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solidThinking employs a relentless focus on delivering innovative technology with a streamlined user experience. Its tools empower users and organizations to make informed decisions and design, engineer, manufacture, and deliver amazing products to market faster than ever before. solidThinking’s tools are sold and supported through a global network of industry and domain experts.

True Simulation Driven Design with solidThinking Inspire (Part 3)

In Part 2 of this blog series we looked at what goes into creating an optimization run by:

  • Starting with a motion study of our convertible top.
  • Automatically transferring loads data from the motion to the structural optimizations.
  • Applying shape controls and optimization variables to generate shapes based on our specific needs.

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True Simulation Driven Design with solidThinking Inspire (Part 2)

In part 1 of our blog we covered the business value of driving our design with simulation. In this post it’s time to “get into the weeds” a bit. When setting up simulation studies and specifically optimization, we often think back to setting up proofs or “showing your work” in an exam. If you wanted any partial credit at all before you start trying to solve the problem you need to lay out your: “Givens, Assumptions and Unknowns”.  

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True Simulation Driven Design with solidThinking Inspire

Guest Author - solidThinking Team on February 22, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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A few months back, we looked at a casting optimization design study we recently completed with our friends at Wisconsin Precision Casting. In that study we used our Click2Cast and Inspire simulation tools to investigate where the real costs for a foundry are and how we can eliminate them? Today I’d like to discuss Inspire in more detail and where it fits in the design process and look at some specific use case examples.

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Create Quality Castings with solidThinking Click2Cast

Guest Author - solidThinking Team on December 21, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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Wishful Thinking

If you design casted parts or tooling, and are a SOLIDWORKS user you may have hoped for the ability to simulate casting within SOLIDWORKS, possibly using the Plastics add-in? That would be a reasonable wish. Plastics is easy to use and relatively inexpensive. However, that is not the case for one main reason.

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