existing LCS
Enhanced Connection Mapping Tool
• Export connection property to isolator file
• Support for PBUSHT properties for import and export
Enhanced Lumped Parameter (LP) Representation ID Handling
LP representations are organized into the ID range assigned to the module, instead of that of the root
module
Enhanced ID Manager
Capability to import and export module hierarchy and representation include file information in the
module ID CSV file
Enhanced Network View
• Capability to automatically expand connections between two modules
• Enhanced entity information in message bar with mouse hover
12.0.101 Release Notes
Resolved Issues
• Improved performance and resolved data consistency issues in reading matrix output in .h3d file.
• Resolved an issue related to the Transfer Path Analysis utility when solver response is not available
in the force file.
• Improved performance in importing assembly .xml file
12.0 Release Notes
Enhanced Unit Input and Random Frequency Response Process Managers
Support for user defined subcases involving multiple inputs
Enhanced General Frequency Response Process Manager
• Support for multiple user defined subcases
• Support for diagnostic output at ofreq frequencies
New Energy Distribution Utility
• Visualize vehicle system energy distribution by proper comparator groups in the assembly
• Capability to create comparator groups using assembly information from job files created using the
Analysis Manager
• Supports energy output for finite elements, as well as system and component modes
Enhanced Transfer Path Analysis Utility
• Support for the new RADIOSS AutoTPA (one-step TPA) output in H3D file
• Support for multiple control volumes
• Support for multiple subcases
• Support for Spindle Loads (simultaneous multiple principal vector subcases)
• Support for Engine Loads (simultaneous multiple RPM subcases)
• Support for assumed forces
Enhanced Modal/panel Participation Utility
• Support for the new RADIOSS component modal participation output in H3D file
• Support for associating a normal modes animation file as diagnostic results
Enhanced Design Sensitivity Analysis Utility
• Support for ranking design variables by ‘Magnitude sensitivity’
• Enhanced design variable labels using assembly information
• Support for output generated using the new RADIOSS DSA request in H3D file
12.0 Release Notes - NVH PSO Solution
New Assembly Network View (PSO only)
• An alternative way to work with modules and connections in assembly
• Best for reviewing assembly topology and connectivity
New Job Manager (PSO only)
• Provide a list of all jobs created as a part of a project
• Provide a record of why each job was run and how the model was setup
• Provides easily access to result file generated in each job
New Connection Property State Mapping Capability (PSO only)
• Connector property state linked to entries in CSV file thru import
• Common rate definitions for multiple connections
• Connection CSV import/export capability enabling automatic connection update and re-creation
Enhanced Analysis Manager (PSO only)
• Capability to create jobs and associate package of files for traceability and post-processing
purposes
• Capability to submit jobs to user specified solvers
Enhanced Tagpoint Mapping Capability (PSO only)
• Identify nodes from different modules based on proximity as candidate for module and connection
creation
• Import and export tagpoints and connections using CSV files
Enhanced ID Manager (PSO only)
• Export to module ID CSV includes module hierarchy information
• Automated module definition update and re-creation through import of module ID CSV
Highlights of the
Abaqus Solver Interface 12.0.110 Release
Abaqus Model Checker
Degenerated Hex Element
FiberSim Support
Contents
Abaqus Model Checker
Degenerated Hex Element
FiberSim Support
Table Entity
Abaqus ID Project
Contact Manager
Bars Panel
Abaqus ODB Reader Support
General Enhancements
Resolved Issues
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
Abaqus Model Checker
• Tool to identity modeling errors/warning. This is added as complimentary for the current element
quality check.
• Currently implemented 6 errors, 19 warnings and 6 model information checks. This tool allows you
to manually or automatically fix errors or warnings.
• Completely customizable environment. User-specific checks can be added easily.
Degenerated Hex Element
• Degenerated brick elements are either Hex8 or Hex20 elements, collapsed into a wedge element
(Penta6 or Pet15).
• Standard node order for a 1st order, Hex8 (C3D8) element will be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. In cases of
Degenerated Brick elements, the node order will be 1, 2, 3, 3, 5, 6, 7, 7, with nodes 4 and 4 being
repeated during export.
FiberSim Support
• A Fibersim data reader enables users to read results of a draping simulation
• Fibersim data can be used in a new process to automatically transfer geometric composites
information to finite elements for huge time savings in modeling time
• The ply information from FiberSim can be realized and assigned to the mesh created in HyperMesh
• More options are added to SHELLSECTION_COMPOSITE property to support the data from FiberSim
• The table entity will be used to assign the drape data to the element
Table Entity
A new entity is added to support *DISTRIBUTION support. The table entity can be created from the
Solver Browser. The table is assigned to elements through property. Element will fetch data from the
table that is assigned to the property. Three card images are added to the table entity.
• DISTRIBUTION_Thickness
–– Define the element thickness
• DISTRIBUTION_Offset
–– Define the element offset
• DISTRIBUTION_Drape
–– Define thickness and ply angle
The element value can be edit from the Edit Table dialog. 3D visualization the assigned property
is enabled. 3D visualization is added to entity which also user to visualizes and check the element
thickness.
Abaqus ID Project
• Each entity in HM as an ID, in case of Abaqus Interface the solver deck exported from HM will not
retain those ID’s
• OEMs are working with strict ID ranges, E.g. Engine-system always has Part ID 2000000-2100000
across all carlines. So an engineer always knows that he has to isolate PIDs 2000000-2100000 if
he wants to examine the Engine-system. This is essential in pre- and post-processing.
• Example for a surface entity with ID’s in solver deck (HM group):
–– *SURFACE, NAME = <Prefix><ID>;<name_of_surface>
• Example for a surface entity without ID’s in solver deck (HM group):
–– *SURFACE, NAME = <name_of_surface>
Contact Manager
• Added sorting functionality
• Review contacts based on the color selected for that surface
Bars Panel
• The offset and section axis defined in the Beam section property will be used for beam creation.
