In Alibre Design, there are two places where a part’s material can be specified, namely, File Properties->Part Data and File Properties->Material dialog pages. Prior to V22, user could enter a different material value at the above noted locations or alternatively choose to sychronize the material value across these two locations. It should be known that the material property value displayed in 2d-Drawings and BOM comes from the material value specified in File Properties->Part Data. Going into V22 it was felt that, to be meaningful, a part may be assigned only one material, the following changes were made in V22:
Some of the changes noted in the previous section turned out to be problematic for some users. To address this, the following changes have been made in version V22-SP2:
IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
- Part files created prior to V22 but opened in V22-SP2 will retain material property values exactly as was seen in the legacy versions. User will continue have the ability to edit the material property value in File Properties->Part Data dialog
- If user changes the part’s material from the Material Editor, then, the same material will also get automatically applied to the material property under File Properties->Part Data. That is, part material gets automatically synchronized in both locations and the material field in File Properties->Part Data will become read-only.
Windows 10 Fall Update Critical Bug Fix
In this release we had to remove 2 pieces of functionality that rely on the same 3rd party technology library that we felt was not a good long-term solution and that is no longer under active development by the technology partner. These items are:
3D Print Analysis
The 3D print analysis feature has been removed. Alibre currently has no plans to replace this feature.
The ability to import, view, or use mesh files (OBJ/STL/etc) has been removed from the software. Alibre does currently have plans to replace this feature, pending an evaluation of available technology partners. We do not currently have a timeline, and an analysis of technology partners is occurring with the following criteria:
Open button on Home Window
Quick Access toolbar
Insert Axis and Insert Point dialogs now DPI aware
The following core technology components have been upgraded to the latest versions, giving you access to several years of updates and bug fixes from these component providers:
A lot of effort has gone into making Alibre Design more pleasurable to use on high resolution displays (e.g. 4k):
New Home Window
Graphical Most Recently Used
STEP export units
Configurable Mouse Buttons
Pick PDF Engine
Default color scheme
The following API improvements have been made:
Forum, Gallery, and Customer Suggestions
We’ve made a huge upgrade to the user forums. Your old username and password will still work. Come say hi!
A new licensing mechanism has been installed in the software.
If you are migrating from Geomagic Design, your license key for Alibre Design will be the same key you use for Geomagic Design today. If you cannot locate your license key, please contact your reseller or email@example.com we will assist you.
Various license types are available today, and more are on the way. For more information, please visit our Licensing Page.
Alibre, LLC, Alibre Design, and related names have replaced their 3D Systems Corporation equivalents throughout the product.
The following items have been removed from Alibre Design in this version:
The following dialogs had broken context-sensitive help that has been corrected:
Keyshot for Alibre Design
This release will require a new version of Keyshot to be installed to function properly. If you have a paid version of Keyshot purchased directly from Luxion, you do not need to install this version. Download Keyshot for Alibre Design 2017 from the Downloads page.
Dynamics and Simulate
Previous versions of Dynamics and Simulate from Design Simulation Technologies (DST) will be unable to run on Alibre Design 2017. A new compatible version of Dynamics and Simulate is available and requires a separate license key from DST to run.
A new version of AlibreCAM is coming from MecSoft Corporation within a few weeks of the launch of Alibre Design 2017. For more information, please contact MecSoft at www.mecsoft.com for sales, upgrades, and support.