Display of isolines, streamlines, particles; data probe; integrated calculator; export in png and PostScript format: here are some of the features available in our products.
Data Structure
 Structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes
 Scalar, vector and symmetric tensor fields
 Nonrestricted number of solution fields
File Access
 Reading of compressed files (z,Z,gz,bz)
 Usertransparent file transfer through the following protocols: http, ftp or vu (VU protocol)
 Usertransparent transfer of data being calculated or visualized, onto another computer
Regions
 Cutting planes according to the domain origin (X,Y,Z)
 Cutting planes at arbitrary orientations, indicated by the user or modified interactively
 Cutting spheres or cylinders
 Display of the intersected elements or of the cutting plane in those elements
 Mesh curvilinear lines or surfaces (I,J,K)
 Isosurfaces of a variable or of a mathematical expression of a secondary variable
 Domain boundaries
 Injectors (points and 1D, 2D or 3D rakes)
 Sweeping between two cutting planes, two curvilinear surfaces or two isosurfaces
Integrated Calculator
It is possible to combine the various solution fields for the creation mathematical expressions, and to extract and display data information in a dynamic way.
 Mathematical expressions to indicate values for:
 isolines and isosurfaces
 color mapping
 particle radius
 vector field components
 deformation
 scaling factors
 data extraction
 etc.
 Expressions made from variables, constants, functions, as well as relational and conditional operators. Examples: var1var2, var1/2, var1%15, var1>0?log(var1):0, sqrt(U*U+V*V+W*W)
 Mathematical functions corresponding to the libm.a library
 Calculation of elements volumes
 Calculation of continuous variables from Taylortype discontinuous variables
 Calculation of total derivatives and partial derivatives
 Calculation of the stream function for 2D domains
 New expressions entered by the user can be saved for subsequent use
Mesh
 Selection of blocks
 Display of nodes and elements numbers
 Varied colors for the different blocks
 Visual shrinking of the elements (elements can be made smaller when displayed)
 Elimination of the mesh internal surfaces
Isolines and isosurfaces
 Isosurfaces of any variable or expression
 Isolines of any variable or expression, on any 2D support
 Display of the value of each isoline or isosurface
 Output of values to a file
Graphs
 Surfaces in color gradation
 Shading (uniform or according to Gouraud algorithm)
 Color mapping (constant or variable by element)
Streamlines and Particles
 Onthefly calculation and interactive control of the injection
 Displayed as lines/tubes and spheres
 Control of the calculation accuracy, graphical display interval, injection interval, and life span
 Size of the particle according to a variable or expression
 Integration across the boundaries of blocks or meshes
 Injection from points, lines (rakes), surfaces or cubes (points, circles, discs, spheres), from arbitrary coordinates, from the geometry, or from mesh nodes
 Interactive modification of injection positions
 Color mapping according to a variable or an expression, or varied, according to the injection point, to follow a trajectory
Vectors
 Displayed as arrows or cones
 Vector size according to the probed variable
 Size control (scaling factor or normalized length)
Tensors
 For second order symmetric tensor field, in 2D or 3D
 Calculation of the tensor's main axes at the nodes of the mesh
 Display of the eigenvectors as axes or ellipsoids
 Normalization by the eigenvalues
Data Probe
 Quantitative extraction in 0D, 1D, 2D or 3D
 Interactive probe on the screen
 Extraction of the node and element numbers, coordinates and value of each variable
 Redirection of values to gnuplot for graphic display
 Facilitation of the first steps for the development of simulation programs
 Output to a file to specify initial conditions for a subsequent simulation, or for comparison purposes
Geometry
 Nurbs or simple curves and surfaces
 Precise selection of the geometric elements to be displayed
Chemistry
 Atoms and bonds colored according to the standard chemistry representations
 Automatic display of bonds according to the van der Waals radius
 Display of the atoms according to the covalent or the van der Waals radius
 Visualization of molecular surfaces
Animation
 To study transient phenomena, to follow the evolution of an adaptive mesh or to illustrate the parametric study of the solution.
 Reading and animation of files with 3D images instead of 2D projections: rotation, translation and zoom functions are still available
 Interactive control of the animation
 Saving of the animation in high quality PostScript files or ppm
 Direct saving of the animation in a mpeg file
Display Features
 No internal limit on the number of images that can be displayed simultaneously
 Multiple displays of the same image with rotation and translation, to mirror axisymmetric data or to repeat periodic block
 Thresholding to accurately select the values to be displayed
 Color mapping and transparency (constant, or according to a variable or an expression)
 Elimination (culling) of the domain's front or back faces
 Offset of the image (displayed at a certain distance from the probe)
 Deformation (elevated surface) adjustable according to any variable or expression
 Offset and deformation done independently on the three axes (X,Y,Z)
Image Output
 Portable Network Graphics (png), for insertion in web sites or documents
 Vector PostScript (screenresolution independent), or matrix (bitmap) PostScript, for insertion into documents
 Portable pixmap (PPM). Can be used to create images in tiff, gif or other format
 mpeg video


