Release Notes in the Timeline

    • Fix issue with some non-editable entry fields in the report generator.
    • Fix regression issue when opening a single part.
    • Fix issue when retrieving multiple semicolon-separated solution macros.
    • Fix issue when retrieving included but deleted files of an assembly.
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    • Fix issue in the modal superposition tool when writing the modal superposition files. In some cases some IOs were not written to the files.
    • Improve modal superposition module by adding a new option for rotation DOF to be computed from displacements.
    • Switch Users's Manual to HTML5.
    • Improve modal superposition tool by adding support for LBC sets.
    • simulation report template.
    • Improve assembly save function by adding UTF-8 encoding when reading the assembly file for the undo stack.
    • Improve speed when undo/redo assembly changes.
    • Fix issue in report generator when adding a new CSV result item with empty or non-existing path of the CSV file.
    • Fix issue when displaying loads and boundary conditions with invalid parametric data of the LBC curves.
    • Fix issue when copying model files to a directory and the files included by the model are not copied.
    • Fix issue when opening file from the output window of a type which is not yet assigned to a program.
    • Update user documentation.
    • Fix small issue in /Ansys_src/APDL/macroreference.tcl.
    • Fix issue of additional files (e.g. .png and .out) not being downloaded together with model files.
    • Improve logic when opening files from the online library. Now files are downloaded to a temp directory in the user home directory. The issue was mainly caused by wrong option "include_mising_files" when calling ::meshparts::FileGetAdditionalFiles.
    • Update user documentation.
    • Add support for assembly equations imported from external file.
    • Fix issue when navigating from one entry to the next using the up and down keys.
    • Fix issue when de-maximizing the main window for the first time which leads to a very small window.
    • Fix issue with correctly showing parts positions defined through assembly equations involving measure functions such as "distance".
    • Fix issue due to empty content of ad_TOPOAD.ans and old content in ad_TOPOAD_mod.ans.
    • New feature allows to cancel the automatic software update on startup.
    • Fix issue when updating assemblies with outdated model files exported from Ansys Workbench.
    • Add complete Ansys macro library to the Meshparts software.
    • Update user documentation with Topology optimization chapter.
    • Improve topology optimization module.
    • Change icon for recent files in the start frame.
    • Fix issue occasionally occurring when user quickly changes model tabs and clicks on model tree items while model is still loading.
    • Add visualization of rotation results.
    • Fix issue when displaying deformed assembly with no results overlay.
    • Fix issue in part generator, that failed to import pilot nodes from SolidWorks parts with no volume or surfaces defined.
    • Add basic support for the topology optimization tool TopoAD.
    • Update the User Documentation with content related to TopoAD.
    • Add new button to the assembly parameters frame: Open report generator
    • Add new button to the report generator: CSV
    • Improve robustness of the report generator, by automatic generation of the HTML report even if the index.html file was deleted or not available.
    • Fix issue in report generator when referred nodal sets are not available in the assembly any more.
    • Fix issue in report generator when the report generator was empty after solving the assembly.
    • Improve generation of simulation reports. Now, the generated pictures and animations are significantly more robust regarding accurate compliance with the view settings than in previous releases.
    • Change "visualize results" icon in explorer context menu.
    • Change "solve" icon in assembly parameters frame.
    • Add new icon "visualize" to assembly parameters frame for direct results visualization.
    • Change HTML page structure for the report generator.
    • Fix issue when opening the simulation report of an assembly with active variant name.
    • Fix issue in report generator result path option. Now the path points can be edited directly.
    • Fix issue in report generator when defining a results path with parametric expressions.
    • Fix issue in report generator when report files were write blocked for no apparent reason.
    • Fix issue in report generator when assembly variant name was active and result items were shifted, deleted or swapped.
    • Improve CAD import macros. The new macros have support for a wide range of materials, which can be accessed by a double click in the "material" parameter field of the macro.
    • Fix issue related to updating imported assembly parameters (e.g. from Excel configuration files or other assemblies) when a specific design on the DOE module is active.
    • Add refresh button and key shortcut to the "Recent files" window.
    • Improve Language menu entry, which now shows the language name in native language.
    • Fix behavior of section view button, which now shows default left and right section even if no geometry plane is selected.
    • Fix issue when determining whether an assembled model file is outdated or not. Model file was considered up-to-date even if a sub-assembly was changed.
    • Fix issue when selecting CAD import interfaces and subsets of nodal sets. Now, when multiple nodal sets are overlapping the sets are selected in their alphabetical order.
    • Improve 16x16px icons representing cubes. Small icons representing cubes are much sharper now.
    • Update icons for assembly and macro files.
    • Fix issue with selecting parts when only the parts filter is on.
    • Improve usability by performing software updates right on startup.
    • Improve parasolid import macro template by new macro parameters controlling the Boolean operations and mesh type.
    • Improve behavior when choosing a configuration name in the assembly equations frame. Now, the assembly equations are saved automatically.
    • Fix issue with loads and boundary conditions applied to surfaces with the "deformable" option, which was wrongly converted to "rigid" when exporting model.
    • Fix issue which determining whether an assembled model file is outdated or not. Model file was considered outdated even if only boundary conditions values in the parent assembly were changed.
    • Improve tables. Now, a click inside a cell activates the edit mode only if the cell was previously selected.
    • Improve icons with unsharp edges.
    • Improve macro templates for CAD import. Now, there is an additional macro parameter MSARCS for controlling mesh size on arc lines.
    • Fix issue in reading some available system drive volumes.
    • Improve usability by automatically showing recent files after user logs in.
    • Improve unability when choosing a parameter configuration. Now, the window for choosing parameter configuration is closed only when there is a selection available.
    • Fix issue when a sub-assembly is opened and the 3D viewing area shows nothing.
    • Improve highlighting of hovered items in 3D area when mouse hovers over the model tree items. Now, hovered geometry items are highlighted and selected parent files are not highlighted.
    • Improve explorer and model tree style. Empty space between elements are removed. The User cannot click between elements and deselect items.
    • Fix issue in model tree. Now, the model is highlighted in the 3D area also when the mouse hovers over the icon in model tree, not only over the text of the item.
    • Fix issue in model tree selection. Highlighting of model in 3D area is now correct with two items selected, of which first item is assembly and second item is a surface of a part of the assembly.
    • Improve logic of automatic definition of relations. Now, the nodal sets of neighbor file items with the same part name are grouped together.
    • Improve performance when savin assembly equations.
    • Fix issue that caused persistent showing of UI busy state when pasting a file into a directory with the same file name.
    • Add new button to the "Common tasks" frame for direct access to the web apps.
    • New math expression "put" allows you to write messages to the output window from within assembly equations.
    • Improved usability in the Excel table editor. The first cells are now also editable.
    • New feature defines default assembly parameters. Currently supported are "pi" (the number) and "this_assembly" (path to the currenty assembly).
    • Update user's manual.
    • Fix issue introduced with the new feature for regular expressions in the find function.
    • Fix regression issue in pasting macro parameters. In previous releases the pasting of macro parameters in the model tree did not work.
    • Fix issue when determining the type of nodal set containing mesh inner nodes. In previous releases the type was wrongly computed to "Surface" instead of "Nodes".
    • Fix issue when reading large Ansys results files. In previous releases 64bit integers of large files were read as 32bit integers.
    • Fix issue that lead to not invisible parts that were referenced in assembly equations by geometry measure functions such as "distance".
    • Significant improvement of speed when reading larger Ansys result files.
    • Fix issue when choosing "Visualize results" from the Explorer tree. Now, the assembly is always restored
    • Improve "Restore assembly" function. Now, "Save and apply" of assembly equations is not automatically done anymore since this causes that outdated model files are regenerated, which is not the expected behavior when user wants to simply restore an assembly.
    • Fix issue in getting the correct file icons. Issue occured when a directory contains more than one macro file. Then, the icon of generated model files was wrongly determined as beeing assembled from an assembly.
    • The origin node is not defined anymore in generated parts. Reason for this change the way models are fit to window when the model has large offset from origin and the origin node artificially increases the model bounding box.
    • Fix issue in displaying distributed loads and boundary conditions on surfaces. Now, the correct (part system) orientation is used when drawing the arrows.
    • Fix issue in getting the colors of icons. In some cases the icon color was determined wrongly.
    • Fix issue that causes unnecessary model generation upon assembly update.
    • Fix regression issue in determining if a model file is outdated. This issue caused outdated model files to not be re-generated upon assembly update.
    • Fixed issue copy table content. The issue occured when multiple rows are copied. The result was the transposed matrix.
