Alias® industrial design software provides sketching, concept modeling, surfacing, and visualization tools for industrial, product, and automotive design.
Sketching and illustration tools
Draw and edit with integrated tools. Capture lines, circles, and ellipses with predictive strokes, and more.
Flexible product modeling
Fast, repeatable, curve-based modeling tools let you directly edit and sculpt 3D models.
Fast concept modeling overview
Walk through a fast concept model workflow, from sketch to final concept model.
Downstream use of model
Move your data easily between Alias and VRED software.
Improved color assignment for layers
Random custom color assignments for layers and layer folders.
Customized clutch keys
Define clutch key assignments.
View options in Curve Planarize
Add view options in the Curve Planarize.
Surface fillet improvements
Add the option of Inter Continuity and Inter Tangent Angle checking in surface fillets.
New options in Skin tool
Add the Shape option in the Skin 2012 tool to control the CV layout of the Skin surface section.
Variable degree surface fillets
You have the ability to have a variable degree in fillet surfaces.
Improvements for the 2018 release include customizable keyboard controls, snapping, marking menus, and more.
Dynamic shape modeling
Quickly manipulate your product model and explore shape variations on 3D forms without rebuilding geometry.
3D sculpt surfaces by directly adjusting surface control vertices. Use curve-based tools, direct modeling, and more.
Mesh-like modeling for 3D sculpting
Use push-and-pull techniques to conceptualize models—without needing to develop spline surfaces.
Explore concepts to create revisions quickly.
Better theoretical and feature lines
Control the shape of your product to follow a curve.
Cut, separate, and add detail to your design without affecting the sculpted form.
Rendering and material management
Use real-time raytracing and assign materials directly within Alias.
Deck seam (similar to a flat fell seam) has been added to the Stitch and Seam tool.
Mathematically precise surface creation
Access tools that help you create mathematical shapes. For example, control pitch with the Revolve tool, and more.
Make smooth transitions between surfaces.
Light ray effects and reflections
Study your surfaces in a virtual lighting studio with the Light Tunnel tool.
Automatic arrays of shapes
Simplify uniform and non-uniform objects, using arrays. Create arrays of lines and surfaces in 2D and 3D.
Stitches and seams
Automatically create stitches and seams.
Surface chain select tool
Select a chain of surfaces with one pick.
Shading in clay
Temporarily change your shaders to a clay material. When you're finished, your model goes back to its original form.
Isophotes for surface flow
Reveal design motion and underlying shape—for example, the movement of sand or the shape of snow on a mountain.
Interactive product visualization
Evaluate design options with real-time visualizations. Use shading models, apply color, add texture, and more.
Compelling photorealistic renderings
Visualize your product with high-resolution imagery.
Convenient data exchange
Share industrial design data with mechanical design and CAD software, including Inventor, CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, and many others.
Interoperability with other tools
Interoperability helps streamline operations with other products used in the design process, such as cutters, meshers, and more.
Switch between shading assignments
Easily switch between color combinations.
Variant configuration sets
Capture your current view to return to it easily.