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Program Updates

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Program Updates

Slide3 2019 Update History

2019.013 – June 14 2019 [Download]

  1. The user is now warned about using Intersection search limits and Ellipsoids.
  2. The Edit Shortcuts window was not resizing correctly; fixed.
  3. The user is now warned about using infinite strength materials with weak layers.
  4. Some 3D view bugs were fixed.
  5. The Collapse Small Volumes tool now runs faster.
  6. Some sensor data import tool bugs were fixed.
  7. Simultaneously deleting multiple entities sometimes resulted in incorrect behaviour; fixed.
  8. The Seismic Coefficient was missing from the Seismic Loading window; fixed.
  9. An Anisotropic Surface visibility bug was fixed.
  10. Add Search Limit by Surface was incorrectly enabled for some entities; fixed.
  11. Some geometry bugs were fixed.
  12. An Extrude bug was fixed.
  13. Water tables were sometimes using incorrect X and Y coordinates; fixed.
  14. The Slide2 Section Creator was sometimes incorrectly enabled; fixed.
  15. A Create External From Surface bug was fixed.
  16. The Create Plane tool sometimes chose an undesirable initial location; fixed.
  17. An ambiguous Column Viewer error message was edited.
  18. Water Pressure Grids can now colour their points based on value.
  19. There was an issue interpolating pore pressures when importing a Slide project; fixed.
  20. Enabled user-abort in pre-computation for hybrid interpolation.
  21. Some 2D interpolation methods did not work correctly and were switched to a different fallback method. Fixed.

2019.012 – May 29 2019

  1. A Re-Triangulate bug was fixed.
  2. Some file open bugs were fixed.
  3. Some drawing bugs were fixed.
  4. Extruded geometry now has a better surface triangulation.
  5. Some Section tool bugs were fixed.

2019.011 – May 28 2019

  1. Fixed reading and applying maximum negative pore pressure in Slide3 models.
  2. Fixed a bug that in few occasions could cause wrong evaluation of the external boundaries.
  3. Union, Intersect, and Difference now behave more consistently regarding open-ness and closed-ness.
  4. When opening a project, the program now warns the user if some project files are missing.
  5. A Safety Map bug was fixed.
  6. Some pore pressure bugs were fixed.
  7. A volume collapsing threshold is now present in the Divide All Geometry options.
  8. Some drawing bugs were fixed.
  9. Simultaneously deleting multiple items sometimes stopped the program; fixed.
  10. A Contour Legend settings bug was fixed.
  11. The Results Display Options now include "Show Only Global Minimum Surface".
  12. A Bolt Pattern bug was fixed.
  13. A Load drawing bug was fixed.
  14. A Sphere primitive bug was fixed.
  15. Some Focus Search Region bugs were fixed.
  16. The borehole dialog was displaying incorrect units; fixed.
  17. A loft bug was fixed.
  18. User-defined Wedge surfaces weren't correctly responding to new geometry; fixed.

2019.010 – May 13 2019

  1. Fixed checking minimum number of active columns where on occasions could allow generating invalid slip surfaces.
  2. Improved the algorithm for extracting the 3D boundary polyline of the external geometry.
  3. Improved performance of models with Generalized Hoek-Brown material component used in anisotropic materials.
  4. Improved performance of anisotropic materials by rewriting trigonometric functions.
  5. The Repair tool was incorrectly allowed to operate on non-geology and non-excavation entities; fixed.
  6. The Borehole Manager was behaving incorrectly with large coordinates; fixed.
  7. Pore Pressure Grids were sometimes drawing incorrectly; fixed.
  8. The Load window was sometimes drawing the loads incorrectly; fixed.

2019.009 – April 18 2019

  1. Improved intersecting slip surface with small volumes with infinite strength material property.
  2. Added a new robust algorithm to reliably extract boundary polyline for complex geometries.
  3. Revised cleaning results folder for new computation to only apply on Slide3 files.
  4. Fixed multi-threading bug in hybrid interpolation.
  5. Fixed interpolation issues for discrete-function materials.
  6. Improved convergence behavior of LEM analysis methods based on given tolerance.
  7. Removed Z component of force in the computation of X and Y support force for the info viewer.
  8. Improved performance of generalized Hoek-Brown when used in materials with generalized anisotropy.
  9. Fixed creation of slip surfaces with very small number of columns that could happen in some rare scenarios.
  10. Improved performance for calculating anisotropic angles.
  11. Some point cloud data import dialog bugs were fixed.
  12. A Clear External bug was fixed.
  13. Some grid copy & paste bugs were fixed.
  14. Some Section Tool bugs were fixed.
  15. Some notifications were causing a crash; fixed.
  16. The Loft operation sometimes moved the model out of view; fixed.
  17. A CAD view selection bug was fixed.
  18. The Slide2 modeler or interpreter can now be opened from Slide3.
  19. The Column Viewer dialog is now resizable.
  20. Groundprobe DAT files can now be imported and displayed.
  21. Undoing Divide All Geometry can move the model out of view; fixed.
  22. Some Section Cut bugs were fixed.
  23. A User-defined Sphere / Ellipsoid Slip Surface bug was fixed.
  24. An Add Anisotropic Surface bug was fixed.
  25. A Results Plane bug was fixed.

