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How much does Altair HyperWorks cost, is there a HyperWorks price list and can you explain the Altair Licensing Model?

Altair's unique licensing model allows engineering teams to get access to all the necessary tools, and in most cases at a significant cost of ownership reduction. Instead of purchasing individual software applications, customers purchase Altair Units, enabling access to the entire Altair Product Portfolio. Engineering teams share Altair Units, allowing engineers to use the Altair software they need, when they need it, without necessitating the purchase of new software.

Compare it to a popular streaming service where users might purchase the service for specific media (or engineering tasks) but they get access to much more at no additional cost. Since, different software applications require different Altair Unit draws, the cost can vary, but with the licensing model, you can be assured it is the most flexible and cost-effective solution available. Contact us for more specific pricing or a quote.

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What is the difference between Altair HyperMesh and Altair HyperWorks?

Altair HyperMesh and Altair HyperWorks are two very capable tools in the Altair portfolio.  Altair HyperMesh is a powerful finite element pre-processor and meshing tool used by engineers to create high-quality meshes that are suitable for the finite element analysis (FEA) process. This software simplifies the meshing process, enabling engineers to quickly generate meshes that are suitable for FEA. It also supports advanced meshing techniques such as hexahedral meshing, multi-body meshing, and surface meshing. It also offers a wide range of tools and features to help engineers create meshes of any complexity. 

On the other hand, Altair HyperWorks is a comprehensive suite of integrated simulation tools used by engineers to analyze and optimize their designs. It includes powerful tools for structural analysis, fluid dynamics, multi-body dynamics, multiphysics and electromagnetics. It also offers advanced optimization capabilities that enable engineers to quickly identify design solutions that meet their performance goals. HyperMesh, is essentially, the preprocessing tool within the HyperWorks platform. Think of it as HyperWorks being the entire streaming library and Altair HyperMesh is your favorite movie.  ezgif.com-gif-maker - 2022-12-14T100906.482What are the hardware requirements for Altair HyperWorks 2022? 

Because HyperWorks can deploy multiple solvers and software applications, the hardware per applications will vary, so anything listed in this answer is based on the general Altair Simulation 2022 guidelines. 

Users should look for a robust processor and plenty of RAM. The minimum processor requirement is an Intel Core i7 or equivalent AMD processor, and the minimum RAM requirement is 16GB. For advanced users who want to take full advantage of HyperWorks 2022’s capabilities, it is recommended to use a computer with at least 32GB of RAM and an Intel Core i9 or equivalent AMD processor.

In terms of storage, HyperWorks 2022 requires at least 5GB of free space on the hard drive. For optimal performance, it is recommended to have at least 20GB of free space. Additionally, HyperWorks 2022 also requires a dedicated graphics card with at least 4GB of VRAM. This is necessary for the software to accurately render complex models and simulations. Check the link below for graphics card certifications.

Finally, HyperWorks 2022 requires a compatible operating system, such as Windows 10 and Linux. Make sure that the operating system is fully up to date with the latest patches and updates.
Altair Hardware Recommendations 

How do I download Altair HyperWorks?

Users can download all Altair software applications from the Altair One Marketplace.   Once an account is created, users can search for the software application of their choice, find the preferred version, and begin download.
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What are the options for training with Altair HyperWorks?

Altair offers free training with most of their software applications which can be found here. We have also created a short video to explain how to access and explore free Altair Training.

Hopefully this answered some of your burning HyperWorks questions.  If there are any that we missed, don’t be afraid to contact us and we will be in touch quickly with an answer.

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