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February 8, 2024

BETA CAE Systems announces the release of
the v24.0.2 of its software suite

About this release

We announce the launch of the second bug-fix release of v24.0.x series, including a range of upgrades and performance improvements for your tasks, workflows, and processes.

These, along with the already existing features, unlock further simulation potential in design and analysis, aiming at assisting you in a hassle-free update to the newer series.

Α detailed list of the new features and improvements follows.

Known issues resolved in ANSA
Known issues resolved in EPILYSIS
Known issues resolved in META
Known issues resolved in KOMVOS
Known issues resolved in FATIQ
Compatibility and Supported Platforms


Known issues resolved in ANSA

Model Browser

Model Browser contents would unnecessarily refresh, resulting in loss of focus, expand/collapse state, sorting, and inessential filtering.

When a default filter was active (e.g., filter "visible") and a new Part was created, all Parts/ Groups would be visible, even though the filter was still active.

Data Management

When saving a Group in DM using the "Save inner parts" option, ANSA would fail to detect conflicts between Parts having "blank" and "common", as a representation.

The import of RLI would not be successful when the selected file was placed in any subdirectory of the DM Root.

Connections & Assembly

By executing "Realize" on Adhesive Lines, abrupt termination would occur when the "Cut-Off Adhesive Elements" option was activated, and the Adhesive was passing over holes.


Ctrl+V would not paste a value in the Curves' menu relative fields with direct keyboard entry.

Volume Mesh

Unexpected termination could occur in the following cases:

-When opening the Mesh Parameters of a Hextreme Area in Octree.
- When applying the function “Redefine” on volumes without boundary.

Feature Manager

ANSA would abort during feature recognition of fasteners or stamps if the setting "Decks> Copied entity id" had a value other than its default.


An unexpected termination would occur, while working with Laminate Tool, if the "ringe > LAMINATE [Layers]" option became active.

ANSA would cease operating when switching the type from RBODY/MTOCO to PAM MTOCO, by UTIL [Change Type> 1-D Entities] execution.

The exported MED HDF5 file format could not be recognized when using Code Aster through SALOME 9.7.0.


By executing the function base.OptimizeSetContents(), unexpected software abortion could occur in models with 2nd order elements.


Referencing Squeak and Rattle> Eline Method, unexpected termination of the tool could occur during the realization of E-lines, when Surface Stripe was selected as definition method.

Concerning ECAD Importer, abrupt software abortion could occur, when using trace mapping with layer features that were smaller than a single pixel of the discretization canvas.


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


Known issues resolved in EPILYSIS


Unexpected termination could occur under the following circumstances:

- In AMLS when fluid grids existed in the model without fluid elements.
- During topology with stress constraints and analysis as MODES, DFREQ or MFREQ.
- In specific cases after MECHFIX operation.


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


Known issues resolved in META

Read Results

Abrupt termination could occur when reading Ensight results on bar elements.

Regarding Nastran, the available ESE and EKE results would not be shown correctly in GUI when reading 2D results from .pch files.

Regarding Abaqus, META could not read kinematic/distributed couplings when reading geometry from .odb files. Also, unexpected termination could occur while executing the command "read geom contents pids shell all" for an Abaqus .odb file, as well as when loading results at many layers.

META would unexpectedly cease operating when reading OptiStruct H3D files with PSOLID elements on Linux OS.

Software abortion could also take place when reading Adams .cmd files on Windows OS.

States & Animation

META could become unresponsive when animating forward once, using the command " animation for1".


Focusing on Filters, unexpected termination could occur when using the advanced option for filtering the Annotation's list. Also, Edit could not work when picking multiple annotations from screen.

Moreover, an invalid Annotation object was created by moving an Annotation to another window or page via Scripting. That invalid Annotation object could possibly lead to an unexpected termination.

Concerning Text, META would unexpectedly cease to respond in case the Scalar Data Name was requested while no scalar results were loaded. Abrupt termination would also take place when setting the number of rows to add a table in annotation's text.

Math operation in Field Data

Synchronization of loaded states in Section Forces tool with states loaded in the States window did not work as expected.

Managing Curve Data

Force result was not available when loading a .pch file.


Unexpected termination could occur when saving a spreadsheet that contained unsupported conditional formatting.

File Export

META would stop operating when an invalid path would be given to ATFX output.

In addition, when saving geometry in LS-DYNA format, "*END" was not added at the end of the file.


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


Known issues resolved in KOMVOS


Unexpected termination would occur, in case no Mime Types for files had been registered in the SPDRM back-end, and the user pressed Next Iteration.

Furthermore, the <profile_name>.db settings file would not be read when KOMVOS was launched connected to an SPDRM backend configured with only one Settings Profile.


An SPDRM action that was configured to run a script with input arguments would lead to an error message although the actions were executed normally.


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


Known issues resolved in FATIQ


Unexpected termination would occur when deleting multiple tasks, whereas Fields: Start, End, Offset, Scale and Repeats of Assign Loads window in time domain would falsely accept blank, as a value.


Natural logarithm was executed instead of log10 for results Log of Damage and Log of Life.


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 to each other. New major versions can read files saved by previous ones but not vice versa.

META Project files saved from version 24.0.2 are compatible and can be opened by META version 16.0.0 or later.

Support for Mac OS has been discontinued.

Support for 32-bit platforms 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 "download" link on our website.
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_v24.0.2", "KOMVOS_v24.0.2", and "FATIQ_v24.0.2", and are dated as of February 8, 2024. 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 a complete package, and one with only the updated files.

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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