BETA CAE Systems

May 19, 2021

BETA CAE Systems announces the release of the v20.1.6 of its software suite

Regarding the download of ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v20.1.6 here

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About this release

BETA CAE Systems announces the release of the new ANSA/EPILYSIS/META suite v20.1.6.

Apart from fixes in the detected issues, this version also hosts numerous noteworthy enhancements and implementations.

The most important enhancements and fixes implemented are listed below.


License Management for ANSA and META
Enhancements and known issues resolved in ANSA
Enhancements and known issues resolved in META
CAD data translator
Recommended GPU (OpenCL Support) requirements
Virtual Machine Environment


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License Management for ANSA and META

Focusing on the Command Line arguments, the LM retry option (-lm retry timeout) can now be restricted by user-defined timeout.
The respective flag is followed by the desired timeout in seconds and its minimum acceptable value is 60.


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Enhancements and known issues resolved in ANSA

Known issues resolved in ANSA

Translators JT

Parts might be missing, when the Read mode included Geometry.

Database Browser

Abnormal termination might occur upon deletion of solid elements, when deleted directly (e.g. through the Database Browser list of solids) or indirectly (e.g. through the deletion of other containers such as, includes or Model Containers).

Volume Mesh

Octree algorithm:Small areas are now identified more accurately and, therefore, the quality of volume mesh in Cavity is now improved.

Hexa Block

Unexpected termination could occur if a database containing pentahedral boxes was meshed by the "Mesh" function from the Hexablock list.

Compare Report

Report for Connection entities would not be generated correctly.


Several issues regarding B.C. SETs and specifically HEADER have been addressed, including:
- The OUTPUT keyword would not be written, upon Case Control Command execution.
- The activation/deactivation of SOL400 Steps via scripting for HEADER [New > Loadcase] would not function properly.


Upon base.ConsToCurves() execution, unexpected termination could occur in case other entities -instead of CONS- were provided as input arguments to the function.


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Enhancements and known issues resolved in META

Known issues resolved in META

Decks - HyperView

*h3d files, referencing 2019 & 2020 HyperView libs, are now successfully interpreted in META.


META could cease to respond if multiple META sessions used femzip NASTRAN models to read results simultaneously.

Unexpected termination could occur when coordinates were written with single precision.

Decks - LS-DYNA

Reading geometry from *.d3plot files resulted in incorrect PID thickness.

Results would not be correct for partially loaded geometries.

Decks - TAITherm

Results in EnSight format would not be successfully read.

NVH Calculators - FRF Assembly

When modal participations were requested for a single component with no connections, the calculated results would be falsely zero.

Curve Functions - Contribution Analysis

Session command for creating contribution analysis plots would not accept curve ID ranges. Moreover, the fractions plots were not created correctly if the curve list displayed the curves from all windows.


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CAD data translator

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

-CATIA V5 (R7 - V5-6R2019(CATIA V5 R29)) [.CATPart],[.CATProduct]
 Tesselated data [.cgr]

-CATIA V6 (2011x - 2013x)) [.3Dxml]
-3DExperience (2014 - 2018x) [.3Dxml]
-NX (CT based, Unigraphics V11.0 - NX1872) [.prt]
-NX (UG Open based, NX9, NX10, NX11, NX12, NX1847, NX1872, NX1899) [.prt]
-Parasolid (all - 31) [.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
 PTC Creo Parametric 5.0 F000 PTC Creo Parametric 6.0 F000 [.prt],[.asm]
-SolidWorks (2007 - 2020) [.sldprt],[.sldasm]
-JT (v8.0 - v10.0) [.jt]
-Inventor (2010 - 2020) [.ipt],[.iam]
-CoreTechnologie [.ctp],[.cta]
-Rhino(up to v5) [.3dm]

-ACIS(R27) [.sat]


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Recommended GPU (OpenCL Support) requirements

The following presents the recommended GPU requirements for ANSA-META v14.x.x and later:

Radeon HD 7xxx, 6xxx (with at least 1GB of video memory size)
Firepro W series, V series (with at least 1GB of video memory size)
Tesla (all) (with at least 1GB of video memory size)
Quadro (with at least 1GB of video memory size)
i3, i5, i7
(Intel Platform is also supported, with the prerequisite that "Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2012-13" is already installed.)

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Virtual Machine Environment

-Any instance of an application launched through a Virtual Machine or Machine of NIC Teamng will not share the same license and will occupy the prescribed number of credits.


Regarding the download of ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v20.1.6 here

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