Altair HyperWorks customers can access OntoNet through the HWPA, a suite of third-party applications that can be accessed with the same units used to invoke HyperWorks software. The flexibility of these HyperWorks Units empowers users to deploy the largest and most complete suite of computer-aided engineering (CAE) applications available at no incremental cost or long-term commitment.
"If CAE is to cope with the inevitable increase of product complexity, then complexity must enter the CAE loop. High complexity is a prelude to inefficiency and vulnerability; therefore it becomes necessary to use a measure of product complexity as a design attribute", stated Dr. Jacek Marczyk, founder and CTO of Ontonix. Dr. Marczyk has nearly three decades of experience in CAE, has actively pioneered innovative methodologies for uncertainty and complexity management, and has published seven books on stochastic, non-linear mechanics and complexity management. "Technology developed by Ontonix allows engineers to conceive new solutions and designs while effectively quantifying and managing the risks associated with overly complex systems."
OntoNet is a desktop tool that allows engineers to measure the complexity and robustness of components or systems. It processes the results of Monte Carlo Simulations, DOE, optimization or sensitivity analyses to compute the values of system complexity and robustness, enabling engineers to exploit their expansive amounts of existing data to the fullest extent and achieve simpler, more robust designs. It works in conjunction with MAPVIEW and produces a report, containing the Complexity Profile of a system and the corresponding System Map.
"Altair strives to simplify access to a broad suite of CAE technology with its HyperWorks licensing system; and it was Ontonix' holistic approach to attacking a fundamental concern of product designers that attracted us to this partnership", stated Antoine Poussier, vice president of global partner programmes at Altair. "Our companies share a common goal to help optimize our customer's designs and overall business processes in order to achieve better, faster, and more cost-effective solutions."
The HWPA strives to provide the most comprehensive offering of software applications across multiple relevant domains related to CAE. The addition of OntoNet further enhances the flexibility of the HyperWorks Units and the overall value of the Altair HyperWorks offering.