Altair SimSolid™

Structural Analysis for Rapid Design Iterations

Altair SimSolid - ERP with Constant Loading Tutorial

Learn how to perform a dynamic frequency response analysis and evaluate the equivalent radiated power (ERP) with Constant Loading in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Hydrostatic Pressure Tutorial

Learn how to simulate an hydrostatic pressure in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Random Response Analysis Tutorial

Learn how to perform a random response analysis in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Thermo-structural Coupling Tutorial

Learn how to perform thermo-structural coupling analyses in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Accurately Analyze Steel Joints in 90 Seconds with Altair SimSolid

With no need for CAD clean-up and FEA meshing, structural engineers and facade engineers can use Altair SimSolid to meet deadlines and avoid costly redesign cycles.

Use Cases

Altair SimSolid™ – 3D Solid Seam Welds

Seam welds are now modeled as 3D solids. This replaces the previous connection based approach. Welds are defined by section size and length along the edge. Simple trapezoidal shapes are used to represent the welds. Weld material properties are taken from the adjacent parts.

Tips & Tricks

Altair's 2020 Data Analytics Summit

James R. Scapa brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to his dual role of chairman and CEO of Altair, a title he has held since the company's inception in 1985. Through Scapa's leadership, the company is now a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics. Today, the company employs over 3,000 engineers, scientists and creatives with more than 86 offices in 25 countries. With more than 11,000 customers globally, Altair software enables customers to enhance product performance, compress development time and reduce costs. Scapa earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a master of business administration degree from University of Michigan.

Presentations

Frontloading with Simulation at the Designer's Desk

Discover how to reduce product development time with Altair SimSolid, a new technology to analyze the structural performance of complex assemblies that operates on original, un-simplified CAD geometry directly.

Use Cases

Using Altair Software for Simulation-driven Design

The widespread adoption of Altair SimSolid™ has enabled customers to accurately test more ideas during each design iteration. Altair Inspire™ was the first tool to democratize topology optimization. Altair Inspire now embeds the speed and accuracy of SimSolid supporting faster, easier design exploration and product creation for allowing design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts for complex assemblies.

Use Cases

SimSolid Simulation at the Speed of Design

Simulation has its greatest impact when done early and often in the design process. Now, SimSolid is reimagining how simulation-driven design is performed.

Presentations

Run Faster, Make Friends and Embrace the Power - HyperWorks Unlimited HPC Appliances

If you want to supercharge your throughput, spend your days making radical improvements and work confidently from an easy-to-use browser - have we got a show for you! Begin the journey to lead your people to triumph and glory as you learn about the joys of unlimited software, supercomputing hardware and a SysAdmin waiting to fulfill your every desire with HyperWorks Unlimited HPC Appliances.

Presentations

Reduce Time-to-Market Using Rapid Design Iteration

One of the biggest challenges in the consumer electronics industry is reducing the time-to-market given the highly competitive landscape and there is a stronger emphasis on virtual simulations over physical prototyping. However, performing virtual simulations on large complicated assemblies can be a tedious and time-consuming process due to the complexity of the assembly. This webinar presents Altair’s CAD-based simulation process that can drastically reduce the time taken to build and solve large complicated electronic components.

Webinars

Altair 2020 and Beyond

James R. Scapa brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to his dual role of chairman and CEO of Altair, a title he has held since the company's inception in 1985.

Presentations

Driving Design from Concept to Manufacturing with Inspire

Altair Inspire has rapidly advanced from a topology optimization tool for designers to a design environment spanning industrial design, structural simulation and optimization, motion analysis and manufacturing simulation.

Presentations

Altair SimSolid - Simulate at the Speed of Design

By performing structural analyses on fully featured CAD assemblies within minutes, SimSolid is the game-changing simulation technology for designers, engineers, and analysts. In this short demo, we'll show how the structural performance for different variants of a CubeSat can quickly be evaluated and compared.

Use Cases

How NOV Leverages Disruptive Technology in Structural Simulation

The oil and gas industry is no stranger to challenges. In today’s world, the challenges come from an extremely competitive energy market, the growth of renewable energy, the increasing demand for minimizing the environmental footprint, and most recently the economics effects of the COVID pandemic. For these reasons, the industry is adapting to these challenges by adopting digital transformation initiatives leveraging new technologies and innovative solutions for its success. SimSolid is Altair‘s next-generation, structural simulation tool that can accurately solve complex and large structures directly on CAD models in Minutes! Unlike conventional FEA based tools, SimSolid does not require geometry simplification, meshing, model setup, or high computational resources.

