The Cadence® AWR® Analyst™ 3D FEM Editor version 15 software includes the following new features, enhancements, and user interface changes. Open Help from within the Analyst software for documentation specific to the 3D Editor.
Theribbon includes the following changes:
The active coordinate system is now specified via radio buttons in the Structure Browser instead of on the ribbon menu.
The buttons to create coordinate systems and set the working plane orientation and offset have shifted right.
Thebutton is moved from the ribbon to the Structure view toolbar.
There are two new buttons on the Browser toolbar to provide quick access to controlling solid organization. These options remain in the Browsernode context menu as well.
A solid reference produces another instance of a solid, maintaining the referenced solid's geometric definition. As a result, changing any of the creation parameters of the referenced solid impacts all references. Each reference contains several independent parameters, however, including
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These parameters allow you to uniquely position each reference (either via a coordinate system or by applying a transformation), assign a different material for each reference, and other operations.
When applying an attribute to entities, some of which already contain attributes, the resulting dialog box now offers an additional option to apply the new attribute to only entities without other attributes. This can greatly simplify the application of attributes in complex situations.
Actions performed on large numbers of solids (such as changing materials, excluding, and including) are now much faster.
The Structure view context menu contains commands to pick items that correspond to what is already picked.
- Picks solids associated with currently picked edges, faces, and bodies.
- Picks bodies associated with currently picked edges, faces, and solids.
- Picks faces associated with currently picked edges, bodies, and solids.
- Picks edges associated with currently picked faces, bodies, and solids.
The min and max functions now take an arbitrary number of arguments (in previous
versions the limit was 2 arguments). This allows for expressions such as
min(a, b, 4.2).
If you cancel a running script that has changed the model, you are prompted to undo or keep those changes.