PowerPoint Publishing Basic Workflow on Windows

The steps below illustrate the basic work flow when publishing data from your HyperWorks Desktopsession to a PowerPoint presentation.

  1. From the Preferences > Export Settings > PPT Options, select PPT Options.
    From this dialog, you can select a master template and define the export options. See PPT Export Options for more information.
  2. From the Session Browser, select the pages from your session that you want to export.
  3. In the lower half of the Session Browser, under Basic, select Publish Page.
  4. From the Standard toolbar, select the PPT icon, , or select File > Publish > PowerPoint.
    The Publishing PowerPoint dialog opens.
  5. From the dialog, select New PPT to publish to a new PowerPoint presentation.
    A PowerPoint presentation is created from your HyperWorks Desktop session.
  6. In HyperWorks Desktop, from the Publishing PowerPoint dialog, select Opened PPT.
  7. From the drop-down menu, select the opened PPT that you want to publish to.


  1. Choose Select PPT on Disk to open an existing PowerPoint file.
  2. Click Synchronize to update existing PowerPoint slides with the images and KPI's that have been changed in your session.
    If you click Publish, all selected pages and windows will always be added as new slides to your PowerPoint presentation.
  3. Click Synchronize when Publishing to add new pages to PowerPoint and also synchronizes images, animations, and headers in the previously created PowerPoint pages.
    Note: If you make changes to your HyperWorks Desktop session, you can transfer those edits to an open or existing PowerPoint presentation.

From PowerPoint, you can update your presentation with the changes you made to your HyperWorks Desktop session.

  1. From the Altair add-in toolbar, select Sync Live.
    The changes from your HyperWorks Desktop session are synchronized to the PowerPoint file.
    Note: Use File > Save As to save your HyperWorks Desktop session to a session file or report template for later use.