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v2.8.2 (March 22, 2021)

  • Fix: If geometry had more than 1000 domains and boundaries, calculation finished with an error.
  • Fix: In advanced simulation settings, tolerance larger then 1e-6 was treated as zero.
  • Fix: Time chart was missing if multiple inductors were used.

v2.8.1 (February 8, 2021)

  • Fix: Martensite field was incorrect if scanning was used.
  • Fix: Cases with scanning created by Shaper threw an xao file error.
  • Fix: There was inefficient memory consumption during scanning.

v2.8 (January 11, 2021)

  • New: Steel phases
    Calculate and view the percentage of austenite while the workpiece is heating and bainite, pearlite and martensite after it has cooled.
  • Fix: In the From CAD workflow, the manual mesh was lost in specific situations.

v2.7.3 (October 30, 2020)

  • Fixed startup issues in Windows 7.

v2.7.2 (October 15, 2020)

  • Alloy Steel 42CrMo4 added to materials.
  • Added use of tabular and expression current in stranded coil.
  • Fix: Preview was crashing if object was moved outside viewport.
  • Fix: Could not install or detect ParaView version in specific situations.
  • Fixed use of expressions defined in solver parameters.
  • Fixed use of units in results section.
  • Fixed several stability issues.

v2.7.1 (August 25, 2020)

  • Fix: Could not start the kernel on specific machines
  • Fix: Could not generate a report in certain scenarios
  • Fix: Scanning cases was crashing in certain scenarios

v2.7 (August 19, 2020)

  • New: Simulation report as PDF
    At the end of the calculation, a report can be generated with all the most important aspects of the case.
  • Improved: Mesh quality check
    Taper mesh quality check has been implemented which finds additional mesh issues in skin layer elements. Read more
  • Updated: Material library
    Brass, carbon steel AISI 1005 and rebar steels Y8 and Y12 has been added.
  • Improved: ParaView visualization
    If temperature is calculated in several domains (such as workpiece and inductor), the temperature scale will cover all regions.
  • Improved: Hardened Profile filter in ParaView
    2D and 3D Hardened Profile filters have been combined in one improved filter.
  • Improved: BC selection
    By default, only the relevant boundary conditions are available in the Template or 'From CAD' workflows (e.g. no radiation on interface surfaces).
  • Fix: Accuracy of calculation with B(H) and temperature
    Previously, saturation was exceeded due to an error in B(H) linearization algorithm.
  • Fix: Path to STEP files was not updated when the case was shared

v2.6.1 (July 1, 2020)

  • Fix: Running previous scanning cases finished with an error
  • Fix: Could not run a case if temperature was defined with an expression

v2.6 (June 15, 2020)

  • New: Thermal & Electric resistance
    Define thermal and electrical resistance on the surface between two domains.
  • New: Time-step as table
    Time-step can be defined with a table (for static cases).
  • New: Time charts in ParaView
    New tab with time-based charts has been added to ParaView when viewing results. As before, this data is available also in .csv file. See image below.
  • Improved: Preview window in Physics
    By hovering over a boundary definition, the surfaces is highlighted in the Preview window, and vice versa (now for both: Advanced and 'From CAD' workflows).
  • Required: ParaView 5.8
  • Fix: Inductor moved to wrong position in specific cases during scanning

Time charts

v2.5.1 (May 14, 2020)

  • Fix: Domain roles were unsaved in some circumstances
  • Fix: Sign for magnetic force was opposite in 3D
  • Fix: External links weren't opened in a browser

v2.5 (May 5, 2020)

  • New: Domain Roles
    Domain type and enabled physics fills out automatically by choosing a role for your domain, e.g., workpiece, inductor or air.
  • New: Thermal simulation of Stranded Coils
  • Improved: Results in ParaView
    Temperature in the inductor will be displayed by default if Thermal Analysis is enabled in it.
  • Improved: Preview window in Physics
    Jump to a specific domain by clicking on it in the preview window. Hovering on boundary reveals it in the list, and vice versa ('From CAD' only).
  • Fix: Time steps were missing if ParaView was opened with saved state file
  • Fix: Surface Impedance boundary condition
  • Fix: Adjusted and corrected B(H) behaviour
  • Fix: Scanning-related error

v2.4.1 (March 30, 2020)

