Altair Launches HyperWorks® 13.0 for Simulation-Driven Design

I am truly pleased to announce the new release of HyperWorks today. With a focus on industry-specific solutions, an open architecture, and interoperability with 3rd party software through the Altair Partner Alliance, our computer-aided engineering (CAE) suite represents one of the most comprehensive offerings in the marketplace. This particular release will afford engineers an unprecedented opportunity to use simulation to drive design decision making and reduce the number of physical tests, shortening lead time and improving product performance.

HyperWorks 13.0 increases engineering productivity in four distinct areas:

  • Performance optimization
  • Lightweight design
  • Lead-time reduction
  • Access to new technologies

“This release of HyperWorks advances the most current trends in product design,” said James Dagg, Chief Technical Officer at Altair. “With an even sharper focus on tools for the analysis and design composite structures, it facilitates processes for the mass customization of products. HyperWorks continues to offer a broad array of advanced solvers enabling engineers to simulate a wide range of physics, from the analysis of linear and nonlinear phenomena in structures to fluid flow, thermal, and electromagnetic behaviors.”

More information regarding HyperWorks 13.0 may be found in the press release or on the launch website. Several live events are planned:

  1. HyperWorks 13.0 Rollout Event – Warwickshire, UK – Sept. 23, 2014
  2. HyperWorks 13.0 Rollout Event – Lyon, France – Sept. 23, 2014
  3. HyperWorks 13.0 Rollout Event – Troy, MI – Oct. 2, 2014
  4. HyperWorks 13.0 Rollout Event – Madrid, Spain – Oct. 21, 2014

In addition, a number of specific training sessions are now available online:

  1. OptiStruct® Training
  2. AcuSolve® Training
  3. HyperStudy® Training
  4. RADIOSS® Training
  5. HyperMesh® Training
  6. HyperView® Training
  7. HyperGraph® Training
  8. Collaboration Tools Training
  9. MotionSolve® Training
  10. Engineering Solutions – CFD Training
  11. HyperMath® Training
  12. HyperForm® Training
  13. HyperXtrude® Training
  14. More Self-Paced Training Courses

Finally, there are a number of webinars planned as part of the launch. For each of the following virtual events there will be two sessions offered, one at 9 a.m. EDT (3 p.m. CET) and one at 2 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. CET):

  1. What’s Coming in HyperWorks 13.0 – Sept. 18
  2. Structural Solvers – Sept. 23
  3. Lightweight Design and Composites – Sept. 25
  4. System Performance & Multiphysics – Sept. 30
  5. Fluid and Aerodynamics Solutions – Oct. 7
  6. Design Exploration & Optimization – Oct. 9
  7. Model Build and Management – Oct. 14
  8. Meshing and Assembly – Oct. 16
  9. Results Analysis and Reporting – Oct. 21

For more information or to register, please visit

Jeff Brennan
Jeff Brennan

About Jeff Brennan

Since joining Altair in 1992 as an engineering consultant, Jeff has served a variety of technical and business roles, including program manager for Altair’s optimization products, director of sales and marketing, and vice president of the HyperWorks® business unit from 2001-2009. He was responsible for the creation of OptiStruct® software at Altair and managed the product during its early years. Jeff's technical background includes specialties in biomechanics and optimization. He received his engineering education from the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, and the University of Michigan.