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Product visualization tools

Alias® industrial design software offers an array of tools for design communication and product visualization. Use them to convey your work to customers, team members, and collaborators.

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    Design communication & product visualization

  • Interactive product visualization

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    Evaluate design options with real-time, interactive product visualization. Tell the story of your product design in context using geometric environments.

    • Use shading models to increase realism, evaluate surfaces, and design forms.
    • Render shading based on an omnidirectional light source for shadows and soft shading.
    • Apply material color, texture, glow, incandescence, bump, and displacement.
    • Quickly verify surface conditions with curvature maps, zebra stripes, and draft angles.
  • Compelling photorealistic renderings

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    Image-based lighting supports high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) for interactive product visualization and rendering. The result is high-resolution imagery for evaluating, presenting, and marketing your product designs.

    • Save high-resolution images of any modeling window created without a full software render.
    • Display wireframes, canvas planes, or fully shaded models, and create turntables or 360-degree interactive QuickTime VR files.
    • Incorporate ambient occlusion calculations for soft shadows with raycast and raytrace renderers.
  • Convenient data exchange

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    Share your design data with downstream mechanical design and engineering software, using the DWG™ format. 

    • Use fast, high-quality CAD translators for data formats such as DXF, IGES, and STEP. 
    • Exchange data with other CAD software packages, such as CATIA, ICEM, NX, PTC Granite-based systems (Pro/E and Creo), JT, and SolidWorks software. 
    • Prototype rapidly with STL output for stereo-lithography or ZPR for high-definition 3D color prints, as well as output data for CNC machining. 
    • Visualization workflows supported with VRED, JT, and many others.
  • VRED compatibility

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

  • Interoperability with other tools

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    Alias interoperability tools streamline operations with other products used in the design process, including cutters, scanners, printers, meshers, and engineering applications. 

  • Switch between shading assignments

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    When you need to look at different color combinations, shader switches provide a simple way to make color combinations and easily switch between them. Move the switches to VRED 3D visualization software for high-quality visualization and renderings.

  • Variant configuration sets

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    Capture the state of your current view, so you can get back to it whenever you want to. Share your configurations to VRED for visualization.