Altair Inspire

Create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily

What is Altair Inspire?

Altair Inspire enables design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily. Traditional structural simulations allow engineers to check if a design will support the required loads. Altair Inspire enhances this process by generating a new material layout within a package space using the loads as an input. The software is easy to learn and works with existing CAD tools to help design structural parts right the first time, reducing costs, development time, material consumption, and product weight.


Get SImulation Driven Desing with Altair Inspire

Enabling Simulation-Driven Design

The industry’s most powerful and intuitive simulation solution for design engineers to create and investigate structurally efficient and manufacturable concepts quickly and easily.

Generate Optimal Concepts

  • Generative Design for all Processes
  • Easy Loads Extraction
  • Hybrid Modeling and Fast Rendering

Analyze Complex Structures

  • Structural Analysis
  • Dynamics Motion of Assemblies
  • Customizable Materials

Generate Optimal Concepts

  • Traditional and Additive Manufacturing
  • Quick Feasibility Assessment
  • Process-Driven Workflows


Easy to use topology optimization for designers and manufacturers.

 Powerful Tools from Altair Inspire for Topology Optimization for Designers and Manufacturers

True “Design for Additive Manufacturing”

Design and manufacture parts previously impossible to create via additive manufacturing processes such as 3D Printing prototypes or workable parts.

Engineer Defines boundary information, not shape

Create critical geometry and design spaces that are defined by you - the engineer. Utilize input supports, forces, pressures, accelerations, and thermal loads.

Software Outputs load paths

Altair Cast helps eliminate the “first guess” step in the design process to help you design faster, smarter, and lighter.

Optimize for various characteristics

Achieve max stiffness and target mass with your design as well as resonant frequencies and wall thickness.

Shape Controls for manufacturing Purposes

Get organic (3D printing) extrusion single- or double-draw molding for manufacturing prototyping or part optimization.


Easily generate dynamic motion of complex mechanisms and automatically identify contacts, joints, springs, and dampers. Forces obtained from a motion analysis are automatically applied as inputs to structural analysis and optimization or can be used to determine initial requirements for motors and actuators.

Learn More About Dynamic Motion with Altair Cast from GoEngineer

Learn More about lattice structure generation with Altair Cast


Generate optimized lattice and mixed solid–lattice structures, visualize simulation results in 3D, and export lattice designs in a .stl file format for 3D printing.


View and interactively assign loads to load cases and import/export design loads in .csv file format with the new Load Cases Table.


Learn More about the Load Cases Table Feature in Altair Inspire

Learn More about Overhand Shape Controls with Altair Cast from GoEngineer


Design for additive manufacturing with overhang shape controls to help reduce overhangs to create more self-supporting structures.

PolyNURBS Fit Tool

Automatically optimize the fit of PolyNURBS CAD geometry to generative design results with the new PolyNURBS Fit Tool.


PolyNURBS Fit Tool feature in Altair Cast available from GoEngineer

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