ANSYS 2021 R1 nCode DesignLife

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HBM, a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Spectris plc, a group specialized in precision instrumentation and electronic controls, announced the release of ANSYS 2021R1 nCode DesignLife, the leading brand for engineering data analysis solutions with special concentration in fatigue and durability.


DesignLife - New Features

Support for NASTRAN's HDF5 FE results file format
DesignLife now supports NASTRAN's HDF5-based format for FE results files, identified by the file extension .h5. Details of the support for this file format are in section 7 below.
Virtual Sensor Velocity and Acceleration Export
In addition to displacement and force histories, it is now possible to export velocity and acceleration histories from the virtual sensor glyph.

DesignLife – Enhancements

GUI appearance
The nCode desktop application now has a more modern appearance.
More help available in HTML format
When accessing the help using Help > Help from within any of the product components of nCode, the welcome.htm page gives you access to additional documentation in HTML format. This release includes the DesignLife Worked Examples, and the help for the modules, file formats, standard processes, and metadata keywords and equation variables.
Preference to ignore sub steps
A new preference has been added so that sub steps in the FE results are ignored. This effects both the results seen in the FEInput glyph and those seen in the load mapping dialog in the CAE glyphs.
Removal of the MAT_0 Material Group
Previously, any elements in an FE results file that had no material ID assigned were included in a material group named MAT_0. These elements are generally of special types that are not included in the CAE fatigue analysis. The MAT_0 group is now only created if it is the only material group available (as is the case with FE results files that do not support material information, such as the OptiStruct .h3d format).
Stress Gradient Calculation for Solid Elements
For AveragedNodeOnElement results from solid elements, the stress gradient calculation has been modified to apply the averaged surface normal direction to the tensor component gradient vectors. This is considered to be a more accurate method and may cause small changes is results.
Stress Strain Conversion glyph
Several small improvements have been made to this glyph. It now possible to just connect one of the output pads if for example only the output stress is required. The error messages have also been improved and the output channel titles are now based on those from the input channel.
Virtual Strain Gauge Placement Coordinates
It is now possible to obtain the positions automatically out of the virtual strain gauge placement for placing physical strain gauges. This information is available in the metadata from the FEInput glyph and in the .ASG files generated by a StrainGaugePositioning analysis.
Standard Materials Database
The fatigue limit ratio and Walker mean stress parameters have been added to all FKM datasets in the standard materials database.
Extended support for vibration loading with spot welds
NASTRAN and ANSYS results are now fully supported for vibration loading in the spot weld solver. NASTRAN support was a beta feature.
Performance Enhancement for vibration loading
Performance enhancement for DesignLife vibration fatigue analysis when ComplexAlgorithm = Exact.


GlyphWorks – Enhancements

GUI appearance
The nCode desktop application now has a more modern appearance.
More help available in HTML format
When accessing the help using Help > Help from within any of the product components of nCode, the welcome.htm page gives you access to additional documentation in HTML format. This release includes the GlyphWorks Worked Examples, and the help for the modules, file formats, standard processes, and metadata keywords and equation variables.
New Unload and Revert button
Added a menu option and a (file menu) toolbar button that unloads the current flow and reloads a fresh copy of the same flow. There is an option to save the change first, if required.
Glyph palette names
Certain glyph palettes have been renamed in order to more correctly represent their contents or to remove spaces to improve readability. ‘AcceleratedTesting’ is renamed ‘Vibration Profile Design’ and ‘Optimized Testing’, ‘Basic DSP’, ‘Standard Solvers’, ‘Advanced Solvers’ and ‘Composite Solvers’ have all had spaces inserted to improve readability. In all cases, the software will look for custom glyphs in the new locations, so you will need to rename the corresponding parts of your custom glyphs folder in order that your saved glyphs are found.
Journal message capacity
Fixed a problem where a software failure would result if a scripting glyph sent thousands of messages to the diagnostics window journal in a short space of time.
Locked Superglyph property access
The double-click action on locked SuperGlyphs now provides access to properties belonging to glyphs belonging to the internal workspace. Only those properties specifically exposed by the designer/password holder will be visible though, so properties identified as read-only or hidden will not be seen. In general, the handling of properties in SuperGlyphs should now be more consistent.
Zipped data file support
Support has been added for zipped data files. These must contain a single test and include all the files needed for that test. If the test is folder-based, then the zip file must include the folder. The default file extension is .nczip but this can be changed through a preference
SIE SXR meta data
The SIE file format has been enhanced to import any SXR meta data from the tag “somat:source_sxr_setup” if this is found within a file.
Catman BIN file channel numbers
A new option has been added to the CanChannelHandling preference for HBM Catman files to ignore CAN channels. This has been done due to the addition of CAN channel support in version 2019.1 which caused a change in channel numbering. This preference can now be used to ignore any CAN channels and use the old internal channel location as the channel number.
Vector MDF4 library updated
The Vector MDF4 library has been updated to version 1.7.
Vector MDF4 files which have not been finalized can be read
It is now possible to read Vector MDF4 files which have not been finalized.
Dewesoft DXD library updated
The Dewesoft DWDataReaderLib64.dll library has been updated to version
Improved support for reading Wave files
It is now possible to read uncompressed Microsoft Wave files that store the data as signed 24-bit values, as 32-bit floating point values or as 64-bit floating point values.
TSInput CombineAllTests naming
The TSInput glyph has additional properties to control how the tests are identified when the CombineAllTests property is set.
Table Display word wrap
The Table Display, which is used inside the Studio Display glyph, has a new ‘word wrap’ property. When this is used, the display will automatically adjust the number of lines used to display any column title text so that the column can be narrower.
XYDisplay glyph metadata title text
The XY Display glyph can now use metadata values in the overall plot title text and in the column titles for the table display it uses as the legend.
Improved PDF export of XYDisplays showing large Multicolumn datasets
When used in a Studio page to display multicolumn data, the XY Display now produces smaller PDF documents that display more quickly in many cases. This applies to datasets with large numbers of points when the PDF export type is set to vector graphics and results in fewer lines being drawn for the data traces.
Metadata Calculator glyph new keywords
The Metadata Calculator glyph can now process the ‘CurrentFolder’ keyword and any environment variables that are set can also be used as keywords.
New Metadata Calculator and MultiColumn Calculator functions
The Metadata Calculator and MultiColumn Calculator glyphs both have new functions to get multicolumn data values as strings rather than as numeric values. This is useful for ‘enum’ columns and for getting the ‘feature type’ from a feature list as the display text, rather than the number that is stored in the column.
Running Stats glyph – User percentile calculation
The Running Stats glyph has been extended to offer the calculation of a user specified percentile without the need to use slow-running looped calculations.
Running Stats output pads
It is no longer necessary to connect both output pads when using the Running Stats glyph with the ‘Processing Mode’ property set to ‘featureList’. Formerly an error was issued if either the time series or multi-column output was not connected. It is now possible to work with either or both connected.
MATLAB Support - MATLAB R2020a
Matlab 2020a is now supported in the Matlab scripting glyph
Time series UFF export
Support has been added to the system to allow the export of time series data as UFF files. This is currently limited to writing type 58 records but can be output as either ASCII or binary from the Time Series Output glyph.

