Resources for Evolve  

The Complete Design for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Toolchain

To successfully take advantage of the benefits of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, a new design and simulation process must be used. It is not beneficial to simply ‘print’ a current design. New tools and advanced computational power have enabled users to optimize solid geometries for stiffness and weight, and also allowed them to simulate loading conditions and lightweight designs. These new computational tools also give users the opportunity to test how a design will perform under real-world conditions.

Webinar Recordings

IAI and SpaceIL

IAI and SpaceIL utilized topology optimization with 3D modeling and rendering to design a 3D Printed thruster bracket to be used on its Google Lunar XPRIZE craft for its trip to the moon.

Customer Story

Philips

Philips uses modeling software to quickly and easily visualize design concepts so design and engineering colleagues can work hand-in-hand throughout the process, and ultimately conceptualize final products.

Customer Story

Alstom

Alstom coupled topology optimization with additive manufacturing to explore the feasibility of alternate manufacturing to traditional casting. This resulted in a 70% weight reduction of its locomotive component.

Customer Story

Sintavia

Sintavia utilized Altair Inspire to prove the ability to additively manufacture optimized aerospace replacement parts that exceed existing part performance while decreasing the overall weight.

Customer Story

Steve McGugan Industrial Design

Award winning industrial designer Steve McGugan uses Altair Evolve to design and model a range of unique products.

Customer Story

Dimensions Furniture

Dimensions Furniture incorporates industrial design and modeling software to design and render furniture products for presentation to buyers and direct handoff to manufacturing teams.

Customer Story

Shanghai Arts and Crafts Factory

The Shanghai Arts and Crafts Factory utilizes digital NURBS-based conceptual design tools to generate ideal 2D and 3D designs and renderings for parade floats.

Customer Story

HardMarque

HardMarque coupled topology optimization with additive manufacturing to conceptualize and refine the design of a piston. The final piston design is 23.5% lighter than the original design. 

Customer Story

Sundog Eyewear

Sundog Eyewear accelerates design times through the use of conceptual design softwarewhile improving visualization of the final product using integrated rendering.

Customer Story

Evolve Helmet Model

An Evolve model of a bicycle helmet created using Evolve's polygonal modeling and Nurbify tools.

Demo Models

Evolve Polymesh Mug Model

An Evolve model of a coffee mug. This was modeled using Evolve's Polymesh and Nurbify tools.

Demo Models

Evolve Bike Seat Model

An Evolve model of a bicycle seat that was created using basic NURBS modeling tools.

Demo Models

Ron Mendell

Hollywood concept artist Ron Mendell converts sketches to fully rendered digital 3D models, incorporating real world materials, dimensions and constraints.

Customer Story

TokyoFlash

TokyoFlash is a world leader in the design and sales of unique watches. They use Altair Evolve to speed product development.

Customer Story

Novellini

Novellini applies industrial design and modeling software to set the pace of innovation for the manufacture of bathroom solutions and wellness products in Europe.

Customer Story

XOX Audio Tools

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

Customer Story

Korg Italy

Korg utilized 3D modeling and rendering simulation to manage the frequent design modifications that occur during the product development process. 

Customer Story

Customer Story: Pininfarina Extra

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

Videos

‪‪Customer Story: XOX Audio Tools

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

Videos

Customer Story: Novellini

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

Videos

Evolve Design Process: Part 3 (Unique ConstructionTree History)

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

Videos

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

Learn how to change modeling views and display modes.

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Evolve Interface Tour: Part 3 (Modeling Tools)

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

Videos

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

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

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

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

Videos
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