New and Improved Tools

Improved Plotting and Movies

  • Plots can be set to refresh automatically or manually during model cycling.
  • Up to 20 movie frame sets can be created during cycling and saved to different folders.

New Commands and Keywords

  • Added SET digits command to specify decimal digits for outputs from PRINT command.
  • Added  SET memory  to specify RAM memory allocation within FLAC.
  • Added color option for the MARK command.
  • Added  SET thtime t0 command to initialize thermal time, similar to gwtime and dytime.
  • Added a history for zone saturation.

Updates to FISH and New FISH Functions

  • Added logic to check array size in FISH. If the array exceeds the size limit, a FISH error will result.
  • Added the round() FISH intrinsic for arithmetic rounding convention.
  • Constitutive models can now be assigned via the z_model() FISH intrinsic.
  • Added FISH intrinsics esxx(), esyy(), and eszz(), for effective stresses.
  • Added badgeomrat FISH intrinsic for minimum aspect ratio over the whole grid.
  • Increased filename length limit to '200' if '@'symbol is used before a filename.
  • Added fish.xml to the FISH folder.

Improved Structural Elements

  • Added FISH option in the GUI for structural node load.
  • Added range for grids when structure nodes are rigidly connected to grid points.

Improved Automatic Rezoning

  • No limits on the number of constitutive models allowed in the rezoned region.
  • Added a dialog in the GUI for rezoning related parameters.

Updates to TABLE/HISTORY/PROFILE

  • Data from up to 100 tables can be exported to the same file.
  • Table/History/Profile can be exported to *.CVS or *.DAT files directly from the GUI or via commands.
  • Up to 50 colors are now available for TABLE and HISTORY charts.

Updates to Factor-of-Safety Contouring (Safety Maps)

  • An option has been added to use average velocity instead of instantaneous velocity; the number of steps for averaging can be specified.