BETA CAE Systems announces the release of the version 18.0.1 of its software suite with new tools and capabilities to further augment functionality and facilitate CAE processes.
BETA CAE Systems 18.0.1 Release Notes:
Enhancements in ANSA
- Web Interface
Improvements on the Web-interface GUI, regarding the display of button menus in mobile phone portrait mode and the behavior and operability of button menus in touch-screen devices.
- CAD Import / Translators
The new library CT_2017_SP2 has been integrated in order to read/translate CATIA V5-6R2017 (R27) files.
- Data management
Data management: Export/Read Model Definition: Export to PLM XML format is now possible without the need of a JT Open license.
- Shell Meshing
Bolt Tubes treatment is now available in Feature Manager, by adding Connection information on Tubes. In this way, Bolt Tube treatment can be distinguished from General Tube treatment. Improved performance of Mesh functions on FE models with FE perimeters. Improvements in robustness of Conv2Poly and Hextreme functions.
Enhancements in EPILYSIS
- A more robust EPILYSIS Linear solver is now used for Lagrange multiplier decomposition. Applied in Calculation of Residual vectors and Auto Inertia Relief.
- Matrix and Solver details are now provided in a User Information block of the f.06 file.
- Improvements in accuracy of the RBE3 singularity check.
- PHASE parameter support for polar format in DISPLACEMENT, VELOCITY, ACCELERATION, SPCFORCE, MPCFORCE, FORCE, STRAIN, STRESS.
- ACMODL support ( for INFOR, FSET, SET fields) for Fulid-Structure coupling.
- Check and Error messages are provided in case of incorrect Subcase numbering in the solver header.
- "UM" Field is supported for RBE3 elements, to assign Independent degrees of freedom to the Dependent DOF set.
Enhancements in META
- Web Interface
The META Web Interface is an intuitive technology that allows a group of people, joining in through a web browser, to collaborate with a user running a META application session.
META supports the HTC VIVE Virtual Reality (VR) headset on MS-Windows OS.
ERFH5 results files compressed with femzip version 6.1.2580 are now supported.
- Handling Entities
It is now possible to change massively the colors of Parts/Includes.
It is now possible to delete the entities created by a specific overlay through the Project or Session Overlay Manager. Any entities belonging to the initial state can be deleted too.
About BETA CAE Systems 18.0. Version 18.0.0 of the BETA suite contains old favorites such as ANSA, EPILYSIS and META, as well as a new product dubbed KOMVOS-SDM Console. For those unfamiliar with this software package, here’s a brief summary and an overview of the new updates.
ANSA is a CAE pre-processing tool that takes existing CAD data from various other software (e.g., Catia, NX and Pro-E) and cleans the data up and meshes it ready for use in the FEA solver. The updates to ANSA v18.0.0 include a remote viewer, which enables users to control ANSA on their PCs from mobile devices anywhere in the world. In addition, ANSA includes updates to meshing that allow mid-surfacing capabilities, a new Align Manager fixing tool and new algorithms for extrusions.
EPILYSIS is the proprietary FEA solver that lets users run a variety of simulations, including structural linear, dynamic and nonlinear, and is designed to be used with high performance computing (HPC) systems. New updates include performance enhancements, new contact simulation methods and a bunch of new tools aimed at the automotive industry,such as a new mode for dummy seat penetration that models spring deformation under the seat model (for crash simulations).
META is the post-processing package that allows users to clean up the results of their simulations, and add pretty 3D graphics based on results from a range of popular solvers, including Fluent and OpenFOAM. The new version includes a new animation bar, the ability for remote control using a mobile device, and new visualization enhancements such as rendering materials and new lighting modes.
And the new addition, KOMVOS-SDM Console, provides users with new simulation data management tools that allow for interactive browsing, visualization and handling of all data related to the CAE simulation analysis, which in turn makes it easy to generate results and reports.
About BETA CAE Systems. BETA CAE Systems is a private engineering software company committed to the development of state of the art CAE software systems that meet the requirements of all simulation disciplines. The company’s products, the ANSA pre-processor/ EPILYSIS solver and META post-processor suite, and SPDRM, the simulation-process-data-and-resources manager, hold a worldwide leading position across a range of industries, including the automotive, railway vehicles, aerospace, motorsports, chemical processes engineering, energy, electronics, heavy machinery, power tools, and biomechanics.
Product: BETA CAE Systems
Supported Architectures: x64
System Requirements: PC
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7even or newer
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