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Simufact Forming 16.

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Simufact Forming 16.0 Release Notes


Release: June 2019

1. General information ............................................................................................................ 2


Preliminary remarks ............................................................................................................... 2
Supported hardware ................................................................................................................ 2
Supported operating systems .................................................................................................. 3
Compiler and Intel® MPI versions used for sfMarc .............................................................. 3
Third-party software components ........................................................................................... 3
Licensing ................................................................................................................................ 3
2. Improved functionalities and fixed issues in Simufact Forming 16.0 ................................ 4
2.1. General usability ................................................................................................................. 4
2.2. Preprocessing / process setup / model capabilities ............................................................. 9
2.3. Postprocessing / evaluation of results ............................................................................... 11
2.4. Simulation stability / result quality / calculation time ...................................................... 13
2.5. Licensing and installation ................................................................................................. 15
2.6. Data exchange ................................................................................................................... 15
2.7. Documentation .................................................................................................................. 16
3. Known issues .................................................................................................................... 16
4. Features to be discontinued in future releases .................................................................. 17

1. General information
Simufact Forming 16.0 is a major release that contains a lot of new functionalities as well as
bugfixes.

Preliminary remarks
We highly recommend to update your Simufact Forming 15.0 software to Simufact Forming
16.0. Especially you should not use both versions simultaneously, the backward compatibility
cannot be guaranteed.

Supported hardware
• 64-bit CPU (mainly tested on Intel® CPUs)
• Graphics adapter with 32-bit color depth and OpenGL 2.1 or higher compatibility
o Intel onboard graphics adapters are known to cause various errors and are
strictly not supported
• 1 TB of free disk space

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• The required memory size depends on the size of the models to be calculated, with 32
GB being a minimum for industrial use. For each CPU (additional core license) a
minimum of 4 GB RAM is recommended.
• SpaceDevices from 3DConnexion™ (optionally)

Supported operating systems


• Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
• Linux (64-bit only): solver only. Tested on Redhat Enterprise Server 7.1, CentOS 7.1
and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
o Linux requires GLIBC v2.17 or higher
o Python in a version 2.x (not 3.x)

Compiler and Intel® MPI versions used for sfMarc


• For Windows™ for sfMarc:
o Intel® Fortran Compiler Version 17.0.5.267
o Microsoft™ Visual Studio™ 2017
• For Linux™ for sfMarc:
o Intel® Fortran Compiler Version 17.0.5.239
• For DDM, Intel® MPI Version 5.3.1 is used

Third-party software components


• Qt, The Qt Company, version 5.11.1
• Redistributable libraries for Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2017; Intel
Corporation
• Intel MPI Library; Intel Corporation
• NSIS; open source; version 2.48
• FLEXlm; Flexera Software; version 11.9
• Diff_match_patch; Apache
• Glog, GMOCK; Google Inc.
• Minpack; University of Chicago
• Minizip; Gilles Vollant; version 1.1
• Qazip; Free Software Foundation; version 2.1
• Qwt library; Qwt project
• 3DReshaper SDK; TECHNODIGIT part of HEXAGON

Licensing
Simufact Forming 16.0 requires MSC Licensing 11.13 as licensing system based on the
FLEXlm license management software of Flexera Software. MSC Licensing has to be
downloaded separately and installed prior to the installation of Simufact Forming.
As there is no backward compatibility, please make sure the Simufact Service for Simufact
Remote on your server is up to date.

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Please refer to the installation manual for further information about licensing.

2. Improved functionalities and fixed issues in Simufact Forming


16.0
Remark: Codes like “#2015-09-131#“ refer to support calls by customers. Codes like “SIM-
1234” are internal identifiers of the respective bugfix or improvement. If you have questions
concerning a certain issue, you can refer to these codes for easy identification.

2.1. General usability


• Updated CAD import to CADFIX version 12 (SIM-7309)
• Added function to import and merge processes from other projects and templates
(SIM-1511)
• Added geometry checking (SIM-4938)
• Improved usability of file selection for “open file” dialogs like CAD, CSV import &
export of multiple GUIs (SIM-3975) (#2015-08-102#)
• Redesigned boundary condition definition (SIM-400)
• Project path (top of GUI) should always be displayed (SIM-674)
• Improved the function "Enlarge" to prevent missing edge (SIM-5266)
• Reduced buttons (reset, apply) in dialogs (AM-640)
• Harmonized keyboard shortcuts for all Simufact products (AM-422)
• Implemented geometry export from Forming to Joining Optimizer (JOI-308)
• Added new error message concerning spaces in installation path during setup (WEL-
2697)
• Added "zoom to region" function to middle mouse button (AM-1935)
• Switched direction for arrows of contact positioning (AM-1266)
• Allowed to change the size of the triad according to color legend (AM-1635)
• Created Simufact Forming 64bit GUI version (SIM-4279)
• Merged sfMarc with MSC Marc 2018 (AM-1609)
• Added new visibility settings to model and result view (WEL-2014).
• Added new instantaneous view synchronization to model and result view (WEL-2013,
SIM-7346).
• Added locking for projects. If a project is already opened with one GUI, it is not
possible to reopen it with the second one. This prevents data corruption and loss of
data when several users work on the same project at the same time (AM-1575).
• Avoid installation problems by showing a list of blocking programs during setup
(WEL-2658)
• Document program versions / revisions used in a setup (SIM-2287)
• Increased material name length of encrypted materials to 42 letters (SIM-7687)
• Added a new dialog style (integrated dialogs) (SIM-7143)

