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ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator/RETOMO v19.0.0 has been released.
BETA CAE Systems Japan Inc.is pleased to announce the new release of
ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v19.0.0.

The release information for v19.0.0 is written below.
If you have any questions about the new functions in ANSA v19.0.0,
please don't hesitate to contact our technical support staff (support@beta-cae.jp).

New functions are equipped with ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v19.0.0.
For details of new features and bug fixes, please refer in the following.
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New tools & Highlights
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Expanding Virtual Reality
・Banding together Virtual Reality and Collaboration in post-processing comes to a new level,
 by introducing the Collaboration with Audio, boosting in this way partnership, co-operation 
 and productivity worldwide.

・The substantial development that took place in this field is also reflected on Virtual Reality
 areas, such as Tooltips for the controller buttons, new inspection functions and User Toolbars.

Steps forward for the effective management of modular simulation runs
・Functionality introduced in prior versions for the effective management of modular models has
 been greatly enhanced, offering new, modern solutions for old known problems and bringing 
 new possibilities for the CAE analysts:

 -Modular Assembly
  A brand-new graph view in the Model Browser, assisted by the new Connectivity tab, offers 
  a visual representation of the model architecture with information on model connectivity.
  Furthermore, with the introduction of the notion of the Connecting Subsystems, both widely
  used assembly strategies are now supported: Organizing the simulation model with a single
  connecting include or with multiple connecting includes - one between each pair of modules 
  -is now only a matter of preference. The "Smart Assembly" methodology is enriched with 
  built-in support for Rigid Patches for inter-modular connections for LS-DYNA models.

 -IDs Management
  The assignment of distinct ranges of IDs between different modules of the model and the
  maintenance of the IDs in the right range throughout the lifecycle of an assembly is
  an inconvenient and error-prone procedure. New functionality enables the proper 
  management of IDs on a modular basis, minimizing the need for renumbering and  
  integrating the IDs verification with the simulation run output process.

 -Standardization and Automation of actions
  During the composition of simulation runs in a modular, bottom-up, approach, different 
  actions, and checks need to be made at each level: At first, subsystems are getting meshed,
  assembled, and validated. At the next level, inter-subsystem assembly is done and
  subsystem ids are properly adapted. Finally, loadcase settings are applied to the model 
  in order to prepare the simulation run.In order to reach an error-free job submission all  
  actions must have been completed successfully,at least once.

  New functionality captures the actions related to each level of the simulation run
  preparation and displays them next to the data they concern, in the new Build tab in the
  Model Browser.
  The default,Build Process of a module can be further enhanced by adding custom Build
  Actions with script. In the end, each level of the complete model can be validated by 
  running its Build Action, which always triggers the build process for its contents, bottom-up.

 -Creation of Simulation Loops
  Creating Simulation Loops has never been faster, easier or more effective. With the new 
  "DM" column in the Model Browser, updated versions of subsystems are identified at a 
  glance and the subsystems referenced by the run are updated with no need to load the
  model.

 -Modular model build, based on reduced representations for NVH
  New functionality is introduced for the creation and management of reduced 
  representations of subsystems, directly in the Model Browser. Moreover, any level of 
  subsystem (single or group of subsystems) and any Reduced representation of a subsystem 
  can now be stored and be assigned a version. The new, Reduced Representations tab 
  facilitates the flexible creation of simulation models for FRF-substructuring analyses and 
  enables the fast and easy switching between full FE or reduced representations, with or 
  without display models. All this new functionality is directly accessible with the use of the 
  new, NVH Profile of the Model Browser that configures the default layout of the window
  for NVH applications.

Geometry
・Direct modeling, a brand new functionality comes to light with v19.0.0, enabling
 straightforward actions and modifications on the model, accelerating geometry adjustments 
 and boosting user performance and productivity.

