QUANTECH ATZ’s Click2Cast allows simple and quick casting simulation and is available by download to all eligible HyperWorks users through the Altair Partner Alliance.  Click2Cast offers casting process simulation within an innovative, user-friendly interface. The software requires no special training and does not require the user to have an extensive technical background.

Click2Cast extends the casting solution offering of the Partner Alliance program. In addition to its ease of use, Click2Cast provides an intuitive user experience. The user is able to perform a straightforward and quick mold-filling and solidification simulation to enhance and optimize manufactured components through five simple steps: open the file in stereolithography (STL) format; define the in-gate and mesh; set up the process parameters; run the calculation; and analyze the results.

All the while it helps foundry engineers and other users avoid typical casting defects, such as air entrapment, porosity and cold shots, among others. Click2Cast uses a revolutionary mesh generator to allow the user the ability to import STL files and quickly prepare the model for simulation, avoiding the usual setbacks of geometry repair.

Available for the last 12 years, Altair’s innovative unit-based licensing system allows HyperWorks users customizable access to a portfolio of applications while optimizing their return on investment (ROI). Every license is composed of a pool of recyclable HyperWorks units (HWUs), which can be used to access any application within the HyperWorks family.

After witnessing 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 known as the Altair Partner Alliance. The overall flexibility of these HWUs empowers users and allows them access to the largest and most complete suite of CAE applications available, making the benefits to participating HyperWorks customers infinite. 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 50 additional applications available at no incremental cost or long-termcommitment.

HyperWorks users can download Click2Cast at www.altairalliance.com/quantech.

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