What We're Hearing
Over the last few years, we have heard a lot of feedback about technology stacks in the CAE industry. One of the most common comments from users is their existing tools are getting more expensive and less flexible at the same time. Because of this, Altair has made a few adjustments to fit the needs of their customers.
Why Users Switch to Altair
The Altair solver portfolio allows users to take advantage of industry-leading solver technology for both implicit and explicit analysis. Compare Altair's solvers with others on the market and you will see that Altair boasts comparable solvers to the most well-known on the market, plus include more specialized solvers that are unmatched.
Access to Other Tools
Altair's unique licensing model allows users to enjoy simulation solutions from the entire portfolio with no additional cost. For example: those using Radioss and OptiStruct for their solvers, have access to the best-in-class preprocessing tool HyperMesh as well. Engineering teams can also share Altair licensing units for added flexibility.
- Sharable license model in both a hosted, or on-premise installation with no WAN upcharge
Cost of Ownership
Because of the licensing model, many users are able to reduce their cost of ownership in more areas than just their solver technology. Instead of purchasing individual software applications, customers purchase Altair Units, enabling access to the entire Altair Product Portfolio.
In addition to the above features, users are telling us there are countless other benefits including:
- Best-in-Class Design of Experiments (DoE) tool with HyperStudy
- Dedicated support resource through TrueInsight
- The ability to manage their licensing through a hosted portal on Altair One
- Access to a meshless simulation tool for their design level simulations using SimSolid