• Either a property should be assigned to the component or during the beam creation the property
must be selected.
Abaqus ODB Reader Support- HyperView
• Abaqus 6.12-1 reader has been added to the already existing 6.11-1, 6.10-EF and 6.10-1 readers.
• The HyperView Results Browser will reflect the assembly structure when reading an Abaqus .odb
file with *Part and *Instance
General Enhancements
• Support for create, import and export membrane element M3D4 elements in Abaqus ExplicitTemplate
• Traction type is added to the material definition
• Elements option is linked to the Table. For each shell element thickness is calculated
Resolved Issues
• The Preview Unused system option in the Delete panel is fixed to capture systems used in
*transform option
• The Tracking thickness option in *surface interaction can be exported/imported
• CONTACT THICKNESS REDUCTION=NOPERIMSELF option in * CONTACT CONTROLS ASSIGNMENT
can be exported/imported
• The constraint name of the coupling will be preserved during import and export of Abaqus input
decks
• Changing the order of a beam from linear to quadratic and again back linear, will no more change
the element type to unsupported.
12.0 Release Notes
Abaqus 6.12 Reader
The Abaqus 6.12 reader has been added for Windows 32/64bit and Linux 64bit. HyperWorks 12.0 also
supports these versions: 6.10, 6.10-EF, 6.11.
Results on Element Faces
A new reader option called Support element face results has been added to the ODB reader
options. If set to true, for each *SURFACE definition a new component will be created. The component
name matches the name of the surface definition. Post-processing of results which are available on
element faces is only possible this way. The new option is also helpful for post-processing of contact
results, as surfaces can be shown isolated from the rest of the model.
Random Response Analysis Enhancements
For random response analysis, the power spectral densities (PSD) and root mean square (RMS) of
von Mises stresses are calculated based on a publication of Daniel J. Segalman, et al. (1998). The
calculation time can be high for big models. In this case, results can be extracted in batch mode using
HVTrans.
Highlights of the
ANSYS Solver Interface 12.0.110 Release
ANSYS v14.5 Version Support in HyperMesh and HyperView
Ply and Laminate Support for ANSYS Models in HyperMesh
Pretension Bolt Utility
Contents
Other Enhancements
Resolved Issues
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
ANSYS v14.5 Version Support in HyperMesh and HyperView
ANSYS solver input deck format and result file format have been changed in its latest version: ANSYSv
14.5. HyperMesh 12.0-110 supports this new format. Input decks from ANSYS 14.5 can be read in
HyperMesh now.
ANSYS changed its result file format too. These result files can now be post processed in HyperView
12.0-110.
Ply and Laminate Support for ANSYS Models in HyperMesh
In HyperMesh 12.0-110, ply and laminate entities are supported for ANSYS models. User can create
composite models based on ply and laminate definitions. Also ply and laminate data can be imported
from FiberSim files. On realization of the ply and laminate data, ply based model will be converted to
zone based composite model. ANSYS composite properties and shell sections will be created. Also by
defining composites by ply and laminates, visualization of plies is also supported.
Pretension Bolt Utility
In HyperMesh for ANSYS profile a new utility –“Pretension Bolt” is now available under the Tools menu.
This tool can be used to create pretension loads in bolts, and can be used for both 1D bolts and 3D
bolts simulations. You can create ANSYS Pretension elements –PRETS179, Pretension sections and
pretension loads. User can pick multiple bolts to load in single operation.
Other Enhancements
• New Element Support: Radiation elements SURF251 and SURF252 are now supported in
HyperMesh.
• Radiation load support: Radiation load- RDSF in surface load (SFE) card is now supported in
HyperMesh. This load can be applied using the Pressure panel.
• /TITLE card is now available under each load step. This can be used to name each load step. Load
card OMEGA is also available for each load step.
• New cards support: Radiation cards – RADOPT, STEF, HEMIOPT, SPCTEMP.
• OptiStruct/Nastran to ANSYS conversion tool improvements – Conversion of MATT1, MAT1,
conversion of CBUSH, CELAS, CGAP and conversion of PBUSH, PELAS, PGAP have been added in
this release.
• Postprocessing of composite results – HyperView now post processes results for ‘all layers’ of
composite elements defined by shell section option. Please note that this feature is not available for
the result files created from ANSYS12 or earlier versions.
• New results support: Failure criteria results based on stresses in damaged material for composites
are now supported. Following failure criteria results are now available - Maximum of all failure
criteria(MAX), fiber tensile failure (FT), fiber compressive failure (FC), matrix tensile failure (MT)
and matrix compressive (MC).
• ETABLE results support: Following elements are now added under ETABLE results - Fluid116,
Link31, Link32, Link33, Link34, Mass71, contact170, Contact 173, Solid70, Solid226, Solid227,
Solid87, Solid90, Solid185-187, Plane55, Plane13, , Plane223, Plane35, Plane77, Plane182,
Plane183, Shell281, SURF151, SURF152, SURF251, SURF252
Resolved Issues
• Issue with Auto contact where in few cases contact surfaces were not recognized has been fixed.
• Issues with mass calculations of MASS21 element type have been fixed.
• Issue with more than one SECJOINT card where HyperMesh used to import only the first card has
been fixed. Now HyperMesh can import more than one SECJOINT cards.
• Issue with beam elements where pin flag value is set to 3 even though no value has been assigned
has been fixed.
• Issue with Load case label mismatch in HyperView in Linux platform has been fixed.
12.0 Release Notes
Bar Panel Updates
Bar panel in 1-D page has been now customized for ANSYS profile. Options to create bar elements
such as “component”, “vector” are not applicable for ANSYS solver and hence have been removed.
Within ‘Plane’ and ‘Node’, only options relevant to ANSYS are retained. This helps user to pick the right
option to create bar elements in HyperMesh.
Supported Versions
HyperMesh-Ansys interface is now updated to ANSYS14.0 release.
