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  2. 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.
  3. MarkL

    Evolve vs 3d Studio Max

    Fantastic reply. All great points! Thanks Darren.
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  5. 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 I'm sure we can arrange something to convince them and allow you to continue using Evolve. Thanks,
  6. 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
  7. Ok. Good to know. Thanks


    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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. tjansari

    Lattice type used by Inspire

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

    Lattice type used by Inspire

    Hi Tjansari, Inspire 2018.1 is using a tetra mesh to form Lattice. Regards, Felix
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Evolve 2017.3.2 has been available for a while now. Please download and try this tool again.
  16. Version 2017.3.1 I am on windows.
  17. 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!
  18. Darren Chilton

    Evolve 2018

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

    How to use "Python window"

    Me too Yosef
  21. Hmm. It still does not work for me...were there any bugs with this tool before? Is there perhaps an update I am missing in correcting this bug?
  22. gbzh01

    Round tool issues

    Well, yeah, thanks so much. Do you have any hints and tricks to share?
  23. Claudio

    Round tool issues

    Hi, something like this? Claudio. temple.evo
  24. gbzh01

    Round tool issues

    Hey there I am using Evolve since quite a time and struggle all the time at the same issue when surface get complex. It is with the round tool. See the attached file. There are different surfaces meeting each other at a certain point. How do I get such constructions rounded? I sometimes changed the design just to get it done but this shouldn't be. I attached a file that shows such a complex design. Can somebody take a look and advise what needs to be done to get it rounded? temple.evo
  25. Hello, I'm still using "Curves->Bi-tangent segment", and it still works for me. See attached picture. It still works without any snap filter. Best Regards, Mario
  26. Matthieu Pupat

    changing licence key from one system to another

    Hello, please talk to your Altair account manager. Thanks, Matthieu
  27. I have recently bought inspire and evolve along with hyper works package from altair . My old laptop is a bit outdated to run inspire and evolve as a result I got a new laptop , is there any way to transfer my evolve licence to my new laptop ? or should i buy another copy again?
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