    • Fixed issue in parameters configurations viewer. The issue occured when the procedure was executed two times without closing the previous window containing the table.
    • New feature shows the number of selected items in both explorer tree and model tree.
    • Fixed issue related to the setting "Delete old connections" and "Delete old positionings" which was not saved in the assembly.
    • Fixed regression issue in parameters configurations viewer related to multiple row selection.
    • Fixed issue introduced with the new feature for regular expressions in the find function.
    • Fixed issue when generating new automatic relations. The old automatically defined relations are now deleted even if no new relations are found.
    • Fixed issue in determining included files.
    • Fixed bug when importing a simulation report which changed the report path to the value of the imported report.
    • Fixed issue in reading an assembly with assembly equations containing e.g. distance function referring to not yet loaded model(s).
    • Improved copy/paste of multiple files.
    • New optional argument for meshparts::DefineInterfaces function1 ongeom=1 will define geometry components instead of nodal components. See Chapter 24.6 in the manual.
    • Changed behavior of table links in assembly equations. Now, Excel and TAB tables are opened in Meshparts.
    • Improved usability by adding new tooltips to the buttons of the parameters configurations viewer.
    • Improved usability by adding key binding to the parameters configurations viewer to remove selection of rows.
    • Improved usability when changing the configuration name assembly equations, which now can be done without keyboard input.
    • Improved ::meshparts::UIChooseParmConfig_Save so that new rows can be saved
    • Assembly macros now support multiple macro files.
    • Changed icons of "Remove rows" buttons in the DOE module.
    • Improved usability of the loadstep editor. The selected curve remains selected after editing operation.
    • Fixed issue in the load step editor that caused unnecessary saving after closing curve editing.
    • Improved usability of the load step editor so that the magnetic behavior takes the time steps into account.
    • New button "Open report location" added to the report generator UI.
    • Fixed issue in file clipboard operations that causes pasting of only the first file.
    • The find function now support regular expressions.
    • Fixed issue that prevents from showing temperature loads in the 3D area.
    • Improved robustness of the mapping of geometry IDs when replacing parts in an assembly.
    • Increased speed when showing director content in the eplorer tree.
    • Improved format of copied LBC curves to the clipboard. See Chapter 15.1 in the manual.
    • Fixed issue in the axis limits of the 2D graph.
    • Fixed issue that shows an error when something is selected in the class tree (advanced search function).
    • Fixed issue in automatic generation of relations.
    • Improved performance when computing the checksum of files.
    • Fixed issue that ignored reversed contact surfaces.
    • All found volumes are now displayed.
    • Fixed issue of assemblynot being saved when temperature load was ignored.
    • Fixed issue in correct rounding of numbers displayed in the load step editor.
    • Improved/corrected list of Ansys MAPDL commands.
    • Updated localization files.
    • Changing one variant in an Excel file or one x_t file of many does not make make all cdb's outdated.
    • New line chars in Excel cell comments are allowed now.
    • Added global variables mydomains, myIPs, myTPs which can be filled by user settings file. This way other servers can be added to the explorer tree.
    • Ansys product names for prep/post are initialized to non-empty values.
    • Fixed issue by non-existing directory when creating file in ::meshparts::UIDocuOpen and ::meshparts::Download.
    • Improved usability of the Sync UI: now the content is updated automatically when deep, nested search is activated or deactivated.
    • Improved usability of the find function by new logic in ::meshparts::FindStartInExplorer. Now the search can be repeated with different keywords without having to re-select the original item.
    • Fixed issue in ::meshparts::ModelTreeAddFile. In previous version a deleted file did not appear anymore in the model tree.
    • Fixed issue in ::meshparts::ModelTreeItemGenConnections_Surfaces. In previous version connections with same surface doubled were generated when self contact in single parts was used.
    • Root path saving in ::meshparts::AssemblyPuts deactivated because it leads to conflicts when more than one offline library is defined.
    • Fixed issue in ::meshparts::AnsysMAPDLCustomization-TclLib about missing meshparts package in the Ansys installation dir.
    • Improved macro template for Ansys volume meshing.
    • Added missing ad_herz2.mac
    • Fixed two syntax errors in the Chinese localization file.
    • New procedures names added to the global variable TimedProcedures.
    • Improved report generator: Removing one row also updates existing report files.
    • Improved report generator: Contact related results are shown with only contact elements selected.
    • Fixed wrong formatted titles in the generated html report.
    • Fixed issue in ::meshparts::ExplorerOpenFEA when opening model with Ansys Workbench due to wrong variable name of Ansys executable.
    • Improved logic when relations are added automatically. Available auto connections are not removed anymore, thus preserving user defined properties or relations.
    • Fixed issue in ::meshparts::ModelTreeItemGenConnections_Surfaces that prevented from finding relations in sub-assemblies.
    • Fixed issue in ::meshparts::APDLGetIncludeFiles that lead to considering concat commands as included files.
    • Fixed issue in ::meshparts::APDLViewCommandsFromViewData that generated wrong order of components select commands.
    • Improved ::meshparts::ModelFileIsOutdated by checking if file is parts of offline library before comparing with online paths.
    • Fixed issue in ::meshparts::Download when offline path was not set
    • Completed support for Chineze language.
    • New buttons added the the "Dependent files" window: "Open" and "Show in explorer tree".
    • Improved "Dependent files" window: missing dependent file are shown in gray.
    • Fixed issue when reading Excel tables with comments containing new line characters.
    • Fixed issue related to installation of the Meshparts Add-on for Ansys.
    • Fixed issue when running Meshparts on a system where where Google Chrome is the default browser.
    • Changed behavior of splash screen. Now, the splash screen can be hidden when other programs are maximized.
    • Improved appearance of explorer tree, model tree and output window. Now, scroll bars are shown only if the mouse is over the frame.
    • Fixed regression issue when downloading files and the server returned an error code. In previous release, this was not interpreted correctly.
    • Significant increase of speed when downloading multiple files.
    • Improved icons in the model tree context menu and "Additional information" frame for models.
    • Further improvement of localization support.
    • Fixed issue when adding an URL file to an assembly and the URL could not be downloaded.
    • Fixed issue when applying unchanged assembly equations of assemblies with part patterns. In previous releases, the assembly was unecessary saved.
    • Improved feedback of the splash screen on software startup. Now, a progress bar and a short text info shows the progress.
    • Added support for Chinese language. The translation is in progress and not yet finished.
    • Fixed issue caused by the cache of assembly data. In previous releases and in some special situations, the old content of assembly files was shown.
    • Fixed issue when opening a model or assembly by a double click in the explorer tree. In previous releases a double click triggered the rename mode.
    • Fixed issue in report generator. Now, the variant name of an assembly can be changed any time. In previous releases, changing the variante name of an assembly lead to not beeing able to show the HTML report.
    • Fixed issue in report generator. Now, chaning order of rows in the report also updates the order of data in the HTML report and macro file.
    • New feature allows to drag and drop files from the Windows Explorer to the Meshparts window. Dropping files or directories on the address bar of the MP explorer tree will open this path in the MP explorer tree. Dropping model or assembly files on the model tree or 3D area of an assembly will add those files to the assembly. Dropping model or assembly files anywhere else will open those files in new tabs.
    • Fixed issue with setting the offline library path equal to the root name of a drive.
    • Fixed issue that caused repetitions in the listing of parameter names of the function "Retrieve parameters"
    • Improved report generator for more robustness and error handling.
    • Improved function automatic identification and generation of contact pairs based on intersecting surfaces.
    • Improved CAD interface to PTC Creo. Now, both Creo 2.0 and Creo 3.0 are supported.
    • Improved report generator for support with DOE designs.
    • Improved report generator for automatic saving of changes made in properties frame.
    • Improved browser of recent files. Now, you can directly show last page from the first page by a click on the left arrow. Also, you can directly show first page from the last page by a click on the right arrow.
    • Further improved icons.
    • Improved determination of dependencies in Ansys macro files.
    • Improved parsing of warnings and errors in Ansys output files. Now, also the license errors are taken into account.
    • New programm setting allows to set the Ansys product name for both Solver and Prep/Post.
    • New feature allowes for changing solution settings and solving assembly without having to export the whole assembly again.
    • Improved report generator. Now, the report generator also supports model files exported with an variant name (user defined or automatically defined by DOE).
    • New entry "Generate report" available in the context menu of the explorer tree.
    • New entry "Show HTML report" available in the context menu of the explorer tree.
    • Fixed regression issue that prevented saving the solution settings of an assembly.
    • Fixed regression issue that lead to incorrect computation of the date of assembly files.
    • Improved speed when communicating with the Mesparts server. Speed increased by 12% when refreshing the content of the explorer tree.
