Release highlights for nCode 2022.1

Discover what's new for data analytics and CAE simulation

nCode 2022.1 now available!

Discover what's new in nCode 2022.1

The release of  nCode  2022.1 brings improvements in functionality and performance for nCode DesignLife, nCode GlyphWorks, and nCode VibeSys software products encompassing 155 built-in processing and display glyphs and support for over 50 data formats. This latest version of nCode 2022.1 offers new enhancements that continue to deliver data-driven confidence through accurate analysis post-processing and CAE simulation. 

Current customers on active software maintenance can gain access to nCode 2022.1 and full release documentation using the Support Portal.
The release of nCode 2022 brings improvements in functionality and performance for nCode DesignLifenCode GlyphWorks, and nCode VibeSys software products encompassing 155 built-in processing and display glyphs and support for over 50 data formats. This latest version of nCode 2022 offers new enhancements that continue to deliver data-driven confidence through accurate analysis post-processing and CAE simulation. 

Current customers on active software maintenance can gain access to nCode 2022 and full release documentation using the Support Portal.

Swept Sine On Random signal generation

The Time Series Generator glyph can generate synthetic signals such as square, sine, swept sine, white noise, random noise from a given PSD profile, fixed sine on random.

In nCode 2022.1, a new Operation called SweptSineOnRandom is available, in which users define a swept sine (start and end frequencies, amplitudes, speed) and some random noise (from a PSD profile).

The signal can then be used as input to Vibration Profile Design in order to compare severity with measured vibrations or other standards or to find a damage-equivalent vibration profile.

The signal can also be used as input to a CAE fatigue analysis using DesignLife to simulate the damage accumulation during a mixed mode shaker test. Such a swept sine on random signal is typically required to test electronics equipment in vehicles.

Vehicle electrification

Swept Sine On Random signal generation

The Time Series Generator glyph can generate synthetic signals such as square, sine, swept sine, white noise, random noise from a given PSD profile, fixed sine on random.

In nCode 2022.1, a new Operation called SweptSineOnRandom is available, in which users define a swept sine (start and end frequencies, amplitudes, speed) and some random noise (from a PSD profile)

The signal can then be used as input to Vibration Profile Design in order to compare severity with measured vibrations or other standards or to find a damage-equivalent vibration profile.

The signal can also be used as input to a CAE fatigue analysis to simulate the damage accumulation during a mixed mode shaker test. Such a swept sine on random signal is typically required to test electronics equipment in vehicles

Usability improvements

nCode 2022.1 introduces a number of usability improvements. This includes enhancements to existing glyphs such as the Metadata Manipulation glyph, which can now have multiple metadata input pads, making the workflow easier to build and more readable.

Another example of useful addition to existing glyphs is with the Scripting Glyph: it now has additional functions to automatically load output files into input glyphs.

Other improvements include the ability to disable workspaces and the information of a flow file version in the Journal when the flow is loaded in nCode.

Usability improvements

nCode 2022.1 introduces a number of usability improvements. This includes enhancements to existing glyphs such as the Metadata Manipulation glyph, which can now have multiple metadata input pads, making the workflow easier to build and more readable.

Another example of useful addition to existing glyphs is with the Scripting Glyph: it now has additional functions to automatically load output files into input glyphs.

Other improvements include the ability to disable workspaces and the information of a flow file version in the Journal when the flow is loaded in nCode.

Displays and Reporting

nCode 2022.1 introduces a new optional ‘Lock Aspect ratio’ in the Histogram Display and in the XYDisplay glyphs. With Histograms, this allows the top view to be shown with the width the same as the height and is particularly useful with From-To or Max-Min histograms.

With Time Series, this allows the display area to be shown with the width the same as the height and is particularly useful for cross-plot or orbit plot types. The XYDisplay glyph has also an additional “pick metadata” button to set the Title, which is useful for automatic reporting.
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Displays and Reporting

nCode 2022.1 introduces a new optional ‘Lock Aspect ratio’ in the Histogram Display and in the XYDisplay glyphs. With Histograms, this allows the top view to be shown with the width the same as the height and is particularly useful with From-To or Max-Min histograms.

With Time Series, this allows the display area to be shown with the width the same as the height and is particularly useful for cross-plot or orbit plot types. The XYDisplay glyph has also an additional “pick metadata” button to set the Title, which is quite useful for automatic reporting.

More flexibility with reading and writing ODB files

Improved Abaqus ODB file support through a new preference to read all supported ODB file versions to avoid time spent upgrading files.

Modal superposition is now also easier by directly reading modal coordinates from the ODB file.

Users will now find it easier to write their own calculated results to the output ODB and the combination of Duty cycle ODB files into one has been enhanced by naming the output steps.

Dynamic FEA-test correlation

More flexibility with reading and writing ODB files

Improved Abaqus ODB file support through a new preference to read all supported ODB file versions to avoid time spent upgrading files.

 Modal superposition is now also easier by directly reading modal coordinates from the ODB file.

 Users will now find it easier to write their own calculated results to the output ODB and the combination of Duty cycle ODB files into one has been enhanced by naming the output steps.

Performance improvements

Performance has also been improved in the finite element results file translation for seam welds in large complex shell models. For some models this can give ~8 times speed improvement.

The progress status report has also been improved to include all stages of the translation process.

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Performance improvements

Performance has also been improved in the finite element results file translation for seam welds in large complex shell models. For some models this can give ~8 times speed improvement.

 The progress status report has also been improved to include all stages of the translation process.

Plasticity Correction for Short Fibre Composite

Short Fibre Composite fatigue analysis is now expanded to support the local plasticity correction calculated within a co-simulation with Hexagon’s Digimat material modelling software.

Digimat 2022.2 or later is required.

Dynamic FEA-test correlation

Plasticity Correction for Short Fibre Composite

Short Fibre Composite fatigue analysis is now expanded to support the local plasticity correction calculated within a co-simulation with Hexagon’s Digimat material modelling software.

Digimat 2022.2 or later is required.

Further enhancements

Additional improvements in nCode 2022.1 include:
  • Five versions of Abaqus ODB will be supported at this release
    • 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • OptiStruct .FEM files are now supported for input of FE Modal data
  • New IgnoreMidSideNodes property to disregard mid-side node data
  • New OutputStats option in SN/EN/SpotWeld/SeamWeld analysis engines to output stress max, min, mean, range, and amplitude.
  • The FKM mean stress correction for SN analysis now allows 2 slopes in the M2 area for better fit to known results.

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