TROY (WWJ) — The Altair Partner Alliance announced the expansion of its material database offering with new partner, Ithaca, N.Y.-based Matereality LLC.
With Matereality’s cloud-based software, Workgroup Material DatabasePro, it is possible to build an enterprise quality, fully functional and extensible material database to store all the material data for different projects and collaborate securely across the PLM landscape.
“Product innovation success relies on centralized data and knowledge resources. The ability to easily share centralized data allows for projects to be completed more efficiently,” said Hubert Lobo, president and CTO for Matereality. “We are pleased to offer a technology through the Altair Partner Alliance that removes limitations on the ability to use material data, eliminates typical risks associated with unmanaged material data, and helps accelerate the pace of product development.”
Workgroup Material DatabasePro creates a central core containing material data in full interactive detail that is always available to group members, whether collocated or dispersed. Within a workgroup, members are able to have complete access control to keep data private or share with those collaborating on a project. They are also able to perform advanced plotting accompanied by analytics to instantly compare and visualize data trends, as well as convert units, zoom, interrogate curves and export data in formats suited for diverse audiences.
“Matereality is a welcome addition to the Altair Partner Alliance and offers a convenient way for individuals, teams, or organizations to keep their material data organized and controlled,” said James Brancheau, CTO for Altair. “Altair has long been a customer of Matereality affiliate DatapointLabs, a supplier of testing services that can deliver specific material properties required for computer aided analysis codes, so it is exciting to begin this new chapter and witness the benefits both parties will experience in the future.”
Workgroup Material DatabasePro allows materials engineers, CAE experts and materials scientists to contribute their individual expertise to collaborate on a centralized material database for ongoing PLM projects and future use. Material parameters are easily generated for simple elastic, elastic-plastic, rate dependent, visco-elastic and hyperelastic material models for finite element analysis (FEA) and injection-molding simulation parameters. Material models can be quickly and accurately transformed from one CAE software format to another.
Available for the last 12 years, Altair’s innovative unit-based licensing system allows HyperWorks users customizable access to a growing portfolio of applications, optimizing their return on investment by making more than 28 in-house developed applications available by use of a single pool of recyclable HyperWorks units.
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 55 additional applications available at no incremental cost or long-term commitment.
HyperWorks users can download Workgroup Material DatebasePro at http://www.altairalliance.com/matereality.
More about Matereality at http://www.matereality.com.