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CFD Simulation and Design Technology AcuNexus Brings Abstract Modeling to the Altair Partner Alliance
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CEO and President, NovusNexus
NovusNexus joins the program as its 37th partner
TROY, Mich. – February 12, 2014 –
Altair Partner Alliance
(APA) today announced the availability of
through the program. AcuNexus, developed by
, is computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software designed to support simulation-based design (SBD) and is based on the company’s unique abstract modeling technology.
AcuNexus uses geometry-independent abstract models, which are reusable because they are unconstrained by a CFD models actual geometry. Engineers utilize AcuNexus for CFD analysis in a number of industries, from automotive, aerospace and defense to consumer goods, energy and biomedical.
“NovusNexus is looking forward to the possibilities that this next step in the relationship with Altair brings,” said Bruce Webster, President and CEO at NovusNexus. “Since existing integration with AcuSolve has already been created, joining the Altair Partner Alliance is a natural evolution in our partnership. It allows for an even more seamless solution by providing access to AcuNexus by HyperWorks users through the APA. We are excited to see what the future holds now that there are even more opportunities to explore and foster possible functionalities and innovative integrations between the two CFD software tools.”
“AcuNexus is a powerful preprocessor for AcuSolve, complementing our in-house preprocessors, AcuConsole and HyperMesh,” said Farzin Shakib, the Vice President of CFD Technology at Altair. “It distinguishes itself by providing a unique abstract modeling technology, which seamlessly and visually automates CAD to input file generation.”
Three unique capabilities help AcuNexus to significantly accelerate product innovation and reduce the amount of time wasted by CFD analysts on tedious administrative tasks. First, the software is geometry independent, allowing customers to reuse abstract models to define and capture simulation parameters. Second, it is capable of processing CAD models directly to avoid geometry conversion and simultaneously minimizes cleanup efforts. Third, the ability to generate mesh automatically provides consistent quality, independent of user skills.
AcuNexus supports CAD geometry models from Pro/E, Creo, SolidWorks and Discrete for CFD analysis, with AcuSolve as its CFD solver. This makes AcuNexus extremely flexible for users. Meanwhile, all of these modules have been embedded with the abstract modeling technology to automate CFD processes, which assures consistency in results by reducing the potential for human error regardless of which functionality is being used. While it is recommended that CFD specialists test the same models that they create, abstract models do not require any CFD competence. This means that it is possible for all engineers throughout an organization to initiate CFD simulations, allowing results to be available at any time.
Available for the last 13 years, Altair’s innovative unit-based licensing system allows
users customizable access to a growing portfolio of applications, optimizing their return on investment (ROI) by making more than 20 in-house developed applications available by use of a single pool of recyclable HyperWorks units (HWUs).
After experiencing this original licensing model’s success, Altair has offered the opportunity for third-party companies to run their own applications under this unit-based system, a collaboration now known as the Altair Partner Alliance. The overall flexibility of these HWUs empowers users via access to the largest, most complete suite of CAE applications available. The ROI increases for users each time a new application is added to the offering, since any of the partner programs can be accessed using the same leased HWUs they are already using to run HyperWorks. This makes more than 60 additional applications available at no incremental cost or long-term commitment.
The introductory webinar for AcuNexus is taking place on February 26 at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm EST. HyperWorks users can learn more about NovusNexus and download AcuNexus at
About NovusNexus, Inc.
Novus Nexus™ is the pioneer in developing CFD preprocessor-AcuNexus/FluidNexus based on abstract modeling technology. The software products and services from Novus Nexus™, Inc. enable its customers to efficiently perform CFD analysis as an integral part of the product development process. Novus Nexus has direct offices in United States and India.
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 40 offices throughout 20 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit
About the Altair Partner Alliance
Altair’s HyperWorks platform applies a revolutionary subscription-based licensing model in which customers use floating licenses to access a broad suite of Altair-developed, as well as third-party software applications on demand. The Altair Partner Alliance effectively extends the HyperWorks Platform from more than 20 internally developed solutions to upwards of 50 applications with the addition of new partner applications. Customers can invoke these third-party applications at no incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks licenses. Customers benefit from unmatched flexibility and access, resulting in maximum software utilization, productivity and ROI. For more information about the Altair Partner Alliance, visit
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