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This version is more focused than many of our releases. It is really all about upgrading the VSPAERO integration (and one bugfix).
The VSPAERO GUI has been comprehensively updated. You can now run alpha/beta/Mach sweeps from the GUI. Results are automatically parsed and are ready for review from the GUI. VSPAERO is now available through the Analysis Manager in the API. The results are parsed and are available through the Results Manager in the API.
In addition, a bug fix for files saved since version 3.7 that use super ellipse cross sections.
- Overhaul of VSPAERO integration
- VSPAERO alpha/beta/Mach sweeps from GUI
- Visualize VSPAERO results in GUI
- VSPAERO available through API
- Changed d
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Versions 3.7.1 and .2 were released in rapid succession today to fix a couple of nasty bugs connected to the new variable presets capability. Everyone should certainly update to 3.7.2.
- Fix crash caused by reading file without VarPresets field
- Fix crash when deleting empty var presets group
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This version includes two significant new features that have been in the works for some time. These are the estimation of supersonic wave drag by the area rule and a capability to save sets of variable settings in a given model.
The wave drag capability has been much requested and long awaited. Since its demonstration at the 2015 Workshop, a number of slick improvements have been made. Thanks to Michael Waddington for all the work and to Sriram Rallabhandi for the C implementation of the Eminton Lord calculations.
The variable preset capability has a number of use cases; it allows you to save the model state and return to that state quickly and easily. Perhaps you have a model with takeoff, landing, and cruise configurations. Perhaps you adjust the tessellation for VSPAE… Read more