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Alibre Design Newsletter - February 2013


Our solution partner SprutCAM in the new version of the v8 has implemented support for Alibre Design 2012. Now you can send models from Alibre Design to SprutCAM instantly via the Add-Ons menu in Alibre Design or open Alibre Design parts and Sheet Metal files natively, right inside SprutCAM.

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New in Alibre Design 2013 is the ability to insert Shaded views of models and assemblies into 2D Drawings. Shaded views are displayed with the same color properties of the actual 3D models; this includes color, opacity, and reflectivity.

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The CubeX 3D printer is designed to bring your creations to life with professional grade printability for the office, school or home. CubeX is the ultimate desktop 3D Printer. Call Alibre Sales: 877.525.4273 for infomation, pricing and availability.




In January, 1963, Ivan Sutherland, a PhD candidate at MIT, submitted his thesis, titled "Sketchpad: a man-machine graphical communication system," describing his work in creating what is now recognized as one of the very first interactive CAD systems.

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Interested in learning all there is to know about KeyShot? These video tutorials will have you started in no time. Quick tips offer small, bite-size chunks of fabulous methods to work with lighting, materials and more.

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Each month Alibre is going to feature one of our best renders from our amazing social site This months selection is by Angelo Grassi's Album: Rear set control kit.

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