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Features

New features for 2017

Alias® 2017 industrial design software includes new detailed design, technical surfacing, and fast concept modeling tools and workflows. Efficiently transform 2D sketches and curves into 3D design concepts. 

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    Fast concept modeling

  • Fast concept modeling overview New

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Walk through a fast concept model workflow in Alias SpeedForm, starting from a sketch all the way to final concept model. Examples include a steering wheel, instrument panel, door interior, and car exterior.

  • Mesh-like modeling for 3D sculpting New

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Use mesh-like modeling to quickly conceptualize a model with push-and-pull or add-and-subtract techniques—without needing to develop Spline surfaces.

  • Concept exploration New

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Quickly experiment with different forms and models to refine your concept. Freely express yourself through your design with minimal restrictions or constraints.  

  • Better theoretical and feature lines New

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Control the shape of your product to follow a curve. This lets you provide controlled characteristic lines.

  • Nondestructive detailing New

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Now you can cut, separate, and add detail to your design without affecting the sculpted form.

  • Rendering and material management New

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Use real-time raytracing and assign materials directly within Alias SpeedForm.

  • Downstream use of model New

    ALIAS SPEEDFORM, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Move your data more easily to Alias and VRED 3D visualization software. You can also move data into CAD packages such as Inventor mechanical design and 3D CAD software, so you can begin preliminary work in CAD, finite element analysis (FEA), and so on.

    Detailed design

  • Predictive control New

    ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    Form factor functionality has been extended. The new Freeform Curve Blend tool provides predictable results for curves. And the new View Flip feature complements this function by letting you check your curves between modified and scanned surfaces.

  • Deck seam New

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS SURFACE, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    The new Deck seam in the Stitch and Seam tool adds a bump in the fabric under the stitch, giving your material a realistic look. Use the new Jitter option to add slight variations to the stitch angles for extra realism.

    Surface modeling & Class-A surfacing

  • Improved Surface from Mesh tool New

    ALIAS SURFACE, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    The enhanced Surface from Mesh tool now lets you update original surface data with scanned data from a clay model, taking into account changes made to the clay.

  • Global refit New

    ALIAS SURFACE, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO

    The Mesh Refit feature seamlessly refits your design to its imported scan data. This simplifies the process of adapting your digital surface to the changed physical model.