Meshing
・Apart from the continuous enhancements in the compelling functionality of Casting and 
 Feature Manager introduced in prior versions, ANSA v19.0.0 introduces new automated tools
 for the creation of tailor blank parts, the refinement of selected hexas and the adjustment of a
 background hexa mesh for a volume creation, for example.

・Other enhancements and additions, such as new focus tools for detected leaks in the Octree
 algorithm, new options for better handling of unclean geometries through Hextreme tool and
 improvements in the final results of Solids Fix Quality, add value to the meshing functionality
 of the new version.

Solutions for CFD
・Among the plentiful developments in this field, the ones that stand out are the improvements 
 in mesh size distribution, proximity refinement and mesh quality of the resulting mesh via 
 Surface Wrapping, the robustness of Layers algorithm along with their enriched -with new 
 user controls- Interface, the enhancements in layers, mesh quality and user controls of 
 Hextreme and Light Solids representations and the automatic box association tools in 
 Hexablock, providing indexcontrol visibility and double geometric spacing. On top of that, the 
 Streamlines creation from points in .csv files and the oversets handling for Fluent and
 STAR-CCM+ add value to the solutions in this field.

・Moreover, we continuously enrich our supported solvers and keywords, as of v19.0.0 with 
 LS-DYNA Incompressible CFD (ICFD) solver creating *MESH, *ICFD_CONTROL, *ICFD_
 BOUNDARY and loadcase *ICFD keywords, as well as with the AVL FIRE native solver
 results files for CFD analysis.

Solutions for NVH
・Besides the Modular model build based on reduced representations for NVH, the new 
 functionality introduced for the creation and management of reduced representations of 
 subsystems, directly in the Model Browser, META comes with a brand new toolbar for 
 Digital Signal Processing operations, as well as with new functionality for the quick and 
 handy set up of the Experiments for DOE studies for modal components and fast results
 evaluation in FRF Assembly.

Solutions for Durability & Fatigue
・The definition and manipulation of all Loadcase entities (boundaries, loads, contacts, output
 requests, etc.) has never been easier with the Loadcase Assistant for Abaqus Step Manager,
 whereas the Multiaxial Criteria toolbar hosts the calculations of Dang Van, Crossland and Sines
 equivalent stresses and of the respective fatigue safety factors within a single environment.

Solutions for Crash & Safety
・The new entry in this field, Instrument Panel Impact, expedites the calculation of the 
 Instrument Panel area for head impact for the ECE R21 and FMVSS 201 regulations, along 
 with the currently supported KNCAP, C-NCAP and ANCAP protocols for Pedestrian analysis.

・Speaking of Pedestrian analysis, the Pedestrian toolbar now allows annotations' selection and 
 in parallel display of the corresponding reports/METADBs, whereas the Occupant Injury 
 Criteria toolbar allocates the comparison of results monitored by selected Regulation in 
 PowerPoint Report creation, along with adult and child Occupant Protection Scores.

Kinetics Solver enhancements
・Kinetics solver capabilities are now brought to another dimension with the implementation of
 General Constraints (GCON) that allows users to define their own custom holonomic constraint
 equations on their models.

・Moreover, new Block Diagram interface is introduced for the implementation of SISO 
 controllers on MultiBody Dynamics models using the Model-Based Design approach, while 
 further enhancements in Flex Bodies functionality reflect speed up of simulations and 
 memory usage reduction improvements, along with a new interface window that controls 
 the amount of flex body results to be requested in advance.

・Closing, since coupling pre- with post- processing is more than critical, v19.0.0 comes with full
 support of ANSA Kinetics in META, as well as with the support of ADAMS solver result files.

Solutions for Morphing & Optimization
・New version 19.0.0 brings enormous performance and versatility to the optimization problem
 set-up with a series of advanced tools, such as the DFM Migrate for the DFM parameters
 re-application on models of different disciplines, the Design Change Slide for the features'
 manipulation through Feature Manager and the Optimization tool for the set-up, run and
 inspection of DOE real-time results.

