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Use Freehand Sketches to Design a Chair with Inspire Studio
This Inspire Studio workflow video shows how freehand sketches can be easily imported in the software and used as the starting point to design a chair.

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Constraint-based Technical Sketching in Inspire Studio
This Inspire Studio workflow video shows how 2D technical sketches can be leveraged to design parametric parts in a chair design.

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Use PolyNURBS for Rapid Styling of a Vehicle
This Inspire Studio workflow video shows how PolyNURBS technology can be used to easily and rapidly generate the initial body style of a vehicle.

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Construction History in Inspire Studio
This Inspire Studio Workflow video illustrates an example of how construction history can be leveraged to quickly apply modifications to an existent model, like changing the number of spokes in a bike wheel without rebuilding the model.

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10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Altair OptiStruct
You know Altair OptiStruct as the leader in topology optimization, but did you know that the use of OptiStruct for nonlinear structural analysis has been increasing rapidly at leading companies? Teams are benefiting from a modern solver technology with linear and nonlinear capabilities – backed by Altair’s industry leading support – while reducing costs through the unique value of HyperWorks Units.

Advanced Hystheresis Simulation Using Preisach Model - Altair Flux
Newly introduced in Altair Flux, the hysteresis modeling based on Preisach's model enables a better evaluation of iron losses and remanence effects. Flux captures the complexity of electromechanical equipment to optimize their performance, efficiency, dimensions, cost or weight with precision, bringing better innovation and value products to end users. Flux simulates magneto static, steady-state and transient conditions, along with electrical and thermal properties.


Taking Demagnetization Into Account - Altair Flux
Demagnetization simulation: considering the magnet demagnetization phenomena during the solving process simulation enables very accurate predict the device performance, and measure the impact on EMF and torque for instance. Flux captures the complexity of electromechanical equipment to optimize their performance, efficiency, dimensions, cost or weight with precision, bringing better innovation and value products to end users. Flux simulates magneto static, steady-state and transient conditions, along with electrical and thermal properties.

Advanced e-Motor Design Dedicated Environment - Altair Flux FeMT
Designing an e-Motor has never been a simple task. Altair Flux, the solution for accurate electromagnetic detailed design, not only enables to quickly generate 2D and 3D motor models with its Overlays. Its new module now produces efficiency maps and automatic reports in the same appreciated FluxMotor supportive environment. Flux captures the complexity of electric motors and electromechanical equipment to optimize their performance, efficiency, dimensions, cost or weight with precision, bringing better innovation and value products to end users. Flux simulates magneto static, steady-state and transient conditions, along with electrical and thermal properties.

New Features of Altair Flux Electromagnetic and Thermal Simulations
Altair Flux captures the complexity of electromechanical equipment to optimize their performance, efficiency, dimensions, cost or weight with precision, bringing better innovation and value products to end users. Flux simulates magneto static, steady-state and transient conditions, along with electrical and thermal properties.

e-Motor Concept Optimization Coupling with Altair FluxMotor and Altair HyperStudy
Altair FluxMotor is a straightforward platform dedicated to the pre-design of electric rotating machines. It enables the designer to build a machine from standard or customized parts, add windings and materials to quickly run a selection of tests and easily compare the machine performance. In addition, they can predict the machine performance at one or more working points, and also for complete duty cycles. By coupling FluxMotor to Altair HyperStudy design exploration and optimization solution, Altair offers designers a unique process to optimize their motor concept at an early design stage. They can select and focus on the topologies that fulfill the main specifications before going further in their EM design with Altair Flux and perform multiphysics analysis.

Model Export to Altair Flux
Altair FluxMotor is a straightforward platform dedicated to the pre-design of electric rotating machines. It enables the designer to build a machine from standard or customized parts, add windings and materials to quickly run a selection of tests and easily compare the machine performance. In addition, they can predict the machine performance at one or more working points, and also for complete duty cycles. By coupling FluxMotor to Altair HyperStudy design exploration and optimization solution, Altair offers designers a unique process to optimize their motor concept at an early design stage. They can select and focus on the topologies that fulfill the main specifications before going further in their EM design with Altair Flux and perform multiphysics analysis.

e-Motors Comparison and Ranking with Altair FluxMotor
Altair FluxMotor is a straightforward platform dedicated to the pre-design of electric rotating machines. It enables the designer to build a machine from standard or customized parts, add windings and materials to quickly run a selection of tests and easily compare the machine performance. In addition, they can predict the machine performance at one or more working points, and also for complete duty cycles. By coupling FluxMotor to Altair HyperStudy design exploration and optimization solution, Altair offers designers a unique process to optimize their motor concept at an early design stage. They can select and focus on the topologies that fulfill the main specifications before going further in their EM design with Altair Flux and perform multiphysics analysis.

