Intelligent Light and FieldView

XDBview gives you all the high performance, interactive visualization capabilities of FieldView in a free viewer.  Interrogate your CFD simulations using compact XDB files.  Review and share complex simulation results without the burden of large CFD datasets and without a license.

xdbviewT250What is an XDB?

XDB files are compact extracts that maintain the full numerical fidelity of your CFD simulation on selected surfaces and streamlines.  Generate XDB files in FieldView interactively, or in batch, based on the visualization that you create.  XDBs are 10x to 1,000x smaller than your CFD dataset and can be easily transferred, shared and archived.

Work with your data anywhere

With XDBs, small packets of data replace large results files.  Generate XDBs on your desktop or a remote HPC system, and then interact with the simulation results in XDBview on your desktop or even a laptop.  Annotate and save your own views to pass along to colleagues.

Review large unsteady datasets interactively at animation speed

Achieve true interactive exploration of your transient data.  Zoom, rotate on multiple cases as they animate through time.  High-speed, multi-windows graphics enable direct qualitative and quantitative comparisons to make your story engaging and understandable.

Agility for on the spot what-if analysis

With XDBview you are never locked into a single view.  Even while sweeping through time and space you can rotate your model, change scalars, apply thresholds, and experience multiple views simultaneously.

Share your results with clients, colleagues, and managers

XDBview is free to anyone. No license is required. Share the lightweight XDB files so anyone can explore your results. You can set up automated RESTARTS to show them exactly what you need them to see. As a reviewer, you can freely explore the dataset. Annotate and save your own views to pass along to colleagues.

New in XDBview 2

  • Perform surface sweep operations
  • Read STL files for easily including geometry in your model with minimal impact of files size
  • All new display types including vertex display for enhanced views and high performance

XDBview is always based on the latest FieldView software so you have the most advanced CFD viewer with FieldView technology "under the hood".

XDBview will read XDB files generated by FieldView 14 and newer as well all XDBs from acuFieldView 14+, the post-processor for Altair acuSolve.

 

FieldView 14 – CFD Results Without Compromise

FieldView is the industry’s tool of choice for CFD without compromise. Make your decisions quickly and with confidence.  With CFD data management, workflow productivity, and HPC capabilities FieldView users perform the CFD studies they need without constraining their simulations to meet resource limitations.

CFD is critical to organizations across industry and research. The insights that are achieved with high-fidelity CFD eclipse what was possible even just a few years ago. Successful analysts harness the power of HPC and modern CFD to develop highly productive workflows that generate accurate, timely, and actionable results that support better decision making. If your CFD workflow is not making this kind of impact contact us today.

Parallel Power to the People!

FieldView is designed for scalability and every standard FieldView license will run on 8 CPU cores. For HPC users, additional scalability (32, 64, or unlimited cores) is available at moderate additional cost. Run FieldView on a local system, on-site or cloud-based server, even across virtualized resources all standard and with maximum performance.

CFD Data Management

CFD data is large and impractical to move. With the CFD data management tools in FieldView you work with the data where it is generated: interactively or in batch processes using FieldView XDB files. FieldView XDB files are a fraction of the size of the original volume data and can be used for local, interactive post-processing, interrogation of transient results, and for archives.

Without FieldView

WITH FieldView

“I often have to postpone a meeting because CFD images aren’t ready.”

– External Aero Team Manager. European automotive manufacturer

“FieldView can automatically process computational results.   For one CFD result with 2 million grid points, I can extract data and graphs in just a few minutes.”

- CFD Engineer of Aerodynamic Research, JAXA (Japan)

“Our boss is giving us new geometries faster than we can review the results we have.”

– CAE engineer

“Corvid Technologies generates thousands of three-dimensional (CFD) solutions every year on complex geometries. The ability to automate this process can reduce flow-viz time requirements by 50 percent or more.”

- David F. Robinson, Ph.D., President, Corvid Technologies

“I am post-processing just 1% of my simulation data”

CAE Manager, major manufacturing company

“Even beyond the CFD...the secret sauce here is in the handling of the MASSIVE amounts of data, (…) that's what FieldView brought to the table that has completely changed the game. -- FieldView runs and extracts all the critical data, critical cut planes, surface boundaries, etc, captures pre-defined images and makes pre-defined videos...all in a batch process that we never touch. from 1.5 Tb we pull down 80-120mb of critical information (that is) actionable and understandable by humans.”

– Josh Poertner, Director of Engineering, Zipp Speed Weaponry

FieldView 14 offers simple yet robust automation tools to speed your workflow, while batch and parallel processing options maximize the use of your HPC resources.

Experience the speed, facility and powerful insights FieldView14 delivers. Contact us today!

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“We need to have confidence in our tools in order to put the results on the car. With the lack of testing time nowadays, we have to be reasonably sure they will work straightaway. I can’t think of anything we put on the car last season, either from the wind tunnel or CFD, that didn’t generally act as we expected it to act on the track.”

