The updated HyperWorks 12.0 CAE software offers new functionalities and end-user productivity advancements in product optimization, finite element modeling (FEA), multiphysics analysis, powertrain durability analysis, and lightweight design. The enhanced package features overall performance improvements plus enhancements in areas including usability, advanced meshing algorithms, and model assembly. Usability enhancements are aimed at time compression and providing easy access to CAE technology, including improvements to the model browsers, a new streamlined user profile for quick model setup with BasicFEA, and support for 3D visualization in HyperView. New meshing algorithms offer 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). Model Assembling features sophisticated model assembly methods, including an automated connectors generation method, that are available for faster assembly of complex models. The software also includes: enhanced interoperability; powertrain durability and large-scale NVH analysis and optimization; explicit and implicit finite-element analysis; and better GPU support, with the implicit solvers in RADIOSS, OptiStruct and AcuSolve adding GPU support with a cost-effective licensing schema.
Altair Engineering Inc.
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