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Features

Industrial surface and automotive design tools

Alias® industrial design software supports concept communication, design modeling, technical surfacing, reverse engineering, real-time design visualization, and engineering development collaboration.

Concept design and fast concept modeling

  • Sketching and illustration tools

    CONCEPT, AUTOSTUDIO

    Draw and edit with integrated tools. Capture lines, circles, and ellipses with predictive strokes. (video: 2:43 min.)

  • Flexible product modeling

    CONCEPT, AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Fast, repeatable, curve-based modeling tools let you directly edit and sculpt 3D models. (video: 2:32 min.)

  • Fast concept modeling overview

    CONCEPT, AUTOSTUDIO

    Walk through a fast concept model workflow, from sketch to final concept model. (video: 3:03 min.)

  • Photoshop live link

    Sketches from Photoshop can be linked to Alias. Changes to sketches are dynamically updated in Alias.

  • Dynamic shape modeling

    CONCEPT, AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Quickly manipulate your product model and explore shape variations on 3D forms without rebuilding geometry.

  • 3D sculpting

    CONCEPT, AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    3D sculpt surfaces by directly adjusting surface control vertices. Use curve-based tools, direct modeling, and more.

Detailed design and surface analysis

  • Deck seam

    CONCEPT, AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Deck seam (similar to a flat fell seam) has been added to the Stitch and Seam tool. (video: 3:31 min.)

  • Precise surface creation

    CONCEPT, AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Use tools that help you create mathematical shapes. Control pitch with the Revolve tool, and more. (video: 1:26 min.)

  • Multiblend tool

    CONCEPT, AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

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

  • Light ray effects and reflections

    CONCEPT, AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Study your surfaces in a virtual lighting studio with the Light Tunnel tool.

  • Computational design

    Quickly generate complex repeatable patterns, and enable rapid design iterations and exploration.

  • Automatic arrays of shapes

    CONCEPT, AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Simplify uniform and nonuniform objects using arrays. Create arrays of lines and surfaces in 2D and 3D.

Surface modeling and Class-A surfacing

  • New subdivision modeling tools

    Alias has integrated the strengths of adaptive subdivision with native NURBS surface technology. (video: 3:45 min.)

  • Global refit

    AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Refit your digital model to the changed physical model. (video: 1:24 min.)

  • Improved surface from mesh tool

    AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Create a surface on mesh with 1 of 3 surface types. Update original data with scanned clay data. (video: 2:01 min.)

  • Precision surface modeling

    AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Create Class-A surfaces with speed and control.

  • Surface creation and editing

    AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Perform multiple operations with a single, automated tool.

  • Predictive control

    AUTOSTUDIO

    Get more predictable results with new tools such as Freeform Curve Blend and View Flip.

  • Multicurve profile input

    AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Profile tools provide an advanced way to work with surfaces, such as rotating a profile to a target surface.

  • Intelligent form factor capability

    AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Define ratios with Form Factor tools.

  • Mesh selection techniques

    AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Use an expanded mesh selection toolset.

  • Offset tool

    Offset command ensues that offset CV layout quality is maintained, enabling a semiautomated, time-saving workflow.

Design communication and product visualization

  • NEW | Save file author options

    Save the file author information under the save information section when saving or exporting a file.

  • ENHANCED | File > Share view

    Disable the share view option using an environment variable.

  • Virtual reality with Alias

    Enhance design reviews with virtual reality. Explore your design to scale using an HMD in VR.

  • Interactive product visualization

    CONCEPT, AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Evaluate design options with real-time visualizations. Use shading models, apply color, add texture, and more.

  • Convenient data exchange

    CONCEPT, AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Share industrial design data with mechanical design and CAD software, including Inventor, CATIA, and SOLIDWORKS.

  • VRED compatibility

    AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Quickly convert Alias files to VRED software for 3D visualization.

  • Switch between shading assignments

    CONCEPT, AUTOSTUDIO, SURFACE

    Easily switch between color combinations.

  • Variant configuration sets

    Capture your current view to return to it easily.

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