2019.008 – March 27 2019

  1. Fixed a multi-threading bug in PSO search which caused slight differences in search output at different run times.
  2. Improved the algorithm for extracting top layer of model geometry, now more robust for models with non-conforming geometric meshes.
  3. Compression bolts consistent with Slide 2018.
  4. Incorrect mode reported for micropile.
  5. Improved detection of column base intersection with infinite strength blocks.
  6. The Geometry Repair operation didn't behave correctly when it didn't repair an entity; fixed.
  7. The Ungroup Disjoint operation is now faster.
  8. The info viewer was displaying some incorrect information; fixed. It now also displays more information.
  9. Some elements of the Draw Polyline pane were being cut off; fixed. Some polyline tool bugs were fixed.
  10. A Segmenter bug was fixed.
  11. The Section tool is now faster. Some section tool bugs were fixed.
  12. The Slide2 section export was incorrectly determining the slope segment; fixed.
  13. The Slide2 section export can now automatically determine slope failure direction.
  14. Weak layer geometry was not displaying correctly; fixed.
  15. The Infinite Strength model now disallows sliding along boundary by default.
  16. Editing a Search Limit volume was not behaving correctly; fixed.

2019.007 – March 12 2019

  1. The option to define different strength above the water table did not work. Fixed.
  2. Cuckoo search for wedge surfaces in some cases would fail to complete all the iterations. Fixed.
  3. Wedge analysis in some cases would produce slip surfaces with hanging columns. Fixed.
  4. Modified stopping condition for multi-planar search to stop computation where no progress is being made.
  5. Some geometry Boolean bugs were fixed.
  6. There was a display issue when using a Surface Cut on contoured surfaces. Fixed.
  7. "Display Geometry as Inset" is now optional.
  8. The CAD view labels and geometry repair tool now look better on high-DPI displays.
  9. Several data grids now look better.
  10. The Info Viewer was displaying some incorrect units and data types. Fixed.
  11. The Segmenter functionality was improved, and now works more reliably.
  12. The Section Viewer wasn't cutting through surfaces. Fixed.
  13. The Hydraulics tab in the Material window had a display issue. Fixed.
  14. Divide All Geometry is now more reliable, and the error messages are more clear.
  15. The Geometry Repair operation behaved incorrectly when not all entities were modified. Fixed.

2019.006 – March 1 2019

  1. Improved error analysis report for stochastic search methods, accessed from Interpret drop-down menu.
  2. Improved user abort command for computations, allowing to write computed slip surfaces for analysis methods that have been completed before hitting abort.
  3. In models with large coordinates, the Search Limit Volume was incorrectly used; fixed.
  4. A section tool bug was fixed.
  5. A Material dialog alignment problem was fixed.
  6. The Geometry Repair tool now allows multiple filters to be toggled before refreshing the view.
  7. A Sweep bug was fixed.
  8. Some user interface bugs were fixed.
  9. A Visibility Tree bug was fixed.
  10. A Bolt Force Diagram bug was fixed.
  11. A Divide All Geometry bug was fixed.

2019.005 – February 7 2019

  1. Fixed Slide2 import bug.
  2. Fixed a bug with defining Slope Limits. They were incorrectly written to the compute file.
  3. Modified vertical offset of safety map to be close to the ground surface.

2019.004 – February 5 2019

  1. Commercial release.

2019.001 – December 20 2018

  1. Beta release.
Slide3 2017 Update History

2017.022 – March 12 2019 [Download]

  1. The option to define different strength above the water table did not work. Fixed.

2017.021 – December 5 2018

  1. Making extraction of external boundary polyline more robust.
  2. More robust surface extraction.
  3. Fix for Cuckoo and PSO for multi-planar using too large a number of trials for convergence, resulting in hours of computation in some cases.

2017.020 – November 9 2018

  1. A bolt orientation bug was fixed.
  2. An annotation-related file reading bug was fixed.
  3. A Slide section export bug was fixed.
  4. A compute file writing bug was fixed.