HyperView Interfacing New Features
• HV now supports ANSYS14.0 result files
• ETABLE results are now available for the following thermal elements:
–– SOLID70, SOLID87, SOLID90 and SURF152
• HV now supports ANSYS INFIN9 and INFIN110 element types
Resolved Issues
HyperMesh interface resolved issues:
• Issue with the export of load collectors by “displayed” option where all displayed collectors were
not exported has been fixed
Highlights of the
CAD Interfacing 12.0.110 Release
• General
• ACIS
• Catia
• DXF
• IGES
• JT
• Parasolid
• ProE
• SolidWorks
• STEP
• UG
• VDAFS
Contents
12.0.110 Release Notes
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
General
• Parasolid Native CAD import is added
ACIS
• Version R21 is added
Catia
• Version R10 to R22 is enabled
DXF
• AutoCAD 12 is added
IGES
• 6.0; JAMA-IS is available
JT
• 9.5 support is available for import and export
Parasolid
• V20 support is added for non-native import
• V25 support is available in native reader
ProE
• Version 13 and CREO 2 support is added
SolidWorks
• Version 2012 is supported
STEP
• AP203/AP214 is supported
UG
• Up to UG NX 8.0 is supported using non-native interface
• Up to UG NX 8.5 is supported using native interface depending on UG-NX installation (MAC is not
supported)
VDAFS
• V2 is supported
12.0 Release Notes
General
New Features/Enhancements
• Added @CreateMissingSurfaceContours option to generate contour of surface that failed
importing due to cleanup issues
• CAD reader INI files are also looked for in HW_CONFIG_PATH defined directories
• Import of CAD axis systems as HyperMesh entities
• Improved error message when trying to import a CAD file with the wrong format
Resolved issues
• Removed incorrect error message about missing license file in license server log
• Enhanced import cleanup algorithm when very small surfaces are present in the model
ACIS
New Features/Enhancements
• ACIS R21 support
Resolved issues
• Fix missing surfaces at import for specific models
Catia
New Features/Enhancements
• CATIA V5-6R2012 support
• Added support for entity names in non-Latin alphabets
Resolved issues
• Improved import quality
• Fix surface normal orientation when importing CATIA files
• Fixed edge stitching issue when importing specific CATIA file
DXF
Resolved issues
• Fixed crash when importing specific files
IGES
New Features/Enhancements
• Surfaces get names at IGES export
• New @SkipConnectivityComputation allows quick IGEs import without connectivity information
for review purposes
Resolved issues
• Fixed missing surfaces when importing specific files
• Fixed incorrect edges when importing specific IGES files
• Fixed HM hanging when importing specific files
• Fixed inconsistent surface normals at import time with specific models
JT
New features/Enhancements
• Added more details about JT assemblies import to jt_reader.msg file
Resolved issues
• Improved import quality and time
• Improved assembly reading time
• Fixed issue with importing spherical surfaces
• Fixed HyperMesh not responding when importing specific JT files
• Fixed bug preventing to import JT file after UG file has been imported
• Fixed issue with parts not being positioned correctly in specific assembly
Parasolid
New Features/Enhancements
• Added support for entity names in non-Latin alphabets
Resolved issues
• Fixed model specific import issues
• Fixed HyperMesh not responding when importing specific Parasolid files
• Fixed issues with component names on Linux
• Fixed issue with surface being split into many surfaces at export
• Fixed import issues with small scale models
• Fixed issues with surfaces projecting out at import time
• Fixed being unable to export STEP file to root directory on Windows platform
ProE
New Features/Enhancements
• Added support for entity names in non-Latin alphabets
Resolved Issues
• Fixed import issues for specific models
• Fixed import issues with assemblies located in root directories on Windows
• Fixed incorrect metadata at import
SolidWorks
New Features/Enhancements
• SolidWorks 2012 support
• Added support for entity names in non-Latin alphabets
Resolved issues
• Fixed issue with incorrect component names on Linux
• Fixed issues with importing assemblies on Linux
STEP
New Features/Enhancements
• Added support for entity names in non-Latin alphabets
Resolved issues
• Fixed issue with solids lost at import
• Fixed issue with metadata lost at import
• Fixed reading of composite curves
• Fixed being unable to export STEP file to root directory on Windows platform
UG
New Features/Enhancements
• UG NX 8.0 support is now available on all supported platforms
• Import of UG/NX files without requiring NX being installed
Resolved Issues
• Fixed issue with UG weld data
• Fixed HM hanging when importing specific model
• Fixed issues with missing surfaces at import
VDAFS
Resolved Issues
• Fixed HM hanging when importing specific model
Highlights of the
LS-DYNA Solver Interface 12.0.110 Release
This release supports versions LS-DYNA 970, 971
Contents
Support of *PARAMETER and *PARAMETER_EXPRESSION
New Keywords Supported
Update to Supported Keywords Based on LSDYNA 971 R 6.1.0
Reorganization
Conversion
Unsupported Keyword
Import Solver Options
Export Solver Options
HyperGraph New Feature
Resolved Issues
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
Support of *PARAMETER and *PARAMETER_EXPRESSION
• *PARAMETER and *PARAMETER_EXPRESSION support is limited to Input/output only for the
keyword mapped to all the HM entities except elements.
• Parameterization of entity ID’s not supported
• Unsupported parameterized entities are replaced with corresponding values during import to avoid
loss of data.
• The variables parameterized will be grayed out in the card editor so that it can’t be changed.
• In Macros and Browser if any parameterized variable is changed a warning message appears in the
message bar and the value will not be changed.
