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Free Alibre Design Xpress V11 Now Available for Download

Update to Popular Free 3D CAD Program Doubles Performance, Includes Free SolidWorks Reader

Richardson, TX — November 13, 2008 Alibre, Inc. today announced that Alibre Design Xpress TM V11 is now available for download. Alibre Design Xpress is the world's most popular free 3D mechanical CAD program and has been downloaded by more than 500,000 customers.

"Alibre is unrivaled as the best cost provider in the 3D parametric design market" says J. Paul Grayson, Alibre Chairman and CEO. "Design and manufacturing companies worldwide are struggling with a serious downturn in business conditions and are increasingly turning to Alibre because we offer robust, high performance, high quality parametric CAD/CAM and PDM solutions for less than 20% of the cost of products from companies such as Dassault Syst´┐Żmes SolidWorks Corp and Autodesk."

Alibre Design Xpress V11 is based on and provides a subset of the rich functionality found in Alibre's commercial products, which include Alibre Design ($999 SRP), Alibre Design Professional ($1499 SRP),and Alibre Design Expert ($1999 SRP). The commercial versions of Alibre Design were updated to the V11 code base in late September.

Alibre Design Xpress V11 effectively doubles performance and productivity with often-used assembly operations being as much as ten times faster. V11 also includes significant 2D drawing speed enhancements and feature improvements. In addition, the entire code base has been migrated to the .NET platform, resulting in easier installation, better graphics device driver support, and stability. Finally, all versions of Alibre Design including Xpress now include SolidWorks file compatibility enabling customers to directly read native SolidWorks files.

What is Alibre Design Xpress?
Alibre Design Xpress is a combination evaluation and learning tool. It is an ideal product for professionals evaluating CAD options as well as 3D newcomers learning or improving modeling skills. Alibre Design Xpress is licensed perpetually. During the first 30 days, it functions as a free upgrade to Alibre Design Professional so users can all the modeling capabilities of Alibre's mid-level commercial product. After 30 days, Xpress automatically reverts to the free, feature-limited version.

Availability and Pricing
Alibre Design Xpress is free and is available worldwide in 15 languages. To learn more or to download, please visit here.

About Alibre
Alibre is the leading global provider of cost effective professional grade mechanical CAD, CAM, and PDM solutions. Founded in 1997 and based in Richardson, Texas, Alibre develops Alibre DesignTM and Alibre CAMTM, the fastest growing parametric CAD/CAM solution on the market. One fifth the cost of comparable software, Alibre Design offers the same core features of SolidWorks, Pro/E, Inventor, and other mid-range solid modeling packages at a cost that is affordable to any business or individual. Alibre CAM extends Alibre Design to provide integrated 2 ½ to 5 axis CNC machining. Used by an immensely diverse user base, Alibre Design and Alibre CAM provide design and manufacturing solutions to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, consulting firms, machine shops, start-ups, hobbyists, inventors, teachers and students. Alibre products are distributed in 50 countries and in 15 languages. For more information on Alibre, or for a free trial of Alibre Design, please visit