BETA-CAE Systems 21.0.3 (x64)

BETA-CAE Systems 21.0.3 (x64)

BETA-CAE Systems 21.0.3 | 2.2 Gb
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BETA CAE Systems announces the third bug-fix release of ANSA/EPILYSIS/META and KOMVOS v21.0.x series, hosting several fixes in detected issues.

Known issues resolved in ANSA

Unexpected file size increase was encountered upon execution of File > Save as or File > Save visible, in combination with the changeset functionality.Through this fix, a reparation routine will now return the initial file size, when opening affected ANSA databases. Running a pre- or post-output function with three arguments would erroneously raise an exception and unexpected termination would occur on Windows machines, when the script function session.Quit() was used.
Data Management
Input model definition of a PLMXML, previously exported by ANSA, would lead to erroneous hierarchy, in case of empty groups or in case of multiple top level items.
Connections & Assembly
ANSA would unexpectedly terminate when selecting a Model Container with hundreds thousands of elements as connectivity of a GEB or Connector, while "highlight" was activated.
Unexpected termination would also occur upon connections realization, when Node-to-Node FE Representation type (RBE2, CBAR, etc.) was used on Linked Faces.
Shell Mesh
The Macros functionality has been enhanced, when the option Reconstruct is active. Joining, now, two unmeshed Macro areas updates the segmentation of the perimeters of the new Macro area, whereas joining one unmeshed and one meshed Macro area can now successfully be performed.
The Dummy Marionette tool for Radioss has been enhanced in various aspects, such as:
Imposed displacements come in the correct direction, whereas a relaxation time parameter has been added. ANSA.defaults values of the tool are saved in [tonne], [mm], [sec] units and, when reading from ANSA.defaults file, values are converted to the tool's active units.
The tool allows from now on the selection of deformable nodes for the application of the loads - functionality available also for LS-DYNA and Pam-Crash, apart from Radioss.
Various fatal error cases in TOPO-related functions have been combatted, including:
Unexpected termination could occur, when other entities (instead of CONS) were provided as input arguments to the base.ConsToCurves() function.
Unexpected termination could occur, when a script including the base.CurvesCreateFillet() function was run in -b mode.
The return of the base.PickPointOnSurface() function would lack accuracy and ANSA would unexpectedly terminate when the function was applied to a Face instead of a list of Faces.

Known issues resolved in EPILYSIS

Differences in Eigenmodes would falsely be produced, due to the CQUAD8 bending curvature evaluation.
Data Recovery results, like Forces and Stresses, would be inconsistent in case of CTRIA6 with deleted edge nodes.
Furthermore, if elements of a fluid solid mesh consist of grids with the same coordinates, a fatal error is issued and the elements are listed in the .f06 file.

Known issues resolved in META

Thanks to the implementation of Abaqus_RESULTS_SEARCH_PATHthat can now be added in the META_post.defaults file, when geometry is loaded from the *.inp file, the automatic file detection will search in the specified directory.
NVH Calculators
In case of NASTRAN FRF Components, which contained Acceleration and Displacement results, with the latter being only Pressure, the calculated responses would be zero.
Various cases regarding reading of files were spotted and, consequently, fixed:
Failures were reported, when reading results from Abaqus .odb files.
Paraview .vtu files with second order elements could not be loaded properly.
Ansys Phase results could be different when read alone or together with Magnitude.
History Variables of LS-DYNA were not read correctly from .d3Description files compressed with Femzip, in certain cases of big .d3Description files. Additionally, time history result files (binouts) created from *CASE were not read at all, whereas PID thickness was incorrect, when reading geometry from d3Description file.
Displacement results were not read correctly as scalar results through NASTRAN HDF format.
TAITherm Results in EnSight format were not read at all.
Unexpected termination could occur when trying to create an Annotation on Window inside a 2D Description window, without any active Descriptions.
Managing Curve Data
Non-Linear results from NASTRAN punch files were not loaded.
Reading time history results using Follow Nodes was not recorded correctly in session.
Project File & METADB
Unexpected termination could occur upon saving a project file, after having deleted some PIDs from the model

BETA delivers a portfoliothat is relevant to the engineers' problems and enables accelerated performance and quality improvement, from the individual user, up to a corporate level.

As products today become more complex with more variations and advanced performance requirements, organizations strive to meet market demand for quality and improve the effectiveness of their processes. In these efforts, they employ engineering simulation more and more, making it a central point in product design and development to reduce time to market, increase product quality, and understand better the behavior of the numerous product designs.

New developments and capabilities in engineering simulation promise not only to tackle existing industry requirements and bottlenecks but also form the building blocks for new concepts that will speed up the evolution of current processes in product design and development. However, to do so these new solutions and developments must be relevant to current engineering problems and requirements while avoid adding further complexity.

To develop such solutions, simulation software providers should be aligned with customers and work closely with them to give answers to their needs beyond buzzwords. In this notion, and in partnership and continuous dialogue with the engineering world, BETA delivers a portfolio that is relevant to the engineers' problems and enables accelerated performance and quality improvement, from the individual user, up to a corporate level.

The advanced Simulation Data and Process management with KOMVOS and SPDRM, the versatile and powerful modeling with ANSA, the engagement of the freshly developed solver EPILYSIS, and the high-performance post-processing and visualization with META, have become the trusted core of simulation by the most demanding sectors.

New software products, enhance further the engineering simulation capabilities focusing on taking collaboration amongst global teams to new levels and streamlining product design from early stages. NEERE, the new collaboration platform offers all the typical communication means and augments teamwork further with Virtual Reality rooms and the capability for engineers to work remotely together on their models. The also new, OpDesign revolutionizes the product design and development process through a holistic, performance-driven method.

The BETA portfolio offers a platform for engineers to move into the new age of simulation by transforming the way they face their challenges. Because, after all, it is their challenges that drive evolution.

BETA CAE Systems - simulation solutions

BETA CAE Systemsis 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.


For the full list of Supported platforms and minimum system requirements please refer to

Graphic Requirements

Upon v20.1.0, the minimum graphic requirements for ANSA and META are: AMD or NVIDIA GPU with at least 1GB of video memory and OpenGL 3.3 support.

In case of unsupported hardware in Windows or Linux, ANSA and META will automatically fall back to software rendering using Mesa LLVM rasterizer pipeline. Additionally, Mesa can be manually activated.

Compatibility and Supported Platforms

ANSA files saved by all the first and second point releases of a major version are compatible to each other. New major versions can read files saved by previous ones but not vice versa.

META Project files saved from version 21.0.3 are compatible and can be opened by META version 16.0.0 or later. To be readable by META versions earlier than v16.0.0, they have to be saved selecting the option "Version 16.0.0" or "Version
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