    • Fixed regression issue that prevented the user from opening FE parts directly from the online library.
    • New improved icons available.
    • Improved report generator. After moving a row up or down, the corresponding pictures or animations are renamed so that the report does not need to be re-generated.
    • Improved report generator. Now, HTML data such as pictures and animations are only generated if necessary (files older than rport data).
    • Improved report generator. Now, file actions such as download or upload are color-coded for better readability.
    • Fixed issue that caused some downloaded Excel files to be corrupted.
    • Fixed regression issue that prevented the generation of parts directly from the online library.
    • Improved file management when copying files (especially assembly files) into the same directory.
    • Completed support for german language of the GUI.
    • Improved file synchronization function. Now, there is an option for including or not subdirectories in the search. Previously, all subdirectories were included, thus leading to long processing times for very nested directory structures.
    • Improved file synchronization function. Now, files already synchronized are shown with the action type set to "ignore". The user can change this action.
    • Improved usability of the Find function. Now, there is an option for including or not subdirectories in the search. Previously, all subdirectories were included, thus leading to long processing times for very nested directory structures.
    • Improved usability of the report generator. Now, loads and boundary conditios can be selected in the model tree and selected for table results using "Update" button in the report gererator GUI.
    • Improved load step editor. Now, curves are saved upon inserting a new point.
    • Improved safety of the load step editor. Now, changed curves are saved upon leaving the editor frame.
    • New feature in the report generator allows inserting user defined commands (solver specific).
    • Fixed issue in the report generator that occured when updating the view data with some deeper nested parts visible and other hidden.
    • Fixed issue in the report generator that occured occasionally when using nodals sets in the result of type "Result table".
    • Fixed issue in the report generator that occasionally caused displaying of hidden objects in deformed results.
    • Fixed issue in the report generator when syncronizing files with empty spaces in the file name.
    • Significantly improved usability when graphically editing loads and boundary conditions. Now, load step editor has a "snap to nearest point" behavior.
    • Significantly improved usability when applying loads and boundary conditions. Now, forces and displacements can be applied on the same geometry. Pay attention to the fact that in most solvers displacements take precedence over forces when applied simultaneously on the same nodes. You need to apply forces and displacements at different time steps of the simulation.
    • Significantly improved representation of section planes. Now, the section surfaces is filled.
    • New feature permits to offset the section plane for section views. Just select a plane (reference or geometry) activate the section view and move the slider to left or right.
    • New feature in the Report Generator permits to include the actual section plane for section views.
    • New feature in the Report Generator permits to animate the section plane by moving it through the model.
    • New feature in the Report Generator permits to plot results over a geometric path.
    • Improved CAD interface to PTC Creo.
    • Fixed regression issue when adding new load or boundary condition.
    • Fixed regression issue when exporting assembly.
    • Improved usability by adding the "New temperature load" button to the quick access frame of the 3D area.
    • Fixed issue when showing the parameters configuration table of a part. Now, the active configuration is selected properly in the table.
    • Fixed issue when adding a new boundary condition such as Force or Displacement which was then transformed to temperature load.
    • Improved communication between Meshparts Explorer Tree, model trees and Windows Explorer. Now, copy/cut/paste operations can be done on both sides.
    • Improved CAD interface to PTC Creo.
    • Fixed issue when copy/pasting files such as assemblies or macros, that reference to other files such as Excel tables (file dependencies). Now the software does not automatically overwrite the files dependencies. Instead, the user is asked to take action (overwrite, rename, or cancel).
    • Significantly increased speed when automatically generating connections.
    • Improved algorithm for handling patterns. Now, the pattern offsets are computed relative to the position of first part instance.
    • Improved report generator. Now, the labels of result tables are shown correctly.
    • Improved report generator. Now, the visible states of parts are shown correctly when selecting a row in the report generator.
    • Improved CAD interface to Creo.
    • The simulation report generator is now stable (no beta).
    • New simulation report generator available (beta). The report generator is available by selecting the main assembly in the model tree and choosing "Report genrator" from the "Solution macros" frame.
    • Improved context menus. Now, the Paste function is shown only if there is valid data in the clipboard.
    • Improved usability when inspecting warnings and errors after model generation or assembly solution. Now, clicking on the number of warning and error in the output window opens a window showing only the warnings and errors instead of whole output file.
    • Fixed issue that prevented from synchronizing files in sub-directories.
    • Improved appearance of the explorer and model tree.
    • New binding for the Escape key removes any model selection.
    • Fixed issue related to macro parameters of type string with empty spaces.
    • New CAD interface to PTC Creo. Now, Creo parts (.prt) can be automatically imported into Meshparts.
    • Improved usability of the DOE features. Now, the number of steps in the table of DOE factors can be also 0 or 1.
    • Improved usability of the "Choose parameters Configurations" dialog. Now, the needed configuration can be selected by a double click.
    • New text box in the measure tool shows the mathematical expression tha you can use to dynamically measure the actual distance and angle beteen selected geometry items.
    • Improved usability of the "Show dependencies" function of the model tree. Now, if multiple items are selected, the result is build by intersecting the dependencies of each single item.
    • Improved GUI elements (mainly buttons appearance).
    • Increased usability of tables with parameter configurations. The comments in the first row of Excel tables are also shown when hovering with the mouse over the table titles.
    • Added support for german language. The language can now be set from the Settings menu.
    • Significantly improved logic when generating parts during assembly update process. Now, if outdated parts cannot be generated, a warning is issued and outdated parts are used in the assembly.
    • Significantly increased speed when copy/pasting relation and LBC items.
    • New feature available: You can now change the date of files in the explorer tree by editing the date text in the second column.
    • New browser for all recent files with model preview.
    • New feature available for generating patterns with models in an assembly. The new feature is available in the "Part offsets" frame when selecting a file in the model tree.
    • Improved usability. A new main button "Update" was added to the assembly parameters frame. The less visible button "Save and apply" in the assembly equations frame was removed.
    • Improved usability of the recent files frame. Now, three buttons for additional control are shown on mose hovering.
    • Significantly increased productivity when recovering lost models of assemblies. Now, the context menu of the models tree contains a new option "Recover..." which can be used to automatically find lost models in an assembly.
    • Significantly increased usability when importing parameters from the assembly equations frame. Now, the selection and insertion of the import path can also be done graphically by using the new "Import..." button.
    • New feature available for the assembly equations. Now, the file paths are highlighted as hyperlinks that can be clicked to open the respective path.
    • New feature available for the assembly equations. Now, a parameter filter can be appended to the import path as a sequence of parameter names separated by white spaces.
    • New functions "distance" and "angle" available for the assembly equations. Now, you can measure the the distance and angle between to geometry items of an assembly and assign the result to a parameter.
    • Significantly improved process of CAD import and meshing. See Chapter 9 or the Meshparts users manual.
    • Significantly increased usability by adding two buttons to the main menu: "New assembly" and "New macro for CAD import".
    • Improved robustness of the macros for CAD import and meshing.
    • New feature available when creating a new assembly. If the assembly is created from the context menu on one or more files in the explorer tree, then those files are included in the created assembly.
    • Significantly increased speed when reading Excel tables.
    • Improved usability when reading Excel tables. Now, the Excel table was already opened before reading it, the Excel table remains opened after the reading is done.
    • Improved robustness when reading Excel tables. Now, configuration names can be enclosed either in double or single quotes or both.
    • New feature "Hybrid tool tips" available. Now, the tool tips are shown both in the info bar and as baloon tips after 1.5 seconds.
    • New icon shows the current state of the program (idle or busy) and current user login on mose over event.
    • Improved usability when generating new model files. Now, the number of warnings and errors during the model generation process is written to the output window.
    • Improved safety when generating new model files. Now, imported Excel files are evaluated before the actual model generation.
    • Improved usability when editing relations. Now, the keys Tab, Return and Escape can be used in order to select next interface, close the relation edit mode and apply changes respectively.
    • Improved usability when using the cut function in the explorer tree. Now, cut items are displayed in gray.
    • Improved logic of the commenting function in the assembly equations editor.
    • New feature in the explorer tree. Now, pressing the Escape keay will cancel current cut operation and the clipboard will be emptied.
    • Increased precision when selecting items in the model and explorer tree.
    • Fixed issue that occured when apparently renaming an opened assembly but the new name was identical to the old name.
    • Fixed issue that prevented automatic save of assembly equations when the user selected another assembly item in the model tree.
    • Fixed issue that prevented from editing a relation by swaping the interfaces.
    • Fixed issue related to copying a directory to the same location.
