Alibre Design Expert is a professional 3D MCAD software for individuals and small to medium sized businesses.
3D Modeling for Mechanical Design
3D modeling for mechanical systems is the core competency of Alibre Design. Create complex parts from scratch or by using existing or imported parts as a reference. Assemble them together to create a final product, and evaluate the physical and motion characteristics.
3D Part Design
Learning at your fingertips
Fully parametric design
Infinite complexity, easily
3D Assembly Design
Drag and drop assembly creation
In-context part creation and editing
Analyze your design
2D Engineering Documentation
Precise, crisp 2D documentation is the language of manufacturing. Alibre Design Expert offers a highly customizable, expansive tool set to ensure your design intent is conveyed correctly.
Documentation is always up to date
Document assembly and disassembly
Real time, context sensitive options at your cursor
Sheet Metal Modeling
Robust and economical, sheet metal provides an astonishing array of uses for mechanical design applications. Alibre Design Expert has a dedicated sheet metal module with tools specific to this design process.
Dedicated sheet metal tools
Convert parts to sheet metal
Alibre Design Expert comes with technology powered by Keyshot – the easiest to use product rendering solution available today. One-click transfers of your models into Keyshot makes it easy to make brochures, sales materials, and website images. You can also explore material and color choices.
Keyshot for Alibre Design
Transferring 3D models to Keyshot
Huge drag-and-drop material library
Always real-time rendering
Using Mesh Data
Data comes from lots of places. Scans, downloads, you name it. Alibre Design Expert makes it simple to incorporate mesh data into your solid modeling workflows by allowing you to import, reference, build off, and convert mesh data inside a solid modeling environment.
Import mesh models into Alibre Design
Convert a mesh to a solid-organic
Convert a mesh to a solid-mechanical
Use a mesh as a reference for a new design
Snapping to mesh data
Rarely is anything done in a silo these days. Being able to work with a wide variety of file formats is important, and we've got you covered.