(02.03.2020) Sophia Antipolis, France

Urgh ! My catch paragraph just went down the drain. A few months ago, “viral” was a positive way to qualify an uncontrollably popular post on social media – or by extension, anything drawing extreme and rapid attention to a large proportion of the planet’s population. Well, “you-know-what” came along and using the expression “going viral” today has simply become less viral in itself.

Well, I have decided to leave it up to you to figure out something more appropriate than “viral” to describe the effect of this double Ceetron Components release announcement. Yes, we’ve doubled up once again, keeping up our frenetic 2019 pace: both CDC (Desktop Components) and C3 (Cloud Components) are up for grabs on our web site.

Be our guest and update if you’re one of our happy customers or go for a free evaluation if you just want to put our CAE visualization SDKs to the test.

C3 3.1.0 is a customer-driven release, piling up features and bug fixes requested by our partners. The web-based SDK now supports deleted elements in a model, general camera animation and for those who know, result metadata on constant remote models. We have improved the feature sets of bulk calculations, vector result display and optimized highlighting and shading control. Et voilà !

CDC 3.1.0 offers quite a few new features on the import and export components : a new parallel VTU (pvtu) reader, support for results mapped on element surface for all file formats, filtering out of processor boundary parts on openFOAM parallel results, filtering in shell elements when reading VTFx,  filtering out results and states when exporting a result database to VTFx, etc … And for VTFx exports as well: an option to store relative displacements.

Furthermore, the introduction of situations is the ideal way to apply a post-processing configuration on any model – and this can also be automated in Python (start thinking …)

And, as in every release, there are a number of optimizations including required animation memory for gazillions of time steps – a 10x speedup in most cases, control of density on displayed vectors, etc…

IMHO, my catch paragraph would have been overstated (by a lot) – a Components release will hardly ever be viral even in far-fetched fiction. But for the happy few working in our high-tech CAE visualization niche, it is one good piece of news. And that’s something our dear COVID-19 will never be.

Enjoy the code, take care and stay safe.


Chief Sales & Marketing Officer