SimSolid Drives Down Analysis Time at Don-Bur
Truck trailer manufacturer, Don-Bur, discuss the challenges its engineering team was having with simulation in SolidWorks, and how a move to SimSolid has cut its simulation time from hours to a just few minutes.

Unit Delay, Pulse Counter, and Discrete Integrator
Use of the Unit Delay, modeling a pulse counter, and modeling a discrete backwards rectangular integrator.


Discrete Reset Integrator, Merge, & CrossDetect Blocks
Understanding the Merge and CrossDetect blocks, adding an Embed model to the Embed MenuBar, modeling a discrete reset integrator.


Fixed Point - Fundamentals Part 1
Description and use of fixed point blocksets, block properties, blockset configuration tool and displaying fixed point overflow messages and watermarks.


Fixed Point - Fundamentals Part 2
Application of fixed point autoscale feature and attributes of automatically generated fixed point C-code


Fixed Point - Filters
Use of the transfer function block and filter design option to design, discretize and implement a second order low pass filter. Adjusting the discrete stepsize and fixed point format for acceptable performance are covered.


Controlling LEDs - Basics
Blink the red LED on a Texas Instruments F28069M LaunchPad board at 0.5Hz. The model is expanded to blink the red and blue LEDs alternately at 0.5 Hz and then at 10Hz.


Controlling LEDs - Frequency Controlled
Example of host-to-target communication to blink the red LED on the target Texas Instrument F28069M LaunchPad Development Kit using an Embed slider block.


Controlling LEDs - Frequency Controlled With "On Time" Measurement
Host-to/from-target communication to blink the red LED on the Target Texas Instrument F28069M LaunchPad Development Kit


Compound Blocks - Basics
Create compound blocks to add levels to your model; navigate through your model; add/remove compound block connector pins; use compound block dialog constants and dialog windows; access and use built in variables


Compound Blocks - Advanced
Discussion of two compound block features; Enabled Execution and Local Time Step. Additionally, the Local Time Step feature is applied to implement the block diagram equivalent of a "For" loop to iteratively solve a nonlinear implicit equation.


Improving Performance Using FEKO and HyperStudy at Northrop Grumman
Scott Burnside, Senior Antenna & RF Engineer at Northrop Grumman, explains how Altair Feko and HyperStudy can be combined to design and optimize antennas for land vehicles, helicopters, and aircrafts.

Digital Power - Simulation Blockset overview
Brief overview of the simulation blockset of the Digital Power Designer. In this video we look into and analyze a selection of bocks used for simulation (Compensators, PWM simulation, Voltage Mode Control simulation, Buck Converter).


Digital Power - Coefficient Conversion
Select/tune the coefficients of a PID compensator. Users can calculate the digital coefficients from the analog component values or can tune the coefficients on the fly.


Digital Power - Model Based Frequency Response Analysis
Details of the new block of the Digital Power Designer which lets user do a frequency response analysis.


Buck Converters - Simulation
Simulation of the control system in order to analyze the response of the buck converter in voltage mode control. The microcontroller peripherals which are needed are simulated using the peripheral simulation blocks of the Digital Power Designer.


Buck Converters - Compensator Coefficient Tuning
The buck converter is simulated with the coeffiecients of the compensator being the inputs. This gives us the opportunity to better tune the coefficients based on the response of the converter.


Buck Converters - Open Loop
We take the first step to control the actual converter. We run a hardware in the loop diagram in open loop.


Buck Converters - Closed Loop Model Design and Compilation
We look into the design of the model for closed loop control of the buck converter and look into the compilation of the model with just 3 clicks.


Buck Converters - Closed Loop Debugging (HIL) and Flashing
Last part is running the closed loop control algorithm in hardware in the loop for validation. After validation we can revert to the design diagram and in just one step create a binary file that can be flashed to the controller.


PMSM - Overview
Introduction of Prof. Duco Pulle and overview of the Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) lab examples


PMSM - Open Loop Voltage Control Simulation
Short introduction to the theory of open loop voltage control of a PMSM


PMSM - Open Loop Voltage Control HIL
Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310


PMSM - Open Loop Current Control HIL
Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310


PMSM - Field Oriented Control Simulation
Short introduction to the theory of closed loop field oriented control of a PMSM


PMSM - Field Oriented Control HIL
Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310


PMSM - Sensorless Field Oriented Control HIL
Employing TI's FAST (Flux, Angle, Speed, and Torque) observer


PMSM - Motor Identification for InstaSPIN FOC
InstaSPIN: Motor Control solution from Texas Instruments.


