solidThinking, Inc., has announced that solidThinking INSPIRE 2014 is officially released and available worldwide through their dealer channel. Trial versions are also fully available from the company’s website.
In the latest version solidThinking INSPIRE 2014 adds multiple new enhancements including Geometry Simplification tools, Smoothing options, Linear Static Analysis and Concentrated Mass Parts.
solidThinking INSPIRE 2014 Features
When a user brings a part design, say, into INSPIRE 2014, the new Geometry Simplification tools can remove imprints, rounds, fillets, holes and pockets. This helps the user get to the process of creating a simplified mass part needed for the analysis work in solidThinking INSPIRE 2014.
Once users start studying parts using the analytical processes in INSPIRE 2014, they have the option of evaluating concepts with maximum stiffness or minimum mass. This happens in the concept generation stage. With the new Analysis tools for static analysis INSPIRE 2014 offers user sliders that interactively demonstrate the strength of parts in real time graphically. (see image below)
While solidThinking INSPIRE 2014 seems aimed at industrial design engineering (parts design in particular) the tool also serves civil and structural engineers as well as architects in need of exploring advanced concepts in structures in early stage analytics. This early stage work done in solidThinking INSPIRE 2014 can provide a critical feedback loop in the early design process for advanced form design.
With a particular focus on the ability to produce designs with minimum mass that meet and exceed structural engineering requirements, designers and engineers can now produce more sustainable solutions by reducing the carbon footprint associated with the manufacture, transport and maintenance of materials used in industrial, engineering and structural designs.
To learn more about solidThinking INSPIRE 2014 for Mac OS X and Windows operating systems, please visit the solidThinking website and signup for a free demo trial.