Altair SimSolid™

Structural Analysis for Rapid Design Iterations

SimSolid Drives Down Analysis Time at Don-Bur

Truck trailer manufacturer, Don-Bur, discuss the challenges its engineering team was having with simulation in SolidWorks, and how a move to SimSolid has cut its simulation time from hours to a just few minutes.

Video Testimonials

Lead-Time Reduction at Renault with Altair SimSolid

Renault presented on their use of Altair SimSolid at the HyperWorks 2019 Roadshow in France. They showed a reduction in lead time from weeks to hours with results accuracy within 5% of their standard processes.

Presentations

Evaluate the Largest Assemblies in Minutes with SimSolid

Moving stage for the Qintai Culture & Art Center in Wuhan, China. The CAD assembly used for the analysis consisted of 7738 parts, including hundreds of bolts and welds. It required approx. one hour to import and setup the model, 30 minutes to solve the analysis on a regular laptop. SimSolid model created by: INNEO. Image source: SBS Bühnentechnik GmbH

Videos

Revolutionizing Simulation-Driven Design with Altair SimSolid, A Technology Disruptor

Revolutionizing Simulation-Driven Design with Altair SimSolid, A Technology Disruptor! – Warren Dias, Director, Global OptiStruct Business Development, Altair SimSolid Case Study Presentation Ashish Mishra, Head-Simulation COE & Gaurav Regmi, Manager, Durability Simulation, Ather Energy

ATC Presentations

Digital Architects

To build a very simple, robust, sustainable roof structure for a prosthesis lab associated with the Centre medico-chirurgical de l'Ulcère de Buruli, which is a hospital in Bouaké, on the Ivory Coast of Africa, the project team used Altair SimSolid, to conduct very fast, full assembly tests, saving time and money, while providing increased flexibility, without compromising accuracy.

Customer Stories

Simulation V Atoms

Dr. Nuno Lourenco, Senior Manager Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover presents at the 2019 UK Altair Technology Conference. The increasing complexity of mechanical systems across multiple industries poses challenges to simulation activities, where solvers, pre- and post- processors often fail to capture all control variables and noise factors affecting a system and can lead ultimately to a gradual loss of credibility to simulation tools and engineers. A hypothesis is presented that the answer is to tackle that system complexity through simplicity, in an approach that is more akin to software development rather than traditional mechanical system design.

ATC Presentations, Presentations

Welcome - Simulation Magic

Dr Royston Jones, Managing Director of Altair UK delivers and opening presentation for the country's 11th Altair Technology Conference 2019.

ATC Presentations, Videos

Meaningful Results Earlier in the Design Process with SimSolid

Especially in the early design stages of product development, variants change quicker than conventional FEA tools and processes can keep up with. This is even more apparent when full assemblies or complex structures have to be evaluated. Simulation can be a powerful tool to help inform product development decisions, but you need fast, accurate results in order to react at the speed of design.

Webinars

Empowering Designers with Predictive Simulation Technology

Jon Heath, Lead Mechanical Engineer at Brompton Bicycle presents at the UK ATC 2019. The Brompton bicycle has been engineered over many years using very much traditional engineering development methods. Introducing FEA tools and methods into the development process has allowed Brompton to reduce development time and improve early stage design robustness.

This presentation details how the company has implemented the Altair Inspire, SimSolid and HyperWorks suites into its development process, enabling its design team to find problems quickly and correct them before prototyping.

ATC Presentations, Videos

Transforming Design & Decision Making by Applying Simulation Throughout Product Lifecycles

Seen here presenting at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019, James R. Scapa brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to his dual role of Chairman and CEO of Altair Engineering, Inc., a title he has held since the company’s inception. In 1985, Mr. Scapa and two partners founded a small consulting activity in the new field of computer-aided-engineering. Today, the company employs over 2,000 employees with more than 82 offices throughout 25 countries.

Through Mr. Scapa’s leadership, the company is now a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making. With over 5,000 clients, Altair serves the automotive, aerospace, government and defense, heavy equipment industry sectors as well as the consumer products, shipbuilding, energy, electronics, life sciences, and architecture engineering and construction markets. Prior to establishing Altair, Scapa served as an engineering consultant to the automotive industry, beginning his career with Ford Motor Company in 1978. Scapa holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

ATC Presentations, Videos

Import CAD and Define Connections

Step 1 in getting started with SimSolid, Import CAD and identify connections

Getting Started

Setup and Run Analysis

Step 2 in getting started with SimSolid, setup loads and run analysis

Getting Started

Review and Evaluate Results

Step 3 in getting started with SimSolid, interactively review and evaluate results

Getting Started

Analyze and Compare Variants

Step 4 in getting started with SimSolid, import and compare variants

Getting Started

Altair SimSolid Tutorial Projects

Altair SimSolid tutorial projects contain CAD models, SimSolid project files and complete workflow instructions. They are intended to complement the SimSolid Fast Start Training Guide with additional instructions on several typical use cases. They are a great resource which allow you to compare SimSolid against your existing FEA solutions.

