MeshGems 1.2 to be released in November!

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Distene constantly improves its library of meshing software components in order to align always better to its market demand. With version 1.2, to be released in early november 2013, MeshGems is offering a suite of comprehensive and efficient technologies to help you automate the CAD-to-Mesh process of industrial CAD/CAE applications.

As part of the new capabilities you will have with MeshGems 1.2, here are the major highlights:

  • API: this latest release is pushing further the process of integration of all MeshGems technologies into the MeshGems unified API. As part of this enhancement, MG-Adapt, based on the former MeshAdapt technology, is now available through the MeshGems API as a full featured component of the MeshGems suite.
  • Enhanced coupling between surface meshing and volume meshing: when using MG-CADSurf, it is now possible to have the surface cell size respecting a given gradation through the volume. As a result, the robustness of the “CAD to volume” automatic meshing process and the quality of the final volume mesh are greatly improved for coarse mesh generation on geometries with thin volume areas.
  • Better support of CAD engine paradigms: templates are provided as part of the standard MeshGems distribution to support, through the MG-PreCAD component, most of the CAD engines, like ACIS, Parasolid, OpenCascade,… MeshGems 1.2 now proposes a SolidWorks template as well.
  • Easier control of the mesh adaptation capabilities: with the integration of mesh adaptation technologies into the MeshGems API, MG-Adapt  is offering a tighter control of the adaptation capabilities. The user-defined size/shape values can be now given at any point (x,y,z coordinates) of the 3D space, making it easier than ever to control.  1D & 2D entities can also be forced into the volume, making sure that they will not be affected by the adaptation.

Like each release, it is of course the occasion to include bug corrections and tuning to improve existing features like,

  • Surface Meshing: enhancement of the automatic prevention of self-intersections.
  • Surface Meshing: better performance for large mesh generation.
  • Volume Hex-Meshing: both absolute and relative mode are available for the the control of minimal and maximal cell sizes.


What’s next after MeshGems 1.2?

Distene will ship two releases of MeshGems per year, in early November and May. The next release will be MeshGems 1.3 in early May 2014. Two outstanding new technologies will be released along MeshGems 1.3 for the first time as previews:  MG-Tetra/HPC, our new fully parallel distributed/shared memory tet mesher, and MG-Hybrid, our generalized conformal tri/tet/prism/pyramid volume mesher, which will include the first version of our automatic Boundary Layer generation component.