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Features for Alias Design, Alias AutoStudio & Alias Surface

New features for 2015

View videos and images of Alias® automotive and industrial design software for 2015. This release showcases enhanced concept modeling, technical surfacing, and visualization tools. Industrial designers and technical surfacing experts in automotive and other industries will find support for their creative visual models and innovations.

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Concept design & product modeling

  • New

    Revolve tool enhancements

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    Pitch creates objects like springs and threads. (video: 1:30 min.)

  • New

    Skin tool enhancements

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    Improve segmented rail curve quality. (video: 1:36 min.)

  • New

    Form Factor included in Freeform Blend tool

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    Easily match shapes between blends and fillets. (video: 59 sec.)

Design communication & product visualization

  • New

    VRED compatibility

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    Quickly convert Alias files to VRED. (video: 53 sec.)

Surface modeling & Class-A surfacing

  • New

    Enhanced Profile tool

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    Control your final shape. (video: 1:39 min.)

  • New

    3D Surface Array tool

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    Create multidirectional surface arrays. (video: 2:11 min.)

  • New

    Enhanced Align tool

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    Center Original and other Align tool improvements. (video: 1:11 min.)

  • New

    VRED NURBS surface analysis

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    Accurate, native spline definition analysis. (video: 1:35 min.)

Surface analysis

  • New

    Light Tunnel

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    Study surfaces in a virtual tunnel of light. (video: 46 sec.)

  • New

    Shading in clay

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    Use clay for surface evaluation.

  • New

    Isophotes for surface flow

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