salome_meca 2018 under LGPL license is available for download

13 July 2018

The new salome_meca 2018 under LGPL license is available for download.

This 2018 version integrates the following products:

  • SALOME 8.5.0 ;
  • code_aster stable (version 13.6) ;
  • code_aster testing (version 14.2) ;
  • AsterStudy 2018.0.1 ;
  • Salome-Meca plugins 2018.0 : CABRI ;
  • code_aster translator 2018.0 ;
  • astk 2018.0.


  • Uncompress the file and launch the install:
tar xvf salome_meca-2018.0.1-LGPL-1.tgz && ./salome_meca-2018.0.1-LGPL-1.run

This installer installs salome_meca in the directory of your choice (note that the directory path must not contain accents) and automatically creates a shortcut on your desktop from which you can start salome_meca.

  • Launch salome_meca 2018:
cd appli_V2018.0.1_public

New features

This version integrates AsterStudy 2018.0. This new version of the module is a major evolution, the main new features are:

  • RunCase’s messages summary tab with a direct link to the data setting;
  • link with Openturns to define a "parametric" study and export it to Openturns;
  • possibility to continue with a graphic stage after a text stage (adding a concept editor in text mode) ;

In addition, other new features have been added (see user manual), the overall performance of the application has been improved and many bugs present in the older version have been fixed.

Supported Linux distributions

This version has been tested with the following 64bits Linux distributions:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 and later;
  • Debian 8 and later;
  • Fedora 24 and later.

The following versions are supported by installing prerequisites (see the dedicated section):

  • Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10;
  • Redhat 7 and derivatives (CentOS, Scientific Linux).

Instructions for installing prerequisites for older distributions

Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gcc-4.9 g++-4.9

Install salome_meca 2018.

Redhat 7 and derivatives (CentOS, Scientific Linux)

Download the sources of gcc-4.9.2 and compile it:

yum install libmpc-devel mpfr-devel gmp-devel
tar xvfj gcc-4.9.2.tar.bz2
cd gcc-4.9.2
./configure --disable-multilib --enable-languages=c,c++
make -j 4
make install

Install salome_meca 2018.

Make a link in the installation:

cd $HOME/salome_meca/V2018.0.1_public/prerequisites/debianForSalome/lib
ln -s /usr/local/lib64/libstdc++.so.6