where ideas take shape
solidThinking Inspire is a breakthrough in digital product development delivering simulation-driven design tools in a friendly and intuitive environment. Design engineers and architects use Inspire to generate and explore structurally efficient concepts in the earliest phases of the design process. Using Altair’s award winning OptiStruct optimization solver as its engine, Inspire generates the ideal shape for a design given the package space, material properties and the loading requirements. Leveraging the tool consistently results in decreased design cycle time as well as significant material and weight savings.
solidThinking Evolve is a 3D conceptual design environment which empowers designers to swiftly create and evolve forms using powerful NURBS modeling tools, an advanced construction history and photorealistic visualization. Using Evolve in the early concept phase, designers receive all the benefits of a digital model, without the restrictions of a typical CAD system. Its vast library of interfaces can be leveraged to integrate the tool in existing environments and processes. Evolve is one of the very few 3D design products which supports both Windows and Mac OS X systems.