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Altair releases HyperWorks v14 for Windows and Mac

Altair releases new HyperWorks 14 for Windows and Mac—Complete CAE Suite


Altair has recently released HyperWorks 14.0, a comprehensive computer-aided engineering (CAE) platform with an open architecture, multi physics, and a new graphics engine. HyperWorks 14 runs on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms and the company provides virtual cloud appliance solutions.

New in HyperWorks 14

This latest version includes expanded optimization and non-linear solver capabilities, along with an accelerated meshing tool, assembly functions and a new graphics engine. Additionally, as part of the Altair Partner Alliance, new tools have been added.

HyperWorks 14 is a suite of solutions. And an important tool is that suite is OptiStrut, a series of technologies we have already seen come down the pipeline to solidThinking’s Inspire tool.

01 - HyperWorks 14's interace is getting unified around what has evolved out of solidThinking Inspire.

01 – HyperWorks 14’s interace is getting unified around what has evolved out of solidThinking Inspire.

A key highlight in version 14 are the improvements to OptiStrut in this latest release. There are new contact and optimization algorithms, a breakthrough solution for the design and optimization of lattice structures and many other improvements pertaining to speed.

“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 PDM (product lifecycle management) software solutions like Siemens PLM software (see, Architosh, “Playing Nice is Best—Autodesk and Siemens Sign Agreement on CAD Interoperability,” 11 Mar 2016, ) with support for their data structures. New in this release is a new high-velocity graphics engine tuned to handle the largest models resulting in performance up to 15x faster for large FE (finite element) 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.

02 - HyperWorks 14 has added many new solvers, such as new gear solving as shown here.

02 – HyperWorks 14 has added many new solvers, such as new gear solving as shown here.

Other improvements include updates to MultiScale Designer, FEKO, MotionSolve, HyperWorks Unlimited Solve Node, and Click2Cast. FEKO is a best-in-class software for electromagnetic simulation related to antenna design and placement, something Apple engineers might use for designing the iPhone’s antenna.

The Altair Partner Alliance (APA) continues to grow its portfolio of third-party technology with applications from over 45 strategic partners.

To learn more HyperWorks 14 for CAE, visit here.

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