Altair Embed Arduino - Dimming an LED in less than one minute
Introduction to pulse width modulation (PWM) and its use for dimming an LED


Altair Embed Arduino - Dimming an LED
Introduction to PWM and its use for dimming an LED


Altair Embed Arduino - Push Button Control
Introduction to State Charts


Altair Embed Arduino - Control the color of an LED using Potentiometers
Hardware used: 3x 10kΩ Potentiometers 4x 220Ω Resistors 1x RGB LED 1x Arduino 1x Breadboard


Altair Embed Arduino - Algorithm Validation using the Serial UART
Validating the algorithm for controlling the color of an LED


Altair Embed Drone Control - Theory
Prof. Duco Pulle takes us through the theory of controlling a drone DC motor


Drone Control - HIL Run
Prof. Duco Pulle controls a drone DC motor in an HIL diagram


Salient PM Motor - Code Generation & HIL
Prof. Duco Pulle shows code generation and Hardware in the Loop control of a salient PM motor


Midsurfacing and Meshing in HyperWorks X
A beam example of how the new Altair HyperWorks X workflows allow to quickly extract midsurfaces, generate a mesh and apply morphing.

Hyperworks X: Morphing Examples on a Turbine Blade
This brief demo shows the easy accessibility to morphing in HyperWorks X. Different examples are shown to explain, how to take advantage of Altair's morphing technology.

Hyperworks X: Design Space Management
Altair HyperWorks X introduces a very intuitive and powerful workflow to quickly generate design and non-design space for optimization runs. It also provides a library for automotive related non-design spaces, such as engine, seats, engine, sunroofs, and wheel arches. The results can be quickly altered with manipulators.

Geometry Generation and Morphing in HyperWorks X
Based on the example of a floor panel, this video shows how easy it is to generate new geometries and meshes in HyperWorks X. Some adjustments to the mesh are done with the morphing functionality. These mesh geometry changes are saved as shape, e.g. to use it for a subsequent optimization.

Altair Activate DC-Motor
A DC motor comprised of mechanical and electrical subsystems


Altair Activate Two DC motors applied to clutch
Two DC motors applied to a clutch plate


Altair Activate Notch filter
Notch filter used to remove unwanted frequencies (noise) from a signal


Altair Activate Clutch
A dry-plate clutch used to transmit power from engine to driven wheels


Altair Activate Accelerometer modeling
A mechanical accelerometer using transfer functions


Altair Activate Hoistway Modeling
A highrise building roped hoistway elevator system


Evaluate the Largest Assemblies in Minutes with SimSolid
Moving stage for the Qintai Culture & Art Center in Wuhan, China.
The CAD assembly used for the analysis consisted of 7738 parts, including hundreds of bolts and welds. It required approx. one hour to import and setup the model, 30 minutes to solve the analysis on a regular laptop. SimSolid model created by: INNEO.

Image source: SBS Bühnentechnik GmbH

Dynamic Motion in Altair Inspire
Altair Inspire includes a powerful and intuitive environment for investigating system motions of moving parts

Fit PolyNURBS in Altair Inspire
The new Fit PolyNURBS feature allows you to automatically wrap optimization results with PolyNURBS. This option can be found on the optimization Shape Explorer.

Spot Welds in Altair Inspire
With Altair Inspire you can easily create spot welds for sheet metal parts design

Altair Inspire Load Case Tables
Easily organize and manage all boundary conditions with load case tables

Friction in Joints in Altair Inspire
Friction can now be considered in setting up dynamic motions

Suppress/Unsuppress Entities in Altair Inspire
Joints, fasteners, and motion entities (for example, springs or motion contacts) can now be suppressed. This feature is useful for studying the effects of a given entity on system behavior or when debugging a model

Altair Inspire Overhang Shape Controls
Optimal lightweight designs can be defined in Altair Inspire taking in account several constraints for additive and traditional manufacturing processes, including the overhang angle for 3D printed parts.

Altair MotionSolve New Feature Overview
View a high level overview of the new features available within MotionSolve 2019.


Durability & Comfort Simulations with MotionSolve
Our goal was to help engineers developing ground vehicles to determine fatigue life of components and improve driver comfort. Vehicle-specific simulation events have been added or streamlined to closely mimic standard physical tests performed in a lab (such as with N-post shakers) or on a test track.


MotionSolve Examples Library
The MotionSolve examples library has been added to provide users with resources to learn MotionSolve on real world type models.


General Machinery Solutions with MotionSolve
Our goal was to help users more easily build and simulate complex systems. To this end, we have added a library of higher-level modeling elements including cables, pulleys, and winches; linear actuators, struts, & rods; as well as gears and cams – obviating the need for users to separately define parts, markers, and joints for these elements.


