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Sundog Eyewear

Sundog uses solidThinking Evolve to explore styling alternatives, visualize new products with realistic renderings and export the digital model.

Reducing Weight and Maximising Fuel Efficiency of a Formula Student Car with OptiStruct

Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM), are a UK-based team of students who design, build and race electric vehicles. In this project, DUEM wanted to demonstrate how they have applied the latest weight saving technology to achieve a faster, more efficient car by optimising an upright design for multiple load cases. As existing users of the Altair HyperWorks simulation suite, the DUEM team looked to OptiStruct to help meet this challenge.

Aircraft Carrier Alliance

<b>Creating a Structurally Efficient Design for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier</b><br><br>When making key decisions at the concept and preliminary design phases of a naval ship project, the designer is often obliged to work with limited data on the major structural design drivers for the vessel. This can lead to a largely subjective design approach which can result in inefficiency and even structural problems being locked-in from the start. To solve any issues, increased material use, weight and unnecessary complexity, as well as high design and manufacture costs can be introduced to the end product. To evaluate the potential of simulation-driven design under the unique requirements of naval ship design, the ACA partnered with Altair ProductDesign.

Northwestern University Success Story

Using HyperWorks for Teaching Computational Optimization Methods in Engineering Design at Northwestern University

HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel on Cray: Benchmarks and Recommended Configurations

With Altair’s HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel running on Cray XC30 or CS300 systems, manufacturers of all sizes can now predict a vehicle’s external aerodynamic performance without the need for numerous physical wind tunnel tests. This document includes scalability benchmarks for both small and large problems, along with Cray’s recommended system configurations to run Virtual Wind Tunnel.

Simulation Tools: Driving the Future of Design

The Clemson University Deep Orange 3 program introduced future engineers to analysis software, enabling them to develop a novel sports car concept architecture.<br><br> By Dr. Paul Venhovens<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Winter 2013 <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a>

When Engineering Intuition is Not Enough

A new technology helps design engineers quickly create dramatically lighter structures — and better understand the effects of material placement in whatever they’re developing.<br><br> By Beverly A. Beckert<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Winter 2013 <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a>

Using Analysis to Innovate with New Materials

Analysis and optimization tools enable Samsung engineers to reduce the cost of appliances without sacrificing performance.<br><br> By Beverly A. Beckert<br> <i>Concept to Reality</i> Winter 2013 <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a>

Aerodynamic Development of a Road Cycling Helmet with AcuSolve - LX Sim

LX Sim uses HyperWorks Suite and select Partner Alliance programs from Altair to help build an aerodynamic cycling helmet.

Speed and Safety- Interview with Luca Pignacca of Dallara Automobili

Manufacturing and supply of Racing Cars, Dallara Automobili uses HyperWorks to help design all of their racing cars.

HyperWorks Helps Midea Design and Optimize Millions of AC Units

HyperWorks Helps Midea Design and Optimize Millions of AC Units. Using an air conditioner, for example, with HyperMesh, it takes Midea Design one week to mesh the whole model, setup loads and constraints, run the analysis, and extract the result.

Introduction to HyperGraph

Altair HyperGraph is a powerful data analysis and plotting tool with interfaces to many popular file formats. Its sophisticated math engine is capable of processing even the most complex mathematical expressions. HyperGraph combines these features with high-quality presentation output and customization capabilities to create a complete data analysis system for any organization.

Introduction to HyperView

Altair HyperView is a complete post-processing and visualization environment for finite element analysis, multi-body system simulation, digital video, and engineering data. HyperView combines advanced animation and XY plotting features with window synching to enhance results visualization.

Introduction to SimLab

SimLab is a process oriented, feature based finite element modeling software that allows you to quickly and accurately simulate engineering behavior of complex assemblies.

Introduction to HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel

Altair’s HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel is a new solution designed to provide better wind tunnel simulation technology and user experience. With a highly automated and streamlined workflow process and high quality CFD technology, Altair’s HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel is able to more accurately and quickly predict an automobile’s aerodynamic performance.

Introduction to HyperMesh

Altair HyperMesh is a high-performance finite element pre-processor to prepare even the largest models, starting from import of CAD geometry to exporting an analysis run for various disciplines.

DSM Success Story

Thermal Analysis of LED Lamps using AcuSolve

Success Story: Mahindra Two Wheelers

Two-Wheeler Designer-Manufacturer Cuts New Component Time to Market and Optimizes Component Design with the Altair Partner Alliance

DeWalt Optimizes Power Tools with HyperWorks

The development of modern electric power tools requires special attention to be simultaneously paid to both the efficiency and user comfort of the tool, as well as the robustness and durability of the devices. For the fulfillment of these two groups of attributes, computer-aided simulations using HyperWorks has become central to the development process of Stanley Black & Decker Deutschland GmbH.