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• Removed "additional parameter" input from all meshing and remeshing dialogs (SIM-
6947)
• Added clipping plane option “only cut outline” (SIM-6676) (#2017-10-50#)
• Added clipping plane defined by 2 points (SIM-6427)
• Allowed to rotate the clipping plane in active clipping (SIM-4447)
• Unified wording of file types in import dialogs (SIM-6519)
• Redesigned and reordered several context menu entries to be more user friendly (SIM-
6287)
• Added toolbar for camera settings integrated in the view (SIM-5926)
• Project is saved directly after being created (SIM-6191)
• Redesigned saving of processes with "save as" (SIM-6737)
• Redesigned CAD preview / import dialog (SIM-5742)
• Redesigned stage control properties dialog (SIM-5736)
• Redesigned punching / trimming dialog (SIM-5734)
• Redesigned "increase number of dies" dialog (SIM-5733)
• Redesigned restart dialog (SIM-5729)
• Redesigned stage control dialog (SIM-326)
• Redesigned dialogs for importing and exporting geometries (SIM-5726)
• Redesigned copy with results dialog (SIM-5725)
• Improved shading / lighting effects (SIM-5723)
• Improved default settings for process type (hot forging) rolling (SIM-2786)
• Reworked result value overview in the global settings (SIM-5557)
• Fixed: After turning the visibility off and on again, clipping and measuring are not
possible anymore (WEL-3248)
• Fixed: Rotation transformation is not updated in shape comparison after selecting another
part (WEL-3196)
• Fixed: View synchronization resets color legend settings though the result variable is not
changed by the synchronization (WEL-3115)
• Fixed: Wrong function of button "open working directory" in meshing window (WEL-
3076)
• Fixed: The sfMarc solver path in the remote scripting file is wrong (WEL-3043)
• Fixed: Wrong units are shown in measuring window (WEL-2988)
• Fixed: Set default unit for hardness to HV (WEL-2864)
• Fixed: Problems with clipping plane in some models (WEL-2742, #2018-06-206#,
#2018-09-49#)
• Fixed: Several usability issues with movie capturing from the GUI (WEL-2644)
• Fixed: Naming of group box in Simufact Monitor is wrong (UTI-688)
• Fixed: Material properties dialog and settings dialog always open in the upper left corner
of the first monitor (UTI-652)
• Fixed: Connection to the Simufact service cannot be established if proxy server is used
(SIM-7444, #2018-04-49#, #2018-04-101#, #2018-05-59#, #2018-09-16#, #2019-01-
176#)

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• Fixed: Wrong total number of licenses is displayed in the license overview in the settings,
in the parallel menu in the forming control and Monitor when multiple license servers are
used (SIM-7443, #2018-06-75#, #2018-04-35#, MPL-553)
• Fixed: Objects with names longer than 34 characters cannot be copied (SIM-7354)
• Fixed: It is not possible to delete a process via context menu when results are present
(SIM-7240)
• Fixed: Character "°" is not handled properly as object name (SIM-7134)
• Fixed: Forming crashes when opening a THS plot if a user-defined variable with a fixed
value is defined (SIM-7085)
• Fixed: Process disappears from project after assigning a press with a non-ASCII name
(SIM-6996, #2018-04-162#)
• Fixed: Automatic foreground color does not switch between black and white properly
(SIM-6986, #2018-04-120#)
• Fixed: Unit of exported IGES file is not correct (SIM-6981, #2018-04-98#, #2018-05-
12#, #2018-05-183#, #2018-06-137#,#2018-06-203#,#2018-07-184#, #2018-07-204#,
#2019-04-152# #2018-08-39#, #2018-09-95#, #2018-11-59#, #2019-03-105#)
• Fixed: Chinese translation for CAD import preview button is missing (SIM-6980, #2018-
04-81#)
• Fixed: Switching field- or decimal separator in CSV import causes unfounded error
messages and crashes the application (SIM-6977)
• Fixed: Bird views in 2D result view do not make sense (SIM-6962)
• Fixed: Model view is not updated when symmetry or constraint planes are generated with
activated display (SIM-6926)
• Fixed: Some issues with the sample start scripts (SIM-6923, #2018-01-26#)
• Fixed: GUI crashes when the user tries to create a path plot from a plot containing
particles and post-particles (SIM-6893)
• Fixed: View synchronization is slow when 'Window size' is synchronized between model
and result view (SIM-6891)
• Fixed: Boolean trimming does not work with tetmesher (SIM-6875, MESH-619)
• Fixed: Start date of processes is completely wrong for remote simulations on Linux (SIM-
6738, #2018-01-161#, #2018-01-127#)
• Fixed: User-defined views are currently not supported for 2D results (buttons grayed out)
(SIM-6544)
• Fixed: AVI result files get unreasonably huge because of duplicated frames (SIM-6487)
• Fixed: Wrong conversion of tables for generic spring (SIM-6434)
• Fixed: Monitor shows incorrect wall time for FV processes because it is incorrect in CUR
file (SIM-6388)
• Fixed: Change name of Euclidean distance to Euclidean velocity in velocity-dependent
tables (SIM-6331, #2017-06-30#)
• Fixed: Text error in status message in "initial sheet for rolling" dialog (SIM-6002)
• Fixed: DOS line breaks and missing slash in test scripts for Linux machines (SIM-5840)
• Fixed: Wrong warning message about friction model and S2S (SIM-5818)

