Resources for All Products  

Signal Processing

Remove noise from signal data using in-built functions with Altair Compose

Tutorials, Videos

CAE Test Data

Import various types of CAE or test data for visualization and/or manipulation in Altair Compose

Tutorials, Videos

Curve Fitting

Fit an optimized curve through imported test data with Altair Compose

Tutorials, Videos

Mabe

Mabe is a Mexico-based international appliance company designing, producing and distributing a wide spectrum of home appliances such as washing machines, dryers, cooking ranges, refrigerators, air-conditioners, microwaves, etc. Altair technology has enabled Mabe to increase the capacity of their washing machines by 35%, and the spin speed by 24% while reducing the cost per cubic foot by 10%.

Customer Story

Mechatronic System Design

This webinar outlines how 1D block diagrams can be successfully combined with 3D non-linear multibody systems for model based development of mechatronic systems. Examples include an active suspension systems and a robotics application.

Webinar Recordings

Altair Inspire Cast Tilt Pouring Demo Model

Demo model for tilt pouring for Altair Inspire Cast.

Demo Models

Altair Inspire Cast High Pressure Die Casting Component Model

Downloadable high pressure die casting component demo model for Altair Inspire Cast.

Demo Models

Altair Inspire Cast Low Pressure Die Casting Component Model

Downloadable low pressure die casting component model for Altair Inspire Cast.

Demo Models

Introducing the Next Generation Manufacturing Simulation Solutions on Altair Inspire™ Platform

Altair manufacturing simulation tools have received an extensive amount of development efforts to expand their simulation capabilities.

Webinar Recordings

Altair Embed™ & CCS Software Installation

Step by step instructions to install the Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio, Uniflash and Altair Embed™ software on your computer.

Tutorials, Videos

Plot Types

2D and 3D plots in Altair Compose - plot, scatter, plot3, surf, contour, contour3, waterfall, polar, semilog, loglog, area, bar

Tutorials, Videos

Operators

Operators in Altair Compose - Matrix multiplication, division, transpose, power; relational and logical operations; bitwise operations; set operations

Tutorials, Videos

Basic Plot Commands

Basic plot commands in Altair Compose - plot, subplot, grid and linewidth.

Tutorials, Videos

Defining Functions

Defining Functions in Altair Compose - variable length argument lists; use of nargin, nargout, varargin, global, and feval

Tutorials, Videos

Data Types

Data Types in Altair Compose - Complex, Double, Strings, Structures, Cell Arrays

Tutorials, Videos

Motor Identification for InstaSPIN™ Field Oriented Control Hardware in the Loop

InstaSPIN: Motor Control solution from Texas Instruments

Tutorials, Videos

Field Oriented Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of closed loop field oriented control of a PMSM.

Tutorials, Videos

Field Oriented Control Hardware in the Loop

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

Tutorials, Videos

Sensorless Field Oriented Control Hardware in the Loop

Employing TI's FAST (Flux, Angle, Speed, and Torque) observer

Tutorials, Videos

Leverage the Power of Simulation-Driven Design

In order to stay competitive while pushing the envelope on innovation, simulation must drive the entire design process from the early concept design phase all the way to production. Leveraging robust simulation—including motion analysis, finite element analysis, and manufacturing feasibility analysis—early and often has become a necessary driver to innovation and is helping numerous industry-leading companies to meet quality, cost, and time-to-market targets.

Webinar Recordings

The Complete Design for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Toolchain

To successfully take advantage of the benefits of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, a new design and simulation process must be used. It is not beneficial to simply ‘print’ a current design. New tools and advanced computational power have enabled users to optimize solid geometries for stiffness and weight, and also allowed them to simulate loading conditions and lightweight designs. These new computational tools also give users the opportunity to test how a design will perform under real-world conditions.

Webinar Recordings

Model-Based Development of Mechatronic Products

Learn how next generation math and system design products can be applied right from concept studies, control design, multi-domain system performance optimization to controller implementation & testing.

Webinar Recordings

Discover the NEW features of Click2Cast 4.1

This webinar will highlight and feature: Adding/removing/modifying a material using the New Material Editor. Adding a coating to a mold and setting up the parameters. Predicting micro porosity using the NIYAMA criterion.

Webinar Recordings

The Benefits of Designing Medical Devices with Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing

The additive manufacturing industry continues to grow as serial manufacturing applications across many sectors are realized. Topology optimization and generative design software further exploit the benefits and capacity of additive manufacturing by generating designs that increase function and reduce material, weight, design time, and cost.

