Altair Adds Electric Field Simulation to Software Lineup

TROY — Altair, the Troy-based engineering technology developer, announced Wednesday that Fieldscale PC has joined the Altair Partner Alliance with its electromagnetic simulation software, Charge.

The software specializes in electrostatic simulations, also known as electric field simulations.

Said Yiorgos Bontzios, Fieldscale CEO: “Fieldscale’s next generation simulation software will empower engineers to design more efficient products in less time, becoming a necessary tool for any result-driven electric hardware company. Altair will be a powerful ally in this direction and together, we will enable engineers to run impossible simulations.”

Charge enables engineers to analyze the electric field of an entire model without compromising to unrealistic simplifications, allowing them to simulate problems that were previously unsolvable. Charge accurately computes the electric potential and field distribution for complex structures.

“We welcome Charge from Fieldscale into the APA,” said Dr. Ulrich Jakobus, vice president for electromagnetic solutions of Altair. “This tool is as an accurate, efficient and highly parallelized solver for electrostatic applications, complementing Altair’s high frequency electromagnetic offering FEKO.”

In the energy industry, Charge enables engineers to design high-voltage equipment, including electrodes, switchgears, bushings and insulators. It also satisfies safety standards by testing electrical breakdown and spark-over, preventing damage to equipment. In addition, Charge helps engineers design better and more efficient Lightning Protection Systems to protect buildings, aircrafts, wind turbine farms and more.

To learn more about Fieldscale and Charge, register for an introductory webinar Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern time.

Altair’s HyperWorks platform applies a subscription-based licensing model in which customers use floating licenses to access a broad suite of Altair-developed, as well as third-party, software applications on demand. The Altair Partner Alliance effectively extends the HyperWorks Platform from more than 20 internally developed applications to upwards of 60 applications with the addition of new partner applications. Customers can invoke these third-party applications at no incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks licenses.
For more information about the Altair Partner Alliance, visit More about Greece-based Fieldscale at

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