    • Improved usability of the assembly equations editor. Now, if a specific DOE design is active, a info is displayed in the output window, that this may overwrite the values of some assembly equations.
    • Improved usability of the assembly equations editor. Now, saving equations does not scroll the text up anymore.
    • Improved usability of the assembly equations editor. Now, lines can be commented or uncommented by pressing CTRL+#.
    • New mathematical function "concat" added. Now, any number of strings and/or numbers can be concatenated to form a new string or number.
    • Fixed issue related to undoing the deletion of an assembly item that was followed by an model file item. In previous releases, this lead to wrong population of the assembly item.
    • Improved start-up speed by limiting the display of directory size to only online and offline library.
    • Improved usability of the help system. Now, the software documentation is opened with the default PDF viewer, not with the browser. This has two advantages: You can show the bookmarks and you always get the latest document version, since the browser cache is avoided completelly.
    • Improved usability of the results visualization. Now, the results of assemblies in the online library can be directly visualized. In previous releases, the exported model file had to be downloaded first.
    • Improved activation/deactivation of the context menu entry "Open". Now, the "Open" entry is only active for non-assembled models and assemblies.
    • Improved usability of the callback for the return key event in the explorer tree. Now, the event does not expand/collapses the tree item anymore.
    • Fixed issue that prevented from applying assembly parameters after invoking the "Visualize results" function.
    • Changed the namings of the nodal and element components related to the applied loads and boundary conditions. Now, the part name of the main assembly is not prepended any more to the LBCi components. So, instead of MyAssembly_LBC1 -> LBC1.
      *** WARNING *** This change may lead to incompatibilies with your old solution macro files.
    • New feature is available for the explorer tree. Now, the size of the directories is shown in the file size column.
    • Fixed issue that lead in some situations to wrong analysis type after "Restore assembly" or "Visualize results" was performed.
    • New button "Copy" available in the loads and boundary conditions editor.
    • New option "Save as..." available in the context menu of the model tree. The new option allows for saving the selected assembly item under a new name and then automatically replace the old assembly be the new one.
    • New option "Replace..." available in the context menu of the model tree. The new option allows for replacing the selected file items by another model file or assembly.
    • Increased speed when applying assembly equations.
    • Improved usability when applying temperature to parts. Now, not needed entries in the loads and boundary conditions frame are deactivated if temperature is applied to a part.
    • Fixed issue for transparent buttons of quick access frame not shown on Windows 10.
    • Fixed issue that prevented from replacing a model file by and assembly that contained the same model file.
    • Improved usability when generating or solving models. Now, the number of warnings and errors is shown at the end of the task in the output frame.
    • Improved managment of read/write permissions on the server.
    • Fixed issue that lead to wrong computation of the bounding box for points in model files.
    • Fixed issue that lead to an error when a connection with added joint was defined on point geometry items.
    • Improved usability of the DOE factors table. Now, the DOE factors can be selected from a list of available assembly parameters.
    • Improved determination of dependent files. Now, also the cache files of table file such as Excel tables are taken into account.
    • Improved usability for first users. Now, the offline library is set automatically.
    • Improved usability for first users. Now, the user directory is opened automatically on program startup.
    • Improved display of numbers in the measure and geometry data frames.
    • Improved usability when opening assembled models in .cdb format with Ansys WorkBench. Now also models containing constraint and coupling equations can be opened.
    • Fixed issue in the solution settings of harmonic analysis.
    • Fixed issue which occured while reading Excel tables with empty table sheets.
    • Fixed issue which occured on start-up when running the program from a path with empty spaces.
    • Fixed issue that lead to broken software updates.
    • Improved usability when solving models in the cloud. Now, solving from any location within the offline library is possible, as long as you have the required directory access permissions.
    • Improved safety when exporting an assembly. Now, overwriting available generated models with same name is prevented.
    • Improved copy/paste function for assemblies and assembled model files. Now, files included in assembly macros are copied too.
    • Improved management of automatic file synchronization when solving models in the cloud.
    • Improved management of automatic file synchronization when generating models in the cloud.
    • New feature: Temperature loads can be applied to geometry items and parts of an assembly.
    • New icons for defining accelerations and velocities of reference systems.
    • Significantly improved usability when FE solving in the cloud. Now, model file and all dependent files are uploaded automatically to the server, if needed. At the end of the simulation, smaller result files are automatically downloaded for results visualization. For larger result files, the software asks the user, if the file should be downloaded.
    • Significantly improved usability when generating models in the cloud. Now, model file and all dependent files are uploaded automatically to the server, if needed.
    • Significantly improved directory synchronization interface. Now the type of sync action (upload, dowload) can be manually changed. Also, files can be deleted both locally or on the server.
    • Positionings, connections and load and boundary conditions items can now be suppressed parametrically.
    • Fixed issue that occured when reading Excel files with sheet names containing empty spaces.
    • New button available in the relation edit frame "Show more parts".
    • New entry in the context menu of the explorer tree "Show dependencies" allows you to list and open all files that macro and assembly files depend on.
    • Increased safety when editing assembly equations. If the user forgets to save the equations after editing them, the program saves automatically upon exiting the assembly frame.
    • Increased safety when exporting an assembly. If the user forgets to apply the changes in the assembly equations after saving them, the program applies automatically upon exporting the assembly.
    • Increased security of the server communication.
    • Increased usability when an assembly is restored. Now, if the current model tab is the restored assembly, then the assembly is automatically updated.
    • Increased usability of the context menu of the model tree. Now, the output files of multiple selected model files can be opened with one click.
    • Improved formating of legend numbers when visualizing FEA results.
    • Unified context menu in model tree and 3D area. Now, the 3D area shows same context menu for selected items as in the model tree.
    • Fixed issue caused by a contact with a model surface meshed with both solid and shell elements (shell overlayed on solid). In previous releases, this bug caused the double definition of contact and target elements on these surfaces.
    • Improved usabilty when copying or moving macro and assembly files from one directory to another directory. Now, included files are also copyied or moved, if thy lie in the same source directory.
    • Improved usabilty when changing the view in the 3D area without a mouse. Now, the 3D orientation, translation and zooming can be controlled with the help of the keyboard arrows and pln/minus keys.
    • Significantly improved speed when opening a path in the explorer tree.
    • Improved computation of changed date of macro files. Now, the search for included files is done recursivelly in the included files.
    • Fixed issue, from correctly validating macro validtion expressions that contained strings with white spaces.
    • Fixed issue, related to the import of named geometry from SolidWorks.
    • Fixed issue, that prevented from selecting geometry items in the 3D area after simulation results were displayed.
    • Fixed issue, that resulted in an error when one of the recent files could not be found.
    • Fixed issue, that resulted in wrong axes limits in the load step editor.
    • New feature for advanced search in the Explorer tree allowes to narrow the search by selecting one or more UNSPSC classes. The new feature can be reached through the standard find function (CTRL+F or from the context menu). See Chapter 7.2 for more details.
    • Fixed issue, that prevented from reading the right sheet from an Excel file in some special cases.
    • Improved usability when parameterizing models. Now, the macro files support the definition of default values. All macro files in the online library were actualized and now provide default values.
    • Improved usability of CAD import template. Now, the name of the import file can be selected by double clicking in the parameter entry of the macro template.
    • Improved computation of changed date of macro files. Now, also the macros in the path defined by the environment variable ANSYS_MACROLIB are taken into account.
    • Fixed issue in computing the icon type for generated model files, when the macro was onyl available in the online library but not locally.
    • *** IMPORTANT *** A change on the server makes this update is necessaray for proper functioning of the software. All previous releases are not 100% compatible anymore for server comunication.
    • Improved read/write management of the online library. New features allow for Significantly improved team work.
    • *** IMPORTANT *** A change on the server makes this update is necessaray for proper functioning of the software. All previous releases are not 100% compatible anymore for server comunication.
    • Improved computation of changed date of macro files. Now, also the included function like calls of *.mac files are taken into account.
    • Fixed issue that showed in some cases the wrong output file path when generating cloud parts.
    • New, automated software update with just one click (similar to FireFox).
    • New column in model tree allowes to parametrically suppress parts an assemblies.
    • Improved support for two monitors.
    • Improved speed when visualizing simulation results.
    • Increased performance when displaying models and simulation results for the first time.
    • Overall increased performance of 3D operations.
    • Fixed issue related to vizualizing FEA results of models with discontinous node numberings.
    • Fixed issue related to some positioning constraints.
    • Fixed issue that caused an error message when mouse was hovered over the model tree and the assembly was still loading.
    • Fixed issue that in some cases prevented directories to be deleted by the user from within the explorer tree.
    • Improved visualization of results.
