BETA CAE Systems Announces Latest Release of Its Simulation Suite
Phillip Keane posted on August 29, 2017 |

Switzerland-based simulation solutions provider BETA CAE Systems has just announced the latest version of its software suite and is promising to bring simulation to the next level with the new updates.

V18.0.0 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.

BETA CAE Suite—now with extra automotive support. (Image courtesy of BETA CAE Systems.)
BETA CAE Suite—now with extra automotive support. (Image courtesy of BETA CAE Systems.)

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.

BETA Suite v18.0.0 is available to download (in 64-bit variants only) right now.


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