Further boosting User Performance & Productivity
・Always being attentive to our users' daily concerns, v19.0.0 expands BETA software 
 capabilities with the implementation of new features, such as the Draft/Fine Compression of 
 METADB, the introduction of a new Template Manager for models and results' loading, the 
 automatic detection of the source unit system and its direct transformation to a target unit 
 system for geometry, D results and curves, the user-defined Attributes support for all META 
 entities and the development of a brand new interface for exporting results.

・Moreover, continuously enriching our supported solvers and keywords, v19.0.0 comes with 
 the support of NASTRAN HDF file format, the GOM 3D and the GOM Inspection Exchange 
 file formats in META.

New in EPILYSIS
・Apart from the outstanding performance improvements in the field of assembly procedure, 
 data recovery and sensitivity analysis, EPILYSIS v19.0.0 brings forward major 
 implementations, such asSOL200 Multidisciplinary Optimization, SOL110 Modal Complex 
 Eigenvalue Analysis, as well as Superelement Analysis.

・Besides, new user-friendly tools that further accelerate the solution build-up process are now
 available, such as the quick and handy setup for the evaluation and monitoring of the 1st 
 elastic eigen-mode of a structure.

Outstanding in RETOMO
・Taking for granted the noteworthy improvements in the performance of RETOMO, working 
 entirely in RAM, the introduction of Manual Editing tools elevate the whole process even 
 more, since the Automatic Segmentation result can be manually edited, boosting in this 
 way accuracy and upgrading the final result.

・Upon process completion, now it is also possible to save compressed files, reducing the 
 footprint of RETOMO on the hard-disk drive.


For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please,
refer to the Release Notes document.


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CAD data translator
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The supported CAD-data formats handled by the CAD DATA Translators are listed below.

・CATIA V4 (All 4.xx) [.model],[.session]
・CATIA V5 (R7 - V5-6R2017(CATIA V5 R27)) [.CATPart],[.CATProduct]
 Tesselated data [.cgr]
・CATIA V6 (2011x - 2013x)) [.3Dxml]
・3DExperience (2014 - 2015x) [.3Dxml]
・NX (CT based, Unigraphics V11.0 - NX11) [.prt]
・NX (UG Open based, NX9, NX10, NX11, NX12) [.prt]
・Parasolid (all - 28) [.xmt_txt],[.xmt_bin],[.x_b],[.x_t]
・Pro/ENGINEER (from WF3 to WF5),
 PTC Creo Parametric 2.0 M140,PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 M020,
 PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 M030,PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 M040,
 PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 M090, PTC Creo Parametric 4.0 F000 [.prt],[.asm]
・SolidWorks (2007 - 2017) [.sldprt],[.sldasm]
・JT (v8 - v10) [.jt]
・Inventor (2010 - 2017) [.ipt],[.iam]
・CoreTechnologie [.ctp],[.cta]
・Rhino [.3dm]
ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v19.0.1 has been global released.
ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v19.0.1 has been global released.

For details of new features and bug fixes, we will inform when domestic release is prepared.

v19.0.1 modules can be downloaded from the above link.

If ID and PASSWORD are required, please contact us(mail :sales@beta-cae.jp).
ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v18.1.3 has been global released.
ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v18.1.3 has been global released.

For details of new features and bug fixes, we will inform when domestic release is prepared.

v18.1.3 modules can be downloaded from the above link.

If ID and PASSWORD are required, please contact us(mail :sales@beta-cae.jp).
ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v17.1.5 has been released.
BETA CAE Systems Japan Inc.is pleased to announce the new release of
ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v17.1.5.

The release information for v17.1.5 is written below.
If you have any questions about the new functions in ANSA v17.1.5,
please don't hesitate to contact our technical support staff (support@beta-cae.jp).