Nathan Sykes, CFD Team Leader, Red Bull Technology

 

FieldView 16 – Advancing CFD.  Advancing You.

FieldView is the industry’s tool of choice when engineers must deliver better results within fast design cycles.  Use FieldView to make your decisions quickly and with confidence. 

FIELDVIEW 16.1 UPDATE available now. See What's New!

Use FieldView to Solve

  • Harness the power of your computing resources with highly efficient, scalable FieldView running locally or remotely for your convenience.
  • Develop optimized workflows that eliminate the movement of results files, increase performance, and automate your repeatable or complex tasks.
  • Use FieldView XDBs for data management, allowing small packages of data to replace large results files while maintaining full numerical fidelity.

Use FieldView to Sell

  • FieldView makes it easy to create and deliver compelling animations that make your point clear.  
  • Create 3D PDFs for reports and presentations. Create MP4 movies ready for use with Powerpoint or YouTube.
  • Use FieldView XDBs to enable high-performance, fully interactive explorations of transient data as it is animated.
  • High-speed, multi-windows graphics enable direct qualitative and quantitative comparisons to make your story engaging and understandable.

Scale with FieldView

  • Every FieldView license is a parallel FieldView license.  Use parallel to reduce the time to read and post-process your data. Tackle problems that you didn't have enough power to attempt before!
  • Return on investment by getting more from your hardware with FieldView's compute and memory resource efficiency.
  • Increase the resolution and accuracy of your simulations and explore more design variations using batch processing to offload more work to your computer systems.  Automate batch processes to deliver exactly the information you need when you need it.

Count on FieldView to help you deliver your best work, stand out from the crowd and help increase the capacity and the impact CFD makes for your organization.

Contact us today and let us show you how we can help you advance your CFD.

FieldView 16 Delivers:

FieldView 16 delivers dozens of new capabilities in direct response to the requests of our users. Each feature was reviewed with customers prior to release to ensure that our delivery meets or exceeds their need.  We thank the FieldView user community for their continued commitment to helping us make FieldView the best possible product for production CFD.

  • The new 3D PDF native export lets you share your results easily with customers and management.
  • Improved data input leads to faster read and lower memory usage, allowing you to load larger results on the same hardware.
  • Faster XDB exports, batch hardware rendering and Surface Flows computation.
  • Create your own GUI panels for FieldView with Tkinter, a Python GUI Toolkit.
  • Access your FieldView license from a secured remote connection with the new Licensing via Server option.
  • Read VTK extracts from your batch or in situ workflows with the new VTK Reader.
  • New display types for better insight and fast performance.
  • XDBview 2 reproduces the surface sweep capability that FieldView users like so much and provides the ability to append STL files to your sessions.
For more details on FieldView 16 features read the What's New in FieldView (16, 16.1) documents.

Without FieldView

WITH FieldView

“I often have to postpone a meeting because CFD images aren’t ready.”

– External Aero Team Manager. European automotive manufacturer

“FieldView can automatically process computational results.   For one CFD result with 2 million grid points, I can extract data and graphs in just a few minutes.”

- CFD Engineer of Aerodynamic Research, JAXA (Japan)

“Our boss is giving us new geometries faster than we can review the results we have.”

– CAE engineer

“Corvid Technologies generates thousands of three-dimensional (CFD) solutions every year on complex geometries. The ability to automate this process can reduce flow-viz time requirements by 50 percent or more.”

- David F. Robinson, Ph.D., President, Corvid Technologies

“I am post-processing just 1% of my simulation data”

CAE Manager, major manufacturing company

“Even beyond the CFD...the secret sauce here is in the handling of the MASSIVE amounts of data, (…) that's what FieldView brought to the table that has completely changed the game. -- FieldView runs and extracts all the critical data, critical cut planes, surface boundaries, etc, captures pre-defined images and makes pre-defined videos...all in a batch process that we never touch. from 1.5 Tb we pull down 80-120mb of critical information (that is) actionable and understandable by humans.”

– Josh Poertner, Director of Engineering, Zipp Speed Weaponry

Experience the speed, productivity and powerful insights FieldView 16.1 delivers. Contact us today!

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“Engineering processes that include both data and knowledge management allow firms to develop high-confidence results quickly. By continuously developing workflows using the tools in FieldView, users decrease cycle times and generate knowledge at an increasing rate. This acceleration creates more distance between leaders and their competitors.”

 

FieldView 15 – Advancing CFD.  Advancing You.

FieldView is the industry’s tool of choice when engineers must deliver ever better results within fast design cycles.  Use FieldView to make your decisions quickly and with confidence. (FieldView 16 is our current release)

Use FieldView to Solve

  • Harness the power of your computing resources with highly efficient, scalable FieldView running locally or remotely for your convenience.
  • Develop optimized workflows that eliminate the movement of results files, increase performance, and automate your repeatable or complex tasks.
  • Use FieldView XDBs for data management, allowing small packages of data to replace large results files while maintaining full numerical fidelity.