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• Fixed: Copying a process with results fails when a .t16 file is written and DDM is active
(SIM-5677, 2016-11-180)
• Improved text and brief description wrt. "additional files" in global settings (SIM-5626)
• Improved usability of preview animation (SIM-5581)
• Fixed: Some descriptions are wrong in initial ringmesher dialog (SIM-5573)
• Fixed: Dialog pages in cogging dialog are not aligned correctly (SIM-5559)
• Fixed: Wrong brief description in remesh object for Advancing Front Quad (SIM-5546)
• Fixed: In 2D planar process axial symmetry still appears in the contact table (SIM-5521)
• Fixed: Simufact product logos are shown during silent installation and uninstallation
(SIM-5518)
• Fixed: Some brief descriptions of the global settings dialog are wrong (SIM-5468)
• Fixed: Missing entries in DAT file (LUMP) (SIM-5238)
• Fixed: Parameters of centering roll 2 are not readable if the ring rolling process with
KiRAW has results (SIM-4720, #2016-03-18#)
• Fixed: 2D symmetry plane resets position if user changes angle and position or opens and
closes the dialog multiple times (SIM-4152, #2015-09-122#)
• Fixed: CAD import with long geometry name and special characters fails (SIM-3846,
#2018-01-32#)
• Fixed: RAW: The diameter measured using the bounding box can only grow (SIM-3735)
• Fixed: Flowline / particle set types / parts are not translated (SIM-3601)
• Made manual entry mandatory for relative density approach to avoid bad results (SIM-
2886)
• Fixed: Column width of queue tool column in Simufact Monitor does not keep user-
defined width (JOI-617)
• Fixed: Queue tool does not start further jobs if "limit max.number of simultaneous process
simulations to" is the limiting scheduler value (JOI-303)
• Fixed: Default project name is wrong in Japanese version (AM-1991)
• Fixed: Hovering over the negative axis names in the triad does not work correctly (AM-
1588)
• Fixed: Part sometimes vanishes from display if view is rotated or zoom level is increased
on ATI graphics card (AM-1332)
• Time in "save animation" dialog is displayed in hh:mm:ss format (AM-1235)

Material

• Added material data sets from company Bilstein (16MnCr5-ExtraSoft, C55+LC,


DC04, DC04-Earing- Reduced, HC300LA, 2mmHC300LA-EaringReduced,
HC420LA, ZE600, ZE600, ZE800, ZE1000) to material database (SIM-7366)
• Added more options to filter material properties for easier and faster access to material
data (SIM-7438)
• Added the possibility to Simufact Material to enter latent heat for evaporation data
(AM-1535)

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• Removed option "Export overview" from Material GUI (AM-2146)


