Anaglyph Ltd. (London, U.K.) has announced the release of new Laminate Tools version 4.2, a Windows-based application that integrates the design, analysis and manufacture of composite structures. It complements existing CAD systems and/or FEA environments with native support for Nastran, ANSYS and Abaqus, which ensures wide compatibility in the analysis of composites. The updated version introduces new features in its Geometry, Design, Check and Manufacture modules. Apart from better geometry translation, the most notable enhancements of this version, the company says, are new and improved interfaces to Abaqus, Hyperworks, Nastran OP2, ANSYS and SigmaNEST. Additionally, the PlyMatch interface now allows ply placement inspection and deviation measurement. Laminate Tools also has new support for software-based floating licenses.
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Altair (Troy, MI, US) has released HyperWorks 2017, with several functionalities added in areas such as model-based development, electromagnetism, nonlinear structural analysis, modeling and meshing, multiphysics and multi-disciplinary analysis, lightweight design and optimization.