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Altair (Troy, Mich., USA), a global provider of computer science and artificial intelligence (AI), releases the latest updates to its simulation portfolio Simulation 2022.1. These updates aim to enable more efficient, innovative products by applying advanced simulation, cloud-based computing and optimization for cleaner, more sustainable product lifecycles. Simulation 2022.1 aims to help companies meet corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals, drive design decisions, and bring the power of open source technology to users around the world.
Simulation 2022.1 brings a variety of updates to strengthen Altair’s sustainable product design capabilities. Updates to Altair Material Data Center, OptiStruct, Multiscale Designer, HyperWorks, and SimLab are designed to help companies meet lightweighting goals, design requirements, budget constraints, and regulatory requirements. These updates also support Altair’s topology optimization, weight reduction, design certification, and high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities, the company says, enabling users to conserve resources, scale workloads, and reduce project complexity while designing greener, more sustainable products .
Simulation 2022.1 is also designed to help users apply simulation earlier in the design lifecycle so they can reduce errors, save time and money, and access tools in a seamlessly connected environment. This update introduced improvements to Altair Inspire to allow for improved design creation and optimization. Altair SimSolid also received updates for faster simulation, verification of design scenarios, and upgrades to parametric modeling.
In addition, this update expands Altair’s modeling and visualization capabilities. The HyperWorks workflow streamlines the process of creating a reduced job model for early conceptual optimization. With Simulation 2022.1, users can simplify models and perform topology optimizations with faster turnaround times, allowing for more design studies. Simulation 2022.1 also strengthens model interpretation with 1D inflation functions, according to the company.
Radioss, used by global industrial, R&D and educational organizations to solve complex linear and nonlinear engineering problems, is now available as an open source solver called OpenRadioss to bring together a worldwide community of experts and users to solve the making world safer, greener place.
Simulation 2022.1 also brings more open source updates. Within the new UI designer toolkit in Inspire, users can compose themes using predefined objects, modify themes, and save themes as a Python code skeleton that can be further developed.
Finally, the update encourages users to take advantage of the Altair Exchange, a collaborative forum where users can leverage shared spaces for fine-tuning models, finding better scripts, optimizing virtual workspaces and workflows, and more.