• Reworked dropdown menu “plasticity model” in Simufact Material (UTI-534)
• Fixed: Material cannot be closed if chemical composition (minimum element content) has
been changed (WEL-3300)
• Fixed: Empty phase transformation diagram is shown in Material (WEL-3175)
• Renamed Al99.5_h2 to Al99.5_ha (UTI-692)
• Fixed: Library settings hang / crash when entering network locations manually (UTI-686,
#2018-02-28#)
• Fixed: Simufact Material crashes when the material C56E2 (with more than 292 flow
curves) is opened (UTI-685)
• Fixed: Some translations in Material do not seem to work (UTI-682)
• Fixed: Unexpected error after opening a material without flow curves (UTI-673)
• Fixed: Wrong axis labeling for electrical conductivity in Simufact Material (UTI-667)
• Fixed: Limit damage at failure of Bonora approach to 1 (UTI-661)
• Fixed: Newly defined material tables are still displayed as missing (UTI-648)
• Fixed: Wrong JIS number in X53CrMnNiN21-9-h (SIM-7945, #2016-04-57#)
• Fixed: Wrong strain rate dependency in some materials from MatILDa (SIM-7596,
#2018-12-4#)
• Fixed: Hockett-Sherby parameter definition has several bugs (SIM-7470)
• Fixed: Material maps user-defined group to predefined group when using another
language than English (SIM-7433)
• Fixed: New materials can be saved and simulation can be started although no elastic
properties are defined (SIM-7369)
• Fixed: Error when mixing material files with "MAT END" and "END MATERIAL"
options in Marc (SIM-7212, MARC-11239)
• Fixed: Flow curve approach Hockett-Sherby does not work and aborts with exit 13 (SIM-
7079)
• Fixed: Wrong tooltip in MERW control for "Nr. Rotations" and missing tooltip in RAW
control (SIM-5093)
• Fixed: Peak temperatures are missing in flow curve names when opening a material that
already has peak temperatures (DEV-9423)
• Fixed: When trying to add a material from the database, the preset application filter is
wrong (AM-1579)
• Fixed: Creep properties are deleted after a material is modified (AM-1568)
• Fixed: Import of flow curves from multi-column tables is broken (UTI-698)
• Fixed: Simufact Material does not import the material group of JMatPro files (UTI-277)

Model check
• Improved model check when temperature effects are enabled but there are no thermal
properties in material data (SIM-5172, #2016-07-115#, #2018-03-25#)
• Fixed: Wrong warning message about missing user subroutine for user-defined flow curve
model (SIM-6918)
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• Fixed: Model check window is moved to background when hovering over the main
widget (AM-2093)
• Fixed: Button size in model check dialog is not 24x24px (AM-1852)

Meshing
• Support usage of more than 10 refinement boxes for all meshers (SIM-6269, SIM-
6621, SIM-7833,WEL-2569, #2017-11-143#, #2017-02-231#)
• Added volume control to initial and remeshing settings for Tet mesher (SIM-5184)
• Added a control of the minimum allowed edge length during meshing (SIM-4993)
• Removed meshing option "maximum nodes" from Quadtree mesher and remeshing
properties (SIM-2896)
• Fixed: GUI crashes when initial meshing for the workpiece is started (SIM7242, #2018-
12-35#)
• Fixed: Forming crashes when starting stage without mesh (in debug mode) (SIM-6957)
• Fixed: Sheetmesh mesher for planar surface creates some very small distorted elements
(SIM-6899)
• Fixed: Hexmesh volume control is not applied to the nodes on the symmetry surfaces
(SIM-6863)
• Fixed: GUI crashes when visualization tool in initial meshing dialog is clicked after a
mesh could not be created (SIM-6798)
• Fixed: After meshing tools in a 2D analysis, it is not possible to define points on the
meshed tools (SIM-6675)
• Fixed: Quadtree mesher fails to produce a mesh without obvious reasons (SIM-6647)
• Fixed: Clipping of autoshapes leads to broken geometries (SIM-6607)
• Fixed: sfmesh.exe does not stop and occupies a lot of RAM during surface remeshing
(SIM-5610, MESH-524)
• Fixed: Legend "ringmesh critical part" in initial ringmesh dialog looks strange (SIM-
5454)
• When remesh option "never" is used, no additional remesh criteria need to be activated
(SIM-5436)
• Fixed: Cylindrical refinement fails for sheetmesh with planar surface option (SIM-2172)
• Fixed: Advancing Front Quad mesher does not work correctly in some cases (JOI-565)
• Fixed: Remove max. number of elements option from advanced surface mesher options
(AM-1587)
• Fixed: In attached model the refinement boxes do not move with the punch (only if punch
defined as heat die) (SIM-7602, #2018-11-185#)
• Fixed: Penetration of workpiece on symmetry planes for tet meshing (SIM-7405)

2.2. Preprocessing / process setup / model capabilities


• Unified and enhance definition of auto shapes (WEL-600)

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• Allowed multi-selection for positioning (AM-758)


