Inspire Design Process: Part 6 (Export Geometry and Refine in CAD)

The design proposal results can be smoothed to solid geometry and exported to an external CAD package.

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Validation: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Part Quality

Presentation by Rainer Böke, CEO at Böke-IE GmbH & Co.

A cast shock-tower is used to describe the procedure for using simulation with Inspire Cast. The investigation of the gating technique related to large-area, thin-walled components is described. How can thicker sections deviating from this basic structure be produced without defects? When is the use of squeezers necessary? Can porosities be reliably avoided by holding pressure? It will also be shown how the overflow and venting situation can be optimized in order to reduce re-melting costs.

Presentations, Videos

Design: Taking Decisions Based on Concept Simulation – The Symbiosis of HPDC and Structural Optimization

Presentation by Felix Radisch, Technical Manager for solidThinking.

Presentations, Videos

Challenges and Opportunities for Manufacturing Staff Members through Casting Simulation

Presentation by Rainer Böke, CEO at Böke-IE GmbH & Co.

New software products, new license models and completely unknown fem-method are aspects that affected employees have to deal with. On the other hand there are many possibilities to support the employees by the use of a simulation software like e.g. the implementation in the company.

Presentations, Videos

Inspire Platform Manufacturing Simulation Roadmap

Presentation by Martin Solina, Project Manager at Altair.

Presentations, Videos

Introduction to Manufacturing Simulation-Driven Design

Presentation by Martin Solina, Project Manager, and Ulrich Bruder, Vice President Global Partner Sales, at Altair.

Presentations, Videos

Quoting & Tooling: How to Improve Quoting through Casting Simulation

Presentation by Rainer Böke, CEO at Böke-IE GmbH & Co.

At the beginning of a project there is often the wish to calculate components even though there is no order yet. It is shown how a component can be calculated to identify specific problem areas without much effort and without high costs.

Presentations, Videos

Getting Started - Inspire Cast

A course to help users get started using Inspire Cast including an interface tour and workflow training/videos.

Getting Started Videos, Training Materials, Tutorials

Seamless integration of 0D-1D and 3D worlds

This webinar will introduce you to Altair Activate for control system design and the ease of solving real world problems with co-simulation between MotionSolve (multibody simulation suite) and Activate.

Training Materials, Videos, Webinar Recordings

Concept Design - Get it Right From the Start

Presentation by Orlando Sadaro, Managing Director at Design 8.

If you are a designer then this presentation is right up your alley. Design seems to be an iterative process by nature. But what if we don't accept this default? What if we could get it right, from the start...? It would lead to a shorter time to market, less material use and better product performance. A dream? My presentation is about solidThinking design software helping you achieving just that. Get a head start and take the best possible solution to start exploring your design thoughts.

Presentations, Videos

How to Design Die-Casting Parts with Altair Inspire Cast

Presentation by El Abidi Ahmed, CAE Manager - Senior Expert at U-Shin Group.

Presentations, Videos

Robotic Design of a Bushbot Chair

Presentation by Stephan Henrich, Robotikdesin und Architektur.

In this presentation, Stephan Henrich discusses several projects from different areas, including additive generative robotic fabrication and concept design.

Presentations, Videos

Redesign and Topological Optimization of Transtibial Prosthesis by Reverse Engineering

Presentation by Eduardo Bajo,

Presentation of a project consisting of redesign with topology optimization of a transtibial leg prosthesis. It is a project in which the reverse engineering workflow has been followed, starting with 3D digitization of an amputated limb and real old prosthesis. Subsequently, they have been reconstructed in 3D to simplify and applied topology optimization, taking into account the biomechanics of human gait, using Altair Inspire software. Finally, the reconstruction of the optimization through organic design has been carried out with the software Evolve.

This project won the 1st prize in the II International Industrial Design Contest UPM-Technical University of Madrid.

During the presentation it will be presented the new 2019 Edition of the Industrial Design Contest UPM, open to students and professionals, sponsored by Altair.

