Ingeciber S.A., a specialized civil engineering CAE Company with more than 30 years expertise in civil engineering, today announced the new commercial and university release of CivilFEM2016 SP4 powered by Marc.
As part of our continuous commitment to improving CivilFEM, we are proud to inform you about the new features and capabilities. CivilFEM2016 SP4 powered by Marc is the last minor release of CivilFEM2016 before the major 2017 release. This 2016 SP4 release includes several interface and performance improvements and new powerful capabilities. We have also improved the stability of CivilFEM by incorporating several bugfixes thanks to our client base feedback.
In order to be up to date with the latest MSC Marc improvements, CivilFEM2017 SP4 powered by Marc is totally compatible with the latest version, MSC Marc 2016. This new Marc version offers more capabilities and enhanced performance.
Under the general tools section, we have created different visualization tools for enhancing the visibility of the model. A new View Utils window for fast accessing visualization presets is added to the existing dockable windows. The user can now create clipping planes to help with the visualization of complex models, or create a customized view using the expanded options for view creation. Several enhancements have been implemented in the graphical department; 3D redrawing is optimized along with a new hinge representation. The user can now save screenshots at different resolutions. When reviewing results, diagram result scaling is now possible when plotting linear element results.
Regarding pre-processing, we have improved Parasolid file compatibility, adding binary file support and offering options for mesh importation. New geometry tools have also been included: polylines and multi-surfaces can be created with a set of curves or individual surfaces respectively. An important structural element feature is available: shells can now have contacts affected by cohesion.
Two important features geared towards geotechnical calculations have been incorporated: The Cam-Clay model now admits tensions. Another useful capability is the inclusion of a new system for initial stresses using a plain text file that can be generated by CivilFEM and edited by the user, allowing total control in models affected by pre-stresses.
We hope that you find these new features useful for your professional work.
For more details about the new release, please see the Release Notes.