3DEC 5.20 Update

Supplementary Files

This supplement includes an executable for converting VRML CAD files to 3DEC models. Documentation and examples are also included.

Supplement_CAD.zip

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Latest Version: 5.20.285
Released On: Saturday, Dec 7, 2019

3DEC 5.20 64-bit Update

Software Update Revisions

Revision Date Description
285 Dec 7, 2019
  • Now checks for removed blocks in the z_inside function
284 Nov 26, 2019
  • Added tolerance to z_inside function
  • Fixed bug in cable node placement when node lies outside of block
  • Fixed bug in application of normal velocity boundary condition with local damping
283 Nov 21, 2019
  • Now using latest security key drivers
  • Added FISH function z_inside
282 Sep 23, 2019
  • Fixed bug in user defined scalar plot item
281 Sep 20, 2019
  • Fixed big in BOUND FREE command hat was slowing down calculations
  • Fixed bug in joint plot item that was causing crashes
280 Sep 17, 2019
  • Fixed bug in joint energy calculations
279 Aug 12, 2019
  • DENSIFY TET now retains joint ID number
278 May 31, 2019
  • Added cable_strain FISH function
277 May 1, 2019
  • Fixed web license
276 Apr 30, 2019
  • Added fish functions to access aperture joint material properties (see Additions.pdf)
  • Fixed bug in NMD when hexahedral zones are present
  • Added warning for negative volume blocks
275 Mar 17, 2019
  • Added extra error messages for bad orthogonal vectors
  • Enable free-fields with fluid planes
274 Jan 7, 2019
  • Fixed bug in applying proppant mass concentration boundary condition
  • Fixed bug in FISH function that displays thermal time when using analytical solution
273 Nov 20, 2018
  • added merge_face command to merge coplanar faces on blocks
272 Oct 2, 2018
  • Fixed bug in scale box plot commands
  • Proppant mass concentration for plotting and FISH now mass/length^2
271 Sep 20, 2018
  • Fixed bug in continuously yielding joint models with config fluid
  • Proppant stiffness now has a maximum equal to the joint stiffness
  • Fluid flow now permitted through bridged proppant areas
270 Sep 10, 2018
  • Added ability to put beams and liners on block surfaces next to excavated blocks
  • Increased maximum number of faces per block
  • Fixed bug in proppant force calculation when multiple cycle commands are given
269 Aug 29, 2018
  • Fixed bugs in HIS NF_SUM and HIS SF_SUM
  • Higher order tets now working for zone models.
268 Aug 9, 2018
  • Fix problem introduced in update 262 that made zone model dlls incompatible
  • Fix problem with face_zone FISH function
267 Jul 30, 2018
  • SET MERGE now working for POLY PRISM command
  • DENSIFY HEX now working when non-hex blocks are present
  • Prevent program crash on restore when bad FISH pointers are present
266 Jul 20, 2018
  • Added missing dlls from 265 update
  • Fixed bug in thermal logic when block temperatures are initialized to a constant temperature
  • Added HEX keyword to densify command. SIGNIFICANT speed up to densifying hexahedral blocks.
  • See Additions document
265 Jul 18, 2018
  • Added adaptive cell space capability.
  • Now possible to suppress contact formation between blocks with the same group.
  • Added automatic fluid bulk modulus calculation
  • Added ability for user to specify fluid timestep.
  • See Additions document for details of all updates.
264 Jul 5, 2018
  • Significant speed up of block importing
  • Fixed bug in joint colors when plotted with colorby id.
263 May 29, 2018
  • Fixed bug in densify command with gradlimit keyword
  • Fixed bug in plotting applied velocities
262 May 21, 2018
  • Fixed bug in command plot bcontour bextra
  • Fixed bug in mass scaling for beam contact stiffness
261 May 4, 2018
  • Fixed bug when cycling after SOLVE AGE.
260 Apr 5, 2018
  • Mouseover for blocks now displays region and material
  • b_findindex FISH function added (returns index for input id)
259 Mar 14, 2018
  • Color by joint set added to contact plot item
  • Fixed bug in RANGE SURFACE
  • Fixed bug in saving and restoring joint colors
  • Fixed bug in deterministic contact detection
258 Feb 21, 2018
  • Removed print statement added for rigid blocks in version 252
  • Added "Elastic (yield in past)" to cable state plot.
257 Feb 14, 2018
  • Added contact plot item
  • Added ability to specify relationship between hydraulic and mechanical aperture (FLUID aper_f)
  • Added gap tolerance used in creation of subcontacts (SET gtol)
  • Fixed output of plot item name for cable bar chart plot item.
256 Jan 23, 2018
  • History can now be applied to pore pressure boundary condition
  • Fixed bug in fluid timestep calculation when matrix flow is off
255 Jan 4, 2018
  • Use of IDs for flow knot plot ranges now enabled
  • Wireframe checkbox for flowplane contours now working.
254 Nov 17, 2017
  • Flow zone permeability calculation now consistent when proppant is on or off
  • Email FISH functions now working
253 Nov 10, 2017
  • Added zdel command
252 Nov 3, 2017
