2.16.3 released - Changelog

2.16.3 released - Changelog

Changelog for release 2.16.3 (28.09.2021)

Solver

  • Nets now calculate % of quad above surface for more correct loads
  • Waves can now have a cresting factor, to simulate cresting waves
  • Impermeable nets can now have vacuum suction onto the surface
  • Wave amplitude reduction and Current reduction now also available on hydrodynamic elements
  • Increased accuracy of node positions when very far from origin (visual issue, only)
  • Dynamic winds added to nets
  • Density of wind changed from 1.21 to 1.27
  • Improved slamming drag

AquaEdit

  • New user interface model (#1075)
    • AquaEdit now supports docking windows to the left and right side of the main window
    • Placements will be saved
    • Support for workspaces has been removed
    • Floating windows can now be locked to follow the movement of the main window
    • Toolbar can be edited by right clicking on an empty area and unticking “locked”
    • Floating windows will now “stick” to the side of the viewable area to avoid them being moved off screen.
    • Status bar at the bottom of the screen has been slightly redesigned
    • Shift+1 resets the view to default
    • Ctrl-space introduced as a shortcut to always focus the XYZ (keyboard input) area of the status bar
    • Tooltip on the intent explanation on the Status Bar now shows context sensitive tips and hints (#1254)
    • Right clicking on the title of a docked panel lets user set the window to be maximised and take up any remaining space in the sidebar
  • Fixed pointloads being added to all nodes proceeding a pointload in .tpe files
  • DOF window position now resets when using Default workspace
  • Membrane X elements can now be mirrored (#1224)
    • Mirroring elements now has a preview
  • Inactive components can be hidden from the component list automatically (#1206)
  • Inactive components can be hidden from the model view automatically (#1206)
  • Factor for cresting waves added (#1218)
  • Fixed “split by timestep” trying to create AVZ files that didn’t exist (#1247)
  • Subdividing Membrane X elements now splits on both axis (#1138)
  • A warning will be displayed next to the solver version when exporting files if the latest solver is not selected (#1217)
  • The default view and zoom level on startup can now be set in File -> Settings -> GUI and workspaces (#1243)
  • Membrane volume calculations have been improved (#1234)
    • Membranes can be multi-selected to be considered one, single mesh
      • This fixes meshes being split into multiple component due to differing properties
    • Open top/bottom no longer needs to be specified
    • All holes in a mesh for volume calculations will be automatically detected and filled
    • Membranes MUST create one, single, convex volume, otherwise calculations will be wrong
      • Work is ongoing to allow meshes with correct normals on all panels to work regardless
  • Added an intent (tool) for drawing tubes (#1231)
    • A preview of the tube is shown
    • Circle tool now also shows a preview without requiring a mouse press
    • This tool also works for Membrane X components
    • Radius for top and bottom can be set individually
  • Draw Membrane Rectangle renamed to Draw Grid (#1263)
    • Draw Grid now also supports drawing in Membrane X components
  • Verify Model now detects hinges on components other than beams as an error (#1289)
  • Roller dialog will work even if an element is missing
  • Stepping factor for rollers is now a decimal number (#1284)
  • Fixed esoteric bug that can cause a model not to save(#1281)

AquaView

  • Clicking “Copy all to clipboard” in the element result dialog now shows a dialog with copy options
    • Allows for selecting the format of the values
      • Locale Specific formats the number according to the local number format on the PC (which can be pasted directly into Excel)
  • Fixed removing stress colours not working
  • Fixed removing terrain colours needing a stress colour to be selected to be removed
  • Zooming to min/max of a component will now also set the correct timestep (#1223)
  • Secondary results can now be removed (and added) through “Show loaded secondary results” (#1210)
  • Moving between timesteps will now snap to the last full step first (#1210)
    • E.g: ts = 4.4 will first go to 4, then 3.
  • Distance to waterline added as a stress value (#1204)
  • Membrane volume calculations have been improved (#1234)
    • Membranes can be multi-selected to be considered one, single mesh
      • Tools -> Calculate membrane volume
    • A new dialog has been created to show volume over time, instead of graphic visualization
  • Projection can now be toggled between orthographic and oblique modes (#1253)
  • Fixed bug where water surface did not correctly show wave period reduction on shallow surfaces (#1278)
  • Closing the Loading dialog when opening files now stops AquaView from launching completely (#1267)
  • Added Model information to the Tools menu (#1266)
  • Added the Wave Height dialog to the Tools menu (#1266)
  • Element result dialog now shows length of the selected element (#1279)

Other

  • Fixed ppreduce inverting vertical displacement values