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Old   July 26, 2012, 10:59
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Engys is proud to announce the beta release of Helyx-OS v1.0.0, a free-to-use GUI designed to work with the latest OPENFOAM® release. The GUI is developed using Java+VTK and delivered to the public under the GNU General Public License.

The main features of Helyx-OS are:
o Create and run new CFD cases from scratch in serial or parallel.
o Native support for OPENFOAM® dictionary files (load existing cases by reading settings directly from the available project text files).
o Control snappyHexMesh, including geometry display and execution within the GUI.
o Comprehensive case definition module, including controls for physical models, turbulence, boundary conditions, field initialisation and solver execution within the GUI.

For further information about the product features and download please visit www.engys.com/products/helyx-os

None of the OPENFOAM® related products and services offered by Engys are approved or endorsed by SGI Corp., owner of the OPENFOAM® trademark
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ENGYS LAUNCHES HELYX V1.0.2, A COMPLETE CFD OPEN SOURCE BASED SOLUTION FOR INDUSTRY

Engys is delighted to announce the launch of a new version of HELYX® , our most comprehensive Open Source based CFD solution for solving real flow industrial applications. This release consists of both a new maintenance version of HELYX GUI v1.0.2 and our latest HELYX kernel compilation 2.1_engysEdition-2.0, Engys' own modified version of the OpenFOAM® library with several enhanced capabilities and additional features.

The launch of HELYX v1.0.2 also coincides with the imminent release of Helyx-OS v1.0.2, the Open Source version of our GUI designed to work with the standard OpenFOAM® library.

For further information about HELYX® features and availability please visit our dedicated HELYX webpage.

For further information about downloading Helyx-OS please visit our dedicated Helyx-OS webpage.

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The launch of HELYX v1.0.2 also coincides with the imminent release of Helyx-OS v1.0.2, the Open Source version of our GUI designed to work with the standard OpenFOAM® library.
For further information about HELYX® features and availability please visit our dedicated HELYX webpage.
For further information about downloading Helyx-OS please visit our dedicated Helyx-OS webpage.
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HELYX-OS V2.0.0 RELEASED BY ENGYS. AN OPEN-SOURCE GUI FOR OPENFOAM®.

ENGYS is delighted to announce the release v2.0.0 of HELYX-OS, an open-source graphical user interface designed to work with the current version of OPENFOAM® v2.2.x. The GUI is free to download from sourceforge and is delivered to the public under the GNU General Public License.

To coincide with this software release, the 2-days training course "OPENFOAM® and HELYX-OS for Industrial Applications" will be presented on the 6th and 7th of February 2014 by Dynaflow Research Group in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands. For more information about the training costs and registration details follow this link: http://www.dynaflow.com/en_GB/traini...lications.html

HELYX-OS v2.0.0 incorporates a vast number of improvements and additions with respect to previous versions of the GUI, including the following new features:
  • General: new installation script for easy deployment
  • General: new tree and look and feel
  • General: new Save As case option
  • General: new terminal window
  • General: new Browse case functionality
  • General: improved 3D capabilities
  • General: new zoom to box option
  • Mesh: re-mesh of existing case
  • Mesh: check mesh control
  • Mesh: Advanced Option panel, including general, geometry, snapping, layers and quality mesh controls for snappyHexMesh
  • Mesh: visualisation of discretisation elements for user-defined bounding box
  • Mesh: addition of plane primitive shape
  • Case Setup & Run: support for Volume of Fluid (VOF) solvers
  • Case Setup & Run: support for cyclic AMI boundary condition type
  • Case Setup & Run: new fields initialisation methods, including cellSet
  • Case Setup & Run: case decomposition (hierarchical and scotch) functionality
  • Case Setup & Run: direct link to ParaView for post-processing of results

For further information about HELYX-OS features, available support packages and download please visit http://engys.com/products/helyx-os
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ENGYS is pleased to announce the minor release of HELYX-OS v2.0.1, an open-source graphical user interface designed to work with version of OPENFOAM® v2.2.2. The GUI is free to download from sourceforge and is delivered to the public under the GNU General Public License.

HELYX-OS v2.0.1 incorporates a set of minor improvements and bug fixes with respect to HELYX-OS v2.0.0, including but not limited to:
  • Bug Fix: Overwriting of surface refinement levels (fixed)(reported by the user Antech)
  • Bug Fix: Naming error from improper child surface naming in binary STL (fixed)
  • Bug Fix: Base mesh delta file properly displayed instead of zero in some cases (fixed)
  • Bug Fix: Ensure that the tmp directory is cleaned properly to prevent issues (fixed)
  • Bug Fix: Error caused by launch on machine set with a default language as Japanese (fixed)
The main features currently available in HELYX-OS v2.0.1 continue from v2.0.0, until the next major release later in the year. For further information about HELYX-OS features, available support packages and download please visit http://engys.com/products/helyx-os. For bug reporting, please see the project SourceForge page ticketing system. Thanks to all the discussion happening on the HELYX-OS thread.
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Before OpenFOAM 2.1, updates were far between. Now, it is hard to keep up with them. My guess is that the availability of preprocessing tools, and in particular Helyx-OS has made OpenFOAM more popular.
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ENGYS is pleased to announce release v2.1.0 of HELYX-OS, an open-source graphical user interface designed to work with the current version of OPENFOAM® v2.3.x. The GUI is free to download from sourceforge for Linux systems and is delivered to the public under the GNU General Public License.

HELYX-OS v2.1.0 incorporates a considerable number of improvements and bug fixes over HELYX-OS v2.0.1. The additional features of HELYX-OS v2.1.0 include among other things:
  • Support for OPENFOAM® v2.3.x
  • New solver tab with solver monitoring and solution residuals chart
  • Support for high Mach, highly compressible flow solvers
  • Improved usability via an enhanced tree navigation system
  • Geometry and mesh patches properties clone and copy
  • Automatic update notification system
A version of HELYX-OS v2.1.0 with OPENFOAM® v2.3.x for Windows is also available as a single installation file for support customers only.

