Orca3D News

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New WIP Release (1.4 WIP 2014-01-07)

We're pleased to announce the release of a new Work-in-Progress (WIP) version of Orca3D (1.4 WIP 2014-01-07).

This release contains the following:

  • The Stability Criteria Evaluation and the Longitudinal Strength features, both of which were removed from the 1.3 release. Development continues on both of these, and we welcome your feedback.
  • The OrcaSelWeightCost function was extended to allow selection by material type (point, curve, surface, solid, none) or by material name.
  • Updates to the latest licensing files from Nalpeiron, the vendor that provides the licensing system for Orca3D
  • The network installation now contains both 32-bit and 64-bit client setup files.
  • A bug was fixed in the Hydrostatics Report, in which the TCB and TCF plot label could inadvertently read 10^0.
As a WIP, there will certainly be feature additions, changes, or removals before the final release, but this is your chance to give us feedback and suggestions. A few important notes to be aware of:
  • While this version of the 1.4 WIP will function with Rhino 4, future versions may require Rhino 5.
  • Only one version of Orca3D may be installed at a time. Therefore, you must uninstall Orca3D from your computer before installing this WIP.
  • No change to your License is required. The new version of Orca3D will find your existing License.
  • Portions of the Help file may not be entirely up to date.
  • This WIP will expire on April 15th. Either the final version of Orca3D 1.4 will be released before then, or a new WIP will be released.
If you have questions as you install and use the new release, remember that you can:
  • send an email to support@orca3d.com
  • read through the Help file which is available from the Orca3D menu in Rhino, and on our web site here
  • post a question on the Orca3D forum
To download the new version, please visit www.orca3d.com/wip.

Thank you very much for using Orca3D, and we look forward to hearing from you!