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Introducing solidThinking Inspire 2017

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SOLIDTHINKING INSPIRE 2017.2: TRANSIENT LOAD EXTRACTION, MULTI-FEATURE LOADS AND SUPPORTS, MOVE FACES TOOL, MOVE TOOL ALIGNMENT, AND MORE!


solidThinking Inspire allows design engineers, product designers and architects to investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily. This can lead to reduced costs, development time, material consumption, and product weight.

The new featured-packed release of solidThinking Inspire 2017 introduces many groundbreaking new features including:

  • The new Motion tool allows users to easily mechanize their models and investigate system motion to predict loads for moving parts.
  • The Topography Optimization tools can be used to change shapes of shell structures by introducing stamped bead patterns for better structural performance.
  • Updated Partition Tools allow users to divide a part into design and non-design regions by selecting a hole, pocket, or face to offset.
  • The Bolt Pretension tool allows users to achieve more accurate results when bolts are under pretension.
  • The new Gauge Optimization feature allows users to optimize the thickness of surface parts. Gauge optimization can be run by itself, or at the same time as topography optimization.
  • Motion analysis results for a part can now be extracted for use in structural (FE) analysis and optimization. Peak loads will be automatically extracted from the motion simulation and used in analysis and optimization runs.
  • Users can now define forces, torques, and g-Loads in terms of their x, y, z components.
  • When optimizing fasteners, users can now constrain the axial and shear forces using the optimization properties in the Property Editor.

In addition to the best-in-class features added in solidThinking Inspire 2017 and Inspire 2017.1, the latest release, Inspire 2017.2 adds the following new features:

  • Transient Load Extraction for Motion: Motion analysis results for a part can now be extracted for use in structural (FE) analysis and optimization. Peak loads from transient analysis will be automatically extracted from the motion simulation and used in analysis and optimization runs.
  • Multi-Feature Loads and Supports: You can now double-click or hold the Ctrl key to apply a single load to multiple points, edges, or faces. This new feature can be used when applying loads, pressures, torques, supports, and enforced displacements.
  • Move Faces Tool: The new Move Faces tool allows you to translate or rotate holes, pockets, and surface features.
  • Move Tool Alignment: The Move tool now allows you to align the tool to points, edges, and faces. You can also align a part or objects that are being moved.

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THE INSPIRE 2017 WORKFLOW

Generating the ideal part concept in Inspire is quick and easy. View the Inspire 2017 workflow below. Click on each step to see a quick video demo.



Sketch or Import a Part

Defeature the Part

Define Fasteners, Joints, and Contacts

Assign Materials and Loads

Generate Ideal Shape

Refine using PolyNURBS or Export to CAD

Verify Performance

Manufacture

“Inspire does what few programs can; it takes a complex process and makes it easy to understand. My whole team was able to use the program after just a few hours of training and it has led to dramatic time savings in the design process.”

Doug Hedges
President, Sintavia, LLC

WHAT'S NEW IN INSPIRE 2017.2

 
 
 

Transient Load Extraction for Motion

Move Tool Alignment

Multi-feature Loads and Supports



 

Move Faces



WHAT'S NEW IN INSPIRE 2017.1

 
 

Gauge Optimization

Static Load Extraction from Motion Analysis



WHAT'S NEW IN INSPIRE 2017

 
 
 

Motion

Bolt Pretension

Topography Optimization



LEARN MORE ABOUT INSPIRE 2017

View the on-demand introduction to Inspire 2017 webinar!

Join us for an exclusive introduction of Inspire 2017. You’ll see live demonstrations while exploring the following new features:

  • Motion
  • Topography Optimization
  • Bolt Pretension
  • Partitions

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