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Features for Alias Design, Alias AutoStudio & Alias Surface

Industrial surface and automotive design tools

Alias® automotive design and surface design software—Alias Design, Alias AutoStudio, and Alias Surface—support concept communication, design modeling, technical surfacing, reverse engineering, real-time design visualization, and engineering development collaboration.

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    Concept design & product modeling

  • Revolve tool enhancements New

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    The Barrel and Helix tools are now grouped under a Side Glass surface type.

  • Skin tool enhancements New

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    Enhanced Bezier surface quality supports segmented rail curves. Improved Proportional Crown lets you choose direction and adjust the surface crown.

  • Form Factor included in Freeform Blend tool New

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    In addition to Shape controls, Freeform Blend uses Form Factor controls in fillet-like situations, which makes it easier to match the shape between blends and fillets.

  • Sketching and illustration tools

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    Capture and communicate concept design ideas freehand without switching applications.

  • Flexible product modeling

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    Experiment with ideas in shape and form and pursue innovative solutions to your design challenges.

  • Dynamic shape modeling

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    Experiment with shapes at any stage of the design process.

  • Array tool

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    Create arrays of objects, linearly or radially, from an original set of objects. This is useful when modeling products such as grills, speakers, and wheels.

  • Duplicate objects around curves

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    The Path Array tool duplicates objects around curves into “stitch patterns.”

  • Advanced Skin tool controls

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    In addition to NURBS, Bezier, and explicit control, Proportional Crown raises the midpoint of the surface, providing exceptional flexibility for concept or technical surfacing.

  • 3D sculpting

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    Refine your 3D models through an intuitive, iterative process. Evolve design concepts from idea to reality.

  • Automated surface creation and editing

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    The task-based surface modeling tool integrates vector and model space controls to help improve productivity.

    Design communication & product visualization

  • VRED compatibility New

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    VRED 3D visualization software users can view Alias geometry with realistic materials and environments.

  • Interactive product visualization

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    Quickly evaluate design options with real-time interactive product visualization in Alias software.

  • Compelling photorealistic renderings

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    Use product visualization for photorealistic renderings in print, video, animation, or interactive presentations.

  • Annotation tools

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    Built-in bookmarks, pencils, and markers help you review designs. Use your entire screen to work with just the necessary interface aspects.

  • Convenient data exchange

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    Share your design data with mechanical design and engineering software, such as Inventor and AutoCAD, using the DWG™ format.

    Surface modeling & Class-A surfacing

  • Enhanced Profile tool New

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    Rotate or slide a profile to touch a curve or surface with the updated Profile tool.

  • 3D Surface Array tool New

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    Create arrays across surfaces in multiple directions with the enhanced Surface Array tool.

  • Enhanced Align tool New

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    Align now includes multiple improvements, including Center Original options.

  • VRED NURBS surface analysis New

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    High-quality surface analysis uses native spline definitions for better accuracy.

  • Precision surface modeling

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    Create production surfaces with speed and control with Alias software.

  • Automated surface creation and editing

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    Accelerate the design of precision surfaces.

  • Multicurve profile input

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    The Profile tool helps you design multicurve input for the profile, which can then be swept along a single- or multiple-path curve.

  • Surface trimming and screen management

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    Trim, Divide, and Trim Convert tools support intersections and give you surface trimming control.

  • Efficient multisurface fillet tool

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    Streamlined selection improvements from Form Factor make the Surface Fillet and Symmetric Fillet tools faster.

  • Intelligent Form Factor capability

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    The tool defines the ratio of the length of the innermost CV arms to the length of the outer (tangent) arms of the hull in the V direction of the fillet.

  • Multiple profile set inputs

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    The Profile tool enables multiple profile sets as inputs to the tool.

  • Align tool and NURBS to Bezier

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    Efficient Align tool, Transform CV, and NURBS to Bezier support.

    Surface analysis

  • Light Tunnel New

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    Create linear reflections on a model in a cylindrical tunnel of lights. 

  • Shading in clay New

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    Give your model the look of clay by shading it with a low-specularity clay color.

  • Isophotes for surface flow New

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    Display thin, sharp isophote lines to alert you to possible errors in your design. 

  • Surface evaluation

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    Fine-tune surfaces with analysis tools that offer instant numerical and graphical feedback on surface quality.