2017.019 – September 27 2018

  1. Fix for weak layers that extend above ground surface of a slope.
  2. Fixed creation of concave slip surfaces caused by weak planes.
  3. Improved quality of slip surface discretization.
  4. Modified SA to output the relevant error code (instead of 100 when it does not converge in that iteration).
  5. Some fixes to ensure slip surface columns do not enter within infinite strength materials.
  6. Changed default process execution priority for compute console to below normal.
  7. Fixed a bug that caused ignoring slope limits for user-defined surfaces.
  8. Improved spline conversion of spline surfaces used in SA optimization.
  9. Improved slip surface clipping.
  10. Fixed some occasional slow computation caused by multi-threading in models with discrete functions.
  11. Changed shear normal and cphi to be consistent with Slide.
  12. Modified engine to be robust for handling models with non-conforming geometric meshes.
  13. Bolt orientation and end-points were sometimes incorrect; fixed.
  14. Supports now render more clearly.
  15. Old files were incorrectly handling transformed boreholes; fixed.
  16. "Add to External" is now more flexible.
  17. Single boreholes now produce better quality surfaces.
  18. A support pattern bug was fixed.
  19. Some GSI calculator bugs were fixed.
  20. Highlighting a face, edge, or vertex did not work for certain graphics hardware; fixed.
  21. Vertex imprinting now works better.
  22. When printing, the chosen logo image file is now more centered.
  23. Some conflicting menu shortcuts were fixed.
  24. Some old files were incorrectly handling slope limits; fixed.
  25. A result surface export bug was fixed.
  26. A section export bug was fixed.
  27. The Slide importer is now more robust.
  28. The results surface is now more robust.

2017.018 – July 17 2018

  1. Fixed a bug related to flat horizontal infinite planes.
  2. Reduced initialization time for computing.
  3. Fix for weak layers with portions above ground surface.
  4. Fix for occasional creation of abnormal failure surfaces due to weak layers.
  5. The Geometry Import validator now identifies more relevant problems.
  6. A Copy Geometry Array bug was fixed.
  7. Some Section Viewer and Cutting Plane bugs were fixed.
  8. The Section Viewer and Cutting Plane tools now perform faster.
  9. Some failed Boolean operations stopped the program, or modified the original geometry; fixed.
  10. Some geometry selection bugs were fixed.
  11. Geometry selection speed was improved.
  12. An Extrude bug was fixed.
  13. A point cloud import bug was fixed.
  14. Bolts sometimes caused slowness in the modeler; fixed.
  15. Exporting to Slide is now more robust.
  16. A Water Pressure Grid visibility bug was fixed.
  17. A Slide import bug was fixed.
  18. Some Column Viewer bugs were fixed.
  19. Show Excavated Geometry Only was not behaving as intended; fixed.

2017.017 – May 24 2018

  1. Added a new error code to make a distinction between the two cases of where the surface elevation is below a user-defined cut-off value or the surface elevation is below the external geometry.
  2. Weak planes are not considered infinite planes unless they are used in multi-planar search.
  3. Modified the criteria for material assignment at base of columns in presence of weak surfaces.
  4. Added a check to discard soil blocks with invalid material ids. Ideally, modeller should not output such blocks into the compute file.
  5. Several improvements have been made to memory usage and speed; see below for more details, and further improvements.
  6. Some geometry processing speed improvements were made.
  7. The visibility tree is now faster.
  8. A geometry file writing bug was fixed.
  9. The program sometimes crashed when creating new documents too quickly; fixed.
  10. Vertex, edge, and face selection is now faster.
  11. Some texture drawing bugs were fixed.
  12. Projects now consume less memory.
  13. Opening, saving, and closing projects is now faster.
  14. The Divide All Geometry operation is now more efficient.
  15. More operations are now allowed on pieces of the External volume.
  16. Entities were sometimes drawn with an incorrect selection state; fixed.
  17. There was a problem reading certain geometry in older files; fixed.
  18. The section tool was improved.
  19. A Project Settings bug was fixed.
  20. A slope limit surface bug was fixed.
  21. A Slide 2D import bug was fixed.
  22. A workflow tab switching bug was fixed.
  23. The column viewer is now more responsive.

2017.016 – April 17 2018

  1. Improved measure on closeness to anisotropic direction.
  2. Fix for anisotropic shear strength.
  3. Some geometry processing speed improvements were made.
  4. Imprinting is now more robust.
  5. A surface reconstruction bug was fixed.
  6. Opening files is now faster.
  7. The section tool was improved.
  8. The Slide 2D exported was improved.
  9. The Show All Surfaces window is now more responsive.
  10. A Groundwater Surface bug was fixed.

