Simbody v3.7 Release Notes

Release Date: 2019-12-01 // 3 months ago
  • 🚀 This release of Simbody includes a smoothed compliant contact model and a few bug fixes.

    • The new SmoothSphereHalfSpaceForce provides a continuous and differentiable contact model, ideal for use with gradient-based optimization algorithms (PR #667).
    • 🛠 Fixes a memory issue with CPodes (PR #642).
    • 📄 The new CMake variable INSTALL_DOCS controls whether docs are installed (PR #655).
    • 🛠 Fixes a bug with calculating constraint acceleration errors (PR #670).
    • 🛠 Fixes Pathname::getThisExecutablePath() for FreeBSD (PR #672).
    • 🛠 Fixes simbody-visualizer on macOS 10.15 Catalina when using high-DPI screens. Now, simbody-visualizer is an app bundle ( on Mac (PR #676).

Previous changes from v3.6.1

  • 🚀 This patch release is 3.6 with minor changes:

    • 🛠 Fixed a bug wherein a program may crash when using the visualizer if
      the visualizer window was closed manually.