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Alias® industrial design software supports concept communication, design modeling, technical surfacing, reverse engineering, real-time design visualization, and engineering development collaboration.
Draw and edit with integrated tools. Capture lines, circles, and ellipses with predictive strokes, and more. (video: 2:43 min.)
Fast, repeatable, curve-based modeling tools let you directly edit and sculpt 3D models. (video: 2:32 min.)
Walk through a fast concept model workflow, from sketch to final concept model. (video: 3:03 min.)
Move your data easily between Alias and VRED software. (video: 5:25 min.)
New | Improved color assignment for layers
Random custom color assignments for layers and layer folders.
New | Customized clutch keys
Define clutch key assignments.
New | View options in Curve Planarize
Add view options in the Curve Planarize.
New | Surface fillet improvements
Add the option of Inter Continuity and Inter Tangent Angle checking in surface fillets.
New | New options in Skin tool
Add the Shape option in the Skin 2012 tool to control the CV layout of the Skin surface section.
New | Variable degree surface fillets
You have the ability to have a variable degree in fillet surfaces.
Enhanced | Interface enhancements
Improvements for the 2018 release include customizable keyboard controls, snapping, marking menus, and more.
Quickly manipulate your product model and explore shape variations on 3D forms without rebuilding geometry.
3D sculpt surfaces by directly adjusting surface control vertices. Use curve-based tools, direct modeling, and more.
Use push-and-pull techniques to conceptualize models—without needing to develop spline surfaces.
Explore concepts to create revisions quickly.
Control the shape of your product to follow a curve.
Cut, separate, and add detail to your design without affecting the sculpted form.
Use real-time raytracing and assign materials directly within Alias.
Deck seam (similar to a flat fell seam) has been added to the Stitch and Seam tool. (video: 3:31 min.)
Access tools that help you create mathematical shapes. For example, control pitch with the Revolve tool, and more. (video: 1:26 min.)
Make smooth transitions between surfaces. (video: 4:28 min.)
Study your surfaces in a virtual lighting studio with the Light Tunnel tool. (video: 47 sec.)
Simplify uniform and non-uniform objects, using arrays. Create arrays of lines and surfaces in 2D and 3D.
Automatically create stitches and seams.
Select a chain of surfaces with one pick.
Temporarily change your shaders to a clay material. When you're finished, your model goes back to its original form.
Reveal design motion and underlying shape—for example, the movement of sand or the shape of snow on a mountain.
Get more accurate feedback on surface model quality.
Achieve more accurate, native spline definition analysis.
Get more predictable results with new tools such as Freeform Curve Blend and View Filp. (video: 5:14 min.)
Refit your digital model to the changed physical model. (video: 1:24 min.)
The 2018 release includes enhancements to Surface Fillets and Curve Planarize. Data Transfer now offers STEP AP242 standard and DWG import and export. (video: 4:00 min.)
Create a surface on mesh with 1 of 3 surface types. (video: 2:00 min.)
Update original data with scanned clay data.
Create Class-A surfaces with speed and control.
Perform multiple operations with a single tool.
Profile tools provide an advanced way to work with surfaces, such as rotating a profile to a target surface.
Speed up the process from factor to surface fillet.
Define ratios with Form Factor tools.
Use an expanded mesh selection toolset.
Evaluate design options with real-time visualizations. Use shading models, apply color, add texture, and more.
Visualize your product with high-resolution imagery.
Share industrial design data with mechanical design and CAD software, including Inventor, CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, and many others.
Quickly convert Alias files to VRED software for 3D visualization.
Interoperability helps streamline operations with other products used in the design process, such as cutters, meshers, and more.
Easily switch between color combinations.
Capture your current view to return to it easily.
It's easy to get started. Download a free 30-day trial and try it out. Purchase options include flexible subscription terms to fit your needs.
Move your data easily between Alias and VRED for more accurate native spline definition analysis.
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