Case Study Sogeclair

Case Study about Sogeclair's use of HyperWorks Industry: Aerospace interiors Challenge: Development of new flooring concept to fix the cabin seats while realizing a lighter structure, adjustable panels for all types of aircraft, and an easier installation and maintenance. Altair Solution: Use of HyperWorks, especially HyperMesh and HyperView as a pre- and postprocessor, OptiStruct for optimization issues, RADIOSS for linear and nonlinear simulation, and solidThinking Evolve/Inspire for concept modeling Benefits:<ul><li>Saving development time and costs</li> <li>Use a new approach in the design leveraging optimization</li> <li>Reduce product weight through structural optimization of composite components</li></ul>

Success Story: M.TEC

M.TEC Engineering Continues to Benefit and Yield New Business Due to Advantages of the Altair Partner Alliance (APA)

LG Electronics Success Story

LG Electronics Performs Smartphone Drop-Test Simulation in Less than 24 Hours with New Automated Approach

Assa Ashuach uses solidThinking Inspire to Optimise 3D Printed Stool Design

Industrial Research and product design consultancy Assa Ashuach Studio, design and manufacture lifestyle products and also limited edition studio pieces using new design and production methods to achieve unique forms and aesthetic qualities.


<b>An Innovative Approach to Lighter and More Efficient Powertrains</b><br><br> Carmakers the world over are investing heavily in the development of lighter vehicles and more economical engines that can go further on less fuel. Renault’s powertrain division wanted to further decrease the weight and increase the performance of existing and in-devolopment engines by redesigning key components to use a minimum amount of material. As an existing user of Altair’s simulation solutions, Renault approached Altair ProductDesign to assist in the development of the required optimization design methods and processes for use at component and sub-system levels.

Altair Products and Partners Offering Assist Commercial Vehicles Seat Manufacturer to Enhance its Development Process

Isringhausen applies DesignLife, Moldex3D, and Total Materia alongside RADIOSS, OptiStruct and other HyperWorks tools to optimize weight and durability of their customized seats while still meeting safety standards.

Success Story: HBPO GmbH Achieves Flexibility and Cost Efficiency in Automotive Development By Leveraging the APA

HBPO GmbH optimizes their design process by utilizing multiple products, such as Moldex3D, Total Materia and MADYMO, alongside HyperWorks products for the development of their front end modules.

Click2Cast Version 2.3 Release Notes

Overview of new features and functionality included in Click2Cast 2.3

How To: Run the Click2Cast Solver Outside of the GUI

Step by step guide to running Click2Cast solver in the background of the GUI.

Click2Cast & Inspire Use Case

Guide to using Click2Cast with solidThinking Inspire.

PBS Professional Drives Computational Science at Scuola Normale

PBS Professional is managing the DreamHPC cluster at Scuola Normale di Pisa, a 2600-core Dell cluster used for compute-intensive simulations requiring parallel efficiency, scalability and fast memory access.

White Paper: HPC Advisory Council studies performance, scalability and optimization tuning of RADIOSS 12.0 on a modern HPC cluster

This white paper discusses results from a benchmark study conducted by the HPC Advisory Council, who analyzed RADIOSS 12.0 to determine its performance, scaling and optimization capabilities on a modern high performance computing (HPC) cluster. The paper also presents an overview of RADIOSS features and capabilities that support the software’s scalability, quality and robustness.

HyperWorks 12.0 Updates: OptiStruct and RADIOSS

PBS Professional Wins at NCI Raijin, Largest Supercomputer in Southern Hemisphere

Australia’s National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) chose PBS Professional to manage workload for its ‘Raijin’ cluster from Fujitsu, the largest supercomputing system in Australia with over 1000 users.

PBS Professional at Kirchhoff Automotive

Hear how Kirchhoff Automotive improves resource utilization with PBS Works Works suite of HPC solutions.

PBS Works: Improving the Accuracy of Weather Forecasts

Running HPC systems and clusters with Altair’s PBS Professional® scheduler provides weather forecast centers with a rich solution for optimized forecasting. The solution ensures high-performance computing (HPC) resources are more efficiently scheduled to increase system utilization, improve application performance and throughput, and enhance quality of service.

Acer and Altair Cluster Transition Guide: Scaling from Workstation to Cluster for Compute-Intensive Applications

In this guide, Altair and Acer present the business case for switching to a cluster environment, including: documented performance gains when running a sample commercial application on both workstations and clusters; recommended cluster configurations; and key considerations for choosing and deploying a professional-grade cluster.

