(17.09.2019) Finally.  Ceetron Desktop Components 3.0 was released last night.

Desktop Components is on one hand a renaming of Ceetron 3D Components, on the other hand a strong message to the market that Ceetrons continues to support the two major architectural paradigms in CAE, desktop-based and cloud-based, with equal emphasis.  Plus, we support anything in between, in the form of hybrid CAE architectures.

3.0 is really a performance release, something that makes my colleagues in dev particularly proud: i) optimized reader performance; ii) optimized display model generation, with 2x-5x improvements in speed when doing results application/switching between draw styles; iii) optimized handling of non-volume element parts and loading of VTFx files containing node blocks with ids; iv) 6x speed improvement in cee::ug::DataElements::addElements(); and v) optimized computation of isovolumes, isosurfaces and cutting planes.

The release contains also a number of functional improvements and fixes, including vi) updated support for third-party readers (including ANSYS 2019R2 and H3D), vii) support for ResultCalculator plugins (so that CDC users can add derived results implemented in C++ via .dll/.so/.dylib loaded at runtime into the CDC based app), viii) support for Data Provider plugins in UnstructGridModel (also with in-session data sources), and ix) expanded set of Python automation examples.

The release marks the deprecation of support for WIN32.  (Linux has been x64 only for a long time.)

For details see release notes, features and release notes, bugs.

To download the distribution, go to https://ceetron.com/developer-zone-downloads/ (requires login).

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