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HyperMesh 14.0 - Entity Management

Redundant entity management is enabled which provides the ability to control which FE/geometry, material, and/or property attributes are read into session.

HyperMesh 14.0 - Mesh Controls

A new browser-based workflow for meshing has been implemented. This workflow utilizes the new "mesh control" entity.

HyperView 14.0 - Top/Bottom (Z1/Z2) Contour

This new method of contouring can be used to read and contour results (for example, stress or strain) on both the top and bottom layers of a shell element simulteneously in a single plot.

HyperView 14.0 - Visibility Control Toolbar

A new toolbar called Visibility Controls has been added to HyperView for quick visibility manipulation- Isolate, Hide, Display All/None/Reserve and Unmask. This toolbar works on both component and element selections.

HyperView 14.0 - Multi Model Results Overlay

This enhancement allows users to plot and view results for multiple overlaid models in a single window without having to switch between the models (In previous releases, result plots could only be viewed on current model).

HyperView 14.0 Overview

See an overview of the new features available in HyperView and HyperGraph for 14.0.

HyperView 14.0 - Video Overlay Enhancements

Significant improvements have been made to Video Overlay. A clean overlay of a Model and Video/Image can be achieved by providing the properties of the camera used to capture the image or by a multi-point alignment method.

OptiStruct Overview 14.0

See an overview of the new features available in OptiStruct for 14.0

Developing a New Safety System for the Rail Industry with Sharma & Associates

Sharma & Associates (SA), a Chicago-based consulting firm that is focused on providing engineering solutions to the railroad industry, led the effort. Since 1995, SA have delivered safe, effective and efficient solutions to its customers, which include the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Association of American Railroads (AAR), railroads and transit agencies, rail car builders and rail car component manufacturers. The objective of the Altair ProductDesign team effort was to develop an ‘Engineer Protection System (EPS)’ that can protect train crew in frontal collisions (a common mode of train collision) from secondary impact injuries.

Achieving Superior Crash Performance for the Souest DX7

Analysis and optimization to improve crash performance while reducing reliance on physical tests.

Extract Bearing Profile

This demonstration shows how to extract the bearing profile using HyperXtrude 2015.

Load Model

A demonstration covering the ways to load a geometry file into HyperXtude 2015.

Push/Pull Tool

See a demonstration on the updated Push/Pull tool that allows you to create a new part by holding down the Ctrl or shift key as you pull.

Enforced Displacements

See a demonstration on the new Enforced Displacement tool that can be used when the magnitude of a force applied to a part is unknown, but the amount that the part displaces when force is applied is known.

Scale Tool

See a demonstration on the new Scale tool that allows you to resize selected parts.

Acceleration Tools

See a demonstration of the new angular velocity and accelerations tool which allows you to define the speed of rotation of the entire model and the axis about which it rotates.

Select Materials

This demo will show how to use the material database in HyperXtrude 2015 to select a material for analysis.

Midsurface Tool

See a demonstration on the new Midsurface tool that allows you to find and extract surfaces from single thickness thin solid geometry.

Mirror Tool

See a demonstration on the new Mirror Tool that allows you to reflect selected parts across a symmetrical plane,

HyperXtrude 14.0 Overview

See all the new features available in HyperXtrude for 14.0

Temperature Loads

See a demonstration on the new Temperature tool that allows users to simulate the effects of temperature change on your model.

Orient Model

This demonstration covers the tools available to orient and set the global origin of the geometry.

Perform Simulation

This demo shows how to run the analysis in HyperXtrude 2015.

Buckling Analysis

See a demonstration on how to analyze your model for buckling modes which are used to predict when a part will bend or collapse under load.

Organize Flow Volume

This demonstration will show how to use HyperXtrude 2015 to organize the solid geometry in a model.

Create Billet

This demonstration shows who to create a billet in HyperXtrude 2015.


See how the PolyNURBS tool allows you to quickly create solid free-form geometry that is smooth and continuous.

Extract Flow Volume

This demonstration will show how to extract the flow volume from the geometry loaded into HyperXtrude.

Inclusion Matrix

The inclusion matrix enables optimizers to optionally accept available run data as an input. This can save significant time during the optimization process, as the optimizer can utilize previously run data.

Mesh Controls

New options to refine the 2D mesh based on the proximity, angle, and shapes have been added. The options can be accessed through the mesh controls, along with surface deviation meshers.

Batch RIT and Nesting Tool

HyperForm supports for modeling the Hot Stamping process using a new material model (Hot Stamping HS Steel) that accounts for mechanical, thermal, and metallurgical changes during the forming process.

