BETA CAE Systems Releases ANSA, EPILYSIS, META Suite v19.0.2

BETA CAE Systems Releases ANSA, EPILYSIS, META Suite v19.0.2
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LUCERNE, Switzerland, Dec 14, 2018 – BETA CAE Systems announces the release of ANSA/EPILYSIS/META suite v19.0.2. In this version, new features have been added and corrections have been implemented for identified issues.




The most important enhancements and fixes implemented are listed below:

Enhancements and known issues resolved in ANSA

A] Enhancements in ANSA

Input/ Output

Subsystems and Includes Colours, are now exported to solvers’ file format.

CAD to ANSA Translators

Solver files can now be imported alongside CAD and ANSA files

B] Known issues resolved in ANSA

CAD to ANSA Translators

In case of unexpected termination, the Parallel worker processes might keep running.

Connections and Assembly

PIDs might not be associated with the Subsystems when loading the interface representations of Subsystems containing connections defined on the PIDs


Penetration [Intersections]: De-penetration would not perform correctly when frozen entities existed or when an entity was selected to Freeze.


When applying the function base.TransformPart(), the PID auto offset option would not work.

For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please, refer to the Release Notes document.

Enhancements and known issues resolved in META

A] Enhancements in META


Additional FPM results P_hydro, P_static-P_hydro, Static Pressure are now supported from ERF results file.

Tabular Handling of Field Data

It is now possible to create sets from existing sets.

Pedestrian Toolbar

It is now possible to create an overview annotation image with links and add it in a specific slide of the PPTX report.

It is now possible to create the custom EuroNCAP spreadsheet in a specific slide of the PPTX report.

Occupant Injury Criteria Toolbar

It is now possible to add vectorized images in the PPTX report.

B] Known issues resolved in META


Updating SteamVR to version 1.1.3 or newer would cause the VR feature of META to malfunction.

Managing Curve Data

PSD results output from .binout files might not be read properly.

Report Composer

Unexpected termination might occur when a slide which contained placeholders was duplicated.

File Export

Save X-range option was not preserved when saving a curve into UNV format.

For more details about the new software features, enhancements and corrections please, refer to the Release Notes document.

Compatibility and Supported Platforms

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

META-Project files saved from version 19.0.2 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″.

Support for the 32-bit platform has been discontinued for all operating systems.


Where to download from:

  1. Customers who are served directly by BETA CAE Systems, or its subsidiaries, may download the new software, examples, and documentation from their account on our server. They can access their account through the “user login” link at our website.
  2. Contact us if you miss your account details. The Downloads menu items give you access to public downloads.
  3. Customers who are served by a local business agent should contact the local support channel gutter for software distribution details.

What to download

All files required for the installation of this version reside in the folder named “BETA_CAE_Systems_v19.0.2″ and are dated as of December 13, 2018. These files should replace any pre-releases or other files downloaded prior to that date.
The distribution of this version of our pre- and post-processing suite is packaged in one, single, unified installation file, that invokes the respective installer and guides the procedure for the installation of the required components.

For the installation of the software on each platform type, installer file residing in the folder with respective platform name, for Linux and MacOS or the respective .msi installer file for Windows, 64bit, have to be downloaded.

In addition to the above, optionally, the META Viewer is available to be downloaded for each supported platform.

The tutorials and the example files reside in the folder named “TUTORIALS”. This folder includes the complete package of the tutorials and example files, and a package with only the updated ones.

The Abaqus libraries required for the post-processing of Abaqus .odb files are included in the installation package and can be optionally unpacked.

Earlier software releases are also available in the sub-directory called “old” or in a folder named after the product and version number.

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.

Committed to its mission to produce best-in-class CAE software systems, BETA CAE Systems offers products that consistently exceed expectations and provides exemplary technical support to its customers. The company’s continuously growth attest to the high level of customer satisfaction and user confidence. For more information, visit

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