solidThinking to Demonstrate Its Latest Software at ACADIA09 Conference on Oct. 22-25 in Chicago

Experience live demos of solidThinking 8.0 InspiredTM in the Stock Exchange Room

TROY, Mich. – Oct. 21, 2009 – solidThinking, Inc. (, which makes the highly intuitive NURBS-based concept-design software offered for both Windows and MAC, will demonstrate the expansive features of its newly released software solidThinking 8.0 Inspired™ as an exhibitor and sponsor at the ACADIA09 conference in Chicago. The conference, themed “reForm(),” will be hosted at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago Oct. 22-25.

At the solidThinking booth located in the Stock Exchange Room, conference attendees will be able to view live demonstrations of the company’s new technology called morphogenesis™, which draws on the principles of biomimicry to allow designers and architects to experiment with form generation while exploring and developing their designs. morphogenesis is a key feature in the premiere release of solidThinking 8.0 Inspired. It mimics processes and physical laws in nature to help designers and architects generate structures in response to environmental conditions, which they can leverage to stimulate their designs.

“solidThinking is constantly working to provide users with a design environment that invites and encourages creative exploration,” said Robert Little, president of solidThinking. “We think our software’s unique capabilities apply perfectly to the conference theme—to examine how various technologies are being used to transform the ways in which buildings and spaces are built and utilized.”

solidThinking’s NURBS-based 3D conceptual design software aims to encourage innovation in industrial designers and architects through a number of advanced features, including progressive rendering; 3D manipulators for translation, scaling and rotation; a highly intuitive user interface; high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) capabilities; and more. The software also embodies a best-in-class Construction Tree™ technology that allows designers to experiment in real time without having to start from scratch when they change their minds, high-quality photorealistic imaging capabilities for realistic design visualization, global illumination and more. solidThinking is available on both Windows and Mac operating systems and is compatible with leading computer-aided design manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) software, encouraging improved collaboration between industrial designers and engineers during the product development cycle.

The ACADIA09 conference is designed to provide a unique forum for the examination of emerging research and design in today's building and design professions. For more information on the conference, go to

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About solidThinking, Inc. (
solidThinking, Inc. develops and markets industrial design/styling software that helps designers invent, explore and evaluate new ideas easily, rapidly and cost-effectively, without the limitations of traditional software. Using solidThinking's conceptual 3D modeling capabilities, visualization interface and fast real-time rendering, designers can model, render and share their projects on the fly, from architecture and automobiles to electronic devices, jewelry, product packaging and yachts. solidThinking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Troy, Mich. (USA)-based Altair Engineering, Inc. ( Altair Engineering is privately held and employs more than 1,300 in North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.