Inspire tutorial: Prepare your model for 3D Printing with Inspire software

This tutorial has been created for Inspire users interested in 3D printing and wishing to know the means to conceive and optimize with this software a 3D model ready to print.

Therefore, you will learn the steps to model, optimize and redesign an object for 3D printing. At the end of this tutorial you will know how to:

  • Model a part with Inspire software

  • Simulate and optimize a part’s geometry for a given load

  • Enhance the part’s shape with the PolyNURBS tool

Then, you will be able to upload your 3D file on our website and 3D print it!



Inspire is an ergonomic and noticeably powerful CAD software, especially known for its topologic optimization function, created by SolidThinking. This software allows engineers, designers and architects to quickly and effectively form and study structural models. Where a common structural calculation software is used to confirm that a build can support a given load case, Inspire software creates an optimized geometry inside a volume specified by the user to resist at best the efforts (using mathematical calculations). The complex shapes obtained with this software are often impossible to manufacture with traditional means of production, and that’s why Solidthinking Inspire allows users to fully use additive manufacturing’s potential. 

The applications of Solidthinking Inspire software are numerous. Indeed, it enables design possibilities that are ambitious, either for industrial design, either to create architectural designs or consumer products. You can then turn your 3D models into real objects thanks to additive manufacturing. For instance, Solidthinking Inspire helps you to build a smooth and efficient rapid prototyping process by generating great 3D designs, that match your expectations. Thanks to Inspire software, you can create structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily. 

You can download a free trial version of the software on SolidThinking's website