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Best New Technology in Simulation-Driven Design: Altair HyperWorks 14.0 Releases Latest Free Student Edition

  • Tuesday, 7th June 2016
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Altair recently released the latest HyperWorks 14.0 Student Edition, designed to make it the most comprehensive computer-aided engineering (CAE) suite available to aspiring structural and mechanical engineers.

Altair describes its HyperWorks as the most comprehensive, open architecture CAE simulation platform in the industry, offering the best technologies to design and optimise high performance, weight efficient and innovative products. HyperWorks includes best-in-class modeling, linear and nonlinear analyses, structural and system-level optimisation, fluid and multi-body dynamics simulation, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and antenna placement, multiphysics analysis, model-based development, and data management solutions.

According to Altair, the freeHyperWorks 14.0 Student Edition brings all these features directly to students around the world and can be easily installed on any PC or laptop. The Student Edition is based on HyperWorks Desktop, an integrated user environment for modeling and visualisation. It can be used to pre-and post-process finite element and multi-body dynamics simulations as well as to manage and visualise simulation results and test data.

The latest release of Altair’s HyperWorks Student Edition includes several new products, feature enhancements and updated functionalities – just like the regular HyperWorks version.

Key highlights of the latest release are:

  • FEKO, the best-in-class software for electromagnetic simulation related to antenna design and placement, electromagnetic compatibility, radar cross-section, and other applications is now part of the Student Edition. An integration with HyperStudy has been added for advanced optimisation.

  • OptiStruct’s capabilities 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.

  • MotionSolve now provides improved 3D rigid-to-rigid contact and advanced co-simulation capabilities.

  • Extended limitations for model calculation.

“The addition of FEKO, Altair’s electromagnetic solution, will enable students to now also tackle tasks in electromagnetic field simulation directly within HyperWorks,” said Dr. Matthias Goelke, Director, Academic Markets at Altair. “Its several solution methods with true hybridisation will help students to receive efficient results for a wide range of problems. I’m also extremely happy about the extension of model limitation to 100,000 nodes for finite element solvers, since it will offer students more freedom to really work with the software. The students of today are the engineers of tomorrow and Altair always strives to support the education of future professionals with freely available software solutions and a broad range of support, including training, events, our moderated online forum, a learning library with videos, tutorials, a dedicated Learning & Certification Program and much more.”

The license file of HyperWorks 14 Student Edition is valid for one year and supports multiple CAD formats as well as the import and export of HyperWorks Solver data.

The software is free of charge and available via the Altair Academic Website. Extensive learning resources designed especially for students may be found in the Altair Learning Library. In addition, Altair provides students on-demand interactive support through the moderated Academic Support Forum and an extensive Learning & Certification Program.


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