TROY, Mich.—Altair recently announced the release and availability of the Altair Inspire™ simulation-driven design platform, along with the Altair 365™ cloud collaboration platform. The new platforms for simulation-driven design combine early concept development, virtual validation, manufacturability, and cloud collaboration to innovate products faster, Altair said in a press release.
The Altair Inspire platform enables manufacturers to leverage simulation to drive the entire design process, accelerating the pace of innovation and reducing time-to-market, according to Altair. The new platform brings together simulation for generative design, engineering analysis, and manufacturability under a single, intuitive user environment.
“We believe the future of successful product development will rely upon an increasingly broad simulation user community,” said James R. Scapa, founder, chairman, and CEO of Altair, in a statement. “These new releases are part of a path toward simulation access for every designer and engineer at every phase of product development, from concept to manufacturing to in-service operation.”
Together with the release of Altair Inspire, Altair also debuted its Altair 365 engineering collaboration platform on Microsoft Azure. Altair 365 allows customers the flexibility to access Altair Inspire and the entire solidThinking suite in the cloud under its new solidThinking units licensing model. Whether running on the desktop or on Altair 365, Altair Inspire customers will enjoy the same intuitive user experience and simulation capabilities. Altair 365 offers additional enterprise services, including visual collaboration with peers, version control, secure data management, and scalable high-performance computing resources.
“We are thrilled to introduce Altair Inspire and Altair 365,” said James Dagg, CTO at Altair, in a statement. “This platform release vastly expands upon Inspire’s leading generative design and simulation capabilities to include manufacturing solutions for casting, metal forming, and extrusion processes, with more to come in the future. Our goal is to make simulation-driven design a reality by continuing to place technology like Altair Inspire in the creative hands of all designers and engineers to drive innovation throughout the development process.”
Altair Inspire (www.altair.com/InspirePlatform) is available through both Altair’s HyperWorks and solidThinking suite offerings.