Railcar Manufacturer Speeds Design Modifications with HyperWorks

American Railcar Industries, headquartered in St. Charles, Mo., designs and manufactures commercial railroad cars, producing every part of the car above the wheels. Customers use the company’s railcars to transport all sorts of liquid and solid raw materials, including oil, coal, cement, sand, grain and other substances. Their designs include boxcars, gondolas and hoppers, among other styles.

PBS Pro at Czech National Supercomputing Center

The IT4I National Supercomputing Center uses PBS Professional to manage its new Bull cluster being shared by over 200 planned users. Center officials say PBS “provides the robust commercial functionality we need in a scheduler”

Aerodynamic Development of a Road Cycling Helmet with AcuSolve - LX Sim

Evenflo Juvenile Products

Inspire has shown value to Evenflo as a tool for “sustaining engineering” where fast turnaround for functional improvements is essential.

HyperView and HyperGraph Introduction

The purpose of this self paced course is to introduce the post processing tools available in HyperView and HyperGraph. Most sections will use the See It, Try It, Do It methodology to cover the concepts. See It allows you to watch a video demonstration of the exercise covered in the section. Try It allows you to go through an interactive video which will guide you through performing the exercise. Do It consists of a written exercise and model that can be opened in HyperWorks Desktop which allows you to perform the exercise on your own.

Introduction to HyperWorks Desktop for Aerospace Applications

This course is meant for HyperWokrs Desktop users in the Aerospace environment. The course contains a tailored approach to using variuos tools within HyperMesh and HyperView for Aerospace users. Most Chapters will also contain demonstration videos based on Aerospace components.

Inspire Introduction

The purpose of this self paced course is to introduce running optimizations with the Inspire environment. Most sections will use the See It, Try It, Do It methodology to cover the concepts. See It allows you to watch a video demonstration of the exercise covered in the section. Try It allows you to go through an interactive video which will guide you through performing the exercise. Do It consists of a written exercise and model that can be opened in Inspire which allows you to perform the exercise on your own.

Creactive Design

<b>Using Optimization to Improve the Design of a Classroom</b><br><br> Product design consultancy and structural engineering partner, Creactive Design, wanted to explore the possibility of utilizing optimization technologies to improve the design of a cross-functional roof for an innovative new classroom environment. The classrooms, under development at architecture firm, Future Systems, would be prefabricated in glass reinforced plastic (GRP) to a high standard, making them energy efficient, durable and eminently replicable. The ambitious project was called the “World Classroom”. Creactive approached Altair ProductDesign, to assist in this explorative project due to Altair’s reputation for developing the market leading optimization software solution, OptiStruct.

Click2Cast Showcase Video

2 minute video introduction to casting simulation software from Quantech.

Delivering Powerful Solutions to the Oil & Gas Industry

To maximize user productivity, oil & gas companies need HPC resources operating reliably around the clock. In addition, the systems need to be easy to use, manage, and scale, while still being cost-effective. Altair’s PBS Works suite of HPC tools offers state-of-the-art solutions that are built to address these challenges.

Smart Multiphysics Co-simulation with MotionSolve and Simulink for Mechanical System Control

The Successful Application of HyperWorks at Lenovo

To increase efficiency, improve the quality of meshing and shorten CAE simulation time, Lenovo engineers needed to own a powerful pre-processing tool, one that would really meet the demands of scientific research and engineering innovation. For this task, they chose HyperMesh, an important component of the Altair HyperWorks suite.

Samsung Uses OptiStruct to Redesign Washing Machine Component for Optimized Weight and Material Usage

To carry out optimization on the pulley, Suzhou Samsung chose OptiStruct, a key component of Altair’s HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering tools and a modern structural analysis and optimization solver. “OptiStruct provided us with important optimization features,” said Mr. Cheng, “such as topology, size and shape optimization. We were particularly interested in topology optimization to obtain the most efficient structure or distribution of material used in the structure.”

Limited Availability Program for Energy-Efficient Computing Solution

Altair and SGI are releasing an energy-aware computing solution to a limited number of early adopters. Download the flyer for details, including program requirements and benefits.

Solving Real-Life Problems with CFD Parallel Performance of AcuSolve on Cray Systems

Clemson University Chooses PBS Professional for HPC Workload Management

Clemson University's IT department, Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT), selected PBS Professional over open-source alternatives for mission-critical workload management. “We were looking to fulfill two requirements that our open source scheduling tool could not handle – reliability/scalability and technical support. After evaluating workload management vendors, Altair’s PBS Professional scheduling software came out on top as the solution that met our HPC needs.”