    • New button added to the view toolbar. The new button positions the camera so that the viewing direction is normal to the most visible coordinate plane.
    • Added color maps to the general program settings.
    • Improved workflow when synchronizing directories. Now, a window with file to be up and downloaded is shown and a subset of the available files can be selected for synchronization.
    • Improved usability of the table of parameters configurations. Now, the table rows can be sorted by a specific column by clicking on the column header.
    • Improved positioning of the geometry parameters window when the explorer tree is hidden.
    • Fixed issue that lead to unselectable entries when the geometry parameters window was shown from the "Additional information" frame.
    • New feature available. Now, Ansys results can be visualized directly in Meshparts software.
    • Improved 3D reprezentation of the global coordinate system in the lower left corner of the 3D area.
    • Improved icons.
    • Improved load steps editor. Now, every curve point can be controlled by an assembly parameter or even an parametric expression.
    • New feature available when exporting assemblies. Now, an additional variant name can be input. The variant name will be appended to the name of the exported model file. The variant name can also be given by an assembly parameter.
    • Improved usability of the time stepping frame. Now, changes to the time stepping table are automatically saved. The "Save" button was removed, as manual saving is not necessary anymore.
    • Improved usability of the load step editor. Now, changes in the tool tip are automatically saved upon pressing the return key.
    • Improved assembly archive function. Now, also the *.int files (containing interface definitions of imported CAD models) are included in the archive.
    • The orientation of the global coordinate system is displayed in the lower left corner of the 3D area.
    • The global coordinate system is only displayed when selected in the model tree.
    • Improved determination of contact and target surfaces. Now, for cylindrical and spherical surfaces, the surface curvature is taken into account when determining the contact and target surface.
    • Improved model drag operation in the 3D area.
    • Improved computation of reference items size.
    • Fixed issue related to showing tooltips when using two monitors. In previous releases the tooltip was shown on the first monitor, even if the application was shown on the second monitor.
    • Fixed issue related to downloading binary files. In previous releases the downloaded binary file was corrupted in some cases.
    • Fixed issue related to copying relation parameters when the relation was defined as both positioning and relation.
    • Improved function for automatic model update. Now, when the assembly equations are applied to the assembly, automatically generated relations will be updated.
    • Improved function for automatic generation of positionings and connections. Now, the assembly remembers which relations are defined automatically. When relations are re-generated, the old automatically defined relations will be deleted prior to generating new relations.
    • Improved function for automatic generation of positionings and connections. Now, the assembly remembers the settings that were used in a previous operation for automatic generation of relations.
    • New option for automatic generation of connections. Now, there is an option for pre setting the type of connnection to be generated.
    • Fixed issue, that prevented from copy/pasting the positioning/connection properties when the same relation was defined as both positioning and connection.
    • Fixed issue, that prevented from applying connection presets when the same relatino was defined as both positioning and connection.
    • Fixed issue, that prevented from importing the parameters from an Excel file into an sub-assembly, after the Excel file was changed manually.
    • Improved function for automatic generation of positionings and connections.
    • New control construct in assembly equations available. Now, loops can be defined using FOR command. See the User guide, Chapter 18.3 for details.
    • Fixed issue, that occasionally prevented the generation of new parts in the online library.
    • Improved syntax highlighting in the editor for assembly equations.
    • Improved function for automatic generation of positionings and connections. Now, the option for deleting old relations does not delete available relations are not of same type as the new relations. E.g., if the new relations are based only on nodal sets, then relations with surfaces, curves or points will not be deleted.
    • New feature available for connections. Now, two new buttons allow for quickly setting the contact behaviour to "bonded" or "Hertz" contact.
    • New feature available for the quick access frame of the 3D area. Now, boundary conditions and loads can be added from the quick acces frame.
    • New option in the General Program Settings allows to set the Ansys product name (license type), when an Ansys cdb model is opened externally.
    • Improved representation of loads and boundary conditions in the 3D area. Now, loads and boundary conditions on single nodes and curves are correctly represented in the part coordinate system.
    • Fixed issue that caused an application crash, when an assembly contained parts with parametric number of instances but the parameter was not defined.
    • Fixed issue related to automatic generation of positionings and connections in sub-assemblies.
    • Fixed issue that preveted added joints from beeing displayed when rotating the 3D view of the assembly.
    • Fixed issue that caused the definition of added joint properties in the global coordinate system.
    • New feature available: Assembled models in Ansys format can be solved in the cloud. The models must be uploaded before solving, hence the models must be available in or copied to the user directory.
    • New feature available: Directories can be synchronized with their equivalent paths in the online library. The new feature is accessible for selected directories in the explorer tree.
    • New feature available for assembly equations. Now, conditional operators (IF, ELSE, ELSEIF, END) can be used. See Users manual, Chapter 18.2 for more details.
    • Significantly improved performance when rotating big models in the 3D area. Now, large FE assemblies will rotate very smooth even with weak grafik cards.
    • Significantly improved performance when saving asssemblies with large amount of connections and positionings.
    • Improved performance and behaviour of the events related to changed selection in model tree and explorer tree.
    • Improved precision when selecting geometry items in the 3D area.
    • Improved behavior of the window showing the assembly equations values. Now, the window remains always on top and changes to the equations are automatically reflected in the window with assembly equations values.
    • Improved behavior of the window showing the configurations of macro parameters. Now, the window remains always on top.
    • Improved usability of the "Show in explorer tree" function of the model tree context menu. Now, the function can be applied to multiple file items at once.
    • Improved handling of assembly equations with import form table files such as Excel. Now, the date of the Excel file is checked when saving the assembly equations. If an Excel file referenced in the assembly equations was changed, then the importeed parameter configurations are automatically re-read.
    • Fixed issue that prevented from computing the correct date of assemblies.
    • Fixed issue that prevented moving of a directory from one location to another location.
    • Fixed issue related to errors caused by some assembly equations.
    • Fixed issue related to showing the correct icon for model files whos parent files were deleted.
    • Fixed issue related to renaming assembled model files. In previous release, renaming assembled models file lead to missing .mpinp files, that are needed for solving the model.
    • New feature available. Now, Abaqus parts (inp format) can be imported into Meshparts. At the current state of development, only Abaqus 3D volume parts are supported.
    • Improved display of loads and boundary conditions. Now, suppressed loads and boundary conditions are not displayed any more.
    • Fixed issue that prevented positionings with reference items to be displayed.
    • Fixed issue related to the computed model size needed to fit the model to the screen.
    • Fixed issue related to errors caused by some assembly equations.
    • Added support for Ansys Beam189 elements.
    • Improved assembly archive function. Now, also files included by macros and assemblies are taken into account.
    • Fixed issue that prevented applying assembly parameters to sub-assemblies when the path of the imported assembly contained a comment sign.
    • Fixed issue related to generating new model from the model tree. In previous releases, when an assembly parameter was referenced in a generated model and the macro parameter name was not part of the file name, the model was not updated as expected.
    • Fixed issue that occured when the part instances were given by a parameter name.
    • New key shortcut (Alt+Delete) im explorer tree helps to quickly delete the cache of selected models.
    • Improved load step editor. When the DOF filter is modified, the vertical axis limits are updated.
    • Improved speed when Ansys .cdb models are read for the first time.
    • Improved integration of Windows Explorer file events within the Meshparts Explorer Tree.
    • Improved logic when 3D selection is performed with the parts or point filter on.
    • Decreased memory usage when opening Ansys .cdb models.
    • Fixed issue related to the load step editor. In previous releases, deactivating all DOF filter lead to an error.
    • Fixed issue related to moving parts or assemblies from one sub-assembly to another assembly. In previous releases, the sub-assembly containing the moved model was not saved.
    • Fixed issue related to moving parts or assemblies from one sub-assembly to another assembly. In previous releases, duplicated model ID's could have resulted from such an operation.
    • Fixed issue related to opening an assembly that has missing parts that are not in the offline library.
    • Fixed issue related to exported assemblies in Abaqus format. In previous releases, the contact surfaces of parts with multiple instaces were not exported.
    • Improved handling of the solution queue. New solution jobs can be submitted while another solution job is in progress.
    • Improved "Save and apply" function in assembly equations. Model files that are older than their corresponding macro files are now re-generated automatically.
    • Improved graphical representation of Ansys rectangular and circular hollow beam elements. Now, these elements are diplayed as a 3D body.
    • Changed behaviour of the "Assembly export" button. Now, the assembled model is written to the file only if it's older the assembly file. The file containing the definition of loads and boundary conditions is always written.
    • Fixed issue related to suppressed loads and boundary conditions. In previous releases loads and boundary conditions were taken into account even if they were suppressed.
