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Intrinsys Partners with Altair to Reduce CATIA V5 Users’ Product Development Time through Optimization Technology

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Leading PLM service provider joins HyperWorks channel partner program to bring HyperShape/CATIA to UK CATIA V5 community

Troy, Michigan, (July 6th, 2009) – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empowers client innovation and decision-making, announced today that Intrinsys, a leading PLM service provider, has joined the HyperWorks channel partner program to resell Altair’s CATIA V5 integrated optimization technology, HyperShape®/CATIA, to the UK design and engineering community.

HyperShape/CATIA is a direct integration between Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA V5 solution and Altair’s award-winning design optimization technology, OptiStruct. The integrated solution helps frontload the development process with optimization technology to assist companies in achieving the demands of modern product design. This includes: reducing mass, minimizing material content, liberating designs with novel and optimal topology, as well as enabling non finite-element experts, such as CAD engineers working with CATIA, to develop structurally efficient, high-performance products in reduced timescales. HyperShape/CATIA consistently delivers dramatic improvements in design performance and allows companies to achieve product and business objectives considerably faster than conventional development methods.

“Altair’s HyperShape/CATIA technology is the perfect addition to our software product line for CATIA clients who are under increasing pressure to remove weight and material from their designs and improve product performance, saving both time and money,” said Darren Cairns, Director of Intrinsys. “We are pleased about this new partnership with Altair and look forward to significantly enhancing the value of the solution and support for our customers.”

“Intrinsys is a highly respected PLM services provider to the CATIA community and through its sister company, Integral Powertrain, is a recognized practitioner of best-practice powertrain engineering,” said Maurice Linscott, Altair UK Regional Managing Director. “Enabling structural optimization earlier in the design process, before the definition of restrictive topology, is essential to ensure the development of optimal designs which meet or exceed the performance targets with the lowest product cost. We are confident that Altair’s collaboration with Intrinsys will assist UK designers in achieving and exceeding their product performance and business objectives.”

About HyperShape/CATIA
HyperShape/CATIA is the direct process integration of Dassault Systemes’ CATIA V5 design environment and Altair's OptiStruct design optimization technology. HyperShape/CATIA generates structurally optimal design concepts, from supplied packaging information to loads, constraints and product performance requirements. Typically used before CAD design, HyperShape/CATIA helps CATIA V5 designers develop lightweight, high-performance design proposals. With HyperShape/CATIA technology, companies can achieve product and business objectives significantly faster than by using conventional design practices. For more information, please visit www.altairhyperworks.com/HyperShapeCatia.

About Intrinsys
Intrinsys are in a unique position combining PLM solution provider with a thriving engineering business, delivering mission critical projects to world-class companies in the Automotive, Aerospace, Rail, Marine, AEC and power generation sectors. This enables Intrinsys to provide a one stop shop for the provision of effective world class PLM software and associated services. Delivered through a team of engineers who have both detailed engineering expertise and an extensive understanding of the PLM solutions, Intrinsys offer a full range of design, analysis, manufacturing and PDM skills to complement our software programming and IT capability. To learn more, please visit www.intrinsys.co.uk.

About Altair
Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,300 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software, grid computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

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