Application Note: New Species
Version 8.1 introduces a new look and a lot of useful new features for FLOW-VU. In short, this is a whole new species of a program that had humble beginnings as a mere viewer for STL files. With this version serious strides have been made towards convincing users they will no longer need third-party post-processing packages to visualize their results.
The first thing one will notice upon opening FLOW-VU is the four-screen display,
with objects shown from the three 2D planes and in a 3D perspective view. Each
of the windows can be re-sized to customize the look, and any particular view
can be maximized to full screen.
Equally important for users, FLOW-VU now allows the display of meshes, the ability to prove and transform (translate, rotate and scale) individual objects and the ability to display multiple objects, each with its own set of display properties (color, transparency, and transformations).
When FLOW-VU is used to view STL objects, a Geometry and Mesh Tree displays the minimum, maximum, and extent for each open object in a separate side panel. When viewing simulation results in FLOW-VU, a table of Available Time Frames replaces the Geometry and Meshing Tree, and displays the times available to the user for viewing results of a simulation.
With more new features on the way, FLOW-VU is definitely giving users a new VU of things.