Altair® Inspire™ Studio

All-in-one Industrial Design Solution

Inspire Studio is the new solution for innovative designers, architects, and digital artists to create, evaluate and visualize designs faster than ever before. With unrivaled flexibility and precision, its unique construction history feature combined with multiple modeling techniques empowers users throughout the creative process.

Offering a sleek and efficient user experience, Inspire Studio suits the needs of expert and novice users alike. Each tool and workflow are optimized for an efficient design experience from initial sketches to exploring styling with polygonal, freeform, and PolyNURBS parametric modeling.

Produce stunning product presentations in real-time with the built-in, high-quality, physically-based global illumination renderer Thea Render using biased photorealistic, unbiased, and GPU modes.

Running on both Mac OS X and Windows under Altair’s flexible token-based licensing model, Inspire Studio frees designers’ creativity from the constraints of traditional CAID tools, while assuring export of robust digital models for product development.

Why Inspire Studio?

Change What's Possible

Inspire Studio enhances creativity by letting designers drive their design. With its powerful construction history tool and an intuitive user interface, designers can quickly create, explore multiple iterations, and make changes without any rework.

Enhance Flexibility

Mix and match modeling techniques within the same environment. Combine fast, free-form polygonal modeling with the control and precision of surface and solid modeling to effortlessly create and explore even the most challenging designs.

Recalibrate Reality

Offering an intuitive setup and large choice of environments and materials, Inspire Studio’s rendering engine creates stunning images and complex animations in real time with physically accurate lighting.

Key Features

Construction History

Automatically backtrack to an earlier stage of your design, reusing or modifying objects from past stages in real-time.


Create and edit constraint-based technical sketches by easily applying geometric relationships between components.

Surfaces and Curves

Utilize Non-uniform Rational B-Splines (NURBS) curves and surfaces to accurately represent even the most complex shapes with flexibility and precision.


Combine the ease and simplicity of polygonal modeling with the precision and flexibility of NURBS to quickly create free-form surface and solid geometry that is smooth and continuous.

Rendering and Animations

Create high-quality rendered images and animations with a physically based global illumination engine in biased photorealistic, unbiased, and Presto interactive modes.

Tool Belts

One-click access to all modeling and rendering tools brings any functionality directly to you. Customize tool belts to meet your needs.

Manufacturing Drawings

Create detailed 2D drawings of complex 3D models and assemblies from multiple perspectives. Functionalities include one-click view creation, section and detail views, linear, angular, radial, and ordinate dimensions, as well as annotations. 

Design Tables

Create design iterations, exploring and evaluating design alternatives on the fly using a design table. Quickly modify and set thresholds for the various parameters of a model, without having to dig through construction history. 

Geometry Morphing

Complex geometries can easily be interactively edited with the easy and intutive Deform capability, either at the global part level or applying local modifications to the model.

Inspire Studio Workflow

  1. Modeling and Sketching
  2. Construction History
  3. Photo-realistic Rendering
  4. Animation

Featured Capabilities

Manufacturing Drawings


Design Tables


Geometry Morphing


Import Freehand Sketches


Edit with Construction History


PolyNURBS for Rapid Styling


Create and Control NURBS


Constraint-based Technical Sketches


Solid Parametric Modeling