AcuSolve Solver Setup in HyperMesh

Discrete or continous parameters can be defined and assigned to AcuSolve solver variables once the AcuSolve case is setup. The HyperStudy Job Launcher is used to transfer the relevant data to HyperStudy.

HyperForm 14.0 Overview

See an overview of the new features available in HyperForm for 14.0.

HyperStudy 14.0 Overview

Watch the video to see an overview of the new features in HyperStudy for 14.0.

Carrier Nesting

Carrier option added to support nesting for progressive die use cases. Added carrier options includes (double) side carrier, (double side) central carrier,and (double side) nested carrier.

FEKO Model Type

HyperStudy 14.0 offers a new FEKO Model Type along with a guided wizard to extract responses from the model.


For an overview of what's new in HyperCrash 14.0, watch the 14.0 overview.

Virtual Wind Tunnel 14.0 Overview

Overview of what's new in the 14.0 version of Virtual Wind Tunnel

Hole/Gap Fill Utility

This tool is located in the mesh menu for all user profiles. It is a useful utility to fill the holes and feature loops. It works for first order tri or quad elements. Filling selected components has never been easier.

CFD 14.0 Overview

See an overview of the new features available in the CFD user profile for 14.0.

Flexible Reports- Best Match

This feature allows searching for the best curve channel match based on the Type, Request, and Component names when curve channels are not available in the selected result files.

AcuSolve Tutorial Book

The AcuSolve installation now comes equipped with tutorials that provide detailed instructions for getting started (with a code) and working with some of the commonly used features.

MBS 14.0 for Machinery

In this overview, you will see some of the new features in the MBS solution for uses in Machinery.

RADIOSS 14.0 Overview

See an overview of the new features available in RADIOSS for 14.0.

Lattice Optimization

OptiStruct now offers a novel solution to create blended solid and lattice structures from concept to detailed final design. This technology is developed in particular to assist design innovation for additive manufacturing (3D printing).

AcuTrace - 2 Way Mixing

AcuTrace has been enhanced to support tracing of spherical particles having finite mass. When exercising this option, the particle velocity is no longer governed solely by the local flow velocity.

AcuSolve Overview

See an overview of the new features within AcuSolve for 14.0.

RADIOSS Finite Volume Airbag

See an overview of the Finite Volume Method Airbag functionality available in RADIOSS for 14.0.

Fast Contact

Fast Contact Analysis is now available for Node-to-Surface (N2S) contact and for CGAP/CGAPG elements. This is supported for models without material nonlinearity or friction. Large displacement nonlinear analysis is not supported.

FEKO Optimization

See a demonstration of the optimization capabilities within FEKO on a bent dipole.

Finite Arrays

See a demonstration of the finite arrays tool creating a 4X2 dipole array.

Transient Finite Mass Particle Tracing

AcuTrace has been enhanced to support finite mass particle tracing. Common applications for finite mass particle tracing include fluidized bed simulations and other applications involving the transport of small particles within a flow field.

MBS 14.0 for Aerospace

In this overview, you will see some of the new features in the MBS solution designed, for the Aerospace Industry.


See a demonstration of the optimization capabilities within FEKO on a bent dipole.

Optimization-driven Product Development at Volvo

Harald Hasselblad (PhD) - Senior Analysis Engineer at Volvo Car Group Sweden - talks about introducing an Optimization Culture Arena to support simulation driven development in his company.

Inspect Mode

HyperGraph contains enhanced functionality for displaying and analyzing even a large number of curves, thereby improving a curve's visibility and usability. Inspect mode, which increases the screen area of a plot, is triggered via double click.

CADFEKO Overview

Learn more about the FEKO product line with this introduction to the CADFEKO pre-processing environment.

Finite Sliding Analysis

Finite sliding contact is now available for Surface-to-Surface (S2S) contact to simulate large sliding at the contact interface. Finite sliding is activated by setting the TRACK field on the CONTACT entry to FINITE.

Improved Turbulence Models

Major improvements have been made to the SST and k-omega turbulence models within AcuSolve. The new formulation improves the accuracy and robustness of the models by incorporating a change in variables for the omega equation.

Waveguide Splitter

See a demonstration of creating an analysis of a waveguide splitter.

MBS 14.0 for Automotive

In this overview, you will see some of the new features in the MBS solution, designed for the Automotive industry.

Multiple Configurations

See a demonstration that sets up multiple configurations on the same model such as one dipole active and two dipole actives.


Learn more about the FEKO product line with this introduction to the POSTFEKO post-processing environment.

