Family of products focused mainly on simulations in the conceptual phase of product design. Includes applications for structural analysis, topology optimization, multi-body dynamics, simulation of technological processes, and tools for mathematical, physical and system modeling.

The solidThinking product family is a suite of tools supporting the Simulation-driven Design approach. It means product development process with regard to its physical functionality, performance and manufacturability, which we verify at an early stage of development – from concept design stage. In addition, Model-based Development tools connect the world of 0D and 1D modeling with 3D simulations. Check their potential benefits for your business. Contact Advanced Engineering, the official distributor for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.


  • Wide range of designer-oriented simulation tools including multi-physical analysis and optimization.
  • Advanced HyperWorks technology implemented in a user-friendly environment. It enables innovation, shortening development times and lowering costs throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Integrated portfolio:
    • structural, Multi-body Dynamics, CFD and other solvers and optimization technology
    • manufacturing feasibility and process simulation tools
    • tools for mathematical, physical and system modeling
    • and tools for creating innovative industrial design
  • Openness of software products to other CAD/CAE solutions.
  • Unique license model.

Discover a wide range of uses:

SolidThinking software tools provide flexible solutions for time-efficient modeling, analysis and optimization in structural mechanics, multibody simulations, manufacturing process simulations and multi-physics. Individual solidThinking tools can be effectively integrated into the design process from conceptual design through detailed design to validation.

What does solidThinking software do?

  • Analysis, Optimization and Simulation Driven Design
    Inspire and SimLab sT software tools are designed for structural analysis of structures and topological and other types of product optimization. Discover the most stressed locations already in the conceptual development phase and learn how to optimize, strengthen and improve your product. If you require automated creation of a high quality FEM mesh or solve multi-physical problems, use SimLab sT.
  • Manufacturing feasibilty and proces simulation
    Verify the feasibility of your part in the early stages of development. Avoid manufacturing defects, eliminate critical points in the construction. Inspire Cast, Form and Extrude products include casting, stamping and extrusion simulations. The Inspire tool itself (now with Print3D module) will help you optimize the design for 3D printing.
  • Model-based Development
    Develop your product as a complete virtual model whose behavior and features you will model with help of a mathematical sub-model, a physical sub-model represented as logical diagram, a controlling model, mechanical 3D models (e.g. using multi-body dynamics), CFD or EM models. Compose and Activate help you integrate it in one. Or use Compose as integration and automation tools in pre-processing, post-processing, or signal processing.

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Inspire enables designers and product engineers to create and analyze efficient mechanical structure concepts quickly and easily. It incorporates algorithms from the Altair OptiStruct solver, making topological optimizations available to the general public. An integral part of Inspire is the Motion module for multi-body dynamics analysis. A new module is Inspire Print3D for manufacturing feasibility and AM process simulation.

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SimLab sT

Process-oriented multi-disciplinary simulation environment for complex assembly analysis. It is prepared for solving multi-physical analyzes (structural, thermal, fluid flow).

SimLab’s pre-processing delivers highly automated model preparation and meshing, resulting in high-quality and optimized fine mesh at critical points. This is done by direct linking of FEM model to CAD geometry (features), template-based mashing, scripting and other techniques. SimLab achieves high time savings, especially in shape-complicated parts and processing many product variants.

sT version of SimLab integrates Altair’s solvers for statics, dynamics, heat transfer, fluid flow and electrostatics to one environment.

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Altair Compose


A numerical computing environment that allows users to easily create mathematical models, perform computations, mass data processing, and data visualization. All with script development and debugging support. Compose includes mathematical functions in the field of algebra, matrix calculus, differential equations, signal data processing etc. Further extensions are possible through Python libraries. Thanks to CAE integration, Professional Edition helps to automate pre- and post-processing tasks.

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A tool for model-based development approach in product development. It allows engineers to design control, simulate behavior, and optimize hybrid systems in the form of 1D models represented by block diagrams and couple them to 3D FEA models as needed.

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A tool for embeded systems development that automatically generates code for target hardware based on block diagram models. You can verify your designs with Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL). Embed, together with Compose and Activate, is part of the Model-Based Development solution.

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Inspire Cast

Complete casting simulation in five simple steps and user-friendly and intuitive environment. A suitable tool for both occasional designers and experienced technologists. Already in the early stages of design, users can visualize potential defects and eliminate them with timely design modifications.

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Inspire Form

Complete forming simulation environment. The right tool for designers and engineers to optimize the design of dies, simulate the forming process and reduce material costs. In the “Feasibility” module, you can check the feasibility very quickly and in the “Tryout” module, you use the incremental solver to simulate multi-stage pressing with springback calculation.

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Inspire Extrude Metal

Inspire Extrude Metal

Tool for simulating extrusion of metal parts. A suitable tool for both occasional designers and experienced technologists. With Altair Inspire Extrude Metal, you can easily, quickly and accurately perform your desired simulations.

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Inspire Extrude Polymer

A tool for companies manufacturing plastic parts by extrusion technology to meet the requirements for accuracy, surface quality and mechanical properties of the product, while reducing production costs. Monitor material flow, internal mold temperature, identify and eliminate potential manufacturing defects.

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Altair Inspire Studio

Inspire Studio

Altair Inspire Studio is a brand new software solution designed for industrial designers, designers, architects and other creative professionals to create, evaluate and visualize design ideas and designs faster than ever.
Inspire Studio is a 3D hybrid (surface and solid) modeling and rendering solution for both Windows and Mac OS X. Create designs with sketches, polygons, PolyNURBS surfaces, solids, and take advantage of professional photorealistic visualizations and animations. It is also available as a standalone Inspire Render product.

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logo-textBenefits of Altair software solutions:

Broad range of simulation technologies including multi-physics analysis and optimization.

The most advanced technologies enabling innovation, reduction of development times, and reduction of costs throughout the product life cycle.

Integrated portfolio of solutions in the following areas

  • CAE solvers and optimization
  • Modeling and visualization
  • Tools for conceptual design and verification of manufacturability
  • Internet of Things
  • High Performance Computing

SW products open to other CAD/CAE solutions.

Altair’s experience from the implementation of own engineering projects.

Unique and cost-effective licensing model.

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We support Altair software in major international and local companies in the automotive, aerospace
and engineering industry.

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