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Daimler has officially certified Altair Engineering’s Solidthinking Inspire, a product that enables design engineers to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily, for company-wide use.

With this certification, the tool becomes available to all Daimler design engineers as part of the Altair Hyperworks computer-aided engineering software suite. Traditional structural simulations allow engineers to check if a design will support the required loads; Solidthinking Inspire enhances this process by directly generating an optimal new material layout within a given design space using loads as an input.

The automotive industry is continually striving for lighter and more structurally efficient designs to meet global emission regulations while improving product performance. Altair claims that with Solidthinking Inspire, these goals can now be achieved during the initial conceptual design phase of a new component or system, since the tool supports a simulation-driven design process.

Furthermore, Solidthinking Inspire helps design engineers follow the functional and resource-efficient design rules found within nature — an approach often called biomimicry — for additional inspiration. This typically results in more organic-looking shapes and structures than traditional design methods.

With the Daimler certification, all design engineers within the car and truck development departments of a company may now use Solidthinking Inspire within their projects, giving them an opportunity to create efficient structures with minimum weight. This works for components, assemblies and entire systems. Design engineers may also use Solidthinking Inspire to apply a required stiffness on a component where needed, helping to avoid undesired vibrations and contributing to overall vehicle comfort and quality.

Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering is a leading global product design, consulting and commercial software Company that allows businesses to synthesize and optimize designs processes and decisions for improved business performance. Altair provide services such as product engineering, industrial design, technical staffing, Hyper Works solutions, and analytics solutions by consistently delivering a competitive advantage to its clients across industry.

Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair has more than 45 offices in 24 countries throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

With a 30-year track record for product design, advanced engineering software, on-demand computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to more than 5,000 corporate clients representing the automotive, aerospace, government and defence, and consumer products verticals. Altair also has a growing client presence in the life sciences, financial services and energy markets.

Altair’s design suites impact product design from the earliest conceptual design stages through product performance optimization. It has resulted in products that exhibit minimum weight and outstanding performance in industry leading timescales. Altair has pioneered simulation-driven technologies to generate innovative design solutions for our clients:

HyperWorks is a simulation platform for rapid design exploration and decision-making. As the most comprehensive, open-architecture computer-aided engineering solutions in the industry, HyperWorks allow businesses to create superior, market-leading products efficiently and cost effectively.

solidThinking is an Altair wholly owned subsidiary that creates, develops and markets technology that helps the design community bring the most desirable products to market faster. Products include Inspire, to explore structurally efficient concepts, and Evolve for modeling and rendering.

PBS Works is a suite of on-demand, cloud computing technologies that allows enterprise clients to maximize their ROI on computing infrastructure assets. PBS Works is the most widely implemented workload management environment for grid-, cluster- and on-demand computing worldwide.

Altair ProductDesign is a global product development consultancy of more than 700 designers, engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers. This organization is best known for its leadership in simulation-driven design to help clients bring innovative, profitable products to market faster.

Altair’s patented on-demand software licensing system leads all software business models in providing both value and flexibility. Our centralized unit-based licensing model means multiple users can access our software anytime from anywhere. Software customers can run multiple applications across all of our technology suites simultaneously for a flat rate, rather than paying for each license in use.

Altair employees worldwide share a tremendous pride in the entrepreneurial spirit and corporate culture based on transparency, honesty, innovation, and integrity. This brings high value solutions for clients which integrate hardware, software, user experience and services.

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