Field Data

See a demonstration of an improved user interface for setting up equivalent sources. A new field data entity is introduced to the CADFEKO tree.

Report Overlay Summary Table

This new feature can replace customized solutions which are designed to create summary tables for overlaid reports. Two methods can be used: appending rows/columns or inserting rows/columns.

HyperGraph Overview 14.0

See an overview of the new features available within HyperGraph for 14.0.

Static Finite Mass Particle Tracing

AcuTrace has been enhanced to support finite mass particle tracing. Common applications for finite mass particle tracing include fluidized bed simulations and other applications involving the transport of small particles within a flow field.

Biberach University of Applied Science, Institute for Architecture and Urban Development

Create modern, functional, stiff, and light architectural designs. Altair OptiStruct used to create feasible designs

ESAComp for Aerospace

One page flyer showcasing how ESAComp can be applied for design optimization in the aerospace industry.

HyperWorks for Aerospace: Results Visualization and Interrogation

In this webinar you learn about the latest workflows for post-processing of the aerospace industry. Post-processing of composites will be discussed, as well as efficient reporting tools to quickly query huge amounts of data. You will also learn about the Matrix browser and how you can use it in your day-to-day work. This webinar includes the latest release of HW 14.0.120.

HyperWorks for Aerospace: Model Build Webinar

This webinar covers an overview of HyperMesh 14.0 and present live demos, including all the latest functionality of the 14.0.120 release.

Global-Local Analysis Using StressCheck, HyperMesh, HyperView and OptiStruct

This whitepaper describes the workflow for combining global and local analysis in structural development using StressCheck in combination with HyperWorks.

Design-Optimization of a Curved Layered Composite Panel Using Efficient Laminate Parameterization

In this paper, presented at the 2016 SAMPE Long Beach Conference, an aircraft door surround model is optimized with respect to the objectives and constraints typical for this type of component using HyperStudy and ESAComp.

Mahle Discuss Its Use Of The Automated Reporting Director

A close collaboration was forged between MAHLE and Altair ProductDesign to create the automated reporting solution. While Altair ProductDesign developed the code, MAHLE described the current process and reporting requirements to ensure business alignment and an effective result. Previously, users had to create a HyperView session, adjust all the pictures, snap a picture of each desired view, bring the visual assets into PowerPoint, crop and place, go back and create call-outs, and re-examine results to create notes for the report; this is now a push button operation. Using ARD, MAHLE has successfully reduced time spent on non-engineering tasks, enabling CAE analysts to better utilize their time as engineers - yielding more analysis and better design.

Altair's CAE and HPC Software with Microsoft Azure

Altair and Microsoft offer a turnkey solution that productizes cloud CAE for design and engineering teams.

A Design-Validation-Production Workflow for Aerospace Additive Manufacturing

There is a lot of hype these days regarding Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D Printing. Are companies seriously looking at this technology to make real parts for actual applications? For the aerospace industry, the hype is starting to become more real.

Using HyperStudy and MultiMech for Advanced Composite Material Design

The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate how sensitivity analysis can be used to uncover the “important” features of a composite system, so that material designers can intelligently work to extract (and improve on) the relevant properties. In this webinar we will be using the design exploration techniques found in Altair HyperStudy to perform a multiscale sensitivity analysis on the non-linear behavior of a chopped-fiber composite microstructure (Global Scale) with an embedded nano-silica matrix (Local Scale).

Data discovery and how to seamlessly search, identify, and move material properties data using Total Materia and HyperMesh

An insightful introduction to Total Materia and its recent integration into Altair’s HyperMesh which allows access to the world’s most comprehensive materials database direct from the HyperMesh environment. This webinar will put data discovery in the context of the workflow and demonstrate how to search, identify and move material properties data seamlessly between Total Materia and the material card.


AMETEK used solidThinking Embed to development of an embedded control system for a chiller unit under a very tight schedule and high safety standards.

HyperWorks Becomes Part of Mechanical Engineering Curriculum at Dalhousie University

As a key industry tool, HyperWorks becomes part of the Curriculum, providing hands-on training to Mechanical Engineering Students at Dal

Texas Instruments

Using solidThinking Embed, Texas Instruments was able to develop an embedded simulation of an entire system.

Increase the efficiency of your product development by combining Finite Element (RADIOSS) and Macro Element (Crash Cad Calculate) methods

During the webinar, the potential of combining the well known FE environment with the Macro Element Method will be presented. A common use case showing complementation of RADIOSS and ME solvers will illustrate how such a combination can increase the efficiency of product development.

