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  2. Nevermind...I found it. You have to click on the actual overhang constraint in the model window to view "method". I was clicking on the design space / part and looking under shape controls in the property editor instead. Interesting to note how loads, supports, shape controls, etc. all have their own property editor even though each one is associated with a single part. This seems to make sense in terms of organization.
  3. I found the following verbage at https://www.solidthinking.com/help/Inspire/2018/win/en_us/index.html?welcome.htm. But, I cannot seem to find the "Method Property" in the Property Editor. Any help would be appreciated. Tips • You can also right-click on a design space in the modeling window or in the Model Browser and choose Shape Controls > Overhang from the context menu. • The Method property in the Property Editor provides two optimization methods for overhang constraints. The Strict method attempts to perfectly match the supplied print angle. It can fail if not enough material is initially given. Lenient is equivalent to the Penalty method in OptiStruct, and allows some of the model to fail to match the overhang angle while still converging to a solution.
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  5. Pau

    Mesh generation problem

    Hola Iñaki, Parece que la licencia no está funcionando. Por favor, contáctame a mi email para ayudarte a solucionar el problema. Un saludo. ptorne@altair.com
  6. Iñaki

    Mesh generation problem

    He Instalado la Demo para 12 dias del Click2cast y desde el primer momento me ocurre lo mismo Como solucionarlo? error mallado.log
  7. tjansari

    Mesh Type Used By Inspire

    Does Inspire use any density filters to improve the quality of the resultant topology?
  8. HI, I am currently looking for my first low to mid range soldering stations (recommendations welcome). And every teardown I see of Hakko, Weller, Atten, Circuit Specialist, Ersa and any other, they all have 110/220V to 24V transformers. Why? Wouldn't it make much more sense to use DC-DC converters, as they would be smaller, more efficient, lighter and cheaper (which is comprehensively explained by this SMPS fundamentals )? especially for the > 60W range.
  9. Are your snaps enabled? Ciao, Claudio.
  10. Suppose i want to refine a CAD design on evolve , i imported the cad file but evolve is not recognising the points or vertices on the cad model . Should we create the vertices on the model or does evolve automatically recognise them ?
  11. Hello, I was keen to know whether there is any way to conduct fatigue analysis of the lattice optimized geometry in Inspire or in any other software. Best, Tapan.
  12. MarkL

    Evolve vs 3d Studio Max

    Fantastic reply. All great points! Thanks Darren.
  13. Darren Chilton

    Evolve vs 3d Studio Max

    Hi Mark, Construction History, PolyNURBS, and real geometry are the three main points. All models made in Evolve can be used directly for manufacturing since it is actual surface and solid geometry rather than polygonal. Complete history gives the flexibility to edit/update features, dimensions, etc...without having to manually rebuild models. With PolyNURBS tools you have basically the same workflow and ease of concept modeling you find in products like 3d Max, but the big difference is that your models are NURBS based, can be used directly to create molds, tooling....and can be combine with traditional surface and solid modeling tools for increased control and precision modeling if needed. And obviously you have integrated rendering so no loss in visualization. Without knowing the companies process for producing products I can only assume they are sending out 3d Max models to be recreated in a CAD package in order to create models suitable for manufacturing. In this case there is usually some design elements that get lost in translation or inaccurately interpreted. By switching to Evolve it would give them more control over the products they are creating and also save them money in time and services needed for CAD support. Again this is all based on many assumptions. If you end up going with this company and are having difficulty convincing them to use Evolve you can contact me directly at chilton@altair.com. I'm sure we can arrange something to convince them and allow you to continue using Evolve. Thanks,
  14. Hi I am soon to have an interview with a company I applied to that are dealing with architectural product design. (furnishing design, benches, playground parks etc) The company uses 3D studio max as their main concept design tool. I hope they are open to other design packages as I am reasonably versed in Evovle but not 3d Max. I think I may be in a situation to try convince the employer to purchase evolve as I find it much better tool for product design. I would try to explain to the employer that 3d studio max is generally catered towards animation/film industry whereas evolve is for true product design.. However, I lack a solid convincing argument to convince the employer to go ahead and purchase Evolve. What could you suggest me to tell the employer why Evolve would be better option than 3D max for architectural product design? I could then have more solid argument and hopefully be able to convince them to get Evolve. Your suggestion is urgently needed. Thanks. Mark
  15. Ok. Good to know. Thanks
  16. RAVINDER MUPPIDI

    REG USAGE OF INSPIRE

    Hi Felix, Here i am facing problem with run error as fepreprosessor.exe not working and run is getting failed... can you please help me out from this isssue asap.... Regards Ravinder Muppidi
  17. Hi All, I was able to run a whole custom design of skin/core co-extrusion die, I am using other software in the mean time as well. I am happy to answer any questions in my design.
  18. AndyC

    Image captures

    When using the image and video capture it shows a white background, which during the fill video does not allow you to see anything. Is there a way to change the background color so that you can see the fill simulation in the video? Thank you
  19. tjansari

    Lattice type used by Inspire

    Hello Felix, So the tetra mesh is a lattice type? Right? Regards, Tapan.
  20. Felix Radisch

    Lattice type used by Inspire

    Hi Tjansari, Inspire 2018.1 is using a tetra mesh to form Lattice. Regards, Felix
  21. Felix Radisch

    Study comparation

    Hi Gojosema, Welcome to the Forum! For structural analysis and optimization we use Altair Optistruct in Inspire. In case you are going for a solver comparison, you might also check Altair Hyperworks to ensure you are not limited by Inspire which is just using very few options/capabilities of the core Optistruct. Regards, Felix
  22. gojosema

    Study comparation

    Hello, I'm working in an study comparing topology optimization software. I'd like to know which engine/solver is behind topology optimization on Inspire2018: Optistructure (I think is this one) Tosca Trueform MOre than an oppinion I'll thank any brochure or document where solidThinking said what they are using. thanks in advance
  23. Evolve 2017.3.2 has been available for a while now. Please download and try this tool again. https://solidthinking.com/DownloadProducts.aspx?category=Download&item=Products
  24. Version 2017.3.1 I am on windows.
  25. Hi Mark, We cannot snap to construction plane intersections atm. Your second option is a good workaround. I usually create a surface and project my source curves. I use tool he CTRL option of intersect curves to select a tool curve and trim the projections. I hope the attached video gives you a better idea! cplane_workaround.mov
  26. Darren Chilton

    Evolve 2018

    We will be offering both subscription and perpetual licensing.
  27. Hi Mark, What version of Evolve are you using, and are you on Windows or Mac?
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