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Alibre Design Newsletter - January 2012

This month's case study was recently featured in the January 2012 Issue of Popular Science Magazine! See how's Vin Marshall designed and created a new bracket to hold a throttle position sensor in place for his old Ford pickup.

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We’re pleased to announce that February will be the tentative release month for 2 new products and a service pack that addresses several bug fixes as well as multiple improvements to the Equation Editor.


Free Standalone Alibre Viewer lets anyone:

  • View native Alibre Design files and DWG/DXF files
  • Export STL files of Alibre Design 3D models
  • Create 3D section views and measure the model




Standalone Alibre Exchange ($249) lets you:

  • Do everything you can do with the free Viewer product
  • Import STEP, IGES, SAT, 3DM, Inventor, Pro/E, SolidEdge, Catia, Parasolid, SolidWorks
  • Export STEP, IGES, SAT, STL, SolidWorks, Parasolid




Often when creating an assembly, individual parts are inserted into the top level assembly but later on you realize that a subassembly would be easier and more efficient to work with...




Glenn Johnson, an electrical engineer, wanted to help his sister. She has cerebral palsy, which makes it difficult for her to manipulate modern electronics. Glenn’s goal was to modify a Kindle into a gadget his sister could use.

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Fresh off the convention floor at the 2012 Consumer Electronic Show comes the 3D Systems Cube™, the first 3D printer designed for the entry level user who wants to create and 3D print at home. See why the Cube was chosen as a finalist in CNET's Best of CES 2012.

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