Evolve allows industrial designers to develop forms faster, using either Windows or Apple Macintosh. It enables you to capture an initial sketch, explore styling alternatives, and visualize products with photorealistic renderings generated in real-time. Evolve provides organic surface modeling and parametric control, with NURBS-based surfaces, Subdivision surfacessolids and a unique ConstructionTree history feature. It frees designers from the constraints of engineering-oriented CAD tools while allowing the export of digital models required by others in the product development process.

  • The ultimate hybrid modeling and rendering system

    Evolve is a high-quality 3D Hybrid Modeling and Rendering environment that enables industrial designers to evaluate, research and visualize various designs faster than ever before. Evolve runs on both Mac OS X and Windows

    Evolve 2015 introduces multiple new enhancements including:
    • New PolyNURBS toolset with Nurbify
    • Completely rebuilt rendering technology
    • Improved features and control for surface modeling tools
    • Multiple user interface enhancements
    • Macintosh 64-bit support
  • wheel cover cad re-design

solidThinking, Inc. creates, develops, and markets technology that helps our user community bring the most desirable products to their customers faster. The original solidThinking product (now Evolve) was first developed in Italy ( 25 years ago) to meet the needs of Italian designers. solidThinking, Inc. was established in 2008 with the acquisition of the product by Altair.

Customer stories

Who uses Evolve?

solidThinking Evolve is the modeling and rendering software of choice for numerous companies worldwide spanning multiple industries including consumer products, packaging, fashion accessories, furniture, eyewear and more!

"Evolve is a vital part of my design process. It allows me to develop multiple concepts using its unique history function while giving me the ability to visually illustrate my product design proposals that are realistically rendered."
- Thomas Hicks, Senior Industrial Designer, Lear Corporation

Organic surface, polygonal & parametric solid modeling

Key Features

Evolve is a 3D conceptual design environment which enables designers to swiftly capture and evolve forms using powerful Nurbs modelling tools and advanced contruction history and photorealistic visualization.

Integrated modelling, rendering and animation tools, organic surfacing with parametric control, Nurbs based surfaces & solids and real-time photorealistic rendering.

Competitive advantages

  • Combination of flexible Nurbs surfacing and parametric control
  • Construction history allows design to be edited at any stage of the design process
  • Robust geometry kernel (based on Parasolid) for exporting surfaces and solids CAD models
  • Integrated real-time rendering enables design decision throughout model development
  • Quick and interactive creation of Nurbs from Polymesh data

SolidThinking Evolve 2015 Trial

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Evolve offers free-form surfacing, solid modeling, and polygonal modeling all controlled within construction history. Select the right approach for each aspect of your design to create the precise results you need.


Quickly and easily alter your designs without the need to rebuild your model. The Construction History provided by Evolve allows you to edit any portion of your model while Evolve seamlessly updates your entire model for you.


With Evolve, there is no need to purchase additional packages or export your model to another tool. Evolve’s built-in rendering allows you to create beautiful photorealistic renderings and animations directly inside your modeling package.

Where Ideas Take Shape: solidThinking Evolve

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Do more in one place with Evolve without the added cost or hassle of third-party plugins or tools. Evolve offers ultimate freedom of organic surfacing, parametric solid controls and polygonal modelling all coupled with construction history and state-of-the-art photorealistic rendering.




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