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Altair Engineering's HyperWorks is a computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation software platform that allows businesses to create superior, market-leading products efficiently and cost effectively. HyperWorks accomplishes this in two significant ways: a flexible software licensing model and simulation-driven design technologies.

What is Hypermesh?

Hypermesh is a pre- and post-processing system that enables engineers to create and manipulate finite-element models.

Where is Hypermesh?

Hypermesh is available on all platforms on the engineering network.

Preparing Your Account to Use Hypermesh on UNIX or LINUX

To run Hypermesh from the DECS compute servers, you will need to set your environment by typing: 

source $SOFT/altair

Or add the following lines to your .cshrc:

if (-e $SOFT/altair) then
      source $SOFT/altair

To allow these changes to take effect, type:

source .cshrc

Starting Hypermesh

To start Hypermesh type:


Running Options

HyperMesh : hm [ -x| -gl] [-sball]
-xgl Run SUN specific xgl graphics
-x Run the X version of HyperMesh (2-D grapghics only)
-sball Run HyperMesh and activate the Spaceball daemon
-ogl Run the OpenGL version. This is default.
MovieView :
HyperGraph :
OptiStruct :
HyperOpt :
type mview
type hg
type optistruct file
type hyperopt modelname

Additional Help with HyperMesh, HyperWorks and Other Options

For additional help, start Hypermesh and select the Help Menu. This menu has tutorials for all HyperMesh features.