Altair Introduces Open Source and Free Basic Editions for Model-Based Development Offerings
- Building upon its strong reputation of providing open-architecture simulation solutions by open-sourcing its computational programming language, OML. Interested users and contributors can download the source code from the OpenMatrix website.
- Introducing Basic Editions of its MBD suite of software products – Altair Compose™, Altair Activate™, and Altair Embed™ – available to everybody at no cost, with free training videos available online via Altair’s open Learning Center. There are no license fees, nor any subscription or maintenance fees.
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“From the beginning, Altair’s MBD solutions have involved open standards like Python scripting, Modelica® modeling, and Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI),” said
“Model-Based Development is a key enabler for the most innovative product development organizations. Altair’s bold move to lower the barrier-of-entry to usage and broaden the community has the potential to significantly disrupt the systems modeling and simulation market,” noted
These highly capable Basic Editions have no limitations with respect to model size and are available to everybody – including students, course instructors, researchers, hobbyists, makers, and engineers in industry. For example, the Basic Edition of Altair Compose enables access to the entire open matrix language, including bridges to Python, using the easy-to-use Compose Integrated Development Environment (IDE). More advanced features and professional support are available via Professional Editions, which extend the Basic Edition capabilities by enabling access to the valuable Altair HyperWorks™ CAE Readers – making it easier to post-process, visualize, and perform mathematical operations on data from CAE or physical tests.
To learn more about the open matrix language visit the OpenMatrix website. To download free Basic Editions, visit https://www.altair.com/mbd2019/.
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