• Added a “redo” functionality to positioning. The positioning steps are now saved and
can be undone and redone without recalculation in case of contact or gravity
positioners (WEL-2610)
• Added "show only workpiece" to model and result view context menu (SIM-7828)
• Renamed “autoshape” in basic geometry generation to “basic shape” (WEL-2594)
• Added Poisson’s ratio to model check (WEL-1504)
• Allowed to select a node as user-defined rotation center in the new positioning dialog
(WEL-2523)
• Reworked inconsistent contact table entry for self contact with or without contact table
(SIM-7265)
• Heat treatment object can no longer be deleted from a heat treatment process (SIM-
7002)
• Reworked brief description for the FV solver subcycle option (SIM-5705)
• Fixed: INI settings are overwritten during setup (WEL-3109)
• Fixed: Missing entries in TABLE in DAT file (WEL-2507)
• Fixed: Some views are not displayed correctly in remote desktop (WEL-2434)
• Fixed: Information of selected refinement box is not updated when using arrow keys
(SIM-7122, #2018-06-137#)
• Fixed: It is possible to set DDM for die load simulations in the forming control even
though it is not supported (SIM-7065, #2018-03-22#)
• Fixed: Deactivate parallelization for pressure welding module by default (SIM-6924)
• Fixed: Option "copy needed DLLs and register them" has no function anymore (SIM-
6904)
• Fixed: Dieload "Die assignment ..." dialog does not include rigid dies and multi-selection
(SIM-6846, #2018-04-186#)
• Fixed: Brief descriptions are wrong for backward stroke GUI elements (SIM-6744)
• Fixed: Missing default value for sub-stages in resistance welding (SIM-6709)
• Fixed: Brief descriptions in initial condition dialog are missing or not according to
Simufact standard (SIM-6707)
• Fixed: Button to unlock "Terminate on max. press force" is missing when opening
forming control (SIM-6569, #2017-10-72#)
• Rework brief description of cooling stage in forming control (SIM-6552)
• Fixed: Damage options in forming control are not considered for the UMT file in FV
(SIM-6013)
• Fixed: RAW: Axial roll is not positioned if start increment is set greater than 1 (SIM-
5932, #2016-12-140#)
• Fixed: Unable to write two friction tables for one process (SIM-5797)
• Deactivated fold detection by default if process type cutting is used in 2D (SIM-5641)
• Fixed: Some brief descriptions in the forming control are wrong (SIM-5499)
• Fixed: The created preview of sheetmesh and ringmesh ignores the positioning operations
of the workpiece (SIM-4937, #2017-08-148#)

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• Fixed: 2D planar analysis of rolling process in yz-plane with rotation axis shows abnormal
behavior (SIM-2488, #2017-10-63#)
• Fixed: When switching a heat die to rigid, the contact table entries are deleted (SIM-1829)

2.3. Postprocessing / evaluation of results


• Implemented shape comparison (SIM-5037)
• Added the possibility to thin out the results of all selected processes at once (SIM-
4471)
• Added post particles for 2D simulation (SIM-2546)
• Added automatic measurement of 2/3 joints (SIM-7355, JOI-354)
• Added post particles for deformable dies in FE (not for heat-conducting dies and not at
all for FV) (SIM-4104)
• Improved measuring method for RSW processes (JOI-626)
• Added result variables for effective magnetic permeability (SIM-7138)
• Added new configuration options for color legends (SIM-7036)
• Added result value thickness as default in flat rolling processes (SIM-6853)
• Added better differentiation between particles and post-particles in particle tracking
plot (SIM-6751)
• Added a possibility to import results of simulations not started by the GUI (AM-1185)
• Renamed and unified result variables to be more precise (AM-2119, AM-2015)
• Improved design of "save as" dialog when exporting geometries (SIM-6978)
• Support particle tracking in the result query window (SIM-6995)
• Set the displacement scaling factor fixed to one when entering the shape comparison
mode (AM-1646)
• Fixed: Selected result value changes when selected geometries in THS plot are
selected and unselected (WEL-3058)
• Fixed: Wrong simulation progress in result management (WEL-2660)
• Fixed: Node ID should not be shown when hovering over node during query results with
activated "Select nodes" option (WEL-2420)
• Fixed: Handling of result value GRAINSZ0 is wrong for grain size calculation with pre-
state (SIM-7647)
• Fixed: "Expand 2D results" leads to unwanted rotation possibility in the result view of a
2D process (SIM-7351)
• Fixed: Workpiece is not displayed correctly when opening a new result window (SIM-
7207, #2018-07-217#, #2018-06-32#, #2018-07-220#)
• Fixed: Flowlines are displayed in fold detection dialog but not updated according to the
selected result increment (SIM-7124)
• Fixed: Real components of magnetic field intensity are displayed in wrong direction for
2D axisymmetric process (SIM-7112)