Webinar Recordings

Click2Cast Workflow - Step 2: Define Ingate and Mesh

Step 2: Define Ingate and Mesh

Videos

Creating/running scripts

Introduction to creating and running scripts

Tutorials, Videos

Activate e-Mobility Series

This series discusses various aspects of system modeling for e-Mobility studies from overall performance simulations including fuel economy, to model refinements for electric engines and/or vehicle dynamics.

Fuel economy simulations
Activate model of a series-parallel hybrid electric vehicle powertrain to evaluate fuel economy and system performance.

Increasing fidelity of vehicle dynamics models
Activate models of a series-parallel hybrid electric vehicle powertrain coupled with CarSim via the Functional Mock-up Interface.

Increasing fidelity of electric engine models
Comparison of 3 different engine models for an HEV vehicle: Park equations, full 3D Flux model, table method; later one generated by Flux2D.

PMSM simple speed control
Activate model of a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) with vector control for speed or torque.

Tutorials, Videos

Arduino Series: Dimming an LED in Less than One Minute

Demonstration of rapid development with Altair Embed

Tutorials, Videos

Arduino Series: Blinking the Arduino LED

First steps in programming an Arduino

Tutorials, Videos

Sunshine School Bus Design Story - Industrial Design for Automotive

Sathiya Seeland, Head of Styling for Product Design at Ashok Leyland, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

Presentations, Videos

Design for High Performance Recreational Products

Pankaj Dubey, Country Head and Managing Director at Polaris India, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

Presentations, Videos

Simulation Based Concept Design

Simulation Driven Design initiatives have delivered part of the value promised by the original vision. However, unrealized value still remains in the application of conceptual simulation.

Technical Papers

Paradigm Change in Design-Related Simulation

This paper revisits design-related simulation, namely tools relevant for usage by designers in the design process are discussed.

Technical Papers

The Design Revolution Offered by Combining Additive Manufacturing with Simulation Driven Design

Topology optimization is a computer based calculation procedure which can design mechanically stressed component structures in such a way that the highest possible rigidity can be achieved with minimal material usage. Only those parts of a component which are essential for the required flux of force and necessary stability are generated. This results in complex structures which can only be built partially or not at all using conventional production processes. At this point the advantages of additive manufacturing come into focus.

Videos

Efficient Control of AC Machines using Model-Based Development

This webinar, hosted by IEEE, focuses on Motor Control using Embed

Webinar Recordings

The Digitalization of Biomimicry Design from the Ocean

Sebastian Möller, Projektleiter at ELiSE Alfred Wegener Institut, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Development of a New Lightweight Aluminum Profile for a Glass Balustrade

Gabriele Romagnoli, Head of Structural Engineering at Farone, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

A Tooling Revolution for Plastic Injection Molding

Stefan de Groot, Technologist Additive Manufacturing at PROTIQ, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany

Presentations, Videos

Simulation Driven Design in the Cloud

Chad Zamler, Marketing Director of solidThinking, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Bend-It – Rethinking Customized Orthopaedic Devices Using Additive Manufacturing

Dustin Ahrendt and Felix Schmitt from Technische Universitat Dresden present at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Design Research Experiences at ZH CoDe

Filippo Nasetti, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Master Class: How to Design for Additive Manufacturing

This Master Class held at Converge 2017 in Essen Germany, presents the making of the 3iPRINT Project, which was a joint effort from csi entwicklungstechnik, APWORKS and EOS.

Presentations, Videos

Design for the Future: 5 Trends You Need to Know

Christine Outram, Chief Product Officer at Veritas Prep, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Presentations, Videos

Build a Rocket

Tim Morton, Director of Industrial Design at Newell Brands, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Presentations, Videos

Taming Smart Materials to Behave

Doris Sung, Founder of DOSU Studio Architecture, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Presentations, Videos

Additive Manufacturing Design

Jason Lopes, Production Development Engineer at Carbon, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Presentations, Videos

Towards Real-time Topology Optimization

Hod Lipson, Professor of Engineering and Data Science at Columbia University, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Presentations, Videos

High Performance, Dynamism and Autonomy for Humans

Greg Lynn, Principal at FORM, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Presentations, Videos

Mega Data, Mega Structure, Mega City

Michael Peng, Technical Director and Senior Associate at Gensler, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Presentations, Videos

Development of a New Lightweight Aluminum Profile for a Glass Balustrade

The design of architectural components such as a balustrade can be challenging, since the design does not only have to look good, it also has to meet several safety requirements and standards. In addition, all designs have to be developed within the shortest time possible. To meet these challenges the engineers, architects and designers at Faraone are always looking for solutions that can reduce their design and testing cycles.

