Intelligent Light and FieldView

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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Live Webinar - Easy Access to CFD Data for Analysis

CFD Data Analysis with FieldView 17

LIVE Webinar

Thursday, May 3
12 noon ET (1600 GMT)

If you rely on Excel, Matlab, Octave and NumPy in your daily work, FieldView 17 allows fast I/O of CFD data for further analysis through MAT-File and CSV.

Query your CFD results at super-high speed (200,000 points/sec and more) from a list of points provided in *.mat, *.csv or plain text.

FieldView surfaces can also be exported to MAT-File and CSV to perform Reduced Order Analysis (DMD, POD, etc.), Fourier transforms and many more analyses.

Because performance matters, FieldView 17 also provides:

  • New built in Q-criterion function - easy to use and 10 X faster than previous FieldView
  • 10 X faster reading of arbitrary polyhedral cells
  • 2 X faster Surface Flow calculation
  • 40% faster reading of XDB extracts
Please join us for this live web event. If you would like to watch a recording, register now, and we will send you a note when the recording is available.

The 40 minute presentation will be followed by a live Q&A.


Presenter: 
Yves-Marie Lefebvre, FieldView Product Chief
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Live Webinar - Get to know FieldView 16.1

Send your data straight from FieldView to Youtube or PowerPoint with FieldView Update 16.1.

LIVE Webinar - Concluded

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    2:00 pm EST (19:00 GMT)

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017
    9:00 am EST (14:00 GMT)

Please join Yves-Marie Lefebvre, FieldView Product Chief for a live web event "Get to know FieldView 16.1"

We will demonstrate powerful new features including:

    • MP4 Video Export with Frame Rate Control: Straight from FieldView to YouTube and PowerPoint. Highest quality with reduced file size and maximum portability 
    • Logarithmic Colormap Scaling with Powers of 10 Annotation 
    • Improved Defined Views for easy Up Axis 
    • Surface Sampling for faster datasets comparison
    ​Plus dozens of helpful fixes and features as requested by our users. Including, new licensing options for today's HPC environments and enhanced security, Tkinter to enable Python GUI panels and VTK readers to support existing Catalyst extract workflows. 

    The 40 minute presentation will be followed by a live Q&A.


    Presenter: 
    Yves-Marie Lefebvre, FieldView Product Chief
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    Introducing FieldView Update 16.1

    Click for video on Youtube. FieldView 16.1 image by Intelligent Light. Simulation courtesty of FOI.

    Intelligent Light is excited to announce that the FieldView 16.1 release is ready for download.

    Our FieldView 16.1 Update delivers dozens of major and minor improvements based on customer requests. We focused on the biggest little problems reported by our users, to deliver benefits to every user, because little problems are not little if they get in the way of your productivity.

    As part of our development process we invited users who made feature requests to be part of our team. We spoke with them early in the design stage and then included them in the testing to be sure the new features met their needs.

    Thanks to this mutual effort, FieldView 16.1 has the largest number of fulfilled feature requests and resolved issues in years. All FieldView users will benefit as there really is something for everyone in FieldView 16.1. Whether that's the new lightweight high-quality video export with control for frame rate, the easy way to flip which axis is up when using a predefined view, the logarithmic scale for colormaps with its "powers of ten" annotations, or one of the dozens of other improvements. Check the full list on the What's New in FieldView 16.1 document.

    And because more and more users are adopting our extract based workflow ideas, we keep going further with features like the new VTK reader and a surface-based sampling method.

    User input is a cornerstone of our support and product development. It feels really good to be able to deliver on so many common feature requests with this update. Beyond the feature requests, the input of users in our development process was incredibly valuable. It was fantastic to see how quickly users could experience a new capability and immediately give us feedback on changes and additions that would make it even more useful in day to day engineering.

    Finally, to make it even easier for you, FieldView 16.1 will run with your FieldView 16 passwords.

    FieldView 16.1 is available today from the Customer Center


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    PDF3D Announcent: FieldView Released with First Ever CFD 3D PDF Exporter

    Industry Partner Announcement

    FieldView Released with First Ever CFD 3D PDF Exporter

    Intelligent Light, the leader in 3D software for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has released the first CFD Post-processor with a built-in 3D PDF export feature using the powerful PDF3D system.

    Click to try a 3D PDF file from FieldView! (Requires Adobe Reader 10 or later)

    London, UK, December 15th, 2015 

    Intelligent Light, the developer of FieldView 16 and provider of industry leading software and services for CFD workflows to engineering and research organizations, has joined forces with Visual Technology Services, developers of the renowned PDF3D Report Generation systems, to produce the first CFD tool with built-in 3D PDF interactive report generation features.

    The flagship FieldView application is the most widely used CFD post-processing software for engineering and research. FieldView delivers scalable parallel visualization from laptops to high-performance computing (HPC), including unsteady flows, numerical analysis, extensive solver interfaces and advanced post-processing and visualization techniques.

    "The FieldView 16 development team has been working tirelessly to deliver many valuable new features," commented Steve M. Legensky, General Manager and Founder of Intelligent Light. "The integration of the new 3D PDF publishing feature from PDF3D's technology will transform how our customers communicate and improve success in HPC engineering activities".

    This latest software release allows 3D visuals created in FieldView to be converted into the universally, freely accessible 3D PDF format, enabling faster and easier sharing and distribution of reports to any customer, without them having to install specific software to view it. The reports enable interactive 3D review of surface contours, streamlines and legends. The report encoding methods use Visual Technology Services' highly compressed PRC (ISO 14739) technology, which can produce detailed images from large data files without sacrificing quality.

    FieldView is used in a wide variety of markets including aerospace, automotive, energy and civil engineering. The popular CFD post-processor is used by engineering leaders in large organizations, by engineering consultants and by several top motorsports teams.

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    About Intelligent Light

    Intelligent Light (www.ilight.com), a US company based in Rutherford, New Jersey, has focused on advanced CFD post-processing and data management software for over 25 years, establishing FieldView as the most widely used post-processing software in CFD. The Advanced Research Group continues to innovate through pure research for real-world computational engineering simulations. With customer success its paramount goal, Intelligent Light is driving real-world solutions to the toughest challenges in CFD today.

    About PDF3D

    PDF3D (www.pdf3d.com) produce a suite of widely respected software products and plugins for engineers, scientists and developers who need to communicate complex data and 3D models to others in the universally accessible PDF format.PDF3D's technology provides the fastest and easiest-to-use, highly compressed 3D PDF conversion available for an ever-increasing range of formats and tools.From 3D CAD to GIS, DWG and LIDAR, PDF3D works closely with users and programmers within the engineering, geospatial, geology, aerospace, architecture, medical and product packaging communities worldwide.


    Contact Details:

    PDF3D, Visual Technology Services Ltd.

    The Courtyard, High Street, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7HP, UK

    Tel: +44(0)7787 517529,

    Contact: Ian Curington,

    Email: info@pdf3d.com,

    Web: www.pdf3d.com

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