Altair has announced the latest release of its generative design and simulation software, Altair Inspire. This release enables a simulation-driven design approach through the integration of Altair SimSolid. SimSolid was acquired by Altair in 2018 to help designers, engineers, and analysts simplify the structure simulation process for complex assemblies.
Altair Inspire accelerates the creation, optimization, and study of innovative, structurally efficient parts and assemblies through collaboration. The application can run on standard laptops and workstations. The users don’t need expensive GPUs or special skills. Design changes can be made directly on the models. The integration of SimSolid will strengthen Inspire’s capabilities, making better design decisions with greater speed and accuracy.
“While offering the potential to significantly expand the usage of analysis to design engineers, the use of Inspire with SimSolid also has high value to simulation and CAE specialists who do not typically use 3D CAD tools,” said Don Tolle, practice director for simulation-driven systems design at CIMdata, a global independent firm providing consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). “We believe that the Inspire environment augmented with the SimSolid technology has the potential to be a major positive factor in achieving the PLM industry’s quest for the democratization of simulation and the long-promised business benefits of simulation-driven design.”