Webinars

Altair SimSolid - Adhesives Tutorial

Learn how to creates adhesives in Altair SimSold.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Apply Bolt Pretension

Learn how to perform static analysis by applying bolt pretension in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Bushings Tutorial

Learn how to create bushings in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Post-processing with Datum Points

Learn how to post-process using datum points in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Distributed Mass Tutorials

Learn how to create distributed mass in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Joints Tutorial

Learn how to create joints in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Linear Superposition

Learn how to create superposition subcase in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Liquid Body Tutorial

Learn how to create liquid mass in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Modal Analysis

Learn how to perform modal analysis in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Seam Welds Tutorials

Learn how to create seam welds in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Spot on Cylinder Tutorial

Learn how to create spots on cylindrical surfaces in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair SimSolid - Transient Analysis

Learn how to perform transient dynamic analysis in Altair SimSolid.

Tutorials

Altair for Structures Applications

Altair offers industry-leading engineering analysis and optimization tools from simulation-driven design concepts to detailed virtual product validation, and simplified modeling workflows to advanced high-fidelity model building.

Brochures

Altair Inspire – Altair SimSolid Analysis

Tips and Tricks You can now use SimSolid as your solver when running a structural analysis in Inspire. This gives you the ability to edit geometry, which was not possible in the stand-alone version of SimSolid, as well as yielding significantly faster results when running an analysis in Inspire. Linear static and normal modes analyses are supported when using the SimSolid solver, as well as all boundary conditions and results visualizations. SimSolid extends Inspire’s solver capacity and makes it much faster to analyze large assemblies and complex parts.

Tips & Tricks

How Whirlpool Evaluates and Validates Concepts in Minutes with Altair SimSolid

In this webinar, Alexandre Luis Marangoni, Senior CAE Engineer at Whirlpool Corporation discusses how they validated SimSolid against FEA solver results, then implemented the tool into their concept design processes. SimSolid is used at Whirlpool to quickly evaluate concept feasibility, answer critical design questions, and deliver designs to project teams faster than ever before. Altair will demonstrate additional powerful functionality of SimSolid, preview the upcoming SimSolid 2020 release, and introduce an exciting new integration with Altair Inspire. Inspire's award winning user experience for geometry creation and modification can be learned in just a few hours, and now delivers SimSolid's speed and accuracy for structural analysis. For users without access to CAD software, Inspire and SimSolid combine to enable interactive geometry modification while analyzing large assemblies and complex parts, all within one common user interface.

Webinars

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance Uses Altair SimSolid to Bring Vehicles Chassis Faster onto the Road

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance is a French-Japanese strategic partnership between the automobile manufacturers Renault (based in France), Nissan (based in Japan) and Mitsubishi Motors (based in Japan). Today, the automotive group has 122 manufacturing plants worldwide with nearly 450,000 employees controlling ten major brands: Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Infiniti, Renault Samsung, Dacia, Alpine, Datsun, Venucia, and Lada. The ambition of the alliance is to offer autonomous drive, connectivity features, and services on a wide range of affordable vehicles. As part of the Renault Chassis Le Mans plant, which is building car-to-ground connecting components for the Renault Group and for the Alliance, the CTC Chassis Technical Center is a CAD engineering center where 350 engineers and technicians are working with a focus on testing and validation. Renault has been using SimSolid to perform simulations to develop lighter chassis faster.

Customer Stories

Training - Structural Analysis for Rapid Design Iterations using Altair SIMSOLID

Structural Analysis for Rapid Design Iterations using Altair SIMSOLID

Webinars

Rapidly Improve Your Product's Design Using Altair Inspire with SimSolid Integration

Inspire's award winning user experience for geometry creation and modification can be learned in just a few hours, and delivers dependable Altair solver power. Structural analysis with SimSolid's speed and accuracy - as independently validated by NAFEMS - provides the ability to analyze large assemblies and complex parts.