2017.015 – April 3 2018

  1. Polyline imprinting is now more robust.
  2. Updates to the 3D views are now faster.
  3. The selection state was sometimes incorrectly drawn in the 3D views. Fixed.
  4. A geometry import tool bug was fixed.
  5. A Sweep operation bug was fixed.
  6. Exporting Autodesk files is now more robust.
  7. Importing and exporting Slide models is more robust.

2017.014 – March 21 2018

  1. Fixed a bug regarding automatic extraction of external hull of input geometry. This would infrequently impact quality and location of surfaces generated by search methods in some models.
  2. Fixed a bug in interpreting flat surfaces of external geometry as infinite planes.
  3. Some surface entity bugs were fixed.
  4. Slide3 can now import Slide 2018 files.
  5. Anisotropic surfaces can now be exported to Slide.
  6. A material properties window bug was fixed.
  7. Some geometry import tool bugs were fixed.
  8. Rendering the 3D views is now faster.
  9. Some face, edge, and vertex selections bugs were fixed.
  10. A texture bug was fixed.
  11. The program now uses less RAM.
  12. Transparency can now be controlled without selecting any entities.
  13. Saving large files sometimes stopped the program; fixed.
  14. Several operations are now faster.
  15. DTM files can now be imported.

2017.013 – January 31 2018

  1. Fixed a bug in reading slope limits in engine.
  2. Removed compression from end anchored bolts.
  3. A Results data picker bug was fixed.
  4. Some Slide 7.0 import bugs were fixed.
  5. Setting a Slope Limit to Outside or Intersecting could cause the program to stop. Fixed.
  6. Opening certain files caused the program to stop. Fixed.
  7. The freehand manipulation tool is now more stable.
  8. A support pattern bug was fixed.
  9. The geometry import tool can now be resized more easily.

2017.012 – January 24 2018

  1. The geometry import tool now evaluates the quality of the imported geometry.
  2. The drawing guides were updated.
  3. Some Visibility pane bugs were fixed.
  4. Boolean operations can now be performed in more cases.
  5. The last saved location is now the same as the last open location.
  6. More entities can now be assigned the Construction Role.
  7. Polylines can now be attached to form longer polylines.
  8. Geometry creation and processing should now be faster.
  9. Extrusion and Sweeping now creates a closed volume by default, when possible.
  10. Primitive geometry creation windows now indicate when their parameters have changed.
  11. A Polyline Imprinting bug was fixed.
  12. The Project Summary window is now more appropriately sized.
  13. Geometry can now be copied without any history.
  14. A Contour drawing bug was fixed.
  15. The Generalized Anisotropic Failure Criterion is now available.
  16. Project Settings now contains a Force Failure Direction Trend.
  17. A Bolt Column Force rendering issue was fixed.
  18. The Excavation Role was removed.
  19. Contour surfaces should now draw in remote desktop or virtual machine environments.
  20. Some Tension Crack bugs were fixed.
  21. Tension Cracks - Create Automatically now has the option of "Maximum angle to sliding direction".
  22. Improved the algorithm to fit grid field used in discretizing slip surfaces into a set of columns.
  23. Modified weak layer option to automatically set it active in presence of any defined weak layers.
  24. Added angle option for tension cracks. Can now create a tension crack when a column base angle exceeds a user defined value.
  25. Tension crack surfaces now drawn with the failure surface in the Results area.
  26. Support that intersects a tension crack is now properly handled. Force is applied to the column.
  27. Geotextiles in compression is now handled.
  28. Multiple anisotropic directions for a single material better handled.
  29. Linear Critical Angle method added for anisotropic geogrids.

2017.011 – November 24 2017

  1. Got rid of experimental step in Surface Altering.
  2. Added geogrids with anisotropic strength.
  3. Modified the geogrid force computation to use the long length of the grid for pullout and stripping.
  4. Added an option to allow the user to remove geogrid compression as a mode of failure.
  5. Added extra checks to keep the NURBS fram above soil surface within SA.
  6. Added RU value in the Assign water to material dialog.
  7. Material dialog now disallows select None.
  8. Update used materials in the material property dialog.
  9. When importing generalized anisotropic material, surfaces are imported as well.
  10. Fixed a bug for Assign water to material dialog.
  11. Name change for copy property.
  12. Added Zero Strength in Compression check box in Geotextile bolt.
  13. Fixed a bug for importing generalized anisotropic material.
  14. Fixed small formatting error in Info Viewer.
  15. Fixed timing difference check for results comparison.
  16. Fixed material and bolt ordering when importing properties from another file.
  17. Import Slide3 properties from project file.
  18. A contour surface bug was fixed.
  19. Bolt patterns are now more robust.

