Altair Inspire™

The Future of Simulation-Driven Design

What is Altair Inspire™?

Altair Inspire software is the industry's most powerful and easy-to-use Generative Design/Topology Optimization and rapid simulation solution for design engineers. It enhances the concept development process by enabling simulation-driven design to increase your product’s efficiency, strength and manufacturability. This can lead to reduced costs, development time, material consumption, and product weight.

The new feature-packed release of Altair Inspire 2018 introduces many groundbreaking new features including the ability to:

  • Easily generate dynamic motion of complex mechanisms, automatically identifying contacts, joints, springs and dampers. Forces obtained from a motion analysis are automatically applied as inputs to a structural analysis and optimization, or can be used to determine initial requirements for motors and actuators.

  • Generate optimized lattice and mixed solid - lattice structures, visualize simulation results in 3D, and export lattice designs in a .stl file format for 3D printing.

  • View and interactively assign loads to load cases and import / export design loads in .csv file format with the new Load Cases Table.

  • Design for additive manufacturing with overhang shape controls to help reduce overhangs to create more self-supporting structures.

  • Automatically optimize the fit of PolyNURBS CAD geometry to generative design results with the new PolyNURBS Fit Tool.

Altair Inspire Overview Video

Why Altair Inspire?

Increase Quality

Altair Inspire allows users to rapidly explore and assess designs for static loads, normal modes, buckling and motion through an intuitive user experience leveraging its embedded physics engine. This enables users to ensure a quality and dependable design prior to any prototyping or production.

Reduce Cost

Leveraging simulation-driven design with Inspire early and often in the design process enables costs savings by reducing material usage, re-design iterations, and overall design time.

Meet Time to Market Goals

Simulation-driven design equips its users with the tools necessary to accelerate their overall design process. Inspire helps them to streamline the production of high-performance, quality parts and products. By utilizing Altair Inspire in the concept design phase, users can arrive at an ideal design concept extremely early in the process and reduce, or even eliminate re-design iterations.

Altair Inspire Features

Geometry Creation and Simplification

Create, modify, and de-feature solid models using Altair Inspire's modeling tools.

Optimization Options

Altair Inspire offers a number of topology options including: optimization objectives, stress and displacement constraints, acceleration, gravity, and temperature loading conditions

Analysis

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

Altair Inspire is packaged with a material library including various aluminum, steel, magnesium, and titanium alloys. Custom materials can also be added.

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.​

Assembly Configuration

Multiple assembly configurations can be created. These configurations can then be used to evaluate various design scenarios and the resulting concepts.

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The Altair Inspire Workflow

  1. Import and Defeature
     
  2. Define Contacts, Loads, and Materials
     
  3. Topology Optimization
     
  4. Motion Analysis
     
  5. Export and PolyNURBS
     
  6. Topography and Gauge Optimization
     
  7. Verify Performance
     
  8. Manufacturing Analysis
     

What’s New in Altair Inspire 2018

 

Dynamic Motion

 

Lattice Optimization

 

Overhang Shape Controls

 

PolyNURBS Fit

 

Spot Welds

 

Load Case Table

 

Profile Editor

 

Friction in Joints

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