Altair Adds Sculptor from Optimal Solutions Software to the HyperWorks Enabled Community
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Altair today announced the addition of Sculptor from Optimal Solutions Software to its HyperWorks Enabled Community. HyperWorks customers can now download the latest version of Sculptor, along with 24 other available third-party software applications, at no incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks software license system at www.hyperworkscommunity.com. This brings the total number of applications available under the HyperWorks platform to 52.
“Participation in the HyperWorks Enabled Partner Program is an exciting opportunity to make Sculptor easily available to existing HyperWorks customers worldwide,” said Phil Belnap, President of Optimal Solutions Software. “The concept behind the HyperWorks Enabled Partner Program fits very nicely with the philosophy of Optimal Solutions. We expect our participation to not only prove beneficial to potential CFD users but also complement our overarching global growth strategy.”
Sculptor improves design performance through shape optimization and empowers CFD engineers and designers to quickly determine optimal designs using Optimal Solutions‘ proprietary Arbitrary Shape Deformation technology without having to remesh after each iteration. Set up in batch mode with commercially available CFD solvers and optimizers, Sculptor can find those shape changes that will increase performance based upon the criteria set up by the user. The new shapes can be then taken back to the native CAD format using the Back2CAD module.
To date, about 150 companies worldwide have joined the HyperWorks Enabled Community, maximizing their current investment in HyperWorks licenses by giving their engineers and designers access to a growing pool of leading technology solutions.
HyperWorks is a suite of enterprise analytic applications that includes statistical, database, visualization and simulation software to help companies make better business decisions. Its patented HyperWorks Units licensing technology allows users to transparently share software licenses globally across a broad suite of applications.
“The addition of Sculptor to the HyperWorks Enabled Community demonstrates our continued commitment to providing best of breed technologies to our HyperWorks users. Sculptor extends our growing portfolio of CFD solutions and is complementary to our existing offerings,” said Michael Humphrey, Altair vice president of partner programs. “Our worldwide customers are welcoming the HWEC, recognizing this program provides increased flexibility to shorten their product development process while saving them money.”