    • Fixed issue that occured in special cases in the LBC editor when curves or time limits were changed.
    • Added Meshparts support for Ansys 17.0.
    • Improved handling of solution settings. Now the solution settings are available in the assembly parameters frame and can be specified for each assembly induvidually.
    • Improved context menu of the explorer tree.
    • Improved loads definion. Now rotational velocities and rotational accelerations are applied around the origin point of parts. In previous releases the rotational velocities and rotational accelerations were applied around the global origin.
    • Improved usability of macro files. If a macro file is selected in the explorer tree and the macro arguments are modified with a text editor, the macro parameters frame reflects the changes automatically.
    • Improved usability when editing a relation. The quick acces frame is not shown anymore while the edit operation is active.
    • Improved speed when showing the details frames for selected items in explorer and model tree.
    • Improved "Duplicate" function. Now also the parameter links of a model are duplicated.
    • Improved precision when selecting parts in the 3D area.
    • Improved speed when displaying models. The speed increase is perceptible on models with very large number of surfaces and curves.
    • Selection of the main assembly in the model tree does not chages color of 3D model to green anymore.
    • Fixed issue that caused unnecessary reload of model files when assembly equations or DOE designs were applied.
    • Fixed issue that caused in some cases the wrong selection of non planar surfaces.
    • Fixed issue that prevented the explorer tree from being manually refreshed when the F5 key was pressed.
    • Fixed issue that prevented the explorer tree from automatically updating files and directories that were renamed in the Windows explorer.
    • Fixed issue that prevented the explorer tree from automatically updating files that were copy/pasted in the Windows explorer.
    • Fixed issue that prevented from generating a new model from a macro that was renamed. In previous releases after a macro was renamed, the user had to deselect and reselect the macro in the explorer tree in order to make model generation possible.
    • Fixed issue that prevented copying the part offset system when duplicating parts.
    • Improved speed when refreshing the model tree.
    • Further improvements of the DOE (design of experiments) frame.
    • Improved function "Retrieve parameters" of the context menu of the explorer tree. Now also parameters of the Ansys "*GET" function are taken into account.
    • Improved copy/paste of tables.
    • Automatic inhibition of explorer model preview apearing after a the context menu is shown.
    • New option in the "Generate positionings" and "Generate connections" frames: "Delete old...". With the new options, available/old positionings or connections can be deleted automatically upon genration of new relations.
    • New option in the "Generate connections" frame: "Inlude surfaces". With the new option, connections can be generated automatically for surfaces that touch.
    • New option in the connections generation frame. Now also surfaces can be included in the matching pairs search algorithm.
    • Improved usability of the output window. The warning messages are written in red color, other messages are green.
    • New option in the Ansys solver settings. Now, the Ansys product name can be set up from a drop down list.
    • Improved speed when refreshing model tree.
    • Improved checking of potential infinite loops when adding an assembly to the model tree.
    • New context frame available for selected model tree items of type "Positionings": "Generate positionings". In the new content frame allowes the automatic generation of new positioning items based on available nodal sets.
    • New context frame available for selected model tree items of type "Connections": "Generate connections". In the new content frame allowes the automatic generation of new connection items based on available nodal sets.
    • New button "Paste parameters" available for selected model tree items of type "Positionings" and "Connections". The new button is an alternative to the same function available in the model tree context menu.
    • New Ansys macro template type available: "Parasolid volume WB". The new macro type has the extension .WPPY and contains Python commands for the Ansys WorkBench API. The macro automates the process of importing a new parasolid part or assembly into Ansys WorkBench, assigning a material, generating a mesh and exporting the model into .CDB format.
    • New option for maximum number of cores used by the software. The new option is available in the main menu, Program settings>General settings.
    • Improved speed (10x faster) when populating folders of the online library in explorer tree.
    • Significantly improved speed when uploading multiple files and directories.
    • Improved speed when deleting multiple files in the explorer tree.
    • Improved usability of the explorer tree. Now the explorer tree updates automatically when changes in the file system occure.
    • Improved usability of the model tabs. Now the model tabs update automatically when changes in the file system occure.
    • Improved usability of model preview.
    • Improved usability of DOE (design of experiments) frame. Now the full factorial table is generated automatically, so the "Generate table" button was removed. Also, the cells in the full factorial table can be edited manually.
    • Fixed issue related to editing relation and LBC items (e.g. Choose other geometry items). In previous versions, the properties of the relation and LBC item were not actualized.
    • Improved usability choosing other geometry in relations and loads and boundary conditions. Now the model tree is not opened automatically (unless dual selection setting is active) when the user switches between first and second relation item.
    • Added support for exporting Ansys models containing SOLID187 element to Abaqus.
    • Fixed issue that allowed after editing a positioning, connection, load or boundary condition to define two identical relations, connections, loads or boundary conditions.
    • Fixed issue that lead to deactivated Archive menu entry in the explorer context menu for assembly files.
    • Fixed issue that prevented applying parts offsets for parts with paths containing empty spaces.
    • Improved handling of special characters in file paths such as umlaute. Note that umlaute in file paths is still a bad idea due to incompatibility with other programms such as Ansys.
    • Improved handling of positionings, connections, loads and boundary conditions with missing geometry items. Now the output warnings contain links that lead directly to the model tree item causing the warning.
    • Improved usability. Now also assembly files can be downloaded from the online library.
    • Improved usability. Now missing assembly parts are automatically downloaded from the online library if available.
    • Improved usability. New icons show if assembly and macro files in the offline library are older then same files in the online library.
    • Improved usability. New icons show if assembly and macro files in the online library are already available in the offline library.
    • Improved selection of nodal sets over surfaces, when both nodal set and surface have the same geometic location.
    • Improved usability. The progress bar is shown when deleting multiple files in the explorer tree.
    • Improved precision when selecting reference geometry in the 3D area.
    • Fixed issue that lead to the deactivated "Download" option in the context menu of the explorer tree for user folders.
    • Fixed issue related to defining a new Ansys macro in the explorer tree. In previous releases the parent folder was set in rename mode instead of the new macro.
    • Fixed issue that lead to visible reference geometry for hidden assemblies.
    • Optimized automatic download function of online files.
    • Fixed error message that occured when a new model or assembly was dragged and dropped from the explorer to the 3D area.
    • Further improvement of the way files are sorted in the explorer tree. The change should give slightly different results compared to the previous version, but more similar to the Windows results.
    • Fixed issue that caused the application to crash, when a model tab was closed and the model file was already opened in another assembly tab.
    • Fixed issue that prevented the selection of geometry items in the 3D area when exploded views with rotated parts were used.
    • Fixed issue that prevented the selection of geometry items in the 3D area of model tabs of single model files.
    • New function "Retrieve parameters" added to the explorer context menu. The new function is available for one or more assembled model files. The function exports a table of parameters available in the output file and only after the assembled model was solved.
    • New button "Copy" added to the "Design of experiments" frame. The new button places the content of the factorial table into the clipboard.
    • New button "Geometry parameters" is available in the "Additional information" frame of a macro or model file.
    • New buttons available for transparent and translucent representation of surfaces available.
    • New button "Explode" is available in the Model View toolbar. The new button restores the last exploded view in the current assembly.
    • The button "Refresh" was moved from the Model View toolbar to the model address bar. The new location is more logical since the Refresh action affects not only the model view but also the model tree.
    • Improved usability when selecting geometry items from the context menu on the 3D area. Now only relevant parts are displayed and the surface reprezentation is smooth and translucent for easier perception of hidden elements.
    • Improved usability of the "Additional information" frame of a macro or model file. The model data sheet and manufacturer catalog can now also be opened from the offline library.
    • Improved usability of the "Additional information" frame of a macro or model file. All buttons show now a text description and an icon.
    • Improved usability of the "Relation edit window". Now first and second geometry can be activated also by clicking inside the text entry of the geometry name.
    • Improved usability of the "+/-" button of some entries. Now also parametric expressions can be turned negative by pressing the "+/-" button.
    • Improved function for updating assembly parameters that are imported in sub-assemblies.
    • Improved robustness when reading the content of Ansys model files that are bad formated.
    • Improved perception of the "Fit model to window" icon.
    • Improved usability of the "Open output file" function in the context menu. Now multiple output files can be opened at once.
    • Improved usability of the "Relation edit" frame. Now only the related parts are shown, all other parts are initially automtically hidden. If required, the user can manually overwride the visibility state of all parts and assemblies.
    • Improved/optimized rotation speed when the model or the view is rotated.
    • Improved usability when a new connection is added. Now exploded asssembly views are not reset anymore.
