What is Altair Inspire?

Inspire is a concept design tool, which you can use to run structural optimization, finite element analysis, motion analysis, and additive manufacturing analysis.

Inspire uses topology, topography, gauge, and PolyNURBS optimization to produce structural shapes in response to loads. The resulting shapes are polymeshes you can export to other computer-aided design tools as a source of inspiration for your designs. You can also generate .stl files for rapid prototyping.

  • Well-adapted to their intended structural function
  • Efficient because they economize the use of material
  • Conducive to manufacturing processes like extrusion, casting, stamping, etc.
  • Less likely to be radically changed by downstream engineering