Inspire accelerates the conceptual development process by generating structurally optimal parts and assemblies. It is an intuitive and easy to use tool, compatible with all current CAD tools.
Inspire, the industry's most powerful and easy-to-use generative design/topology optimization and rapid simulation solution for design engineers empowers its users by creating and investigating structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily. This can lead to reduced costs, development time, material consumption, and product weight.
The software is easy to learn and works with existing CAD tools to help design structural parts right the first time. Applied at the very beginning of clean-sheet design programs and for design exploration of current production parts, Inspire simulation-driven design software allows designers and engineers to:
Generate concepts which meet structural performance requirements at the beginning of the design cycle. This results in significant time savings over the traditional approach of design, validate, redesign to meet structural requirements.
Inspire makes it easy to perform “what-if” scenarios where package space, connections, load conditions, and shape controls can be modified. Reviewing the resulting concepts often reveals valuable insights. Design Lighter Inspire makes efficient use of material, only placing it where required to satisfy structural performance requirements. Reduced design weight leads to material cost savings, performance improvements, and reduced shipping costs.
Geometry Creation and Simplification
Create, modify, and de-feature solid models using Inspire’s modeling tools:
Geometric constraints such as mirroring, scaling, revolving, push/pull, tangency and perpendicularity can also be applied.
Inspire offers users a number of topology options:
Contacts and Assemblies
Optimize and analyze full parts and assemblies inside of Inspire.
Manufacturing and Shape Controls
Generate design concepts that are not only structurally efficient but also manufacturable using Inspire’s shape controls:
Investigate linear static and normal modes analysis on a model and visualize displacement, factor of safety, percent of yield, tension and compression, von Mises stress, and major principal stress.
Customizable Materials Database
Inspire is packaged with a material library including various aluminum, steel, magnesium, and titanium alloys. Custom materials can also be added.
Inspire allows users to open models from Teamcenter or Windchill PDM systems. It is also possible to save Inspire models back to the PDM system.
Parent-Child Instances – Individual parts can be copied and pasted as an instance. Whenever one is updated, the other is automatically updated as well. Instancing information can also be imported from CAD files.
When a design space is repeated multiple times in a model using part instances, Inspire will automatically apply pattern repetition to the design spaces so they generate identical shapes.
Interactive Results Visualization
Explore optimized shapes using a simple slider to add or remove material. Users can decide which features are important and then pick the concept design best suited to their needs.
Multiple assembly configurations can be created. These configurations can then be used to evaluate various design scenarios and the resulting concepts.
Final Model Creation
Create PolyNURBS – The create and edit PolyNURBS tools allows users to quickly create free-form solid geometry that is smooth, continuous, and ready for manufacturing.
Multiple Language Formats
Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
Shape Controls & Design Constraints