New Keywords Supported
• *DEFINE_FRICTION
• *DEFINE_CURVE_FUNCTION
• *CONTROL_MPP_IO_LSTC_REDUCE
• MAT111 - *MAT_JOHNSON_HOLMQUIST_CONCRETE
• MAT141 - *MAT_RATE_SENSITIVE_POLYMER
• MAT162 - *MAT_COMPOSITE_MSC_OPTION
• MAT168 - *MAT_POLYMER
• MAT244 - *MAT_UHS_STEEL
• *ALE_FSI_PROJECTION
• *INITIAL_ALE_MAPPING
• *CONTROL_MPP_DECOMPOSITION_OUTDECOMP
• *CONTROL_MPP_DECOMPOSTION_RCBLOG
• *DATABASE_OPTION_DISBOUT
• *DEFINE_CONNECTION_PROPERTIES_ADD
Update to Supported Keywords Based on LSDYNA 971 R 6.1.0
• *AIRBAG_HYBRID_JETTING
• *MAT_34 - *MAT_FABRIC
• *MAT_100 - *MAT_SPOTWELD
• *MAT_120 - *MAT_GURSON
• *MAT_120_JC - *MAT_GURSON_JC
• *MAT_169 - *MAT_ARUP_ADHESIVE
• *MAT_ADD_EROSION
• *CONTROL_SHELL
• *CONTROL_RIGID
• *CONTACT_ENTITY
• *CONSTRAINED_RIGID_BODIES
• *DAMPING_PART_STIFFNESS_SET
• *DATABASE_BINARY_FSIFOR
• *DATABASE_OPTIONS
• *PART_COMPOSITE
• *PART_COMPOSITE_TSHELL
Reorganization
• Keywords *BOUNDARY_PRESCRIBED_MOTION_SET, *BOUNDARY_PRESCRIBED_MOTION_RIGID
are moved from load collectors to Loads (constraints, velocity and acceleration).
• Keywords *ALE_MULTIMATERIAL_GROUP and *SET_MULTI_MATERIAL_GROUP are moved from
Interfaces to Sets.
Conversion
• LS-DYNA to RADIOSS conversion using HyperCrash feature introduced with extended coverage for
conversion.
Unsupported Keyword
• Import reader updated to efficiently detect unsupported keywords and move to HMX file.
Import Solver Options
• Option to name *CONSTRAINED_EXTRA_NODES_NODE and *CONSTRAINED_EXTRA_NODES_
NODE with PID_NSID
Export Solver Options
• Option to remove “.##” added for duplicate names during import from getting exported to the
solver deck.
HyperGraph New Feature
• Support of NODOUTHF and ELOUTHF subcases in binout file
Resolved Issues
HyperMesh
• Support assembly names with “,” and maximum of 100 characters during reading solver decks
• Set created from Mass panel is assigned correct card image based on selected entity type
• Reading of keywords *CONSTRAINED_LINEAR_GLOBAL and *CONSTRAINED_LINEAR_LOCAL
from solver decks
• Fail to import solver decks with unsupported keywords
• Loss of data during import of following keywords fixed
–– *AIRBAG_INTERACTION
–– *CONTACT_ERODING_SINGLE_SURFACE_ID
–– *INTIAL_GAS_MIX
–– MAT_32 - *MAT_LAMINATED_GLASS
–– MAT_126 - *MAT_MODIFIED_HONEYCOMB
–– MAT_100 -*MAT_SPOTWELD_DAIMLERCHRYSLER
–– MAT_059 (*MAT_COMPOSITE_FAILURE_{OPTION}_MODEL)
• Extra optional card exported for all *CONTACT keywords as blank lines fixed
• Import reader updated to handle both UPPERCASE and LOWERCASE strings in the keywords
• Missing directional node for beam elements while exporting in different includes fixed
• Import reader updated to import multiple *LOAD_BODY keywords in the deck
• Name of set referred in Group HM entity lost during export is fixed
• 3D Visualization for shell elements of card image *ELEMENT_SHELL_COMPOSITE
• Disable transformation defined in the model before exporting an include file from include
browser
• Export an include options sets the default path as include file’s original directory where it was
imported from rather than the start directory
HyperView
• Error in strain contour of solid elements
• Incorrect %thinning reduction value of -1.#IOE+00
• Error in displacement at first time step
• Name of the components in the Component Browser not as per the input deck
HyperGraph
• Fixed difference in request label between windows and Linux for rbdout file
• Ability to read and plot based upon node groups from a LS-Dyna nodfor file
• Fixed crashes in binout and jntforc reader
12.0 Release Notes
Support of *PARAMETER and *PARAMETER_EXPRESSION
• *PARAMETER and *PARAMETER_EXPRESSION support is limited to Input/output only for the
keyword mapped to the following HM entities: components, materials, properties, curves, loads,
load collectors, system collectors, and control volumes.
• Parameterization of entity IDs not supported
• Unsupported parametrized entities are replaced with corresponding values during import to avoid
loss of data.
• The variables parametrized will be grayed out in the card editor so that it can’t be changed.
• In macros and browsers, if any parameterized variable is changed a warning message appears in
the message bar and the value will not be changed.
Performance and Speed Improvements
• Performance/speed improvement in Nastran to LS-DYNA conversion
• Performance/speed improvement in import/export of large models
Solver Browser
Show/Hide/Isolate functionalities for Include files in the Solver Browser are now available.
Maximum Number of Characters
Maximum number characters for names of components, materials, and properties extended to 80 in
import and export.
Keyword Updates
Updates to the following keywords:
• *MAT_ENCHANCED_COMPOSITE_DAMAGE_TITLE
• *CONTROL_SPOTWELD_BEAM
• *CONSTRAINED_EXTRA_NODES_NODE/SET
• *CONTROL_IMPLICT_FORMING
• *INITIAL_VELOCITY_RIGID_BODY
• *MAT_FU_CHANG
• *MAT_LOW_DENSITY_SYNTHETIC_FOAM
• *CONTROL_CONTACT
New HyperView Interfacing Features
• Support of d3int files
• FEMZIP reader updated to FEMZIP libraries v 6.0
• New FEMZIP reader options added
–– Effective strain with prestrain removed – Removes the effective strain value at time 0 from all
the time steps.
