Altair® HyperWorks®

Driving More Design with Simulation

HyperWorks provides easy-to-learn, effective workflows that leverage domain knowledge and increase team productivity, enabling the efficient development of today’s increasingly complex and connected products.

The new HyperWorks experience was created to free engineers to move from physics to physics, domain to domain, and even create reports without ever leaving their model. Create, explore and optimize designs within HyperWorks to produce robust designs that accurately model structures, mechanisms, fluids, electromagnetics, electrical, embedded software, systems design and manufacturing processes.

The solution specific workflows enhance a growing number of engineering processes including fatigue analysis, concept design optimization, CFD modeling, and design exploration. Each provides a meticulously designed and intuitive user interface, differentiated for each user profile, while remaining consistent and easy-to-learn.

Intuitive direct modeling for geometry creation and editing, mid-surface extraction, surface and midmeshing, and mesh quality correction, combined with efficient assembly management provide all the capabilities required for fast, accurate model creation and evaluation of design alternatives and product variants in less time.

HyperWorks offers a complete environment to visualize, query and process results data. It gives access to a wide range of CAE data formats, including video files and images, enabling full post-processing and data analysis with advanced table and curve plotting up to 3D visualization of complex simulation and photo-realistic rendering. Furthermore, it enables user to share and customize working sessions though flexible templates and reporting infrastructure.

Why HyperWorks?

Faster Product Development

Altair integrated the tools required for the product lifecycles of today’s programs with bi-directional connection to PDM systems, while enabling multiple variants and sub-systems to be easily managed within the same model.

Greater Multi-disciplinary Collaboration

High-fidelity multi-disciplinary, multiphysics and multi-model simulations of your increasingly complex and connected product in every operating environment.

Accurate Modeling of More Design Alternatives

HyperWorks is the unified CAE environment for product development built on the foundation of Altair® HyperMesh®, the most trusted industry standard for FE modeling and visualization.

Key Features

Fast, Intuitive Workflows

Accelerate product development with new workflows optimized for specific processes including fatigue analysis, concept design optimization, CFD modeling, design exploration, and more.

Manage the Largest Models

Thanks to the efficient assembly management with bi-directional connection to PDM systems, multiple variants and sub-systems can be easily managed within the same model.

Direct FE and Geometry Modeling

Use the intuitive direct modeling capabilities to rapidily create and evaluate design alternatives. Introduce new geometry revisions directly on the existent FE model.

Transition on Your Timeline

Both the new and established HyperWorks experiences are available with no loss of existing functionality. All HyperMesh models, scripts, and processes continue to work.

High-fidelity Meshing

Decrease model build time with efficient workflows including: geometry creation and editing, mid-surface extraction, surface meshing and midmeshing, mesh quality correction.  

Interactive Morphing

Morphing is no longer an expert-level tool. The easy-to-learn mesh morphing features of HyperWorks brings efficiency to teams working on simulation models early in product development.

Getting Started

  1. Introduction
  2. Basics
  3. Meshing
  4. Sketching and Geometry Editing
  5. Morphing

Featured Workflows

Geometry Generation and Manipulation


Midsurfacing and Meshing


Interactive Morphing


CFD Analysis Setup


Report Generation


Post-Processing - Hotspot Finder