What do you like best?
Novel user interface, icons that clearly illustrate engineering concepts, CAD-style interactions and behavior, easy to interpret and use results, a lot of intelligent features the CAE community has been wanting for years
What do you dislike?
Some features and interactions not intuitive, Not always obvious when you have selected a tool and are in a particular 'context', Infrequent bugs and crashes, Compatibility with complex models can be iffy
Recommendations to others considering the product
Inspire is a unique tool for CAE that bridges the gap between design and engineering nicely and allows for increased efficiency between these two disciplines. Designs and engineers alike benefit from the modern UI, which allows them to test and iterate before they dial in their CAD for manufacturability. Also is much more powerful than standard CAE tools included in things like solidworks and rhino, but not so intensive as software like Ansys, Siemens CAE, etc. Overall great tool that's worth adding to any design or engineering teams toolbox.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Used for design and topology optimization on parts and assemblies. Reduces iteration cycles on the design end, allows for designs to be tested quicker up front thus improving overall design cycle efficiency.