Altair Units

Altair Units

More than 20 years ago, we revolutionized how engineers and organizations accessed our leading simulation software with HyperWorks Units - a groundbreaking value-based licensing system. Then we introduced solidThinking Units to the market in 2018.

To further evolve our unique business model, we are introducing Altair Units, our new, unified licensing system that gives access to every Altair product and the power to solve on any scale. This new model delivers enhanced inclusivity at various price points and will allow customers to maximize their software dollars through the flexibility to run software anywhere, freedom to choose from a variety of software tools with unparalleled value from our unique business model.


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One license, all access

Flexibility to Run Anywhere

Customers have full access to all our software instantly, including more than 150 Altair and partner products, and can run these applications on-demand locally, in the cloud, or in a hybrid setup.

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Freedom to Choose

By consolidation of the software environment, the same licenses can be used for many different applications. Consolidation also helps with containing management costs, as well as eliminating restrictions floating within a zone.

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Value-based Licensing

End users can use a variety of pre- and post-processors simultaneously on a machine and drawing only units for the most valuable product. Solver instances also level on desktop offering tremendous value and savings of over 70%.

Units-based Subscription Model

Altair pioneered a patented, units-based subscription licensing model for software which has transformed the way our customers streamline product innovation and get to market faster. Customers have full access to every Altair product and Altair Partner product, plus the power to solve on any scale. Packaged as a comprehensive set of applications, our units-based structure is scalable, shareable, and more cost effective than obtaining individual licenses.

Licensing is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Customers purchase a pool of sharable units
  2. Users draw units from the pool to access multiple products, across any location
  3. Units return to the pool after use and become available to all users

The Tools Your Team Needs to Be Successful

We've organized our broad product portfolio into suites of tools that align with the core roles at your company. From designers to engineers to data analysts and enterprise users, our solutions equip your teams with the tools they need to be successful, under a single, value-based license.

Our customers and their extended supply chain will receive:

  • Access to a rich portfolio of technologies at affordable price points with tailored bundle of products targeting specific users
  • Scalability to maximize the power of existing investment on high-performance computing resources in- house and on the cloud on demand
  • Portability to execute simulations anywhere (on-premises or cloud) without business restrictions
  • Simplicity of a single Altair One experience to manage software and HPC hardware assets and its usage

Let us help find the right suite for you.

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Altair One Cloud-based License Management

Explore further with dynamic, collaborative access to simulation and data analytics technology plus scalable HPC and cloud resources, all in one place.

  • Mobilize resources quickly to meet real-time demand
  • Cut down time-to-market
  • Scale easily and pay only for what you need
  • Data always at your fingertips and managed for you
  • Leave the integrations to us so you don’t need to be a cloud expert on every platform
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