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Altair® HyperMesh®

Revolutionize CAE with Unmatched Performance and Limitless Scale: Comprehensive Pre- and Post-Processing Solution

Altair® HyperMesh® is a powerful simulation solution that redefines CAE design processes across industries with unmatched pre- and post-processing capabilities for finite element modeling. Powered by AI-augmented 3D modeling and visualization tools, next-gen design and optimization workflows, and an open, programmable, user-friendly interface, HyperMesh empowers users to effortlessly manage large and complex models, unveil critical insights, optimize designs, and foster innovation. It revolutionizes engineering workflows with unparalleled precision to enhance productivity and scale operations.

Why HyperMesh?

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Complete CAE Solution

HyperMesh’s pre- and post-processing capabilities for finite element modeling streamlines workflows and manages complex models to boost productivity. HyperMesh offers specialized workflows, direct integration with PDM systems, seamless solver integration and I/O support, and extensive applications in various industries such as aerospace, automotive, heavy equipment, marine, architecture and control, and consumer goods to empower swift decision-making and cost-effective design processes throughout all stages of product development.

A 1D-2D reduced order model of a Body in White (BIW) visualizing Altair HyperMesh's advanced skeleton modeling and CAE design capabilities.

User-Friendly AI-Powered Engineering Workflows

Democratizing the design process, HyperMesh offers an intuitive user interface and support of domain-specific AI-powered workflows. In-app support, workflow guidance, and convenient mouse controls and keyboard shortcuts further elevate the user experience. This powerful FEM software optimizes efficiency by offering workflows tailored to specific industries or disciplines. By incorporating AI-powered workflows, it automates complex processes and delivers intelligent recommendations.

A computer monitor displaying the new HyperMesh user interface, featuring a bicycle wheel and frame in the modeling window for a CAE design.

Open and Programmable Architecture

With an open and programmable architecture, users can effortlessly integrate HyperMesh into existing workflows and boost productivity through automation. Experience seamless integration with third-party software, such as CAD systems and solvers like FEA, CFD, and MBD. Users can also take advantage of programmable features and Python scripting support to personalize the platform according to users’ specific needs, providing the necessary flexibility to excel in tasks related to finite element modeling and beyond.

Key Features

Direct FE and Geometry Modeling

Rapidly create and evaluate design alternatives with intuitive direct modeling capabilities. Introduce new geometry revisions directly on the existing FE model, making it easier to adapt to changes in design requirements.

Build and Manage Large Models and Assemblies

Assemble large, complex models efficiently and consistently by utilizing Parts for subsystem level representation and management, Subsystems for system-level builds and load case management, and Connectors for automated joining of Parts and Subsystems.

PDM Integration and Revision Management

Integrate seamlessly with PDM systems and leverage shared libraries to ensure everyone is up to date. With streamlined collaboration and traceability tools, users can be confident their team has access to the latest models and revisions.

High-Fidelity Meshing

Streamline meshing for complex geometries with advanced meshing tools and workflows for surface and solid meshing, such as midsurface extraction, midmeshing, and hex meshing. Benefit from automated meshing, refinement, and cleanup options to improve productivity.

Interactive Morphing

Efficiently modify and adapt simulation models in the early stages of product development with interactive mesh morphing.

Precise, Efficient Sketching

Generate new geometry, regardless of intricacy or complexity. By reverse engineering sketches and modifying existing models, the process enables rapid concept development and optimization, thus streamlining the feedback loop in CAD/design.

Optimization-Enabled Design Space

Simplify topology optimization model build and setup with Design Space, which provides a comprehensive set of capabilities for rapid model creation, efficient design iterations, and enhanced design optimization. Benefit from features that make the solution more accessible to more users, including those with limited CAD experience.

Optimize Designs with Skeleton Modeling

Simplify the modeling process and reduce model complexity with skeleton modeling. Benefit from the ability to build reduced-order models by creating joints, members, and panels while allowing for real-time section editing.

Powerful Post-processing and Data Analysis

Uncover valuable insights from finite element simulations and communicate results with HyperMesh’s post-processing and data analysis capabilities. Interactive visualization, customizable analysis workflows, and integrated data management empower engineers and designers to extract meaningful information and make informed decisions.

AI-Powered Simulation and Design


High-Fidelity Complex Geometry Modeling

End-to-end workflow that delivers real-time performance prediction and evaluation while automating repetitive tasks through machine learning. With direct modeling for geometry creation and editing, midsurface extraction, surface and mid-meshing, mesh quality correction, and efficient assembly management, users can seamlessly integrate their design process and ensure an efficient workflow.

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Automated Pattern and Shape Recognition

Automated pattern and shape recognition capabilities lets users select and edit similar shapes simultaneously, reducing the need to model numerous individual parts. With advanced clustering technology and automatic feature extraction capability users can optimize the design process.

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Faster, More Efficient Physics Predictions

Overcome the challenge of slow and inefficient design cycles by delivering fully animated physics predictions faster than traditional solvers, leveraging historical finite element simulation data and geometric deep learning to streamline the design process. Accelerate the design cycle, make informed design decisions quickly and efficiently, and achieve fully animated contours at speeds 10x-100x faster than a solver.

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Featured Workflows

  1. Get Started
  2. Model Interrogation
  3. Topology Generation
  4. Meshing
  5. Model Build and Assembly

Featured Capabilities



AI-Augmented Part Recognition


Design Exploration


Concept and Optimization


PDM Integration


Post Processing