Altair® HyperWorks®

Design and Simulation Platform

In today's fast-paced world, Altair® HyperWorks® equips professionals from diverse industries with a superior design and simulation platform that solves complex problems with ease. The Altair HyperWorks platform empowers engineers, scientists, designers, and more to tackle physics simulation and concept design challenges across multiple disciplines for structures, motion, fluids, thermal, electromagnetics, electronics, controls, and embedded systems – while also providing artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and true-to-life visualization and rendering to achieve unprecedented efficiency and breakthrough results.

Surpass the limitations of platform dependency with unparalleled interoperability, open-architecture solutions, and connected workflows. The revolutionary Altair HyperWorks is the only simulation and design platform that offers a unified, accessible, open, and customizable environment. This platform is shaped and enriched by Altair’s extensive experience in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics. As a multifaceted, end-to-end CAE solution, Altair HyperWorks helps companies accelerate processes, make smarter decisions, and minimize costs and waste, empowering them to become innovators and market leaders.

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Open, Versatile, End-to-End CAE Software Platform

Today, teams must collaborate across disciplines, threading data-driven insights through design and simulation in the product development lifecycle, where innovation, performance, safety, and sustainability are keys to success. Altair HyperWorks offers an end-to-end CAE software platform accessible to everyone, from design engineers to simulation analysts and beyond. It empowers every engineer with a user-friendly experience and blazing fast speeds, while giving them the unparalleled power of the convergence of HPC, AI, and data analytics. The platform’s open, programmable architecture allows users to easily customize and integrate it into their existing processes, while AI-enhanced workflows refine production-ready designs and reduce time to market.

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Powering Innovation with Data-driven Insights

With Altair HyperWorks, analyze and optimize your designs for structural integrity, durability, and dynamics, focusing on weight, strength, and material efficiency. Utilize computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for fluid flow and heat transfer simulations, address electromagnetic field analysis challenges, and employ multiphysics analysis to ensure product safety through crash impact, drop, overheating and extreme condition analysis.

Improve manufacturing processes with predictive simulations and utilize finite element analysis and multibody simulation software to simulate and optimize designs. Make data-driven decisions using integrated analytics and machine learning and access an extensive material database to meet performance and sustainability goals. Altair HyperWorks is more than just a design and simulation platform – it’s a bridge to the future, transforming how industries approach product design and development in every phase, from design to validation.

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Capabilities for Every Engineer


Simulate Multiple Types of Physics

Organizations often struggle to understand interactions between different physical domains in their designs, such as when structural forces meet thermal effects. Altair HyperWork’s state-of-the-art solvers are the industry standard for running comprehensive multiphysics simulations that mirror complex real-world interactions. This integrated approach ensures that designs are robust, reliable, and ready for real-world application, dramatically reducing the need to rely on physical testing.

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Optimize Designs

Engineers are tasked with reducing material costs and environmental impact without compromising design integrity. Altair HyperWorks meets this challenge with its design optimization solutions, including topology optimization and multidisciplinary analysis. Effortlessly fine-tune your designs for the perfect balance of strength, weight, and eco-friendliness.

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Navigate Engineering Workflows with Ease

Complex, unwieldy software tools make it hard to establish efficient workflows, which hinders innovation. Altair HyperWorks is the market’s most intuitive modular simulation and design platform, putting powerful, user-friendly tools at your fingertips. Its streamlined workflow and interoperability meet the industry’s need for integrated solutions that solve the most complex problems and make teams more productive.

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Accelerate Innovation with AI-Powered Simulation and Generative Design Workflows

As the pace of innovation accelerates, the use of AI and machine learning is becoming standard practice. Altair, a leader in generative design and AI, puts AI-powered simulation and generative design CAE software in the hands of all engineers, guiding them through AI-augmented workflows to automate complex tasks, identify data trends, and make more accurate predictions.

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Scale for Breakthrough Results with High-Performance Computing

Today's engineers require the ability to conduct large, complex simulations rapidly. Altair HyperWorks facilities the use of on-premise and cloud-based HPC environments. It allows you to quickly undertake more extensive, more detailed studies, fostering rapid design iterations and optimizing performance while enhancing collaboration.

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Access a Wealth of Material Data

Engineers need reliable material data to inform their design decisions. With access to a robust material database that combines Altair's material engineering expertise with advanced database technologies, engineers can leverage high-quality data and tools for data consolidation that accelerates new material development and minimizes risk through a centralized, AI-enhanced approach.

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Integrate with Diverse Engineering Systems

Engineers often struggle with software compatibility, which hinders the creation of efficient workflows. Altair HyperWorks’s open architecture platform excels in integration, offering seamless compatibility with over 250 CAD systems, solvers, and file formats. Removing interoperability bottlenecks facilitates a streamlined, cohesive product development cycle.

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Customize the Platform to Your Needs

Customization is key. Altair HyperWorks provides extensive scripting capabilities and Python API support, empowering engineers to personalize the platform and automate repetitive tasks. This flexibility ensures that Altair HyperWorks aligns perfectly with your project demands.

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Visualize and Manage Data to Gain Valuable Insights

Interpreting simulation data across the entire product development lifecycle is a challenging, but critical aspect of CAE. Altair HyperWorks offers comprehensive reporting and visualization tools alongside robust CAE simulation process and data management. Simulation Cloud Suite enables centralized control, fostering informed decision-making and collaboration, and ensuring that you can effectively track, manage, and evaluate your simulations.

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Where Simulation, HPC, and AI Converge

As the pace of innovation accelerates, Altair is helping companies use digital twins, intelligent models, and the convergence of simulation, HPC, and artificial intelligence (AI) to predict and optimize system outcomes. Learn how to access all Altair solutions with Altair One™ and Altair Units.

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Official Altair HyperWorks 2023 Page

Altair HyperWorks 2023 stands as the most advanced and versatile open design and simulation platform available, offering extensive CAE software for diverse industry needs.

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Altair’s Armstrong Step in 2023

Altair HyperWorks 2023 is a landmark moment for Altair, one that represents a revolutionary step for Altair’s computational science offering.

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Revolutionizing Design and Simulation: Unveiling Altair HyperWorks 2023

Discover how a new era of computational science, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI) will boost productivity and innovation. Topics include:

  • Brand New User Experience Across the Platform: Explore a user-centric, AI-augmented interface designed for intuitive use and streamlined workflows.
  • Blazing-Fast Speeds and Innovation with HPC Integration: Discover enhanced graphics performance and leverage seamless integration with Altair’s powerful solvers and HPC resources for rapid, detailed design and optimization
  • Open, Programmable Architecture: Utilize Python APIs and programmable features for personalized use and seamless third-party software integration.
  • AI-Powered Simulation and Generative Design: Engage with democratized, AI-powered simulation and generative design, and learn how to optimize system simulations and leverage computational resources with advanced data analytics within the platform. 
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Experience the Next Generation of Altair HyperMesh for Unparalleled Performance in Advanced 3D and Surface Meshing

Explore how HyperMesh empowers companies worldwide by transforming CAE into streamlined design processes that reduce lead times and unlock new possibilities. The main topics are:

  • Legacy and innovation in advanced 3D and surface meshing
  • Brand-new user interface for an all-new level of user engagement and productivity
  • Next-generation workflows for cutting-edge design and optimization
  • AI-driven automation for enhanced efficiency and innovation


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