This update includes improvements to the TCOX8 and TCOX9 databases, the Process Metallurgy Module, TC-Python and some general bug fixes.
Who Should Install the 2019b Update?
If you have Thermo-Calc 2019b and you use TCOX8, TCOX9, the Process Metallurgy Module or TC-Python, we recommend you update your software.
How to Access the 2019b Update
The update is accessed directly through Thermo-Calc Software, so if you have not received an email with the update, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your local representative.
TCOX8 and TCOX9 Database Updates
For improved convergence in equilibrium calculations including charged phases, logic was added to the database to reject constituents for given combinations of elements for the following phases:
Process Metallurgy Module
Now the components CaC2, CaCO3 and MgCO3 can be chosen when defining a material.
The caching mechanism in TC-Python sometimes picked up a previously calculated result for a calculation where the setting was not identical. This is fixed.
Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA)
A bug prevented precipitation calculations with a predefined size distribution to be made with TC-Python on Linux and Mac.
Fixed a bug that prevented the use of the Gibbs phase-type codes for the Four Substitutional-Sublattice Ordering Model in user databases.
A bug is fixed where the Thermo-Calc installation folder containing spaces resulted in invalid file paths inside the application. This caused GES6 (the new implementation of the Gibbs Energy System) to fail with NoSuchFile exceptions. GES6 now works as expected also when the application folder contains spaces.
How to Install the 2019b Update
The release notes include instructions on how to install the 2019b update.
This update includes improvements in the following areas of the software:
Read the Release Notes that accompany this update for a complete description of the bug fixes.
You can only update these patches if you have an active license for the relevant databases.