Tutorials, Use Cases

SimSolid 2019.5 Introduction

In this course you will have the opportunity to learn about the capabilities contained within SimSolid. Modules contained within the course provide detailed descriptions of the tools and workflows within SimSolid. You will also have the opportunity to watch and perform hands on exercises throughout the modules.

eLearning

Make Design Decisions in Seconds

SimSolid is a game-changing simulation technology for designers and design engineers. SimSolid accelerates design exploration with highly accurate engineering simulation. With SimSolid, you can analyze complex assemblies in seconds to minutes, simulate more and prototype less, and finally predict product performance for better design decision making.

Webinars

What Customers Are Saying About SimSolid

Users from CNH Industrial, Multimatic, and Plastic Omnium discuss the impact of Altair SimSolid on their work.

Customer Testimonials

Norwood Sawmills Case Study

In the early 1990s, Peter Dale designed and built his own portable sawmill to help with the construction of a new log cabin. Recognizing a gap in the commercial market, he promptly founded Norwood Sawmills. More than twenty-five years later, it’s a thriving company that continues to specialize in rugged sawmills for customers such as builders, landowners, and furniture makers. Reflecting the company’s roots, Norwood Sawmills has established an enviable reputation for innovative, high-quality product design, and currently holds over 50 patents. To date, the company has produced in excess of 35,000 sawmills at its factories in Canada and the USA, supplying the equipment in flat-pack format to customers in more than 100 different countries.

Use Cases

Rapid Structural Evaluation of Complex Electronics Assemblies

One of the biggest challenges in the consumer electronics industry is reducing the time-to-market given the highly competitive landscape. Given the lack of time, companies are becoming more and more dependent on virtual simulations rather than physical prototyping to inform the design process. However, performing virtual simulations on large complicated assemblies can also be a tedious and time-consuming process due to geometry simplification and meshing. Additionally, rapid changes in material, geometry, and assemblies complicate the model building process and make it difficult to generate answers comparing various design iterations. This webinar seeks to introduce a CAD-based simulation process that drastically reduce the time it takes to make informed design decisions on large complicated electronic components. The methods presented in this webinar enable both the design and engineering teams to rapidly explore the performance of large electronic assemblies in seconds as opposed to hours.

Webinars

Webinar: How Brompton Bicycle Makes Design Decisions in Seconds with Altair SimSolid

Together with Altair, Brompton Bicycle will give you insight into its experiences of utilizing Altair SimSolid, a revolutionary structural analysis solution developed specifically for design engineers. During the 60 minute session, Jonathan Heath, Lead Mechanical Engineer at Brompton Bicycle, demonstrates live how SimSolid is enabling their design and engineering teams to rapidly explore the performance of its new product gaining accurate feedback on whether parts and assemblies are fit for purpose in just a few seconds.

Webinars

Designer Oriented Software - Is it Accurate?

Ian Symington of NAFEMS investigates the accuracy of Altair SimSolid through a series of eight analysis benchmarks. Article originally published in Benchmark Magazine by NAFEMS, the International Association for the Engineering Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Community. Find out more at nafems.org.

Articles

Fabric & Altair SimSolid

Fabric, the robotic micro-fulfillment centers Company, Leav Oz-Ari, discuss the challenges its engineering team meet and how the move to Altair SimSolid has cut its simulation time from hours to a just few minutes.

Customer Testimonials

SimSolid 2019.4 Introduction

In this course you will have the opportunity to learn about the capabilities contained within SimSolid. Modules contained within the course provide detailed descriptions of the tools and workflows within SimSolid. You will also have the opportunity to watch and perform hands on exercises throughout the modules.

eLearning

Webinar: Lead-Time Reduction at Renault with Altair SimSolid

Renault presents how they've adopted SimSolid to significantly speed up design time and gain deep design insights upfront in the design process. Find out how SimSolid is used to run multiple structural simulation iterations directly on their CAD geometry in minutes with amazing accuracy.

Webinars

Altair SimSolid – Copy Boundary Condition

Copy of loads and boundary condition: This would allow user to copy loads and boundary condition from one structural subcase to another structural subcase or structural subcase to modal subcase.

Tips & Tricks

Altair SimSolid – Spots for Load Application

Many traditional FEA systems require faces to be split to create localized loads and constraints. SimSolid has a better way – Spots.

Tips & Tricks

Altair SimSolid – Linear Superposition of Subcases

Linear Superposition of subcases in SimSolid.

Tips & Tricks

Altair SimSolid – Partial Dynamic Response & Dynamic Reaction Forces

Partial dynamic response & dynamic reaction forces in SimSolid.

Tips & Tricks