August 2012 Newsletter

Positive Response from Users and Media to the new solidThinking EvolveTM 9.0

"solidThinking Evolve 9.0 is a breakthrough. This is the best new release since I began using solidThinking in 2002."
-Paul Verburg
solidThinking Evolve user

The solidThinking team is pleased to share that we have received very positive feedback coming out of the solidThinking EvolveTM launch. It all started with our development team, beta testers and partners, who were with us throughout the process. This extended team is deservedly proud of the work they have accomplished. We’re starting to get some great buzz out of the launch, and we encourage you to share your experiences with the product, your feedback and any questions you may have with us personally, through our social media channels and through our forum.

Progress on solidThinking InspireTM 9.0

Last month we announced our initial plans for solidThinking InspireTM 9.0. As we make progress towards our launch later this year, we are very excited to start sharing more details and sneak peeks about some of the features, improvements and updates. We look forward to sharing feedback from our beta testers over the next several months so please stay tuned to our newsletter and website for ongoing updates as well as previews during our future solidThinking Inspire webinars.

Design News highlights Evolve's hybrid modeling approach

In a recent article from Design News, solidThinking program manager Darren Chilton weighs in on the topic of the parametric versus direct modeling methods while providing deep insight into how Evolve 9.0 focuses on the user experience and incorporates the elements that allow teams to meet the challenges of design.

Check out the full article here.

solidThinking InspireTM is a big hit at Altair’s Japan and India 2012 HTCs

1 Luca Frattari, our resident AEC expert, was onsite at the Japan HyperWorks Technology Conference, where he spoke about solidThinking InspireTM and the benefits of optimization technology for the architectural industry. solidThinking Inspire has been generating strong interest with our international audiences, with conference attendees at both the Japan and India conferences crowded around the solidThinking exhibits for demos and more information. We’ll continue to share stories about our team’s adventures abroad as they interact with designers and concept engineers across the globe.


solidThinking Team Spotlight: Craig Mackiewicz

1 Craig Mackiewicz is the design studio lead at thinklabs design, solidThinking’s sister company. We’re thrilled to share his perspective on industrial design, inherent thanks to his unique personal experiences and design flavor, his role as studio lead, and his deep insights as a member of our user base. Learn more about Craig here.


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August Tips & Tricks: Render Q


In this month's Tips & Tricks, Darren Chilton discusses using RenderQ to process batch renderings, including batch rendering setup for images and animations.

If you have a tip or trick you'd like to share, or comments, questions or feedback, please email us at Our team is here to answer your questions and share best practices. Your feedback or tip/trick may make it to our next newsletter - we'll credit you, too!

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