Altair HyperWorks 2019 Now Available

Latest version of flagship simulation platform unifies design, engineering and manufacturing communities for faster development cycles.

Latest version of flagship simulation platform unifies design, engineering and manufacturing communities for faster development cycles.

Altair has released Altair HyperWorks 2019, the latest version of its simulation- and AI-driven product development platform. The new release expands on its solutions available for designers and engineers under a single, open-architecture platform. 

“We want to help our customers explore more ideas, better understand their designs, and improve profitability,” says James Scapa, Altair’s chief executive officer and founder. “To achieve this, our development focus for HyperWorks 2019 was to increase solve speed and functionality across our solutions for every stage of product development with optimization and multi-physics workflows for all manufacturing methods.”

Altair's new releases offers a variety of highlights:

  • Fast simulation of complex assemblies. Altair SimSolid performs structural analysis on original, unsimplified CAD assemblies in seconds to minutes. SimSolid can analyze complex parts and large assemblies quickly.
  • Easy-to-learn fatigue life prediction. Altair HyperLife enables customers to quickly understand potential durability issues through a solution for fatigue life under static, transient and vibrational loading. The intuitive user experience enables test engineers to perform simulations with little or no training. HyperLife helps customers to confidently predict product durability in hours.
  • Efficient workflows for multi-physics. Altair SimLab is an intuitive workflow platform for simulating multi-physics problems. Design exploration is easier with synching to CAD tools. The multi-physics workflows feature deeply embedded solvers, including statics, dynamics, heat transfer, fluid flow, electromagnetics analysis, fluid-structure interaction and electromagnetic-thermal coupling.
  • High-fidelity modeling. HyperWorks 2019 includes a robust Altair HyperMesh version. New features enable the generation of the larges finite element models. The model build and assembly tools in HyperMesh make managing large, complex assemblies easier. This allows CAE to keep pace with design changes by rapidly swapping new parts and assemblies into existing models, managing multiple configurations, mesh variants and part instances, the company says. 
  • Enhanced user experience for fast concept modeling. The HyperWorks platform already includes Altair Inspire, Altair Activate and SimLab delivering solutions with intuitive and consistent user-interfaces. Altair HyperWorks X is included with a new set of workflows for geometry creation, editing, morphing and meshing employing this same user experience. 
  • Expanded non-linear solver functionality. The single-model, multi-attribute workflow enabled by OptiStruct helps engineers perform linear, non-linear and durability analysis using one optimization-ready model.

“HyperWorks 2019 enhances the user experience for both experts and part-time analysts,” says Scapa. “This release includes a new set of workflows for our flagship Altair HyperMesh product, making advanced analysis capabilities more accessible. In addition, the new Altair HyperLife product enables test engineers to perform fatigue simulations with minimal training.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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