Desktop Applications Unit Draw

A summary of the Altair Units (AUs) drawn by application.

When querying the license server, the log will display 1000 times the number shown in the table for each feature name. Also note that feature names in the license have been cleaned up and will typically be the name listed below, prefixed with HW. For example, HyperMesh appears as HWHyperMesh, or Radioss as HWRadioss.
Application AUs License Feature(s) Description
ConnectMe None ConnectMe A tool to efficiently manage, launch, and update Altair Simulation and Altair Partner Alliance applications.

Does not draw units. License feature is required to receive product updates and notifications.

Material Data Center None MaterialDB


Cloud-based material database solution providing access to simulation-ready material data.

Only available for Managed Altair One licensing.

Templex None Templex General purpose text and numeric processor.

Does not draw units. License feature is required to run Templex.

HyperWorks Startup Dialog 1 HWLauncher In the Windows Start menu, individual client shortcuts are replaced by a single HyperWorks shortcut that prompts users to pick the client, profile, directory, or recent models and session.
Enterprise Data Manager 2 EDataManager Tools to organize, connect, and publish performance data throughout the enterprise.

The units always stack.

Personal Data Manager 2 PDataManager Collaboration tools used to explore and organize at the small group level.
Process Manager - Applications 4 ProcessManagerApp Comprehensive process automation framework for CAE load-case automation, process guidance, and process integration. This tool enables standardized, streamlined, and robust processes throughout an organization.
Compose Professional 5 Compose A multi-language environment designed to efficiently perform numerical computations, develop algorithms, and analyze and visualize various types of data.
HyperStudy Microsoft Excel Plugins 5 HyperStudy A multi-disciplinary design exploration study and optimization plugin for Microsoft Excel.
Bushing Model 6 AltairBushingModel License of Runtime DLL containing the "physics" of the bushing. Works with MotionSolve, Adams, Matlab, and Simpack.
FEKOWrapSAM 6 FEKOWrapSAM Feko/Wrap Spectrum Allocation Manager
HyperGraph 6 HyperGraph A powerful data analysis and plotting tool with interfaces to many popular file formats.
HyperGraph 3D 6 HyperGraph 3D Advanced 3D plotting and data analysis.
HyperGraphTrans 6 HyperGraphTrans HGTrans GUI translates solver result files to Altair Binary File (.abf) format.
HyperViewTrans 6 HyperViewTrans Advanced CAE results engine that enables extraction, translation, and compression of CAE results for HyperView.
MediaView 6 MediaView Plays and displays video files and static images. It is an integrated application within HyperWorks.
TableView 6 TableView Creates an Excel-like spreadsheet inside HyperWorks.
TextView 6 TextView Provides both powerful math and script processing and a text editor. It is an integrated application within HyperWorks.
Activate Professional 15 Activate Model based development solution to simulate and optimize multi-disciplinary systems.
Flux2D 15 Flux2D Predicts low-frequency electromagnetic phenomena and optimizes the performance of any electromechanical device in 2D.
FluxMotor 15 FluxMotor A flexible, open software tool dedicated to the pre-design of electric rotating machines.
SimLab with Flux2D Solver 15 SimLabFlux2DSolver License features and units required when running Flux2D solver via SimLab for one core. Multi-core usage follows the Solver In-App Licensing table.

(Interactive mode)

21 BatchMesher Batch tool for HyperMesh's highly efficient geometry clean-up and finite element meshing technologies.
EDEM GUI 21 EDEMGUI EDEM Graphical User Interface application for discrete element solution.


Feko (including WinProp, and newFASANT) Graphical User Interface application.

Feko is a leading electromagnetic simulation software for wireless connectivity, electromagnetic compatibility, and scattering/RCS.

Flux GUI 21 FluxGUI Flux Graphical User Interface application.

Flux predicts low-frequency electromagnetic phenomena and optimizes the performance of any electromechanical device in Flux 3D, Skew, PEEC GUI.

HyperCrash 21 HyperCrash A highly tuned pre-processing technology specifically designed to automate the creation of high-fidelity models for crash analysis and safety evaluation.
HyperMesh 21 HyperMesh A high-performance finite-element pre-processor that provides a highly interactive and visual environment to analyze product design performance.

OSSmooth launched from HyperMesh draws an additional 21 AUs that are stacked against HyperMesh unit draws (21 AUs), for a total of 42 AUs.

