Oasys Suite version 17.0 released

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This new version of the software has exciting new features and updates within PRIMER, D3PLOT, T/HIS, REPORTER and SHELL, including:


Improved User Interface

Interface improvements:

  • A modern look and feel
  • New Themes and colour schemes to suit your preferences
  • Improved font support (including anti-aliased fonts)
  • More intuitive buttons and widgets
  • Greater consistency in colour and style across the whole suite

Find out more in this slide deck or our FAQ document.


Improved speed and performance across the Oasys LS-DYNA Environment

Comparison of checks and ability to save check status in PRIMER:

Other speed and performance highlights:

  • Morphing improvements in PRIMER include speed increase, automatically morphing connections with mesh and automatic creation of multiple linear boxes
  • Improved read and write speed in PRIMER – writing LS-DYNA models is now up to 3 times faster
  • Contact checking speed improved in PRIMER
  • Speed improvements in D3PLOT
  • Library template/page selector, standard layouts and improved toolbars in REPORTER
  • Default occupant ID’s for quick template setup in REPORTER


Further integration of the Oasys Suite

LS-DYNA output load profile viewing and investigation:

Improved workflow from D3PLOT and T/HIS to REPORTER – quicker and easier creation of reports and analysis captures:

Other Oasys Suite integration highlights:

  • Access to error and warning data from text output files in D3PLOT
  • T/HIS integration with PRIMER to aid model setup to achieved specified outputs
  • T/HIS equations editor linked to PRIMER DEFINE_CURVE_FUNCTION
  • Improved ZTF options to pass model information from PRIMER to D3PLOT or T/HIS
  • Improved SHELL functionality for accessing Oasys Suite and submitting LS-DYNA analyses


Latest expert tools for LS-DYNA models

Improved automotive template selection for post-processing:

Other highlights:

  • Enhanced LS-DYNA keyword support including R12
  • Support for I10 format which allows larger label ranges
  • Improved handling of user-defined materials in PRIMER
  • Improved handling of THOR dummy models in PRIMER
  • Further options for interpolation of nodes during orientation in PRIMER
  • Improved meshing of geometry surfaces in PRIMER
  • Improved JavaScript API support for seatbelt creation and fitting in PRIMER, alongside creation of belt paths from CSV files (test measurements)
  • Additions to pedestrian protection tools in PRIMER and REPORTER
  • New measure options in PRIMER:
    • Measure projected to global planes
    • Node to plane
  • Added the ability to drag items when in explode mode in PRIMER
  • Further customisation of the simulation based dummy positioning setup tool in PRIMER
  • Spreadsheet output of part comparison information in PRIMER
  • Datum enhancements in T/HIS
  • True shell thickness plotting in D3PLOT
  • Improved support for human body models



For more information about the new features, please see the detailed PDFs:

This version is available for 64-bit architectures on both Windows and Linux.

Release notes outlining the new bug fixes, can be downloaded here.



Following a recent review of license management solutions, for Oasys 17.0 we have decided to switch from Flexera’s FlexNet Publisher (more commonly known as “FLEXlm”) to X-Formation’s LM-X platform.

Our review found LM-X to offer comparable functionality and features to other solutions available and provides an increased level of license security in networked scenarios often utilised on high-performance computing networks.

LM-X is a well-known provider of licensing solutions and it is likely that many Oasys Ltd customers already have an LM-X license service running for other CAE tools.

The Oasys Suite 17.0 software requires a new LM-X license file which will be provided by Oasys Ltd or your Oasys distributor. If you are using a floating license server you will need to install the LM-X license server software. This can be done as part of the Oasys Suite 17.0 installation.

The Oasys Suite 17.0 LM-X license file and LM-X license daemons are backwards compatible with both the 16.x and 15.x software releases. This means that any existing 16.x and 15.x software will continue to work with new LM-X license files and servers.

We recommend that you update all your Oasys Suite license servers with the files shipped with the Oasys Suite 17.0 software, and request a new LM-X license from Oasys Ltd or your Oasys distributor.

Work from Home license

To provide our clients with easy access to the new release of the Oasys Suite 17.0 we are offering a short term Oasys license that enables access to the software when not working on your usual network. This license is available by simply filling out the form on this page.


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