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New Release! --- Version 4.2

Latest Version: 4.2.5004 Posted Aug 9 2014
The current release of DREAM.3D (Version 4.2.5004) is now available. It includes many improvements in all areas of memory use, execution speed and added capabilities. Please see the "ReadMe.txt" file that comes with the distribution for all the details of bugs fixed and features added in this release. If you have any questions or issues with this release please email the DREAM.3D dev team at If you do experience a crash please email us at or fill out the feedback form.

With that said there are lots of new features and a few new filters that have been added to DREAM3D that will hopefully streamline your workflows. In particular the surface meshing codes have been reorganized to create a better flow of data, a Laplacian smoothing filter has been added to the Surface Meshing filters, a few more IO filters have been added to convert the Surface Mesh data into Vtk and STL Files, filter documentation has been corrected and updated, error and warning messages have better explanations and lots and lots of bug fixes since the last release.

DREAM3D now contains over 140 filters ranging from reconstruction of EBSD data, to statistics, to synthetic microstructure creation to surface meshing.

If you are on a U.S. Government computer system please contact to request instructions to download a build of DREAM3D that is allowed on your computing system.

OS X 64 Bit (intel Only) Binary (OS X 10.6.8, 10.7 and 10.8 Compatible)
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 64 Bit Zip Archive
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32 Bit Zip Archive
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.4/CentOS 6.4

The user manual, tutorials and Filter reference are all now in the same combined Reference Manual that is shipped with DREAM3D. If you would like to view them without downloading DREAM3D they are located at

A PDF version of the User Manual (including filter documentation) has also been posted.

The release notes for version 4.2.5004 have also been posted.

The source code can be downloaded also.

Upcoming Version 5 Notice

Version 5 of DREAM3D is nearing the testing stage. The following systems will be dropped from support:

ANY 32 bit system
Windows XP
OS X 10.6.8

The new Minimum system versions will be:

Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 (All 64 bit)
OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10 (All 64 bit)
CentOS 7/RHEL 7

If you feel that this decision would be detrimental to your research please drop us a note.

Example Data

An archive of the data used in the recent workshops is available for download. This data works with the "Prebuilt Pipelines" that are now included with DREAM3D. The user needs to download the "" archive, decompress the archive and place the resulting "Data" directory into the DREAM3D release directory. The compressed file size is 309MB and can be download here.