PFC 7.00 Update

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Latest Version: 7.00.135 (Description)
Released On: Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021

Update Instructions

This download is a PRE-RELEASE version. It is feature complete with full Command and FISH documentation available. While the software has passed automatic testing, please use with caution as unknown software bugs may be present. Full documentation and tutorials will be continuously updated and finalized with the official release.

Download the update file to a convenient location and double-click on the file.

A Linux version is currently under development to be available for the official PFC 7 release. To find out more about this, please contact our PFC development and support team.

PFC 7.00 64-bit Update

Software Update Revisions

Revision Date Description
135 Mar 31, 2021

New features and improvements:
- Ongoing documentation improvements.
- Update security logic.
- 3DEC Add block initialize rvelocity command.
- 3DEC Add rockbolt example and document.
- FLAC3D Remove the property "index-softening" from NorSand model.
- FLAC3D Add a property "exponent" to P2PSand model.
- PFC Add the ball accumulate-stress and clump accumulate-stress commands.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix re-population of the list during cycling.
- 3DEC Fix bug in cables plastic tensile strain was not being saved.
- 3DEC Fix bug in flowplane zone list command.
- 3DEC Fix bug in block plotting.
- 3DEC Fix hybrid bolt bug that dowels were not installed on joined joints.
- 3DEC Fix bug in block.go.temp FISH intrinsic.
- PFC Fix relative velocity computation in periodic space.

134 Mar 23, 2021

New features and improvements:
- Ongoing documentation improvements.
- Update security logic.
- 3DEC Add histories for hydraulic and mechanical aperture.
- FLAC3D improve searching target zone of interface node
- FLAC3D Add an error massage when initializing stress without assigning a non-null constitutive model.
- PFC Add ability to specify groups to inlet particles.
- PFC Allow cutting at any point of the cycle sequence and speed up contact detection.
- PFC Update springnetwork model.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix string comparison difference.
- Fix the FISH Global symbol control set when it is the only set on the screen.
- 3DEC Fix archiving and plot commands for block group plot item.
- 3DEC Fix bug in flowplane pressure plotting.
- 3DEC Fix bug in BLOCK GRIDPOINT APPLY-REMOVE VEL command.
- 3DEC Fixes to block.gridpoint.apply-remove.vel-n command.
- PFC Fix potential issues when rotating model components with the inlet logic.
- PFC Fix 2D issues on rigid block, rblock, getJointGeometry and stress installation.
- PFC Fix bug with incrementally updating contact information in periodic space.
- PFC Fix the keep-contact issue.

133 Mar 5, 2021

New features and improvements:
- Ongoing documentation improvements.
- Add the ability in Python to use group indices.
- Make the velocity and displacement range elements applicable to all codes.
- Cut plane improvements.
- 3DEC Add BLOCK FACE APPLY VELOCITY-NORMAL command.
- PFC Add springnetwork example in 3D.
- PFC Change code status to PRE-RELEASE from BETA.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix group.find and group.find.slot documentation.
- Fix crash when deleting groups.
- Fix 2D cellspace bug.
- 3DEC Fix configure in the Options menu in 3DEC.
- 3DEC Fix bug in joint plotting.
- 3DEC Fix bug in calculation of solve ratio when SELs are present in 3DEC.
- FLAC3D Fix properties not visible in Inline Help.
- PFC Fix importing multiple bricks from file.

132 Feb 23, 2021

New features and improvements:

  • Ongoing documentation improvements.
  • Add the FRACTURE JOINT-SET command similar to the BLOCK JOINT-SET command in 3DEC.
  • 3DEC Increase block limit for demo version from 40 to 50.
  • 3DEC Added face groups to BLOCK LIST POLY output.
  • 3DEC Speed up gridpoint group range by adding gridpoint-face links.
  • 3DEC Improve new zoning command, adding the CLEAR and LIST keywords to the BLOCK ZONE SIZE command.
  • 3DEC Add the softening healing creep joint model.
  • FLAC3D Allow users to DELETE zones without a license.
  • FLAC3D Remove license check in commands ZONE CREATE FROM-EXTRUDER and ZONE CREATE FROM-BUILDING-BLOCKS.
  • PFC Version 7.00 has been moved to Pre-Release.
  • PFC Add clump.stress FISH intrinsic and make all clump FISH intrinsics multi-threaded.
  • PFC All computational modules are loaded as with FLAC3D.
  • PFC Add rotating/translating inlet logic for particle creation.
  • PFC Add more robust rblock aspect ratio computation.
  • PFC Expand PFC histories to support tensors and vectors using the COMPONENT and QUANTITY keywords.
  • PFC Expand PFC histories to support extra variables.
  • PFC Add simple stress apply conditions for rblock facets.
  • PFC Add the RBLOCK DENSIFY command to refine the size of rblocks through recursive cutting.
  • PFC Add the RBLOCK DILATE command to dilate by a specified distance without rounding.
  • PFC Reduce the number of properties when plotting PFC contacts.
  • PFC Update the dip and dip-direction properties immediately for smoothjoint contacts when then geometry is updated.
  • PFC Add the INITIALIZE method to the flatjoint contact to install a force and a moment when bonded.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix movie export bug.
  • Fix the domain.strain.rate FISH intrinsic.
  • Fix bug that can cause cut-planes to have holes.
  • Fix dynamic wizard issue on high resolution monitors.
  • 3DEC Fix BLOCK FRAGMENT command.
  • 3DEC Fix command conversion for FRAGMENT command.
  • 3DEC Fix bug that may cause errors when very large merged blocks area present.
  • 3DEC Fix bug in subcontact history when specifying dip and dip-direction.
  • FLAC3D Fix determinism bug in ZONE INITIALIZE-STRESS command.
  • FLAC3D Fix save/restore of the StressTensor apply condition used in the EMBEDDED BOUNDARY command.
  • FLAC3D Fix fluid computations.
  • FLAC3D Fix 2D structure plot item that displays the maximum outer-fiber stress.
  • PFC Fix closest point on rblock in 2D for contact resolution with spheres.
  • PFC Fix rblock.group.list FISH intrinsic.
  • PFC Fix clump issue with rblock.group.list FISH intrinsic.
  • PFC Fix crash bug with clump domain contacts when breaking the clumps.
  • PFC Fix rblock structural element issue with mixed deformable/rigid connections.
  • PFC Fix bugs when importing rblocks from grid files.
  • PFC Fix rblock deletion bug.
  • PFC Fix keyword mismatch in BALL TRACTION command.

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