–– Strain Tensor with prestrain removed – Removes the strain tensor value for all its components
at time 0 from all the time steps.
• Effective plastic strain at mid layer added for shell elements if it is missing in the file.
Resolved Issues
The following HyperMesh interfacing issues have been resolved:
• Component Table and Model Browser synced to reflect the changes in thickness and mass
• Issue with reading *BOUNDARY_SPC_NODE_ID is fixed.
• Export of *INCLUDE_STAMPED_PART and *INCLUDE_STAMPED_PART_SET at the end of the
deck.
• Issues with reading *DEFINE_TABLE is fixed.
• Issue with reading Nastran file into LS-DYNA user profile fixed
• Reading issue with *CONTACT when either slave or master not defined is fixed.
• Reader improved to handle decks with multiple *INCLUDE_STAMPED_PART and *INCLUDE_
STAMPED_PART_SET
• Improved reading of *MAT_TRANSVERSELY_ANISOTROPIC_ELASTIC_PLASTIC_ECHANGE
• Issue with export of *CONTACT_RIGID_SURFACE addressed.
The following HyperView interfacing issues have been resolved:
• Model reader fixed to handle input decks with *INCLUDE_STAMPED_PART, *INCLUDE_
STAMPED_PART_SET, and *INCLUDE_TRANSFORM
• Crash of HyperView when animating with contour on result files with airbag particles fixed
Highlights of the
Nastran Solver Interface 12.0.110 Release
1D Element Forces Vector Plots
Model Checker
Contents
New Import Solver Option: Organize Unidentified Systems into
Separate Collectors
Nodal Thickness
Resolved Issues
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
1D Element Forces Vector Plots
Vector and tensor plots for 1D and 2D forces and moments, respectively, are now available in
HyperView for Nastran .op2 and .xdb result file formats.
To visualize the 1D element forces vector plots in HyperView, it is required to load the Nastran input
deck as model file and .op2 or .xdb as result file, and choose the Advanced Result-Math template.
Model Checker
Several new checks added to the Nastran Model Checker, available via Tools > Model Checker >
Nastran.
New Error checks:
• Property with zero cross section area.
• Component with mixed solid and shell elements.
• RBE2 with constrained dependent nodes.
• Zero-length CBUSH without CID.
• MPC with free independent nodes.
New Warning checks:
• Material Rho is not defined.
• Material Nu is zero.
• PCOMP thickness is not defined.
• 1D Prop beamsection mismatch.
• CONM1 with zero diagonal mass matrix values.
• CONM2 with zero mass.
• Orientation vector along axis vector.
New Import Solver Option: Organize Unidentified Systems into Separate Collectors
This option affects how systems without HyperMesh comment cards are organized into System
Collectors during import.
When this option is OFF (default), HyperMesh will create a single System Collector containing all
systems without HyperMesh comments.
When this option is ON, HyperMesh will instead create a separate System Collector for each system
without HyperMesh comments.
Nodal Thickness
3D visualization of elements with nodal thickness is now possible in HyperMesh using the 3D Element
Representation visualization mode.
Mass calculation and summary templates now consider element nodal thicknesses as well.
Resolved Issues
• SET1 bulk data element set interpreted as node set issue has been resolved. If the solver deck
does not contain HM comments identifying the set type, HM will create both element and node set
(same behavior as case control SET).
• Model Checker resolved issues:
–– RBE3 with independent node connected only to other RBE3 not being flagged issue has been
resolved.
–– RBE2, RBE3 free independent nodes auto correct not deleting free arms issue has been
resolved.
–– Property is missing material error flagging composite elements even when material is correctly
assigned issue has been resolved.
• Improved Moment of Inertia calculation for CONM2 elements with Inertia and Offset values.
• PBARL dim values not exporting correctly in long format issue has been resolved.
• Import of certain include files creating additional components named MISC_x issue has been
resolved.
• HyperGraph not reading .pch files including AUTOSPCs entries issue has been resolved.
• HyperGraph not reading .pch files containing ERP results together with other result types issue has
been resolved.
• HyperGraph not reading .op2 files without subcase identifier issue has been corrected.
• HyperView .op2 reader assigning ROD (61) config to BAR, BEAM and BEND elements issue has
been resolved. Now these elements are assigned BAR (60) config.
12.0 Release Notes
New Export Solver Option: Auto-adjust RBE3 0.0 weight factor
When turned ON, HyperMesh will change any 0.0 weight factors on RBE3 elements to the specified
small value. This adjustment is done in the exported solver deck only, and not in the HyperMesh
model. This option is OFF by default.
Nastran Model Checker
Additional checks have been added to the Nastran Model Checker.
New OP2 Reader Option: Deformed Shape: Allow all nodal vector result types
When switched to YES, this option allows all available nodal vector result types in the OP2 file to be
used in the Deformed Shape panel. When switched to NO (default), the Deformed Shape panel will
automatically filter result type selection according to analysis type.
OP2 Format Results File
HyperView now supports importing of CONM2 elements from OP2 format results file
Resolved Issues
HyperMesh interfacing resolved issues:
• NSML1 mass incorrectly distributed amongst 2D elements and properties issue has been
corrected. This fix includes corrections to mass calc panel and summary templates.
• Pressure direction miss-assignment when importing PLOAD cards from separate files into a
current model has been corrected.
• DRESP2 cards containing a large number of DTABLE entries missing after export issue has been
corrected.
• TABLEx export in Long Format missing second line (empty) issue has been fixed.
• Import error due to keyword alignment of INIPENE option inside BCTPARM has been fixed.
• TABLED missing when using Export > Displayed option issue has been fixed.
• A memory issues causing BSURFs to be omitted on import has been corrected.
• DAREA/DELAY/DPHASE on SPOINTS not importing properly issue has been fixed.
HyperView interfacing resolved issues:
• An issue when plotting SDISP in result files containing both DISP and SDISP results has been
resolved.
