Category: Design

Simulation-Based Concept Design eBook

Many of you have heard people from Altair discuss the notion of simulation-based concept design, or conceptual simulation. My colleague, Tony Norton, covered the subject in some depth in his Optimize Early and Optimize Often! post back in December. To … Read More

World’s Most Admired Companies

You are sitting in your dentist’s waiting room, maybe one featuring TOGGLED LED lighting, doing something you despise: waiting (for the record, the only thing worse is that upcoming root canal). Luckily, there are some good magazines on the coffee … Read More

Inspire “U” Campus Ambassador Search

The solidThinking® team recently rolled out a new and exciting opportunity for students called the Inspire “U” Campus Ambassador Program. This program is designed to give students in the United States an opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial spirit by working toward … Read More

Mickey Mouse, Mousetraps, and More

Our journey started last September when Design News and UBM Canon announced that they were accepting applications for this year’s Golden Mousetrap North American Design + Manufacturing Awards. The Golden Mousetrap Awards celebrate the success of the people, companies, and … Read More

Technology and Sustainability

I was caught unawares when the A380 took off from John F. Kennedy airport en route to Paris.  With the pinging of the onboard safety announcement, I came back to my senses.  Looking out of the window, I was suddenly … Read More

Building a Better Light

Just this week Altair’s LED lighting subsidiary, TOGGLED, released an impressive list of patents that were issued in 2013. Twenty-one patents were awarded to the company during the year – that’s one every 18 days. For people unfamiliar with the … Read More

Tips & Tricks: HyperWorks 12.0 BasicFEA

As an ongoing feature of our Innovation Intelligence blog, we will be posting helpful Tips and Tricks videos.  We hope these will be beneficial to you and will help you to become even more efficient with our software. This week, Training … Read More

Optimize Early and Optimize Often!

Recently Jeff Brennan wrote about the “three Rs” of eliminating waste and protecting the environment, singling out “reduce” as the most significant. “There is nothing ‘greener’ than OptiStruct®!” stated Jeff.  I’m certainly not going to disagree with that and at … Read More