SolidThinking Inspire 2016.1 Released

Few weeks back SolidThinking Inspire version 2016.1 has been released. I am following the tool from its version 2015 avatar, and really happy the way the tool is flexing its muscle to become probably the most easy to use yet powerful concept generation/optimization for the design engineers.

SolidThinking Inspire 2016.1
SolidThinking Inspire 2016.1

Some new features, I found useful as design engineer, in the tool added in last one or two releases are:

Enforced Displacement: I found it extremely important for the design problems where you don’t know (or difficult to calculate) the applied load but you know the resulting displacement.

For example, take a case of a complex truss where you would like to find out stresses at different joints and you know how much different locations of the truss displaces.

Midsurface: This option will not only help you increase your analysis or optimization productivity but also will help you checking manufacturing feasibility for the sheet metal components you intend to manufacture through stamping.

SolidThinking Inspire 2016 Sheet Metal Mid Surface
SolidThinking Inspire 2016 Sheet Metal Mid Surface

 

Stamping Feasibility:  As I already mentioned earlier, you can now quickly check your sheet mental component design for DFM inside SolidThinking Inspire about forming defect that might occur.

SolidThinking Inspire 2016 Sheet Metal Stamping Feasibility
SolidThinking Inspire 2016 Sheet Metal Stamping Feasibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Processing: I think after addition of the post processing features like “MIN MAX”, “List”, “Compare Results” Inspire is now moving towards more complete FEA tool than ever before.

SolidThinking Inspire 2016.1 FEA Optimize Post Processing
SolidThinking Inspire 2016.1 FEA Optimize Post Processing

 

PolyNURBS: Now there is this fun way of creating 3D geometry on top of the optimized concept suggested by Solidthinking Inspire.

SolidThinking Inspire 2016.1PolyNURBS
SolidThinking Inspire 2016.1PolyNURBS

 

 

Although the geometry produced out of the PolyNURBS may not looks like conventional engineering surfaces but I think it’s so far the best possible option available out there in market to convert the Topology optimized shape into CAD. What do you think?

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