grid functions: “automatic mesh generation” (based on close rasterisation of
object geometry, and subdivision of larger meshes, to get a reliable
calculation grid), and “automatic merge” of successive meshes which rasterised
cross sections are identical.
These new grid functions enable to cancel the grid function Grid > Optimise
Grid… (up to SOLIDO v4.0w).
Graphic output of single isothermal line.
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Made compatible with TRISCO v13.0w.
Make selections in
Blocks window and Grid window as in TRISCO.
Show highlighted colour in Image window for current mesh in Grid window or
current coordinate in Coordinates window
Hide Selection Outline function in Image window.
Grid unit mentioned in Grid window, Coordinates window, Block Points window,
Colours window (mesh size), Areas window, U Values window and in dialog boxes
with measures expressed in grid units.
Zoom in and out using the mouse wheel.
Grid subdivision using maximum mesh width avoids creation of very narrow
meshes (smaller than 0.1 % of maximum mesh width).
Automatic split function of grid meshes.
Grid function for merging small meshes (e.g. useful after Grid > Insert STL
Detect void space in object model (by conversion of void space to new
blocks of type POINT), useful to prevent unwanted adiabatic boundaries.
Automatic definition of optimal coordinate resolution at the start of each
calculation (instead of user defined setting in former versions).
Better adjustments of fitted grid nodes to minimise fit grid failure (when
Image > Fit Grid).
In case of fit grid failure the grid numbers of the guilty grid cell are
Status bar in Graphic Output window with material or boundary condition,
temperature or heat flux under the floating mouse cursor.
Insert new grid coordinates from STL triangles which are orthogonal to a
Export grid voxels of a rasterised object (after Image > Fill Grid)
as rectangular blocks of a TRISCO data file.
Both previous functions allow to convert STL files of rectangular
objects into TRISCO data files.
- New type of boundary condition in RADCON module:
transparent material (with conductive and radiative heat transfer), useful
for gas cavities of irregular shape (instead of materials of type EQUIMAT).
- New definition of “zoom in” function: a mouse click
is required to define the centre of the zoomed view.
- Better feedback (by colour shading) in Image window of current mesh in
Grid window and current grid coordinate in Grid Coordinates window.
Rasterising by swelling: new function to prevent the (partial) loss of
thin materials (e.g. metal pins or plates) in the rasterised voxel space.
This function allows to use less dense grid meshes when thin materials in a
slanting position are present in the object geometry.
Better fitting of grid nodes preferably onto object vertices, then onto
object edges and finally onto object surfaces.
Better solution against the unwanted creation of negative grid cell volumes
due to possibly large displacements of nodes through fitting.
New view factor calculation method, based on automatic surface clustering
(based on surface normals and centres) to break down quadratic memory
requirement and quadratic calculation time. Large view factor surfaces are
automatically refined to achieve a better precision.
There is no need anymore to do a preliminary calculation of view factors based
on a coarser grid definition. No view factor factor file is used any more.
Graphic representation of heat flow densities also in material cutoff planes
(through clipping), to visualise heat fluxes inside materials.
- Input of STL files.
- CEN rules for automatic calculation of thermal properties.
- Two new types of boundary conditions (borderface BCs, material BCs).
- Separate calculation of view factors, and principle of view factor
- Other meshing method with predictable number of nodes.
- Other system solution method (same as in TRISCO), which is now faster and
- Graphic output: automatic calculation of object contour lines, and
clipping against colour regions.
- Text output: colour interface temperatures, view factors.