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  1. Introduce a field for max # segments in particle traces dialog

    You can change the max # of segments in a particle trace using the commands:

    test: max_skin_segments <value>
    or
    test: max_ptrace_segments <value>

    It would be better to have a field in the particle trace GUI where you can set this option directly.

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      0 comments  ·  GUI / Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Set the RTZ clip origin in the GUI

      Add the ability to set the RTZ clip origin (by default 0,0,0) in the GUI

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      • EnSight support for Oculus

        Oculus gives to the user the experience of a personal Cave in their own office. It would be great if EnSight were able to support Oculus

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          0 comments  ·  VR / DR / Stereo  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to change type of line in contour parts

          When creating a contour parts, it would be useful to be able to set not only the line width, but also the type of line - continuous, dotted, dashed, ... -

          This would help the visualization. For example, it would allow you to create two contour parts, one for positive values of the variable and one for negative, and use a different line type in the two parts to immediately see the difference between the values.

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            1 comment  ·  GUI / Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add mesh-fitting option for grid plane clips

            The grid clip with the plane tool creates a plane with evenly spaced nodes. If any node falls outside of the mesh of the parent part then that rectangle element is not created. This means the grid clip will not precisely fit the edges of the mesh (unless they match up perfectly).

            Add an option to create partially-filled rectangles so that the shape of the grid clip looks just like a mesh clip.

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              0 comments  ·  Viz Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Calculate a mass flux average with absolute values of an average flow

              When a flow has recirculation, MassFluxAvg function of EnSight has a problem.
              The current MassFluxAvg function uses an average flow which is an inner product of a velocity variable and an unit normal vector. However, MassFluxAvg function should use an absolute values of the average flow in this case.

              There is a workaround about this problem, but we need to calculate a proper mass flux average with eight steps of operations in the workaround. It is very inconvenient for us to do so.

              I hope that a proper mass flux average is calculated with a single function.

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                0 comments  ·  Calculations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create Dynamic Partname in the Viewport for the given surface

                When selecting or highlighting parts in Viewport, create a dynamic label (not annot) for the Partname so you can differentiate which part(s) are selected or highlighted.

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                • Report Parent Ids in Variable Object List

                  Within the Variable Object List, create a column for Parent of this variable, so that you can determine Parent parts without destroying your current selected parts. If available for all Parts, then report "All Parts".

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                  • Case Name should come from Filename of Dataset loaded

                    Rather than list simply Case1, Case2, Case3, take the Case Name from the filename of the dataset loaded. (eg. load dataset called : shuttle.case, the Case1 should be named "shuttle", and not just "Case 1".

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                    • Show Min and Max values in the Object List according to Active Case Only

                      Within the Variable Object List, report the Min and Max values according to Active Case Only, not all Cases.

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                      • Time step increment option in TempMean (temporal mean) calculator fuction

                        The ability to be able to provide a time step increment value part from T1, and T2 values.
                        this will allow users to calculate temporal mean with an increment value say for eg. 2
                        1,3,5,7,9,.... time steps.
                        rather than edit .case file .
                        this will help in cases where we are using data other than ensight case format.

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                        • EnSight's RTZ and RectToCyl set the rotating axis in Z.

                          EnSight's RTZ and RectToCyl set the rotating axis in Z. My rotating axis is in Y. Please make these work with Y axis or X axis also.

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                            1 comment  ·  GUI / Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Object tree filter should include a single filter for parts and lparts

                            The object tree filter sorts variables and parts into groups. Each filter can be for variables, parts, or lparts. Parts sorts loaded parts, lparts sorts unloaded parts. So if you want both loaded and unloaded parts to be placed in the same group you need to create 2 filters. It seems to me that this is what users would want to do 99% of the time, so either parts and lparts should be automatically handled together, or there should be a 4th option for 'parts and lparts' so that only one filter needs to be created.

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                              0 comments  ·  GUI / Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • For plots of one variable vs. another provide a marker that shows the current point as the analysis results are played or viewed.

                              For plots of one variable vs. another provide a marker that shows the current point as the analysis results are played or viewed.

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                                1 comment  ·  Viz Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Deeper time callback in python

                                The current time callback is only called when changing a time step. It is not called in a transient flipbook, transient keyframe animation, or saving a solution time animation. It would be good to have a single callback which applies to all these situations.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Scripting/Python  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Keep looking for a good key

                                  Unfortunately EnSight aborts when it encounters a bad key. It might be nice if it kept looking in all the possible locations where there might be a key for a good one. Then remember where that good key is located.

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                                  • Add uniform grid points feature to the xyz clipping plane

                                    If one creates a xyz clipping plane and puts vectors on the grid
                                    points, the vectors appear according to the mesh grid points. This may lead to very non-uniform vector distribution on the plane if the mesh contains refinements for example. Usage of the density helps thinning the picture but still shows the grid density variation.

                                    To get an uniform distribution one has to place the plane tool,
                                    stretch or shrink the axis, define the number of grid points and
                                    create the vectors on that grid plane. In prostar, this can be done
                                    with one single command (ugrid,on,x,y). I suggest…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Viz Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • I want to be able to color streamlines by a specific coordinate like X without having to use a workaround.

                                      I want to be able to color streamlines by a specific coordinate like X without having to use a workaround.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Client-server / HPC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Export 3D animations to open standard format

                                        Motivation being if customers wanted to use EnSight animations in higher quality rendering software such as Maya, or in augmented/mixed reality. For this they need the 3D objects.

                                        We export to standard VRML and X3D, but the export does not support animation. Also, no export type supports streamline animation or even ribbon/tube streamlines

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                                          0 comments  ·  Data Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Automatically update palette range to Selected parts or Current viewport

                                          There are options in the Palette editor to Set range to: Selected parts and Current viewport. But to automatically update the palette range each time step the only option is the full variable range. It would be preferable to have these two options automatic as well.

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