solidThinking Evolve Tutorial: Watch (Part 1, Creating and Rendering)Antonio Flores guides you through the creation and rendering of a watch model.
solidThinking Evolve Tutorial: Watch (Part 2, Editing)Now Antonio shows you how to edit an existing model to create a totally new design.
solidThinking Story: Pininfarina ExtraInnovation, Essentiality, and Elegance are the three values of Pininfarina Extra. See how solidThinking products help them.
solidThinking Story: XOX Audio ToolsXOX Audio Tools utilizes high design and advanced technologies to create cutting-edge musical instruments.
solidThinking Story: NovelliniThe Novellini Group is a pacesetter in Europe in the manufacture of bathroom solutions and wellness products.
solidThinking Customer Story: Peter MacapiaDr. Peter Macapia discusses solidThinking's part in reinventing structural systems and rethinking what a building is.
solidThinking Evolve Design Process: Part 1 (Organic Surface Modeling Freedom)NURBS geometry definition methods offer both flexibility and precision.
solidThinking Evolve Design Process: Part 2 (Parametric Solid Modeling Control)Evolve parameter editing allows you to revise your model easily, at any time.
solidThinking Evolve Design Process: Part 3 (Unique ConstructionTree History)The ConstructionTree provides a graphical view of a model's construction history.
solidThinking Evolve Design Process: Part 4 (Model Quality Tools)Evolve provides tools for analyzing curve and surface curvature, continuity, and tangency.
solidThinking Evolve Design Process: Part 5 (Fast Integrated Rendering)Evolve’s integrated progressive rendering gives immediate feedback on the final image.
solidThinking Evolve Design Process: Part 6 (Model Export in Multiple Formats)Ensure simple data exchange with CAD tools used during the product development process.
solidThinking Evolve Interface Tour: Part 1 (Selection and Editing Modes)An introduction to Evolve's three modes used to select, edit, and reshape objects.
solidThinking Evolve Interface Tour: Part 2 (Modeling Views and Display Modes)Learn how to change modeling views and display modes.
solidThinking Evolve Interface Tour: Part 3 (Modeling Tools)An overview of the Modeling Toolbar, Console, and Modeling Tool Panel.
solidThinking Evolve Interface Tour: Part 4 (The World Browser and ConstructionTree)Learn how to organize your model and edit objects using construction history.
solidThinking Evolve Interface Tour: Part 5 (Translating, Rotating, and Scaling)A quick overview of the translate, rotate, and scale tools.
solidThinking Evolve Interface Tour: Part 6 (Rendering, Materials, and Lighting)A quick introduction to interactive rendering mode, materials, lighting, and final rendering.
solidThinking Inspire Design Process: Part 1 (Sketch or Import a Design)Inspire allows users to sketch 2D profiles that can be pushed and pulled into solids, or to import CAD data from other software. All major CAD packages are supported.
solidThinking Inspire Design Process: Part 4 (Generate the Ideal Shape)Inspire will use the design space and supplied loading conditions to generate the ideal material layout while also reducing local stresses.
solidThinking Inspire Design Process: Part 2 (Defeature the Part)Use Inspire's built in geometry simplifications controls to defeature the part and assign a design space.
solidThinking Inspire Design Process: Part 5 (Verify Performance)Inspire's built in linear static and normal modes analysis help to visualize and verify part performance.
solidThinking Inspire Design Process: Part 3 (Assign Materials and Loads)Use Inspire's intuitive tools to add contacts, joints, and fasteners, then assign materials and loading conditions.
solidThinking Inspire Design Process: Part 6 (Export Geometry and Refine in CAD)The design proposal results can be smoothed to solid geometry and exported to an external CAD package.
solidThinking Inspire 2014 Interface Video Part 1 (Inspire Workspace)Welcome to the Inspire workspace. Inspire has a straightforward user interface that is quick to learn and includes a context menu allowing you to access commonly used functions.
solidThinking Inspire 2014 Interface Tour: Part 2 (Inspire Toolbar)The toolbar across the top of the application contains tools for 2D and 3D modeling, optimization (materials, loading, controls, and constraints), and model handling.
solidThinking Inspire 2014 Interface Tour: Part 3 (Modeling Window)Objects in the modeling window can be selected using the mouse and manipulated using the Trans/Rotate, Show/Hide, and Measure tools.
solidThinking Inspire 2014 Interface Tour: Part 4 (View and Camera Controls)You can adjust the view of your model using the mouse, keyboard shortcuts, and camera controls located in the lower left corner of the application workspace.
solidThinking Inspire 2014 Interface Tour: Part 5 (Model Browser)The Model Browser appears on the left side of the workspace, and shows all of the objects in your model in a tree structure. It is useful for organizing your model.
