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HyperMesh New Features

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HyperMesh includes various enhancements to strengthen core competencies, adds domain specific tools, and automates CAE processes. This version provides a new approach to modular model build which facilitates the common model build workflow and enables work package distribution for concurrent modeling. There are major improvements in the automation and repeatability of meshing tasks with new mesh controls. Other improvements include performance, usability, such as undo redo, and several tools designed to manage and generate models more efficiently.

Model Build & Assembly

  • The new Part Browser is an environment dedicated to modular model build, and in turn supports common model build and work package distribution for concurrent model generation. Being able to read data directly from PDM is essential and as a result, the PDM part structure can be populated and maintained within HyperMesh. The resulting model and part hierarchy can also be exported from HyperMesh so that it can be read back into PDM, HyperMesh supports the entire round trip process.

  • The Part Browser has full representation management; you can have several different meshes for each part and depending on the simulation, configurations can be selected to work on a subset of those representations for the purpose of model build.

  • The BatchMesher is fully integrated directly within the part browser enabling optimal mesh generation for all parts and their subsequent representations.


Support of concurrent model generation and work package distribution


  • A history mechanism has been introduced in HyperMesh, it provides an undo and redo capability for up to one hundred operations.

  • Performance has been significantly improved; the graphics performance has been improved up to 15 times. Finite Element mesh is only displayed when zooming into detailed areas of the project which makes for a much improved user experience.

  • New face and edge selections have drastically reduced the number of operations required to create certain entities. For example, creating pressures on 3D elements or contact surfaces is reduced to a couple of steps.

  • The cross-referencing tool has been improved to promote easier viewing of referenced and cross-referenced entities. It also enables multiple instantiation for improved model interrogation.

  • Delete unused and empty are two new capabilities to clean up your model. Both provide a list of all entities which can be selected for deletion.


Major improvements in graphics appearance and performance


  • ID management has been extended to support OptiStruct, RADIOSS, Abaqus, and PAM-CRASH in addition to Ls-Dyna. The ID management tool has been updated to operate even if no includes are present. A new reserve capability has been added which can block out a predefined range of ID’s.

  • Both Box Trim and Part Replacement capabilities have been improved and now support the following solver interfaces: OptiStruct, RADIOSS (Block), Nastran, and Abaqus in addition to Ls-Dyna.


Full ID management on include level and down to individual element ids


  • Mesh controls promotes a completely new approach to basic and advanced meshing operations covering surface, batchmeshing, adaptive and volume mesh generation. It allows for detailed control of feature based meshing at the local and global level to ensure repeatability and automation of the meshing process. The mesh control settings are saved in the database, they can also be written to a template file so that the settings could be distributed, or, reused a later time.

  • Continued improvements in BatchMeshing show improved mesh quality and mesh flow as a result of better feature adherence.

  • Pattern refinement meshing is available; it allows a user defined location to host the refined uniform mesh and allows the user to define the area for mesh transition.

  • NVH

    • Acoustic cavity meshing has been improved so to supports variable mesh size. The feature capture is improved and a target element size based on frequency and number of elements can be defined.

    • Display mesh coarsening has been improved for the handling of solid parts.

  • CFD: New proximity checks for boundary layer generation, improved mesh performance, new growth rate algorithms, automated hole and gap filling are some of the new capabilities added.


Accoustic cavity meshing for NVH applications

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