Alibre Launches Next Generation 3D Design Software

Tue, 10/26/2010 - 10:13am
Alibre Inc.

Richardson, TX– Alibre Inc. has announced a huge leap in 3D CAD design performance with the release of its latest version, Alibre Design 2011. Alibre Design 2011 now makes 3D designing easier and more robust with major enhancements, including a complete top to bottom code re-write, native 64-bit version, powerful sheet metal conversion tools, and a myriad of time saving tools and customization features. 

Available immediately for download at:, the highly anticipated Alibre Design 2011 release delivers dramatic improvements in efficiency and performance.

Easier for Less Technical Users & More Robust for Higher End Users

Alibre Design 2011 brings the power of 3D CAD design to everyone, from DIYers, inventors, tinkerers, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers and scientists.  Alibre Design 2011’s new improvements and features include a full port of the code to C#, making it the first native 64-bit version -- important for demanding users that want to create designs of enormous size and complexity; solid part into sheet metal; 2D Detailing Framework without toolbars & dialogs; virtual intersection dimensioning; automatic part re-orientation; new hole presets; multi-plane creation; keyboard shortcuts and more – all designed to make Alibre Design 2011 both easier for less technical users and more powerful and robust for higher end users.

New Alibre Design 2011 Features

For Industrial Design: New Sheet Metal Conversion Tools with Automatic Conversion - imported or natively designed solids are now able to be automatically converted into unfoldable sheet metal parts, so users can take libraries of dumb solids generated from other applications and convert them into fully native, editable sheet metal parts. Sheet metal parts can also be designed in a normal part workspace and then converted to sheet metal later, fast tracking many common design requirements

For Power Users: Complete Code Rewrite and Native 64-bit Version for Larger & More Complex Models - Alibre Design 2011 has been completely rewritten in the C# programming language, in addition to being re-architected to support a native 64-bit version of the software. This enables Alibre power users to make models of incredible complexity and size, while providing tremendous performance benefits.

For Beginners: New Faster 2D Detailing Framework Avoids Confusing Toolbars & Dialogs - 2D detailing is now incredibly fast with the new in-place editing framework.  This set of tools is hyper-context sensitive, allowing users to avoid toolbars and dialogs almost altogether.  By clicking on items, available options are shown directly at the mouse, and users can make edits to almost anything in real-time, without cumbersome dialogs.

“We are tremendously excited to be able to provide our customers with this release.  More so than in any previous version, Alibre Design 2011 brings a wonderful complement of stability, performance, and new features that will fundamentally enable new workflows and design practices,” says J. Paul Grayson, Alibre Chairman and CEO. 

“As usual, almost all of the enhancements were directly driven by our customers.  And the feedback we’ve gotten from the beta program, is that people are extremely excited.”

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