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Altair Releases HyperWorks 14.0

15 March 2016

Altair offers new technologies to design and optimise high-performance, weight-efficient, and innovative products with its release of HyperWorks 14.0.

Altair explains that the latest release of it’s HyperWorks open architecture CAE simulation platform includes several new products, feature enhancements, updated functionalities, and licensing methods to help users:

  • Get to the right design: Expanded optimisation and nonlinear solver capabilities.

  • Save time in the process: Accelerated meshing, assembly, and graphics.

  • Access the latest technologies: New tools added, and new products in the Altair Partner Alliance.

Altair says that a key highlights offered by the release is OptiStruct’s capabilities which have been elevated to include more nonlinear analyses, new contact and optimisation algorithms, and numerous improvements in solution speed. A breakthrough solution for the design and optimisation of lattice structures has been developed to support additive manufacturing.

“With OptiStruct 14.0, it is now possible to run larger, full vehicle NVH models for more accuracy without the errors generated by our existing NVH solver on the same computer," says Tae-Won Park of SsangYong Motors.

HyperMesh has a new part and assembly workflow which promotes flow of data directly from Product Data Management (PDM) data structures. Combined with the new high-velocity graphics engine tuned to handle even the largest models, HyperMesh 14.0’s performance is up to 15x faster for large FE models with solid elements and up to 60x faster for geometry models, while using less hardware memory.

“The new HW 14.0 graphics engine is nothing short of amazing. We can achieve much better performance even with low-end graphics cards,” says Patrick Bandeira of Prodrive Aston Martin Racing.

“With this release of HyperWorks we’ve introduced parts and assemblies in HyperMesh that directly correspond to those in the CAD and PDM world,” said James P Dagg, Chief Technical Officer, User Experience at Altair. “The new assemblies are extremely flexible, allowing for modular modeling where entire subsystems can be replaced or updated automatically, keeping your CAE model synchronised with design."

 





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