Style, form, and function all influence a consumer's choice of products. Create the innovative designs consumers want-faster than your competition. Use Autodesk Alias Surface to experiment with ideas, rapidly iterate concepts, and refine winning details.
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 Shotgun
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.
The latest release of Alias industrial and transport design software includes new solutions for improving workflows, enhancements to the Class A toolset, and data sharing capabilities among teams.
Class A portfolio
Includes unique features, such as creating shareable presets for tools and parametric capabilities.
Sharing and reuse of design data
Custom-built feature sets and Dynamo scripts aid in creating libraries and templates for use by your whole team.
Workflow and process improvements
Improved workflow and user experience, including faster SubD modeling and new Dynamo scripts.
Concept Design and Fast Content Modeling
Flexible product modeling - Fast, repeatable, curve-based modeling tools let you directly edit and sculpt 3D models.
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.
Global refit Refit your digital model to the changed physical model.
Improved surface from mesh tool Create a surface on mesh with 1 of 3 surface types. Update original data with scanned clay data.
Precision surface modeling Create Class-A surfaces with speed and control.
Surface creation and editing Perform multiple operations with a single, automated tool.
Offset tool Offset command ensues that offset CV layout quality is maintained, enabling a semiautomated, time-saving workflow.
Multicurve profile input Profile tools provide an advanced way to work with surfaces, such as rotating a profile to a target surface.
Intelligent form factor capability Define ratios with Form Factor tools.
Mesh selection techniques Use an expanded mesh selection toolset.
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.
VRED compatibility Quickly convert Alias files to VRED software for 3D visualization.