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End-to-end 3D product design, detailing, analysis, and management.
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Basic Product Design
Workshops with CNC
Home, Hobby, Workshop
CAD Neutral Formats
CAD Neutral Formats
Great User Interface
Modern Ribbon Interface
An intuitive ribbon with rich tooltips that teaches you about what each tool does.
Access context-sensitive tools right at the cursor based on what you're doing.
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.
2.5 and 3 Axis CAM
MeshCAM for Alibre creates 2.5 and 3-axis machining operations for regular and flip machining. Also offers toolpath and cutting simulation and G-code export to a wide array of machine controllers.
Precise geometry creation
Create manufacturing ready 3D models to exacting precision by defining dimensions and variables.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basic Assembly Modeling
Combine parts together into finished designs by quickly defining relationships.
Mechanical Motion Constraints
Create realistic motion for mechanisms like screws, gears, pulleys, rack & pinion, etc.
Create Exploded Views you can insert into 2D drawings.
Create booleans in an assembly from multiple parts simultaneously.
Create circular or linear patterns of repeating parts or subassemblies.
Mirror Part / Subassembly
Create handed versions of entire subassemblies automatically.
Create cuts and holes through multiple parts within the assembly.
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 a spreadsheet on a 2D drawing and manually populate its content.
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.
A Python-based scripting language so you can automate tasks or build entire assemblies.
Defeaturing for FEA
Rapidly remove unnecessary geometry such as small fillets on native or imported parts.
Remove sensitive areas of a part quickly prior to sending it to a 3rd party.
Create multiple variations of a design from within a single part or assembly file.
Dynamic Design Library
Create libraries of design files that can be dimensioned and configured on-the-fly.
Create Stunning Images
Create stunning images from your 3D models for marketing, presentations, or design studies.
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.
Standard CAD-Neutral Formats
Import STEP, SAT, DWG, and DXF files.
Solidworks Parts and Assemblies
Import files from Solidworks.
Import Inventor, ProE/CREO, Catia, and Solidedge files.
Import IGES files.
Import Parasolid Files.
Standard CAD-Neutral Formats
Export STEP, SAT, STL, DWG, and DXF files.
2D and 3D PDF
Publish your designs to 2D and 3D PDF.
Export IGES files.
Export Parasolid Files.
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