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Access to all products within the Altair Inspire Platform

solidThinking Units is a revolutionary license model replacing the traditional way of licensing software.

Normally you’d choose a software title for which you’d purchase a license. With solidThinking Units, you choose a number Units to start any product you want for which you have enough Units.

You lease solidThinking Units per year or per month.

solidThinking Units can be freely distributed within your organization. This way, you can grant access to the software to anyone in your organization. In case you have unused Units left, you can use these to perform calculations in the Cloud! This makes solidThinking Units the most flexible software licensing model that exists today.



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Explanation License Model

Click on the images for more in-depth information about the solidThinking Units license model.

solidThinking Units Advantages

solidThinking Units Advantages

• You have access to all solidThinking products

 • You no longer have to choose a specific software title

 • Anyone in your organization can be given access to the software

 • Cheaper than purchasing separate licenses

 • You can lease extra Units per month to cover peaks in your workload
• You can use unused Units to perform calculations in the Cloud (*)

(*) You get access to a 16-Cores Processor

Maximum vs. Stacking

Maximum vs. Stacking

The number of SolidThinking Units you have has a maximum, but they do not stack. You can therefore start all products you want on your machine as long as the individual products do not require more than the number of Units that are available. For example: Suppose you have 15 Units available. You can then start a product that requires 15 Units and at the same time a product that requires 5 Units. Because those 5 Units do not exceed 15. So you actually have software in use worth 20 Units...

Calculation example

Calculation example

Suppose you have 30 solidThinking Units for a year.

Suppose you are interested in the following software titles with their corresponding Units:
Inspire Studio: 5 Inspire Structure: 15 Inspire Cast: 30

You are then able to:
• Start Inspire Cast, and Structure and Studio on the same machine;

• Start Inspire Structure and your colleague too. You can also both start Studio;

• Start Inspire Studio with a total of 6 people;

• Start Inspire Structure and 3 colleagues can start Studio.

Other Licenses

Other Licenses

At this moment, annual licenses are still available for a select number of solidThinking products, namely:

Altair Inspire Studio
Altair Inspire Render

These products are also available in the Units system so that you can also use them in your pool of solidThinking Units.

Number of Units per product

Please see below image to see how many Units you need per Altair Platform title.

solidThinking Units - Access to all products within the Altair Inspire Platform solidThinking Units is a revolutionary license model replacing the traditional way of licensing software.

Altair 365™

Altair University: Het online platform voor Altair Training & Academic Programs

Simulation-Driven Design in the Cloud

For 10 solidThinking Units extra you get access to the Altair 365 Cloud Platform. With Altair 365 you will be able to:

  • Have a 16 core Altair processor compute up to 4 parallel sessions in the Cloud;
  • Run the software online in a browser as well as on your desktop.



solidThinking Units

solidThinkings Units costs € 375 per year or € 45 per month. Some solidThinking products are still available according to the classic, perpetual license model. See below for pricing in either Euro or Units.

Units per year
Units per month
Rental Licenses

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