Salome-Meca 2021 for Windows is available at our download page. Many thanks to all partners who have funded this upgrade!
Version 2021 is shipped with two code_aster version:
- Version 15.4 is set as stable and replace previous version 14.4 (v2019). The portage to Windows required an important effort due to the major source code refactoring. These refactoring has been made as transparent as possible to users. The solver pass the tests and has been validated as the previous builds using the official testcase list.
- Version 14.8 become oldstable. It is the same than version 14.4, with bug fixes, without any new features. We invite to fallback to oldstable if you get any trouble with new version 15.4
From version 15.2, code_aster needs some symbolic link to be created. These links are related to ntfs partition and cannot be a content of zip archive. For this technical reason, the solver Code_Aster has been separated from Salome-Meca and is available as an msi installer instead of zip archive.
To be able to run code_aster with AsterStudy, one should install the code_aster msi package, available at our download page:
Double click on msi file and let’s follow the wizard, no admin privilege are needed, you may install it in your userprofile folder.
The wizard will create the symbolic links at end of installation.
This version is based on Salome 9.7. You may have a look to previous 2019 version release for more information about Salome 9 introduction.
Installation and launch
Once code_aster installed, Salome-Meca is as usual an archive to be unzipped somewhere. Double click on run_salome.bat to launch the graphical interface.
As detailed above, one should install msi code_aster package to run a calculation from AsterStudy. Salome-Meca will automatically detect code_aster installation and propose to chose a version to be used.
We have corrected some minor issues to improve stability and fluidity in the GUI. In particular, reuse feature should work properly now:
You may have a look to previous 2019 version release for more information about AsterStudy.
New code_Aster launcher: as_launch
As_launch is a small GUI interface, shipped with “solver only” package to ease the management of an export file (edition, open, save and launch). It is similar to well known “astk” interface but with a simplified design.
This program may be found with Windows search bar once code_aster has been installed.
An “export” file can be loaded directly from menu bar -> file -> open. The calculation may be launched using “run” button. The run output is interactively displayed at the bottom part. One can abort or kill the run, navigate the output, search text in output using “Ctrl-F”
Manage input and output files. Select run parameters: time, memory, version. Etc.