What's new in version 6

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What's new in version 6

Below a selection of the new features and improvements of the flixo version 6:

Model and Results

Psi-Value tool with plenty of new application possibilities, an optimized visualization of the Psi-value results with automatic measurements and display of the calculation formulas, graphical representation of the reference point

Psi Joint Value calculation according to EN ISO 12631

Spacer or Edge Psi-Value calculation according to EN ISO 10077-2

Psi-Value calculation with 3 Constructions (e.g. Psi-value of a specific window - wall junction )

Key values for the calculation of the Psi-value can manually be adjusted in the Properties flyout, the heat flow can be defined as a component key value (e.g. for the Psi-value calculation for base)

U Joint Value calculation according to EN ISO 12631

Equivalent U-Value with formulas and help objects comparable to the frame U-value

The frame dimension calculation for the Frame U-Value and Joint U-Value can be based on the projection of the colder or the warmer side or on the bigger of  the two sides

For Frame U-Value and Joint U-Value objects the reference points for determining  the frame dimension can be moved by the Select, Move, Scale tool

Linear shaped heat sources or sinks

Screws according to EN ISO 12631: new 3-dimensional equivalent object with an automatic calculation of the equivalent conductance and air cavities, the 3-dimensional equivalent object can also have a rectangular cross section

Averaged surface properties of cavities can either be adjusted like before directly to the cavity material or newly be calculated by flixo for the 4 main directions based on the current surface properties

Cavity surface properties can either be set directly with the Boundary Condition tool or automatically assigned by the Cavity EN ISO 10077-2 tool based on the material emissivities table

Beside the condensation zone flixo can highlight zones where the humidity exceed the critical surface humidity

DXF Import

If desired materials can be assigned automatically to the domains based on the layer assignment in the DXF file

It's possible to convert only a partial part of a DXF file (cf. Crop tool)

Accelerated deletion of lines and polylines

Optionally DXF layers which are marked as hidden in the DXF file can be ignored, if they should be imported they are initially hidden in flixo too and not visible

Zoom possibilities for layer preview

The DXF object 3DFACE gets recognized and imported

User Interface

Tools to create new objects like flow objects etc. can be configured as Multiple Use tool or as Simple Use tool

For tools which create new objects, the Select, Move, Scale tool can temporarily be activated by pressing the Alt key, after releasing the Alt key the previous tool is active again

The Select, Move, Scale tool inherit additionally all functions of the Edit tool from the previous versions, the Edit Tool is obsolete

Most of the properties from the selected objects can be adjusted directly in the Properties flyout like e.g. the Result object

Document flyout in order to search and manage the flixo documents, documents of the version 6 have a preview

Message bar with comments and contextual commands above the document window, the zoom to conflict tool is replaced by specific message bars

The commands Calculate and Batch Calculations... are moved to the menu File

The polylines of the set boundary conditions can be displayed optionally as a preview, the display occurs time delayed without influencing the continuation of the work

Cutting regions can be limited to selected objects


The applied  boundary conditions on Glazing objects remain also after editing the settings in the dialog window

Display of the total width of the Glazing object in the dialog window

The calculation of the construction can also be started on the report pages

When copying an object the surface temperatures of a Min./Max. Temperature object are copied into the clipboard in CSV format and can for example be inserted in a table calculation program with the menu command Edit.Insert Content and additionally be displayed as a diagram

Beside the orthogonal dimension also coordinate dimension can be created by the Dimension tool

Components can be displayed filtered similar to the materials in the Component flyout

True lengths of surface lines are displayed for the Min./Max. Temperature object and Heat Flow object in the Properties flyout

The capture spots on defining the boundary conditions can be limited to vertices with change of direction

Additional key values of surface temperatures  can be displayed individually (cf. Min./Max. Temperature style and Temperature style), the places after decimal point can be configured for the fRsi-value if the temperature is not displayed

The places after decimal point from material and boundary condition entries can be configured in the Table Legends style, optionally instead of the name the use  type name can be used in the column legend

Creating new entries (like materials, boundary conditions etc.) by selecting the entry <New> in the drop-down list

Several flixo files can be selected and opened with File Open dialog window

Boundary Conditions can be shown in the report pages with the same line widths like in the model, the set up is done in the Result Object Style dialog window

DXF files can be dragged into the application window and imported automatically

Isotherms can be exported as DXF file too