Highlights of the
PAM-CRASH Solver Interface 12.0.110 Release
• Supported Keywords Updated in PAM 2010 User Profile
• New Features - HyperView Interfacing
Contents
Supported Keywords Updated in PAM 2010 User Profile
New Features - HyperView Interfacing
New Features - HyperGraph Interfacing
Resolved Issues
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
Supported Keywords Updated in PAM 2010 User Profile
• FRAME
• MAT 105
• UNIDIRECTIONAL COMPOSITE
• FABRIC COMPOSITE B-PHASE PLY MODEL
• MTJOIN
• OTMCO
• BDFORC
• FPMCONTROL
• ERFOUTPUT
• MASS
New Features - HyperView Interfacing
• Support of PAM 2012 results in ERHF5 files and DSY files
New Features - HyperGraph Interfacing
• Support of PAM 2012 results in ERHF5 files and THP files
Resolved Issues
HyperMesh
• Issue with import of ID ranges with extra blanks
• Issue with export of MAT 302
12.0 Release Notes
Supported Versions
Supported versions PAM 2G 2005 – PAM2G 2010
Supported Keywords Update - PAM 2009 User Profile
• CHAMBER
• CONLO
• ECTRL
• FRAME
• FUNCTION_SWITCH
• GROUP
• OCTRL
• MAT16, MAT214
• DELEM
Supported Keywords Update - PAM 2010 User Profile
• MAT105, MAT 130/131/132
• UNIDIRECTIONAL_COMPOSITE
• ERFOUTPUT
• CHAMBER
• MASS
• SHELL TIME STEP
Newly Supported Keywords - PAM 2010 User Profile
• FABRIC COMPOSITE B-PHASE PLY MODEL
• TETRA10
• BDFORC
• FPMCONTROL
• OTMCO
ID Pools
ID pools added for sensor entity. Keywords DELEM, FUNCTION_SWITCH, and SENSOR are placed in 3
different ID pools to allow duplicate ID’s as per solver.
ID pools added for property entity in PAM user profile. Each keyword is now mapped to a separate ID
pool.
New HyperView Interfacing Features
• Supported versions PAM 2G 2005 – PAM2G 2011
• Support of PAM 2011 results in ERHF5 files
Resolved Issues
• Issue with export of MAT 143 fixed
• Issue with Rigid element creation and connectivity update when selecting sets with more than
10000 nodes from Rigids panel fixed
Highlights of the
PERMAS Solver Interface 12.0.110 Release
Element Summary
Laminate Modeling
12.0.110 Release Notes
Element Summary
This new tool will summarizes the number and type of elements in the current HyperMesh model for a
Permas analysis.
Laminate Modeling
Support for $PLY and $LAMINATE is added for modeling ply.
Highlights of the
RADIOSS Block Interface 12.0.110 Release
This release supports versions RADIOSS 44, 51,90, 100, 110 and 120
Contents
New User Profile
New Keyword Support
Import
Reorganization
Resolved Issues
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
New User Profile
• Introduced RADIOSS 120 user profile
• Update the following keywords based on RADIOSS 120 user profile
–– /INTER/TYPE21, /INTER/TYPE7, /INTER/TYPE11, INTER/TYPE19, /INTER/TYPE2
–– /MAT/LAW78
–– /MAT/LAW19
–– /MAT/GAS
–– /MAT/LAW2
–– /MAT/LAW5
–– /PROP/SOLID
–– /PROP/SPR_CRUS
–– /PROP/TYPE17
–– /MONVOL/FVMBAG
–– /MONVOL/FVMBAG1
–– /FAIL/CONNECT
–– /IMPVEL
–– /IMPDISP
–– /SKEW/FIX
–– /SPHGLO
–– /DAMP
New Keyword Support
• INIBRI/EPSP
• INIBRI/AUX
• INIBRI/ENER
• /ANIM/NODA/TEMP
• /ANIM/NODA/DAMA2
• /ANIM/NODA/DENS
• /ANIM/NODA/P
Import
• Provision to import INIBRI cards added to the solver options in the Import Browser.
Reorganization
• Moved all the engine keywords from the engine file to the control cards in HyperMesh. The engine
file GUI is removed from the Export and the Solver panel.
• Support of engine file export in batch
Resolved Issues
HyperMesh
• Extra line exported in /INJECT1 keyword.
• /MAT/LAW3, /MAT/LAW4, MAT/LAW49 converted to corresponding material and /EOS/
POLYNOMIAL.
• /FAIL/USER1 changes to FAIL/USER2 during import.
• Crash while exporting RADIOSS deck with includes
HyperView
• Error reading gzip result files
• Error in component name while reading result files
• Missing % thinning results when thermal results are in the result file
12.0 Release Notes
Supported Versions
Supported versions RADIOSS 44, 51,90, 100 and 110
New Keyword Support
• INISHE/INISH3 OTHRO
• INISHE/INISH3 OTHRO_LOC
• INISHE/INISH3 EPSP
• INISHE/INISH3 EPSP_F
• INISHE/INISH3 STRA_F
• INISHE/INISH3 STRS_F
• INISHE/INISH3 STRS_GLOBAL
• INISHE/INISH3 AUX
Import of these cards also made optional with a check box in the solver options of the import browser.
If the cards are not chosen to import they will be pushed to .hmx file. The .hmx file will be saved in
import file location and attached as an include file with skip option.
Resolved Issues
• /PROP/TYPE19 referred in /PROP/TYPE17 lost during import is fixed.