    • Improved usability when a new positioning is added. Now exploded asssembly views are reset only for the assembly containing the new positioning.
    • The key shortcuts for the model representation (e.g wireframe or transparent) and exploded view are now also available from inside the model tree.
    • Fixed error message that occured when dragging a direct child of the main assembly with the right mouse button while holding down the shift key.
    • Fixed error message that occured when dragging and dropping a macro file into an assembly.
    • Fixed error message that occured when copy/pasting a model from one tree to another tree.
    • Fixed error message that occured when displaying assembly joints in assemblies with multiple instances.
    • Fixed issue that prevented the the correct part rotation around the selected point.
    • Fixed issue related to translating leaf parts by dragging with the left mouse button.
    • Fixed issue related to highlighting positionings in assemblies with multiple instances.
    • Fixed issue related to highlighting positionings in assemblies with multiple instances.
    • Fixed issue related to inserting a new point into a curve of the load step editor. In previous releases and in some cases the point was inserted at the wrong location.
    • Fixed issue that prevented the selection of geometry items on parts when their assemblies were hidden.
    • Fixed issue in the "Show dependencies" function of the model tree context menu. In previous releases and only when multiple instances of assemblies were involved, the procedure returned the wrong dependencies.
    • Improved selection of the Origin in the 3D area.
    • Fixed issue that prevented the selection of geometry items in the 3D area, after the "fit model to window" function was used.
    • Fixed issue that prevented the the correct part rotation around the selected point.
    • Fixed issue that showed the reference geometry of assemblies at the wrong location.
    • Fixed issue that that prevented the selection of references geometry of assemblies in the 3D area.
    • Fixed issue related to rotating the 3D view around the mouse pointer.
    • Fixed issue that showed the "Cut" option in the context menu for relations as suppressed.
    • Fixed issue that prevented the "Cut/Pase" action when the cut item was in a different model tree than the past item.
    • Improved usability when creating exploded views. In previous releases, dragging with the left mouse button only moved parts or assemblies, that are direct children of the main assembly. Now, when dragging the mouse with the left mouse button and the shift key pressed, the deepest parts in the assembly hierachy will be moved.
    • Improved usability when creating exploded views. Now, when dragging the mouse with the right mouse button pressed, parts or assemblies are rotated.
    • Improved undo/redo function. Now, more a more detailed description of each undo/redo step is available.
    • Fixed issue, that prevented dragging parts when seelction filter was active and no geometry corresponding to the selection filter was under the mouse.
    • Improved selection of surfaces in the 3D area. Now, the selection is exact (not only based on bounding boxes, but also on the exact shape of the geometry).
    • Improved undo/redo function. Now, more than one step can be undone/redone and an short description of each undo/redo step is available.
    • Improved behaviour of the multiple selection list boxes. Now, after deleting some items in the multiple selection boxes, selection is cleared.
    • Fixed issue that occured when an already opened assembly was renamed. In previous releases the whole assembly was invisible after the renaming.
    • Fixed issue related to symmetry setting of models in online library.
    • Online library models will be automatically downloaded, if necessary, when the user tries to open them.
    • Fixed issue related to selecting references in the 3D area.
    • New feature added to the context menu of model trees. Positionings, connections, loads and boundary conditions, models and assemblies can be suppressed.
    • New feature added to the assembly equations. Now Excel parameters can be written to an Excel configuration file. See the User guide, Chapter 18.12 for details.
    • New feature added to the selection filter context menu in the 3D area. Now if you hold down the CTRL key while choosing a selection filter from the context menu on the 3D area, the new filter setting will act additive, meaning the other selection filters will not be affected.
    • New function "Show in model tree" added to the context menu of the 3D area. When using this function, items selected in the 3D area will be shown in the model tree. The new function has is also reachable by pressing the Backspace key.
    • Improvement of the determination of changed date of macro files and assembly files. Now the included or referenced files are taken into account, when the changed date of macro and assembly files is computed.
    • Refresh button added to the 3D area toolbar.
    • The background color settings of the 3D area are moved to the general program settings menu.
    • The Excel configuration name provided in assembly equations can now also be a parameter name.
    • Fixed issue that prevented moving a folder to a new location, that already contained a folder with the same name, even if the "overwrite" option was choosen.
    • Fixed issue that prevented a new defined assembly to be added to the list of recent files.
    • Fixed issue that prevented loads applied to curves to be evenly distributed to the curves nodes. In previous versions, the total load was wrongly defined on each node of the curve.
    • Improved usability when performing selections in the 3D area. Selected geometry in the 3D area does not necessary open the corresponding model tree item. This behaviour is controlled by a new option in the program settings called "Dual selection". The dual selection can be turned on or off.
    • Improved usability when adding joints to connections. Now the added mass, stiffness, damping or transmission are graphically shown in the 3D area.
    • New function "Swap" available when editing a relation (positioning or connection). By pressing the button "Swap", the order of the two relation interfaced is interchanged.
    • New feature: Model tree tabs can now be also closed by pressing the middle mouse button.
    • New context menu for model tree tabs: The context menu can be shown by pressing the right mouse button on a model tree tab.
    • New items added to the Help menu. The new items are: "Read release notes" and "Download current release"
    • Improved visibility of reference planes. Now the reference planes are filled with semitransparent color.
    • Improved selection of references in the 3D area.
    • Fixed issue related to the way table data in the clipboard is interpreted. Now empty cells are imported as zeros, if data is expected to be numeric. If expected data is not numeric, empty cells are imported as empty strings.
    • Fixed issue related to the way setting of selection filter from the context menu on the 3D area works.
    • Improvement of the way files are sorted in the explorer tree. Now the files are sorted following the rule: first sort based on file name without extension, second sort based on file extension).
    • Improvement of the model preview on small displays. Now the preview pictures are down scaled much smoother than in previous releases.
    • New feature added to the search function. If the CTRL key is pressed while the earch is started, the found items are added to the previous selection.
    • Improved functionality of the Assembly archive function. Now multiple assemblies can be selected and archived at the same time.
    • Automatic correction of wrong user input of parameter configuration names in the assembly equations. If the configuration name is copied from the parameter of a macro file, the parameter is contained between single quotes. In the assembly equations, the configuration name does not need single quotes. Those are now automatically eliminated by the program.
    • Fixed issue that occured when a macro file link was renamed. In previous releases the child model files could not be renamed accordingly to the new macro file name.
    • Fixed issue that occured when a joint with added stiffness was defined.
    • Fixed issue related to reading special, UTF8 formated characters from Excel configuration files.
    • Fixed issue related to positionings of type tangent. For tangent constraints between cylinder and plane, circle and plane, line and plane the reverse option now works correctly.
    • Improvement of parameters exchange between Meshparts and Ansys. When a Meshparts assembly is exported into Ansys .cdb format, the assembly parameters defined in the Assembly equations frame are defined in the corresponding .mpinp file.
    • Optimized position of the quick access frame, so that the context menu and the quick access frame can be shown at the same time.
    • Changed the order in which the macro and assembly files are listed in the explorer tree. Now the macro files are listed first, then the assembly files are listed second.
    • Improvement of the algorithm for selecting a parameters configuration for an Ansys macro file. When the parameter configuration is specified through an assembly parameter, the value of the parameter is extracted and used for preselecting the corresponding row in the configurations table.
    • Change in the full factorial design table of the design of experiments frame. The table is now generated with abolute factor values. In previous releases the table was generated with relative values in the interval from -1.0 to 1.0. Using absolute values has the advantage, that factor values must not be real numbers anymore. Now, string values can also be used as a factor value.
    • Fixed issue that prevented copying a folder to a new location, that already contained a folder with the same name, even if the "overwrite" option was choosen.
    • Fixed issue that caused multiple pasting of copied file, if the command was performed on multiple selection of model files in explorer tree.
    • Fixed issue that caused multiple creation of "new Ansys macro files", if the command was performed on multiple selection of model files in explorer tree.
    • Fixed issue that caused some surfaces with overlayed contact elements not to be recognized.
    • Now multithreading is supported on multicore systems when opening for the first time models (Ansys .cdb or Abaqus .inp). The speed increase scales almost lineary with the number of cores available.
    • Improved behaviour of the progress bar.
    • Fixed issue related to macro parameters that were input with a starting or trailing empty space. In previous the model generation in such cases was aborted. Now the program automatically corrects this kind of input errors.
    • Fixed issue that occured when some relation belonging to a missing part in an assembly was selected.
    • Fixed issue that occasionally occured when generating parts leading to the non-traceable Ansys error: "Material number must be greater than 0. Line= *GET,_UIQR,comp,,type. The *GET command is ignored.""
