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Alibre Design has a comprehensive suite of tools to take you from concept to revision to manufacturing.

Part Modeling

Precise, intuitive, and efficient
Parametric design means you define the size of things with variables that are easy to edit later. Create parts of unlimited complexity, build in intelligence with equations, and make it micron-perfect for manufacturing.
Sketching
Sail through complex sketch creation with helpful hints, error checking, and tons of sketching tools.
Easy Edits
Edits are as simple as modifying dimensions. Even in complex models, you can edit anything at any time.
Equations
Define equations for parameters to build design intent into the model and make edits easier.
Time Savers
Menus pop up at the cursor, giving you access to common tools without accessing a menu or the ribbon.
Surfaces
Import and work with surface models to incorporate highly organic components in your design.

Assemblies

Full-product representation
Combine parts together, define real-world relationships, and watch your design come together as a full digital representation of the finished product.
Define
Your model will contain a set of real-world relationships that define how parts interact with each other.
Edit Quickly
Make changes that cascade by setting up relationships between parts or defining a global variable file.
Make Variants
One model can house thousands of variants by creating Configurations. Easily switch between them.
Communicate
Create exploded views to illustrate assembly instructions and export as a 3D PDF, or publish in a drawing.
Validate
Check range of motion, check for interferences, inspect with 3D section views, and query physical properties.

Sheet Metal

Make, flatten, manufacture
Cheap and efficient – sheet parts are common components for enclosures, connections, and a lot more. Alibre Design takes care of all the math – you focus on what the part needs to do. View flat patterns with one click to check for overlaps and create with confidence.
Built-in Math
The complex math behind sheet bends is taken care of for you behind the scenes. Focus on design.
Conversion
Convert regular models or imported models into unfoldable sheet metal parts with an easy conversion wizard.
Lofts
Create complex lofted transitions to connect different sheet parts together, especially in ducting design.
Flat Patterns
1-click flat patterns let you check for overlaps quickly. Create 2D drawings of flat patterns for production.
Time Savers
Automatically create watertight corners, complex miter flanges, bend reliefs, dimples, and more.

Drawings

Manufacture with confidence
Simple and comprehensive 2D detailing of your 3D designs to your company’s standards. Drawings update when you change the model. Include full-color images of your design, a bill of materials, exploded views, tables, and much more. Publish to PDF, DWG, or DXF.
Always Correct
The source of truth is the 3D model. When it changes your drawing updates too, including all the dimensions.
Automatic
Select which views you want and your 3D model is converted into 2D and is ready for detailing.
Details
Any view type you need in the way you want it to display. All the standard detailing tools at your fingertips.
Downstream
Be accurate with your design communication for production, patents, manuals, outsourcing, and more.
Publishing
Publish drawings, bills of materials, and exploded views to DWG, DXF, or PDF for production and archiving.

Rendering

Wow your stakeholders
Turn your CAD models into breathtaking digital photographs using a powerful drag-and-drop rendering engine. It’s super easy, real-time, and doesn’t need a crazy graphics card. Make images for websites, brochures, and presentations in just a few minutes.
1 Click Transfer
Send your 3D model directly to the rendering environment with a single click and update it as needed.
WYSIWYG
Everything you see is what the render will look like. Make changes confidently without waiting for updates.
Real-Time
No need to press Render and wait. Instantly see material, lighting, and other changes as you make them.
Huge Library
A huge library of standard materials you can drag-and-drop onto your model. Customize them with sliders.
Studies
Quickly test product colors and materials virtually. Create picture-perfect images to get feedback.

Scripting

Automate away
Alibre Script is a built-in scripting language based on Python. It lets you access Alibre Design features so you can programmatically execute commands. Save time by automating repetitive tasks or build powerful programs that create entire parts or even assemblies to your specifications.
Python
Powerful, easy, and well-documented. Python is the go-to language for rapid prototyping and getting things done fast.
Automate
Need to create 150 brackets in different sizes? Export 87 files as STEP, STL, and IGS? Script it.
Construct
Scripts can make exotic geometry and assemblies. Make a part customizer that lets you send a client a finished model in a few seconds.
User Interfaces
Create a graphical user interface for your scripts. Make input selections directly on the 3D model.
Share Scripts
Our community is making awesome scripts, and you can download and use them.
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