Salome-Meca 2017 under LGPL licence is available for download

1 September 2017

The new Salome-Meca 2017 under LGPL license is available for download.

This 2017 version integrates the following products:

  • SALOME 8.3.0 ;
  • code_aster stable (version 13.4) ;
  • code_aster oldstable (version 12.8) ;
  • AsterStudy 2017.0 ;
  • Salome-Meca plugins 2017.0 : CABRI ;
  • code_aster translator 2017.0 ;
  • astk 2017.0.


  • Uncompress the file and launch the install:
tar xvf Salome-Meca-2017-LGPL-3.tgz && ./Salome-Meca-2017-LGPL-3.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 2017:
cd appli_V2017

New features

This release marks the launch of the new interface for data settings and code_aster computations launching, AsterStudy. This new module replaces EFICAS advantageously for data settings, offering a strong interaction with the mesh, as well as astk for the launching and follow-up of calculations.

Another novelty is the introduction of a new code_aster translator plugin that provides access to the code_aster command files translation utilities from version N to N+1.

Supported Linux distributions

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

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

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

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

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 2017.

Redhat 7 and derivatives (CentOS, Scientific Linux, Fedora)

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 2017.

Make a link in the installation:

cd $HOME/salome_meca/V2017/prerequisites/debianForSalome/lib
ln -s /usr/local/lib64/libstdc++.so.6