Introducing Altair SimSolid

Altair SimSolid Corporation is a company founded by asking a simple question: “why does the geometry used in the Design and Structural Simulation worlds have to be so different?”

The simple answer is that to do analysis you need to create a finite element mesh and to create a mesh, you need simple regular geometry without imperfections. If you have large assemblies, complex part geometry or geometry with small gaps and overlaps, difficulties are often encountered. And many times, to a point that all but the most persistent users give up and move on to something easier to handle.  This need to translate geometry from the actual to the finite element compatible has limited the appeal of FEA in the design process to only the simplest of applications.

Our goal is to change all that.  Today, we are proud to introduce Altair SimSolid, the first structural simulation product created specifically for the design engineer. It contains new technology methods that eliminates geometry simplification and meshing, the two most time consuming and expertise extensive tasks done in traditional FEA.

Moreover, Altair SimSolid can analyze complex parts and large assemblies not practical with traditional FEA and do it efficiently on a desktop class computer. Both fast and accurate, Altair SimSolid controls solution accuracy using a unique multi-pass adaptive analysis.

No geometry simplification, no meshing, tolerant of small geometry gaps and overlaps and able to analyze full assemblies, Altair SimSolid is the simulation product that design-engineers have been waiting for.

We invite you to browse our website, download our whitepapers and try Altair SimSolid for yourself. Welcome to Altair SimSolid, welcome to the future of design-simulation.

Ken Welch, cofounder and CEO, Altair SimSolid Corporation

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About Ken Welch

Ken was the cofounder and CEO at SIMSOLID corporation. He has over 30 years experience in the CAE industry in a variety of technical, sales and executive roles at companies including PDA Engineering, Rasna, Moldflow and MSC Software. Ken holds a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis.