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  1. 2 points
    Hello, Your setup looks good and work for analysis as well as optimization. Check below images. Which version of Inspire you are using? Make sure you have read/access to documents folder (default run directory). Send me a message with your contact details, we can chat over a webmeeting.
  2. 2 points
    Hello, A possible solution is to define design and non-design spaces on your part. So you have always the original geometry of non-design spaces and can easily use PolyNurbs for the design space parts. Best Regards, Mario
  3. 1 point
    Hello again, Here is an updated model and example optimization. Find attached the model file. The example is a topology optimization (objective: max. stiffness, % of space volume). Best Regards, Mario model0817_CleanUp.stmod
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    Hello, I would consider the following things: The constraints and force are not connected to the solids (non design), since they are attached to free points. This will be the reason for the error message. All longitudinal and vertical inner beams are modeled twice There are a lot of intersections and so it is a problem to find clear contacts for the solver. You get a warning message before the run (in my version 2017.3) At all, try to model a flat solid plate between the two non design borders. Then you get a idea on how a optimized support structure looks. After clean up point 1 and 2, I could do a structural analysis (see attached picture). I did not try to perform an optimization, since it is useless for me. Best Regards, Mario
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    Hi Again Arjun, You got me thinking when you suggested using "File-Import/merge" and I found another way to transfer camera views. Normally I always group my camera views into a folder (just to keep things in order) so I thought, what if I just copy/paste the folder with all the camera views into the different versions of Evolve, and it worked. I found that you can also do this between different files. For example, if you have some nice camera views in one file and want to use the same camera views in a new file, just copy/paste them. You just need to put all your camera views into a folder. Hope this can be of some help to others as well. Steve
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    Hello Friends, Today, we are proud to release solidThinking Inspire 2017! The team has been working hard on many new features including: The new Motion tool allows users to easily mechanize their models and investigate system motion to predict loads for moving parts. The Topography Optimization tools can be used to change shapes of shell structures by introducing stamped bead patterns for better structural performance. Updated Partition Tools allow users to divide a part into design and non-design regions by selecting a hole, pocket, or face to offset. The Bolt Pretension tool allows users to achieve more accurate results when bolts are under pretension. We would love for you to try the latest release, visit solidThinking.com/Inspire to request a free trial!
  7. 1 point
    Hi all, recently we finished a project in collaboration with ASCO industries in which we made the redesign of a gooseneck bracket which is produced by additive manufacturing. The complete optimization and design is done with Inspire. I hope this can INSPIRE some among you :). If you want more information about the project you can use this link Best regards! S.
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    Hi Arjun What you suggest to build inner and outer surface was my way so far. I just thought I could save some time.
  9. 1 point
    Modeling and rendering in Evolve Waiting for the Evolve 2017.2&2018
  10. 1 point
    Hello, Yes. Use the "Cut Modify" Tool to slice solids by planes. See attached picture. Best Regards, Mario
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    Dear Evolve users, We want to bring to your notice that Evolve 2017.1 will not be supporting native solidWorks 2017 file format (part file) We expect the translators to be updated by the end of the first quarter of 2017. You will still be able to open evolve files (.evo) on solidWorks using our solidWorks plug in. Exchange of data between SolidWorks and Evolve can be done seamlessly using the parasolid (x_t and x_b) formats.
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    Hi, I understand your requirement of creating multiple construction planes offset by some value and sorry this feature is not available in the construction plane tool itself. However, there are ways of to create planes spaced with some distance between them and to align construction planes with these surfaces. It requires some additional steps but it is possible.
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    Yosef, can you please elaborate on your above point? Inspire can optimize for max stiffness, min mass, but for now you can't fix the CG and then optimize for that location.
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    Hello Jamie, Check your graphics drivers, make sure all are updated to the latest version. Also, change graphics card setting such that it will use NVIDIA card for Inspire. Let me know if this helps. Jaideep
  15. 1 point
    Sweet...thanks! Evolve is my number one in 3D.
  16. 1 point
    Can a part be defined as rigid body (no flexible property)? The part is not located in design space.
  17. 1 point
    Well, you don't have to assign an RBE2 to a plate, just substitute the plate with the RBE2. Therefore choose the connector and connect the parts (in this case the edges) which are connected to the former plate. Then you can switch their type from "Flexible"->RBE3 to "Rigid"->RBE2: Felix
  18. 1 point
    Hi, with Inspire 2016, you have to define rigid bodys as parts with a high e-modulus. With Inspire 2017, you can do this more easy with a rigid element. Please have a look at the attached picture, showing deformation and stresses for two blocks under tension in different versions. 1. Conntected via RBE2 (Rigid Element) 2. A block with a material property with a very high e-modulus (200.000e12) 3. Another block but with usual steel for comparison Hope this helps! Kind Regards Felix
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    To get further information about lattice optimization with Hyperworks 14.0, please search for "Lattice" in the Online-Help: http://www.altairhyperworks.com/hwhelp/Altair/hw14.0
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    Hello, you can try the following (see attached picture): 1. Create a copy of the line 2. Use Transform->Rotate tool 3. Drag the center of rotation to new location (at example to the endpoint of the line) 4. Rotate, you can enter any value on the tool dialog Best Regards, Mario
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    Congrats Altair on your work with Ferrari-excellent news ! Ferrari Teams With Altair
  22. 1 point
    Andre For now its not possible to reverse the direction of scroll wheel zoom. I will send your request to our development team.
  23. 1 point
    Hello André Yep, this is in 2016, I've attached screen grab to help you locate... All the best Nick
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    Hi Ffog, With Inspire 2017.3 the Lattice optimization will allow you to compare different performances for a Topology Optimization and Lattice Designs. At this moment, export is not supportet. If you are an advanced user, you might use Altair Optistruct and Altair Hypermesh to do further investitations for Lattices. Kind Regards, Felix