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solidThinking Inspire changes the way product designers and structural engineers approach design.
“Inspire demonstrates solidThinking’s innovation and profound understanding of how companies develop products,” says Dr. Keith Meintjes, Practice Manager for Simulation and Analysis at CIMdata, Inc. “It is a tool that precisely addresses the needs of product-responsible design engineers. The straightforward user interface is easy to learn and use and helps designers quickly create efficient and often dramatically lighter structures.”
Meintjes adds, “Inspire provides an early indication of the effects of material placement on product performance, up front in the development process. It is a great example of how simulation can be democratized and made usable without the requirement to understand the details of the underlying technology.”
We are happy to have Design8 bv as our new solidThinking partner for the BeNeLux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg) region. The team are experienced with both 3D Design Software and 3D Printing . www.design8.eu
Coverage of the solidThinking presentation at the Inside 3D Printing Conference in New York City by On 3D Printing. We explained how a technology derived from bone structure research from the Nineteenth Century led to Inspire.
“Here is a good YouTube video tutorial on solidThinking’s animation capabilities. solidThinking has solid animation capabilities that enable users to animation objects and cameras and the user can have multiple cameras. “ Thanks Architosh.
This month, Darren Chilton will guide Evolve users through some animation basics. Animation in Evolve is based on a simple but powerful technique called Key Framing. Darren explains the attributes that you can animate for an object (translation, rotation and scale) and for the camera (position and target) with an easy to follow example.
Click on the video below to see these tips & tricks in action.
“Digital optimisation is often done within the bounds of an existing design, using parametric variation techniques. But what if you want to explore potential design options with a little more freedom? Al Dean looks at a possible solution”
This month, solidThinking Inspire users will get an in-depth look at how to best benefit from the software’s sketch tools and Boolean operations. The team’s Nandeesh Madapadi provides insight on how to split a single part into design and non-design regions for concept design generation.
Click on the video below to see this tricks in action.
We’ve sponsored a challenge to the GrabCAD Community to create a steering column and wheel for the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car. First prize includes a trip to the Product Innovation Congress 2013 in Berlin, Germany and a copy of solidThinking Inspire. The challenge deadline is January 31st, 2013. Good luck!