Altair HWDesktop 2017.2.1

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Altair HWDesktop 2017.2.1

Altair HWDesktop 2017.2.1 | 3.8 Gb

Altair has released an update to HyperWorks Desktop 2017.2. This hotfix contains enhancements and bug fixes for HyperMesh, HyperView, HyperGraph, HyperCrash, MotionView, NVH Director and HyperWorks Verification and Validation Harness (HVVH).


New Features and Enhancements Engineering Solutions: Aero Profile

- Stuck node connection
Stuck Node connection is a special RBE3 connection that can be created between a floating node and shell elements.
- CFAST converter
CFAST Converter will allow user to convert an existing CFAST connection type to a CBAR + RBE3 connection.
- Window pressure
This tool converts window pressure to equivalent nodal forces on an opening. A new load case is created in a local system and the nodal forces are applied to the nodes that are enclosing the opening.
- Quick set creation
Quick set creates set of selected elements and then mask them from the display. User can also append elements to an existing set and can also create nodal set from selected elements as an option.
- Split 1D elements with property updates
This tool allow user to split an existing BEAM/BAR/ROD element at a specified location and update its property. New property will have the same ID as the new element. The tool will also handle tapered elements with only two sections.
- Quick coordinate creation
This tool creates new system using two methods:
o BAR method: In this method, x-axis is along the start to end node of a BAR element while z-axis represents the system direction.
o 2D elements: In this method, user selects an origin and x direction node to determine the x-axis. Z-axis will be the element normal.
- Easy graphical review of RBE/MPC
This tool provides quick and easy graphical review of dependent and independent nodes, degrees of freedom and weight at nodes of MPC or RBE elements.
- Replace orientation node by orientation vector for Beam elements
This tool replaces orientation method for selected beam elements. User can change the orientation definition defined by a node to a vector.
- List 1D element from orientation nodes (Aero tools/Check)
This tool lists all the 1D elements which use the selected nodes to define orientation.
- CFAST fastener creation from lines and points
Aerospace Fastener tool method have been extended to support CFAST, CBAR and RBE3-CBUSH-RBE3 element types.
- Fastener setup from csv file definitions (location file)
Aerospace faster setup tool now can get the fastener location from CSV file in addition to lines/points from CAD system. For fastener locations defined in a local co-ordinate system, the CID (System ID) of the system can be entered as additional column along with co-ordinate columns in the .csv file. The local co-ordinate system needs to be specified in the model. If none is found, the global system is considered for location co-ordinates.
- Set Boolean operation
This tool creates element or node set from two entity lists by performing boolean operation.
- Solid element orientation review
Aerospace orientation review tool is now enhanced to support solid element’s material orientation. The support is extended for standards solids, continuum solids and Layered solids (solid composite). Only for continuum solids, system will be projected to a plane. Rest of the solid types use the system as is without projections.
- Syncing capabilities of sets created in HyperMesh or HyperView
User can add sets to HyperView session from HyperMesh and vice versa on the fly.
- MCSID review for Nastran profile
In orientation review tool, users can now review and display system based on material Coordinate system ID (MCSID) in addition to elemental system.
- Updates in Field mapping using Force Balancing option
An option has been provided to create moment loads during force balancing. By default, this option is inactive and hence moments will be not created. This option is applicable for nodes belonging to shell elements only and will not work for solid elements.
- New option to map Pressures to create equivalent force
In this release, “Pressureforce balancing” has been introduced as a new interpolation option for mapping pressure loads to a surface.
This option is available for current model or result files as a source. The feature is useful when user is mapping pressure loads or distributed load from a source surface to a target surface with different in size and shape meshes. This option when in use, creates an internal model of source elements and selected target nodes. An OptiStruct run will solve the model and gets the balanced forces at target nodes.
- Non uniform pressure realization:
Pressure load can now be realized to non-uniform pressure. “Nodal pressure” has been added as a new option in the field type selection. With this option, pressure load card (PLOAD4) can get different pressure values at each corner node of an element. This is available only for OptiStruct and NASTRAN Solver Interfaces.

For the full list of new and improved features, please refer to the release notes located in the folder of your Altair HWDesktop 2017.2.1.

Altair HWDesktop 2017.2.1

About Altair HyperWorks. Altair HyperWorks is the most comprehensive, open architecture CAE simulation platform in the industry, offering the best technologies to design and optimize high performance, weight efficient and innovative products. HyperWorks includes best-in-class modeling, linear and nonlinear analyses, structural and system-level optimization, fluid and multi-body dynamics simulation, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), multiphysics analysis, model-based development, and data management solutions

About Altair HyperWorks Desktop. Among various CAE tools, HyperWorks Desktop is on the top of the list. It is used to create complex meshes with advance decision making and design exploration capabilities. It provides a very friendly environment with all the basic tools for simulation and many options at one click. You can perform many advanced operations like structure analysis, mesh handling, physics management, and structural optimization. As it focusses on decision-making so it uses the complex analysis with advanced engineering information to provide a perfect environment.

About Altair. Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 offices throughout 22 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments.

Product: Altair HyperWorks Desktop
Version: 2017.2.1
Supported Architectures: x64
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Language: english
System Requirements: PC
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7even or newer
Size: 3.8 Gb
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Altair HWDesktop 2017.2.1