Presentations, Videos

Curve Fitting

Fit an optimized curve through imported test data with Altair Compose

Tutorials, Videos

CAE Test Data

Import various types of CAE or test data for visualization and/or manipulation in Altair Compose

Tutorials, Videos

Signal Processing

Remove noise from signal data using in-built functions with Altair Compose

Tutorials, Videos

Altair Embed™ & CCS Software Installation

Step by step instructions to install the Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio, Uniflash and Altair Embed™ software on your computer.

Tutorials, Videos

Plot Types

2D and 3D plots in Altair Compose - plot, scatter, plot3, surf, contour, contour3, waterfall, polar, semilog, loglog, area, bar

Tutorials, Videos

Basic Plot Commands

Basic plot commands in Altair Compose - plot, subplot, grid and linewidth.

Tutorials, Videos

Operators

Operators in Altair Compose - Matrix multiplication, division, transpose, power; relational and logical operations; bitwise operations; set operations

Tutorials, Videos

Data Types

Data Types in Altair Compose - Complex, Double, Strings, Structures, Cell Arrays

Tutorials, Videos

Defining Functions

Defining Functions in Altair Compose - variable length argument lists; use of nargin, nargout, varargin, global, and feval

Tutorials, Videos

Motor Identification for InstaSPIN™ Field Oriented Control Hardware in the Loop

InstaSPIN: Motor Control solution from Texas Instruments

Tutorials, Videos

Sensorless Field Oriented Control Hardware in the Loop

Employing TI's FAST (Flux, Angle, Speed, and Torque) observer

Tutorials, Videos

Field Oriented Control Hardware in the Loop

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

Tutorials, Videos

Field Oriented Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of closed loop field oriented control of a PMSM.

Tutorials, Videos

Creating/running scripts

Introduction to creating and running scripts

Tutorials, Videos

Arduino Series: Dimming an LED in Less than One Minute

Demonstration of rapid development with Altair Embed

Tutorials, Videos

Activate e-Mobility Series

This series discusses various aspects of system modeling for e-Mobility studies from overall performance simulations including fuel economy, to model refinements for electric engines and/or vehicle dynamics.

Fuel economy simulations
Activate model of a series-parallel hybrid electric vehicle powertrain to evaluate fuel economy and system performance.

Increasing fidelity of vehicle dynamics models
Activate models of a series-parallel hybrid electric vehicle powertrain coupled with CarSim via the Functional Mock-up Interface.

Increasing fidelity of electric engine models
Comparison of 3 different engine models for an HEV vehicle: Park equations, full 3D Flux model, table method; later one generated by Flux2D.

PMSM simple speed control
Activate model of a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) with vector control for speed or torque.

Tutorials, Videos

Arduino Series: Blinking the Arduino LED

First steps in programming an Arduino

Tutorials, Videos

Debugging

Tools for evaluating and debugging scripts

Getting Started Videos

Sunshine School Bus Design Story - Industrial Design for Automotive

Sathiya Seeland, Head of Styling for Product Design at Ashok Leyland, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

Presentations, Videos

Design for High Performance Recreational Products

Pankaj Dubey, Country Head and Managing Director at Polaris India, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

Presentations, Videos

Innovate Philippines' AEC Landscape with Inspire

Tony Pimentel from Pimentel & Associates is innovating the Philippines Architecture, Engineering and Construction landscape with Inspire.

Video Testimonials, Videos

The Design Revolution Offered by Combining Additive Manufacturing with Simulation Driven Design

Topology optimization is a computer based calculation procedure which can design mechanically stressed component structures in such a way that the highest possible rigidity can be achieved with minimal material usage. Only those parts of a component which are essential for the required flux of force and necessary stability are generated. This results in complex structures which can only be built partially or not at all using conventional production processes. At this point the advantages of additive manufacturing come into focus.

