Altair® HyperView Player TM
Altair HyperView Player Overview
Altair® HyperView PlayerTM enables you to visualize 3D CAE models and results generated from HyperWorks. To greatly increase usability, HyperView Player includes a web browser viewer, and a standalone executable for both PC and UNIX. It provides a collaborative solution for enterprise-wide product data visualization throughout your design process.
Player enables CAE engineers to communicate analytical results effectively with
engineers of multiple disciplines, and improve product design during the development
process. Using product data in Altair proprietary compact file format, H3D, HyperView
Player makes it easy to share product information among analysts, testing
engineers, toolmakers, product design engineers, and product managers.
Player also allows professionals in sales, marketing, finance, publications, and
engineering to create information-rich 3D multimedia presentations, proposals, project reports, and web pages. The PC
version of HyperView Player is available as a free download on Altair's web site at http://www.altair.com. Both PC and UNIX versions are also available
on the HyperWorks CD.
Benefits of HyperView Player
Adds value for HyperWorks users
You can create H3D files directly from HyperWorks applications such as Altair® HyperMesh®, Altair® HyperView®, Altair® MotionView® ,and Altair® OptiStruct®. These highly compacted data files allow you to distribute engineering information effectively through the Internet.
Develop winning products by involving CAE simulation at an earlier stage
Early input from CAE simulation results reduces the cost for prototyping and testing. With its easy-to-use interface, HyperView Player does not require special training. After installing HyperView Player, design engineers or product managers, who are not familiar with full-scale pre- and post-processors, can quickly visualize 3D product data, and make more informed decisions regarding product development.
Reduce time-to-market by communicating effectively within distributed product teams
3D product data in proposals and presentations enables product information to
be distributed throughout an enterprise network. HyperView Player allows your partners or customers
who do not have HyperMesh, HyperView, or other pre- and
post-processors to visualize CAE results from remote sites. This collaborative
effort leads to more effective communication between all session participants,
and saves travel and meeting time costs.
HyperView Player Features
HyperView Player allows you to play the animation forward, backward, and at various speeds. A slider bar enables you to control the model in a given time step.
Player provides intuitive control functions that allow you to change model views.
The functions include Circle zoom, Translate, Pick
center, Arc ball, Tumble,
and Vertical zoom. A default option in the View selection menu
restores the default view set by the author.
Web browser viewer and standalone program
Player web browser viewer uses Microsoft ActiveX controls for PC, and Netscape
Plug-in technology for UNIX. You can
embed the viewer in an HTML document for presentation or engineering reports. Simulation
results can be sent by e-mail, or placed on the data server for others to open
and review. Using the web browser on PC, you can display H3D data in either
instant 3D viewing, or 2D preview image that is stored in the
h3d file for quick data loading through the Internet. On UNIX, only 2D image viewing is available. By clicking on the
2D image, you can invoke the
standalone program for detailed study on an enlarged model.
detailed release information, refer to the HyperView Player 6.0 Release Notes in the on-line
help by clicking the Altair Logo on the HyperView Player menu.
Supported browsers and platforms
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x and later versions
Windows 98, 2000, XP and NT
Netscape Communicator 4.7x (version 6.x and 7.x are not supported at this time)
IRIX 6.5.11, 6.5.13, HP-UX 11.0, SOLARIS 2.7, 2.8, IBM 4.3.3, 5.1
For questions regarding HyperView Player, contact technical support via email or phone.
Phone: 1-248-614-2400 (U.S.A.)