Videos

Wisconsin Precision Casting Corporation

Wisconsin Precision Casting Corporation, an investment casting manufacturer utilized Altair Inspire and Altair Click2Cast for a design study that focused on the redesign of a regenerative turbine pump cover.

Customer Story

Iowa State University - Cyclone Racing

Cyclone Racing utilized topology optimization and generative design to decrease the mass of its FSAE vehicle by generating a new design concept for its wing mount achieving 67% weight reduction of the bracket.

Customer Story

IAI and SpaceIL

IAI and SpaceIL utilized topology optimization with 3D modeling and rendering to design a 3D Printed thruster bracket to be used on its Google Lunar XPRIZE craft for its trip to the moon.

Customer Story

Altair Aerospace: Bird Strike and Other Nonlinear Transient Analyses

This webinar covers bird strike analysis on a wing, starting out with model setup, going over the impactor management and ending in the analysis of the results. Another topic to be discussed is the forming simulation of a composite rib and result mapping.

Webinar Recordings

Altair Inspire Cast Gravity Casting Model

Downloadable gravity casting model for Altair Inspire Cast.

Demo Models

We Have the Tools, But Let’s Not Lose Sight of the Knowledge

Rafa Corell, CEO at Indigraf, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Space 4.0 or the Next Paradigm for the Space Industry

Franck Mouriax, General Manager of Structures at RUAG Space, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Master Class: Using a Crowdfunding Tool for a Start-up

David Suriol, Co-Founder of Vortex Bladeless, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Designing APWorks’ Light Rider – How the First 3D-Printed Motorcycle Came to Life

Daniel Schneider, Technical Sales Manager at Airbus APWorks, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Biomimetically Inspired Topology Optimization

Irmgard Lochner, Professor and Consultant at University of Applied Sciences of Biberach, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Keynote: Modern Architecture – Design Process, Tools and Technology

Neb Erakovic, Director Structural Design at CH2Mmace, was a keynote presenter at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Optimization of Railway Bolster Bracket for Antiroll Bar

Juan Manuel Romero Cortes, Calculation Lead Engineer at Alstom Transport Spain, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Functional Architectural Sculpture

Il Hoon Roh, Artist/Architect, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

MIT, Pune

A university team at MIT, Pune used topology optimization and additive manufacturing to develop two new designs for the Quad-rotor UAV drone that were lighter and stronger than previous designs.  

Customer Story

U-Shin Ltd.

U-Shin is currently employing Altair Click2Cast to perform testing and optimization to create sound, redesigned automotive parts.U-Shin has seen significant time and cost savings by utilizing Altair Click2Cast.

Customer Story

Ryerson’s International Hyperloop Team

Ryerson's International Hyperloop Team utilized finite element analysis and topology optimization to redesign a metal additive manufactured motor bracket. PolyNURBS was used to make the design 3D print-friendly.

Customer Story

Ankers

Ankers performed co-simulation using a combined multibody and brake systems model in MotionView and Activate to generate more accurate results to analyze thermal and other effects on braking.

Customer Story

PaceControls

PaceControls developed its 3rd generation Android-based HVACR Equipment control, which satisfied all project requirements and had 0 defect escapes, by implementing a Model Based Design (MBD) process.

Customer Story

Woodland/Alloy Casting Inc.

Woodland/Alloy Casting is simulating and testing aluminum casting projects in Altair Click2Cast. By running simulations in Altair Click2Cast, Woodland/Alloy Casting can more accurately predict defect-free castings, while reducing time and cost in the overall casting process.

Customer Story

Faraone

Faraone accelerates the design approach for lighter and stiffer architectural components with premium topology optimization technology.

Customer Story

APEL Extrusions

APEL Extrusions employs die extrusion simulation software to test die extrusion performance. This allows APEL to greatly speed up the design process and test multiple simulations per week.

Customer Story

Philips

Philips uses modeling software to quickly and easily visualize design concepts so design and engineering colleagues can work hand-in-hand throughout the process, and ultimately conceptualize final products.