What's New in Inspire 2014: Geometry SimplificationClean up and defeature problem areas in the geometry, remove imprints, rounds, fillets, holes and pockets Plug holes and pockets or create patches and bridges.
What's New in Inspire 2015: FastenersConnect parts using bolts or screws for more realistic outputs.
What's New in Inspire 2015: User InterfaceExplore interface updates in Inspire 2015.
What's New in Inspire 2015: JointsConnect parts using pins or sliding pins for more realistic outputs.
What's New in Inspire 2015: G LoadsApply G Loads in an existing or new load case to create more realistic outputs.
What's New in Inspire 2015: Fit OperationAutomatically create solid geometries from generated concept shapes using the fit operation.
3D Systems Skateboard Case Study3D Systems utilized a process incorporating solidThinking Inspire to generate the ideal skateboard deck and truck material layout for a unique design now displayed at the Cooper Hewitt – Smithsonian Design Museum.
solidThinking Activate and CarSim FMI Tutorial VideoThis short tutorial introduces the Functional Mockup Interface and how to use solidThinking Activate and CarSim for co-simulation for coupled systems analysis.
solidThinking Activate and XLDyn IntegrationXLSE’s easy to use interface and project view capability is ideal for managers and teams to keep abreast of project status.
Converge 2016: Il Hoon Roh “Functional Architectural Sculpture”Il Hoon Roh, Artist/Architect presents at solidThinking Converge 2016
Converge 2016: Rafa Corell “We have the Tools, but let’s not lose sight of the knowledge”Rafa Corell, CEO at Indigraf presents at solidThinking Converge 2016
Converge 2016: Franck Mouriax “Space 4.0 or the Next Paradigm for the Space Industry”Franck Mouriax, General Manager of Structures at RUAG Space presents at solidThinking Converge 2016
Converge 2016: David Suriol “Master Class 3 – Using a Crowdfunding Tool for a Start-up”David Suriol, Co-Founder of Vortex Bladeless presents at solidThinking Converge 2016
Converge 2016: Daniel Schneider “Designing APWorks’ Light Rider – How the First 3D-Printed Motorcycle Came to Life”Daniel Schneider, Technical Sales Manager at Airbus APWorks presents at solidThinking Converge 2016
Converge 2016: Irmgard Lochner - "Biomimetically Inspired Topology Optimization"Irmgard Lochner, Professor and Consultant at University of Applied Sciences of Biberach presents at solidThinking Converge 2016
Converge 2016 Keynote: Neb Erakovic “Modern Architecture – Design Process, Tools and Technology”Neb Erakovic, Director Structural Design at CH2Mmace presents keynote at solidThinking Converge 2016
Converge 2016: Juan Manuel Romero Cortes “Optimization of Railway Bolster Bracket for Antiroll Bar”Juan Manuel Romero Cortes, Calculation Lead Engineer at Alstom Transport Spain presents at solidThinking Converge 2016.
Development of a New Lightweight Aluminum Profile for a Glass BalustradeThe design of architectural components such as a balustrade can be challenging, since the design does not only have to look good, it also has to meet several safety requirements and standards. In addition, all designs have to be developed within the shortest time possible. To meet these challenges the engineers, architects and designers at Faraone are always looking for solutions that can reduce their design and testing cycles.
What Can We Learn from Nature for Modern Architecture Structures?Eric Rusinol, an Architect from The Sagrada Família Foundation, gives us some insight into the project to finish Antoni Gaudí's iconic Cathedral in Barcelona, touching on the teams use of optimization and concept generations technologies from Altair.