BETA CAE Systems Releases New Version v22.0.0 of its Software Suite
As one example, solutions for electronic CAD, recently introduced in previous ANSA versions, have been further enriched with the introduction of a dynamic wizard.
July 12, 2021
BETA CAE Systems debuts version v22.0.0 of its product line. With solutions for every stage of the product development process, the new version offers capabilities to manage complexities in engineering simulation.
The “facelift ” in ANSA graphical user interface enhances user experience and performance in model handling (draw and highlight of graphic entities). Real-time information is now provided by hovering over entities. The visibility of selected entities upon highlight has been improved while the deck module buttons have been reorganized based on basic steps and structural analysis tools, as well as discipline-specific actions.
The total mesh redesign layout, apart from a neater interface, promises fast and effortless generation of the desired mesh, as well as boosted productivity through functions' layout reorganization. The introduction of new mesh toolsets, dedicated for each mesh type, facilitates even more the overall meshing process, and will satisfy demanding users.
Under this version, the Modular Environment comes with new functionality in Changeset Management, displaying the complete Changeset history between selected DM objects. In addition, through the multi-variant Subsystems traceability, the relationship between 150% and 100% Subsystem variants can be tracked and a comprehensive and fully customizable view of DM Reports in the DM Browser is offered via the newly introduced Results Logbook.
Under Volume Meshing, apart from the generation of meshes with billions of elements, new capabilities for domain decomposition lead up to faster Tetra Meshing, running on multi cores. Further, several Hexablock enhancements have taken place in this version, such as 2D boxes and elliptic smoothing, as well as the implementation of automatic template-driven turbomachinery Hexablock meshing.
Solutions for electronic CAD, recently introduced in previous ANSA versions, have been further enriched with the introduction of a dynamic wizard, guiding the user through import steps, according to the selected level of detail for board and components, resulting in multiple levels of simplification.
Focusing on Morphing & Optimization, cross-section-based Morphing is gaining ground, as modeling functions are capable of loading FE model and updating according to 2D modifications. Moreover, spotweld density can now be successfully preserved and intuitive form modifications allow for movements such as extend, bend, twist or taper, through interactive handlers.
The new v22.0.0 comes with common new functionality for Virtual Reality in ANSA & META, such as participation in collaboration sessions in AR with desktop and VR users via HoloLens 2, as well as improved offline speech recognition.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.