Customer Story

Alstom

Alstom coupled topology optimization with additive manufacturing to explore the feasibility of alternate manufacturing to traditional casting. This resulted in a 70% weight reduction of its locomotive component.

Customer Story

LEIBER Group

LEIBER Group, which specializes in developing lightweight metal components, applied topology optimization to determine the ideal shape for a vehicle suspension beam, resulting in mass savings of over 50%

Customer Story

Triton Bikes

Triton Bikes utilized Altair Inspire to Increase performance, decrease the overall weight, and simplify manufacturability of a 3D printed custom bike rear yoke.

Customer Story

Altair Activate and XLDyn Integration

XLSE’s easy to use interface and project view capability is ideal for managers and teams to keep abreast of project status.

Tips & Tricks, Tutorials, Videos

Harita Seating Standardizes on Altair Suite of HyperWorks for all CAE Applications

HYperWorks used by leading Indian manufacturer of seating systems Harita, for homologation testing, regulations and crash analysis for all commercial vehicle seats, bus passenger seats and tractor & off-road seats

Customer Story

Altair Inspire Extrude - Solid Profile Model

Downloadable solid profile model for Altair Inspire Extrude.

Demo Models

Altair Inspire Extrude - Hollow Profile Model

Downloadable hollow profile model for Altair Inspire Extrude.

Demo Models

Altair Inspire Extrude - Charge Weld Model

Downloadable charge weld model for Altair Inspire Extrude.

Demo Models

Altair Inspire Extrude - Skin Tracking Model

Downloadable skin tracking model for Altair Inspire Extrude.

Demo Models

Altair Inspire Extrude - Tool Deflection Model

Downloadable tool deflection model for Altair Inspire Extrude.

Demo Models

Altair Inspire Extrude - Bearing Optimization Model

Downloadable bearing optimization model for Altair Inspire Extrude.

Demo Models

Altair Inspire Extrude - Coupled Analysis Model

Downloadable coupled analysis model for Altair Inspire Extrude.

Demo Models

Inspire Motion Piston Model

A model of an automotive piston to demo the motion capabilities of Inspire.

Demo Models

Inspire Topography Model

A model to be used to demo of Inspire's Topography Optimization features.

Demo Models

Inspire Motion Models

Six demo models highlighting the capabilities of the Inspire Motion module featuring scripts for how to demo the models.

Demo Models, Models

Inspire 2017 Oil Pan Topography Model

An oil pan model to be used to demonstrate Inspire's topography optimization features.

Demo Models

Sintavia

Sintavia utilized Altair Inspire to prove the ability to additively manufacture optimized aerospace replacement parts that exceed existing part performance while decreasing the overall weight.

Customer Story

Gator Motorsports

Gator Motorsports utilized Inspire to redesign its brake pedal, as well as suspension bell cranks. This resulted in increased stiffness and a reduction of weight.

Customer Story

Politecnico di Milano University

The Politecnico di Milano University implemented generative design software to quickly and easily identify the ideal shapes and materials for three architectural design concepts.

Customer Story

Technische Universität Dresden

The team at Technische Universität Dresden used Altair Inspire to redesign a Formula Student steering column mount that saved 35% of the weight and is produced with additive manufacturing.

Customer Story

Altair Activate™ and CarSim FMI Tutorial Video

This short tutorial introduces the Functional Mockup Interface and how to use Activate and CarSim for co-simulation for coupled systems analysis.

Videos

AMETEK

AMETEK utilized model-based development to develop a new embedded control system for a aerospace suit  chiller unit under a very tight schedule and high safety standards.

Customer Story

Texas Instruments

Using Altair Embed, Texas Instruments was able to develop an embedded simulation of an entire system.

Customer Story

Robot Bike Company

Robot Bike Co. designs and manufactures fully customizable 3D printed carbon fiber mountain bike frames. Finite element analysis was used to determine loading conditions and optimize for additive manufacturing.

Customer Story

Inspire Gripping Bracket

An Inspire model of a robotic gripping bracket.

Demo Models

Application of HyperWorks to Develop Human Body Models to Assess Injury Potential for Vulnerable Populations in Vehicle Crashes

The effects of obesity on occupant responses in frontal collisions were investigated using the UMTRI whole-body human finite element models. A modeling approach was developed and applied that allowed for rapid change of a baseline human body model into geometries representing adults with different BMIs without the need for re-meshing the models.

