DSA is very pleased to announce the release of ProteusDS v2.36. The software is ready to go and active subscribers can use their login credentials to download the latest version from our website. We’ve highlighted some of the key new features below.
Support for visualization-only models
A good computational model is very different than a 3D model used for purely visualization purposes. Because of this, we have added the ability to handle models that are to be used for visualization purposes only. Now, in the ProteusDS Simulation Toolbox, you can add a $VisualizationModel property to a RigidBody. The model specified through this property is not used for computations. We have added functionality in both PostPDS and ProteusDS Simulation Toolbox to toggle visualization or computational models on or off.
We have released a set of powerful bathymetry analysis features in PostPDS that allow users to assess seabed slope and depth. To access these features, simply right-click on the Seabed item in the Categories tree in the UI, and select the appropriate Bathymetry Plotting option. The depth and slope plots now have legends that make it easy to interpret seabed data. The exclusion zone plot allows you to find safe regions to place equipment or position anchors.
Modeling ropes that are sewn into nets
For our aquaculture and net-modeling users, we have added support for modeling rib-lines or “structural lines” that are frequently sewn into nets to add strength and shape. This is done within the Net DObject itself and not using additional Cable DObjects. This dramatically reduces the numbers of DObjects and connections required to simulate a net pen with rib lines leading to faster simulations. To apply a rib-line to a net, use the $ExtCableLongitudinal or $ExtCableTransverse property in the Net input file.
We have also added an option to connect the end of a line to any point on a net. You do not have to connect a line directly to a node! This is much easier for creating supporting lines in net pens. To create this connection specify the Net as the master and the Cable as the follower, and use the Point connection type.
So, that’s ProteusDS 2.36 – we hope you enjoy it and find the new features useful.
- Added time history plot functionality for RigidBody DObject in PostPDS
- Added legends for bathymetry plots in PostPDS
- Added support for computational and visualization models in ProteusDS solver, PST, and PostPDS
- Added height above seabed probe to RigidBody to check for clearance
- Added inclination angle and tension output for ExtMass and ExtMassCylinder attachments
- Added ability to connect the end of a cable to anywhere on a net panel
- Added ExtCable functionality to Net DObject to allow for modeling of ropes which are sewn into nets to provide strength and shape
- Enhanced ‘Duplicate Selected DObject(s)’ functionality to allow for optional duplication of connections
- Addressed overlapping water rendering
- Improved full-screen support with ability to toggle the display device that the full-screen window appears on by pressing ‘F1’
- Addressed mooring line naming issue with taut leg mooring generator
View our 2015 changelog here