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Altair Adds Sculptor from Optimal Solutions Software to the HyperWorks Enabled Community

Altair Expands the CFD Tools Offering of its Rapidly Growing Partner Program TROY, Mich., July 14, 2009 – Altair (www.altair.com), a global provider of technology and services empowering client innovation and decision making, today announced the addition of Sculptor from Optimal Solutions Software, a leading provider of shape optimization software technology for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) (www.optimalsolutions.us) to its HyperWorks Enabled Community (HWEC). HyperWorks customers can now download the latest version of Sculptor, along with 24 other available third-party software applications, at no incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks software license system at www.hyperworkscommunity.com. This brings the total number of applications available under the HyperWorks platform to 52.

“Participation in the HyperWorks Enabled Partner Program is an exciting opportunity to make Sculptor easily available to existing HyperWorks customers worldwide,” said Phil Belnap, President of Optimal Solutions Software. “The concept behind the HyperWorks Enabled Partner Program fits very nicely with the philosophy of Optimal Solutions. We expect our participation to not only prove beneficial to potential CFD users but also complement our overarching global growth strategy.”

Sculptor improves design performance through shape optimization and empowers CFD engineers and designers to quickly determine optimal designs using Optimal Solutions‘ patented Arbitrary Shape Deformation (ASD) technology without having to remesh after each iteration. Set up in batch mode with commercially available CFD solvers and optimizers, Sculptor can find those shape changes that will increase performance based upon the criteria set up by the user. The new shapes can be then taken back to the native CAD format using the Back2CAD module.

To date, about 150 companies worldwide have joined the HyperWorks Enabled Community, maximizing their current investment in HyperWorks licenses by giving their engineers and designers access to a growing pool of leading technology solutions.

HyperWorks is a suite of enterprise analytic applications that includes statistical, database, visualization and simulation software to help companies make better business decisions. Its patented HyperWorks Units licensing technology allows users to transparently share software licenses globally across a broad suite of applications.

“The addition of Sculptor to the HyperWorks Enabled Community demonstrates our continued commitment to providing best of breed technologies to our HyperWorks users. Sculptor extends our growing portfolio of CFD solutions and is complementary to our existing offerings,” said Michael Humphrey, Altair vice president of partner programs. “Our worldwide customers are welcoming the HWEC, recognizing this program provides increased flexibility to shorten their product development process while saving them money.”

About Optimal Solutions Software
Optimal Solutions Software LLC., is the industry leader in shape optimization software for CFD applications. Sculptor the flagship product from Optimal Solutions sets the standard for optimizing CFD/CAE models for improved performance. Sculptor's revolutionary technology gives engineers the tools they've needed to mold design shapes for optimal performance. Using Arbitrary Shape Deformation (ASD) technology engineers and designers can improve their designs using either manual deformations or using batch mode set up problems to be solved iteratively to find the best possible shape for the criteria. Optimal Solutions has interfaces for most of the commercially available CAD/CAE codes on the market today. Coupled with a solver and an optimizer Sculptor can find those small subtle changes in shape that bring the highest return on investment. Jobs that used to take months to accomplish can now be done in a fraction of the design time. Cutting valuable engineering time cuts costs, reduces time to market, and achieves design improvements that would not be possible using traditional methods. Using Optimal Solutions Back2CAD module lets you return your improved geometry back into the native CAD, expediting the design process. To learn more, please visit www.optimalsolutions.us.

About Altair
Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,400 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software and grid computing technologies, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

About the HyperWorks Enabled Community Program
HyperWorks uses a subscription-based software licensing model, where software licenses float across the enterprise, and customers can use floating licenses to access a broad suite of Altair developed and third party software applications. Customers benefit from unmatched flexibility and access, resulting in maximum software utilization, productivity and ROI. For more information about the HyperWorks Enabled Partner Program, visit www.hyperworkscommunity.com.

Altair Corporate Contact:
Antoine Poussier
Altair Engineering
+1 248-614-2400 Ext. 293

OSS Corporate Contact:
Phil Belnap
Optimal Solutions Software LLC
+1 208-529-9696