Customer Story

3D Systems Skateboard Case Study

3D Systems utilized a process incorporating solidThinking Inspire to generate the ideal skateboard deck and truck material layout for a unique design now displayed at the Cooper Hewitt – Smithsonian Design Museum.

Videos

3D Systems

3D Systems utilized topology optimization, finite element analysis,  and generative design to conceptualize a new material layout for a 3D printed skateboard deck and trucks.

Customer Story

Steve McGugan Industrial Design

Award winning industrial designer Steve McGugan uses Altair Evolve to design and model a range of unique products.

Customer Story

Scania

Scania uses a simulation-driven design process including topology optimization and finite element analysis. This speeds up their design and development process and produces lighter, more efficient components.

Customer Story

AAM

American Axle & Manufacturing employed topology optimization and FEA to redesign an automotive carrier to achieve a weight reduction of 20%.

Customer Story

Dimensions Furniture

Dimensions Furniture incorporates industrial design and modeling software to design and render furniture products for presentation to buyers and direct handoff to manufacturing teams.

Customer Story

Shanghai Arts and Crafts Factory

The Shanghai Arts and Crafts Factory utilizes digital NURBS-based conceptual design tools to generate ideal 2D and 3D designs and renderings for parade floats.

Customer Story

Studio-X

Studio-X and Tokyo DIGITAL use topology optimization to improve structural optimization and enhances building performance while reducing assembly time and material waste with lightweight design. 

Customer Story

Inspire Design Process: Part 3 (Assign Materials and Loads)

Use Inspire's intuitive tools to add contacts, joints, and fasteners, then assign materials and loading conditions.

Videos

Inspire Design Process: Part 6 (Export Geometry and Refine in CAD)

The design proposal results can be smoothed to solid geometry and exported to an external CAD package.

Videos

Failure Criteria for Stamping Analysis in RADIOSS

In this paper, several failure criteria are compared in their ability to predict necking point and failure propagation during a forming process. The paper has been presented at the 2014 IDDRG Conference in Paris, France.

Customer Story

Empire/Renishaw

Renishaw and Empire Cycles utilized generative design to conceptualize the world's first metal additive manufactured  bicycle frame. This resulted in a 33% weight reduction of the bicycle.

Customer Story

HardMarque

HardMarque coupled topology optimization with additive manufacturing to conceptualize and refine the design of a piston. The final piston design is 23.5% lighter than the original design. 

Customer Story

Race Face

Race Face redesigned a bicycle crank using generative design and finite element analysis. The concept design process yielded a part with increased stiffness and strength without increasing the weight of the part.

Customer Story

Peter Macapia, LabDORA

Architect Peter Macapia aims to change perceptions of how buildings can look; generative design software aids in imaginative engineering and architecture projects, integrating design and testing in the same space.

Customer Story

Sundog Eyewear

Sundog Eyewear accelerates design times through the use of conceptual design softwarewhile improving visualization of the final product using integrated rendering.

Customer Story

Success Story: M.TEC

M.TEC Engineering Continues to Benefit and Yield New Business Due to Advantages of the Altair Partner Alliance (APA)

Customer Story

Success Story: HBPO GmbH Achieves Flexibility and Cost Efficiency in Automotive Development By Leveraging the APA

HBPO GmbH optimizes their design process by utilizing multiple products, such as Moldex3D, Total Materia and MADYMO, alongside HyperWorks products for the development of their front end modules.

Customer Story

Altair Products and Partners Offering Assist Commercial Vehicles Seat Manufacturer to Enhance its Development Process

Isringhausen applies DesignLife, Moldex3D, and Total Materia alongside RADIOSS, OptiStruct and other HyperWorks tools to optimize weight and durability of their customized seats while still meeting safety standards.

Customer Story

Evenflo Juvenile Products

Evenflo employs topology optimization and generative design simulation for “sustaining engineering” where fast turnaround is essential for functional improvements of  infant car seats design.

Customer Story

Inspire Wheel Model

An Inspire model of a wheel optimization.

Demo Models

Evolve Helmet Model

An Evolve model of a bicycle helmet created using Evolve's polygonal modeling and Nurbify tools.

Demo Models

Evolve Polymesh Mug Model

An Evolve model of a coffee mug. This was modeled using Evolve's Polymesh and Nurbify tools.