Videos

Efficient Control of AC Machines using Model-Based Development

This webinar, hosted by IEEE, focuses on Motor Control using Embed

Videos, Webinar Recordings

A Tooling Revolution for Plastic Injection Molding

Stefan de Groot, Technologist Additive Manufacturing at PROTIQ, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany

Presentations, Videos

High Performance, Dynamism and Autonomy for Humans

Greg Lynn, Principal at FORM, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Development of a New Lightweight Aluminum Profile for a Glass Balustrade

Gabriele Romagnoli, Head of Structural Engineering at Farone, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

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Bend-It – Rethinking Customized Orthopaedic Devices Using Additive Manufacturing

Dustin Ahrendt and Felix Schmitt from Technische Universitat Dresden present at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

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Additive Manufacturing Design

Jason Lopes, Production Development Engineer at Carbon, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Presentations, Videos

Taming Smart Materials to Behave

Doris Sung, Founder of DOSU Studio Architecture, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Presentations, Videos

Master Class: How to Design for Additive Manufacturing

This Master Class held at Converge 2017 in Essen Germany, presents the making of the 3iPRINT Project, which was a joint effort from csi entwicklungstechnik, APWORKS and EOS.

Presentations, Videos

The Digitalization of Biomimicry Design from the Ocean

Sebastian Möller, Projektleiter at ELiSE Alfred Wegener Institut, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Build a Rocket

Tim Morton, Director of Industrial Design at Newell Brands, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Design Research Experiences at ZH CoDe

Filippo Nasetti, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

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Mega Data, Mega Structure, Mega City

Michael Peng, Technical Director and Senior Associate at Gensler, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Design for the Future: 5 Trends You Need to Know

Christine Outram, Chief Product Officer at Veritas Prep, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Towards Real-time Topology Optimization

Hod Lipson, Professor of Engineering and Data Science at Columbia University, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Presentations, Videos

Simulation Driven Design in the Cloud

Chad Zamler, Marketing Director of solidThinking, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Development of a New Lightweight Aluminum Profile for a Glass Balustrade

The design of architectural components such as a balustrade can be challenging, since the design does not only have to look good, it also has to meet several safety requirements and standards. In addition, all designs have to be developed within the shortest time possible. To meet these challenges the engineers, architects and designers at Faraone are always looking for solutions that can reduce their design and testing cycles.

Videos

Keynote: Modern Architecture – Design Process, Tools and Technology

Neb Erakovic, Director Structural Design at CH2Mmace, was a keynote presenter at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Master Class: Using a Crowdfunding Tool for a Start-up

David Suriol, Co-Founder of Vortex Bladeless, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

We Have the Tools, But Let’s Not Lose Sight of the Knowledge

Rafa Corell, CEO at Indigraf, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Designing APWorks’ Light Rider – How the First 3D-Printed Motorcycle Came to Life

Daniel Schneider, Technical Sales Manager at Airbus APWorks, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Optimization of Railway Bolster Bracket for Antiroll Bar

Juan Manuel Romero Cortes, Calculation Lead Engineer at Alstom Transport Spain, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Space 4.0 or the Next Paradigm for the Space Industry

Franck Mouriax, General Manager of Structures at RUAG Space, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Biomimetically Inspired Topology Optimization

Irmgard Lochner, Professor and Consultant at University of Applied Sciences of Biberach, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Functional Architectural Sculpture

Il Hoon Roh, Artist/Architect, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Presentations, Videos

Altair Activate and XLDyn Integration

XLSE’s easy to use interface and project view capability is ideal for managers and teams to keep abreast of project status.

Tips & Tricks, Tutorials, Videos

An Interview with Ben Farmer of Robot Bike Co. Discussing the Development of their R160 Bike with Altair

Robot Bike Company (RBC) is a new startup established in the UK by aerospace engineers and mountain biking enthusiasts who identified the potential of combining additive manufacturing technologies with carbon fiber to, in their own words, “create the best bike frames possible”. To deliver a customizable, lightweight, high strength bike, RBC’s frame was intended to be created from carbon fiber, a material very common in the industry. The carbon fiber tubes, as well as the bike’s other components and systems were to be joined by additively manufactured titanium ‘nodes’, manufactured based on the specification of individual riders. Altair ProductDesign’s engineering team was tasked with optimizing these joints, which included the head tube, seat post and chain stay lugs, to ensure they were as lightweight as possible and still able to withstand the forces of downhill mountain bike riding, all while being fit for the AM process.

