solidThinking, Inc. today announced the release of solidThinking Evolve™ 9.0, a new version of its concept-design and 3D modeling software. solidThinking Evolve 9.0 features a simplified user interface and workflow, improved comprehensive modeling interaction, interactive photorealistic rendering and additional format and language support.
The successor to solidThinking 8.5, solidThinking Evolve 9.0 offers a hybrid modeling system that allows designers to rapidly create organic surface or solid models while enabling the flexibility of parametric CAD modeling, which gives them complete freedom to create beautiful, manufacturable products.
“We’re giving designers the best of both worlds in one package with fewer limitations,” said Darren Chilton, program manager for solidThinking Evolve. “With its new capabilities and updated features, solidThinking Evolve 9.0 lets users focus on their design work and bringing concepts to life, rather than being distracted by the tools and technology they are using.”
That has precisely been the company’s focus over the last year – to continuously refine its role in the product design process. The new features in the latest solidThinking Evolve release include:
solidThinking has redesigned the engine that controls the software’s tools and the way that the geometry is created and stored. As a result, Evolve 9.0 is more robust than ever and produces better models to pass downstream for engineering and production.
“The improvements in tool functionality and features such as ‘smart delete’ make the workflow an absolute breeze,” said Michal Hrk, creative director of Sundog Eyewear. “Even if you're new to the 3D CAD world, solidThinking Evolve makes the process extremely intuitive, so you get the desired result quicker.”
Dozens of updates, both large and small, make Evolve 9.0 easier and faster to use, while creating an environment in which designers are very comfortable working. Users can even submit feedback in real time under the software’s help section.
"We have been testing solidThinking Evolve 9.0 for a few months in our client projects and this new update enhances the software with very good improvements in workflow, visualization quality and speed, yet it feels very familiar,” said Ari Salonen, CEO of Fokusdesign. “It has proven to be very stable and to handle larger files better. For us the ultimate proof is the ‘wow’ reaction we get from our clients. We highly recommend it!"
Visit the solidThinking Evolve 9.0 Web page for a full list of updates and features, videos and testimonials highlighting the product’s enhanced capabilities, and links to obtain information on pricing and trials.