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Alibre News July 2009

Alibre Announces V12 Beta, Open Enrollment

v12 Open Beta

It's finally here. Alibre is proud to announce the open beta for Alibre Design v12. The beta is available to anyone that is currently active on Alibre Subscription Service. With time saving features and performance improvements in nearly every area of the product, Alibre Design 12.0 promises to be the best release yet. And with your feedback from now until the final release, we will be able to make sure it's also one of the most robust. Signing up is easy - just go to www.alibre.com/beta/nda.aspx to get started. Once you fill out the form, you'll be sent an email with all the instructions.

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Across the pond Alibre Design makes a big splash

Ironwood Manufacturing's Products

Richmond Measurement Services of Derby, England designs instrumentation and test systems for many industrial companies. Formed in 1995, RMS works in aerospace, medical, power generation and transport sectors. Most projects require the incorporation of commercially available components into a bespoke system. Design work is carried out using mechanical, electrical and software CAD packages. Alibre Design was chosen as the 3D mechanical design package due to its advanced features and cost effective pricing.

"Alibre Design is ideal for part and assembly modeling of close tolerance components. We can import industry standard parts from leading manufacturers using SAT, IGES and STP formats and we can easily create bespoke components", said Bernard Killeen, design manager for the company.

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Tech Tip: Using the new Text tool in Alibre Design 12.0

This tech tip will focus on a new feature available in the beta version of Alibre Design 12. Even if you aren't participating in the beta program, you can still learn how this new feature will work when Alibre Design 12 is shipped.



Text Tool in v12

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Gadget Freak: GameCube Cop Keeps the Peace

Here's a little extra content provided courtesy of Design News. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Three siblings and one GameCube is a recipe for territorial skirmishes. Many games only support two users. Jeremy Willden bought his three kids a GameCube for Christmas and quickly discovered parental intervention was critical. He initially used a kitchen timer, but soon opted for a more technology-driven solution. He created an electronic Time Turner. The gadget uses a Microchip microcontroller connected to three LEDs and a small speaker. Every 15 minutes, the LEDs change (each labeled with a child's name) to indicate whose turn it is.

It's Your Turn

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