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Industrial surface and automotive design tools

View demo videos of the Alias® family of industrial 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 up the process from factor to surface fillet. 

  • Intelligent form factor capability

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

Surface analysis

  • Light ray effects and reflections

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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 views to return to easily. (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.