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• Fixed: Due to differences in ARC files between domain results, ARC files cannot be
merged (SIM-7071, #2018-05-6#, #2018-06-116#, #2018-09-157#, #2018-11-101#,
#2018-12-83#)
• Fixed: Unify the terms "Oberflächenänderung" in the result view and "Flächenänderung"
in the forming control in the German version (SIM-7056)
• Fixed: Visualization of displacement vectors in 2D leads to GUI crash (SIM-7032)
• Fixed: No unit for turning moment in the history plot (SIM-7023, #2018-05-23#)
• Fixed: Brief descriptions are missing in user-defined result values dialog (SIM-7013)
• Fixed: User-defined values for THS plot are not shown in THS plot (SIM-6911, #2018-
05-112#, #2018-08-95#)
• Fixed: Missing THS plot if press name and object name are identical (SIM-6885, #2018-
04-81#, #2018-07-73#, #2018-08-73#, #2018-10-105#)
• Fixed: Results are reread every time a project is opened for processes that contain
constraint planes (SIM-6864)
• Fixed: Energy results for FE (counterblow) hammer forging processes show some
inconsistencies (SIM-6834, #2018-05-80#, #2019-02-133#)
• Fixed: Press force is not displayed and summed if deformable die is attached to a press
(SIM-6823)
• Fixed: View synchronization does not work well together with expand 2D results (SIM-
6804)
• Fixed: Update of result management when deleting results is broken (SIM-5548)
• Fixed: In forming control output results the option "principal stresses" is not necessary
(SIM-5249)
• Fixed: Post-particles are transferred together with geometry from result (SIM-5144)
• Fixed: THS plot does not save settings when saving an image (SIM-4038)
• Fixed: Generation of post-particles is unreasonably slow in bigger projects (SIM-3893,
#2019-01-34#)
• Fixed: If reinforcement and dieload are calculated in one process, no result for
reinforcement is shown in GUI (SIM-3633, #2017-02-133#, #2017-11-23#, #2019-12-
144#)
• Fixed: Units in THS plot do not update if "Auto limit generation" is not active (AM-2421)
• Fixed: Result value "ARC displacement" is shown in THS plot (AM-2361)
• Fixed: Particle tracking does not work when transformation is active (AM-1920)
• Fixed: Color legend for result value "DomainID" is wrong (order of values) (AM-1692)
• Fixed: Changing the displacement scaling factor while query dialog is open has massive
performance problems (AM-1099)
Improvements for FV
• Improved layout of column REM (remeshing) in FV STS files (SIM-4755)
• Fixed: Wrong error message for FV simulation with hammer press (SIM-7116)
• Fixed: Some fold markers disappear suddenly during the FV simulation (SIM-6812)
• Fixed: Higher-order solver shows unusual flow characteristics (SIM-6801)

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• Fixed: Stroke of the FV counter-blow hammer depends on the order of created process
components (SIM-6605)
• Fixed: Value of "total time" in .psum (FV) is incorrect (SIM-6389)
• Fixed: Logic error in surface remesh object (SIM-6319)
• Fixed: Maximum impact force of screw press is not adapted to symmetry (SIM-7126)
• Fixed: Energy calculation of screw presses with symmetry of workpiece is wrong in FV
(SIM-7073)

2.4. Simulation stability / result quality / calculation time


• Added a possibility to prevent local mesh coarsening in contact areas (WEL-2917)
• Added number of thermal iterations to STS file (WEL-1650)
• Added a warning if the iterative solver is used with shared-memory parallelization
(SIM-7040)
• Updated GMT grain size library to version 5.2.10 (SIM-7897)
• Added the usage of B-H curves for induction heating processes (SIM-7426)
• Added current stop time to improve measuring of nugget size for RSW (SIM-7842)
• Use stricter convergence tolerances when using tet element 157 (especially for
displacement) (SIM-7894)
• Redesigned CUR file in order to solve some progress display problems (SIM-7337)
• Added warning message when table presses are used without time stepping “auto step
for tables” (SIM-7026)
• Added option to sfMarc to write the log, out and sts files continuously (SIM-6182)
• Made the multiplication of HTC and electrical contact coefficient an option for glue
on peak contact (JOI-620)
• Added support of new Pardiso solver feature "conditional numerical reproducibility"
(AM-1729)
• Fixed: FeFp (large strain,2) produces incorrect displacements with local refinement
(WEL-2901, MARC-10856)
• Fixed: Point current report to the .out file is incorrect (WEL-2899)
• Fixed: Advanced glue on peak temperature does not work for electrical glue contact
(WEL-2757)
• Fixed: Performance of Monitor decreases rapidly when multiple jobs are running (UTI-
677)
• Fixed: Energy was not restored upon restart using PRE STATE option (SIM-8032)
• Fixed: The solver changes the content of (m,n) while calling get_nodvar() utility routine
(SIM-7988)
• Fixed: Write creep properties to UMT file only if it is enabled in the forming control (SIM-
7890)
• Added support of HOLD NODE in die load analysis in the solver (SIM-7799)
• Fixed: Different output frequency produces different results in Marc solver (SIM-7677)
• Fixed: FLD result value is wrong after remeshing with user-defined material (SIM-7364)

