New tools for motion analysis, topography optimisation, symmetry, and depth of field look to increase usability and efficiency for SolidThinking’s Inspire and Evolve 2017 releases.
Inspire’s generative design system has been updated with new enhancements including a new motion tool that allows users to mechanise models and investigate system movement.
Its topography optimisation tools can now be used to change shapes of shell structures by introducing stamped bead patterns for better structural performance, while updated partition tools allow users to divide a part into design and non-design regions by selecting a hole, pocket, or face to offset.
Evolve’s hybrid modeling system has been updated with a number of new enhancements and tools, such as the planar symmetry and radial symmetry tools. added to replace the mirror and polar copy tools.
Import and export for SVG, PDF 2D, DWG, and DXF formats has been updated, and all images 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.
SolidThinking president Jim Hassberger, hooted: “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.”