Autodesk® Alias® Automotive software, part of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping, is an industry-leading application for automotive design and styling and the choice of leading automotive styling studios throughout the world. The software provides a comprehensive set of visualization and analysis tools for the entire shape-definition process, from concept sketches through Class-A surfacing. With an advanced workflow, the software helps automotive companies reduce rework and produce design iterations faster. Autodesk Alias Automotive helps designers control their designs further into the development process with tools to efficiently refine models and create production-quality, reusable NURBS surfaces for engineering. Effective and Easy-to-Use Navigation – An updated user interface, optimized presets and additional Getting Started and learning content help to increase productivity and improve the user experience. Intuitive 3D viewing is one click away. The easy-to-use Autodesk ViewCube navigation tool makes it easier to view the model with traditional camera tools. The navigation bar consolidates common camera tools such Camera Twist, bookmarks, and nonproportional scaling for quick access.
With Autodesk Alias products, designers can:
* Create and evaluate Class A surfaces that meet exacting automotive industry standards.
* Increase the flexibility of design decisions and prevent design intent from being altered or lost during the vehicle engineering phase.
* Efficiently refine models and create production-quality, reusable NURBS surfaces for automotive engineering.
* Accelerate automotive development time and reduce rework.
* Facilitate the workflow between digital modelling and scanned physical prototypes.
* Improve collaboration with engineering teams to address all aesthetic and functional requirements.
Features in Autodesk® Alias® industrial design software products support concept exploration, design modeling, surface modeling, reverse engineering, data integration, and design visualization and communication.
Autodesk® Alias® Design software provides tools to develop and communicate product design. It is also available in a version designed specifically for users of Autodesk® Inventor® software.
Autodesk ® Alias® Surface software provides a subset of dynamic 3D surface modeling capabilities for virtual modelers.
Autodesk® Alias® Automotive design software includes the features in Alias Design and Alias Surface, and provides a comprehensive set of visualization and analysis tools for the entire shape-definition process, from concept sketches through Class-A surfacing.
Autodesk Alias Surface and Autodesk Alias Automotive:
Technical Surfacing Enhancements – With productivity-enhancing tools such as Align, Trim Convert and Surface Fillets, users can create high-quality and Class-A surfaces in a fraction of the time previously needed.
Hybrid Modeling Workflows – Integrate NURBS data into scan data and then evaluate and refine the hybrid model without resurfacing the entire model. Enhancements include a more powerful Mesh Collar workflow. The addition of Deviation Color feedback to key tools improves the interaction of mesh workflows.
Symmetrical Modeling – This new workflow for modeling significantly reduces the time and risk of creating perfectly symmetrical curves and surfaces.
The redesigned Fit Curve tool allows the fitting of a curve to other types of curves beside section data, including curves-on-surface, trim edges, isoparms (surface edges and patch precision lines), and regular curves.
New functionality allows a better fit of Curve on Surfaces, which helps to increase the overall mathematical quality level of surfaces created with Alias software and enables users to create substantially lighter surfaces.