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Comparing Altair Inspire, SimLab and SimSolid (2024 Version)
Comparing Altair Inspire, SimLab and SimSolid (2024 Version)
July 09, 2024

A few years ago, we wrote a blog post that talked about the differences between Altair Inspire, Altair SimLab and Altair...

Stress Testing Olympic Barbells
Stress Testing Olympic Barbells
June 27, 2024

With the Paris 2024 Olympic Games right around the corner, I wanted to look at one of my favorite events at the games, W...

Simulation-Driven Design, Generative Design, and Topology Optimization
Simulation-Driven Design, Generative Design, and Topology Optimization
May 24, 2024

Traditional methodologies in engineering and product design have changed drastically over the last generations and are b...

Adding Virtual Connectors in Altair SimSolid
Adding Virtual Connectors in Altair SimSolid
May 02, 2024

Altair SimSolid is a game changer when it comes to reducing preprocessing, specifically its meshless technology and its ...

How to run a Heat Transfer Study in Inspire Fluids 2023
How to run a Heat Transfer Study in Inspire Fluids 2023
March 28, 2024

Altair recently released Inspire 2023, and within that release one of the major highlights was the brand-new implicit mo...

Additive Manufacturing and the Impact of Altair's Solutions
Additive Manufacturing and the Impact of Altair's Solutions
February 13, 2024

With the advancements of additive manufacturing over the last ten years, the need for complete design, simulation, and o...

Ways to Create/Modify Geometry using Altair Inspire
Ways to Create/Modify Geometry using Altair Inspire
January 09, 2024

While Altair Inspire is more commonly known for its simulation and topology optimization capabilities, it also includes ...

Implicit Modeling Ribbon in Inspire 2023
Implicit Modeling Ribbon in Inspire 2023
January 03, 2024

Altair recently released Inspire 2023, and within that release was the brand-new implicit modeling ribbon. If you are un...

Exploring the Wide Use Cases of Altair Inspire Form
Exploring the Wide Use Cases of Altair Inspire Form
August 09, 2023

With the average cost of a sheet metal die, sheet metal forming tools, and hot roll steel prices fluctuating throughout ...

Understanding the Altair Portfolio
Understanding the Altair Portfolio
June 07, 2023

One of the most common reactions we get when we talk to prospective clients is that they don’t realize how many solution...

Running a Fluid Simulation (CFD) Study in Inspire 2022.3
Running a Fluid Simulation (CFD) Study in Inspire 2022.3
April 26, 2023

Altair recently released its latest version, Inspire 2022.3, and with that release was the exciting new fluid flow simul...

5 Features of Altair Inspire Motion You Don't Know About
5 Features of Altair Inspire Motion You Don't Know About
January 27, 2023

Altair Inspire Motion, built inside the Altair Inspire interface, allows users to simulate the dynamic behavior of mecha...

Optimization of Steering Arm for Sprint Car
Optimization of Steering Arm for Sprint Car
January 20, 2023

Living in Knoxville, Iowa I find myself spending my Saturday nights during the Summer watching winged sprint cars at Kno...

Creating Lattice Structures with Altair Sulis
Creating Lattice Structures with Altair Sulis
January 10, 2023

Altair Sulis, formerly Gen3D, was acquired by Altair last year to bolster the Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) p...

Topology Optimization 101: Intro to Altair
Topology Optimization 101: Intro to Altair
January 04, 2023

By now, most users know that topology optimization is a powerful design method that involves finding the optimal layout ...

The Altair Toolbox: 10 Essential Tools
The Altair Toolbox: 10 Essential Tools
December 07, 2022

The Altair Engineering portfolio includes more than one hundred different software tools to solve thousands of engineeri...

Flex Body Generation for Motion, Simplified with Inspire
Flex Body Generation for Motion, Simplified with Inspire
November 21, 2022

Flexible bodies in motion analysis allow for a more accurate analysis in a mechanism where flexibility of a body influen...

How to Shell a PolyNURBS Solid in Altair Inspire 2022
How to Shell a PolyNURBS Solid in Altair Inspire 2022
September 16, 2022

How to Shell a PolyNURBS Solid in Altair Inspire 2022 PolyNURBS is one of the more powerful features in Altair Inspire. ...

Comparing Altair Inspire, SimSolid and SimLab
Comparing Altair Inspire, SimSolid and SimLab
July 08, 2022

When would I use Inspire vs SimSolid vs SimLab? Altair has many capable tools in its structural engineering suites, and ...