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Leading Aerospace Engineering Services Company Hyde Group Selects HyperWorks for Structural FE Analysis

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Altair’s CAE platform improves engineering efficiency and productivity for aerospace supplier

TROY, Mich. – August 18, 2011 - Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that the aerospace engineering division of Hyde Group has deployed Altair’s CAE simulation solution HyperWorks to enhance productivity and expand the capabilities it can provide customers.

“As a leading aerospace supplier, Hyde Group is committed to continued self-improvement. We invested in HyperWorks because we required a tool that could increase design performance and deliver productivity savings whilst working in conjunction with our existing software packages,” said John Daniels, Director of Engineering, Hyde Group. “We knew how much resource was required to do the analysis using our existing suite of software and were looking for improvements on this. We found HyperWorks not only reduced the time taken to complete the same task, but we are now able to achieve the required level of quality with less effort, making us more adaptable and responsive for our customers.”

The business benefits demonstrated by the HyperWorks suite, Altair’s high quality service and support, and the ease of learning the software were key drivers for the Hyde Engineering team’s selection of HyperWorks.

“Our stress engineers have learned to use the tools without needing a lot of training, and they now prefer to use HyperMesh over other pre-processors,” Mr. Daniels said. “The experience has been positive and Altair’s claims were correct: they had a piece of software that could save us money.”

“We are very pleased to see Hyde Group implement Altair tools to enhance their development processes,” said David Mason, Managing Director, Altair Engineering, U.K. “Our tools provide service companies with the flexibility they need because they provide an open architecture, enable faster development times and provide a strong return on investment. I expect to see more and more service and consultancy companies in the U.K. turning to HyperWorks thanks to the business benefits the product suite offers.”

About Hyde Group
Hyde Group is a privately owned company with three trading divisions: tooling, engineering and aero-products. The group operates globally with around 1400 employees and has a turnover of USD200m.

Hyde Engineering is working within 4 market sectors; Aerospace, Process Engineering, Transportation and Renewable Energy, and has over 40 years’ expertise in structural design, stress analysis and systems design, with experience in dealing with a range of rotorcraft and Fixed wing airframe structures within the aerospace sector. For more information, please visit: www.hydegroup.com

About HyperWorks
HyperWorks, A Platform for Innovation, is a comprehensive simulation solution for rapid design exploration and decision-making. HyperWorks provides a tightly integrated suite of best-in-class tools for all facets of the simulation process; modeling, analysis, optimization, visualization, reporting and collaborative knowledge management. Leveraging a revolutionary pay-per-usage licensing model, HyperWorks delivers maximum value and flexibility for customers worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.altairhyperworks.com.

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 1,400 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 25-year track record for high-end software and consulting services for engineering, computing and enterprise analytics, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit http://www.altair.com and http://www.altairhtc.com.

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