Intel-Colfax-Altair Trial Cluster Testimonial: Nexteer Automotive

Nexteer Automotive used Colfax’s “Try Before You Buy” cluster trial program to run an OptiStruct simulation for design optimization. Their job ran in just 30 minutes instead of 2-3 days.

HyperWorks, especially OptiStruct is one of the central tools supporting the CAE efforts of BASF Engineering Plastics

Mathematical optimisation methods can provide significant support in virtual CAE part development. In the early phases of the project topology optimisation affords valuable clues to the design of the geometry of the part.

Evolve Polymesh Mug Model

An Evolve 2015 model of a coffee mug. This was modeled using Evolve's Polymesh and Nurbify tools.

Inspire 2016 Battery Tray Model

An Inspire 2016 model of a battery tray.

Evolve Helmet Model

An Evolve 2015 model of a bicycle helmet created using Evolve's polygonal modeling and Nurbify tools.

Inspire 2016 Wheel Model

An Inspire 2016 model of a wheel optimization.

Evolve Bike Seat Model

An Evolve 2015 model of a bicycle seat that was created using basic NURBS modeling tools.

Multibody Analysis of a Vending Machine

This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dr. Marco Morone from Altran. It was performed a MB analysis of a vending machine. The aim of analysis was to analyze and optimize a cam in order to reduce the friction a acceleration peaks. A rigid MB model in Motion view was generated with contacts. From model results were optimized the cam profile was improved.

Stamping Process Integration of Composites in Crash Analysis

This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Cécile DEMAIN from Solvay Engineering Plastics. Thermoplastic composites (TPC) developed by Solvay Engineering plastics are composites based on polyamide 6 or 6.6 as a matrix and can be reinforced with glass fibers or carbon fibers. The two main interests vs. TPC. thermosetting composites are cycle time and recyclability. The development of TPC PA66 or short fiber hybrid structures / TPC PA66 is today's challenge.

Ron Mendell

Ron Mendell is one of the most talented concept artists serving the motion picture industry.

XOX Audio Tools

XOX Audio Tools utilizes high design and advanced technologies to create cutting-edge musical instruments.

Novellini Group

The Novellini Group is a pacesetter in Europe in the manufacture of bathroom solutions and wellness products.


Korg is one of the most widely used and respected names in professional music worldwide.


TokyoFlash is a world leader in the design and sales of unique watches. They use Evolve to speed product development.

solidThinking Evolve Design Process: Part 3 (Unique ConstructionTree History)

The ConstructionTree provides a graphical view of a model's construction history.

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Crash Modeling and Analysis (HyperCrash)

Intel-Colfax-Altair Trial Cluster Testimonial: Suncoke Energy

Suncoke used Colfax’s “Try Before You Buy” cluster trial program to run an AcuSolve simulation for analyzing the flow dynamics of a system under negative pressure and extreme temperatures. Their job ran over 16x faster on the cluster.

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Manufacturing Simulation HyperForm and HyperXtrude

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Multi-body Solutions MotionSolve

Intel Case Study: Altair Speeds Complex Simulations and Workload Management with RADIOSS and PBS Professional on Xeon Phi

Altair is one of the first software vendors to support the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor. PBS Professional, Altair’s leading workload management product, supports Xeon Phi out of the box, and we have ported our RADIOSS solver to Xeon Phi.

Weizmann Institute Case Study: Switching to PBS Professional for HP Clusters

The Weizmann Institute replaced Moab with PBS Professional to manage a 3,096-core HP cluster shared among hundreds of users. The transition process was easy, thanks to Altair’s excellent customer services and support. Now, the Institute enjoys higher cluster usage rates and greater productivity from their award-winning scientists.

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series HyperStudy for Multi-Disciplinary Design Exploration and Optimization (NEW!)

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Ideate and Explore (solidThinking Inspire and Evolve)

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Analyze and Optimize (Acusolve for CFD Analysis)

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series: Analyze and Optimize (OptiStruct for Structural Analysis and Optimization)

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series: Analyze and Optimize (RADIOSS for Highly Non-linear Simulation)

Cooper Standard Speeds Development of Next-Generation Pumps with Altair’s AcuSolve CFD Solver

With more than 22,000 employees in 19 countries, Cooper Standard supplies the vehicle industry with fluid delivery systems, sealing and exterior systems, thermal and emission systems and AVS. The company’s Electromechanical Department is an advanced research and development arm of the Cooper Standard North America division. It’s goal is to marry mechanical systems with electronic controls. This new technology improves overall vehicle efficiency by providing on-demand fluid delivery and by eliminating the power loses inherent in conventional systems. In designing new pumps for this type of system, CAE Engineer Tom Lincoln uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to simulate the flow of coolant through the device. He and his team began using CFD computer-aided engineering tools as long ago as 2003, and computer simulations have become an essential part of his organization’s product development process.

