Feature Comparison

Alibre Design
Professional

Alibre Design
Expert

3D Part Modeling 3D Part Modeling
3D Assembly Creation 3D Assembly Creation
2D Documentation 2D Documentation
Basic import/export Basic import/export
Extended import/export
Photorealistic Rendering
Sheet Metal Modeling
Work with Surfaces
Push/Pull Modeling
Global Parameters
Advanced Assembly Features
Design Configurations

Alibre Design Professional

Alibre Design
Expert

Operating System Support

Windows 7 and later – 64 bit only

Learning

Integrated Tutorials
Easy, streamlined user interface

3D Modeling

Accurate Physical Properties
3D Part Modeling
3D Assembly Creation
Drag-and-drop Constraint Management
Excel Driven Designs
Accurate Assembly Motion
Interference Detection
Re-use 2D Files (DWG/DXF) as the basis for 3D parts
Standard Part Libraries
Direct Editing for push/pull modeling
Intelligent part class and assembly class design
Advanced Assembly Features
Global Parameters
     

Alibre Design Professional

Alibre Design
Expert

Sheet Metal Modeling

Sheet Metal Design and Conversion

Design Communication

Basic 3D PDF Publishing
2D PDF and Advanced 3D PDF Publishing
PhotoRealistic Rendering

2D Drawings

Basic 2D toolset
Full 2D detailing toolset
Automatic updating of 2D when design changes
Automatic and manual BOM creation
Automatic title blocks

Alibre Design Professional

Alibre Design
Expert

Import/Export

Import
IGES, SAT, STEP
OBJ, STL, WRL
DWG, DXF
Image Files
SolidWorks
Inventor, ProE/CREO, Catia, Parasolid, SolidEdge
Export
IGES, STEP, SAT
STL
DXF, DWG
Image formats
SolidWorks, Parasolid
3D PDF

Surfacing

Surface Manipulation Tools