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System Characterization in Altair PSIM
System Characterization in Altair PSIM
April 12, 2023

Power electronics are at the heart of almost all new electronic and electrical technology, so it makes sense that there ...

Simulating Success: How Altair SimLab Stacks Up
Simulating Success: How Altair SimLab Stacks Up
April 05, 2023

Altair SimLab fills a void in the market that sits between tools that are built-into CAD packages for simulation and hig...

The Importance of Preprocessing in Simulation
The Importance of Preprocessing in Simulation
March 28, 2023

Engineering simulation tools, specifically FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), are cri...

Unpacking the New Features of Altair HyperWorks' Redesigned Interface
Unpacking the New Features of Altair HyperWorks' Redesigned Interface
March 21, 2023

As you might have noticed, Altair HyperWorks has recently undergone an update, including significant changes to its grap...

Particles in Motion: The Many Uses of Altair EDEM
Particles in Motion: The Many Uses of Altair EDEM
March 09, 2023

DEM, or Discrete Element Method, is a numerical modeling technique used to simulate the behavior of particles or granula...

Solving and Visualizing Differential Equations in Altair Compose
Solving and Visualizing Differential Equations in Altair Compose
March 01, 2023

Although many software suites and engineering tools are capable of automatically applying numerical solutions to differe...

Investigating the Altair Electronic Simulation Tools
Investigating the Altair Electronic Simulation Tools
February 27, 2023

Altair Engineering has long been known as a leading software solutions provider for mechanical engineering, offering pro...

Optimizing a Design in Altair FEKO
Optimizing a Design in Altair FEKO
February 14, 2023

Optimizing a Design in Altair FEKO I’m sure many engineers are very familiar with the term “ideal” when it comes to desi...

Stay Cool: A Guide to Thermal Analysis Software with Altair
Stay Cool: A Guide to Thermal Analysis Software with Altair
February 09, 2023

Stay Cool: A Guide to Thermal Analysis Software with Altair With the increasing demand for high-performance, energy-effi...

Modeling & Simulating a Simple Wilkinson Power Divider in Altair FEKO
Modeling & Simulating a Simple Wilkinson Power Divider in Altair FEKO
February 02, 2023

Microstrip transmission lines are more cost effective to manufacture than traditional waveguide technology, but that doe...

Using PollEX for DFM and PCB Design Verification
Using PollEX for DFM and PCB Design Verification
January 30, 2023

As technology evolves, more and more products are being manufactured with printed circuit boards (PCB). One of the bigge...

5 Features of Altair Inspire Motion You Don't Know About
5 Features of Altair Inspire Motion You Don't Know About
January 27, 2023

Altair Inspire Motion, built inside the Altair Inspire interface, allows users to simulate the dynamic behavior of mecha...

Optimization of Steering Arm for Sprint Car
Optimization of Steering Arm for Sprint Car
January 20, 2023

Living in Knoxville, Iowa I find myself spending my Saturday nights during the Summer watching winged sprint cars at Kno...

Optimizing Gravity Casting with Altair Inspire Cast: A Guide
Optimizing Gravity Casting with Altair Inspire Cast: A Guide
January 13, 2023

Gravity casting is one of the most popular methods for producing complex shaped metal parts and simulating the process u...

Creating Lattice Structures with Altair Sulis
Creating Lattice Structures with Altair Sulis
January 10, 2023

Altair Sulis, formerly Gen3D, was acquired by Altair last year to bolster the Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) p...

Topology Optimization 101: Intro to Altair
Topology Optimization 101: Intro to Altair
January 04, 2023

By now, most users know that topology optimization is a powerful design method that involves finding the optimal layout ...

Using Altair Compose to get Free Food
Using Altair Compose to get Free Food
December 29, 2022

I am always looking for applications for the wide variety of Altair tools in my everyday life. One such application I fo...

Simulating Home Alone Traps with Altair SimSolid
Simulating Home Alone Traps with Altair SimSolid
December 22, 2022

As an 80s baby I grew up watching the holiday movie, Home Alone, almost every single Christmas season. I have continued ...

Answering Commonly Asked Altair HyperWorks Questions
Answering Commonly Asked Altair HyperWorks Questions
December 14, 2022

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

The Altair Toolbox: 10 Essential Tools
The Altair Toolbox: 10 Essential Tools
December 07, 2022

The Altair Engineering portfolio includes more than one hundred different software tools to solve thousands of engineeri...