Ansys 2023 R1 release
The 2023 R1 release is generally bug fixes and a few requested features:
- Greatly improved Nexus Tree performance for large trees
- tree_condensed property was also removed due to the new implementation limitations
- Improved 3D scene viewing
- Report authors can choose client or server side rendering for most scene items
- PLY and STL files can now be displayed using the embedded EnVision viewer as well as the WebGL viewer
- Command line tools for HTML and PDF export of reports
- Many bug fixes
- Improved SSL support
- Improved server launching stability
- Security updates for known CVEs in third party libraries
Ansys 2022 R2 release
The 2022 R2 release is generally a reflection of user feedback and quality of life issues:
- Support proxy images for 3D scenes.
- For scdoc, avz and evsn files that include proxy images, Nexus will display the proxy image when the associated viewer is not in an active state.
- Improvements in image comparisons:
- Adding hint for probe
- Skip all invalid values in the variable buffer
- Update pin even if hidden
- Improvements to SQL query generator:
- Error handling for SQL query sent to table as message
- Added validate method for connection to SQL
- Error handling port value passing.
- Automatically expand collapsed elements when following links
- Improvements in Nexus launcher:
- Full complement of launcher options in python API
- Improvement of kwargs in launch_local_database_server
- Support iframe embedding of Nexus reports
Ansys 2022 R1 release: Image comparison enhancements, 3D scene viewer improvement, Command line Nexus tools
Building on the framework laid down in the 2021 R2 release, the 2022 R1 release has a focus on improved image comparison and 3D rendering as well a a new collection of command line tools that enable command line orientated scripted interaction with Nexus databases:
- The deep pixel comparison state (palettes, ranges, etc) can now be set to default values in a report template.
- RGB image comparison is supported.
- Many improvements in the GUI for comparative operations.
- Browser-based 3D scene rendering engine has been entirely replaced with the Ansys Viewer WebGL engine.
- Support was added for proxy images in 3D scenes for activation control and printing.
- A new command line tool 'nexus' has been added. It supports operations such as listing entities, copying entities, deleting entities, importing data, etc.
Ansys 2021 R2 release: New Nexus launcher application, Deep pixel image support, Image slider comparison enhancements
There are a lot of new features in the 2021 R2 release, but some of the most important highlights include:
- An entirely new launching mechanism. Nexus servers are now launched using the nexus_launcher tool. This tool includes a GUI and CLI that allow for the configuration and control of all of the core Nexus server features.
- The updated image comparison slider template is covered here. Many new features and options.
- Support for EnSight "Deep Pixel" images is now included, allowing image pixel values to be interactively interrogated.
- Conditional formatting can be applied to tables and tree cells for more informative display. Many other new customization options were added to tables and trees in particular.