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solidThinking Inc., announces solidThinking Inspire 2016

Additive manufacturing accelerated with introduction of PolyNURBS; cost-saving benefits for broad range of production processes.


solidThinking, Inc., an Altair Company, this week has announced the all new solidThinking Inspire 2016 for Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. Inspire is the award-winning, advanced 3D software environment that enables product and industrial designers, architects and engineers, to create stronger, lighter designs that save money on materials, freight, and manufacturing costs in addition to be more sustainable in the production of manufactured goods.

New in 2016—PolyNURBS

The new feature-packed 2016 release features groundbreaking PolyNURBS functionality allowing users to quickly and easily flow optimized designs into manufacturable products by wrapping topology results with NURBS geometry.

“Our new PolyNURBS toolset is a game changer, allowing users to create geometry from optimized results much faster than traditional CAD modeling,” says Andy Bartels, Program Manager. “The result is an incredibly robust tool that has not only expanded the use cases for Inspire, but also accelerates the path to cost-effective manufacturing.”

01 - A sequence showing evolutionary models in solidThinking Inspire 2016 with optimized geometry in the middle and final design model on the right.

01 – A sequence showing evolutionary models in solidThinking Inspire 2016 with optimized geometry in the middle and final design model on the right.

Key updates in solidThinking Inspire 2016 include:

  • PolyNURBS — create manufacturable designs from topology optimization results with NURBS geometry using a simple workflow
  • Results Comparisons — easily compare results across multiple runs and loading scenarios in one table
  • New Load Types — Consider temperature loads, velocity, acceleration, G-loads, and enforced displacement to simulate precise loading conditions

“Inspire embodies our vision to make simulation available across multiple user communities to facilitate innovation,” says James r. Scapa, Altair Founder, Chairman and CEO. “We are excited to be deploying this technology through our global channel partners with their deep domain knowledge and expertise.”

To learn more about solidThinking Inspire 2016 visit this page here.

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