is an automotive design and surface design software supporting concept communication, design modeling, technical surfacing, reverse engineering, real-time design visualization, and engineering development collaboration. Alias AutoStudio 2020 Features
Concept Design and Fast Content Modeling
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.
Interface enhancements - 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 sculpting - 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.
Concept exploration - Explore concepts to create revisions quickly.
Better theoretical and feature lines - Control the shape of your product to follow a curve.
Nondestructive detailing - 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.
Detailed Design and Surface Analysis
Deck seam - 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.
Multiblend tool - 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.
Surface evaluation - Get more accurate feedback on surface model quality.
NURBS surface analysis - Achieve more accurate, native spline definition analysis.
Surface Modeling and Class-A Surfacing
Predictive control - Get more predictable results with new tools such as Freeform Curve Blend and View Filp.
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 AP242 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 surface.
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 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. 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 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.