FieldView CFD

FieldView Product Chief

Announcing FieldView 19

Bring CFD to Life with greater Speed and Clarity

FieldView CFD, Inc. is proud to announce the release of FieldView 19.Download it today from our Customer Center.

LS-DYNA results courtesy of LSTC. Post-processing by FieldView

2019 has brought many changes for the FieldView team. As you may know, Intelligent Light spun out the FieldView product and FieldView CFD, Inc. is now a separate company dedicated to delivering the same quality products and services that the FieldView user community has come to rely on.

With that commitment in mind, we are delivering yet another yearly release on time. We hope you find that it speeds your work, brings greater clarity to your CFD solutions and does so with improved ease of use.

FieldView 19 brings you:

  • Hybrid Parallelism with Multithreading – Streamline and Curved Vector calculation up to 13x faster than previous versions. Hybrid parallelism combines MPI and Multithread parallel for the best possible performance.
  • "Arrow & Line" display type for Surface Flows – see local direction of the flow more easily with arrows on top of your flow lines.
  • Improved color map selectors with larger menus that are customizable and easy to read.
  • New achromatic colormaps bring clarity through linearly varying luminance.
  • Enhanced boundary clipping helps you focus on the area of greatest interest.
  • Filter Bar on Function Selections help you get to the functions you need quickly.
  • License manager update for greater security. Note: This license manager update is required to run FieldView 19.
  • Scripting, FVX and Python improvements make it easier to do more in batch.
  • Updated readers for Altair ultraFluidX, Altair AcuSolve and Ensight.

For a full list of all the new features and enhancements, check out What's New in FV 19.

FieldView 19 is available for download now at the new FieldView Customer Center at my.fieldviewcfd.com. Your existing user name and log in remain the same, but if you have any trouble getting access, please send an email to support@fieldviewcfd.com.

We would like to thank the FieldView user community for your support and excellent suggestions. We look forward to continuing to serve you from our new home at FieldView CFD, Inc.

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Introducing FieldView 18

ultraFluidX simulation results courtesy of Altair
FieldView 18 has arrived! Download it today from our Customer Center or view our What's New in FieldView 18 document.

FieldView 18 adds realistic rendering, reflected environments and unlimited colors to bring your results to life. Increased performance, new data readers and advances in our CFD Data Analytics capabilities make FieldView 18 the fastest, most powerful FieldView ever. ​

Bring CFD to Life

Predefined Materials Provide an Intuitive Materials Selection

Easily apply predefined material properties from the new Materials tab. No need to adjust a long list of light reflection settings. Choose between six predefined reflected environments for a realistic effect that suits your application. Then add a background image to further increase the realistic impact of your scene.

Editable Material Colors - Choose from Over 16 million Colors

Materials like glass and plastic come in various colors in real life. FieldView 18 lets you color your surfaces with a virtually unlimited pallet. Hit the color wheel icon to select from over 16 million colors. Save and reuse your favorites. There is no limit to the number of colors used per session.

Filter Bar for Boundary Types - Easily Group Boundary Conditions by Name

Type a word in the filter bar and the list of Boundary Types automatically updates. Hit Select All, then OK, and the corresponding Boundary Surface gets created. In the same way, Deselect All operates on the filtered list. The Filter Bar supports wildcards and has been designed for performance on 1,000s of entries.

Data Analytics - Intelligent Light Continues to be at the Forefront of Data Analytics Applied to CFD

FieldView 18 comes with new MATLAB/Octave scripts for querying CFD results over time, performing a POD analysis and writing the results to PLOT3D. This allows you to close the loop and visualize modes as Iso Surfaces in FieldView, as shown in this image. Save videos as individual images to run an analysis on the pixels and avoid having to resample your data.

ultraFluidX simulation results courtesy of Altair
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Advancing CFD with Modal Analysis

Interest in the use of modal analysis / Reduced Order Analysis (ROA) for CFD is growing quickly. Our customers tell us that data analysis will have a huge impact and are looking for practical ways to apply it to their current work. Intelligent Light is contributing to this exciting field with an all new tutorial written by our in-house expert, Dr. Steve Makinen. Dr. Makinen is a veteran of the rotorcraft industry with extensive experience in rotorcraft aeroelasticity and coupled computational fluid/structural dynamics (CFD/CSD).

The new tutorial will allow users of FieldView 17 to explore the Data Analysis capabilities of FieldView. Step-by-step instructions provide an easy introduction to using FieldView 17 to leverage capabilities of Excel, MATLAB, Octave and NumPy. This will greatly expand the range of post-processing methods including Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) and Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) and provide a framework for users to implement other methods such as Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD). These methods can provide greater insight into simulation results and engineering design through feature identification, state-variable representation and much more.

The Data Analysis tutorial includes Octave/MATLAB programs for processing data and toolboxes for writing PLOT3D and FV-UNS files so the results can be viewed in FieldView.

I encourage you use the tutorial to become more familiar with the power of Modal Analysis for CFD. Please let us know what you think by sending an email to FieldView@ilight.com.

Yves-Marie
FieldView Product Chief

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