Itasca Linux 7.00 Update

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Latest Version: 7.00.161 (Description)
Released On: Monday, Feb 26, 2024

Installation Instructions

FLAC3D, 3DEC, and PFC Suite software are available for the current Long Term Support (LTS) version of Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS (Focal Fossa). All three software are provided via a single Debian Linux distribution (*.deb) file. A valid 7.0 (or greater) license is required to run each software.

After downloading the installation file, choose one of the following ways to install the software. Both methods install both the GUI and command line versions of the software.

Open the *.deb file with the Software Install program in the Ubuntu Desktop and click install.


Run the commands:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade


sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y install -f ./itascasoftware_700.latest.deb

To Uninstall

To uninstall run the command:

sudo apt-get remove itascasoftware

Add License Details (console version only)

If using only the console versions of the software use these commands to enter your web license details. Put your email address and password in the appropriate places.

mkdir -p ~/.config/Itasca

touch ~/.config/Itasca/wad700.conf

echo "[weblicense]" >> ~/.config/Itasca/wad700.conf

echo "email=your email here" >> ~/.config/Itasca/wad700.conf

echo "password=your password here" >> ~/.config/Itasca/wad700.conf

Running Programs in Linux

Once installed:

  • program icons are created so it can be easily accessed from the Ubuntu Desktop,
  • programs may be added as a favorite, or
  • the codes can be run from the command line with any of these commands:
    • pfc3d700_gui
    • pfc2d700_gui
    • flac3d700_gui
    • 3dec700_gui
    • pfc3d700_console
    • pfc2d700_console
    • flac3d700_console
    • 3dec700_console

Download Instructions

Click the download link below and double-click on the file name to initiate software installation. Follow the installation directions from above.

Itasca Linux Installer 7.0 Update

Software Update Revisions

Revision Date Description
161 Feb 26, 2024

Bug Fixes:
- Fix inconsistency between picking and contour legend.
- 3DEC Fix bug in FISH function.
- 3DEC Documentation updates.
- FLAC3D Fix Mohr test.
- FLAC3D Norsand update.
- FLAC3D IMASS update.
- FLAC3D Fix a few crash bugs.
- PFC Fix rblock distribute command.

160 Aug 22, 2023

New features and improvements:
- Update of file compression/decompression, temporary directory is now created within project files.
- Improve hydration-Drucker-Prager model on initial stiffness.
- 3DEC temperature boundary condition is now removable.

Bug Fixes:
- FLAC3D Fix grid importing from ANSYS when data in long scientific format.
- 3DEC Fix bug in thermal logic.
- 3DEC Fix python for fluid flow structures.

159 Jun 19, 2023

Bug Fixes:
- 3DEC Fix bug in thermal logic for large strain.
- 3DEC Fixed bug in joint UDM logic.
- PFC Fix Hill contact model bug - the moisture force was not properly included in the getForce and getMoment methods.

158 May 30, 2023

New features and improvements:
- Improvements to a number of constitutive models
- Add more info/warnings on table commands
- Give access to get/set the subcontact gaps in contact model logic
- 3DEC Added Rockmass DFN file format integration
- 3DEC Some converto tool improvements

Bug Fixes:
- Fix failure response in subspring model when slip weakening in contact model logic
- Fix bug in thermal contact gap initialization in contact model logic
- FLAC3D Fix bug in FOS contour plot logic
- 3DEC Fix bug in FREE FIELD APPLY command
- 3DEC Fix to energy calculations
- PFC Fix bug in accessing stress component
- PFC Fix to an issue when importing geometry to create rigid blocks
- PFC Fix bug when deleting bodies with inlets
- PFC Fix to an issue with rblock velocity fixity conditions when local damping is active

157 Mar 10, 2023

New features and improvements:
- Minor documentation corrections.
- Adjust plotpage default target to false.
- 3DEC Now recognize block groups in ranges.
- PFC If curvature is changing and the area is less than 1% of the previous area then contact has moved so reset forces and moments.

