Release 10.0 of ESABASE2 Available!

These release notes include all features, updates, extensions, and bug fixes
included in ESABASE2 since release 7.0.


The trial/demo version of ESABASE2 is available now.

Dedicated licenses for each distributed package are provided.

Expires after (usually) three months.

Linux version of ESABASE2/Debris is available now.

Includes all features of the Windows version.

Tested on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32bit, will most probably run under all common 32bit Linux distributions.

All capabilities of the ESABASE2/Framework are also available under Linux, except the NETGEN mesher.

Licensing and Distribution

A license management tool is used now.

A two-stage user registration process is applied.

Dedicated licenses for each distributed package are provided.

Each license applies machine binding.

Each license has an explicit expiration date.

Distribution of the package via a dedicated download link.


The STEP (AP 203/214) import of large geometrical models is improved.

The GDML interface is improved.

STEP-SPE hierarchy handling is improved.

The Software User Manuals, available via the “Help” button, are updated.


NASA’s most current Meteoroid environment model MEMR2 is now integrated and can be used for analysis.

Batch/scripting mode is introduced for ESABASE2/Debris.

The result post-processor is introduced for ESABASE2/Debris.


The new Atmosphere file SOLAR201512.DAT is included for ATOMOX.

Bug Fixes

Fixed the unit type error in the STEP-SPE export.

Fixed a bug leading sometimes to incorrect rotation interpretation for STEP-SPE import.

Fixed several minor bugs concerning STEP-SPE import/export.

Fixed the density ratio equation choice for the Christiansen crater size equation.

Fixed minor bugs concerning failure message handling.

Several bugs have been fixed concerning the GDML sphere and materials.

Several minor bugs have been fixed.


A new version (1.16) of the Framework User Manual was established.

A new version (1.14.0) of the ESABASE2/Debris User Manual was established.

A new version (1.7) of the ESABASE2/Debris Technical Description was established.

Known Issues

Running the ESABASE2/Debris Linux version on some 64-bit distributions is not possible, since some required 32-bit libraries are not available for these 64-bit distributions.