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  1. Render Q

    In this month’s Tips & Tricks, Darren Chilton discusses using RenderQ to process batch renderings, including batch rendering setup for images and animations. Click on the video below to see these tips & tricks in action.
  2. 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!
  3. Case study with Inspire

    Hi MadMushroom, Thank you so much for sharing this, it is a great example of Inspire's capabilities! We would love to work with you on an official solidThinking case study if you would be interested. You can see some examples here. Please feel free to contact me directly at chad@solidthinking.com to discuss the details. Either way, thank you very much for sharing, it looks like you have done some great work.
  4. Hello Friends, Today, we are proud to release solidThinking Evolve 2017! The team has been working hard on many new features including: New Planar and Radial Symmetry tools. New length parameter for the Line tool and Rounded Polyline tool. Improved Curve Offset tool to work directly on surface edges. Added Depth Channel on rendered tiff images to create depth of field. New and improved import/export for SVG, PDF 2D, DWG, and DXF formats. We would love for you to try the latest release, visit solidThinking.com/Evolve to request a free trial!
  5. Evolve 2017

    Hi Lunau, Thanks for checking in. solidThinking Evolve 2017 has been released on our website for download, however, we are yet to do a full promotional release of the product. This is planned for early December. In the meantime, I have attached a PDF listing the new features of Evolve 2017. Enjoy! solidThinking_Evolve_new_features_2017_110716_2.pdf
  6. Friends, Today we released an update to solidThinking Evolve 2015 to Improve compatibility with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. You can download the latest release on our downloads page. Evolve 2015 (4947) Release Notes: October 21st, 2015 Fixed issue on Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan causing unresponsiveness when saving files. Fixed issue on Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan preventing pop-up graphic elements from working.EndFragment
  7. Brent, thank you very much for pointing this out. Please try now, we have updated the video to the correct one. Thanks!
  8. We are thrilled to announce the latest version of solidThinking Inspire has now been released. Our newest version, 'Inspire 2015' introduces multiple enhancements including: The new Contacts tool allows users to find neighboring parts and designate whether they should be bonded, contacting, or have no contact. Connect multiple parts in a model using the Fastener and Joints tools to add bolts, screws, pins, or sliding pins. Gravity loads can now be added to a model through the Model Browser. New ribbon-style user interface with tools organized into tabs. To learn more about the new features in the latest version, click here. Additionally, you can request a free trial now, here. Inspire_infographic_2015_PRINT.pdf
  9. Mac Osx 10.10.3

    The new build including a fix for the 10.10.3 issue has been released. You can download this now from our website - http://solidthinking.com/DownloadProducts.aspx?category=Download&item=Products - Version 4880. Thank you for your patience.
  10. Evolve 2015 (4848)

    The new build including a fix for the 10.10.3 issue has been released. You can download this now from our website - http://solidthinking.com/DownloadProducts.aspx?category=Download&item=ProductsVersion 4880. Thank you for your patience.
  11. Brent, this is possible, we sent you an email with the instructions you should need.
  12. Hi Keith, Sorry to hear you are having some issues, my colleague Jaideep mentioned that he has already followed up with you offline, he is an expert in solidThinking Inspire and should certainly be able to help you out. Thanks again for the comment. -Chad
  13. Keyboard Shortcuts

    Whether you are new to the solidThinking community or a veteran user, every software tip and trick can add up to make a world of difference when working on a design. In an effort to offer our loyal customers useful information and foster collaboration, we are offering a featured tip or trick every month. This month we offer you a brief series of keyboard shortcuts to help you be more efficient when using solidThinking. We invite you to watch the video below to see these keyboard shortcuts in action. Keyboard Shorcuts Ctrl+Spacebar – re-activate the previous modeling tool Alt+Spacebar – toggle between Edit Parameters mode and Edit Points mode Alt+Left Click – select objects while in Edit Parameters mode Ctrl+T (Command+T)mac – fit selected object to the current view H – Hide/Unhide selected objects Ctrl+Alt+D – turntable animation
  14. Model Symmetry

    In this month’s Tips & Tricks, Darren Chilton provides techniques for creating models that have symmetrical elements including: Using the Mirror tool Using Snaps and Grid as alignment aids Options for creating simplified models and construction history Click on the video below to see these tips & tricks in action.
  15. In this month’s Tips & Tricks, Darren Chilton provides techniques for applying textures and materials to the individual surfaces of an object using: Face Extract to group surfaces Label to apply images and textures Texture mapping tool to interactively control images and textures Click on the video below to see these tips & tricks in action.
  16. Pixel Mapping

    This month’s Tips & Tricks video provides insight into the pixel mapping process, including: Techniques for using 2D images to create 3D geometry Methods to create embossed logos and textures on a model for rapid prototypes Click on the video below to see these tips in action.
  17. Using 2D images as reference to create 3D models -Editing images to simplify the setup in EVOLVE -Import and Setup of reference images
  18. In this month's Tips & Tricks, Darren Chilton discusses the best methods for exporting models as polygonal data for 3D printing in either .stl or .obj file formats. Using view tessellation for on-screen visual feedback while editing the level of detail Using Advance Tessellation tool to create stitched/watertight geometry Understand the parameters that control polygonal data creation If you have a tip or trick you'd like to share, or comments, questions or feedback, please email us at newsletter@solidthinking.com. Our team is here to answer your questions and share best practices. Your feedback or tip/trick may make it to our next newsletter -- we'll credit you, too!
  19. Rendering Basics

    In this month’s Tips & Tricks, Darren Chilton discusses the options available in solidThinking to help you work more efficiently and create better quality images. Click on the image below to watch the video for tips on: Using global illumination for more realistic lighting Using ground planes for shadows and reflections Understanding options in the Shading Manager Navigating in the Material Library Using Oversampling Parameter to increase image quality
  20. The latest solidThinking Tips & Tricks involve alternative modeling methods that let you start sketch modeling and progressively refine your model as you see it come to life. Click on the video for useful information on: Simple Extrusions to create complex surfaces Construction History to increase surface control Parameter Editing in combination with Point Editing for increased control and flexibility If you have any questions about the video or would like to request a future Tip or Trick, please reply below!
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