HyperView 21 HyperView A complete post-processing and visualization environment for finite-element analysis (FEA), multi-body system simulation, digital video and engineering data.
HyperWorks 6 HyperGraph

HyperGraph 3D




Next generation modeling, visualization, plotting, and data analysis environment.
21 HyperMesh



HyperWorks CFD 21 HyperMesh A dedicated, optimized CFD simulation environment is part of HyperWorks, offering a consistent interface for all the Altair CFD solvers.
HyperWorks NVH 21 HyperMesh Standard NVH
50 PSO_NVHD Full Vehicle NVH
SeamGUI High Frequency NVH
MotionView 21 MotionView A user-friendly and intuitive multibody systems modeling environment.
SimLab 21 SimLabPrePost A process oriented, feature-based finite element modeling software that allows you to quickly and accurately simulate engineering behavior of complex assemblies.
SimLab with External Solver Interface 21 SimLabExternalSolver Enables the External Solver Interfaces, including third party, in SimLab.
Virtual Wind Tunnel 21 VirtualWindTunnel A vertical application tailored for external aerodynamic studies.

The CFD analysis will draw units according to the ultraFluidX unit draw.

HyperStudy 25 HyperStudy A multi-disciplinary design exploration, study, and optimization software for engineers and designers.
HyperLife 30 HyperLife HyperLife durability and fatigue analysis.
romAI 30 romAI A library for the generation of dynamical ROMs (Reduced Order Models). The ROM can be created in Compose or Activate using a builder app and the romAI can then be used in Activate.
SimLab with Solvers 30 SimLabAcusolveSolver, SimLabElectroFloSolver, SimLabFluxSolver, SimLabMfgSolver, SimLabOptistructSolver, SimLabRadiossSolver License features and units required when running specified solvers via SimLab for one core. Multi-core usage follows the Solver In-App Licensing table.
SimLab with nanoFluidX Solver Table SimLabnanoFluidXSolver License feature required when running nanoFluidX solver via SimLab. The unit draw depends on the use of GPU number(s). Reference the unit draw table of Licensing of GPU-based CFD Solvers.
MultiScale Designer None Multiscale Designer macro solver plugin for OptiStruct or Radioss.
6 MDSPlugin MultiScale Designer macro solver plugin for LS-DYNA and Abaqus.
35 MDSPro An efficient tool for development and simulation of multiscale material models of continuous, woven, and/or chopped fiber composites, honeycomb cores, reinforced concrete, soil, bones, and various other heterogeneous materials.
SimSolid 30 SimSolid, SimSolidBasic A structural analysis software for fast design iteration. It eliminates geometry simplification and meshing, enabling the analysis of fully featured CAD assemblies without meshing. Levels at first instance, stacks at second plus.
50 SimSolidAdvanced For fatigue, incremental non-linear, and batch mode.
SimLab Automation 40 SimLabAutomation An add-on module in SimLab which helps to capture a process and rerun for same or similar models, including DOE studies.
Squeak and Rattle Director 40 SNR Squeak and Rattle Director is provided in HyperMesh applications and requires the license feature “SNR” to invoke this application. Squeak and Rattle Director connects to the Material SNR database, which calls the license feature MatDB_SnR.
C123 50 Altair_C123 Process driven suite of tools targeting automotive BIW structural concept optimization.
e-Motor Director 50 PSOeMotorD Address and optimize e-Motors against different requirements.
Seam 50 SeamGUI, SeamSolver Statistical Energy Analysis solution for high frequency vibrations.
Multi-Disciplinary Optimization Director 60 PSO_MDO Provides a highly automated, model centric user interface that significantly reduces setup complexity and setup time for MDO problems, without requiring perfect alignment across the attribute models. Unit draw is 60 when Altair solvers are used.
150 PSO_MDO_ExSlv Provides a highly automated, model centric user interface that significantly reduces setup complexity and setup time for MDO problems, without requiring perfect alignment across the attribute models. Unit draw is 150 when non-Altair solvers are used.

HyperWorks and HyperMesh allow access to several applications. The number of Altair Units (AUs) drawn by each application varies. The Altair License Manager remembers the highest watermark for an instance of HyperWorks. For example, if HyperGraph or HyperWorks HG is launched, first (6 AUs) are drawn, and if a HyperView window is added to the same session, the number of AUs increases from 6 to 21. Switching back to the HyperGraph window (with or without closing the HyperView window) keeps total unit count at 21 AUs.