Oct 21, 2009

solidThinking to Demonstrate Its Latest Software at ACADIA09 Conference in Chicago

TROY, Mich – solidThinking will demonstrate the expansive features of its newly released software solidThinking 8.0 Inspired™ as an exhibitor and sponsor at the ACADIA09 conference in Chicago. The conference, themed “reForm(),” will be hosted at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago Oct. 22-25.

At the solidThinking booth located in the Stock Exchange Room, conference attendees will be able to view live demonstrations of the company’s new technology called morphogenesis™, which draws on the principles of biomimicry to allow designers and architects to experiment with form generation while exploring and developing their designs. morphogenesis is a key feature in the premiere release of solidThinking 8.0 Inspired. It mimics processes and physical laws in nature to help designers and architects generate structures in response to environmental conditions, which they can leverage to stimulate their designs.

“solidThinking is constantly working to provide users with a design environment that invites and encourages creative exploration,” said Robert Little, president of solidThinking. “We think our software’s unique capabilities apply perfectly to the conference theme—to examine how various technologies are being used to transform the ways in which buildings and spaces are built and utilized.”

solidThinking’s NURBS-based 3D conceptual design software aims to encourage innovation in industrial designers and architects through a number of advanced features, including progressive rendering; 3D manipulators for translation, scaling and rotation; a highly intuitive user interface; high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) capabilities; and more. The software also embodies a best-in-class Construction Tree™ technology that allows designers to experiment in real time without having to start from scratch when they change their minds, high-quality photorealistic imaging capabilities for realistic design visualization, global illumination and more. solidThinking is available on both Windows and Mac operating systems and is compatible with leading computer-aided design manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) software, encouraging improved collaboration between industrial designers and engineers during the product development cycle.