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Inspire Print3D enables teams to cut product development and additive manufacturing costs by reducing material usage, print times and post processing. It provides a fast and accurate toolset for the design and process simulation of selective laser melting (SLM) parts.

The easy to use advanced thermo-mechanical simulation enables design engineers to develop parts ready for additive manufacturing. By capturing behavior independent of the printer type, with Inspire Print3D designers can evaluate and easily modify critical process variables. Reducing expensive trial and error by simulating part build, cooling, cutting and springback, Inspire Print3D delivers designs having the fewest supports, optimally oriented on the print bed.

Engineers can quickly understand changes to process or design that effect manufacturing efficiency then export part and support structure geometry to major printer preparation software for printing. Inspire Print3D simplifies the identification and correction of potential deformation, delamination and excessive heating issues before building a part.



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Reduce Cost

Minimize part supports, correct potential defects, such as part deformation, delamination and overheating before printing to effectively enhance product design and reduce post-processing efforts.

Increase Efficiency

From generative design to manufacturability assessment, use performance and manufacturing simulation tools in a single environment that is fast, easy, accurate, and affordable.

Optimal Parts

Create best performing designs for the SLM process by applying advanced thermo-mechanical simulation to reduce post-processing and avoid expensive trial-and-error.




The #1 Generative Design Software Supplier

Altair is ranked as the Overall Leader in the Generative Design field by ABI Research, an independent technology intelligence firm.

ABI Research study compares nine generative design software suppliers to offer an unbiased assessment and ranking. Only platforms with a dedicated market focus on industrial and manufacturing were considered.

Altair's main competitors were also evaluated in this report.

Altair ranked #1 software supplier for Generative Design

Altair Scheduled Classes

Learning available at your fingertips!
Altair offers a variety of training resources that improve customer productivity with Altair software. Courses are available for both professional and academic users. The resources available include the following:

  • Classroom courses scheduled globally
  • Virtual courses in all time zones
  • Access to eLearning for learning at any time
  • Direct access to our support forums

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

Altair University

The home for Altair Training & Academic Programs

Altair facilitates a source of instructive training programs, tutorials and other learning materials with Altair University. Software users from the Altair platform, but also students can go here for learning purposes or amplify their knowledge of the software.

For example, as a user on this platform you will find the Training Program with an overview of (virtual) training, tutorials, ebooks and learning materials that you can follow at your own pace. Students can go to the Academic Program for free software licenses, academic learning tools, tutorials, ebooks and even internships!

You can also use the Altair Support Forum at Altair University where you can go for specific user questions.

Free Altair Student Edition

Get access to the most comprehensive, open architecture CAE simulation platform in the industry, which offers the best technologies to design and optimize high performance, weight efficient and innovative products.

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

Altair Product Documentation

This is the most comprehensive Altair Documentation Hub on the internet. On this page, you will find all the product-specific help manuals and release notes (HTML and PDF) you'll need for your Altair Software.

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

System Requirements



  • Windows 10 to 11 - 64 Bit

System requirements:

  • Intel Core2Duo processor or higher
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Video card 256+ MB 100% OpenGL
  • 3-button mouse with scroll function

Video card

* If you are looking for a new system or upgrade, please pay extra attention to the video card. We do recommend video cards with a nVidia RTX chip. These cards support OpenGL very well and have qualitative drivers.


At this moment, there's no macOS version of Altair Inspire™ Print3D available. People who are interested in Altair Inspire™ Print3D, can run the program via Bootcamp.








At this moment, there's no Linux version of Altair Inspire™ Print3D available.








Altair Units

You do not buy a user license for Altair Inspire Structures, but you can open the software if you have the right amount of Altair Units. Altair Units can be leased per year and the great thing is that with the right amount of Units you can also open other Altair Inspire titles. This means that you do not need to have a separate user licenses for all software titles, but you buy a number of Units that suits your wishes and needs in terms of software functionality and use.

The Altair Units can be freely distributed within your organization. This allows you to give everyone access to the software you want. This makes Altair Units the most flexible software licensing model available!



View the brochures below to discover how the Altair Inspire™ products meet industry requirements.

Altair Inspire for Industrial Design

Altair’s industrial design tools allow designers, architects, and digital artists to create, evaluate, and visualize their vision faster than ever before. Focus on ideas instead of being hindered by shortcomings of the software tools and liberate creativity with design software that lets the user model freely, make changes effortlessly, and render beautifully.

Altair Inspire for Consumer Goods

What makes consumers loyal to a product? There are many factors ranging from sensory perception to quality and durability, and now more than ever, the sustainability of the product and its impact on the planet. Consumers use the same factors to judge all products no matter if it’s a dishwasher, athletic shoes, or mobile phones. Altair’s broad portfolio of solvers helps in every step of design.

Altair Inspire for Automotive

The automotive industry is evolving at an unprecedented pace; a transformation driven by simulation.As a product development partner to the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers, Altair works to accelerate product development, enhance passenger safety and experience, all while optimizing vehicle fuel economy and durability. The technologies are changing the way vehicles of all types are designed.

Altair Inspire for Marine

From the design and manufacture of small recreational crafts and large oil tankers to the most technologically advanced aircraft carriers, Altair has assisted the world’s leading shipbuilders and boat designers to develop higher performing, safer and lower cost vessels through the application of simulation technology. Altair helps naval architects address complex engineering challenges and mitigate environmental risks associated with seagoing loads including structural, hydro, dynamic, thermal and fatigue, as well as above surface and underwater weapon threats for the military and homeland security.

More Info?

Would you like more information about Altair Inspire™ Print3D?
Please contact us at:

Phone +31 344 577 884
E-mail info@design8.eu

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