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Model and Visualize (HyperMesh)

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Model and Visualize (HyperView and HyperGraph)

Smart Multiphysics Application of Computational Aero Acoustics using AcuSolve

QIMR Case Study: Altair and Dell Improve HPC Capabilities for Leading Research Institute

Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) is using PBS Professional on a Dell cluster to improve HPC computing. According to the CIO, “Everyone has benefited from this installation. Researchers can do things they couldn’t do before, like running jobs multiple times or utilizing larger data sets, to achieve outcomes they couldn’t otherwise get. It’s pretty easy to see the value."

Click2Cast Specification Sheet

Click2Cast a casting process simulation software developed by Quantech ATZ.

Click2Cast User Manual

User manual for Click2Cast.

BiggerBoat Solutions Makes Waves in Auto Industry Using HyperForm to Cut Die Development Costs and Time

When the auto industry crashed in 2008 and the tool shop where Jay Weiner worked closed its operations, he started his own company, called BiggerBoat Solutions Ltd. He carries out metal-forming simulations for major tooling suppliers and originalequipment manufacturers. With 15 years of experience in tooling design, Weiner and his Toronto-based practice offered a service that no one else had perfected but that was crucial to a key process in automotive manufacturing: the simulation-based die design for stamped sheet-metal parts.

Danish Team Uses HyperWorks to Prove the Value of Topology Optimization for Concrete Architectural Structures

Denmark’s Aarhus School of Architecture was interested in exploring the potential of applying the kind of simulation-based topology optimization used in the automotive, aeronautical and naval industries to architectural concrete structures and coupling it with robotic fabrication of polystyrene formwork for concrete casting. Led by Per Dombernowsky, who served as project manager and engineer, and Asbjørn Søndergaard, who headed the project’s design and optimization aspects, the combined academic and industrial team created the Unikabeton Prototype project.

HP CMU PBS Connector: Integration Overview for PBS Professional and HP Insight Cluster Management Utility

This datasheet describes the integration between PBS Professional and HP’s Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU), simplifying cluster deployment and management for users and administrators. <br> <a href="http://www.pbsworks.com/Product.aspx?id=36"><font color="#0099cc">Click here</font></a> to download and use the CMU PBS Connector or read the white paper

Intel AcuSolve Case Study: Analyzing Complex Designs Faster

Working in collaboration with Intel’s technical support team and utilizing key Intel® software development tools, Altair was able to improve performance, scalability, and time-to-results for AcuSolve, Altair’s leading CFD flow solver.

PBS Professional at The Scripps Research Institute

The campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) overlooks the Pacific near San Diego. Its proximity to the famed (but unrelated) Scripps Oceanographic Institute occasionally causes confusion of identities. But TSRI is prestigious in a totally different way. TSRI uses Altair’s PBS Professional software to provide a consistent workload management infrastructure for its users across all three computing environments.

Extending Extrusion Die Life Using HyperXtrude

Altair HyperXtrude is used to predict die performance and run virtual die tryouts. Using these capabilities, die designs can be modified and tested to improve the die life and reduce the number of die trials.

DSHplus to MotionSolve Interface

Overview of the interface between DSHplus and MotionSolve

Workshop24 - AcuTrace_Bidirectional Coupling with AcuSolve for flow of Miscible Fluids

This tutorials shows how to run AcuSolve and AcuTrace concurrently for flow of miscible fluids

Workshop27 - AcuTrace_Blower with Sliding Mesh

This tutorial provides the basic information regarding AcuTrace and how to use it. A blower model is solved using AcuSolve and AcuTrace and the output is visualized using AcuFieldView

Workshop26 - AcuTrace_Blower with Reference Frame

This tutorial provides the basic information regarding AcuTrace and how to use it. A blower model is solved using AcuSolve and AcuTrace and the output is visualized using AcuFieldView

Workshop23 - AcuTrace_Bidirectional Coupling with AcuSolve for Heat Transfer

This tutorials shows how to run AcuSolve and AcuTrace concurrently to compute unsteady flow with heat transfer around a cylinder

Workshop28 - Coupling AcuSolve and HyperStudy

This tutorial demonstrates how to provide a DOE study using AcuSolve and HyperStudy

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