Altair has released HyperWorks™ 2019, the latest version of its simulation and AI-driven product development platform. The new release expands the number of solutions available for designers within a single, open-architecture platform. Advancement in the user experience and intuitive workflows enable both expert and “citizen” analysts streamline product innovation.
Highlights of the Release
Fast simulation of complex assemblies
Altair SimSolid™ performs structural analysis on original, un-simplified CAD assemblies within seconds to minutes. SimSolid can analyze complex parts and large assemblies that would take hours or days using traditional structural simulation tools.
Easy-to-learn fatigue life prediction
Altair HyperLife™ identifies potential durability issues through an easy-to-learn 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 users confidently predict product durability in hours, complementing physical testing, which can take months.
Efficient workflows for multi-physics
Altair SimLab™ is an intuitive workflow platform for simulating multi-physics problems. Automatic feature and part recognition can make simulation cycles more than 5x faster. Design exploration is easier with synching to popular 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.
Superior high-fidelity modeling
HyperWorks 2019 includes the most robust Altair HyperMesh™ version. New features enable the generation of the largest, most complex finite element models. The model build and assembly tools in HyperMesh make managing large, complex assemblies easier than ever. 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 direct mid-mesh generation makes it possible to create shell meshes straight from the solid geometry of complex castings and injection molded parts.
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. In this release, Altair HyperWorks X is included with a new set of workflows for geometry creation, editing, morphing and meshing, employing this same user experience. The easy-to-learn mesh morphing features of HyperWorks X will bring efficiency to teams working on simulation models early in the product development cycle. These workflows enable concept level changes to be made directly on an existing FEA model, bypassing CAD generation and accelerating decision-making.
Expanded non-linear solver functionality
Analysis with Altair OptiStruct™ supports stiffness, strength and fatigue-life simulations. The single-model, multi-attribute workflow enabled by OptiStruct delivers time and cost savings. Design decisions can be made faster by engineers performing linear, non-linear, and durability analysis using one optimization-ready model.
Continued generative design leadership
Altair has been an industry leader for generative design for more than two decades. Altair HyperWorks optimizes structures, mechanisms, composites and additive manufactured parts. Regardless of how a product is produced, HyperWorks can enhance creativity by proposing designs that are as manufacturable as they are efficient and innovative.
“We want to help our customers explore more ideas, better understand their designs and improve profitability. 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.” ”HyperWorks 2019 enhances the user experience for both experts and part-time analysts. 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." — James Scapa, Altair founder and CEO