ANSYS 2021 R1 nCode DesignLife

ANSYS 2021 R1 nCode DesignLife provides a suite of engineering software products in a single desktop environment. This is a specific version of DesignLife that is available through the ANSYS Partner Solutions Program and uses ANSYS GridWorks Units licensing. DesignLife is part of a wider range of nCode software products from HBM.

The four main product components of nCode are GlyphWorks, for graphical data processing, VibeSys, for acoustics and vibration analysis, DesignLife, for CAE fatigue analysis applications, and Automation Personal Edition, for data storage and analysis. Results and materials data from simulations within Workbench can be directly accessed by DesignLife. This provides an unparalleled combination of ease of use and powerful fatigue analysis for ANSYS users.

Fatigue of Welds using nCode DesignLife

Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs nearly 3,000 professionals, many of whom are expert M.S. and Ph.D.-level engineers in finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, semiconductors, embedded software and design optimization. Our exceptional staff is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost. As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, ANSYS has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.

Product: ANSYS nCode DesignLife
Version: 2021 R1
Supported Architectures: x64
Website Home Page : www.ncode.com
Language: english
System Requirements: PC / LInux *
Software Prerequisites: ANSYS Products 2021 R1
Size: 3.2 Gb

Machine Configuration Requirements Windows:

ANSYS 2021 R1 nCode DesignLife is supported on the following Windows operating systems:
- Windows 10
The minimum hardware configuration for these platforms is:
- 2 GB storage
- 4 GB of memory (RAM)
- 1024∗768 resolution with 256 colours
Note: An OpenGL compatible graphics card to display 3D models is also required.

Hardware and Software Configurations Linux
ANSYS 2021 R1 nCode DesignLife is supported on the following hardware platforms:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 64 Bit
SUSE Linux 64 Bit
Operating System and Level
- Linux RHEL7.6(64 Bit)
- SUSE Linux 12SP4(64 Bit)
ANSYS 2021 R1 nCode DesignLife requires a minimum of 4 GB of RAM. The amount of disk space required by nCode varies according to the platform. The following table is an approximate guideline to disk usage (figures in megabytes):
ANSYS 2021 R1 nCode DesignLife 1050
Full install 1940
Note that these are the installed disk space requirements. The installation process temporarily requires approximately twice this disk space to be available while files are being extracted.
OpenGL is required to be installed on each machine. This is installed as a standard component of the above operating systems. If OpenGL has been removed or not installed, ANSYS 2021 R1 nCode DesignLife will not run and an error message such as Cannot find shared library file libGL.2 is issued by the operating system.
A PDF reader needs to be installed to view the documentation. For example evince. Set the environment keyword PDFVIEWER to evince to use this pdf viewer.

ANSYS Products 2021 R1 Windows / Linux

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