2017.010 – October 20 2017

  1. Added anisotropic tensile strength for geogrids.
  2. Improved interpolation for pore pressure grids.
  3. Improved searching (SA, Cuckoo).
  4. Fix for force orientation for support.
  5. Fix for initial sliding direction and pore pressure.
  6. Focus point added.
  7. Fixed a small bug in intercolumn force computation.
  8. Added tangent plane focus.
  9. Added edge focus.
  10. Volume focus added.
  11. Improvements in the NURB computation for searching.
  12. Improved moment epsilon for symmetry computation.
  13. Improved conversion of GHB to shear normal for deep slopes.
  14. Fixed a bug in the number of column computation.
  15. Change to timing difference calculation in results comparison.
  16. Adding features to results comparison.
  17. Fixed a bug for not showing geotextile boundaries correctly.
  18. Group tree fix.
  19. Bug fix for deleting water surface previously assigned to material.
  20. Minor dialgo spacing fix.
  21. Restrain Slide3's boundary conditions not to be put on construction volumes.
  22. Bug fix for "Save As" not remembering the last folder location.
  23. Adding "perpendicular to support" to force orientation option for user-defined bolts/geotextiles.
  24. Fixed a crash when Slide is not installed and try to launch Slide after export.
  25. Improved geotextile selection performance.
  26. Changed the way geotextile bolts are delivered to Section viewer.
  27. Borehole setter in Project Settings corrected.
  28. Hide rotate tool button in viewport.
  29. Set horizontal ruler to be at bottom of viewport.
  30. Changed wording of profile center.
  31. Fix for Project Summary not working in RS3.
  32. Fix for borehole surface role error.
  33. Borehole updates: UI - text boxes, top/bottom surface correction, set top portion to construction role. Final construction volumes set to geology.
  34. Bug fix on partitioning the two sides of the imprinted path.
  35. Update liner results units.
  36. Fix interface jointing.
  37. Assign material by section dialog: added ability to change materials for current stage and all following stages.
  38. Specifying orientations is now more robust.
  39. Geodesic polylines now work better.
  40. Some finite element mesh file reading bugs were fixed.
  41. Some geometry creation and importing bugs were fixed.

2017.009 – September 26 2017

  1. Interface - Ability to add multiple geotextiles
  2. Interface - Ability to view multiplanar intersection
  3. Interface - multiplanar surface nodes now hide on file open
  4. Interface - better default offset for multiplanar search planes
  5. Interface - turn off search plane visibility by default
  6. Interface - Focus Search objects
  7. Interface - Minor textbox width fixes
  8. Interface - Help link for generalized anisotropic window
  9. Interface - Minor weak layer composite dialog fix
  10. Interface - Visibility tree list update
  11. Interface - selecting entity in 3D view now scrolls in visibility tree
  12. Interface - text output changes in info viewer
  13. Interface - slide section export bug fix (ru coefficient)
  14. Interface - Section viewer now views geotextile supports
  15. Interface - Bug fix for slope direction calculation (slide export)
  16. Interface - added hours to the compute time in the infoviewer. Fixed bug of files taking longer than 1 hour displaying incorrect times.
  17. Interface - Misc speed up fixes
  18. Interface - automatically hide no material geometry after a compute when switching to results tab
  19. Interface - Misc dialog display fixes
  20. Interface - improved performance of previewing a large number of geometry nodes as well as removing preview nodes.
  21. Interface - Section viewer can view bolt patterns
  22. Interface - Updating chart settings to display x, y min and max values and allow user to edit them
  23. Interface - fix for planeDefinitionWindow vector normalization.
  24. Interface - scaling and rotation windows now have limit on decimal places
  25. Compute - Enabled Surface Altering optimization for all user-defined surface types
  26. Compute - Focus search option added for spherical surface grid search
  27. Compute - Improvement on ponded water near vertical slopes
  28. Compute - Improved computation performance for composite surfaces with weak layers
  29. Compute - Improved nonlinear solver for spline surfaces
  30. Compute - Developed a more robust algorithm to extract boundary hull of external geometry
  31. Compute - Minor bug fix in intercolumn force computation for certain slip surfaces
  32. Compute - Added new error codes to identify geometrical defects in the error log

2017.008 – August 24 2017

  1. Improvements to searching.
  2. Bug fixes for crashing in engine.
  3. Added multi-planar searching.
  4. Unification with RS3 for certain UI properties.
  5. Updated Help.

2017.007 – June 21 2017

  1. Commercial Release.