  • Fix issues when used from regular user account

v2.4 (March 25, 2020)

  • New: Scanning in Templates
  • Multiple Dynamic Geometry Variables
    Enable multiple Variables simultaneously to change geometry parameters directly from CENOS and define simulations with multiple scanning speeds.
  • New data in .csv file
    Inductance, total power and other values now calculated in .csv.
  • Improved meshing in 'From CAD' workflow
    Updated meshing algorithms now provide more reliable meshing of different geometries.
  • License information
    Find out how many days are left on your trial or when your license ends in About section.

v2.3 (December 18, 2019)

  • New: Expressions
    Define anisotropy, non-uniform fields, global parameters and much more with the introduction of expressions. Read more

v2.2.1 (November 21, 2019)

  • Fix: Time-dependent tabular values was not updated at proper time step
  • Fix: Mandatory post-value fields could be disabled by user

v2.2 (November 14, 2019)

  • Stranded coil / Litz wire (now available 2D & 3D) Read more
  • Material Library
    Updated: Carbon Steels AISI 1020 and 1045.
  • Slice angle
    When geometry is a 3D slice, enter its angle for automatic calculation of mean values
  • Choosing post-values
    It is possible to check/uncheck, which additional values to obtain after calculation finishes, e.g, Joule heat, active power, permeability. Disabling unnecessary values reduces overall time of simulation. Click the gear icon on the Visualisation block to configure. Read more

Visualization block

v2.1 (September 30, 2019)

  • Required: Salome 9 โ€“ simpler geometry creation
    A new module called Shaper has been added which is an alternative of the existing GEOM module, but with a much simpler geometry creation process.
    Mesh generation has been also improved in the new Salome version
  • New: Termal interface boundary
    Helps to simulate , e.g, heating of large rotating workpieces
  • Improved performance of preview window
    When working in the "From CAD" workflow, boundary selection is a way faster and possible also by clicking on the preview area
  • Fix: Unphysical results after merging in "From CAD" view
    In some situations, merging domains or boundaries inside the "From CAD" view led to unphysical calculation results
  • Save log in case folder
    Log entries from black log window are saved also in log.txt file inside the case folder. Especially useful when running simulations in a batch
  • Receive a confirmation email after reporting an issue from CENOS software
  • Added check for domain collision when using scanning

v2.0.3 (August 13, 2019)

  • New: Heating of magnetic flux concentrators Read more
  • Updated Material Library
    New: Steel 309, Carbon Steels AISI 1008 and 1080.
    Updated: Fluxtrol materials, aluminium, copper, zinc
  • Fix: Interpolation error in some scanning cases
  • Fix: Stranded coil: Wrong active power values in CSV file

v2.0.2 (July 11, 2019)

  • New: Hints for the first-time users
  • Fix: Could not auto-save a template case
  • Fix: From CAD: Calculation did not start if meshing gave a warning
  • Fix: Wrong power values in CSV file if multiple inductor groups were used in 2D simulations
  • Fix: Using combined boundary condition on multiple boundaries could lead to wrong results

v2.0.1 (July 4, 2019)

  • Fix: From CAD: Preview was not updated after adding air
  • Fix: From CAD: Calculation failed if manual mesh was used
  • Fix: Could not create a new case in some situations
  • Broken case can be fixed automatically in some situations

v2.0 (June 26, 2019)

  • NEW: Load CAD and prepare geometry directly in CENOS
    We have created a brand new approach when working with CAD files called From CAD. It allows preparing simulation from CAD files in a simple and automated procedure including automatic meshing
    Watch video

From CAD

  • Multiple UI/UX improvements

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