solidThinking Announces Evolve, Inspire 2017

The softwares focus have improved usability and several user-requested features.

solidThinking has released the latest versions of its Inspire and Evolve design suites. This release, according to the company, is focused on usability and incorporating user-requested features.

A company press release states that the following updates have been made for Inspire:

  • 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.
Additionally, the solidThinking says Evolve has new features such as:
  • New Planar Symmetry and Radial Symmetry tools have been added to replace the Mirror and Polar Copy tools.
  • All images which are rendered inside Evolve now include a Depth Channel (tiff). This Z-depth channel can now be saved in the Image Browser and used in post-processing tools such as Adobe Photoshop to simulate the natural blurring of foreground and background scene elements when viewed through a camera lens.
  • New and improved import/export for SVG, PDF 2D, DWG, and DXF formats.
  • New length parameter for the Line tool and Rounded Polyline tool.
  • Improved Curve Offset tool to work directly on surface edges.
“We are incredibly proud of the 2017 releases. Inspire was the first tool to market that focused on putting generative design in the hands of design engineers and it continues to be a world-class product. The latest release definitively positions it to be a leader for years to come. Evolve’s flexibility and combination of polygonal, solid parametric, and organic surface modeling, as well as built in rendering and construction history make it one of the fastest and most flexible design tools on the market today.”

For more information, visit solidThinking.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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