Altair HyperWorks

HyperWorks is a high-performance, comprehensive toolbox of CAE software for engineering design and simulation.

Availability & Restrictions

HyperWorks is available to all OSC users without restriction.

The following version of Altair Hyperworks can be found for the following environments:

Version Glenn Oakley Statewide
10.0 X   X
11.0   X X


Note:  In order to use the statewide license for Altair Hyperworks, you must have version 10.1 or 11.0 installed.  Versions 12.0 and up are not supported.



To use HyperWorks on the Glenn cluster, first ensure that X11 forwarding is enabled, as the HyperWorks workbench is a graphical application. Then, load the hyperworks module:

module load hyperworks

For information on downloading and installing a local copy through the state-wide license, follow the steps below. NOTE: To run Altair HyperWorks, your computer must have access to the internet. The software contacts the license server at OSC to check out a license when it starts and periodically during execution. The amount of data transferred is small, so network connections over modems are acceptable.

  1. Go to 

  2. Click on "Login" in the upper right hand corner of the page. 

  3. If you have already registered with the Altair web site, enter the e-mail address that you registered with and your password and skip to step #5.

  4. If you have not registered yet, click the link that says "Click here to register now". You will be prompted for some contact information and an e-mail address which will be your unique identifier.

    • IMPORTANT: The e-mail address you give must be from your academic institution. Under the statewide license agreement, registration from Ohio universities is allowed on the Altair web site. Trying to log in with a yahoo or hotmail e-mail account will not work. If you enter your university e-mail and the system will not register you, please contact OSChelp at

  5. Once you have logged in, click on "SUPPORT" and then "SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS"

  6. In addition to downloading the software, download the "Installation Guide and Release Notes" for instructions on how to install the software.

    • IMPORTANT: If you have any questions or problems, please contact OSChelp or OSChelp at, rather than HyperWorks support. The software agreements outlines that problems should first be sent to OSC. If the OSC support line cannot answer or resolve the question, they have the ability to raise the problem to Altair support.

  7. ​Go to the web page: . Download the HyperWorks form from the software list, fill out and fax to the number given on the form.  License server information will be provided to you at this time.

Using HyperWorks

To use HyperWorks on Glenn after performing the initial setup, simply type: hw

Usage of HyperWorks on a local machine using the statewide license will vary from installation to installation.

Further Reading

For more information about HyperWorks, see the following:

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