Videos

Altair Activate™ and CarSim FMI Tutorial Video

This short tutorial introduces the Functional Mockup Interface and how to use Activate and CarSim for co-simulation for coupled systems analysis.

Videos

3D Systems Skateboard Case Study

3D Systems utilized a process incorporating solidThinking Inspire to generate the ideal skateboard deck and truck material layout for a unique design now displayed at the Cooper Hewitt – Smithsonian Design Museum.

Videos

Inspire Design Process: Part 6 (Export Geometry and Refine in CAD)

The design proposal results can be smoothed to solid geometry and exported to an external CAD package.

Videos

Inspire Design Process: Part 3 (Assign Materials and Loads)

Use Inspire's intuitive tools to add contacts, joints, and fasteners, then assign materials and loading conditions.

Videos

Evolve Design Process: Part 2 (Parametric Solid Modeling Control)

Evolve parameter editing allows you to revise your model easily, at any time.

Videos

Evolve Interface Tour: Part 2 (Modeling Views and Display Modes)

Learn how to change modeling views and display modes.

Videos

Evolve Design Process: Part 5 (Fast Integrated Rendering)

Evolve’s integrated progressive rendering gives immediate feedback on the final image.

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Evolve Interface Tour: Part 5 (Translating, Rotating, and Scaling)

A quick overview of the translate, rotate, and scale tools.

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Evolve Design Process: Part 6 (Model Export in Multiple Formats)

Ensure simple data exchange with CAD tools used during the product development process.

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Evolve ‬Tutorial‪: Watch (Part 1, Creating and Rendering)

Antonio Flores guides you through the creation and rendering of a watch model.

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Customer Story: Pininfarina Extra

Innovation, Essentiality, and Elegance are the three values of Pininfarina Extra. See how solidThinking products help them.

Videos

Evolve Interface Tour: Part 4 (The World Browser and ConstructionTree)

Learn how to organize your model and edit objects using construction history.

Videos

Evolve Interface Tour: Part 1 (Selection and Editing Modes)

An introduction to Evolve's three modes used to select, edit, and reshape objects.

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Evolve ‬Tutorial‪: Watch (Part 2, Editing)

Now Antonio shows you how to edit an existing model to create a totally new design.

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Evolve Design Process: Part 4 (Model Quality Tools)

Evolve provides tools for analyzing curve and surface curvature, continuity, and tangency.

Videos

Customer Story: Novellini

The Novellini Group is a pacesetter in Europe in the manufacture of bathroom solutions and wellness products.

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Evolve Design Process: Part 1 (Organic Surface Modeling Freedom)

NURBS geometry definition methods offer both flexibility and precision.

Videos

Evolve Interface Tour: Part 6 (Rendering, Materials, and Lighting)

A quick introduction to interactive rendering mode, materials, lighting, and final rendering.

Videos

Evolve Interface Tour: Part 3 (Modeling Tools)

An overview of the Modeling Toolbar, Console, and Modeling Tool Panel.

Videos

Evolve Design Process: Part 3 (Unique ConstructionTree History)

The ConstructionTree provides a graphical view of a model's construction history.

Videos

‪‪Customer Story: XOX Audio Tools

XOX Audio Tools utilizes high design and advanced technologies to create cutting-edge musical instruments.

Videos

Nelson Mandela University: Designing a Winning Eco-Car

Martin Badenhorst, Masters Student at Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, shares how he managed to reduce the weight of their eco-car by 20%.

Customer Testimonials, Videos

Getting Started - Inspire Structures

A course to help users get started using Inspire Structures including an interface tour and workflow training/videos.

Getting Started Videos, Training Materials, Tutorials
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