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Simufact Forming 16.0 release notes

• Fixed: Grain size is reset to initial grain size when result transfer of equivalent plastic
strain is disabled (SIM-7200)
• Fixed: Result value "major phase index" is inaccurate after results are transferred from
one process to another (SIM-7137)
• Fixed: In the attached cogging job the workpiece is twisted after manipulator rotation
(SIM-7133)
• Fixed: Using DDM limits the number of allowed die inserts to 58 (SIM-7080, #2018-06-
13#)
• Fixed: Segment-to-segment contact with DDM and iterative solver leads to NaN
convergence in the thermal pass and an endless solver run (SIM-7058)
• Fixed: The max. energy (gross) is not always reached in FE counter hammer calculation
(SIM-7045, #2018-05-80#, #2018-06-113#)
• Fixed: With DDM the percentage of each blow resets to 0 after remeshing (SIM-7044,
#2018-05-80#, #2018-06-113#)
• Fixed: Process status information is wrong in heating process with particles with different
result frequency (SIM-7043)
• Fixed: Unexpected change in austenite fraction in a heating process (SIM-7021)
• Fixed: Manually added default result values get lost after restarting Forming (SIM-7017,
#2018-05-10#)
• Fixed: Contact pressure is displayed incompletely in axisymmetric simulation (SIM-7014,
#2018-04-163#)
• Fixed: Compiler settings from "setintelcompiler_win64.bat" are not used (SIM-6983,
#2018-04-70#)
• Fixed: Linear time ramp option based on stroke does not work (SIM-6896)
• Fixed: Wrong austenite fraction with Tet157 in case hardening process when diffusion
and phase transformation are considered (SIM-6867)
• Fixed: Bad convergence of die spring (SIM-6832)
• Fixed: Folds are detected in a 2D FE job and then lost (SIM-6764)
• Fixed: Deactivation of remeshing in combination with deactivation of inside-out elements
does not work properly (SIM-6654, #2018-01-132#, #2018-03-6#, #2018-04-161#,
#2019-05-42#)
• Fixed: GUI crashes after restarting a die load analysis (SIM-6653, #2018-03-22#)
• Fixed: Tenth refinement box is ignored in remesh object (SIM-6621, #2017-11-143#)
• Fixed: Stage control name with special characters does not work (SIM-6618, #2017-11-
135#)
• Fixed: Exit 9992 in sub-stage 1 with DDM in attached model (SIM-6615, #2017-11-86#,
MARC-11078)
• Fixed: Workpiece is missing when starting stage control via monitor (SIM-5867, #2017-
01-112#, #2017-05-164#)
• Fixed: Wrong DAT file for generic rotational spring with table input (SIM-5829)
• Fixed: 2D simulations do not run with forming limit evaluation (SIM-5367)
• Fixed: Contact to symmetry planes is not considered for heat transfer dies (SIM-5195)

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Simufact Forming 16.0 release notes

• Fixed: Simple model with anisotropy and released die spring does not converge from start
(SIM-4786)
• Fixed: Post-particles do not work correctly in combination with local adaptive refinement
(SIM-3979)
• Fixed: In stage control the 2D-to-3D expansion of a 60° segment has 10 subdivisions
by default, while in "rotate to 3D" it has 12 (SIM-1936)

2.5. Licensing and installation


• Added a reminder about the expiration date of a license (UTI-15)
• Added a warning if the licensing environment variable is invalid (UTI-715)
• Reword warning message “license is going to expire” (SIM-7753)
• The customer entitlement ID is shown in GUI and solver messages (SIM-7278)
• Fixed: License paths longer than 120 characters and license paths with special characters
lead to GUI crash or to not found license file (UTI-579)
• Fixed: License gets lost in some big jobs (SIM-6756, #2017-10-38#, MPL-526)
• Fixed: Licenses are lost after an inactivity period (AM-1967)
• Fixed: Solver crashes while waiting for license during a simulation (WEL-3277)

2.6. Data exchange


• Added a new dialog window for geometry export that allows unit selection and the
selection of meshes to be exported (SIM-6978)
• Added new UNV import window that allows to select unit system, result IDs and
further properties of the imported UNV file (SIM-5000)
• Added settings for CSV export (field separator, decimal separator) to general settings
(AM-1324)
• Fixed misleading naming of options in the UNV export window (WEL-2675).
• Fixed some errors during UNV file import (SIM-6288, #2017-05-93#).
• Fixed: The GUI crashes when a CSV file with Japanese characters is imported on a
Japanese operating system (WEL-2830, #2018-02-159#).
• Fixed some errors in UNV file import (SIM-6288, #2017-05-93#).
• Fixed: The GUI crashes when a CSV file with Japanese characters is imported on a
Japanese operating system (WEL-2830, #2018-02-159#).
• Fixed: Wrong result type in UNV export (WEL-2890)
• Fixed: Wrong number of integration point results written to UNV when exporting
pentahedral elements (WEL-2834)
• Fixed: Result value "displacement" is named "distortion" in UNV export dialog (WEL-
2444)
• Fixed: The CSV file of flow curves is not exported correctly when field separator is a
comma (SIM-7370, #2018-10-32#)

