Cycad Process®

Version 2024.11

     
  • Updated a bug in the reaction grid
  • Updated a bug in the Table element
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Cycad Process (Version 2024.10) 

  • Added some more process units (crystalliser, dryer, and others)
  • Added new flowsheet border/layout options
  • Added extra checks for reaction and also checking that reactions balance when clicking apply
  • New UnitDesigner calculation method (auto multi-variable approach)
  • Fixed various minor bugs

Cycad Process (Version 2024.09) 

  • Various formatting updates, including table formatting and sparklines to select values.
  • Added a new IX column.
  • Corrected issue with saving new cycadx files.
  • Updated help files, tutorials & demo files.
  • A host of minor (and not so minor) bug fixes.

Cycad Process (Version 2024.02) 

  • Updated supporting libraries.
  • Updated steady-state heap leach model.
  • Updated reaction user interface.
  • Updated reaction handling for better/easier CIP/CIL modelling.
  • Updates to DXF export (and work on importing).
  • Host of minor bugs & improvements.

Cycad Process (Version 2023.18) 

  • Further improvements to dynamic model parameter estimation
  • Fixed a few minor bugs in the flotation unit
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Cycad Process (Version 2023.16)  

  • Improvements to dynamic modelling
  • Improvements to dynamic parameter estimation
  • Work on washability curves
  • Improvements to the reports
  • Additional minor bug-fixes and improvements

Cycad Process (Version 2023.15)  

  • New cloud-based licensing/registration system
  • Heap leaching
    • Fixed issue where multiple uses of T or R in the rate expression wasn’t correctly read in
    • Extended maximum rate expression length
    • Corrected average (wet) density calculation
  • Tweaks to “Brent” algorithm for Unit Designers
  • Improvements population balance handling in dynamic models
  • Various improvements to comminution models
  • Shift-mouse for left-right scrolling added
  • Number of minor bug fixes and improvements

Cycad Process (Version 2023.12)  

  • Added graphical representation for the convergence form
  • Added a few more process units
  • Improved flowsheet table functionality – you can now specify different information for each page
  • Extension to enable changes in design factor (due to say availability changes) using stockpiles
  • Corrected minor bug-fix on unit designers where the final step wasn’t always accepted
  • A number of minor bug fixes and tweaks
  • Extensive help & tutorial documentation added under “Help” tab

Cycad Process (Version 2023 05) 

  • Various minor bug-fixes & improvements.

Cycad Process (Version 2023 04) 

  • Critical bug fixed – reactions where coefficient for first component is not 1 were not being read in correctly.
  • Additional under-the-hood improvements.

Cycad Process (Version 2023 02) 

It’s been a while since we last uploaded a new update. We’ve been busy with many updates to various aspects of Cycad Process, including:

  • Added zooming with mouse scrolling
  • Added Material properties (BWI, etc)
  • Extended User variables
  • Extended Distribution (PSD) manager & graphing of PSDs
  • Added a periodic table
  • Added a line list report
  • Added USGS data to component database
  • Added export page to SVG file format
  • Added auto-numbering of process streams
  • Added auto-labelling of process streams
  • Improvements to thermodynamic calculations
    • Heats of dilution
    • Aqueous heat capacities
  • Our new “PFD” process units are now the default process units
    • Improved functionality
    • Improved tagging
  • Added a number of process units
    • A true plug flow reactor
    • Rotary kiln
    • Phase splitter
    • Overflow unit
    • Stream splitter unit
    • CIL unit
    • Improved milling & crushing units
    • Added isotherms calculation option to SX units
    • Added to reaction options
  • A host of bug-fixes, including fixes to
    • Copy/pasting of units & streams
    • Process stream & designer connectivity

 

Cycad Process (version2021.04) 

CycadProcess_v2021.04_Install.exe

This is minor release where a bug with the items selection for the flowsheet table and mass balance report were not completely split

  • Flowsheet table updates when the balance is loaded
  • Infrastructure upgrades continue in the background.
  • Lots of progress on shifting to our new ‘PFD’ process units. Many more units added. There are a number of improvements associated with these process units and we recommend using them for new balances. Please let us know if you need a unit that we’ve missed.
  • Updated stream grids to be more usable.
  • Formatting of flowsheet table improved.
  • Fixed a long-standing bug where reactions specified in the heat exchanger units weren’t calculated, they do now.
  • Added the designer ID to error messages to make identifying/resolving designer issues easier.
  • Fixed a bug in 2020.x version from correctly calculating shrinking particle/core models. (Please contact CMS for assistance should you wish to model with SPM/SCM).
  • Revised calculation strategy around condenser to be more consistent.
  • Fixed a bug where some reports crash if the user hasn’t specified the section name.
  • A host of (not so-)minor improvements and tweaks.

Cycad Process (version 2021.03) 

CycadProcess_v2021.03_Install.exe

  • Infrastructure upgrades continue in the background.
  • Lots of progress on shifting to our new ‘PFD’ process units. Many more units added. There are a number of improvements associated with these process units and we recommend using them for new balances. Please let us know if you need a unit that we’ve missed.
  • Updated stream grids to be more usable.
  • Formatting of flowsheet table improved.
  • Fixed a long-standing bug where reactions specified in the heat exchanger units weren’t calculated, they do now.
  • Added the designer ID to error messages to make identifying/resolving designer issues easier.
  • Fixed a bug in 2020.x version from correctly calculating shrinking particle/core models. (Please contact CMS for assistance should you wish to model with SPM/SCM).
  • Revised calculation strategy around condenser to be more consistent.
  • Fixed a bug where some reports crash if the user hasn’t specified the section name.
  • A host of (not so-)minor improvements and tweaks.

Cycad Process (version 2020.02) 

CycadProcess_v2020.02_Install.exe

  • First part of underlying infrastructure upgrade has been implemented;
  • Added a deceleration factor to the direct substitution method for tear streams;
  • Added the option to allow reactions to go negative;
  • Extended designers so that references other streams work when pages or units don’t include them;
  • Enabled user tear streams to work even when only selected page(s) or unit(s) are run;
  • Fixed thickeners & filters to not fail on no-flow scenarios; and,
  • As always, additional minor tweaks.

Cycad Process (version 2020.01b) 

CycadProcess_v2020.01b_Install.exe

  • Updating supporting libraries & infrastructure improvements;
  • Various speed-ups achieved;
  • Added “PID-mode” to unit & flowsheet designers;
  • Fixed filtration aspects of centrifuge; and,
  • Additional minor tweaks.

Cycad Process (version 2019.07) 

CycadProcess_v2019.07_Install.exe

  • Revamped PFD library under development - started releasing new PFD units;
  • Corrected PSD issue;
  • Corrected issue when switching between component databases;
  • Minor tweaks.

Cycad Process (version 2019.03) 

CycadProcess_v2019.03_Install.exe

  • Updated default aqueous density estimation;
  • Added manual recycle stream tearing;
  • Updated component management
  • Bug fixes

Cycad Process (version 2017.05) 

CycadProcess_v2017.05_Install.exe

  • Fix where some saved files wouldn’t load; and,
  • Other minor tweaks.

Cycad Process (version 2017.03) 

CycadProcess_v2017.03_Install.exe

  • Bug-fix release corrected loading issue related to Excel module

Cycad Process (version 2017.02) 

CycadProcess_v2017.02_Install.exe

  • Microsoft Excel (Read/Write) Interface
  • Various bug fixes.

Cycad Process (version 2016.01) 

CycadProcess_v2016.01_Install.exe

• Added process unit scripting
• New aqueous density estimation (using Laliberte and Cooper)
• Added import/export of components
• Added new designer algorithm - Brent