solidThinking employs a relentless focus on delivering innovative technology with a streamlined user experience. Its tools empower users and organizations to make informed decisions and design, engineer, manufacture, and deliver amazing products to market faster than ever before. solidThinking’s tools are sold and supported through a global network of industry and domain experts. solidThinking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair where its products are also available through the Altair HyperWorks® suite.

solidThinking Inspire enables design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily. Traditional structural simulations allow engineers to check if a design will support the required loads. Inspire enhances this process by generating a new material layout within a package space using the loads as an input. The software is easy to learn and works with existing CAD tools to help design structural parts right the first time, reducing costs, development time, material consumption, and product weight.

The latest release of Inspire, 'Inspire 2017' introduces multiple new enhancements including:

  • Motion Analysis

  • Topography Optimization

  • Bolt Pretension

  • Partitions

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Click2Cast is a fast, easy, accurate and affordable casting simulation environment focused on creating high quality components with increased profitability through a highly intuitive user experience catering to beginners and experts alike. Users are able to avoid typical casting defects such as air entrapment, shrinkage porosity, cold shuts, mold degradation and more by using Click2Cast. 

Guided process templates offer 5 easy steps to simulate Gravity Die, Gravity Sand, Investment, High Pressure, Low Pressure Die Casting and Tilt Pouring. Click2Cast's innovative experience enables users to increase product quality and design better products with minimal training. 

The new featured-packed release of solidThinking Click2Cast 4.1 includes the following key features and tools:

  • New Material Editor

  • Support for foundry coatings

  • Prediction of porosity based on NIYAMA


In addition to the outstanding new key features in solidThinking Click2Cast 4.1, users can also benefit from the following:



  • Quickly evaluate casting complexity for quoting

  • Predict common casting defects upfront

  • Optimize running and feeding systems

  • Avoid expensive trial and error



  • Quickly evaluate 'castability'

  • Visualize solidification to optimize ingate location

  • Simulate casting with auto-generation of risers

  • Guide manufacturing engineers to refine process



By focusing on ease of use and managing all complexities in the background, Click2Cast eliminates the costly and time consuming training that most other casting simulation software generally requires.

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