For further information about HELYX-OS features, available support packages and download please visit http://engys.com/products/helyx-os
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ENGYS is delighted to announce the release v2.1.1 of HELYX-OS, an open-source graphical user interface designed to work with the current version of OPENFOAM® v2.3.x. The GUI is free to download from sourceforge for Linux systems and is delivered to the public under the GNU General Public License.

HELYX-OS v2.1.1 incorporates numerous improvements and bug fixes over HELYX-OS v2.1.0, including among other things:
  • Additional boundary conditions for VOF multiphase flows.
  • Improved solution residuals chart.
  • Improved fields initialisation.
  • Improved 3D graphics display.
A version of HELYX-OS v2.1.1 with OPENFOAM® v2.3.x for Windows is also available as a single installation file for support customers only.

For further information about HELYX-OS features, available support packages and download please visit http://engys.com/products/helyx-os
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Old   October 26, 2014, 20:32
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Hi Dan,

Do you have any information whether ENGYS has plans to release native installation package of Helyx-OS for OSX users? In fact, the Mac is still not considered as a scientific platform but since OpenFOAM can be compiled on OSX, it might be a good idea to support that OS, as well. In case there is no such a plan, are you aware of any detailed guideline how to compile the source on OSX?


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ENGYS is delighted to announce the release v2.2.0 of HELYX-OS, an open-source graphical user interface designed to work with the current version of OPENFOAM® v2.3.1. The GUI is free to download from SourceForge for Linux systems and is delivered to the public under the GNU General Public License.

HELYX-OS v2.2.0 incorporates a number of improvements and bug fixes over HELYX-OS v2.1.0. The new features in HELYX-OS v2.2.0 include among other things:
  • Support for OPENFOAM® v2.3.1
  • New terminal manager (maximise, minimise, stop, kill, scroll lock)
  • New delete mesh option
A version of HELYX-OS v2.2.0 with OPENFOAM® v2.3.1 for Windows is also available as a single installation file for support customers only.

For further information about HELYX-OS features, available support packages and download please visit http://engys.com/products/helyx-os.
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Bruno & Jose,

There is a news release on another thread here (so as to not spam this thread). Like you mentioned Bruno, there are several bug fixes and general compatibility updates to bring HELYX-OS forward.

Bruno beat me to the reply before the news release was posted


[ Moderator note, 3h later: Moved this post and the 2 posts before the one above, from the aforementioned thread: Helyx-OS (GUI for SnappyHexMesh ]
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Thank you very much, I am an avid user of your software.
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The new release of ENGYS’ Open-Source graphical user interface, HELYX-OS v2.3.0, provides both new and experienced users a fast and efficient interface to use OpenFOAM technology. The release supports standard OpenFOAM® version 2.4.0 (released by ESI/OpenCFD) and improves visualization capabilities and interaction with objects in the 3D viewer. In addition to the new OpenFOAM core compatability and 3D visualization, HELYX-OS now supports:
  • A new text interface for blockMeshDict to allow for user-created blockMeshDict files
  • A new user-defined mesh graphical widget for easier creation of base meshes by automatically scaling the bounding box to the geometry with a click of a button
  • A new graphical tool for extraction of feature refinement lines (eMesh files) in the GUI to enable improved snapping in standard snappyHexMesh
  • A new “custom interface” for user-defined editing and addition of dictionary files and fields to allow entry of custom dictionary entries and boundary codntions not presently supported in HELYX-OS
For a Linux version of the HELYX-OS GUI, please visit the SourceForge project. ENGYS offers a Microsoft Windows version of both OpenFOAM® v2.4.0 and HELYX-OS to support customers only. All bug reports and feature requests are collected directly at the SourceForge project. For more information on a professional support package and training for OpenFOAM technology, visit our HELYX site.

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I just installed Helyx-OS v2.3 and it got stuck after I stopped a run by doing CTRL-C at the terminal where helyx-OS was run from. Now, the "Run" button just doesn't do anything and Helyx-OS behaves as if it were running (minus the terminal window showing the run). I went and erased my latest time saved at 2000 iterations (for every processor), but the residuals table still shows about 2500 which is where I stropped it and the "Run" button is in gray.

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Hi,
Is Helix-OS V2.3 also compatible with openFOAM 2.3.1? Or only with 2.4?
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It is designed to be compatible with the OF v2.4.0. The previous version of HELYX-OS works with OF v2.3.0

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Thanks for the post. This error happens when you kill HELYX-OS from the GUI in which it was launched? i.e. the GUI is not killed entirely and keeps going?
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Hi, Yes. That is exactly what occurred. I tried deleting the mech and everything within the processors, but it still thinks it is going. Is there a way to let it know it is over? I tried stop/kill from the GUI, but it hangs in the window.

By the way, this version works great... I've put it through a lot of pain and only had the minor issue above. Thank you very much
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Because cntrl-c (i.e. sending SIGINT, that can be ignored by the program) it is slightly different than a "kill" that uses the processor ID or performed from a system monitor. To truly stop something, you are better off killing than using control-C. I will see what the developers say and see what the plans are for SIGINT handling.

Also, thanks for the feedback we're glad you find it in good shape. Keep trying to break it and let me know if you do!


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Hi, Yes. That is exactly what occurred. I tried deleting the mech and everything within the processors, but it still thinks it is going. Is there a way to let it know it is over? I tried stop/kill from the GUI, but it hangs in the window.

By the way, this version works great... I've put it through a lot of pain and only had the minor issue above. Thank you very much
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