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Altair has unveiled Altair SimLab sT, a turn-key solution for the mid-market, to more than 170 channel partners attending the company’s annual Global Partner Summit in Dubai. Altair SimLab sT enables a broad community of designers and engineers to leverage multiphysics simulation to confidently explore design proposals, drive innovation and accelerate product development. 

Altair SimLab sT multiphysics simulation CAD systems

Designed to support manufacturers burdened with increasing complexity amid shrinking development cycles, SimLab sT automates every step of the simulation process through shareable workflows with live bi-directional connections to popular CAD systems.

“Altair SimLab sT is different from anything out there because it allows designers, engineers and simulation experts to make informed, reliable, design decisions faster,” says James Dagg, Altair chief technology officer. “Through the intelligent automation of low-value, labour-intensive tasks requiring skilled expertise, this technology frees the engineering mind to solve the toughest problems – levelling the playing field for the SME community to compete at the highest levels.”

With the introduction of SimLab sT, Altair builds on its core SimLab technology and leadership in automated solid modelling, boasting an entirely new user experience. The solution features the addition of deeply embedded physics solvers, revolutionary business models, and more:

New user experience opens new markets: The new user experience further accelerates simulation cycle time and expands the addressable markets for high-end multiphysics analysis. This includes SME manufacturers and design engineers responsible for developing product families sharing common and variant components.

Live, bi-directional syncing with popular CAD systems: Always stay in sync with the latest design level to evaluate performance and explore proposals with live connections to parametric CAD systems including CATIA, Pro/E, Siemens NX and SolidWorks.

Embedded physics solvers enable CAD-to-simulation in minutes: The introduction of embedded physics solvers for statics, dynamics, heat transfer, fluid flow and electromagnetics provides a turn-key solution to accelerate multiphysics analyses, coupled simulations, and design of experiment (DOE) studies from days and weeks to minutes and hours.

Freedom to choose the best licensing model for maximum value: SimLab sT is immediately available through Altair’s solidThinking and HyperWorks suite offerings. With distinct advantages and price points, customers now have the ability to select the licensing model that enables the right set of simulation capabilities at the best value to their organisation.

The solidThinking Unit’s (sTU’s) licensing option provides enterprise access to SimLab sT and all of the products available through the solidThinking suite offering. Sold through Altair’s valued channel network, the more attractive SimLab sT price point provides a compelling offering for SME manufacturers and organisations starting or upgrading existing simulation capabilities.

The HyperWorks Unit’s (HWU’s) licensing option, on the other hand, provides enterprise access to SimLab sT as well as the ability to access all available Altair products through the HyperWorks and solidThinking suite offerings. This licensing option also includes the broadest set of direct CAE readers to run 3rd-party solvers with Simlab and access to more than 150 Altair Partner Alliance applications.

Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimisation throughout product lifecycles. “Our broad portfolio of simulation technology and patented units-based software licensing model enable simulation-driven innovation for our customers,” adds Dagg. With more than 2 000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates 82 offices throughout 25 countries, serving more than 5 000 customers across broad industry segments.

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