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Simufact Forming 16.0 release notes

• Fixed: Particle IDs in history plot and CSV file do not match (SIM-7105, #2018-05-
158#)
• Fixed: Particle results for "principal stress" are missing after CSV export (SIM-6993,
#2018-04-150#)
• Fixed: ARC file is not created after exporting an already exported geometry to the library
(SIM-6879)
• Fixed: Predefined tables cannot be loaded if their name is contained in the master library
path (SIM-6526)
• Fixed: GUI crashes while importing the results of a running process (DEV-9129)

2.7. Documentation
• Reworked design of Simufact Demos (UTI-478)
• Added a tooltip to all infosheets buttons (SIM-6848).
• Improved documentation structure and links for Demos&Examples (SIM-4452)
• Fixed an issue with infosheet buttons sometimes being inactive in windows with
available infosheets (WEL-2039).

3. Known issues
Regardless of the fact that we are trying to deliver a software which is as bug-free as possible,
it is possible that some issues appear due to software incompatibilities either with some
hardware or with some 3rd-party software installed. See below for a list of known issues.
• If you have Dell Backup and Recovery software installed on your machine, it is
possible that Simufact Forming crashes during the start or when opening a project. It is
also possible that some program menus and windows are not shown properly. To fix
this, either uninstall the Dell Backup and Recovery software or open the command
line as administrator: Open the Windows start menu, type in cmd.exe. A symbol for
starting the command line tool appears at the top of the menu. Right-click on it and
choose “Run as administrator”. In the command line that is opened, type in the
following commands:
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\Components\Shell\DBROverlayIconBackuped.dll"
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\Components\Shell\DBROverlayIconNotBackuped.dll"
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Backup and Recovery\Components\Shell\DBRShellExtension.dll"

Please replace the given path by the path where Dell Backup and Recovery is installed on
your system, if necessary.
• On systems with two graphics adapters, one of them being an onboard unit by Intel, it
is possible (depending on the system configuration) that the onboard unit is used for
the Simufact Forming GUI. In such cases there might be problems with colors in the
result view. Depending on your system, you can either change the used graphical
adapter for the Simufact Forming application or disable the onboard unit completely.
• Higher-order solver sometimes shows unusual flow characteristics (SIM-7487)
• Wrong error message when starting FE job if object name is longer than 23 characters
(SIM-8077)

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Simufact Forming 16.0 release notes

• Udamag subroutine is skipped if more than one UMT file is generated (SIM-8070)
• Enforcing minimum edge length leads to flat corners on features (SIM-7926, MESH-822)
• SF_QUEUING has negative effects / SF_QUEUEING leads to solver crash in V14 with
legacy license patch (SIM-7651, #2019-01-80#)
• Distribution of effective permeability is unreasonable (SIM-7591)
• Wrong results for grain size obtained from database material Cf54 (SIM-7374)
• Magnetic field intensity decreases at the edge of the workpiece in dual mesh approach
(SIM-7151)
• Contact table should not be in the model section if contact bodies are penetrating each
other (SIM-7022)
• Restart of cogging process is not done correctly (SIM-6912)
• Backstroke with termination criterion "based on force" leads to exit 28 (SIM-6883)
• Sheet sets are not kept during tet meshing (SIM-6880)
• Contact is not detected in very small models with very fine facets of the tools (SIM-6866,
#2018-02-88#)
• Resistance spot welding simulations with phase transformation are numerically unstable
(SIM-6765)
• Phase transformation: Incubation time / Schiel period gets lost during pre-state before
transformation has started (SIM-6139)
• In cogging if only one manipulator is used and "hold clamping force" is activated, no
change of mani grip should take place (SIM-6127)
• The heat transfer between workpiece and deformable die is ignored with table-defined
HTC in heat treatment due to wrong DAT file (SIM-6106, #2017-03-40#)
• Unresolved iterative penetration checking after restart (SIM-6039, #2017-02-188#)
• Fold tracking, particles and flowlines slow down DDM (SIM-6030)
• FV: stage control with Simufact.Monitor does not work properly (SIM-5798, #2016-12-
76#, #2017-11-135#)
• Force variations affect termination criterion in FV simulations (SIM-5618)
• Forming GUI sometimes hangs during fold detection and calculation of user-defined
results (SIM-5532)

4. Features to be discontinued in future releases


• Remove all code related to SF_QUEUEING

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