Use FieldView to Sell

  • FieldView makes it easy to create and deliver compelling animations that make your point clear.
  • Use FieldView XDBs to enable high-performance, fully interactive explorations of transient data as it is animated.
  • High-speed, multi-windows graphics enable direct qualitative and quantiative comparissons to make your story engaging and understandable.

Scale with FieldView

  • Every FieldView license is a parallel FieldView license.  Use parallel to reduce the time to read and post-process your data.  Tackle problems that you never had time to attempt before!
  • Return on investment by getting more from your hardware with FieldView's compute and memory resource efficiency.
  • Increase the resolution and accuracy of your simulations and explore more design variations using batch processing to offload more work to your computer systems.  Automate batch processes to deliver exactly the information you need when you need it.

Count on FieldView to help you deliver your best work and stand out from the crowd.  As an individual and as an institution, FieldView enables you to increase the capacity and the impact CFD makes for your organization.

If your are ready to advance your CFD contact us today and let us show you how we can help you advance toward and beyond today's goals.

FieldView 15 delivered new capabilities:

  • 50 different colormaps now directly accessible from the interface
  • Increased peformance and control over extract generation (XDBs)
  • Reduced memory footprint when working with very large surfaces
  • New templates and tools for multi-windows
  • Introduction of XDBView, a new standalone viewer for FieldView XDBs which is open licensed and can be freely shared among colleagues.
  • See the latest capabilities in FieldView 16

Without FieldView

WITH FieldView

“I often have to postpone a meeting because CFD images aren’t ready.”

– External Aero Team Manager. European automotive manufacturer

“FieldView can automatically process computational results.   For one CFD result with 2 million grid points, I can extract data and graphs in just a few minutes.”

- CFD Engineer of Aerodynamic Research, JAXA (Japan)

“Our boss is giving us new geometries faster than we can review the results we have.”

– CAE engineer

“Corvid Technologies generates thousands of three-dimensional (CFD) solutions every year on complex geometries. The ability to automate this process can reduce flow-viz time requirements by 50 percent or more.”

- David F. Robinson, Ph.D., President, Corvid Technologies

“I am post-processing just 1% of my simulation data”

CAE Manager, major manufacturing company

“Even beyond the CFD...the secret sauce here is in the handling of the MASSIVE amounts of data, (…) that's what FieldView brought to the table that has completely changed the game. -- FieldView runs and extracts all the critical data, critical cut planes, surface boundaries, etc, captures pre-defined images and makes pre-defined videos...all in a batch process that we never touch. from 1.5 Tb we pull down 80-120mb of critical information (that is) actionable and understandable by humans.”

– Josh Poertner, Director of Engineering, Zipp Speed Weaponry

 Experience the speed, productivity and powerful insights FieldView delivers. Contact us today!

 

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“Engineering processes that include both data and knowledge management allow firms to develop high-confidence results quickly. By continuously developing workflows using the tools in FieldView, users decrease cycle times and generate knowledge at an increasing rate. This acceleration means creates more distance between leaders and their competitors.”

 

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FieldView Express is the CFD post-processor that Altair Hyperworks users choose when they must deliver accurate results in ever-faster design cycles.

FieldView Express delivers world-class performance, productivity, and ease of use with the immediate availability and ease of the Altair Partner Alliance (APA).

There are three ways that Altair users may utilize FieldView capabilities:

  1. AcuFieldView - A version of FieldView for AcuSolve users. Reads only AcuSolve data. Support from Altair.
  2. FieldView Express - Available on-demand through the APA program. Includes readers for multiple solvers and data types. Support from Altair and Intelligent Light.
  3. FieldView - Offers all the post-processing capabilities, a complete set of solver interfaces & data readers and reomte HPC elabled productivity.  Unlimited use under licensing available from Intelligent Light. Support from Intelligent Light.

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Which FieldView is right for you?

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Count on the FieldView family of products to help you deliver your best work, stand out from the crowd and increase the capacity and the impact CFD makes for your organization.

It is up to you! Try FieldView Express today using your Hyperworks tokens via the APA.

If you are interested in expanding your CFD post-processing with FieldView, we are happy to help. To get started exploring FieldView with your CFD data, request an evaluation today. For more information abut FieldView please contact Intelligent Light. For technical help, please contact support.

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“FieldView is very fast and powerful, even for our largest post-processing problems, yet it's also self-explanatory; we can give a client a brief introduction and they can explore their data effectively. Even an occasional user can return to FieldView and use it well. You can't do that with any other tool.” - David F. Robinson, Ph.D., President, Corvid Technologies