Altair releases free HyperWorks 14.0 Student Edition

Altair has released the latest HyperWorks 14.0 Student Edition, said to be the most comprehensive computer-aided engineering (CAE) suite available to aspiring structural and mechanical engineers.

Altair HyperWorks offers technologies to design and optimise high performance, weight efficient and innovative products. It includes best-in-class modelling, linear and nonlinear analyses, structural and system-level optimisation, fluid and multi-body dynamics simulation, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and antenna placement, multiphysics analysis, model-based development, and data management solutions and can be installed on any PC or laptop.

The Student Edition is based on HyperWorks Desktop, an integrated user environment for modelling and visualisation. It can be used to pre-and post-process finite element and multi-body dynamics simulations as well as to manage and visualise simulation results and test data.

The latest release includes several new products, feature enhancements and updated functionalities, including: FEKO software for electromagnetic simulation related to antenna design and placement, electromagnetic compatibility, radar cross-section, and other applications; OptiStruct's capabilities have been elevated to include more nonlinear analyses, new contact and optimisation algorithms, and numerous improvements in solution speed;and MotionSolve now provides improved 3D rigid-to-rigid contact and advanced co-simulation capabilities.

The license file of HyperWorks 14 Student Edition is valid for one year and supports multiple CAD formats as well as the import and export of HyperWorks Solver data.