Generic Modeling Improvements with MotionSolve
Many other enhancements in this release were designed to enable users to assemble and solve models to evaluate product behavior much faster, especially for vehicle simulations.


System Design Solutions with MotionSolve
Much of the MotionSolve and MotionView multi-body modeling and simulation technology has been incorporated into Inspire Motion to enable system design closely tied to 3D CAD geometry.


Altair HyperStudy New Feature Overview
View a high level overview of the new features available within HyperMesh 2019.


Altair HyperStudy Bubbles Plot
Bubble plots can be used to view additional information in a scatter plot window.


Altair HyperStudy FAST Fit Method and Lookup Model Type
FAST automatically builds the best fitting functions. To accomplish this, HyperStudy is automatically testing all the methods available and their settings to figure out the most appropriate method to obtain the best quality fit for each approximated function.


Altair HyperStudy Model Linking
Workflow and user interface changes have been made to the Model Resources dialog to streamline the experience by providing a clearer visual representation of the run’s directory structure.  This will make setup and review more intuitive.


Altair HyperStudy System Reliability Optimization (SRO) Method
System Reliability Optimization (SRO) is a new, highly efficient reliability based design optimization (RBDO) method.  This new method requires a reduced number of runs, and allows reliability constraints to be applied to not just the individual failure constraints but to the overall system reliability.


Altair HyperLife New Feature Overview
HyperLife is a new Fatigue application that is being released with version 2019. See an overview of this new product and the features it contains.


Altair HyperLife Execute the Fatigue Setup
The Evaluate tool allows you to run the Fatigue Analysis, and subsequently load your results in the Results Explorer to visualize the Damage and Number of Cycles to Failure contour.


Altair HyperLife Creating Fatigue Events
The Load Map tool serves as a typical Signal processing utility where you can import repetitive load history files. You can also create a simple constant amplitude or block loading cycles with a single click.


Altair HyperLife Fatigue Modules Selection
A collated icon enables you to choose the type of fatigue analysis to be run.


Altair HyperLife Material Assignment
The Material tool allows you to create, store, and manage the Fatigue material property assigned to parts. This tool is preloaded with a library of Fatigue material properties, from which you can choose from. You can also load materials from your own database or create new materials in the session.


Altair HyperLife Stress Life Analysis
Uniaxial and Multiaxial assessment options with multiple Mean stress correction theories. Various stress combination methods are available for Uniaxial assessment. Critical plane implementation for Multiaxial assessment.


Altair HyperLife Seam Weld Fatigue Analysis
Structural stress method implementation for Seam welds idealized with plate or shell elements. The approach is based on VOLVO method. Supported weld type is FILLET weld and the weld lines (root and toe) are automatically identified.


Rapid Diagram-to-Code
In under 60 seconds, blink an LED connected to an Arduino by rapidly and easily generating code from a block diagram


Altair Embed Connecting to Controller Hardware (Arduino, etc.)
How to generate code from a block diagram and move it onto target microcontroller (MCU) hardware such as an Arduino


Altair Embed Construct State Diagrams
Push-button control of an Arduino using a state chart and code generation


Altair Embed Drone DC Motor Control HIL
Hardware in the loop (HIL) testing of a speed controller for a motor used on a drone propeller


Altair Embed PMSM Sensorless Field Oriented Control HIL
Set parameters to optimize controller performance for permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) without an encoder


Altair HyperMesh New Feature Overview
View a high level overview of the new features available within HyperMesh 2019.


Altair HyperMesh Batchmesher Enhancements
Many improvements have been made to batchmesher in the version 2019 release. Learn more about the new enhancements available in this release.


Altair HyperMesh CAD Interfaces and New Capabilities
Many improvements have been made to the CAD interface in the version 2019 release. Learn more about the new enhancements available in this release.


Altair HyperMesh Crash & Safety - Dummy Pre-Simulation
Dummy pre-simulation with the cable method can be performed using the Dummy Pre-Simulation tool.


Altair HyperMesh Crash & Safety - Mechanism Tool
Automatically extract bodies and joints to create a mechanism of the selected Finite Element model using the Mechanism Extraction tool.


Altair Activate 1D Block Diagram Modeling
Model and simulate systems using one-dimensional (1D) block diagrams


Altair Activate Physical Modeling via Modelica
Construct models using a physical modeling approach with Modelica


Altair Activate Combining 1D Signal and Physical Blocks
Example of simulating a system-of-systems by combining signal-based modeling with physical modeling


Altair Activate Open System Integration via FMI
Leverage the Functional Mock-up Interface to help couple together 3D models with 1D models


Altair Activate 1D/3D Example: Active Suspension
Example of using both 1D models + 3D models together to simulate an Active Suspension system


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