Increase CAE Workflow Efficiency by 74% with Altair Packaged Solutions

Altair’s Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG), part of its product development division, Altair ProductDesign, develops Packaged Solutions Offerings (PSOs) which are tailored and delivered through a HypeWorks services engagement to support a customer’s unique environment and requirements. PSOs are fully-supported software stack solutions that leverage a client’s investment in Altair’s software and licensing model to streamline CAE workflows and solve specialized industry vertical engineering problems. By eliminating repetitive non-value add tasks from day to day activities, customers are seeing a 74% increase on average in engineering productivity.


The latest versions of the following PSO base modules are:

Model Verification Director – Reduces the model validation time by 90% by automatically identifying issues, such as missing welds and incorrect bolt-nut positions, with the model before the meshing stage

Model Mesher Director – Provides a process-centric approach to streamline the meshing and model build process including model simplification and repair, cutting pre-processing time by 60%

Squeak and Rattle Director – provides a consistent and efficient method to identify the risk of squeak and rattle due to relative displacement, decreasing the time to perform squeak and rattle analysis by up to 80%

Impact Simulation Director – Reduces the time to perform an impact simulation by up to 60% through a process-centric, end-to-end solution that increases reliability and repeatability of impact simulation results enterprise wide

Automated Reporting Director – Removes non-value add tasks associated with the mechanics of report generation and automatically generates user and enterprise-defined reports by analysis type saving as much as 80% over the manual process

Weld Certification Director – Accelerates the time requried to identify and analyze the performance of weld lines against mechanical requirements and automates determination of weld line fatigue performance

Virtual Gauge Director – Streamlines the strain gauge correlation process between CAE and physical test results by extracting CAE results at the exact position of the test lab strain gauge location, interpolating the results at the identified CAE location, and computing the results in the local coordinate system of the gauge


These tailored solutions streamline solving frequent and complex engineering problems at the desktop, team, and enterprise levels. Altair’s ESG team works closely with customers to implement PSOs and custom solutions to accelerate product development, better integrate processes and introduce new methods that are specific to the clients industry or current project.

“By identifying potential improvements in existing operations, we increase our client’s efficiency through system integrations, process automation, dashboards, and data management,” said Doron Helfman, VP of Enterprise Solutions Group, Altair. “Our focus has always been on how to best help our customers and these packaged solutions streamline processes and cut down on costs, time, and material usage.”

For more information on how the PSOs can further increase your productivity with HyperWorks,  Altair ProductDesign team is offering a complimentary webinar series that will present some of its most popular solutions. Our next webinar series is tailored towards solutions for the automotive industry. To register and learn more, please click here.

Tony Norton
Tony Norton

About Tony Norton

Tony leads the Americas based Altair ProductDesign teams in the delivery of early concept (industrial design, design exploration, testing & prototyping) and advanced simulation driven design (cutting-edge modeling, optimization, methods development & automation) to our customers. Before joining Altair UK in 1996, he worked at both Ford Motor Company and GEC-Marconi Avionics. He moved to Michigan in 1999 to join Altair US, and holds a Bachelors degree from The University of Hertfordshire in England.