Altair Engineering Inc has announced the release of Altair HyperWorks 6.0, the next generation of its innovative CAE software suite that delivers an advanced engineering desktop solution for use in any industry or PLM system where products need to be highly engineered.
‘This software release is the most comprehensive in the company’s history. It culminates nearly 100 man-years of technological advancements to empower the global design and engineering community to develop better products faster,’ said Michael J. Kidder, corporate marketing director, Altair.
HyperWorks 6.0 introduces four entirely new products and a list of advancements in modelling, analysis, optimisation, visualisation, process automation and manufacturing simulation within an open engineering framework.
‘The global manufacturing community is looking more and more to automate and standardise CAE processes — improving organisational efficiency and product quality,’ said Jeffrey M. Brennan, vice president for Altair’s commercial software business line.
‘Additionally, there is a significant movement to not only design for product performance but also for robustness and reliability. Our new product introductions further enable our customers to automate engineering workflow activities and efficiently optimise products for performance and robustness,’ Brennan added.
New products include HyperWorks Process Manager, which automates and captures corporate best practices for the entire simulation process.
HyperWorks Process Manager is a programmable workflow manager that guides users through defined processes. This technology enables rapid development and deployment of process automation solutions throughout the organisation.
Another new product is HyperMorph, a mesh manipulation tool that allows users to quickly parameterise models and stretch finite element meshes while keeping mesh distortion at a minimum. HyperMorph is said to reduce design and engineering costs as existing meshes can be quickly morphed to hypothetical design considerations, without remeshing, for evaluation while preserving the model integrity and connectivity.
Performance and productivity advancements include HyperMesh, which offers new functionality for automated mid-surface extraction, mesh and geometry morphing, new connector entities for improved assembly and welding, and a quality-index (QI) meshing and smoothing algorithm.
Another performance and productivity advancement is HyperView, a complete post-processing and visualisation environment for finite element analysis (FEA), multi-body system simulation, video and engineering data that sets a new standard for high-speed post-processing and reporting.
Global distribution of HyperWorks 6.0 is underway and will be completed by the end of September. To support the release, Altair will be hosting a number of seminars and online presentations throughout the US, Europe and Asia.