Altair, headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA, has released HyperWorks® 14.0, an open architecture CAE simulation platform that now includes several new products, feature enhancements, updated functionalities and licensing methods.
Key highlights offered by the release include updates to OptiStruct, where capabilities have been elevated to include more nonlinear analyses, new contact and optimisation algorithms and numerous improvements in solution speed.
Updates to HyperMesh allow 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 fifteen times faster for large FE models with solid elements and up to sixty times faster for geometry models, while using less hardware memory.
“With this release of HyperWorks we’ve introduced parts and assemblies in HyperMesh that directly correspond to those in the CAD and PDM world,” stated James P Dagg, Chief Technical Officer, User Experience at Altair. “The new assemblies are extremely flexible, allowing for modular modelling where entire subsystems can be replaced or updated automatically, keeping your CAE model synchronized with design.”
The software package now includes Multiscale Designer, a practical tool for the seamless integration of modelling, simulation, testing and optimisation of engineered products using complex materials.