September 2012 Newsletter

solidThinking InspireTM 9.0 coming soon

We are pleased to announce that our Inspire product development team led by Andrew Bartels is putting the final touches on solidThinking InspireTM 9.0, the latest and greatest version of our digital product development software powered by breakthrough form-generation technology. An environment built specifically to fit the needs of design engineers and architects, solidThinking Inspire 9.0 includes powerful new sketching and Boolean tools that will allow users to create or modify geometry used for optimization. It also provides greater control of optimized shapes, including the addition of frequency targets. We are currently testing our Beta version and plan to launch the software in October. Any questions leading up to the launch? Contact is through our forum and look for more details in our October newsletter.

Attention solidThinking EvolveTM 9.0 Mac Users

solidThinking Evolve 9.0 Mac users may have recently uncovered a few potential bugs with the release of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. We will soon be releasing an updated version of 9.0 to address these issues. We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work to provide an update, and please do not hesitate in the meantime to access the conversation we have started on the solidThinking forum to help with any questions or needs.

(solidThinking Support Forum > solidThinking > Hardware & Operating Systems)

Desktop Engineering's Kenneth Wong gives a 'solid' review of EvolveTM 9.0

Next Review to Highlight solidThinking InspireTM9.0

We recently shared with Kenneth Wong, veteran contributor to widespread CAD industry press, a demo of solidThinking Evolve 9.0. Kenneth had the opportunity to personally review the software, and he highlighted its NURBS capabilities, ConstructionTreeTM history, rendering capabilities and more for a blog post in his Desktop Engineering magazine column known as The Virtual Desktop. In the post, he calls solidThinking Evolve a "gem for conceptual design."

In his review, Kenneth also notes, "Evolve is a sturdy, robust NURBS-based conceptual design package in its own right; but its value increases many folds when it's deployed as a companion to solidThinking Inspire, an automatic optimization program that lets you seek the best shape for your design based on anticipated load, stress, pressure, and other inputs."

Desktop Engineering will highlight a detailed review of solidThinking Evolve 9.0 in its October 2012 print issue, followed by a review of solidThinking Inspire 9.0 in a future edition of the magazine.

solidThinking Team Spotlight: Yuji Fujimura

1 Yuji Fujimura is an Application Specialist for solidThinking Evolve in Tokyo, Japan. His fun-loving, bubbly energy and passion for enhancing the product development cycle and user experience - with solidThinking's software products as well as the end products that consumers interact with - make him a strong role model for the next generation of industrial designers. He has been with the company for more than two and a half years and has offered valuable insights into the Japanese market by spearheading the team's marketing and customer relationship activities in the region. Read more about Yuji here.


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September Tips & Tricks: Model Symmetry


In this month's Tips & Tricks, Darren Chilton provides techniques for creating models that have symmetrical elements including:

  • Using Mirror Tool
  • Using Snaps and Grid as alignment aids
  • Options for creating simplified models and construction history

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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