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Display MICRESS (short name: DP_MICRESS) is a post-processing tool with a wide span of possibilities, ranging from basic display and image output, to advanced features such as zooming, multiple display, build-in symmetry options, animations and virtual EDX analysis. It can handle several files simultaneously. DP_MICRESS is preferentially used for reading and post-processing 2D and3D MICRESS® output files. Nearly all of the functionality of the graphical user interface is scriptable for batch processing.

It reads result files in binary (single and double precision, native or not) and ASCII-format, both compressed and not-compressed. Moreover, it performs conversions between these formats. This post-processing tool can be freely downloaded from the download area at

Display MICRESS can also be called from a command line, providing the name of the result file(s) to be displayed. It can be called by entering e.g. DP_MICRESS Delta_Gamma_intf.mcr in the command line. The software also takes a DP_MICRESS script as a command line argument !!!!!( see chapter 4.2.10 for scripting).

Windows user can simply ''drag and drop'' result files to the DP_MICRESS icon or double click on the result files to open them. DP_MICRESS always initially shows the result for the first time step. Use the buttons 'next' and 'last' to view the results for the next time steps.

The graphical user interface is explained in detail in the following chapters, starting up with a brief visual summary explaining the start window.

The quick start bar is described, followed by a more detailed perspective explaining the entire spectrum of the available functions.

The DP_MICRESS start window

  • The main menu enables features to modify the view, analyze and export results. All operations will be done on the active group and result windows.
  • The toolbar contains some central, frequently used applications
  • Several groups can be created and though selected as being active. So, different result files are observable.
  • The proceeded hotkeys are shown.
  • Presenting a data file with it’s characteristics and current classifications above and below the simulation window provides a clear overview on the simulating status quo.