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Alibre Design Newsletter - March 2010

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Alibre brings power of KeyShot rendering solution to its customers


Luxion, the leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology, and Alibre, developer of feature-rich and low cost CAD/CAM software, announced that starting immediately KeyShot technology will be bundled with Alibre Design Expert and Professional. For under $500 customers can get powerful 3D modeling and 2D drafting, and enjoy stunningly realistic product visualization.

Read the rest of the press release here.

Alibre and Luxion's Keyshot

Alibre sponsors high school solar power car team


Alibre is proud to sponsor the team from Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club, Texas in their quest to design, build and race a solar power car in the Hunt-Winston Solar Car Challenge. To find out about the team and how they use Alibre Design follow the story here.

Hunt-Winston Solar Car Challenge

Tech Tip: Text on cylindrical faces


At times you may need to get some text or a 2D sketch onto a cylindrical face. Since the sketching tools require you to use planar items to sketch on, this may seem impossible. However, there is a neat workaround. By using the sheet metal workspace you can accomplish this task in a fairly straightforward manner.

Click here to read this tip.

Applying text to a cylinder in Alibre Design

Gadget Freak: Interactive multitouch display


Here's a little extra content provided courtesy of Design News.

"In my last column I mentioned a large multi-touch display, like the one seen in Minority Report. Then I looked at the trailer again and remembered that in the movie the UI was driven by gestures, not touches. Well, that notwithstanding, the gadget in this column is still extremely cool, and if you watch the video (fast forward to 2:00 if you like), very Minority Report like."

Read full instructable here.

Interactive multitouch display
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