Bug Fixes:
- FLAC3D Correct doc on FISH function zone.condition.
- FLAC3D Fix FISH intrinsic zone.aspect.
- FLAC3D Fix if modifying some model properties multiple times in FISH.
- 3DEC Fixed bug in hybrid bolt creation.
- PFC Fix command parsing issue.
- PFC Fix Mohr model.

156 Dec 9, 2022

New features and improvements:
- Minor updates to shared/second licenses to make it compatible with v9.
- FLAC3D Update Lode angle interpolation function and algorithm for norsand model.
- 3DEC Speed up linking of gridpoints for thermal analysis.
- PFC In Mohr contact model have a flag to set pore pressure to 0 if in tension off by default.
- PFC Add contact fixity.
- PFC Allow to iterate if odd mesh.

Bug Fixes:
- 3DEC Fix to flow plane generation when using block zone gen new.
- PFC Add reference gap for rblock stress installation.
- PFC Fix bug in index.
- PFC Fix zone joint issue.

155 Nov 12, 2022

New features and improvements:
- Fix link creation on structural nodes when zones are created or un-nulled.
- Principal directions now follow right-hand rule.
- FLAC3D Add zone id for illegal geometry error info.
- FLAC3D Change plastic state names specifically for NorSand model.
- 3DEC Add keyword filename to command block list profile.
- 3DEC Add range state.
- PFC Add slip weakening to the Mohr model.
- PFC If inhibit the vertex facet contacts then reset the forces/moments in the model.

Bug Fixes:
- FLAC3D Fix that zone property cannot be assigned through python function set_prop_scalar when there are null zones.
- FLAC3D Fix bug that convection apply cannot be variable with FISH.
- 3DEC Fix bug in generating flow planes when block zone gen-new is used.
- PFC Fix body work accumulation for clumps and rblocks.
- PFC Fix new-side-group and make get vertex contacts too.
- PFC Fix bug on FISH intrinsic
- PFC Fix possible bug when using tiny rblocks.
- PFC Add the ability through the module to set the contact detection state.
- PFC Fix issue for ball clump create command when creating pebbles.
- PFC Fix separate issue.
- PFC Fix bug on joint.

154 Sep 29, 2022

New features and improvements:
- PFC Add more robust aspect ratio computation in 3D.
- PFC Include the pore pressure when bonded.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix bug on structure list.
- Correct structure list on ID/CID.
- Correct issue of read-only properties for IMASS.
- 3DEC Joined rigid blocks now give values for entire joined volume when queried with FISH (velocity, rotational velocity, mass, MOI, moment).
- 3DEC X-local keyword added to block cut tunnel command to solve problem with table keyword cutting the tunnel in an undesired orientation.
- PFC Fix 2D relative velocity computation.

153 Aug 28, 2022

New features and improvements:
- Add error messages once history/particle trace/update interval is zero which may cause crash.
- Correction all stress-strength-ratio into strength-stress-ratio in doc.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix bug in license clock sync test for web license.
- Fix |FISH| intrinsic not accepting 2nd argument.
- 3DEC Fix contact area calculation for mismatched rigid blocks.
- 3DEC Fix bug in join flow when using BLOCK ZONE GEN-NEW.
- PFC Fix bug in zone joint save/restore.
- PFC Fix springnetwork model unbonded behavior. Also add a relative factor for expansion without rounding and install-gaps to the traction command.

152 Jul 18, 2022

New features and improvements:
- Updated the web license system to be more tolerance of intermittent connections.
- Slight numerical improvement on Norsand model.
- Python Update Python API documentation to include history access and FLAC3D interface access.
- PFC Set fracture FISH intrinsics as multithreaded.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix bug on DXF import.
- Fix user-defined model templates.
- FLAC3D Fix bug on interface plot for exporting/importing via datafile.
- PFC Fix bugs in fracture connectivity command.
- PFC Fix periodic space bugs for rblock-rblock contacts and for the springnetwork contact model.

