What's new in ThinkDesign 2024 Service Pack 1

The latest release of ThinkDesign includes several quality improvements and fixes.
Find below a brief descriptions for the main enhancements.

Ansys Integration update

In addition to v.2023 R1, v.2023 R2 and v.2024 R1, ThinkDesign 2024.1 SP1 is now integrated with Ansys Workbench v.2024 R2.

Programmer’s SDK

The Visual Studio Wizard for ThinkDesign COM AddIn, to integrate up to Microsoft Visual Studio 2022, has been updated.

Issues and Fixes

Several issues concerning the following topics have been fixed in version 2024.1 SP1:

    • Ribbon UI
      • Fixed “Keyboard short cut setting is not imported by Configuration manager”
      • Fixed “Command path should be displayed for command search”
      • Many additional quality improvements


    • Thickness analysis command


    • 2D Graphics
      • Fixed “Insert image (.tif) not shown”
      • Many quality improvements


    • PMI - Product Manufacturing Information
      • Fixed “No Static dimension displayed when PMIs are inside components”


    • Import of 2D *.d files
      • Fixed “Issues in importing .d with shared groups”
      • Fixed “Never ending process opening a GBG raster file”


    • Others
      • Fixed “Crash when redefining mating constraint with axial angle”
      • Many quality improvements


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What's new in ThinkDesign 2024

The latest release of ThinkDesign includes several improvements.
Find below a brief descriptions for the main new features and enhancements.

Ribbon User Interface

Accessibility and space efficiency

A more intuitive, well-organized and easily navigable interface empowering users and enhancing their design experiences.
Instead of the old menus and toolbars, the new ribbon-based UI organizes commands into tabs and groups allowing you to swiftly locate them.

2D Graphics Layer

Enhanced 2D graphics performance

A cutting-edge graphics layer optimized for the most advanced graphics cards in order to allow users to experience unprecedented 2D graphics performances, better exploiting GPU capabilities.

PMI - Product Manufacturing Information

Support of STEP AP 242 format

Reduce the unnecessary use of 2D drawings, boost production efficiency and enhance communication with the supply chain by embedding essential manufacturing details directly into the digital 3D model within ThinkDesign.

Intersection between Mesh and Surface, Mesh and Mesh

Expanding the Intersect Curve command

Until the previous release, the command allowed the user to compute intersections between surfaces and create the intersecting curves. With ThinkDesign 2024, Intersect Curve has been significantly enhanced to enable the selection of meshes for intersecting surfaces with meshes and meshes with meshes.

Thickness analysis for 3D printing

Optimizing material usage and reducing print time

Verify if the model meets minimum thickness requirements for successful 3D printing. This new command helps you avoid potential printing issues like warping, collapsing, or excessive fragility due to inadequate thickness, while promoting an efficient use of resources and cost-effectiveness in production.

Integrated workflow between ThinkDesign and Ansys

Plug-in for Ansys Workbench available

Starting from version 2024, ThinkDesign is providing an associative integration with Ansys Workbench, and this is available to all ThinkDesign users, empowering them to bridge the gap between design and simulation with unprecedented ease.


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Data Exchange

File formats update

Discover the newest supported formats in TDXchangeReader and TDXchangeWriter.


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