Shape Controls

Use the Shape Controls to apply optional constraints to your model such as draw directions or symmetry.

While optimization always requires the presence of loads and supports to generate a result, applying shape controls is optional and provides additional design goals that must be satisfied by the optimizer. Shape controls are valid for optimization but not analysis.

Shape controls are applied to a design space and are not included in load cases. Once applied to a design space, they remain in effect regardless of which load cases are used during an optimization run. Inspire prevents you from applying multiple constraints that would create conflicting design goals.