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solidThinking Inspire Structures shape + analysis

solidThinking Inspire Structures shape + analysis 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.

Please note: Paid solidThinking licenses are permanent (unless otherwise stated, as with "annual"). Teachers and schools are eligible for educational pricing.Those that purchase an academic license may receive special discounts when switching to the commercial software direct from solidThinking.

Features of solidThinking Inspire Structures shape + analysis


  • Sketch or Import a Design
    Inspire allows users to sketch 2D profiles that can be pushed and pulled into solids, or to import CAD data from other software. All major CAD packages are supported.
  • Generate the Ideal Shape
    Inspire will use the design space and supplied loading conditions to generate the ideal material layout.
  • Defeature the Part
    Use Inspire's built in geometry simplifications controls to defeature the part and assign a design space.
  • Verify Performance
    Inspire's built in linear static and normal modes analysis help to visualize and verify part performance.
  • Assign Materials and Loads
    The design space is assigned a material and loading conditions. The loading conditions are defined as forces, pressures, torques, and supports to hold the part.
  • Export Geometry and Refine in CAD
    The design proposal results can be smoothed to solid geometry and exported to an external CAD package.

Educational Pricing







Operating Systems:
Version 2014
  • Windows 8 (64 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows Vista (64 bit)
  • Windows XP (32 or 64 bit)
  • OpenGL graphics card with at least 256 MB of onboard memory
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 10 GB or more of free hard disk space

Mac OS X

Operating Systems:
Version 2014
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (64 bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 (64 bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (64 bit)
  • Intel x64 based (Intel CoreDuo, x86 based, not supported)
  • OpenGL graphics card with a least 256 MB of onboard memory
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 10 GB or more of free hard disk space

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