151 Jul 2, 2022

New features and improvements:
- Add an option to omit past states when plotting yield states.
- Slight update on exponent plotitem attribute.
- FLAC3D Enable multiply modifier to zone gridpoint fix command.
- PFC Change criteria to check for bonding which is more reasonable.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix bug when exporting user-defined data plotting to a datafile by group.
- Fix bug on contour legend missing some intervals for some special cases.
- FLAC3D Fix bug of tensor-type plot of extra data.
- PFC Fix bug when plotting rigid blocks in 2D with translation.
- PFC Fix potential bug in erosion/dilation due to nearly coincident planes.

150 Jun 8, 2022

New features and improvements:
- Add a new property rotation to the orthotropic model.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix a bug in implicitly shared FISH data types with possible memory leak.
- Fix security on lease option.
- Fix geogrid plot on coupling stress.
- 3DEC Fix bugs in fracture intersection compute with-geometry.
- PFC Fix a bug and improve the performance of importing by about a factor of 2.
- PFC Fix N squared loop that could be triggered with attaches at the start of a cycle sequence.

149 May 17, 2022

New features and improvements:
- Fix bug to FISH list/pointer combination which may cause crash during restoring.
- Fix license instance issue.
- FLAC3D Add some missing FISH documentation.
- 3DEC Add warnings if model config energy is on and the block insitu command is given before properties are assigned.
- 3DEC Add face and vertex to subcontact plot queries.
- 3DEC Add QUIET as a synonym for VISCOUS in block gridpoint apply command.
- PFC Document the optional expand with the wall generate box command.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix bug with dfn.delete intrinsic.
- 3DEC Fix bug in finite element face location.
- 3DEC Fix bug in automatic zone deletion.
- 3DEC Fix plots in the UCS Voronoi example problem.
- 3DEC Fix bug in applying temperature BCs to joined gridpoints.
- 3DEC Fix bug in block remove command when fixed blocks are present.
- 3DEC Fix bug in contact material table when assigning constitutive model and properties with the same command.
- 3DEC Fix slow assignment of zone thermal and fluid properties.

148 Apr 20, 2022

New features and improvements:
- Add "history rename" command.
- NorSand model update.
- FLAC3D Adjust zone-based-pp logic so that it will initialize zone-based pore-pressure from gridpoint pore-pressure.
- 3DEC Add keyword flowzone-new to block zone generate and block zone generate-new commands. This uses a new triangulation scheme for creating flow zones.
- 3DEC Add fish intrinsic cable.strain.plastic.
- PFC Allow for exporting generalized clump templates.
- PFC Add the rblock-facet-tolerance keyword for rblock-facet contact activity.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix Python usage itasca.sel.Cable.set_area to accept arguments.
- Fix bug that history default name might not be its ID.
- Fix history list all command not have IDs.
- Fix structure resultant histories.
- Fix issue occurring on Windows with save/restore of Python variables when the size of the pickled data is large.
- FLAC3D Fix possible crash when zone at a history location is nulled or deleted.
- 3DEC Fix bug in save/restore of block contact material table when using range group-intersection.
- PFC Fix offset misnomer for contact.
- PFC Fix bug when querying a clump template made of rblocks or balls.
- PFC Fix bug with rblock bricks.
- PFC Fix the facet-total command to be active unless the ignore-when-cycling keyword is given.
- PFC Fix bug when importing non-manifold skin.
- PFC Fix issue with listing DAVect2 values.

