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Altair’s SimLab Introduces a Brand New User Experience for Solid Meshing

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SimLab Version 14.0 Now Available with Great Enhancements to Usability and Efficiency

Troy, MI, October 28, 2015 – Altair announced today the availability of SimLab 14.0, the newest version of Altair’s leading software for simplified modeling solutions for complex analysis problems.

SimLab is a process oriented, feature-based finite element modeling software that allows the user to quickly and accurately set up simulations for engineering problems of the most complex assemblies. SimLab automates meshing and modeling tasks to reduce human errors and time spent when manually creating finite element models and interpreting results. SimLab is not a traditional off-the-shelf pre- and post-processing software, but a vertical application development platform for capturing and automating modeling processes.

The 14.0 release has been designed with the needs of users in mind. SimLab 14.0 introduces a new graphic user interface (GUI), based on a framework which all HyperWorks software products are moving towards. Altair is committed to the usability of its tools and improved efficiency of workflow.

“SimLab 14.0 represents a first step in the transition to the new HyperWorks user experience. We feel the learnability and efficiency have been significantly improved while maintaining very familiar workflows for the experienced users,” said James Dagg, Chief Technical Officer at Altair.

The new GUI and workflows have been very well received by early adopters involved in SimLab’s customer beta program: “It was clear to me that your team put a lot of thought into the new interface. I was able to replicate my processes within a few minutes. I was also impressed with the degree of change. You changed the icons, but not the look and feel of the actual operators,” said David Trimboli, Product Development Group, Chrysler.

Additionally, SimLab 14.0 comes with Japanese language support, a new ribbon interface based on self-explanatory icons, improved optimization workflow, redesigned dialogs, a custom toolbar to create user defined workflows and a variety of enhancements for its solver interfaces. This version also consolidates the user interface (UI) on Windows and Linux operating systems which enables users to work seamlessly between the two platforms.

Registration is now available for the SimLab 14.0 Rollout Webinar on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10:00AM ET.

About Altair
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 offices throughout 24 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

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