Alias is design software that lets you create products and improve processes with a single design pipeline.
Seamlessly collaborate across different workflows and personas.
Increase productivity and eliminate the need to toggle between siloed systems.
Use a single source for design from sketch through production surfacing.
Virtually collaborate in Alias with Create VR for Alias.
Make faster design decisions with automated workflows
Create and reuse templates across design and surfacing teams—sharing surfacing language.
Curve and Surface replace workflows with the History Visualizer tool, enabling automatic rebuild of geometry.
Faster design iterations with computational design inside Alias software.
Enhance collaboration with Alias Assemblies and ShotGrid
Collaborate across teams and manage projects with a single suite of tools for faster decision-making.
Allow Alias and non-Alias modelers to collaborate with Alias Assemblies and Master Alias Assembly Concept.
Review design projects with Shotgun to keep creative teams focused.
Subdivisional modeling workflows (NEW) Alias 2023 provides more SubD automation with the reform function, and a unique way to transition creases. Reform gives you the power to take any scanned mesh data and convert it to a SubD model for faster roundtrip design iteration.
Accelerate your design process (ENHANCED) Accelerate your design process with multiple enhancements in the latest version of Alias, including a new reworked round tool.
Concept Design and Fast Content Modeling
Sketching and illustration tools Draw and edit with integrated tools. Capture lines, circles, and ellipses with predictive strokes.
Flexible product modeling Fast, repeatable, curve-based modeling tools let you directly edit and sculpt 3D models.
Fast concept modeling Get a complete concept model workflow, from sketch to final concept model.
Photoshop live link Sketches from Photoshop can be linked to Alias. Changes to sketches are dynamically updated in Alias.
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.
Detailed Design and Surface Analysis
Deck seam Deck seam (similar to a flat fell seam) has been added to the Stitch and Seam tool.
Precise surface creation Use tools that help you create mathematical shapes. 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.
Computational design Quickly generate complex repeatable patterns, and enable rapid design iterations and exploration.
Automatic arrays of shapes Simplify uniform and nonuniform objects using arrays. Create arrays of lines and surfaces in 2D and 3D.
Surface Modeling and Class-A Surfacing
New subdivision modeling tools Alias has integrated the strengths of adaptive subdivision with native NURBS surface technology.
Offset tool Offset command ensues that offset CV layout quality is maintained, enabling a semiautomated, time-saving workflow.
Design Communication and Product Visualization
Save file author options Save the file author information under the save information section when saving or exporting a file.
File > Share view Disable the share view option using an environment variable.
Virtual reality with Alias Enhance design reviews with virtual reality. Explore your design to scale using an HMD in VR.
Interactive product visualization Evaluate design options with real-time visualizations. Use shading models, apply color, add texture, and more.
Convenient data exchange Share industrial design data with mechanical design and CAD software, including Inventor, CATIA, and SOLIDWORKS.
Switch between shading assignments Easily switch between color combinations.
Variant configuration sets Capture your current view to return to it easily.