Demo Models

Evolve Bike Seat Model

An Evolve model of a bicycle seat that was created using basic NURBS modeling tools.

Demo Models

Ron Mendell

Hollywood concept artist Ron Mendell converts sketches to fully rendered digital 3D models, incorporating real world materials, dimensions and constraints.

Customer Story

TokyoFlash

TokyoFlash is a world leader in the design and sales of unique watches. They use Altair Evolve to speed product development.

Customer Story

Pininfarina Extra

Pininfarina Extra blends the use of industrial design, modeling and topology optimization software to achieve the brand's values of elegance, essentiality and innovation outside of the automotive industry.

Customer Story

Automotive Lighting

Automotive Lighting uses free-form modeling software to create concepts for customers in a fast and flexible way. Concepts are presented visually  in daytime and nighttime conditions using photorealistic rendering.

Customer Story

Novellini

Novellini applies industrial design and modeling software to set the pace of innovation for the manufacture of bathroom solutions and wellness products in Europe.

Customer Story

Bros Manifatture

Bros Manifatture is a "superbrand" in the world of fashion jewelry and watches with over 200 new products each year.

Customer Story

XOX Audio Tools

XOX Audio Tools utilizes high design and advanced technologies to create cutting-edge musical instruments.

Customer Story

Korg Italy

Korg utilized 3D modeling and rendering simulation to manage the frequent design modifications that occur during the product development process. 

Customer Story

Evolve ‬Tutorial‪: Watch (Part 1, Creating and Rendering)

Antonio Flores guides you through the creation and rendering of a watch model.

Videos

Evolve ‬Tutorial‪: Watch (Part 2, Editing)

Now Antonio shows you how to edit an existing model to create a totally new design.

Videos

Customer Story: Pininfarina Extra

Innovation, Essentiality, and Elegance are the three values of Pininfarina Extra. See how solidThinking products help them.

Videos

‪‪Customer Story: XOX Audio Tools

XOX Audio Tools utilizes high design and advanced technologies to create cutting-edge musical instruments.

Videos

Customer Story: Novellini

The Novellini Group is a pacesetter in Europe in the manufacture of bathroom solutions and wellness products.

Videos

Customer Story: Peter Macapia

Dr. Peter Macapia discusses solidThinking's part in reinventing structural systems and rethinking what a building is.

Customer Story, Video Testimonials

Evolve Design Process: Part 1 (Organic Surface Modeling Freedom)

NURBS geometry definition methods offer both flexibility and precision.

Videos

Evolve Design Process: Part 2 (Parametric Solid Modeling Control)

Evolve parameter editing allows you to revise your model easily, at any time.

Videos

Evolve Design Process: Part 3 (Unique ConstructionTree History)

The ConstructionTree provides a graphical view of a model's construction history.

Videos

Evolve Design Process: Part 4 (Model Quality Tools)

Evolve provides tools for analyzing curve and surface curvature, continuity, and tangency.

Videos

Evolve Design Process: Part 5 (Fast Integrated Rendering)

Evolve’s integrated progressive rendering gives immediate feedback on the final image.

Videos

Evolve Design Process: Part 6 (Model Export in Multiple Formats)

Ensure simple data exchange with CAD tools used during the product development process.

Videos

Evolve Interface Tour: Part 1 (Selection and Editing Modes)

An introduction to Evolve's three modes used to select, edit, and reshape objects.

Videos

Evolve Interface Tour: Part 2 (Modeling Views and Display Modes)

Learn how to change modeling views and display modes.

Videos

Evolve Interface Tour: Part 3 (Modeling Tools)

An overview of the Modeling Toolbar, Console, and Modeling Tool Panel.

Videos

Evolve Interface Tour: Part 4 (The World Browser and ConstructionTree)

Learn how to organize your model and edit objects using construction history.

Videos

Evolve Interface Tour: Part 5 (Translating, Rotating, and Scaling)

A quick overview of the translate, rotate, and scale tools.

Videos

Evolve Interface Tour: Part 6 (Rendering, Materials, and Lighting)

A quick introduction to interactive rendering mode, materials, lighting, and final rendering.

Videos

BiggerBoat Solutions Makes Waves in Auto Industry Using HyperForm to Cut Die Development Costs and Time

When the auto industry crashed in 2008 and the tool shop where Jay Weiner worked closed its operations, he started his own company, called BiggerBoat Solutions Ltd. He carries out metal-forming simulations for major tooling suppliers and originalequipment manufacturers. With 15 years of experience in tooling design, Weiner and his Toronto-based practice offered a service that no one else had perfected but that was crucial to a key process in automotive manufacturing: the simulation-based die design for stamped sheet-metal parts.

