PetraSim 2015.1.1217 (Beta)

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Release Notes

This is a beta release for PetraSim 2015. This release adds support for new TOUGH modules, 64-bit executables, as well as many bug fixes and new file handling options.

Individuals interested in an early look at PetraSim’s new features and who are willing to help test the software can download from the following links:

64-bit: PetraSim-2015-1-1217-x64-en.msi

32-bit: PetraSim-2015-1-1217-x86-en.msi

The online activation key below will authorize PyroSim to run for 30 days:

5490 B670 3E74 3943 4132 66

Please send an email to or if you have any comments or concerns.

This version of PetraSim uses version 1.8.0_05 of the Java VM.


  • Added support for 64-bit executables
  • Added support for TOUGHREACT 2.0
  • Added support for generating TOUGHREACT 3.0 input files
  • Added support for generating TOUGHREACT-Pitzer input files
  • Added support for TOUGH2 Version 2.1
  • Added support for generating HydrateResSim input files
  • Added tools to select groups of cells by row or by column
  • Added links to support resources through the PetraSim help manual
  • Added the option to rotate a grid upon during import
  • Added an option to plot a line along well coordinates in the results
  • Added the ability to export and import saved view settings
  • Added a tool to import and export well data through based on a script
  • Added option to show colorblock plots in the 3D results viewer
  • Added more setting options for the TOUGHREACT ICHDUMP variable
  • Added the option to print concentration data for TOUGHREACT aqueous species
  • Added phase indices to the UI for TMVOC phase selection
  • Added the ability to display cell colors by phase
  • Added the option to import simple Petrel geometry into PetraSim
  • Fixed a bug where initial conditions were not saved properly if editing multiple cells
  • Fixed an error in the calculation of volumes / distances between mesh cells
  • Exporting cell data no longer writes out cells that are disabled
  • Fixed a problem that caused running EWASG without an NCG to not initialize properly
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when the EOS was changed within the Global Parameters dialogue
  • Fixed a bug that caused temperatures to be offset by 10 if using T2VOC and setting the number of components to 2
  • Fixed a crash the could occur when changing initial condition settings in EWASG
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Run Dialogue graph to stop updating when the time steps exceed 10000
  • Fixed a bug where the Relative Permeability graph would sometimes not update correctly
  • Fixed a crash that could occur loading the Cell Editor dialogue when using “Well from File”
  • Fixed a bug where licenses could not be removed in some versions of Windows
  • Fixed a bug causing Plot 3D properties to not load and show “Set pixel format failed”
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when opening the Edit Boundary dialog
  • Fixed a bug where cell colors don’t always update when changing between Show Layers and Show Mesh
  • Fixed a crash that could occur if a blank name was entered for a TOUGHREACT zone
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when creating a mesh with a narrow refinement angle
  • Fixed a bug where editing multiple cells including an extra cell could save bad volumes in the extra cell
  • Fixed a bug where TOUGHREACT 1.0 could not be run through PetraSim
  • Fixed a bug that caused licenses to remain checked out even when not in use
  • Fixed a bug that caused non-primary variables to not be colored properly
  • Improved the way PetraSim handles editing multiple cells
  • Fixed a bug that causes TOUGH-FX to use incorrect cell ordering in the results
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when closing the results viewer
  • Fixed a bug that caused some internal boundaries created with the Strike and Dip option to be created incorrectly
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading viewing cell properties
  • Fixed a bug causing PetraSim to freeze when loading some older PetraSim models