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Release Date February 29, 2016

The CUBIT Team is pleased to announce Version 15.1 of the CUBIT Geometry and Mesh Generation Toolkit.

What's New...

The following is a sampling of some of the main new capabilities introduced with CUBIT 15.1. See the CUBIT 15.1 Release Notes for a complete list.

ACIS Version upgrade: Journaled entity ids may change in CUBIT 15.1 compared to 15.0 and previous versions of CUBIT. The ACIS solid modeling libraries have been updated to version R25 SP1 in this release.

NOTE: In previous releases, upgrading ACIS would mean a change in the major version number (to CUBIT 16.0, for example). We are no longer able to use the major version number to signal this type of change, so in the future please check the release announcement and release notes for ACIS version upgrades.

Group Command Syntax Change: The Group command behavior has been changed to be consistent with other Cubit commands. Journal files from earlier versions will need to be updated to maintain the previous behavior.

Sculpt Enhancements: Multiple enhancements have been added to Sculpt to make the method more robust and produce higher quality meshes. Highlights include improved smoothing techniques, a new input file format, and new options for meshing microstructures.

Scale Mesh Improvements: Scale Mesh has been improved to give more evenly distributed refinement or coarsening of hexahedral meshes. This significantly improves analysis results when using Scale Mesh for solution verification studies.

New Triangle and Tet Meshing Capabilities: The default triangle meshing in CUBIT now uses MeshGems triangle meshing from DISTENE. This mesher is tightly coupled with the MeshGems tet mesher in CUBIT to provide more robust tet meshing with improved adaptive mesh sizing.

Improved Graphics Performance: Cubit graphics has been improved for faster response times with larger models.

Water-tight STL Export: STL export for solid volumes now produces a water-tight faceting of the volumes.

How to Get it...

CUBIT is available to all users on the Sandia LANs. CUBIT 15.1 will now run automatically from the Linux command prompt, replacing CUBIT 15.0. CUBIT is also licensed free of charge for government use outside of Sandia. If you are a current CUBIT licensed user, you may download CUBIT 15.1 from the CUBIT website. Sandia staff may also obtain the latest version from the download page. See CUBIT Licensing for information on obtaining a license.

How You Can Learn More...

The CUBIT 15.1 Release Notes provide a description of all the new features included in CUBIT 15.1. For detailed information follow the links to the online users manual.

Next CUBIT Tutorial Session (using version 15.1)
See Tutorials Page

For more information contact Byron Hanks at

Web site contact: Cubit Support