New functions are equipped with ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v17.1.5.
For details of new features and bug fixes, please refer in the following.
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Enhancements and known issues resolved in ANSA
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Enhancements in ANSA>

Connections & Assembly
・Connections are now always realized in the same order, based on the connection Id and type
 to improve the reproducibility of realization results.

NVH Console Checks
・New functionality added in Model Check for all NVH Console configurations.

<Known issues resolved in ANSA>

Decks > Results Mapping
・Unexpected termination would occur when applying pressure results mapping for specific 
 source/ target NASTRAN files.

LS-DYNA > Input
・Activating the General Includes option 'Preview include structure' could lead to unexpected 
 termination.

Pam-Crash > Checks[Contacts]
・Edge-to-edge penetration check would be erroneously performed for all contact types except 
 from types 37, 43, 46. Now it is performed only for the above three contact types.

NVH Console > Forces Responses
・Multiple frequency ranges would not be passed properly for the root cause analysis.
  As a result Forces on Node and Forces on Component were not calculated at all.


For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please,
refer to the Release Notes document.


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Enhancements and known issues resolved in META
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Enhancements in META>

Modal Response & FRF Assembly
・Significant performance improvement for the calculation of FRF Assembly Animations,
 Energies and Grid Participation Factors from the NVHC.

Project Files & METADB
・Significant performance improvement when opening a metadb saved by the NVHC.

<Known issues resolved in META>

Modal Response & FRF Assembly
・When Animations were requested from within NVH Console, the rigid body components
 would not be animated.

Annotations
・Color Pointer or Annotation did not work properly when edited from GUI.

Project Files & METADB
・Metadb that contained referencing Coordinate Systems would not be opened.

States & Animation
・Unexpected termination could occur when appending Generated States with different 
 number of angles.


For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please,
refer to the Release Notes document.


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CAD data translator
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The supported CAD-data formats handled by the CAD DATA Translators are listed below.

・CATIA V4 (All 4.xx) [.model],[.session]
・CATIA V5 (R7 - V5-6R2017(CATIA V5 R27)) [.CATPart],[.CATProduct]
 Tesselated data [.cgr]
・NX (CT based,Unigraphics V11.0 - NX11) [.prt]
・NX (UG Open based,NX8,NX8.5,NX9,NX10) [.prt]
・Parasolid (all - 28) [.xmt_txt],[.xmt_bin],[.x_b],[.x_t]
・Pro/ENGINEER (from WF3 to WF5),
 PTC Creo Parametric 2.0 M140,PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 M020,
 PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 M030,PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 M040,
 PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 M090,PTC Creo Parametric 4.0 F000 [.prt],[.asm]
・SolidWorks (2007 - 2017) [.sldprt],[.sldasm]
・JT (8.0 - 9.5) [.jt]
・Inventor (2010 - 2017) [.ipt],[.iam]
・CoreTechnologie [.ctp],[.cta]
ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v18.1.2 has been released.
BETA CAE Systems Japan Inc.is pleased to announce the new release of
ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v18.1.2.

The release information for v18.1.2 is written below.
If you have any questions about the new functions in ANSA v18.1.2,
please don't hesitate to contact our technical support staff (support@beta-cae.jp).

New functions are equipped with ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v18.1.2.
For details of new features and bug fixes, please refer in the following.
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Enhancements and known issues resolved in ANSA
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<Enhancements in ANSA>

Model Browser
・Replace > Part/Subsystem: The mapping of solid properties is now supported while
 the mapping of  solid elements has been further improved.

Safety
・New offset options have been introduced for the correct marking of the seat impact area for
  ECER17.

CAD to ANSA Translators
・NX12 files are now supported using the NXOpen libraries.

<Known issues resolved in ANSA>

General
・Utilities >Transform: This function could occasionally lead to corrupted database,
 when applied on  a model that contained volumes.

Model Browser
・Connections: After Converting FE to Connections, the contact used by the connection would
 not  appear in the Model Browser as related to the connected Parts.

