Intelligent Light and FieldView

FieldView Product Chief

Introducing FieldView 18

ultraFluidX simulation results courtesy of Altair
FieldView 18 has arrived! Download it today from our Customer Center or view our What's New in FieldView 18 document.

FieldView 18 adds realistic rendering, reflected environments and unlimited colors to bring your results to life. Increased performance, new data readers and advances in our CFD Data Analytics capabilities make FieldView 18 the fastest, most powerful FieldView ever. ​

Bring CFD to Life

Predefined Materials Provide an Intuitive Materials Selection

Easily apply predefined material properties from the new Materials tab. No need to adjust a long list of light reflection settings. Choose between six predefined reflected environments for a realistic effect that suits your application. Then add a background image to further increase the realistic impact of your scene.

Editable Material Colors - Choose from Over 16 million Colors

Materials like glass and plastic come in various colors in real life. FieldView 18 lets you color your surfaces with a virtually unlimited pallet. Hit the color wheel icon to select from over 16 million colors. Save and reuse your favorites. There is no limit to the number of colors used per session.

Filter Bar for Boundary Types - Easily Group Boundary Conditions by Name

Type a word in the filter bar and the list of Boundary Types automatically updates. Hit Select All, then OK, and the corresponding Boundary Surface gets created. In the same way, Deselect All operates on the filtered list. The Filter Bar supports wildcards and has been designed for performance on 1,000s of entries.

Data Analytics - Intelligent Light Continues to be at the Forefront of Data Analytics Applied to CFD

FieldView 18 comes with new MATLAB/Octave scripts for querying CFD results over time, performing a POD analysis and writing the results to PLOT3D. This allows you to close the loop and visualize modes as Iso Surfaces in FieldView, as shown in this image. Save videos as individual images to run an analysis on the pixels and avoid having to resample your data.

ultraFluidX simulation results courtesy of Altair
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Data Science for CFD with FieldView Analytics

Intelligent Light will present Data Science for CFD with FieldView Analytics at the 2018 Global Altair Technology Conference, October 18, 2018 in Paris, France.

I am honored that Altair has invited me to share the Keynote for the Applied Fluid Dynamics​ session and grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this major CAE event by addressing challenges facing the industry today.

Altair customers rely on FieldView Express and AcuFieldView to help understand and present their CFD results to clients, management, other engineers and designers. With the presentation at this year's ATC, I will expand on the role that data science can play to increase understanding of CFD results and help companies make better engineering decisions.

Time: 8:30 AM

Date: October, 18, 2018

For more details and to register for the event, see https://www.altairatc.com/paris2018

 Powerful CFD Post-Processor Enriches Altair Partner Alliance Offering

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Come See Us at CONVERGE User Conference - Madison

Intelligent Light will present FieldView at the Converge UC in Madison, September 25-26, 2018. Please visit us at our exhibit table or attend our vendor presentation to learn how FieldView can help you advance your CFD:

  • Fastest for reading your Converge data
  • Side-by-side comparison across multiple cases
  • Easy and powerful automation
  • Data Analytics for unsteady results

Plus, get a sneak peek at the new FieldView version 18 with realistic rendering.

FieldView will help you deliver your best work, stand out from the crowd and increase the impact that CFD makes for your organization.

We are pleased to sponsor the conference and look forward to seeing you there.

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Advancing CFD with Modal Analysis

Interest in the use of modal analysis / Reduced Order Analysis (ROA) for CFD is growing quickly. Our customers tell us that data analysis will have a huge impact and are looking for practical ways to apply it to their current work. Intelligent Light is contributing to this exciting field with an all new tutorial written by our in-house expert, Dr. Steve Makinen. Dr. Makinen is a veteran of the rotorcraft industry with extensive experience in rotorcraft aeroelasticity and coupled computational fluid/structural dynamics (CFD/CSD).

The new tutorial will allow users of FieldView 17 to explore the Data Analysis capabilities of FieldView. Step-by-step instructions provide an easy introduction to using FieldView 17 to leverage capabilities of Excel, MATLAB, Octave and NumPy. This will greatly expand the range of post-processing methods including Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) and Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) and provide a framework for users to implement other methods such as Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD). These methods can provide greater insight into simulation results and engineering design through feature identification, state-variable representation and much more.

The Data Analysis tutorial includes Octave/MATLAB programs for processing data and toolboxes for writing PLOT3D and FV-UNS files so the results can be viewed in FieldView.

I encourage you use the tutorial to become more familiar with the power of Modal Analysis for CFD. Please let us know what you think by sending an email to FieldView@ilight.com.

Yves-Marie
FieldView Product Chief

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Three ways to make better movies with FieldView 16.1

FieldView 16.1 update makes it easier than ever to produce high quality, portable movies for your presentations. Here are three improvements that work well together:

1 – MP4 - High Quality, Highly Portable, Small Size

FieldView will save movies in MP4 format with h264 encoding to ensure the highest portability without the confusion of countless video formats or the need for 3rd party converters and creates movies with a significantly smaller file size than older formats. This highly portable and efficient format is now the standard output in FieldView.

Go directly to PowerPoint and YouTube from FieldView using the MP4 format. No matter where you make your movie (Windows, Linux or MAC) it will look its best when you share and present it.

2 – Frame Rate Control

Use Frame Rate to speed up or slow down the playback of your movies. The Frame Rate can be set at between 1 and 60 Frames per Second (fps), is embedded in the saved MP4 and you can change the Frame Rate and save the movie again without having to regenerate the movie.

Have a look at a movie I created to see the difference between 15 and 30 fps.


3 – HD Graphics Layout Sizes

Select standard HD layouts including 1080p, 720p and 480p to get the size, aspect ratio, quality and file size you need.

Note that the Frame Rate video was saved at 720p. When you view it on YouTube you can adjust the settings to view the movie at up to 720p resolution.

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These three features work together to let you make movies that are high quality, portable and play well with PowerPoint, YouTube and a variety of media players to help you make the best possible presentation of your work.

Try it for yourself. These are just some of the new features FieldView users are excited about. If you have not upgraded to 16.1 yet, I encourage you to do so and then let us know what you think by sending an email to FieldView@ilight.com.

Yves-Marie
FieldView Product Chief

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