What's New

Click2Extrude Polymer 2017.3 Release Notes

The following enhancements were made in this release:

Result Callouts
Post-processing has been enhanced to support display results at specified points. This feature is called callouts, and is used to query results accurately at any given node or point in the domain.
Quick Help for Dialogs
Access to context-sensitive help pages has been enabled for dialogs. When a dialog is open, pressing the F1 key will open the respective help page in the browser.
SimLab Upgrade
Click2Extrude uses SimLab in the background for meshing. In this release, SimLab was upgraded to its latest available version (2017.1) to resolve critical meshing issues and improve meshing performance.

Click2Extrude Polymer 2017.2 Release Notes

The following enhancements were made in this release:
Temperature Unit in Post-processing
Temperature results are now displayed in user units. Click2Extrude Polymer exports data in three different unit systems: Metric, British, and SI. Corresponding temperature units are °C, °F, and K. It is recommended that you solve in either Metric or British unit systems.
Results Availability
When a model file is loaded (or after the analysis is in a session) from the run status, Click2Extrude Polymer will automatically check for the availability of the results in that folder and indicate it with a green flag.
Results Visualization and Section Cuts
Section cut can now be applied while visualizing the results. This will help you to look at the results.
Workflow help for contexts
A single line of help will now be displayed when you activate a tool from the ribbon. Clicking the line of help will display additional information.
The following issues were resolved in this release:
  • Resolved the issue where the auto-scale factor is automatically set to 1.0 when results are displayed, and the display of deformation (nose cone) is turned off and could only be enabled by clicking the Deformation tool.
  • Resolved the issue for Fit Material in the material database.
  • Project names in selected preferences can now be exported. The necessary input files for HyperMesh will now be exported in English names.
  • In the Export dialog, saved materials are also populated for material selection.
  • Issues regarding saving data to a model file has been resolved. Any changes made to a model will now be saved to a STMOD file after export. No changes will be saved to the imported CAD file.

Click2Extrude Polymer 2017.1 Release Notes

The following enhancements were made in this release:
  • The License Wizard has been added to the Start menu. This helps you setup license variables easier.
  • While loading results for post-processing, a cursor indicating the status is shown. This helps you know that results are being loaded and the interface is waiting for the operation to complete.
The following issues were resolved in this release:
  • After exporting the data deck, a status symbol in the Export panel showed the image corresponding to a failed status. This is resolved.
  • The Post-processing window was not exiting the context either with right click or escape key. A workaround was to click any other icon again. This is now resolved. Both right click and escape will get the user out of this context.
  • Resolved issue in renaming profile using its associated land part when the land name is not as per the standard polymer layer naming hierarchy.
  • It was possible to switch to the Inspire user profile, but there was no mechanism to return to the Click2Extrude Polymer profile. This is option is disabled as switching profiles is not recommended.
  • Model configuration was removed from the View menu in this release, as it was not working as intended. This will be restored in the next major release.
  • Solver was improved to predict residence time more robustly. For some models, this result was getting unstable and had hot spots. This is now resolved.

Click2Extrude Polymer 2017 Release Notes

Today's extrusion companies are required to coextrude profiles made of multiple polymers with metal inserts in shorter product development cycles while simultaneously reducing their production costs. Click2Extrude Polymer is a simulation tool developed to analyze and validate the design of these coextrusion dies and process.

Click2Extrude Polymer enables production engineers to analyse material flow and heat transfer inside a die during extrusion to validate die designs which in turn helps to reduce or eliminate costly and time-consuming die trials.

Click2Extrude Polymer is easy to use CAD based interface. You won't be required to complete steps such as meshing or boundary condition creation manually. All these operations are completely done in the background with no user intervention.

Key features of Click2Extrude Polymer 2017 include:
Automatic Model Setup
You only work with the CAD model. The steps required to do the computational analysis of extrusion is completely handled in the background with no user intervention.
Coextrusion Analysis
Click2Extrude Polymer can help analyze extrusion of one or more polymers. Up to five coextrusion layers are allowed.
Metal Inserts
In this release, inserts are modeled as a process condition. The insert condition is specified on the interface at which the polymer comes in contact with the insert.
Symmetric Models
Click2Extrude Polymer enables you to take advantage of the model symmetry and model either a quarter or an half or any symmetric section of the model.
Material Models
Click2Extrude Polymer comes with a built in material database. It also enables you to maintain your own database by adding, modifying and deleting material data in your own database. Commonly used polymer material models are supported.
Post-Processing
Results visualization for analysis types.
Meshing
Click2Extrude Polymer enables meshing in SimLab® which is very powerful tool for generating good meshes for complex geometries. Using this tool will require additional installation.

Click2Extrude Polymer 2016 Release Notes

Today's extrusion companies are required to coextrude profiles made of multiple polymers with metal inserts in shorter product development cycles while simultaneously reducing their production costs. Click2Extrude Polymer is a simulation tool developed to analyze and validate the design of these coextrusion dies and process.

Click2Extrude Polymer enables production engineers to analyse material flow and heat transfer inside a die during extrusion to validate die designs which in turn helps to reduce or eliminate costly and time-consuming die trials.

Click2Extrude Polymer is easy to use CAD based interface. You won't be required to complete steps such as meshing or boundary condition creation manually. All these operations are completely done in the background with no user intervention.

Key features of Click2Extrude Polymer 2016 include:
Automatic Model Setup
You only work with the CAD model. The steps required to do the computational analysis of extrusion is completely handled in the background with no user intervention.
Coextrusion Analysis
Click2Extrude Polymer can help analyze extrusion of one or more polymers. Up to five coextrusion layers are allowed.
Metal Inserts
In this release, inserts are modeled as a process condition. The insert condition is specified on the interface at which the polymer comes in contact with the insert.
Symmetric Models
Click2Extrude Polymer enables you to take advantage of the model symmetry and model either a quarter or an half or any symmetric section of the model.
Material Models
Click2Extrude Polymer comes with a built in material database. It also enables you to maintain your own database by adding, modifying and deleting material data in your own database. Commonly used polymer material models are supported.
Post-Processing
Results visualization for analysis types.
Meshing
Click2Extrude Polymer enables meshing in SimLab® which is very powerful tool for generating good meshes for complex geometries. Using this tool will require additional installation.