Altair Acquires Simsolid

The acquisition will bring greater accuracy to design and structural simulations.


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Altair has acquired Simsolid, the developer of simulation tools that work on full-fidelity CAD assemblies to provide fast, accurate and robust structural simulation without requiring geometry simplification, cleanup or meshing.

The Simsolid computational engine is a commercial implementation of unpublished mathematics based on extensions to the theory of external approximations. Simsolid controls solution accuracy using multi-pass adaptive analysis, making it fast and memory efficient, the company says. Large and complex assemblies can be solved rapidly even on laptop computers.

“We are very serious about solution accuracy,” says Dr. Uwe Schramm, Altair’s chief technical officer. “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.”