147 Mar 7, 2022

New features and improvements:
- Ongoing documentation improvements.
- Add side number as an argument for FISH intrinsic struct.liner.normal.stress and struct.liner.shear.stress.
- FLAC3D Add a query for face area.
- 3DEC Add block.subcontact.state.string as in the docs.
- 3DEC Add range output to block contact material-table list.
- PFC Add applied force to stress for rigid blocks.
- PFC Add FISH intrinsic rblock.axis.long.
- PFC Add the rblock contact-resolution install-gaps command.
- PFC Add combined damping to rigid blocks through the rblock damping command.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix issue with intersection testing for overlapping convex polygons.
- Fix bug on geometry FISH extra assignments.
- Fix DFN memory increase issue.
- Fix plot of applied pressure for shell and liner.
- FLAC3D Fix bug of separation logic for large-strain mode.
- FLAC3D Adjust tolerance to solve failed stress-initialization for very small zone sizes.
- 3DEC Fix slider and input box behavior in hybrid bolt calibration tool.
- 3DEC Fix bug in fragment calculations with merged blocks.
- 3DEC Fix bug in plotting block fixity.
- 3DEC Fix bug related to joint set IDs when cutting Voronoi blocks.
- PFC Fix small strain computations with rigid blocks.
- PFC Fix rigid block periodic space contact detection.

146 Jan 17, 2022

New features and improvements:
- Ongoing documentation improvements.
- Update security logic.
- FLAC3D Improve interface initialization, thus improve CPU performance for relax excavation with many interfaces.

Bug Fixes:
- PFC Fix issue with clumps in bricks.

145 Jan 5, 2022

New features and improvements:
- Ongoing documentation improvements.
- Update security logic.
- Fix crash when plotting geometry after importing a geometry with only edges but no real polygons.
- Improve color-map attribute for interface plot by node.
- 3DEC Add FISH function block.subcontact.partner.
- 3DEC Add warnings if block face apply does not apply boundary conditions to any faces.
- 3DEC Improve block fixity label plot to show direction of fixity.
- PFC More robust checking of facet information.

Bug Fixes:
- FLAC3D Improve and fix free-field creation for grid with tet zones.
- 3DEC Fix bug in creation of histories for points slightly outside of the model.
- 3DEC Fix bug in block mechanical mass-scale command.
- PFC Fix the nulling so the contacts aren't deleted but inhibited.

144 Dec 2, 2021

New features and improvements:
- Ongoing documentation improvements.
- Update security logic.
- Add zone joint command.
- FLAC3D Some algorithm optimization for Plastic-Hardening model.
- PFC Fix softbond and springnetwork contact models with dashpots and bonded.
- 3DEC Add range jmodel command.
- 3DEC Add fish functions to access finite element gauss point data.
- PFC Add hybrid bolt example.
- PFC Add document contact.force.from.stress intrinsic.

Bug Fixes:
- 3DEC Fix in solving with rigid blocks when not fixed in all degrees of freedom.
- 3DEC Fix in DFN intersection with geometry calculation.
- 3DEC Some fixes to block dynamic eigen command.
- 3DEC Some fixes to command conversion tool.
- 3DEC Fix in deleting blocks that have been excavated and filled.
- 3DEC Fix in plot commands for subcontacts.
- 3DEC Fix in fish function.
- PFC Fix dowel contour plot tolerance issue in rblock applied stress conditions.

143 Nov 2, 2021

New features and improvements:
- Ongoing documentation improvements.
- Update of anisotropic-ubiquitous model.
- Remove some IMASS properties from read-only list.
- FLAC3D Add flag-brittle property to Soft-Soil model.
- FLAC3D Improve zone separation for a grid with bad zones from Griddle.
- PFC Update "Generating a bonded assembly" tutorial.
- PFC Augment rblock.template.find intrinsic to accept ID or name.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix possible incorrect warning in "geometry import" command where set name is explicitly assigned.
- FLAC3D Fix creep time step configuration that input minimum time step may be ignored.
- FLAC3D Correct read-only properties for some models.
- FLAC3D Fix bug when assigning density through python function set_prop.
- 3DEC Fix bug in block zone gen rezone.
- 3DEC Fix bug in timestep determination for long, thin rigid blocks.
- 3DEC Fix computation for quality stress tensor.
- PFC Fix intermediate/maximum principal stress issue in 2D if max principal stress is positive.
- PFC Fix bug if recovering principal values of a null stress tensor in 2D.

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