DREAM3D consists of data analysis tools (filters) that allow for the construction of customized workflows (pipelines) to analyze data. DREAM3D provides a flexible and extensible data structure that eases data transport between collaborators by storing data in a non-proprietary format. The core software package has four (4) major functionalities.

  1. First, a series of EBSD data files (either EDAX .ang or HKL .ctf) can be read and packed into a single HDF5 data file in order to reduce data size and clutter.
  2. The sections can be aligned, cleaned, reconstructed, segmented and statistically characterized.
  3. Synthetic microstructures can be created using a set of automatically generated statistics or your own statistics.
  4. The reconstructed volumes and the synthetic volumes can be surfaced meshed to allow the models to be moved into FEM or other simulations.

DREAM3D makes the reconstruction of 3D data simple and straight forward. The development of more features is always on going and the DREAM3D development team welcomes your feed back whether you are first time user or seasoned user.

DREAM3D is completely open source and free for anyone to use whether that is in a commercial, academic or research setting. We encourage every one to give it a try and provide feedback about your experience.

Source Code Availability: All source codes are publicly available through the GitHub repository. The GitHub web site also has the official bug tracker.

Latest Stable Version: 4.2.5004

[notice]If you find that you are having trouble using DREAM3D, please fill out the support request form. Someone from the development team will get back to you as time permits.[/notice]



Citing DREAM3D in Publications

Users wishing to cite DREAM3D in their research publications are referred to http://www.immijournal.com/content/3/1/5/abstract for the proper citations.