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Industrial surface and automotive design tools

Alias® industrial design software—Alias Design, Alias SpeedForm, Alias AutoStudio, Alias Concept, and Alias Surface—supports concept communication, design 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.

Fast concept modeling

  • New

    Fast concept modeling overview

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    Walk through a fast concept model workflow. (video: 3:03 min.)

  • New

    Mesh-like modeling for 3D sculpting

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    Use push-and-pull techniques to conceptualize models. (video: 1:14 min.)

  • New

    Concept exploration

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    Explore concepts to create revisions quickly. (video: 1:09 min.)

  • New

    Better theoretical and feature lines

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    Control the shape of your product to follow a curve. (video: 2:46 min.)

  • New

    Nondestructive detailing

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    Change your design without affecting the sculpted form. (video: 1:58 min.)

  • New

    Rendering and material management

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    Direct in-product, real-time raytracing. (video: 2:23 min.)

  • New

    Downstream use of model

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    Move your data easily to Alias and VRED. (video: 5:25 min.)

Detailed design

  • New

    Predictive control

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    Get more predictable results with new tools. (video: 5:14 min.)

  • New

    Deck seam

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    New seam added to Stitch and Seam tool. (video: 3:31 min.)

  • 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.)

     

  • Stitches and seams

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

  • Surface chain select tool

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

  • Multiblend tool

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

Surface modeling & Class-A surfacing

  • New

    Improved Surface from Mesh tool

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    Update original data with scanned clay data. (video: 1:26 min.)

  • New

    Global refit

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    Refit your digital model to the changed physical model. (video: 1:24 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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    An advanced way to work with surfaces. (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.)

  • Scan data workflows: fit surface to mesh

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

  • Scan data workflows: surface from mesh

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

  • Scan data workflows: mesh selection techniques

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    Use an expanded mesh selection toolset. (video: 2:34 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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    More accurate, native spline definition analysis. (video: 1:53 min.)

Design communication & product visualization

  • 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.

  • VRED compatibility

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    Quickly convert Alias files to VRED. 

  • Interoperability with other tools

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

  • Switch between shading assignments

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

  • Variant configuration sets

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    Capture your current view to return to it easily. (video: 1:58 min.)