Customer Story

HyperWorks Improves Development Processes in Automotive Industry

In 2008 PWO Germany (Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG) had to develop and produce a new steel made automotive cross car beam (CCB) for the dash board of a new car. PWO received the CAD model, the design space definition and other pre-defined standards of the component from the customer and developed and produced the fitting cross beam based on this information. PWO used the HyperWorks Suite to develop the component. HyperMesh was used to transfer the CAD model into a FEA model, which was then used to run dedicated analysis and simulation tasks. To fulfill the requirements for crash and modal analysis, the company used OptiStruct to optimize the component, RADIOSS and other external solver to run the calculations and HyperView for the post processing. HyperForm was used to check the production feasibility of the individual components and for metal forming simulation tasks. It was important for PWO to have a software suite available that could cover all simulation tasks within one graphical user interface and licensing system.

Customer Story

HyperForm Sheet Metal Forming Solution Provides Yield Improvement of Wheel Housing and Wheel Arch

Using Altair HyperForm, Mark Auto was able to significantly improve the material utilization for their existing production dies. Mark Auto re-designed two existing dies for wheel arch an wheel housing and was able to dramatically reduce material scrap with minimum rework in their tools while not compromising on component quality.

Customer Story

HyperForm Improves Accuracy and Robustness of Tool Design and Manufacturing Process at Summit Auto Body (SAB)

HyperForm Improves Accuracy and Robustness of Tool Design and Manufacturing Process at Summit Auto Body (SAB) Leveraging HyperForm’s sheet metal forming solution, SAB designed the validation process and press tool design covering the vital areas of virtual prototyping/testing, which, in turn, reduced the time-consuming manual process drastically.

Customer Story

HyperWorks at Wagon Automotive: Speeding Development Time While Cutting Prototype Costs

Wagon Automotive, a system and module supplier of components to major car builders, sought ways to accelerate product development and reduce prototyping costs while maintaining high quality. Adopting the HyperWorks suite of advanced CAE tools enabled the company to achieve both those goals. Wagon Automotive now uses HyperWorks during the entire development cycle, from concept design to optimization.

Customer Story

HyperWorks’ Simulation Technology Enables Godrej to Streamline Sheet Metal Tooling Processes

Using Altair HyperForm, HyperWorks’ stamping simulation technology, Godrej was able to design and fine-tune a successful tool for a rear fender, while minimizing die testing time by reducing physical trials. Leveraging numerical analysis, Godrej was also able to predict the size, shape and location of the blank accurately. HyperForm’s ability to visualize failure in incremental simulation enabled them to finalize the draw bead location and characteristics.

Customer Story

HyperWorks’ Stamping Simulation Technology Helps Reduce Front Housing Development Time at OMAX Auto

Using Altair HyperForm, India-based OMAX Autos was able to significantly reduce production costs and maximize productivity by redesigning the manufacturing process for front housings. Leveraging HyperForm’s simulation capabilities, OMAX Autos reduced the three-stage forming process to a single-stage process.

Customer Story

HyperWorks’ Sheet Metal Forming Simulation Technology Enables Supreme Pressfab to Validate Fuel Tank Die

Using Altair HyperForm, India’s Supreme Pressfab was able to predict the high nonlinear material flow for fuel tank dies accurately. In doing so, Supreme was able to optimize the blank as well as minimize die tryouts.

Customer Story

HyperForm Sheet Metal Forming Simulation Solution Provides Product Design Optimization of Panel Front Dome

Using Altair HyperForm sheet metal forming simulation software solution, India based Mahindra & Mahindra was able to arrive at an optimum product (BIW Part) and tooling design. The Draw Shell was simulated using HyperForm to evaluate different tooling options.

Customer Story

Enhanced Formability through Hydroforming

Cut sheet metal forming time and costs through simulation-based techniques.

Customer Story

Click2Cast High Pressure Die Casting Component Model

Downloadable high pressure die casting component model for Click2Cast

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Nelson Mandela University: Designing a Winning Eco-Car

Martin Badenhorst, Masters Student at Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, shares how he managed to reduce the weight of their eco-car by 20%.

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