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April 22, 2021

BETA CAE Systems announces the release of
the v21.1.2 of its software suite

About this release

BETA CAE Systems announces the release of ANSA/EPILYSIS/META and KOMVOS v21.1.2.
This version is a hot-fix release hosting a fix in a specific, recently detected, critical issue in pre-processing for LS-DYNA.

Follows a selection of the most important items:


Issue resolved in ANSA
Compatibility and Supported Platforms

Issue resolved in ANSA


ANSA would terminate unexpectedly when reading a database containing the keywords:


For more details refer to the Release Notes document.


Compatibility and Supported Platforms

This version of ANSA does not support backwards compatibility with versions that do not contain this fix. Consequently, a file saved in ANSA v21.1.2 can be correctly read only by v21.1.2 and the upcoming future releases.

META Project files saved from version 21.1.2 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" or "Version <16.0.0".

Support for Mac OS has been discontinued.

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



Where to download from

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 "sign in" link at our web site.
Contact us if you miss your account details. The Downloads menu items give you access to the public downloads.
Customers who are served by a local business agent should contact the local support channel for software distribution details.

What to download

All files required for the installation of this version reside in the folders named "BETA_CAE_Systems_v21.1.2" and are dated as of April 22, 2021. 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, download from the respective folders, the .sh file for Linux or the .msi file for Windows.

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 "Previous_Versions" or in a folder named after the product and version number.

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