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Release Date April 16, 2015

The CUBIT Team is pleased to announce Version 15.0 of the CUBIT Geometry and Mesh Generation Toolkit.

What's New...

The following is a sampling of new capabilities introduced with CUBIT 15.0. See the CUBIT 15.0 Release Notes for a complete list.

Sculpt: Sculpt is a parallel application designed to generate all-hex meshes on complex geometries with little or no user interaction. CUBIT provides a front end command line and GUI for the Sculpt application.

Mesh Scaling: Mesh Scaling is a new approach to global mesh refinement and coarsening that gives the user more control over the increase (or decrease) in element count of the resulting mesh.

Sweeper Enhancements: The core mesh sweeping algorithms have been rewritten and optimized in CUBIT 15.0. Users will see improved element quality and additional controls over automatic mesh smoothing that occurs within the sweep algorithm.

Column Operations: Column operations have been added that allow the user to perform "mesh surgery" on hex meshes to locally improve element quality without remeshing.

ACIS Version Upgrade: The ACIS solid modeling libraries have been updated in CUBIT 15.0. As with any upgrade to the ACIS libraries, there is the potential for geometry id changes in CUBIT compared to earlier versions. .

Higher-order Nodes in MBG: When constructing Mesh-Based Geometry from high-order elements, the triangulation used to define the geometry now includes the high-order nodes.

Updated APREPRO: The version of APREPRO in CUBIT has been updated to match the APREPRO used in the Sierra analysis suite and other Sandia applications. This update brings a number of new APREPRO capabilities to CUBIT.

Improved Shell and Surface Normal Visualization: Shell and surface normals can now be visualized using one color for the inward facing side and a second color for the outward facing side.

How to Get it...

CUBIT is available to anyone on the Sandia LANs. CUBIT 15.0 will now run automatically from the Linux command prompt, replacing CUBIT 15.0. It is also licensed free of charge for government use outside of Sandia. If you are a current CUBIT licensed user, you may download CUBIT 15.0 from the CUBIT website. Sandia staff may also get it from the website, using their Sandia username and password. See CUBIT Licensing for information on obtaining a license.

How You Can Learn More...

The CUBIT 15.0 Release Notes provide a description of all the new features included in CUBIT 15.0. For detailed information follow the links to the online users manual.

Next CUBIT Tutorial Session (using version 15.0)
See Tutorials Page

For more information contact Byron Hanks at

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