New release: “MatCalc 6.02“ is online!

Below are details describing the various changes and new features of the MatCalc versions 6.02.xxxx. Version 6.02 is mostly a bugfix release.

version 6.02.1000: online 2018-12-21

New features
  • Improved bug reporter. Send better automatic reports to MatCalc support.
  • Several improvements in license manager functionality.
  • Implemented functionality for nucleation driving force weighting function. This will facilitate on-particle transformation-based nucleation capability.
  • Fixed erroneous treatment of Read-Shockley ‘geometrically necessary dislocation density’ (GND). By default, the subgrain misorientation angle is now zero. For proper GND evolution, the user can provide a function for the evolution of the misorientation angle.
  • Changed default value for wall equilibrium dislocation density from Read Shockley to true. Mind the changes also from treatment of GND from above item.
  • Improved treatment of dynamic strength: More consistent implementation of thermal and athermal contributions.
  • Better implementation of scaling factor in plot axes. Will now correctly scale if locked series are rescaled.
  • Removed DD_EQU. Replaced by DD_EQU_INT.
  • Improved updater when recognizing new MatCalc version.
  • Implemented new variables for composition-dependence of strengthening parameters (Sigma-Theta model) …
  • Added strain rate exponent in thermal activation framework.
Bug fixes
  • Several memory leak bug fixes
  • Fixed bug in treatment of subgrain diameter during recrystallization
  • Fixed bug when creating more than 9 precipitate populations. You can now create 99 populations from one precipitate type.
  • Fixed commands for use-linear-misfit-in-strength and linear-misfit-for-strength
  • Fixed crash with sigma-theta model and tmt segments with zero strain
  • Fixed wrong transfer of rexx fraction when using “reset-recrystallized-fraction” in tmt segment
  • Fixed store order with segment post and pre-scripts as well as mse initializations
  • Fixed problem with very large files (loading and storing)
  • Fixed draw lines when no default style selected for a series and line type is “Lines”
  • Fixed crash with reading databases after creating composition sets.

New release: “MatCalc 6.00.1000” is online!

MatCalc 6 represents a major step in the evolution of MatCalc, since it extends the simulation capabilities from thermo-kinetic analysis of precipitation all the way to state parameter-based metallurgical process simulation. We are glad to announce that the new release of MatCalc, version 6.00.1000 is now online and you can download it by clicking here. New version of MatCalc comes with some new features.  Below you will find a brief listing of them:

  • Fully coupled microstructure simulation including deformation, recovery, recrystallization as well as their interaction with precipitation.
  • All-new scripting language syntax, which makes scripting as easy as possible
  • New command line interpreter with a powerful and intuitive suggester
  • All new look-and-feel. Navigate much easier through your workspace, have more space on your screen with the new console, numerous new functionality for changing plot styles, find your variables in the variables window quickly with the new filter function
  • Stand-alone installation architecture
  • Easy-to-use installer and upgrader
  • Various licensing options

Note: Without an activated and registered license, MatCalc runs in “free mode” (a maximum of three elements can be used). Our customers with registered license can activate their license as is outlined here.

MatCalc 6 release candidate is now online

MatCalc 6 release candidate is now on line, to download it, please click here.

MatCalc 6 brings several improvements and innovations over the previous version 5.6, which will be briefly highlighted here:

Advanced GUI features

Although based on graphical user interfaces from the very beginning, the new MatCalc 6 sets new limits in user-friendliness. Its GUI has been refurbished and it now offers features, such as, buttons to rearrange your windows inside the MatCalc canvas, buttons to zoom in and out, a navigator to scroll over your workspace easily as well as an ‘Expose’ function that allows you to quickly find and activate windows that are located behind others. And you can now look at your windows either in the classical multi-document-interface (MDI) style or enlarge each window to full size and use the tabbed mode, where you switch between windows via tabs on top of your workspace. Moreover, with only a single mouse-click, or a single keyboard strike, you can hide all sidebars and maximize the available space to display your workspace windows in optimum size.

For graphical representation of your simulation results, the MatCalc 6 GUI also offers several improvements related to plots. It is now possible to move and rearrange plots inside the frame windows, you can drag and drop plots from one frame into another or change font and line thickness of curves and axes easily from the options window.

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MatCalc 6 introduction video is available

MatCalc 6

We are proud to announce the official release date of MatCalc 6 on March 31st, 2016. MatCalc, the Materials Calculator, is a state-of-the-art software toolbox for computational materials engineering. It models the whole materials design and fabrication process, covering the three main areas of multicomponent thermodynamics, precipitation kinetics and – new in MatCalc 6 – microstructural evolution. In the following presentation, the features of the software package MatCalc 6 are demonstrated.

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MatCalc 6 is coming up!

MatCalc 6 release is scheduled for March 31, 2016.

We are proud to announce the upcoming MatCalc 6 release. This version represents a major step in the evolution of the MatCalc software package, since it extends the capabilities from thermo-kinetic simulations to metallurgical process simulation. MatCalc 6 will become available in a basic and a pro version.

MatCalc 6 will have different licensing strategy, which will be Single-User Single-Site or network licenses. The present beta version that you might want to download and test will work with your present MatCalc 5 license. These beta versions will temporarily allow you also to test the full functionality of the MatCalc 6 pro software. For one of the upcoming versions, definitely for the final release coming March 31, 2016, you need a new license that can be obtained from