License Usage for Optimization Jobs in MotionSolve

The optimization capability in MotionSolve typically involves several solver simulations - one to determine sensitivities for the initial design and several consequent design simulations to determine and adjust design variables based on responses to satisfy the overall optimization criteria.

The number of design iterations depend on the model being optimized and how stringent the optimization criteria is. To reduce computation time for the overall optimization process, the design iterations do not check out any solver licenses. The license for an optimization simulation is checked out only at the very beginning of the optimization.

The solver checks out 50 HyperWorks Units per optimization job, regardless of the number of design iterations being simulated as part of the optimization job. The HyperWorks Units checked out will level with other HyperWorks products being used at the same time, just like the rest of the Altair software suite.