HyperWorks 2017 Student Edition – Limitations


  • The HyperWorks 2017 Student Edition may NOT be used for commercial purpose
  • The Student Edition is based on the integrated HyperWorks Desktop Framework

Model size limitations

  • Structural models (RADIOSS; OptiStruct): 100,000 nodes
  • CFD models (AcuSolve): 500,000 nodes
  • Multi Body models (MotionSolve): 200 bodies

Supported CAD formats

  • Import: IGES, SolidWorks and STEP
  • Export: IGES, STEP

Supported FEM formats

  • Import / export: RADIOSS, OptiStruct, and AcuSolve
  • Solvers can not be started from a command line (only from within the respective panel in the Graphical User Interface)


Post-Processing (HyperView)

  • Reads h3d files only with maximum allowable model size of 100.000 nodes
  • Only 1 page with up to 16 windows may be created


  • The Student Edition can only be requested through the Altair Online Store (no DVD medium is available)
  • Platforms: Windows 7/8.1 (x86_64)/10
  • HyperWorks license is valid for 12 months
  • Model Files for Student Edition users – accompaniment to the tutorials in help
  • The Student Edition is not available for banned countries: CUBA, SYRIA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA and SUDAN.