New solidThinking Evolve 9.0 Advances Modeling and Rendering
July 10, 2012

New solidThinking Evolve 9.0 Advances Modeling and Rendering

TROY, MI – solidThinking, Inc. ( has announced the release of solidThinking Evolve 9.0, a new version of its concept-design and 3D modeling software. solidThinking Evolve 9.0 features a simplified user interface and workflow, improved comprehensive modeling interaction, interactive photorealistic rendering and additional format and language support.
The successor to solidThinking 8.5, solidThinking Evolve 9.0 offers a hybrid modeling system that allows designers to rapidly create organic surface or solid models while enabling the flexibility of parametric CAD modeling, which gives them complete freedom to create beautiful, manufacturable products.
“We’re giving designers the best of both worlds in one package with fewer limitations,” said Darren Chilton, program manager for solidThinking Evolve. “With its new capabilities and updated features, solidThinking Evolve 9.0 lets users focus on their design work and bringing concepts to life, rather than being distracted by the tools and technology they are using.”
That has precisely been the company’s focus over the last year – to continuously refine its role in the product design process.

The new features in the latest solidThinking Evolve release include:

— An improved user interface for better visualization and communication, improved model shading and visualization options, more flexible object naming, flags indicating features that may need repair and a “smart delete” feature for hiding and un-hiding source objects when deleting items.

Better surface continuity and control for several tools, and a simplified workflow that allows multiple modeling operations to be completed in a single function.

Interactive rendering including functions that improve the ability to control multiple textures and materials on each surface. Updated texture mapping allows for interactive placement, and a new KeyShot plug-in to save native .bip files and launch them directly to KeyShot.

solidThinking has redesigned the engine that controls the software’s tools and the way that the geometry is created and stored. As a result, Evolve 9.0 is more robust than ever and produces better models to pass downstream for engineering and production.