Altair announced the release of HyperWorks 12.0, which the company says offers new functionalities and end-user productivity advancements in product optimization, finite element modeling, multiphysics analysis, powertrain durability analysis, and lightweight design.
"HyperWorks 12.0 provides automated and easy-to-use features that save time, ensure accuracy and improve products by making them lighter and by offering the opportunity for much more design exploration," said James Brancheau, Altair's CTO. "The very tight integration and interoperability of the open-platform HyperWorks suite allow engineers, designers and analysts to create and evaluate every aspect of their products with assurance that they have found the best design for their objectives."
A new streamlined user profile for quick model setup (BasicFEA) and support for 3D visualization (HyperView) have been added, and the solution includes various meshing functionalities for shell and solid meshing, such as a mid-plane mesh generator with automatic thickness mapping from complex solid CAD geometry and the addition of quality control mechanisms (HyperMesh).
The new release also includes enhanced interoperability of CAD import and export, composites interfacing and collaborative simulation data management, along with new powertrain durability and large-scale NVH analysis and optimization, including a one-step transfer path analysis (TPA) and a multi-level sub-structuring solver (AMSES) in OptiStruct.
The implicit solvers in RADIOSS, OptiStruct and AcuSolve add GPU support with a cost-effective licensing schema, and the automotive extensions allow co-simulation with third-party components for multi-body analysis (MotionSolve).
A new multi-core licensing model cost-effectively leverages HyperWorks and Altair Partner Alliance solvers for high-end multiphysics problems, the company says.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.