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Great User Interface

Modern Ribbon Interface
An intuitive ribbon with rich tooltips that teaches you about what each tool does.

Mouse-centric Menus
Access context-sensitive tools right at the cursor based on what you're doing.

Customize Toolbars
Create your own toolbars and position them where you want on the screen.

Traditional Menus and Toolbars
Access a more traditional menu and toolbar system commonly used in most older software.

Dimension-Driven Design

Precise geometry creation
Create manufacturing ready 3D models to exacting precision by defining dimensions and variables.

Equation-Driven Design
Define relationships using equations to build design intent into the model.

Global Design Variables
Create a single equation and variable file to be used across multiple parts and assemblies.

Part Modeling - Sketching

Sketch Creation Tools
Tools to create 2D sketches which are the basis for most 3D features.

Automatic Sketch Analysis
Get instant feedback on problems in sketches through color coding and analysis.

Sketching Time Savers
Time saving tools that allow you to more rapidly create or edit sketches.

Advanced Spline Creation
Additional spline types and options for defining their characteristics.

Common Shape Array Tool
One-step creation and patterning of common shapes, such as slots or circles.

Insert points from a file
Convert a spreadsheet of points into a sketch with optional line or spline fitting.

Part Modeling - 3D Creation

Basic 3D Modeling
A toolset to turn sketches into 3D geometry and add further details such as fillets.

Advanced 3D Modeling
Several advanced features such as Draft, topology pattern, Offset Face, and more.

Automatic Thread Features
Select from predefined holes or external threads to make modeling and detailing easier.

Thin Features
A version of many 3D Features that creates just the walls of the geometry.

Access the Add, Subtract, and Intersect boolean features.

Import or Create Surfaces
Import 3DM files or convert solids into surfaces for further manipulation.

Quick Changes for Imported Files
Use push/pull tools to do common tasks like changing hole sizes or relocating geometry.

Sheet Metal Modeling

Sheet Modeling Tools
A dedicated environment with sheet metal specific modeling tools.

Convert Models to Sheet Metal
Convert native or imported models to sheet metal by "wrapping" sheet metal around the model.

Flat Patterns (3D)
Quickly view flat patterns in 3D to check for overlaps.

Flat Patterns (2D)
Create 2D drawings of flat patterns for manufacturing.

Assembly Modeling

Basic Assembly Modeling
Combine parts together into finished designs by quickly defining relationships.

Exploded Views
Create Exploded Views you can insert into 2D drawings.

Assembly Booleans
Create booleans in an assembly from multiple parts simultaneously.

Assembly Patterns
Create circular or linear patterns of repeating parts or subassemblies.

Mirror Part / Subassembly
Create handed versions of entire subassemblies automatically.

Assembly-Level Features
Create cuts and holes through multiple parts within the assembly.

Manufacturing Drawings

Basic View Creation
Create standard views like Front, Top, Isometric. Basic Section Views and Broken Views.

Advanced Engineering Views
Aligned Section, Removed Section, Broken Out Section, Auxiliary, Detail, and Partial Views.

Basic Detailing Tools
Detail a view with any number of dimensions, notes, and centerlines.

Advanced Detailing Tools
Ordinate & chamfer dimensions, Datums, Surface Finish, Feature Control Frame, Tolerance, Weldments

Create Tables
Create a spreadsheet on a 2D drawing and manually populate its content.

Shaded Views
Convert any view into a fully shaded view similar to the look of a 3D model.

Work with BOMs
Create, insert, and modify Bills of Materials. Link with an Exploded View for part callouts.

Automatic Field Population
Bring in data such as Material from the 3D model and populate fields on a drawing.

Dimension Position Wizard
Select a group of dimensions to automatically re-arrange them optimally.

Scripting Language

Alibre Script
A Python-based scripting language so you can automate tasks or build entire assemblies.

Model Simplification

Defeaturing for FEA
Rapidly remove unnecessary geometry such as small fillets on native or imported parts.

Protect IP
Remove sensitive areas of a part quickly prior to sending it to a 3rd party.

Create Variants of Designs

Design Configurations
Create multiple variations of a design from within a single part or assembly file.

Photorealistic Rendering

Comes with Keyshot
Create stunning images from your 3D models for marketing, presentations, or design studies.

Content Publication

Create 3D PDFs
Create interactive 3D PDFs you can share with stakeholders.

Create 2D PDFs
Use any PDF generation engine you prefer to publish 2D drawings to PDF.

Import Formats

Standard CAD-Neutral Formats
Import STEP, SAT, DWG, and DXF files.

Solidworks Parts and Assemblies
Import files from Solidworks.

Extended Interoperability
Import Inventor, ProE/CREO, Catia, and Solidedge files.

Import IGES files.

Import Parasolid Files.

Export Formats

Standard CAD-Neutral Formats
Export STEP, SAT, STL, DWG, and DXF files.

Solidworks Parts and Assemblies
Export files to Solidworks.

2D and 3D PDF
Publish your designs to 2D and 3D PDF.

Export IGES files.

Export Parasolid files.

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