・File > Input, Merge: All connections read would be offset by the maximum current connection
 ID. This could lead to connections quickly getting huge IDs. Subsequently, once the max ID
 reached  the 2^31 limit, no additional connections could be created.

・FE Representations > NASTRAN CWELD: Duplicate CWELDs could be created upon the
 realization of such  connections when the specified spacing was smaller than the existing
 element length.

Volume Mesh
・Scripting > mesh.VolumesMeshV():

- Invalid argument would lead to unexpected termination.

- Execution in nogui mode could lead to unexpected termination.

Batch Meshing
・General: When both connected multi-instantiated parts and frozen mesh existed, 
 "Synchronize representation" or "Batch Mesh" could lead to unexpected termination.

Decks
・Output: ANSA would occasionally cease to respond during File > Output of *.gz files in case of
 insufficient disk space.


For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please,
refer to the Release Notes document.


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Enhancements and known issues resolved in META
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<Enhancements in META>

Curves
・Support of *CONSTRAINED_SPR2 elements results (Failure, Length, Resultant Moment) when
 loading from swforc and binout LS-DYNA files.

NVH Calculators
・When requesting animations from the FRF Assembly tool, the rigid body components were
 animated with zero displacements. They are now calculated based on their geometrical
 characteristics.

Modal Parameter Estimation
・A button has been added to collect all poles of last order without having to explicitly pick them
 with the mouse.

<Known issues resolved in META>

General
・The shortcut "Ctrl + Left/Right Arrows" to switch visibility, could be applied in wrong states.

Curves
・Curves from LS-DYNA elout files with solid strain results might not be read correctly.

・Performance improvement in Copying - Pasting curves.

Curve Functions
・Type Min was incorrectly calculated in case the "Apply on X-range" did not match a curve
 point.

Project Files
・Saving project with states created by User Field Function failed to save all states.


For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please,
refer to the Release Notes document.


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The supported CAD-data formats handled by the CAD DATA Translators are listed below.

・CATIA V4 (All 4.xx) [.model],[.session]
・CATIA V5 (R7 - V5-6R2017(CATIA V5 R27)) [.CATPart],[.CATProduct]
 Tesselated data [.cgr]
・CATIA V6 (2011x - 2013x)) [.3Dxml]
・3DExperience (2014 - 2015x) [.3Dxml]
・NX (CT based, Unigraphics V11.0 - NX11) [.prt]
・NX (UG Open based, NX9, NX10, NX11, NX12) [.prt]
・Parasolid (all - 28) [.xmt_txt],[.xmt_bin],[.x_b],[.x_t]
・Pro/ENGINEER (from WF3 to WF5),
 PTC Creo Parametric 2.0 M140,PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 M020,
 PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 M030,PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 M040,
 PTC Creo Parametric 3.0 M090, PTC Creo Parametric 4.0 F000 [.prt],[.asm]
・SolidWorks (2007 - 2017) [.sldprt],[.sldasm]
・JT (v8 - v10) [.jt]
・Inventor (2010 - 2017) [.ipt],[.iam]
・CoreTechnologie [.ctp],[.cta]
・Rhino [.3dm]
BETA LM v6.4 has been released.
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New features [BETA_LM_v6.4]
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The following bug is revised in this version.
A loss in communication between License Server and clients has been noticed in some rare cases,
especially when all the license credits are in use.
As a result, it was possible that some of the already running BETA CAE Systems applications,
were forced to finish.
In beta_lm_v6.4 several performance fixes have been implemented in order to enforce
the uninterrupted communication between the License Server and the clients.
The new version is compatible with all the previous BETA CAE Systems applications.
However, the improved performance is even more obvious by using BETA CAE Systems versions
released after 14th September 2015 (i.e. v15.3.2, v16.0.1, etc).

Regarding the details of the bugfix,please refer to following release note.
・beta_lm_tools_v6.4_release_notes.pdf