Release highlights for nCode 2021.1

Discover what's new for data analytics and CAE simulation

nCode 2021.1 now available!

Discover what's new in nCode 2021.1

The release of nCode 2021.1 sees improvements in functionality and performance for nCode DesignLife, nCode GlyphWorks, and nCode VibeSys encompassing 155 built-in processing and display glyphs and support for over 50 data formats. This release offers 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 2021.1 and full release documentation using the Support Portal.
The release of nCode 2021.1 delivers new capabilities for transforming power measurements on electric motors into actionable insights.

Current customers on active software maintenance can gain access to nCode 2021.1 and full release documentation using the Support Portal.

Electric power insights

nCode 2021.1 includes a new Electric Power glyph that simplifies the post-processing of measured mechanical and electrical signals. This glyph calculates the AC, DC and mechanical power and efficiencies from electric and mechanical digitized data.

The Surface Plot glyph has been further enhanced with a new Iso Line option to clearly identify different regions of efficiencies.

The Electric Power and Surface Plot glyphs provides advanced post-acquisition signal processing and power calculations that is ideal for use with Power Analyzers such as HBK's eDrive.
Vehicle electrification

Electric power insights

nCode 2021.1 includes a new Electric Power glyph that simplifies the post-processing of measured mechanical and electrical signals. This glyph calculates the AC, DC and mechanical power and efficiencies from electric and mechanical digitized data.

The Surface Plot glyph has been further enhanced with a new Iso Line option to clearly identify different regions of efficiencies.

The Electric Power and Surface Plot glyphs provides advanced post-acquisition signal processing and power calculations that is ideal for use with Power Analyzers such as HBK's eDrive.

Displays and reporting

nCode 2021.1 introduces the ability to change cursors appearance in the XY Display with user-defined line width, colour, transparency, and style to more easily distinguish cursors from data.

A colour palette selection is available in the Histogram, Waterfall, and XYZ Display glyphs for the creation of more appealing plots and to enhance the readability and appearance of reports.

Displays and reporting

nCode 2021.1 introduces the ability to change cursors appearance in the XY Display with user-defined line width, colour, transparency, and style to more easily distinguish cursors from data.

A colour palette selection is available in the Histogram, Waterfall, and XYZ Display glyphs for the creation of more appealing plots and to enhance the readability and appearance of reports.

Animation of FE models

nCode can animate models in the ODS (Operating Deflection Shapes) and FE Display (Finite Element) glyphs to help understand failure modes and model correlation. nCode 2021.1 expands this capability with the ability for the user to output animations to a file by right clicking on the display. The animation is exported as an animated GIF file.
Vibration Profile Design

Animation of FE models

nCode can animate models in the ODS (Operating Deflection Shapes) and FE Display (Finite Element) glyphs to help understand failure modes and model correlation. nCode 2021.1 expands this capability with the ability for the user to output animations to a file by right clicking on the display. The animation is exported as an animated GIF file.

Mean Stress correction for fatigue analysis

Capabilities for mean stress corrections have been further enhanced with the addition of Walker mean stress correction in the EN and SN CAE fatigue glyphs. This enables a more accurate and flexible correction in both standard and multi-temperature fatigue analyses.
Dynamic FEA-test correlation

Mean Stress correction for fatigue analysis

Capabilities for mean stress corrections have been further enhanced with the addition of Walker mean stress correction in the EN and SN CAE fatigue glyphs. This enables a more accurate and flexible correction in both standard and multi-temperature fatigue analyses.

Structural and vibration analysis

Many dynamic events that produce fatigue damage can be more efficiently analyzed in the frequency domain. nCode DesignLife includes several enhancements to speed the calculation and ease of use of multiple simultaneous and correlated PSD loads. nCode 2021.1 completes the application of Multi-PSD loading to all the major solvers, including for spot weld analysis. With this release, nCode DesignLife provides the  most extensive frequency domain fatigue simulation capabilities commercially available. 
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Structural and vibration analysis

Many dynamic events that produce fatigue damage can be more efficiently analyzed in the frequency domain. nCode DesignLife includes several enhancements to speed the calculation and ease of use of multiple simultaneous and correlated PSD loads. nCode 2021.1 completes the application of Multi-PSD loading to all the major solvers, including for spot weld analysis. With this release, nCode DesignLife provides the most extensive frequency domain fatigue simulation capabilities commercially available. 

Further enhancements

Additional improvements in nCode 2021.1 include: 

  • Python 3.8 is now supported (Python 2.7 is dropped). 
  • Support for MS Office 2016, 2019 and Office 365. 
  • Matlab 2021a is now supported in the Matlab scripting glyph. 
  • Time series file formats updates : Dewesoft DXD, NI TDMS, BKSV PTI. 
  • FE file formats updates : ABAQUS 2021 (in addition to 2017/2018/2019/2020), ANSYS MCF 
  • 24 new materials added to the Materials Database 
  • Time step sequencing can now be set from a configuration file 
  • Improved output in FEReader to include node positions

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