Altair Launches Consumer-Focused Websites with the Service Release (SR1) of the HyperWorks 8.0 CAE Software Suite

    Service release introduces new technologies and breakthrough speed
    advancements in results visualization; websites enhance online support,
    visibility and access to Altair business information

    TROY, Mich., June 19 /CNW/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global
provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and
decision-making, today announced the SR1 service release of the Altair
HyperWorks 8.0 computer-aided engineering (CAE) technology suite. At the same
time, the company has launched its new family of websites to support Altair's
corporate ventures and its rapidly growing engineering software, product
innovation consulting and on-demand computing businesses. Altair will phase
the deployment of these new websites throughout its global operations over the
course of the next four weeks. For more information and to explore the new
sites, please visit
    HyperWorks provides a highly integrated suite of advanced engineering
simulation software tools that increase efficiency and reduce cycle time
needed to develop innovative, robust products. In addition to a rich set of
product family enhancements, the HyperWorks 8.0 SR1 release includes the
commercial release of HyperView and MotionView, as well as the addition of
RADIOSS to HyperWorks and the Altair patented HyperWorks Unit (HWU) licensing
system; 64-bit Linux support; and two new safety-performance related product
introductions: HyperCrash and HyperStudyDSS.

    HyperView(R) - High-Performance, Solver-Neutral Results Visualization
    HyperView 8.0 introduces Smart Memory Management, which significantly
improves animation speed and memory management to easily handle multimillion-
element models on both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

    MotionView(R) - The Leading Open-Systems Multi-Body Dynamics Modeling
    MotionView 8.0 delivers a new graphical user interface that improves
usability and workflow; a command line-driven database; and enhanced solver
support, including additional MDL entities and contact modeling, as well as
enhanced interfaces to ADAMS and ABAQUS.

    RADIOSS(R) - A Proven Transient, Dynamic Solver to Simulate Real-World
    Acquired by Altair in September 2006, RADIOSS is a finite-element solver
technology for explicit or implicit analysis. Over the past 20 years, RADIOSS
has become the nonlinear solver of choice for leading manufacturers,
government agencies and researchers. RADIOSS is now available under Altair's
HWU licensing system, further increasing the value proposition of HyperWorks.

    HyperCrash(TM) - A Highly-Tuned Modeling Environment for Crash and Safety
    HyperCrash is a tailored pre-processing technology specifically designed
to automate the creation of high-fidelity models for crash analysis and safety
evaluation. Developed in cooperation with the industry's leading
manufacturers, HyperCrash increases departmental efficiency and results
accuracy through process-driven workflows and automated model-checking and

    HyperStudyDSS(TM) - A Multi-Run Study Environment for Crash and Safety
    HyperStudyDSS is a powerful and efficient crash simulation study tool
with design of experiments (DOE) and optimization capabilities. With an
efficient and user-friendly graphical user interface, HyperStudy enables
engineers to quickly identify material parameters, validate simulations and
virtually evaluate designs for crash-test ratings. Leveraging best-in-class
post- processing, data mining and optimization methods, HyperStudyDSS helps
users to rapidly understand and improve vehicle crash performance.

    Current Altair customers can immediately download HyperWorks 8.0 SR1 and
the Release Notes -- with a complete list of new products, features and
functionality -- by visiting Altair's Client Center portal at Global software distribution will begin in July. For
more information on the HyperWorks 8.0 release and training schedules, and to
request product demonstrations, please visit

    About Altair
    Altair Engineering, Inc. strengthens client innovation and
decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and
visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with
more than 1,200 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South
America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product
design, advanced engineering software and grid computing technologies, Altair
consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of
industries. To learn more about Altair, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Diane Forbes of Altair Engineering, Inc., 
+1-248-614-2400, ext. 464, Web Site:

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