The Opera 2D Pre- & Post-Processor has been replaced with a new GUI that improves the modelling and analysis process, while maintaining the accuracy and speed of the existing solvers. In addition, Opera 2D now has full access from the Python language to make scripting far simpler.
The geometric modeling software used in Opera 3D Modeler has been upgraded to ACIS 2019. This provides additional interoperability with other CAD formats and improvements to the surface mesh generator.
Opera 2020 can now be connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform using a POWER'BY connection. For users who have platform components pre-installed an additional button for POWER'BY is enabled on the Opera Manager toolbar, which allows users to push and pull Opera files and results to the platform so that they can be shared and used by other platform team members.
Opera 2020 allows for two different licensing methods to be used. The existing LM-X licensing system continues to be used and supported but additionally, Opera 2020 can be licensed using SIMULIA CST license bundles, which use the FlexNet system.