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Industrial surface and automotive design tools

View demo videos of Alias® automotive design and surface design software—Alias Design, Alias SpeedForm, Alias AutoStudio, Alias Concept, and Alias Surface. These tools support concept communication, design modeling, fast concept modeling, technical surfacing, reverse engineering, real-time design visualization, and engineering development collaboration.

 

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Concept design

  • Sketching and illustration tools

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    Draw and edit with integrated tools.

  • Flexible product modeling

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    Visualize forms with multiple iterations.

  • Dynamic shape modeling

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    Edit product models at any stage.

  • 3D sculpting

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    Refine your 3D models.

Product modeling

  • New

    Stitches and seams

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    Automatically create stitches and seams. (video: 6:01 min.)

  • New

    Surface chain select tool

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    Select a chain of surfaces with one pick. (video: 59 sec.)

  • Automatic arrays of shapes

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    Path Array duplicates objects around curves. (video: 2:39 min.)

  • Mathematically precise surface creation

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    Use the Revolve tool to control pitch. (video: 1:30 min.)

     

Surface modeling & Class-A surfacing

  • New

    Scan data workflows: fit surface to mesh

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    Place fit-surface patches on a mesh. (video: 1:14 min.)

  • New

    Scan data workflows: surface from mesh

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    Create a surface on mesh with 1 of 3 surface types. (video: 2:00 min.)

  • New

    Scan data workflows: mesh selection techniques

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    Use an expanded mesh selection toolset. (video: 2:34 min.)

  • New

    Multiblend tool

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    Make smooth transitions between surfaces. (video: 4:28 min.)

  • Precision surface modeling

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    Create Class-A surfaces with speed and control.

  • Automated surface creation and editing

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    Perform multiple operations with a single tool.

  • Multicurve profile input

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    Design multicurve input. (video: 6:46 min.)

  • Efficient multisurface fillet tool

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    Speed Form Factor-to-surface fillet transition. 

  • Intelligent Form Factor capability

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    Define ratios with Form Factor. (video: 2:06 min.)

Surface analysis

  • Light Tunnel

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    Study surfaces in a virtual tunnel of light. (video: 47 sec.)

  • Shading in clay

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    Use clay for surface evaluation.

  • Isophotes for surface flow

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    Reveal design motion and underlying shape. (video: 43 sec.)

     

  • Surface evaluation

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    Get more accurate feedback on surface model quality.

  • VRED NURBS surface analysis

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    Accurate, native spline definition analysis. (video: 1:48 min.)

Design communication & product visualization

  • New

    Interoperability with other tools

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    Streamline processes with other design tools. (video: 1:54 min.)

  • New

    Ability to switch shading assignments

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    Easily switch between color combinations. (video: 1:41 min.)

  • New

    Variant configuration sets

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    Capture your current view for easy return. (video: 1:58 min.)

  • Interactive product visualization

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    Evaluate design options with real-time visuals.

  • Compelling photorealistic renderings

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    Visualize your product with high-res imagery.

  • Convenient data exchange

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    Share industrial design data seamlessly.

  • VRED compatibility

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    Quickly convert Alias files to VRED. 

Fast concept modeling

  • New

    Hybrid mesh modeler

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    Use a hybrid mesh/NURBS modeling environment. 

  • New

    2D sketch to 3D sketch

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    Transform 2D sketches to 3D (video: 3:36 min.)

  • New

    Work in Engineering context

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    Work directly with engineering parts.

  • New

    Design with curves

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    Design with 3D curves directly in Alias SpeedForm. (video: 1:38 min.)

  • New

    Shape exploration

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    Explore design variations.

  • New

    Quick design iteration

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    Iterate on an initial concept with Alias SpeedForm. (video: 3:01 min.)

  • New

    Design variants

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    Choose among many options for your design. (video: 2:44 min.)

  • New

    Design precision

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    Precision tools for modelers and engineers. (video: 1:03 min.)

  • New

    Built-in material shaders

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    Use in-stock shaders. 

  • New

    Continuous industrial design pipeline

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    Export concepts for production modeling. (video: 1:11 min.)

  • New

    Real-time rendering capability

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    Quickly visualize your models.