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Features for Alias Design, Alias AutoStudio & Alias Surface

New features for 2015

Alias® automotive and industrial design software showcases enhanced concept modeling, technical surfacing, and visualization tools for 2015. 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

  • Revolve tool enhancements New

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO, ALIAS SURFACE

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

  • Skin tool enhancements New

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO, ALIAS SURFACE

    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

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO, ALIAS SURFACE

    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.

    Design communication & product visualization

  • VRED compatibility New

    ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO, ALIAS SURFACE

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

    Surface modeling & Class-A surfacing

  • Enhanced Profile tool New

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO, ALIAS SURFACE

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

  • 3D Surface Array tool New

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO, ALIAS SURFACE

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

  • Enhanced Align tool New

    ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO, ALIAS SURFACE

    Align now includes multiple improvements, including Center Original options.

  • VRED NURBS surface analysis New

    ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO, ALIAS SURFACE

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

    Surface analysis

  • Light Tunnel New

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO, ALIAS SURFACE

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

  • Shading in clay New

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO, ALIAS SURFACE

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

  • Isophotes for surface flow New

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO, ALIAS SURFACE

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