Using VMAP and OptiStruct for modal testing and FEA-test correlation

The webinar will feature VMAP, an experimental modal testing and FEA-Test correlation software product of TechPassion and OptiStruct’s interoperability with VMAP. An unique feature of VMAP is its simple user interface and interoperability designed to meet the needs of both beginners and expert users. In this webinar, we will present an overview of the features and benefits of VMAP.

Automated Parameter Tuning for Optimized Vehicle Dynamics

This paper, which was presented at the 2015 Americas ATC, demonstrates a workflow between HyperStudy, CarSim and solidThinking Compose.

Additive Manufacturing of a Satellite Antenna Bracket

Analysis and design of a 3D printed antenna support for the Sentinel-1b satellite by RUAG Space with Altair Products.

Robot Bike Co.

Developing a Fully Customizable, Additively Manufactured Mountain Bike

Altair Offers Flexibility and Enhancement for Casting Process Design and Optimization

The goal of the project outlined in this paper is to get the optimal gating system (size and position of ingate) to help avoid porosity and other common defects in the produced parts, achieving the final design to begin casting the component.

The Art & Science Behind Manufacturing

Do you ever think about all the work that lies behind developing almost everything in the world around us? This article reflects on the tremendous effect the manufacturing process has on everything we use in our daily lives.

Matereality-HyperWorks Connectivity and Enhancement: New CAE Modeler for RADIOSS

This brief tutorial introduces the new connectivity between Matereality Workgroup Material DatabasePro and RADIOSS.

Optimizing Strain Gauge Placement with LW Finder and HyperMesh

In this webinar, you will learn about how to use LW Finder to optimize strain gauge placement. It will include a background on some of the challenges encountered when using strain gauges to measure structural loads. The webinar will include an example workflow for how to minimize measurement errors when measuring loads applied to a casted bracket. The workflow will use HyperMesh, OptiStruct, and LW Finder. Other pre-processor/Solver combinations will also be discussed.

Using Flux and InCa3D for an Induction Heating Device: Evolutions Since 2010 Flux Conference

Presented at the 2013 Flux Conference

Analytical Model of Permeance Variation Losses in Permanent Magnets of the Multipole Synchronous Machine

Permeance variation in the air gap of the permanent-magnet synchronous machine induces eddy-current losses in its permanent magnets even in the absence of stator currents. This paper proposes a new analytical approach to analyze these losses using the permeance-variation vector function introduced for the air-gap magnetic-flux density distribution to take into account the stator teeth.

Implementing CAE into the Design Process for Composite Tennis Racquets at Wilson Sporting Goods

Wilson Labs, the innovation hub at Wilson Sporting Goods, leveraged OptiStruct and Altair ProductDesign for composites finite element analysis to reduce design cycle time and enhance product value.

Brake Noise Prediction Using Altair Multi-body Simulation

The level of noise transmitted to the passengers of a vehicle can drastically impact a passenger’s comfort. Brake noise will give the customer an impression of poor product quality and can thus damage the quality image of the company. Within the automotive industry, the study of mode coupling instability by the use of FEM and modal complex analysis is widespread to reduce this phenomenon.

Electromagnetic and Mechanical Analysis of a Linear Actuator for House Appliance

Presented at the 2015 Flux Conference

Electromagnetic Study of a Transformer

Presented at the 2015 Flux Conference

Hyundai Mobis Automotive Group Improves the EMC Analysis Process from 2D to 3D Using FEKO for Shielding Effectiveness Simulation

To analyze and optimize the shielding effectiveness of the housing in an Around View Monitor (AVM) while meeting EMC requirements, Hyundai MOBIS automotive group improves the Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis (EMC) process from 2D to 3D using FEKO for shielding effectiveness simulation

Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Weight & Balance (W&B) team is tasked with collecting and analyzing data to forecast the weight of a product during the conceptualization phase. Collecting useful and up-to-date data in a standardized way from this wide group of stakeholders was proving to be a challenge for the W&B team, slowing down both the interrogation of data and the resulting decision making. With the manual upload of data, there was no way to create a standardized report that could be updated in real time, either internally by the different product development departments or externally by suppliers. These were the problems Altair was tasked with creating a solution for.

Application of FEKO in EM Protection Design for Electromagnetic Effects of Civil Aircraft

In the limited space of a plane, a lot of radio equipment, especially antennas are installed, leading to concerns about antenna pattern distortion caused by the plane body and inter-antenna isolation. COMAC, Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute continues selecting FEKO to improve the EMC performance in the developmental phase of the multiple aircraft models C919 and ARJ21.

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