SolidThinking was the first company to offer NURBS-based 3D modelling software for both the OS X and Windows operating systems, and the latest release of the software, solidThinking Evolve 9.5, lets users work in what the company says is a natural and unrestricted fashion, enabling faster creation of complex products.
New features in solidThinking Evolve 9.5 include improved windows support; greater modelling control; localised language support; a more visually refined and robust construction history; and new selection aids such as pre-highlighting, micro-dialogues, and direct hull selection simplify geometry creation to make editing more intuitive.
‘SolidThinking Evolve has been enhanced with tools to simplify geometry creation and make editing more intuitive,’ said Darren Chilton, program manager for solidThinking Evolve. ‘Plus the unique ConstructionTree history feature is now stronger and more elegantly presented. In this release, not only have we maintained our ongoing support to users on OS X, but we have also added a new 64-bit Windows version that maximises efficiency in managing large files.’
SolidThinking Evolve enables industrial designers to develop forms faster, using either a Windows PC or Mac. The software captures an initial sketch and allows the exploration of styling alternatives and the visualisation of products with high-quality renderings generated in real time. It 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.