New Design Software From Altair Subsidiary

TROY — SolidThinking Inc., the design software subsidiary of Troy-based Altair, Thursday introduced solidThinking Inspire 2015.

The company says the latest generation of Inspire combines faster geometry functions with an updated user interface and significantly expands the scope and complexity of problems that can be addressed.

“Professionals using Inspire rely on its ability to simulate realistic loading conditions,” said solidThinking Inspire program manager Andrew Bartels. “With support for assembly optimization, users can now incorporate a surrounding structure into their optimizations and gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between multiple components.”

Visit for images, videos, and more information about the latest version of solidThinking Inspire.

Key updates for Inspire 2015 include:
* Fasteners and Joints – Connect multiple parts in a model using bolts, screws, pins, or sliding pins. Inspire’s workflow identifies areas in the model with aligned holes to make the process easy and intuitive.
* Contacts – Users can now designate whether neighboring parts should be bonded, contacting, or have no contact for more realistic optimization results.
* Gravity Loads – G loads can now be added to a model through the Model Browser.
* Updated User Interface – To accommodate the new tools offered in Inspire 2015, a new ribbon style interface organizes the tools into tabs. Users are able to customize the tabs to tailor the workflow to their process.
* Faster Geometry Functions – Geometry functions in the program are running up to 300% faster than previous versions of Inspire.

SolidThinking Inspire enables design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily, leading to reductions in cost, development time, material consumption, and product weight. The program’s optimization capabilities are sought after in multiple industries including aerospace, automotive, heavy equipment,
architecture, and consumer products.

SolidThinking software is sold and supported by a global network of distribution partners and is also available as part of the Altair HyperWorks suite. More at this link. 

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