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Style, form, and function all influence a consumer's choice of products. Create the innovative designs consumers want-faster than your
Use AutodeskAlias Surface2-Year Subscription Renewal to experiment with ideas, rapidly iterate concepts, and refine winning details.
Virtual reality with Alias - Enhance design reviews with virtual reality. Explore your design to scale using an HMD in VR.
Photoshop live link - Sketches from Photoshop can be linked to Alias. Changes to sketches are dynamically updated in Alias.
Computational design in Alias - Quickly generate complex repeatable patterns and enable rapid design iterations and exploration.
Marking Menu editor - More easily customize Marking Menus with a new selection of styles.
Design model share - Design and collaborate on a single Alias model in the cloud. Review, mark up, and collaborate via the web and on
Offset tool - Offset command ensures that offset CV layout quality is maintained, enabling a semi-automated, time-saving workflow.
Look around feature - Fly to a point of interest immediately; enable immediate navigation to a point in the design.
Canvas pivot function - Manipulate Canvas layers like any other geometry type—scale, snap, and pivot images in real time.
Performance improvements - Multithreading implemented for File I/O for Alias reduces File Open and Save times by an order of 3.
Concept Design and Fast Content Modeling
Flexible product modeling - Fast, repeatable, curve-based modeling tools let you directly edit and sculpt 3D models.
Improved color assignment for layers - Random custom color assignments for layers and layer folders.
Global refit - Refit your digital model to the changed physical model.
Modeling enhancements - The 2018 release includes enhancements to Surface Fillets and Curve Planarize. Data Transfer now offers STEP
standard and DWG import and export.
Scan data workflows: surface from mesh - Create a surface on mesh with 1 of 3 surface types.
Improved Surface from Mesh tool - Update original data with scanned clay data.
Precision surface modeling - Create Class-A surfaces with speed and control.
Automated surface creation and editing - Perform multiple operations with a single tool.
Multicurve profile input - Profile tools provide an advanced way to work with surfaces, such as rotating a profile to a target
Efficient Multisurface Fillet tool - Speed up the process from factor to surface fillet.
Intelligent form factor capability - Define ratios with Form Factor tools.
Scan data workflows: mesh selection techniques - Use an expanded mesh selection toolset.
Design Communication and Product Visualization
Interactive product visualization - Evaluate design options with real-time visualizations. Use shading models, apply color, add
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.
VRED compatibility - Quickly convert Alias files to VRED software for 3D visualization.
Interoperability with other tools - Interoperability helps streamline operations with other products used in the design process, such
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.
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