Altair has invited its customers to participate in a beta testing program for HyperWorks 12.0, a new version of its computer-aided engineering (CAE) suite. The beta program is designed to gain feedback from engineers, designers and others, who will test the upgraded version in real-life applications.
Each time beta testers submit their feedback to Altair via the HyperWorks website, they will be entered in a drawing for one of three prizes: a Kindle Fire HD tablet, a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader and a traditional Kindle e-reader. Submissions for the drawing, in the form of relevant comments for fine-tuning HyperWorks 12.0, will be accepted via the registration site until Nov. 15, 2012. Winners will be notified by Jan. 25, 2013. Additional information, terms and conditions are available at the company's website.
To join the beta program and become eligible for the drawing, current customers should contact their local Altair representative for registration information.
The rollout of HyperWorks 12.0 is scheduled for early 2013, and users can subscribe for updates on the release, related training material and webinars.
According to the company, the latest version of HyperWorks will incorporate hundreds of new features for finite-element analysis, simulation-driven design, product optimization and other CAE projects. The solution will enable the optimization and analysis of innovative composite materials. Through RADIOSS, AcuSolve and MotionSolve, HyperWorks 12.0 will offer extended solver capabilities and performance improvements for such analysis domains as powertrain durability, noise and vibrations, multibody dynamics, aerodynamics and multi-physics.
"We strive to provide the best-quality technology to our customers for their current and emerging needs," said Altair CTO James Brancheau, "So the more models on which HyperWorks 12.0 is tested during the beta phase, the more certain we will be that any potential issues are averted and that the quality of the release will meet the highest standards."
Each beta tester will be furnished with a beta license and a link to download the beta version of the software. Feedback from the testers will be analyzed and introduced into Altair's quality assurance system as part of the HyperWorks 12.0 release validation process.
For more information, visit Altair Engineering.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.