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Solaria was designed by thermal analysts, for thermal analysts.
Solaria versus TAS
Multiple dialogs can be brought up at the same time.
Example: If you go to add convection and forgot to add an ambient node, leave the Add>
Convection dialog up and select Add>Node or the Edit>Copy to add the node.
There is no difference between a single selection and a window select.  To window select just click and
drag a box, holding the mouse down.  To select one item, just click on it. Remember though, a single
click could return multiple items whereas TAS only returns one, the first found in the cursor.
Global Undo and Redo - Can undo and redo within dialogs as well as anytime else.
Can define Variables that can be referenced in the Property table
Create AVI files of transient animated temperatures
The screen is interactively updates, there is no Refresh button like in TAS.
The default state of the mouse is dynamic rotation.  Left-right is X rotation and up-down is Y rotation. 
Holding the Ctrl and left-right mouse is Z rotation.  The roller ball is zoom in and out while holding the
roller is Pan.
Grab and Pull - Can select nodes and move them with the mouse.
Can define the thickness of lines on the screen, diameter of nodes and much more.
Can expand the view of the model dynamically in the X, Y and/or Z directions
Can dynamically clip the model in the X, Y and/or Z directions
Flyboy mode - Can dynamically fly through the model.
The GCG solver has all the capabilities of the Finite Difference solver
For some models, the GCG solver can be hundreds or thousands of times faster for both steady state
and transient solutions.
Can create primitive shapes
Much more information given in the Model Information dialog
Can display more node and element text data to the screen
Quick access to feature by right clicking the mouse
Much enhanced Check Model feature
Easier to use IntelliMesh replaces SyncroMesh
The 2D automesher has also been enhanced and made much easier to use
You can color the model based on Property, Materials or element type
The Model Information dialog gives a complete summary of the model for reports.
Significantly faster OpenGL graphics.
Isotherms in temperatures colors
Values of the isotherms shown
Temperatures showing isotherms
Temperatures with wire frame
Temperatures with edges shown
Temperatures showing mesh
View a cross section of the model interactively by sliding a slidebar
View in transparent mode allowing you to look through the model
Temperature plotting during transient solutions
Solaria was developed by the developers of TAS.  Solaria was designed to be an updated version of TAS but retains the ease of use that TAS users enjoy.  When you do something a second time, you always make it better.  The graphics in Solaria is far faster and far more interactive.  There isn't a refresh button, when you make a change, the screen is automatically updated.   Models are built just like they are in TAS, there is a very short learning curve.  Solaria will import all your TAS models too.  Below are the major enhancements Solaria has over TAS.
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