    • New main menu entry available: "Recent files". When selecting the new menu entry, the list of recent file (models and assemblies) is shown in a new window.
    • Improved logic of the predefined 3D model views. The fit to the screen view is now mantained when changing the viewing point.
    • Improved logic of the isometric 3D model view. Depending on the current viewing point, one of the eight possible isometric views is automatically set.
    • Improved usability. Positionings, connections and loads or boundary conditions, that have missing geometry items, are marked with an exclamation symbol.
    • Cleaner GUI. The progressbar is now only visible when necessary.
    • Import parameters configurations from Excel tables into assembly equations. You can now simply insert the path of an Excel table followed by the configuration name directly into the Assembly equations frame, in order to inport the corresponding parameters and values.
    • Improved usability when setting the offline path. The user does not have to click on the "Set" button anymore after choosing a new path from the browse window.
    • Improved usability when generating new models in the online library. If during model generation an error occures, the user is informed and the output file can be opened for review.
    • Improved usability when generating new models in the online library. The online output file can now be opened locally.
    • Fixed issue regarding the export of assemblies into Abaqus format. In previous releases the export was aborted, if a connection between a point and a surface was available.
    • Fixed issue regarding the export of assemblies into Abaqus format. In previous releases the connection between a point and a surface was not exported.
    • Increased performance when exporting Abaqus INP models.
    • Improved security when communicating with the Meshparts server.
    • Fixed issue regarding the export of assemblies into Abaqus format. In previous releases the output file contained invalid code, if boundary conditions were applied to points or curves.
    • Fixed issue regarding the use of paths with empty spaces in an assembly. In previous releases this bug caused unter special circumstances (e.g. when changing the path of the offline library) broken links to the assembly files.
    • Increased performance when reading Ansys CDB models for the first time. IMPORTANT! The performance increase affects the order of surfaces IDs of models. If you re-generate a model, do this in three steps:
      1. Open the biggest assembly containing the model.
      2. Select the model in the model tree or in the explorer tree and generate the model.
      3. If you have selected the model in the explorer tree, drag it over the same model in the model tree in order to replace the old one with the new one.
      By doing this, Meshparts will map the old surface IDs to the new ones and the assembly connectivity will remain intact. Assembly relations based on nodal sets are not affected by this release.
    • Progress bar is shown when reading Ansys CDB models for the first time.
    • Increased performance when exporting Ansys CDB models.
    • New button "Show values" added to the "Assembly equations" frame. The new button shows all parameters and corresponding, calculated values in a table.
    • New functions "Show" and "Hide" added to the model tree and 3D context menu. The new functions hide or show the selected parts or assemblies. The old functionality (to show only selected parts or assemblies) is still available by dragging the selected model tree items to the 3D viewing area.
    • Fixed issue regarding the use of the hash key in the name of an assembly. In previous releases this bug prevented the import of assembly equations from this assembly, since the hash key is a also a comment sign.
    • Fixed issue regarding the use of APDL string parameters in assembly equations (e.g. "'name'"). In previous releases this bug generated an error when trying to generate a part that has one of the parameters defined in the described manner.
    • A new button (Reset) was added to the relation edit window. The new button resets the selected geometry items to the default.
    • Improved logic of when a model preview is displayed. If the output window is shown due to a question that the user must answer, the model preview is hidden.
    • Improved display of the geometry items of positionings and connections. The first geometry item is highlighted in green, then second in red.
    • Improved behaviour of selection of items on the 3D area through the context menu. Now the selection is much faster than before.
    • Added key shortcuts to the undo (CTRL-X) and redo (CTRL-Y) buttons in the model tree and 3D view area.
    • Improved usability when big Excel parameter configurations files are read in for the first time. Now the progress bar in the main window is reflecting the amount of data already read in.
    • Fixed issue regarding the editing of a relation (positioning or connection). In previous releases this bug selected the wrong geometry item in the model tree, when the user changed repeatedly between the first and second relation item.
    • IMPORTANT! The Meshparts server has been updated, so that the https requests are performed only through the TLS transfer protocol. All old software releases which communicated through the SSL transfer protocol are no longer compatible and an update is needed.
    • Improved display performance that will make a difference for very large assemblies with hundreds of connections.
    • Fixed issue regarding the display of the position of added joints. In previous releases this bug prevented the display of the position of added joints.
    • Improved usability of all radio and check buttons by a cleaner Toolbutton style.
    • Fixed issue regarding the display of the actual number of multiple selections in the quick access frame.
    • Fixed issue that prevented the software in some cases from signalizing that a submited model solve job is finished.
    • Improved icons. The icons can be now much better perceived by users.
    • Improved display performance that will make a difference for very large assemblies with hundreds of positionings or connections.
    • Optimized performance when hundreds of positionings, connections etc. are deleted at once.
    • A new menu entry was added to the "Program settings" menu. The new entry "Manual display update" increases the usability when the Meshparts software is used through a remote desktop connection.
    • New feature available: Quick access window appears on the mouse pointer location in order to give a quick access to frequently used functions.
    • Improved behavior of the multiple selection. When adding a new relation is unsuccessful, the multiple selection is not cleared anymore.
    • Improved behavior of the multiple selection. The same geometry item can occure more than once in a multiple selection.
    • New feature available: In the Meshparts explorer the parameter preview to a macro is shown when the mouse hovers over the macro file item.
    • Fixed issue, that lead to a very small initial height of the output frame.
    • Fixed issue, related to moving a macro or assembly file to another directory. In previous releases this bug prevented the moving of files related to the generated model files that belong to the macro file.
    • Fixed issue, related to moving a macro or assembly file to another directory. In previous releases this bug lead to an error if also the children files were selected.
    • Fixed issue, related to the computation of predefined views such as Iso or Front View. In previous releases this bug lead in some cases to the wrong model orientation.
    • Fixed issue, related to the computation of fit view. In previous releases this bug lead in some cases to the wrong fit view.
    • IMPORTANT! The Meshparts server has been updated, so that only https requests are allowed. All old software releases are no longer compatible and an update is needed.
    • Fixed issue related to saving of assembly equations that contained a "*". In previous releases this bug prevented the saving of changes done to the assembly equations.
    • Improved stability of the main window. In previous releases the main window changed size when the explorer or output frame was hidden.
    • Fixed issue related to editing a positioning. In previous releases this bug prevented the computation of the new positions. A manual refresh of the model tree was needed.
    • Fixed issue related to replacing a model in an assembly. In previous releases this bug did the mapping of relations, that do not belong to the replaced model.
    • Fixed issue related to definition of loads and boundary conditions (LBCs). In previous releases this bug defined a LBC even if that LBC started at a later time step higher than zero.
    • Improvement to the LBC editor: When the first point of a LBC curve is deleted, the y coordinate of the new first curve point is automatically changed to be zero.
    • Improvement to the LBC editor: When the LBC editor frame is shown again by changing the selection in the model tree, unsaved changes to the LBC curves are automatically undone.
    • Fixed issue, that prevented from renaming a folder with a dot in the folder name.
    • Fixed issue related to uploading binary files to the server.
    • Fixed issue, that raised an exeption when a "button release" event happend on the 3D viewing area of an opened model file.
    • Fixed issue, related to drag-and-drop of first model files into an empty assembly. In previous releases, the new model was placed at the wrong temporary position.
    • Fixed issue, related to the saving of preview images for models generated automatically from the DOE module. In previous releases, this bug saved the wrong preview image for each model design.
    • Improved usability of new models added to an assembly by dragging and droping them on the 3D viewing area. Now the new model stays at the dopping location until the model is refreshed of a new relation is defined.
    • Improved visualization of loads and boundary conditions. In previous releases, only the first time step was displayed when interacting with the 3D viewing area. Now the time step selected in the load step editor is used to display loads and boundary conditions.
    • Improved load step editor. In previous releases, the vertical axis range for curves with small values was too big. Now the vertical axis range in the load step editor is much more "intelligent".
    • Fixed issue, related to the load step editor. In previous releases, this bug leaded to an range error, when no curve was selected.
    • Improved assembly archive function. Now also the solution macros are added to the archive.
    • Improved behaviour when the viewing point is rotated around the model using the mouse. Now the rotating point is not drifting anymore.
    • Added new context menu entry "Open output file". This function is only active for generated or assembled models.
    • Fixed issue related to the conversion of units specified in Excel parameter configuration files.
    • Fixed issue, that occured when a model file was replaced with with a newer version of the same file, where geometry interfaces changed. In previous releases, this bug prevented the mapping of old geometry interfaces to the new ones.
    • This is the first finite element software with integrated Knowledge in the shape of a finite element library of parametric models.

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