BETA CAE Systems Releases Version 20.1.0 of ANSA/EPILYSIS/META Software Suite

The v20.1.0 release features more efficient process streamline and acceleration.

The v20.1.0 release features more efficient process streamline and acceleration.

Version 20.1.0 of the ANSA/EPILYSIS/META software suite is now available. Image courtesy of BETA CAE Systems.

BETA CAE Systems has issued version 20.1.0 of the ANSA/EPILYSIS/META software suite.

The v20.1.0 release features more efficient process streamline and acceleration, as it includes noteworthy enhancements in the recently introduced functionality of v20x series, coupled with new features.

New Tools & Highlights


ANSA v20.1.0 expands the already introduced Standard Parts Library concept, embracing the notion of Fasteners’ automatic recognition, handling and modeling through Features Manager.

Version 20.1.0 invites you to delve further into the core of BETA products by introducing new features , such as the User Defined Quality Criteria, and the enrichment of the Virtual Reality implementation with Morphing and Optimization functionality.


EPILYSIS, comes with extended functionality for SOL200 Multidisciplinary Optimization. It expands Topology Optimization capabilities with MAC-based mode-tracking, as well as Density Filtering Method and Maximum Member Size (TVMAX).

Further enhancing interoperability and interaction with other simulation software, ANSA users can now create various representations of Reduced Order Models from large scale FEM models, using EPILYSIS (or META), and then export them for use in third-party multi-body dynamics and control system software.


META focuses on the Graphics area, providing enhancements in visualization, and in speed performance. The new version augments the virtual reality experience via new features, such as Voice Commands, and upgrades in existing features related to model manipulation and handling, such as Explode and Teleport.

Noteworthy performance improvement in METADB files and dedicated toolbars for NVH analysis are amongst the new tools and features that add value to our post-processing solutions. Same time, new classes supplement the creation, modification and deletion of data from Report and Spreadsheets. Coupled with a new META script API, these developments offer less memory consumption and faster execution.


Following its distribution as a stand-alone application, this version, amongst other developments, brings a new layout to display DM relationships increasing efficiency in core operations, and performance in all user scenarios.


The introduction of Python support in RETOMO enables the acceleration of image and mesh processing actions, and makes possible the training and application of artificial intelligence via a Python script.

The performance improvement for large projects, as part image manipulation and loading of large meshes, takes place much faster.

Graphic Requirements

Upon v20.1.0, the minimum graphic requirements for ANSA and META are: AMD or NVIDIA GPU with at least 1GB of video memory and OpenGL 3.3 support.

In case of unsupported hardware in Windows or Linux, ANSA and META will automatically fall back to software rendering using Mesa LLVM rasterizer pipeline. Additionally, Mesa can be manually activated.

Customers served directly by BETA CAE Systems, or its subsidiaries, may download the new software, examples and documentation from their account on BETA CAE's server. They can access their account through the “user login” link at the web site.

Customers who are served by a local business agent should contact the local support channel for the software distribution details. All files required for the installation of this version reside in the folder named “BETA_CAE_Systems_v20.1.0” are dated as of December 27, 2019.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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