On Oct. 17 Altair (Troy, Michigan) announced its acquisition of SIMSOLID corporation, which is a simulation software company which works on the underlying concept of running structural simulations on full-fidelity CAD assemblies without the need for geometry simplification, cleanup or meshing. The technology uses novel and unpublished mathematics based on extensions to the theory of external approximations, which is largely contributed by its cofounder Dr Victor Apanovitch, a former professor at Belarus Polytechnic University. It is reportedly capable of solving large and complex assemblies rapidly, even on laptop computers. The software resolves the complexities involved in the FEA (Finite Element Analysis) platform for design engineers.
James Scapa, Altair’s Founder, Chairman, and CEO, said, “We believe SIMSOLID is a revolutionary technological breakthrough which will have a profound impact for product design. It’s incredibly fast, accurate and robust and we believe a game changer for our industry.”
Dr Uwe Schramm, Altair’s Chief Technical Officer, further explained, “We are very serious about solution accuracy. Others have tried to accelerate the interface between CAD and simulation by degrading the mathematical robustness. It is our feeling that by rapidly moving forward with the methods in SIMSOLID and expanding them across applications we can have a real effect on how design gets done while maintaining our high standards for computational excellence.”
Altair leads in providing simulation-driven engineering software which provides faster and cost-effective solutions across various disciplines including structures, motion, fluids, thermal management, electromagnetics, system modeling and embedded systems, and also provides data analytics and true-to-life visualization and rendering.
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News Source: Altair