• Error in exporting all Includes from the Include browser is fixed
• Read names completely when it has character “\”
• Duplicate /BEGIN card with import and include option is fixed
• Issue with reading /INTER/TYPE21 is fixed
• Reader failure while reading /RLINK is fixed
• Issue with reading /INTER/TYPE11 as per RADIOSS 110 format
• Transformation manager error when applying /TRANSFORM/SCA is fixed
• Line 1 repetition in export of /MAT/LAW15 is fixed
Highlights of the
OptiStruct Interface 12.0.110 Release
Auto Contact Tool
Pretension Manager
1D Element Forces Vector Plots
Contents
Model Checker
Abaqus to OptiStruct Solver Conversion Enhancements
ERP Optimization and Radiated Sound Support
Nodal Thickness
New Import Solver Option: Organize Unidentified Systems into
Separate Collectors
Additional Solver Card Support Updates
Resolved Issues
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
Auto Contact Tool
The Auto Contact tool for OptiStruct allows you to quickly and easily create one or many contact
interfaces at once between several parts of your model. The Auto Contact Browser organizes all
interfaces found by the Auto Contact search, where you can review and modify them before accepting
any changes.
This tool is accessible in HyperMesh 12.0.110 via any of the following locations:
• Tools menu > Auto-Contact
• BCs menu > Create > Auto-Contact
• Utility Menu > FEA > Tools: Auto-Contact
Pretension Manager
The Pretension Manager tool allows to create and edit 1D and 3D pretension bolt loads and sections for
OptiStruct in a quick and streamlined fashion.
This tool is accessible in HyperMesh 12.0.110 via any of the following locations:
• Tools menu > Pretension Manager
• Utility Menu > FEA > Tools: Pretension Manager
Pretension cards supported for OptiStruct:
• PRETENS: New entity set type
• PTFORCE: New flux load type
• PTADJST: New flux load type
• PTADD: New Load Collector
• PRETENSION: New subcase information entry
• STATSUB(PRETENS): New subcase information entry
1D Element Forces Vector Plots
Vector and tensor plots for 1D and 2D forces and moments, respectively, are now available in
HyperView for OptiStruct .op2 and .h3d result file formats.
To visualize the 1D element forces vector plots in HyperView, it is required to load the .fem input deck
as model file and .op2 or .h3d as result file, and choose the Advanced Result-Math template.
Model Checker
Several new checks added to the OptiStruct Model Checker, available via Tools à Model Checker à
OptiStruct.
New Error checks:
• Property with zero cross section area
• Component with mixed solid and shell elements
• RBE2 with constrained dependent nodes
• Zero-length CBUSH without CID
• MPC with free independent nodes
New Warning checks:
• Material Rho is not defined
• Material Nu is zero
• PCOMP thickness is not defined
• 1D Prop beamsection mismatch
• CONM1 with zero diagonal mass matrix values
• CONM2 with zero mass
• Orientation vector along axis vector
Abaqus to OptiStruct Solver Conversion Enhancements
New enhancements to convert non-linear analysis data, including:
• Gasket elements, properties, materials, loading curves
• Elasto-plastic material curves and properties
• Temperature dependent material data
• Pretension loads and sections
ERP Optimization and Radiated Sound Support
Support for OptiStruct ERP analysis, optimization, and Radiated Sound cards:
• PANELG: New entity set type.
• ERPPNL (12.0): Entity set type.
• FRERP: New response type. Added to optimization responses and Dscreen panels.
• RADSND (bulk data card): New entity set.
• RADSND (subcase information entry): New subcase and Global Case Control entries added.
• SINTENS: New subcase and Global Output Request added.
• SPOWER: New subcase and Global Output Request added.
• SPL: New subcase and Global Output Request added.
• Related PARAMs (12.0):
–– ERPC
–– ERPRLF
–– ERPRHO
–– ERPREFDB
–– RHOCP
Nodal Thickness
3D visualization of elements with nodal thickness is now possible in HyperMesh using the 3D Element
Representation visualization mode.
Mass calculation and summary templates now consider element nodal thicknesses as well.
New Import Solver Option: Organize Unidentified Systems into Separate Collectors
This option affects how systems without HyperMesh comment cards are organized into System
Collectors during import.
• When this option is OFF (default), HyperMesh will create a single System Collector containing all
systems without HyperMesh comments.
• When this option is ON, HyperMesh will instead create a separate System Collector for each
system without HyperMesh comments.
OptiStruct User Profile Fully Replaces RADIOSS (Bulk Data) User Profile
The RADIOSS (Bulk Data) User Profile in HyperMesh has been removed, and is fully replaced by the
OptiStruct User Profile. The OptiStruct User Profile can be used to define analysis and optimization
solution sequences seamlessly for the OptiStruct solver.
Additional Solver Card Support Updates
• CMSMETH: DMIGDV continuation line added.
• CDSMETH: New Load Collector.
• Output Request updates:
–– MODAL argument added to STRESS, ELFORCE.
–– RTYPE argument added to PFMODE.
–– PSDF RANDOM option added to ELFORCE, DISPLACEMENT, VELOCITY, ACCELERATION
• SET: SET_RIGID added as new entity set type for creating SET with Type=RIGID.
• HYBDAMP cards:
–– New Load Collector (bulk data card).
–– New Global Case Control entry (I/O option).
• CONTACT updates:
–– New ADJUST option added
–– New Static Friction Coefficient Property Option to define MU1 field.
• PCONT updates:
–– FRICESL option added
–– CLEARANCE option added.
• TIE: New ADJUST option added.
• CONTPRM: FRICESL option added.
• PGAP: FRICESL option added.
• PARAM updates:
–– CONTFEL
–– FASTFR
–– INTRFACE
–– EXPERTNL,CNTSTB
• CONTPRM: MTET10 option added.
• GAPPRM: GAPOFFS option added.
• DRESP3: New external response type added to optimization responses panel.
• DOBJREF: LOWFQ/HIGHFQ fields added.
• PCNTX5, PCNTX7, PCNTX20: New extension cards added to PCONT.
• CFAST: New mass and rod element types.
• PFAST: New property.
• Loadsteps updates:
–– New Heat Transfer subcase type Heat Transfer (transient). The previously existing heat transfer
subcase type is now renamed to Heat Transfer (steady state) for consistency.
