Altair HyperWorks is an open-architecture simulation platform, ideal for engineering, design and analytical work. The Altair suite includes software for physics and optimization, modeling and visualization, simulation-driven design, and cloud and HPC solutions.

Altair HyperWorks is available to Columbia University students, faculty and staff. 


Note that our Altair software is only available for Windows computers.

1. Use your UNI to download the Altair HyperWorks Master Installer 2021.

2. Download the HyperWorks software modules that you would like to include in your install. **Please note** that if you download all 20+ programs, it will require over 130 GB of free hard drive space.

HyperWorks Software Modules (UNI Required to download) 

4. Once your downloads have completed, make sure all the downloads are in the same folder as the Master Installer. Double-click to run hw2021.1_win64.exe (The Master Installer) to install HyperWorks.

5. Proceed through the installation prompts. When asked for the license server (see below), enter [email protected]

Altair's Set up licensing window: Select Enter license server option and enter