  • Added ability to specify and plot proppant mass concentration
251 Sep 29, 2017
  • Fixed bug in plot of bgroup with cutplanes
  • Fixed bugs in exporting of plot commands for groups with slots
250 Sep 13, 2017
  • Fixed bug in using the BOUND command with rigid blocks and group ranges.
  • Fixed bug in assigning jcons 7 to part of a contact.
249 Aug 14, 2017
  • added error message if set energy is used without config energy.
  • fixed an error in the timestep calculation when damp contact is being used.
  • significant speedup of 'delete' command
  • significant speedup of 'excavate' command
  • bug fix in 'gen fix' command
248 Jul 24, 2017
  • Fixed bug in plotting of fluid viscosity
  • Added 'fluid bulk auto' command for fast flow (experimental)
  • Fixed bug in beam axial strain calculation (only affects plotting and ultimate rupture strain)
247 May 2, 2017
  • Changed angle tolerance for flow plane creation to be the same as cutting
  • fpx_aperture fish function now limited by maximum aperture
  • Fluid velocity calculation (for plotting) now limited by maximum aperture
  • Aperture plot item now limited by maximum aperture
  • Mechanical aperture plot item added
  • Fixed bug in zone group plotting
  • Fixed bug in beam strain rupture criterion
246 Apr 10, 2017
  • Fixed bug in flow planes introduced in update 245
  • Fixed but in viewing of group names with mouse over.
  • Fixed bug in histories ar_sum, sf_num, sf_sum
245 Mar 16, 2017
  • Fixed bug in flow plane generation.
  • Fixed bug in thermal apply logic with histories when mechanical is off.
  • Added SET CREEP command.
244 Mar 8, 2017
  • Fixed bug in CABLE APPLY command with INDEX keyword
243 Feb 27, 2017
  • Added sreg checkbox for block plots
  • Removed join_contact off command
  • Added ids to liner node queries
242 Jan 20, 2017
  • Fixed console executable
241 Jan 10, 2017
  • Updated constitutive models
  • Fixed bug in free field plotting
240 Dec 15, 2016
  • Added the apex correction for tensile failure to the Modified Hoek Brown model
  • Fixed bug in GEN FIX command
  • Added warning for import of non-planar faces
  • Added face_isplanar FISH function
239 Nov 29, 2016
  • New splash screen
  • Fixed bug in vertex group ranges
238 Nov 16, 2016
  • RELEASE
236 Oct 17, 2016
  • Fixed bug in plotting of applied force vector
  • All 5.2 manuals now included
235 Oct 6, 2016
  • Fixed bug in SOLVE FORCE
  • Updated help and 520 manuals
  • Fix bug in orthotropic constitutive model
234 Sep 19, 2016
  • Added group output for mouse-over of blocks
  • Fixed bug in apply temperature history table
  • Updated tutorials for 5.2
  • Updated 5.2 manuals
233 Aug 18, 2016
  • Fixed bug in zone plotting
  • Fixed bug introduced in 232 related to creep timestepping
  • Fixed 'bug' in apply command that fixed non-specified dofs
232 Jul 27, 2016
  • Fixed bug in creep timestepping
  • Temporarily turned off multi-threading for matrix flow
  • Modified LINER.FIN fish file
230 Jun 30, 2016
  • Correction to fracture id assignment
  • Correction to assigning of joint material properties with DFNs
229 Jun 16, 2016
  • Fixed bug in fluid flow related to flow in uncracked zones
  • Fixed bug in solve command when there is excavated material
  • Fixed bug in fill command when jmat or jcons is specified
228 Jun 8, 2016
  • Security fix
227 Jun 7, 2016
  • PRE-RELEASE
  • Added most manuals for 5.2
  • Fixed problem with security
  • Add jmohr joint constitutive model as standard
  • Added faceplate plot item for cables
226 May 17, 2016
  • updated icons
  • fixed bug in histories with fluid-mechanical coupling
  • fixed problem with fast flow and proppant
225 May 3, 2016
  • BETA RELEASE
  • added fish and command reference
224 Apr 7, 2016
  • fixed bug in calculation of timestep with proppant
  • fixed bug in 'solve fos cycle' command
223 Mar 28, 2016
  • dowel plot item now a plug-in
  • fixed bugs in cable query and cable property printing
222 Mar 18, 2016
  • more fixes to security
  • improvements to cable bar chart plot item
  • added flowvol_unbav and flowvol_unbmax FISH functions (for fast flow)
  • fixes to creep and addition of asymmetric latency
220 Mar 9, 2016
  • correction to flow plane generation
  • update security logic.
  • creep and mechanical timesteps now in sync by default
  • fixed bug in cable bar chart plot
219 Feb 19, 2016
  • changed 'list zone poly' command to dump to file
  • modified fragment command to consider unbonded contacts
  • further development of cable bar chart plot item
218 Feb 11, 2016
  • correction to logic to delete negative volume zones
  • added checks to erflag
  • further development of cable bar chart plot item
  • added dip and dip direction to contact query
217 Feb 8, 2016
  • correction to contact forces for large normal rotations
216 Feb 2, 2016
  • correction to logic to delete negative volume zones
  • correction to contact logic for case of EE contacts
  • correct contact normal; improve EE sub-contact detection
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