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July 26, 2021

BETA CAE Systems announces the release of the v21.1.4 of its software suite

Regarding the download of ANSA/EPILYSIS/META/CAD data translator v21.1.4 here


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About this release

BETA CAE Systems announces the release of the new ANSA/EPILYSIS/META suite v21.1.4.

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.

Contents

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


 

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Enhancements and known issues resolved in ANSA

Known issues resolved in ANSA

Connections & Assembly

Unexpected rumination could occur when applying multiple Connectors that search for Assembly Points.

FE Representations

Upon Realization of:

  • FEMFAT SPOT: Nodal thickness would not be assigned to inner shells.
  • SPIDER2: The fill pattern of holes would occasionally be wrong.

Volume Mesh

The function Octree > Wrap would over-refine some areas of size boxes to reach the minimum surface length. The optimum way would be to refine to the closest length, respecting the option in ANSA settings that would not allow length violation inside size boxes in Octree-based generators. Now this behavior can be changed by activating or deactivating the respective setting.

DECKs

Executing the function Grids > Paste [Manual] could lead to unexpected termination, in cases when FE perimeters on solid elements needed to be updated.

Unexpected termination would occur when pressing the function Utilities > Undo, after opening KIN_CONTACT and KIN_BODY lists.

NASTRAN

Unexpected termination could occur while creating damping patches, via the respective AUXILIARIES > D.PATCHES function.

Unexpected termination could occur while setting the type of an NVH Time Load to PRESSURE in Loadcase Assistant.

OpenFOAM

Unexpected termination would occur when exporting for OpenFOAM chtMultiRegionFoam, solver cases that contained both normal and light volume representation volumes.

Optimization Tool

ANSA might terminate unexpectedly, pressing the 'Save the DV' file button, in case no DV file Task Item existed.

 

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Enhancements and known issues resolved in EPILYSIS

Known issues resolved in EPILYSIS

SOL200

SDISPLACEMENT would not be output in an Optimization Run.

 

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Enhancements and known issues resolved in META

Known issues resolved in META

Graphics

Unexpected termination would occur when globally activating the Line Integral Convolution Representation, if second order triangular elements were present in the model.

Read Results

FEMZIP/Abaqus, internal change of local Windows paths to universal was removed for Abaqus .odb and FEMZIP-compressed files. This change could increase the file path beyond the limit of 259 characters (number of characters the Abaqus and FEMZIP libraries can handle in Windows), rendering the file unreadable.

PowerFLOW

Some labels from PowerFLOW and PowerTHERM result files would not be read correctly as results, showing no-value results instead.

NVH Calculators

Modal / FRF Correlation: Unexpected termination could occur in a Modal correlation calculation, in case a file with multiple subcases was provided in the second model, and the modal information was not read from the first subcase.

Modal Response & FRF Assembly: Reading loads from universal file format datablock 58, Field 2 of Record 7, which corresponds to the number of abscissa data values, was erroneously considered as the number of increments in abscissa, resulting in a frequency range with one additional entry.

Flow Paths

Oil flow would not be generated on Ensight models.

File Export

Compression settings for save as U3D were not saved properly in META.defaults.

 

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CAD data translator

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

-CATIA V5 (R7 - V5-6R2020(CATIA V5 R30)) [.CATPart],[.CATProduct]
 Tesselated data [.cgr]

-CATIA V6 (2011x - 2013x)) [.3Dxml]
-3DExperience (2014 - 2020x) [.3Dxml]
-NX (CT based, Unigraphics V11.0 - NX1934) [.prt]
-NX (UG Open based, NX9, NX10, NX11, NX12, NX1847, NX1872, NX1899, NX1953) [.prt]
-Parasolid (all - 32) [.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 - v10.7) [.jt]
-Inventor (2010 - 2021) [.ipt],[.iam]
-CoreTechnologie [.ctp],[.cta]
-Rhino(up to v6) [.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:

AMD:
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)
NVIDIA:
Tesla (all) (with at least 1GB of video memory size)
Quadro (with at least 1GB of video memory size)
Intel:
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 v21.1.4 here


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