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Features for Alias products

New features for 2016

View videos and images of Alias® 2016 automotive and industrial design software. This release showcases enhanced product modeling, technical surfacing, and fast concept modeling tools that efficiently transform 2D sketches and curves into 3D design concepts. 

 

 

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Product modeling

  • New

    Stitches and seams

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS SURFACE, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

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

  • New

    Surface chain select tool

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS SURFACE, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

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

Surface modeling & Class-A surfacing

  • New

    Scan data worflows: fit surface to mesh

    ALIAS SURFACE, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

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

  • New

    Scan data workflows: surface from mesh

    ALIAS SURFACE, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Create a surface on mesh with 1 of 3 surface types. (video: 2:00 min.)

  • New

    Scan data workflows: mesh selection techniques

    ALIAS SURFACE, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Use an expanded mesh selection toolset. (video: 2:34 min.)

  • New

    Multiblend tool

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS  CONCEPT, ALIAS SURFACE, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

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

Design communication & product visualization

  • New

    Interoperability with other tools

    AUTOSTUDIO

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

  • New

    Ability to switch shading assignments

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS SURFACE, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

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

  • New

    Variant configuration sets

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS SURFACE, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Capture your current view for easy return. (video: 1:58 min.)

Fast concept modeling

  • New

    Hybrid mesh modeler

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Use a hybrid mesh/NURBS modeling environment. 

  • New

    2D sketch to 3D sketch

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Transform 2D sketches to 3D (video: 3:36 min.)

  • New

    Work in Engineering context

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Work directly with engineering parts.

  • New

    Design with curves

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Design with 3D curves directly in Alias SpeedForm. (video: 1:38 min.)

  • New

    Shape exploration

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Explore design variations.

  • New

    Quick design iteration

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Iterate on an initial concept with Alias SpeedForm. (video: 3:01 min.)

  • New

    Design variants

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Choose among many options for your design. (video: 2:44 min.)

  • New

    Design precision

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Precision tools for modelers and engineers. (video: 1:03 min.)

  • New

    Built-in material shaders

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Use in-stock shaders. 

  • New

    Continuous industrial design pipeline

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Export concepts for production modeling. (video: 1:11 min.)

  • New

    Real-time rendering capability

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Quickly visualize your models.