–– STATSUB(STRUCTURE): New subcase information entry for to heat transfer subcases.
Resolved Issues
• Ansys > OptiStruct solver conversion resolved issues:
–– Conversion error with BEAM4 containing ADDMAS option has been corrected.
–– PIPE16 now converts to PBEAML with correct dimensions, instead of PBEAM.
–– PCONT converted from CONTA173/174/175 now assigns GPAD=0.0 when KEYOP(11)=0, and
GPAD=THICK when KEYOP(11)=1. If KEYOP(12)=5, it converts to CONTACT with Type=FREEZE.
–– CONTA175 conversion is now supported.
–– Conversion of plastic material definitions including MPDATA/TB is now supported.
–– ACEL converting to GRAV without reversing signs issue is resolved.
• CNTNLSUB option missing from Loadstep Browser issue has been resolved.
• Model Checker resolved issues:
–– RBE3 with independent node connected only to other RBE3 not being flagged issue has been
resolved.
–– RBE2, RBE3 free independent nodes auto correct not deleting free arms issue has been
resolved.
–– Property is missing material error flagging composite elements even when material is correctly
assigned issue has been resolved.
• Improved Moment of Inertia calculation for CONM2 elements with Inertia and Offset values.
• PFMODE not allowing selection of some GRIDC sets issue has been resolved.
• FE-Overwrite enhancements for Plies, Laminates and Tables.
• Updated subcase entry rules and default paramenter values in Loadstep browser.
• PBARL dim values not exporting correctly in long format issue has been resolved.
• Import of certain include files creating additional components named MISC_x issue has been
resolved.
• Loadstep panel not allowing to deselect STATSUB(PRELOAD) from a subcase issue has been
corrected.
• HyperGraph not reading .pch files containing ERP results together with other result types issue has
been resolved.
• HyperGraph not reading .op2 files without subcase identifier issue has been corrected.
12.0 Release Notes
New Export Solver Option: Auto-adjust RBE3 0.0 weight factor
When turned ON, HyperMesh will change any 0.0 weight factors on RBE3 elements to the specified
small value. This adjustment is done in the exported solver deck only, and not in the HyperMesh
model. This option is OFF by default.
Gasket Elements Support
Added support for the new RADIOSS (Bulk) gasket elements:
• CGASK6, CGASK8: New element types.
• MGASK: New material.
• PGASK: New property.
• Solid element normal review and editing now available for gasket elements.
–– Element normal direction review / reverse available via the Tool > Normals panel.
–– Advanced 3D normal direction control available via the 2D > Composites > Element Normals
panel
Solver Cards Supported Updates
• ASSIGN: STARTER and ENGINE options added.
• SOLVTYP: New AUTO option added.
• PFMODE, PFPANEL, PFGRID: Now available as both global and subcase-specific entries.
• CONTPRM: New IGNORE option added.
• MATX42: Removed obsolete ISTR option.
• MAT4: New CP field added.
• MAT5: New CP field added.
• PGAPHT: New extension card inside PGAP
• ERP: New Output Request.
• ERPPNL: New entity set type
• DOPTPRM: New REMESH and OPTMETH options added
• PARAM updates:
–– ERPC
–– ERPRLF
–– ERPRHO
–– ERPREFDB
–– RHOCP
–– AMSESLM
–– LFREQ
–– GE_MOD
–– DUPTOL
New OP2 Reader Option: Deformed Shape: Allow all nodal vector result types
When switched to YES, this option allows all available nodal vector result types in the OP2 file to be
used in the Deformed Shape panel. When switched to NO (default), the Deformed Shape panel will
automatically filter result type selection according to analysis type.
OP2 Format Results File
HyperView now supports importing of CONM2 elements from OP2 format results file.
Resolved Issues
HyperMesh interfacing resolved issues:
• NSML1 mass incorrectly distributed amongst 2D elements and properties issue has been
corrected. This fix includes corrections to mass calc panel and summary templates.
• Pressure direction miss-assignment when importing PLOAD cards from separate files into a
current model has been corrected.
• DRESP2 cards containing a large number of DTABLE entries missing after export issue has been
corrected.
• TABLEx export in Long Format missing second line (empty) issue has been fixed.
• SID of setdof inside PFMODE with type=STRUCTURE now requires SET of type=GRIDC only.
• ACMODL 2nd line missing when it only contains MAXSGRID parameter issue has been fixed.
• PCOMPP export in Long Format with miss-aligned Z0 issue has been fixed.
• TABLED missing when using Export > Displayed option issue has been fixed.
• DAREA/DPHASE on SPOINTS not importing properly has been fixed.
• PEAKOUT option exporting as PEAK inside several output requests issue has been fixed.
HyperView interfacing resolved issues:
• An issue when plotting SDISP in results files containing both DISP and SDISP results has been
resolved.
Highlights of the
Samcef Solver Interface 12.0.110 Release
Spring Element
Contents
12.0.110 Release Notes
Spring Element
Conversion Tool: Samcef to Optistruct
Visualization of the Layers in 3D Elements
12.0 Release Notes
12.0.110 Release Notes
Spring Element
The spring element BUSH is now supported. To create this element, you can use Mesh > Create > 1D
Elements > Spring. The macro command created will be .MCE BUSH.
To create the associated property, you can use Property > Create. The property created will be .MCC
BUSH.
Conversion Tool: Samcef to Optistruct
Convertion tool Samcef to Optistruct has been added in the menu bar Tool > Convert. The following
entities are converted:
• Nodes
• Elements
• Material (isotropic and orthotropic)
• Properties
• Loadsteps
Known limitations: For the moment, there is no graphic interface to show you which parameters are
converted but you have a log file to help you after the conversion.
Visualization of the Layers in 3D Elements
Visualization of the composite plies on the 3D element is now available via the icon Composite Layers.
12.0 Release Notes
Parameter NEXCE
Support the offset value in the shell and beam properties through the parameter NEXCE.
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