Orcina news

Here you will find the latest news on the development of OrcaFlex. Alongside our LinkedIn page, it is a valuable source of information about what we are up to!

OrcaFlex 11.0d released

We have just released a minor upgrade to OrcaFlex, version 11.0d. Version 11.0d introduces some minor new functionality and fixes a number of bugs. In addition, we have made a number of significant performance improvements for OrcaWave calculations. Full details of the changes are described in the documentation: OrcaFlex OrcaWave We recommend that all users […]

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Changes to our service due to Coronavirus

We are sure that many of our clients, like us, are experiencing significant changes in their day-to-day lives in these difficult times. Those of you who have been in touch with us recently will already have realised that we are now almost exclusively home-working. This means that we are no longer offering face-to-face training or […]

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OrcaWave validation

Back in November 2019, we released OrcaFlex version 11.0. This included the initial release of our diffraction analysis program OrcaWave. At the time of release, we had performed extensive validation of OrcaWave, by comparing its results to theoretical predictions where possible, and also by comparing results from OrcaWave to results from Wamit. We have now […]

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An introduction to the Python interface to OrcaFlex, updated

Back in 2016 we published An introduction to the Python interface to OrcaFlex. This is a high level overview and introduction to the Python interface that attempts to fill in some of the gaps not covered by the reference documentation. We have just released an updated and extended version of this document. The document now […]

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OrcaFlex 11.0c released

We have just released a minor upgrade to OrcaFlex, version 11.0c. Version 11.0c introduces some minor new functionality and fixes a number of bugs. Full details of the changes are described in the documentation: OrcaFlex OrcaWave We recommend that all users of 11.0 upgrade to 11.0c. A patch to upgrade from 11.0a or 11.0b to […]

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Windows 7 end of support

Microsoft support for Windows 7 ended on the 14th January 2020. As a consequence of this, we are no longer supporting our software products on Windows 7. Our internal IT policies mean that we no longer have any Windows 7 machines on which to test our products, and are therefore unable to officially support our […]

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OrcaFlex 11.0b released

We have just released a minor upgrade to OrcaFlex, version 11.0b. Version 11.0b introduces some minor new functionality and fixes a number of bugs. Full details of the changes are described in the documentation: OrcaFlex OrcaWave The bug fixes are particularly important for OrcaWave and so we especially recommend that you install this upgrade if […]

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OrcaFlex 10.3e released

We have just released a minor upgrade, version 10.3e, which introduces support for Python 3.8, and fixes a number of bugs. Full details of the changes are described in the documentation. We recommend that users of 10.3 upgrade to 10.3e. A patch to upgrade from earlier versions of 10.3 can be downloaded here. The full […]

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Incompatibility between OrcaFlex 10.2 or 10.3 and Anaconda Python 3.7

Some OrcaFlex users have reported program crashes when trying to execute embedded Python code. These crashes causes OrcaFlex to close without reporting any error message. If Python scripts are used for OrcaFlex post calculation actions, user defined results or external functions, OrcaFlex must launch a Python interpreter to run the input scripts. We refer to […]

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OrcaFlex 11.0 released

We are very pleased to announce the release of OrcaFlex version 11.0. The software was finalised and built on 28th November. All clients with up-to-date MUS contracts should receive, by e-mail, instructions on how to download the new version. Version 11.0 introduces much new functionality, including: Diffraction analysis Enhanced wind turbine modelling Wind drag loading […]

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