Demo Models, Tutorials

Altair SimSolid Connections Training Guide

Altair SimSolid is a next generation, high capacity, structural FEA product. It uses new computational methods which operate on original, unsimplified CAD geometry and does not need a mesh. This training guide provides details on how to connect and manage large assemblies in SimSolid. For general overview, please see SimSolid Fast Start Training Guide.

Training Materials

Altair SimSolid Dynamics Training Guide

Altair SimSolid is a next generation, high capacity, structural FEA product. It uses new computational methods which operate on original, unsimplified CAD geometry and does not need a mesh. This training guide provides details on how to perform dynamic analysis in SimSolid including modal frequency response, transient response and random response analysis. For general overview, please see SimSolid Fast Start Training Guide.

Training Materials

Altair SimSolid Thermal Analysis Concepts Guide

Altair SimSolid is a next generation, high capacity, structural FEA product. It uses new computational methods which operate on original, unsimplified CAD geometry and does not need a mesh. This training guide provides details on how to perform steady state thermal analysis including convection and conduction. It also talks about thermal stress analysis in SimSolid. For general overview, please see SimSolid Fast Start Training Guide.

Training Materials

Altair SimSolid Fast Start Training Guide

Altair SimSolid is a next generation, high capacity, structural FEA product. It uses new computational methods which operate on original, unsimplified CAD geometry and does not need a mesh. This training guide provides more details on the workflows and the technology behind SimSolid. This document is a great resource to get you going.

Training Materials

Altair HyperWorks Brochure

Altair HyperWorks is the most comprehensive, open architecture CAE simulation platform in the industry, offering the best technologies to design and optimize high performance, weight efficient and innovative products.

Brochures

Altair SimSolid Technology Overview

An overview of the theoretical foundation of SimSolid, including mathematical background, computer implementation, and positioning among numerical methods.

Technical Papers

Serapid

Serapid, the developer and manufacturer of the original Rigid Chain, designs and manufactures telescopic mechanical actuators for the horizontal and vertical movement of heavy loads. See how they use Altair SimSolid™ to aid in gravity loads of complete structure simulation.

Customer Stories

Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre

See how McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre in London, Ontario is uses Altair SimSolid™ to evaluate the biomechanics of bone stresses.

Customer Stories

Simulation-Driven Design: Solving the Geometry Problem

One of the challenges of simulation is that geometry of CAD and traditional FEA are different, necessitating time consuming simplification work to define the mesh and resulting in losses in accuracy. Altair SimSolid takes a different approach, analyzing fully featured CAD assemblies directly with no absolutely no mesh.

Technical Papers

Andron Handling

Andron Handling needed to assess the strength of the welded fabrication and vertical clamping arms for both lifting and clamping loads. In previous analysis of this type in Altair SimSolid™, they would have removed the wheels from the model and applied reaction forces at the bottom of each of the clamp arms. In this case, Andron used a different approach that would not have been possible with previous FEA toolsets.

Customer Stories

Altair SimSolid Datasheet

Altair SimSolid is a structural analysis software developed specifically for rapidly evolving design processes. It eliminates geometry simplification and meshing, the two most time-consuming and expertise-extensive tasks done in traditional FEA, enabling the analysis of fully-featured CAD assemblies in minutes without meshing.

Datasheets

Join the Simulation Revolution: Introduction to Altair SimSolid

SimSolid is a game-changing simulation technology for designers and design engineers. SimSolid accelerates product exploration with highly accurate engineering simulation: -Analyze complex assemblies in seconds to minutes -Simulate more, prototype less -Predict product performance for better design decision making

Webinars

Getting Simulation Done – Vierhout Improves Structural Steel Machine Frame using Mesh-free Simulation

Developing new factory lines and assembly machines is a very challenging task. These systems are incredibly complex and contain many different components and subsystems. When a company is in charge of developing a new machine, the engineers of today often turn to software solutions to handle all major development tasks using CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAE (Computer Aided Engineering).

Use Cases

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